Citius, Altius, Fortius
星期六, 7月 22, 2017
~~ flying away 7/22/2017 01:06:00 上午 ~~
Second KY gathering...
The second gathering. Nanda unable to attend as he went to KL.

Finally, I understood why I won't climb with them again.

First, I just felt some people will just be caring for the people important and their own goals. They will not care so much about other people's goals. Same a little disappointed in them. They will not ask you about your goals nor concern about them. Then again, we are having different objective. My goal is more of enjoy and take photos while they and leader will be summit. Then again, they are just surface climbing mates. I would think my Kili buddies are better. But too bad they won't climb much already.

Right knee has been slightly better due to swimming. Need to work on it more in gym.

Just completed packing camera gears for NDP Preview 1 shoot. But heavy load.

Still reading my FA notes to prepare for Sunday assessment.



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星期四, 7月 13, 2017
~~ flying away 7/13/2017 10:52:00 上午 ~~
Moving forward from 6000m...
I still felt bad for not summit my 3rd attempt at 6000m.

Able to train well due to work, photo and knee. Made training hard. Seeing specialist and taking MRI is waste of money. I only know the diagnosis. Then again need to see a physio to get it re-strengthen.

Need to clear the photos for JQ, helping hands video, SP has to select 10-20 photos to upload, KY edit and upload. Need to clear my trip store and buy another dehumid box for lens as I got 2 more big lenses FX. Need to get the 24mm F2.8 lens? Need to clean my camera sensor too.

Travel well just small trips out.

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星期三, 7月 05, 2017
~~ flying away 7/05/2017 02:20:00 下午 ~~
Programming... vectorcast visualdsp...

Need to put breakpoint and drag into the expression box to see the address. Remember address is &... [0]

Thanks my senior for the help.


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星期一, 7月 03, 2017
~~ flying away 7/03/2017 07:58:00 上午 ~~
Back from KY india...
2 weeks have passed. Heading for work now. Was trying to recover the lost bird and stok kangri image but seem unable. I should hav stop using the sd card immediately after i accidentally delete. But all well. In the memory only now.
Have to quickly clear the SP and KY photos so can do family matters. Since the longer october overseas trips are cancelled due to lack of people. I can also decided when to leave too. Changes back home is the vendcafe. Meals off the vending machine.
For the climb, we really had bad guides. Not as professional as they can be. Keep rushing us. Ali and Deasal.
The summit push should start at 1130pm for breakfast instead of 2pm. So KY2 can be more doable for slower people like me. But as I said i lack the training i use to prepare so it is okay. Next time we need to know how much time we need.
Guided or non guided need lotsa of input from our side too.
Mistakes made
-  delete a good photo while sharing... 
- no need to wear down pants and down jacket 
- juz better down and thermal
- should protect my thin down 
- should know the distance and start of summit push time as guide might screw u too. 
- thou to train while this time lack of stairs and run 
- conserve energy when stepping snow. Use proper techniques 
- maybe can eat and rest to resume energy level to continue

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星期三, 5月 17, 2017
~~ flying away 5/17/2017 01:42:00 下午 ~~
May june trips...
Finally thought of blogging some thoughts.
Having trouble to get people sign up for my china trips. Reasons being people dont understand my trips, thinking it is gear towards photographers. But actually I'm targeting both. With majority at trekkers. As they are a new market for me to expand. To get them interested in taking better photos.

Need to think of marketing avenue.
Trekkers groups.
Mountaineering groups.
Photography groups.
As for home, at least the leaking stop. But the racks are still not up yet.

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星期三, 3月 22, 2017
~~ flying away 3/22/2017 08:52:00 上午 ~~
Mar. Lembing. Trek and shoot.

Finally, my first Ae trek and shoot trek completed!

Should have check the school holiday period too. The jam up and back was bad.

This trip has proven it is helpful for me to improve and understand how should I shape the future trips. Also I was able to understand better Shutter speed to freeze water spray need to less than 1/2000 sec or even fast. The GND filter also need to be careful where to put.

Always remember to count people before moving out.

Really glad to have the mother and daughter on the trip. When ask daughter what she like dislike about the trip, her replied that she like all melted me.


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星期四, 2月 16, 2017
~~ flying away 2/16/2017 10:50:00 上午 ~~
Feb...

Doing more wedding events assistance job. Well it does help me to see what is into flash photography and videography as well.

Done painting at wall. Then i realised i should paint the whole house. But maybe just the doors and living room. One by one as it will take lotsa of time.


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星期一, 1月 23, 2017
~~ flying away 1/23/2017 07:11:00 下午 ~~
Photo asst...

Two days of being photo asst. I must say it is an eye opener experience to see how a professional work.

Yes i did get whack for not taking initiatives to ask more and not sure where to assist to light the scene.

Pre wedding shoot. 6 months before actual day. And i also helped out an actual day one just the start and gate crash part.

I do say. I'm not that interested in taking those type of photos. Even now looking at my mountains photos. I also not sure what can they do.

Perheps all the editing has really make me very tired.

Still have half more france photos to clear, india i started as they are sharing in mar. So another 20 more photos or less to clear for those decent ones.

Still owe my trip planning. Need to start to do them before it is too late. Already dragging too long for the china part.

And now I'm also confused. Last time is dont have feel bad. Now have but unsure. But really want to try out and give a chance to understand more. Need to get it done soon. Should i arranged another coaching session.


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星期四, 1月 05, 2017
~~ flying away 1/05/2017 10:10:00 上午 ~~
Before CNY...
So fast, another 2-3 weeks it will be Lunar New Year.

Glad that two things that hinder the work really passed. Able to do it. But to transform existing C to C++ in Linux is really a challenge as I never did before. Able to display two image streams via TCP and cross platform isn't an easy feat. Linux one line. C# many many lines... Also able to find the missing action cam we loan from Garmin. Just a little heavy but image quality is good. Lacking sound. Too soft.

Wanted to demo successful display on Windows platform to Boss but not interested. Either I didn't articulate well or just the Gstreamer code is more important. Whatever. I can't let the mistake of using LCVI for 3 years happen again. Really wasted time. I was wondering where has all the output gone too...

Photo editing is also able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Lightroom. Click of a button. Or even can automatic at import event.

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星期日, 1月 01, 2017
~~ flying away 1/01/2017 08:32:00 上午 ~~
2017!

Yes a new year. New resolution maybe. 2016 what have I achieved?

Waiting for uber so have some time to write it out. Glad to hav this blog to post. Fb is really out. Instagram still more useful.

Came back from Nepal failed attempt at 6000m. But joined big mountains small budgets click and I did it. But barely. At 6100m. I was fatigued and tired. Plus there wasn't enough time. Reached at 1130. Still far from summit. Plus we need technical rope to ascend and descend. Yes descend is the most important thing. In the end a 22 hours out. Waited in the cold for 3 hours. And the bloody definition of summit fever lol.

Glad was back alive from France Alps and India Uttarakhand mountainous region.

Coming back. Was into leading trek and shoot. Up and coming. Just China one the October is taking me longer than it need to be.

Pakistan a lot of might go. I have to set a cut off date. Else too late decide need to train for too.

A year for my website too I think 😊

What would I do for the next year or this year actually? I still have to work on it. The photos editing, new pc and laptop for home, tidy for the cny, company work too, personal computing work, financial planning to the travel trip and family allocation are important things and of course ♥ matters too which I still thinking how to go about it.


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星期二, 12月 27, 2016
~~ flying away 12/27/2016 09:28:00 上午 ~~
2017...
In couple of days 2017 will reached. Not going overseas this year. Not going anywhere for countdown. This is the calm for the coming excitement I think.

Still have a lot of things not done yet. But managed to clear JQ photos, part 1 of SN photos. Still have Hui ROM photos. Paid job! She gave me a big ang bao. I should have waited to get her before giving my!

Also changed the leaky tap with my dad help. Need to buy a extra white tape and rubber for the tap fixing.
Also got him an export J1 mini prime 145 + 15 bucks with cover and screen protector.

Watched Master's Sun too as TV was featuring it.

Sis also skyped me on phone need to buy Eu Yan San stuffs - medical chix pack and red dates. Still unable to talk when she try to ask about those rubbish stuffs.



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星期一, 12月 12, 2016
~~ flying away 12/12/2016 12:22:00 下午 ~~
Semeru...


Finally last climb in December is over. Still have a lot of mess going on. I don't think I'm in full control. Similar in the mountain if you are not in control, you are in danger. If you fall, you be dead.

"Slowly but surely" a phrase my guide keep saying.

As usual every trip is a learning trip. For Semeru part, it is regretful to leave un-summit but we all had more energy and time for Bromo and Ijen. Plus it will be very tiring to battle the harsh wind and lighting up in the exposed area for 2-3 hours. The descend part will be painful too. Should wear gaiters. Need to buy cheap one for this scree purpose.

Very cloudy unable to take good star photos at night. The filters I brought up. Pretty useless when you are so tired to use and the weather doesn't permit me to use. My stomach was okay thru out the trip just kept coughing. That is also why I turn back apart from the majority didn't want to climb so I went back down with the group. Depending on weather. If sunny take the landscape. If cloudy can portraiture or Macro shoots. Need to review what shuttlecock and competition photos need.

Moving to Bromo thru the sea of sand is good. I need to learn some basic Bahasa so can communicate. Need to stop at the scenic sight for a quick photos. For the Yoga shoots need to know when to shoot at an angle when to shoot from the side view. The lush green during this period is very pretty.

Ijen. Late. Should have gone in earlier as the workers start to work, the fumes cover the blue fire. I was pretty tired and slow even I reduce my load. Should drop more. My poles nearly hurt Adelene's eye as well as she was close behind me when I move backwards. Need to put the sharp end down instead of reverse next time. Near misses are wake up call.

I was also monitoring my tongue color it should be pink and not crack. My is pale and cracked. Sometimes even white.

Need to quickly firm up the mar rainbow falls trip! and K2 first.
Next China Szechuan trip as well. I think the price in October unable to lower as it is peak season.



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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. 







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星期六, 11月 26, 2016
~~ flying away 11/26/2016 08:42:00 下午 ~~
Clarity...
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.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lara-young/5-steps-for-getting-clarity-about-what-you-want-in-life_b_7113010.html

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.
"
https://www.quora.com/How-can-you-have-clarity-on-what-you-really-want-in-life

DON'T GET LOST IN LIFE RACE

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.
#BELIEVEINYOURSELF

By Olaniyi Afeez



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

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

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.


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

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