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January 30, 2010

Quiet Saturday

Filed under: Matter Of The Heart — lv @ 1:36 pm
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there are days when i just wanna be alone
just me and the universe with no one bugging

there are days when i choose to just keep quiet
and dont wanna partake with anything at all

there are days when i have to hold my tounge
just so i wont spit any hurtfull words towards the ppl i love

there are days when i just wanna lie down on the green grass…..

the green and the crocs

and look up to the sky….

awesome creation of the creative Creator

and breath….

i waited patiently for the Lord; and He inclined to me, and heard my cry.... Psalm 40:1

those days are such as today.

may u have a good day!!

be blessed, ppl!

i live to learn and i learn to live with it

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January 29, 2010

Anastar ♥ Ramli : Wedding [19.12.2009]

anastar is a sweet and hardworking girl. that’s all i know. i dont know about ramli but i am confident that those are among the traits that has melted his young heart 9 years ago before they finally tied the knot. i was a little nervous and couldnt believe what i hear when anastar called me up asking for favor to photograph their wedding.

ramli was based in penang so i never met him prior the wedding. i felt a little awkward at first. but god bless his funny self he never fail to lightened up the atmosphere with his funny jokes. oopsss!! i laughed the loudest. i think. *shy* and i immediately like this guy. owh… no wonder anastar fell over heels on him.

i cant say enough ‘thank you’ for the both of you for believing in me to capture your wedding day. thanks for being such a sport for all my quirky requests.

here are some of my fav from the wedding. but they still a lot. tsk! i am so bad at choosing the better ones la….. but for get my rambling, this couple is game to work with!

#1

long trail...

#2

it fits!! 🙂

#3

bouquet

#4

his

#5

hers

#6

his + hers = together

#7

one done one getting ready

#8

small talk

#9

a bouquet for my bride 🙂 this one my FAV!

#10

ready!

#11

owh i must post this one cos i want to brag. i took this with big ass labo while my left hand was on the wheel driving. and i must make sure we (me & videographer) were a head of the bridal car. super thrill ok!!

since both of them are kenyah and kayan, it is natural to be greeted with their traditional dance by the young ones upon arrival to the church.

#12

dancing feet

#13

the theme colour

#14

flowergirls baskets

#15

vows

#16

flower boy (yes he was the only flower boy) and one of the cute flower girls

#17

bringing shaxy back!!

#18

the bestmen

#19

we had ample time so we had outside for some bridal party shot.... sort of... :p

#20

#21

together they made a fun photo. those at the back are gems to work with!

and that’s a wrap for the morning session. now let’s go on with the reception.

#22

dressing up by themsleves

#23

details

#24

his & hers

#25

marching in in their glorious traditional costume

#26

the warriors and the maidens

before they change into another attire i managed to take this…

#27

my romantic attempt

#28

flow.... blessing.... flow....

#29

speech from the groom

#30

marching out for a whole new exciting life together

#31

love this

and that’s a wrap for the evening reception.

again, this time i dont end this series with yours truly with the couple cos i am so unphotogenic that i worry that my presence in the photo might ruin the beauty of the pix… hehe… but to the couple, thanks again for giving me this opportunity to hon my lazy takes. i wish you both nothing but everlasting love all the way in this new phase of life that’s God has planned for you.

be blessed, ppl!

♥ cilipadi

i live to learn and i learn to live with it

January 25, 2010

25 Random Things…

Filed under: Snippets Of The Piquant Life — lv @ 11:25 pm
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Rules: Once you’ve been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you.
(To do this, go to “notes” under tabs (or the + sign) on your profile page, paste these instructions in the body of the note, type your 25 random things, tag 25 people (in the right hand corner of the app) then click publish.)

ok i purposely drop the ‘… about me’ in the title cos i do not want it to sound too self-absorb which is actually what it is feel like now. i believe many of you have been tagged on ur fb with this crappy tag before so did me. but i never layan because i dont really fancy any tag. even when in my school days i never like name tags and always forgot to wear mine. (so irrelevant)

but since it is the 25th day of the year so why not?! i know the craze has subsided and i am so way outdated but who cares. there was never mention about any expiry dates anyway. so here go my 25 random things about the cilipadi 🙂 *shameless*

1. come from kayan-lun bawang parentage. i speak 70% of each mother tounge and other than the compulsary bahasa melayu and english, i speak fluent mandarin and some hokkien. need to tell this first because i was always mistaken as the cina (imagine answering those ‘are u a chinese?’ since a little kid till now…. i used to go to a platform and every ppl that i meet asked me the q almost every 10 minutes… tiresome… T_T)
2. i am allergic to anything with strawberry flavour food / drinks / ice cream… except for the real ones! real fresh strawberry taste nothing like its flavour. eeeek >.<
3. i love watching tv. thanks for its invention that my life wont be that boring.
4. during my free times, i love being a bookworm ^.^ and and curl into a cacoon-like with my book in my hands.
5. photography is my current passion and i believe it wil stay for a very long time 🙂
6. my right arm is a little bit bengkok (bent / not straigt) than normal. dislocated when i was 8y.o. fell off the ceylings.
7. i have a belly button ring. arrhh!!! i cant believe i tell u this. (tu pun mau bagitau)
8. i might not be a good driver. i am one among the reckless drivers in malaysia :p but i am very good at parking! *proud*
9. previously i worked with a local shipbuilding company doing paperwork behind the desk which was not related to my study at all and was so boring. heaps of experiences gained though.
10. my current job requires me to wear coverall to work sometimes. i eat, wear, live better now because of my lousy blue coverall. isk!
11. singing is one of my favourite thing to do… lalalalala~~
12. used to teach at a tuition centre as well as at my own home. would still continue doing so if only my current job doesnt require extensive travelling.
13. i believe in Jesus 🙂
14. my God is my provider
15. love to camwhore in the fitting room :p
16. i think 3D movie is awesome!
17. adore children to bits
18. i enjoy good music…
19. i dont think i am a romantic person :s so does The BF. hmm…..
20. everytime i wanna order /try something different from a kopitiam/ restaurant i'll end up asking for the same thing. all. the. time. aihh… and i dont take coffee thank you very much.
21. my ideal weight is 40-41kg!! (or so i thought) i dont care what u wanna say but that. is. it! i am currently trying to lose that 1 extra kg that i am stuck with now T__T
22. the only time i go to the gym is when i stay on a platform offshore. heeeee~~~
23. i love travelling especially on budget hols 🙂
24. i will be lying if i say i dislike shopping….. ^.^ it's every girls' fav hobby, isnt it?!
25. i hold the chopsticks the correct way! YAY!!

that's it. done with my tag. now i wanna tag hmmm… everyone!! *evil laugh*
just respond if u feel like it ok. see i am so good. i dont give pressure to you.

be blessed, ppl

❤ cilipadi

i live to learn and i learn to live with it

January 21, 2010

Children Affair: Baby Elson, Ern Ern and Esther

first of all this series is totally not related with the sneak peak in my previos post :p sorry i main tipu cos i am so butt lazy T__T but i did mention ‘i got photos coming up’, right? so take this one for the time being ok. (ceh, as if lah ppl so anticipate for my photos perasan max!)

ok cut those crap now let’s go for the main topic. so my girl fren s.fong just gave birth to a beautiful healthy bb boy last month. healthy here means massive!! 4.3 kg ok!! and early this month was his Fool Moon and we (me and other 2 girl frens) went to visit her and the little. ahh!! awesome!!

in the chinese tradition when a baby turned one month old, a ceremony is held to celebrate his/her first Full Moon. this coincides with the end of the mother’s confinement period, and both mother and baby are formally introduced to the relatives and friends for the first time and they will come to give their blessings and gifts to the new baby, and traditional treats like ang ku kui, mee sua and red eggs are served to the guests. i love mee sua!!

chicken soup with wine to be eaten with mee sua. in chinese tradition mee sua is for longevity (my spelling correct or not?)

Traditional cakes and eggs, dyed red to symbolise luck and blessings are given out to relatives and friends. Eggs are chosen as they represent fertility and their round shapes symbolise harmony. It is believed that if you have a boy, you give out an odd number of eggs, and if you have a girl, you give out an even number of eggs. (info from http://www.babycenter.com.my) ^^

and now, introducing…. bb Elson!

soundly sleeping

zzzZZZZ.... is bb's fav activity

dreaming?!

cute little cute little

finally with open eyes

ahhww....

jane brought along her son with us who after half an hour started to get bored and pestering the mother to start moving. kids!

this is ern ern 🙂

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ok, with that expression, we just have to move and left. but we werent ready to go home yet. we went to another gf’s place to k-po. at the same time to see how is she and the daughter going on since we dont see each other often since she also joined the ‘mummy club’.

my oh my! may’s little girl has grown!! the last time i seen her, she was just a little baby!!! and now this is how she looks like…. she got hair!! ohya, she likes me cos i have camera!! LOL!! she’ll follow me around and ask me to take her photo… so funny ^^

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adorable isnt she?

kids do the darnest thing!! LOL!!

toys around the house

playing together

it was a ‘lawatan ibu dan anak’ day indeed!! hehehe….

so be blessed, ppl!

❤ cilipadi

i live to learn and i learn to live with it

January 20, 2010

Twenty

Filed under: So Peppery Random — lv @ 8:45 pm
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today is 20.01.2010 the twentieth day of the new year. and it is also The Bother’s birthday who turned 24y.o but who still act like a 14y.o KNS! T__T

so on this 20th day of the year i wanna list the 20-things-that-i’ve-done in 2009 in random order;

1. zero traffic offence and parking offence *proud*
2. budget holiday to Bali with The Friends. YahooOO!!
3. holiday in Sg. (twice)
4. stretched my workscope further.
5. photographed four beautiful weddings. as OP and NOP.
6. bought a potrait lense 50mm f1.4.
7. bought a wide angle lense.
8. done Home Improvement Project. tought and rough one this one! T__T
9. joined the Outreach Ministry to Lawas
10. paint my room with new colour and put some print on it. awesome!! 🙂
11. permed my hair
12. met some wonderful inspiring ppl. u know who u are!!
13. photographed the Sg. skyline!! yippie!!
14. went back to The Mother’s kampung (Lawas) for krismas 🙂
15. photographed a Baby Bump session. yay!!
16. a job in Kemaman, finally!
17. a training in Cakerawala (msia-thailand platform) and TOTAL in Brn
18. stretched my workscope to another level.
19. hmmm… lemme think…
20. no, i think that’s all

i can’t even finish the 20 list. so pathetic T__T and it is truly what it’s like for me in 2009. it was a rough and bumpy along the way. many times i feel so helpless and anger is the easiest way to vent my wrath and disappointment. when 2008 was a year i saved like crazy, 2009 was a year i spent every dime of it!! when 2008 was a year full of beautiful and wonderous surprises to me, 2009 was a year where my temper, patience and faith were being tested to the max. where i was at the peak of depression phase which mostly i just let it pass without record in this blog. i was too engrossed with everything i did, plan and the chaos that i let myself slipped to the sidewalk in my commitment in my walk with Him… huhuhuhu….. why am i like this?! T__T nevertheless i am forever thankful for everything that has happened cos i know the good God was and is always there in every difficult situation.

2010, many might have set their resolutions for the year. but not me. honestly i’m not a kinda person who make resolution. or should i say i dread it like a vampire dread the warewolf. i dread the feelings when i couldn’t keep up with my own words. sometimes after making resolutions and then not being able to fulfill them makes me feel disappointed, then i’ll beat myself or cry a bucket for failing to live up to my words and feel like a loser T_T

But that doesn’t mean u cannot set a goal or commitment in your life. A goal drives you to be better and a sense of purpose in life. But any goal or plan won’t be possible if you don’t put God at the centre of everything. I do have my own goals for this year. some i carried forward from previous previous years that’s still require relentless prayers to come true. godplshelpme!

but since i am still in the listing mood, so on this 20th day of 2010 here are my 20-things-i-wanna-do list (in random priority);

1. save at least half the amount of money that’s ive spent last year!! (in doubt, cos i am still spending for some final touch up on the project T__T)
2. go for another budget holiday with frens 🙂
3. relocate to another station?! :p
4. commit no traffic offence :p
5. get my Tupperware sells moving…. haha!! try to get commision this year. anyone interested to buy?!
6. to be a better person than last year.
7. to learn and gain more knowledge in what i am currently doing
8. to help at least one person realise his / her dream in a small way i can
9. to get an external flash!!! MUST!!!!
10. to be less lazy and renew my commitment :p
11. to take my photography to the next level eg: attend a workshop or anything like that
12. take good care of my own health
13. to spend more time with the family
14. to make a photo collage out of my so many photos and frame them (long time intention)
15. to be happier
16. invest in something worthwhile
17. earn more mulah
18. to record my budget like i used to do
19. learn more cooking recipes (aiihh… my kitchen skill super rusty nowadays T__T)
20. learn to make cheesecakes

that’s about it. i cant believe i did this list. random 20 things that came across my mind at the moment i type this. let’s hope i can scratch all of them by the end of the year.

anyhoo, i have photos coming up so here’s a sneak peek 🙂

fierce groom entourage

be blessed, ppl!!

♥ cilipadi

i live to learn and i learn to live with it

January 8, 2010

Cool City

Filed under: Snippets Of The Piquant Life — lv @ 11:50 pm
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is wat i am drinking now in my favourite hotel room in kk
it’s my pearl milk tea fix
to replace tea box milk tea of myy
cant finish it though
gonna save half of it for bfast tomorrow
and there’s no refridgerator in this hotel room. KNS! T__T

albeit the lack of refridgerator
this is still my favourite hotel whenever i’m in kk though ❤
they have all the basics in such space savvy arrangement
and most of all and most important point of all
it is located exactly above warisan square shopping complex, opposite centre point, 53 seconds walk to seaview / waterfront restaurants / bar / lounge, 5 minutes to the philippines market
in a nutshell it is one affordable hotel at the heart of the city
i love it cos i can just conveniently go downstair for girlie windowshop frenzy

i am suppose to be sleeping by now
gotta wake up as early as 5am tomorrow to the jetty
tsk, i've made a mistake by allowing the reception to make me a wake up call tomorrow. KNS!! T___T
i actually just asked her to get a taxi for me but as a profesional hotel staff with her soft sweet voice she offered a wake up call for me….
she was so polite that for a nanosecond i tak sampai hati to say no
so i just said ok to her offer which now i regretted T__T!!!
tat means i have to get up and pick up the phone!!!! arrrghhhh!!!

i really have to sleep now!! NOW!!
but i die2 wanna post photos… will tahan….
here are some pix of my room…

#1

#2

#3

'through my window'

#4

SMS-ing with my life jacket saviour. i forgot to bring mine. ada ka patut?! but later on i found out i forgot one more important thing. more important thatn the life jacket cos life jacket can be borrowed from the boat but this.... hmmm.... i rather not say in case The Boss read this ^^

#5

my current obssesion (^.^)v dont hate!

i am so sad about all the unnecessary contraversial issue about ‘The Word’ recently
my oh my, i pity the uncle selling pies downstair lor…
cos his pies are not the hottest pies anymore since the issue
and then the arson…. tsk! T___T
i feel as if i am not in my beloved country anymore *cry*

i’ve no more to say….

whatever it is

be blessed, ppl!

i live to learn and i learn to live with it

::EDIT TO ADD::

sorry, i promo2 the hotel but forgot to mention what hotel is it
ok, it is called Imperial Boutec Hotel
go see2 their website la…
oh, dont mention it, u are welcome!! :p

January 6, 2010

Jonathan ♥ Wendy : Wedding [27.11.09]

back in uni, during the orientation week i confused her with another beauty, Irene. cos their features were almost similar that my eyes and mind cannot collaborate well to diffrentiate both of them.

our first conversation was during our walk to Dectar for choir practice during that orientation week. we (i) chose to sing in choir to avoid the Larian Hijau (running around the uni) cos i am not a sporty girl like that. then, from staying in the same college to singing in the same choir club to studying in the same faculty to joining the same christian fellowship to going to the same dinners to going for choir trip togehter we basically see a lot of each other and immediately she become one of my good good collegemate from Kolej Dato’ Onn and my good fren from Penang 🙂

she’s one of the leanest girl i’ve seen. really. where most of my friends hide away from the sun to get fair skin but this girl just love to add more tan on herself despite being a Tan already…. geddit? geddit? Wendy Tan?!

as far as i remember, she remained single throughout uni years although i heard quite a number of guys had a crush on her (that includes my coursemates. haha!) so i was just so excited when i saw the status changed on her FB :p ngeh… ngeh… ngeh… and when she asked whether i would be able to attend the wedding, i just simply said yes without checking my schedule cos she darn smart informed million years before so the return tix that i got to Penang were all on promo ones :p

well, i cant say much about Jonathan though cos i never meet him until the wedding day itself. but, my oh my… Wendy u really got class!! Jonathan sure is a husband that every parents and pastors and our good God would have agreed of for a daugther…. and owh, did he just sang the most beautiful song?! Yes!! and he CAN SING!! tsk! so terharu… T___T it was one of the best wedding i’ve ever been for a long time.

aihh… before i go on ranting lets just look at photos. i wasnt the official photog of course. but this wedding sure won The Most DSLR Photogs In a Church Wedding i’ve even been to. there were 11 of us if not mistaken. yes. i very k-po. i counted :p

#1

marching in

#2

beaming from ear to ear

#3

listening attentively

#4

Wendy used to tell me that one of the thing that her daddy will always bring along with him is his digicam to take random photos. i finally saw it by myself that day! haha!

#5

families

#6

out of the 11 DSLR user

u didnt think that i’m gonna post all B&W, did u?! here are some colours…

#7 (photo by jessQ, edited by lv)

Wendy

#8 (photo by jessQ edited by lv)

#9 (photo by jessQ edited by lv)

hand in hand

#10 (photo by jessQ edited by lv)

vows exchange

#11 (photo by jessQ edited by lv)

and sealed with a kiss ^.^

#12

random shots :p

#13

^^

little details and the reception…

#14

#15

marching in

#16

blessing prayer

#17

toast

#18

singing and waltzing

#19

cannot tahan must upload this one too…
#20

ahhwww..... suh-weeet!!

#21

friends

#22

guess what were we doing?! guess... guess.. faster guess.... hint: red

#23

from behind the OP

usually i’ll end my wedding post with me with the couple but this time it’s different. cos this gal rocks!!

#24

Wendy's most glamour younger sister, Elissa. Haha!!! always heard bout her and see her pix on FB only.

to Wendy and Jonathan, thanks for having me to witness ur awesome wedding. i wish nothing but happiness as u now walk together as husband and wife. may the Lord’s blessing guard and guide u all the way.

cheers!

be blessed, ppl!!

January 3, 2010

Still Holding On…

Filed under: Matter Of The Heart — lv @ 12:32 am

one thing i know…
no matter how long it may take
how impossible it may seem
how foolish it may sound
prayers will be answered!!

January 1, 2010

Happy New Year 2010!!

Filed under: Snippets Of The Piquant Life — lv @ 11:34 pm
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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010 EVERYONE!!!!! 😀

just came back from the kampung a day before the NYE
got a serious backache though T___T
i guess i am still not used to long journey drive
even though i wasnt the one who drove
looked like i feel more tired than the the driver – The Mother

i wanted to post some reflective post
reflection of many many reflections of the passed year
or ambitious self-motivating post of hope and goal for the new year
but i guess i am still not over with the holiday mood yet
plus i am typing this while watching Mr. Bean Holiday the Movie on tv. haha!!
it’s hard to write serious thought with this guy around
can u?

i’ll try to make up with the long absence asap
i have so many outdated post coming up
but who wants to read things that is outdated? T__T

hmmm…. but why do i feel so lonely and empty and hopeless and lost?!
and why do i feel like i’m gonna lose something?! T___T
maybe it’s time…..

“In all your ways acknowledge Him, and he shall direct your paths” Proverbs 3:6

oh well, i should start from there 🙂

i live to learn and i learn to live with it

be blessed, ppl!

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