Apr 21, 2012

Paddy Fields @ Sekinchan

I still remember I told one of my friends this, "If it rains tomorrow morning when we going to Sekinchan, then change the plan and go to sing k instead". Luckily, we did not cancel our plan in the end. It was a sight to behold when the lush greenery of the paddy fields greeted us once we were in Sekinchan. It was cloudy and not the typical clear blue sky that we hoped for but the scene of the paddy fields was enough to tempt us to jump straight out from the car and start taking photos. We decided to go straight to the famous temple, Nine Emperor Gods Temple which is in the middle of the paddy fields. Signboards showing to the temple can be seen from the main road. 

Once our cameras were out from our bags, there were non stop of clicking and posing. After that, we seek for the wooden bridge which I saw on the way in and stopped for more photographs. The scene very much reminds me of the movie You Are the Apple of My Eye (那些年,我們一起追的女孩)

Nine Emperor God Temple

The temple in the middle of the paddy field

Workers taking care of the field
between village and city

pretending to be enjoying, actually enjoying 

just to show the vast paddy field
point to note: must wear colouful clothing for the next photo shooting
so love this picture, lima sekawan
"那些年, 我們一起追的孩"

Apr 17, 2012

Fishing Village @ Sekinchan

It's a plan trip to Sekinchan, something we had planned a year ago but never happened. We, the photographer gang decided to make this visit on the extra public holiday announced recently. The gang together with a pregnant mama decided to crash at my condo for the night before heading to Sekinchan.

We had so much fun during the shooting and I do wish that I could have my pre wedding photos to be taken here but too bad the man does not agree.

Anyway, the scenic photos at the paddy field will be posted later. This one will be on the fishing village that took us so long to locate. To get Sekinchan, you can get into the north south highway and exit from the Kuala Selangor exit. It took about an hour to reach Sekinchan where you will pass by Ijok and Latar. Just follow the signboard and you wont be lost. To get to the fishing village, look for the sign for Bagan Sekinchan which will be on the left side before the traffic light after you see the paddy fields on your right.

We just stop by the village for half an hour after lunch and head to McDs to get some ice cream. It's also the same day where I felt my first ever earthquake and I thought I was having dizziness again.

Apr 14, 2012

Celebrating Leng Leng and Kian Fei

The bride
I realised I have not been writing much on travel these days. The thing is I have not gone for a proper travel since my Tibet Bhutan Nepal trip last August. Most photos taken were on special occasions as well as the latest photo shooting trip to Sekinchan last Wednesday. That will be in another post.

This one is all about the wedding I attended last month in Penang as one of the ji muis cum photographer cum hairsytlist cum "matchmaker". This time it was my second time shooting for wedding and the outcome is not as bad as the first. At least there were many shots that I was at least satisfied and this was probably due to the fact that I have gotten used to my heavy big ass 7D coupled with a lighter lens, a cheapo 50mm 1.8 borrowed from Bee. I gotten hooked to it the first time it was mounted on my 7D and wow...I practically used it during the whole shooting!

Technical stuff aside, a big congratulations to the cute couple. Like the old saying..they are just made for each other!

Getting ready

preparing herself well

halo effect

stole this idea from a blog

I just love this shot and it's a lucky shot

anxiously waiting for her angpow 

Apr 4, 2012

Wong Tai Sin @ Hong Kong

Wong Tai Sin temple located at Hong Kong is one of the famous temple and according to the TVB dramas that I watched frequently, if you come here for your fortune to be read, it is quite accurate.

I managed to visit this temple during my 3 visits to Hong Kong. However, when I brought my family to Hong Kong in 2010, it was raining non stop for 3 days and we didn't stop by the temple for very long.
To get to Wong Tai Sin temple, take the MTR and stop at the station with the same name. I still remember, the second time I was here with my friends, we bumped into some grandmas selling joss sticks and praying stuff and they kind of 'cheat' us into buying the stuff from them.

Inside the temple, there is also this lovely garden worth exploring.

Still raining

The gorgeous garden inside

The fortune reading stalls outside the temple