Thursday, July 26, 2007

I hate public transportation

I now remember why I stopped using the train. It's even less reliable than my car, that's why. I'm now standing in a massive queue at KLCC to get past the ticket gate, since only one gate is working.

And what's worse, the system announcement said, "ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Kelana Jaya LRT station...we are experiencing a service interruption between the Dang Wangi St and Ampang Station."

Kelana Jaya??? Mangkuk betul. Can't even get that right.

Ok point whining too much. I'm gonna get meself some bagel and coffee, lagi best.

and then there's the sunset

sunset @ Perhentian Kecil, originally uploaded by nadi0.

i've seen better sunsets, but this one was beautiful nevertheless.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Turtle Bay Beach

Turtle Beach, originally uploaded by nadi0.

and Turtle Bay Beach. Site of the Turtle Conservation Project...I prefer this beach to Long Beach, merely because of it's serenity. The water looks different here too. It's an RM10 boatride from Long Beach.

i wanna go back...

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

late morning at Long Beach

Long Beach in HDR, originally uploaded by nadi0.

my favorite HDR so far.


Monday, July 23, 2007

LRT Blues

Due to the unavailability of both cars, I was forced to take the train today. Now I'm on my way home, and some bugger standing or sitting nearby is in serious need of some deodorant. Eww!

Funny eh, in my travels here and there, I have no qualms riding the trains, subway, metro, MRT. No problems walking 4 kilometers to get to my destination.

And here I am in my home country, whining and complaining like a spoiled brat.

Merdeka!! Merdeka!! Merdeka!! (takde kena mengena. kakaka)

sunrise @ Kuala Besut Jetty

sunrise @ Kuala Besut Jetty, originally uploaded by nadi0.

the beginning of my photographic adventure.


taken the morning i arrived in Kuala Besut, before the boat to Long Beach, Perhentian Kecil.

Friday, July 20, 2007

The road to Kuala Besut

I can't sleep. I'm on the bus to Kuala Besut and we're stopping somewhere in a canteen-like area for buses. Regret not calling Lan for some sleeping pills just now. Hehehe..

This bus isn't bad could comfortably seat a 6 ft tall man. Next time I will buy two seats for myself. That would be awesome!

I looked at the sky and even on a cloudy night like this, I could see the I regret not taking my battery charger with me so I could photograph the sky tomorrow night. Will try to save power and do a star trail shot if I can.

I tell's kind of leceh carrying this camera backpack around. It took me 5 minutes to pack my clothes and another 20 minutes to pack my camera gear. Deciding what to bring and what to leave behind...and I know that when the time comes, I will still regret the choice of equipment that I decided to take with me. I'm like the lady traveller who takes too many dinner dresses with her just in case. Hahahaa...sometimes I miss the days when the only camera i'm carrying is my boyfriend's compact camera. Hehe. Gone are the simpler days, and I don't regret a single bit of it!

I'm travelling by myself tonight, and will be seeing Mar tomorrow morning. That lucky woman has already been there since yesterday. Cheh!!

Aight!! I'm gonna try to catch some sleep now. Wish me a safe journey. Nite2.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

to err is human

to err is human, originally uploaded by nadi0. forgive is divine.

this is from my judgment error this morning. i really don't know what happened, but i was trying to switch lanes and i did not budget properly. next thing i know, i have already hit the car in front of me.

the driver got out of the car, and immediately spoke to me in the most condescending tone, " do you drive la?"

with my foot on the pedal lerr, how else?

anyway, i just apologized, gave her my business card and asked her to call me when her car is ready.

my unlucky morning, i guess. but i'm off to perhentian tonight for a couple of days of fun in the sun! woohoo! babai!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Tragedi Projek Potret Bulan Dalam 31 Hari

it was beautiful tonight...from Pak Mok's house. A perfect yellow crescent moon, and Venus right next to it.

the disaster was that when i got home and rushed back out with my camera and tripod..i couldn't locate the moon from my house.

tried to locate the moon again after dinner, to no avail.

just not my lucky night i guess. :-)

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Al Fatihah

The latest news i heard was that they found the Nuri Helicopter crash site, and no one survived. Among the 6 Royal Malaysian Air Force crew members killed in the crash was Pak Mok's brother, Kapt Nor Azlan Dato' Termuzi.


image licensing question

so..some Argentinian book publisher wants to use one of my photos for their English books. It's a photo of a kid in a street playing the drum.

i'm not making any money from the photo usage. do i still need to seek permission from the kid?

shit i need to start learning all this licensing stuff.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Asian Football Cup 2007

numero neuf et numero huit, originally uploaded by nadi0.

after the disappointment from our loss against China last week, some friends and me braved the rain to see China play against Iran.

awesome game. I ended up not taking that many photos because:

1. the game was more interesting to watch than photograph
2. the players were faster compared to the last game i went to. hehe..

the game ended with a draw, China 2, Iran 2.

good stuff.

this photo was shot with my D80 and Nikkor 70-300mm G lens mounted on a monopod (the monopod is bloody awesome btw!). ISO speed whacked up to 1600. I'm starting to feel the itch to buy a fast telephoto zoom...argh! please stop me! kekeke

Midvalley frigging megamall

Can u believe that one of the largest shopping malls in the country has only two visible ATM machines? And one is not functioning.

Talk about stupidity.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Mind blogging questions

Why do people have public blogs when they don't allow for questions to be asked?
Why do people share things, when they don't allow for their readers or viewers to reciprocate?
Why do people post pictures up for comments and criticism, then get defensive when they are criticized?

Why does Monday fall before Tuesday?
Why do summers come in June, why do winters come to soon?
ok...dah lari topic. (remember that 3T + Michael Jackson song, "Why"? haha)


Thursday, July 12, 2007

Projek Potret Bulan Dalam 31 Hari

i stopped at the 7th day. i couldn't bring myself to wait an hour later each night than the previous night so i could capture the shape of the moon.

as i have learned, the moon will move to the same position in the sky every night 51 minutes later than the previous night. so on the 7th night, i only saw it at 2AM, which means that the following night i'll have to wait until way. hehehehe

i've lost that challenge for myself. i'll try again next month.


Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Day +2 Years

Can you believe it's been two years since my stem cell transplant?

I can't believe it either. Lots of things have happened in the past two years. New hobbies, new love, new friends, new blood, new clothes, new hair, new health issues to manage, etc etc etc.


Happy 2nd anniversary to me!

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Tuna Noodle Casserole

1 can tuna in salt water (drain out the water please!)
1 cup full cream milk
3/4 can cream of mushroom soup concentrate
chopped celery
frozen green peas
cooked spaghetti
grated cheddar cheese

preheat oven at 175 degrees C.
cook spaghetti (not too much, it will expand) and drain water.
mix cooked spaghetti with tuna, milk, mushroom soup concentrate, celery and peas.
season with a bit of black pepper if you like.

pour mixture in casserole dish.
top with grated cheddar cheese and stick in oven for 20-30mins until the cheese bubbles and turns brownish.

it reminds me of the freezing university days when we used to eat microwave dish tuna casseroles for dinner. comfort food, i tell you!

no pictures, unfortunately. i ruined the dish before i could take picture because i was so hungry. the look of the casserole doesn't justify its taste. ;-)

The first week of July

first week of July, originally uploaded by nadioblog.

I'm moonlighting as a moon-stalker these days.

only a week, and i have learned a tonne of things about this object we call the Moon.

When I finish, i will list down what i have learned.

I'm so glad tomorrow's a sunday.

sleep time.

Saturday, July 07, 2007


fiat, originally uploaded by nadi0.

Reunited, and it feels so good...
Reunited 'cause we understood
There's one perfect fit,
and sugar this one is it,
We both are so excited
'cause we're reunited hey, hey....

after more than two months in the workshop, my beloved is finally back. I still feel a bit awkward driving it around. But the new roar of the engine...ahhh, that's my heaven on earth.

now where the hell did i put my car stereo?

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Ayam Bakar Ojolali

Ayam Bakar Ojolali, originally uploaded by nadi0.

here you go....

argh...i'm starting to drool already.