Wednesday, April 21, 2010

House of Joy Orphanage Outing @ Desa Water Park

I was invited for a photo shoot session with children from House of Joy Orphanage via MyChiaroscuro forum. It was set up by a fellow member who sponsored the children a day of fun and relaxation at Desa Water Park in KL. Seven MyChiaroscuro forum members (innerzen -- host, lkm51, ashley323, dr_shivan, simpsonlow, cch11, and me) turned up for this event and joined by their friends and family.

The weather was great -- bright, hot and humid -- perfect for having a splash at the water park even though it was forecast to rain but you know how Malaysian weather forecast is, right?

It was just pure joy to see the children having fun, laughing, running, playing in the water. It makes you think how lucky you are, how perfect your life is when compared to them. One orphan caught my attention the most. A young baby barely 2 years old. She was the result of being abandoned by her parents. Life is unfair so to speak. No choice given. No choice made.

It is a great feeling to offer my time and services to them. Being a part of their joy is priceless. I would like to thank innerzen again for sponsoring them and also inviting me to be a part of this great event. This definitely will not be the last that I will attend.

The rest can be found here. All images taken using Olympus E-510 with ZD 14-54 f2.8-3.5 & ZD 50-200 f2.8-3.5 lenses and FL-50 external flash.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Broga Hill, Semenyih

Finally able to step on Broga Hill one fine early... very early... morning with my wife and her friends. The weather was great with clear skies. The brisk early morning breeze and air at 6am is pure and energising. I have not felt that since walking to take the public bus to secondary school and that was eons ago. The hike up the hill was smooth and not that taxing to this aged body. We got to the first peak with about 15 minutes to spare before the first ray of light appears behind the hills on the horizon.

The rest can be found here. All images taken using Olympus E-510 with ZD 14-54 f2.8-3.5 lens and FL-50 external flash.