Spider-Man 3D Floor Graphic

July 31
While I was in Penang for a holiday during end of June, I spotted this 3D floor graphic of Spiderman at the main entrance of Gurney Plaza. It was done by the students and lecturers of The One Academy, Penang. Too bad that it will only there for 2 weeks. After 5th June, it’s gone. I think they should retain it as it certainly will bring more tourists to Gurney Plaza!
Spider-Man 3D Floor Graphic

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Media Preview @ Ecoba Restaurant & Bar

July 29

On 26th July 2012, I was invited to Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 media preview as a blogger. When I heard that it’s a compact camera, I thought it would be those normal old boring type of camera.

Upon hands on, I was kinda shocked to see the amazing outcome. I especially love the bokeh effects in the photos that I took effortlessly as the lens features seven-bladed circular aperture. During the whole hands on process, I only used Auto mode. As I’m not an avid photographer, I prefer less technical settings as possible to achieve good results.

This pocketable Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 will be in the stores early August 2012 with the retail price of RM 2,499.

Here are some of the photos I took using Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100:

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 Bokeh Effects

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 Auto Portrait Framing
Auto Portrait Framing

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Specifications Sheet

DSC-RX100 digital still camera
Image Sensor
1.0 type (13.2 x 8.8mm) “Exmor” CMOS sensor, aspect ratio 3:2
(Effective resolution) Approx. 20.2 megapixels
(Gross resolution) Approx. 20.9 megapixels
Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*, with 7 elements in 6 groups (4 aspheric elements including AA lens); F1.8 (Wide) – 4.9 (Tele); focal length = 10.4-37.1mm; 35mm effective focal length (Still Image 3:2) = 28-100mm 
Zoom range
Optical: 3.6x; Clear Image Zoom 7.2x
7.5cm (3.0type) (4:3) / 1,229,000 dots / Xtra Fine / TruBlack / TFT LCD
Image stabilisation
(Still image) Optical SteadyShot
(Movie) Optical SteadyShot Active Mode with electronic compensation (anti-rolling)
Focus modes
Single-shot AF (AF-S) / Continuous AF (AF-C) / Direct Manual Focus (DMF) / Manual Focus
Focus area
Multi point AF (25 points) / Centre weighted AF / Flexible spot / Flexible spot (tracking focus) / Flexible spot (face tracking) Digital Zoom: approx. 4x (still images / movies)
Sensitivity (still image)
Auto(ISO125-6400, selectable with upper/lower limit), 125/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400 (Expandable to ISO 80/100) Multi Frame NR: Auto (ISO125-25600) equivalent, 200/400/800/1600/3200/
6400/12800/25600 equivalent
NB: ISO 12800 and higher settings are achieved through combining Multi Frame Noise Reduction and By Pixel Super Resolution technology.
Continuous shooting
Speed Priority Continuous Mode: Approx.10 fps
Continuous mode: 2.5 fps (AF-S)
Shooting modes
Superior Auto, Intelligent Auto, Program Auto (Program shift available), Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Manual, Scene Selection, Movie, Sweep shooting
Picture Effect modes
Toy Camera, Pop Colour, Posterisation, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Colour, High Contrast Monochrome, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolour, Illustration
Other Shooting functions
Face Detection, Face Registration, Smile Shutter, Dual Rec, Grid Line, Digital Level Gauge (pitch and roll), MR (memory recall), Exposure Bracketing, White Balance Bracketing, Peaking, MF Assist, Auto Portrait Framing, Photo Creativity, Shooting Tips
Movie record
AVCHD: 28M PS (1920×1080, 50p) / 24M FX (1920×1080, 50i ) / 17M FH (1920×1080, 50i)
MP4: 12M (1440×1080, 25 fps) / 3M VGA (640×480 25 fps)
Battery life
(Still Image) Approx. 330 / Approx. 165 min. (CIPA standard)
(Movie) Approx. 80 min.( AVCHD, MP4, shooting in factory preset mode)
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Approx. 101.6 x 58.1 x 35.9mm  (CIPA compliant)
Approx. 213g (body only)
Approx. 240g (with battery and Memory Stick Duo)
Supplied accessories
Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1, AC Adaptor AC-UD10, Micro USB cable, Wrist Strap, Shoulder Strap Adaptor, Instruction Manual

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Oiso Korean Traditional Cuisine & Café @ The Sphere Bangsar South

July 27

With all the hype about K-drama and K-pop, let’s not forget K-food too!! oK? Alright I know it’s lame but let me introduce you to this K-restaurant called Oiso.

Oiso means “Welcome” in Korean dialect. This café is located at The Sphere Bangsar South and owned by a Korean. Aiming to provide good traditional food with warm hospitality to their guests, they uphold the spirit: “The Best Recipe Comes From Our Heart“.

Various snacks

Oiso served us 5 different snacks as starters: Fried anchovies, egg rolls, spinach, lotus roots and kimchi.

Kochi Pancake
Price: RM 10.90

Kochi Pancake was the first main dish of the night. It’s thin and crispy, tastes slightly salty I feel like eating snack. Pancake is one of the famous food in Korea. If you order more than two main dishes during dinner, Oiso is generous enough to serve it for free!

Japchae (잡채)
Price: RM 10.90 (lunch) / RM 13.90 (dinner)

This dish that looks like glass noodle is not made of glass noodle! Upon tasting it, it is actually made from sweet potato noodles stir fried with thin slices of chilli, carrot, onion, mushroom and garnished with sesame seeds. Love it!

Bulgogi (불고기)
Price: RM 15.90 (lunch) / RM 18.90 (dinner)

Their Bulgogi’s beef was marinated just nice and barbecued on a hot plate. A bite on the beef and it tastes very juicy and tender. The beef and vegetables have absorbed the essence of the sauce in hot plate!

Price: RM 10.90

Pajeon is a variety of jeon (pancake-like dish) and it is not made from a dough. As Pa means green/spring onion in Korean, this dish is made from batter of eggs, rice flour, wheat flour and green/spring onions. The sauce that accompanied Pajeon further enhances its taste.

Seafood Steamboat
Price: RM 39.90

If you’re a seafood lover, here’s a seafood galore for you! With over 15 vegetables and fresh seafood including octopus, squid, crab, shell, mussel and prawn, you’re gonna be spoilt with choice. Be sure to drink up the sweet and flavorful soup boiled from the seafood and vegetables! Seafood steamboat is definitely the highlight of the night!

Stir Octopus
Price: RM 29.90

Grilled Blue Mackerel
Price: RM 14.90 (lunch) / RM 17.90 (dinner)

Until this point, I was already quite full but it won’t stop me from checking out more delicious food. That’s when Grilled Blue Mackerel came in, the skin is golden brown and barbecued to perfection. Oh yums!!

Egg Roll Cake
Price: RM 10.90

After some heavy meal, here’s a lighter selection. The egg roll cake has a soft texture while the grated carrots and spring onion gives me something to chew on. There’s also crab meat inside that gives the egg a rich taste. A perfect combination indeed!

Spicy Rice Cake
Price: RM 10.90

Seaweed soup

Homemade Korean Rice Nectar (RM 4.90) &
Jeju Island Tangerine Juice (RM 5.90)

Aloe Vera Juice (very refreshing!)

Exterior of Oiso

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Oiso Korean Traditional Cuisine & Café
Unit G-3, Ground Floor, The Sphere,
No. 1, Avenue 1 Bangsar South,
No. 8, Jalan Kerinchi,
59200 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03-2242 1349

Business Hours: Mon – Fri: 4 pm – 10.30 pm, Sat – Sun: 10 am – 10.30 pm (including public holidays)


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