|Tuesday, 16-May-2006 00:00
PEOPLE... THREE WOMEN...
AND A MAN...
Thank so much again (even those spineless anonymous commenters!!!) for visiting/commenting in the spirit of idea sharing where there is no right or wrong answer...
Have a great week and a greater weekend ahead.. Keep on shooting!!
ps: THREE WOMEN were shot at X-Games
A MAN was shot in Taman Tun Dr. Ismail last night, while we were waiting for our dinner. (Yes. I know that the picture is completely overexposed. I forgot to adjust the intensity when I did the wireless flash shot. The expression and the strong eye contact saved the shot. I think it turned out quite nice in b&w though in color it is so overexposed!)
pps: A STORY...
I first saw Coz (A MAN) on my first night in Bangkok in January , a day where Stefan and I watched sunrise in Angkor Wat, had tea at McDonalds KLIA and dinner in Khaosan Road (a backpackers area). After dinner, we hang around and watched people passing by. Then I saw this bare footed man approach a Thai street musician, borrowed his guitar and started singing (Quite a melodious voice I might add).
The next day, we found ourselves back in Khaosan Road, met and talked with a group of tourists including the gorgeous Australian beauty, Samantha. I showed them my sunrise photos. Coz joined in. I remember him borrowing one of the girl’s camera, put the camera on the ground and took a shot of them. The night ended on a high note.
The next day, we passed by Khaosan Road again and saw Coz from afar. Then he was gone and I never thought I would ever see him again…
Last Saturday, at the X-Games, as I was about ready to leave, I decided to shoot the Tae Kwan Do demonstration. Armed with my 50mm 1.8 lens, I decided to seek a better angle for my shots. Found my spot and started shooting. In between shots, I saw him! What a small world! I went, said Hi and was pleasantly surprised that he remembered me. We talked. I gave him my card and asked him to contact me. Didn’t think he would but he did.
He called on Monday and we decided to meet after office at KLCC Starbucks (my fav. hang out place). We talked and talked and when the sun sets, he became my tourist model. I shot pics of him around KLCC and my trademark tourist shots with KLCC as the background.
I took him to my favorite restaurant, Muhibbah Restaurant coz I know food would taste better with people whose company I enjoy. I do enjoy his company and his traveler’s tales and of course I shot some more including the test shot I posted above.
After dinner, I drove him back to his hostels where he packed as he was going to Penang on the midnight bus. I took more photos at the bus station including the farewell wave.
How I envy him.. He’s a bohemian traveler who has seen part of this region I hope to someday see but don’t think I ever would.
He is finally on the tail end of his adventure, hoping to make a few more stops along the way before going home a seasoned traveler, to begin life anew. I hope he knows that whatever he does, I wish him well always.
I know that each time I travel anywhere in the future, even for a fleeting moment, my mind would wander to Kasel Yamashita, a Canadian I met for such short time but I’m so certain I will never see again nor ever forget… Coz… Terima kasih…
Life goes on…