Well it’s that day again – December 31st! Time to usher in a new year and bid farewell to the year that has gone by. It’s been quite a year for me, good and bad – ups and downs.
In all honestly it’s not been a great year, especially the latter half. I’m fully hopeful however that 2009 will be much better.
I’d like to wish you all a happy, healthy and very prosperous 2009!
My first post of 2008 was part of my photography exploration with Krystal at KLPac – a great experience for me and a marked improvement in my portrait skill and processing (in my estimation anyway).
Last year I spent New Years Eve at the MidZone Countdown Party 2008 which was pretty fun. This year we’ll be taking it easy though at a friends place playing Jenga again 😀
In February I got involved with Malaysian Dreamgirl as one of the official bloggers, my coverage started with the MDG 2008 Auditions where I spotted most of the finalists.
March was an awesome month, and definitely my most memorable of 2008. My Mom was here and we went off to Sabah for a great trip (Sabah 2008 posts).
Then of course was my big 30th birthday on March 21st 2008, I had the most excellent party (thanks all for coming), brilliant presents and a great time (thanks to you for organising everything).
One of my presents was a Diamond Ticket to the F1 at Sepang…my first time going! Quite an experience, thanks to Nazrul for that.
I also attended the first Hennessy Artistry at Zouk as a series of events through-out the year.
We all went for a great trip to Chamang Falls in May with a visit to the Elephant Sanctuary and Deerland after that.
And of course I got to see Tiesto again in Port Dickson! Definitely memorable and just as excellent as 2006 at Sepang.
2008 was definitely the year for my camera to get a good work out and for me to hone my event photography skills, I went for Sean Kingston in Zouk – which was disappointing.
Also went for Flo Rida and Pop Shuvit at Bukit Kiara, very very fun!
In July I got a 3rd flash and started to take some pictures I actually liked with Valerie (Part 1 – Part 2). I still have a long way to go with my Strobist skills tho!
In August I got myself a new phone, the Nokia E71 – very excellent!
I also did my first proper commissioned shoot for a magazine, taking the Red Bull Rookies for FHM! It got published in August 2008 FHM Malaysia!
August also saw me fly off to UK for a well deserved break, I hadn’t been back since 2006 so my Mom was about to disown me! All UK 08 trip posts here. Hitting the rides in Blackpool was definitely memorable!
In late September we all went for a tour of a real chocolate factory (Fidani) thanks to Eiling.
That’s about it really, the end of the year was pretty depressing for me due to a number of things so let’s hope 2009 get’s better.
Have a great one everybody!
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I think you meant Dec 31st instead of Jan 31st there.
Happy New Year 2009 and may the new year brings better things to you.
Happy New Year Tiger!!! Hehe.. 😉
Say goodbye to 2008 and start celebration for “Happy New Year”
I will prey for everyone to get blissful life and hope that
everyone’s wishes will definitely get fulfilled
“Happy New Year Everyone”
Amazing photos :O My first time here actually. Anyway, happy new year to you. Life is always filled with ups and downs. Cheer up. 😀 2009 gonna b a great year! Well, at least better than most economy experts have said…hopefully.
Cool. 🙂 That strange captcha is gone. Just wanted to say that my favorite image is the first one. I enjoy the texture, color, and rather striking pose from the subject.
marvinlee: Well spotted, corrected it 🙂
Alvin Lim: Thanks, hope to see you comment again. Let’s hope for a good 2009!
Neil | Bartul: Yah got rid of it, will see how bad the spam problem is. Yah first one is one of my fav pics too.