Monday, February 26, 2007

My work is PRINTED!

The past weeks at "the zoo" (read my blog lah!) has been very annoying. The only time I feel happy is when I am being surrounded by my babies & wife at home....and of course "virtually" being with you people who care enough to read my boring blog lah! :wink:

Today, though I am still at "the zoo", I am a bit happier than those weeks before, reason being...

...a photo I shot recently (when we went picnic/ camping), is being published in today's STAR page N42.

Here's the original:
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I did not win anything but it is just rewarding to see my photo being published (although the rest in that page are taken maybe with cameraphones!)

It will be a happy week for me this week! InsyaAllah!

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Whatever will be will be

Hmmm....this is becoming a bad habit, not updating this little bloggie as often as possible! Well the fact is I have been too busy with THE ZOO....mainly on securing a new position so that I would not end up damaging my brain working with stupididiotpigs and instead continue developing my capabilities and skills by working with a more dynamic team - even if I would not get the opportunity to have a better cubicle/ room soon.

The teambuilding was nothing to shout about but we had fun - the zany bunch. The pigs were sore especially on the Paintball game - boy did we have fun scaring them off! In the end they chickened-out (porked-out more like it) and although some of us had injuries (minor - the return of those old injuries from the school days mostly) we had fun and we really know who amongst us are really warriors and team players and who are the cowards. In the end we have proven that we are far better leaders (and followers) than any of the pigs....bravo! The indoor session was nothing short of boring but we did not give the chance for the pigs to have any last words, we really bashed every single stupid statements - regardless whether they wanna change to the better or not, we do not care actually, they are pigs anyways!
Rambling aside...I did manage to do some "impressive" shots while on the trip my own syok sendiri definition at least!

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Oh yes...I am moving away from my current position to a more interesting one...within the same zoo - for now, I don't mind staying in this zoo since I have decided to join a far better team....the current team (me & CL) will be "dismantled" soon because the pigbiatch could not handle people and prefers to be a pig and do shitty stuff she thinks will impress the leaders so she went all out to get rid of us ASAP, ironically we made our choice and "helped" the pigbiatch in her attempt to "dump" us out - and she looked really happy with this "achievement" to say the leasy....mmg bodoh punya babi!
So the best team is the one I am joining lah...since the will be no more tag team of me & CL in the zoo!

Other than that, most of my time is spent with my beautiful babies & wifey. Here's what we have been up to these past couple of weeks....not in particular order.....

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Yerp....we did GO FLY KITES!
Been a very long time since we last went to this area near Kepong where people fly their kites everyday it almost looks like there's a kite festival al year round in that area. The kids love it very much....promised them if they behaved well we'd bring them to play kites - they have never done this before...when we reached that area, they were excited...gave tthem somr money to buy their own kites...Alisya chose Doraemon while Naufal had a tough time to decide between Batman or Ultraman....he went for Ultraman in the end. Boy! They really enjoyed the afternoon...Aliya day soon she'll be holding the end of the rope of her own kite!

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The kite flying activity, unfortunately, could not be done every afternoon due to recent unpredictable rain showers but nevertheless, we know the kids love their kites and we look forward to another long afternnon flying the kites with them.

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We did not go balik kampung for the CNY (sorry Tok Mak & Tok Abah) so we that we get to spend more time with the kids. Among other things that we did was had d blast at the theme park in the Jusco near our homey....

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Alisya was really into this one Godzilla game (ehhehe! The Godzilla was so cute it looks almost as cute as Alisya!) Naufal tried everything but end up with no "concentration" as always! Ahh well...a boy will be a boy!
Aliya...hmmm this little lady seems to like the train ride the best. They spent almost al of their "pocket money" - given based on how they have behaved in a certain period of time...we had trouble getting them out of the theme park...especially that little Godzilla of ours! Kena bribe laaa plak...promised them we'd do camping the next day....

Which we actually did!
Mama prepared lunch and we packed all the items needed for a camping trip. When we wrrived at our favorite spot, the clouds were minglling above our heads...and just as we completed setting up the tent, it started to rain - HEAVILY!
The kids had their first experience of living and eating in a real tent, under a heavy downpour. They ate a lot too! Aliya explored every possible corners of the tent....and I realized at that moment I need to get a better built tent and a bigger one if my ambition to get them exposed to outdoor activities is to happen soon.
After the rain settled down, we jumped into the stream....of course I cannot take photos when I am being drowned by the little monsters of mine but here are some images I managed to compose for this outing lah...mainly Alisya, because Naufal & Aliya surrendered early to the coldness and had a big nap in the tent....

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This little lady is growing really fast. She has a game she loves to play with me whenever she's in the mood to play....she'll chase me around the couch and will never stop chasing me until she either caught up with me or I turned and chase her instead! She'd be laughing all the way and if needs be she will land on the knees and crawl as fast as she could to any of the family member to seek "protection".
Of course, I'll always lose because in the end I will lie down and she'll climb on my tummy and claim victory. She's a natural champion and knows what she wants, and will go for it all she might - I can see that already in this baby girl of ours.

I just love my family more and more each day.

NOTE: Flickr is acting up (dammit!) so those images are hosted on Photobucket or directly loaded from my Mac. Most of the shots were composed on the kit lense of Nikon D70S and Nikon's 50mm f1.8 prime lense but some of those images were done with a Nikkor 70-300 G spec lense - pinjam from Kudeen! A really good lense as long as you know how to handle it with your DSLR.....of course Vr spec would always be better option but it will create a much bigger hole in your wallet!

Saturday, February 03, 2007

The Bloody Zoo

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Shot this one recently after Friday I wish the biatch pig & the ZooMaster & the rest of the mentioned pigs in my essay below to end-up being like that Ah-So in this photo

I really enjoy my time when I go out as photographer - especially when I am shooting street scenes. I seriously think I am the friendliest me when I am shoting street scenes & interact with my "subjects". On top of that, the current craze I enjoy to do (and one of my main reason to keep on breathing) is to cuddle my little daughter Aliya and talk to her, she can pay attention to my words as if she understands it well. At the end of the "conversation" she'd either grab my nose or try to talk back to me in her own language (how I wish I can understand her language!). Getting her to doze is a challenge....but it is one of those things that I know I would not be able to experience anymore after this, with Aliya, it will happen only this, I have to grab all the chance while I can.....just like I did with Alisya & Naufal....oh how they have grown up and able to argue logically - sometimes you just have to admit they are innocently right!

For the past few weeks, I have been working outside the zoo. What a relief. Not that I do not like the zoo so much but I just could not stand some of the muthakcufing idiots walking around the zoo. For the sake of letting me release the heat, let me classify them, the few of them....ohh by the way, the annoying animals in the zoo would always be pigs, regardless what kind of animal they are in the first place, when they became annoying, they will be pigs. So, please, spare me some air, don't argue, just read lah!

1) Annoyingly Arrogant pig - there is only one that really stands out currently
This pig would be the type that would walk with the nose high in the air. This pig thinks she (opps...there you go, a hint! IT IS A BIATCH PIG!!) own the zoo and pays your salary to clear shits in the zoo. The matter of fact is this pig is clueless but managed to maneuver her fcuking way for all these years - thanx to the leaders of the zoo for know, the leaders..those who gets al the best bananas and produce shit for the rest down the zoo hierarchy, while pigs lick their bottom clean and maybe give some jowblob while at it? That's how this kind of pig survive in the zoo, and the monkeys are still up there.
The pig could not get along with anybody but the kind of personality that she choose to get along with - which not necessary be happy to be associated with this pig anyway but never mind about that, since some do became at least half-baked pigs like the arrogant pigs anyway so, be it. This arrogant pig has her own sty which used to be a cool room belonging to a cool boss we used to work as a real dedicated team. That boss has moved to another zoo unfortunately. So now, the room is a sty and it is now the most pungent smelling space in the zoo, filled with elements of boastfulness....ohh well you know it well I bet, those pix and self bought souvenirs placed nicely in every available space of the sty to shout out "I have been to this country, so I am a better person than you who probably have never been outside your stupid kampung"....intentionally exhibited with a little hope that people (or the other half-baked pigs like her) who are unlucky enough to have to step into the sty to admire and envy this visual parade of the arrogant pig's "achievement". Ohhh.....there was even once when this pig actually brought a bundle of thick album of the family going holiday in China....Wow!! China! I have never been there!!! Have you? (China ajer ke? Ingat kaya sgt!!! Money talking - aku pun bleh pergi China every month but WTF whould I wanna do that?!!!)
Nobody in the zoo was that interested about the whole pigshit she's trying to show off anyway but being nice, we just play along and take a peeP at all the kcufing photo albums (photography wise, I'd say those are all ultimately low class tourists shot that I can easily cut do while being half awake, brushing my teeth in the morning) WTF did the pig insist to show all the kcufing albums? Well perhaps to show how lucky they were, not ending in a Chinaman's bowl as stewpeed pig stew?!

Another very distinguish character of this pig would be her ability to be the actual biatch who brought Cruella Deville into this earth. ...let me tell it directly to you lah....who in this world would be so heartless when a staff who have to be on emergency leave to pay final respect to his grandmother who has been sick and died without him being by her side, was sent an e-mail that states he could not apply for compassionate leave but must apply for annual leave instead. No condolences, no apologies NO KCUFING BRAIN for that matter! Oh if that is quite common, then take this...who amongst you all, would want a biatch that feels so important and powerful to actually check & report to the stupid ZooMaster, by "summarizing" the attendance list who came in at what time and what reason was written? Of all the people, they picked a dude who has an untreatable disease and will always have to live with it with out knowing when will be the end. Taught them a little lesson about card system and the air-gate. Oh..and since when do you have to present a letter from the specialist if you came late by the minutes to the office even it is becaues of the kcufing traffic and the day before you stayed back to complete some shit for the pigs until 9pm?? Being me, I actually cornered them to admit that the letter is actually for the pig & ZooMaster who are not going to be held responsible if internal audit is done on late arrival to office (do they actually do this now? It is not the 70's for crying out loud!) They don't care if die on my way to work just to clock in before the allocated time. What they want is to get off the radar of responsibility and score for bigger bonus and benefits by tormenting staff to be slave robots (it is a zoo you idiot, not a factory!) So, you can just guess how messy the sty was during that time of "interrogation" or what the fcuk the pig & the ZooMaster wanna call it.
If that is not enough, how about would you like to have a stupid pig bitch as a boss, who in a team meeting openly tells everybody that she prefers to choose who she can work with and openly admits she will not be able to work well with most of the people around her?
Ohh...if that is not enough, how about a pig biatch who never greets you good morning and straight away business talk (yeah, business your pigshit) and arrogantly say she has done this and that - including doing major amendment on the presentation pack - when we compare the amended pack with the original pack we cracked our brains to prepare when she has never actually put a minute of thinking until the day to present is tomorrow, the major amendment would be some words she changes with the ones she preferred....and color of the frigging slides...that will be enough for her to OINK the hell down on you and say that the pack is a crap...simply because she had to change the color....go fcuk your dead grandad, stupid pig biatch.
Enough samples of this pig biatch? Good. If it is still not enough, you should come & work in the zoo.

CONCLUSION: The fact that I managed to still control my feet to not land on the face of this pig is actually the 8th wonders of the world. Anyway, who'd wanna dirty his shoe on a useless pig.....might as well use an arrow and a bow to do the job! As much as possible, ignore this kind of piggly bastard, or just move far away from them....drop a napalm while leaving, it would benefit the humankind will be an interesting entertainment too!

2) Annoyingly Noisy pigs
I bet you have this readily available around you but this kind of pigs is a bit different in this zoo I am in - I think. People make noise when they are excited. That I can accept. But of those people make noise just to be heard, then they are already pigs, not people. For instance.....why the fcuk should you talk so loud on the phone with your renovation contractor on the other side of the line? You want people to know you are renovating your bungalow and the tiles are individually crafted to perfection from Morocco? Similarly, when you are talking to the service center of your luxury car. Similarly, when you are talking to another pig of your kind about your weekend spent test-driving some luxury car....fcuk it! Go buy it if you really can afford it laa...tak abis2 test drive & compare specs...if you are really rich don't berhutang, buy cash, EVERYTHING! Ni renovate rumah pun kalau boleh nak bayar pakai Credit card apa cerita niii?!! P*k*mak punya orang belagak kaya tapi lunch pun berkira....sendiri style gila bergaya (yeah right....suave my foot....kaki dangdut or apek karaoke looks is more like it!!) but bila masuk bab anak sendiri punya pakaian punyala kedekut!

CONCLUSION: I would just love to ignore these pigs. If they are making noise around my workplace, I would bluntly say, fcuk off somewhere else somebody is trying to earn a living to raise his children and save as much as possible while he's still alive. Bastards. Bodoh punya tong kosong....lagak saja lebih.....

3) Annoyingly Annoying pigs
Ahahahah...this Amazing how they are still around. They are better than the a brazillion years I bet you will still have this kind around while the cockroaches who has outlived the dinosaurs may have become instinct already. These pigs are just filled with annoyance, it oozes out of their ears & noses and every holes they have on them....whatever comes out from them - verbally - is annoying. They try hard to be funny, smart and all but it just does not fit the time, place, audience....and the century for that matter! The likes of cracking stupid jokes with very miserable skill to deliver the punch line (the joke is not at all funny in the first place!) when everybody else is trying hard not to realize he is there in the group....always boasting and bragging about what they have, where they have been to, how great a person they are in each meeting thay attend especially those with juniors & beautiful ladies in it....fcuking dangdut punya kaki, bini kat runah tak terjaga sibuk bising about the rights of having 4 wives laa etc...cracking dirty jokes around women audience as if they are your close buddies (perhaps the bastard think he's a lady kot?!)....simply put.....BODOH NAK MAMPOS! GATAL NAK MAMPOS! Takde maruah ke hapa?

CONCLUSION: I would (again) ignore these bastards and move to another space further from them....given the chance I'd like to send them off to Pluto...which is not already a planet in our solar system! other words, it is best for humankind (and whatever creatures that exist in this universe) to be as far as possible from this kind of pigs.

OK. We are done.

In about 15 more hours, I will be on a coach bus heading towards some resort for a "teambuilding" with those pigs and some cool people of the zoo. The original intent of the teambuilding was totally abolished, as instructed by the ZooMaster (yeah, cross breed pig of a dead sloth and a retarded llama) in the end, the people in the zoo is not quite sure what kind of teambuilding it is going to be.....but I am going there but with one intention - to shoot (as in photography...ohh got myself a brand new Crumpler for the d70s! that one will be posted later!)...and to shoot the heads of those pigs as many time as I can (as in Paint Ball). Ohh this not going to be fun and bloody!!!

I don't really fancy being in the same bus/ resort with pigs...

Hmmm...come to think of it, if the bloody teambuilding is getting no where, I might just climb on a bus and be back home before the pigs can say OINK-eh?

Will defenitely miss my kids....