In Just One Click...

Monday, June 20, 2011 - - 0 Comments

Until now I don't know how much I give my time for my

Back since November 2009, I unintentionally holding a DSLR camera of a friend of mine during an event and started with a few clicks of photos. I found out that the outcome not just a picture, or an ordinary image. It somehow explains everything what I see through my very own eyes, recorded on a plane of thousands of pixels.

YES!! I get addicted taking photos since the moment then!! Hahaha...I did not hesitate myself taking pictures anytime and anywhere. As long as I have camera (cellphones, compact SLR, DSLR, etc.) I would not hold them for exhibition, I'd love to take at least one shot of moments before my eyes.

Even my passion climaxed when I created a page of my photography in Facebook.

But one thing I know why I can't stop taking photos...I want people to see that there are the goodness of life around them, JUST around them that they might overlooked. Some people don't realize this, but through the pictures, it is hoped that they may open the eyes of those who have not opened yet...Erm, I speak too 'flowery' but I hope that you could understand. Heh, it's like I have my own recipe of taking photos...

How about yours? What is your passion and how do you cherish it?

A Night at 2011 Sabah Fest

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - - 0 Comments

I’m back!!! From a long time vanish from blogging...I have been gone through the semester with a lot of memorable moments, happy, sad, entertaining and also boring. However, anything happens I’m glad that all have passed.. I have been to the Sabah Fest 2011 recently, and it was the first time I been to the event. Well, what is it all about then?This year, Sabah Fest took the theme from a folk tale “Pa’pakang : The Odyssey of Seven Brothers”, a tale that depicts seven brothers found themselves a magical stone, the Pa’pakang while bathing at the Liwagu River nearby their village. They were fighting and arguing to possess the stone for himself. Then the father intervened, so he decided to throw the stone and it divided into seven pieces, one each for the brothers. Their father said that each piece is a legacy and told them to keep it safely, to prove their identity as siblings and as a reminder of their place of origin, Nunuk Ragang.As Nunuk Ragang faced famine, plague and increasing population, all of the brothers fled except the youngest, named Aki Lintobon become the headman of Nunuk Ragang after his father died.One night, Aki Lintobon dreamt of the calamities that befallen on his village, and separation of his brothers. When he woke up in the morning, he felt an overwhelming sense of sadness and burning desire to find his brothers. So he told the villagers about this and decided to find his brothers, brought along his piece of the Pa’pakang stone.One by one, he found his brothers, according to the chronology, Aki Tomui of Pitas (Orang Sungei), Aki Runsud of Kudat (Dusun Rungus), Aki Datoo’ Garudin of Kota Belud (Dusun Tindal), Aki Tinggoron of Lahad Datu (Dusun Subpan), Aki Longguwai of Penampang (Kadazan) and lastly Aki Turumpok of Keningau (Murut), but Aki Turumpok somehow vanished into the supernatural world so the Murut headman named Ampal united all of them with the Pa’pakang stone on behalf of Aki Turumpok.It was a very colourful and cultural extravaganza that almost 2000 people packed the Sutera Magellan Resort ballroom that night, which was graced by His Excellency The Tuan Yang Terutama Yang Di Pertua Negeri Sabah. The story of Pa’pakang was told in a very special way, where the odyssey of the brothers reveals almost all cultures of Sabah.Well, it’s worth of having a pass to the event anyway. . .

Where Are You Christmas?

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - - 1 Comments

Christmas is around the corner. And for most of us, Christmas is about Christmas trees, presents, Santa Claus, or food and drinks served during the occasions. But maybe somehow we missed something for Christmas; maybe our friends, families, those who are suffering, neglected or in grief. Let us reflect about it through this song by Faith Hill :

Where are you Christmas?
Why can't I find you?
Why have you gone away?
Where is the laughter
You used to bring me?
Why can't I hear music play?

My world is changing
I'm rearranging
Does that mean Christmas changes too?

Where are you Christmas
Do you remember
The one you used to know
I'm not the same one
See what the time's done
Is that why you have let me go

Christmas is here
Everywhere, oh
Christmas is here
If you care, oh

If there is love in your heart and your mind
You will feel like Christmas all the time

I feel you Christmas
I know I've found you
You never fade away
The joy of Christmas
Stays here in silence
Fills each and every heart with love

Where are you Christmas
Fills your heart with love

Paku & Belacan??

Friday, August 27, 2010 - - 2 Comments

Owh well.... NOT THIS ONE!!

This is not 'paku' (nail) but in Sarawakian accent it is called paku' (with a silent 'k' in the end of the word), that means a particular wild vegetables ususally eaten in Sarawak (and Malaysia as well).

Meanwhile, belacan is a shrimp paste that is made of fermented ground shrimp, sun dried and cut into many blocks of paste. It usually used in most Southeast Asian cuisines to give a more spicy taste.

Owh...back to 'Paku & Belacan'. I don't mean the ones I explaied just now...

It is about these two guys, from the United States. Well, are they JUST ordinary Westerners? Paku (left) is from Arizona and Belacan (right) is from Utah. Both of them are 22 y.o.. Both of them have been to Sarawak (specifically in Bintulu) between 2008-2009, serving as volunteers (I'm not sure in what field).
But somehow their errand to Sarawak, caused them able to speak fluent bahasa pasar (informal speech) and a little bit of Iban language. At a point they could crap whatever they like in a successive local loyar buruk (rambling, in other word, talking ridicule)!

But now both of them are in Utah to work and they somehow missed Malaysia, especially Sarawak very much that they expressed their yearning through some videos in Youtube, all of them are in Malay! Well, at least I shared this because I'm proud that somebody that are not from our country are not ashamed to speak Malay in their own country even though it is not their own mother tongue...

One of the I posted below:

Peristiwa Pagi Hari

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - - 1 Comments

Hari ini ada 'mood' tulis blog dalam Bahasa Malaysia...yg skema??

No No ...NO!!

saya mau informal ba hari ni, kunun la...

hari ni, saya kegeraman lg...punya awal bangun td, 6.30pg
pas tuh bersiap2 awal, nek bas awal, mo pigi SST
ada tutorial jam 9pg (dlm jadual)
skali ada msg dtg, dlm jam 8.30pg
dr kmi pnya Mdm (lecturer)
bilang dia begini : " Dan, kta jmpa nex wik ja"


minggu ni ja, 4 kali klas uda kna kensel...yg pasti akan bnyk replesmen klas ne huhuhuhu...
tp xpa la, ari ni dpt juga pigi online awal2 pagi td huhuhu...

tp time saya tunggu bas td, ada la 1 ikur (ekor) kucing tiba2 mendekati...
trus dia membaringkan diri atas kaki saya...
ilang juga boring2 tunggu bas hehehe
ni lagi gmbr dia....