Sunday, January 31, 2010

Working with little humans...

The weekend does not seem to be like one at all! Reason being, every weekend is a long weekend for me since I jumped the boat. Furthermore, when everyday is a "Saturday" I tend to get confused what the actual day is for the rest of the world!
....but anyway, life been massive fun and part of it is because I get to work around a number of little humans.... :o)

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Heart of the soul

....been pumping out power for more than a decade and still going strong. With a bit of cleaning, it is as good as new...
Spent the whole day working on the soul of my lost & found Wira Persona UK Spec 1996 1.8SRi DOHC with a foreman who owns and tunes his own Satria GTi...
Aku bukan orang berada beb....sebab tu everything I got with my own sweat and commitment means a lot to me...Alhamdulillah.
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Friday, January 29, 2010

Lost and found, the power of Doa

Finally, the long lost 1.8SRi is back in business.
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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Working on a Sunday

....not really, just playing seriously!
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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Fullhouse Lunch

....with the team after client meeting.
Yum yum!
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Karipap paling mahal dalam dunia....

Cinonet nak mampus, kulit tebal, isi ciput, harga 40sen.
Nak kaya sgt pun biar la berpada2....heheh!
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Monday, January 18, 2010

Alisya: "WO DE PAPA"

....that means "my father".
"Ayah ni mcm teddybear A&W laa pakai topi ni..."
By george!
...and I just bought that reversible RipCurl stuff!!
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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Test run

...for tomorrow's job in PD for an established outfit.
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Friday, January 15, 2010

Lights! Cameras! TheRepublik!

This week has been quite a hectic one for the whole family.
I would fall flat by 10pm next to my babies and would be up and about by 5am the next day.
Wifey would sleep late to prepare stuff for the kids schooling.
The kids would be spending the sunlight hours at school/ studio and by 9pm they are required to be in bed already., Nyot-nyot & Pot-pot have only been out of their main cage once (this weekend they'll have more time outside, insyaAllah!)
The challenge is to get them up early in the morning and navigating through the early morning rush.
...but everything translates to - Fun.


Sunday, January 10, 2010

㊂ III Foto ㊂

My kids with their first cameras.
Future legends of VII Photos, insyaAllah!!
Now they can only be ㊂ Foto young legends lah....hehe!
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Friday, January 08, 2010

School-lah (Sekolah!)

December 31, 2009.
Alisya & Naufal first taste of primary school - orientation day.
Nothing much but it is still a big day for them, our babies!
Their first steps....and they are taking it very well, being the minority among hundreds of Chinese friends, they made some friends quite immediately....

Official school day starts on January 4th 2010. They were ready for action, woke up around 5:50am and with their "tapau" food they are at school by 7:20am. Picked them up at around 1pm with Aliya who finished kindergarten early at 10am. Off to studio for family lunch, mid day bath and rest until evening.
That's the daily arrangement for the first week, by second week they would be having classes till the rate they are going, they still have energy even though it is late evening!

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Nini & Sparkle tell the truth, I am not the "pet keeper" type. Actually I was, until I reached 10 or 11years of age. Used to have burung serindits with homemade "sangkar" by our beloved Almarhum Pak Uda.

Used to "curi-curi" give foods and play with stray cats - because Mak did not fancy having cats around the house when we were kids lah! (...but later we had more cats when Mak & Abah were bored - semua anak pergi college, universiti, asrama penuh!). Used to have fish (Angah yg suka sangat bela ikan!)...ok I WAS a pet keeper type back then lah!

...but in the end I let all the serindits free. I feel it is not fair to let them in the cages...and for humans to keep pets and deprive them from being free. kids been bugging me for the past 1-2years - they want pet hamsters (By-george! Dey kichii your kindy Teacher kasi ikan guppy pun maximum 4 hari jer survive!)...and I kinda smell, the Mama also seems to have this kind of hidden agenda all these while I cut the story short, instead of Hamsters, Aliya managed to "katok" me for her birthday - Angora rabbit! Cair hati bila tengok dia pegang that rabbit and keep on looking at me with her begging eyes and cute!

...and being me, I told them it is not kind if we are to keep the rabbit in a cage all I had to buy another one. Both are girls lah.

Aliya named her pet Nini (sebab dia kata nama dia Neena so the rabbit must be Nini!) and Alisya+Naufal named the other one, Sparkle....must be from one of those Prince & Princess story book or CD thingy Mama been buying them all these years....

...but I call Nini as Pot-pot, and I call Sparkle as Nyot-nyot.
Why I call them those names instead? Ehhh suka hati aku laaa, aku yg kena katok total cash Rm400 tau! :o)

...and this little Sparkle@Nyot-nyot kinda think my "jangguts" are alfalfa seen below.

The family just love to have this little ones around them...and as long as they are happy, I am really happy too! (as long as I don't have to deal with the feeding, cleaning and whatever!!)

Wednesday, January 06, 2010 Aliya turns 4, The Republik is born

Alhamdulillah. We had a small makan-makan for buddies at The Republik for Aliya, on the 27th December 2009.

Thank you so much for those who managed to make it...and for those who had the heart to wish our baby girl a happy birthday. Really appreciate your friendship and support all these years. We know who we could trust and all are so precious...Alhamdulillah....

Some shots of the event...

On that same day, The Republik is officially operational. Ian Ahmad & Adli Ghazali were the first two photojournalists to present their work at The Republik...more to come insyaAllah.
The rest of our new equipments came in couple of days later and more will be purchased as we make our way through, insyaAllah...may 2010 and beyond be more meaningful and rewarding than those years that I have endured...

Thanx to my buddies & their familes, to show my appreciation, the least I can do here is to write down their names by heart:
Rosli, Shidah, Che Lie, Nadio, Haza, Zaimu, Nazri, Ian Ahmad of NST, Aizuddin of NST, Azhar Mahfuf of STAR, Fid Fathir, Phizy & friends, Jamie & Erja, Kimberly Jean-Hee Low, Adli Ghazali, Nathrah....thank you so much to each and every one of you!

...we'll have a brighter tomorrow my baby, InsyaAllah!

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Chill dude!

The fridge is sponsored by our good buddy...who refused to be named here!

~ Aliya grabbing a snack. She decided that she's a "Baby Rabbit" since yesterday....thus I hv to be PapaRabbit since yesterday too...ok now BabyRabbit....PapaRabbit got some calls to make and mails to, go and eat your fruit @ carrot....
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Smile. Sincerely.

NOTE: Delayed entry yet again. Been having time management issue to write stuff in this blog - for the past couple of weeks, more time has to be allocated for The Republik and The Family...then only The Torque's Blog a.k.a KampungPath...ahahah!

Is it really that hard to give a smile away? Some people are just too "kedekut" to smile at others sincerely (smile "menggatal" & "mengada" not included here please!) I guess that's why I just love to work with kids & babies - photography wise at least - because they are natural "smilers" and they are just so sincere in anything that they do - even when they cry, they are actually expressing the things that they have in their little hearts, full of sincerity.

..but the same kids might have difficulties to smile sincerely as they grew up to become an adult... as they age, there goes all the sincerity.

Just because they have more important things in mind, they forgot that a sincere smile might bring the extra color to life that can make the day others.

Just because the title position they have on their name cards, their smile became too expensive for mere mortals. Only meant for the "bangsawan" or the circle of people that they deem fit to mingle with them.

...but their smile has become too expensive....40kali lagi mahal daripada gula yg baru naik taraf harga 20sen sekilo! :o)

Say...have you smiled to the janitor/ tea-lady of your office today?
Owh....mahal sangat ke nak senyum kat diorang?

Balloons can make Alisya, Naufal & Aliya smile instantly!