Citius, Altius, Fortius
星期五, 12月 02, 2016
~~ flying away 12/02/2016 04:35:00 下午 ~~
Darkest... before dawn

Finally I got both sticky problems resolved. 

First is changing from Win8.1 -> Win10 -> Win7 for the PSU replacement pc with unrecognizable keyboard and mouse problem solved. Need to have the GParted debian tool to format the harddisk. And need to leave it unformatted so the can click next to process in installing the Win 7 os. 

Second was the re-fixing back the arm ubuntu as it vapourise when HT was flashing / programming the FPGA before I remember to switch off the OS. When I got back to lab then I realise it was GG... WP. Then I realise back then it was JY that help me do the ubuntu arm input, which I have no idea how to put it in from uboot setting. Finally I realise the debian image can be replace with the ubuntu image provided by compulab. Waiting for their reply I probably still haven't solved it yet.

Need to get more things up working at home is really good as compare to working workplace, I so wish I have a internet connected project PC or laptop. It is frankly very hard to do work. Of course back then where got internet. But now every one put information on the web, if we still stay at the old days there must be something wrong. Yes they increase the transfer size and time to process but I still think it is very disruptive to work when the work need to be connected like the setup portion. 


星期六, 11月 26, 2016
~~ flying away 11/26/2016 08:42:00 下午 ~~
Being clear of what I want in life. Today a chit chat with my sis is a wake up call and eye opening for myself.

I also despise myself for not being sure. But that is me and it is okay to be down. So we acknowledge our shortcomings and improve on. It is an on-going process.

Getting to settle down and knowing what the other partner want is important. It is not so straightforward in relationship. It is serious commitment and is it really call sacrifice? It is something we choose. It is not about "I" but what the other partner need that it is important and what we need.

Coming back from the two big trips I really haven't figure things out. Financial plan yet to plan as well. The travel plan of being away is it good for the partner? I'm not sure but I need to tell her. As my ship is not stable it is wrong for me to have her on board. I need to work on it and do what I can with what I have. I should not be like this anymore.

I guess I'm really coming a long way and this is what I enjoy and good at. I should not just let what my sis tell me to totally back off. I'm me. I'm strong.

Forgive yourself. But be responsible too. I need to be sure and not just blur in life. Time to adjust the focus. Like photography.

A reverse view
"It is like going on a vacation, what does clarity mean to you then? Just getting to the place or planning everything what you will see, where you will eat, plan every second of it?

Upon returning, when someone asks you how was your vacation? - the only stories you will tell are the ones that happened that you did not plan for. Why is that? It is because those are the moments you lived the most, the unexpected ones.

You don't want clarity. Clarity is useless. This also creates attachment to it. You will imagine everything about it and if there is one thing that's out of place from what you imagined, that will be a big let down. You would also start to imagine every step from here to that goal and any one mis-step, you start to down the abyss.

Try it even for one day... Have ONE absolutely unplanned day.


You don’t have to have everything figured out right now. Simply breathe, enjoy the journey, and don’t take life so seriously. As long as you put in the effort and believe in yourself, you’ll get where you want to be.

When you feel lost in life, remember that if you hit a roadblock, you can always turn around and find a different way. There are many paths to take in life, and you might still be looking for the right one for you. Take your time, and don’t rush your destiny. 

Sometimes, feeling lost in life just means you haven’t had enough time to connect with yourself. A walk in nature or even a short trip away from the hustle and bustle of the city could provide the clarity you’ve been seeking.

Above all else, when you feel lost in life, keep your faith in yourself and believe in the universe. Suffering only takes place when we need to learn something from it, and darkness is necessary so that we may appreciate the light. You’ll find your way – just keep going and don’t let false thoughts discourage you.

By Olaniyi Afeez

Life is full of knots. You have to untie one knot at a time. Start with one.


星期二, 11月 22, 2016
~~ flying away 11/22/2016 10:08:00 下午 ~~

Ns reservist is almost coming to an end. Very disruptive but it is a good break. I managed to sort some trips details.

Pending for launching publicity only. Will do in waves. Three in essence.

Computer issues at home. Accidentally drop my 2TB wd hdd... So spolit le. Unable to retrieve the data. Initially still can open. But now unable to initialise. My table and everythings are in the mess as I too occupied with the images that I just send my friends. Luckily only lost some data, the luminosity part workshop as I need to transfer data from project laptop which does not belong to me. So I guess 300 sgd bucks wasted... Sian...

As for ram upgrade still cui. The win10 unable to recognise the ram despite the bios can do it.

Felt quite bad I break two things. Failing to do it. Need to quickly send them photos for the trips I was on faster before things like this happen again. Need to get a NAS. Hope it will help a bit.


星期五, 11月 11, 2016
~~ flying away 11/11/2016 05:09:00 下午 ~~
A little surprised that I got promoted. Although I lost my chocolate bar, glad I got an umbrella instead :) 


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 :)