Thursday, September 30, 2010

Shape Night Run 2010

Shape Night Run 2010
Date: Saturday 31 July 2010
Venue: Putrajaya
Photos courtesy of Jason Lee
Click here for Part 1 of photo album (click Slideshow; hit F11 to expand photo)

Click here for Part 2 of photo album

Click here for Part 3

Click here for Part 4 of 4 (final album)

Note: when downloading photos into the harddisk of your PC, ensure photos are in expanded mode for a bigger file size (size of photo when viewing determine the file size).

Jason Lee
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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Waterski - Luke Thomas

Here are the photos by courtesy of Shukri during the photo session of Luke Thomas, a famous water-skier from UK. The location shoot was done at Putrajaya's Presint 6 Water Sports Complex on Sunday 19 Sept 2010.

Please click here to access to the photo album courtesy of Slideshow; hit F11 key for full screen display
Freezing the movement

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Fuji Dinner and Karaoke

I am please to informed that the much awaited post-Mount Fuji dinner shall be held on this Saturday 2 October. After months of planning in ensuruing that the full team can meet again, the actual day is now drawing near.
Not only that we have the participation of the full team, we also have four invited guest trekkers to join us in this dinner and karaoke session. They are Fiona (EBC), Leng, Rose and Angeline. We shall all sit together in a mega table that can accomodate 16 persons. Thanks to Jayne Aw for making the reservation. Here is the menu for the evening.

1. Crispy Dragon Beard Roll & Crispy Prawn with Wasabe Sauce
2. Double-boiled Coral Fish's Fin Soup with Chicken
3. White Tuna Fish Fillet with Pomalo Sauce
4. Roasted Suckling Lamb Hong Kong Style
5. Braised Seasonal Vegetables
6. Fried Rice with Shrimp Paste
7. Aloe vera sea coconut
8. Thousand Layered Sponge Custard

Note: The poultry-based ingredents have been changed for a more pleasant reading ... :-)

In this gathering, I am sure the group would discuss and plan for the next Mount Fuji Japan trekking trip again in view of the aborted mission due to bad weather. Click here for all posting on Mt Fuji Trekking (July 2010).

A few days ago (23 - 26 September 2010), Air Asia just launched the maiden Moshi Moshi trip to Tokyo with an amazingly low fare of RM 99 one way. Well, they really live up to their name that now everyone can fly. I am sure more people will go to Japan to see the sakura in full bloom (in April), climbing up Mount Fuji (in July/August) or running in Tokyo Marathon (in February), etc.

Written by KC

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Cleaning Camera Made Easy

On Sunday 19 September 2010, Shukri was invited to Putrajaya's Presint 6 Water Sports Complex to take photos for Luke Thomas, a famous water-skier from UK. Though Shukri has been taking water-skiing events a few times, being on the speed boat taking the water-skier in action was truly a new experience. The challenging moments were to zero-in on the subject and the speed boat started to bounce on choppy water created by the undulating waves.

Background showing Putrajaya's Presint 6 Water Sports Complex

When the photo shoot was over, a photographer from another speed boat said he wanted to wash his camera. Without hesitation, he was dipping his Olympus E-3 SLR into the lake much to the shock or amazement of other onlookers near to the Water Sports Complex.

A daring move ... notice the bubbles surging to the water surface

This is extracted from the Olympus website about Olympus E-3:

Pursuance of high image quality, mobility and reliability. A digital SLR camera that answers the demanding requirements of photographers, withstanding severe conditions while pursuing high quality image, mobility, and reliability.

Usage in demanding environments is made possible with the OLYMPUS E-3 through the dust proof and water proof magnesium alloy body that can withstands severe conditions.

After reading the above claims, looks like only the body is water proof but did not mention about the lens.

According to Shukri, he saw bubbles surging to the water surface when the whole unit is submerged into the water. Looks like there is a misinterpretation of the features by the owner of this camera. Okay, be prepared for an expansive repair ... :-)
Here are the photos of the previous waterski event (July 2010) extracted from Shukri's photo album.

Click here for the full photo album courtesy of Shukri.

Shukri (right)

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Photo Shoot and Climbathon Training (3)

Jason Lee checking the initial test result during the photo shoot while yours truly (KC) looks on. At right is Weng. Photos courtesy of Chiew Hong.
Arriving at Camp Pacat that takes 2 hours ... Johar, LimFW, ChooTS, KC

Arriving at the peak of Gunung Nuang take 3.5 hours ... ChooTS, LimFW, Jason Thiang, KC, Johar

Another view

Chiew Hong is at right ... photos courtesy of Chiew Hong

Late lunch at 5pm at the Beer Garden Restaurant, Ulu Langat
L-R: ChooTS, KC, Chiew Hong, Su, Jason Lee, Wendy, Kelly Hoh, Jayne Aw, Sharon Tan
Main dish is steam talapia fish that is supplied from the pond nearby

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Photo Shoot and Climbathon Training (2)

It was a day of intense activity amid fun and laugher at Gunung Gunung on Saturday, 18 September 2010 in preparing for the Mount Kinabalu Climbathon on 23 Oct 2010.
Not all the Mt KK Climbathon participants are present though we have 24 runners turned up for the training. We were honoured to invite Jason Lee who came all the way just to take photos for us.
Other than taking the group photos, the fun part was taking the action shots where the shooting was NG (No Good) a few times. We spent almost 30 minutes in the photo shoot and we started the training at 8:00 a.m., half hour behind schedule.

Almost all the guy runners know the trail very well as we have been training at Gunung Nuang several times. The ladies were led by PY who has been training there a few times before. I was told that due to a wrong stream crossing, part of the lady team members were not able to connect to the proper trail to go up the mountain. As such, much time was lost to find the correct path. By the time 3.5 hours were up, they could only arrive at Camp Pacat.

Please click here to view photos by courtesy of JASON LEE.
Click Slideshow, hit F11 key.

Front (L-R): Su, Peck Yah, Tan, Sharon Tan, Kelly Hoh, Jayne Aw, Patricia Yap, Wendy
Middle: TeeEK, LimKK, Steven, Gilbert, Lim FW, Ronnie, ChooTS, Chiew Hong, LeongWW
Back: Edwin Goh, Tee, Jason Lee, Jason Thiang, Faisal, Weng, KC
Edwin Goh and KK Lim are the fastest in the group clocking 2 hr 42 min to arrive at the peak. Gilbert and LeongWW arrived at the False Peak and did not proceed to the actual peak. The second group arrived at the peak exactly at 3.5 hours. They were ChooTS, Chiew Hon, Jason Thiang, KC and Johar.

We were amazed when we realised that Johar was on puasa that day. Imagine we were drinking 2 litres of water to keep us hydrated plus a few bars of energy food to sustain the energy. Johar was not drinking and eating at all. Well, that is really mind over matter !!

The group still has another 5 weekends for training before engaging on the Mount Kinabalu Climbathon. The next two locations for training would be Pine Tree Trail at Fraser’s hill and Batu Caves.
Writting by KC

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Photo Shoot and Climbathon Training

Johar, Edwin Goh, ... KK Lim

Sharon, Kelly, Jayne, Su and Patricia

KC, Weng, TeeEK, Gilbert Tan, Chiew Hong, Ronnie, Jason Thiang, Tee, Jason Lee

The registration desk of the park ranger ... (L-R) Jason Lee, KC, Park ranger, Chiew Hong and Weng

A short briefing by yours truly, KC, just before the start of the training. Important points: cut-off time is 3.5 hours ascent; direction of four streams crossing in reversed letter 'S' and run/trek with at least a buddy.

A group photo for rememberance. This is part of the main group of 50 participants of the Mount Kinabalu Climbathon on 23 October 2010

Yes, location shoot is at Gunung Nuang

Su, Kelly and Patricia

Jayne (in front)

Kelly Hoh

Edwin Goh who trains almost every weekend at Gunung Nuang

Tee EK and yours truly is behind him


A final photo just before the group runs deeper into the jungle

All photos by courtesy of Jason Lee

Work in progress to process the photo album ...

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