Yet another fellow Kuching blogger was currently making a trip back to this hometown after being away studying for a long, long time.
His name is Daniel Liew and he should not be of any stranger to most of you, since he has been very active around the Malaysian blogosphere recently, with his blog upgrade to www.danielliew.com. Aahhh, I wonder when will it be the day that I get my own domain name. Not anytime soon I suppose.
DANIEL LIEW from http://www.danielliew.com/
The original plan was to meet up on Saturday night and have a drink or something. Coincidentally I was looking for Samantha as well, and was gonna drag her along. However, on Friday afternoon, Daniel texted me and asked if I was free for a movie in the afternoon. Sorry Samantha, this came to me quite unexpectedly, but I shall do something to patch up ya?
I was not doing anything in that afternoon, hence I tagged along to watch Iron Man. Yes, I know I am extremely late, spare the complaints. I know of some people who watched Iron Man SIX freaking times. Goodness....
And so I met up with Daniel.
I felt like I could connect easily with this dude, though this was the very first time I met him. We were born in the same year, we were both doing Civil Engineering, we have quite a handful of common good friends, and most importantly, we are Kuching bloggers.
DRINKS @ BING!
Daniel seems like the guy who possess a great stretch of ambition, and would pursue with sheer determination to accomplish what he sets out to do. I do admire this trait, and have a deep respect for people with similar quality. He is currently undertaking Masters of Engineering by research at UTM.
I should get myself around more of these people, since my own driving motivation and will/determination to push myself have been somewhat falling and depleting over the years of stressful engineering studies. We always look for inspirations from people around us, no?
BING! @ PADUNGAN
After watching Iron Man, we headed to Bing! at Padungan for a round of drink. Since Daniel has not been there, I was the one suggesting the place. *a whack in my head* What a dreadful place to take good pictures !!! I have had a tough time steadying my hands under the horribly crazy almost no light atmosphere during the meet with Feli and Kristen (click) not too long ago. Oh well, that could only mean one thing, I must tell myself to do better this time !
And Daniel was the unlucky victim for my second experiment of portraits under extremely low light. He was such a sport !!! But yeah...
So I have got Daniel camwhoring for me. Muahahahahahahah, and like usual, all the pictures will be plastered all over my specifically dedicated entry for the bloggers I have met. Thankfully Bing! was very empty at the time we were there, hence the freedom to move around and do whatever we want. Else the uncomfortable eyes staring at us would be very unpleasant.
Lets begin, shall we?
DANIEL IN DEEP THOUGHTS
DANIEL EMBRACING THE LIGHT
I personally love the Daniel Embracing the Light photo. There was just something about the exposure balance across the entire frame that made the whole thing "glow" with something magical. To be honest, hugging the roundish lamp thing was Daniel's idea to begin with. Hurr hurr...
So what do I think of that Iron Man movie? I think the story line was quite well developed, in comparison to many other superhero movies. They explored the roots and origins of the main actor very elaborately, and this can easily connect the emotions to the audience. I must mention however Robert Downney Jr has always been one of my favourite actors, since I first watched him on TV in Ally Mcbeal. Yes I know I am old.
I am very glad to see him back in big screen. The acting and casts of the movie was rather well carried out too.
NO MORE PICTURES !!! HMMPPPHHH
There was however one thing I could not quite get out of my head. The main character knows that his life is directly dependent on the piece of high-tech battery-power-generating circular thing he places on his chest. If that piece of thing is so blardy important, and his life depends on it, why would he not build another, or few more backups/spare replacement copies? This is purely illogical.
That minor point aside, I believe it was a great movie. I am sure Daniel would agree too.
All in all, it was an awesome afternoon, and definitely well spent. So Daniel, if I happen to be in Johor, or you in KL soon, we must catch up again ya? Maybe next time we should drag Hak Jeng along with us.
If you guys have not come across Daniel Liew (click) before, what are you waiting for, go check out his blog now !!