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Wings (2)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 by , under , ,

I went to Wings Over Houston a few weeks ago, took a tons of photos. I thought most the shot came out good but man was I wrong! The results keep reminding me that I need a much much better zoom lens(thinking "L" lens). Note to self, the small 2.5inch LCD on the DSLR is good to preview the composition but I must zoom in to check focus and motion blur, I forgot that most of the time, ahhhh!

Anyway, we're going to San Francisco tomorrow and Las Vegas next week to meet and tour with my mom, yes, my mom is visiting, very very excited! Hopefully I can get more presentable shot in SF and LV.

Bubble
This is the F-16 Fighting Falcon, the first fighter jet I fell in love with and my favorite jet of all time. There's just something about the lines of this plane, it's just so dynamic and slick.

Just Don't PUSH!
The tail of the same F-16. These blade will expand out during afterburner mode. The sound of afterburner is just music to my ears. The F-16 has a few nicknames, the most popular two are "Viper" & "Electric Jet". This is the US Navy & Marines F-16. I believe this particular jet belong to the Adversary Squadron in the Top Gun school in Nevada, hence the dessert paint scheme.

Blast Off
The Thunderbird - Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, comprised of 6 F-16C Fighting Falcon jet. They put up an awesome show for all the spectators that day.

Bird Belly
The pilots of this squadron is the elite, the best of the best in the US Air Force. Very cool and good looking people too.



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He's Growing, Fast! (2)

Thursday, November 06, 2008 by , under , ,

Last weekend, LK & JP's son, Benjamin and my brother's son, Ray, turn 1 year old! Wow! Time flies, felt like they were born yesterday.

Too bad I'm not in Malaysia to take photos of Ray, it would have been fun!

I am 1 year old!
Serious birthday boy, Benjamin! He has the CEO stare in this shot doesn't he? He always has that serious look but ready to crack a huge smile whenever you play with him.

I wrote love!
Yes, I can write love! Janine wrote this wonderful birthday card to her baby brother. One thing I learn from taking photos of Janine is that whenever I let her view the photos I took of her, she will let me take more, sometime she'll even post for me. Not sure if this will work with other kids but it's sure worth a try.

Food Galore
Food galore AGAIN! When there's celebration, there will be good food! We have to fulfill our responsibility to eat, to help the eco-system, hehe... Joo Pheng is a good cook, she prepared most of the food here, she's just amazing! Joanne brought some really good food too. I don't mind wonderful feast like this every weekend!

Tiramisu Again!
The only contribution from our house, tiramisu made by Faye and Yee. As always, my only contribution is to enjoy this wonderful creation, ha!



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Party Animal, Literally - Halloween (2)

Monday, November 03, 2008 by , under

Trick or treat time! We went trick or treat with our friends' kids last Friday. Though its mainly a kids activity, I had a lot of fun snapping photos of them running around the neighborhood gathering candy from neighbors.

Adrien the Kangaroo
Adrien the Kangaroo with his mom. Some neighbor thought he's a rabbit, ha! How does he look like a rabbit when he has a little kangaroo in the pouch?

Kangaroo needs candy!
Kangaroo needs candy too!

"I am Bee!" She said.
"I am Bee", Janine told me. A happy bee indeed.

Happy Big Bee & Mini Pooh
Happy Bee & Winnie the Pooh(with a belly). Winnie the Pooh is Samuel 1st Halloween costume.

Pooh can't wait...
"I'm having my candy now!"

Pooh digging in...
"Hmmm...where's that piece of candy I just saw?"

Halloween

Some people spent some good time and money to decorate their yard for the occasion. This is one of the nicest one. I wish I had my tripod so I can capture more to share here.



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