Friday, May 28, 2010

Strategic guessing failed

I burned myself, not once but twice. It is so painful.
Lesson learnt: Learn to be contained. 

SELL EURUSD @1.2231 TP @ 1.2200 SL @ 1.2290 Status : -59pip
SELL EURJPY @ 110.58 TP @ 110.10 SL @ 111.54 Status : - 96pip
SELL EURJPY @ 112.18 TP @ 111.38 SL @ 113.58 Status :  -140pip
BUY EURUSD @1.2354 TP @ 1.2410 SL @ 1.2180 Status : -174pip
BUY EURJPY @ 112.54 TP @ 113.10 SL @ 111.80 Status : - 74pip 


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Learning Forex - self-learning

Besides the important guidelines/usual practice of "Buy when it is low, Sell when it is high", I learnt that I have to control my own greedy when I am lucky.

After losing 59pip, I managed to recover a bit of the lost. Gain 50pip by buying Euro. I trusted that Euro will go up cos it is too low >__< It is solely my instinct.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Learning Forex from experts

Today, I have my first real cash experience on Forex. It was exciting.
Closing with profit $5.60.
The tips were given by a kind man.Here is a snapshot of my earning using USD$20

Friday, May 21, 2010

Put hobby into good use

This is my small earning from Dreamstime so far - little but encouraging. 
It remains me that it is time to contribute more photos to the site now since I will be free from work for sometimes.

There is another stock photography site that I am trying now called 123rf. If you have not sign up, please click my referral link : 


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Freezing the water drop

After doing some research on the web, I found some reasonable explanation on the tactic to freeze the water drop. Here are lessons that I learnt and would like to share with my reader :)
1) Set the flash power to 1/128th. It is the duration of the flash that freeze the water. Not the shutter speed of the camera.
  • This magic number is evaluated by Photosbykev.
  • Theory is explained by MikeJ in DCChallenge as quoted here: "With a very short duration flash, you can leave the shutter open on Bulb in a dark room and take the shot and freeze the water, a arrow, a bullet or any thing else that is moving fast."
 2) Set an appropriate F-number. My picture was taken as F1/10. However, in my case, the depth of view is still too shallow. I will lower the aperture further in next trial.

3) Equipment besides the basic: For cheap alternative, I had
i. a plastic bag filled with milk
ii. a needle to create tiny hole(s) so that the milk will keep dripping. (The dripping will slow down. So, I will poke more holes along the process). 
iii. a tripod to fix the position of the camera where it shall focus.
iv. a cup to hold the milk
v. a background to highlight my water drop
vi. a Flash borrowed from my Friend :P

The setup is learnt from Flicr member
Future improvement: a Time Machine for mushroom looking water drop which will also help in improving the hit rate.

Now, I would like to share my humble output :)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Adobe CS5 Seminar in Suntec Singapore

Yesterday, my friends and I attended the Adobe CS5 seminar. It was a very fun session presented by three great presenters (Terry, Greg and so on). They are so fun-loving and innovative!

The most impressive tool that may 'posion' me to buy CS5 is its content aware fill. It is so amazing!
Below is the short presentation found in Youtube. The presenter is the presenter of the event too. Loving it!

Lastly, they also demonstrated that Flash can make App and InDesign can make book for iPad unlike what the fruit company claims. Sound simply great!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

World is so small

And, I am glad that it is. Met my JC classmate in ex-colleague wedding dinner.
Furthermore, the dinner was hold in The Puteri Pacific, Malaysia.

Thank you Sharon for taking the picture for us. Here is the memorable moment of the day :P