Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Bon Odori Festival 2008

Bon Odori festival is a Japanese Buddhist custom to honor the departed (deceased) spirits of one's ancestors. This Buddhist custom has evolved into a family reunion holiday during which people return to ancestral family places and visit and clean their ancestors' graves, and when the spirits of ancestors are supposed to revisit the household altars. Also called the Feast of Lanterns, it has been celebrated in Japan for more than 500 years and traditionally includes a dance, known as Bon-Odori.
(Err.. you can read the whole thing here rather than copy and pasting here..)

Anyway, it was my first time there and I get to try my external flash again.. really tough taking photos there as I had to rely on the telephoto to reach the stage area and another problem was trying to frame my photos away from the super powerful glaring floodlights..
Overall, the event was quite colourful and lively.. but I find it somewhat bored as the shows kept on repeating and the event ended within 2 hours only.. OK lar.. not too bad lar, if you talk about the photography lessons learned.. I still think I need to learn to shoot with the flash on..and also lift more weights.. the body + flash is really heavy..
Here's one of my photos..

You can catch the rest of the photos here in my facebook.

Would I go again next year? Yes, I would.. want to try my hands on portraits again..
The next upcoming event I can think of is the Malaysian International Fireworks Competition which will be held next month, August. For me, it will be easy cos I can just walk to the viewing spot.. Wonder if people still gonna come all the way to Putrajaya to view it due to the petrol hike? Will know by then..


Monday, July 7, 2008

Some nonsense..

I just dunno what Mr. Bean did.. but somehow he can actually make ppl laugh just by doing actions out from a silent movie kinda genre.. i am sure most of you should've watched at least 1 episode of Mr Bean's shows but I am still wondering how he did it.. Even my nephew likes him..

Was watching a few videos on Youtube this morning (in the office.. keke).. and found this.. WTF!!


Thursday, July 3, 2008

Hidden Meaning of my Name : Alex Hang Kok Seng

What Alex Hang Kok Seng Means

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.

You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.

You have the classic "Type A" personality.

You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow.

You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily.

Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is.

You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.

You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.

At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.

You are incredibly sexy and sensual. You have a naughty vibe that no one can ignore.

You have an unquenchable desire. And you are unrestrained in your passions.

You have a tendency to be unfaithful. Whether you fight it or give in to it is up to you.

You are truly an original person. You have amazing ideas, and the power to carry them out.

Success comes rather easily for you... especially in business and academia.

Some people find you to be selfish and a bit overbearing. You're a strong person.

You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.

You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.

You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.

You are deeply philosophical and thoughtful. You tend to analyze every aspect of your life.

You are intuitive, brilliant, and quite introverted. You value your time alone.

Often times, you are grumpy with other people. You don't appreciate them trying to interfere in your affairs.

You are a seeker of knowledge, and you have learned many things in your life.

You are also a keeper of knowledge - meaning you don't spill secrets or spread gossip.

People sometimes think you're snobby or aloof, but you're just too deep in thought to pay attention to them.

You are well rounded, with a complete perspective on life.

You are solid and dependable. You are loyal, and people can count on you.

At times, you can be a bit too serious. You tend to put too much pressure on yourself.

You are the total package - suave, sexy, smart, and strong.

You have the whole world under your spell, and you can influence almost everyone you know.

You don't always resist your urges to crush the weak. Just remember, they don't have as much going for them as you do.

ceh.. never believed this kinda thing but I still like to try it out.. perhaps the perfectionist thingy is right.. relaxed, chill yeah.. sexy? err.. don't think so..
If you wanna have it a go.. the link is at the top..

OK.. now back to sorting out my Langkawi photos.. :P