Friday, 28 March 2008
Wednesday, 26 March 2008
The must-see TV advert has a catchy tune to go along with it..
Apart from the cost, the Air only has a limited feature set, albeit a rather good one. There are 2 versions available, the 80GB 1.3Ghz at £1199.00 and a 64GB 1.8Ghz machine costing £829 more! Yes, more for less. The 64GB version has a solid state drive storage (like your flash memory cards) and hence no spinning discs, should be faster and less power hungry. Both versions do not have any form of CD/DVD player due to its size but Apple sells a USB plug-in Superdrive for those wanting to watch DVD movies.
The MacBook Air comes equipped with high speed Wifi connectivity and Bluetooth. Will I get one? The answer is probably no, as I already use a MacBook and find that it is quite portable, although it does weigh a bit, and a 5 year old iBook G3 which whirrs away..slowly.
Monday, 17 March 2008
Bail ó Dhia is Mhuire duit!
Sunday was also Palm Sunday, the start of Holy Week, where Christians commemorate the entry into Jerusalem by Jesus on a donkey, or a colt being cheered by his few followers by waving palm leaves at him. Next Sunday is Easter Sunday, preceded by Good Friday, the holiest day in the Christian calendar.
Easter week comes early this year in March. According to the calendar, we will have to wait another 80 plus years before we have another March Easter!
Sunday, 16 March 2008
Editorial- Single and Series
Personal Work/ Unpublished/ Fine Art- Single and Series
Advertising- Single and Series
Multimedia- Photo and Video
"Announcing the debut of the New York Photo Awards, the official awards of the New York Photo Festival. Honoring talented photographers from all over the world whose work breaks new grounds visually, intellectually, and aesthetically, the New York Photo Awards is a celebration of outstanding achievements in the world of contemporary photography."
I will submitting 2 entries in the Book and Personal Work categories but with all these international awards, the challenge is stiff and the talent is great. However, its worth a try...wish me luck!
"The inaugural New York Photo Festival (May 14–May 18, 2008) promises to deliver a dynamic, high-quality event in what is arguably the photographic capital of the world. The festival will celebrate both contemporary photography and the creative, inspirational talents of the people who produce this work.The New York Photo Festival will be headquartered in DUMBO, an off-the-beaten-track, but easily accessible neighborhood on the Brooklyn waterfront between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges."
Thursday, 13 March 2008
When I traveled across Malaysia last year photographing a cross section of the citizens, I met people of all races, cultures and religions living peacefully side by side. Malaysia is so unique in that sense.
The very nature of politics, however is divisive. Its Us vs Them. Its Known v Unknown. Its Tested vs Untested. In Malaysia, political parties are communal in nature, not unlike Africa, where tribal politics thrive. Its not Right vs Left. The Barisan Rakyat (Peoples Movement) declaration initiated through The People's Parliament and several other platforms, and endorsed by the opposition parties is a start to end communal and race-based parties.
However, Malaysia is still a fledging nation, seemingly unwanting change in the real sense. Self-interest and power is what fails us every time. Prudent politics is governance for the greater good without leaving out the lesser, however this is not what I am seeing from over here. Perhaps my vision for a Bangsa Malaysia is only a pipe dream.