31 July 2008

Ginny and Shawn

This must be the most relaxed couple I ever did for ROM ( Registration of Marriage ) service.

The minute they enter the chamber, they started chatting with the justice of peace ( see her expression in the video ) and created an almost homely atmosphere.....to such a point that even I got distracted.....I was wondering have we started or are we rehearsing.....? I have done countless ROM, but have never got distracted in the chamber before. This is absolutely the first :D

They are really fun to be with, I enjoyed shooting them.

Oh Yes, I seem to be having some well-to-do clients lately.....


Clink on the picture to see the DVD photo movie.

Love vs Infatuation

Got this from a website
and I think it is very apt to share it here :D


Young people are often confused and unable to discern the frustrating flush of the magical experience of "falling in love".

Infatuation is the initial, instant attraction and intense desire for a person of the opposite sex.

Love is a friendship that has caught fire. It takes root, develops and grows one day at a time. The process is slow.

Infatuation lacks confidence. When he/she is away you wonder if he/she is cheating you. Sometimes you check perhaps even discreetly.

Love means trust. You are calm, secure and unthreatened. Your beloved feels the same also and this makes both even more trustworthy.

Infatuation is marked by a feeling of insecurity. You are excited and eager, but not genuinely happy. There are nagging doubts, unanswered questions or some unclear actions about your beloved that you would not like to examine too closely. It might spoil the dream.

Love is quiet understanding and mature acceptance of imperfection. It is real. It gives you strength and grows beyond you to bolster your beloved. You are warmed by his/her presence even when he/she is away. Miles of distance do not separate you. You want him/her nearer, but near or far, you know he/she is yours and you can wait.

Infatuation has an element of sexual excitement. If you are honest, you can admit it is difficult to be in one another's company, for the underlying fear that it will end in intimacy.

Love is the maturation of friendship. You are confident that you must be friends before you can be lovers.

Infatuation is usually temporary and eventually fades. It, however, might lead you to do things you will regret later, but love never will.

Love is an upper. It makes you look up. Love usually lasts longer and goes deeper than strong sexual Feelings. It makes you think up and makes you a better person.

Infatuation makes you feel anxious, nervous and jealous. You feel convinced that you can't live without the other person. You are unable to see the person for who they really are because he/she is perfect in your eyes.

Love makes you feel excited. You are willing to respect the other person's opinions and accept the good or bad qualities. You share similar values and beliefs and you see the person for who they really are.

Infatuation says, "We must get married right away! I can't risk losing you!"

Love says, "Be patient. Do not panic. Plan your future with confidence. There are rewards in waiting."

27 July 2008

Dear God letters

Here's a sample of hilarious letters written to God by kids........

See more at this website

15 July 2008

Email interview

I had an interview recently and thought it a good idea to post in here since it has some good advice for wedding couples

Here is the email interview:

1) Can you give me an introduction of yourself, when and how did you start out and what is your wedding site about?

I am a wedding photographer who feels wedding photography is about the process and preparations of getting married.

Not just the wedding ceremony itself.

In the past , we see only the ceremony itself and very little of what

happens before and after the ceremony. Today, photojournalism is about the whole event and we cover it as if it is a whole story. To tell that story, we need to string together key events, not just random pictures.


2) I understand you have been in the wedding-related field for quite some time and is now successful. What do you think is the key factor to your success?

To be successful, I feel this string of pictures need to be done both artistically and documentary.

Artistic means there is a certain neatness or unique angle to the picture.ie, the composition, the lighting , the mood, etc

Documentary means some shots are needed although it may not be very artistic. The sucessful combination of these 2 give rise to a GOOD story, a feeling of being at the wedding, of hearing the sounds, of catching the people in their moments etc.

3) When you are working with couples, what is it that you are most proud of?

When couples and I reach a certain level of comfort and confidence with one another…., where in their intimate moments, I become like a cat in the house, you know I am there but you aren’t bothered by me…that kinda of feeling is GOLDEN.


4) What is the greatest challenge that you have faced while growing your career?

The challenge I face at each wedding is how I can outdo myself from the last wedding, how I can beat my past work. So each wedding I do, I am very excited and sometimes a bit nervous. Because there is always the element of the unexpected….and each time, I wonder how I will
respond. It isn’t a premeditated response. I find I can’t quite control that, it’s just very spontaneous.

5) Currently, what is the one wedding tip you want to give to soon-to-wed couples?

And because things are so spontaneous and sometimes so uncontrolled, couples shouldn’t TRY to control everything but just let things flow…….

if you have done your homework, if you have made all the arrangement and delegated everything away from you on that day…..then, you have

done YOUR BEST. Leave the rest to God…….

Its when couple fight against this and try to control everything, they end

up very frustrated. That spoils the mood and spoils the pictures……


6) What are some of the areas do you think wedding couples always overlook when planning their own weddings? (can be pertaining to your own field - in this case photography)

One advice I would offer couples is that they DELEGATE everything to people they trust.

And then, TRUST these people and back them up whatever decision these people helped you to


7) Your final thought and advice for my wedding blog readers?

Final thoughts for all couples is this :

Wedding is an event, it is over in a day or two.

Marriage is a process, it doesn’t end.


That’s the end of the interview.

Killer Photo

Every now and then we wish we had taken a killer photograph of something....
but this is doing the killing ................

Killer photo
Killer photo

10 July 2008

Dual touchscreen notebook

This sounds more like a joke ………………
but these guys are serious about putting this to market. But then again, usually the best things do come out of the blue…………….or in this case , out of the box ( thinking )

read more about it here

08 July 2008

Serene & Matthew

Serene and Matthew had a cozy civil marriage ceremony (ROM ) at their home. Its a very nicely done up place and the ambience is up to par with some of the better places out there. Most importantly, it’s the couple own home….and that alone makes it really special.

This couple, as Serene puts it is “entering into marriage with both eyes open and with the Grace of God”. They are practical and knows what it will take to make marriage a success. They have no illusions and knows that it will take effort and compromise and they are ready for it.

After spending time with them, I get the feeling Yes, they will certainly make a loving couple.

Congratulations Serene and Matthew……..I certainly enjoy my time with you guys

Click on picture to view slideshow

02 July 2008

This really made my day !

A good friend Kelvin send me this ..............
Man , it really cheered me up.

I hope it do you good too :D

Where the Hell is Matt? (2008) from Matthew Harding on Vimeo.

01 July 2008

Samsung Omnia the REAL iphone killer

Sometime ago I wrote about the HTC Touch Diamond as the iphone killer but now, it seems Samsung has the real killer at hand.
Its a killer because for everything that iPhone can do, the Samsung Omnia does ......and get this, its not locked to any telecom operator unlike the iPhone.
To me , that's one of the greatest incentive ( or disincentive ) not to get the iPhone.

Also, any software you buy for the iPhone, you can only do so at Apple ( something ).

Well, any case, OMNIA ( pronounced Ooom-neeeah ) sounds like some hokkian ( Chinese dialect ) phrase :D, has almost the same specs as the iPhone.
Its also incidentally 8GB or 16GB. The HTC Touch is only 4GB.
Omnia has 5Megapixel camera, iPhone has 2Megapixel . etc
Specs wise the Omnia leads in all department.

BUT for some, its not APPLE product....................
Have a look at this video, see how responsive the touch screen is
and the later video showing a direct comparision with the iPhone.
It seems to be the exact size ( almost )

I would like to add, personally I hate korean products