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Bank holiday, went to Rotterdam Zoo together with thaily and hiryu, shot over 300 pictures. Still sorting, I think about 25 will make the cut. Making good shots is harder than you think. Thaily knows that and shot over 1000 pics, giving her something to do over the weekend ;) After the zoo, we met up with jonesybunny and bander for an early dinner at Sushi Qube in Rotterdam, where I had my first genuine COLD Sake (served with a square wooden box as drinking 'cup'. Odd.) and I had my first ever taste of Fugu (grilled, so no chance of poisoning). I still have no idea what the fish is supposed to taste like (very bland, so they say) because it was grilled with soy sauce and garlic. Strange texture though, as if chewing on beef jerky. After that, ANOTHER first: Sukiyaki. And all I can say is: Dayumn, that stuff's sweet. I'll probably opt for the Shabu-shabu next time. It was a lovely dinner, dropped Hiryu and Thaily off, had a coffee at Bander's and went on home again, entertaining myself with The Chronicles of Spellborn until it was time to get some sleep.


I'm the only one in the office. I'm slacking off. The fact that the application builders aren't very helpful in fixing my issues doesn't do much for my productivity either. Which gives me time to update my LJ again.


Haircut, chores, BBQ at a friend.


Paying the parents a visit, do radio show.

Mon/tue/wed: work. Only half a day on wednesday so I can visit Amersfoort Zoo in the afternoon, followed by a lecture from Dr. Laurie Marker, the CEO from the Cheetah Conservation Fund.

Thursday: work, then straight on to Magdenburg (Germany), crash there at a cheap hotel. Next day: onward to Prague for three full days of culture, beer and good times with 5 colleagues. Want to visit Prague Zoo.

Mon, June 1st: Drive from Prague to the radio studio, present two hours of the Double Top 80s, the annual highlight of monsterhitmusic. Oh, I'll be knackered.....


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May. 22nd, 2009 10:19 am (UTC)
Ooh, I've never heard of the Sushi Qube *makes notes* :D I might try that instead of the Sumo - last time I was there the food didn't taste all too great, a bit like they used the last scraps of vegetable and meat...
The site isn't very clear though. What's the all-you-can-eat menu like? Can you pick different small dishes throughout the evening like sushi, teriyaki, udon noodles, tempura, etc?
May. 22nd, 2009 10:45 am (UTC)
It's quite similar to Restaurant Shabu Shabu, if you've ever been there. You get a menu, you get a list. You can order 5 items on the menu per round and you can order 5 rounds. There's every kind of sushi, soups, salads, meat, etc. Also fugu, wagyu beef, mini sukiyaki, mini shabushabu. Here's an idea of what to expect, but Sushi Qube has even more choice.
May. 22nd, 2009 11:05 am (UTC)
Ah, same as Sumo and Shabu Shabu then, right.
May. 22nd, 2009 10:44 am (UTC)
Oh I already finished sorting mine.
May. 22nd, 2009 10:52 am (UTC)
So how do you go about? Do you use the Canon Zoombrowserthingie application? I need to sit down and familiarise myself with all the possibilities. Normally it's just: rescale jpg, save, done (though I played with lighting at some occasions). But now I have RAW files, and no idea yet what possibilities I have to polish up the pics.
May. 22nd, 2009 10:57 am (UTC)
I dump it on the hard disk (I suggest labeling folders date-location) and drag them into Photoshop per 12 or so, it brings up a little window that allows you to fuck around with the RAW files before PS actually opens them for you to re-size and crop/sharpen/level/etc. if you want to. That way I can skip over the blurry/shitty photos.
If you press DEL on the photo whilst it's in the little window it automatically removes it from the HD. Personally I tend to keep bad shots for drawing reference anyway.
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  • 19 Apr 2013, 08:42
    Ooo, somehow I had missed this post (my fault for not checking LJ often anymore LOL)

    Great summary, it made me feel all happy and excited as well! :D I'll so have to do that one day heheh. Must be…
  • 17 Apr 2013, 14:58
    Respect hoor, echt super! (Misschien is de nacht van de vluchteling iets voor je?)

    Grappig - ik had geen idee dat er ook whatsappende studentjes meededen, alleen serieuze renners.
  • 6 Jun 2012, 22:11
    Best of luck with that. But best to man up and do it that risk losing more eyesight later. :/

    If you wanna go for a drink after that, lemme know.
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    I hear ya! The reason why I haven't even considered getting laser surgery to correct my eyesight is that the thought of having someone messing with my eyes and me not being completely knocked out…
  • 4 Jun 2012, 12:11
    It is a routine operation, but yeah, I understand the anxiety.
    The idea of people fucking around with my eyes, rgrjhrhajanklxk..
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