Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Concert and Shows... anyone??

Yes... I heard AJ Rafael is coming to Sydney this August!! The Youtube music sensation is coming down under and I believe you would agree with me that he is really good with music. I like his music passion that I heard that he have the same passion as his father who was also a great musician too.
So, who's with me?? Ticket is $35 presale and $45 at the door. :)

As I was surfing on Youtube.. I finally found the song I think I found the perfect wedding song for me. Haha. Love the song, Love the lyrics and this rendition by AJ Rafael and his mates, perfect.

AND.... I saw that BON JOVI is coming in December too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Monday, June 28, 2010

of photo gadgets and wonderful photos..

Yes. I love taking pictures, as a passion. With me now, I have a Nikon D60, a very amateur camera. I got it since end of 2008 and since then, I have been deciding on which lenses or any other camera I want. Well, we can't get everything we want so here's to saving up for it!! :)

Olympus Pen EP1 DSLR

Lumix GF-1

I read the review and all, it seems quite interesting and relatively small for a DLSR. The Olympus one, I kinda read it on Xiaxue's blog and the Lumix one, a friend of mine uses it. :)

Thanks to Audrey, as she borrowed me her Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm before and after using it, love it. Nice portrait photos taken on my trial with it.

At the same time would love to grab a flashgun to go along my Nikon for some nice lighting pictures. :)

I've always look up to photographers that are really good be it in sceneries or portrait or wedding photography, it require skills. My favorites?? Wedding Photographers like Justin Oh, Jenny Sun, Jon Low, those from Axioo and many more.

Here's a link to this very touching photos of Katie Kirkpatrick. She was bride that was battling with cancer for 3 years. She married her highschool sweetheart Nick Goodwin in 2005 and died 5 days after the wedding. Her photos shows how strong she was to go through the process of wedding planning and no matter how unwell she is, she still smile all the way. The following photos are by Romain Blanquart and story taken from http://bolstablog.wordpress.com/2009/04/19/katie/.

Katie Kirkpatrick and her fiance, Nick, rest prior to their wedding. Katie has terminal cancer and spends hours in chemotherapy. Here Nick waits while she finishes one of the sessions.

Even in pain and dealing with her organs shutting down, with the help of morphine, Katie took care of every single wedding plan. Her dress had to be adjusted several times due to her constant weight loss.

An expected guest was her oxygen tank. Katie had to use it during the ceremony and reception. Nick's parents look on.

Katie, in a wheelchair, listening to her husband and friends serenading her.

In the middle of the party Katie had to rest for a bit and catch her breath. The pain doesn't allow her to stand for long periods of time.


This is what they mean by photos draw a thousand words. This is one of the reason why I am so keen into wedding planning. If there is anyone out there who is like Katie, sick yet strong and strive towards life and want to plan a wedding, I would do it for free. Why? Because I believe everyone have a dream to achieve and if I can help to make a wedding as the dream, why not? In fact, don't say wedding, if I know I can lend a helping hand to help anyone in need, within my ability and capacity, I will do anything for that person.

My love for design :)

I do not know where I get my inspiration or ideas from. Maybe it runs in the family or so, as my brother is into multimedia designs; he loves drawing anime manga characters and all, and my other cousin brother is good in fine arts and doing multimedia drawings too now. Me on the other hand, have a creative mind of decorations, making crafts and even doing food, I hope the food is in pretty looks and of course taste good.

When I was a lot younger, maybe 15 when I have not decided what I really want to do, I used to ask my dad for advices on career options. Trust me, back in those days, Accounting was not my thing as I have not touch accounting subject yet. I was inspired by those students doing architecture and design. So, I asked my dad about it and the moment he told me 7 years to be in the industry, I knew I couldn't do it. From young, I am not those who get straight A's and therefore, I knew my ability. So, I asked my dad again, so if I am into design, which is the 2nd option after architecture? He said interior design which he had to deal with a lot in his industry. I was then really interested in it. Thanks to mum, quoted from her, 'You will not do well in design industry unless people know you.' So, that's why accounting was now what I studied.

I know I never really put interior design behind, so I did my short course on Interior Design. I often check out websites like Apartment Therapy and other designs sites and make trips to Kinokuniya to check out interesting books that I have no money to buy. If I print money, my apartment should have no place for books to put. :) If you really like interior design like i do or even if you want to work in this kind of environment.. i want this book badly...

Well, whether or not I get to use these little creative mind of mine.. shall see.. :) I want to use it on my house first but well no money, how to decorate, right? So, earn money and then shall see.. :)

At this moment, Germany is leading 4-1 against England.. :( haizz if Ferdinand and Beckham were in the team. :(

Sunday, June 27, 2010

towards end of June...

It's been 3 months since I last blogged. A lot of time have passed, a lot of things happened and I feel I'm still quite stagnant where I am. And now, one week before I turn old again, I really need to buck up my life and achieve more than now.

Anyway, enough of ranting. Here comes a bit of updates. What happened since the last I blogged. Too many but I would say the highlight is my dear friends' wedding, Moon Sin & Calvin. Thanks for inviting me and I am really happy for them and glad I could make it. Yes, means I went back twice this year. Here are some photos I picked, to show the reunion of friends, the purple-dressed-ji muis and pink ties'-heng tais and the happiness of the wedding couple.

Now, with World Cup in the season, there are a lot of sleepless nights and I am currently working casual at Papparoti Kogarah under Junda and his boys while pushing for my shop. I am starting my CPA soon.(HINT*PEK LYNN) At the same time, I have one big decision to make, that could combine my expertise into many areas. DECISIONS....

One question was always asked and I always do not have answer for it.
'Jenny, what would you like for birthday?'

My answer, as long as you remember my birthday, it's the best birthday present. Presents are just additional stuff to it. I feel having people to remember it, makes a whole lot difference. :) If you really want me to say it, haha..a simple cake with candles would make a good present. :) I remember my 21st birthday, I had 3 cakes. I've years that I didn't get to blow candles at all. That means, no wishes made. :(

more hints? if you know what I like, what I like to do.. shouldn't be too hard. haha..

till next week.. :)I'm going to watch Germany vs England soon. I don't know who to support. But if I'm loyal enough, England is the team. :)