It's Time!!

Haha! I love staying behind the camera instead of posing in front of the camera if you know what I mean. :P One whole day staying in front of the camera, I tell you, I salute to those couples that able to change different sets of clothing while maintaining the natural smile on their face. @__@

And...yup...I know...she is beautiful. Haha!

Wendy & Jonathan's Wedding

End of the year always fill with happiness and joyfulness. Congratulation to Wendy and Jonathan. :D


A message I read today from DailyOM:

Outlining Your Intentions
Making a List of What You Want

The universe is aware of both the concrete goals we actively pursue and the nebulous dreams we have not yet begun to refine. Neither our struggles nor the daydreams that inspire us are beyond the range of universal perception. Yet to manifest our aspirations, we not only need to know what it is we generally wish to achieve; we also need to clearly articulate these aims to ourselves and the universe. When we create a list of what we want, citing each item in as much detail as possible, our aspirations take on new substance. What was once a mere wish becomes real and achievable when put into words. As you pour the contents of your heart and soul into your list, your well-defined ambitions become a part of you, and the universe responds to your new determination by placing opportunities related to your objectives in your path.

Whatever the nature of your desires, your list can help you channel your intellectual and emotional power into your efforts to realize them. The list you create should not simply be a record of your individual goals. Rather, it should be a comprehensive, exhaustive catalog of each target you want to reach and your reasons for aiming for them. This may mean that your list will encompass many pages of text, since when you write down and review your ambitions, you empower yourself to more accurately direct your goal-realization efforts. You then also have a framework in place that helps you distinguish success from setbacks. If you keep your list in a convenient spot and review it daily, you will inadvertently reaffirm your conviction to your aspirations, demonstrating to the universe that you are truly devoted to your chosen path while keeping your objectives fresh in your mind. If you have an altar, this would be a great place to keep your list.

As you compose your list, try not to edit or judge what you have written. Some of what you want may seem outlandish when considered in the context of your current circumstances. Whether you are destined to fulfill the items on the unique long-term agenda you create in a year, 10 years, or 20 years, if you are free with your ideas and understand that you may not bring these dreams into the realm of reality for some time, your list will attract the universe’s benevolence even as it energizes and inspires you.

Life is not about fulfilling the daily routine, but to create things that you want, and be passionate about it. Dreams will not become reality if you keep on dreaming and not doing anything about it. Set your intention, work and move towards your dreams!



My latest portraiture shooting. Thank you Aise for being my model. :D The rest of the photos can be seen in:


Vitas - Lucia Di Lammermoorr

Already more than a month writing something in my blog. Busy I guess...haha! Just something to share with all of you before I write something "formal". :P Found out this Russian guy named Vitas. I can only describe his voice as incredible.



Using Your Power

"Our lives are defined by the decisions we make each day. When we choose one option over another, whether we are selecting a restaurant or considering a cross-country move, we shape our lives. The decision-making process can be empowering, allowing us to enjoy the benefits of self-determination. Yet it can also be a source of anxiety because decisions force us to face the possibility of dissatisfaction and inner conflict. As a result, many of us opt to avoid making decisions by allowing others to make them for us. We consequently turn our power over to spouses, relatives, friends, and colleagues, granting them the stewardship of our lives that is ours by right. Though the decisions we must make are often difficult, we grow more self-sufficient and secure each time we trust ourselves enough to choose.

Ultimately, only you can know how the options before you will impact your daily life and your long-term well-being. Within you lies the power to competently weigh the advantages and disadvantages of each selection. Even if you feel incapable of making a decision, your inner wisdom and your intuitive mind will give you sound counsel if you have faith in yourself. Try to come to your own conclusions before seeking the guidance of others, and even then, treat their suggestions as supplementary information rather than votes to be tallied. Before making your choice, release your fear of wrong decisions. Perceived mistakes can lead you down wonderful and unexpected paths that expose you to life-changing insights. If you can let go of the notion that certain choices are utterly right while others are entirely wrong, you will be less tempted to invite others to take the reigns of your destiny.

When your choices are your own, you will be more likely to accept and be satisfied with the outcome of those choices. Your decisions will be a pure reflection of your desires, your creativity, your awareness, and your power. Since you understand that you must live with and take responsibility for your decisions, you will likely exercise great care when coming to conclusions. As you learn to make informed and autonomous choices, you will gain the freedom to consciously direct the flow of your life without interference. "

This message has been sitting in my mailbox since 21st August. Only today I click it and read it. Michael Dell once told that someone asked him "Michael, please tell me how to do it?" and Michael told him that "if it has to be me who tell you how to do it, then you will be more likely don't know how to do it."

Am now in the process...


My Redeemer Lives

One day, a son asked his dad “Daddy, would you like to run a marathon with me?”
The father said, “Yes.” And they ran their first marathon together.

Another time, the son asked his dad again “Daddy, would you like to run a marathon with me?” The father again said, “Yes, son.”

One day, the son asked his father “Daddy, would you run the Ironman with me?”
(The Ironman is the most difficult triathlon ever: 4 km of swimming, 180 km of biking and 42 km of running).

And the dad said, “Yes".


The Treasure

"I became well known at the age of 59. I am now 68." Mr. Fong is a silversmith lives in Balik Pulau for more than 20 years. He has been interviewed by local and oversea magazine and newspaper for his craftsmanship in silver jewelery. We started our conversation after a cup of tea in his shop. We chatted about everything, from his work to young people's attitude, until the state government, the past, the present and the future.

He is somehow disappointed to the attitude of nowadays youngster. He showed me the newspapers he has collected, all about death due to robbing cases, lepak culture, cut class students, all these negativity annoys him. He complains about the government does not appreciate his craftsmanship, where other countries treasure it by asking him to go oversea and teach his skill to the younger generation. I asked him why is he still here. He replied with a sigh, "I am too old for all the travelings."

"Luckily I am still strong and healthy, without the old man diseases." He smiled at me and continued, "because my tasks here are still yet to be completed."

I watched him doing his work while chatting with him, thinking of preservation of his form of art. Sadly, there is no one inherit his craftsmanship according to him. When he dies, the art dies with him.

God bless Mr. Fong, a living treasure of Balik Pulau, Penang, or even Malaysia.


Sunday Breakfast at siTigun

"A cup of coffee is a cup of culture, a cup of respect, a cup of love."

Spent a comfortable Sunday morning breakfast at siTigun, Nagore Place.We had Latte, Americano, bacon, scramble egg and croissant. It is a nice place to hang out during weekend with cozy environment, WiFi with good homemade meals, pastries and coffees.

One more thing to enjoy at this place is the owner's cute little son. He just can't stop laughing and simply made my day a joyful one :)

About siTigun, please go to their website for more information:


Rapid Changing & Shooting!!

I was in a rush, she was in a hurry. Sometimes proper planing might not turnout as planned due to "accidents". We had to squeeze 6 hours shooting plan into 2 hours and that was intense!

After browsed through the photos, still my same old shooting style, not much difference. Well, I need to improve myself to shoot in an intense environment, yet still can get the results that I want. :)



Monday Morning Colours

Woke up very early in the morning today. Going to work? Nope...but going for a photo shoot, hoping to get a good sunrise photo today. Why Monday you may ask? Is there any rules saying that we cannot take photos on Monday? :)

Apparently, the sun didn't show up and was hiding behind the cloud. :(

The last 2 photos, I call them Monday Blue and you know why. :P

Have to prepare for my work now. Good morning folks!


The bright Side & The Dark Side

A friend asked me today, why I always take this kind of self-portrait photo, with a very high contrast on my face. hmm...interesting question.

It is a reflection of my point of view for human being. Everybody has their own bright side and dark side, no pure good or pure evil.

When there is light, there is shadow. This is the nature, to maintain the balance of the world. Well, solely my point of view.


Are you going to finish strong?

Everyday, we never stop facing blockage, discouragement, failure and what should we do about that? Do we give up? or do we keep on trying until we reach our goals and success? It's the matter of your own choice. If you are someone with a perfectly healthy body and still choose to give up, please watch this video. His name is Nick Vujicic. Be inspired.

Something to share with you all in this busy afternoon of mine. :P


Bring up the heat!!!

The weather recently is very strange. Although it rains all the time but seems like the down pour still not able to cool down the earth. I'm not sure whether these photos will bring up the temperature or not. But during the shooting, it was very hot. Why? Because this shooting was done with a 600w tungsten light, continuous light source. I did it same time with the previous post shooting, Fantasy. Model complained...bright and hot!! Anyway, I am satisfy with the outcome. :) Thanks to my model, and my beloved assistant of course, for the success of this tryout.

Heat up!!


The True Meaning of Dance

What is our definition of DANCE? To express our feelings, no words, no sophisticate complicated techniques, to build a caring and loving society through dance. As simple as that.

I am touch by this video clip found in Youtube. That's how DANCE should be.



Nothing big or fancy, just want to share a portraiture work of mine. two minutes post processing. Hope you all like it. :)


Two Rainbows

It was a cloudy day when Doris and I were driving around Penang island for some "research". And all out of a sudden she pointed to the sky and said, "look at the sky! There are two rainbows!" For the first time in my life, I am seeing two rainbows in the sky. People said if you make a wish when you see two rainbows, the wish will come true. We both quickly made a wish and I snapped a photo with the DC in hand.

Making a wish is only the first step. We are now working towards our goals, for our wish to come true. ^__^d


Fly Jentayu Fly

In conjunction with International Woman's Day 2009, a contemporary dance performance by Ombak-Ombak was held in the new wing of Gurney Plaza. "Jentayu" in Indonesian means a kind of bird which only exists in the myth, same like the Phoenix. The dance was about the expressions and feelings of women, seeking for their rights, equality, respect and honour over male chauvinism or sexism.

As usual, my role is to capture the moments during the dance performance. Bravo to Aida, Kat and all the performers in the show!

See them fly here.


Tying The Knot

You were born together, and together you shall be for evermore....but let there be spaces in your togetherness. And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.

Congratulations dear friend. Our blessing is always with you. :)


KB is not Kilobyte...it's Kota Bahru

Had a business trip to Kota Bahru last Monday. My very first Fireflyz flight experience actually went quite well. Before boarding the staff announced that the boarding gate has been changed to another one, which was only few steps away from the original gate and it was around 11.30am. The plane scheduled take off time was 11.45am but the passengers only started boarding at about 11.40am. Compare to other airlines, this was very last minute.

This was the plane I boarded.

The propeller of the plane and I was just sitting next to it.

The plane took off at about 11.50am due to some delay according to the pilot announcement. A little bit shaky during the take off, or maybe it was just my imagination? :P As usual, I took out my camera and snapped a few photos from the sky.

One of the "prides" of Penang, the Penang Bridge. If you want to experience traffic jam above the sea, this will be the perfect place for you. From half an hour to two three hours, you named it. You can actually stop the car, come down, have a cigarette and also enjoy the beautiful scenery of Penang on the bridge. But seriously, without this bridge the traffic system in Penang will be ten times worst. Anyway, bridge expansion job is in the progress and hopefully this will help smoothen the traffic.

The plane reached the sky of Kota Bahru in about 40 minutes and touched down at about 12.45pm. Nothing much too talk about the business part. It is always about meeting, system demonstration, Q & A session and try to fullfill the requirements of the client. After almost three and a half hours of tensioned mind, I had a short tour around Kota Bahru.

Second World War Memorial

Plane propeller...again??!!

The oldest library in Kelantan.

Outside the old palace of Kelantan and by the way, Kota Bahru is the capital of Kelantan and Kelantan is one of the states in Malaysia.

The new happening place in Kota Bahru with shoping mall and apartments.

Most popular hangout spot in Kota Bahru for youngsters. A bottle of cold beer by the river bank maybe? Sorry, no alcoholic drinks allow in Kelantan.

Sunset at Kelantan River.

Took a night bus back to Penang after dinner as the next flight back to Penang was the next day morning. This was my third visit to Kota Bahru. First time was about twelve years ago, a business trip and second time was like seven years ago, a dance performance...O.o