50 Favorite Shots X

….Every picture tells a story. Here, I present to you my favorite 50 shots taken around Malaysia….

The following pictures are taken during my recent trip to Lang Tengah (except for the last picture), which wraps up the 50 Favorite Shots series. I hope you guys enjoy them as much as I enjoy putting them up for you.

#46 Into the Sun. As soon as we got there, it was slightly drizzling. I was glad that the sun came out from dark clouds just in time for us to watch sunset. The fishing boat moved slowly into the sun and it was such a beautiful horizon to behold.

#47 Follow Me. As the beach was damp after the downpour, footprints on sand could be prominently seen.

#48 Pure White. One of the many species of flowers on the island.

#49 The Lovers. As I was walking towards our chalet for dinner, I saw this couple sitting at a jetty, overlooking the sunset. A chance photo, I might say.

#50 See, Hear, Speak. Taiping Lake, Perak. Bloggers are monkeys? I was very offended that a youth minister in Malaysia condemned bloggers as monkeys. He was directing the verbal abuse to political bloggers and yet, he made a general assumption.

I believe in freedom of speech. I believe in pure democracy. I believe in human rights. I believe in the Constitution. I sincerely hope every race in the country would always remember that we are co-dependent on each other in order to survive and to build this country together. If only people would liberate themselves from their selfishness and egoistic mentality that they are worth more than others; this country would be a much prosperous and peaceful place to be.

Happy 50th Birthday, Malaysia!

50 Favorite Shots IX

….Every picture tells a story. Here, I present to you my favorite 50 shots taken around Malaysia….

All the following pictures are taken in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Sabahans are very proud of their hometown. I could see why. Most of the beautiful places in Malaysia are in Sabah. You shouldn’t miss climbing Mount Kinabalu (Ok! Perhaps I should get to do this myself), taking a dip at the many islands, or go to Hot Poring Springs. Sabah is the ultimate stop for sun, sand, mountains, adventures, food and history. It was unfortunate that I am not an adventurous person (read: NO stamina) that I made a pass to participate in any of the adventurous activities which might otherwise made my trip memorable.

#41 Green Pastures. The breath taking view of the Kundasang’s dairy farm is spell binding. I remember freezing my ass off here in attempt to get pictures. Fresh milk can be purchased here.

#42 Mode of Transport. Boats are generally mode of transport from the nearby islands to the town.

#43 Fishy Business. I saw locals being hard at work at a fish market, near the Philipino market. The fish are indeed fresh and they come dirt cheap!

#44 Day Dream. I saw this girl waiting at her sewing machine, indulging herself in a care-free bouts of day dreaming. In fact, there was a beeline of sewing machines alongside of the Philipino market and most of the tailors are men!

#45 Shell Life. Collected some shells at Sutera Harbour beach front. It was indeed bliss to sleep away the afternoon, doing nothing and watching the day passing by.

50 Favorite Shots VIII

….Every picture tells a story. Here, I present to you my favorite 50 shots taken around Malaysia….

It’s hard to be in festive mood after what had just happened but, I hate to stop when I’ve already started on a project (wish I have this mentality when it concerns losing some weight)….. so here goes…

#36 Shadow Play. I love this picture. Taken in Pulau Redang, Terengganu last year. A company trip where I brought along some friends.

#37 Netted Sun. The deserted volley ball court in Pulau Redang, Terengganu.

#38 Clear Waters. You don’t get water this clear in the west coast of Malaysia. Taken Taken in Pulau Redang, Terengganu.

#39 Bliss! I would take time out anytime to come here to bask in the sun and read a good book or simply sleep the afternoon away. Avillion, Port Dickson.

#40 Cycles of Life. One of my many shots of lotuses. This one you could see bees pollinating the lotuses while scouting for honey. Avillion, Port Dickson.

50 Favorite Shots VII

….Every picture tells a story. Here, I present to you my favorite 50 shots taken around Malaysia….

Since my lap top was stolen, I would try my best to recall what I wrote on these photos. Sigh.. I seriously dont remember what I had written.. so, please bear with the lack of descriptions.

Cameron Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia. This was my first time to Cameron Highlands. I saw the pictures in brochures and heard of many tales of how cold and wonderful Cameron Highlands is. There wasn’t much scenery in CH as I hope it would be except for the small plot of tea plantation.

#31 A Room with a View. A colleague’s home in Cameron Highlands surrounded by acres of land of fruits and vegetables. Hibiscus is Malaysia’s National Flower.

#32 Pick Me! One of the many potted flowers for sale in local markets.

# 33 You’ve Got Mail. House number 103.

#34 Potted Beauty. One of the many potted plants for sale in local markets.

# 35 Three steps one bow. Saw this monk performing the ritual – three steps one bow. It was difficult to get a proper shot without having legs as background as there was a beeline of devotees waiting to see a monk who claimed he could heal diseases with his blessings.

50 Favorite Shots VI

….Every picture tells a story. Here, I present to you my favorite 50 shots taken around Malaysia….

Balik Pulau, Penang. My late grandma’s place. I have gotten myself a new digital camera Ixus 50 for free due to some manufacturing default in my previous model, Ixus 3.2 which I used for about 15 months. I tried to get used to the new camera before I go on a trip to Bali the following month, so I snapped away.

#26 Explosions. Fireworks during eve of Chinese New Year in Selayang. It’s never easy to capture fireworks. This was a lucky shot.

# 27 It’s a Bug’s Life. This leafy bug was hanging out in the kitchen where the family congregated. At first, I seriously thought it was a fallen leave and it was not unusual to have leaves around the kitchen as the house is near the forest. But this leaf could move!

# 28 Two Lives. The egg plant with my nephew riding a bicycle as background. How one fuel the other in order to survive.

#29 Weeping truck. The major cause of most jams in Malaysia. Keh Poh Chi aka Busy Bodies slowing down to look at accidents by the Simpang Ampat highway. We didn’t stop though. This photo was taken while the car was moving. A painter friend said this photo has interesting composition. It was as though the truck is weeping in front of the fireman. Intriguing take.

#30 Infinity. Simpang Ampat, Perlis. A day after the paddy is harvested. Visiting my brother’s wife and family at her home.