January 4, 2010 04:19 by Adrian

Hey everyone!

          Whao, its been 1 year already? damn that's quick.. I hope everyone had a helluva great time sending 2009 back to the history books and ushering the new 2010 year.. yep.. 2 years before the Mayan's end of the world prediction of 2012.. Well, end of the world or not, its always good to live life today, appreciate those around you and give it your best..

          We had planned in celebrating the new year in Library @ The Curve .. unfortunately our reservation which was originally to be on the 2nd floor open air deck area was given away to a larger crowd, the manager was kind enough to place me at another table near to  the live band (kudos to Nick! thanks a lot bro! greatly appreciate it) .. sound system is not bad, didn't feel deaf as the speakers was placed high above..  good band as well .. the photo of the band.. (didn't take much as the place was extremely crowded and moving around with my equipment seems too hazardous amid all the intoxicated or semi-intoxicated folks around..

The view from my table towards the entrance of the Library.. the light is blue due to the spot light and the slight haze is due to the .... yep smokers..  its a full house!

Anyway, we didn't stayed too long as we intended to take the fireworks (which I missed last year..) so we moved of to our secondary location.. a good photographer does his homework.. a better than good photographer does the same plus a backup plan.. Cool The shot below is taken on our way to our 2ndary location just infront of Cineleisure @ Mutiara Damansara.. its packed with people sitting on the pavement and people selling things from packet drinks to Pak Cu's famous guava to those snow sprays..

      So at below are the series of fireworks that was taken.. one was towards The Curve.. and another is towards 1 Utama.. this year around, The Curve's fireworks dwarfs the 1Utama's fireworks in terms of sheer size but 1 Utama's fireworks has a bit more variety..

         Originally, I'd wanted to have Ikano / IKEA building to be the background of the fireworks but this time around, the fireworks display was much further in towards Kampung Penchala.. Well, we go where the action is...

I so love the fireworks shot below.. looks like a hibiscus.. minus the stigma..

The one below also looks really cool..

The shot below reminds me of an exotic lilly flower..

I know that the below shot isn't nice, but was placed here to show how large some of the fireworks actually are..

Below shot was the fireworks opening from The Curve..

Okay.. now for the show from 1 Utama's side..

Yep.. they have fireworks that comes from the ground up as well..

Looks like a palm tree doesn't it?

This fireworks is kinda cool.. the reason for the design is due to the parachute..

This is close to the finale.. the final shot is just like an atomic bomb detonating.. which isn't much to see, just one bright light..

So that's the year 2010..  both shows lasted for 10 minutes and was spectacular.. That's it for now.. Happy New Year everyone! have a great 2010!

Cheers,

Adrian Y.


December 31, 2009 11:41 by Adrian

Hey everyone!

             Yes, its the last day of 2009.. so what are we up to these past few days? well.. first of all.. its time to chill back after a long year.. so its off to Haagen Dazs ...  just some photos before this delicious treat was devoured.. 

 

Of course, even a simple photo, getting the focus and depth of field correct, is a 2nd nature..  as the photo below, we want the viewer to look at the ice-cream while the strawberry, although delicious, is slightly off focus to not let it steal the limelight from the awesomeness of haagen dazs.. yum..  Cool

 

And what's at The Curve @ Mutiara Damansara? well.. there are tons of Christmas deco.. but so far Pavilion deco's top again in Ardent's chart (if we ever had one) of best Christmas Deco for shopping malls..  

 

Yeah those on top are mistletoes .. and no, it doesn't mean more of them means you'll get more kisses or larger ones get you erm.. to the next base.. nice try.. 

  

So here's the latest place to visit when you are @ The Curve.. The Library.. believe it or not, there are actual books here for rent.. tho its been said that this is the noisiest library on the planet.. and boy.. I can't refute that..  

Above is the photo inside The Library.. there is an outside area as well as the next photo below will partially show..  The time I went there, it was the Semi Finals of the Digi Got Talent contest.. first prize.. RM30k .. 4 talents with 2 rounds to show their stuff.. voted by the patrons of The Library..  So far I can say, the dance troupe should win.. and I so wish that they had Simon Cowell as one of the judges .. 

One of the female judges went 'Oh everyone said I sound like Paula.. but' then continued bringing more of Paula like compliments that doesn't give the contestants any idea on how to up their game.. the judges is just such a let down..  Yell

 

Just some artistic shot...  

 

And yes.. The Library has a wide range of beers and booze.. seriously, you can get all the good stuffs here..  Smile

Ah.. Hoegaarden beer.. a simple shot, using the AF-S Micro Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 at 1/6sec, hand held..  oh yeah.. while being partially drunk..   now that's SKILL! 

    That's all for now.. will post more photos of our new year celebration in the days to come.. Have one helluva send of for 2009 and welcoming 2010 in superb fashion.. Catch all of you guys and gals next year! Happy New Year!

Cheers,

Adrian Y.