There’s no better time to actually revisit the past 12 months other than the first few days of a new year. If I am one of your facebook contacts, I must have been busy bombarding your walls with photos as there were just so many exciting things happening last year for me. You may have realised that I seldom post here as that is due to spending most of my time with my wife managing our cute lil hero, Raif. More on that as we recap every month of 2012 aite?
I went around Kuala Dungun area in Terengganu to capture some wicked building textures while I was on my way to the hospital to visit my son and my wife.
and here are some photos of our kid, Raif, from that month..
Owh well, let’s just revisit a photo of him, on Day 1, shall we?
Elena & Ikram became my first client for 2012. Such a lovely couple and it was a great way to kickstart my passion for the year. I still remember Ikram telling me about his plan to tour around Malaysia and stop at some towns to enjoy some local food, and yeah, they are still at it, looking at their recent photo update on FB. Get more of them at their solemnisation and reception pages.
The next couple is an old friend, Eta whom I knew back when I was studying in Dungun, Terengganu. There’s no way I could decline to shoot her wedding after she keep on reminding me to be her wedding photographer every single time we meet or chat. Get more of Eta and her husband, Azli at her solemnisation and reception pages.
I was also given a photo assignment to cover research activity on enhanced oil recovery, and this particular photo is a special one…
because couple of months later, it was published in the company’s annual report!!!
We took Raif for his first long distance ride to Penang, which is located at the North region of Malaysia, to attend Anis Daud’s wedding reception.
And a week later, headed down south to Singapore to attend his Aunty Intan’s wedding reception.
I did the honour to be Anis & Izham’s wedding photographer in Serdang. As some might have known, I knew Anis from a local photography forum couple of years back. Since then, she has become like a sister to me. In fact, she’s as young as my sister, Zura! Ahahah!!
Raif started to show his friendliness in front of the camera.
We celebrated the Labour Day in Malacca, with my usual suspects from the office + their spouses. (Raif and Irfan were sleeping soundly in the cars)
The month kicked off with a visit to Emie’s wedding in Negri Sembilan.
And later that month, we celebrated our first milestone together, 6 months of Raif’s arrival, at a nearby Secret Recipe outlet.
For us Muslim, we started our fasting period this month. And I had the chance to spend some time with my bestfriend, Nuar and the rest of his family.
I took a couple of photos for a great pal of mine, Chan Yet at the Twin Towers’ Skybridge on her last day in the organisation. She was one of the first few I used to work with, when I joined the organisation and getting the chance to capture her photo on her last day, is really something…
It was also the month that we celebrated Eid festival together.To my non-Malaysian friends, what we were wearing during the festival are the ‘Baju Kurung’ (for ladies) and ‘Baju Melayu’ (for guys), our traditional wear.
and the celebration continued even in the office. Photo below taken with my close friends in the department. Left to Right: Raif’s dad, Uncle Deo, Aula’s mum aka An, Arissa’s mum aka Fatin, Uncle Ku and Irfan’s dad aka Zz.
and I got the chance to visit to Nuar’s queen and princesses back in Kuala Terengganu during the Eid festival too. I featured Humaira (left) once here. Had lesser opportunity to capture her younger sister, Hafeeya’s photo as his family move to the East Coast and we seldom meet. Glad to know that they are still comfortable with me that they don’t mind my camera protude around to get some good portraits of them.
We continued our Eid Festival celebration at Fatin’s parents’ house. Another chance for the kids to enjoy each other’s company.
and later that month, it was that time to celebrate Fatin’s last day with us in the organisation…
and couple of days later, we went for a ‘not-a-farewell’ dinner at Ben’s KLCC because we just don’t do farewells among us. Despite our differences, all of us agree that Root Beer float is the flavor of the night!
My sister, Zura finally got engaged. She’ll be getting married soon. Yay!
We also took Raif to the beach for the first time.
Raif collected quite a number of kisses from his aunty and grandma, on his uncle’s birthday
and later that month, we went to Yati, my sister-in-law’s graduation ceremony in UiTM Shah Alam.
We travelled down south to Singapore again to attend to my cousin’s wedding, Nydia. By this month, we have actually visited the island for like 4 times, totalling up to 8 days.
A week after, on 12.12.12, we celebrated Raif’s 1st birthday…
and on that weekend, the rest of the family joined in!
and of course, some grown up “friends”. :D
We pretty much concluded our 2012 with a short trip to Genting Highlands with Raif’s aunties, Yati & Kak Julie. The weather was so bad, that we only spend half a day there to take some photos and head back home. Yet, it’s a good experience for Raif to feel such chilly weather here in Malaysia.
Well, this long post pretty much summed up my 2012. Despite being a bit quiet here, my year has been full of activity. Starting 2013, I hope to share a lot more personal photographs here, especially Raif’s! I have more moons for my life to orbit now, and I wish I could capture every moment of that. As a start, let’s grab some 2 terabytes harddisk!! My 1TB hdd is almost full with .raws and .jpgs.
Thanks for spending some time to know me better. Feel free to visit my on FB (well, I need to start making that FB page busy again) or instagram (which I dedicated solely to capture my daily sights).
Happy 2013 everyone! whee~!!