Sunday, October 19, 2008


Moonlighting means... the holding by a single individual of more than one paid job at the same time... sambil menyelam sambil minum air.

People moonlight at extra or concurrent jobs for different reasons. For some, the added income helps them keep going on with the rising costs of goods and services while others, to save for the future/retirement. Moonlighting also can serve to help test a 'new adventure' before fully commit. It can help gain experience in a new field, learn new skills or provide additional perks. Everyone has a unique talent and they need a way to express it. Moonlighting is a great way to do that.

Here are some moonlighting tips to be shared
  1. If you are going to moonlight, get something that is easier to do than your primary job, so you don't have to think as much or do as much. If you go non-stop, you are going to burn out.
  2. Remember, main job comes first.
  3. Do something you enjoy - if you don't, you'll be unhappy and resentful of the time you spend at your second job.
  4. Don't work for a competitor.
  5. Remember that Moonlighting does have a downside, along with the benefits. Missing out on quality time with your loved ones, and not having much time for hobbies or relaxation can be draining.

The Real Moon
Scientists believe that the moon was created as a result of a collision [known as the Giant Impact] when Earth collided with a giant asteroid 4.6 billion years ago. As a result of the impact, a cloud of vaporized rock shot off Earth's surface and went into orbit around Earth. The cloud cooled and condensed into a ring of small, solid bodies, which then gathered together, forming the moon.[the 16th-day moon pic was shot at 04:43:48am on Oct 16th 2008]

The rapid joining together of the small bodies released much energy as heat. Consequently, the moon melted, creating an "ocean" of magma (melted rock).The magma ocean slowly cooled and solidified. As the crust formed, asteroids bombarded it heavily. Some collisions were so powerful. One such collision created the largest known impact craters in the solar system - is visible from the earth as shown above. Rain drops on flooded pavement, simulating the formation of craters on the moon surface hit by asteroids.

A Memory of Moonlight Rendezvous
It rained cats and dogs yesterday evening and washed away tons of atmospheric dust above Klang Valley hence perfect clear nite skies for shooting the 14-day old moon.


The moon was shot handheld at 04:27:43a.m with Olympus ZD70-300mm f4-5.6SD lens [the "sunny-16" manual exposure rule was applied but the shutter speed was adjusted inversely proportional to the lens unique theoritical "optimal" aperture opening. Unlike "SHQ" super apochromatic lenses, "SQ" or chapayam-grade lens typically has only one optimum aperture opening]