Blogging and Photography Reflections (1 of 30)

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I started my blog many years ago, and it started way before the social media days. It is a platform for me to share mostly my photos, and then it kind of progress to videos and at some point, I just share my knowledge and my daily reflections.

It is not a very successful blog, but it still remain a platform that I will maintain because its something personal, and something that I am willing to step out of my comfort introvert self and share it with the world.

I may be look like an extrovert and expressive person, but deep in my heart, I do think I am extreme introvert. I prefer to be myself and do things on my own rather than sharing it with somebody, which is probably true in the last couple of years.

Today is a Sunday 27th January 2019, and I want to post myself a challenge for the next 30 days to at least post something. Not necessarily photography, but something that I will need to write. If its a photo, there must be a story that comes behind it.

Photography

Honestly, photography – despite being my core hobby, I somewhat have lost the essence of it. Perhaps because of the advance of technology that makes photography so much easier! In fact, there were a lot of instances that I thought carrying a camera is too hassle, when I do have a fantastic iPhone that can shoot photo like a professional.

I guess, the key thing for me is to be able to continue to shoot and push myself. I do need to discover myself and find that is that photography genre that I want to. It is not easy to get the genre. I always think that I am street shooter but in the past couple of years, because I have not been shooting much, I rarely shoot in this genre. Probably more of travel photography.

Should I be focus?

Well I think I should. I do work in town, and I do think that I need to get out there and shoot at least once a week. I know its not easy, carrying my camera all the time but if I don’t do this – sigh, I will lose that touch which I think I have lost.

The trip to Chiang Mai – I must say – my photo is shit. Perhaps because I doing more touristy stuffs rather than going on a photography trip. My next trip is to Yangon the coming weekend, and I do need to focus on doing the right thing and shoot more street photo. Yes – I will still continue to shoot touristy stuffs as I am in a new place, but I do need to get myself out there and walk along the streets in order to shoot! What’s the point of carrying a Leica if I don’t shoot that way!

One of my best photo ever!
A picture of a homeless man – in a backalley near Central Market. He was telling us about his lifestory. He ended up crying.
901, anwar, campaign, I Love Malaysia, rally, ranting

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On Monday – 9th January 2012, I will be having a big presentation. Probably one of the most important presentation I have in the last 6 months or so. But what worries me, is not about whether the presentation will go well or not, it’s more whether I’ll make it there on time. But I guess, with the latest announcement – I am relieved, and very glad.

Wtf – I am talking about???

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It’s the planned rally on 9th January 2012 – organized by Pakatan. I am don’t have any political inclination to any side – whether it’s Barisan or Pakatan. I am not a member of any political party though PAS somewhat acknowledged me as a member, which I have completely have no idea how the hell that happened, and how the hell they got my personal details. That will be another topic that I won’t be touch. Am quite sure, friend of friend of a friend a friend might have passed my details.

OK – back to all this rally that is planned. I am supporter for freedom of speech – but that will need to come with self-moderation. With self moderation, comes with respect! Respect for other individuals. When a rally is organized, definitely there will be disruptions. Disruptions can be many things. One that is most obvious would be the traffic. I know people would have different views on why does Police do lockdowns and roadblocks. I do not fault them. They, as the organization which is responsible for the security will need to do what ever that they need to do to ensure safety of all. Not just those who participate in the rally, but for the common citizens who ply the city on day to day basis.

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When there’s roadblocks, there’s traffic jams, when there’s traffic jams.. there’s disruptions.

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Anyway – I am glad that the whole rally thing has been settled. Kudos to both organization Police and Pakatan in agreeing to have a rally in the Jalan Duta car park. Now most importantly is that those who attending Free Anwar rally to behave themselves, and confine themselves to the agreed area. Those who came late and failed to get their spot in the car park, please bugger off. Now what we can do is to wait and see whether all of this will end well. Hopefully this will be a start to a bunch of peaceful rally in a confined environment that does not disrupt other people who could not careless about this matter!

 

So that’s it. Am just ranting this Saturday morning… he he..

 

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