Sunday, January 25, 2009

Yuck???

yuck???

have a yummy Chinese New Year! Don't let the kid fool you she was just posing for the camera ;p

ps : we're counting down the brothers wedding ;p woohooooooooo ;p I'm just very busy

Friday, January 23, 2009

Little town wonder

IWalking in the rain

Every now and then I visit an old, small town to remind myself that nice people still exist.

Someone’s not going to horn you to move so he can ensure his parking space is taken by someone of his own race even though you've been waiting longer, neither will you have to deal with neighbours who insist you move your car, tent and excreta even though there’s construction, a wedding or a funeral taking place. The same kind of folks won't blink an eye about gulfing down dinner during a festival at your place but never extend a similar invite even for courtesy sake.



Well enough of cynical new town yuppies. On a trip to one of this little old towns on a wet rainy Raya Haji morning, we bumped into what I would describe the real essence of celebration. We had arrived at the town just as the morning prayers ended at the mosque. Droves of foreign workers were exiting the mosque and each time they bumped into someone new, they hugged and embraced as they wished each other Haji wishes.

So they barely moved as it was a joyful street reunion of mutual country mates. They were of course curious about the 2 photographers walking around and photographing a sleepy old town. They tried talking to us in their language and we tried ours but there was a definite language barrier.

Sweet angle Ladies at the window

In the midst of it an old voice boomed in perfect Tamil. I was confused for a second as there was not a single Indian soul anywhere near us. Only then I realized the grinning sweet old Chinese man was the one who was talking to me. Multiculturalism at its best.

swinging away Rain

A bunch of kids who had just attended the morning prayers were peeking at us from inside their car. I decided to go say hi and wish they the festival wishes. They happily posed for my camera and became the subjects instead.
The town is located in between a Chinese temple and a mosque, you can actually see both worship places from both locations as if they were looking at each other.
The rain refused to leave and we sat down at a roadside shack and downed a few dumplings and curry noodles which were absolutely delicious. Trust a small shack to serve amazing food.

Indian at heart new clothes lovely smiles

We then decided to just drive along the road and see what we could find. Driving past luscious green so near to the countries capital, we were quite amazed the place still hadn’t been touched. Only to find the local nucklear research centre smack in the middle of a kampung. Fingers crossed nothing blows up coz I live pretty near!

We decided to head back and look for a place to have lunch. As we were driving back we stopped at this beautiful looking old Malay house to capture some shots. We were pretty surprised to find the house filled with children who were as excited to see us and pose for us. And so in the rain we pranced and shot while the kids danced and posed and swinged a hundred shots for us.

One of the boys said the sweetest thing, look at my mom she’s still so pretty, and the mom went away giggling away with cheeks abloom with blushes. We were even invited for lunch but we decided to decline as we didn’t want to intrude on them.

Little towns never fail to impress!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Question?

I always get asked one question - how do we take awesome photos?

When I tell people its a lot of learning and practice - they go out and get a DSLR.

So here's the thing - how many of you would be interested in taking a basic 101 photography class with me? There will be charges.

Let me know.

ps : the wedding dinner shots are up

Friday, January 16, 2009

Dreamy Wedding

I shot my first wedding last November. It was a lovely wedding and thank you to the couple. There was a funny incident at the wedding though. Well I managed to set my hair on fire! Thankfully one of the guests I had met earlier saw it on time and all was fine! The things I get myself into ;p

Congratulations again to the lovely couple.



The rest of the photos will be on V-eyez gradually.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

So you don't like living here...



So you don't like the country. Good. Fine. LEAVE.

Stop bitching about MY country just because you need a reason to justify why you're leaving. Do your research first before you decide to hail the earth of your intended country of choice. Just because you have friends who have moved there, let me tell you one thing, they're not gonna tell you the truth coz frankly they don't want to admit they were wrong in assuming the grass is greener on the other side!

So don't claim MY COUNTRY has high crime rates compared to every single god forsaken 1st world country! Plus hey its not MY country where every one in 3 citizen has been a victim of VIOLENT CRIME!

Don't even let me start on Racism, if anyone is ok about being beaten up because of the colour of your skin go ahead. I don't deny there is racism here but it rarely leads to violent crimes!

Racism by country

The grass is not greener on the other side but if you want to leave, leave,don't accuse a place without doing your research!


Countries with the most crime victims


Countries with the most rape victims


Countries with the most burgalaries


Countries with the most assult victims



Crime by country

Malaysia

more


Austria
more


Australia
more

USA
more


Switzerland
more

United Kingdom
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Singapore

Britain, Australia top U.S. in violent crime

Please click on all the links for more information and break down on crime rates.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

RAHMAN WINSSSSSSSSSSSS

WOO HOOOOOOOOOO

Rahman wins the golden globe for best score! and the first person that came to my mind was Aravind and guess what I see on his Facebook? His pictures with Rahman on Rahman's birthday! All I can say is Rahman's blessed to have such a fan! ;p

and Slumdog Millionare bags 4 globes!

Now will the movie please play in the theatres soon!

yayyyyyyyyyyyyy

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Blank....

Still Blank.

Kinda - I have loads to blog about but mentally a bit burned out coz basically lots have been happening. There will be a bitching session, there will be a travelogue, there will be chaotic posts and there will be I don't know what else.

Hey its the New Year and it's already 10 days!!!!

oh I had another phone drama today. another one after 6 months! this will be phone number 8 I presume. Well you see after having to change 7 phones (2 were mine, 1 was loaned by samsung, 3 loaned by the shop) I was using one loaned by the shop till about now. They by the way gave me the crapiest phone available in case I decide to run away with it. Well it is 6 months but I didn't really run away its kinda like a situation thingy.

First I was busy with work and then when I went looking for the shop 2 months later the shop was missing! it had vanished into thin air! I just stood blankly staring at the place.

So dejectedly I went back, came back 2 months later looking for it and it still wasn't there. Then I found out the shop had moved to another location about a month ago, explains the vanishing act!

Suddenly today phone started acting weird all my calls became a series of repeated hellos because no one could hear me though I could hear them perfectly. So I dashed off to go find the shop, only to end up staring at 30 nearly identical mobile outlets. I tried finding the company name but I couldn't so I decided to see if anyone new the owner. After 3 blank looks I finally got a nod to the left which sent me to this guy who looked at me suspiciously.

him : why are you looking for her
me : err I need to collect my phone

he looks me up and down and sends me to her shop! phew!

I arrive there and she wasn't there but it was her shop. so a series of calls later and some waiting while my stomach was growling like a hungry bear I was sent of to another place. grabbed a yummy subway veggie sandwich and darted of to the shop.

yayyy got my old phone back but still missing the other one which got drenched in Thailand! ;p

yayyyyyyyyyyyysssssssss the world is now in order! ;p

ps : me mobile slave