On The Other Side

I love to take photos, I love photography, that is a known fact. But do you know that I love to be photographed too? I finally get to be on the other side of the camera, “full-time”. :D

Owner of the sweet Canon 450D for 1 and a half years, Andrew has never offered to photograph me except when we were traveling. I would have to tell him “take here, I want this… I want to see this…… right right, left left……” LOL! Bossy? Hahaha. Perhaps. I have lots of photos, but never a proper portraits kind.

I did not expect it to be a total photo-shooting session with Wan Yi and Melissa! We started off with a 3 hours of karaoke in Redbox The Gardens, singing our hearts and lungs out. Although I was late, I had a wonderful time still. The Backstreet Boys’ Everybody is still echoing in my little head. Haha.

After the karaoke, the unbelievable photo-shooting session began! And I, have become their model, officially. Or I shall say “guinea pig”? LOL! They wanted a BIG “moving” subject to practice, and I was happy to be that subject. Hahaha. Who to blame?! I never had a GOOD photo-shooting session of my own.

Here, let’s see what we have now. I am so, so, so happy with all the photos. I am happy as a clam! :D

(These are from Wan Yi. For photos from Melissa, click HERE.)

A great day has come to an end, in a great way. :)

Went dinner with Wan Yi and Kong, fish head noodles, in Kuchai Lama. Pretty good. Had my first sip of the soup, thought the one in Desa Petaling that Phoebe brought me to was nicer. Towards the end, found that this one was better. The milk isn’t too much and that makes the soup whole lot better. I almost finished the soup!

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Pregnancy Photoshoot – First Ever

I was so excited when she engaged me to shoot for her pregnancy photos. It was one of the 10 portraits that I was giving out in the month of June. I am so glad that she showed me her support! That is exactly what I needed and still need at this moment. Thank you Shin Yee for having faith in me. :)

But I was so nervous last week. I was worrying I may screw up the good memories. I kept thinking “what if the photos aren’t nice? What if she doesn’t like them? What if my photos look flat?” I flooded myself with so many of what-ifs!!! Assurance from friends didn’t seem to work on me. Hahaha.

Anyway, here are some of the photos.

Photography – With Vivian & Friends

Remember the photoshoot with Vivian that I mentioned few weeks ago. Finally I’m done with the photos editing part.

Vivian is so much fun to shoot with, she can definitely work it all. It was so easy to shoot with her.

It was supposed to be a friendship-themed photoshoot. Too bad that it didn’t materialise as there were too many photographers. Ended up that each of us shoot with different people. I was lucky that I followed Vivian. :) I followed her because first, I know her longer, the interactions between 2 of us would be easier. We joked, we talked, we laughed at each other…… Hahaha. Then, I knew that shooting Vivian would be fun. She’s such a bubbly person who likes to smile and laugh a lot.

I knew that she was a bit, hmm… how should I put it? She was probably a bit frustrated that the other photographers didn’t understand the theme that she had wanted. Plus, the other photographers just didn’t give her the attention that she deserved! I always believe that it is not the prettiness of the object that we shoot at, it is always the interactions between the photographers and the object. If you interact well with the object, you can have beautiful photos. So, I can’t understand why those photographers having their eyes fixed on the other 2 pretty ladies. Vivian is all pretty and fine too. I am glad that I shoot her more. My heart felt a bit of the twitch when she mentioned in her blog that there ain’t much photos of her except from me.

I believe the photos speak of themselves. Look at all the wonderful photos I’ve got for Vivian. It once again proves that, you don’t need an almightly camera to take good photos (of course a good camera adds to the finest details of the photo). I’m not being arrogant here, just that I love the photos so much, and I love Vivian too. :) Thanks Vivian for giving me the chance.


She looks so cute! :D

The other photographers didn’t want to have the passer-by in the photo. Well, I was thinking, “the hell with it”. It looks more fun to have other things in the photos. :)

They said silly to have direct sun light on the face of your subject. Well, at least it looks nice here. :p

Pretty!

Goddess in the forest? LOL!

Love, Laughters, Sweat

Today is a day that made me all energised again. We ate, talked, laughed, screamed, played, joked, took photos, sweat…… All that we could do in probably several days, we did it all in one day! LOL!

I can’t remember if Nicole invited us over, or it was one of our little evil ideas (okay, we have many BIG evil ideas :)) just to crash her house and made her worked her ass off to cook for us. Hahahaha. She has been headache for 2 weeks on what to cook for us and if we would like it. Awww… Nicole, Nicole… Your worries were all for nothing. :) The food was delicious!

After buying some Coca-cola from 7-Eleven, went to Wangsa Maju LRT station to pick up Melissa and off we went to Nicole’s house. There was some minor traffic jam on the road, but we got there around 12.30pm. Wan Yi came late, at about 1pm.

Nicole had made us a dozen of double chocolate muffins! Yes, you read me right, a dozen for 5 of us, including her kind self. There was a dozen of strawberry chicken wings!!! And, the divine of the day, potato/ham gratin!!! When Melissa, Vivian and I got there first, the gratin was still in the oven. Nicole said there was too much of cream and it was watery. But when it was done, it wasn’t. With the extra cream and milk, Melissa happily sucked all of them! LOL! Alright, not all, but much of it. Hehehe. The gratin was super yummy, with the ham and cheese…… Ooohhh…… There wasn’t any single drop of cream spared on my plate! Hahahaha. The strawberry chicken was unique. With a teeny tinge of sourness, it didn’t spoil the taste of the chicken wings. The double chocolate muffins!!! How could I miss that! I was the first to grab one and put it in my mouth! Hahahaha. It’s even better than those muffins from Coffee Bean or Starbucks.

After having a hearty, filling and satisfying meal with a big grin on all of our faces, we headed straight for the Wii!!! Yes, it was Wii time! So funny to see Wan Yi having all sorts of expressions again. She has never failed to demonstrate to us how her face can be contorted into so many funny ways! Hahahaha.

We had a great time playing and laughing our heads off!!! After a while, I noticed Melissa and Vivian, who weren’t playing, were having their very own photoshooting session right at the balcony area with my camera! LOL! And then Vivian suggested to go down to the facilities floor to have some outdoor photoshooting session.

Vivian left around 4pm, but the 3 of us continued our Wii session. Melissa wasn’t playing at all. Hmm…… I wonder if she doesn’t like to play or she simply wanted to enjoy seeing our funny reactions! Hahaha. Every great party has to come to an end.

Melissa then left around 5.30pm. Wan Yi and I now had the whole Wii to ourselves, with Nicole sitting and watching! :D Both of my arms are aching now after all the violent shaking from playing Wii! Hahaha.

A super-duper BIG thank-you to Nicole, for cooking such a nice and wonderful meal for us. I know you’ve made a lot of efforts in cooking something that we all would like. Thanks.

I forgot to mention that, Nicole has got a very homey house. She has always mentioned that it’s her 狗兜 (doggie house, similar to a small humble hut). If that is a doggie house, it sure hell is a damn big house! LOL! It’s not small at all, not even close to messy, it is so clean and comfortable. Wish I could have a home like that in the future.

Here’s some photos, to feed your hungry eyes. More to come later tomorrow.

Portraits for Pets???

Went to meet Christine last Saturday, needed me to take some simple photos of her maternity-wear shop located in Tropicana Medical Centre, and also some “portraits” for her cute little doggie, Fanshih.

I am quite afraid of dogs, but I do love dogs. It’s just I’m always worrying that they may bite or claw at me. Mind you, Fanshih is so different! The moment she got in the car, she was like running in between me and Christine, looking out of the window. She is so adorable! That was my first time got so close with dog!!! LOL!

When we got into the house, gosh, she is so hyper-active! She just wouldn’t stop running around. Hahaha. Especially when she saw my camera. She’s not camera-shy at all, she is just so aware of the camera and sometimes she would just run away from me. Hahaha.

Here are some photos of her. Sorry that there isn’t any music for the slideshow, as some of you are aware, the copyright thingy.

Click on the thumbnail to see the photos.

Fanshih

Portraits – Vivian

Portraits for Vivian. Just some casual shots.
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Girl Power

I was so excited yesterday, that I am seeing the girls again today. Our meeting place would be Mid Valley, that is kind of like a middle point for all of us.

I wanted to have Nando’s, and the girls agreed. Hahaha. I was there earlier than what I expected, told the girls that I’d be late but ended up I was there earlier than some of them!!! Vivi and I went on to take some portraits of her. When the rest arrived, off we went to Nando’s to have our stomach filled with all the chicken and chips and rice. Hahahaha. We were cam-whoring in the restaurant too!!!

It was so fun taking photos of them. Luckily all of them are so photogenic and most importantly, they aren’t camera shy. My 50mm lens didn’t fail me. Photos came out pretty nice. The only short fall is that it isn’t wide enough for group photos.

Bodyshop is having sale!!! Bought a facial scrub for Andrew and a facial sponge for myself.

We were doing a lot of window shopping, then we decided to have something to drink as we all were so thirsty from talking and laughing. Went to My Toast in The Gardens. Gosh, Mel and I just couldn’t resist the temptation of the Nasi Lemak that seemed like saying “EAT ME”. We ordered one packet and shared it with the rest. LOL! We were so full!!!

Vivi left around 4pm. The rest of us just continue wandering around. At the end, it left me and Yi. With nothing to do and shop anymore, we soaked ourselves in Speedy browsing through all the artists and DVDs! Andrew came pick me up and I had to leave Yi alone again.

Went to Bandar Sri Permaisuri, had my dinner together with Andrew’s cousins. Geez, I ate so much today!!!

Traffic was bad, took us one whole hour to get home.

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Fun-filled Day

It was my idea to go Seremban to visit Melissa. Thought of going with Andrew since he is off. Who knows the girls told me that they would love to go as well and it was so sweet of them to make themselves available to make this trip possible. Vivian who is still sick finally managed to come with us, made us so happy.

We waited for each other at KL Sentral around 11am. Wan Yi was the last to come, perhaps her hubby just wouldn’t want to let her venture into some unfamiliar place before we all got there. Hehehe. It was her first time taking the KTM commuter (Komuter). She was all excited about it. Nicole brought her banana muffins as promised. She baked them last night, a dozen of them! Wan Yi and I got too hungry in the train and we decided to have one of those muffins, ignoring the “no eating no drinking” sign! The muffin was just so deliciously. I can now still taste the yummy-ness. Hahaha.

Tickets for remembrance.

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It took us 1 and a half hours to reach Seremban. Mel was waiting for us at the other side of the road, we had to cross the bustling road!!! Gosh…… It was scary, and also funny to see Vivian running! Hahaha……

Finally, the Seremban KTM station.

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Our first destination would be filling up our stomach first. We went to the Pasar Besar Seremban (wet market) for the famous Hakka noodles. We were too late, they were calling it a day! But luckily, the shop which owned by the brother was still open! We walked across the streets to the shop. We finally get to have some super yummy Hakka noodles.

The famous Hakka noodles.

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Yummy yummy.

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The weather was hot, hot, hot! When we got back to the market, Mel asked if we would like to have some “cendol”. Of course I want to have some cendol, it’s been quite a while I didn’t have cendol. Before we went for cendol, we stopped for some mini ice-cream. Mel and Nicole bought one each. The rest of us were keeping our stomach for the cendol. Ha! The cendol was delicious too! Cold dessert for a super hot day. We went back to that ice-cream uncle since Wan Yi wanted to have ice-cream too. She is absolutely an eater! Hehehe. Wan Yi was so cute while she talked to the ice-cream uncle. We were giggling beside her.

Cheap but delicious ice-cream.

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Cendol cendol.

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Mel invited us to her house, her home. Can’t believe that she has 3 dogs! 2 poodles and 1 I-don’t-know-what-kind-of dog. That 2 poodles were jumping and running around inside the house when they saw us. Vivian is scared of dogs! The white poodle is named Kimi, and the other brown one is Wang Wang. The names are just so cute!!!

Banana muffins, baked by Nicole.

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At Mel’s home.

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After spending some time there, we went to buy some famous Seremban “siew pao” (baked bun) and egg tarts. Off we went to Port Dickson then, photo-shooting time! We took quite a lot of photos there, funny ones, silly ones, pretty ones…… I must really thank to the 4 of them for being my free models of the day. Hahaha. They had to sit and stand under the hot sun, listening to the commands of this amateur photographer. Wuahahahaha……

Buying some “siew pao” and egg tarts.

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At Port Dickson, sun-bathing. LOL.

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Photoshooting in Port Dickson.

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Around 7pm, Mel brought us to this famous Restaurant Sin Yit Sing for dinner. We ordered 6 dishes which includes a coconut chicken soup, fish-head noodles, some vegetables, fried sotong, pork ribs and the fried crab. We were so happy shovelling the food down our stomach. Hahaha. We didn’t manage to finish some of the food though. The dinner was so cheap! Five of us, RM22 each. Now I realised we’ve paid RM2 less to Nicole. No wonder the money that she got in hand didn’t tally with the amount shown in my handphone! Gotta pay her the next time we see her.

The yummy yet cheap dinner.

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Finally, it was time to say goodbye. Mel dropped us at the train station, and we took the 8.45pm train back to KL. We were all tired but happy. Though we were tired, still we talked non-stop in the train for 1 and a half hours! Hahaha. When we reached the KL Sentral, Wan Yi and I were running towards the toilet! LOL.

Guess the next time we visit Mel in Seremban again would be on her wedding day, and that would be this coming September! Hooray!

I am so happy to have such a wonderful trip with the girls. Guess I’ll be smiling to sleep and wake up smiling too. Mel was saying I’d better not wake up laughing again, else Andrew is going to send me to hospital. Hahaha. Yeah, you bet, I once woke up laughing and Andrew heard it. LOL.