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May 3, 2016

sunset

A photo from Sigatoka from recent trip. handheld, no post photo editing.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 03 May 2016 9:44 PM | read this entry

November 15, 2015

blue white red

Photo from last night:... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 15 Nov 2015 8:15 AM | read this entry

October 29, 2015

from 1968

During my recent visit, I visited a quiet historical town in Victoria - Chiltern. An old pharmacy caught my attention. The Pharmacy which is part of National Trust since 1988. I took some photos in Dow's Pharmacy. I guess it... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 29 Oct 2015 2:45 PM | read this entry

October 17, 2015

blue tongue

Photos from recent road trip... Saw this shingleback lizard (also known as blue tongue skink) on the road in western NSW. As usual, more photos follow...... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 17 Oct 2015 9:56 AM | read this entry

October 15, 2015

outside Hay Gaol

Saw this outside Hay Gaol Museum which is in Hay, NSW. And I have no idea what it was called.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 15 Oct 2015 10:59 AM | read this entry

September 17, 2015

the grandest bridge in the colony

Prince Alfred Bridge and timber viaduct. Despite the bridge was named in Prince Alfred's honour, he never visited the Gundagai. Some locals did not want it named after a royal member.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 17 Sep 2015 9:47 AM | read this entry

August 23, 2015

solution for Photoshop (Load Files into Photoshops Layers) missing from Bridge CC

It appears that since Adobe releases Photoshop CC (or CC 2014), some useful features of Bridge (e.g. Load Files into Photoshop Layers or Image Processor ) somehow got missing. It will appear something like: Photoshop is missing from Tools menu... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 23 Aug 2015 6:15 PM | read this entry

May 7, 2015

Buddha's Hand

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Posted by Antony on 07 May 2015 6:27 PM | read this entry

April 7, 2015

cats from Easter Show

Haven't posted any cat photos for quite a while. Still I don't have any cats. As usual, more photos follow...... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 07 Apr 2015 10:13 AM | read this entry

April 3, 2015

fireworks from Royal Easter Show

Here are some handheld photos of fireworks from this year's Royal Easter Show As usual, more photos follow...... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 03 Apr 2015 1:44 PM | read this entry

March 11, 2015

mould

Playing macro lens and focus stacking. a cropped version:... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 11 Mar 2015 1:53 PM | read this entry

February 28, 2015

slowing things down, ND 10 stops

Apparently, most people would like to do thing as fast as they can. I somehow decided to slow down myself. The new gadget - an ND filter with 10-stop.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 28 Feb 2015 12:37 PM | read this entry

February 20, 2015

Lanterns of the Terracotta Warriors

Photos of Lanterns of the Terracotta Warriors, not panna cotta.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 20 Feb 2015 6:30 PM | read this entry

January 6, 2015

no snow.

Sydney is hot. According to Seven News, the Bureau of Meteorology has confirmed 2014 was a record breaker. For NSW, 2014 was the warmest year on record. Australia wide, it was the third hottest year ever. And for Sydney,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 Jan 2015 7:06 PM | read this entry

December 23, 2014

Merry Christmas

Featuring iPhone 6. Photo taken in Martin Place. The other end of Martin Place was the Lindt Cafe where the siege happened last Monday.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 23 Dec 2014 3:05 PM | read this entry

December 9, 2014

Bare Island

So, for some stupid reason, I woke up at 4am yesterday morning. Got myself a Nespresso coffee. Made another Nespresso coffee in Nespresso CitiZ Travel Mug (pictured right). Grabbed my Sony Alpha A7r, tripod, and Nespresso coffee (of course). I... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 Dec 2014 10:12 AM | read this entry

December 6, 2014

nothing picturesque

A photo from local area. A big hole wad drilled on the tree to make room for powerlines. Unlike our Don who lives in picturesque Quincy near beautiful Boston, where all the powerlines are underground, Sydney's streets are full of... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 Dec 2014 2:04 PM | read this entry

December 2, 2014

Fruit Ninja

Love Fruit Ninja game? Here's the real life version. My first attempt. Oh, don't play with knives at home. Actually, don't play with knives anywhere, except in Fruit Ninja.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 02 Dec 2014 9:35 AM | read this entry

November 20, 2014

My first star trail

Sunday was hot during the day, but nice and cool in the evening, so I decided to head out for some night photography. And I came up with star trail, as a matter of fact, my first ever attempt of... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 20 Nov 2014 1:12 PM | read this entry

October 20, 2014

Macquarie Lighthouse

Not far from The Gap, there's a famous Lighthouse in Vaucluse called Macquarie Lighthouse. When Rev. Dr. Wu Yi takes his seven adorable felines for a picnic, he could tell his seven adorable felines the story of Macquaire Lighthouse. Here's... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 20 Oct 2014 10:37 PM | read this entry

October 10, 2014

The Gap and Vaucluse

So when Rev. Dr. Wu Yi finally gets 7 adorable felines, he could take them to The Gap in the evening and enjoy some nice views of Sydney. (Photo taken last night.) The view is pretty beautiful.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 10 Oct 2014 9:06 PM | read this entry

October 4, 2014

sunrise at Coogee, daylight saving starts tomorrow

This is this morning's sunrise at Coogee Beach. Not far from Rev. Dr. Wu Yi's place. When I arrive at Coogee Beach, there were a few people there already, more photographers getting ready to catch the sunrise than swimmers.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 Oct 2014 7:46 PM | read this entry

October 3, 2014

Collaroy, panorama

Yes, I did get up early and drive a long way. Not (just) for queuing outside Apple Store, but for sunrise photo. Here's a panorama photo I took few days ago. My first time using Sony A7R taking panorama photo,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 03 Oct 2014 11:01 PM | read this entry

September 19, 2014

Capture One Express for Sony

If you are into digital photography, you should've heard of Capture One (by Phase One). Capture One is a powerful RAW editing tool, competing against Adobe's Lightroom and Apple Aperture. Phase One has developed a Sony only version named:... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 19 Sep 2014 6:40 PM | read this entry

July 9, 2014

some Elinchrom gears and more

Sometimes there's a bargain too good to let it go, so I snapped up the bargain. The bargain: Elinchrom lighting set. Elinchrom Style RX 1200/1200 Set with Skyport RX Speed Set. Also a 60° and a 90° reflectors (attached):... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 Jul 2014 4:14 PM | read this entry

May 24, 2014

food photography is not as easy as it seems

Noticed this news article about McDonald's truth behind menu on news.com.au today. I am not crazy about McDonald's food, but I agree with following part. I believe this image.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 24 May 2014 9:59 PM | read this entry

April 27, 2014

Netscape Handbook

Recently, I bought a handbook, a secondhand handbook. Netscape Navigator Handbook. It's the official handbook (released by Netscape Communications Corporation) for the very first version of Netscape Navigator, back in 1995.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 Apr 2014 2:33 AM | read this entry

April 3, 2014

Strawberry sandwich (Mille-Feuille)

Strawberry lovers? Here's a strawberry sandwich for you. Not really a sandwich, it's Strawberry Mille-Feuille.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 03 Apr 2014 7:23 PM | read this entry

February 15, 2014

Rack of Lamb

Unlike our Don who lives in picturesque Quincy near beautiful Boston eats healthy American gourmet food everyday, I don't have such luxury. But I had Provençal style rack of lamb this week. Rack of Lamb, Provençal style:... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 15 Feb 2014 6:15 PM | read this entry

February 11, 2014

Three Sisters at night

The Three Sisters (Wikipedia) are one of the tourist attractions in the Blue Mountains area. Probably not those three:... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 11 Feb 2014 10:29 AM | read this entry

February 9, 2014

zorro

That was me. Zorro. Dressed up as Zorro at last night's dressing party. (You can blame Laurent for insisting me on getting the Zorro costume for the Mexican theme.) I did not know Zorro was Mexican to start with. Yes,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 Feb 2014 8:08 PM | read this entry

January 31, 2014

finally a zoom lens

Finally, I received the zoom lens for my Sony A7R. When I received my Sony A7R full-frame camera in late November (2013), I only had one full-frame lens (Sony Sonnar T* FE 35mm F/2.8 Zeiss lens). Except it was a... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 31 Jan 2014 7:05 PM | read this entry

August 30, 2013

mont saint-michel style scallop

I haven't been cooking at Laurent's Cooking School for quite a while. But last night's French Provincial dish was scallop. I haven't had scallop for a while, and Laurent would not cook it for me... I had to cook it... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 30 Aug 2013 9:37 AM | read this entry

August 10, 2013

Made in Australia

This is a beautiful project made by more than 300,000 photos, combined into a 5-minute video (timelapse photography). Take a look at this “Made in Australia” clip. It's pretty amazing. Just, there's no beautiful snow in the clip. If you... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 10 Aug 2013 3:08 PM | read this entry

March 10, 2013

Gaufrette Potato Nest, finally

After hearing Laurent bragging about Gaufrette Potato Nest for years, he finally made one this afternoon. Actually, I made it (sort of). So, here's the photo of Gaufrette Potato Nest with Noisette Carrots and Turned Mushrooms (or Nid de Pommes... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 10 Mar 2013 9:21 PM | read this entry

February 6, 2013

updated setting

It's always interesting to re-take the same item. Same dishes, same recipes. Just different settings. This photo of Basic of Cooking (menu 2) was taken in 2009 (as usual, one more photo follows...)... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 Feb 2013 1:10 PM | read this entry

December 3, 2012

the mini hath arrived

Finally, it arrived today. Unlike Don who lives in picturesque Quincy near beautiful Boston can receive the first batch of shipment, I have to wait. Time to introduce my latest lightweight gadget: iPad mini... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 03 Dec 2012 1:03 PM | read this entry

November 27, 2012

iPad family shots

It's the season for some important family photos. Anyhow, it's a tradition. I will cut off the introductions and get to the point. The box shot:... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 Nov 2012 9:21 AM | read this entry

October 16, 2012

retake

I've been taking photos for Laurent's Cooking School for years. Last night, I had a chance to re-take the same food. This was what I took in mid-2009:... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 16 Oct 2012 5:37 PM | read this entry

October 10, 2012

chickens crossing the road

While driving around the remote island (Flinders Island) above Tasmania today, Laurent and I noticed those pretty looking chickens. And I know Rev. Dr. Wu Yi would be interested in those chickens. What do free-range (and un-tied) chickens do? They... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 10 Oct 2012 9:46 PM | read this entry

September 26, 2012

a poor man's iPhones

Unlike our good friend Don who lives in picturesque Quincy near beautiful Boston, I don't demand a device that is easily hackable. Over the past few years, I do have a few iPhones:. Let's start with the iPhone boxes: From... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 Sep 2012 10:28 AM | read this entry

September 25, 2012

cows and calves

In a recent trip to King Island, I saw plenty cows. It is not a surprise as King Island is unlike Don's well developed beautiful Boston and picturesque Quincy, most people work on primary industry. Nothing wrong with primary industry,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 25 Sep 2012 10:06 PM | read this entry

August 3, 2012

olympics

Without a doubt that our good friend Don who lives in picturesque Quincy near beautiful Boston must be watching Olympic Games in highest quality (perhaps even higher than 1080HD definition) in super-huge TV cheering for his American Team's big winning.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 03 Aug 2012 9:29 PM | read this entry

June 9, 2012

macarons (not macaroons)

Last Sunday, I took some photos of macarons from Laurent's advanced Macaron and Filling Workshop. Those macarons are far more complicated than the basic version. A lot more steps to complete as well as taking longer in time. Those are... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 Jun 2012 8:24 AM | read this entry

June 8, 2012

vivid Sydney (not beautiful Boston)

Well, the weather has been pretty bad in the last few days, but I managed to take some night shots. Here's some photos from Vivid Sydney festival. (as usual, more photos follow...)... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 08 Jun 2012 9:50 AM | read this entry

April 21, 2012

up early for nothing

Well, in Sydney, I can spend a great preparation and effort for nothing. The phrase “much ado about nothing” comes to my mind. Anyhow, here's the story. Yesterday I got up early and decided to take the sunrise photo. Except... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 21 Apr 2012 10:22 PM | read this entry

April 6, 2012

1 serval, 2 lionesses, 3 not-so-litte pigs

Found those two photos from the archive. A serval (as usual, more photos follow...)... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 Apr 2012 10:57 PM | read this entry

February 1, 2012

one person screaming is not enough

Few days ago I mentioned that I bought an iMac for 99 cents. To pick up that 99 cents bargain, Laurent and I drove to Terrigal (in Central Coast). I noticed two interesting signs: Apparently, one person screaming is not... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 01 Feb 2012 10:53 PM | read this entry

January 22, 2012

No Security?

While organising my photos with Adobe Bridge CS5 (as part of Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Premium I purchased cheaply back in late 2010), I saw this interesting photo. Why bother putting a sign telling the world there's "No Security"?... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 22 Jan 2012 9:41 AM | read this entry

January 10, 2012

the Boston-like sky

Well, we don't get beautiful Boston-like sky often, only once in a blue moon. It was actually more vivid than the the picture above which was taken by my iPhone 4S (of course).... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 10 Jan 2012 6:40 PM | read this entry

December 2, 2011

a lost pen

When I was in Kogarah Library last week, I saw this notice. These days, you can see all sorts of notice. Even something like this. It seems to me that someone lost a pen. There was a few things wrong... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 02 Dec 2011 9:02 AM | read this entry

November 22, 2011

no Christmas tree yet

Unlike the very lucky Don who has beautiful snow during Christmas, it is pretty much sure that Sydney won't have snow for Christmas. Not just that, it is likely to be very very hot here during Christmas period. This... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 22 Nov 2011 9:00 PM | read this entry

November 17, 2011

photo of the day, they are not mating

Well, it is without a doubt that Sydney is nowhere as beautiful as beautiful Boston or picturesque Quincy. Lucky Don can enjoy beautiful butterflies during summer and beautiful during winter. Summer in Sydney? Annoying insects. I couldn't believe what I... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 17 Nov 2011 9:38 PM | read this entry

October 23, 2011

Island Point Lighthouse

Well, Sydney is not beautiful Boston or picturesque Quincy, not really that exciting. The last few days the mercury has been rocked up, it translates to unwelcome visitors such as cockroaches and biting insects are active. Today's entry, photos from... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 23 Oct 2011 10:00 PM | read this entry

August 1, 2011

love is in the Air (MacBook Air 11-inch)

So, I got myself one of those, and it arrived last Friday. Due to other issues, I was unable to post the entry on Friday. Anyhow, presenting the ultra-portable 11-inch full featured MacBook Air: In May 2004, I bought my... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 01 Aug 2011 7:48 PM | read this entry

July 23, 2011

so I went to Penrith today

Unfortunately, I was unable to be there early this morning, missed out the Grand Opening, but Laurent and I were there this afternoon. Well, the traffic was pretty bad this afternoon. Not the Penrith, but the part that we had... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 23 Jul 2011 10:53 PM | read this entry

April 13, 2011

a poor man's manbag

Well, even a poor man needs a handbag, and the male version of handbag is called manbag. During the trip to Adelaide earlier this year, I somehow completely forgot to carry an easy carry bag with me. I did carry... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 Apr 2011 8:43 PM | read this entry

March 26, 2011

my latest exciting gadget: iPad 2

After long hours of “here we queue/camp again” thing, I finally got my iPad 2 at about 5.40pm yesterday, a whole two weeks behind lucky Americans. (iPad 2 starts selling at 5pm.) As a matter of fact, I bought two... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 Mar 2011 11:31 AM | read this entry

February 23, 2011

Donkey Express

Rev. Dr. Wu Yi knows the Donkey Express in Remote Village very well. Back in the Remote Village, Donkey Express was the main transportation system if you want to travel from one village to another. Unlike the advanced and reliable... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 23 Feb 2011 11:10 PM | read this entry

January 4, 2011

a caravan park

Laurent and I drove past a caravan park (in South Australia), and this is their main sign. It seems like, internet connection is a big selling point for this caravan park. Of course, unlike beautiful Boston/picturesque Quincy or reputable RIT,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 Jan 2011 9:42 AM | read this entry

December 30, 2010

my first Dyson

Unlike Don, the poor Antony waited and waited for the bargain, and he finally bought a Dyson vacuum cleaner. Dyson is famous for its vacuum cleaners that use cyclonic separation and does not lose suction. Despite I bought the smallest... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 30 Dec 2010 10:01 AM | read this entry

December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas 2010

Merry Christmas everybody. Still, I did not actually put up Christmas tree this year. (Last year, I put the tree up early, also took it down on Christmas Day.) Well, I did managed to get a different kind of tree... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 25 Dec 2010 11:59 PM | read this entry

December 13, 2010

Wisemans Ferry

Unlike the exciting and colourful life Don has in beautiful Boston and reputable Rochester, yesterday afternoon Laurent and I went to Wisemans Ferry for a ride. Half way there, there's a bridge on Galston Road where the Benowie Walking Track... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 Dec 2010 10:08 PM | read this entry

November 19, 2010

a trip to Taronga Zoo

After weeks of raining or cloudy days, we had a nice sunny day yesterday. Laurent and I spent the day in Taronga Zoo. Thanks to the free tickets from Bing Lee. (Bing Lee gave us a free Taronga Zoo pass... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 19 Nov 2010 11:25 PM | read this entry

October 30, 2010

presenting a poor man's Mac Pro and LED Cinema Display

It has been almost four years since I use my slow iMac (24-inch, 2.33 Core 2 Duo) as the main computer. It is about time to upgrade. According to my blog entry, it was just 5 days short of 4... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 30 Oct 2010 10:13 PM | read this entry

October 28, 2010

environmentally friendly method to kill a cockroach

Well, unlike the lucky Don who lives in beautiful Boston or reputable Rochester, Sydney is full of annoying insects. One of the very annoying one is without a doubt - cockroaches. And cockroaches can be everywhere, including in the kitchen... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 28 Oct 2010 10:37 PM | read this entry

October 23, 2010

my lucky bamboo died

Well, I've had a small lucky bamboo for many many years. Recently, it died. Unlike the lucky Don who was luckily enough to be born as a white American, I needed something to balance my extremely unlucky life. So I... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 23 Oct 2010 12:06 AM | read this entry

October 14, 2010

amateur photos from recent trip

Well, sorry guys, since I return from the trip to Cocos Islands and Christmas Island, Laurent and I have been pretty busy with all sorts of things. Finally I had some time to select some photos. Unlike Don, I don't... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 14 Oct 2010 11:33 PM | read this entry

October 8, 2010

Citiz Wall, a small accessory

Don't we all love the elegant packaging? Such as ones from Nespresso. Like Don who has plenty of accessories for Mountain Dew consumption, I got myself a small accessory, a very handy accessory for the very best Nespresso coffee.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 08 Oct 2010 7:13 PM | read this entry

September 27, 2010

two cheap clocks, two's better than one, part 12

Sorry Don, this is not of any "hi-tech", just two ordinary clocks. It turns out that analogue clocks are sometimes a bit pain to read (accurately), and quite easy to make mistakes when you read it in hurry. Not that... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 Sep 2010 8:44 AM | read this entry

September 17, 2010

Apple Store Perth

I and Laurent had a quick visit to Apple Retail Store Perth yesterday. How could I not visiting Apple Store Perth when I am here?... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 17 Sep 2010 10:28 PM | read this entry

August 5, 2010

let there be more light

Unlike Don who has a nice bright and spacious office, I have been suffering lack of proper lighting in my office for almost a month. The problem? The main lighting (pictured below) has been flicking for a while, then one... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 05 Aug 2010 11:08 PM | read this entry

July 27, 2010

this is for Don

Don should be happy about what I made yesterday. It's the Don puff pastry. Well, we do not have letter cutters, so I had to cut the letters by hand. Please excuse my ugly writing (cutting rather), I don't speak... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 Jul 2010 10:44 PM | read this entry

July 15, 2010

teapots and teacups

Unlike Don in beautiful Boston drinks nice Mountain Dew, I drink tea. Usually Lipton's tea, but when I have time or mood, I drink green tea. To drink green tea, you would, of course need a teapot to make so.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 15 Jul 2010 11:53 PM | read this entry

June 27, 2010

outdated transportation; ice rink

Sometimes when people live in advanced country/city, people forgot how advanced the technology is available to those lucky ones, instead they are good at complaining the technology is not good enough. Remember the horse-powered transportation in Sydney I mentioned last... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 Jun 2010 11:21 PM | read this entry

June 5, 2010

and the tradition continues...

Since 2007, I have been buying Wendy's Ice Cream Cake for Laurent's birthday. It is very important to keep the tradition. And of course, Laurent gets an ice cream cake from Wendy's this year.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 05 Jun 2010 11:27 PM | read this entry

June 3, 2010

the Loop Bag

Some of you may remember that a poor man needs a bag, and I got the bag. In fact, I received the bag a day before I received my iPad. Well, my photos aren't as nice as official ones.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 03 Jun 2010 11:22 PM | read this entry

May 29, 2010

a poor man's tablet

I received three deliveries from TNT yesterday. What are those? A poor man's tablet, and accessories. And this poor man's tablet is better known as Apple iPad, the one our good friend Don from beautiful Boston and picturesque Quincy... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 29 May 2010 1:06 PM | read this entry

April 7, 2010

three little pigs in the Easter Show

Laurent and I visited Sydney Royal Easter Show, and we decided to get to the showbag section the last thing (so we don't have to carry the showbags with us for all day), and that was a huge mistake. A... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 07 Apr 2010 1:32 PM | read this entry

March 21, 2010

a watch

A very hot day today. That's not the topic of this blog entry. I did my first product shot today at Australian Centre for Photography as part of Lighting Course. Before I show you this photo, this is not my... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 21 Mar 2010 11:19 PM | read this entry

March 18, 2010

remember The Smurfs?

I watched The Smurfs when I was a kid. Although not my favourite cartoon, I sort of liked it. Unlike today's highly computer generated 3D cartoons, the story was simple. Someone sent Laurent some miniatures, and I took some... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 Mar 2010 9:49 AM | read this entry

March 11, 2010

a cheap phone

Recently, I bought a cheap telephone (not mobile phone) with a single handset. This phone was to replace my secondary telephone (currently used for receiving fax messages). The 9-year-old telephone does not hold the battery long, and I have to... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 11 Mar 2010 11:25 AM | read this entry

March 10, 2010

new AirPort (Simultaneous Dual Band II)

I receive my latest AirPort Extreme Base Station today, it's the Simultaneous Dual Band II model (model A1354).... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 10 Mar 2010 10:16 PM | read this entry

February 16, 2010

photo from Valentine's Day

Well, I meant to post this photo on Valentine's Day, but I was quite tired after the photo was taken that night. Anyhow here's the Valentine's Day dinner by Laurent's La Pniche Application Restaurant.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 16 Feb 2010 10:09 PM | read this entry

January 13, 2010

time for a board game?

Many of you know that I like Monopoly (the board game), I got a new board game on Christmas, and it's my favourite show: Desperate Housewives - Dirty Laundry Game! Perhaps, not very exciting, but if you have time,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 Jan 2010 10:37 AM | read this entry

January 12, 2010

the very important Don corner

We all know that Don is so famous. There's a town named Don in Tasmania (next to Devonport, (blog entry), and Don is also an important character in the popular video game - LittleBigPlanet. Here in the very south of... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 12 Jan 2010 10:36 AM | read this entry

January 10, 2010

Nespresso Recipe Set (Small)

Few days ago, I mentioned Nespresso Recipe Set (Large), besides the large Recipe Glasses for lattes or large drink, Nespresso is also offering small Recipe Glasses. I got this set as one of my Christmas presents.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 10 Jan 2010 10:12 AM | read this entry

December 31, 2009

Nespresso Variations 2009

Nespresso has some seasonal flavours for the season. This time, the Nespresso Variations 2009 are Apricot, Chestnut Cream and Gingerbread. Gingerbread is not my cup of tea (or shall I say not my cup of coffee), the other two... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 31 Dec 2009 10:24 AM | read this entry

December 17, 2009

a poor man's chair

It was a very hot day today, the temperature reached 42C in Penrith. Lucky it was not that hot here, but still a very hot day, even at late evening after window shopping. In the afternoon, I could smell strong... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 17 Dec 2009 11:45 PM | read this entry

December 16, 2009

the car was hit again

The car was hit again, unlike last time I was not driving. In fact, it was parked stationary right outside the house. And a delivery truck (not a van) decided to park right in front of the parking space and... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 16 Dec 2009 11:44 PM | read this entry

December 10, 2009

fridge exploded?

For a while I thought the fridge in the upstairs had exploded (internally). Or the coolant was leaking inside. Because all the sudden, I noticed this brownish black liquid inside the fridge when I got some milk for making my... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 10 Dec 2009 9:25 PM | read this entry

November 27, 2009

Happy Turkey Day (to Americans)

Well, we don't celebrate Turkey Day (Thanksgiving Day) here, and most people are not that crazy about giant chickens. Two weeks ago, we had a Traditional French Christmas dinner, one of the dishes was turkey (as shown in the photo... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 Nov 2009 10:10 PM | read this entry

November 4, 2009

evil flies and very very hot weather.

Those who never experience the huge amount of flies would never understand why flies are so annoying. As I mentioned on Monday, the house was attacked by a huge amount of flies. The next day, scorching temperature in Sydney...... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 Nov 2009 5:26 PM | read this entry

October 31, 2009

Sculptures by the Sea 2009

It was warm weather yesterday, instead of staying indoor, I went to Tamarama Bay and took some photos of Sculpture by the Sea. This year's Sculpture by The Sea is on display from 28th October until 15th November. (as... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 31 Oct 2009 10:23 PM | read this entry

October 28, 2009

pictures of me

Well, I haven't been posting photos of me for quite a while, so, there are photos of me last month in Singapore. (one more photos follows...)... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 28 Oct 2009 2:50 PM | read this entry

October 26, 2009

vending machine

I am sure Don would have approved this vending machine, except the fading aspect. (as usual, 1 more photo follows...)... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 Oct 2009 8:54 PM | read this entry

October 25, 2009

pouring rain

Initially, I planned to take part of today's Seven Bridges Walk. I registered it. However, the sky (or the god, to Catholics) said that I should stay at home. Not long after the breakfast on the bridge event, it... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 25 Oct 2009 8:14 PM | read this entry

October 14, 2009

my first Carl Zeiss

Presenting my first Carl Zeiss lens: For those who are into photography, they should know what Carl Zeiss is. I finally bought my first Carl Zeiss lens the other day at a very good price. (as usual, more photos follow...)... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 14 Oct 2009 9:07 AM | read this entry

October 13, 2009

sunset

I haven't seen the sky so red for the sunset in Sydney for quite a while. (Don't worry Don: no where a beautiful as beautiful Boston, picturesque Quincy and historical Rochester.)... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 Oct 2009 10:33 PM | read this entry

October 6, 2009

colourful Mountain Dews

No wonder Don loves his Mountain Dews so much. Presenting colourful Mountain Dews: (Obviously, the photo above is joined from 6 shots in Photoshop. However, each photo is real, no colour agents were added, no other manipulations to the photo.)... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 Oct 2009 9:32 PM | read this entry

October 4, 2009

whatever they are called

I am not really sure what they are, but I guess they are some sort of mold (or mould). I don't have a proper name for those. (Don knows that I don't speak English.) (as usual, more photos follow...)... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 Oct 2009 11:23 PM | read this entry

October 1, 2009

old fashioned referencing method

Without a doubt that many today's modern edge kids do not buy (many) printed books. They have access to digital books or e-books, and they love the digital/electronic way. I got myself two O'Reilly reference books few days ago: It... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 01 Oct 2009 11:11 PM | read this entry

September 30, 2009

a wallet

Sometimes, you got to indulge yourself with something for yourself. My recent purchase:... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 30 Sep 2009 11:10 PM | read this entry

September 26, 2009

photo exhibition

Australian Centre for Photography (ACP) is having exhibitions on students' work. And my photos are there. If you live in Sydney or visiting Sydney, you can visit see my photos on display there until 7th October. ACP is located at... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 Sep 2009 10:29 AM | read this entry

September 25, 2009

3 iPhones

Unlike Don who play games in high tech Xbox 360 networking with HD screens, I once played Monopoly on iPhone with two other friends. I went to their place the other day, and took this photo. All those iPhones are... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 25 Sep 2009 10:23 AM | read this entry

September 20, 2009

don't like fish?

Don't like fish? The following photos should reaffirm why you shouldn't like fish. Presenting trouts: (as usual, more photos follow... However, if you are about to have meal, I recommend not looking the pictures below.)... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 20 Sep 2009 10:00 PM | read this entry

September 14, 2009

more photos from the runway

Sorry for no entry yesterday. After spending three days in the fashion show, I was just so tired at end. (as usual, more photos follow...)... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 14 Sep 2009 11:29 PM | read this entry

September 8, 2009

just 21.5

Finally, I have a computer monitor (a non-built-in version). Actually, it is Laurent's since he paid for it and he would be the main person using it. But I made the decision (before you ask, not as a decision maker... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 08 Sep 2009 11:20 PM | read this entry

August 18, 2009

Sony Off Camera Cable for Flash and Magnifying Eyepiece

Firstly, a special thank you to Don who helped me getting those two items not available in Australia. Sony Australia does not have Magnifying Eyepiece (FDA-ME1AM) yet, and the Off-Camera Cable for Flash (FA-CC1AM) was out of stock when... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 Aug 2009 11:24 PM | read this entry

August 10, 2009

Epson 1410

Sorry for forgetting to mention this printer. It was bought about a month ago - Epson Stylus Photo 1410. It was bought after some decision between an A3 laser printer or an A3 inkjet. The we decided to go for... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 10 Aug 2009 11:42 PM | read this entry

August 5, 2009

Nespresso capsules

Those photos were from my assignments, somehow I quite like them. (The tutor and other students also like them.) So I decided to share them here. (as usual, more photos follow...)... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 05 Aug 2009 10:40 PM | read this entry

July 30, 2009

unflattering neighbour's skyline

Well, as part of my assignment, I took photos of the same scene in different time throughout the day. I thought it is interesting to share some of the results here. The first set, from twilight to sunrise: (as usual,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 30 Jul 2009 10:55 PM | read this entry

July 21, 2009

the good old fashioned transporation

We all know that a picture is worth a thousand words, and I have two. Presenting the transportation tool used in Sydney - (as usual, one more photo follows...)... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 21 Jul 2009 8:41 PM | read this entry

July 16, 2009

ants are hungry and strong

Well, as I mentioned before, Sydney is unlike beautiful Boston without any annoying insects. I killed a fly with as fly swatter the other day. About 20 minutes later, I saw a colony of ants gathering around the fly. The... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 16 Jul 2009 10:37 PM | read this entry

July 11, 2009

more fine bone china

Some of you may remember Cashmere Bone China Square Coupe Cup and Saucer I got for my birthday last year. I still those fine bone china cups and saucers alternatively for my morning coffee, and for guests. During this afternoon's... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 11 Jul 2009 9:45 PM | read this entry

ladybug

Initially, I went to a park in Marrickville to take photos of flowers for my photographic course. After week-long rain, the sun was out that day. Unfortunately, there were no flowers there. Not many blooming ones anyway so I ended... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 11 Jul 2009 1:53 PM | read this entry

July 10, 2009

machine upsizing

Everybody knows that the bigger the better, I up-sized this: to this: I upgraded an A4 laminating machine to an A3 laminating machine. Sorry, not in the American unit. After using the A4 laminator for 2+ years, it's time to... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 10 Jul 2009 11:22 PM | read this entry

July 9, 2009

Motion Plus

Presenting Wii MotionPlus: Finally, I bought a Wii MotionPlus. According to Wikipedia, the Wii MotionPlus is an expansion device for the Wii Remote video game controller that allows it to more accurately capture complex motion. According to Nintendo, the sensor... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 Jul 2009 11:41 PM | read this entry

June 13, 2009

Vivid Sydney

I finally managed to get some time to take night shots of Sydney Opera House for the Lighting the Sails, part of Vivid Sydney festival. Here are some of my photos. (as usual, more photos follow...)... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 Jun 2009 8:23 PM | read this entry

June 6, 2009

it's important to keep the tradition

In 2007, I bought Laurent a Wendy's Ice Cream Cake for his birthday. Last year, I also bought him a Wendy's Ice Cream Cake for his birthday (different kind of cake). Today is his birthday, and I, of course, ordered... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 Jun 2009 8:43 PM | read this entry

June 5, 2009

returning the favour

Remember this? Someone showed me a pile of presents few days before my birthday, and won't let me guess them. Well, that person's birthday is tomorrow, and during the week, I've been returning the favour slowly... (one more photo follows...)... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 05 Jun 2009 10:56 PM | read this entry

June 4, 2009

I hate flies

Well, Sydney is unlike beautiful Boston without any annoying insects. A fly annoyed me today. Presenting the fly on the straw (to Rev. Dr. Wu Yi, the fly was not on the wall), just a few minutes before its death.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 Jun 2009 9:51 PM | read this entry

May 27, 2009

my Zen is lit again!

my Zen is lit again! Sorry for lack of entry yesterday. My life was not as exciting as Don's in beautiful Boston. You might remember the Zen Fountain (pictured above) I got for my birthday last year. After some time... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 May 2009 11:27 PM | read this entry

May 20, 2009

post boxes

I have been taking some photos of unusual post boxes (it might be called mail boxes or letter boxes in the States). The above photo from Wikipedia shows the regular post boxes in streets around Australia. There still some... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 20 May 2009 11:02 PM | read this entry

May 16, 2009

last night's meal

Well, nothing much to mention today, so I hope that you don't mind with a photo from last night. Unless Rev. Dr. Wu Yi prefers me to talk about the latest news regarding police speeding and possibly murdering. A speeding... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 16 May 2009 11:51 PM | read this entry

May 15, 2009

5 new Nespresso blends

Recently, Nespresso released 5 new blends (not the limited or seasoned flavours). I got them a month ago during my window shopping. However, I haven't had time to take the very important photos. So, here are the photos, it's... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 15 May 2009 11:30 PM | read this entry

May 13, 2009

how do you kill a fly environmentally friendly?

I saw a rather big fly walking on a side plate tonight, and decided that I shall do something about it. Here's the result: I covered the annoying fly with glass. (sorry Don, it was just a regular glass of... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 May 2009 11:16 PM | read this entry

May 9, 2009

homemade Caesar Salad

Laurent knows that I like Caesar Salad, so he does not make Caesar Salad often. Last night, he and his student made some Caesar Salad. My job last night? Eating the Caesar Salad. Here's the photo of last night's Caesar... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 May 2009 11:26 PM | read this entry

May 6, 2009

a vacuum cleaner

Last Thursday while setting up the two Gorm shelves in the coffee room, Laurent damaged the old vacuum cleaner. We bought a replacement on Monday. The old vacuum cleaner was dropped over the stairs, resulting unable to close the vacuum... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 May 2009 11:32 PM | read this entry

May 5, 2009

Camperdown Memorial Rest Park

On Sunday afternoon, Laurent and I briefly spent some time in a local park - Camperdown Memorial Rest Park. Not a big park, but I decided to take some photos to show Don what the park in Sydney looks like.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 05 May 2009 11:39 PM | read this entry

April 30, 2009

two Gorm shelves

Sorry for lack of blog entry yesterday. My life isn't as exciting as Don's in beautiful Boston. If you've been reading this blog for long, you should know that sometimes, I like to get two identical items. This is the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 30 Apr 2009 11:06 PM | read this entry

April 9, 2009

two Sony GN58 Flashes; two's better than one (ch 11)

As we all know that lighting is the main thing of photography. A good external flash is needed in a number of situations. I know my α350 has a built-in flash, but you can't compare the built-in (pop-up) flash to... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 Apr 2009 8:08 AM | read this entry

March 26, 2009

another book on photography

I first saw this book in a public library a while back. I read some chapters in the library, and decided to get it. Now I have it. Photography is all about lighting as many would agree. The Complete Guide... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 Mar 2009 4:56 PM | read this entry

March 24, 2009

a day in Royal Botanic Gardens

Finally, I managed to find some time today to visit Royal Botanic Gardens. The main motivation was to take some photos. Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens is full of foxes, unfortunately. Here's the photo of flying foxes: I know they look... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 24 Mar 2009 10:03 PM | read this entry

March 21, 2009

train, photos from archive

Just some photos from the archive. A vintage steam train in Queenstown, still running. Obviously, the technology down here is nowhere as advance as beautiful Boston's (or actually anywhere in the States). (As usual, more photos follow...)... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 21 Mar 2009 11:06 PM | read this entry

March 19, 2009

a work of art outside a gallery

This interesting work of art is likely to get sued immediately if it is placed in America. Many Americans know very well on how to make a fortune by suing someone or some companies. Reported by Seven News last night.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 19 Mar 2009 10:38 PM | read this entry

March 18, 2009

testing Macro lens, and it's tasty

Just posting two photos from Laurent's Petit Fours workshop. I was testing my Sony 100mm F2.8 Macro lens. I know I should have been out to some gardens and take some photos in Macro, well, the weather has not been... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 Mar 2009 8:12 AM | read this entry

March 10, 2009

Sydney Mardi Gras 2009 photos and video

Laurent and I were to Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on Saturday afternoon, sitting under the the scorching sun (to Don: this means Antony is now very dark.) waiting for the parade to start. Well, we got to... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 10 Mar 2009 11:41 PM | read this entry

March 5, 2009

Seven Million Dollar Home joins Crumpler family

Many of you may remember that I bought a Crumpler 6 Million Dollar Home last March. Since then, I have expanded my camera gears. In fact, the Six Million Dollar Home is getting a bit small for my Sony... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 05 Mar 2009 11:43 PM | read this entry

February 25, 2009

Jansj LED lamp

Last year, I bought an Arkie Desk Light from Freedom. The Arkie Desk Light features 40 LED lights and consumes only 2 watts of electricity when using. Last week, I purchased another lamp, I am sure this new lamp will... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 25 Feb 2009 1:16 PM | read this entry

February 20, 2009

some square dining plates

From the comments on yesterday's entry, it seems like the Chinese dining sets were not popular. Why? I think I shall leave the reason for readers to draw their own conclusions. Well, I got some dining plates on Sunday... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 20 Feb 2009 10:16 PM | read this entry

February 19, 2009

two's better than one, part 10, Chinese Dining Sets

Two weeks ago, I finally decided to get myself a small portable aircon (Omega Altise Reverse Cycle Portable Air Conditioner APC12RC) from Bing Lee. The main reason for not getting a split unit (central system) aircon was simply that the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 19 Feb 2009 11:21 PM | read this entry

February 17, 2009

Friday the Thirteenth's cooking

This is an overdue entry for Friday the Thirteenth's cooking. Only one photo this time, sorry.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 17 Feb 2009 8:07 PM | read this entry

February 3, 2009

croquembouche in Wisteria Lane

If you watch last night's Desperate Housewives (Season 5 episode 1, You're Gonna Love Tomorrow), you shall know that Katherine sabotaged Bree in front of TV chew by asking Bree to finish the decoration of croquembouche. I happened to have... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 03 Feb 2009 11:17 PM | read this entry

January 31, 2009

back to cooking again

Sorry for no blog entry yesterday. It was hot and I was tired of cooking. Kids were back to school from the past Monday, and I started my first cooking for 2009 yesterday with Margot from Austra. We spent three... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 31 Jan 2009 10:08 PM | read this entry

January 26, 2009

Happy Australia Day and Chinese New Year

It has been really hot last week, reaching the hottest evening low temperature (25C or 77F) for 12 years in two consequent nights. I could only image Don living in beautiful Boston with beautiful snow is sooooo lucky, doesn't... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 Jan 2009 8:01 AM | read this entry

January 24, 2009

a Pizza Hut is closed for good

I noticed this sign when I was in Devonport (Tasmania). Sadly, a business is shutting down. And, this won't be listed on Engrish.com website for a simple reason: the sign was not posted in Japan or China. (click above image... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 24 Jan 2009 9:44 AM | read this entry

January 22, 2009

it took half a year to arrive

This (pictured above), took six months to arrive. I finally got this long-waited delivery from Amazon yesterday. I order the book on 6th June 2008. At time of ordering, I knew the book was not published yet, and was... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 22 Jan 2009 10:04 AM | read this entry

January 13, 2009

the Remote Village in Tasmania?

What does the RV mean in the sign above? Remote Village perhaps? After posting the entry of yesterday's Telstra PrePaid Wireless Broadband entry, Laurent and I stayed in Southport for one night. There are a few RV signs around,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 Jan 2009 7:24 PM | read this entry

January 10, 2009

Griffin Simplifi

Griffin Simplifi one of the best gadget designed for iPod/iPhone I've seen recently. This gadget will be loved my iPod/iPhone owners who also like photography. (more photos follow...)... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 10 Jan 2009 8:56 PM | read this entry

January 8, 2009

It's very Don.

Perhaps some of you may comment that the title of this entry is not grammatically correct. Well, you have to excuse non-English speaking Antony, there's something called "very Sony". (to Don: Antony does not speak English.) Anyhow, on the way... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 08 Jan 2009 8:39 AM | read this entry

January 6, 2009

three books

Two weeks ago, Dymocks (book store) has special promotion for Dymocks Booklover members - 20% off on all books. The poor and bargain hunting Antony certainly did not miss that opportunity. I bought three books. Two for photography and one... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 Jan 2009 8:19 PM | read this entry

January 4, 2009

Bertie 3.0 - phpBB teddy bear

SillyDog701 Message Centre has been using phpBB 2 for many many years. I think it is fair that I contribute to phpBB in some way. I bought myself a phpBB bear - Bertie 3.0. (as usual, more photos follow...)... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 Jan 2009 9:40 AM | read this entry

January 3, 2009

tracking myself with Sony GPS-CS1KASP

I am pretty sure tracking my own location certainly does not get Don's approval. Apart from the super-secrecy concern, there's a good point of tracking myself (my GPS location), then mapping it with Google map. This brilliant gadget is designed... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 03 Jan 2009 9:39 AM | read this entry

January 2, 2009

NYE08 Fireworks Photos, part 2

This is the second part of NYE08 Fireworks Photos Hobart. The midnight version is a bigger than the 9.30pm fireworks (kids version), the crowd? Not that many compared to Sydney's scale. In fact, no one left the car until... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 02 Jan 2009 9:36 AM | read this entry

January 1, 2009

NYE08 Fireworks Photos, part 1

We did not go to the usual place for NYE08 Fireworks this year. Although it is summer here, it was freezing cold in Hobart at 9.30 pm. Besides being cold, no beautiful snow. Here's the first part of NYE08 Fireworks... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 01 Jan 2009 7:47 PM | read this entry

December 30, 2008

Christmas trees

Well, sorry that I forgot to post those photos before Christmas, but it is better late than never. Christmas tree in Hyde Park: (as usual, more photos follow...)... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 30 Dec 2008 9:05 PM | read this entry

December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas 2008

Happy Christmas everybody. This was me in front of Christmas tree in Martin Place. Laurent took the photo and I was not the focus of the photo (the tree was). (to Don: Antony is black) As for the Christmas tree... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 25 Dec 2008 8:03 AM | read this entry

December 16, 2008

chicken parade

Have you ever seen chicken parade? There's a photo from somewhere in France. Well, they are large chickens actually, commonly known as turkeys. Rev. Dr. Wu Yi knows well that back in High Class Remote Village, all our High Class... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 16 Dec 2008 12:56 PM | read this entry

December 13, 2008

a bird nest

Here's a photo of a nest that might get Don's approval. Last Thursday Laurent and I were in Garden Island navy base for gate sale. I noticed one bird keeps flying in and out of the roof. Then, I noticed... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 Dec 2008 8:04 AM | read this entry

December 12, 2008

The Quarfie, Crumpler

You might remember that earlier this year, I bought a Crumpler The Sinking Barge (a laptop/camera bag, blog entry), then, I returned it and got a Crumpler 6 Million Dollar Home (camera bag) and a Crumpler Considerable Embarrassment (15-inch laptop... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 12 Dec 2008 8:59 AM | read this entry

November 29, 2008

from the archive

I found this photo from my archive, it was taken last year (5th December 2007). I sort of like the long exposure. The decoration on the bridge was for the NYE 07. If you look at the photo carefully, you... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 29 Nov 2008 1:22 PM | read this entry

November 16, 2008

Dragby side table

Well, Antony and Laurent are poor. Neither of us had an adjustable spanner (a wrench to Americans) until yesterday. We bought a cheap side table from IKEA on Friday, however we were unable to assemble it due to the lack... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 16 Nov 2008 10:24 PM | read this entry

November 15, 2008

one more Sony (Sony DSLR α350)

There are a few Sony items Laurent and I acquired recently. It is time to present my latest Sony gadget - Sony DSLR α350 (Sony DSLRA350X twin lens kit). Yes, after some long decision, I finally made a move... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 15 Nov 2008 11:12 AM | read this entry

November 14, 2008

in the middle of a roundabout

You can find something interesting around Sydney, in the middle of a roundabout. And the actual artwork. (as usual, more photo follows...)... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 14 Nov 2008 12:07 PM | read this entry

October 31, 2008

this is Antony. happy Halloween

This is Antony. Although Pumpkin Day (Halloween) is not officially observed here in Australia, except some shops. I decided to post a face of me in Halloween style. I couldn't find anyone doing free face painting today, so I... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 31 Oct 2008 3:32 PM | read this entry

October 29, 2008

one small appliance and some accessories

Christmas is coming. To people live in Sydney it simply means scorching summer is coming, not beautiful snows. In early October Sydney experienced hottest October in record, then last week, we also experienced coldest October in record. To overcome the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 29 Oct 2008 3:20 PM | read this entry

October 28, 2008

Norton Street Italian Festa 2008

On the past Sunday (26th October), I went to Norton Street in Leichhardt for the Italian Festa. It was sort of interesting however it was not overly exciting in my opinion. The reason of that is simply being not enough... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 28 Oct 2008 8:37 PM | read this entry

October 17, 2008

Sculptures by the Sea

It was a beautiful day today. After window shopping in three different shopping malls, Laurent and I also visited three different beaches. I took some photos of Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi This is a pig, in case you... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 17 Oct 2008 11:25 PM | read this entry

October 11, 2008

Zen fountain

Some of you may know that I am getting older today. Well, I can't do much about that. Laurent has mastered the art of wrapping gifts not in the guessable shape. I failed to guess any. One of the very... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 11 Oct 2008 11:58 PM | read this entry

October 10, 2008

it's time to try Pepsi

It must be something wrong with Antony. The Coca-Cola drinking Antony bought no Coca-Cola but four (4) bottles of Pepsi today from Woolworths supermarket. And to keep Don happy, he also bought a Mountain Dew, his very first Mountain Dew.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 10 Oct 2008 8:17 PM | read this entry

October 7, 2008

how do you keep someone annoyed

... and desperate? Easy. Show him the presents few days before his birthday. And don't let him figure out what are inside.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 07 Oct 2008 11:35 PM | read this entry

September 27, 2008

two's better than one, part 9 the Logitech V470

You might remember that I bought a Logitech V470 Cordless Laser Mouse for Notebooks with Bluetooth Technology (the white one) in March for my MacBook Pro. Today's window shopping (in Westfield Chatswood and Chatswood Chase), I bagged one another Logitech... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 Sep 2008 11:28 PM | read this entry

September 26, 2008

day trip

Laurent and I went to Botany Bay National Park today. The National Park is located in Kurnell Peninsula which is best known for the landing site of Captain James Cook's arrival in 1770. (Sorry, not Captain James Hook from Peter... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 Sep 2008 9:38 PM | read this entry

September 19, 2008

Christmas shopping

It is only September, and still at least 100 sleeps to Christmas. I am not sure if I shall put up the Christmas tree early this year not, as discount department stores like Big W has started selling Christmas items.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 19 Sep 2008 10:02 PM | read this entry

September 18, 2008

Libertad; Antony is black

Argentina's Navy sailing ship ‘Libertad’ arrived in Sydney on Tuesday, and I visited it today. It was the second sailing ship I visited in Navy Base. It was Spanish one last time. I can't remember the name. Well, one... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 Sep 2008 10:05 PM | read this entry

September 17, 2008

green beans, casserole and omelet

Today marketh the last class of Express and Tasty Cooking class. In other words, no more weekly food entries until I take another cooking class next term. Green beans, casserole and omelet are today's dishes. Nothing special today. Here are... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 17 Sep 2008 10:13 PM | read this entry

September 16, 2008

seven sisters came to rescue my storage problem

Last week, I mentioned that I bought a 1TB hard drive. It was just the just the hard disk itself, without the enclosure. Yesterday, the external HDD enclosure arrived - IceCube second generation (G2) Pleiades for SATA, featuring eSATA, FireWire... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 16 Sep 2008 10:18 PM | read this entry

September 9, 2008

Solferino, haddock, potatoes

Well, this Wednesday Laurent and I will be in the History House for the navy whatever display. So the Wednesday afternoon class is shifted to Monday (yesterday). History House is the Royal Australian Historical Society building, located in 133 Macquarie... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 Sep 2008 12:56 PM | read this entry

August 22, 2008

My PS3 and Wii

Just to post some updates on my PlayStation 3 and Wii. You might remember that I bought a pre-owned copy Grand Theft Auto IV (to Don: it means secondhand) in late June. No long after that, I realised there's Special... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 22 Aug 2008 12:29 PM | read this entry

August 21, 2008

The Nespresso Cube

Remember my beautiful Nespresso Lattissima (espresso machine)? I bought the Nespresso Cube not long after getting the Nespresso Lattissima. This is a beautiful box from Nespresso. I bought it a few months ago, and has been in its packaging (as... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 21 Aug 2008 10:35 PM | read this entry

August 18, 2008

the fat Antony needs to get fit, presenting Wii and Wii Fit

From the picture on the right, it is without a doubt that I am fat (and black). (The photo was taken last month in Melbourne.) Because of the overweight, I decided to get myself a birthday present in advance, a... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 Aug 2008 10:18 PM | read this entry

August 16, 2008

more cat.6 and Gaffa tape

After getting my first Cat 6 Ethernet cable in mid April, I got myself three more cat.6 cables about 5 weeks ago. They are 30 metres, 15 metres and 2 metres ones. The reason I need a 30-metre long Cat... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 16 Aug 2008 11:52 PM | read this entry

August 14, 2008

Coca-Cola Olympics Glasses

McDonald's Australia is giving away free Coca-Cola Olympic Games contour glasses, and I managed to get two this afternoon. I dragged Laurent to eat Big Mac McValue Meal with me. The Coca-Cola Contour Glass is only available with every Big... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 14 Aug 2008 11:35 PM | read this entry

July 22, 2008

invisibleSHIELD for iPhone 3G

Well, since I got my iPhone 3G on the first day of sale, I've been using it extremely carefully. In fact, I've been using it with the plastic wrap on when I was in Melbourne last week. Thanks god the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 22 Jul 2008 12:53 PM | read this entry

July 18, 2008

Sony PS3 HDD upgrade

Well, the Sony PlayStation 3 only comes in 40GB hard drive now. But if you plan to use it for media centre and many other things, 40GB is pretty much not enough. After asking for opinions, I decided to get... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 Jul 2008 2:46 PM | read this entry

July 17, 2008

Sony PSP

For some unknown reason, I bought another Sony product on the Saturday before iPhone 3G was released in Australia on 11th July. That was 5th July. In order to prevent Don from calling me rich, I decided to push back... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 17 Jul 2008 1:23 PM | read this entry

July 14, 2008

Bastille Day and Wendy's at La Perouse, 2008

14th July is the French revolution day, commonly known as Bastille Day. I joined Laurent again to celebrate this day in La Perouse, south-eastern Sydney. La Perouse is named after a French captain Jean-Franois La Prouse, he landed in Australia... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 14 Jul 2008 2:14 PM | read this entry

July 11, 2008

I got my iPhone 3G!

If you have been reading my blog for the last days (or perhaps weeks), you should notice that I've been talking about iPhones and iPhones. I guess none of you should be surprised that I got an iPhone 3G... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 11 Jul 2008 2:12 PM | read this entry

June 30, 2008

I can't afford the Monster Cable

When I bought the PlayStation 3 on Wednesday, the salesman managed to sell me Monster Cable branded HDMI cable. His point: that is the only HDMI cable I should have as it is the only one certified to deliver 1080p.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 30 Jun 2008 9:07 AM | read this entry

June 28, 2008

photo of the day

Today, the Rankwick Council and Rpublique Franaise celebrate the close ties between Australia and France - La Perouse World War 1 Today in Memorial Park, Matraville. I went there with Laurent. Here are some photos of moi. Photo... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 28 Jun 2008 2:27 PM | read this entry

June 27, 2008

I got a Blu-ray player (a.k.a. PS3)

Finally, I got a Blu-ray player for the Sony Bravia 52-inch LCD TV delivered two weeks ago. With a 52-inch LCD TV in Full HD (1080p) resolution, it seems a bit silly not get get a Blu-ray player. And... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 Jun 2008 7:21 PM | read this entry

June 19, 2008

Apple Store Sydney Grand Opening

Most of you should know that I went to the grand opening of Apple Store Sydney today, and I was there with Laurent since 3.30am this morning. Actually, I was not there for the entire hours. I came back... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 19 Jun 2008 8:37 PM | read this entry

queuing

For the important Apple Store Sydney opening, how could I not be there? Photo of Antony behind the bars ;-) (actually, queuing for Apple Store.) I don't usually wake up this early, but for Apple Store Sydney grand opening, I... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 19 Jun 2008 9:56 AM | read this entry

June 17, 2008

Nespresso Lattissima

If you've been reading my blog, you should know that my Aeroccino broke down early this month. Since then, my morning has been a hell. It's not really that bad, except that I have to get a coffee from 2... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 17 Jun 2008 1:05 PM | read this entry

June 13, 2008

Sony Bravia LCD TV

As mentioned on Tuesday, the new television has arrived today this lucky Friday the thirteenth at 4:15 pm. It is big (to me anyway), and the picture quality (HDTV) is amazing. Much much better than previous CRT TV (30-something inches,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 Jun 2008 7:03 PM | read this entry

June 6, 2008

happy birthday Laurent

Today is Laurent's birthday. Like last year, I bought him a birthday cake. Actually an ice cream cake from Australia's famous ice cream outlet - Wendy's. (Sorry Don, it is not Wendy's (hamburgers fast food restaurant))... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 Jun 2008 8:13 PM | read this entry

June 3, 2008

Mauve, Rust, Chocolate, Sage, Mink, Slate Blue, Stone, White and Foam

Another post about furniture again. You might recall that Laurent and I got the couch on 17th May, few days later, I bought four Pinto 2 cushions from Freedom Furniture. Photos of the four cushions can be seen in Grumpy... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 03 Jun 2008 8:56 PM | read this entry

May 24, 2008

the golden rules

On Wednesday night, Laurent had a Potatoes Workshop cooking demo in Glenquarie Library, I went there with him. I couldn't stop myself noticing the Golden Rules in Glenquarie Neighbourhood Centre. (click on the thumbnail above for larger photo.) A very... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 24 May 2008 9:38 PM | read this entry

May 23, 2008

Grumpy wasn't happy

Last Saturday, after the floor polishing, Laurent and I got the new couch in. Somehow, I forgot to invite Grumpy to sit on the couch. He wasn't very happy. Yesterday, NSW's public teachers were on strike, and my Grumpy decided... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 23 May 2008 6:16 PM | read this entry

May 21, 2008

they discontinued it? The trouble of getting Lipton tea

Last week I was looking for Lipton Decaffeinated teabags in Woolworths. I couldn't see any in the local Woolworths, so I asked the staff for Lipton decaf tea. (Yes, I specified Lipton brand name.) The staff walked to the aisles... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 21 May 2008 11:30 AM | read this entry

May 20, 2008

Maryborough, I've been there.

Laurent and I went to Maryborough last year during the Mary Poppins week. We had great time there and we were gracefully hosted by Bob and Joyce. I'd like to thank them again for the great host. Monique from... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 20 May 2008 8:34 PM | read this entry

May 17, 2008

new couch and an ottoman

As mentioned earlier, Laurent and I went to pick up the couch today. The couch took us two trips to the furniture shop, as it is one block away from our place. Presenting the Miller Chaise, and the newly polished... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 17 May 2008 11:30 PM | read this entry

May 13, 2008

floor polishing

Laurent decided to have the floor polished in the living room and corridor. As a result, I can't access to my bedroom. The guys came yesterday, they did the smoothing and first coating of the wooden floor in the living... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 May 2008 8:24 PM | read this entry

May 10, 2008

unusual meat and I cut my finger

Laurent's cooking school was busy today, and he needed a kitchen hand to assist him, I offered him my help. He had a team building for Tracy's Big Day Out. They chose Native Australian food for the menu. What does... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 10 May 2008 9:31 PM | read this entry

May 9, 2008

this won't be on Engrish.com

This won't go on Engrish.com website. (click above image for larger photo) Firstly, sorry for the poor photo quality. It was taken by my outdated Sony Ericsson K750i mobile phone. This photo simply won't go onto the arrogant native English... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 May 2008 12:22 AM | read this entry

May 3, 2008

my iPod touch has a Dock

Finally, I got a Dock for my iPod touch. Thanks to Jimmy from Taiwan, he helped me acquired a prior version of the Universal Dock released in 2006, Apple iPod AV Connection Kit. This is not the new Apple... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 03 May 2008 10:53 PM | read this entry

April 18, 2008

invisible shield on MacBook Pro

If you like me would get annoyed from ugly marks and scratches, and you recently bought some gadgets, you might like invisibleSHIELD products. As mentioned on Wednesday, I received my invisibleSHIELD for MacBook Pro. Previously, I applied invisibleSHIELD on iPod... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 Apr 2008 10:48 PM | read this entry

April 16, 2008

two's better than one, part 8

A few weeks back, I bought two mouse pads from IKEA. Actually, I only needed an extra one, but IKEA has them for $0.99 each. So I got two. They look rather nice when you put them together. To... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 16 Apr 2008 9:02 PM | read this entry

April 15, 2008

pink rock salt

Rev. Dr. Wu Yi knows well that in my cooking, pepper and salt are the two main ingredients. And everything tastes a lot better once it is served on square plates. I recently acquired some pink rock salt. So... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 15 Apr 2008 5:59 PM | read this entry

April 5, 2008

one more bag, Booq this time.

On Wednesday, I decided to get a new backpack. I had been looking for a new laptop since I ordered my MacBook Pro in late February. You might recall that I bought a Crumpler Sinking Barge, then exchanged it for... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 05 Apr 2008 2:53 PM | read this entry

April 4, 2008

Time Capsule (1TB) has arrived

Just before I start about this exciting Time Capsule product, there's an update about the car that broke down on Wednesday afternoon. The car was fixed this morning. The cause: gear box was damaged. They also 3 whatever smaller items.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 Apr 2008 11:37 PM | read this entry

March 29, 2008

Vodafone mobile broadband

Internet in Australia is not a cheap as in the United States of America. It is expensive here, most internet accounts come with quota system. If you live in metropolitan area, it is relatively easy to get broadband installed... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 29 Mar 2008 7:19 PM | read this entry

March 26, 2008

Invisible Shield

I received my 32GB personalised (engraved) iPod touch on 3rd March. The first night, I was using it extremely careful, trying not to create any scratches. The following day, I bought Belkin Leather Sleeve for iPod touch. (It comes... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 Mar 2008 9:24 PM | read this entry

March 25, 2008

The Ten Catmandments

Yesterday, besides the Coca-Cola showbag, I bought an interesting item - a tea towel. A Ten Catmandments tea towel. Some of the interesting Catmandments: Thou shalt never curse my name. Thou shalt remember my food bowl and keep it bountiful.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 25 Mar 2008 11:17 PM | read this entry

March 22, 2008

it's important to have a comfy chair

Some of you may know that I got quite a few items in the last two months. I got more light from Freedom, then a new desk (Zed Desk also from Freedom). Finally, after a long wait, I upgraded laptop... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 22 Mar 2008 2:23 PM | read this entry

March 18, 2008

down by 1, up by 2, then down 1 up 1. Crumpler bags again

Few weeks ago I mentioned about my new Crumpler bag - The Sinking Barge. On 11th March, the following day after I received my MacBook Pro, I decided to exchange Crumpler backpack (The Sinking Barge) to two shoulder bags (some... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 Mar 2008 8:19 PM | read this entry

March 14, 2008

one more Logitech

On Thursday's late night shopping. I bought a Logitech mouse for my MacBook Pro. I was deciding between a Logitech one or an Apple wireless Mighty Mouse. I ended up with Logitech V470 Cordless Laser Mouse for Notebooks (the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 14 Mar 2008 8:26 AM | read this entry

March 13, 2008

cheaper by the bulk

I have to admit that I am not as advanced or hi-tech as some modern 21 century kids. During my school years, I copied down (almost) everything on the board by pen and paper, I did most of my... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 Mar 2008 8:44 PM | read this entry

March 11, 2008

presenting MacBook Pro (15-inch 2.5GHz)

As mentioned in previous entry, after a long wait, I finally received my MacBook Pro yesterday. I've been playing with it for a bit. The machine is simply amazing. After using the 12-inch PowerBook G4 for almost 4 years.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 11 Mar 2008 3:07 PM | read this entry

March 6, 2008

my PDA, my touch

I've been playing with my new toy - iPod touch since I got it few days ago. Previously, I had an iPod Clickwheel (4th gen, mono screen), then I have an iPod shuffle. The impression of iPod touch is still... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 Mar 2008 10:08 PM | read this entry

March 4, 2008

iPod touch hath arrived

Some of you should know that I placed my order on Apple Store last Thursday. I did not tell many people exactly what I ordered besides a 15-inch MacBook Pro. There was a bit of drama yesterday about the second... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 Mar 2008 8:53 AM | read this entry

February 28, 2008

Thriller 25, Neverland trouble

I am still buying music in CDs! I've getting most of my music from iTunes Store for the last many years, but I still buy music CDs. The latest one I bought was Michael Jackson's Thriller 25, in special... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 28 Feb 2008 7:34 PM | read this entry

February 27, 2008

one more Crumpler

I have 3 Crumpler bags already. The first one I bought was a camera bag, then I bought a 12-inch laptop bag, then I bought another smaller Crumpler bag, used for camera. Yesterday, ahead of Apple's new MacBook Pro,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 Feb 2008 8:38 PM | read this entry

February 26, 2008

Sunday's Royal rendezvous

There are photos of the two majestic ships cross part in Sydney Harbour on Sunday. This was Queen Elizabeth 2's last visit to Sydney and her final trip around the world. Later this year, she will go on her... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 Feb 2008 1:59 PM | read this entry

February 23, 2008

Queen Victoria is here, Queen Elizabeth coming tomorrow

One of the world's largest cruise ships Queen Victoria is in Sydney today. The newest liner from Cunard Line - Queen Victoria docked Circular Quay this morning. (click above image for larger one) Queen Victoria is just two months old,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 23 Feb 2008 8:27 PM | read this entry

February 22, 2008

size does matter; hello another Zed

Some of you may know that Jessica gave me a Zed Student Desk (Freedom), it was a beautiful desk, except a little bit small. Like many other people, I simple like a glass top desk. Finally, I decided to... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 22 Feb 2008 10:13 PM | read this entry

February 21, 2008

two's better than one, part 7

This is a found photo of two Seagate 500GB SATA HDDs (hard drives) I found. They were installed on SATA Xpress XP800-S (posted last month). As mentioned in previous entry, those two hard drives have been working very well for... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 21 Feb 2008 6:59 PM | read this entry

February 14, 2008

expensive rose day

Today is the expensive rose day, also known as Valentine's Day. The price of roses starts at A$10 a stem. I did not buy any roses (to Don, I am poor). I still have unfinished roses I made from icing... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 14 Feb 2008 5:21 PM | read this entry

February 13, 2008

Epson AcuLaser C1100N is working again

Few days ago, my Epson AcuLaser C1100N stopped working. I contacted Epson Support yesterday. We did some diagnosing over the phone, and there's was a technician here today. It was very quick to fix it. Just align the roller (for... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 Feb 2008 1:47 PM | read this entry

February 8, 2008

it is important to keep a record

In this days, it is very important to keep a record for your own good, and if you like me, you might want to record as much as possible. Consider the situation like that, you were arguing with someone, and... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 08 Feb 2008 10:08 PM | read this entry

February 7, 2008

let there be light

This is a photo of my office, excuse the untidy and the messy. It was under its normal lighting (ceiling light and Klasbo lamp (on the left)): It does not look that dark, but for the purpose of comparison, I... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 07 Feb 2008 8:56 AM | read this entry

January 30, 2008

it has been a year

Time certainly flies. It has been a year since Tom passed away. I don't think I have much to say, except that I used to get a balloon from Moore Park Supacenta, and tied him up with it. (One... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 30 Jan 2008 10:25 PM | read this entry

January 21, 2008

Enchanted Wide Conversion Lens

Firstly, I'd like to thank John W. and Rev Dr Wu Yi for giving me two movie tickets. I watched Enchanted movie with Laurent tonight. Enchanted is a loving homage to many classic Disney animations of yore. All the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 21 Jan 2008 10:24 PM | read this entry

January 19, 2008

number talks

Here are some numbers from the 8-day trip to Central West NSW. If you are into numbers. So here they are: Total mileage: 1560km (969 miles) Total spendings on petrol: A$220.26 (to Don: the car does not take gas) Total... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 19 Jan 2008 8:28 AM | read this entry

January 11, 2008

I'm on holiday

I have been away since Tuesday. Thanks to Movable Type's Scheduled feature, I have some posts pre-written for the past few days ;-) Laurent and I are travelling Central West NSW, and we shall be back early next week.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 11 Jan 2008 10:43 PM | read this entry

January 5, 2008

5.5 hr to fully charge a battery?

Charging a rechargeable battery requires 5.5 hours? Well, it seems to be reasonable if you compare that to regular AA or AAA rechargeables. According to the manual of Energizer Ultra Compact Charger, charging a AA NiMH with 2500mAh capacity would... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 05 Jan 2008 10:33 PM | read this entry

January 1, 2008

NYE2007 midnight fireworks

As mentioned in previous blog entry, there are the photos I took from Sydney's NYE07 fireworks (midnight version). It is certainly worth the wait for midnight fireworks. All photos were taken by Sony Cyber-shot DSC H9 in its built-in... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 01 Jan 2008 10:54 PM | read this entry

Happy New Year 2008

Happy New Year. I spent 8 hours yesterday on Mrs Macquaries Point, sitting under the sun. Laurent and I arrived at Mrs Macquaires Point at 4pm. We were quite lucky that we got a reasonably good spot, in fact the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 01 Jan 2008 11:33 AM | read this entry

December 26, 2007

my first homemade milkshake

As mentioned yesterday, Laurent gave me a shake maker. Since 2001, I started drinking thickshakes, especial Wendy's supa-shakes. There's a difference between milkshake and thickshake: the portion of milk to ice cream, otherwise, they are the same. The recipe of... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 Dec 2007 10:48 AM | read this entry

December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas

This is what happened just an hour past midnight today (25th December 2007). Laurent and I are worse than kids, I will admit that. We went to bed few minutes before midnight, and got up at 0.05 (5 minutes past... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 25 Dec 2007 7:25 PM | read this entry

December 24, 2007

Christmas tree

I don't usually decorate Christmas trees, but Laurent insists me to do so. Laurent decorated his with gold this year, I re-arranged it slightly. I wasn't going to put the Christmas tree at all, but decided to set up one... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 24 Dec 2007 11:07 AM | read this entry

December 19, 2007

bloody cheap water spray bottle

I bought a water spray bottle (sprayer) from Coles yesterday, and it broken after 10 minutes. From the photo above, you can see the the head is not joined to the rim (the red ring on top of the bottle.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 19 Dec 2007 10:49 PM | read this entry

December 18, 2007

my hard earned FlyBuys award

Yesterday, I received the award I redeemed from my FlyBuys points. A digital kitchen scale. I've always wanted a digital kitchen scale, although I don't cook much (except during Laurent's Cooking Class), I just somehow want one. The FlyBuys points... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 Dec 2007 8:54 PM | read this entry

December 15, 2007

my first decorated cake

For the last 8 weeks, I've been taking the cake decorating class in Laurent's Cooking School. Finally, there's the result: It was not that fantastic actually, but it was my first cake that I decorated it myself. The cake itself... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 15 Dec 2007 5:49 PM | read this entry

December 13, 2007

Dan Baker is out, Callea breaks up

According to The Advertiser, former Home and Away actor Tim Campbell (played Dan Baker in Home and Away) is out. 2004 Australian Idol runner up Anthony Callea who was outed in March recently broke up with his partner and... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 Dec 2007 10:01 AM | read this entry

December 12, 2007

soft box light tent

Just a quick post to mention about a new toy I bought, a soft box light tent for photography. Lighting is pretty the most important part of photography beside knowing the basics and how to control the camera. (To Don:... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 12 Dec 2007 10:37 PM | read this entry

December 8, 2007

AirPort Extreme Base Station

I took the advantage of last Friday's Apple Store (Online) sale and bought an AirPort Extreme Base Station (Gigabit Ethernet). Apple announced the new AirPort Extreme Base Station with 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless during MWSF 07 (Mac World San Fransisco... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 08 Dec 2007 4:25 PM | read this entry

November 29, 2007

habour bridge at night

Sydney is lighting up for Christmas, Laurent and I have been out to take some photos of the special lighting on some buildings. (You can get more information about Sydney Christmas program and lighting at this website.) I haven't... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 29 Nov 2007 4:06 PM | read this entry

November 22, 2007

Sydney lights up for Christmas

City Council puts up Christmas lightings on Martin Place tonight for Christmas. The Christmas decorating will be on every night until Christmas Day. Somehow I think it is a bit too early for Christmas decoration. It is still November. There... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 22 Nov 2007 11:49 PM | read this entry

November 1, 2007

new Apple Keyboard

After the Aperture workshop training in Academy Store on Monday, I bought the new Apple Keyboard, wired one. The new Apple Keyboard, although does not look comfortable to type, it is actually very comfy. I don't have to press... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 01 Nov 2007 11:39 AM | read this entry

October 26, 2007

Leopard has arrived!

I got my Mac OS X Leopard! I arrived at Academy Store just about 10 minutes before the 6 pm, many people were outside. Every body rushed in, and many people can't wait to get home to install Leopard... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 Oct 2007 8:08 PM | read this entry

October 16, 2007

my new toy: paper shredder

Well, it is not a gadget by any standard. It's useful to me. On Saturday, John bought me a paper shredder (as shown in picture below). Thank you John. Sorry for the quick photo without tidying up the area.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 16 Oct 2007 12:38 PM | read this entry

October 7, 2007

the stocks

The stocks is an interesting device used in the old days for punishment and public humiliation. As the Wikipedia states: Stocks are devices used since medieval times for public humiliation, corporal punishment, and torture. As for public humiliation in... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 07 Oct 2007 6:45 PM | read this entry

October 6, 2007

Casey Donovan live

Laurent's cooking school prepared lemon tarts for SGLBA's Lemon with a Twist event last night. (You can see Laurent's school/restaurant banner which was designed by me in the photos.) The highlight of event... 2004 Australian Idol winner Casey Donovan performed... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 Oct 2007 5:22 PM | read this entry

October 5, 2007

two's better than one, part 6: drawers

Having two of the same items is always better than just having one. This is a photo long due... two drawers from IKEA. I bought those two IKEA drawers in late July.Somehow, I forgot to post an entry about it.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 05 Oct 2007 8:39 AM | read this entry

October 4, 2007

goodbye Canon, hello Sony (Sony Cyber-shot DSC H9)

Well, it's time to say goodby to my Canon PowerShot S50. I suddenly can't close the lens cover during the Walk Tour in Maryborough on 27th September. It happened for no reason. The camera itself is still functioning, can... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 Oct 2007 9:08 AM | read this entry

September 27, 2007

Mary Poppins in Maryborough

Some of my friends might have noticed that I've virtually disappeared from the net for the week. The fact is that I've been away on holidays. I was in Hervey Bay from Monday to Wednesday, and drove down to... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 Sep 2007 7:50 PM | read this entry

September 15, 2007

presenting iMac G4 (17") and new desk

As mentioned on Thursday, my 17-inch iMac has arrived. During the week, I've been helping Jessica packing. She is moving overseas for a new life. I got a few items from her, including a shelf and a glass top desk.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 15 Sep 2007 10:13 PM | read this entry

September 4, 2007

no iMac (G3) but nice Gelato

I won the iMac DV 500MHz on eBay the other day, and scheduled to pick it up from Cronulla today. I received a phone call from the seller this morning informing me the iMac can't be booted up. I... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 Sep 2007 5:50 PM | read this entry

August 14, 2007

new Pepsi glass bottle

I visited Restaurant 07 with Laurent yesterday. There's one thing I feel like to report here, the new Pepsi glass bottle. I hold the new bottle for a while, it feels good. I haven't got the new bottle yet, but... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 14 Aug 2007 5:27 PM | read this entry

August 7, 2007

cleaned up, much better

A while back I mentioned why I needed a labelling tool, it is simply that I have far too many power cords, USB cables and whatever cables around. It is very dangerous to unplug the wrong one. For the three... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 07 Aug 2007 9:43 AM | read this entry

August 3, 2007

All food taste nice once you put them on square plates

Monday was my third week of Italian cooking in Laurent's Cooking School. I made three dishes on Monday. I made Chicken Risotto, Cauliflower with Italian Cheesy Sauce and Amaretti Peaches & Apricots Crumble. Of all those three, I like... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 03 Aug 2007 9:02 AM | read this entry

August 2, 2007

two's better than one, part 5: three is even better!

This is a long delayed photo. I've meant to show it a while ago. There's my 3 NexStar 3 external HDDs. I have 3 USB 2.0 external HDDs. Those are Vantec NexStar 3 series. Some of you may remember... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 02 Aug 2007 2:09 PM | read this entry

July 21, 2007

Turbo.264

I don't usually miss out important Mac hardware releases, but I miss out the Turbo.264, Elgato released on 16th May. Don't ask me why. I bought Elgato Turbo.264 from Academy Store with my Pro Card discount. It works as... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 21 Jul 2007 7:19 PM | read this entry

July 14, 2007

Bastille Day at La Perouse

14th July is the French revolution day, commonly known as Bastille Day. I joined Laurent to celebrate this day in La Perouse, south-eastern Sydney. La Perouse is named after a French captain Jean-Franois La Prouse, he landed in Australia on... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 14 Jul 2007 6:24 PM | read this entry

July 10, 2007

Kitty Hawk leaves today

Thanks god, USS Kitty Hawk leaves today, so does the unnecessary over-kill clear way get lifted today. The 5,500 sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk have farewelled Sydney - and millions of dollars of their money -... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 10 Jul 2007 4:35 PM | read this entry

July 6, 2007

Kitty Hawk in Sydney

US Navy aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk arrived in Sydney's Garden Island Navy Base yesterday. A big news? New South Wales Government and RTA (Roads and Traffic Authority) certainly think so. An unnecessary clearway of entire suburb (worried about car bombing??)... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 Jul 2007 6:45 PM | read this entry

June 28, 2007

Sydney Opera House is now a World Heritage

Sydney Opera House has been listed as the latest World Heritage sites by UN's educational, scientific and cultural organisation (UNESCO) in New Zealand. It is also the most modern cultural site to be included on the World Heritage List.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 28 Jun 2007 10:57 PM | read this entry

June 26, 2007

Garlic mashed potatoes

Last Tuesday was my last course of Basic Cooking, and one of the menu is Garlic Mashed Potatoes. Somehow I don't like the garlic, so I do not put the garlic at all. Well, it should be called "Garlic Mashed... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 Jun 2007 8:38 PM | read this entry

June 22, 2007

802.11n part 2

Continued from yesterday's post, the new 802.11n router is wonderful. Installation and configuration are quite straightforward. Getting the Macs to connect to the 802.11n network is a piece a cake, setting up on a Windows machine is relatively complicated,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 22 Jun 2007 4:13 PM | read this entry

June 21, 2007

802.11n and gigabit ethernet!

Finally, I got an 802.11n router at home. Just picked it up from CBD this afternoon. It's not Apple's new AirPort Extreme (Base Station), it's D-Link's Xtreme N Gigabit Router (DIR-655). It's a bit odd that I don't go... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 21 Jun 2007 11:28 PM | read this entry

June 14, 2007

Russian Salad

I guess this is the first time I talk about food in my blog. My friend Laurent is a chef, he runs a cooking school and restaurant. I've been taking the basic cooking course of his school. As you... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 14 Jun 2007 2:14 PM | read this entry

June 5, 2007

new phone, hello Uniden

It's not easy to get a new set of cordless telephone with four handsets. Since I moved into this place, I've been having telephone troubles... It was my phone that iiNet once lost the phone connection. Laurent's telephone set... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 05 Jun 2007 10:11 PM | read this entry

May 24, 2007

Pirates of La Glorieuse

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End opens today in cinemas, and I visited a ship today. Not Captain Jack Sparrow's Black Pearl. French navy ship, LA Glorieuse visited Sydney for few days, and I was lucky enough to... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 24 May 2007 9:38 PM | read this entry

May 22, 2007

Trash and Treasure

Last Sunday, I went to Trash and Treasure Markets (as pictured above) in Prestons, which is between Liverpool and Campbelltown. A bit disappointed with the market, all the products look about the same, and I am not interested in... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 22 May 2007 6:19 PM | read this entry

May 1, 2007

Epson AcuLaser C1100

A few days a ago, I mentioned about a new colour laser printer I wanted to buy, and I picked it up today. Epson AcuLaser C1100N, a network version of AcuLaser C1100. I know I must be out of my... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 01 May 2007 6:26 PM | read this entry

April 28, 2007

photos from Easter Show

I went to this year's Royal Easter Show with Laurent on Friday the Thirteenth. We arrived home safely, by the way. There are some photos taken from the Royal Easter Show. more photos follow... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 28 Apr 2007 1:05 PM | read this entry

March 31, 2007

Epson vs Brother, take 2

About two weeks ago, I compared the print outputs of Epson Stylus Photo 230 and Brother MFC-240C on plain paper. And I managed to print the same Carlson Twins picture on photo paper this time. This was the result on... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 31 Mar 2007 2:43 PM | read this entry

March 23, 2007

Sunrise concert: Keith Urban

Channel Seven's Sunrise had a Keith Urban concert today, and I was there. When I arrived in the City (The Plaza), it was still dark, and there were quite a few people there already. I am not Keith Urban's fan... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 23 Mar 2007 3:03 PM | read this entry

March 18, 2007

Sydney Harbour Bridge celebrates 75th birthday

Australia's iconic bridge - Sydney Harbour Bridge - celebrates 75th birthday today. It was opened on the afternoon of 19th March 1932. There was an interesting story about the opening of the bridge. The bridge should be opened by... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 Mar 2007 6:58 AM | read this entry

February 6, 2007

EyeTV Diversity

Many of you know that I bought an Elgato EyeTV for DTT (USB stick) last August. Since then, I started to watch TV in digital signal. Since I got my 24-inch iMac, I started to watch TV programmes in HD... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 Feb 2007 4:36 PM | read this entry

January 31, 2007

R.I.P. Tom

Last night, John contacted me about the sad news of HRH Prince Tom, a beautiful and a lovely cat. Tom passed away. Thomas was fine last Thursday, on Saturday, he wasn't well. He did not eat much of his... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 31 Jan 2007 7:02 AM | read this entry

January 26, 2007

fun with Photo Booth

I've been using Photo Booth for quite a while, but never played the "fun" part of it until recently. I decided to play it when I was in Myer store. Photo Booth was introduced in One More Thing event... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 Jan 2007 9:34 AM | read this entry

January 20, 2007

coffee and milk

Well, believe or not, I have three different brands of milk in my fridge, all for myself. Not three different types (as in full, lite or skim), but three different brands (Pura, Dairy Framers, and Woolworths brand one.) Why do... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 20 Jan 2007 5:56 PM | read this entry

January 17, 2007

bye bye Honeybear

I visited Honeybear the last time last night. He is moving to Western Australia on 25th January. Lots of people I know are moving around these period... including myself. I am still on the dial up, I hope to... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 17 Jan 2007 10:14 AM | read this entry

January 8, 2007

bye bye Mac

I sold my Power Mac G4 dual 1.42. I bought that Power Mac G4 dual 1.42 in April 2004. After I bought it, I added a second hard drive (200GB), AirPort Extreme card, an additional 1.5GB of RAM (total 2GB... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 08 Jan 2007 3:03 PM | read this entry

December 31, 2006

New Years Eve 06

Pictures from New Years Eve 2006 9pm's fireworks. I was there with John. As for midnight's, it's available on TV. (more fireworks photos followed)... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 31 Dec 2006 11:42 PM | read this entry

December 24, 2006

Sunrise Christmas

I went to Sunrise's outdoor scene two months ago, last Friday (22nd Dec), I was there again, for the Christmas special. This time, it was full of kids. It's was not a nice experience with all those noisy, naughty... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 24 Dec 2006 11:43 AM | read this entry

December 2, 2006

shoot the kids, hang the family and frame the wife

I noticed this interesting sign while returning the DVDs to Blockbuster. It's a photographic shop called The Pictureman, what caught my attention was the promotional sign! Bigger picture of the promotional sign follows.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 02 Dec 2006 7:25 AM | read this entry

November 3, 2006

my new iMac has arrived

I got my new iMac on Wednesday (1st November 2006). Firstly, I'd like to thank the help from SillyDog701 members on making the decision. Initially, I decided to get the 17-inch iMac with upgraded speed, HDD and RAM, but few... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 03 Nov 2006 8:34 PM | read this entry

November 2, 2006

I ordered Netscape CD in 2002

I was cleaning my room on Tuesday night, and I found this interesting email from e-cdorder.com (owned by Netscape/AOL). The email was dated 18th August 2002 02:13:35 -0400 (EDT). It was a confirmation email stating they received my ordering of... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 02 Nov 2006 8:54 AM | read this entry

October 28, 2006

Where Are They Now audience

On Thursday, I wend to Martin Place, where Channel Seven's Sunrise morning programme was shot, I had some photos there. Yesterday, I wend to Seven Network, Mobbs Lane Epping, for the audience for the show Where Are They Now.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 28 Oct 2006 2:11 PM | read this entry

October 26, 2006

Sunrise, I was there!

Last month, I mentioned that I woke up early before Channel Seven's Sunrise programme, and I've been doing so in the last few weeks. I got up around a quarter to 6, enough to get ready for Sunrise starts... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 Oct 2006 2:08 PM | read this entry

October 7, 2006

Brighton-le-Sands

I went to Brighton-le-Sands with John, the beach was nice. Not as crowded as Bondi Beach or Coogee Beach (when it's weekend and the weather is nice.) Well, the view is a bit different. If you are interested to... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 07 Oct 2006 8:04 PM | read this entry

September 7, 2006

a glass glass

Blockbuster is giving away free Coca-Cola glass with a catch, you need to buy a 1.5L bottle of Coke. When I was checking out today, I asked the guy, Is that Coke glass a glass glass? Or a plastic... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 07 Sep 2006 6:07 PM | read this entry

September 6, 2006

aurora borealis

Two photos of aurora borealis taken by Erik Bech. Aurora borealis is also known as northern lights. No, not in Australia.

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Posted by Antony on 06 Sep 2006 8:43 AM | read this entry

September 2, 2006

Centennial Park

It was a very warm today, 26C. How could I miss out the nice sunshine not going somewhere? Centennial Park was the obvious choice. Out of my surprise, there weren't many people in the park. I though it would... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 02 Sep 2006 10:33 PM | read this entry

August 12, 2006

Monopoly Here & Now Electronic Edition, part 2

Continued from yesterday's Monopoly Here & Now entry. Let's look close about the difference: The standard Monopoly comes with following tokens (movers): thimble, sack of money, iron, hat, battleship, racing car, cannon, shoe, dog, wheelbarrow, and horse and rider.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 12 Aug 2006 11:50 AM | read this entry

August 11, 2006

Monopoly Here & Now Electronic Edition

Two weeks ago, I mentioned Monopoly is moving to modern version with Visa Debit Card (Visa, now accepted everywhere, even Monopoly). I am excited to report that I now have a copy of the new Monopoly - Monopoly Here &... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 11 Aug 2006 9:37 PM | read this entry

August 5, 2006

Sundial in Centennial Park

It was raining and cold today, but warmer than yesterday. According to Seven News, yesterday was the coldest day in Sydney with maximum temperature of 10C in the last 10 years. It was lucky that we had a few hours... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 05 Aug 2006 10:57 PM | read this entry

July 1, 2006

two's better than one, part 4

Previously, I showed some two's better than one photo series. Today, I am showing another photo of this series... two shuffles It's obvious that two shuffles are better than one. I bought one shuffle late March, then on 15 June,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 01 Jul 2006 11:16 AM | read this entry

June 30, 2006

where else can be a better place to watch news

Most of you might know that I like Channel 7. Desperate Housewives is on Channel 7, Commander in Chief is on 7, Prison Break is also on Channel 7. And I watch 7 News and Today Tonight if I am... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 30 Jun 2006 9:14 AM | read this entry

June 25, 2006

Parliament House, missing portrait and silhouette

Last weekend, I went to Canberra for a very short trip. It's the capital of Australia. A bit cold there, and trees/lawns are not green due to drought. Anyway, I did not miss out visiting Parliament House. Few days ago,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 25 Jun 2006 10:37 AM | read this entry

June 22, 2006

don't feed the birds

Don't feed the birds, SRA (State Rail Authority of NSW) says. I saw this sign on a small dining table for one of the fast food outlets in City Rail building. It says Feeding the birds may result in a... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 22 Jun 2006 9:36 AM | read this entry

June 20, 2006

Government House

Government House, Canberra. (Commonly known as Yarralumla) The official residence (aka free house) of the Governor-General of Australia. Governor-General is a representative of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia. The current Governor-General is Major General Michael Jeffery.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 20 Jun 2006 8:14 PM | read this entry

June 18, 2006

MagSafe Power Adapter

Apple's MagSafe Power Adapter really works on preventing MacBook or MacBook Pro flying off the desk of the power cord is tripped. Power play The MagSafe Power Adapter is just that: a magnetic connection instead of a physical one. So... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 Jun 2006 3:19 PM | read this entry

June 17, 2006

me inside a MacBook

Me, inside a MacBook The page showing is me in Wonderland Sydney. It was taken in Academy Store, Bondi Junction. The MacBook does look good :-) related blog entry: Wonderland Sydney (29 January, 2003)... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 17 Jun 2006 11:35 AM | read this entry

June 15, 2006

Academy Store Bondi Junction

Academy Store Bondi Junction, previously known as AppleCentre TaylorSquare opened tonight at 7:00 PM, and I was there. Shortly after AppleTalk Meet, we went to queue outside the new Apple store. Academy Store is not an official Apple Store, but... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 15 Jun 2006 11:27 PM | read this entry

May 26, 2006

Cult of Mac Jr?

Even if you are not an Apple fan, you might have seen the photo on the right. It's the cover photo for the book The Cult of Mac. We all know Apple fans like to show off their devotion... such... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 May 2006 10:17 AM | read this entry

May 16, 2006

Logitech V200 Cordless Notebook Mouse

Two years ago, I bought a Logitech mouse, Logitech Notebook Optical Mouse Plus. Last Saturday, I bought another excellent Logitech mouse - Logitech V200 Cordless Notebook Mouse, my 6th Logitech mouse... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 16 May 2006 9:33 AM | read this entry

May 9, 2006

Candles for Sophie

Candles lid for Sophie Delezio outside Sydney Children's Hospital. Sydney Children's Hospital is about 500 metres from my place. I took this photo on my way home last night. The photo was taken with my SonyEricsson K750i mobile phone (flash... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 May 2006 8:01 AM | read this entry

April 14, 2006

people do worship Apple

From applewoods' report on Apple Fans Gallery, people do worship Apple. Why am I so excited about this? Some SillyDog701 members have been making jokes on that fact that I once said Apple product we shall worship. Pedro Saraiva even... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 14 Apr 2006 7:47 AM | read this entry

March 25, 2006

Thomas

Another photo taken by me. Presenting Thomas. Thomas is John's 16 year old cat. From the photo, it's very hard to tell that this is an old cat actually. Photo taken by my Canon Powershot S50 (5 MP camera), picture... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 25 Mar 2006 9:52 AM | read this entry

March 23, 2006

Sprite Zero

Well, it's not really new, but it's new to me. Anyway, I discovered Sprite Zero in supermarkets few weeks ago, and the bottle is blue. Sprite Zero taste great, it's just right. Not as strong taste as Sprite (regular), and... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 23 Mar 2006 10:30 AM | read this entry

March 7, 2006

photos of MacBook Pro and PowerBook G4

Grant Schweppe of The Daily Mac ordered MacBook Pro right after Macworld San Francisco 2006. He received his MacBook Pro last week. I got permissions to use his photos, so guys, pretend those photos were taken by me. LOL. MacBook... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 07 Mar 2006 9:28 AM | read this entry

March 2, 2006

I was featured in a UK magazine

Okay, not really featured, but a silhouette picture of me was use in a quarterly magazine of the UK's biggest Mac User Group - YMUG (Yorkshire Mac User Group).... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 02 Mar 2006 8:24 AM | read this entry

February 21, 2006

when I still had my iPod

I sold my iPod last December, and I've been living without it. Life is good without an iPod. But now, I am missing it. Now, I am thinking about getting an iPod shuffle or the new 1GB iPod nano. (I... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 21 Feb 2006 2:50 PM | read this entry

January 29, 2006

Netscape CDs

SillyDog701 member orizng mentioned Netscape 8.1 CD and booklet are available for pre-order. I recorded that I had a few Netscape collections... So here are my Netscape collections: Netscape Navigator version 2, note, it comes in floppies. More pictures follow... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 29 Jan 2006 1:08 AM | read this entry

January 28, 2006

how do you keep a cat happy?

How do you keep a cat happy? and to tease him at the same time? Easy, all you need to do is to buy 14 different flavours of Dine cat food. (They only have 14 flavours.) If you want to... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 28 Jan 2006 9:36 AM | read this entry

January 27, 2006

photos from MWSF 2006

I did not go to Macworld San Francisco 2006, but I have some photos from Grant Schweppe of The Daily Mac. Those photos are great. He has a nice new digital DSL camera. I got permissions to use his photos,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 Jan 2006 12:36 AM | read this entry

January 22, 2006

this is Antony

A photo of me. The photo was taken on 20th October 2003. You might notice a computer monitor at back, it was a Sony CRT came with my first Mac. My first Mac was a second hand Mac. I sold... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 22 Jan 2006 8:44 AM | read this entry

January 1, 2006

Happy New Year

Happy New Year picture taken from BBC Well, I did not go out for New Year Eve's fireworks. Too hot outside. Television would do the job for me. The bad thing is... it's 2006 now.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 01 Jan 2006 1:27 PM | read this entry

December 12, 2005

Cook Park, Orange

Photo from my trip to Orange last Sunday. One interesting sign in Cook Park. This sign is currently in display in Cook Park's information centre.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 12 Dec 2005 10:13 PM | read this entry

December 7, 2005

picture quality of K750i

I developed a photo of Honeybear taken by my Sony Ericsson K750i. The quality of the print was great in standard 6" by 4" photo. So there is the comparison: the picture on the left is taken with Canon PowerShot... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 07 Dec 2005 1:36 PM | read this entry

December 4, 2005

I've been to Newcastle

I went to Newcastle yesterday. No dogs on beach... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 Dec 2005 1:16 PM | read this entry

November 30, 2005

honeybear

I took the first movie with my new K750i last night. Honeybear is Jessica's mum's cat. Jessica does not like the cat although, but I like cats. In fact I bring a tin of cat food to feed Honeybear every... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 30 Nov 2005 1:53 AM | read this entry

November 29, 2005

K750i

Presenting my new kay seven fifty i (Sony Ericsson K750i) and iPod Socks. Time to say goodbye to my tee six ten (T610). It's a Sony Ericsson K750i mobile. It's a great phone, a lot easier to use. It has... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 29 Nov 2005 10:53 AM | read this entry

November 28, 2005

got the socks for Christmas?

Have you hung the socks for this Christmas? I bought six of them today. The iPod Socks from Apple.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 28 Nov 2005 8:29 PM | read this entry

November 19, 2005

outside Opera House

Cristian, me, and Logan outside Opera House, photo taken last year by Chris Hughes. related entry: bored, a photo of Sydney Opera House (16 June, 2004)... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 19 Nov 2005 10:42 PM | read this entry

October 2, 2005

Five Dock

Me, in a playground outside the City of Canada Bay Library, Five Dock. (photo taken by Damian)... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 02 Oct 2005 4:36 PM | read this entry

October 1, 2005

Coogee Bay photo

Photo of me in Coogee Bay. (photo taken by Damian)... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 01 Oct 2005 6:32 PM | read this entry

August 29, 2005

monkeys and cats

I saw this photo from Foo York (formerly known as iamcol.com) website. It's so funny.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 29 Aug 2005 7:43 AM | read this entry

August 27, 2005

Antony in 1995

This is a photo of me in 1995. Photo taken in Rangitoto Island. I was scanning some old family photos for archiving. Slow progress and working on it. It's better to scan those old photos now rather than leaving for... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 Aug 2005 1:40 AM | read this entry

August 12, 2005

the cat and the bird

Backyard today. I saw a neighbour's cat climbing up the tree. Then, I heard sounds from birds. For your information, they were on the same tree. It could be a Rainbow Lorikeet, (thanks to Jeremy.) Too bad, the cat did... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 12 Aug 2005 2:18 PM | read this entry

March 19, 2005

I've been to Cronulla

I came to Cronulla last year with Adrian. He had oysters and wine for his lunch in Cronulla, I can't remember what I had, but I am not that into oysters. My second visit of Cronulla. Nice sunny day, just... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 19 Mar 2005 9:49 PM | read this entry

March 18, 2005

Melbourne photos available

I uploaded photos of the trip to Melbourne. Those photos are available in AntGallery701. > Melbourne Trip... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 Mar 2005 11:04 PM | read this entry

February 2, 2005

professional photo taking pose

It was me. I was trying to take a picture in Parramatta. Adrian took a photo of me about my photo taking pose. The picture was taken last year. Picture taken by Adrian with his Canon PowerShot S30. The camera's... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 02 Feb 2005 11:31 AM | read this entry

January 1, 2005

Sydney Harbour Bridge and iPod

Continued from the popular iPod silhouette series, the Antony Show, another iPod ads style, and Antony has a camera and Photoshop Elements Under Sydney Harbour Bridge, in iPod ad style. And the original picture of Antony holding his iPod. More... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 01 Jan 2005 2:35 PM | read this entry

December 11, 2004

AppleTalk Meet

I was in today's AppleTalk AU's Sydney Meet from 2pm to 4:45pm at Gloria Jeans (Oxford St). (I am the black one.) unmodified photo (note: 2MB filesize)... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 11 Dec 2004 7:12 PM | read this entry

November 13, 2004

Antony has a camera and Photoshop Elements

continued from the popular series of iPod commercial styled photos seen in the Antony show, another iPod ads style, and the making of iPod motion ads. Antony has a digital camera, and he has Photoshop Elements. It was a fine... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 Nov 2004 11:39 PM | read this entry

November 11, 2004

the making of iPod motion ads

Digital Producer has a news on the making of Apple's iPod TV commercial, Company 3's Alex Brodie Rocks with Apple's iPod. Brodie, who has a background in fine art and design and is a graduate of Londons Ravensbourne College of... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 11 Nov 2004 11:30 PM | read this entry

November 9, 2004

another iPod ads style

Another iPod ads style picture (silhouette). My first iPod style picture was shown in the Antony show blog entry. enjoy!... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 Nov 2004 11:15 PM | read this entry

November 7, 2004

the Antony show

The Antony show. More iPod ads silhouette style? Well, I did not carry an iPod with me.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 07 Nov 2004 1:56 PM | read this entry

October 19, 2004

free iPod Remote Control and Earphone

Received free iPod Remote and Earbuds from Apple Australia.

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Posted by Antony on 19 Oct 2004 8:04 PM | read this entry

October 2, 2004

iPod everywhere

iPod everywhere How could I not taking a picture of this? On Perisher Blue, a skiing location in Snowy Mountains, that nice green sign just so noticeable there.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 02 Oct 2004 5:10 PM | read this entry

August 19, 2004

iPod is quite big actually

The world's most popular music player - Apple iPod is actually quite big, when it is held by a baby. (picture stolen from Netscape's front page.)... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 19 Aug 2004 4:40 PM | read this entry

June 19, 2004

Apple Centre Warringah Mall

Apple Centre opens in Warringah Mall today, and I was there. I spent about 40 minutes to get there, but spent about 10 minutes to find a parking in that *huge* mall. Warringah Mall is a very large mall. I... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 19 Jun 2004 11:59 PM | read this entry

the day trip

I drove all day today... Destination: Warringah Mall. Why? A new Apple Centre opens there today. So, I drove from my place (Randwick) to North Sydney, then drove up to Brookvale (Warringah Mall is there), then up to Dee Why,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 19 Jun 2004 11:35 PM | read this entry

June 16, 2004

bored, a photo of Sydney Opera House

I am bored, and decided to have some drinks in Circular Quay with Winnie. A photo of Sydney Opera House at night... it was cold there.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 16 Jun 2004 1:18 AM | read this entry

April 17, 2004

two's better than one, part 3

Two's better than one, two Apple Pro Keyboard and mice, Two PowerMac G4

(read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 17 Apr 2004 2:07 PM | read this entry

April 14, 2004

it arrived today

the new PowerMac G4 dual 1.42GHz received today with photos.

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Posted by Antony on 14 Apr 2004 9:58 PM | read this entry

April 1, 2004

free security CD from MS

The free Microsoft Security Update CD I ordered on 20th February and received on 9th March has been sitting on my desk for quite a while. Picture of the CDs (One security update CD, one trial firewall and anti-virus) and... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 01 Apr 2004 10:08 PM | read this entry

March 18, 2004

Jaguar on Jaguar

I received my poster bought from eBay, Apple Jaguar, Mac OS X 10.2 Wildly Innovative. In the picture, also my boxed copy of Jaguar. And yes, it's a licensed copy! Poster bought from eBay for AUD18, including postage.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 Mar 2004 5:46 PM | read this entry

February 21, 2004

two's better than one, part 2

This is the second part of Two is better than one series, last time, I showed two GameCubes. Presenting Sony Ericsson T610... One is my tee six ten, the other one is not mine. It's a cool and good phone.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 21 Feb 2004 11:45 AM | read this entry

January 28, 2004

Introducing AntGallery701

My online photo album is now available, and not surprisingly it's called AntGallery701. The AntGallery701 will be used for my personal photo album. Two sections of the photos were available few earlier, Sydney Nights and Taronga Zoo. Those were photos... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 28 Jan 2004 11:46 PM | read this entry

January 1, 2004

Happy New Year

Happy New Year I would like to wish everyone has a successful new year.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 01 Jan 2004 12:07 AM | read this entry

December 31, 2003

New Year's Eve 03

NYE 03 pictures from Mrs. Macquaries Point.

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Posted by Antony on 31 Dec 2003 10:45 PM | read this entry

December 18, 2003

two is better than one; 7 days to Christmas

Grumpy with 2 GameCube consoles

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Posted by Antony on 18 Dec 2003 9:38 PM | read this entry

December 13, 2003

12 Days to Christmas

and Who can be a better model than my Grumpy? Grumpy with the new GameCube console. The problem is that the GameCube is not mine or Grumpy's. My friend from New Zealand asked me to get a GameCube for him... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 Dec 2003 6:37 PM | read this entry

September 6, 2003

vampire

Be my guest! Introducing the latest Vampire - Antony. Come closer, I am nice! Since there's an open day in university and the face painting is free... they asked me what I wanted, fairy? No, I am not a little... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 Sep 2003 5:03 PM | read this entry

January 29, 2003

Wonderland Sydney

I had a good time with Wyatt Leung in Wonderland Sydney today. I woke up at 5:10 AM this morning in order to catch the train to Wonderland Sydney. Antony Shen in Wonderland Sydney. > pictures: Wonderland Sydney (AntGallery701) (backdated... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 29 Jan 2003 11:25 AM | read this entry

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