More Thanh Words

"My name is Thanh and I'm a Blogger". Now that I have admitted to that, I can say that I'm a stereotypical "geeky" Engineer who enjoys sci-fi books and movies and into all things technological. I also love music and have a passion for FOOD. I'm a social person and like to talk to people. I hate people who are fake or overly aggressive. If you're also into some serious discussion, with a pinch of sarcasm and a dash of real emotion, then please read on.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

VFS Dinner Dance 2006

Last week was our annual company dinner dance. I have been so so busy that haven't had time to upload the photos. This year it was held in one of those function sheds along the Docklands. You can read about the food part here.

Here is a photo of the river outside and the buildings of Melbourne at night.

Inside the shed with all the tables nicely laid out. In the foreground of the photo is (from left) Dominic, Tafazal and Tafazal's wife.

Our table went with a Zorro theme. From back left we have Fei, Jessie, myself, James, Hien, Esther, Khemara, Alan. From front left we have Thanh (yes Thanh is a unisex name in Vietnamese), Tin and Wei. The only one missing from our table shot is Trung our cameraman. You will see him in the next photo though.

Here is our hard working photographer Trung taking a smoke break. Kids, do not smoke, its bad for you.

A hilarious photo of a pregnant Hien riding the horse that we made.

I'm doing my best Zorro imitation here.

Throwing my assasin forks like an expert.

It was a fun night where all of us could socialise outside of work and know each other even better. It's great to work at a place where your colleagues are also your friends.


Blogger The Oriental Express said...

You take real good shots. What camera do you use? Am thinking of getting a digital camera so that I can take photos of food, events, etc. My blog is often has few photos because I don't have a digital camera and also I am slow in downloading photos.

What camera do you recommend? (The less features, the better for me. Must be user friendly).

11/26/2006 8:42 PM  
Blogger afrobev said...

Looks very nice Thanh. You are a bit of a David Bailey on the sly aren't you?

11/27/2006 8:24 PM  
Blogger thanh7580 said...

Choo, I use a Sony V1 digital camera. It's one of those Prosumer cameras, half professional camera, half consumer camera. It is a camera that has full controls over all settings but can also be operated in Auto mode. I generally use it in Auto mode, but when I want to take particular shots that I know won't work well in Auto, I will switch to manual mode. The first picture of the Docklands was taken in manual mode with a long shutter time and opened aperature. I also take my food photos in macro mode with varying shutter speeds due to insufficient lighting in most restaurants.

I think you should just get a simple point and shoot, something mid range like a Canon Powershot or Sony Cybershot. There are many models of those but something mid priced will do. In Australian dollars, about $400-$600 will get you a good camera.

James, I looked up David Bailey and his photos are excellent. I think I'm a David my dreams.

11/27/2006 8:39 PM  

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