GONG XI FA CAI!

To all you beautiful readers who celebrate the Lunar New Year, here is me wishing you Gong Xi Fa Cai, and have a joyous celebration and healthy, prosperous year ahead. 

Unfortunately for me and many others in the same situation, Chinese New Year celebration this year will not be the same. In Malaysia, the lockdown/Movement Control Order is still in effect, barring any inter-district travel. My hometown is 2 hours flight away, across the South China Sea in Borneo, so I won't be celebrating at my beloved hometown this year, being a responsible/sensible citizen, abiding by the strict rules of the lockdown period. That means, I am celebrating alone, here being isolated in Kuala Lumpur, and for safety reasons, I am refraining from meeting other people here, you know, just in case. 

So what happens when you trap a photographer in a tiny room during the festive season? Well, Chinese New Year is all about red, the redder the better (more prosperity and luck). So I gathered all the red objects in my room I can find, thankfully I have decided to go more bold and bright in the past several years with my gadgets, and do some indoor photo shoot of course! And how can I not do another self-portrait?

All images were shot with Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II and M.Zuiko 25mm F1.2 PRO lens. 

My shirt qualifies as a CNY costume, right? Red enough, no?

I swear I thought I had more red items in my room, but these are all I could find. 
Book - Stephen King's Dr Sleep 
WD 2TB external hard drive
Antman figurine
JBL budget wired IEMs
Samsung S21 Ultra with Nillkin red casing
Thonet & Vander wireless portable speakers with original red sleeves
Fuji XF10 in red soft carry pouch
Logitech Spidey wireless mouse

The red case arrived just in time for the Samsung S21 Ultra!

This soft carry pouch was a wedding favor from my dear friend Amir's wedding reception!

All the redness, more prosperity and luck come come come!

As much as I value high fidelity sound, I also indulge myself in cheap/affordable audio. The JBL wired IEMs were about RM20 and the Thonet & Vander Bluetooth Wireless Speakers were about RM99. 

How are you celebrating your Chinese New Year? Are you eating all the sinful good food yet? Or have you gambled your life away? Do tell. 


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