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How the poor live? 什么叫做贫穷?

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happy family near the beach of a fishing village in Vietnam

One day, a father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the firm purpose of showing his son how poor people live. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family. On their return from their trip, the father asked his son, “How was the trip?”
“It was great, Dad.”

“Did you see how poor people live?” the father asked.

“Oh yeah,” said the son.

“So, tell me, what did you learn from the trip?” asked the father.

The son answered, “I saw that we have one dog and they had four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden, and they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lanterns in our garden, and they have the stars at night. Our patio reaches to the front yard, and they have the whole horizon. We have a small piece of land to live on, and they have fields that go beyond our sight. We have servants who serve us, but they serve others. We buy our food, but they grow theirs. We have walls around our property to protect us; they have friends to protect them.”

The boy’s father was speechless.

Then his son added, “Thanks, Dad, for showing me how poor we are.”

[source : http://zhidao.baidu.com/question/187629410.html]

 

一位亿万富豪想让他的儿子体验什么叫作“贫穷”,于是就把他送到乡下的穷亲戚家去亲身体验。他儿子在乡下住了三天三夜。

在回家的路上,他父亲在车里问他:“你觉得怎么样?”

“很不错”,儿子回答。

“乡下跟我们家有什么区别吗?”父亲又问。

儿子说,有许多不一样。​

1、我们家有一条狗;他们家有四条。

2、我们家院子里有个游泳池,里面是加工处理过的水;他们家有个大池塘,水很 清,里面还游着各种各样的鱼。​

3、我们的花园里有电灯照明;他们的院子里有星星和月亮照明。

4、我家的花园一直到围墙边;他们的院子一直延伸到天边。

5、我们买饭吃;他们做饭吃。​

6、我们听CD;他们听小鸟、青蛙和其它动物的音乐会,当他们在田里工作时,所有这些美妙的音乐都会伴随着他们。

7、我们使用微波炉做饭;可是他们的木材炊饭比我们好吃的多。​

8、我们家四周都是围墙;他们家任何时候门都是开着,迎接朋友们的到来。

9、我们与行动电话,电脑和电视紧密相连;他们与生活紧密相连,蓝天,碧水,绿草,树荫和家庭。

父亲对儿子的观点很吃惊,最后儿子总结说:“谢谢,爸爸!你让我看到我们有多么的贫穷!”

我们一天比一天更贫穷,因为我们已经感受不到上帝为我们创造的大自然。

我们每天想的都是拥有、拥有、拥有、更多的拥有,从来没有想到过存在与奉献。​

[source : http://longquanzs.org/articledetail.php?id=35077]
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Celebrating Eva & Bryan

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Actual wedding day photography with Eva & Bryan from Melaka

Celebrating Eva & Bryan

Brendon, King and I were pleased to meet Eva & Bryan, and photographed their wonderful wedding in the final quarter of last year.

There are so much to tell about Eva and Bryan two lovely couple from Melaka. We have something in common, as Eva and Bryan are outdoor lover especially for the beach, sunshine, and scuba diving.

Eva was dressed up in a beautiful gown and golden heels in the morning waiting for her man to come for a crazy gate crush session. The playful bridesmaids must have brainstorming the night before for the games which took the groomsmen quite some time to complete them so that Bryan could enter the room and gave the lovely bride a kiss to last a lifetime.

Luncheon reception was held the next day at Equatorial Hotel Melaka. It was sweet and full of romance when the couple marched in after a saxophone lead. A photobooth was also setup near the entrance allowing family and friends to have fun shots together throughout the reception.

There was something really heartbreaking to me and to couple and family, when knowing the passing of Bryan’s beloved father weeks before the wedding. It was an unfortunate timing however Bryan had his family’ support.

Although they missed dad so much, they honored the his memory and carried the wedding ceremony as planned. Lots of hugs and tears happened during the wedding showing the great support and encouragement from family and friends. The moments were emotional yet touching.

We had a great wedding shoot time with Eva and Bryan, and thank you again for having us on your special day. Congratulation on your happy wedding and may you find peace, faith and love in each other’s arms. May all bEE happy.

Celebrating Eva & Bryan
Location : Melaka
Photography : CJ, Brendon and King
Videography : D-Shutter Production
Make up and hairdo : M Nicole (Maggie Ong and Qiao-Yi)
Reception : Equatorial Hotel Melaka

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Wedding luncheon reception at Equatorial Hotel Melaka, the couple marched in

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Family outing with the Murphy’s

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family portrait in Klebang Beach Melaka, Malaysia

Meet the Murphy’s

Promised to his children earlier, Murphy decided to bring his wife Ann and children Darren and Valerie to the beach for kite flying after Chinese New Year. He is a busy man with his career, however always does he reserve quality time for the family.

Murphy and I were finding difficulty in scheduling a family shoot which he always wished for. After knowing his plan for kite flying at Klebang Beach on a beautiful evening, I told him I would tag along to have fun with his children, and also to do a casual family shooting with them.

The evening was great for kite flying with warm breeze. It was challenging to get the kite going for the first time, however the kids were surely having lots of fun. We had the portrait done while Murphy and family was having their own sweet time and I just love capturing the cute children and spontaneous joyful moments.

Thank you Murphy and family for inviting me to your outing and allowing me to capture your lovely time!

Sharing some of the shots taken during the outing. More photos available on Facebook juesatta.

May all bEE happy 🙂

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kite flying family portrait in Klebang Beach Melaka, Malaysia

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Happy Chinese New Year 2014

Happy Chinese New Year 2014

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Chinese New Year at Cheng Hoon Teng Temple Melaka, Malaysia

Happy Chinese New Year 2014

We would like to wish you Gong Xi Fa Cai and Happy Chinese New Year. May the year of horse bring you abundance of joy, strength, luck and happiness!

祝您新年快乐! 愿您新的一年工作顺利,家庭幸福,身体健康,万事如意!

May all beings bEE happy.

(photo taken on the first day of 2014 Chinese New Year at Cheng Hoon Teng Temple of Melaka)

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Inspired by the love of Cindy & Chee Seong

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Port Dickson beach prewedding

inspired by the love of Cindy & Chee Seong

Time to start a write out and post some engagement shots including this of my good friends, Cindy and Chee Seong early this year in a few places in Malaysia. Both of them are very supportive and encouraging to me since the day I started photography. To me, they are friends, they are family, and they are always there for me when help is needed.

One of the many reasons I admire Cindy and Chee Seong is they are one of the sweetest couples I know. They have known each other for 7 years. When Cindy was doing her tertiary study in Johor and she was doing part time work, then she met the man of her life.

Cindy is from Melaka and Chee Seong was born in Seremban, a small town shares some similar characteristic of Melaka. But distance was never a problem to them. Cindy once told me one of the many things Chee Seong did which touched her heart was Chee Seong once rode an old motorbike from Seremban to Johor and just to see her. It took him at least 4 hours and full of risk which then won her heart even more.

Even for their marriage proposal, Chee Seong did something sweet really. He gave her a surprise proposal on the stage of Dataran Pahlawan shopping mall. With their special love song sung on the stage in front of public to drew her attention when she was shopping in the concourse where the stage is with her friends. Kenn and I did the The Proposal – Chee-Seong and Cindy. That was how she said ‘I do” and became Mrs. Lew. Who could resist such a sweet and courageous proposal by their loved one?

They tied the knot in mid of this year and I was invited to do a prewedding shoot for them. We had an early arrangement and discussion prior to the shooting. Things like gowns and dresses, props, make up, location, outstation arrangement were mostly done and arranged by Cindy and Chee Seong, which was not an easy thing for most couples.

We did a few shootings for a few day in a few places. We had fun, traveled together and took photos whenever there were spontaneous loving experiences happened between them. When we did a shooting in Port Dickson, there was a pour. They showed the passion for another, held and kissed regardless of the rain.

Many little things that tell how they have come together so far and so loving. As a friend, I always enjoy the time hanging out with them and listen to their stories. I feel grateful for them trusting in me and being so supportive in my passion and career, and appreciate our friendship.

A big thanks and congratulation to Cindy and Chee Seong. Happy marriage and may your life be fulfilled with each other’s company and that you may grow old and happy together. Enjoy your time together, and bring on the babies!

May all beings bEE happy.

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Port Dickson beach prewedding near jetty

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Jetty in Port Dickson for wedding portrait

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Smokehouse Cameron Highlands prewedding

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Smokehouse Cameron Highlands

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view of Boh Tea Plantations, Cameron Highlands

Lavender Garden, Cameron Highlands prewedding

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The Lakehouse, Cameron Highlands prewedding

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Chrysanthemum Farm in Cameron Highlands prewedding

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Melaka prewedding shoot

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wedding portrait at one of the islands in Melaka

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