suay story, dun worry, it's not contagious


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Eraine

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as some of you know, i've been trying to shoot the merlion. The past week has been nothing but cloudy skies and with the deadline looming, I chanced to go down the merlion on tues (5th November) during the two hours of clear skies. Here's a diary:

5th Nov: Went down. Someone freaking complained about the algae and they erected a scaffolding to do cleaning works for the whole day.

6th Nov: Overcast, with patches of blue. Ultra-high tide with the sea flooding the drains. Started setting up my tripod (which has never given me any problems) and freaking lever for vertical panning dropped off and fell into the sea.

Trekked over to Peninsula to buy a new tripod. Last day for shooting since 1 week plus is needed to develop, enlarge and post in.

Finish intended shots.

7th Nov: Finally, not doing any more merlion. Weather is wonderful, blue skies for the first time in 2 weeks, continuous strong sunlight for the whole freaking day.

Typed this for your reading pleasure. Morale of the story: there is always someone more suay than you so cheer up!
 

Mocha

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You reminded me of this joke I read....


Think you are having a bad day?

Fire authorities in California found a corpse in a burned-out section of forest while assessing the damage done by a forest fire.

The deceased male was dressed in a full wet suit, complete with scuba tanks on his back, flippers, and facemask.

A post-mortem test revealed that the man died not from burns, but from massive internal injuries.

Dental records provided a positive identification.
Investigators then set about to determine how a fully clad diver ended up in the middle of a forest fire.

It was revealed that on the day of the fire, the man went diving off the coast, some 20 miles from the forest.

The fire fighters, seeking to control the fire as quickly as possible,
had called in a fleet of helicopters with very large dip buckets.
Water was dipped from the ocean and emptied at the site of the forest fire.

You guessed it. One minute our diver was making like a fish in the
Pacific, the next, he was doing the breaststroke in a fire dip bucket --- 300 feet in the air.
Some days it just doesn't pay to get out of bed. :bsmilie:

......Still think you're having a bad day?....
A man was working on his motorcycle on the patio, his wife nearby in the kitchen.

While racing the engine, the motorcycle accidentally slipped into gear. The man, still holding onto the handlebars, was dragged along as it burst through the glass patio doors.

His wife, hearing the crash, ran into the room to find her husband cut and bleeding, the motorcycle, and the shattered patio door.
She called for an ambulance and, because the house sat on a fairly large hill, went down the several flights of stairs to meet the paramedics and escort them to her husband.

While the attendants were loading her husband, the wife managed to right the motorcycle and push it outside.
She also quickly blotted up the spilled gasoline with some paper towels and tossed them into the toilet.

After being treated and released, the man returned home, looked at the shattered patio door and the damage done to his motorcycle. He went into the bathroom and consoled himself with a cigarette while attending to his business. About to stand, he flipped the butt between his legs. The wife, who was
in the kitchen, heard a loud explosion and her husband screaming.

Finding him lying on the bathroom floor with his trousers blown away and burns on his buttocks, legs and groin, she once again phoned for an ambulance.

The same paramedic crew was dispatched.
As the paramedics carried the man down the stairs to the ambulance they asked the wife how he had come to burn himself. She told them. They started laughing so hard, one slipped, tipping the stretcher and dumping the husband out.
He fell down the remaining stairs, breaking his arm.

.....Still having a bad day? Just remember, it could be worse.....
The average cost of rehabilitating a seal after the Exxon Valdez oil
spill in Alaska was $80,000.
At a special ceremony, two of the most expensively saved animals were being released back into the wild, amid cheers and applause from onlookers.

A minute later, in full view, a killer whale ate them both. :bsmilie:

....Still think you are having a bad day?...
A woman came home to find her husband in the kitchen shaking
frantically, almost in a dancing frenzy, with some kind of wire running from his waist towards the electric kettle.

Intending to jolt him away from the deadly current, she whacked him with a handy plank of wood, breaking his arm in two places.
Up to that moment, he had been happily listening to his Walkman!!! :bsmilie:

....STILL think you're having a bad day?...
Two animal rights protesters were protesting at the cruelty of sending pigs to a slaughterhouse in Bonn, Germany.
Suddenly, all two thousand pigs broke loose and escaped through a broken fence, stampeding madly.
The two hapless protesters were trampled to death. :bsmilie:

....What? STILL having a bad day??!??....
Iraqi terrorist Khay Rahnajet didn't pay enough postage on a letter bomb.

It came back with "return to sender" stamped on it.
Forgetting it was the bomb; he opened it and was blown to bits. :bsmilie:

There now, feeling better ?!?!?

Have a good day.. =)
 

Digipix

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Originally posted by Wolfgang


Tempted to, but i don't think my shots can make it yet. Still, it would be good to give it a go.. but then again, the dateline is so close... :(
Come, let's go shoot more lion!!! :p
 

Digipix

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Originally posted by Wolfgang


I actually got some places in mind but i need to wake up before first light to catch the morning rays... Sigh... So many ideas, so little time... :cry: ;p
mai tu liao!! gia, camping at Merlion liao..... :D :devil:
 

Digipix

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Originally posted by Wolfgang


Nah.. i got one more place to head for tomorrow in the wee hours tomorrow morning before i do a morning shoot at the merlion.
:devil: Where huh?

At such early hours, going to the market ar? :D
 

ninelives

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Eraine, I just came back from merlion park. today the merlion was also shut down for cleaning, for more than an hour. I waited for the merlion the turn on and continue shooting.

i think it was a daily thingy. cleaning of algae.
 

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Originally posted by Eraine
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Trekked over to Peninsula to buy a new tripod. Last day for shooting since 1 week plus is needed to develop, enlarge and post in.

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;(

You should have called me, I'll get you a tripod. Was sleeping in the office whole day, staring at the window, counting the clouds... :(
 

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