Tuesday, February 23, 2010

RED HOT!

It was the most happening time ever! Seriously! I have always dreaded CNY almost every year except for last year and the year before. The one obvious thing that really made a difference this time was that the family gathering wasn't in the agenda. And yes, besides the heat, it was that very thing i always dread of each year!


I have been expecting the worst ever since i started work and truly enough, i received the worst - i had a boss who had very poor leadership skills. But to counter that, i also had the most loving boss ever! If you don't know, i took up two jobs.


You think getting angpao from your boss is good? How about getting invited to her house for a feast?? Either one is good. And a combination of both is great!


Me, Boss (back), Colleague's sis, ER, PH.



To have a boss who can cam whore is even more awesome! She really taught me a lot of things. With lots of patience. And love!





Adding up to the terrible heat in Ipoh, we had BBQ at my cousin's place. Went home with extra heat and smell. I was smokin' hot!


Dad saving the fire. Pit it out man!



Just when i thought the members on my dad's side are plenty, as i am the oldest fourth generation member alive, i was most shocked to see the crowd in Julian's family gathering!





One mother twelve kids?? And the kids had their kids and grand kids.





I almost had culture shock when the red packets/ angpaos start flowing in. One after another. Continuously. Non-stop! Oklah... got stop after the 17th packet.




Seriously never try before lo!!! Plus the contents are as red as the packets. LOL. For one moment, i actually thought my dSLR dream would actually come true!


But well, I'm not so happy that my holiday ended so soon. I only had two days to relax. TWO DAYS! (More than enough time to count my money HAHA). Now I'm back to work.




And I'm dying from the heat of my oven-car whose air cond. gave up on me. I'm suffering from the lack of time for myself. I'm in a minor trauma of having a boss who doesn't know how to be a boss. My eyes feels like shutting down each second. My blog will start to feel jealous. My camera will betray me. Most of all,i miss this place. Typing here.



THE HEAT IS GETTING INTO ME!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Romantic Silhouette

Hey all!! So sorry that i haven't been updating for awhile. These days my schedule has been so tight that i couldn't even do any facebooking or check my mail. Sigh. I guess this is the taste of the working life? Having two jobs isn't really worth the bucks is it?


Oh well, since it is Chinese New Year now and also, Valentine's Day, i thought of posting this up. It's something that you can do as a family or as a couple.


I've never realized how fun it was to be involved in photo shoots until i started including myself into my blog header. A lot of work, yes. And a lot of sweat too. But i tell you, the outcome is worth it (not to mention sweating keeps your calories down. Hehe. )


Photo shoots. You can do it with or without a theme, but of course if you have something to aim for in your pictures, things will go along easier. You'll be surprise to find yourself enjoying the crack in your head while trying to figure out the poses to make in order to fit the theme. In my case, the theme's silhouette.


You can always act to make a good picture. Posing is not necessarily natural.



To begin with, perhaps you can mimic someone else pose? Maybe someone famous with some really fancy pose? I can imagine all the laughter that you guys could have.


If you have the costumes, even better.



For me i think photo shooting is a good get-together activity, whether be it with your family, friends or your partner. Or maybe it's a longtimenotouchyou moment with your camera.


It doesn't have to be indoors. Take this opportunity to have a trip outside.



Maybe you can take pictures in the field near your house during sunset? Or when the sun rises? Perfect time for silhouettes man! (But i haven't tried it.)



For the picture above, i really had to wake up early to shoot such a scene. Seriously. I was really very satisfied with the picture. I took that a couple of years ago i think.


Try something random perhaps?



Okay, maybe you don't want to make it into a preplanned photo shoot. You can have it as a really random thing to do while you're bored with your friends. Similarly, get a theme. Go random. Make silhouettes?





I personally like silhouettes a lot. I don't know why. They just tell so much. By the way, not all silhouettes are black and shadow like. Other colors are acceptable too. I think from all the pictures you've seen so far here in this post you'll have a rough idea of what silhouettes are.





Almost in every event, travels, macro, etc. i would attempt on a silhouette. I'd at least try. Because they're SO SPECIAL!





Especially when you can really capture the moment!





That's why i really recommend this theme to you guys if you're wondering what to do these holidays... other than gambling during CNY.





I seriously think it's a really really very sweet and romantic thing to do together with your Valentine. Seriously. You should really try!





HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY and HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!



P.s. : Put your pictures in the ang pao.. and show 'em to me! ;D

Friday, February 5, 2010

Weird Happenings.

There hasn't been much going on lately but yet i feel so tired. Maybe it's because of my 2nd job. Teaching isn't a tiring thing but to go in by 7.40a.m. is something I'm not used to yet. *Yawns. Just the thought of it makes me so glad that it's finally a Friday today!


Most of the time i like trying to see things from a different perspective, from a different angle or view. And the results can be something so weird that you'd find it hard to accept. Just like how all plants should have leaves but the cactus replaces them with thorns - weird.


Behold, the world of sharp leaves.



When we see weird things, very naturally, we do weird stuffs(?).


Or maybe they were just 'acting' weird.



I don't know. Some people seem to always be having a wrong approach. I received a comment lately about my header. The reader said that i must have enjoyed the photo shoot process. I thought it was most weird to say so since i have already mentioned it in my post that "I didn't quite enjoy the photo shoot for this header" because i had to wear my two inch heels. He either didn't read the post, or the post was just too weird that made him give such a weird comment (my self made law; attraction among the same kind). Funny, i remember all the other comments for that post were superbly normal.


JiYan, Julian, Jean-Nee & Me.



Shrugs. Maybe he really didn't read my post for it was too weird? It's weird also that some people follows a blog and do not know the updates of it. Then what for you follow?? Perhaps it's a way to attract others to follow their blogs? So i guess this is the brighter side of this weird fact; to gain traffic.


Even weird plants can look pretty.



Oh by the way, i just found out that by following one's blog, the updates are automatically updated in the Google Reader! It's so much easier now to track other blogs. Don't have to click each link one by one and don't have to waste time in those that have no updates. Man, how i wished that i discovered that earlier!


Soft thorns?



And that gave me another thought to contribute to the weird factor. Can't believe i took so long to realize about this Google Reader when it has been there all along!


Against all odds?



Recently, i met this hentai guy (yes, according to my colleague he is extremely 100% dirty minded) and i just thought it was ohsoweird that he has such a wide network of friends even though his speech with girls are richly filled with sexual stuffs. And i thought this kind of people would get bad impressions from girls, especially. Yet, it is girls that he attracts the most. He confesses that he touches many gals' buttocks and boobies... in clubs. And shares his feelings of satisfaction after that. Also, guess what, he already has a girlfriend. All these confessions were not done to his guy mates but to the gals. =.=





The weird thing isn't him, but the people who are close to him. If you know a cactus has sharp spikes, would you even think twice whether to touch it or not? I just don't get it. Perhaps some of them have yet to know the thorns within him? If not, these people either do not know thorns are prickly or they just love 'em salty pokes.


Watch out it's thorns!



Well, he's one tall fella so every time i see him pass by my work place, I'd imagine him as a cockroach. Why? One, because of his dirty mind and two, because the roach's legs look like thorns. Hehe. Very disgusted lah!


But you know what else is weird? People who like to do cutey cute poses in pictures which destroys the beauty of photography.


I call it, epic fail.



Don't you think so? I very beh tahan this picture but because it's the only picture i have of that weird plant, i had to put it in. Can't delete it either. So after you see this picture, just erase it from your memory please! I must have lost my mind doing such a stupid pose. Why did i even try to pose like the plant?! Argh.





I just received my first pay from the Bead & More shop! Not a lot but enough to make me happy! Weird thing is, i dunno what to do with the money. *thinks hard. So i spent it on a sundae ice cream which costs less than 0.25% of my pay. Haha.





You wanna know what else is weird? The error found in my old blog! I have no freakin' idea how the comment link would fly all the way above the post content and where the hell did my margins gone missing. Because of that, this post couldn't be posted sooner. ): Sad to see my old URL being abandoned. *sobs



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