Home Studio

Posted by willie in General Photography | 9 Comments

Hi! How’s your Raya holiday? I bet you guys had a great time right?

Today, I just feel like writing on the subject “Studio Photography“. Although I love outdoor shoot very much, I am thinking of venturing into studio photography seriously. I have invested  quite a lot of money (for a man who live on fixed monthly salary) simple studio equipment but I am yet to learn intensively about studio photography.

It is true like what my sifoo said about Studio photography. It is different and requires a lot of practices to capture a perfect photo. Recently I slept less hours due to watching Youtube on doing home studio. Hahaha! After reading this, I’m sure Norris will be interested to follow my footstep in making a home studio.

This is my first session taking studio photograph at home. It turns out to be not perfect. Maybe the mistake was on technical or just my skill. I hope, the next time around will be better.

[My son, a 4 year old boy as the model]

I do hope that with a lot of practices, I will be able to produce better photos with my home studio. Feel free to comment yeah? Adios Amigos!

p/s: The photo is done at home and not in a proper studio.

What’s Your Excuse?

Posted by willie in Events | 5 Comments

I wrote a news to the Borneo Post but it was not published. So, I decided to publish it here, in my blog.

The Director of Education, Sarawak Tuan Haji Mortadza Bin Haji Alop visited SMK Sadong Hilir on the 11 November 2010 by invitation from the school in conjunction with the “School Award Giving Ceremony” at SMK Sadong Hilir. The award giving ceremony was held to acknowledge the achievement of students in terms of academic and co-curriculum. Other than that, a special award by the principal himself, Tuan Haji Abang Ismawi Bin Abang Muhi, was also presented to the best motivating and supportive parents and teachers.
According to Tuan Haji Mortadza, many students today are putting entertainment ahead of education. Even a week before SPM starts, they are seen around towns lofting and organise party here and there. Parents should take their children’s education seriously. The different level of education between parents and children, especially in rural areas should not become an excuse for them not to help their children to excel in their studies. But they can support their children by being with them during their study time.

He also gave an example of a successful “kampung boy” by the name of Idris Jala, a Kelabit from rural Bario who can turn out to be a successful man and a leader in Malaysia’s Economy. He took him as an example since SMK Sadong Hilir is a school located at rural area.

Tuan Haji Mortadza also encourage students who will finish their studies at the secondary school to explore job opportunities outside Sarawak. By doing this, he believes, students will gain more knowledge and could be bringing a lot of money home to upgrade their family standard of living. He said, today many Ibans are living in Johore to work in Singapore and offshore and that the government of Johore had acknowledged  them as one of the ethnic groups in Johore.

The event was grand and two students were chosen as “The Students of Hope” for SPM and PMR next year,  namely Chung Ming Hung (form 4) and Fatimatul Zaharah (Form 2).

Eating at Royal Mulu Resort

Posted by willie in Places | 9 Comments

Hi there,

I know many of you are interested about the place called “Mulu”. Please be patient, I will tell everything in detail, until you guys get bored. Hahaha! Kindly forgive me for my silliness.

The food in Mulu is ridiculously expensive. However, we can’t blame them for that because they are in a remote area where transportation is difficult and expensive. Take for example, in Mulu restaurant, a bottle of mineral water cost RM8.00 and the juices cost RM12 per glass. If you buy from the shops there, a bottle of mineral water is RM4.00 and a junk food cost from RM6.00 and above.

To save cost, we bought plenty of food and drinks from Kuching. And since eating proper meal was not easy in Mulu, we pre-book our meals with our travel agent. The price was included in our package : dinner and breakfast.

Basically, when going to Mulu, we had to be willing to spend more. Eating at Mulu restaurant was worth it. They served us variety of food ranging from local to western delicacies. It was worth paying for their buffet because the food was excellent.

But unfortunately,we still had to pay for the drinks although we had paid for the buffet earlier, unless we just went ahead with the coffee and tea.

At the restaurant, we were entertained with cultural shows. I was happy to meet some Ibans and Bidayuh working at the restaurant. The cultural show is performed every night with different types of dances. So, we did not watch the same performance over and over again.

After the show, visitors were given a chance to take photos with the dancers. To my surprised, many visitors loved to take photos with them including my parents. Haha!

Alright readers. I hope I have given you some useful tips on eating in Royal Mulu Resort.

Have a nice day yeah?