It's been 3 months since my last post. Have been trying to finish up the backlog photos editing and it's finally cleared!! Many friends and readers have asked about updates in my blog or even wondered if I've stopped blogging. So, worry not, I'm back and will update my next post real soon. Sorry to keep everyone waiting and thank ou for staying tune.
Link: WPPI's Press Release
This is the first time I entered a print-out photography contest. I never thought of entering a print competition as I feel that is a big hassle and is another level of competition. Judges not only look at the photo, but also the print out quality. One fine day, it just struck my mind, "Lets give it a try!". Check available competition, and yes "WPPI's Prestigious Print Competition". A competition competing with photographers from all over the world. The judging was held in Las Vegas WPPI Annual Convention. But the deadline for submission was only 2 weeks away. Without much delay, I selected 2 photos from my collection to enter the competition. Got them printed-out, framed and securely wrapped to be couriered to LA..yup, all the way to LA and the courier charges cost a bomb ..however, everything was worth it when I received a congratulations email from the WPPI's committee few days back as one of it received an "Accolade of Excellence" in the Wedding Photojournalism category.
Few days ago while I was finishing up some tasks on my desktop, the aromatic smell of freshly baked cookies caught my attention as my wife took out the first batch from the oven. As the cookies fragrant lingered, the more Chinese New Year mood is in the air! (That's part of reason why I never regret getting her the oven ) Don't get me wrong, this post is not about promoting the oven but to wish everyone healthy like the pineapple tarts, wealthy like the kuih kapit and pretty like the butter cookies..haha..I only have cookies in my head now . Have a great dragon year ahead and Gong Hei Fatt Choi everyone.
I could still remember vividly of my christmas post for last year. Seems like it's just yesterday. How time flies. We've gone through many ups and downs, receiving many good and bad news as well. New addition to the family and receiving a world recognised award from WPPI is part of the good recent good news. Over the weekend, we've just lost a childhood friend due to nature accident. This is one of a very sad news and it's still hard to believe he's no longer with us. Nevertheless, we have to move on and walk towards the brighter side. Would like to take this opportunity to hope and wish everyone for good health, wealth and faith. Have a blast this holiday, Merry Christmas and let us welcome year 2012 joyfully. Cheers~~
The stork has arrived, along with a 3.76kg baby girl on the 9th of September at 3.45pm. When she was placed under the heater, her little hands and feet started to wiggle and kick. The chubby little girl tried to open her sticky eyes for a few seconds and 'pop' they are opened followed by a yawn. Awww..she immediately melt everyone's heart. Knowing her arrival in September, therefore tried to keep my schedule as free as possible for September month to dedicate my time for the family.
Link: CSCL Venus Gallery
This is my second assignment from CSCL and both were very exciting ones. Although both involved capturing the stateliness of the largest cargo vessel, one is from water and another from air. Yup, this time round, we boarded a helicopter to capture the vessel while it's sailing into the open sea. The adrenaline and excitement from this experience is truely unforgetable.
I was busy admiring a 1928 Graham Paige automobile with wooden wheels parked outside the Klang Executive Club while a foreigner was busy admiring my photography gadgets hung around my waist. He's no other than Herman Zapp himself and was here with his family to attend a wedding reception. After a few chat with him, I really salute his courage in chasing their dream. Travelling around the world in a 1928 car is already a great challenge. What more with children in tow. All 4 children were conceived in different countries. How about their expenses? Children's education? I couldn't hold back but to ask him this question and he answered with a question.."Do you still remember how to calculate the surface of a triangle?"...Dare to dream and the world is not a limit.
After a long consideration, finally I am in Facebook. I have been receiving a lot of invitations but did not take any action until now. I always think that this website and blog is more than enough, as maintaining it is not an easy task. I have one personal Facebook account which I've never update anything in it, not even once. So, I created this new Facebook account, just for you wedding couples & friends. I am starting to see the benefit of Facebook, but still struggling to get use to Facebook features. Nevertheless, hope to see you all in my Facebook.
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