Sunday, April 25, 2010

Taking a stroll in East Perth

East Perth

It's a nice, warm Sunday and a perfect day for walking and taking photos. Rob has got a new camera, Lumix gf1, so he can accompany me on my photography expeditions to improve my photo taking skills.

Blue Bridge

I noticed a lot of cyclists around the area which is a great to see and makes me want to ride my bike more often.

Penrose Impossible Triangle

The Penrose impossible triangle is a fascinating structure that appears in the middle of the round about of Plain Street and East Parade. It's made of three metal bars and when viewed at a certain axis forms an optical illusion of a triangle with conflicting sides.

Optical Illusion - impossible triangle

Penrose Impossible Triangle - View 1

Penrose Impossible Triangle - Completed

More of my East Perth Photos are available on my Flickr Page.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Microwavable slippers!

Look at this superb invention! Microwavable slippers! Would definitely come in handy for winter! They can be found on RonnieB.

***Edit*** Also available at your local THINGZ gift store. Comes in boots as well.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Good ol' lomography

Bike Riding Fisheye 2
Originally uploaded by maibuzz

I got the fisheye 2 lomo camera for my birthday this year from my brother and had just recently developed a roll of film. I love the fisheye effect! For those of you that don't know what the fisheye is, it is a wide-angle lens that takes hemispherical photos! Please feel free to view my other fisheye 2 pictures on my Flickr Page.

Front yard
Originally uploaded by maibuzz

I bought the supersampler for Robbie for Christmas. The supersampler has 4 lenses that takes four sequential panoramic shots! To advance the film on a film camera, you usually have to turn a knob that clicks however with the supersampler, it uses a ripcord which unfortunately gets jammed pretty frequently. So there were only two pictures that turned out in the roll of film. (The rest got jammed :()

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

My attempt to be Self-sufficient

Probably not the best time to start gardening but I wanted to grow my own vegies and be a little bit more healthier and my purse would appreciate it too.

I've bought lettuce, coriander & parsley seeds to grow in my backyard. My tomatoes from last season has reached its peak and was pulled out but all the tomatoes that dropped around that area has started to sprout so I'm happy to get more tomatoes soon! My gardener has planted chilli, watermelon and rockmelon in my garden, unfortunately he doesn't know that I don't eat any of those! I didn't have the heart to tell him!

I love dinner parties

This would be the second successful dinner party I've held. I love dinner parties because it means, I don't have to cook for the rest of the week! There was curry, lasagne, beef casserole, salad, cupcakes, fairy bread and chicken and red wine on the menu! Again, we overestimated the servings but it was very delicious indeed!

Saturday, April 03, 2010

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Stieg Larrson's international bestseller has been made into a movie in Sweden. Published in 2005, Stieg Larrson died from a heart attack in 2004. It is about a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist who is hired by Henrik Vanger to find out what happened to his missing niece of 40 years. This book introduces interesting characters such as Salander (The girl with the dragon tattoo) who is a hacker and helps Blomkvist in the investigation. It covers issues of sadism, rape, murder and twisted love morals, quite a boring start in my opinion but quite captivating after he starts the investigation.
An interesting read.

Happy chocolate day!

Happy Easter everyone.

I got an easter bunny from both work places!! I was so excited! I even had my name taped on the bunny!

I have not been updating my blog, I have been busy working 5 days a week, 4 days for Uni prac and 1 day at my part-time job, so bloody tiring.

I did get up to - mini golf at Wanneroo.

Such a beautiful place with lakes and fountains and straw huts scattered around the area.

All the holes have their own unique quirkiness which is really fun.

There's a basketball hoop for one of them, you have to get it through the hoop to score!


This is one of my favourites, if you look carefully there's a tyre thats split and you need to roll the ball around inside the tyre to get it through!

Other stuff I've been up to;
  • dinner with the girls
  • movie night at weifs
  • penguin island on good friday