Monday, November 30, 2015

Jackieloi x Taiwan x XiMenDing

Oh gosh it is end of November! I have not been blogging any single post for this month. Apology! Life and work got me badly! Thankfully the routine was broken last week where finally the long awaiting company trip is here! This marked my first trip ever with my colleagues and our destination was Taiwan for 8 days 7 nights. Yup awesome! I got the opportunity to loan Olympus EM5 mark II, 8mm f1.8 and also 25mm F1.8 from Olympus on top of my own Olympus EM1. Yea I brought twi cameras for my trip. Why not? They are small and light. Gear up with 25mm, I took the chance to make a quick street shoot before resume the trip with my colleagues at XiMenDing.




Man, Taiwan sure had alot night market. I might get sick walking on it every night but photo opportunity are everywhere! If I would come alone or with shutter therapist gang, I bet we will be clicking the shutters none stop.




I admit wasn't hardworking enough to click more shutters on the street when I had the chance. I was really exhausted from daily tour and foods in night market so tempting that I just choose to give up clicking the shutter XD





Nevertheless, it was a fun trips and I'll be blogging it properly in separate post in my next post. Hope it won't take long.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Sunny Garden Restaurant @ PV128, Setapal

I know I have not been writing about foods in my blog for long. Heck, I don't even update my blog as much as I used to be. Life is busy. So do check out me on other social media k? :P


Nevertheless, this flashy signage has been grabbing my attention since last week. What's make ir worst was it was so flashy that I couldn't even read the shop name until today, when I decided to give it a try. So yea, Sunny Garden that located in PV128. I heard they have awesome Gyoza and seafood.


On quick look, the shop is selling authentic foods from china. It doesn't have any pork as well and the shop is Halal despite doesn't have any sign of Jakim cert. Surprisingly the manager is a Muslim from Beijing who speak mandarin with us.


* Blurry photo take 1 *
* Blurry photo take 2 - Free drink! *

So I ordered Mutton Kuan Xin Noodles and deary took the Spicy Minced Meat Vermicelli (Rice Noodles). I try to have a quick google of what is Kuan Xin noodle (宽心面) but it doesn't shown any result unless... I know Chinese LOL.. But yea with limited knowledge on chinese, I found that Kuan Xin noodle is made from bean and is popular mostly in Northen China area - Shānxī lǚliáng (山西吕梁) and Shǎn běi (陕北). Of course if you guys know more about this noodle, feel free to comment below :D

* Spicy Minced Meat Vermicelli RM10 *

The spiciness from this noodle was from pepper and it is slightly similar to bone soup. Oh did I mentioned it is beef? The meat is so soft that as if it melt on your mouth once it entered. It is awesome! The portion is too big for my deary too.

* Mutton Kuan Xin Noodle RM10 *

As for myself, the mutton has great texture and chewy too. The Kuan Xi Noodle (if the noodle is what I think it is) looks like a super thicker version than Pan Mee. It also looks like 刀削面 (knives sliced noodle), so I am not really sure which is it :P Nevertheless, it is awesome!

* Mutton & Spring Onion, Beef & Celery and Squash & Egg Gyoza under one plate *

Too used to eating pork Gyoza and this time around this Gyoza is special for me since it has both beef and mutton. Not to mentioned the Gyoza is slightly juicy inside. Worth giving it a try since Rm15 for 16 pieces is not expensive. Unfortunately, this is the only portion they offered. Oh did I mentioned that you actually can mixed the Gyoza in your plate as long as it cost the same price?

More or less, I'll consider this shop as hidden gem. It just opened not long in here and I felt it has potential. The price is affordable, drinks are free and foods are authentic. Beside noodles, they have rice too or you can try order dishes too.

Last but not least, sorry for the potato camera :P

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Milky Way at Cameron Highland


A little bit late post due to some reason. Nevertheless, it is my first experience shooting Milky Way. Thanks for the PJ Photography Club organizing this and the invite from Robin. I always wonder how we able to see the stars with naked eye. Well I know must away from city light pollution but where? So yea Cameron Highland is one of the spot given the right time and date to spot on the Milky Way. If you guys curious how to shoot Milky Way, here I did a video on it.

of Allianz Foodie Hunt, Team Beanbag and my Birthday

Team Beanbag assemble! Ok this time around Brian wasn't around with us but Carolyn is on board! We are going to join Allianz treasure hunt again this year where the main theme is about foods! Talk about foods, Malaysian must be one of the best place to have awesome foods around. As for us, Team Beanbag, nothing beat our beloved coffee and waffles from Standing Theory, SS2.


Saturday, September 12, 2015

Olympus OM-D E-M 10 Mark II Hands On Review

As you all know, Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II just recently launched to the world and stock already available in our local shore. Whacking RM 3399 (with 14-42mm EZ lens) and RM 2699 (body only) retails price, this beast is something shouldn't been overlook by fans of small but powerful system camera. Here my hands on review video of the camera.

I am still trying my best to run my Dygadget channel, so please support more ok? Any constructive comment to improve our video in future are always welcomed :)

Notice I did not mentioned anything about image quality on the camera? For me I felt Olympus image quality is no longer questionable. Plus, a tonnes of review and comparison are available out there. Our Dygadget channel aim for simple review that even layman would understand what does it mean. But of course you're always welcome to asked me more about the camera by commenting the video :)

Sadly I only have a short terms moment with the OM-D EM-10 II. There are stuff I wish to used more to proof is it relevant to use such as the S-OVF and also AF TArgetting Pad.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Fun with Olympus M.Zuiko 8mm F1.8 Fisheye PRO Lens


If you ask me to pick between fisheye and wide angle lens, I will always got for wide angle lens anytime. But I do aware the fisheye do have it own place and unique. Feeling to challenge myself, I loaned an unit from Olympus and intended to use the one and only lens I had at birthday dinner with my colleagues.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Sangokuden Premiums: 12 Mirisha Weapons

I have been huge fans of Sangokuden series in Gundam because it is one of the Gunpla I had when I was young. Plus all the characters are mixture of Gundam and famous characters from the Three Kingdom. I was offered a very tempting price for the 12 Mirisha weapons last week and without hesitating, I grab it. YYAYYYY!!


Saturday, July 25, 2015

HGBF Gundam Tryon 3 custom build

If you asked what have I been busy with recently, the answer is this! Gundam Tryon 3! I been teasing few images in my Instagram and after almost 4 weeks of effort, finally I done. My very first custom build Gundam. The things the drive me to custom this kits because I think Tryon is unique Gundam. It is a Gundam I felt able to push the limit more since it is combination of 3 machine into 1 and it is expandable. For example my custom I allow Tryon to become something else by combining 5 machine instead, but keeping the base. Of course, I using limited kits I has to custom it, I did not build enough HG to know what else part I can use. Maybe in future when MG Tryon 3 is release :P

* Not the final coloring...Just a prototype :P *

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Singapore - of Gundam Dock, Gardens by the bay and Sands SkyPark

Looking at my blog. Wow I actually don't have a single post for June. Guess life completely taken over me and I actually prefer sharing my stuff over other social media platform now. I just felt like blogging is no longer like last time where you can actually crap about your daily life in a single post. Nop. Nevertheless, I went to Singapore last weekend! YES! Finally I can travel too! Eventhough it is nearby, it doesn't matter for me! Just a change of environment, breath new air and I felt completely brand new.


Monday, May 25, 2015

Olympus 7-14mm f2.8 @ Petaling Street

If I only limit myself bringing 2 lenses to travel or everywhere I want, an Ultra Wide Angle lens is on the list for sure. Another one probably 45mm f1.8 will be cool. Yes I used to have an Ultra Wide Anle lens, Panasonic 7-14mm f4. But I sold it not long after my Hong Kong trip due to unable to meet my expectation. Don't get me wrong, the lens is excellent and I love it so much! It just failed me on low light with the 90% rate on unable to focus. Well, those day when I still using Olympus E-P3.

* Olympus 8mm F1.8 and Olympus 7-14mm F2.8 *

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

For My Mother

Just something I wish not to forget or disappear forever.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Legend BB Strike Ryubi Gundam

While I am working on my MG Astray Blue Frame D, I am running on SD Gundam as well. For those who dunno, I actually started off Gunpla with SD Gundam, those from BB Senshi Sangokuden. In addition, I actually love Strike so much recently. So, what's make perfect Gunpla for me? Yes SD Gundam, Strike Gundam, BB Senshi Sangokuden character, combine all this made into Strike Ryubi! Yayy!!

Monday, May 04, 2015

A day out with Xiaomi Yi Camera

So, I got something new for myself. Something completely new and strange to me. Yes, an action camera! Not GoPro, but Xiaomi Yi Camera. It cost only 399 CNY (around $64) which about 1/3 of GoPro price. So why not?

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Painting Model Kits


While I am working on MG Blue Frame Astray D, there is another model kits I am working ono with priority equal to the Blue Frame. It is an SD kits, Unicorn Phenex. I believe whoever own the kits, or most of Bandai Gundam kits will know that most of the time, they screw up the gold color the most. Hence, I decided to paint my Phenex into a proper gold. Here begin my journey first time using air brush and paint my model kits.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

MG Astray Blue Frame D


If I would confess the heaviest sin I ever had, it will be not watching porn nor spending on camera gear. It is spending on Gunpla. I used to collect alot SD Gundam when I was young before mum decided to threw it all when shifting house. Since then, I couldn't afford a single Gunpla at all because I am just a fucking poor student. I guess there are where all the revenge came. I started collect back last 2 years- started off straight with MG Gundam. I am pretty sure some of you who followed my Instagram seen some of my Gunpla building recently. Been thinking alot and I feel like sharing my Gunpla building in my blog as well.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Hong Kong Sheng Kee Dessert @ One Utama

It has been ages since I attended food review and wrote one actually. But I do believe my taste sense hasn't go dull. I still enjoy good foods around!


Saturday, April 04, 2015

Ultraman Live Show 2015 @ Genting


Ok I haven't been forgetting about my blog. Seriously I didn't have any interesting contents to blog. Life is back to the cycle where repeat. Ah once in a while on weekend got play board game as well or doing Gundam building LOL... Nevertheless, March was a fruitfully months for me. My whole weekend was occupied with meeting friends, Dota 2 Major All Stars competition and of course, the long awaiting Ultraman Live in Genting!! OMG can u fucking imagine the whole crew and production of Ultraman came all the way to here for LIVE performance!!?? Not the mentioned the suits they wore are real production suits!! OMG OMG OMG!!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Budget Selfie camera, Casio EXILIM EX-MR1

Warning : This post contained a tones of my selfie photos. If you value your life, please proceed to click X mark. Just leave the traffic vuew, not comment ok? :P

Since few years back, Casio has become popular among everyone who love selfie thanks to the TR series camera. I gotta admit the camera design is pretty, unique and also attractive. Well not with the price point though. Later on, Casio released ZR series where the look of the camera look ordinary and nothing special. Last year, Casio decided to released another budget selfie camera under MR series. I felt the camera is another breakthrough in terms of design because it actually has a mirror on it!


Wednesday, March 04, 2015

A Week Worth of Break

Wow February just decided to move away so fast. So hello March! Not sure to say I am busy or free on February but basically I have 2 weeks off from work in conjunction of Chinese New year! Yes that's alot but I don't have much ME time anyway. This also mark the first year of CNY without mum around.. So yea I can't celebrate CNY but ang pao still can take. Anyone wanna gimme? :D

So what have I been doing during this Feb for CNY celebration? As usual we went back to Grandma house for few days at Seremban. Managed to capture some manja cat photos in her house.


Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Thaipusam 2015 @ Batu Caves

I am back to the once a year celebration field, Thaipusam at Batu caves. Just like previous year, people mountain people sea! This year around I get to explore more of the location. Managed to climb the stair and also visited the river where the shower themself there.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Party of the Century @ Empire City ft 2AM, Paris Hilton, Taboo & DJ Ken

You ask for it and you get it! Yes it is Party of the Century that people been talking about this few weeks and I can't believe that it just happened last night! Great stage performers and great night with friends all in one glamorous night where bring us back to 20s fashion. The Party of the Century also marked a soft launch for Empire City with a red carpet privilege, exclusively reserved for invited celebrities and VIP guests only.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Macro with Olympus STYLUS TG-3 Tough

Once upon a time, a noob known as Jackie Loi excitedly asked for macro shoot with his friends. The purpose of the shooting was to try out how well Olympus STYLUS TG-3 Tough performed in terms of macro. It is no surprise the high TG series is well known as rugged, tough, weathers sealed and also awesome macro shoot. If you seen my review on Olympus TG-2 previously, you shall easily guess that the TG-3 is much improved and much awesome camera.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Cycling at Bukit Cahaya on weekend

I have been undergo some serious shit every weekend. I am repeating the same routine. Wake up early, do house chores, build Gunpla or play board game. Thanks dear for pulling me out for some outdoor activities last weekend. We are back to Bukit Cahaya, Shah Alam for cycling.

Monday, January 12, 2015

A day out for Strobist

Things I fear to shoot most, model. Second, indoor. And tadaaa... I has these combos to shoot on last month. Nah just kidding. I know I suck in shooting model because I forever will never know how to pose them up. Secondly, I suck at composing interior especially it is not designed the way I want in my mind. Nevertheless, Tokyo Pastry are generous enough to allowed us use their place to shoot. As much as I suck at shooting model, for me, I made up my mind that the main purpose of this shooting session was to practice strobist. It has been decade since I shoot with more than a flash setup.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Olympus 45mm still going on strongly

* Three of the kind *

I almost forgot I have the 45mm with me. Been using alot 75mm and also the 40-150mm f2.8 lately that I actually started to neglect my Olympus 45mm. This morning having a quick shooting session with Robin & friends at Chow Kit market and is a great time for me to take out 45mm again and shoot. Together with Olympus OM-D E-M1 as a part of my main shooter, I also brought along E-PL 7, 9mm f8 blc and also Tamron Adaptall-2 SP 90mm f/2.5. Yes, the Tamron that I rarely used nor mention here before it since wasn't under my possession. I accidentally brought it home last night LOL

Friday, January 02, 2015

Happy New Year 2015

Well, it is really happening! Blink! and we were welcoming the new year 2015. It has been 1.5 months since she gone as well. The real challenge probably begin when school start. Nevertheless, I just updated new blog template as well. Yes it is incomplete and alot more things I need to tidy up. But I just simply can't wait to use it! :D So welcome the Galauness theme into my journey. I am looking something more simple and clean layout now.

Everytime when new year are approaching, a countdown party in Samuel house is a must on eve! Awesome catch up with some friends. Abit paiseh too couldn't recognize Simone. Sorry!