earlier today i accompanied mom to Canon, in hopes that they could fix the autofocus within this week. we need the camera especially this week for an event but fate seems to step in at the most uncomfortable time imaginable. unfortunately, servicing will take about 2-3 weeks, so mom has decided to get a new lens; the 55-250mm.
i didn’t have time to play around so this is the best that i could do. i hope you like them! 😀
just two days ago, my classmate and i were talking about travelling, and how much we’ve missed it, frankly no thanks to our busy college schedule. haa.
my family has this long-time tradition for as long as i can remember, where we’d go to a different town, or state, or even the nearest beach whenever everyone is on a break. we’d spend the whole day driving upstate/downstate/all over the peninsula, eating and laughing in the car just trying to keep ourselves from feeling bored, being excited over new sceneries…, everything!
ever since i started college, it’s been holding us back from doing what i’ve been growing up loving to do. i feel like it’s partly my fault that we don’t get to travel much this year. the most memorable trip was to JB back in June. not only our expenses were fully paid, but my siblings and i probably had the most fun we’ve had in the last few months!
did i mention that i also love taking pictures (and instagram)? haa i can’t wait to graduate and fly back to my hometown in Sarawak. the best place to start a trip. x
i won a pair of club tickets to the premier of this movie, which scheduled to be out by September 13. honestly, when i read that @benjern was to give away five pairs of club tickets, i was pretty reluctant to actually give it a try. but it so happened that the second he gave the cue to tweet him, it appeared on my timeline. so i copied, pasted, and tweeted away without giving it a second thoughts. 10 minutes later, ben announced that i was one of the winners.
right after i got the tweet saying that i won, i immediately asked a close friend of mine to see if she’d wanna come with me. she did. despite having to not watch the trailer yet, or even learn about the value of a club ticket, i was head over heels. as days turned to hours and hours to minutes, i got more and more excited, so excited we actually went in 30-minutes earlier (thanks to the instructions on the ticket!) and immediately regretted after knowing that they were gonna keep our phones (and laptop!) due to security reasons. hahah
i must say, this is one of the most exciting experience i’ve ever gone through. i mean, how many times in your life you get to actually win something? haaaaa 😀 though i have never watched the first 4 movies of the resident evil series, i (actually) enjoyed having to go through the suspense, getting scared the heck out of my brains and knowing that my friend enjoyed herself as well. COME AT ME YO FREAKISHLY-LOOKING ZOMBIES
Last Friday I took part in the glorious celebration of Malaya’s 55th Independence day. Although as a Sarawakian that means almost nothing to me, (other than the fact without Malaya, Malaysia wouldn’t exist; but let’s not forget the Federation consists of Malaya, Sabah and Sarawak), I joined it and do my part by representing the biggest tribe in Sarawak during the oath-taking ceremony.
It was an amazing experience for me as it was my first time putting on the traditional Iban costume, known as ngepan iban (hand-made by my grandmother!), as well as taking part in the celebration alongside my sister and my mother. The whole experience was overwhelming towards the end of the morning as I was complimented by the people from all over the country as well as the world as they are fascinated by the colourfulness of the costume. I had to stop every 5-10 seconds every time I started walking away from the dataran because there would always be a family or two that wouldn’t want to miss a chance to take a picture with me. Some wouldn’t even let go until they’ve managed to take a good picture. hah! #5secondsfame :p
Overall, I had fun. If I ever get the chance to do something like this again, I’d definitely would. Nothing beats the feeling of knowing that you can represent Sarawak wherever you go. Cheers! x