Monday, September 20, 2010

Go Somewhere?

It is September and things are just rolling very fast these days to the extent that within a blink of the eyes, day just turns to another. I wonder, is it time to plan for a year-end holiday?

Checking into the flights online, I got to learn that seats are selling out quickly and as each day passes by, the airfare is just getting more and more expensive. Year-end period that covers both Christmas and New Year holiday is the peakest season when everyobody is suddenly so into getting away and willing to pay no matter how much it takes.

I, in the other hand, feel terribly happy residing in a country like Thailand where there are many options of places to go. That means I don't necessarily have to go overseas just to get away. There are plenty domestic holiday destinations available throughout Thailand that promise fun, beautiful scenery, and good time. And I think back of the places I have been to, I quickly realize there are many places new and waiting for me to explore.

So my destination for this year is most probably a national park on the mountain. Living a city life makes me long for trees, fresh air, and the smell of forest. I can't remember my last mountain trip, seems like years ago. Now that I have figured out where I want to go, it feels right to say that I am looking forward to year-end holiday...

How about you? Are you planning to go somewhere?

Monday, September 13, 2010


There are just abundant of beautiful objects around me. Sometimes I can not decide what to shoot first. Among the long list there are fruits in my fridge, props that I just got recently in the flea market, parfait in my freezer, a couple of vivid color fabrics, flowers that my boyfriend just finished arranging last night, or that luxurious-looking glass vase. Which one should pose for me first?

In my small living room that I quickly converted into a mini studio, there are plenty of props lying around. The tripod is always there at the side of my computer, one big black bucket filled with colorful paper for backdrop is sitting quietly at the corner. Next to it is a whole stack of wooden backdrops - in many different shades and textures. And at the center there I have my table where everything photographic will be happening... and don't forget the white board reflectors.

This living room is full of light in the morning. I am so pleased I had picked this unit from the beginning. The windows are facing the East - for some reasons I always go for the East. And it has never being planned that I would be taking lots of photos here. It just happened I picked the right unit with the correct natural light windows. So thank God!

And there goes the thought that for whatever unit I might want to move to next time, it must have windows that are facing the East.

About the objects I like to shoot.. my preference is always fruits and flowers. Vegetables could be fun too especially the beautiful ones like tomatoes, chilies and paprica. For storage wise, I fancy vegetables that last long like pumpkins. I remember keeping them like weeks and they hardly changed in shape or color. And did I mention eggplants already?

Eggplant's colors and shapes are appealing to me.... Either dark or vivid purple, fresh or pale green, or white. Long, rounded, or even weird shapes. Anything goes..

Monday, September 6, 2010

Morning Light

The most loyal friend comes by every morning without a miss, bringing his glary being glowing through the soft fabrics of my curtain.

He is bright and promising. He is warm and energizing. He is the first sign that a new hope is present everyday. And he has been good to me…

Each morning he firmly says “Hello!” with his gentle tone of voice. Sometimes I ignored him. I regretted it. And ever since I had grown to like him even more, just like every great creation in the nature.

I realized how profoundly I needed him, appreciated him, and missed him everytime he didn’t come around. Simply to my relief, he has never been absent without a clear excuse. He is reliable and trustworthy. I can count on him.

It scares me to understand that I can not live without him. The fish in my pond will cease living. No flowers bloom. Parsley and mint are left with scentless empty names. No heat, no contrast, no shadow, no energy.

Without him there is no reflecting glasses, no light… no life.