Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Our Samoa's 50th Anniversary Of Independence Lunch

We received an invitation from our colleague Leiseane Timu...

Talofa lava - Hello,

On behalf of the Samoan colleagues of both Desktop Imaging and New Zealand Micrographic Services we would like to invite you to partake in a meal to celebrate the 50th year Anniversary since Samoa became an Independent State.

The official date is the 1st of June whereby it will be celebrated in Samoa (and worldwide) for a whole week (another reason for another “public holiday”). We have decided to do this on Monday, 11th June at 12.30pm in the tearoom.

We hope to see you there – all that is required from you is an appetite and maybe a smile (we will also cater for vegetarians too).

Manuia le aso – have a great day!

Would any one refuse a FREE LUNCH?  ;)

Leiseane explaining what Samoan goodies we are eating.
Plenty of food for all of us!
Is my lens wide enough for you?
Why am I waiting?  ;)
The yummy food, right plate; clock wise, Samoan chop suey, an Asian Inspired Polynesian food. Yum! Grilled NZ green lipped mussel, marinated raw fish in coconut cream; spicy chicken wings; steamed taro; Kiwi banger and potato salad.

Please Sir Can I Have Some More??

Thanks heaps to the team for an awesome lunch, you guys rock!!

The camera used to take those pictures was my Olympus OM-D E-M5 with my favorite Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14 ultra-wide zoom.

Nigel also took a casual video test with my OM-D to see how effective the new 5 axes image stabilizer is. I think it is performing great! Take a look at the clip.

At the end of the clip, Nigel purposely shook the camera violently to see how well the IBIS taking it; you be the judge ;) 

By using a high ISO 1,600 this camera and lens combo turn the OM-D into a ultimate "flash-NOT-needed" point & shoot!

Below are two shots taken at our work stations before lunch...

Nigel at his work station, look ma NO FLASH ;)
Nigel holding my OM-D over his head for a no ladder needed shot of me at my work station.
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1 comment:

heather said...

Excellent results! Of course I would expect nothing less.Amazing to see the difference between photos taken with and without a flash. Can`t wait till we have Kuala Lumpar Independence day lunch.