Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Learn from the Right Eye

my good friend, Reza Ali, who is better known in the flickr world as Right Eye has started a "How To" blog. It's called "Anybody's guide to take better portraits with any camera."

check it our here.

He just recently started the blog, but i believe the blog will have more tips soon, given that he mastered portraiture in a very short span of time.

so guys and gals, if you want to take better portraits, be sure to bookmark him!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

you've lost that feeling

i'm sure a lot of us have been in relationships where we suddenly lose that feeling. that feeling of love, loyalty, trust and many other feelings that come with a relationship.  something exciting that you started which you thought would last a lifetime, suddenly becomes just plain boring.  to do anything for the poor lover becomes a chore, no longer something that you willingly do out of your love and passion for that person.  and the worse bit is when there's no other person, no third party, no safety net.  you just want out, just because.  but it makes you think twice, many times over, doesn't it? because what if you can no longer get what you're thinking of leaving behind?  and it breaks your heart to even mention the idea of it to that person.

i'm sure it has happened at least once to everyone of us. regardless if it was a 2-week relationship, 6-months, 1, 2, 7 or 10 years.

and now it's happening to me.  and i friggin' hate it when that happens, because i usually can't focus on anything else until i end it, once and for all.

Monday, October 22, 2007

at last....

the little one, originally uploaded by nadi0.

after waiting for almost 5 months, and missing my chance to see him twice in a row, i finally get to meet this little boy at his tok ibu's house.

he was everything i imagined he would be, except that his daddy's camera really made him look bigger than he really is. hahaa

welcome to the family, little one.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Casey Stoner

Casey Stoner, originally uploaded by nadi0.

went oredi...so have to show picture la right...

so here u go.

i had a really good time, it was a good learning experience, i think. a bit sakit pinggang from trying to pan all the damn fast motorbikes.

i'm going again tomorrow, so will post another picture then.


Saturday, October 20, 2007


Today's your day to catch all the action as our MotoGP VIP! Remember - your bus will leave at 9.00am from Bar Savanh, Asian Heritage Row, KL. Don't be late!

That was the wake-up sms I received from the event organizer at 7AM this morning. I won this pass sometime last week after answering a couple of questions (which I answered incorrectly..ahaha).

And when the nice chap called to tell me that I won the pass, I asked him, "what GP is this??" I accepted the ticket anyway, and decided that i'd do the research later. I also had the knack to ask him, "lerr..one ticket only, who am I going to hang out with there?" to which he answered, "err..u can hang out with the ducati riders..?" Slow sungguh aku ni, dan agak kurang pengetahuan am..hahah!

But now I know lah. Casey Stoner is leading now, followed by Rossi, but Stoner's probably going to win the GP since he's so far ahead and there are only two more rounds left for this season.

So I think I have done enough research for the ticket not to be wasted on me. Kekeke.. Ciao from your undeserving motoGP ticket winner, nadio.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

facebook facebook

i've gotten used to this monster by clicking ignore on every Add an application request i get. muhahaha...sorry ye kawan2.

man, this thing can hurt some feelings sometimes. i have a friend whom i consider one of my very good friends, who decided to only let me see dia punya limited profile. terguris hatiku, so i decided to just remove this person, since obviously dia rasa there are some things that need to be hidden from my view...like dia punya friends. i know i do that sometimes too, but to people whom i've never met...not to my friends who communicate with me everyday!

i'm virtually hurt.


Sunday, October 14, 2007

Urban Legend Chocolate Chip Cookies

Urban Legend Chocolate Chip Cookies, originally uploaded by nadi0.

i found the recipe for these cookies in allrecipes.com. Search for Urban Legend Chocolate Chip Cookies.

I tell u. yum....!

to make them soft, place huge patties on the tray..probably about 1 tablespoon of the dough.

to make them crunchy, place little patties, 1 teaspoon..

bake in oven for 6-7 minutes, then take the tray out for the cookies to cool. dip in milk for extra umph.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Angkasawan Launch

Angkasawan Launch, originally uploaded by nadi0.

damn, i totally forgot about this most anticipated angkasawan launching today.

Congratulations to Dr Sheikh. I would definitely do anything to get to be a passenger in a mission into space. Maybe someone will hire me to photograph space some day. At least I'd be doing something. hehe.

A conversation i heard on the radio between a caller and the DJ.

DJ: Awak rasa bagus tak Dr Sheikh dapat pergi ke angkasa?
Caller: bagusss....
DJ: Kenapa awak rasa bagus?
Caller: Sebab Dr Sheikh tu kan hensem, and dia best.

mangkuk betul pemanggil itu.

some excerpts from news articles that i found rather interesting (and funny):

from CNN.com:
Shukor, 35, will bring a "symbolic" load of Malaysian food to the space station, said Zulkeffeli Mat Jusoh, a program director for the Malaysian space program.

Shukor's religion also requires that he face Mecca for prayer but clerics decided that the exact location matters only for the beginning of the prayer ritual.

from The Guardian Unlimited:
The astronaut will take the Baikonur launch point as his reference for his five-times daily prayers, ordinarily dictated by sunset and sunrise. Otherwise, with 16 orbits each day, a devout Muslim would be obliged to pray 80 times every 24 hours.

Luckily, Malaysia's Islamic scholars spent a whole year finding solutions to these and other ticklish problems as Mr Muszaphar prepared for his nine-day trip to the International Space Station aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket.


I'm surprised they didn't make him wear a songket space-suit for his journey into space.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Al Fatihah

say a lil' prayer, originally uploaded by nadi0.

My grandfather, who suffered from stroke since early 2006, passed away about 2 hours ago after his condition deteriorated from the fever he caught last week. Though I don't have many memories of him and me, he is still Atuk, a part of my life and blood. He opened his eyes yesterday, as i whispered into his ear to tell him that i was leaving back for KL. I was touched; i guess in a way i am glad that he remembers me, one of his countless grandchildren and great grandchildren (dang, i can't even remember the names of all my cousins, nephews and nieces).

at least now he gets to be with nenek.
semoga roh atuk dicucuri rahmat.


Wednesday, October 03, 2007

it may takes a while....

Sorry, all our executives are busy. It may takes a while for your call to be answered by our executive. Please hold. We will attend to your call shortly.
Maybank's IVR system.

Needless to say, I never got to speak to an executive. So i blog instead.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

je suis stuck

bugger. for a person who did a degree in decision systems, i sure am out of ideas on how to build this evaluation system i'm supposed to do.

there's the assessment criteria for process maturity, the importance of the criteria, and the evaluator's rating, and all that will give an end answer of how mature a particular process is.

it sounds simple when i type it out like that. but every time i open up a new spreadsheet to build a test application, i stumble upon a dead end.

maybe if i think about it from an RFP point of view? hmmmm...

i think i'll go to the square where the geeks are, to find some inspiration.

Monday, October 01, 2007

no view today

no view today, originally uploaded by nadi0.

rather scary, as i turned around and realized that we're completely surrounded by heavy fog. i couldn't see the ground below, nor the top of the other tower.


Cyber Love

Technology allows you to do almost anything these days. Here I'm experiencing my newly born nephew having his bath, although he's almost half way around the world from me. It's amazing how I can feel so much love for this new being whom I've only ever met online.

Welcome to the world, little one. (ok he's not so little..5 months old oredi..hehe)