Monday, September 20, 2010

I looked into the Lens God's Eye...

... and the great Nikkor smiled.

Here's what I just wrote my Dad.


On 20 September 2010 20:03, John Orford wrote:
B&H weren't much help, too big, scale guy was clueless - and initially guffawed at me bringing the thing back after so long. I said I thought they repaired cameras and only wanted some idea of my options. He did recommend going across the street to a camera repair shop though.

The repair shop was Canon only, and recommended me to go downtown - unfortunately they close at 6 so I went back down hearted.

I rang Nikon however, and they said they would honour the 5 year warranty (even though I didn't apply for it within 10 days of purchase). As you can imagine, I was pretty ecstatic and I think the woman on the other end of the phone was pretty happy for me too! : ))

Then I found the old receipt, almost completely faded in my wallet. I think I will go back to B&H and ask for a new copy - they are pretty good at keeping everything on file by customer.

I feel like having a celebratory whiskey now! : )

Sunday, September 19, 2010


An expensive lens of mine is broken. Well known problem (Nikkor 24-70 locks up at a certain focal length) unfortunately I am all out of warranty also.

Hopefully the lens Gods will be smiling kindly on me tomorrow as I enter the temple of B&H. I have been generous in my offerings before, so fingers crossed.

I actually have a knot in my stomach - shows you how mundane my life is nowadays.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Back Home

Indonesians go home for the end of Ramadhan, Christmas and for whatever other religion's family-get-together-holidays.

It just so happens I too find myself at home in Ireland during the end of Ramadhan.


I got stuck under a big old tree in a heavy sun shower today.

The silvery rain splashed and spluttered down.

The street empty, the sun shining.

Ireland has some of the prettiest rain around.


Happy Leberan!

Monday, September 06, 2010


Southpark predicted all this sh%^ exactly!

Turns out that when you deactivate your Facebook account, all your Facebook friends think you're deleting them individually, causing a lot of tut tutting among those I don't see often.

Argh!!! Facebook!!!! You won this time! Grr.

Gangs of Indonesia

By far my favourite blog at the moment.

Karate Kid

Best movie of 2010 so far?