Hiking Bukit Gelas Waterfall, Tawau

I just came back from a refreshing trip to Tawau, Sabah. A 12 days school holiday trip with 2 of my kiddos, Azzim (16 yrs) and Arissa (10 yrs old). Instead of the usual eat and sleep trip, I plan to have an adventurous and eye-opening trip for my 2 champs. Keeping in mind that […]

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Exploring Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

I always dream of how I would wander alone in New Zealand. Just immerse into the moment surrounded by nature, with my travel companion – my loyal camera, safely tucked in my backpack. New Zealand, the land of vast open space with beautiful landscapes. I had my chance last year while on a quick trip […]

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Madu Tualang

Haze has been invading my oxygen supply since early last month and it gets worse every single day now. Never a miss for every single year during the dry season that we Malaysian have to experience the smoky haze from our neighboring country. I could cynically claim that Malaysia is a 3 season country now: […]

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A year wiser

Today is my birthday. My goodness, I am nearly reaching half a century old. Numbers building up each year but surprisingly I don’t feel old at all.¬†Another year wiser I think. Still, I don’t feel wiser either lol. Except for this aching pain on my shoulder that I had from a fall with my camera […]

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To stay honest

I struggle. As I age every day with my own lifestyle, doing just the thing that I want to do in my life, I struggle. I struggle to stay honest. As honest as I could be. It’s a daily struggle. To act honestly towards friends and people around me. To talk honestly about how I […]

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Ramadhan 1440 H/ 2019 M

25th Ramadhan 1440 We are in the last 10 days of Ramadan. Out of the 30 days of a blessing month of Ramadan, the last 10 days is the most blessed and anticipated nights. Believers take extra effort to increase their prayers and devotions toward the Almighty during these nights. A month of self-restraint against […]

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Daydreaming

While editing this photo and listening aka daydreaming to Fynn Jamal’s song aka poem, it struck me … her song is always a sad story.  It makes me sad listening to this song of her titled “Suatu Pernah”. Suddenly looking at this photo of a young girl modelled for us at City of Taal, Manila, […]

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The Quietness of the moment in Tasik Pedu

I just got back from Pedu Lake, Kedah, Malaysia. Located up on the northern part of Peninsular Malaysia approximately 5km away from the Malaysia-Thailand border, the lake is easily accessible via a well-maintained road. The 12km-long lake is part of the dense rainforest of Gunung Fakir Terbang, 6 1/2 hours drive from Kuala Lumpur via […]

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Flying to the mysterious island in Hulu Selangor

04.05.2017: They fly and explore various places around Malaysia with their engine powered wings during weekends, public holidays or special events. Being an adventurous spirit, I frequently join them for cross-country (XC) flying trip around Malaysia. Exploring and gliding through the airspace and seeing Malaysian’s landscape from a different perspective. My alarm went off at 5 […]

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Learning about Shadow

There is so much drama in shadow. Appear during the absence of light. Shadows drag along a sense of mystery in any art composition including photography. The element of shadow and light in Chiaroscuro and Rembrandt lighting technique are some of the tricks that I, as a photographer has to master. I am currently learning […]

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