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Pericles last won the day on August 29 2019

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About Pericles

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    Dehiwela, Sri Lanka

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  1. Pericles

    Proton Waja (Impian) 2007 AT 1.6 L

    I had a Gen2 and have a Personna. Don't have any experience with those particular models the OP has mentioned.
  2. You have been quoted regarding Proton Waja user. Kindly give us feedback pls.

  3. This is an interesting piece. http://www.ft.lk/opinion/Sustainable-and-broad-minded-solution-for-Colombo-s-traffic/14-674188 Quick Quotes "I didn’t want to explain to him that the traffic is created by drivers who drives recklessly and selfishly to reach their destination as fast as possible. They never follow lane discipline, never bother about pedestrians, and they go wherever they can move their vehicle thinking that this is the way to avoid traffic in Sri Lanka." "An open-minded and well-disciplined public will reduce 50% of self-created traffic jams." I doubt that is a research backed number, but it will definitely help. Some research here. https://www.smartmotorist.com/traffic-jams Now why do I bother posting? I can't reform everyone. But here is the hope. By reading this and learning something, it might cause people to modify their own behaviour. I have done a lot of practicing lane discipline. See the problem is, people in traffic are more reactive, they try to wriggle into whatever tiny space they can (watch the tuks) and then find themselves on the wrong lane. Of course, we can't always follow the recommended practice, have to keep moving out of the left lane due to potholes or idiots who parked cars where cars should be moving. But proactively putting yourself in the correct lane to manage your turns will help ease the traffic tremendously. As a small example take the traffic lights in front of Orion City. There is at least 4 lanes there, but cars that can travel straight through the lights are eternally stuck behind people who want to turn but occupy the wrong lanes coz they think they can get their thing done faster by doing so. In the end, my conclusion is this. When using public property, you do not have a right. You have a duty. This is the mindset I'm gonna have. Hopefully it will inspire others, but at least I'll gonna try it. Can't preach it without practicing it
  4. Pericles

    Digital Camera Photography

    Check this link for tips and chat on shooting vehicles. https://photography-on-the.net/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=119 Especially this https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=70290
  5. Pericles

    Digital Camera Photography

    Thanks, yes I do have the RAW, I'll try that and see.
  6. Pericles

    Digital Camera Photography

    Isuzu has been sold As far as vehicle shooting goes most of the factors like focal length and aperture depends on your vision and what you wanna convey. You might wanna concentrate on a particular feature of a vehicle, then shallow depth, or have the whole thing, then deep. Wide angle can be useful if you want to include more background, telephoto can be useful to compress the background. The whole setting issue for vehicles is a huge personal preference thing. The critical thing is the light and reflections. Main, and I mean MAIN thing to not look like an utter doofus, is make sure you aren't reflected in the car on something. At least, visibly I was just told recently there is a dude with a specialized car shooting warehouse like studio is Sri Lanka. Drop down lighting from the ceiling, etc. Would be fascinating to see that.
  7. Pericles

    Formula 1 - 2018

    Looks like Nico has started a new career.
  8. Pericles

    Digital Camera Photography

    I've got some mixed reactions to this, what do you guys think?
  9. Pericles

    Digital Camera Photography

    I would say so! The restriction is on the device, not the subject. Maybe I'll upload some bridals
  10. Pericles

    I am buying proton gen2

    You make a good point, but when I was in KL last year, there were tons of Gen2 being used as taxi's, and I had a chat with an uber driver who was using one. I guess the used parts market is strong, so they can do lots of running as taxis, and the running stuff like oil filters are compatible with Mitsubishi stuff. Maybe they still make parts, the demand will definitely be there in their local market. I haven't had to source anything since SWT pulled out (touch wood) so I'm not all that sure.
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    I am buying proton gen2

    OK, first thing I'm gonna tell you, never, EVER listen to that guy about car matters EVER again. My gen 2 did around 9 in normal city. That was a 2004 1.6l automatic gearbox model. But it was a brand new car, had less than 50km on the clock when we picked it up from the agents. We liked that car so much when we got a trade in offer from the agents for the new model Personna we swapped the Gen 2 in for that, stayed Proton. Personna is still with us. About the parts, it's possible it will be a problem, since AFAIK, there are no agents in SL now. Swedish Trading pulled the plug long ago. But if you have the contacts to get stuff from Malaysia, then it will be fine.
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    Digital Camera Photography

    Gee, guess it's been some time since anyone took pictures...
  13. Pericles

    Closest Mountain View kinda Cheap bunglow hotel

    Since I checked out Agoda and they like to spam me based on my search history, this came up. Maybe? https://www.facebook.com/events/256813458250195/ This is NOT a recommendation, I know nothing about the people doing it, just popped up in my FB feed. Caveat emptor.
  14. About the hilux, I don't think so, the back of the surf isn't designed to be taken off. The Surf is more like the Montero Sport.
  15. Guess pickup and truck in interchangable. That rear canopy can be taken off, hence the pickup tag. Never tried it myself.. But the internet to the rescue http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2458150/1998-isuzu-amigo/ http://www.loaded4x4.com.au/11396/its-an-amigo-jeff-and-fionas-gecko-green-isuzu-amigo-is-loaded/ https://carfromjapan.com/specifications/isuzu/mu/581975b52afaa2c4b28786c5