Saturday, 1 November 2014

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Testing Oneplus One


I first got this Oneplus One Sandstone Black version 2 months ago. As a iPhone user i was confused and disoriented at first using Android operating system. However as times goes, i discover more and more things which I can customize. Being able to customize the appearance of the operating system to my liking is the freedom i would  never get from iOS. 

At the end for me what is utmost important is the camera.  I am no longer the typical Asian with big camera hanging around the neck (from the Germans' point of view) every single time i went to events and gathering. The aging process has forbidden me to hang heavy object around my neck and the depreciation of DSLR depend on the shutter count. Who knows one day I could afford a Hasselblad or upgrade to 5D Mark III or IV. 

To me, smart phone is more like a phone camera rather than a camera phone. The camera function will always be my first priority and crucial factor in making decision which phone to buy. The camera works quite well under a well lit situation,even though sometimes i find the colour of the pictures is a bit under-saturated or washed out. Under low light condition the camera performs badly, in which the pictures become (too) noisy due to the high ISO boost. I guess that's price to pay when the maker decides in favor of high mega pixel over high ISO performance. For a phone with a price tag of 300€, it is not a surprise.  

The good news is  that there are tons of apps where you can fix the pictures (not if the noise level is too high though). My favourite one is Snapseed from Google.  

Here is the link to the pictures taken by me using Oneplus One at Audi Museum in Ingolstadt. The pictures are heavily edited in Snapseed.  

Friday, 26 September 2014

忧伤.寂寞


我忧伤和寂寞的解药就是摄影。。。 
每当我手里握着我的宝贝相机,

我会觉得所有烦恼和忧愁都会离我而去,
可能是我把那些负能量转移到相片里去。。
我的灵感来源总是忧伤悲惨的歌曲。。 。。 

这我也无法理解。。
友经常问我喜欢听什么类型的音乐。。 
我都不好意识说越悲惨忧伤的歌我越喜欢,
因为那些歌曲给予我灵感。。。


Monday, 23 June 2014

Truly One Malaysia

the concept of the House of One in Berlin

The House of One, 
a place where a church, a mosque and a synagogue share the same roof, 
worshipers regardless of religious differences pray and have dialogue
for better respect and understanding of their own religion and other's.

This, in my opinion, is what Malaysia truly needs
for us Malaysians of different religions to share, discuss and talk, 
to promote better understanding of other religions 
and as well as comprehension of the words of god. 

Dialogues regardless of our cultural as well as religious differences, 
are vital to curb ever-growing social fractionalization 
and to prevent exploitation and manipulation 
by people with greed for power and support for their own personal gain and selfish intention.

 Dialogues are inexpensive and mainly driven by our voices and minds. 
A good cause does not need big expenditure for marketing
but rather the peoples' support and
readiness to accept changes

Be brave to talk about our differences and thus embrace them
as it makes us unique and stronger together
It all starts from dialogues with others.

After all we are all Malaysian.
MALAYSIA BOLEH


For more information about the interesting architecture and concept of the House of One


The church, mosque and synagogue are connected to the meeting place in the middle. 


Tuesday, 13 May 2014

When less is more


Simplicity has always had its way to tempt me seduce me. 

I believe product design should be as simple as possible... 
.....and rid of any unnecessary elements to its core function and purpose.