Archive for July, 2009

I’m not a fan to Malay movies, I don’t watch Malay movie in the cinema, I might ter’watch Malay movies during the Raya movie specials on TV.. but when it comes to Malay movies by Yasmin Ahmad, I never get bored watching, especially TV commercials made by her.

Maybe some of you have already knew the sad news that Yasmin Ahmad (Malaysian active film maker) died last Saturday at 11.25pm. I’ve always admire her creative works in the advertising and film industry for making Malaysian into another level of way beyond typical Malaysian standard.

Here some of her creative works in advertising which I loved very much.. this commercial reminds me of my sweet childhood..

May her soul rest in peace, Allahyarham Yasmin Ahmad… amin!

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Just want to show off share kamurang what I did yesterday..

Happy Monday guys!!

I’m suppose to have fun playing with my sniper mode today, but as some of you guys might knew the saddest news that the 1Borneo Auto Challenge 2009 has been postpone to August,  arghhh!!!

But not to worries as today I leave you guys with this post + some photos from the recent 24th Sabah Dragon Boat Race 2009.. enjoy!

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24th Sabah Dragon Boat Race 2009
Date : 20 -21 June 2009
Venue : Likas Bay, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

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In this year’s event, there are 65 total number of teams that participate in the race.

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I was there on Sunday which is the Final Race Day, but this time I came only at around 10am.

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Last year’s champion, the Pertubuhan Peladang Kawasan Tuaran again participate in the race to defend their title.

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Comparing to last year’s race, I’ve witness none (or maybe less) of the dragon boats had flip upside down.

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For your info,  the race venue has been moved to its original place where the location is just nearby about 3km away from last year’s venue.

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and I must say, Sabah Tourism Board had once again manage the event very well.

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After the final race was over, all teams gathered for the prize ceremony.

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Eventhough some of the teams that didn’t won, they are just enjoyed the race as one teams winnings.

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The main title ‘SABAH HEAD OF STATE TROPHY’ once again won by the team from Tuaran, none other than the Pertubuhan Peladang Tuaran.

2nd place : Terayung
3rd place : Rasa Ria As
4th place : Shan Shui A
5th place : Pasukan Kebangsaan Negara Brunei Darussallam

Congratulations to all winners!!

More photos of the race event + prize ceremony at LifeinBorneo.com

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Okay.. so last years’ show I didn’t manage to come on time, this year the Borneo Auto Challenge is back for another series 0f 2009 and I’m ready for it!!

Borneo Auto Challenge 2009
Date: 18-19 July 2009
Venue : Gourment Lane – Auto City, 1Borneo
Time: 10am-9pm

Best Modified Car :
K-car, VIP series, Open, Motorcycle/Scooter

Car Audio Challenge:
SBL-A, SBL-B, SBL-C (open)

are you ready???

Those who interested to participate, there’s still time to show off your big toys as the closing date for registration is on 15 July 2009, please contact Sagajuta Creatives & Communications Sdn Bhd at Tel: 088-484955 for registration.. or you may download the registration form here!

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With 11 participating countries, the 4th Sabah International Folkdance Competition 2009 which was held at the Sabah Cultural Centre, Penampang, has been again end up last Tuesday as a successful cultural dance competition.

Stay put for more international dance photos + event coverage..

Yeah.. You’ve just read the title!!

AGAIN!!

Someone is/are using my photo without my written/verbal consent!!

This was not the second time actually, but it’s the FOURTH time I’ve been a victim to those I like to called ‘THEIF’ a.k.a ‘PENCURI BESAR’..

The photo mentioned is this one below, which I took during my previous visit at Sarawak Cultural Village last year. The photo was taken on Saturday, 24th May 2008 at 1.44pm and contributed to LifeinBorneo.com which been published in article of Sarawak Cultural Village.

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Let me explain briefly how’s the experienced like to be a victim for the fourth time :

1st : The first time my photo was been used was published in a monthly leaflet by one local hotel (quiet a familiar name) here in Sabah. I’ve never talked/blog about it and never even communicate with the hotel since I’m okay with that and decided to just leave the matter as it was. 😦

2nd: The second time, I was a little bit disappointed with what just happened and later I’ve express my dissapointment through my blog last year, they seems have read my blog and they have express their apologies, since then everything are all settle. 🙂

3rd : I’ve never blog/talked about this one also (only few of my best buddies knows the story). One of my copyrighted photo has been used + published commercially all over K.K without my permission. However, they have settle the situation with professional manner and express their apologies + I’ve got my compensation paid with big sum of amount which granted them a license to use the photo, I even emailed the hi-resolution photo to them as well. 😉

4th : Now! AGAIN for the fourth times!! one of my copyrighted photo has been used by one ‘third party’ website which been managed by one local company here in K.K. The copyrighted photo has been published into one of their page website (don’t bother to click as at this point I’m writing, the URL + photo has been removed). The FUNNY thing is, even the photo has watermark on it, they never ASK or even SEEK for simple permission to use that photo instead publishing it ‘diam-diam tikus’ without my knowledge. >(

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Click HERE to view full size screenshot!

Earlier, I’ve send an acknowledgment emailed to the following listed contacts in their website, but what I got replied was… they never ADMIT the ‘fact’ that they have used the photo without permission.

OK! enough writing, let me just leave  you to decide + judge yourself by reading the replied email below… click for larger version.

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#1 – ” The said image was indeed taken from a third party website (not lifeinborneo.com) “
Ohh! Ya really?? auwww.. The only place that I’ve published/upload that mentioned photo is at LifeinBorneo.com on 23 July 2008. THEY LIED!!

#2 – ” we could not recall which website it was as it has been quite a while “
Hmm.. no wonder they cannot recall it, because if it’s true, what they need to do is to give me the correct URL from where they get the photo from actually, but I guaranteed it end up the source image most likely from LifeinBorneo.com itself. THEY LIED AGAIN!!

#3 – ” as there were no contact details in that website “
mannn.. are these bunch of people NOT even reading or they just don’t see it properly or they just ‘pok silap’ ignore the CONTACT FORM which are clearly visible. AGAIN.. THEY LIED!!

#4 – ” We at ……………. respect “
Teettttt!!!! WRONG statement there!! They don’t even bother to say ‘sorry‘ and they claimed they have this value of ‘respect’ .. come on! So skiddishhhh!!! Nenek sia pun tidak buli kena tipu this!!!.. THEY REALLY GOOD IN LYING.

It’s not a big deal actually for ‘stealing’, but ADMITTING + APOLOGIES that YOU ARE WRONG is something that is not hard to do bah..

Tips for future victims : If your photo is being use by someone/some parties without your knowledge even if there’s a watermark of your copyrighted name on it, don’t get angry just yet! cool down, it’s a good sign for you actually.. you cannot prevent people from stealing your photos, it’s  just a matter of dealing with them on how best to solve the matter at the end that really counts. Only if they play fool and didn’t really admit that there wrong, then load your weapon!

Moral of the story : Don’t mess + play skidish with BLOGGERS!!!
especially the big shark!!… jen.. jeng.. jen.. jen

The answer to the question you’ve just read is something I’m a bit kesian…

YA! I’ve missed it!!

I’ve missed the SUPER GT 2009 race this year, I missed those loud sounds of 500hp engines, I missed the smell of burning Sepang track, I missed Mai Sakamoto (the RAYBRIG babes), Kaori Minami, Junko Iida (the ZENT babes), the Yokohama tyre gals, and lastly I missed shooting with my favorite sniper..

My absence to this one of the hottest race on earth is due to heavy work load a.k.a ndak kena suru pigi!

So, this morning while I was browsing for some fresh photos of the SUPER GT 2009 race event  (just to lepas my rindu la kunun), I stumble into one photography forum and spotted one photo of the last year race which I was on that photo!!

Wahh.. it’s actually rare to see me captured in action!

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This photo was uploaded by a forum member named bugger, here is the link to this photo #19 at Velocity forum

Those who knows how I look, try if you can find which one is me on this photo?

Hint : Aiming the camera straight to the GT babes without no fears of anyone behind him!!

Thank you bugger! ;p