Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Life Stage

Life Stage, originally uploaded by ZackTwin.
"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances; … “ (more)

In our life, there have been many exits and entrances. Sometimes the entrance is previously exit and, vice versa, the exit is previously entrance.

We cannot take everything as a constant.

Nothing is permanent.

Now I am going to exit from the entrance and going to enter to the exit.

“Life's like a play: it's not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters." (By Seneca)

Monday, 28 June 2010

Multilingual Singapore

Multilingual Singapore, originally uploaded by ZackTwin.
Today, I went to a Malay cooked food stall for lunch. The Malay lady asked me ‘Makan?’.

I nodded and she asked me what I wanna add, I pointed and said ‘Mutton (Eng), Tauhu (Malay) and TauKay (Chinese) ... ‘ She looked at me and I think she was confused. She might be thinking like this guy looks like Malay but he is not a Malay, maybe he is Chinese.

Then the Malay lady asked me ‘ni yao la jia?’ :D

Thursday, 24 June 2010

When I get older, I will be stronger

I am just giving the title as I am having World Cup fever. I really like that WAVIN FLAG song which is very energetic with very good words. I really want to be stronger when I get older. Of course, stronger in term of mentally. When I get older I definitely will be weaker in physical as those sunflowers.

I am still using the photos taken during last year vacation because I don’t have nice new photos yet. I edited this photo with masking layer in GIMP. I previously do not like to edit photo with software but now I am enjoying it a bit more. Using software is also part of modern photography, isn’t it?

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Golden Paddies

Golden Paddies, originally uploaded by ZackTwin.
After looking at Ko Ye Tun’s sunflower photo , I remember that I took photo of paddies and sky. When I look at my photo it’s not very nice as Ko Ye Tun’s photo. But I would like to post it here to share. I took this photo on the same day as Golden Fields

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Simply Alone

Simply Alone, originally uploaded by ZackTwin.
I took this photo on the way to Mt. Fuji. I didn’t crop and leave it as it is. Just change level to enhance the brightness.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Princess and photographer

Princess and photographer, originally uploaded by ZackTwin.
I visited Thailand last year September with my parents on the way back from Japan. We planned to visit Ayutthaya City as my mom is very interested in history. I also wanted to see how Ayutthaya City is because we had heard about that city since we are young.

By the way, we are proud to be Burmese but we disagree on destroying the city and killing people when Ayutthaya was conquered by Burmese in 1767.

We rented a car to visit Ayutthaya City from Bangkok. The car owner is a Burmese living and working there. So it’s very convenient for us to ask him the places to visit in Ayutthaya. He drove us to visit Wat Phu Khao Thong (means Golden Mountain) pagoda first. It was built by King BaYintNaung of TaungGoo (Myanmar) in 1569 to celebrate the victory.

I climbed up to the pagoda to take some scenery photos. When I reached up there, I saw my dad was taking photos of my mom while she was taking notes at the foot of the pagoda. It was a sweet moment and I took their photo.

We had spent good time together in Thailand. I am longing to back Yangon to meet them soon.

Thank You.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

The White

The White, originally uploaded by ZackTwin.
This white orchid photo was taken in Orchid Garden, which is located in Botanic Garden, Singapore. I went there in late 2008.

I still remember that I went there with a girl who always loves to be a model in front of camera. You may have a question, is there anyone who wants to be model behind the camera? No… I mean she will immediately change her position and poses nicely if she was pointed by a camera.

On that day she called me up to go out to take some photos because she has to update her Facebook photos or something like that. These days, there are a lot of Burmese model wannabe and photographer wannabe in Facebook. It’s nothing wrong. Technology changed the way we work, play and learn. Interesting!

Where I am… Oh, in short, we tried to get some good photos in the garden but it was an unfortunate day for her. I didn’t get really wow photos. I felt sorry for her but I am happy as I got some nice flowers photos :-P

I am browsing my old photos and found this one. I am inspired by Albert who took very nice macro photos. As I am busy to go out for photo shooting these days, I posted the photo here. Hope you guys are not bored with it.

Monday, 14 June 2010

The world is beautiful

The world is beautiful, originally uploaded by ZackTwin.
The world is always beautiful. We shape the world in our own way.

Sometime we didn't open our eyes enough to see it fully. Sometimes we close our eyes and ignore it.

If we open ourselves, the world is beautiful as it is.

Monday, 7 June 2010

Do what you love

Do what you love, originally uploaded by ZackTwin.
‘Do what you love.’

It’s easier to talk than do. The sentence and the meaning seems to be simple but it’s complicated, you know.

Because it is different between what you really love to do and how you really want to do what you love. Let me tell my opinion. I really love to read any kind of writing since I was young. I can remember every single word if I really like the writing. When I was in middle school, I read a play (Yay Thel Pya Zat) from my elder sister’s high school textbook, I like it very much. When I had to learn that play as my lesson in my high school, I started to hate it. Because I cannot enjoy reading it, I need to memorize and rewrite as what teacher told me to. I wished to read to enjoy and analyze myself rather than I am asked to.

I realized that same feeling apply to my photography too. I love photography but I do not enjoy taking photos at events or model shooting much. That’s why most of my friends complained that their photos, taken by me, are not great. I agree with them because I don’t enjoy taking photos with restriction. I need to open my mind more.

Even so, I have done photo shooting for 3 wedding receptions and 3 birthday events with my humble D60. This photo was taken during one of room-mate-cum-brother-cum-friend’s ROM (Registry of Marriage) ceremony.

I do love photography but I don’t like to take photos for events because I feel that it restricts me a lot. ‘Do what you love’ is not simple as you see, right?