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    Quote Originally Posted by theveed View Post
    OT: What does "kena" & "lobang" mean?
    in the context of the statement used,

    kena = got hit

    lobang = opening/vacancy

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    Ah, thanks guys... Thanks for the links as well.

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    Well I think it is you who are making sarcastic remarks right now. From your comments below, you are getting personal. If you cannot tahan feedbacks from all sides, how can you improve (assuming you are speaking up for the event, Canon, or the judges)?

    I am a friend of one of the Canon staff in fact. I already told her, it looked like tons of people ran off after submitting the first theme. The problem is, after organizing the event for so many years, no one came up to settle the timing for uploading pics. Uploading should be for easily available for everybody and you cannot blame people for being back late. Most actually were still within the timing. You should expect that there will be a jam. 12.30pm was the release of the second theme and you told people to be back at 1.30pm? What's this? Luckily the emcee was smart enough to amend it later to 2.30pm. We see that a lot just left after they found that they have not sufficient time for the second theme after going through the horrendous queue for uploading the first theme. They jolly well knew there would be thousands of people. Had they even thought of

    1. one more row of downloading stations, that means 40 stations (or more)? You want to organize such a big event, you might as well get the right number of staff to handle the event. Why only one row of 20 downloading stations? All participants have the right to download their pics; all should have equal rights and time to cover any theme.
    2. If you want to cut cost and don't want to employ so many personnel, you can put up self-uploading stations. Most participants are between 14-35 anyway and we should all be IT literate. (I mean, how can you don't know how to upload if you have been using DSLRs?) Perhaps you are afraid of people messing up the files and people submitting photos not taken on that day. However it is not difficult to get a system expert to customize a little software where an individual can upload his/her photos after logging in with his/her IC number. The software can cutoff the usb link after the uploader clicks 'logout'. In this way, you can be sure that your temp staff will not destroy or corrupt people's precious pics during the handling of the CF card. The software can also be customized to detect and clean out viruses.

    In conclusion, what I want to say is: if you want to organize an event of this scale, you need to think long term. I thought I heard Billy joke that the crowd is increasing every year and maybe we need to go to the stadium in the future. This is possible you know. You either do it or you don't do it. If you want to organize something properly, you either limit the number of participants to an amount that is 'handle-able', or you must put in some budget to improve the infrastructure if you want a mega-event.



    Quote Originally Posted by sigg View Post
    The ballerina did not even win a prize in this theme


    Why dont you make an effort and walk to the wall instead of complaining? Maybe the projector fails the picture


    Different gender compete on a level playing field. So? What is your point?



    So you expect to be spoonfed and get more goodies with your entry and then you can glorify the sponsors? At least they have enough staff on hand to help out at the downloading station to speed things up


    Crap? Why not you post up your entries so we can make the judgement for you. Who knows your entries are crap that they are not selected.


    Since you ask for a job lobang, go and call your friend, so you can be the emcee next year.


    Yea, stay home so the sponsors and judges will be saved from your sarcastic comments.

    Ooops, this is your first post. Are you being sore? Troll in the house?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kayabuttertoast View Post
    I totally agree. The student who won the Best of Show, his winning shot (the little girl doing ballet) is totally blur. It isn't even a panning shot of motion blur shot!

    The group of us were like "WHAT?! THIS PHOTO CAN WIN?" when the photo of the 2nd winner for togetherness was shown. It was like complete blackness la.

    And moreover, if you noticed, all the winners are guys. :/

    I really prefer the Canon Photomarathon I had 2 years ago where we had chicken essence, ice-cream and cereal drinks. Moreover, the people at the downloading station 2 years ago were Canon staff, while this year's one is teenagers hired by the event organiser. (My friend, who is a Canon staff, told me that when I asked for job lobang.)

    But on the side note, we can just take the winning shots and judging as crap because they only took 2 hours to choose the 20 best shots out of 1400 entries.

    This competition is starting to fail badly, especially the emcee.

    Will most likely not join again.
    Quote Originally Posted by sigg View Post
    The ballerina did not even win a prize in this theme

    Why dont you make an effort and walk to the wall instead of complaining? Maybe the projector fails the picture

    Different gender compete on a level playing field. So? What is your point?

    So you expect to be spoonfed and get more goodies with your entry and then you can glorify the sponsors? At least they have enough staff on hand to help out at the downloading station to speed things up

    Crap? Why not you post up your entries so we can make the judgement for you. Who knows your entries are crap that they are not selected.

    Since you ask for a job lobang, go and call your friend, so you can be the emcee next year.

    Yea, stay home so the sponsors and judges will be saved from your sarcastic comments.

    Ooops, this is your first post. Are you being sore? Troll in the house?
    Everyone has every right to voice out their thoughts and concerns, whether they are right or crap, is up to individual to think. Being sarcastic over his or her comments, what difference does it makes of you from him or her?

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    I went for MY Photo Marathon. And SG is way better than MY one. So, don't complain, seriously. LoL
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    Hi ppl

    Is the result posted online?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshua0718 View Post
    I went for MY Photo Marathon. And SG is way better than MY one. So, don't complain, seriously. LoL
    Seriously? In what way?
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    does this mean that only a few will be joining next year? hehehe..

    fewer competition, greater chance of winning.. peace! ^_^\/,,


    actually this is my 1st time to join this photomarathon and so far I kinda like the experience. I really dont care if I win or not, or are the winning entries good or not, what matters most is the experience you gain in joining this type of competition. IMHO. ^_^


    * just hope that nikon will come out with something like this... hmmm... maybe next time I will stick a nikon logo on my canon photomarathon shirt. :P
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    nikon got SIN..also almost same fees..but no t-shirt and u get all those XMM to shoot and if u are lucky those [edited by sbs99] freebies for u to shoot too.......that's nikon for u...

    [sbs99: come on...be nice...dun post sarcastic/suggestive comments here leh]
    Last edited by sbs99; 12th October 2009 at 11:22 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anino78 View Post
    * just hope that nikon will come out with something like this...
    this i hope so too...hehehe.... Nikon Street Photography Marathon? That would be nice... a more specific genre for a marathon.


    Anyway for this Canon event, its already done and over. Those with great ideas, should really befriend those Canon folks and share those ideas, and improve the event for 2010!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sigg View Post
    The ballerina did not even win a prize in this theme


    Why dont you make an effort and walk to the wall instead of complaining? Maybe the projector fails the picture


    Different gender compete on a level playing field. So? What is your point?



    So you expect to be spoonfed and get more goodies with your entry and then you can glorify the sponsors? At least they have enough staff on hand to help out at the downloading station to speed things up


    Crap? Why not you post up your entries so we can make the judgement for you. Who knows your entries are crap that they are not selected.


    Since you ask for a job lobang, go and call your friend, so you can be the emcee next year.


    Yea, stay home so the sponsors and judges will be saved from your sarcastic comments.

    Ooops, this is your first post. Are you being sore? Troll in the house?

    I think the poster is expecting such replies from someone, that's why he/ she created a new account for his/ her post , haha.

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    sorry sbs99...hhaha..din mean to be sacrastic to anino88...haha i really think nikon got the SIN and canon got the photomarathon....but of course the contents diff...

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    So now,,,,the question is....who were so mental to come on the dot at 0700 or earlier for registration?

    come on own up.

    myself i came around 0920, walked to the registration and paid, collected shirt...all less then 10mins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hexlord View Post
    Seriously? In what way?
    This time they cut a lot of cost.
    1. Ugly design t-shirt and cap.
    2. No more free breakfast and lunch. They co-operate with Sunway Lagoon theme park to sell the participants to buy from them, which is superb expensive.
    3. Only 1 entrance, which is not the public entrance and all of us have to walk a lot.
    4. Computer breakdown, a lot of participant aren't able to upload.
    5. Judges unable to announce the winner until 9pm something. Announce online only.
    6. Did not keep promise, did not show Canon 7D during the marathon.

    Many more lar, all these is what I can thought of.

    But this time, they improve, at least they learned from the lesson last year.
    1. 100 computer standby. BUT system unable to cope with the mass uploading from the participants.
    2. More than enough of manpower to handle the registration. Last year, they are short of manpower to handle registration, and those who come later around 8+ have to queue up very long just for the registration
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    Quote Originally Posted by 72kai View Post
    Hi ppl

    Is the result posted online?
    yeah me curious, cos after submitting the 3rd theme and cleaned my camera... i left already, never stay to see those winning photos for the 3rd theme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iMac08 View Post
    sorry sbs99...hhaha..din mean to be sacrastic to anino88...haha i really think nikon got the SIN and canon got the photomarathon....but of course the contents diff...
    dun worry too much bout me, im juz alittle disturbed by the zg word in this thread...we already had another thread bout the wardrobe malfunction recently...dun need so many reminders of it. haha......i do apologize if i do sound bit harsh. It's kind of tiring too, when every other thread have the tendency of bursting into flame wars. Warm debates still ok, but going overboard usually results in locks, warnings and etcs...i think nobody wants that lah (mods also...nobody wans extra enemies). Here kopitiam everyone juz wanna have a say, without the frills. Hahaha
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    really gotta give Canon a round of applause for organising such a big event. Its really not easy to get everything perfectly in place for such big events with so many participants. Certain hiccups here n there should be acceptable. Don think they wanna pass us all e virus intentionally. Think we should give more constructive comments here so tat they can improve from there. There r times when they r good n we should praise n give them a pat on e shoulder shouldnt we?? Imagine e effort n hours they put in for this event. They really deserve a big "THK U" n a "word of praise" rather than criticism.


    Don flame me here huh, just my 2 cts worth of opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badtzdiana View Post
    really gotta give Canon a round of applause for organising such a big event. Its really not easy to get everything perfectly in place for such big events with so many participants. Certain hiccups here n there should be acceptable. Don think they wanna pass us all e virus intentionally. Think we should give more constructive comments here so tat they can improve from there. There r times when they r good n we should praise n give them a pat on e shoulder shouldnt we?? Imagine e effort n hours they put in for this event. They really deserve a big "THK U" n a "word of praise" rather than criticism.


    Don flame me here huh, just my 2 cts worth of opinion.
    actually, i agree with u. this is my 1st yr taking part in Canon photomarathon. the horror stories of long registration queues of last 2 years didn't happen. registration was a breeze. picture uploading was ok if u return early enough (at least 30 minutes before cut-off time, anyway, u need to submit only one pic, no need take so long). only gripe would be the virus infecting photogs' memory cards.

    otherwise, Osim massage, FOC milo, water and A4 prints are good to have items. people might be "spoilt" by past years' freebies and expecting too much.

    Canon probably "lose" money organising these type of events but the return they got was intangible (goodwill from Canon users, "free" mobile advertising "billboards" roaming around town for 1 day).

    So, live n let live. Kudos to Canon. If people think its such a crappy event, they shouldn't take part next year. Just my 2 cts worth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolsigg View Post
    actually, i agree with u. this is my 1st yr taking part in Canon photomarathon. the horror stories of long registration queues of last 2 years didn't happen. registration was a breeze. picture uploading was ok if u return early enough (at least 30 minutes before cut-off time, anyway, u need to submit only one pic, no need take so long). only gripe would be the virus infecting photogs' memory cards.

    otherwise, Osim massage, FOC milo, water and A4 prints are good to have items. people might be "spoilt" by past years' freebies and expecting too much.

    Canon probably "lose" money organising these type of events but the return they got was intangible (goodwill from Canon users, "free" mobile advertising "billboards" roaming around town for 1 day).

    So, live n let live. Kudos to Canon. If people think its such a crappy event, they shouldn't take part next year. Just my 2 cts worth.
    YEAH!! I agree with u too!!
    BTW, im looking forward to next yrs event..

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    YES!!! I already lodged a complaint to Canon. Pending their reply on their response and corrective actions to be taken since they infected our desktops/laptops with their virus / backdoor to leak our information.
    It is as good as implanting a timebomb into your business. Not a small issue especially those user who have clients photos stored in their PC being wiped out.

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