Journey to the East Part One

This Journey was my long awaited  trip. Total 9 days travels with 4 flights from KL-Kunming- Lijiang – Shangrila – Lijiang – Kunming – KL. Foong said , it is like Journey to the West… hahah, no, we not heading to west, we are heading to Yunnan, one of the most beautiful places in China. It was a tough journey but I believe all of us do enjoy the trip beside the highland sickness issue that bugging Agnes and Foong for couple of days.

So, lets begin our day one in Lijiang. After travel for almost 24 hours including 12 hours waiting time at Kunming, we finally head out for our first day shooting !


Outside of the hotel. Yes the ladies here all working hard !


Our Lijiang accommodation. Very nice and cosy place to stay and it is located in the middle of the villages. A great place out of the city


Foong waiting for client in front of our room. superb sunlight and where are you ! Seow Xian and Serene ! hahahaha


Our first location. One of the old town. Well, except all the shop lots are selling gifts or turn into cafe. One thing I really like is their drainage system . Look at that ! it is green with plants !!! Agnes posing for me for some test shoots while Foong shooting his video with couple.


Look how clean it is ! ya ! that is a plus point for the local !


very romantic cafe name, The lower left cafe name ” you will find love at the corner”


dogs here are super extreme. Either they are so cute like this dog or the next one


a giant size doggie. I wonder if the dog is thinking of snow mountain freedom while it chained at the shop


after old town, we proceed to highland. It took us 45 mins drive from the town area and we need to walk with all our heavy gears at 3,600 feet. Trust me, it is not easy to walk at all with lack of oxygen ! Foong with his gears!


love the snow mountain and the fresh air here… hmm be careful on those horse and cows “land mines” !


our amazing cinematographer Foong and cute Make up artist Agnes !


see what I told you.. mud mud mud and “land mines” !


I was crazy in love with the yellow flowers !!!


Image taken by Agnes behind the scene of us shooting. Exciting !! shoot shoot shoot !


errm errm.. ok he did know i shoot at him and start posing for me.. hahahah


the lunch is good except for this sausage.. i think everyone only took one piece except me who ate 5-6 pieces which later on we came to know that it was made of Pig BLOOD !!!!


You dont wanna know what is Foong thinking now


before we call it a day.. we went to this huge lake which they call it “sea” .. no joke hahah, there are more than 5 couples with other photographers as well. Luckily the place is big enough for us to find a sweet spot. It was freezing cold !


at the old town where our tour guide explaining the town structure which survive an earth quake years back


when i show this photos to others, they thought we are having dog meat.. no no no.. it is pork.. but …. lol.. the meat doesn’t really taste good..I was just too hungry and try to ignore the smell


part of the old town.. too commercialized?


we had our dinner at this restaurant and became background for portrait shoots. I counted with more than 5 photographers brought their models here for shooting as background while we having dinner.


Our Hong Kong Tour Guide Taik Kor , Serene and Seow Xuan


We came to this CD shop. End up purchase a few local singer CD which I am playing now and Foong decided to learn drumming … (backup skill wor)


yes the top wording means Mc Donald ! hahahah

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    Yes, this is a dream to me, I daydream a lot and let me share with you a few of my dreams here. I always dream of creating a website to record every moments of my life and share with my kiddo when their grow up one day and also dream about carrying my cameras and travel around the world, see the world thru my eye,yes, I love travel, it is my ultimate dream to travel around the world, learning thru travel is the best dream I ever have. Dream is an initial point to me. It help me to look at what I really want in my life. As Malaysia Wedding Photographer with international wedding photography membership (WPJA, AGWPJA, WPPI & PPA), I started my photography passion at the end of year 2007. Like most of the beginners, I was purely having fun with my DSLR capturing my family members portraits and events. After attend the talk by one of the master wedding photographer, it change my whole world. I was so touched by the slideshow shown on the projector for the showcase of prewedding and church wedding, the touching moments, the dramatic angles, all these impact was so strong that it hit direct into my heart and awake my passion towards wedding photography. From there onwards, I have focus all my passion on wedding photography and never feel more satisfied when I capture the moments for couple which last for a life time. Whenever I imagine the couple looking back those photos captured by me in ten, fifteen years from now and think, "yeah, that was the moments" "look, how silly you was!" "oh, I cried when I first saw you walks down the aisle i", "yes, I remember what your dad told me that day when he placed your hand in my right hand from his arm after walks down the aisle".. all these keep my heart warm and keep me going on & on for this long path without a single regret or tiredness ...

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