Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Faulty TRANSCEND SD card ... Reliable?

Last weekend when i was happily filming the Hornbill Feeding... all of the sudden, my camera malfunction and giving me an error indicator on my card deck number 2. This is deck which store the card for video clips.  

So guess what card i was using? 

Yes! I'm using Transcend and this card was NOT cheap... it costs me RM195 for a 16GB where as the reliable ScanDisk only cost RM160. 

Why i purchase this card?  
The lady from FotoFlash KLCC who sold me the camera has confidently mentioned Transcend is a reliable SD card brand and a lot of people using it. Since i have no time to shop for my SD card. I decided to give it a try... I bought this card on August few days before my Vietnam trip and guess what on Nov the card just corrupted. Not even three months. This is so called RELIABLE... 

So do you think it's reliable? No... No... No....
I wanna to shout out ... "THIS IS DEFINITELY NOT RELIABLE..." Lady in FotoFlash please don't recommend this brand to other camera owner in the future... now i don't know whether all my nice photo are able to recover :(

I went into the Transcend facebook to get some contact for after service... By reading all the wall post, I realized that there were so many complaints and their after service seems like not very good too. Anyway, I will only send my card for repair when i come back from my Thailand trip. I definitely will NOT going to try out any other brand except ScanDisk. I don't want to risk my nice photo in those unreliable SD card.

To be continue ... 

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

We Run KL 2011 - Season finale run

November 27th 2011 Sunday - We Run KL 2011 was a successful event. First of all i would like to give a two thumbs up to the organizer for doing a good job. This is the best run i have in term of Safety, Refreshment (water stations), medical assistance and official personnel.

My friend picked me up on 5am in the morning and we headed to Lake Garden for the We Run KL 2011. We were early and have time to cam whore.

Cam whore #1 - Finish line @ the back
Cam Whore #2 - Why TZ stand still while other people run
The run started on 7am... all the participant starting to run for about 1km and quite a big group of them slow down and started to walk. Anyway why not, the ultimate goal is to get the Nike Tee and have fun in the run / walk ...

So many people wearing RED on the street...
We are not running for that political party eh~,
we are running WE RUN KL 2011
Basically you can see the milestone board every kilometres. I saw a lot of people cam whore with every milestone board along the way. I was too lazy to take all the milestone board ... so i saw this interesting board...

Ya right! Say who?
Anyway, behind the 3KM board there was this water station and the cheering team...

Run buddy run - indian style
Run buddy run - Chinese Style
TZ continue after spending some time to take picture @ the first water station... time lost 5 - 8 mins. Journey start again and he walked for another 3km and hit this milestone board...

This time the cheering team is a  BOARD ...
Another 4 more kilometers
Finally it came to 800m, TZ started to run again as many cameras pointed to the running for the last 800m stretch and cheering team from the audiences were there to clap and cheers... So, no matter how tired TZ have to run as if TZ has run the whole 10km... Have to become the celebrity eh~ .... kakakaka....

After the run...

Cam Whore #3: Not as tired look as PBIM eh~
So anyone wanna to know what goodies i have gotten after the run... 

Saturday, November 26, 2011

On your mark, get set and Countdown...

9 hours to go for We run KL 2011... Are you ready to run?
TZ is still in the middle of recovering from the Penang Bridge 10km run. Now it's 9 hours to go for the We run KL 2011... Should TZ proceed with the run?

Anyone running We run KL 2011?

Friday, November 25, 2011

Friday Teaser #9 : Name the landmark

It's Friday Teaser again... this week lets name the landmark and its country...

#1 : Temple in Africa 
#2: Historical Building @ Kuala Lumpur
#3: Tower in middle east 
#4 : @ the city of angel
#5 : The statue of Jesus...
So, now how many you know? give it a try eh~

Thursday, November 24, 2011

My very first Penang Bridge Internation Marathon

The Penang Bridge Internation Marathon also known as PBIM is a very popular running event in Penang. The participants were coming from various countries around the world. All most all the participants has to be in the running ground @ midnight.

  • The full Marathon (42 KM) starts @ 2am 
  • Half Marathon (21KM) starts @ 3am, 
  • 10KM starts @ 6am 
  • fun run @ 7am. 

My friend and i, we arrived Penang around noon on the day before the run and went over to Queensbay Mall to collect our running kits.

Blueish Running kits  
Last digit of my BIB
My friend left the hotel @ 10:45pm the night before the run... and i was lucky enough to have more sleep and the hotel shuttle left around 4am. I was waiting for my run @ Starbie Queensbay.

The run started exactly @ 6am for 10KM... initially i wanted to snapshot some nice scenery during the run and on the bridge but due to the time limit to get the finisher medal. I decided to skip the photographing and straight moved forward to the finisher line. Overall it was NOT an easy run compare to the previous marathon that i participated. The ramping up to the bridge has killed my leg muscle until today. I'm still in pain...

Tired. Not in the mood to cam-whore...
Anyway, it was quite a good experience for my very first PBIM... Will i participate again next year... I would say maybe nope but i want to bring my camera to snapshot the nice scenery of Penang Bridge like others did...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Starbucks 2012 planner

I have been eyeing on the Starbucks 2012 planner since they launched it... It cost RM88 to purchase this planner or purchased 15 drinks to get this planner. So which one you choose?

As for me someone gave it to me as the present for this year :p so i neither purchased drinks nor paid RM88 for this planner.

Something come with a nice box...
the Planner
Close view of Starbucks logo
When i flipped through the inner part of the planner... The whole planner is very nice with lots of lively wording...

the inner part of the planner with bookmarks
Some knowledge and history about Starbie
Interesting instruction on some of the days...
I will look at each of the vending machine on Feb 01 2012
Anyway, next years planner was more colorful then this year... but i think they should have just get us to  reuse our this year's planner and provide the refill for the inner part of the planner... 2011. It will be more environmental friendly then... this is my suggestion :p

Saturday, November 19, 2011

When OLD meets NEW ...

TZ has spent a night in this town... This town has the mix of OLD and NEW...


The town @ Night

Now, where was TZ?

Friday, November 18, 2011

Friday Teaser #8 : Food from different country

In the food fair, we could taste food from various country... In the food fair we could get Japanese, Chinese, Swedish, Italian, American...etc

So where can we get different variety of food from various country in one place outside Food Fair?

Thursday, November 17, 2011


A cup a day, keeps you awake...
Now i have the access to Starbie coffee daily with VIA.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Breakfast @ Yut Kee 镒记

Hey don't be mistaken Breakfast @ Yut Kee is one of the Malaysia made film eh~ Cause we have a famous movie named Breakfast @ Tiffany.

Anyway, two weekend ago, I was having breakfast with three bloggers friends of mine @Yut Kee, the 70 years old business yet going strong. Okay, so now you may figure what is Yut Kee...

The Front - People is lining up
A typical old Kopitiam... no aircon... people lining up waiting to be seated... this place is full house during lunch everyday. So you could imagine how good is the business. That's why the owner claimed in the newspaper. 70 years old shop yet still going strong :p

Old is gold kind of layout - A typical old Kopitiam
So what make it so strong? Their juicy, yummy food... Their great and efficient waiters... And a good and fast commander shouting to arrange and serve the customers with the available seat in the cashier counter.

Anyway, what is their signature dish? We ordered one Roti Babi for sharing...

Roti Babi - Where is the Babi?
Can you see the Babi?
My friend and I ordered Pork Chop while the other two friends order Chicken Chop and fried glass noodles.

Fried Glass Noodles
The Pork Chop - Wanna see how juicy is the chop?
Are you hungry now?
Many of you might be asking where is Yut Kee... It's located @ Jalan Dang Wangi, downtown KL (map). You should pay a visit and taste the 70 years old recipe :)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Shake your fats OFF

Shake Shake Shake ... Shake off the fat

If it's so effective, why Fitness First do not have this machine for member to shake shake and get your fat drops... Just wondered can shaking your body daily for few minutes actually lose fat? what do you think?

Monday, November 14, 2011

NIKE : We Run KL 2011

When people mention "Just Do It" ... what would come to your mind? Yup~ It's NIKE. 
Nike has sponsored We Run KL on year 2010... this year Nike is doing again. Since NiKE is the main sponsor... of cause the running jersey is NIKE... I ordered size M for myself. I'm very satisfy with the size as it suits me well. 

Last Friday, my friend and I went to Midvalley to pick up our running kits. This year the jersey is RED compare to last year it was striking apple GREEN. Which you prefer for those who has the year 2010 jersey?
Bag of running kits
Front part of the jersey
visit the for more info eh~
Please don't ask me for my BIB... the last digit is 8
Anyway, i'm looking forward for the run on 27.11.11. This will be a tough one as it's in the hilly part of Kuala Lumpur i.e. Lake Garden Area.... Wish me luck eh~

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Loy Krathong ลอยกระทง

November 12th 2011 - My friend bought me to a Thai ancient festival, Loy Krathong which is celebrated in Wat Chetawan, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. Loy Krathong has been widely celebrated in Thailand since the ancient Sukhothai era and it's belief to be an offering to the Goddess of Water to bring peace, health and luck.


So what is Loy Krathong?
Loy means "To Float" Krathong refers to the Lotus-shape receptacle which can float on the water. The Krathong contains food, nuts, flowers, joss sticks. candle and coins as the offering to the Goddess of  Water, Phra Mae Khongkha.

Upon arrived in the temple.. My friend and I walked around the temple and took a few shots of the temples, visited the main building, pray... then went over to the hall to get ourselves a Krathong, brought it to another hall and stood there for chanting.

Wat Chetawan - Main Building
The Tower

The chanting before the offering
After the chanting, all of us proceed to Taman Jaya Lake which is 10 mins walk from Wat Chetawan and offering the Krathong to the Goddess of Water...

Offering to the Goddess of Water

Had one guy and one lady as the newcaster :p

From the participated crown... I felt that this festival not only celebrated as an offering to the Water God, it also brings the family and friends together...

Anyway, i hope by offering to the Goddess of Water, I hope it will bring good luck and mercy to the people of Thailand, the water in Bangkok will be subsided soon.