Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Enjoying one's Personal space....

At this juncture of my life I treasured my lifestyle; the freedom to enjoy my life my way. I have lived an active life all the years from my youth to the time I was working, making a living and raising a family. It was not that easy but both my spouse and me did it our way and had managed to retire early and continue to enjoy life. That is the reason why whenever I go out on a trip or just to lepak at the malls I just do it my way. To makes thing easy to meet friends from time to time I posted on my FB telling folks where I am at that moment in time. The purpose is to give me and friends the freedom of choice. If we happen to be at the same vicinity at the same time and want to meet without making an appointment, then we just meet for lunch or coffee or whatever to exchange notes or just to chat. By doing that we are free to enjoy lepaking in our golden years the way we like it. I meant well folks. 

Have a nice day.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Of Tuesday 10th April....

It was one of those day in April hot and humid. I had an appointment to meet a friend at KL Sentral, the Nation land communication hub. It a place where all the trains meet, and one can get anywhere into the cities or to the other parts of the country by the Traditional train, the ETS or in the city of Kuala Lumpur by MRT, Komuter, LRT and the Monorail or just by buses from there. It was a beautiful day, so I decided to take the Grab to get there. On second thought I decided to take the new alternative to Grab, the MyCar. It a new one to replace Uber that decided not to do any business anymore in Asia, the Service of Uber in Malaysia has been taken over by Grab. I dressed up and call MyCar using the Apps. I got connected and after about ten minutes a car arrived to take me to KL Sentral. I sat down and chat with the driver. He seems to be knowledgeable of the political situation of the country and as usual like the other taxi driver has nothing good to say about the present regime and hope for a change this time. He was caution since he knew it not easy to change. We continue to chat all the way and eventually before ten in the morning arrived at KL Sentral. I pay him with a tip and he drive away happy. I always give extra to the taxi driver since I know they work hard to get us from A to B and their take home pay is just enough, not rich and not poor but enough. Well life is like that. It up to us who are better off to help in whatever ways we could. On arrival I straight away went to the Food Outlet where my friend and I have decided to meet for breakfast. After a while my friend arrived, and we sat for breakfast and chat along.  It was nice to meet friend from time to time at KL Sentral since it easy to get to either by Komuter, LRT or by taxi. It the convenient the reason I always choose KL Sentral to meet friends for a drink or lunch and to chat. After a good breakfast at the Swiss Oven there we decided to go for coffee at the third level of the NU Sentral. While coffee we continue our chat. Time passed so fast when we were having a good time. Well since it already late afternoon we decided to call the day off. I then took a traditional taxi home. Yes, another productive day in the life of a retiree. 

Have a nice day.

Monday, April 9, 2018

The 14th Election in Malaysia...

Good Morning folks. Parliament was dissolved on April 7,2008 thus it going to be an election time again. I believe most of us have decided whom or which party to vote for. Personally, I want a government that is accountable and transparent in managing the nation. From the looks of it our political parties especially from the oppositions are becoming smarter and at the coming election it would give a challenge to the Barisan Nasional who have been the ruling party for the country since independence in 1957.There was so much wrong, and we must put it right. There is another coalition of parties that is call Pakatan Harapan or PH but it registration have been withheld. So is the party Bersatu or PBBM that is headed by the former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir who rule the country for 22 years until he voluntary step down a few years ago. Because of the these problems the political parties in the opposition cannot use one logo. 

To solve that problem the opposition parties have decided, wisely to still use one logo and they choose to use the PKR logo, thus solved the problem. Now they would go to the election under one logo only and that is the Parti Keadilan Rakyat Malaysia or PKR Logo They would forgo their own party logos and instead their candidate would register as the PKR candidates and goes to the election under one logo, that is the PKR logo.  So, in the coming election, the 14th it looks like the fight would be between the BN and PKR. It would made it easy for the voters to vote. 

Come election day let us vote wisely for change and make the country great again.  

Have a nice day

Monday, April 2, 2018

Of RAW format in Photography...

Like all Arts photography is never the same. It evolves as we move, we learn new ways of getting the best pictures whenever we click he camera. With today's technology we do not even have to click, we just touch the viewing screen and the image is captured perfect. The computer in the camera do the job of focusing for us. What would they think of next we all just have to wonder. Along the way a friend says the next time you take a picture with your digital camera use the RAW format. At that time, I was wondering what the friend of mine was talking, it Greek to me. Anyway, for an amateur photographer like me any new information to take better picture would be great. As for photography I am a kid again; always learning. And he warned me that RAW takes lots of data. It is best that I get a larger memory card. So, I did and now whenever I am out taking picture I always use the RAW format. In the beginning it looks like there was no difference but as I move along I found that's true, the image captured got plenty of data, thus great when editing. Object that you could not really see in the scene would appears clearer and sharp. Here are some image that I took recently using the RAW format. In the original picture these images were just a part of the overall picture and perhaps folks would not even notice it at first glance. These images are from the original that I had cropped thus what you see now. Amazing indeed what technology and a little knowledge could do to enhance the way of doing photography. Enjoy it folks much as I had enjoyed editing that images. 

Have a nice day.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

The changing face of Bukit Bintang...

Bukit Bintang is one of the oldest road in Kuala Lumpur. It name may have derive from the hill and the Stars that could be seen there on clear nights. So, on looking at the heaven one could see stars lighting the night sky. It became a picturesque sight especially seen behind the green hill of the area. Thus, folks in those days call it Star hill or in Malay as Bukit Bintang. From time to time I would just go there to walk and wander along to see the development and the thousands of tourists that throng the place days and nights. It is now one of the most popular tourists spot in the city of Kuala Lumpur. Here are some images that I took while there two weeks ago. The top picture show Icecream from Turkey sold along the road, the second picture show a classic exterior decor in front of a restaurant and the other one shows the interchange where the monorail station is. Enjoy it folks much as I had enjoyed snapping it up. 

Have a nice day.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Getting around in the Golden Age...

It another Friday folk and almost the end of March 2018. Tomorrow is another weekend. It looks time moved so fast nowadays. Hardly we knew it already another month. Next week would be the last week of March 2018. This Sunday I would be meeting for the first time two of my Facebook friends. We planned to meet at 12pm at KL Sentral. Well as I had always say strangers are friends we have yet to meet. We have been friends in the virtual world and God willing we would be friends in the physical world as well. At my age I had to find an easy place to meet friend, as well for friends of my age group to meet too. Since I do not drive into the city anymore I found the KL Sentral is the best place to meet as one could get there by trains like the LRT, MRT, Commuter and of course by taxi or by Grab or Uber. I would be taking Grab there as that is the easier way to get straight to KL Sentral. Another choice for me is to drive my car to KLCC which is just five minutes away from my home, park the car there and then takes the LRT from there. KLCC and the GE Mall is the only places I now drive my car. Elsewhere I would take Grab or Uber or get the Driver of our kid to send us whenever the driver is free like yesterday we got the driver to send us to Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman and back. It was hassle-free and convenience for both of us. Well folks at this age we must find a way to get around and as I still love to drive my own car I tried to drive anywhere near my neighborhood. At time where the opportunity arises I would take the opportunity to drive the Honda to Kuantan, my hometown. I could only do that when my daughter Lin is around to accompany me to and fro. It nice to be able to drive long distance once a while. Well folks, age is catching up and I had to conformed with my ability to get around as to continue to enjoy life the ways I used to do from my youth. The availability of  Uber/Grab transportation of  getting from  A to B has made it easy for me to get anywhere in the city with ease. Technology has made that possible. Now with the Apps on my Smartphone I could get a cab with ease. Well folk’s life is like that. 

Have a nice day.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Roof of the Suria Mall, KLCC

One of the building I am still as amazed as it was first open to the public is the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur. It is not that far away from my home, just a five minutes drive to the parking lots of the mall. I go there often to enjoy the mall as well to shop or enjoy having meals at the restaurant there. Everytime I am there I always take some pictures of the interior of the building. Although I have been there countless time I am still amazed of the uniqueness of architecture of the building. There  is always something to see and enjoy at close  range. Above is an image of the translucent roof of the Suria Mall that I took a week ago using my EOS M5. Enjoy it folks much as I had enjoyed snapping it. 

Have a nice day.