Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Love of Parents

As pure as this flower, as soothing as the fragrance of this flower and it can be never replaced by another.
There were 2 birds taking turns feeding the new borns

This is the first time I managed to see it this close added by my 200mm lens

This was the second bird that went for a rest after feeding

Injured Kancil Found in Town

I guess if parameswars see this, he would name this place "Injured Melaka"

Sad for the lady, but lucky she was not injured.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Closer To Nature

A small fellow lost his way

One of the many types of Jasmine

I have trim the plant, but when it fully grown during its flower cycle ... you can pickup the smell at about 25 meters radius

I see this fellow almost everyday ...i guess this was his/her birth place. I just let the caterpillar have fun (eat all they can) in my garden. They love the herbs that i grow

Another one .....

Thursday, June 22, 2006

My Trip to Darmasala (Dalai Lama's Place)

Imagine huge mountains right at the back of you and looking at it it feels like you can just walk an hour and reach the mountains...and the sun rays on the face of the mauntain.... was really cool..i have no words to say. That was my first time around Himalayas.... thanks to my fiends specially DS Rao, Aditya C.

Did I tell you one hour to reach the mauntain? No, it took 1 hour for us to climb the hill at the back of us. And the mountains were furhter away. There were lots of eagles. I had to go flat on the ground to take this snap.

This was the view of valley where we stayed and that was the day when the massive earthquake happened in India. We saw the swimming pool water was splashing out. We could not figure out why. We got to know about it only after we reached Delhi.

Anpur Sahib Temple on the way to Chandigarg. I cant recall details about the temple but I think this is were the Sikhism started.

It was winter and we had to soak the feet in a cold running water before stepping into the temple. And the marble was cold and after about 50 meters I could not feel my feet's.

I can tell you i thank GOD for all the experience that HE/SHE (IT I will call the GOD) has given me and ME.

This was taken with my NIKON F601 Film SLR

A Closer Look

I am looking into taking close-up snaps that we don't really bother to look at.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Lantern festival June06 V

Looks real ?




This shows a very good racial unity, please don't allow this to be apart

Lantern festival June06 IV

He was taking care of the micro Quran

This was some chicken dish


This was a sweet, I had to communicate with them using an interpreter (a local Chinese who was standing there) as they can't understand when i said "I am a Vegetarian/Chai" Then they offered this sweet to me.
She was very polite.... :)

They are from China

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Lantern festival June06 III




No, I did not place the photo wrong side, but this picture was taken verticle up


GOD exist in existence and non existence. HE is the vibration of thought and the words that we utter. Just look up and HE will be there. HE is pure conscious and pure love.

Lantern festival June06 II




The day I passed by Bkt Jalil this Buddha statue was the first thing captured my eyes. Made me think like at Tibet. Was really beautiful. I wander when I will make it.

Lantern Festival June06 I




Two days ago I was driving by the Bukit Jalil stadium and saw the place was full of lights and colorful. I told my boss about this (we both have intrest in photography). I was told this could be the lantern festival.

Then I could not wait to visit this place. The two this that caught my eyes was the dragon and the Buddha statue (will be published soon)

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Clouds




See the pictures above then close your eyes and feel you body being weightless and feel you are floating and flying between the clouds and at times stop to have a verticle view of the clouds and continue to fly betweens them ..... wht a feeling

Friday, June 16, 2006

Something that touched my heart

(Taken from forwarded mail)

Hi,

I am sure may have read this in the internet, but I am posting here again as this touched my heart.

I owe my birth to my beautiful parents.

I saw how they struggled to bring us up. My dad who worked 7 days a week, 3 or more work and living among some top-notch people so that we don't get mixed with the wrong group.

My mom took care of us in all aspect, she is one beautiful lady that I have ever meet!

I can still recall at least from my 1 or 2 years of age how they struggled to take care of us.

I think the below should never happen.

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My mom only had one eye. I hated her... she was such an embarrassment.
My mom ran a small shop at a flea market. She collected little weeds and such to sell...anything for the money we needed she was such an embarrassment.

There was this one day during elementary school. I remember that it was field day, and my mom came. I was so embarrassed. How could she do this to me? I threw her a hateful look and ran out.
The next day at school..."Your mom only has one eye?!" and they taunted me. I wished that my mom would just disappear from this world so I said to my mom, "Mom, why don't you have the other eye?! If you're only going to make me a laughingstock, why don't you just die?!"
My mom did not respond. I guess I felt a little bad, but at the same time,it felt good to think that I had said what I'd wanted to say all this time.. Maybe it was because my mom hadn't punished me, but I didn't think that I had hurt her feelings very badly.
That night...I woke up, and went to the kitchen to get a glass of water. My mom was crying there, so quietly, as if she was afraid that she might wake me. I took a look at her, and then turned away.
Because of the thing I had said to her earlier, there was something pinching at me in the corner of my heart. Even so, I hated my mother who was crying out of her one eye. So I told myself that I would grow up and become successful, because I hated my one-eyed mom and our desperate poverty.
Then I studied really hard. I left my mother and came to Seoul and studied, and got accepted in the Seoul University with all the confidence I had. Then, I got married. I bought a house of my own. Then I had kids, too. Now I'm living happily as a successful man. I like it here because it's a place that doesn't remind me of my mom.
This happiness was getting bigger and bigger, when someone unexpected came to see me "What?! Who's this?!" It was my mother...Still with her one eye.
It felt as if the whole sky was falling apart on me. My little girl ran away, scared of my mom's eye. And I asked her, "Who are you?!. I don't know you!!!" as if trying to make that real. I screamed at her "How dare you come to my house and scare my daughter! GET OUT OF HERE! NOW!!!"
And to this, my mother quietly answered,"oh, I'm so sorry. I may have gotten the wrong address," and she disappeared. Thank goodness... she doesn't recognize me. I was quite relieved. I told myself that I wasn't going to care, or think about this for the rest of my life. Then a wave of relief came upon me...one day, a letter regarding a school reunion came to my house. I lied to my wife saying that I was going on a business trip.

After the reunion, I went down to the old shack, that I used to call a house...just out of curiosity there, I found my mother fallen on the cold ground. But I did not shed a single tear. She had a piece of paper in her hand.... it was a letter to me.

She wrote:

My son...think my life has been long enough now. And.. I won't visit Seoul anymore... but would it be too much to ask if I wanted you to come visit me once in a while? I miss you so much.
And I was so glad when I heard you were coming for the reunion. But I decided not to go to the school.... For you...I'm Sorry that i only have one eye, and I was an embarrassment for you.
You see, when you were very little, you got into an accident, and lost your eye. As a mother, I couldn't stand watching you having to grow up with only one eye... so I gave you mine...

I was so proud of my son that was seeing a whole new world for me, in my place, with that eye. I was never upset at you for anything you did. The couple times that you were angry with me. I thought to myself, 'it's because he loves me.' I miss the times when you were still young around me.

I miss you so much. I love you. You mean the world to me.................

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Moon 15 June 06

I was comming back from a tired day and saw this moon,few days after the fullmoon. I parked my car and ran out with my D70s and took this snap. Hmmm that moment I wished I had a 400mm VR lense.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Around Botanic Garden, Putrajaya

Looked yummy ...but can look only la!

PM's office view

My niece spotted this Dragon Fly and next moment it was in my camera