It was one of the most beautiful sunset I’ve seen over many years I live in this city. It’s like someone forgotten to turn the lights off and all of us must have wish never had to inside our heart, yes?
Has anyone seen the moon tonight? As broadcast, it is a Super Moon night. It’s larger than normal night but not extremely large, probably it’s the Malaysia’s version. I’ve seen better version in Canada. However, it does look round and very clear without any cloud interfering. I will make a wish tonight due to the occasion (Size does matter), I wish for a mighty heart for a mighty year especially in good health, good work, family and friends in the rest of year 2012. I wish everyone has a mighty year too !
Hooray! My Ang Pao arrived earlier this year. I’ve won myself a premium tea container collection from Royal Selangor earlier this week when I attended their shop’s open ceremony at 1Utama shopping mall. I am also very fortunate to receive my 1st Ang Pao and the item shown in the picture from the very soft spoken daughter of the founder of this company that was established since year 1885. It’s a premium series of tea container they specially made for this year-year of dragon, I was born on year of Dragon ! I believe the name they have for this tea container-Heavenly Dragon is a good sign for a good year for me, looking forward to work even harder this year! Happy Year of Dragon 2012 !
Choose your soldiers carefully, especially those you want them charge for their commander at the front line of the battlefield. You want someone that is courageous, but also smart in the battle field. You don’t need some soldier charges at a obviously outnumbered enemy site like a wild boar and get killed before he could pull his trigger to open fire. Like a virgin, his gun and bullets that hasn’t been fired lying on the ground awaits its new owner (most likely his enemy) to revive her again. You want the soldier that reports to their commander the status at enemy site and how to win the battle with smart tactics. I was surprised when Epson Malaysia contacted me and didn’t knew about my unhappy experience of their dealer (Macstream) services to me a month ago. Apparently their dealer did not report to them about the WIFI issue on my newly bought Epson printer not working properly. As mentioned in previous blog post, I was not happy with the dealer quick to collect their “miscounted” balance but missing in actions to my printer being incomplete without the WIFI / Print CD functioning accordingly. Apparently the installation CD is struggling on its compatibility to the new Lion OS System which was release at 1 July 2011. “Perhaps you should downgrade your OS system to Leopard” is the worst comment I’ve ever heard to a Mac user. That is the very word from the dealer to me on the phone. The marketing manager of Epson Malaysia apologized to me on the phone after reading my blog post on this issue and immediately set up an appointment the next morning and have the problem solved. I’m glad they took the immediate initiative and effort to claim back their customer’s confidence by fixing the problem. As simple as that, that’s how you win your customer’s brand confidence back, fixing their problem. My Epson R2000 printer is now very satisfying and running smoothly. To be fair, I’ve deleted the previous blog post to show my sincere acceptance of their apologies. This is a perfect example of how some “bad apples” in the market that is representing a corporate’s product brand can spoilt the market confidence due to their lazy after sales services, worst of all, running away from it.
Thanks, Epson Malaysia. I am looking forward (if possible) to deal directly from you guys in future when I need upgrade of printer system to my business.
One of my photo won a consolation prize from Color Imaging Photo Competition co-hosted by Epson Malaysia and Digital Camera magazine last year. The theme for the photo competition is “Celebration”, and my shot is a boy looking up the Red Lantern formations at a Chinese Temple which was shot during the Chinese New Year celebration. I remembered at the rules and regulations that the photo will be display at their exhibition sometime in year 2011. I’ve asked the Epson representative during KLPF recently about where have my winning image went just for curiosity, unfortunately none of them knew or found my answer. Finally i’ve found it by luck on the Internet, here it is (the link) http://global.epson.com/SR/community/citizenship/citizenship_malaysia.html
It’s official! It’s going to be madly busy for the coming three months before the count down of year 2012 due to its peak season right now of wedding photography booking. Enquiries are still pouring in to my mail box. Good in terms of keeping my work schedule busy. I definitely need a holiday after this. I’m looking forward to : )
Story: Being a photographer, we are blessed not with our equipments but people that we meet in our life. At least, that’s the way how I see my passion to photography and this very career path I’ve chose. I always felt we could do something more as a photographer, giving back to the society in some way with our skills. It was one of the afternoon at lunch, there is this group of teachers with a few children with mental challenge caught my attention. I took my first step by offering my volunteer work if they ever needed a photographer. It took them by surprise and so did I. I believe in people meeting people by fate and that’s exactly what happen to us. They needed a photographer urgently for a coming show of the children performing on stage. The volunteer work has paid off as the pleasure is all mine, I’ve learned so much from the children. I don’t see them any different from other children except they may have difficulty coping up with their own emotions but they are just as smart and adorable. In the view finder, I see a group of children trying very hard (fighting the mental or physical challenge) to dance on stage, best of all they are enjoying it, the experience is overwhelming for me. Their source of being happy is much simpler than the next child at a mall yelling his/her parents buying him/her for a iPad 2.