Just decided to take a quick look at how the year has passed for me by going through my lightroom archives (21589 photos) like I did last year and pull out a photo a month. Some months were dry and some months very happening like October. I just picked one that probably stands out at the moment for whatever reasons.
This year I got married, had a few changes for family with my sister moving away for a while with her family, did quite a bit of travelling/hanging about with different people and am quite satisfied with how it went. Bali, Meleka, Bintan, Australia, Desaru, Osaka.
I’m pretty fortunate to have had the resources, time and support to have done what I’ve done. Don’t think I’d re-do it any other way. So here it is in pictures!
This was obviously a big deal. haha! Those who helped and everything that transpired is still pretty clear in my mind 😉 thanks for the memories!
We did this before my sister left. Finally all graduates! As much as I complain, I think its really useful to have a degree and my dad and mom have worked very hard to put us through the gauntlet.
My dad turns 60 this year, 2 years from retirement age! Its really time for him to get some rest and do some things he likes to do. We spent this year at MBS with all of us staying over. It was a nice time.
Heh, this farm of kids went over to the UK for 2 years for David’s further studies. Thank God for Whatsapp! Always so updated with their life over there.
Heh, Sandra’s haircut wasn’t really a big event, I just thought it characterized my year of getting to know a few couples. I think God has answered a prayer from long time ago and I’m seeing where he’s taking me and YX in the years to come.
This breakfast still is pretty clear in my mind, I remember the horror of finding out what goes into making hollandaise sauce… Egg yolks and Butter! heh. Up for breakfast next year is food for thought at the botanical gardens.
Heh, This was the first time I went to this kind of a concert. Overall a good experience. Nice company, good music.
Heh, a small spontaneous trip with these two to melaka. Much fun and hanging around with them in the days and nights in the hostel. Time spent with people is precious time I think. There doesn’t need to be much exchange, just common experiences I guess.
Heh, this was an interesting jellyfishing trip.
This was a good month. I think I never felt so relieved. Led to me laying the foundations of my photography work proper.
The look on my face says it. heh. This was taken by the wife on my Bessa R3a and Kane’s 15mm f2.8, good stuff. Australia was a fantastic experience, both the hospitality we received and the things we did.
More other-people time! Heh, quick trip to ostrich farm and such! The accommodations were great!
This unbelievable one-day trip courtesy of jetstar is definitely one of the highlights of the year. haha.. The hostel peeps were great and we had a great time with them late into the night.
Shamelessly tagged along with these 2 on 2 separate weekends and really enjoyed the company. Once again, the highlight is not really about individual people I hang around with but more of realizing how much of this year has been spent hanging around with other people.
This year has me realizing how loosely I have to hold on to relationships, its not something we can really hold on to. Sometimes they blow out into the wind and flutter around before coming by again. I just trust that God brings and takes away whoever he wills at each stage of my life. Looking forward very much to 2013! There are so many things it will bring.