Thursday, October 29, 2009

We're on!

Camera has always be our top priority whenever we go travel. I guess to everyone too. You wouldn’t want to miss those wonderful moments and beautiful sceneries... (A reason why we bought our first DSLR Nikon D60, after years of saving…hehehe!).

We love to keep our photo as it is… meaning without any touch-up using Photoshop or Lightroom or any other photo retouching software. (I guess that old-skool feeling of non-digital era is still in us..) If we’re not satisfied, we just snap it again and again.

Last week, we received an email from – the website for destination and travel guides loaded with photos, reviews and map. Three of our photos have been short listed, and earlier this week, two of them have been chosen. These are the photos and the link, link and link to the website. It’s a very big surprise for an amateur like us. Thank you again

Red Eye RecordsTreasury Garden, Melbourne

Monday, October 19, 2009

Somethin' About Carboot Sales@Maeps...

Hai semua...

Today we have special edition post. It's not about travel, not about ourselves, it's about Carbootsales@Maeps. Since we started almost 4 months ago, I've seen a lot of improvement especially on management. The crowd is encouraging but due to Hari Raya and Deepavali celebrations, crowd wasn't that happening same goes to the sellers.

The good news is starting November, this place will be expanding to bigger area for Autosales, meaning you can sell or buy a car directly from the owner. Awesome!!! Actually, this place is still looking for vendors that can offer different kind of things to sell. For us, to please the crowd, we as sellers must come out with a lot of different ideas to sell things and how to decorate or set up the stall creatively. We have been to a few fleamarket/bazaar/carbootsales aboard and they always come out with something new and interesting. No wonder market@Portobello Road in London lasts for more than 100 years..

Forget about Carrara@Gold Coast, Chatuchak@Bangkok, Paddington Bazaar@Sydney,  Jalan Surabaya@Jakarta or Pasar Karat Lokin@Ipoh, we can just be like them if all the vendors/sellers stick together, be more discipline and play our role to promote this place. I'm sure one day, we can be as big as Shah Alam market or even bigger and better.

There is one thing I quite like it, the punch card system that has been introduced recently.. It's for vendors not to come "LATE and go back EARLY". Quite cute though!

For all of you guys out there who have never been to Carbootsales@Maeps should come and witness for yourself. There are a lot of stalls selling different kind of thing with affordable price. From clothes/shoes/accessories, secondhand goods, collectibles, toys, plants(herbs and deco), to unwanted household and not to forget tasty delicacies and the famous drink, Ice Blended! Plus free entertainment (karaoke) too! And also, you can have a moment of relaxation at the reflexology stall!

Coming soon attractions!!!! WiFi kopitiam, Pets and of course, CARs. Next to this place, there are go-kart and car drift track, plus other facilities such as washroom and surau. 

What are you waiting for?! Mark your calendar now! And even kids love it!

*For more info on carbootsales & fleamarket@maeps, please click here and here. You can watch it on Youtube too. (Stay tuned till end if you want to watch Faizal been interviewed... hehehe!)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Putrajaya: Monorail & Bridges.

We just found out about Blog 4 FT (Federal Territories) while browsing the newspaper last week. Launched by the Minister of Federal Territories, Datuk Raja Nong Chik, the idea of this blog is to encourage people to share and to promote Kuala Lumpur, Labuan & Putrajaya in this whole new media. By the way, he also has his own website, FacebookTwitter… hmm, impressive. Since we’re staying in Putrajaya, we take this opportunity to promote this place.

Besides for it’s usual attraction (Masjid Putra, Dataran Putra, Taman Botani) Putrajaya is also famous for its beautiful & artistic bridges. There are total of 9 bridges in Putrajaya such as Jambatan Seri Wawasan, Jambatan Seri Saujana, Jambatan Putra, to name a few. But among these 9 bridges, there is one that really got my attention. Yup, it’s the Putrajaya Monorail Bridge or known to some as Putrajaya “Suspended” Suspension Bridge.

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This bridge was designed to link the monorail from Putrajaya Sentral to other destinations in Putrajaya. It was part of public transportation project other than buses and taxis. The project was delayed in 2004 due to financial constraints and until now the bridge remains uncompleted. There’s a lot of discussion and critics whether to or not to continue this project as some said that Putrajaya is still a ghost town.

Ghost town? Isn’t that gives an idea on what to do with this uncompleted bridge. If you like watching apocalyptic movies like 28 Days Later, Planet of the Apes, Escape From New York and I Am Legend, you’ll get the idea. If we can promote it properly, who knows one day this location can be used in this type of movies. Hmm...

Putrajaya Monorail BridgeMasjid Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin, Putrajaya
Pada yang berminat untuk melawat jambatan ini, Putrajaya Monorail Bridge terletak di Presint 4 dan bersebelahan dengan Masjid Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin (Masjid Besi).

* Masih menanti genre filem sebegini (apocalyptic & post-apocalyptic) dihasilkan di Malaysia.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Fascinated about Pelangi

Hi guys!, so how’s your Hari Raya celebration so far? As for us, tahun ini memang agak sibuk sedikit. Tahu-tahu aje dah masuk minggu ketiga raya. Blog pun dah lama tak update…hehehe!

Actually, we have plan to write on us celebrating this year Hari Raya but it has to be cancelled since we “tak sempat” to strike a pose. Overall, we had and still having wonderful time with families, relatives and friends. (Thanks for the open house too..!)

At meantime, we would love to dedicate this beautiful song “Pelangi” from a talented singer/songwriter, Izzy Mohamed. Really love her voice, sound and lyrics. Do checkout her Myspace and Facebook for more info. Not forgetting, her latest project with Nokia N97, where Faizal was part of the production team for this project.

Enjoy the song ya…!