Archive for March 2012

Sunrise at Moonlight Bay, Batu Ferringhi, Penang   Leave a comment


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As usual with sunrise shoot one has to wake up early for the “early worm or rather sunrise”. Today shoot was at Moonlight Bay and Joe Goh was kind enough again to fetch a senior like me for the shoot. Thanks, Joe for the kindness. We have a Singapore guest photographer David Tee. Christopher, Calvin and Foley Hits made up the rest of the today’s Sunrise Group. The angle is usual but my filter was not good enough to shield the strong rays to get a perfect orange-shaped sun. Some other time then.

SP Lim

Wedding Luncheon of Mr Tan Chung Yee and Ms Khoo Beng Li on Sunday, 11 March 2012   Leave a comment


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This is a series of photographs which I took at the wedding luncheon of the newly-weds at the Jade Garden Seafood Restaurant, Sungai Petani, Kedah. Heartiest congratulations to Mr Tan Chung Yee and Miss Khoo Beng Li on their marriage.

SP Lim

Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money. — Jules Renard

Gurney Paragon – editing with Picasa 3.9   Leave a comment


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With the recent upgrade of Picasa to version 3.9, this free photo-editing software is so much nicer and creative to use. Now, we have framing too. The features are too numerous to describe with even “pseudo-HDR editing” and I especially like the “neon effect”. Do check up the latest of Picasa 3.9 – it is an excellent software and moreover it is FREE!

SP Lim

If the writing is honest it cannot be separated from the man who wrote it. — Tennessee Williams

The Akari Japanese Spring Festival at Straits Quay, Penang   Leave a comment


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To celebrate life and earth… A memorial for the Japan Earthquake / Tsunami. 10th & 11th March 2012 at Straits Quay, Penang.

Comments on Facebook by Soo Bee
“Tomorrow ( Sunday 11.03.2012 ) will see more actions including flash mop, dance performance by Japanese children, “one two ta-li-som”,….and don’t forget to join the candle walk at 7.30pm evening…:)”

SP Lim

The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe. — Gustave Flaubert

Sunrise over Telok Tempoyak, Penang   Leave a comment


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For the Sunday’s dawn sunrise, one has to wake up early in the morning at 5.30 am. Luckily, I have a good friend and fellow sunrise photographer in Mr Joe Goh who was kind enough to fetch a senior citizen like me to travel to the other end of the island. Telok Tempoyak ia still a quite fishing village lying to the south-eastern part of Penang Island. Luck was with us this morning as it was not that hazy. However, having no ND filter to “de-brighten” the sun rays, I have to make do with the over=exposed sun in the photos.

SP Lim

Every writer I know has trouble writing. — Joseph Heller

Penang Chefs Challenge at Straits Quay 2012.   Leave a comment


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Penang Chefs Challenge at Straits Quay this 8th to 10th March 2012.

SP Lim

If the writing is honest it cannot be separated from the man who wrote it. — Tennessee Williams

Lian Hua Dong Temple Procession on Sunday, 4 March, 2012   Leave a comment


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2012年莲华洞百年巡境花车大游行 LIAN HUA DONG TEMPLE PROCESSION, PENANG MALAYSIA took place yesterday. After the rainy storm in the early morning, the weather was hot and sunny for the afternoon before the start of the Procession at around 5.30 pm when the first Float started off from the Scotland Road near the Heritage Club and Penang Sports Club junction heading towards Macalister Road. As one participant said the rains in the morning was to wash the roads clean before the Procession. True, enough.

SP Lim

Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you. — Marsha Norman

Preparations for Lian Hua Dong Temple Procession on early Sunday morning of 4 March, 2012   Leave a comment


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I was early to shoot the Floats along Scotland Road but before I could take my camera out of my bag, it started to pour heavily. Not wanting to wet my camera, I wore a raincoat around myself and also my camera bag. After about 10 minutes of heavy rain, it came a stop and managed to shoot a few photographs depicted in this series. Happy viewing.

SP Lim

I’m writing a book. I’ve got the page numbers done. — Steven Wright

The Worm Catcher   Leave a comment


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In this world we have a lot of occupation and work by individual. As a Chinese saying, no one can starve to death as there is so much job to be undertaken if one is not so choosy. In this case, we have the worm catcher who has to wade in the muddy area during low-tide to catch a type of longish worm (called umpun locally) for anglers. Yes, no one shall starve in this world if they are hard-working.

SP Lim

The scariest moment is always just before you start. — Stephen King

From my Chinese Opera or Wayang Photo Archives of 2010   1 comment


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This is a series of photographs which I shot in 2010. When I was young, I never did appreciate such culturally rich wayang or Chinese Opera. As the years past, the local Chinese Opera is a dying lot if they do not re-invent themselves with new actors and actresses. Thus some of these Troupes employ “imported” stars from China or even Thailand. Nowadays we can even see Wayang Troupes from Fujian, China coming to our Malaysian shores during the Hungry Ghosts Month. It has been an objective for me to capture these Chinese Operas shows before these are scarce or extinct. However, the only set-back is that I am thoroughly English-educated and thus readung and conversing in Mandarin is indeed an obstacle for me to overcome.

SP Lim

Writing is a struggle against silence. — Carlos Fuentes

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