Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Fireworks Competition - Eve (Part 6)

Please click here to view 123 photos superbly well-taken by Jason Lee: Fireworks displays by Team Italy on Saturday 25 August.
Important: According to the MIFC Official Website, the time for Team Japan has been changed from 10:00 p.m. to 12 mid-night!
Please click here for the official website.

Fireworks in the shape of coconut trees

A massive traffic jam happening in orange street lights of almost pitch black sky? This photo in page 4 of Star Metro caught my attention today, Wednesday 29 August. When I took a closer look, it was about the traffic jam leading to the Malaysia International Fireworks Competition (MIFC) at Putrajaya on Saturday 25 August night. It was a night of spectacular and beautiful fireworks displays by Team Italy.

Jason Lee, Weng, relatives and yours truly were lucky that we were not caught in the mammoth traffic jam. One of my colleagues was not that lucky – he was caught in a 3-hour traffic jam and did not make it to the destination to witness the fireworks displays.

The next exciting fireworks displays will be scheduled tomorrow, Thursday 30 August – the eve of Merdeka Day. We will be there again knowing that the traffic jam will be worst than before. We are still analyzing the location by using Google Map to identify a strategic location for the perfect photos shoot.

This time, the fireworks will be staged by Team Japan. We hope to see that even the fireworks displays contain the element of high-technology. Possibly, they can display fireworks in the shape of a Toyota Camry instead of the star shape by Team Italy.

As I told my friend, I was enthralled by the fireworks displays and the 10 minutes were the most ecstatic moment in my life. You have to be there to experience the awesome sight and exhilarating ground shaking blast sound.

Here is wishing you an enjoyable and memorable evening in watching the fireworks display.

Happy 50th Merdeka Celebrations.


Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Fireworks Competition - Team Global (Part 5)

Rain of fire

Please click here (point cursor, right click, select 'open a new window') to view 58 photos taken by Jason Lee.
Please click here to view 27 photos taken by WENG.
Fireworks in the shape of a coconut tree? Stay tune for more spectacular photos from Jason Lee on Team Italy, you will be spellbound by the near perfect shots taken by him..
Please click here to view photos taken by Gerard - Team Italy on Saturday 25 Aug..
The Malaysia International Fireworks Competition (MIFC) at Putrajaya continues with more spectacular display of fireworks.

Riot of colours

Jason Lee and WENG went for the Team Global event which was held on Friday, 24 August.

This time, they stationed at the side of Seri Gemilang Bridge which is very near to the launching area

Monday, August 27, 2007

Pacesetters Track Meet 2007

Please click here to view 126 photos taken by Chan Wing Kai.

Stay tune for more fireworks photos from Jason Lee and WENG tomorrow.

At Panasonic Sports Complex, Shah Alam on Saturday 25 August
Flying in the air
Very 'yow yeng' (muscular)

Ngae and Sam

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Fireworks Competition – Team Italy (Part 4)

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Stay tune for more fireworks photos from Jason Lee and WENG; Merdeka Run on 25 August; Pacesetters Track Meets on 25 August; Subang Jaya Run on 26 August.
Please click here to view photos taken by WENG on Wednesday 22 August - Fireworks by Team Auatralia..
Team Italy enthralled the spectators by staging the fireworks display that was really riveting. Saturday 25 August night is Team Italy’s turn to show its capability in conducting the fireworks display.
Half mask - half red half blue
So far, the following countries have participated in Malaysia International Fireworks Competition (MIFC) in Putrajaya from 18 August to 2 September: Malaysia, Australia and Italy.
Three-tier display
Throughout the 20 minutes show, I could continually hear the exclamation: “WAH”, “ho yeah” (very good), “ho leng” (very beautiful). At times, I did say those words myself responding in agreement to their admiration.
Star sign... some are in heart sign that captivated the admiration of spectators

The ending is always the most exciting and it is the climax of the entire fireworks display. More and more fireworks were been shot up in quick succession illuminated the sky of Putrajaya International Convention Centre. The explosive sound of “BOOM” was loud and the resonance effect shook the ground.
Team Sunshine Runners versus Team Australia: (L-R) Jason Lee, yours truly, WENG. Background is the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC). Photo was taken by Jason Lee on Wednesday 22 Aug.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

MIFC – Fireworks Competition (Part 3)

Spectacular and beautiful - Photos are taken by a friend, Shukri.

It is one of those rare occasions where we get to see fireworks for almost 10 times within two weeks – the Malaysia International Fireworks Competition at Putrajaya. Usually, we only have the chance to see it once or twice a year. After understanding the fault in the camera setting in taking those unsatisfactory photos, we have to wait for another year to correct the mistake. By then, we would have forgotten the settings.

One good reason to support this fireworks competition, as I told my friends, is that I may not live another 50 years for the next 50 Years Celebration in Nationhood.
I am pleased to show you the photos taken by a friend, Shukri. He went to Putrajaya on Wednesday 22 August evening to shoot the fireworks display by Team Australia. Standing along the Putrajaya Boulevard, he was stationed at the opposite end from where I was shooting.

He told me that one of the officers from the Ministry of Tourism, after seeing his photos in the internet, was very impressed and asked him what setting he used for his camera.

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MIFC - Fireworks Competition

The Malaysia International Fireworks Competition continues with Australia showing its capability in staging this magnificient fireworks display.
Please click here to view 43 photos taken by KC at Putrajaya on Wednesday 22 August 2007.

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A myriad of blasts for the spectacular ending

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Kuala Lumpur Executive Rat Race 2007

Please click here to view 137 photos taken by Chan Wing Kai, Pacesetters Club Photographer.

Attractive cheerleading members in vibrant colour attire

Hip hip ... hooray !

Run for charity

Running in full office attire

Except running shoes

RHB Bank - The Champion Team for third consecutive year. Tony P3 is at fifth position from left.

It was indeed a dramatic finishing and happy ending for RHB Bank Team. One of the Indian runners, Vasu (bib number 386), collapsed about 20 meters from the finishing line. According to Chan Wing Kai who was there taking photo, Vasu’s legs were wobbling that he could not even stand up. He must be running at blistering pace and thus pumped to the maximum. The Rela guys lifted him. With assistance, he managed to struggle to cross the finishing line with cheers and applauses from the supporters.


Monday, August 20, 2007

Fireworks Competition - MIFC

Please click here to view 22 photos taken by yours truly, KC.

I went for the opening night of Malaysia International Fireworks Competition at Putrajaya on Saturday 18 August.

When I arrived there at 8:30 p.m., the entire Putrajaya area was crowed with people and traffic.
Wawasan Bridge of Putrajaya
I decided to set up the tripod of my camera near the Wawasan Bridge area. Walking around that area before the start of fireworks display, I could see many came with the entire family and children.

The fireworks display started at 10:00 p.m. as published. I realized that the location that I have chosen was no good as the view was blocked squarely by a building and tress. The spectators could only see those magnificent fireworks that shot higher than the building. Since it was quite a distance from the main firing area, I could not even hear the blast of the fireworks, which added on to the excitement.

The next session is scheduled on Wednesday evening, 22 August. I shall drive to Putrajaya again tomorrow evening after work to survey the environment and identify a nearer and better location.

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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Putrajaya Breakfast Run

Please click here to view 168 photos taken by KC and Hon You.
Hon You's photographic equipment is by courtesy of Jason Lee.
The response to this breakfast run organized by Pacesetters Club received good responses. About 500 members and friends turned up for this fun-filled, non-competitive running event to officiate the launch of Putrajaya Area Group of Pacesetters Club. It was held at Taman Wetlands of Putrajaya today, Sunday 19 August.

Light aerobic session before the start of run.. conducted by KK Onn

Lots of watermelon to quench thirst when runners return


Happy moment together

Good friends

Sachets of Nestle 3-in-1

Bukit Jalil Area Group members

Taman Wetland of Putrajaya

Beautiful flower lined along the course