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The sky is my Canvas

 

“The sky is a canvas, so paint your own life”

And … I am painting the sky with my favorite color. I’ll call it my color of FREEDOM.

I was out on the field the other day. Following a group of hardcore paramotoring friends for a fun-flying wedding event at Besut, Terengganu. Told them before hand that I don’t shot wedding … not yet … hmm … maybe I’ll shot wedding one day. Reason being … I sucks at following orders, protocols and guidelines. I am the type that color outside the lines … almost all the time.

Instead of focusing on the bride and the groom, I was more captivated by the sun that day. Due to the unpredictable rain and thunder-storm which had started a few days earlier … the sky during that day was a bit calm and cloudy, excellent for a mid-day paramotoring activities.  And the halo effect circling around the sun was a bonus excuse for me to get lost in my world.

It is weirdly interesting to have the opportunity to hang around among people with different affection than mine. I have followed them a lot these few months … staring at the glaring sun and praying for a ride on the cloud … while watching them indulge themselves with all those technical jargon about engine and flight handling skills. Dreamers like me doesn’t talk about engines or that technical wing setting he he he my brain refused to stay awake during such talk 😛 .

For a street photographer that love to shoot people and face expression … shooting PPG pilot with their genuine face expression is not an easy thing for me. I got bored too while chasing the light. Thank God I have my Gopro to play with … a newly found toy to play with.

Maybe I will get bored one day with the sun 🙂 but for now I plan to stick around for a little longer than I promised. These are a few shoots from our weekend fun-fly around Cyberjaya, WP Kuala Lumpur. I am enjoying it while it last ….

And lastly, I am enjoying my landscape through a different perspective now a days. A personal self achievement each time I came across a brilliant looking landscape while flying … just Subhannallah! gorgeous world if you just stop for a while and stare more. It surely remind me to the Creator … the Al-Mighty …

“Knock, And He’ll open the door. Vanish, And He’ll make you shine. Fall, And He’ll raise you to the heaven. Become nothing, And He’ll turn you into everything.” ~ Rumi

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The sea line and me

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A different way to enjoy my landscape

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My sunset at Besut, Terengganu

 

Bye for now.

 

 

Cheers

MM

 

 

p/s Sharing some videos during our outing activities:

  • Introduction video to JanjiFly @Besut on 01-08-2015

  • Take-Off compilation to JanjiFly @Besut on 01-08-2015

  • JanjiFly FunFly @Besut Pantai Air Tawar, Terengganu

  • JanjiFly FunFly @SSP Cyberjaya on 23-08-2015

 

 

 

 


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Cloud riding with my pilot buddy on 01-01-2015. Look at the back ground view … heaven and I got the best seat in the world 🙂

Happy new year … I am not sure if I have constant readers here but I know for sure that my dearly “lovely bombastic loyal babes” friends will read this and members of GayaIzzah.com will always be there. Babes … you babes rule! thank you for just being who you are.

2014 has gone … a very challenging year for us Malaysian indeed, we mourned … we cried … we grieved … we standup again with tears still wet on our cheek … and we stand up tall and high again, stronger than before … I know I did.  I refused to complain …. and I refused to be associated with people who love … love … love to complain. The last time that I checked … I have none as I ditched those people the minute I can smell their ‘voice’. I am being mean …I know … but I just don’t care anymore.

Coincidently … my favorite blogger Joshua Becker of ‘becoming minimalist’ blog about – ‘How to complain less’. Yes … you can read it here. I took it as a reminder to myself and to stop complaining about life and rejoice LIFE instead. Kinda like his quote of the day –“You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.” by Tom Wilson.

Enough complaining about complainers … life goes on and on.

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Flying over Kundang, Rawang air space

So … 2015 is already here. I spent my new year early morning (01-01-2015) photographing landscape on air space around Kundang, Rawang Selangor with my ppg pilot buddies. Amazingly refreshing moment … I love it to the bone!

Yeah … I took paramotor training in early 2014 and had my first solo flight somewhere  in March 2014 and several more solo flights after that. Flying paramotor is not an easy peasy thing to do especially for a very light girl like me. I need more that my ‘bunny energizer’ energy and some gruesome ground training to be able to master taking off and landing safely on the ground. And, you need discipline and a great mental alertness to make sure a safe flight. To cut story short … as at now I don’t have that credibility yet. It might take me years to achieve that … I think so.

Since I love flying so much … I opted to join a fun flying group called Janjifly as their flying photographer. I shoot them while flying and at the same time I got to explore my photography curiosity (shoot je anything that pleasure my eyes). Thank you gang for giving me the honor 😉 .

Jom …. explore the world of flying with me, my ppg pilot (Tazza) and my D800/ D800E. I have the feeling that I will be doing this a lot in 2015 … Alhamdullilah … am loving this so much.

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Minimalist look of a telecommunication tower at Kundang, Rawang

It rained heavily the night before and we had super cloudy sky in the morning. Kinda like it though as cloudy and misty could create a sense of drama to my photos. We flew high that day … up high above the cloud near to 1000 ft but some of our daring pilots decided to fly as high as 1500 ft. Here are some photos of the cloud.

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This is how it looked like when you are up above the cloud

A great landscape with a thin stripe of cloud on top

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Wooohooo! it felt so good to just kick the cloud with your feet

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A lone cloud rider flying against the cooling background

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Nice view here in Kundang, Rawang … watching life from high above is totally wicked … love it!

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A paramotor pilot at his element … finding solitude up on the sky with the clouds

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Black and white version of 2 pilots against the cloud

This is my second time flying in Kundang, Rawang with the pilots. Colorful and fully inflated wing always fascinate my eyes, another reason on why I wanted to fly high on air. The air space looks like a giant playground to me. Am sharing with all of you some of the playful moment that I took with the pilots.

A playful moment up on the sky

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The little “peter pan” in me …

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Another playful moment with another pilot

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Hey neighbor … can you pass me some coke?

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That sexy curvy paramania evo wings ….

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U fly, I fly …

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U fly, I fly …

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Admiring colors around me …

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Maroon wing against the blue sky …

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Uhhh … a red one. I wonder how my wing will look like up there lol …

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I have a respect for this pilot. He is only 69 years old … and still flying high

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Group photo of 12 happy pilots and a photographer on 01/01/2015

Honestly, the more time I spent with the pilots flying and editing their photos … the more I wanted to fly solo again. This type of sport could help to train your brain to stay focus … to trust your instinct more than anything else … to slow down a bit and listen more to your inner-self … to stop being rigid and have fun with your life … and to be that little “peter pan” that never grow old lol. Pray hard, play hard, work hard …

And lastly … as at now, I have nothing to complaint about … thank you 😉

Cheers

MM

p/s ….

1. Here is our fun flying video during that day created by JanjiFly team. Enjoy yeah …

2. Another fun flying moment at Petaling Jaya (PJ) near Amcorp Mall on 11-04-2015

3. Join us on Facebook at JanjiFly U-fly I-fly  . Please PM us on Facebook for a fun ride or to learn more about Paramotoring …


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