Sunday, March 1, 2015

My Lombok Express

Last December I went for a quick trip to the beautiful island of Lombok with my colleagues. We decided to spend the entire weekend chilling at a private villa resort on Batu Layar hill. 

The villa was simply amazing. It was beautiful and very comfy but most importantly, it has a breathtaking view, surrounded by lush greenery. We spent hours soaking in the pool and enjoyed the beautiful nature. 

Short video to summarise our trip:

Link : Villa Matahari Terbenam 

Monday, December 22, 2014

My Monaco Express

A short trip to a tiny but extremely wealthy country; also famous for its casino and race track – Monaco!


Sunday, November 30, 2014

Faces OF Penang | Photography Workshop

I just spent a great weekend in Penang with my colleagues. We took part in AirAsia Photography Workshop. 

I love photography but never got a chance to learn from the professionals. This was a great opportunity and i'm so glad my schedule worked out well. 

Anyway, the theme for my assignment was "Faces of Penang". I went around the busy city looking for interesting faces to capture. 

Here it is:

Friday, November 21, 2014

My Bangkok Express

I went to Bangkok for a quick weekend getaway and visited some of the new places i have never been. 

Here's a short video:

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Short Story : Myspace

I went out dinner with my best friends and while enjoying our dinner, somehow we talked about Myspace. (not sure who actually brought it up). 

I know I deleted my account couple of years ago, but none of my friends did. So, each one of them went to check if their account is still valid. And yes, their profiles are still there, including all sorts of funny pictures that was posted years ago. 

In case you don't know, Liena was a superstar on Myspace. She had over 10K friends and her posts were very popular with loads of likes. She perpetually had hundreds of friends requests. 

Liena : Take that guys, your current Facebook and Instagram friends combined still cant beat my number. Myspace was my moment!

Me : *_*

Liena : Well, they were mostly horny bastards. 


p/s: You might want to go check if your crazy/wild and embarrassing teenage photos are still there!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Let's Communicate

I'd like to share a tiny experience which is quite an eye-opener to me. 

It was during MH17 tragedy. As gesture of respect, the government announced all national flags to fly at half mast. 

My friend and I was driving around Ampang and we saw one flag was not at half mast. It was kinda hard not to notice, because it was one of the tallest flag in my area (belongs to a private company btw).

We thought it was very rude of them. My friend whip out his camera and said he's gonna share it on Facebook - which is a natural thing to do nowadays - name and shame them on social media for being so disrespectful. 

Just before he hit the share button, we took a step back and wondered if it was the right thing to do. Social media critics will certainly get their attention. But, is it worth spreading negativity in time of crisis? 

We didn't think so. 

We googled their contact number and called the company. The person who answered my call sounded like a foreigner (Pakistani). I explained to him and suggested for them to bring down the flag to half mast. 

He apologised and said they will get it done immediately. Within 15 minutes, the flag went down. 

I am not 100% sure, but I assume workers at the company are mostly foreign. They obviously work long hours, 7 days a week and have no clue of what's happening around them.

They simply don't know what they were suppose to do. And of course, they will never know if nobody bothers to communicate with them. 

Come to think about it, issues can be solved quite easily if we choose to confront and communicate. Yelling on social media fuels the fire, but does not solve it. 

From now on, I am going to make it habit to reach out to people before taking it to Facebook. 

So, let's communicate. 

~ Cheers! 

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