:: My Point Of View ::

April 21, 2012

Chateau St. Julien, rural France

Bonjour!!

Yup!! You guessed it! I am now in France. In rural France to be exact. I forgot what is the exact name of this village but we are staying in this gigantic, cozy, antiques but renovated ancient castle called Chateau St. Julien. It’s our accommodation for the whole weekends as well as the reception venue of the wedding of my lovely friend Wellena and her French husband Nico. In fact this is actually Nico’s village where his parents live.

We’ve been staying in this chateau since 2 days ago. I’m loving every little corner of it. It looked spooky on the first sight but once inside, I’m amazed at everything that it offers. There are a total of seven rooms in this chateau that accommodates 15 occupancy but honestly it could fit 50 people. And I am now in a big room for the single travelers with 4 beds but I myself is not sleeping here. I am here just to suck some wifi cos it’s stronger here. Hehehe….. I sleep in a double room with my other girl friend, Cell.

We landed Paris after a rough 12 hours flight from KL on 19th early morning Paris time. There wer four of us from Malaysia. Me, Cell (the bridesmaid), Nick (the imported wedding photographer) and Azra ( the only one from KL). I believe everyone in the flight were not expecting the weather can be so cold when the Captain announce the temperature outside. It was 6 degree!!! Oh my gucci!! I thought I is Spring already?! In fact even the couple weren’t expecting the weather can be this so freaking cold that’s why they chose Spring Wedding at the first place.

So, we took a train to the main train station to this village. We still had plenty of time before our scheduled train to depart. Darn! The weather was so freakingly cold that all we wanted to do is to seat in a cafe and eat to keep us warm (from the heater). Gosh! This isn’t Spring. This is still Winter!! Maybe even colder than winter in Melbourne and Taipei the last time I went there. Now I am so glad that I brought my thick sweater apart from my trusted leather jacket. And my thermal sleeping long johns. Thank goodness!!

We took another 4 hours ride of train to reach the village and another 30 minutes to reach this majestic chateau. Apparently this chateau is up for rental for events such as weddings, workshops etc. The weather is very unpredictable, it can rain or drizzle for 15 mins and then stop and sun comes out and then half an hour later it rains again and repeat pattern for 100 times. So u tell me la, how to go out further? When every time after few shots of photos, we have to run back into the chateau whenever it started to rain 😦 and the fireplace never stop burning. It has been the favorite spot for everyone to get warm. Khaleena just arrived from Scotland yesterday and we did tried to walk a little further and the same thing happened. We had to run back again. grrrr!!

There are so much I wanted to write down. But the time is limited now. The wedding is today!! Yay!! And will start in another 6 hours at a church an hour drive from here. Yeah…. Everything is far here. But the bus is coming to pick us up at 12.30pm. So I need to get ready now. the reception will be at 8.30pm tonight. But over here, the sun sets at 8.30-9pm. They have longer day time here πŸ™‚

I dont know how we all can stand the cold and chill with our dress later but for vanity we’ll brave ourselves.

I cannot wait for the wedding. The theme is ‘vintage’. So I’m going to shower now.

To Wel and Nico, enjoy your special day! And just have fun and don’t stop falling in love to each other over and over again. And million thanks for keeping me in this beautiful place and feed me so well that I think I’ve gain weigh just within these two days.

Be blessed always!

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November 13, 2011

Wedding: Beng & Nelly

Beng and Nelly got married December last year. I dint know Nelly but i definitely know the Ling family (Beng’s family). Beng’s sister, S.Lee, is my ex-classmate and their father used to be my Math teacher in secondary school. Beng or Ah Beng as we usually call him, is a robust, funny, loud and out going character. he owned his own little kopitiam business where friends and family gather to catch up or just simply update latest gossip. Nelly is a kind and soft-spoken girl. she teaches special students. with that i take my hat off *salute*. S.Lee contacted me that they needed a photographer to document their special day. after checking with my own schedule, no clash, i immediately agreed! and wah-lah!!! here are some of my fav shots of the day. and their wedding marked my last wedding of 2010. but it was my first time shooting wedding at my small little hometown where people are more skeptical than encouraging. *kancheong*

we started early in the morning. Nelly wore a bright red chinese traditional costume for the day. and she has a very pretty shoes that i so tempted to steal it.

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Phoenix. Dragon. A Legend.

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quiete little town....

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the one i tempted to steal... :p

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vintage earrings πŸ™‚

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a purse to keep everything...

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while Nelly was prepping herself, her sisters were busy plotting the ‘door games’ at the same time. i just hope the guys could survive all these….

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wasabi spread bread and 'mix-everything' celery juice

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Ben 10 tamborines?!! hahahaha!!!

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beautiful fine details

i still have ample time before the groom came for his bride. so i went to the groom’s place to check out on his team.

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the nervous but cool groom

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that's the spirit guys.... bur errr.... good luck!! :p

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a family shot before the groom team arrive

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πŸ˜€ hahahaha!!!

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the part where the groom's friends had to carry him. thank goodness no bones were broken during this stunt.

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jeng…. jeng…. jeng… here come the killer drinks!!!

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the 'detox' drink! LOL!

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friends for life

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i love the picture below because of the situation that time. Beng was trying his best to read chinese characters, word of love for his bride. he was so nervous and sweaty. his girl friends from his team were there to help. gotta love friends!!

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πŸ™‚

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satisfied doorgirl πŸ˜€

and after enduring all the stages….

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*love*

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walk with me....

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father & son

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tradition.

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gift.

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nothing is more meaningful than sharing the joy with people close to us.... πŸ™‚

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oooOOOOooooOO ^.^

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last but not least…. an attempt…. lalalala…..

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::EDIT TO ADD::
i was lazy to do part 2 of this wedding so i decided to combine both parts into this one post. hehehe…

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happy fun faces πŸ˜€

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a toast of love.

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and cheers!!!

fyi, this post has been in my draft for almost a year @.@. yup!! bad blogger. me!

be blessed, peeps!!

xoxo

January 11, 2011

Celebration of Love

in 2010.

through my lense.

u know. i love the word l.o.v.e. because in between of it are my initials. i know this is lame but that’s the truth. and among many things i like to scribble the heart shape stands number one on the list. and then a flower. and then a house with a coconut tree by the side. and where was i? oh yeah. i love love! it is timeless. and as much as love the word, the essence of it, i took pride to witness how it is celebrated. by couples that are madly in love that they sealed it with together-ness. forever.

so today i’m going to share with you the joy of witnessing love through my lense. some were taken just because i have labo. some were official. but however it was i was glad glad glad to be part of their celebration of love in their lives.

fei & alvin in Jan 2010.

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tradition is vital. it's a legacy.

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fei is the one and only child of her parents. can u feel what's written on her face now?!

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that intimate moment right after the morning ceremony. sweet like candy.

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custom made by her own cousin. surely with love..... i'm jeaolous :p

josephine & alan in Feb 2010

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her 'something blue' was the dress itself.

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we were waiting for cue to go down this time until the phone rang and we rushed down. this shot will always remind me the situation that night.

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whispers.

irene & jeff in June 2010

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i came late for the prep session but i love this ring shot.

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i seldom manage to snap a pastor holding the ring so this is rare.

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a father daughter shot. if you see clearly you can see irene's glassy eyes *touchy touchy*

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to remind me wedding isnt easy. they were still bombared with table arrangement up till they were about to march in for reception *sweat*

fiona & alex in October 2010 (i was the wedding coordinator that time i took photos whenever i had the chance)

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it was a teary vow. yeah. meet my watertank cousin.

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saying 'Thank You' to parents can be very emotional really. even my 8 y.o cousin almost teared when she watched this.

vivian & vincent in November 2010.

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priceless expression. he must eat all the raw chillies before granted entry by the mastermind. the lady at the background.

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another emotional departure. vivian is the only daughter so.

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in love all over again. i know i'm cheesy cos i like to eat cheese.

Ema & Moris in December 2010 ( i played the role of a bride’s maid this time so there’s only i can manage)

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a symbolic act by the couple. the gold fishes were reunited after being separated during their engagement. just like they were bonded for life now.

nelly & beng in december 2010

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beautiful artwork i must say.

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i like that all the joy of the situation are here. beng trying to read mandarin. his three lady friends giving him the support. and the compact camera that's recording his nervousness.

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my fav of their set! ahh... how i love cheese :p

so those are some of my favs from weddings that i’ve attended, OP-ed, coordinated and bride’s-maid-ed last year.

i have nothing but a world of best wishes raise up to the moon and back to all of them. i love every one of you beautiful couples and you guys have made my 2010 a wonderful year for me to remember and reminds me of doing thing you are passionate about is just so worthwhile. maybe next time i’ll shoot your young ones. *hint hint* i love babies….. :p God bless!!

be blessed, peeps!

August 5, 2010

Irene β™₯ Jeff : Wedding [12.06.2010] part 2

since i came late that morning and missed their prep session so i made it up by coming early for their reception prep session. ok. i was a tad bit excited cos i reached earlier than the couple at the bridal shop :p and mannn!! what was it with the date?!! there were so many weddings that day. at the bridal studio itself, there were 4 couples lining up for make ups. jeff and irene were the 2nd couple.

let’s see some photos.

make up tools every girls love πŸ™‚

random shot. so many falsies.... :p

all set and ready...

once we left the bridal studio we still have ample time before the event begin. so we camped in their suite while i took the opportunity to shoot some more photos of the two of them. but at that time they were still bugged by table arrangement for last minute confirmed attendance. poor couple! *sigh*

still working on table arrangement..... screw those last minute confirmed guests lah!!

i asked them to relax. it’s their big day. they were not suppose to be so tense about the arrangement especially NOW!!! and they obliged. and they had fun πŸ™‚ or did they?! or was it only me?! anyhoo here are some of the takes….

still have time for some light moment πŸ™‚

bring it on Irene.

oh she really pulled it off, didnt she?!

all tied up!

jeff, thanks for being such a sport!! irene is one lucky girl πŸ™‚

meanwhile, downstair most of the guests have arrived. my mom was among the late coming guests *rolls eyes* and as guests keep coming in the gifts were piling up too.

gifts

Irene's Parents. Mr. & Mdm. Igat. hi uncle! hi aunty!

cake cutting

cake feeding :p

reflection

surely the elderly were proud of this moment....

bows of love :p

mother daugther small talk *love*

then it’s time for the 2nd outfit.

this is what girl friends are for.... *love*

mag’s hands were not only helpful but also NAUGHTY!!! she cupped irene’s breasts in her palms!!! HAHA!!!

then they walked in for the 2nd time for toasting time.

not bad, jeff!! look at irene... she was hiding her face. LOL~~

let the blessing never cease to flow...

as the wine gets better each passing year, may your adoration to each other gets deeper each passing days....

linked and cheers!!

some of the guests

school friends....

and then it came to the gift exchange ceremony. it was simple yet interesting. jeff is a bisaya while irene herself is a mixed of lun bawang and iban. the following is from her lun bawang side of gifts. and these gifts are only given / seen during wedding. sets of rong (a type of conned-shape hat) and tayen (a kind of basket where some more gifts are placed inside). both are made of some kind of rattan. this set of gift is for each groom’s family member. long time ago, according to my grandparents the more set of these given from the bride means the higher the status of the family. means even uncles, aunties and cousins will get one set. but now less and less ppl do that laa…

traditional lun bawang gifts... rong and tayen....

gifts from her iban side.

some performances. the children didnt want to miss it out too....

candid

i may be biased here cos this is the only group photo that i put because ther's me in it!!! dont hate :p

and that’s a wrap of the night but… i wanna leave you with these.

and now it is legal to make baby… hehe….

happy making babies you two!!! :p

to le’ and jeff, thanks so much from the bottom of my soul for entrusting me to document your special day. it was an absolute honour!! you two were just gorgeous and a breeze to work with. thanks for being such a trooper towards my craziness and shamelessness from beginning until the production of the album. i wish nothing but everlasting love and overflowing blessings for the two of you. and as you look back to these photos in many2 years to come you will still remember the essence of the moment as what it was on that day. God bless always and again, congratulations you two!!!!

fun facts:-

location| Miri, Swk
together| Nov, 2000
engaged| 6 Feb 2010
married| 12 Jun 2010
solemnisation| SIB Canada Hill
reception| Palace Ballroom, Grand Palace Hotel
irene| admin, Miri
jeff| teacher, Lg Luteng, Baram

be blessed always, ppl!!

β™₯ cilipadi

August 3, 2010

Irene β™₯ Jeff : Wedding [12.06.2010] part 1

let me tell you a little bit about irene that u dont know and maybe she doesn’t even remember herself. *whisper* i knew her since we were little maybe like 9 or 10. yeah. i remember her being her aunt’s flowergirl when we attended her aunt’s wedding in PuruSia. haha!! one thing about me. i remember faces!! so beware!! i bet very rare ppl remember that day. but oh well, that’s a milion years ago…. then when they moved to marudi we became friends and of course family friends. our moms speak the same language. our fathers work at the same workplace. the hospital!! and we attended the same secondary school. so when irene sent me an sms and a message on fb about being her photog for her wedding two months before the big day i was thrilled!! another reason to go back!! and i was curious to see the groom :p cos i never seen this guy before and have totally no hint about who he is. i checked on my calendar and found that i didnt have any business (personal / work) that coincidental to her wedding date. so my trip back was totally for her wedding alone. so i’ve booked my tix earlier to lock my date. and…. disaster happened last minute!! u see… the wedding was on a saturday so it is normal for me to take a friday night flight, right?! guess what?! the flight was cancelled!!! yes! the freaking flight has to be cancelled due to… wait for it… a flat tryes!! kns!! they thought they could fix it so we were ok when they announced the delay and at the end i guess they just couldnd fix it so they just had to cancel the flight. of course there was compensation of a free stay at a resort hotel but no thanks for me. the resort. is a haunted one!! ok enough of me babbling irrelevant matter here. let’s look at photos πŸ™‚

since i was late so these are the only few things i managed to take during their prep time. errr… not axactly prep time la cos they were all set and done when i arrived *shy*

the rings

love the details on the chest :p

helping hands

and from my mom conversation while i was snapping away, i learned that jeff is a bisaya and a teacher.

here come the groom πŸ™‚

chaos before march in

one day when it’s time, a father will have to let her daughter go….. go into the embrance of a man that will love and protect her just the same as the first time he held her in his arms many years ago when she first taste the air of this world….

attentive

look at those little feet up there....

looked on....

little cute bow

the youngest of them all..... i wanna bite her!

the first man in her life.... and today he's giving her away.... to another man who'll love her unconditionally as he has been.... *sob*

i think i heard their heartbeats this time. LOUD!

vows

and after nine long years of relationship, it finally came down to this moment….. *tears of joy*

bonded.....

and sealed with a kiss

legally man and wife now

he wants to see too πŸ™‚

the entourage :p

words and songs

kelupis. lun bawang traditional food/ desserts

by the arch

joy in their faces πŸ™‚

'we are married!!!'

when it was the parents’ turn to wish the couple, the emotion started to get thick. it was emotional. through their embrances you can see the pure acceptance of irene’s parents toward jeff. it spelled UNCONDITIONAL. just like their own son. ya. jeff was the one who teared first. i could feel a lump inside my throath this time. oh wait, even now when i think back of that moment i feel like crying too…. *wipe tears*

emotion was getting thick here....

irene and her mummy πŸ™‚ i knew irene was trying her best not to break down here. it was hard i tell you i could have cried myself T__T

and finally the watertank just couldnt hold it anymore. tears came streaming down.... *emo*

and u might wonder how come there’s no picture of jeff and the father-in-law. here’s why. actually it was the first of the above series but it was too emo that time that my eyes blurred and things went too fast and everything was a blurry mess T___T they are his parents now….. if u know what i mean…. *hint* there’s no photos of jeff parents….. T___T

after nine long years..... they are now husband and wife! πŸ™‚

and that’s for the morning session. stay tune for the reception session next.

be blessed, ppl!

β™₯ cilipadi

June 9, 2010

Alan β™₯ Josephine : Wedding [10.02.2010]

before i start rambling. let me just tell u this. this bride has the coolest body art a bride can ever have!!!!!!!! although i am not that close to efin but i like her instantly because of her way of carrying herself. the first time i saw this girl, i went ‘cool hair!!’ and all this while i tot i am cool. yeah way cool!! and when i met ppl who is ‘cooler’ than me plus with that quirky personality, they get my attention. and efin is one of the rare ppl that got that. so peeps, lets see some photos! πŸ™‚

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make-up session

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see....

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families

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bring it on!!

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kids!! look at the litttle boy in the middle. haha!!

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sealed!

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toast for a happily ever after. sorry i memang cheesie.

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peace!!

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singing, eating, dancing and speeches....

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in there 2nd outfit of the night. the traditional costume.

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one of my fav!!! this is totally candid. promise.

and last but not least….

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yours truly is in too! :p

and yes, that’s the time where my gained kilos started to be visible in photos!! T______T

to efin and alan, i have nothing but only the bestest wishes to the both of you young couple. have faith to each other and God will guide ur way.

much love!

March 26, 2010

Alvin β™₯ Yee Fei: Wedding [23.01.2010]

fei as we used to call her is one of those type of girls whose charm or aura could immediately be felt when she’s in a crowd. not because of her cute memorable face but because she speaks her voice out. loud. and to the point. we first met during lecture, we found out we stayed just next to each other’s college (owh btw college here refers to our hostel) and then that made it easier for us to become team members for every group assignments. of course not to forget the darling. i remember once during our presentation we decided to wear all whites. sampat. i know. i so wanted to post the photos but let just keep that for another day. we were travel companion for our little trip to HK few years back. she made my dream possible to go see the HK Disneyland. and ohya, how can i forgot she even came all the way to miri and even set foot to the good old marudi. haha! she sure loves travelling very much. that girl.

i can blab all i want about us but not her and alvin. because i can. and because i only met alvin once before their wedding. so how much can i say about him? all i knew they were working in the same firm. cupid played his role and wah-lah love bloomed and relationship evoled.and boy oh boy…. is he kind and sweet? 110% yes! is he loving and gentleman. indeed! and does he send her home safe till the door step and greet the parents. checked! and the best thing is he said ‘YES MA’AM’ to fei. LOL!! he sure has some kind of humour. that guy.

of course i wasnt the OP for their prestigious wedding. but since i brought labo everywhere i go i dont want to miss documenting my gf’s most memorable day for my own momentos so why not? here goes some of them.

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modern taste mix traditions

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the dress....

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custom made

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advices

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and the tortures begin....

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the groom vs the queen of door game. LOL!!

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there must be something the groom entourage done wrong or not following the rules..... haha!

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i β™₯ yee fei b'cos...... he was sweating like mad when writing this. LOL!

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hand in hand

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parents happy faces πŸ˜€

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honours

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girl firends

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fei was a very active Leo Club member in high school and that brought her as far as Japan so these are her Leo Club Japanese family flew all the way from Japan for her wedding *heart*

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waiving singlehood goodbye :p

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a bride's moment....

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the OP asked us to laugh.... hahahahaha!!!

and before she change and we help her removing all her hair piece

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beautiful

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why not?! :p

the reception was held at Prince Hotel, KL. fei did invited us to come earlier if we can to take some photos in their suits. the hair curling activity took most of our time so….. sorry fei :p and after we checked our table number and went to it my oh my…. we were stoked and honoured to find who were our tablemates!!!

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ohayou gozaimasu~~

the one on far right is a swedish who resides in japan for many years already in case you are wondering why the look like that :p and we found out her name is noella a girl version of noel. LOL!! we have both of them at our table that night, noel and noella πŸ˜€

some more….

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clockwise: hand fan (so cute!), pocket in the sleeves (can put everything inside), the hand fan now tucked in the err... belt?!, scarlet playing with japanese uber colourful videocam.

info: the clothes the ladies were wearing are called yukata NOT kimono ok. yukata is a summer cotton kimono worn during summer in japan. since malaysia summer all year round so maybe that’s why they wore that. and a real kimono is made of pure silk. very expensive!

the elder woman (forgot her name T___T) brought also a hand-held fan that was tucked in her aiya.. what is that called? a belt?! and she wore a real geta sandals! so cute!!!

we learned some of their customs and vice versa and one thing that i remember is that in japanese weddings, the arrangement of wedding tables are (from nearest to the couple table) friends, colleagues, relatives then families. unlike us in malaysia in the other way round. the reason is that we dont see friends all of the time. while families and relatives can meet every now and then during big day. and colleagues no need to explain lah we see them 5-6 days a week! haha!! well, that’s what i learned from. at least i left with ilmu pengetahuan *proud*

so here some more :p

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peace~~ (^.^)V

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speeches from the couple

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one for the album πŸ™‚

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πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

and before we part to our own ways…..

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drama at the lift :p

to fei & alvin, here’s a toast to more love and a whole universe of happiness.
fei, thanks for being such a wonderful friend.
alvin, i hope u know what to do when u marry the one and only child :p

:: EDIT TO ADD ::

if u have notice, there are a lot of photos of me this time. all credits to mr. noel. faster say he is good.

be blessed, ppl!

β™₯ cilipadi

January 29, 2010

Anastar β™₯ 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!

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long trail...

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it fits!! πŸ™‚

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bouquet

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his

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hers

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his + hers = together

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one done one getting ready

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small talk

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a bouquet for my bride πŸ™‚ this one my FAV!

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ready!

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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.

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dancing feet

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the theme colour

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flowergirls baskets

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vows

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

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bringing shaxy back!!

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the bestmen

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

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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.

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dressing up by themsleves

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details

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his & hers

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marching in in their glorious traditional costume

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the warriors and the maidens

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

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my romantic attempt

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

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speech from the groom

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marching out for a whole new exciting life together

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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!

β™₯ cilipadi

i live to learn and i learn to live with it

January 6, 2010

Jonathan β™₯ 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 πŸ™‚

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

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marching in

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beaming from ear to ear

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listening attentively

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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!

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families

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out of the 11 DSLR user

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

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Wendy

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hand in hand

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vows exchange

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and sealed with a kiss ^.^

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random shots :p

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^^

little details and the reception…

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marching in

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blessing prayer

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toast

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singing and waltzing

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cannot tahan must upload this one too…
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ahhwww..... suh-weeet!!

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friends

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

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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!!

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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!!

November 12, 2009

Noel β™₯ Scarlet : Wedding [03.10.09]

owhh… how do i ever start about my darling’s wedding? when i post my shoutout ‘away for my darling’s wedding’ on FB some ppl commented that ‘if it’s ur darling, who’s the bride?!’ LOL!! that’s how we roll, ppl! and i’m so glad and happy that my darling finally found her man πŸ˜€ *big wet eyes*

it was a surprise when i first found out noel is actually an ex-ukm-er too. and was in the same faculty as us. us are me and scarlet. no, there was never a noel guy ever mentioned among us back in the uni. well, that’s maybe between the two of them and that just goes to show that we didnt share too many secret between us which is normal πŸ™‚ let’s see if they are wiling to share their story here *winks*

until i finally met noel for the first time that i saw it. the giddiness in her each time he touches her. the loving sparkles of her ever mesmerizing eyes glint each time he talks to her. the random hugs and kissess from him while walking to the parking lot. it just goes to show that their love for each other was too much to handle that it overflowed to ppl around them in small tiny little invinsible heart shapes sparkles in the air. their love is the modern type of love that shames away old-fashion cynical glances.

i wasnt the official photog of the wedding. but they both asked me to bring along labo to capture some of the night before shots. i was actually assigned as the main bride’s maid. my goodness! did i spoiled the wedding or what?! I CAN NEVER BE A GOOD BRIDE’S MAID!!! i was supposed to help the bride with preparing a lot of things but i didn’t do half of it! if there is a bride’s maid practical exam, i think i’ve flunked my paper!! T__T u knew already that i never use the hand fan from the previous post, right?! that’s not only it. i didnt help to lift the my bride’s gown too!! o_O and and a bride’s maid suppose to let the bride sleep well and wake her up in the morning, right?! gosh!! it was scarlet who has to wake me up in the morning!!! on her wedding day. @_@ huhuhuhu….. sorry darling, told u that i’m bad at this lor.. T__T

k lah, let’s see photos πŸ˜€

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cute stuff!

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almost a zoo... LOL!!

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tradition: a bride's hair will be brushed by the mother and while doing so also saying words of wisdom for each stroke.

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prayers

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gown

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make up

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colours

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one of the wedding process i love ~ make up session!! heeee....

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while the bride was being dolled up, the 'sisters' or bride's maids in red did our thangs~~

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one last touch on the veil

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lovely

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the 1st 'torture game' hahaha.... they groom's entourage had to wear disposable undies and write heartful letters on them with lipstick and then strike a yoga pose before granted entrance. with 'ang pows' as entrance fee, of course! and we were bunch of happy 'ji muis' πŸ˜€

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another 'torture game' they must eat all the spicy (wasabi swiss rolls), bitter (young bittergourd), sour (raw lemon) and sweet (honey in baby bottles) things being served before the next task... πŸ˜€

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his cinderella

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tea ceremony....

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honours

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love~

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the 'ji muis' selecting 'ji mui's' photos of the couples

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the groom finally brought the bride home!!

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joy

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love this!!

now, let’s move on to the dinner reception. held at The Courtyard Garden, KL, buffet style. the place was cozy and romanticly decorated. i love!

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dinner reception at Courtyard Garden

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some details...

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just to show how 'muhibbah' was the wedding πŸ™‚

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i know it's out of focus but i really love the feel of it. look at how happy she was.... ahhww!!! *watery eyes*

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old friends

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the blue team 'ji muis' πŸ˜€ owh, we both manned the reception ok very hardworking wan!!

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i know this one's blur and i dunno why it was b&w but i dont care, i like... hnnhh!!!

i stayed overnight at fei’s place after the reception. i didnt want to be a k-po stayin at the newly wedded couple’s place eventhough they all (noel’s mummy included) insisted me to just stay with them.

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fei & alvin (see u 2 in Jan! i bought my tix but only one way :p still waiting for cheap tix ^^) me & fei (i must take)

and the next day, fei ‘returned’ me back to noel and scarlet in good hand. lol! then we had to meet up with scarlet’s family TO GET MY MAKE-UP BAG because i was catching my flight back and her family were going to Genting!! KNS!! why do i always have to trouble ppl wan?! *cries of shameness* TT____TT aunty, uncle, so sorry horr… T_T and since they were all there i took the opportunity to take a casual family photo of them πŸ˜€

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parents, siblings, sons-in-laws... πŸ™‚

ok let me tell u a funny story. actually it was only scarlet’s dad. yes. he is a man full of humour. when i asked them to arrange themselves in pairs with respective partners, apparently bernard (scarlet’s bro) has no one to partner with. out of a sudden scarlet’s dad said, ‘he partner with valerie lor…!!’ and everyone laughed their head out for 10978 seconds while i fainted (in my head). so this is how it went at the end. bernard as the centre of attraction. LOL!!

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love this!

then we stopped over at the house for a while because noel wanted to transfer all the photos that i’ve taken to his laptop. and while waiting for the process this was what i did.

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i played around with their wedding bands. aihh... i know so not original!

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haaa!! this lady giraffe has ear rings!! enough original liao eh?! πŸ˜€ i've thought of this since the first time i saw the giraffes family long time ago and YAY!!

that’s it.

to darling scarlet, i’m so very happy for u finally found ur man. ur love. it was a joy to witness. really. πŸ˜€
to noel, she’s all yours now. handle with care, you! ohya, thanks for letting me sleep with her whenever i’m around while u have to camp on the couch T___T

to both of you, thanks for giving me the opportunity to play around with labo on the day even though i was supposed to take care of the bride. i just hope that my takes would add up to the unseen ‘nook and cranny’ that eugune might missed *cewah, so eksyen!* thanks for the ever special company whenever i’m there. here’s a toast *iced orange syrup in milo mug* to many many years of love and blessings as you sail together as husband and wife. gorgeous husband and wife.

xoxo,
valerie

i live to learn and i learn to live with it

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