Photography 101: One for Year 2011 Closure

(One short post before the end of 2011 and start of 2012)

Photography Photo 2011

(This is at the end of 2011, given the right conditions, shots taken with Nokia N8 can be damn good too. Click for higher resolution photos here)

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Trip to Malacca 2011: The Strong Famosa Fort “Unplugged”

a famosa malacca history

(The very common image of the A Famosa fort in Malacca – something we have seen since we were kids but I has always wondered what is in the inside? What happens if one walks past the famed entrance? Will we be transported to another era? The entrance close up – it looks clean but rather very narrow. Perhaps it was meant to be so 400-500 years ago when the narrow entrance was easier to be defended against weaker rebels)

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Overseas Assignment 2012: Part 3 – Trip to Modern Oriental Paris & Glorious Food

oriental paris shanghai trip flight food

(My very first food in my Shanghai trip – I opted for something familiar, rice and chicken with beans and cold salad. It was good but I then realized my mistake – the weather was cold but the food was not warm enough. No wonder others were having the hot bowl of noodles and soup)

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National Security 101: Spotlight on African Menace

africa crime nigerian

(Still, remember the audacity of Africans to fight the local authorities in Mantin? Does it not count as a serious threat to national security? Image source)

Whilst we welcome genuine Africans students to come over and get their higher education to better themselves and their country, we do not want criminals in disguise as students to come over and start creating problems and commit serious crimes here. And regrettably, the number of the menace caused by these Africans seems to be on a worrying trend.

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India’s Got Talent 101: Almost Getting Killed Is Not a Talent!

india's got talent

(I have done up Part 3 of the trip to Oriental Paris but that post on India’s Got Talent has to wait for this classic – it was one of the funniest things I have ever seen in Youtube)

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Indian Cinema 101: Seeing Double Roles On Screen

sivaji ganesan double indian tamil movie

(Seeing Sivaji Ganesan in action is one thing but seeing the two of them could be a double whammy. Both interacted well on screen but still, there are some limitations as to how both characters blended in on-screen. Image source: Business Line)

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Overseas Assignment 2012: Part 2 – Trip to Modern Oriental Paris & First Impressions

oriental paris shanghai trip flight

(The trip from the airport and towards the city centre – it is a long straight road which meant our taxi was “flying” and despite the taxi slowing down at certain places where I saw automated enforcement system, it still felt fast all the way until we reached the city)

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Driving Skills 101: Stopping Stupid Pesky Motorcyclists From Our Roads Part 2

Read Part 1 here

Motorcyclists

(As I said it before, it does not matter if you are riding a 50cc bike or a 1500 cc bike. When you fall, your head and your skin suffers the same. No matter what you ride, proper riding attire is a must. Image source: http://www.ridesafebacksafe.co.uk)

In case you missed, this was in the news a couple days ago:-

About RM9bil, or two percent of the Gross Domestic Product of RM528bil in 2010, is lost annually from accidents.

Kong said, based on police statistics, the death rate among motorists and passengers from January to September this year had dropped 4.2 percent compared to last year.

“For pedestrians, it dropped by 14.6 percent, bus drivers and passengers, five percent, while for van drivers and passengers, 24.1 percent,” he said.

However, he said the death rate for the motorcyclist and pillion rider category had gone up by 5.4 percent.

(Source)

Surprisingly on the same day when this was on the news, I almost hit an old aunty on a motorcycle. She was on my left at a junction and when the lights turned green, she swiftly cut in front of me and before I shouted “….toot….” (Fill in the blanks for any vulgar words), she made an illegal u-turn (causing the cars on the other lane to slam on their brakes) and disappeared.

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