Thursday, March 31, 2011

Filem apa yang sesuai?

Selama ni aku selalu pening kepala nak pilih beli filem apa. Kadang-kadang aku cuma beli berdasarkan harga je, kalau murah terus angkut 2-3 kotak. Setakat ni baru cuba filem Centuria 200, Lucky 100, Fomapan 100 dan Fujifilm 400. Malangnya tak boleh nak komen lebih-lebih sebab banyak filem yang belum develop lagi. Susah kot nak cari kedai yang boleh proses filem hitam putih dan proses silang. 

Tapi tadi secara tak sengaja terjumpa artikel ni untk dijadikan panduan peminat kamera filem sedunia ;] Jangan pening lagi ok mari baca....

"Which film speed is best?" depends on what you want to shoot, and how you want to shoot it.
The short answer is not the best, but the short answer is:
  • 100 speed for stuff outdoors in the sunshine.
  • 400 speed for indoors, or outdoors on cloudy days and action subjects.
  • 200 speed if you can't make up your mind between 100 and 400.
This is about the limit of what you can buy at the grocery store. But this is pretty limiting. Did you know you can get film as slow as 6 and as fast as 6400? Did you know that you can take pictures at night with slow film?...without a flash?
Now for the long answer. Read through the whole list, and let's see if we can't open up whole new worlds of possibilities in your pictures.
  • 50 speed and lower is great for pictures you want to enlarge to sizes like 16x20. I think every photographer should have at least one picture they have shot blown up big. Its a life-changing, wonderful experience. You will either need to shoot outdoors in sunshine, or use a flash, but its pretty cool. At the same time its unnecessary if you don't want big enlargements.
  • 64 to 100 speed generally speaking has richer, smoother color, more detail and, all things being equal, looks "better" than the same image shot on faster film. You can use this outside in sunshine without any extra effort. It works great indoors or for night time stuff, but you will need a flash, or a tripod.
  • 200 speed is either useless or perfect, depending on the photographer. Some feel it is too slow to use indoors or for nighttime stuff and yet not as good as slower film in daylight. Others feel it is the perfect compromise. But are compromised pictures what you want?
  • 400 speed can be used in daylight just fine in most cases, but some lower end cameras will overexpose daylight shots with these films. It works well in lower light stuff such as indoors, or cloudy days without needing a flash or tripod. But of course if the light gets too low, you still need flash or tripod. Ten years ago 400 speed film was only good for 4x6 prints. It used to be too grainy for anything larger, but these days film is much improved over what it used to be. Most people are very satisfied with 8x10's from 400 speed film.
  • 800 speed is good for low light and indoors where you can't use a flash or tripod, like indoor sporting events such as basketball or events on a stage, but the color isn't great(more on this another column). Its too fast for some cameras to use in daylight, and it doesn't tend to blow up well.
  • 1000 speed is like 800 speed only more so. Great for indoor sporting events and stage shows. Also for weddings where a flash is disruptive. Generally too slow for outdoor nightime stadium events like football games.
  • 1600 speed is good for serious low light stuff like nightime football games. Makes some pretty horrible blow ups. Color can be awful.
  • 3200 speed is as fast as you can get over the counter. Not a pretty picture in terms of grain and detail. Some people like it for the artistic effect of it's harsh grain. Try a roll and see what you think. Don't even think about using this in sunshine.
  • 6400 speed is specially processed black and white 3200 film. Used when nothing else matters but getting the picture. Will work in situations where other films won't record anything. Frequently used in surveilance situations.
  • Variable speed films, like Kodak MAX films. The first issue of these films were horrible. Nobody liked it. But the MAX films have been revised and I personally haven't shot any of the second edition stuff, but it is supposed to be much better.
So what the heck, experiment a little. Buy a roll and see what you think.

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

An invitation to fundrasing event at Straits Quay to help tsunami victims in Japan

Hello friends,
> We're all devastated by the tragedy that is unfolding in Japan now, and 5 days after the event, I've finally gotten sick and tired of just waiting for more information and worrying from afar. My friends and I have decided that we needed to get out of this depressing helplessness and start doing something pro-active. We have therefore decided to launch a fundraising campaign, and we're appealing to you all for help!
> I know it seems strange to be fundraising for a nation that is not only one of the richest and probably most prepared in the world, but when you come down to the individual victims, you have to just imagine having lost your entire house, family, village, future and hope under the literal cloud of radioactive shadow to understand how helpless, lost and without hope it is to be a victim of this disaster. We feel that by doing this fundraising, we can focus the energy currently being spent on just feeling sorry into providing some much needed financial help to individual victims in Japan.
> The funds raised will be sent directly to Japan through the Japanese Consulate General of Penang.
> The event which will be on
> SUNDAY, 27th March at the STRAITS QUAY Indoor AND Outdoor (both Aircon) lobby area.
> Time: 11am ~ 6pm

>   1) Charity Sale - we need donations of items from companies and individuals.
  •  Please donate or help to ask for donations for things like rice cookers, fax machine, handbags, clothes, even good condition soft toys! Items can be second-hand or new but please donate things people would WANT to buy. We don't want to be your unofficial garbage collector...! 
  •  We would appreciate is if you could BRING the items to us on the day, and we will place them on the appropriate tables for auction or sale. This is so that we cut down on the preparation work as time is very short.
  •  *The persons need to bring the items ahead, Enhance Education Language Center in STRAITS QUAY will help us to keep.
> 2) PERFORMACES, TALKS, ACTIVITIES - we need volunteers to perform, ~ dance, songs, magic, games...
  •  We need to have a programme of performances to draw the crowd while the silent auction continues. 
  •  Also looking for anyone who can give a talk on:-
  •  "How to prepare for and survive a disaster"
  •  "Survival Action 101" ~ what do do in an emergency
  •  "What is Nuclear Energy"
  •  "Crisis Management"
  •  First
  •  Aid Demonstration etc
  •  ** This is so that people who attend the event will LEARN something and prepare better for any potential disasters. 
  •  Right now, we're planning for Japanese dances, Drum performances, Japanese Children's choir, kimono dressing, origami, caricature drawing etc..
  •  Anything to add to this would be great! It doesn't have to be Japanese... even Jazz performances, guitar, violin, puppet shows - anything is ok, as long as it can be done on stage without much props.
  •  We need personnel and resources to help with the Stage Management, Stage lighting, backdrop etc
> 3) PUBLICITY - please, please, please ask your friends, relatives, fellow club members, school teachers, cleaning ladies, your enemies... EVERYONE to support by participating or buying!

> With regards to the offers of help and donations, please contact the following coordinators:-
> Organizing chairperson: Ms Emi Yamazaki<> 012-4139096
> Cash Donations: Mrs Lee Laines<
> 012-5811123
> Food Donation: Mrs Rumi Kudo (English)<> 016-4248401
> Donation of Items for sale/ auction: Ms Chika Ando<> 012-5008486
> Performances: Ms Hitomi Ogawa<> 016-4974087
> Kimono: Mrs Imura Mariko
> Kindly forward this message to all your friends.
> Best Regards,

Monday, March 21, 2011


Sejak dua menjak ni, blog aku makin femes dah ha sampai selalu jugak lah orang yang terdampar kat blog ni datang dari arus laut Google search. Macam-macam kata kunci yang link pada blog aku antaranya.....

 Ni sapa pula cari Dr Goh sampai sini? 

Musykil, musykil.

Saturday, March 19, 2011


Kejamnya kita bersuka ria tatkala saudara kita dalam bahaya. Rasanya tak perlu kot saya hebahkan lagi tentang kesan radiasi di Jepun yang kini sudah masuk tahap 5 bahayanya. Tahap 5 ! Tahap yang boleh membunuh walaupun masih belum teruk seperti yang berlaku di Chernobyl, Ukraine 25 tahun lepas. 

Saudara seagama sendiri yang tiap hari bertaruh nyawa di Palestin pun kita saya buat tak tahu, kejam sungguh! Baru sekarang perasan, kalau misi bantuan kemanusiaan besar-besaran ke Palestin di boikot tentera Israel baru lah kita saya terhegeh-hegeh semangat cakap "Benci Zionis" "Laknat Israel" dan sebagainya. Lepas dua tiga minggu kita saya pun senyap, cool balik agaknya. Dah tak marah dah dekat Zionis, siap masuk McDonald beli burger Double Prosperity. 

Eh, tapi rasanya tu semua tak kejam lagi kot. Paling kejam bila reaktor nuklear di Jepun di bocor sampai gas tu boleh tersebar satu dunia baru lah kita saya kata, "Oh God." Saya memang kejam kan. 

Sebenarnya, kita saya ni pentingkan diri. Bila ada khabar angin kata benda buruk tu jadi atau akan kat kita baru lah keluar semua singa harimau dari dalam. Kalau tak menyorok belakang iPhone lah jawabnya. 

Friday, March 18, 2011

Snapshot with telefon cikai

Ketagih LOMO pula sekarang ni.

Lokasi: Durian Valley,USM

Lokasi: Depan Rumah Tetamu,USM

Sungai Dua




Monday, March 14, 2011

My beau

Dear Dear,

We have such fine good old time together. I really hope you enjoy our recent outing in my hometown. It is the first time I brought you to such place huh? Or maybe you've already been to that kind of place with mud splashing shamelessly. Anyhow, I'm glad I brought you with me for company and you get to know my closest high school's friends. They are crazy aren't they? :) 

Just so you know you look absolutely stunning last Saturday with that stylish kinda silver white and black suit. Everyone (almost) is looking at us the minute I hold your hand dragging you to meet my friends. I still cannot believe how time quickly deserted us behind those memory. How long has it been? 4 months? Still feels like the first time I greet you with a cheesy wide smile on my face. 

Beauty is skin deep. And I knew and I always know the phrase is always true. I know people discarded you just because you have that one little tiny flaw. But I guess they never knew how the flaw makes you even stronger and special.

I always love you Fujica ST605N.



Sik mau.


Sik mau.


Sik mau.


Sik mau.


Sik mau.

Aaaaarrrghhhhhhhhhhhhhh~ mau ka sik mau?

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Buang tebiat...kata orang

Kata orang tua-tua, kalau kita secara tiba-tiba buat satu benda yang seumur hidup kita tak biasa buat, tu tandanya tak lama lagi lah tu. Hmmm mungkin betul, tapi Allah sendiri pun selalu bagi hint seseorang akan dipanggil pulang betul tak. Lain orang lain lah hint nya.

Kalau aku banyak buat benda 'buang tebiat', dan memang sah aku yang Allah panggil pulang, aku harap sesiapa yang kenal keluarga aku dapat begitahu diorang tentang blog ni.

Tengok! aku buang tebiat lagi. Cakap pasal mati bukan buang tebiat kan, aku cuma nak selalu ingatkan diri sendiri yang aku bakal jadi tanah balik.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Of today's words

Words sometimes don't do the talking. Words sometimes loose her voice and remain silence. Words sometime gives you silent treatment, I'm sure you know why.

Daripada Yasmin Ahmad

Arwah Yasmin Ahmad pernah berkata: Nabi kita S.A.W pernah bersabda; "pertempuran paling hebat bukanlah pertempuran di medan perang. Tapi pertempuran itu terletak di hati kita. Petempuran itu berlaku ketika hati kita sedang berjuang melawan ego, nafsu dan dendam. Di situlah letaknya medan pertempuran paling hebat."

Arwah Yasmin Ahmad juga pernah berkata ketika hidupnya, belajarlah untuk memerhati. Memerhati dan melihat bukan benda yang sama. Dengan memerhati sekeliling kita dari benda yang sekecil-kecil hingga sebesar-besarnya, kita dapat menginsafi diri. Kenapa? Sebab dari pemerhatian, kita sedar Allah cipta sesuatu dengan teliti sekali dan kita sedar, siapalah kita untuk sombong dan angkuh berjalan di atas bumi ini.

Belajarlah untuk memerhati, dan dari pemerhatian luahkanlah apa sebenarnya yang sebenarnya berlaku di sekeliling kita.

Semoga pelajaran yang aku kutip daripada arwah Yasmin hari ini berguna untuk semua. Moga Allah bersama beliau.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tahukah kamu...

Di USM Pulau Pinang ni, kami tak panggil fakulti sebagai fakulti. Kami panggil 'school' tapi kami tak panggil sekolah, kami panggil pusat pengajian. Itu je nak bagitahu.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Live vs Mu

Live football update:
2 Liverpool vs. Manchester 0

Panas hati gua. Takpe2 kita tunggu lagi 45 minit. The ball is round. The table will turn.
Je ne peux pas croire ce

3 Liverpool vs Manchester 1
 Menggelegak hati gue... 

Aku dan Batu

Aku dah belajar bahasa Perancis asas dekat setahun. Tapi belajar melalui internet jelah, hasrat nak belajar secara formal tak kesampaian sebab cikgu tu tak bagi aku ambil sebagai audit. Kecewa sangat masa tu. Teringat dekat kawan-kawan maya yang sama-sama belajar dan ajar aku bahasa Perancis. 

2 bulan lepas ada seorang mamat pakcik dari Perancis ni, namanya Pierre. Dia nak belajar bahasa Melayu, tapi aku tengok bahasa Indonesia dia boleh kira mantap la juga. Tapi dah orang minta tolong ajar bahasa kita sendiri mesti la kita terima kan. Bukan senang orang luar sudi belajar bahasa Melayu. 

Jadi dia pun mula lah perkenalkan diri dalam bahasa Indonesia dia tu, aku pulak pi balas dalam bahasa Perancis aku yang tunggang langgang dengan tanda baca koma ( ' ^) yang hilang entah ke mana. Akhir sekali dia dah nak blah dah , dia cakap panggil dia Batu.

Aku tanya la purquoi? (kenapa) Dia kata Pierre tu kalau diterjemah kedalam bahasa Inggeris maksudnya Stone. Stone tu Batu lah kan. Aku pun dengan pelik dan senyum sengih tulis baiklah Encik Batu, saya sedia membantu anda.

Lagi satu kelakar bila dia nak tulis selamat tinggal@ bye. Orang Indonesia kan suka cakap "Da da~" sebagai ganti untuk bye bye. Encik Batu ni pula dia tulis kat aku,
"Dadah almutarjimah..." 

Aku cuma mampu gelak sorang-sorang depan skrin.

C'est tout pour aujourd'hui. Bonne Journee!!!  yang ni dr haslina ajar.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Semua Orang

Semua orang ialah orang asing atau orang kampung saya cakap 'stranger'. Dan semua orang, jiwanya kusut atau orang kampung saya cakap 'tangled'. Semua orang ada perkara yang dia nak lupakan, perkara yang mungkin jadi masa zaman kanak-kanak dulu atau orang kampung saya kata 'childhood'. 

Semua orang mencari sesuatu, tapi sampai sekarang semua orang tak jumpa lagi. Apalah agaknya benda tu ye? Semua orang akan terlupa satu hari nanti, oh ya orang kampung saya kata lupa tu 'oublié' bukan 'forget', kami memang advanced.

Semua orang lalui hidup dekat dunia ni, tapi bukan semua orang boleh ingat apa yang dia lalui. Ada yang hancurkan hidupnya, ada yang lipat-lipat hidupnya, ada yang tak dapat lihat hidupnya. Sedihkan? 

Semua orang ialah orang asing atau orang kampung belah mak saya kata 'drôle'.

Semua orang jiwanya kusut.

Hilang dalam tik tok tik tok (interpret sendiri apa dia tik tok tu) yang dilupakan.

Friday, March 4, 2011

I Want To Repent But...

Good morning and have a very blessed Friday. I'm writing in English today because I like to share a book with all my readers. Well, particularly e-book since I managed to find one to save cash. It's a very good book by Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid. The book title is " I Want To Repent But...".

I always believe that all human kind wants to be good. Deep down I know we all want to be the most excellent Muslim. Abiding all the rules that Allah has written for us. But... there is always a BUT inside of us. In Malay language the word 'but' is 'tetapi'. We always have this feeling to be better than yesterday is somehow hard isn't it? Trust me, everyone feel the same way. And those who managed to take a step better than yesterday in his/her life is a very lucky and strong person. I myself envy those people who have the guts to wear long hijab and even niqab. Masya Allah don't they look like the world's most poise and graceful women ever?

You see? I, wholeheartedly admire that kind of women, but... why did I did not  wear the long hijab like them? I really want to actually but...

So, to answer why we have the big BUT... inside, let's read this book. It only have 32 pages so I bet if you can manage to read more than one fashion blogs, novel for hours, why not take some time to read this book?

Here is the link for the e-book version (click here). Thank you