What happen to 2013.? Well, guess Im pretty busy or simply lazy. Seems that last post I had was in 2012. Welcome 2014. No resolutions just improvements. Being wiser. A blank page for 2014. Gonna get my writings on here and maybe getting back on my passion; photography and creativity.
Back in July I had the chance to meet one of the top 5 photogs which I most wanted to meet in my book. Organized by the people of creativeasia, I was able to attend and meet with the one lite master, Zack Arias in Hong Kong. I been following his blog and his technique of one lite set up has been an inspiration for most of my work. The one day session was a classroom and an on-location shoot in the heart of bustling Mongkok. The session involves techniques of one lite with a shoot thru umbrella, a softbox and a snoot but also adapting and working with available light. It would’ve have been good if it was more than 1 day session as theres so much to learn from the man himself.
And what a great session it was, apart from being prolific in his work, Zack is also a good storyteller in being able to explain his technique of understanding lite in simplistic terms that you are truly more inspired.
Brunei Darussalam my beloved abode of peace celebates its 28th National Day. Negara ku Brunei Darussalam
Hapy New Year 2012. Sorry for the neglect but 2011 has been a good year overall. Lets learn from 2011 and move forward with positivity for 2012. 2012 will also be the Year of the Dragon in the Lunar Year.
Hello blog. I been busy what with Ramadhan, Aidilifitri and all. Sorry for the neglect. Just been having a blog block. I wish blogging is much easier. Maybe I should try remote blogging. Any ideas??
Anyway last 2 Sundays, I had a chance to take part in the Scott Kelby Annual Worldwide Photowalk for my home town organised by HM Yusof, a veteran Brunei photography figure. This time around it kicked off at the Damuan Recreational Park at the edge of the capital overlooking the Istana Nurul Iman, His Majesty the Sultan’s Palace. The walk covers about 7 km from the park through the Kg Ayer ( water village) and ends in the majestic SOAS Mosque in the capital’s epicentre.
All photos from the walk can be accessed here ! However as you can see, I missed the submission dateline for the photos upload but it was a worth it , the photowalk. It was a good event to catch up with some local friends and togs. On a personal level I needed a weekend of photography and a boost juice as I have been very busy with work. Just to share some humble photos which I got during the walk. Enjoys.
When the SCB announced their #theracethatcares back in April, I eagerly answered yes but after registering and looking at the 10 km route my reaction was kinda nervous. Afterall, with the travelling beforehand how would I be able to race in it. Don’t get me wrong I’m a runner, always has been, I run every week, since young, just an avid runner. Its a way to keep me sane and grounded and a way to keep fit. After the summer travelling to London & beyond (more of that in the next post) I felt nervous about not completing this race, kinda like butterflies in my stomach but not, I said kinda like I almost wanna give up. Maybe the jetlag from the 18 hour flite from Heathrow or simply just lazy, I dunno. In my head, my inner voice keep saying but this is to show and also about giving back and the people ( the office mates) who donated and believed in me enough to contribute in the donation. I even play it in my head how I would give up during the race, stop by girlfriend’s house which is along the route. haha
So on the nite of the race, at a friend’s dinner with all friends support and reassuring me that I should be able to do it. I said yeah, I should! Half heartedly!? Only then, I feel confident doing it, but jet lag made me sleepless that nite. After a 2 hr of sleep on race day morning, I met up with some running mates who are taking part in the warm up, helps me gain some confident boost. My strategy is just start slow steady and conserved fuel and whats left inside me then. So after the flag off, I just ran on my own pace with the Black Eyed Peas’s song blazing in my ears, watching everyone else passed me along the race. One by one, people passed me. I’m pretty sure that I’m in the last segment of the race worm. My nike ipod keeping me up the time every 5 minute intervals every step of the way. 20 minutes into the run after the Ministry of Finance building and Madonna’s ‘Jump’ song, my body starts to warm up, the natural endorphine kicks in and I am in my zone. There’s no stopping me now. I continue and start running, picking up a faster pace. Finishing line is imminent now. I picture it in my head. At the Ministry of Defence checkpoint, it was a struggle, the leg started to get fatigue but I continue my pace. In my head, mind over matter. I can do this. You can do this. I said. Picturing the finishing line. This race is against my competition, that is me.!
Finished line was a good feeling. I did it in 62 mins. Not very me but I did it. Needs room for improvement. Thank You and Well Done to the organisers Standard Chartered for a great event not only to run and keep fit but also a good way to give back and big Thank You to my office mates for sponsoring their personal contribution to me. By the way so u know, I did try #HSBC but I was down with flu and the marathon was full then.
2011 is here. Resolutions? No resolutions. I guess starts fresh but isn’t everyday we start fresh. I just want to be a better person, spend time with family, balance a healthy work and life, finish projects, travel the world, new places, new destinations; off the beaten path. Take lots of pictures. Basically, just live the moment. Lets start 2011 like a new day, everyday itself is a new day, a new day to live life to the fullest. We only live once so you never know until you try it. Some randoms from the first day of the new year 1.1. 11.