Monday, December 29, 2008


Erm, no comment. just some parts of me.

What by ~temporary40 on deviantART

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This is what you call it O2Jam hand syndrome. There the base ofthe palm is blacken because of lack of blood flow.

Khin Hooi

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Back to what I do

27 December 2008

Sunrise by ~temporary40 on deviantART
We took the early morning flight back to Kuala Lumpur. My brother back to Johor and the rest back to Miri. Am going to start a new semester soon.

Penang Heritage

26 December 2008

Komtar by ~temporary40 on deviantART
Dad drove us to Penang Town.

Komtar 2 by ~temporary40 on deviantART
Came to this Prangin Mall and Komtar to do some shopping.

Komtar 3 by ~temporary40 on deviantART
Its the Year End Sale okay.

Magazine Road by ~temporary40 on deviantART

Penang Esplanade by ~temporary40 on deviantART
Then to this Esplanade.

Memorial by ~temporary40 on deviantART

MPPP Penang by ~temporary40 on deviantART

Lamp, Sun, and Heritage by ~temporary40 on deviantART

Penang Heritage Town by ~temporary40 on deviantART
How Penang were able to maintain its World Heritage name when there are so much construction going on.

Khin Hooi

Train Station

25 December 2008

Salted Seafood by ~temporary40 on deviantART
Back to Penang again. This is the famous Penang Road, where they sell all kind of stuff there.

Penang Road Famous Cendol by ~temporary40 on deviantART
And Penang Road is famous for its Chendul, or Cendol or how so ever you want to spell it. Beware of fake stall though. This sign is the one and only original one.

Victoria Station by ~temporary40 on deviantART
The post title don't mean we come back by train though. Only that uncle treated us to this restaurant, Victoria Station. Nice environment and delicious food too. But this time, its way more expensive than the Dragon I.

Khin Hooi

TeoChew Opera

24 December 2008

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At the night, we went to this opera.

TeoChew Opera 2 by ~temporary40 on deviantART
Well, I never went to any opera before, we would like to see.

TeoChew Opera 3 by ~temporary40 on deviantART
This is the opera in teochew, don't understand a word they said.

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The opera is in front of the Beng Guat Sean Sheat, a moral uplifting society. Then we went to a stall to have some 'lor bak'

Bagan Serai Part 2

24 December 2008
Same place but this is the town area. Just walked around and snapped photos

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Until I almost ran into this two fellows

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Khin Hooi

Bagan Serai Part 1

23 December 2008
Dad bring me around the town sightseeing. Such a nice place.

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Coconut Trees Farm by ~temporary40 on deviantART

Perspective Street by ~temporary40 on deviantART

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I just like to take long walk around. See things that are natural or man made. I just like to observe stuff. No much thinking to do, no worries. Its just nice.

Khin Hooi


22 December 2008

Kitchen by ~temporary40 on deviantART
This year, we went to the same place, Tesco Taiping. So I don't bother to put pictures here. There is a new block, Taiping Sentral, shopping mall again. The picture above are some cafe in Taiping.

Sunset by ~temporary40 on deviantART

Khin Hooi


21 December 2008

Old Bicycle by ~temporary40 on deviantART
Uncle drove us to Bagan Serai, my father's hometown. Bagan Serai is a town between Parit Buntar and Taiping. Just a small but peaceful and harmonious. The neighbouring was friendly (I guess). Its a place you can use bicycle to travel around.


21 December 2008

Hiway Shopping Mall by ~temporary40 on deviantART
On the same day, we went to a small shopping mall. Its actually a supermarket with departmental store, something like Sunshine Square at Penang.

Street Lamp Silhouette by ~temporary40 on deviantART

Khin Hooi

Sunshine and Dragon I

20 December 2008

Sunshine by ~temporary40 on deviantART
On the same day, we went to Sunshine Square. Kind of like a supermarket with departmental store. Erm, this is not actually a picture of Sunshine Square though. Just some representation.

Dragon I by ~temporary40 on deviantART
By night, we were treated by my uncle to this Dragon I Restaurant. Its delicious and the environment was high class but as you know, the price was expensive. But the price are still acceptable. A meal and beverage with side order costs about RM 40 ++ only. Reasonable ey?

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Yeap, the Restaurant is in Queensbay Mall. Means we went here twice already.

Khin Hooi

Lip Sin

20 December 2008

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It was early morning and we went to the Lip Sin market place.

Lip Sin Food Court by ~temporary40 on deviantART
There is a place we eat, a food court actually. I had a curry mee and tea.

Pasar Lip Sin by ~temporary40 on deviantART
Then there is this small market place where they sell a lot of cheap clothings and bags.

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Khin Hooi

Queens Bay Mall

19 December 2008

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We live at level 15 and this view is nice for an early morning snapshot.

Queens Bay Mall by ~temporary40 on deviantART
We went to this shopping mall. Quite big too if compared to some shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur. The Christmas decoration was beautiful with the Doraemon statue.

Queens Bay Mall 2 by ~temporary40 on deviantART
Went through a lot of shopping here. Hehe.

Khin Hooi

A Flight to Penang

This year, my family is coming over to Semenanjung again for a holiday trip. Because of no internet connection available to me, I will update my blog by bulk. Day by day with some photos updates.

So here we are.

18 December 2008

KLIA Express by ~temporary40 on deviantART
The fastest way to travel from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Lumpur International Airport, by using the KLIA Express.

KLIA Glass Wall by ~temporary40 on deviantART
Meeting my family at the airport and fly together to Penang.

KLIA Departure Hall by ~temporary40 on deviantART

Bukit Jambul Indah by ~temporary40 on deviantART
This is where my uncle lives and where we stayed. Quite a nice housing are.

Bukit Jambul Indah Condominium by ~temporary40 on deviantART

Khin Hooi

My 2007 Holidayz

I am going to update my blog with many posts about my recent holiday with my family. But before that, here is a post on my friendster blog on my 2007 family trip.

17/12 - Fly to KL and fly to Penang live at uncle's house

18/12 - Went to QueensBay Mall and watched Movie Enchanted

19/12 - Went to Prangin Mall and buy shirts, a lot. ><

20/12 - Go to Kuala Kedah and have a trip to Langkawi. Chocolates!!!

21/12 - Have a day tour at Langkawi, went up the Cable Car, Scary OO

22/12 - Go back to Bagan Serai, Perak, dad's hometown.

23/12 - Have a day trip to Kamunting, went to Tesco Taiping and Taiping Lake, nice scenery.

24/12 - Drive to Cameron Highland.

25/12 - Have a day trip around Cameron, visit tea, flowers, strawberry. Real strawberry aren't that delicious though.

26/12 - Come down from Cameron, went to Ipoh for lunch

27/12 - Stay at Bagan Serai, go to Hiway shopping mall to have a walk and went to CC for Perfect World

28/12 - Come down to KL by bus and walk around Petaling Street

29/12 - Back to Kolej Siswa Jaya in the morning and family back to Miri. PEACE

Khin Hooi

Monday, December 15, 2008


This would be some informative post I done since blogging. I want to share some information on how to avoid the traffic when you are going to the PIKOM PC Fair at Kuala Lumpur Convention Center and have a nice day with lunch and movie. This post are suitable for those tourists or those who never go to a PC Fair.

Above is the real scale map of the Convention Center and Suria KLCC. (The above illustration was done with help of Google Earth and Illustrator.)

How to Get to the Convention Center

Hmm,,, one good question. In my opinion, the best way is to use the Kelana Jaya Line LRT. Driving is not a good way because the parking is expensive too. Taxi will just cut your throat. As you get down from the LRT station (The ticket counter), turn left and follow the tunnel to get to Suria KLCC as in the RED path. As you arrive at the Concourse level, you can go to the Convention Center using the Concourse level tunnel or the Ground level path outside. GREEN path is the tunnel underground while the YELLOW path is the path outside where you can see the park and the lake. I would recomment the YELLOW path because it good for sightseeing.

Having Lunch

This would be a big problem since the place will be packed. You can just go for some expensive restaurant the Level 3 which will burn your wallet or queue at any Food Court and Fast Food Outlet. The solution? I would have my lunch at Avenue K. From the LRT Station, where you turn left to Suria KLCC, turn right instead to Avenue K. You will see a Secret Recipe and Burger King there. Walk some more to reach a Food Court. You can have lunch there.

Watching The Movie

Just go early for the ticket to avoid the queue.

Withdrawing Money for PC Fair Goods

My advice is to budget what you wanna buy. If you wanna buy a thumb drive, a speaker and RAM, budget it. Withdraw the money at Suria KLCC before going to the Convention Center. It would be a bad idea to withdraw at the Convention Center itself because it will be a very long queue there. Those queue are for those who don't budget earlier. CIMB bank and RHB Bank are at the Ground Floor and Maybank is at the Concourse Level.

Leaving the Area

At anytime where the KLCC Station is packed with queue for ticket, and you don't have a Touch and Go card or a Stored Value Card, I would suggest you walk to the next Station. Ampang Park LRT. And if your PC Fair goods are not heavy. This I learnt from Cyrus though. Talk the elevator from KLCC Station up to Avenue K. As you exit from Avenue K, turn left and walk straight until you reach the Ampang Park LRT as shown in the BLUE path. It is better than queueing for ticket and you can exercise and sightseeing.

The Whole Thing

This would be what I will do.
- Reach Suria KLCC, purchase a ticket for movie
- Go for lunch
- Withdraw money if I wanted to purchase something
- Go to Convention Center
- Go for movie
- Walk around
- Leave

Something else to do

If you have spare time, you can visit the Gallery Petronas at Level 2 or go to the PETROSAINS at level 3 if your not a shopaholic.

I am still learning to use Illustrator, hope to become a great user in it.

Khin Hooi

Friday, December 12, 2008

Sunway Pyramid Photo Shot

Note that it is singular. Meaning one photo.

Khin Hooi

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

K2 Night Cityscape

It was not really nice to have a digital camera taking a night cityscape but what to do. I wish I have a SLR. And I don't know the long form for SLR. This is some beautiful scape to the eye but in photo it does not look too good. But I had done my best.

K2 Night Cityscape by ~temporary40 on deviantART

I like to use Screen and Multiply for effects. It really makes the pictures stand out.

Khin Hooi

Monday, December 8, 2008

A New Template?

Should I go for this?

A more grungy looking template. With splats, swirls, and whatevers.


Monday, December 1, 2008

Tempo in Illustrator

I realize Photoshop is not full without Illustrator, so I take the initiative to learn Illustrator. And this is the result. A brand new logo for Persatuan Mahasiswa Buddha.

For those who are new in graphics, what is vector and what is bitmap?


Vector is a type of file in graphics design which instruct how the image should appear. If the instruction is to create a clear border, then it will create a clear border no matter how you enlarge or zoom in.

For example, this is the middle part of the logo, the border are clear without any blur part (or we call it anti-aliasing)


Bitmap is an array of information arranged in pixels. It goes pixel by pixel. If you enlarge it or zoom it to a significant size, you will see the pixel clearly.

Like in this picture, the bitmap file version was enlarged to 600% and you can see the pixels starting to appear.

Of course you may claim vector are better here but I would say both have their pros and cons.
Vector are more suitable for logos, vector art, and the likes while bitmap are suitable for photography, effects, and the likes. Besides, vector image could be enlarge to a big size to suite display such as bill boards, posters, etc where if bitmap image are enlarge, it will be blurred and lose the detail. Bitmap on the other hand, could support gradient, toning and artistic effects, while vector can't (but it is possible to do gradient with Illustrator).

And you may change from vector to bitmap and vice-versa. From vector to bitmap, we raster it. Just open the Illustrator file in Photoshop and it will automatically raster for you. It would be rather tricky to convert from bitmap to vector. But with Illustrator CS2, you can use the Live Trace function which trace the bitmap into vector in instant.

Just some basic general knowledge in graphics from me. Thank for staying tuned here. Need to get back to the board for more Illustrator exploration.