I wanted to bring the new Olympus PEN E-PL5 out for a test run earlier this evening after work, but I was down with flu and cough and my whole body was feeling really weak and tired and all I wanted to do was lie down and sleep. Apologies for the delay but I was was very sick, and I will have a full day wedding assignment tomorrow to cover. Rest is priority now.
Therefore I got home early from work, and as I tried to catch some light nap, I could not sleep. Feeling a little restless, I turned on my PC and found that stack of very old photographs. Photographs of a life I used to live. Now that life seems so far away. It has been 4 years. In the midst of not feeling well and total exhaustion (physically, mentally and emotionally) from everything around me. looking through these photographs actually brought tears to my eyes. Tears of sadness and joy mixed together. The photographs looked so vivid, yet I knew they were nothing more than just memories now. Memories that I will fight all I can not to forget.
All images were taken with Kodak Easyshare CX7430 and C-875.
It was funny how I was so happy using just a point and shoot compact camera back then. Never thought I would venture into the world of digital SLR photography and got to where I am today. Life was simpler back then, so were my photographs.
My University, where I obtained my degree from. Some of my toughest times of life was undergone during my university times.
Perth, oh you look so beautiful now from afar. I miss you so.
I have always had a thing for long exposure photography. I placed the camera on the bridge's hand guard railing, but the bridge was designed to vibrate. Hence the slight blur.
The famous Blue Boathouse and the thousand of ducks
Matilda Bay was a place where I found plenty of comfort and solace.
Cottesloe beach, another great hang-out place for sunsets.
One sip of Australian coffee and you will hate what crap from the coffee machine of Starbucks in Malaysia
Murray Street, my usual "lepak" place.
Overseas Christian Fellowship (OCF) a place I have come to known as home.
One taste of the Pizza there, you won't step foot into any of the Pizza Hut and Dominoes in Malaysia
Spaghetti Carbonara, can't find anything close to this yet.
Memories are slipping away. I can't recall this place !!!!
Conca's Chilli Mussels
Imagine having this in the middle of the night.
Cicerello's Fish and Chips
Jae-Ann and Jonathan.
Ruthie and Joy
MARCUS !!!! HOW ARE YOU?????????
Jak Yew and Sarah
3 Japanese Girls and one Hong Kong girl
My church I attended religiously.
My Civil Engineering friends in uni. A platform overlooking Perth city skyline at Matilda Bay. How can you not love this place???????????
Cottesloe Beach again. Such heaven for photography.
I miss the place, the food and above all, the people there. I cannot believe I gave up all these, when I returned to Malaysia. However, we know that there is no point wondering of "what could have been" and "what ifs", things have happened and they would not have happened otherwise. Only time will tell why some things happened the way they did, and most of the time, they happened for the greater good.
Do forgive my "emotional release" here but I thought it would be nice for you beautiful readers to have a quick glimpse into my old life !! Those were my early days of exploration in digital photography (compact cameras with basic functions), and oh how have we all progressed over the years.