Friday, May 1, 2009

Louis Pang presents "Shoot Like A Pro!" - 19/04/09

Went for the "Shoot Like A Pro" Photography workshop at Empire Hotel & Country Club which was presented by a international multi award winner, Louis Pang. This workshop teaches mainly on professional portrait photography. I learned a lot from him. And he was so down to earth, humble, funny and very likeable. It was worth going to. I hope he will do the "From Ordinary to Extraordinary" workshop here in Brunei. I would love to go.

the sifu, Louis Pang

The models that we worked with the entire day...




and Shamita

the models

my gf, Syazlie poses for a photo

LP showing the result

LP in action

the group photo at the end. More photos here.

Fire Safety Awareness Training Day 3 - 15/04/09

3rd day of the Fire Safety Awareness Training. We started off with the morning runs then we played a game called, "Si Buta Dari Gua Hantu". In groups, we were blindfolded and asked to move around feeling with the back of our hands and feet. We were crawling, and had to put aside obstacles, holes and a makeshift tunnel.

a "make believe tunnel" with obstacle

going across a ditch after the tunnel

helping friends... this is important

crossng a ditch and entering a tunnel. More photos here.

Then we went to the classroom and was refreshed on how to evacuate building and rescuing during a fire.

rescuing a victim who can't walk

carrying a fainted victim. More photos here.

In the afternoon, we enter the smoke house. No simulation of fire and smoke but it was pitch dark and hot. It was like being in a sauna *after more than an hour, my shirt was soaked* and it was really dark, I can't even see my hands even when I put it in front of my eyes. So I was shooting blindly. The participants had to find their way out, using the techniques learnt from the blindfold drill in the morning.

the tunnel

happy to be out. More photos here.

Then we proceeded to the Fire evacuation and rescue drill. We were seperated into 2 groups and each floor has their own fire marshalls.

Fire Marshalls making a head count

1st floor Fire Marshall reporting to the Senior Fire Marshall.. 1 person missing

2nd floor reports to Senior Fire Marshall... also 1 person missing

Senior Fire Marshall reporting to Fire & Rescue personnel

2nd floor victim rescued

1st floor victim rescued

Mission accomplished. More photos here.

Then it was the Fire Extinguisher exercise. To know which fire extinguisher to use on which type of fire.

Powder type fire extinguisher to use on fire caused by oil

H2O/Water type fire extinguisher for fire on wood

CO2/Carbon Dioxide can also be used on fire caused by oil
More photos here.

At the end of the day we ended our training and it's time to say goodbye. So we gathered and had our group photo taken. It was tiring but it was really fun. I kinda miss running in the morning. lol...

More group photos here.

So on the 23rd of April, our batch and the 1st batch before us were called to RBRC to receive our fire safety certificate. Everybody gathered with the fire & rescue personnels and talked about our experiences, especially the funny ones... it was fun. We should do it again. ;)

the 1st and 2nd batch with the Fire & Rescue Personnel and senior managements of Royal Brunei Airlines outside RBRC. More photos of the certificate presentation ceremony and group photos here.

Fire Safety Awareness Training Day 2- 14/04/09

2nd day of the Fire Safety Awareness Training. We did our morning run around the block, then we started out with basic drill of unrolling and rolling of the fire hose. After that we did the Hydrant 1 Drill. In the morning we did the dry run, without any water running.

that hose on the shoulder weighs 17kg and we had to run 90m with it.

rolling the hose

unrolling the hose

giving the command and signal of turning off the water

holding the nozzle. More photos here.

In the afternoon, we had the wet run of Hydrant 1 Drill. This was a bit harder as we did it live. They pumped the water and that made the hose heavier.

giving the command and signal to open for turning on water hydrant while running

getting in position

draining water from the hose

rolling the hose

unrolling the hose *you have to run*

draining water out of the hose *running as well*

I like this part... playing with water.. I meant spraying water

if you make a mistake *especially command* yu do push-ups on the spot
luckily.. I never did any mistakes, so I never did any push-ups ;)

AdamBJ giving the command and signal of turning on the water

Andi checking the coupling

releasing the coupling joints

Ucingitam spraying water. More photos here.

After our wet run of the Hydrant 1 Drill, we were briefed on the theory of fire evacuation techniques and as well as saving or removing victims to a safer location.

These are examples of ways to remove victims to a safer location. More photos here.

The 3 BFF members during the training. More photos here.