So, it is close to 1am now and I am supposed to wake up bright and early at 7am tomorrow because I need to settle my letters to Pharmacy Board at faculty tomorrow. Damn, all these government stuff are so cumbersome. What happened to the good old-fashioned way of looking for a job? Y'know, with resume, CV and interview, etc. And I am such a blur when it comes to regulations and formalities that I somehow feel that I might forget some important procedures along the way :(
I have been wanting to post about my Kenyir Lake trip on June 15th - 18th 2011 with my ex-Form 6 classmates. I am trying to hold back on the number of photos that I want to post in the blog here. I know I tend to post a lot of photos but I simply cannot resist it. Every photo, to me, tells a story and I just feel like sharing it.
I have been going through some of the Kenyir photos that have been published on Facebook by my friends and I just want to share some of my favourites that they took. I hope they are not big on the whole copyright thing. But hey, I did credit the photos to them lol. So, as a prelude to my Kenyir trip, here is the "summary" of it all, as seen from the eyes of my friends, the photographers themselves.
|taken via iPhone|
On the last day of the trip, I came up with the idea of making a montage of all the people that went on the trip. I had some fun playing with the Leme Leme app on my iPhone and I like the whole vintage effect of pictures. The effect is called Fallen Angel, btw. But we are no angels, that is for sure.
L-R, top to bottom: Val, WL, LiLing, Len Yi, Pui Pui; Soo Ee, Kian Ti, Mel, Phak Hoe, Phon; Ben, Tsu Wern, and me =)
|credit: Wai Loon|
About half of the people who went brought along their trusty companions: their DSLRs or "bazookas" as Kian Ti calls them. I always want to have one but hesitate as I feel I don't have the photography skills that should accompany a fancy camera like that. Perhaps one day, when I feel that I am ready? Lol.
I believe this photo above was taken by Mel using Wai Loon's camera. Our hairs are in a mess as we just finish bathing. Water was quite scarce when it came to bath time. The guys were extremely gentlemen to let us girls bathe first, rendering them to not have enough water to bathe on the first night.
|credit: Phak Hoe|
|credit: Benjamin Ong|
Ben is the photographer who doesn't have Facebook so I took this photo from the BF Classmates blog. Yes, he is like the only person I know who doesn't have fb. He is also the first person I know who ever owns a DSLR. He would often bring it to school back in those Form 6 days. You can say, he is like the sifu when it comes to photography. I don't how but he managed to capture the sunlight glimmering at the crystal clear water of the lake. This was the view we wake up to every morning and the view we had whole day. It was indeed, a very relaxing trip as compared to the hustle-bustle of KL city life.
I did not really take many group photos as Phon was always camera-ready. As in preparing the camera for group pics, not posing. The first one taken at aforementioned beach. Instead of a banner, we improvised by writing it on the sands depicting our annual cum graduation trip (since most of us are graduating this year). Second photo was taken at the verandah deck of our houseboat where we had fun playing Twister. I laughed like mad watching them play, especially the guys. They really take no hostages when it comes to playing.
|credit: Soo Ee|
Another flying kite photo, this time taken by Little Miss Soo Ee. I was too busy looking at the waves to actually fly the kite actually lol. Soo Ee took this using her camera phone, which proves that you don't really need a bulky camera to capture those special moments.
Btw, this reminded me of a nice caption quoted by Mel about flying kites. I am not going to reveal it here, you will have to read her blog post to know. Ah, the words of a journalist~
Finally, Val and her photo, which was also taken using her mobile phone. Ben the explorer brought his trusty Kelantan/Terengganu map and compass. The 5 guys slash comedians decided to pose like they were finding directions. Having these 5 guys around meant endless laughter and jokes and plenty of nonsense. It is truly enjoyable when you have company like them:)
But of course, 5 people will not cut it. It is the company of these 12 people that have made this whole trip very enjoyable for me. Not being a rough and tough traveler, I have my doubts as to whether I can acclimatized to living on a houseboat and going on nature activities. But at the end of the day, I realized, with the right kind of friends and people, anything is indeed possible:)
*more pics and posts up soon*