MH370 – Could be right under our nose while we are searching half the globe.

a photo snapshot of the tomnod map 128/148 showing oil slick, debris and a cyclindrical white object at the end of the oil slick

a photo snapshot of the tomnod map 128/148 showing oil slick, debris and a cyclindrical white object at the end of the oil slick

Location : 5°39'08.5"N 98°50'38.0"E

Location : 5°39’08.5″N 98°50’38.0″E – the position of the tracking before it disappear.

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I had been following the tragic mystery since it began. I was browsing and reading about the news from all over. Today, I came across a link that said, it might be a plane wreckage and oil spill as shown in the Tomnod satellite photos. It’s courtney Love’s tomnod search link. According to the post, it says its like a mile away Pulau Perak, where they “last” tracked it 5°39’08.5″N 98°50’38.0″E

I read thru’ the comments, most people think it is a joke, no one is serious about it, probably because her photos were not clear. Therefore I check it out myself on Tomnod as I wanted to click on the link to register myself at Tomnod but before I could begin my own search, there it was..map128/148… http://www.tomnod.com/nod/challenge/malaysiaairsar2014/map/128148

It's definitely is an object

It’s definitely is an object when I enlarge the photo 500% and I de-constrast it so that I can see more details in it…

From the photo and the map scale,  I notice an oil slick and it is approximately 1000ft in length x 500ft wide. It is no small oil slick, nothing unusual about it but then I notice on the left hand bottom corner, a white cyclindrical object right after the oil slick. I’m a photo editing expert, that’s my profession. What I did was, increase the resolution and enlarge the photo 500% to 1000% and study the image again. I could see clearly an object – cyclindrical in shape and the width is 20ft, I google to check the width of Boeing 777 fuselage, it’s in the range of 20ft..maybe it is a co-incident to see something of the same shape and size but then it’s not just an object in the sea but a trail of oil slick that leads to the object.I crop and enlarge the oil slick photo, 500% enlargement and increase resolution. I want to see if there is anything in the oil slick. One picture, I de-constrast it and it shows horizontal lines of oil slick and they all lead to the white object. and another I darken the whole picture just to show only the bright reflection to show you that they are not reflection of waves but infact reflection of solid objects.

1000% enlargement of the cylindrical object. I can see on the side, like a row of small windows of a plane.

1000% enlargement of the cylindrical object. I can see on the side, like a row of small windows of a plane.

another image of the oil slick, Notice the horizontal lines of oil slick  that leads to the cyclindrical object that I have shown earlier that is on the left bottom corner.

another image of the oil slick, Notice the horizontal lines of oil slick that leads to the cyclindrical object that I have shown earlier that is on the left bottom corner.

The oil slick are at map 128/148, the bright spots are definitely not the reflection of the waves but some kind of debris and they are huge some are 10-20ft in size.

The oil slick are at map 128/148, the bright spots are definitely not the reflection of the waves but some kind of debris and they are huge some are 10-20ft in size.

It doesn't look like normal waves reflection but certain a solid white cyclindrical object with small windows on it's sides.

It doesn’t look like normal waves reflection but certain a solid white cyclindrical object with small windows on it’s sides.

the site of the enlarged  image of tomnod map 128/148 show where the white cyclindrical object that looks like a wreck plane.

the site of the enlarged image of tomnod map 128/148 show where the white cyclindrical object that looks like a wreck plane.

Well, don’t take my word for it, check it out yourself at tomnod map 128/148 which supposedly to be in the straits of Melaka near Pulau Perak. Click on this link

City of Dhaka, Bangladesh

City of Dhaka from the air

City of Dhaka from the air

I have been travelling to Dhaka for almost 2 & half years now and this is the 1st time I ever saw Dhaka city in a different perspective. The sky was exceptionally clear that day, the lake was green & calm and the city building & roads looked exceptionally clean. Well, it has been raining almost every day now so I suspect the cleanliness was god-given free wash. Anyway, it was a beautiful view of the city from up in the sky. On the outskirt of the city, rivers lazily meanders across the low land like giant snakes wriggling all over the place. You can click on the picture for an enlarged view.

outskirt of Dhaka city, Bangladesh

outskirt of Dhaka city, Bangladesh

wriggling rivers & islands

wriggling rivers & islands along the coastal Chittagong division

Uttara, Dhaka city

Uttara, Dhaka city

a bride from Sitakunda, Chittagong, Bangladesh

bride sitakundaI guess you can say, it was an experiment, a test to see what it feels like to do something for no apparent reasons. Doing something without any thought of gains, wanting nothing in return. I have been wanting to do something like this for sometime. Just waiting for the opportunity or the chance. That fine day came when my driver came up to me and said, he wants to take a off day to attend a wedding of a distant cousin.

An adventure into a village in Sitakunda, Chittagong to capture a village wedding ceremony. It was the holud night of a bride. It took us 3 hours to reach the destination from the city of Chittagong. It’s not the distance but the traffic jams in the main road and also stopping to ask for directions. Upon reaching, the roads became smaller and smaller until there was no road, we parked the car and walk into the village where the event was held. As usual, I was greeted with stares from everyone “why is a foreigner coming to this event”. I have been to many weddings since I came to Bangladesh, I have been and seen some of the best weddings ceremonies in Dhaka & Chittagong city. Now I just want to see what it is really like in the village. So the opportunity came when my driver told me about a village wedding he wish to attend, I followed… 🙂

a village bride

a village bride

We are so used to our luxurious lifestyle at home and therefore it is a stark comparison to see with our own eyes how tough life is over here in Bangladesh especially the poor farmers. As you can see in the photos, not a single piece of jewellery on her body accept for a small tiny pin on her nose. Knowing the fact that Bengalis are so fond of gold and ornaments and to be without any on such a big day is a sad thing. In replacement of such extravagance, flowers are use instead to make the night bright and lively. Bright colour dress change the mood of the ordinary and loud music fills the air, creating a vibrant silent night.

Before the bride heads to center stage, there was a small ceremony in the mud hut. Family members

holud ceremony

holud ceremony

and close relatives  would sit around a plate of rice with a fried chicken, some beefs and eggs. Each of them would take turns to eat from the same plate, sometime feeding each other and one group after another would take turn to sit around and eat from that plate.

1241_414776761935908_2042965813_nI took part in the ceremony too. Like a family member, I did what the rest of the relative and family members did. We share food from the same plate.

For more reading and photos, click this  link 

in return for their hospitality, I present this photo of the bride in 8R format and framed. Under the circumstance of poor lighting conditions (1 floresant lamp), I think it is one of my best shots of a bride, usiing an LED battery operated light.

a special gift from idolhunter with all my gratitude for the opportunity to experience. 🙂

a 11x14 framed photo for the experience

a 11×14 framed photo for the experience