Saturday, 26 January 2013

Where Now ?? ... Four Thirds .

Gooday Folks,

It's being a while since Oly last launch a regular 4/3 camera. If it was a stand alone system like the old days, one may say that it's a norm for oly to launch a camera every 3 to 4 years. But since the advent of Micro 4/3, Oly has been concentrating most of it's resources on the later. We can clearly see why, for it's m4/3's that's moving sales. Not that a '' one country, two system '' is bad, it's just that a lot of the regular 4/3 users are left in the doldrums.

So, the million dollar question is ... Will ( and not when ) the E-7 ( or whatever they may call it ) .... ever surface ??? This question has surface around the photographic world recently....!!  Personally, I have a hunch it will arrive, albeit a little longer, maybe around 2014 or even early 2015, the reason being the OMD ( EM-5 ). The sales and success of this baby surprise so many including Oly themselves. This camera even won a number of camera of the year awards. It's m4/3 that's making money and moving sales for Oly, so, it's only natural for Oly to concentrate it's resources on it. 

On the other hand I see the E-7 being the last of the Mohicans. Simply because like most of the top end Oly cams, it's a money losing line and an unsustainable option for any company.  The Future clearly is Micro 4/3's and one that I feel will see the test of time.

As for me, Oly will always have a place in my heart ... This collage of pics below are my Appreciation for what Oly cameras has done for me in the past. They are all Regular 4/3 cams that I have shot with, along with a theme to match. I loved them for the OOC Jpegs and Rich Oly colours. Whatever the outcome maybe , just go out and have fun, and let things take it's natural course.... Cheers !!!

Here are a set of six collage along with the cameras that the pics were shot with. They are of course Regular 4/3s cameras. The one that I didn't own were the E-330, E-3 and E-5, but I did try it out with sets from my students and friends.

Remember at the end of the day, it's the Pics that matters, for all your gears are but  just tools of your creative imaginations.

Regards ... Uncle James Moh.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

'' Meanings of Life '' ... My Brief View .

Hi Folks,

“What is the meaning of life?” is hard to get a solid grip on. One possible translation of it is “What does it all mean?” One might spend a lifetime trying to answer such a heady question. Answering it requires providing an account of the ultimate nature of the world, our minds, value and how all these natures interrelate. I’d prefer to offer a rather simplistic answer to a possible interpretation of our question. When someone asks “What is the meaning of life?,” they may mean “What makes life meaningful?” This is a question I believe one can get a grip on without developing a systematic philosophy.

The answer I propose is actually an old one. What makes a human life have meaning or significance is not the mere living of a life, but reflecting on the living of a life.

 Even the most reflective among us get caught up in pursuing ends and goals. We want to become younger ; we want to read more books; we want to make more money. These goal-oriented pursuits are not meaningful or significant in themselves. What makes a life filled with them either significant or insignificant is reflecting on why one pursues those goals. This is second-order reflection; reflection on why one lives the way one does. But it puts one in a position to say that one’s life has meaning or does not.

Another way of rephrasing the question is “What is the purpose of life?” Again we all have our own subjective purposes but some would like to think there is a higher purpose provided for us, perhaps by a creator. It is a matter of debate whether this would make life a thing of greater value or turn us into the equivalent of rats in a laboratory experiment. Gloster’s statement in King Lear comes to mind: “As flies to wanton boys we are to the gods – they kill us for their sport.” But why does there have to be a purpose to life separate from those purposes generated within it? The idea that life needs no external justification. Our efforts may ultimately come to nothing but “the day was sufficient to itself, and so was the life.” (Good and Evil, 1970) In the “why are we here?” sense of the question there is no answer. It would be wrong, however, to conclude that life is meaningless. Life is meaningful to humans, therefore it has meaning.

Hence it's only logical that you and you alone can see the lights of  life in a way it's meant to be. We all have our ups and downs in life, at times even questioning the purpose of life. But in the end, it's only right that we fulfilled what we set out to do in this life, after all there's only one life. So, live life to the fullest and cherish every moment with the ones you love, be it your friends, family, hobbies or your pastimes.

Therefore ''Look to this day for it's life, The very life of life '' .... Cheers !!!

Have a nice day ahead ... !!!

Regards ....Uncle James Moh.

Monday, 7 January 2013

Those Magnificent Men and Womens of Batu Pahat !!

Hi Folks,

It's almost Election time, and as usual, those  folks who are involved directly or indirectly are busy planning for what seems likely a Game Changing year. As with the most of us, Change is something that's long overdue. Lots of us are fed up with a system of goverment that's meant for the elite few. It's a goverment that lays too much emphasis on Quotas and Racial preference, Personal Gains and where the word '' Demi Rakyat '' is pocketable. Most of them are more concern about where the next Millions are coming from. This will eventually lead us nowhere but to a Stagnatory State, where it is us the Rakyat, who suffers.

Now for something away from the norm and back to those Men and womens who made Batu Pahat Proud. Believe it or not, many folks around the country still thinks that Mr. Lim kit siang and son are from Malacca !!  Surprisingly, both the proposition and opposition of the Chinese communities are from where else but Batu Pahat. Besides the political sides of things, Batu Pahat has in the past and present produce Men and Womens of Academic, Entrepreneurship, Political, Scientific, Humanitarians, Artist, Singers and Adventurers. There is very little left to be uncovered when it comes to Talents. But of course there is always a reason behind all of this. For that I try to do a write in the near future.

Here are some of The Men and Womens that most of you are familiar with, be it famous or infamous.

How many of them can you identify ??

There's a secret behind all of this, I have my own theory, but as always there's more to it than just plain coincidence.  It's a long story but the main word here is '' WILL ''.

This are just a few amongst the Thousands of Talented B.P. rians who are spread around the world today. I will update the best of the rest in my second part of this series. This above is only the Political sides of things. Three Cheers to them All...!!!

Regards.........Uncle James Moh.