• When everyone can fly, everyone can treat you like shit

    Cabin view of the recent flight I boarded, an AirAsia flight. If given a choice, generally the clients would advise us to NOT board an AirAsia flight.  Reasons being, delayed and safety. The delay, I understood.  There were a few times some of the media, our colleagues and even clients boarded the AirAsia flights were late for the events, due to the flight delayed.  To be fair, the delay sometimes were due to weather, and ground control.  I am pretty sure AirAsia team would have done all they can to ensure punctuality.   So in terms of safety, this is subjective.  But after my recent flight with AirAsia to Penang,…

  • Learning about architecture photography from @rupajiwa

    Some background about @rupajiwa Studio.  Wan Fuad and Airul Azli, explaining the equipments they use for their assignments.  Formed in 2000 by Wan Fuad and Airul Azli, Rupajiwa Studio or Rupajiwa has actively involved in several arts and cultural events. In 2006, Rupajiwa has organized and showcased their works in a joint-exhibition with a collective of experimental photographers in Sepetik Telunjuk Photo Exhibition in Tempinis Galeri Bangsar. Since then, Rupajiwa has been involved in several art exhibitions and collaborated with few local and international visual artists. Rupajiwa focused on Architectural Photography since 2008, serving top architecture firms, developers and private clients in Malaysia and Singapore and also several international assignments.…

  • Wedding Reception of Our Colleague from Design Team

    We attended the wedding reception of Shahrul and Alwani yesterday at Teluk Pulai, Klang.  So happened we were in Klang for 2 consecutive weekend. 1 weekend we were there to get stuff for Inez.  Of course both weekends we had famous Klang Bak Ku Teh. Coming back to Shahrul and Alwani’s wedding reception. We arrived a bit earlier while bride and groom were on their way, so I walked about taken some pictures of the reception.  I thought of instead of taking the usual pictures, let’s take something different. So, here they are.

  • Mari Anda Sekat (MAS)

    As the title of this entry is about, got sekat by Malaysian Airlines online miles redemption. In March, I was booking a trip with Retna to Sri Lanka via the miles redemption, the payment could not go through.  Contacted the Malaysia Airlines team via Facebook, no reply. Called the Malaysia Airlines customer line, was told the payment was down since a month ago. Wow, for such a large if not world class airline company, to have its payment system down for a month?  I guess that time, the CEO of the team seriously not doing their job right. So, I called and was charged RM70 per passenger for the call…

  • 你来, 汝来

    Have passed by Nilai many times, coming here, never. So I was there with the twins, as they were attending workshops in Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) over the weekend. Of course I would take the opportunities to explore the town, through the chatting with the local as well as photography. We had some ok-ish food in Nilai.  Our colleagues told us plenty of food here, I Google-d, found some, but not the sort I like. So the weekend when we were in Nilai was also the time of the university convocation. I did not see many parents around, thought I could photograph them there.  In fact I seen none.…

  • We joined #joywithsharoncalli

    We love writing. Maybe not in the calligraphy style. We just love to write. When I decided to get the iPad Pro 2 years back, I was contemplating whether I should add Apple Pencil, anyway, I did. So I used the Apple Pencil to take notes during the meetings with clients, as well as learning. Talking about learning, yes, Retna and I will register for things to learn. Today, we did some learning on copperplate calligraphy, organised by CzipLee, taught by @joychong and @ronnycakes. The lesson started quite on time, where the reminder email informed the participants to turn up by 1000, and guess what, we started before 1030 (the…

  • Lukut before PD

    With the many things twins have to bring back to school, I offered them a ride back to their hostel on Sunday evening. We stopped by 1 place recommended by the school’s principal for quick bite. Over the school holiday, the very nice principal recommended few food places in Lukut and Port Dickson, I have passed by some of them, never knowing that the hidden germs these places are (ha ha). So, we were at Ah Boy Siew Yok (roast pork), which was just opened when we got there.  I could see some parents and students from twins school already there (how fast!). Waited in line patiently to order the…

  • Thank you for allowing us to be a part of this solemn moment

    Taken from Nalanda. Pindacāra, the practice of collecting alms-food, is observed by Theravada Buddhist monks who have gone forth from ‘home-life’ to ‘homelessness’. A Buddhist monk is known in Pāli Language as a ‘bhikkhu’ – meaning ‘one who lives on alms’. In Buddhist countries such as Thailand and Myanmar, it is a daily ritual for monks to go on Pindacāra, where they walk through a village from one household to another, allowing devotees to make food offerings. With Pindacāra, Buddhist monks need not worry about food and this afford them time to ponder and practise the Dhamma.  Since the time of the Buddha, lay people have been supporting monks this…