Sunday, August 31, 2008

Happy 51st. National Day



Wishing all fellow Malaysians a happiest 51st. National Day. 
May Malaysia  continue to be stronger and united 
for many years to come!






Saturday, August 30, 2008

Sculpture: Man with Potential Selves

Man with Potential Selves by Sean Henry, 2003. Sean is one of the UK's leading figurative sculptors. His artwork comprises of three, larger than life size, painted bronze figure of the same man, in different states of being: standing still, walking and floating. These figures can be found at the Central Station Metro, just across the Central Station. However, i just photographed two figures because i could not understand the floating one why it was position like that... 


...standing still...


...walking out from the station...




...closed-up...

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Shadow Project: Me, Myself & My Shadows








After a stroll along the River Tyne at Quayside last Sunday morning, i crossed the river to Gateshead side through the swing bridge. Walked up to Sage Gateshead, snapped a few pics of city centre and headed to Millennium Bridge. A beautiful sunny morning and  snapped some of my shadows while waited for the Millennium Bridge to tilt at around 12 p.m. So here are some of my shadows...and just made me realised that everybody has in common...the shadow is black...






Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Sunday Market

Spent my weekend at the Quayside to check out the Sunday Market. The market is every Sunday since the start of summer from 9 am until 2 pm. Went there because of good weather and i need some sun too...spent my time there until 1.30 pm. Besides, i also had a chance to see the Millennium Bridge tilted... yippeeee...


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Sunday, August 24, 2008

CSI: A Gruesome Murder

Almost two weeks already that two chinese citizens were murdered. A couple lived just two blocks from my house were murdered in their house and the police still could not established the motives behind this gruesome murder. 

...live reports from the crime scene...


...the CSI team's vans (white) outisde the house looking for evidence...


...the police still guarding that house...


...bouquet of remembrance...



Friday, August 22, 2008

I'm a Mac



I love this ads...well, most of the Mac ads are creative...
proud to be Macintosh!


video


...this is my first Mac in 1990s...Colour Classic II, i luv it and it so cute at that time...and she still with me until now...



...when Steve Job returned to Apple, he introduced this yummy iMac...and i bought the green (lime) one...so evergreen...and she always being green and still using this at home...



...since i'm mobile man, i purchased iBook G3...
it's so damn sexy white...well, she was given away to a dear friend...



...later i moved to MacBook Black...still sexy black...a versatile machine!



...and i have this too...cutey iPod shuffle...



...also iPhones cum iPod Touch...one iPhone 2.5G and the latest is iPhone 3G...

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

One day I fly away

Yeah! everything confirmed!



...i will terribly jet lag for a few days but hope not so bad like last time  (almost two weeks just because of the heat) ...going to be an owl...hehehehe...


...last time flew to Colombo...

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Fade to black...


My Newcastle United

Today is a friendly match between Newcastle United and Valencia at St.James...so i've got the ticket for the match a week ago...

update: Newcastle scored 2 and 1 for Valencia!




The jerseys of 08/09 season...

The new away Newcastle jersey for 08/09 season...purple!


...the new home jersey for Newcastle United, actually this jersey was away
 jersey for 07/08 season...

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Around the City: Grainger Market





Markets have always played an important part in the life of the people of Newcastle. The Grainger Market is in the heart of the City and is an integral part of Newcastle's Grainger Town. The Market is a Grade I listed building (a protected building as historical structure) and has a lettable area of 38,000 square feet making it one of the largest market halls in the country.

Richard Grainger (where the market got its name), builder and developer, planned and constructed some of Newcastle's finest buildings and streets during the 1830's including Grainger Market, Theatre Royal, Grey Street, Grainger and Clayton Street. Together with John Dobson, an architect and engineer, their development transformed the town. Richard Grainger was said to 'have found Newcastle of bricks and timber and left it in stone, stone that still stands today' , which refers to the market.






The Grainger Market was the Town's first indoor market, situated between the New Gate of the old Town Walls and the newly laid out Grainger Street. At the time of its opening in 1835 it was considered the most spacious and magnificent market in Europe and the Evening Chronicle described it as 'the most beautiful in the world'. To mark its opening, a grand dinner gala was held, complete with an orchestra and attended by 2,000 guests. A painting of this event by Henry Perlee Parker (1795-1873), can be seen in the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle.



The market still housed the world's smallest Marks and Spencer's store, opened in 1895, "the last surviving example of the [Penny Bazaar] shops that gave birth to a legend in retailing" the Mark & Spencer (M&S). The Weigh House is the original facility used by retailers and customers to check the weight of their goods, which was a must for the people to check the weight after they bought the goods, but it now seems to be used mainly for checking body weight! The notice above the 10p. charge sign says, "Please do not bring food or drink into the Weigh House."




...updated: went to the market this morning and the charge has increased to 20p...


The Market is largely in its original condition except for the latticed-steel arches in the roof, which replaced the timber roof destroyed by fire in 1901.

Snow Effect