Saturday, February 21, 2009

CNY : More Visiting and Posing

IMG_0968 copy Started the 3rd day of the Lunar New Year visiting houses of relatives and friends.

IMG_0976 copy Naturally, after devouring other people’s cookies and sweet delicacies, we sit down and pose for the camera on a tripod.

IMG_0982 copy They want to join in the fun too! I mean, c’mon, who doesn’t like having their picture taken? The ones who denies it are liars.

IMG_0996 copy In the meantime, some of us inane humans feel the utter need of posing in the middle of the road, under the scorching sun. Anything for that perfect shot, isn’t it?

IMG_1002 copyAnd yet, still find it irresistible to face away from the camera even when we’re cramped pack in the elevator.

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IMG_1026 copy Decided to have McDonald’s for lunch, since we were on our feet already, before proceeded to visit more houses!

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009


I'm going for something new. After having mom and dad suggest it and actually pestering me to do it. Of course, they say that parent's aren't the best people to go for fashion advice but I'm taking a chance.

I'm letting my hair grow.

Yes, to change.

Just feel like getting something new. Oh, who knows what it's going to turn out looking like. It's been 3 years since I actually hair that could be shaped and styled up. I'm sure I'd have to forgo things like falling asleep anywhere without a bother of the hair or waking up and looking messy or going out with a t-shirt and jeans and still look kept together. Back to the old days, I suppose. Crap, there's still that hair-growing period which will definitely make me look ridiculous that I have to go through.

Nonetheless, I'm still giving it a try. After all, I can always shave it away and go back having military hair.

In contrast, to think about it, other people (KennySia?) are shaving their hair away for a good cause while I'm doing the opposite. Hmph.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

CNY : More Tripod Fun.

Started off the 2nd day of Chinese New Year at apoh's with plenty of eating, drinking and gambling.

It didn't take long before we started posing again for my camera standing on a miserable tripod while waiting for the lion dance troupe to come by the house.

Yes, we're really full of ourselves, verging on narcissistic and we really love having our pictures taken.

After a long wait, it finally came and the children were excited as hell to see it. No surprise, as it only comes once a year. Talk about anticipation.

Managed to get a group shot of everyone there then, this year - thanks to the tripod after all. Not a perfect shot, but at least it's something, given the rush of the moment.

Carried on the day with our annual visit of relatives living in hills and mountaintops, where electricity is a far cry from home. Then again, it's a once a year affair, reason enough to bear it.

We came, we saw, we conquered camwhored like crazy and trashed the place up before leaving, savagely emptying stacks of boxed drinks and packets and cans of tidbits. Oh, and collected angpaus as well!

And like every year, the one advantage of visiting these folks in the suburbs is that we get to put a hell load of explosives without getting into trouble (the sound is subdued and absorbed by the forest and the trees the house is surrounded by). Only thing this year, a young and innocent banana tree was the casualty.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I Wish...

that sometimes, if not, most of the time, people would judge others less. I wish I did too. I wish that we might just take more time from our own selfish lives to get to know more about the person next to you or even the person whom we already judged. If only, we could stop the strong assumptions of a person's personality or character...

Wouldn't we gain an extra friend?

Of course, I'm speaking here with the self-realization and the guilt that I've done the same to others over the time and nonetheless, been treated the same way too. If only we could put an end to this. Wouldn't the world be a better place to live in?

Funny thing is, why do people like me still succumb to other people's judgment when we are fully aware that there is not judgment in this world that matters except that of God's? I can't find an explanation.

People should judge less. Better yet, not judge at all. I should stop too. Then again, it's human nature and it requires more than will and reasons to put this away.

I shall try day by day.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

CNY Tripod Fun.

Started the new year with attending the mass on CNY Eve which lasted till the year transitioned.

Woke up the next day on the 1st day unusually early to start the annual routine of visiting and collecting angpaus.

Put on obligatory new clothes to "usher" in the new world. Just like the rest of the Chinese population.

Started camwhoring as soon as things started getting bored.

Stumbled upon a reflective glass pane and got a shot.

Proceeded to other houses for visiting, or rather "pai nien". Had loads of food and collected a number of angpaus in the process.

The addition of a 2 year old cousin, Amelia, who seems to have a penchant for posing as well, not to mention intruding in most of our photos are evident in the shots. Also seems to have taken a liking to the tripod, constantly working it like a camera and wanting to "snap". Future protege of mine, perhaps?

And of course, camwhored like crazy. Only thing this year was that I decided to bring the tripod along - hence, the full length shots and orchestrated poses.

After a long and tiring day, it still boils down to family unity and I got the entire family shamelessly posing for my camera at the side of the road, regardless.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009