In a Hurry Much?….

February 22nd, 2012 by kamkuey

This morning was wonderfully beautiful.

The sky was blue…

and the morning sun was peeking through the trees. Surprisingly, it was not hot at all. :)

But in the midst of it all, while I was on the way to work. I noticed many many cars making weaving their way through the dense traffic as if their very lives depended on it. And they were weaving extremely dangerously. Either that or their shit has all piled up right at their asshole, threatening to burst through anytime.

I mean, you weave in and out of traffic, tailgate other cars, and blast through other motorists at breakneck speeds.. just to save 5 minutes? Does not seem much right that 5 minutes. But sit down and think about it nicely. You will see how moronic it is to risk the lives of other innocent motorists or pedestrians just so that you can save 5 minutes.

The next time you guys want to show off your little manhood on the road, take it to the tracks la. Unless your manhood is not big enough for the tracks?….

Anyways… it was all good. Had wonderfully fresh and tasty curry puffs courtesy of kelik.

Yumz!!

Amateur Radio

February 13th, 2012 by kamkuey

Some of you may know that I am somewhat into amateur radio or HAM radio.

It’s basically the use of radio transmitting equipment to get in contact with other ham radio operators… well.. around the world if you have the license and equipment.

 

And yes, you need a license to operate a ham radio.

It’s rather easy to get licensed. Firstly you sign up for the Radio Amateur Exam (RAE), which will cost you RM50. Then you can opt to sign up for an RAE class. There you will be briefed on on whatever you need to understand what ham radio is, and with enough knowledge to pass the RAE. Once you passed, then just go apply for you license. Cost? RM60 administration fee, and RM24 a year license fee. So usually people take advantage of the maximum 5 years renewal so that you only pay RM60 for 5 years, instead of renewing yearly and each renewal you pay RM60.

So the breakdown of the first 5 years for your ham radio license is :

Exam fee : RM50

Class fee : RM100

Administrative fee : RM60

license fee : RM120 (5years x rm24)

Total : RM330 for the first 5 years.

That’s RM66 a year.

The subsequent 5 years would only cost you RM180. That’s only RM3 a month!!

 

Anyways.. the photo above is of two walkie talkies hanging from my jeans pocket. Needed two just in case the other battery runs low :) That cable is attached to an antenna which is mounted outside my gate. It gives better reception and transmission. :)

So the question I get asked often, why?

Well, because I can.

There is no logical reasoning behind why I would need a ham radio license. Actually there is, but most people would just laugh it off. You see, ham radio is widely used everywhere and is the only stand alone communication system around. And it is also widely used during emergencies like earthquakes, flooding and things like that. So when an emergency do happen, and all the standard telephone and mobile phone and internet does down, ham radio is still up. So I can call out for help to delivery food to where I am :)

Anyways.. just ranting. Hopefully some of you find this entry helpful or at least interesting.

And so the debate goes on….

February 9th, 2012 by kamkuey

The latest buzz now is the new kid in the block…. the Nikon D800 with it’s impressive 36mp image sensor. A bit too impressive for me actually. It’s a bit of an overkill when it comes to weddings, which I shoot most if not exclusively. But the new camera by itself trumps the huge megapixel count drawback.

But at a price of approximately RM9k, it’s quite an investment.

 

The other idea I was toying with is to get a “semi-pro” camera like the X100 below.

It’s retro feel and looks is quite impressive. And it’s performance is rather interestingly amazing, especially for a non DSLR.

Coupled with the retro ‘casing’, it completes it’s retro look.

But.. at RM3k… it’s rather pricey for a non DSLR. 

 

So it’s back to the drawing board.

 

Maybe a D3s?

 

That’s a 5 figure camera.

 

decisions!!

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Nothing much to know about myself. In a nutshell, I manage a little call centre, but I was trained in IT. Now more like I am in the service industry cum IT support. Anyways, on the side, I like motoring, photography and sometimes fishing. Anything else you can ask me direct la.

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