Sunday, March 24, 2013

Video: Tribute to Gaza, Heliza Helmi composes special song - La Tahzan

In my previous entry, I have mentioned about the Heliza who sang a song based on her experiences in Gaza.

According to Heliza, the song arrangement have yet to have a title, but we feel it is fitting with the title La Tahzan.

So here it is...enjoy

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Foto: Heliza Helmi shares her trip to Gaza at Politeknik Ungku Omar

Heliza Helmi, former finalist reality show, Akademi Fantasia has emerged today as the guest speaker for the Malam Kemuncak untukmu Gaza dan Perwira Lahad Datu students organized students of Politeknik Ungku Omar

She has shared her trip to Gaza with fellow artists to the audience.

This event was objectively to raise funds to help the people of Gaza as well as pay tribute to the heroes who died due to the events in Lahad Datu.

Heliza also sang a Gaza theme song composed by herself with the help from her sister

More photos of her in my FB page HERE

Monday, March 18, 2013

Foto: Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2013, Australia is the Champion

More photo in my Facebook Page HERE

IPOH, March 17  - Australia lifted the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup for the seventh time beating hosts Malaysia 3-2 in a thrilling final at Sultan Azlan Shah Stadium Sunday night.

The result broke the hearts of thousands of fans who were counting on Malaysia to emerge champions for the first time in the tournament's 30 year history.

Australia who are currently ranked second in the world won the tournament in 1983, 1998, 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2011.

The Regent of Perak, Raja Dr Nazrin Shah Raja watched the final and later presented the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup to the Australian team led by Robert Hammond.

The Puan Besar of Perak, Tuanku Zara Salim was also present.

Over 12,000 supporters filled Sultan Azlan Shah Stadium chanting support and beating drums as Malaysia coached by Paul Revington put up a fine display.

Malaysia drew first blood when Faisal Saari who has scored five goals in the tournament connected a penalty corner by Azran Misron to score in the 4th minute.

Stung, Australia came charging and were rewarded when Nicholas Budgeon scored in the 29the minute to equalise.

It was followed by the second goal in the 30th minute when Craig Boyne's field goal beat Malaysian goalkeeper S.Kumar.

Malaysia got the equaliser in the 49th minute when Tengku Ahmad Tajuddin Abdul Jalil scored a field goal to put the score at 2-2.

Trent Mitton was the hero when his field goal in the 70th minute gave Australia coached by Ric Charlesworth their seventh title of the tournament.

In the third place match, South Korea beat defending champions New Zealand 2-1.

South Korea opened scoring via Hyun Hye Sung (33) only for New Zealand to equalise when Stephen Jenness scored (41).

Nam Hyun Woo gave South Korea victory when he scored in the 58th minute to confirm third place while New Zealand had to settle for fourth place.

In the match for fifth place, India beat Pakistan 4-2.

India's goals were scored by Rupinder Pal Singh (16,62), Akashdeep Singh (35) and Malak Singh (43).

Pakistan scored with goals by Muhammad Imran (8) and Syed Kashif Shah(46).


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Foto: Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2013, Malaysia vs Australia [Men's Hockey]

IPOH, March 12 - Ace striker Faizal Shaari was the savior of the national team when his 69th minute goal helped Malaysia to secure a 1-1 draw against seven times champions Australia in the prestigious Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey championship at the Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Stadium here Tuesday night.

The first half saw the national players who are coached by South African Paul Revington pull off numerous fine moves which had Aussie keeper Andrew Charter on tenterhooks.

In the 27th minute, Muhammad Marhan Mohd Jalil had a golden chance to put Malaysia ahead but failed to overcome Charter in a one-to-one situation.

And just as the first half was about to end with neither side appearing to score, Trent Mitton managed to beat Malaysia's keeper S.Kumar in a goalmouth melee a minute before the half-time siren to put the Aussies ahead.

Despite the deficit, the almost 4,000 home fans who packed every nook and corner of the stadium remained solidly behind their heroes and buoyed them on with the song 'Perajurit Tanah Air' (Our Warriors) and beat drums that reverberated throughout the venue.

It was just the tonic the hosts needed and they reciprocated with Faizal Shaari turning hero when he found the equaliser in 69th minute with a piledriver from a rebound on a penalty corner that Muhammad Razie Abdul Rahim was unable to convert.

Malaysia next play Pakistan on Thursday, also in a night match.

Malaysia captained by Mohd Shahrun Nabil Abdullah had won their two earlier matches, against South Korea on Saturday and New Zealand on Sunday.

In the afternoon matches played today, South Korea lost 0-3 to New Zealand while India beat Pakistan 3-1.


Sunday, March 10, 2013

Foto: Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2013, Malaysia vs New Zealand (Men's Hockey)

IPOH, March 10 - Malaysia scored its second consecutive win in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup by beating defending champion New Zealand 2-1 at the Azlan Shah Stadium, here, Sunday night.

Malaysia, looking very much a rejuvenated side under newly appointed coach Paul Revington from Ireland, had beaten South Korea 3-2 yesterday.

In today's match, both teams started on a cautious note, resulting in a scoreless first half.

But once the second half got underway, the Malaysian side played with more urgency and only five minutes into the restart, seasoned campaigner Chua Boon Huat put his side in the driving seat, taking advantage of a goal mouth melee to slam the ball home in the 40th minute.

It was Boon Huat's third goal in two matches.

Four minutes later (44th min), Tengku Ahmad Tajudin Abdul Jalil gave the home fans reason to cheer by slotting home the second goal.

Stunned by the goals, New Zealand sprang into action and doubled their efforts at goal only to see a number of good chances missed.

However, the Kiwis managed to reduce the deficit from a penalty corner set piece in the 65th minute through Shay Neal, resulting in a tense five minutes for the home side and the fans.

Meanwhile, Tengku Ahmad Tajudin was awarded the man-of-the-match for his silky skills and tireless efforts.

In earlier matches played today, Australia whipped Pakistan 6-0 while South Korea made up for their defeat yesterday by beating India 2-1.


Foto: Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2013, Malaysia vs Korea [Mens' Hockey]

IPOH, March 9 (Bernama) -- Malaysia kicked off their Sultan Azlan Shah Cup campaign in style by upsetting South Korea 3-2 at the Azlan Shah Hockey Stadium, here Saturday night.

Malaysia opened accounts from a penalty corner in the 21st minute through Faizal Saari but South Korea levelled the score in the 57th minute through Nam Hyun Woo's field goal after a goal mouth melee.

Seasoned campaigner Chua Boon Huat made it 2-1 in the 68th minute but the Koreans again levelled the tie a minute later from a Yoon Sung Hoon strike.

Just when the match was headed for a draw, Boon Huat struck again in the final minute to ensure all three points for the home team.

Malaysian team skipper Mohd Shahrun Nabil when met after the match attributed the win to the undivided support from the supporters.

"Boon Huat has vast experience and he was certainly the mentor and guiding force to the team in the match," he said.

In earlier matches, Pakistan beat New Zealand 4-3 while Australia, winners of the title seven times, beat India 4-3 to start their campaign on a winning note.

In tomorrow's fixtures, Australia take on Pakistan, South Korea face India and Malaysia are up against New Zealand.

Tomorrow's fixtures:

Australia vs Pakistan- 4.05pm

South Korea vs India- 6.05pm

Malaysia vs New Zealand - 8.05pm


Thursday, March 7, 2013

Tips: Membeli kamera digital, apa yang perlu dipertimbangkan?

SEBENARNYA ramai di kalangan kita mampu membeli pelbagai jenis kamera digital namun adakalanya kita terlepas pandang akan beberapa faktor utama sebagai asas pembelian.

Ini kerana kita terlalu ghairah ketika hendak membeli gajet itu tanpa memikirkan keperluan sebenar memiliki kamera tersebut dengan kegunaan kita sebagai seorang jurugambar.

Ada beberapa faktor yang menentukan pilihan ketika membeli sebuah kamera DSLR kerana ada pelbagai jenama dan jenis dari peringkat asas hingga ke peringkat yang lebih tinggi (professional) sehingga menimbulkan kekeliruan ketika membuat pilihan.

Semoga tips yang diberikan ini dapat membantu anda membuat pilihan yang tepat agar tidak membazir.

  • HARGA, anda perlu ada bajet yang sesuai dengan pilihan kamera yang anda ingin mengikut jenama dan jenis kamera yang diidamkan. Jangan nanti setelah tiba di kedai kamera, anda menukar kepada pilihan kamera yang lebih mahal daripada bajet kerana lebihan bajet boleh digunakan untuk membeli aksesori dan sebagainya.

  • ANDA juga digalakkan membeli kamera yang sesuai dengan aksesori yang telah ada dalam simpanan anda seperti kamera yang hendak dibeli sama jenis dengan lensa atau lampu denyar (speedlight) yang telah anda beli sebelum ini. Kecuali sekiranya anda memang mahu menukar keseluruhan set kamera yang anda hendak beli.

  • ANDA perlu tahu keperluan atau sebab anda perlu memilikinya - adakah ianya sebagai hobi baru, tugasan di pejabat, membuat liputan sesuatu majlis besar atau tugasan anda adalah seorang jurugambar profesional yang berkaitan media ataupun pengiklanan. Sekiranya anda merasakan ia hanya sebagai hobi, memadailah memiliki kamera DSLR yang biasa atau kamera kompak yang mudah dibawa ke sana sini dan mudah menguasai fungsi yang ada padanya.

  • SEKIRANYA anda memang sudah cekap menguasai semua perkara asas dan mahu menjadikan kamera sebagai sumber pendapatan sampingan, barulah anda memikirkan untuk membeli sebuah kamera yang berkemampuan tinggi, sesuai dengan tugasan yang hendak diceburi seperti fotografi perkahwinan dan sebagainya.

  • ANDA juga tidak digalakkan membeli kamera yang mempunyai resolusi terlalu tinggi kerana harganya agak mahal jika anda hanya mencetak gambar bersaiz sederhana. Kamera yang digunakan oleh jurugambar profesional sememangnya memerlukan resolusi tinggi kerana hasil kerja mereka kadangkala akan dicetak dalam saiz besar untuk kegunaan pengiklanan.

Jadi sebelum membeli sesebuah kamera, anda perlu membuat pilihan yang sesuai dengan kegunaan agar anda tidak merasa ia suatu beban atau pelaburan yang merugikan selepas anda mendapatkan sebuah kamera kesayangan anda.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Tips: Miniature effects cum diorama illusion photo

Diorama effect or "diorama illusion" is a process in which a photograph of a life-size location or object is made to look like a photograph of a miniature scale model.

Blurring parts of the photo simulates the shallow depth of field normally encountered in close-up photography, making the scene seem much smaller than it actually is; the blurring can be done either optically when the photograph is taken, or by digital postprocessing.

Many diorama effect photographs are taken from a high angle to simulate the effect of looking down on a miniature.

Last week,  I went to Cameron Highlands and took some photos from high angle. From the photos, I use this online free software, Tilt Shift Maker to create the illusion. To make it more convincing, I did some final touching using Photoshop and Lightroom.


Foto: Perak YBU FC vs Penang, FAM League

Alright, I admit it, I am one of the hardcore fans of this Panther team. But past few years, this team hasn't be able to play well. They become such a big loser with capital L!

Former FA Cup Champion, Penang dropped their title consistently. Sacked from Super League, unable to performed in Premier League and now they are playing in the 3rd Division League, FAM.

Struggling to carry the burden from the past, they hired Merzagua who's also former player of Penang during their 'happy' time.

So they are now, crawling slowly to ensure top place in this league in order to qualified in the Premier League.

Today's game was good after they beat YBU FC 3-2