Hi, both your "chiobu" pics are kinda out of focus. You can see that the background is focussed instead. Perhaps you were closer to your subject than the minimum focus distance.
Other than that, now that you've got a nice cam, put more thoughts into composition. Don't just take photos for the sake of putting your subject into the frame. Think about placement, background, meaning, aesthetics, and whole lot of other stuffs possible. That'll make your pictures better.
same same for his cam....since it uses EVF which is just what the LCD shows. Actually, even if it is an optical tunnel-type viewfinder, he should use LCD cos only LCD shows u whether u got the focus on. The tunnel-type viewfinder doesn't.
thank you for all your pointers ! will take note ! one thing...my flash really weak...cannot make it...think need external flash...cos all this shots take w/o flash...well...at least most of them...if take with flash...very dark...