My Happiest Moment

Have you ever wondered, what if, just what if, (touch wood) you didn't know it's gonna be your last day on Earth, and you just have a lil time more to do all the things that you wanted, what would you do? And as you reflect upon your life, what is it that make you happiest - ever?

It dawned on me that life is short and unexpected I want to do the things I like and enjoy and I've enjoyed some happy moments in my life. Of course, memories are frail and sometimes we tend to forget what we experienced. That's why photographs are really handy to remind us of our happy moments, and that's also the very reason I love photography =).


Winter and touching snow for the very first time in my life, in Korea! It was one of the happy moments of my life as it was one of the best experience in my life. I had a great time there =)


Being able to Sony TX5 with friends event courtesy of Nuffnang was also one of the happy moments in life. :] I seldom go to this kinda events to meet people and stuff, but it was fun especially of the thrill of being in competition. And being able to see (didn't dare to approach XD) people like Timothy Tiah and Audrey in person was awesome :D Thus, one of the happy moments.


Or could it be getting results that I won something that defined my happiest moment ? Nope, never. It's fun getting the news you won something and getting something in return of your hardwork. That thrill of receiving the good news and telling everyone "ZOMG I WON. ZOMG I CANT BELIEVE IT. ZOMG ZOMG ZOMG". That feeling? Freaking awesome I tell you. But, nothing beats the happiest moment in my life..


Celebrating my grandmother's birthday this year has been the most amazing time of my life. And with no doubts, this is actually my happiest moment in my life. I always believed that without my family, I won't be who I am today. I love my family to bits. I think it's a great joy to be able to see three generations coming together and celebrate this occasion together. 

We're not really celebrating longevity but rather this joyous occasion that hey, my grandmother had lived this long in raising her children and being able to see her children and grandchildren living their own lives and dreams. But we never forget how much she had sacrificed for all of us. 

Opportunities like this don't always come. You gotta appreciate those who are in front of your eyes because you wouldn't know when will circumstances hit us; and then there will be no more chance to celebrate any happy occasions together. Value your family because no one could ever replace them as people always say, blood is thicker than water. Air yang dicincang tidak akan putus =)

You know how the HAPPY(s) go into celebrations? Like Happy Birthday, Happy New Year, Happy Valentines. Happy Happy Happy. And who do you celebrate all these Happy(s) with? Your loved ones, your family. =)

Someday sometime, I can show my kids that I have a happy family, a happy extended family too. I even have proof: showing them this picture. That's why I believe that happy photography is so important. 

And guess who is going along this line of Happy Photography? :) If you haven't guess it, it's Olympus, mate!


Yep, Olympus is introducing cameras for its theme of Happy Photography. Learn all about it here (link). I love the features of the camera and it will be pretty cool if I could get my hands on one of them =) 

I'd love to continue my happy photography and continue to preserve memories so that even at my old age next time, I will have something to remind me of all the happy things that had happened and I lived with no regrets =)


Digi Pitbull – I Like

Ever since I got my DSLR back in August, I've been practicing a lot, trying to learn new stuffs and what not. :] Haven't got much chance to shoot outdoor photography though. Will be waiting for that chance. And looks like the chance is coming..


YES! Pitbull is coming to Malaysia this December! Surf Beach at Sunway Lagoon! Outdoor photography it is :D Woohoo. And the best part? Digi is giving out an official photographer pass to the concert! ZOMG. That is like the best ever thing that happens if I got it!

And WHY should Digi give me the pass? Simply cause I love photography and I believe passion is the thing that matters. Capturing the best moments in life is my passion :)

I also have a Nikon D5100 in hand, though it might not be the best equipment around but I can make do with what I have :) Here's some of the shots from Nikon D5100 :)

Brian Joo and Alexander in 3rd Wave, not too long ago :)

The union between two couples, wedding :)

Children - a joy to life

Family and celebrations :)

And I was given the chance to take attend a music concert not too long ago. And this is probably my best shot taken so far :)

No edits at all! :)

Getting the pass would really be a lifetime experience that money can't buy and I promise to have a great time in the concert while shooting Pitbull up close. My, that feeling of just imagining that I'm here, all the hype, all the adrenaline rush. Ah, it just overwhelms me now :P

Well, that's not all. Besides getting the photographer pass, there's also a few pairs of passes that are up for grabs! Want to know how to get it? Head on to Digi's webpage here! (link). It's easy and simple. Not only can you win the passes to watch Pitbull live, you could also win passes for Meet and Greet!! ZOMG. Life is just awesome with Digi :)

Courtesy of Nuffnang and Digi, now I stand a chance to have the chance to watch Pitbull aka Mr Worldwide live! Yay! You can too, join now here! (link)

As Pitbull sings, I know you want me, You know I want cha! I wan youuuuuu, passes :)

Moon

Hey! October hasn't been very kind to me from the start. Just finish midterms this week and I finished my research paper within this two days. Felt very relieved. But I still have one more research to go. With two presentation. Ah. =/ Gonna be tough tough tough. Really really sorry for the lack of updates lately. I mean, especially this month :(

Anyway, just gonna share a few pictures that I snapped for the past few weeks :)


Taken at 200mm, 800 ISO, 1/800, f/5.6, no flash :)


Taken at 200mm, 140 ISO, 1/125, f/8, no flash.




Unboxing Samsung Galaxy SII aka SGS2


Remember this? :) Yes, to those who don't know yet. It's no longer a surprise anymore. Yes! It's a Samsung Galaxy SII inside :D And how I got it? :P


Yahoo! It's real it's real. When I got the news, was a bit skeptical. Is it true? Is it me? :) Yes it is. Can't tell you how happy I was, especially I didn't expected this to come in my way :) All the more, I didn't thought of changing my phone even though my phone was having a serious dead pixels problem but I managed to endure using it for 9 months. Lols. :D


Inside the DHL box. Taadaaa! :) First look. Was so excited when opening it. There's a lot those plastics of bubbles also. Very nice to pop pop pop. Hohoho.


:DDDDD 


First impression when I held it. SO THIN AND LIGHT. AND HUGE. :/ But now I'm used to it already :D Finding ipod touch and other phones so small now ._. 


Samsung Apps book. And a manual book, which I don't find useful at all :(


Accessories. 


:D SGS2. Life changing device? Lol. Not yet. But feels nice to have one :) Very timely indeed. I will share why in the next post or so. 

That's all for the unboxing. If I have the time, maybe I'll post up some thoughts about it. See ya!


Befrienders - Social Good 2.0



Prior to my previous blog post, I mentioned a little about the Befrienders. You probably have heard of them over the radio but the radio might have been too fast, and you might not catch the message behind what was aired. So, actually, as I said in the last blogpost, there's a campaign about Befrienders on SAYS.my (link) and you guys should totally S&S (spread and share) it.

Befrienders is an NGO that offers service 24/7 to whoever that needs them regardless of your status in life. No financial help offered but they offer a greater help - emotionally support. I mean, at a certain point of time in life, everyone would be down, not our choice though. And if you didn't know, everyone actually goes through depression in their life, just depending on what stage of depression. O: I also went depressed without me realizing. I think with the existence of Befrienders, it's just appropriate and relevant because there's this group of people who are always there, always ready to give their ears to you.

(taken from weheartit)


There are many issues in life that is taboo in Malaysia. The issues that gives you "THE STARE" when you talk about it. Especially in our culture, BGR is a big no-no for a teen and parents don't really talk to children about it. That's just one of the examples of the many issues that we face in life. We may be faced with dilemma, and friends are not the best people to go to. Perhaps by talking with the Befrienders, we are able to just let out our emotions rather than storing up negative emotions that can lead to many bad effects. x_x


(taken from openlettersmonthly)

OR, if you are a shy person. You don't wanna talk, you can choose to email or even snail mail Befrienders actually. That's what I would prefer to do. I don't really like talking over the phone. I'm shy. :( No, I'm serious o_o

What's even better is that you can remain as Mr/Ms Anonymous. You can vent out whatever you feel, your thoughts or whatever your opinion is, and no one would judge you. I tell you, that feeling of speaking and knowing that no one judge you is just super awesome!

And their service is also FOC. No money involved. And I also believe that Befrienders actually offer professional service for those in need. Whatever that is shared will be private and confidential, guaranteed.

Please, fear not in approaching Befrienders. I know we Malaysians have this concept that approaching services like this means that we are problematic. We're not problematic, we just need someone to listen to us. And therefore, if you ever need someone at anytime at all, Befrienders are always available.

Ever had a friend who is always depressed and suicidal? Always comparing himself/herself with others and always posts/say emo stuffs? If a name appeared on your mind, I suggest that you share about Befrienders via Social Good 2.0 to that person. It is dangerous for a person to have suicidal thoughts. I believe we all know of the consequences of such negativity. He/she needs help, help from professionals and they can remain anonymous about it.

(taken from newgrounds)

Whatever emotional support that you need, Befrienders are there to offer you that kind of support. And this is why people should know about Befrienders! Then, we would have less people who are depressed. The knowing that you are being heard makes a lot of difference. Wouldn't you feel great if whatever you say is taken into consideration by others? :)

So, show your support today! Be a good friend to others by sharing about Befrienders to them via Social Good 2.0 ! It is important that you share this with others, word of mouth counts right? :) And this is about people power! The more you share, the more people would know and be aware about this NGO, so that they can help whoever that needs them :) You can learn more about Befrienders here (link)

Head on to the Befrienders - SAYS.my Social Good 2.0 campaign nowwww ! (click here)

I shall end this blogpost with a quote :)


SAYS.MY and Social Good 2.0 - What is it really all about?

Warning: This is may be a long post, but if you wanna learn more and also be part of something cool, you gotta read on :)


If you haven't know it yet, I'm part of an online community called SAYS.my since June last year. It was previously called Youthsays before this (because it was open only for youths) but the site was revamped and now it is open for all. All as in : nenek, datuk, abang, kakak, ibu, ayah, adik all can join XD

(taken from blissful walls)

There still changes here and there over time, for the better of course. To join it's really simple, all you gotta do is just go to SAYS.my and login and sign up as user using your Facebook account :)

But wait! What's this fuss about SAYS.my anyway? How does it benefit YOU, and me :P (humans being human, we're always asking this question right?) First, you gotta know that this site rewards you. Even at the homepage, their web title goes - SAYS.my: Get Rewarded for Sharing.

(taken from says.my)

Share what you may ask? From time to time, there are campaigns available for you to share with your friends, several platform using social media: your best friend that you cannot resist - Facebook, Twitter, Blogspot, Wordpress, Tumblr and anywhere else as long as you don't violate the Do(s) and Don't(s).

This leads to another question. What is a campaign? A campaign usually contains a message, so when you are sharing a campaign, you are actually sharing a message.


Let me equate to you.

When you share a sponsored campaign = Rewarded in cash
When you share a Social Good 2.0 campaign = Sharing about NGOs and causes, Rewarded in CP (contribution points)


Social Good 2.0
Talking about Social Good 2.0 campaign, right now, SAYS.my is currently rewarding those who shares Social Good 2.0 campaigns as a support for social causes and NGOs in Malaysia. Take for example, there is a campaign to promote about Befrienders. I didn't know much about Befrienders actually but I get to know more about them after sharing this campaign. Befrienders are people who cares and listen to those who are in need, regardless of status or whatever. I have known many friends who are depressed and they won't open up to me. Perhaps by just sharing this campaign with them, they would feel better eventually as they can resort to the Befrienders. It's just relevant isn't it?

(taken from says.my)

How many people know the importance of voting? Or even about breast cancer? What about those who are autistic? And what about wildlife and animals? There are campaigns available to be shared and to spread awareness. We do know how powerful is social media, especially FACEBOOK right? :P And what's cool now is that when you share these Social Good 2.0 campaigns, SAYS.my will be rewarding you with a chance to win prizes - Samsung Galaxy S2 to adventures, game sets, vouchers and more! There are still many prizes to be won, it's not too late to join now =)

SAYS.my is really cool and fun! But what I find annoying is people do not read FAQs especially about the cashing-out process and they bombard the site with many hate-comments which can stir up hate feelings. Seriously, just take 5 minutes off and read about the FAQs here (link). It will save you from a lot of embarrassment and trouble.

Another question I always get: You talk so much about SAYS.my, you got get anything from them meh?
LOTS! I can't wait to share all of them with you :) I can personally testify of the various opportunities that I have as a teen. I have already cashed out twice over the course of one year. And the sum is really hugeeee. Am gonna cash out for the third time soon :P


Not only do I get rewarded in terms of cash, I also got to experience something I never thought I would do. Riverboarding! Oh gosh, I never thought I would ever go for an extreme sport. But I did. All thanks to SAYS.my. You can read all about it here (link).


I also won tickets for Arthur's Day not too long ago. And even movie tickets. So, there, no BS here okay.

So, after all those reading, are you tempted now to be a part of this community? Just head on to SAYS.my and login with your Facebook account. As simple as that. Anymore questions or doubts, just drop a comment at my chatbox or even this blogpost, I would reply :)

Be sure to check out their Facebook page too! (link) Maybe you would wanna like their page because the page is active and there's always announcement and interesting things that they share. And follow their twitter account too! (link) They usually also run giveaways there, don't say I didn't tell you :P


Updates #14 - Did I Just

Abandon my blog? Did I just abandon my blog? NO WAY. Actually kinda. Been busy with college ever since semester started. I'm not that busy busy. But always have something occupying my time. And now with two research paper, presentations and midterms coming up, I can't afford to slack already can I? October and November is like the peak of all peaks. College and life likewise. Going off to two places next month. Exciting indeed.



Something nice came and something not-so-nice happened. Still kinda sad about it. But what can I do? Anyways, I have a lot of pictures to share. To even blog about. Come to think of it, I haven't make a proper post about Korea, have I? And it's been almost ONE YEAR. Hurhur. I'm so gonna be a pro procrastinator in blogging. O: sigh. Will blog, when I feel like it and when I have time. Teehee. :)