Saturday, October 15, 2011

Hueisean At Chew Jetty

Hueisean At Chew Jetty

Hueisean At Chew Jetty

Posted: 15 Oct 2011 09:12 AM PDT

Hueisean At Chew Jetty

Hueisean At Chew Jetty – Well, as you know I went to Chew Jetty few weeks back and I brought my dearest, Hueisean along because she'd never been there before. I've got my Canon 60D, and the Sigma 30mm f1.4 with me, so I started taking photos of her. Here are some shots of her, still learning and brushing up my skill. C&C are very welcome.

Hueisean At Chew Jetty

I need to learn more on editing skill. My post-process skill really lousy because I don't really know how to adjust the color and stuff. Haha. I prefer original shot, or perhaps using film camera so there's no need of post-process. =D

Hueisean At Chew Jetty

Hueisean At Chew Jetty

#5: The sweet smile.

Hueisean At Chew Jetty

Hueisean At Chew Jetty


Hueisean At Chew Jetty

Hueisean At Chew Jetty

Hueisean At Chew Jetty

Hueisean At Chew Jetty

Hueisean At Chew Jetty



Happy photography! What do you think?

A Walk At Chew Jetty

Posted: 15 Oct 2011 09:09 AM PDT

A Walk At Chew Jetty
#1. The Chew Jetty Kongsi.

A Walk At Chew Jetty – Few weeks back, I went to the Chew Jetty with dearest, Hueisean. I like the place, I have been there for quite a few times and it just doesn't feel bored every time I visit it because the little fishing village-like houses give a sense of peacefulness, a sense of calmness, it's so near to town, yet it's just relaxing, maybe because its location of by the sea.

A Walk At Chew Jetty
#2. It's written Chew Jetty in Mandarin – read as Zhou Qiao.

A Walk At Chew Jetty
#3. Mini grocery store.

A Walk At Chew Jetty
#4. Lamp post.

Chew Jetty or also known as Clan Jetty is a famous tourist spot in Penang, in the heart of the George Town Unesco World Heritage Site. Clan Jetty is located at Weld Quay, it consist of 8 jetties which are named after the surnames of the Chinese. Why people like to call Chew Jetty more is because it has the most number of "Chew" family living at there. The jetty is actually the villages of the Chinese immigrant when the first came to Penang in the 18th century.

A Walk At Chew Jetty
#5. Colourful artwork.

#6. Hair saloon at the Jetty.

A Walk At Chew Jetty
#7. Bokeh!!

A Walk At Chew Jetty

A Walk At Chew Jetty

It'd now become a tourist spot, and also photographer's favourite spot for photoshooting. Well, it's not a surprise that there's still people living at there, and some still goes out fishing by their private boat.

A Walk At Chew Jetty
#10. Net.

A Walk At Chew Jetty
#11. Saw some kids fishing at the jetty.

#12. So we went to check it out.

#13.His name is Jason and his fishing string got stuck at the boat and we went to help. HAHA.


#15. Took a photo of Hueisean together with Jason. She said she didn't hold a fishing rod before, so she went to borrow from Jason. Haha.

The weather was pretty good that day, although it was sunny but occasionally sea breeze blew over my face which makes touring the place and taking photos nice.


It was a quiet afternoon, there's not much people around in their home. There's some other visitors like us too.


I feel the place is full of culture. One very cool thing is that different jetties has different house layout. It's because that different clan from China last time has their very own clan living culture.




The Chew Jetty is very happening and crowded during the Thni Kong Festival during Chinese New Year, as well as the Nine Emperor Gods Festival. You will not want to miss out this place if you happen to be in Penang, during or not during the two festivals.

#20. Fisherman


#22. The view from Chew Jetty, you can see the Penang Port's jetty here, ferrying people to the opposite mainland.





Although the wind blew once in a while, it's still feels hot once in a while, just when my perspiration started to break out of my pores, we started leaving Chew Jetty.

27th Year Of My Spinal Cord Injury

Posted: 14 Oct 2011 09:43 AM PDT

When I sustained spinal cord injury 27 years ago today, I had to learn anew everything about my body again. My limbs could no longer move they way they used to. My bladder had to be emptied with the aid of catheters. I needed suppositories to move my bowels. Even my diaphragm function was impaired which affecting my breathing.

It has not been easy for me all these years, moreso when the world is not built for people with impairments like mine. Moving around in a wheelchair is like traversing an obstacles course even in the most part of modern Kuala Lumpur. I would love to be more active but the inconvenience of overcoming these barriers wears me down quickly most of the time.

So after 27 years, my body is worn out before its time from over-exertion and over-compensation for reduced muscular functions and in pushing the wheelchair. My fingers are bent. My wrists, shoulders and right knee aches. My kidneys are failing from urinary tract infections and vesicouretal refluxes. In essence, I am living in a body much older than my age.

But all is not that bad. I got to befriend some interesting people and see the world from a different perspective. I learnt to accept the limitations of my impairments and made the best of whatever was thrown at me. Most importantly, being a disabled person, I am conscientized by the issues faced by my peers. This led me to do what I am doing today – promoting disability equality – so that disabled people are accorded the rights we deserve in society.

Someone wise said fate chooses our relative, we choose our friends. I beg to differ. It is fate that chose my friends for me too whom I otherwise would not have the honour to be acquainted with had my life took a different turn. Here's a toast to friends who have made my 27-year journey with spinal cord injury more meaningful. Thank you for making it less arduous than it could have been. Thank you for being there for me one time or another. I could not have asked for more.

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Posted: 15 Oct 2011 09:08 AM PDT

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Posted: 15 Oct 2011 09:07 AM PDT

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Posted: 15 Oct 2011 09:07 AM PDT

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Orthorexia and the New Rules of Clean Eating (Part 1)

Posted: 15 Oct 2011 09:06 AM PDT

Clean eating has no official definition, but it's usually described as avoiding processed foods, chemicals, preservatives and artificial ingredients. Instead, clean eaters choose natural foods, the way they came out of the ground or as close to their natural form as possible. Vegetables, fruits, legumes, 100% whole grains, egg whites, fish, and chicken breast are clean eating staples.

Orthorexia and the New Rules of Clean Eating (Part 2)

Posted: 15 Oct 2011 09:05 AM PDT

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Posted: 15 Oct 2011 09:04 AM PDT

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Posted: 15 Oct 2011 09:04 AM PDT

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Posted: 15 Oct 2011 09:03 AM PDT

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Posted: 15 Oct 2011 09:02 AM PDT

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Posted: 15 Oct 2011 09:01 AM PDT

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Posted: 15 Oct 2011 09:01 AM PDT

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Posted: 15 Oct 2011 09:00 AM PDT

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[Video] The 99: Komik Adiwira Islam Berperwatakan Terpuji

Posted: 15 Oct 2011 11:03 AM PDT

Kuwait City - Jabbar adalah remaja dari Arab Saudi dikurniakan kekuatan luar biasa. Jami, si genius dari Eropah mempunyai kepakaran untuk mencipta alat serta senjata dan Sami pula dianugerahi deria pendengaran yang melangkaui kebolehan manusia biasa.

Mereka adalah antara watak adiwira di dalam komik The 99, iaitu kumpulan remaja Islam dari seluruh dunia yang memerangi kejahatan.

Idea penghasilan komik itu dicetuskan ahli psikologi Kuwait, Naif Al-Mutawa yang mahu The 99 menjadi watak contoh dan memberi pengaruh positif kepada kanak-kanak Islam.

Tidak seperti adiwira di negara Barat yang melawan musuh dengan pakaian menyolok mata, watak komik ini, terutama wanita, mengenakan kostum sesuai dengan budaya Timur Tengah.

Namun, komik unik ini berhadapan pelbagai cabaran awal termasuk larangan pemasarannya di Arab Saudi. Tetapi semua halangan itu berjaya diharungi dan kini, The 99 dipasarkan di Timur Tengah, India, Indonesia dan Amerika Syarikat (AS).

Malah, komik ini juga mungkin dijadikan siri animasi televisyen selepas sebuah syarikat penerbitan Belanda dilihat berminat dengan karya Naif itu.

Dan jangan terkejut kerana "The 99" turut mendapat perhatian Rumah Putih semasa Sidang Keusahawanan, April tahun lalu, apabila Presiden AS, Barack Obama memuji usaha Naif kerana mencipta watak adiwira yang menunjukkan sikap terpuji.

Maklumat lanjut mengenai komik ini boleh didapati dengan melayari laman sesawang

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Posted: 15 Oct 2011 08:58 AM PDT

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