Journey to the North

I was writing this blog during our trip back from Alaska while watching the movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty for the fifth time

Years ago,  I could only day dream all these on my desk back in shipping company I work with.. And thanks to all my family and friends who supported me on my decision on pursuing my dreams which Mae it possible.  I love the movie so much since the day I watch it and yes,  as the motto said

” To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life”

It was like a dream to me.  Still remember during April fool day,  I message Joanne,  my business partner that I got a job shooting in Alaska and will be enjoying king crab…  Days after the joke,  we got confirm booking to shoot in this beautiful location, one of my dream travel locations.

Over the past ten days while waiting for perfect timing for the photo shooting,  we been visiting a few towns in Alaska, driving hours to get to those locations.  Too bad we didn’t manage to book the RV for travelling which might bring us to even further locations for scenic views.  We been staying in Anchorage and visited Gridwood,  Whittier, Talkeetna  Seward,  Palmer Township..hiking short trails,  visited fishing village which only 250 residents who stay in the same and only apartment, going thru over 8km length tunnel to a thick mist town which feel like silent Hill,  gold mines up at the top of the mountain,  river full with the amazing sockeye salmon who swim all the way back from ocean,  took tram up to the mountain for great view of the valley, tasted king crab and wild salmon.. these are the unforgettable memories for us

Best of all,  we took a helicopter ride to glacier for dog sledding!  It is a really cool activity which you don’t wanna miss in Alaska.  Too bad we didn’t go for bear watching and no chance to witness the northern light during this period.

Life is about courage and going into the unknown

images taken by Canon 1Dx, Fujifilm X T-1 and my Sony Z2 android


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  • Robin NgOctober 29, 2014 - 8:27 am

    Beautiful photo. What a wonderful experience for both of you. I wished i have the chance to travel there one day 🙂

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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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