Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Looking for Light

Easter morning sunrise @ The Opera House

How can i change the world..
if i can't even change myself?

Why do i long for something that i haven't known before?
Why do i have memories of things not yet come to past?
..and if all my questions were answered, would i be satisfied at last?

"These things—the beauty, the memory of our own past—are good images of what we really desire; but if they are mistaken for the thing itself they turn into dumb idols, breaking the hearts of their worshipers. For they are not the thing itself; they are only the scent of a flower we have not found, the echo of a tune we have not heard, news from a country we have never yet visited."

- C. S. Lewis, 'The Weight of Glory'
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Mirrors in the Mirror


Spiegel Im Spiegel (Mirrors in the Mirror)

It's late now..
and as soft grey clouds blanket the sky
a little girl lays her head down to rest
and dreams

of castles and princes and smiling faces
and so she sleeps
she waits
she dreams

her thoughts on endless tomorrows
and mirrors in mirrors
wondering what they may bring..
Monday, March 17, 2008
Edo + Tyas

Edo & Tyas - 15th March 2008

'Twas a bright sun-shiny Saturday
for two bright sun-shiny people..

Had a pre-wedding shoot with Edo & Tyas on Sat and had a blast. These two are such an adorable couple!

Will blog more later.. need sleep now.... ;)

*whee...*

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Sunday, March 09, 2008
Change?

na, hui wen, pri, me and zahra's chin ;) CNY 2008

This time tomorrow,
the Malaysia i know might be a very different place..


As i write, the votes are being counted for what will surely be one of the most significant elections in Malaysia's history - and tomorrow, Malaysia will have changed. Sure, stalls will still open, cars will still be jamming up the roads and people will still be waking up to offer morning prayers but the one thing different would be the focus of their prayers for a brief moment in their mornings..

Some will pray in thanksgiving..
some in dismay..
some in disbelief..
some in fear..
some in hope..

..but most will pray with Malaysia on their mind.

The one thing i seemed to keep hearing from everyone during my CNY hols back home was "It's got to get worse for it to get better." Not quite sure i agree with that statement but i do agree that it would take something radical to shake up our country - maybe this is it.

Then again, maybe not. We'll see.

I'm not much one for politics and quite honestly, i'm not the most patriotic person in the world, but i'll still drift off tonight wondering what tomorrow's light will reveal.

Whichever way the elections swing, tonight i pray for one thing only - the future, safety and peace of my home, Malaysia.

i love you, Malaysia - you know i do.

If you change, change for the better,
If you remain, retain only what is good,
If you must be radical, do so for the right reasons and in the right way;

and if you must move on, don't move so far that i can't find you the next time i look for home.


Sleep tight. It'll be a long day tomorrow.
Friday, March 07, 2008
Being in the company of a stadium full of women..
is a wonderfully strange experience..

Went for my first Colour Conference today which is Hillsong church's anual women's conference. Wasn't quite sure what to expect from it but have to admit that i was quite excited to go :)

Opening night was a ton of fun and there was this moment during worship where Brooke Fraser was leading and the band stopped playing for the chorus bit... standing there right in the middle of this huge stadium, with nothing but Brooke's voice and the collective voice of thousands and thousands of women praising God was quite breathtaking. I've been in mixed crowds singing at worship and concerts before but nothing - nothing - was quite like being in a crowd of WOMEN (and girls) all singing in one voice before. There was something so amazingly pure, comforting and strong about it...

Carol turned to me and whispered "Wow, looking at this i think women can really take over the world if they wanted to..".

..and for that moment, it was possible :)


Got some piccas here that i snapped on my Sony Ericsson K800i handphone camera.. not the best thing to shoot with but i was lazy to bring my big cam ;p


Opening night '08 begins..


every..single...level in the acer arena was packed solid..


Brooke leading worship..

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