Another hectic day, there are few lesson to be learn while doing all the madness of busy task. Look for another assistant. Teamwork is important! After the 3rd September, there was no rest for me, 4th September, I had to drive again back to Tenghilan for my cousin wedding meeting, discuss and assign every part of the wedding requirement, I'm giving my best and try to make the wedding almost perfect. I keep forgetting things and thank God there are few parts been saved by the bell. Bernard & Catherine is now called husband and wife. Congratulation on their wedding 10th September 2011, it was the best wedding ever where all my family gathering and dance together at the dance floor. No one know who I felt that day and I felt I'm blessed. Thank you God. Daddy and Bapa Tua, we missed you.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Normally, after Mount Kinabalu climb, they will go home, clean up and get rest. Well, this time I made a record for myself, after a suffering climbing down from the mountain, all my nails were injured, I still manage to drive back to KK, send my brother up to Telipok Ria (around 5pm), send his friend to University Apartment and then send the video trailer to Katama reception which held at KDCA, Penampang on 3rd September 2011. After hand over the memory card to Sebastian, I drive back again to Sepangar @ my home (around 6pm), clean up and then drive head to STAR (reach there around 7.30pm already, sorry I'm late), for Harold and Junko's wedding. Thank God I'm still alive. Most of them were shocked but yes, I did attend Harold & Junko's Wedding. Congratulations to both of u!
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Who thought I can climb up to the peak of Mount Kinabalu again after 7 years! My first climb was in 2004, I was with my friend that time and still young and reckless. My first experience was different than my second climb. Why? In 2004, we are using Timpohon trail which only 6km to Laban Rata, and this time was the Mesilau trail which have additional of 2km more than Timpohon trail. Again, my weight was 15kg more than my first climb. I remind myself, I won't force myself up to the top if I can't. But what actually made me up to the top? The story that I will bring today. If I didn't make myself up to the top, the story will be different and u will never know what't it like to be on top again. Since I have experience the toughnest of climbing and crawling up to the peak, I will share some tips for those who are planning to climb the Mount Kinabalu.
Things you must prepare before the climb date:
1) Do not climb Mt. Kinabalu without physical preparation - Get Fit at least a month before climbing.
2) Bring as light as possible, the higher you go, the heavier it is. I mean, your stuff.
3) If you are a photographer, please decide what would you shoot in order to minimize which lens that you should bring. I brought my 18-200mm lens so more flexible for me.
Special tips for first time climber:
1) Make sure all the booking, transportation up to National Park or Mesilau Nature Park have been confirmed to avoid last minute dissappoinment. Always double confirmed.
2) Check your itinerary on that day, never missed a line. From the point you leave and up to your arrival.
3) Be early! This is important, to avoid rain, misty, and dark weather, you must get ready as early 6-8am, around 8am, you should start walking through Timpohon or Mesilau trail already, not from your house.
4) Always bring your wind proof jacket or warm suit and a good shoes.
5) For Timpohon & Mesilau trail, wear shorts, and cotton shirt is okay, as the temperature not as cold as up there, suggest to wear your sweater or wind proof jacket 2km before Laban Rata.
6) Normally, the program would be, Day 1, 8am-5pm walking up through Timpohon or Mesilau Trail up to Laban Rata, Day 2, 2am - 5.30am up to the Low's Peak of Mount Kinabalu. So, bring your headlight or torchlight at least.
7) When going down from the mountain, do not push hard on your toes, you will ended badly injured or worst case, unable to walk at all.
8) Google for more information
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Everybody is asking, when will the outing will be held again? Sorry to make you all waiting and sorry for this short announcement too! This will be the second official Pixelayer outing with friends to promote friendship and to help each other. Please share this excited day out with Pixelayer and Friends.
We would like to invite all of you no matter DSLR user or compact user, videographers or painters, and good news to modelling enthusiast who want to improve their poses. Feel the excitement and register with us by tomorrow for us to arrange with the meals & beverages. Since there is a limitation on the participation, we need your co-operation to bank in your RM30 to us before or on the dateline to book yourself in this event. Kindly refer below details for your reference.
When: 24 September 2011 (Saturday)
Where: Kota Belud, Sabah, East Malaysia.
Time: 0800 - 1830 hrs.
Fees: RM30 only
Agenda: Open photography, from macro to portrait, street to urban, vivid to black and white.
Transportation: Not provided
Tentative Program:08:00 am: Registration & Light refreshment provided (Meeting point: Dewan Masyarakat, Tuaran)
08:05 am: Safety briefing & welcoming speech from Pixelayer Team
08:15 am: Grouping & ice breaking session
08:30 am: Photo hunting begin after photo group taken - Drive to Kota Belud - Please be safe on the road!10:00 am: Stop at Tenghilan for Street photoshoot
11:00 am: Lunch (Meeting point: Mee Sup KB, Next to Dewan Masyarakat, Kota Belud)
01:30 pm: Photo hunting begin after group photo
03:00 pm: Meeting at Dewan Masyarakat, Kota Belud
03:30 pm: Heading to Taginambur Town.
04:30 pm: Heading to Tamparuli Town.05:30 pm: Group Photo
06:30 pm: Until we meet again
Thank you for all the support upon us and Pixelayer couldn't have made it without you. If you are interested, please send your details as below to firstname.lastname@example.org or you may drop us a message if you are not clear about the event. Don’t worry all your details will be safe with us. We hate spammers too!
Copy & send us your details as per below at email@example.com and we will advise you the account number in order for you to bank in RM30 and book your name in.
I am a: Photographer/videographer/model/artists/lomographer/etc
Other concern: In case you want to leave early from the event or other opinion on the event
*Thank you for those who already booked their participation and looking forward for this Saturday event. Extra information that you should know, there will be two participants who fly all the way from Kuala Lumpur particularly for this event to explore part of our beauty of Sabah.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Have you ever imagine of a Papar & Kadazan costume in white? Well, I have seen one and uniquely presented on Katama & Isabella Wedding. Very suitable for wedding gown. All I can say is unique and God bless! They are now pronounced as husband and wife. I have known Katama since Sumandak dot com decade. You might not able to find this site anymore and the founder has closed down for maintenance few years ago. Katama and I has been virtually friends since then. One day, as I open my FB, I received a message from him asking how we go about pre-wedding and other packages on our business. While I explain, he told me that it is him who are wishing to take us as their photographer. We (Pixelayer.net) did their pre wedding and then their wedding. Thank you for the trust and here are some shots of their wedding mass at St. Mary Limbahau.
Monday, September 12, 2011
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Another Raya visit made, I went to Papar to visit Shasha's house and then to Faizal's house, where my understanding was these two are cousins. I get up in the morning and sleep back a few times until I get tired of sleeping (though I was not tired to lay on the bed at all) then get my chores done. At 3pm, after clean up and dressed up, I drive myself heading to Papar, the road was no jammed except the road near Giant, Papar. People still busy buying groceries for their open house I guess. Without drop anywhere, I straight went to Shasha's house and enjoy the food. Bloody hungry and missing her so much. I can't remember when was the last time we meet, 2008? Maybe, I can't recall. Later that, we went to Faizal's house, Alus was there too. She was way slim down, but still gorgeous and even younger look. Again, thank you for the invitation and more blessing upon you all. ;)
Top: Photo of Shasha and I, bottom right: Faizal's Niece hugging Alus, Bottom left: Faizal's Nephew with his uncle
*p/s: Due to some emergency case, I didn't manage to go Isabella house just now.. I will cover her wedding reception on photography tomorrow... Have a good rest and..Good night. ;)