Monday, May 31, 2010

.Hafedz & Wanie.

Friday and Saturday 27 & 28th May 2010. I was travelling along the North South Highway towards Alor Setar. Set to meet a long time friend. We met for two years in high school and she commissioned me through FB for her brother's wedding.

I had to perform for this one. Very apprehensive but very excited at the same time. I'm keentastic about working with people I know because they know what to expect from me and I know we can click and what we can joke about. The groom was very friendly, Hafedz or Apes.

We start the shoot early in the afternoon on Friday and ended late in the afternoon before I head back for some well deserved rest. Then during the night, I had a slight fever. It was really scary because I cared about the shoot the next day. I don't want to be lifeless and shitting in my pants at the same time (a story for another day).

Anyway, in the end it turned out alright. I was happy with the result and I had the opportunity to edit some of my absolut favs.

Take a look. More will be posted on my official photog blog. Adios.

Monday, May 24, 2010

.RIP. Psalm 23.

As you walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
You shall fear no evil, for I am with you. - Psalm 23 (NJT)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Bro Code 101.

There is nothing more worse off than sticking up with a lousy friend who goes all out to get the chicks and totally ignores the Mars (Men are from?) population. I mean, I've seen a few and seriously it cheeses quite a few off. There are no inscribed rules when it comes to the actual Bro Code but a silent mutual understanding usually exists among all "sophisticated men". Here are a few I can think of top of my head. (in no way related to Barney's Bro Code although that book is the most OHSEM vulgar thing. )

1. A bro settles his debt.
Nothing shouts cheapskate than owing and not paying. A bro will inevitable run into trouble some times maybe during one of the outings and being short of cash is just not really a nice sight. Thus borrowing and skimping the extra trip to the ATM is what Bros are for. However, I've seen my fair share of people borrowing and not paying back. Life is about giving back and no Bro should ever owe another Bro, unless its a wingman favour.

2. A bro never cockblocks.
We all have needs and first dibs get the chick. A bro should not mischieviously snuggle his way to cockblock another bro regardless of how HOT the other chick is. Remember, there are a lot of HOT chicks out there in this world and cockblocking another bro is just not classy. It degrades the whole Bro symbiosis when we fight for chicks. If you think that the chick which your BRO called dibs first and maybe requested for your opinion and introduced to you is the LOVE of your life, issue a challenge and introduce your BRO to a HOTTER chick. If you are willing to sacrifice, it means she just might be the ONE.

3. A bro pays for the next round.
It says a lot when we go to bars and are there for the free ride. A bro pays for their drinks and doesn't mind but you shouldn't exploit that kindness. Offer to pay for the next round. If you can't afford high class liquor you can at least offer beer. They're cheaper but at least you make an effort.

4. A bro doesn't sleep with his friend's ex.
Unless she's Megan Fox or unless a threesome is involved. If both is involved, the Bro Code does not apply to you. Resist the urge to hook up with your friend's ex, unless there is some immortal silent code of conduct which I never came across, this is a deal breaker and quite frankly a pot of trouble brewing.

5. A man doesn't say what happens at the Bachelor party.
This is the real deal. Anything that happens in a bachelor party stays in your mind and your body. Any details squeezed out from your orifice is unacceptable. Just to be clear, a bachelor party is not something sleazy, it is just a bunch of guys getting out to have a great deal of fun. I mean a great DEAL.

Monday, May 17, 2010

.we always want more, everytime.

Alright this is going to be one of my more emo rants. I kinda miss being able to complain to my blog. All this while its been about jokes, my photography, my pursuits in life and the glams of travel but there are times when I feel like staying at home on a Saturday night is the worst kinda feeling. I know I'm exaggerating and I know a book, a bed and a nice blanket could solve almost any woes I have but I just need a place to complain.

Its been a long ride. This journey I call my life. I've met countless peoples, made a difference in a few and took a great interest in some. But somehow I feel incomplete. I yearn for more. I've had this feeling for some time now, I guess ever since I was small. I always wanted to be different, you know a part of us that wants to secretly have superpowers and daydreams about being superheroes. I had a few of that once. I'm not shy to admit but I'm embarrassed by it.

I have a nice job, a great life and if I live moderately with only the necessities in life I guess I could stay on comfortably. Maybe even save a few bucks for a grandiose trip every year. But why oh why does my heart feel like it needs more? Why do I kid myself on the things I don't need to make a difference that won't even matter 5 years from now? Truthfully I don't know. I just want to move on, make a buck, get on with life, work hard for the future that I think the people around me deserves.

I understand now. I don't need to make a difference to the world. Just to the people I love and I care even if for a second.

//end emo.

p/s: Oh, a little background on why I travel more nowadays and why I intend to in the coming days... Life only happens once. Don't regret it. Take a chance, make an effort, see new things.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

.Redang time.

Finally, I've made it to Redang. I mean, I've always wanted to go there ever since ppl started talking about it... specifically ever since the movie from Sammi and Richie. Anyway, I owe it to Janice for making this plan and gathering the four of us from far away. I am indebted to you Janice. :)

The view in Redang is breathtaking. The sea is clear. I mean crystal clear. The water as usual is salty. The people are nice, the foreign chicks are hot, the beach parties... WOW.

Anyway, I paid a total of RM440 for the whole 3D2N trip including equipment rental. I wanted to test out the scuba diving but the group of 10 we went with couldn't swim and I had to accompany some. I mean who the hell goes snorkeling and NOT know how to swim? LOL. But they're cool people. I guess in a way the 10 of us were segregated with the married and the girls more towards family time and resting. While the guys and the four of us on top, we're more party goers I guess. No sleep is fine with me.

OK, now to plan the next trip... Boracay? Sipadan? HK? Siem Reap? Chennai?

Can't wait for the epic PHUKET trip this coming August!

Monday, May 10, 2010

.the future is now.

I'm gonna be making some high-tech investments. It is scary. I know it will be daunting but I'm hoping it will all turn out OK. As some of you could've heard me mention. I'm paddling as fast as I can.

Praying for the best folks. Praying.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

.manusia makan rumput aje.

Susan kata dia vegetarian, boleh hidup dengan rumput aje.

I kata "Rupanya you ini saudara sama kerbau, kambing dan kuda ya?"

Susan has logged out.

.random lessons.

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