Perhaps you are very dissatisfied with yourself. You are not a genius, have no distinctive gifts, and are inconspicuous when it comes to having any special abilities. Mediocrity seems to be the measure of your existence. None of your days are noteworthy, except for their sameness and lack of zest. Yet in spite of this, you may live a great life.
And yes, that has how my life was: mediocre. But since I picked up my first SLR camera - an Olympus E-510 one and a half years ago, it has brought me a new zeal and artistic vision to capture that which matters, and till today, I am proud to say that it is what makes me what I am.
Here is a years' reflections of what I've been through so far in 2009.
Suzuki Night market week after week, though admittedly I haven't tried much of the food at the market until now.
Australia Day with the rest of Melbourne.
Chinese New Year. Much more happening that my quiet hometown in Malaysia.
Valentine's. I can still vividly remember the pink skies from the bush fire season.
Osaka Twilight Festival. Had plenty of fun over there.
Moomba fest from 7-9 March.
Thai Culture and Food Festival at Federation Square, especially the gorgeous performers ;)
F1 season was in Melbourne. It's a pity that the race didn't end as spectacularly as i expected.
world record dribbling event at Fed Square.
fashion event at our local shopping mall. Nothing much ever happens in Kuching, so we photographers have to find stuff to amuse ourselves.
Old Wet Market. Sad to say it's all disappeared now.
Sibu (a small town in Sarawak), specifically my great grandparents' house. Till today I still can't believe this feeble timber structure is still standing, although the current place that I'm renting in Melbourne is about a 100 years old :p
Miss World Harvest Festival at the Sarawak Cultural Village. Though some of the beauties are gorgeous, there's much to be improved on regarding the venue which is semi outdoor and doesn't have aircond !
St Joseph's School band I once joined as they prepared for the Nationals. An enlightening experience to be there.
Convention at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. Experienced my first inaugural mugging during the convention. Must be bad luck I reckon.
Ipoh for the first time, and had a fantastic photography outing while at the same time tried various local delicacies.
Fotoholics club activities after being absent for quite some time.
Myers Spring Summer Fashion launch with supermodel Jennifer Hawkins in the spotlight.
Australian Idol live at Federation Square.
Juwita Suwito Concert at the Arrow Heights basement with upcoming talent Alarice Thio.
Indonesian Festival at Federation Square for an awesome cultural exchange.
AAMI Victoria Derby Day.
Went for a day trip in Dandenong with some friends from pre-university days (some of whom I haven't seen for 4 years), and had a fantastic English meal at Miss Marples afterwards.
Great Ocean Road with the guys.