Citius, Altius, Fortius
星期一, 10月 24, 2016
~~ flying away 10/24/2016 10:12:00 上午 ~~
One more week to presentation...
Came back from KL to learn more about PS and LR editing. Digital blending and luminosity masking. A little too fast need to practice. Again one photo will take quite a significant amount of editing time.

The Gstreamer on ARM is a pain. Able to run hello world to play audio OGG file on VBox no problem. But ARM able to run but unable to run proper. Not sure why.

Horse and rabbit. A dilemma.

Still need to wrap up the last 3 areas of slides, gears, european region and the upcoming AE trips. Still have lotsa of preparation. I do not wish to repeat the mistake of quite a handful of trekkers have to take helicopter out from EBC.

Need to urgently complete the slides and grad group shoot photos 100 more to edit. 10 by 10 edit.


星期二, 10月 18, 2016
~~ flying away 10/18/2016 04:18:00 下午 ~~
Back home...
Been home for a month. Things have been going pretty fast. Decided to lead trips next year. Trek and shoot. Going beyond my comfort zone.

Still have lots of photos to edit. I really means a lot.

Holding hands. Something I haven't experienced for awhile. Blessed and thankful. Still have a lot of things I need to do and clear my thoughts. I didn't expect hand holding needed for the mac to bth trail need.


星期五, 9月 16, 2016
~~ flying away 9/16/2016 10:03:00 上午 ~~
Sudarshan Parhbat 2016...
Finally, both SP and France trips are ended. I last minute travel plans i added after I came back from Chulu well it is actually Annapurna circuit and Thorong Peak 6100m peak instead.

Samie asked me to joined so I considered it as a hard to come back chance so I took it. Taking the NPL was not as hard as the first one I simply ask and I got it. Of course at the expense of my career progression. But seriously what progression is there. The so call career facilitation is merely an act of motion only. I did asked for change in division but that can only happen if i act more on it.

In any case, the choice is to leave soon.

I so far have used up 6 months of my intended gap year.

4 months in Scandinavia and Beijing and Hong Kong. I should have visited the Chamonix shop there back when I was there. Need to go back HK again. This time added Xiamen as well to visit Aunt.

1 month in Ticino, Switzerland and Chamonix, France.

1 month in Uttarakhand for my first 6000 peak dream.
More other summit people photos

Back to work for 3 days. Still have serious bug in porting the old code into the new environment Win7. Will try with VS2005 and then Win SDK 8.1 and also AVT3.1.1

The Linux and image sending over JSON will be difficult as well. Plus the fuzzy logic for deciding the BIT status will be something to research on. Time charging will be an issue so need to be more efficient as well.

Dating part. I keep thinking of JL. She really is very special. Perhaps I just don't know how to proceed. One more date tonight after collect lens at Clarke Quay.


星期三, 8月 10, 2016
~~ flying away 8/10/2016 07:53:00 上午 ~~
Countdown India...
Another 11 days to India. Seriously not enough time.
And yes. Being ignore again by JQ. Well i find really rude. But that's okay it is not within my control how people behave and reply messages. J is a better person I think in that case. I shall not waste time.
I still got another paid shoot coming. The amount of time for photography editing will be a lot.

Things to do at work
- Joystick (done, but need more reading)
- Irs draft
- Code h.264
- Packing up - starts to do... 
- Time charging - done
- Npl this time and one day leave - done

Things to do personal
- Setted citibank bill later - done

Photography editing
- Xr photos editing and sending *** (100plus photos to go...)
- Charissa grad shot and editing (Booked gears, return on sat and buy water proof bag)
- Vietnam tour (x12)
- Bromo. Again. (x12)
- Swiss part (x12)
- Chamonix start (x24)
- Chamonix training phase (x24)
- Torino hut (x24)
- Royal traverse (x24)

Packing India
- Removing burrs - done pending slings 
- Gear washing and water reproof - done 
- Food list - done 
- Duffel packing
- Day pack packing

-updated on 11/08/16
-Updated on 16/08/16


星期一, 8月 08, 2016
~~ flying away 8/08/2016 01:09:00 上午 ~~
Drop 50bucks...
Finally back from camp5 and drop by mustafa to do India visa. Well 75 bucks and I was so careless I dropped my waterproof pouch with 50 bucks inside...

So waste time at there and like did 4 forms...
Well at least I am good and healthy. Friend got motorbike accident and hurt right leg badly. Need to physio to be back. Just only hurt my thumb. Lol nic and Samie reach mustafa same time as me. 2hours of wasted on the road... Back from kl.

Can only collect on 17 August. If anything wrong can't collect will miss the trip. Finger crossed.

Avoid the miss tile syndrome. Focus on what I have rather than what I don't. 


星期一, 7月 25, 2016
~~ flying away 7/25/2016 03:59:00 下午 ~~
Back from the Alps...
Coming back. First day resume work. Still able to managed. Just finished clearing emails. Now need to sort and write out the todo list so things can be more structured and able to do.

One more month to India. Need to stabilize my knees and strengthen need not make it worse. Need to break the boots too.

Love wise. Headache I must say. Just do what I can with what I have. Need to get my micro-business up that is the most important part.


星期一, 6月 20, 2016
~~ flying away 6/20/2016 10:45:00 上午 ~~
10 more days to Alps...
Well, both my knees I felt weak... should have added gym weight training but just too late. The ache and the tendon right knee issue.

Still got some more things to pack proper. Finally, got the Home 2.0 proceeded more. Parents bed arrived and I manage to resolved it despite having slight fever and headache. Lack of sleep sia. Eye bag all out. Throw out the 2x old bed and replace with a new queen size. Need to get spare bed sheet maybe. It is cotton not synthetic so better for non aircon not so hot. Sleep in master bedroom the ceilling is leaking like crazy now. Need to get it fixed!!! Goodwill repair scheme HDB.

Trip prepare
1. Packing - climbing gears, cooking gears, clothing, camera stuffs, charge pack, toiletry
2. trip planning
3. printing documents
4. upload GPS data into GPS
5. Find my compass, else buy**
6. Clean and pack my camera gears

Training (x2 per week with knee strengthening + 1 long run + 1 stairs)
1. Start gym today (but still sick and knee ache and not enuff sleep from packing...)
2. Interval today

Coy Work
1. Away email
2. safety function keyboard slew

Do list
1. JQ ask
2. Tidy up kitchen + study area
3. Pay CC bills and activate overseas usage
4. Dad phone recontract
5. Angbao prep + Dad coat

1a. pack med pouch + small pouch
4. Fleece finger gloves
5. Trekking boots***

Least important
1. upload photography tour + review posts
5. The 9 stakes left to deburred
6. Wash bag + 2 sleep bags


1. prepare for snoopy + flower- only done secondary haven't ask
3. Mother meds replenish polyclinic
5. Camera + lens cleaning
8. fix my suunto watch - bras basah complex 6337 7151 Hing Watch,
Morning star - does it but takes 1-2 months repair time

Done buy
1. Meds - motion sick, imodium - done
6. Lip balm - done
7. Sunblock - done
3. AAA, AA batteries
2. File smaller ones

1. mail sis letter - done
7. sling + stake - done


星期六, 5月 28, 2016
~~ flying away 5/28/2016 10:29:00 下午 ~~
Jiefu bday...
I'm glad FB reminded me it is my Jiefu bday. I make it a point to visit my sister. I also managed to visit JQ and my sister as well. Time is really running short. My Sister want to learn Office as her current job is going to gone.

I'm not sure will I be able to start my business. But she must take care of her money. Love doesn't need money. Well at least just the essential will be enough. I think it is Jiefu that is around and making me go visit my sister else she won't tell me her secret which I only found out 6 months late.
Well late better than never.

I also manage to walk pass and purchase a queen size bed for my parents. One step closer to Home 2.0 which included my home office which I can work from Home and can accompany my mother and push her to go exercise.

Finally, for the trip preparation going to the final phase. I got most of the needed items from online and local. But beach road army market is renovating and cleaning I'm unable to get my favourite ziplock bags. Should have got more. When I get back I will have one month to go and get. I wonder where can I get more of this ziplock.

As for the trip training, physically my both knees have weaken due to overtraining with load and stairs. I decided to stop and visited physio at Tanjong Pagar. Cost me 160 per session. Going for another 3 more. I need to redo my basic strengthening excercise like the lower back bridge, clam and foam roller on quad.

Also got contact from Brian to go tui na at the Yuhua area.

As for technical skills, I'm also not on par with them and I need to revisit and reacquired them. Even they taught me the repel. I think I will have big trouble as those skills are not with me. This is alpinism. It is lots of responsibility. Life at stake.


星期一, 5月 09, 2016
~~ flying away 5/09/2016 09:23:00 上午 ~~
2x photography tours...

Finally completed my second and third photography workshops :)

There are really too much information loaded and understand that to do travel photography business is not an easy work.

Key summary on the workshops. As I should be to the point. For both the similarities are, same lotsa of food to eat, tell setting but didn't tell why such setting. The purpose is to teach. Bring to key locations to shoot. Engage local for staged photography.

The things for improvement able to engage clients better and shooting by them and not too focus on ur own shoot I wonder is that possible.


星期一, 4月 18, 2016
~~ flying away 4/18/2016 03:56:00 下午 ~~
Upcoming photography tours...
Finally, rainbow falls with HTTB. Well indeed it is a great meetup group to join. Profit margin isn't that big as compare to some. During the trip i was using the black 2L waterproof bag she gave me. Well it is hard not to think of her. Giving myself some time to heal.

Need to get my belt system up so as to have things more accessible.

I really thinking should do Aconcagua.


星期四, 4月 14, 2016
~~ flying away 4/14/2016 10:48:00 上午 ~~
Missing her...
Almost 2-3 weeks after trek for hope, yup i'm officially missing you.

Well trying to get back to normal life by not giving her too much pressure and message. I not sure it is good or bad. But I just not sure what to do.

Work wise. Lousy. Struck at the visionhd card bug. Unable to extract data for the void pointer to bitmap data into a hbitmap than bitmap for opencv emgu drawing. Managed to solved it before rainbow trip. But still buggy and it is using a lot of resources. 21% CPU power vs 3% CPU... so not too good need to can this implementation.

Mountaineering. This two weeks felt i'm increasing better. Finally I completed with some cheats on the holder on the left. 15m onsight wall. Then I was climbing leading rope up for UTown. 5C. Indeed it is scary when u need to take the fall.


星期六, 4月 02, 2016
~~ flying away 4/02/2016 02:58:00 下午 ~~
Cold shoulder...

Given a cold shoulder doesn't really felt good. I guess it doesn't meant to be. I just want her to be happy and have someone that will look after her I realized now.

Still have lots of work to do myself.

Masterplan is lifeafter32 :)


星期一, 3月 21, 2016
~~ flying away 3/21/2016 07:59:00 上午 ~~
Trek For Hope...
Finally after 3 years, I did Trek For Hope. In Philippines Smokey Mountain.

This time even have Adelene with me. No expectation in this trip. But so much gain. Not only I get to spend more time with her. Probably my fault not asking more about her dreams and wishes in life.

I'm not sure will we head anywhere together. But I really feel for her more now.

For photography, I managed to do more for the pulag part as the sky was clearer there then in ugo area. I was so blessed to see milky way in horizontal and manage to do my first night panorama 9 shots on it. Stitched in photoshop photomerge.

Trek wise, I understand better than I need a personal guide to shoot more and navigate better. Trekking at my own pace.


星期四, 3月 10, 2016
~~ flying away 3/10/2016 07:45:00 上午 ~~
Remote Exposure
Read finished the adventure photography book by Alex Buisse. Very insightful to hiking and mountain photography.

Yesterday missed the solar eclipse. I wonder will I go shoot if I knee it would happen. Need welding glass or super dark nd filter in order to see it. Plus more zoom.

From the book, I learnt that I need a more convenient carrying system which will be a belt system. But think-tank I don't think o can get in sg.

The next key takeaway is being good and safe in climbing. Photography is always secondary to safety. As it take time to slow down to shoot. But in mountain time is always a precise commodity. Mountain is always there tomorrow make sure we are too.

Third is to find and create interesting angle for shooting. Like over the shoulder.

Always shoot in any weather including bad weather. Perhaps back then in Iceland I should have went out to shoot in Kirkjufell area. 


星期三, 3月 09, 2016
~~ flying away 3/09/2016 05:57:00 下午 ~~
Mar 16...
2016 Third month. Actually at work still very distracted. Currently working on 3 projects. Not so much work left. Suddenly work de-risking cause one project to be gone. Well bad was that I felt that job security indeed can simply just disappear. This is also true in the actual private sector.

The good side is I can focus on the main projects. Glad that I managed to get the NICVI library driver up too. At least some learning for myself.

Bad right ankle twisted. Sprain. Felt better but not 100%. From Tokwon descend, as I was not careful when resuming trek after waiting at the rock river bed area. The going up and coming down and accident twisted. Saw TCM twice. Well 塞翁失马 焉知非福, Dr Ace said i should take care my health more!
It was because my shoe laces was always loose as the thick laces are unable to tie tight. I should see it coming.

Indeed, now is using my health to work so hard. Going T4H soon. But still haven't pack. Leaving this Sunday.

Things to do:
1. Apo photos almost there
2. Nepal photos...

Signed up for Babbel and Udemy. Time to start. Should have signed AngularJS as it seems to help in becoming a full stack developer. So I can freelance soon. Need to read and settle the ACRA work soon!

Coming big expeditions need to start training. But need to rest my ankle.

1. 2x extender
2. Ethernet cable long x2
3. Adapter x1

Ice Climb gears
1. 2x trekking poles leki
2. Down booties

Army market
1. field Chair for time lapse - need to do a 2 hours one! using wide angle lens

Finding it overwhelming the amount things to do.
Let me simply list all the things i want to do if i can do all!

-Home + SOHO 2.0 cleaning up and revamp
-Sister side, mother side

Personal work
-Photography coy licence + TA $$$ raising
-its sustainable plan

Coding for Mother Earth

-Training resume
-Technical resume
-Rock climb level 2 resume - need to lead a 5C first!


星期四, 3月 03, 2016
~~ flying away 3/03/2016 09:04:00 上午 ~~