Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Avatar: Review

I know it's been released for sometime now, and many would have watched it by now. Today I finally managed to catch the movie with Debra (Yesh! We're no longer losers-who-haven't-watch-it) Err.. if you haven't watched it... You're not a loser... You're just losing out on something great *winks*

What Is It About?

It's about life on Pandora (fictional planet, like duh~), an alien world where humans and Na'vi (a blue-skinned evolved-human or known as sapient humanoids) living together. However, the humans had the intention of retrieving the mineral, Unobtanium and their initial methods were to utilize a remotedly-controlled biological body called the Avatar, that resembles that of a Na'vi. Jake Sully (main character) who was a former marine (handicapped as confined to wheelchair) when operating the Avatar was able to enter the Na'vi world and learnt their ways of living. Gradually the humans wanted all the minerals and decided to pull a war towards the Na'vi, and Jake Sully rises as a hero taking side with the Na'vi to protect the sacred world.

What's Good?

Definitely the animation! You'll find this rocking your world! Not forgetting the special effects as well.
Storyline, it maybe long, but it's good.
Heartfelt, if you're into stories (like me) and you'd followed every second of the movie, you'll feel different feelings each time - from happy, to sad, to excited, to overwhelmed
Morale of the story, there's always a lesson to learn. This movie, it's clear and you get the meaning.

What's Bad?

It's a little long, but I guess for this kinda movie, it's worth it.
You gotta pay attention to it, lose a moment, you might lose something there.

My Ratings:
for a great action-pack movie!
A must watch movie! =)

Picturing Objects with 50mm

Just wanted to test out something in which I've put together, and so I grab a few objects to shoot on. Also this time I wanted to see how sharp the 50mm lens could go with manual focus =)

behold my BMW!

side view

back view (different focus)

close up on the inside

Tyre shot

front shot

my old car

my Passat!

So what do you think?
Sharp or not?
This is far sharper than the previous one I was using...

Anyways, here's the custom made stuffs..


Black background and brown surface

Due to only one lens and one camera,
I haven't gotten the chance to take a good shot of
the camera along with the lens...

SMKBBSP Orientation Day

Had nothing better to do, and since my sister was short of a photographer, I volunteered to help her out at school. However I did told her of my shortcomings (if there were any) because of my 50mm only *grins*

Well, you'll see everything there.

Preparation in the hall...

Parents and students checking out their placing of classrooms

back and front of the board...

some don't like it, I guess.


walk up and down...

Parents seated in the hall

students seated according to their classes

Prefects at their places..
(this is candid =P)

Opening speech

Principle welcome speech

Teachers from respective departments...

students listening
(can't really get a shot of students focusing on speech,
back then, even I didn't listen to 3/4 of the speech,
what more the younger generations?)

this is as close as I can get...

but the parents will always be the ones listening eh?
That's how they come telling us
"YOU NVR LISTEN WAN! That's why you don't know..."

After the speeches, it's time for these newbies to
pay a visit and continue their orientation in their
respective classes.

That ends my job, because from there forth, I used the school's compact camera (with auto and good backlighting, in which can only be achieved with my camera if I did any post-processing with the pictures) since it's easier and convenient to squeeze in between crowds...

So I walked around, taking other shots...

School logo

the school's mural

Candid time!

[left] one points chin, the other points forehead
[right] guess what's he doing? (hint: gold mine)

[left] wanted to take the lanci (translate: arrogant) look.. failed..
[right] emotionless...

Well that's all folks =D

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas To Everyone!

It's been a while since I celebrated anything at church. FYI, I'm a free thinker. So I don't attend churches. But on the eve of this Christmas, I thought I'd do something different. Since Julian wasn't always around during the year end (bugger usually heads down to Singapore to have a jolly good time) I'd figure why not join him at his catholic church?

And he thought I was kidding, until I was there...

Gereja Katolik Assumptions
(Catholic Assumptions Church)

Tadaaa... I'm here there baby!

Well, of course I gave him a call (to ask for directions.. Yes, I'm a direction-noob) so he knew I was coming. Still he thought I was joking (OMG =.=") I came with a fellow classmate/collegemate... Technically, all of us are classmates/collegemates since we're in the same college, same class, same course, same intake.. same same same.. And we were quite surprised by the awkward number of people...

There were so many people, that the church itself
couldn't accommodate everyone!
People had to stand outside the church...
To my surprise these people don't mind, 'cause they want to
be a part of the congregation... *salutes*

Standing there even for 5 minutes, and
I'm already complaining and sweating away...
How can they take it?

Well it's simple!
I got the answer, it's Christmas spirit!

Saw fireworks played nearby the church...
People with so much energy, they don't mind
standing anywhere, as long as they can
be together to celebrate Christmas...
Logical isn't it =)

Well, thank God I didn't had to wait long...
We managed to get through the crowd
(different service ma...)
and scored good seats (in between wall fans.. *grins)


Well, they're still angels right?



Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Sherlock Holme's Premiere Screening

Gonna do a quick one on this. Got the invitation to the screening thanks to Alex and Nuffnang. So what's my take on it?

kinda lazy to get the official pictures,
I'll let ya see the trailer instead
"if picture tells a thousand words,
a movie tells a million pictures"

What's it about?

This movie is actually adoption of a fictional character, Sherlock Holmes who's a detective on the go of solving cases, except that this Sherlock Holmes was no ordinary detective. This movie portrays a genius-being of a detective eager and yearning to solve mystery (as no mystery cannot be unsolved). However Sherlock Holmes as impressive as he sounds, is lethal with his fighting skills combined with his legendary intellect. Together Holmes and Watson (his trusty stalwart partner, also an impressive doctor) fight against a new nemesis and a deadly plot to bring down the country.

The Good?

Awesome storyline, with good mixture of action and comedy.
Love the plot of the story, how it builds up to the climax.
The logic makes you think a lot.
Gets everyone's attention with the movie and dialogue style.
Love the humor. If you think it's partially funny, you're wrong, it's hilarious throughout the whole show!

The Bad?

You really need good sound system to hear them clearly, cause they speak too fast (or we can't catch up with their speech speed)
If you're slow, you'll need to go through the movie again to catch the meaning.
You need to understand their slang to catch some of their words (or you can rely on the subtitles)



Why 9, even if it's so good?
Cause I didn't get to see the real nemesis..
Leaving me wondering who it is...

A recommended movie to watch!
*thumbs up*

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Hannah Tan's Charity Concert @ Garden's Ballroom

20th December 2009, held one of the grandest charity concert, consisting about 20 celebrities performing together... So who were the celebrities besides the gorgeous Hannah Tan herself? Pietro and Serena C, Harith Iskander, Dennis Lau, Ash Nair, Atilia, Jojo Struys, Daphne Iking, Reymee and Sam of INNUENDO, The Fabulous Cats, Meet Uncle Hussain, Reefa, Sasi The Don, Liang, David Lai, Shawn Lee, Douglas Teoh and Fellest Yan (alongside with the Royal Phantom Production dance crew) were there rocking up the entire ballroom!

Sneak Peek of the Concert!

Before showing you the concert itself,
allow me to show the before's of the concert...

Popcorn sponsored by Digi

Briefing of the official 7's

the 7's

The guys handling the gifts collection...

The starbucks dude, providing us with awesome coffee!

Magic performances for the kids..

There were clowns too!

People were feeling good even before the concert...
So let's move on to the hall now, shall we?

Ladies n Gents,
Presenting Ms Hannah Tan!

Hannah on Screen

Hannah Tan herself!

Crowd cheers

Serena and Pietro starting host...

Second from left is the Ambassador of Japan,
with his wife (right of him)

The special opening act, by winner Douglas Teoh!
Congratz dude, you sang well!

Guess who's in the house now?!
Malaysian's top beatboxer, Shawn Lee!

Fellest Yan with his dance crew~
And Hannah joined in later...

Next we've got the Ambassador of Japan on stage...

Why was the crowd so focused?

The Ambassador himself sang "Getaran Jiwa" for us...
YES! A full MALAY song by his excellency.. AWESOME!

Hannah doing solo of one the songs..

She continues to shine...

Folks, Ash Nair~
His voice is good!

And then it was Liang's turn to perform!
Boy his voice is cool! deep but powerful and clear...

Just when you think Fellest brings flowers for the lady,
it turns out the other way around...
Oopsie! *grins*

No, Hannah wasn't crying because of that...
She was touched, the night really meant something to her...
With that she sang us another beautiful song... awwww~

All three of them... to welcome *drum rolls*

Mr David Lai~!!

Liang who couldn't bend his fork... (ok that sounds wrong)
"Let the professional do it..."

Tadah~ Bend-ed fork!
Yes people, be amazed, be very very amazed!

Up next is the pretty Jojo Struys
doing tap dancing with a friend...


Atilia in action!

Sasi The Don and Reefa!

Put cha hands in the air!

For Reymee and Sam from Innuendo~~!
Their voices are still good as ever!
Love them, eversince I was still a kid...
One of my favorite local bands =)

Dennis Lau and Ash Nair performing together...
Their music blends well...

Hannah once again singing for us...
You can never get enough of her =)
She then welcomes...

Malaysian's top violinist and saxophonist!

I think this is Hazami...
*thanks for the correction Jeremy*

Daphne Iking folks...
She's simply wonderful...

Fabulous Cats people...
They fabulous aite! dance and sing..
If that was me there, I'd probably run of out breath...
panting at one corner.. *shy*

David Lai and Pietro in a minding-reading session...
I still remain doubtful...
but that's the whole point, right? =)

Meet Uncle Hussein...
You'd be confused as me too, cause he's no uncle!
LOL.. thanks for the reminder Jeremy!

but the guitarist were wicked cool jamming there!

After waiting through the unbelieable, not to mention my all time
favorite local comedian... Harith~ Iskandar!!
His expressions and jokes are priceless!

Everyone was laughing so hard!
Especially when he asked a chinese guy,
"Eh you volunteer ar? Chinese guys work for free ar?"
The best catch line ever!
Trust me when I say even the Ambassador of Japan nearly
laughed off his chair!

If you don't know, Harith can sing well too!
He has the voice of an well-groomed-and-experienced singer...
The guy who's doing back up most of the time,
had his moment of lime lights too!

We all know it's all coming to the end when..
they start announcing who'd be the lucky winner to

when all the celebrities come up on stage!

Everyone starts singing the finale song...

What was they afraid of?
Jabbawockee cum Harith Iskandar popping away!

Then comes the dance crews!
"I Like to Move it Move it..."

Haha.. this picture certainly looks wrong at this angle!
Tsk tsk tsk...
Kidding ya Fellest!

awwwh, c'mon don't be like that?
(kidding again!)

That's the last of last on the dance floor/stage!

Hannah giving me one of her best smiles..

Hannah and I

Reymee, Sam and I...
You guys are always my favorite! =)

Couldn't get a proper picture of Shawn Lee...
I guess this will do!

That's all from me on Hannah Tan's Charity Concert!
Here I am wishing everyone a blessed Merry X'mas!
I'm Jeffro, and I'm signing out!