Wednesday, 29 October 2008

TraxxFm Dinner with Jeff Timmons at Angkasapuri

Hi all.. I'm back from KL ody and last Friday evening, I attended a dinner organized by TraxxFm with Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees at Angkasapuri. An old friend since the MIRC era, producer Maria invited us over. We (Abidin, Merlinda, Jenn, my Mom in-law & myself) actually arrived about 30 minutes later. Thanks to Abi's relentless and skillful but 'polite' maneuver, we manage to overcome the jam and the heavy traffic. "Bangga aku dudok lam keta Gen2 plate Miri korang ya eh".

Folks!! JEFF TIMMONS is in town for a tour in KL till early November. JIM BRICKMAN will be down too for a show with Jeff in KL so for those of you who happens to be in town, try to win the passes by tuning in LIVE to TraxxFm HERE. This time, I'll load a very long trail of photos so take a deep breath... Here goes..

The entrance to Angkasapuri
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At Wisma Radio
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Najee, Maria, Jenn & Par
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Roundhead (2nd right) & Sue (Far right) with their guests
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Smile!!
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Whats with the 'Spidey' walkie-talkie, Roundhead?
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Jeff Timmons presenting a number from one of his album..
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DJ Roundhead joins in..
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...and he's really good too!
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During a short interview with Jeff Timmons
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A shot of Jeff & I by Jenn
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Mary & Roundhead
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Constantine & Mary
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One for the album
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(From left: Jenn, Abidin, Jeff Timmons, Merlinda & my mom in-law, Helen)

After dinner, we took some shots around the lobby when DJ Greenman brought us with a bunch of new friends for a tour of the station. Excuse the poor lighted images & low image quality here folks. The auditorium was dark and my battery on the flash was dying too.. Thank God this never happens at weddings! hahahaa...

Auditorium Perdana
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Group shot of 'The Tourist' with DJ Greenman (with the cap)
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Doing a Deepavali dance with DJ Greenman
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Guess who?!
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A familiar face on RTM's Berita Dunia, right?!.. Now guess who..
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As we moved further in, Merlinda stopped by to show one of the make-up rooms
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At one of the set. If you notice, we were watching a live interview on TV next door.
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I tot a camera was recording us on this set so I switched of my flash.. Padahal, memang tak pakai pun set ni! "Tipah tertipu"
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Finally, a group shot with the gang.
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(My apologies guys for the low-lighted images! :- Lesson learnt, bring only fully recharged batteries next time)

To everyone at TraxxFM, keep up the awesome work. Nice to see you again Najee! Finally get to meet you in person Roundhead, Mary & Par! Constantine, sorry din get to sit down with you. Will take a shot with you my next trip kay. To Maria, a huge congratulations on 'your next addition' to the family and best wishes on your delivery next year! Of course, my special thanks also to Nigel the "Greenman" for the fabulous tour around Wisma Radio, Angkasapuri.

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Outdoor with Photoshop Guru, Mr Syahrin Aziz

Upon meeting up with photoshop sifu, Mr Syahrin Aziz (Canon shooter & KL based Pro-Wedding Photographer), we grabbed an opportunity to shoot Cindy outside a local restaurant in KK. So... the story goes like this, while having a good conversation with the photoshop sifu, we noticed a nice looking prospect model dialing some numbers on her mobile. So, being honest & sweet as always, I approached, and spoke to the lady. The rest is what you'll see below. I think she did okay for her first time. Syahrin, if you're at this page, "Tabik kat lu la Cikgu.. and thanks for the session"

These are 2 of my shots of her.. Which is you fav?

Doing the 'half-frames' on Cindy!
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The Cikgu in action!
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"Kontrol macho session!"
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(Shot by Syahrin Aziz on my Nikon D300)

And finally, back to her phone again..
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To view Syahrin's artwork on FLICKR, click HERE

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Siong Tin & Catherine's Wedding

Another wedding set I've just completed and its another NOISY one with all the YAAAM SENG's going around! The wedding reception was just last night at Kokchee Restaurant, Park Hotel. I assume, this has to be one of the oldest hotel in Miri which is still operating since the 70's. Food is great as always.. Okay.. not gonna talk about food now. Siong & Catherine had their wedding ceremony in Kuching and last night was their second reception for relatives in Miri. A businessman & an accountant, how good can it gets! (Hope I got that right...hehehe). One brings in the cash and another manage it for the family. Perfect PARTNERSHIP I can say. Don't you think?

Anyway, had to admit, I was a bit confused with the few dialects going around that night. Gotta really polish on my mandarin lah! To Siong and Catherine, congratulations and best wishes from our family. To all you photo craving fans out there, feast on their sets below.. YAAAAAM SENG!

The entrance to the restaurant
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Dangling glasses
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As they passed..
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The fountain of prosperity!
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Yaaaaam Seng!
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Siong: "This is how you separate the meat from its bone"(Check out how the master skillfully 'maneuver' his chopsticks)
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Catherine looks on?
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Now, what's this about?
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Aaaaaawwwww...
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And finally, good night everyone..
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Friday, 17 October 2008

RumahDayak.Com

RumahDayak.Com held its 3rd year anniversary gathering last Saturday at Gymkhana Club Miri (GCM). My thanks to Uchu Keling for inviting me. You might be asking, why does this Orang Ulu fella (referring to myself) be in a Dayak forum? Well, my answer is, "Why Not?!". There are over 30 races and languages to discover here in Sarawak anyway.

So I get to meet up with some of the 'Nicks' in person.. even met an old 'sparring' friend, Reynold. YB Andy Chia didn't miss the chance to show up too. I was told, he came back in the afternoon again. What a sport! Anyway, I left earlier though for another appointment. But then again, it was good to be among neighbors. For those of you who would like to know more about it or even join the forum, go HERE.

These are some close-ups I captured that morning. Happy viewing.

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YB Andy Chia chillin' with the guys..
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Checkin out the kids in the pool
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A kid checkin out the kids in the pool
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The chefs at the BBQ
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Uchu Keling lookin at the boys burnin the sausages... I think!
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Tasting the Rice Wine (Tuak)
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Me with some of the members
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