Apply First Aid Course & Barista Course

I went to a couple of cool courses in the past month. One was the “Apply First Aid” Course and the other was a “Barista” course.

1. Apply First Aid Course

Pretty good actually. They taught us how to do CPR on adults and babies, operate the defibrillator, and also how to treat some common medical emergencies.

Definitely a fun day!

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Pictures from the Sunday Market (17.05.2009)

As requested by Nazarios and Farahreen, here are some of the pictures from the Sunday Market. For more photos, go to here.

We are currently in the process of winding up our Sunday activity, so, not many items up for sale anymore.

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Brisbane Sunday Market: 10.05.2009

It has been an interesting day last Sunday trading at the Brisbane Market, Rocklea.

I have been selling there on Sundays for over 2 years now with a friend of mine.

I reckon we did quite okay on that day. Met some colourful characters in the form of customers. There’s this one kid who bought three battery packs from me for AUD6. He handed AUD6.50 to me and told me to keep the change. That was interesting. It’s the first time ever for me to encounter a person who voluntarily hands over loose change and say “keep the change mate!”. Well, lucky me I guess ๐Ÿ™‚

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Really, what’s the point?

What’s the point of us attending lectures and gaining knowledge? Is it for the purpose of passing exams? Or is it because it might be useful for us in the real world?

Starting from a couple of days ago, the lecturer for one of my subjects in university will be spending the weeks up till the exam season preparing for that dreaded day. As a result, she will rob us of the time that could have been used to discuss case studies and learn about the real world.

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I love it when it rains…

A lot of people love sunny days. It’s different for me though. I prefer rainy days. I don’t know why. There’s something about a dark and gloomy day that I love so much.

I love staying at home when there’s heavy rain outside.

I love to drive during a heavy thunderstorm.

I love walking in the streets when dark skies loom over me.

Really, I don’t know why.

There’s once when Brisbane had a heavy hailstorm and I was driving through a highway by the Brisbane river. It was absolutely exhilirating! I had so much fun.

I love the rain. Rain gives me peace.

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Gold Coast Whale Watching & Photographs by Nikon D80

About a week ago, a bunch of us drove down to the Gold Coast to do some whale watching. It was a good trip actually. We were on the boat for, give or take, around 4 hours.

The only disappointment was the fact that there were quite a lot of the people.

They claimed on their website that the number of passengers will be capped to 60, but based on my observation, there were more than that. Oh well…

The Whale Watching trip was also an opportunity for me to test out my Nikon D80. A 70-300mm lens was snapped on, a lens hood was attached, the barrel fully extended, and off I went, snapping away. I took about 400 plus pictures that day. Ahhhh… The beauty of digital cameras. Oh, by the way, I also used the 18-55mm lens and the small 50mm f1.8D lens.

Here are some samples. They were not altered in any way by Photoshop, so they may not look their best. The only alteration I made was to compress them so that it is easy to post them up on my blog.

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Brisbane Night Sky Photography Shots with Nikon D80

Alright folks, here are more Brisbane Night Sky photos snapped with my newly acquired Nikon D80. It is not from Mount Coot-tha (previous post). The photos were taken from the balcony of my friend’s.

Equipments used were the Nikon D80, a tripod, and a variety of lenses (the usual).

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Night Photography Shots at Mount Coot-tha, Queensland (Nikon D80 with 18-55mm lens and 70-300mm lens)

Here are a number of night photography shots taken with Nikon D80, using various manual and semi-manual settings. The photos were shot atop Mount Coot-tha in Queensland, Australia.

Lenses used were the 18-55mm lens and the 70-300mm lens. A tripod was also used for all the shots.

I know I know, most of the shots are horrible. But hey, I’ve got a good excuse. I’m just starting out! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Also, apologies if I’m using the wrong photography terms. Still getting the hang of all the jargons.

1. Shutter priority, 30 seconds. ISO 800.

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One more to go and I’ll be leaving on a jet plane…

So… one more paper to go before the one-month winter holidays officially begins!

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ANDA Coin, Note & Stamp Show 2008: Coins Acquisitions (Malaya, State of North Borneo)

This entry will be dedicated to coins.

I didn’t get as many coins as I would like. I only purchased three. All of them goes under the Malaya theme.

I actually wanted to also get some Roman and other earlier coins. Oh well, maybe next time.

Ok, here are the pictures.

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