Week 11/52 : Leading lines

This was taken at the National Monument in Kuala Lumpur during our visit there last month. It was actually taken on the same day (using the same wall) as my 9th self portrait, but I tweaked the colors a bit so it wouldn’t be too obvious.

I’m 7 weeks behind on my self portraits. We’ve got a 4-day weekend coming up so hopefully I’ll be able to take a few photos and catch up.

Thanks Dustin for this photo!

Week 9/52 : You are confined only by the walls you build yourself

This was another portrait Dustin took of me during our trip to Malaysia. We signed up for a short tour around Kuala Lumpur and one of our stops was the National Monument. We found this interesting wall there and decided to take a few photos. I’m so glad Dustin convinced me to bring my camera and 50mm lens on this trip. Originally I planned on just using my phone to take photos because I didn’t want to lug around a heavy camera, but he offered to carry it for me if I bring it šŸ˜€

The quote I chose for this photo was by Andrew Murphy. I like it because in a way it describes my entire Malaysia experience. Believe it or not, this is my first trip out of the country without my parents. Hard to believe that at my age I’ve never traveled without them (at least outside the Philippines), but it’s true. So despite all my travel experience, I was still a little nervous about this trip. It was definitely a learning experience and I discovered that I shouldn’t worry so much because I can be a pretty reliable person when the situation calls for it :p My parents have trained me well. Thanks Ma and Da!

Week 8/52 : Georgetown

Last week some colleagues and I went to Malaysia to attend a conference. The event was held in Penang so we grabbed the chance to do a bit of sightseeing while we were there. We decided to rent bikes and explore Georgetown (of course I chose a pink bike). It was extremely hot and we all were pretty sunburned by the end of the day, but it was worth it. We took loads of photos of course, this being one of them.

Thanks Dustin for the shot!

Week 7/52 : Phalaenopsis

This was another photo that my sister took of me during our cruise around Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand (blog entry to follow). This photo was taken the day before we boarded our cruise ship. We flew to Singapore a day earlier so we would have time to drop by the Gardens by the Bay. We decided to go inside the Cloud Forest where they had all sorts of beautiful plants and flowers. Ezra and I found this wall of Phalaenopsis orchids (AKA “moth orchids”) so I asked her to take a couple of photos of me for my 52-week project šŸ™‚

Week 6/52 : Kek Lok Si

My sister took this photo of me at the Kek Lok Si temple in Penang, Malaysia. We went on an Asian cruise with our parents during her visit (blog entry to follow) and this was one of the locations we visited. It’s a beautiful temple that fuses Thai, Malaysian and Burmese architecture. It’s also called the Temple of Ten Thousand Buddhas – although we didn’t have time to verify it there were indeed 10,000 Buddhas in the area.

Week 5/52 : A love worth fighting for

This was taken during Kurt and Ezra’s wedding last week. The line I used for my title is in reference to Kurt’s speech when he described the love he shared with my sister. I thought it was beautiful and I pray that someday I’ll have someone I’m willing to fight for as well ā¤

I know I fell behind on this project, but that’s because my sister came home last February 1 for her wedding. We haven’t seen each other in over a year so I wanted to spend all my free time with her, not in front of my laptop editing pictures. But I do have a few lined up that we took during the cruise we went on while she was here. Hopefully I’ll be able to have those up later this week. I’ll probably share a couple of photos from the wedding once Kurt posts them on his FB as well.

Thanks Dustin for taking this photo!