Sunday, April 12, 2009

Fishing Memories 2003

After the last fishing trip, I started to adore fishing again and lately, I keep thinking about my old fishing memories that had brought me many types of feelings. Fishing has given me the taste of freedom, satisfaction, enjoyment, besides showing me my worst nightmare when were stuck in a storm or very windy sea condition and frustration on an unsuccessful fishing trip. Here are some of my fishing memories.

This picture was taken when the three of us, Zam (raincoat) - a teacher in Kapit, Pijan (life jacket) - a staff at Kuching General Hospital and I entered a fishing competition organized by Semariang Anglers in 2003. They might look happy and cool in the picture, but actually we have just when through a big storm a couple of hour before that and during the storm was the worst fishing condition I have ever felt. That fishing trip had made me thought whether I would come back alive or wouldn't come back at all and the storm was one of the scariest moment in my life.

This is the mount of Santubong taken from a fishing spot called 'Submarine'. Since that we only manage to catch two Sting Ray until the morning and was caught is the storm for about 3 hours, we tried our luck at this place that are sometimes catchy in the morning.

And this is me, still very skinny and pale looking. If you have read my profile, maybe you'll understand why I'm so skinny during that year. That was a nice morning, just look at the cool weather.

This were the sting ray that we manage to catch at Batu Mandi the evening before. Which was a couple of hours before the storm. I think that was all our catch during the fishing trip.

Notice the person still fighting with the fish in front of the boat. What a wonderfull feeling.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Walk Around Spring Shopping Complex

Its the fourth time we've been to The Spring shopping complex and it sure has made us feel like we're out of Kuching. The real motive of going there was to meet a friend but we also done some shopping and also some window shopping. There was also a promotion of good friday and we took the oppoturnity to visit the promotion area to enjoy ourselves.

This was the area of the promotion in the shopping complex.

Abiey grab the change to take a picture with a big teddy bear that was there. Since she doesn't have a teddy that big, a picture with it was enough she said.

This were the easter bunnies.

And here is both of us playing around in the shopping complex, trying to find ourselves some nice time. I could not stop laughing after taking the picture. And is still when I see it.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Gone Fishing

Once in a while, I love to go fishing at sea, which is normally at areas with depth from 20ft to 90ft of water. This places is not consider deep sea fishing yet as normally, deep sea is considered to be deeper than 100ft and is usually far away from land, until we couldn't see any. Here are some pictures that I took when we were on our way to the fishing spot, I only manage to take the departure pictures as my Nokia 5610 battery is low when we were on our way home.

I was actually trying to capture the beach picture but it ended up like this. Quite nice though, for a 5610 camera in a shaky situation.

The above picture is the 'Batu Mandi of Lakir', which means Bathing Stone at Lakir Island. I don't know why people call them bathing stone. I found it quite strange as nobody goes there to bath. I usually only see anglers fishing there for groupers (Kerapu) size at around 500g and heavier. I fish there for a couple of times, but only in good whether as I don't want our boat to get smash by the stones. Its usually a place for anglers as a last try on a disappointed fishing trip as they can easily catch small groupers here.

This is the last picture that I took that day before it started to get dark, the sun set. Its far more beautiful in real life than in the picture.

I wanted to take pictures of the fish that I caught that fishing trip but my camera was out. Altogether, I manage to catch 6 jenahak (red fish) and 2 baracuda.

Monday, April 6, 2009

PIKOM PC Fair - Sunday Activity

There was a PC Fair at the fifth floor, Taman Kereta that weekend and since I haven't been to one quite some while, I decided to pay a visit to buy some computer stuffs. As usual, the computer fair was very crowded and it was even hard to move around. Well then, here's the entrance of the computer fair.

There was such a crowd, even the wet market isn't visited by this such customers. Well, I guest theres many computer geeg around this days. Adoring the environment, I took a picture of the crowd while standing on a chair that was vacant. Where did this people came from? I thought to myself.

Some of the PC booth was making sales like crazy. And when i mean like crazy, it is even hard to buy something, as everybody around it was trying to spend their fortune. No wonder when they place such cheap price and woww, such advertisement.

At last, here I am, found what I've been looking for, a Lexmark 32 and 33 ink for my printer. Quite cheap, during normal hours the price is around RM80 plus. Hmm, give me one of those please.

You must be wondering where I am and why am I not in the picture. Well, I'm taking the pictures, I'm suppose to be at the back of the camera remember. Anyway, thats me, waiting for the sales person to go and get my ink.

And this is my girl, standing in the middle of the crowds.

Heres something that you don't see everyday, unless you bought it. Its a speaker @ woofer that looks like the back of a frying pan. Quite expensive. I don't want to buy those, maybe a picture is enough.

This was my sunday activity, besides going to grab some ice kacang at Haji Taha afterwards.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

How To Kill Termites

If you have termite problems in your house, you better take necessary action to stop it infecting and eating all your furniture before its too late. The termite problem in our house started from our neighbor's house. We knew when we saw pest control workers coming to their house a couple of times, I think its 5 or 6 times now. Upon confronting them, our neighbors told us that they got the termites from a furniture that they had bought not long ago.

If you consult the normal money making pest controlling company, they would give you long lectures on how the termites live, their whereabouts and how to get rid of them. Some of this successful firms woulds prefer the old method, which is the long and most profitable method, which is to kill by insecticide method. This method involves spraying insecticide all over the woods infected several times in a month until all the termites are all dead. They will come to the infected house like maybe once in two weeks with certain charges per visit and this will go on for several months. Kind like the victim becoming the loyal customer to the pest controllers. Well, what pest are they really trying to control, human or the termites? I'll tell you about the effectiveness of this insecticide method later below.

The next method is using a trap for the termites. This trap is not like a mouse trap where the termites get stuck in a cage or being killed by a tensioned steel flap( the trap used in Tom and Jerry show). Instead, it is actually a piece of manufactured wood, that contains chemicals that would kill the termites when they eat it. The termites that eat the wood will get sick and passes on the sickness to other termites by touching, you know how termites and ants like to touch each other when they meet. Actually, I got this information after a confrontation with the pest controller of my neighbors house. They told me that my neighbor is using this method now(after getting fed up with the first method), and they have replaced the wood for three times now. Hmmmmm, three times?? Its not over yet, they'll surely come some more. Quite a profitable process too, once they come usually 2 or 3 person is present and I don't want to know how much that cost.

Anyway, back to my own story, not long after our neighbor house was attacked by termites, I notice that some of our wall skirting was kind of eaten by termites too. Upon knowing that, I investigated. I made bigger a hole in the skirting with a screw driver to see whether the hole was cause by faulty during carpentry or is it really the termites are doing their business(trying to enhance business for the pest controllers). After twisting the screw driver a couple of times, out came several termites, angry that their new house is being holed. It was the termites of course. Then I tried the first method mention above, using insecticide to get rid of the termites. I got some termites insecticide and start spraying it all over the wall skirting, until all the area are wet of it. I focused on holes believing that the liquids will flow further into the holes flooding all the termites. When I was satisfied, I stopped. Then, I left the site for awhile for the insecticide to take effect. After about an hour, I decided to investigate whether my hard work had paid off or not. I decided to open one of the wall skirting. Just in case, I stand by a blow torch and the balance of the insecticide that I have used.

Upon opening the wall skirt, thousands of the termites can be seen in side the wood, still alive healthy like never before. They tried to flee from the scene but as fast as I can, I started to spray them with insecticide, one by one until I was convince everybody had been given a taste. The insecticide was not that effective as it took time for the termites to die, and I had to spray them until they were really wet. I thought that it was just a waste of time and to finish my work successfully, I decide to rip open all the wall skirting in the area, and this time, instead of using only the insecticide, I've used the blow torch as well. I made so many sin that day, killing all those termites, but they must be stopped. If not, they will further their occupation, and take control of our house. Here was how I look like killing all those termites.

After I have finish opening the wall skirtings and burning them with the blow torch, all the termites were taken care of, and instead of having to do it for a couple of times. I killed all the termites in one day. I am positively sure of the termites being gone as all the materials they ate is thrown away. I checked other furniture and fittings but there were no sign of infection. I haven't replaced the wall skirting because I am still waiting for my neighbor to solve their termite problems, as not long after the wall skirting problem, I saw that the door at the back was showing termites signs too. I think that was from our neighbor's instead of the skirting.