Tianzi Hotel in the Chinese province of Hebei use Fu Lu Shou to decorate the whole 10-story building which holds the world record for the “biggest image building”.
For those who don’t know what Fu Lu Shou are, here is a brief explanation from WiKi. I have seen them all my life. It’s pretty common to have them in our house. Fu Lu Shou refers to the concept of Good Fortune (Fu), Prosperity (Lu), and Longevity (Shou). This Taoist concept is thought to date back to the Ming Dynasty.
แบบว่าไม่เคยใช้กล้อง (D)SRL มาก่อนเลยในชีวิต แต่หลังๆได้มีโอกาสเห็นภาพของเพื่อนๆที่ถ่ายรูปกัน ดูแล้วมันมีมิติกว่า กล้อง compact ที่ใช้อยู่เยอะ แล้วกอล์ฟก็เป็นคนชอบกล้อง ชอบถ่ายโน่นถ่ายนี้ ก็เลยคิดว่าคงถึวเวลาที่อัพเกรดกล้องของเราได้แล้ว กอล์ฟลองถามเพื่อนๆที่เป็นตากล้องมือโปร เขาก็บอกว่าให้ใช้ Nikon ดู แต่ตอนนี้ รุ่นที่พึ่งออกล่าสุดก็คือ D5000 เห็นทีแรกก็ชอบเลย รู้สึกว่าไม่ใหญ่มาก เหมือนรุ่นก่อนอย่าง D90, D300 ของ Nikon
มีคนบอกว่าหน้าจอกล้อง LCD ที่ไว้ดูรูปจะออกเหลือง กอล์ฟดูแล้วก็ไม่เห็นเหลือง หรือว่าเราดูไม่เป็นก็ไม่รู้ แต่สรุปแล้วชอบกล้องตัวนี้มาก ตอนนี้แค่ยังไม่รู้สึกชินเท่านั้นเอง กำลังศึกษาคู่มือไปเรื่อยๆ รูปข้างล่างคือตัวอย่างที่ลองถ่ายเล่นๆดู
Can you guess which part of Bangkok is this??
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Hmmmmm …. The picture was takened in 1970. Look at the traffic!! Familiar?
Hint – Did you see the building? Siam Center!
Yeahh… it’s Pathumwon intersection
And.. this is the current picture of Pathumwon intersection!!
Things have changed, but one thing has remained the same is … “traffic jam”!!
I have been playing around with Sketch Up software developed by Google company for a while. Although I’m not like an expert on it yet, I think it’s pretty convenient for users to develop something in 3D. I used Sketch Up to draw a layout of floor plan in order to help me develop a better vision to make a decision where each furniture should be placed. It is not as hard as you think. You should try it. On top of that, it’s a FREE software.
Pictures below are examples of what I did in Sketch Up. There is a feature which allows you to download free 3D models from Google 3D search engine. I’m trying to sketch to get an idea of my bedroom layout. Since I don’t have much time to design my own furniture, I decide to download everything and put into the room. The furniture style and color might not cohesive, but at least it gives me an idea where to put my bed, closets, desks, chairs, etc. It took me about 1.5 hour to complete everything from scratch.Click image to enlarge.
What do you think?
I found two different news happened in two places, but they share the same kind of trick. Yesterday, I read news about a lady from Florida purchased a new Nintendo DSi for $138 from Walmart. She bought it as a birthday present for her son. When her son opened the box, they both were shocked because there was NO DSi in the box. Instead, the box filled with rocks wrapped in the latest Chinese newspaper.She went back to Walmart and complained about the shocking incident. Wal-Mart initially refused to take the rocks back, deferring to Nintendo, which did the same. Ultimately, Wal-Mart gave in when it was discovered that not only was the box full of rocks, it was full of rocks that had already been returned to the store by a previous customer. The store ended up giving her a refund and a gift certificate for $20. I guess Walmart wants her to buy a planter or vase to fill up those rocks.. hahaha!
Another news I read today was similar to the Walmart incident, but it happened at Best Buy. A customer purchased a MacBook Pro for $2164.89, and when he got home, he learned that it was only a red brick packed with bubble wrap inside the box. He went back to the Best Buy store and talked to the manager who was not willing to help at all. In addition, the manager claimed that Apple sealed the box and there was nothing to do with Best Buy. Therefore, Best Buy will not be responsible for this incident.
OMG… it’s pretty obvious that Best Bust looks guilty!! So.. people.. please remember to check your laptop, notebook, MacBook, etc at the Best Buy store before you leave to make sure there was no brick in there!!
Nichkhun modeled on the runway for a famous Korean fashion designer, Andre Kim. He was on the run with his old pal from 2AM (Seulong). Those clothes are awesome!! Nichkhun looked like a prince as Korean people are calling him. These pictures are taken from the Internet, blogs, and news. The credits are on the picture itself.
I would like to write a quick review on my BlackBerry Curve 8900 or Javelin. I have been using it for about two weeks now. I still cannot find anything that I don’t like about it. I absolutely love everything about it. I have been downloading several program and themes to pimp my Curve the want.
Here is a quick list of what I like or what I can do with the Curve:
1. I can online 24/7 on my phone.
2. Email, SMS, and MMS work like a charm.
3. I can fully customize on the ring tone.
4. Alarm clock is very useful – there is an option to choose not to alarm on the weekend (How smart is that!).
5. Speakerphone is awesome – loud and clear.
6. Media player and music player are not bad at all for the business phone. I can watch movies too.
7. I can watch YouTube through either Wifi or EDGE with no problem and delay.
8. I don’t have any problem with keyboard. It’s pretty comfortable for me.
9. Battery life is good. It can last for two day and I’m a heavy user.
10. The resolution on the screen is incredible.
The list can go on and on… hahaha
Anyhow, the website that I found very resourceful and useful is CrackBerry. If you have a BlackBerry, you definitely need to bookmark this website. Let me know if you have any question regarding Curve 8900!!
Click image to enlarge. You will see the quality of the phone camera from Curve.
Hello Kitty Tokidoki Theme (Screen captured)
My current theme (Screen captured)
This is real! I have read or seen pictures of this type of card skimmer, but that was from forwarded email. I know it is still happening in Thailand. It seems this kind of criminal incident happens everywhere! So, for those ATM card users, please be careful.
I found a story about a guy caught the ATM card skimmer attached before the real ATM card reader. This card skimmer will read your ATM card and record all the information into a flash memory attached in the back. It happened at a local WaMu bank. Please see pictures below.
When inserting your ATM card to the machine, please be careful. If you see that it looks suspicious or it looks like the card reader is not belong there, contact a cop and notify that local bank immediately.
Source: For more details about this, click here