All, The D800 and the lenses arrived safely (I chose the D800 based on the information that it requires less post processing than the D800E). Singapore is in raining season so the opportunities for outdoor pictures are very limited.
I am pleased with the outcomes(two pictures in my gallery. Do not know how to reduce size to attach here). Perhaps need to learn more about the camera functions and techniques. Overall is a great learning experience, not as bad as I thought.
I am more confident about bring the D800 for the trip to India in 2.5 weeks. Tour guide mentioned no tripod allowed in the Taj Mahah (except a special permit for the Pros which takes months to apply). I will need to learn how to minimize the blur with the 24-70mm. Need more practices of course.
I am motivated to learn taking better pictures. Thanks you all for great forum.