At 8:30 p.m. today, people around the world will celebrate Earth Hour by turning off their lights for one hour in a symbolic show of support for the planet. Earth Hour brings awareness to climate change and symbolizes a commitment and concern for managing climate change. Started nine years ago, the movement now spans thousands of cities in countries around the globe.
Earth Hour raises awareness and provides a unique opportunity for collective action aimed at doing something positive for the environment. It is not just about saving energy for that one hour, but it symbolizes a concern for managing climate change and commitment to adopting environment-friendly practices and habits in everyday life.
So let us participate in the Earth Hour, not only to conserve energy but to raise awareness on the need to protect the environment.
Sharing some of the shots taken in year 2012. May all beings bEE happy.
Happy Chinese New Year 2013.
Wishing everyone a happy and prosperous Chinese New Year! May the year of snake bring love, joy, happiness and peace to everyonEE.
Gong Xi Fa Cai.
After nine years, Chee-Seong decided to take a big step forward in life with Cindy.
I know Chee Seong for years and he is always a caring and daring person. His first idea would be to propose in public, to give something unforgettable for Cindy. After hearing the good news from him, I was so happy and congratulated him. So I talked to Kenn-Wai and decided to give our support to Chee-Seong. The whole thing was but to keep it secret from Cindy.
After planning the surprise proposal, we invited their friends and family to gather at the concierge of Dataran Pahlawan Shopping Mall Melaka on last Saturday. And Cindy was otherwise didn’t know anything about this, but was only invited shop there with the sisters.
So the whole thing followed by Chee-Seong making a sudden appear on the stage with roses and singing a song of theirs when she was shopping at the concierge, just like what happened in the video. He gave her a really wonderful surprise, touched the heart of the bride-to-be and filled her eyes with tears.
And the answer was YES!
Congratulation to the lovely couple, Cindy and Chee-Seong. May the lovEE you share always continue to shine. As you look forward to all you’re dreaming of, may you be blessed with love and happiness forever!
Have a lovely evening and may all beings bEE happy.
Spending a day with little boy Wen-Ze and little girl Wen-Er can be so much fun yet challenging. They were cute and active and both siblings kept winding each other.
We went to a hill in Tampin with both Wen-Ze and Wen-Er, and mom Tracy, letting them playing and running joyfully on the grass and capture joyful and spontaneous shots of them while having fun, more of a documentary than a portrait.
Thanks to Kenn-Wai and Iu-Lung for assisting and we had a great evening with the family. Kind of missing them now and looking forward for another photography session with them again.
Sharing some photos captured. Have a nice day and may all beings bEE happy.
I guess this will be the top priority to do a post up so that people are not going to miss this great festival happening in Melaka this weekend (21, 22 and 23 September 2012). This will be the quick introduction from the event website.
Melaka Arts and Performance Festival (MAPFest) is an innovative contemporary festival, featuring dance, performance art, visual art, film and music. In a short space of time since its inception in 2009, MAPFest has gained a high national, and increasingly international profile, being recognised for its program of exciting independent arts, collaborations and its use of alternative sites for performance.
The festival draws from Melaka’s foundation myth, its famous heritage sites, and Melaka’s collective ancestral heritage to create a space where contemporary culture and artistic practice comes into focus and is shared across cultural and socio-economic divides in a three day celebration which remains free to all.
‘Turning Around’ – transformation through the creative drive – remains the central inspiration for the festival, connecting both to the foundation myth for Melaka, and the festival’s objective of assisting contemporary arts to play a role in Melaka’s revival alongside its heritage-driven tourist industry. This year the specific focus within that broad theme is the traces of transformation.
We are also pleased to have a new stage to showcase the richness of traditional Malaysian and international performance. In the future we hope to initiate crosspollination of contemporary and traditional practice.
MAPFest remains free and accessible for all. Continuing Melaka’s rich history as a centre for meetings and exchange between cultures, it will create opportunities for artists and art lovers to share in each others’ work and perspectives.
We hope you enjoy the festival!
Today marks the first day of the event. I went to the first program in the schedule which was Afro-contemporary dance by Appiah Annan of Asanti Dance Theatre. Held at St Paul’s Hill of Melaka, the dance workshop was best to start off as it was really cool and you could feel the energy when listening to the rhythm of djembe drum.
During the dance workshop I met an old friend, Sister Bi-Ching and she is an art and culture lover. She loves to take photos too. After telling me the schedule of the event which I didn’t know the program initially, we decided to visit other venues.
So there are other four venues besides St Paul’s Hill, for film screening and installations for these three days:
- Baboon House (86 Heeren Street a.k.a. Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock)
- No. 8 Heeren Street Heritage Centre (8 Heeren Street a.k.a. Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock)
- Riverine Restaurant (108 Lorong Hang Jebat)
- Film Screening (24 Jalan Kg Kuli)
We continued to visit other venues for other programs such as the Melaka River – video projection by Noelene Lucas at Riverine Restaurant, short films at Jalan Kg Kuli, Corner – video installation by Khaled Sabsabi at No. 8 Heeren Street Heritage Centre, and installations at Baboon House. And Baboon House was the last stop we went. Feeling exhausted, we headed back to rest and recharge so that we could continue the program at night on the hill again.
Immediately after I reached home, I did a quick edit of the photos and posted on Facebook so that more people especially the locals, will know about this event and could participate. After posting, I rushed to St Paul’s Hill. Though I missed the first performance, I was still glad I made it as soon as I could.
St Paul’s Church was so crowded and lively with the lighting tonight. I managed to watch four performance arts (by TonyYap & BrendanO’Connor, Alan Schacher & Wei Zen Ho, Appiah Annan, I Nyoman Sura) before I had to leave for picking up parents. The performances were truly profound and uplifting. The photos speak.
So dear Malaccans, don’t miss the opportunity to take part in this event and there will be more programs on Saturday (22nd Sept) and Sunday (23rd Sept). All the programs can be found at the official website of MAP Fest.
Hope you enjoy the photos and may all beings bEE happy.