Rentwise has recently returned to the Pasar Borong Community Centre (PBCC) at Selayang to celebrate Children’s Day with its Myanmar refugee children. My first visit with a representative from Rentwise was brief but truly “unsettling” to say the least.
I was present this round to cover the event and played my part in fulfilling my company’s collaboration with Rentwise’s CSR program in helping these kids. What I provided was a simple portrait session for the children, which would result in A4 prints to be given to them after the shoot.
I was born in Assunta Hospital at 1.27 pm on 8 June 1981. Exactly 32 years ago, I weighed 2.975 kg, greeted by a Datuk Dr. R. Menon, an obstetrics and gynaecologist, who happened to deliver most of the babies born then at Petaling Jaya until his retirement just back in February 2013.
I call this series of pictures "The Familiar Stranger - 32 Summers Later", to celebrate my 32nd birthday. It invites viewers to explore their very own familiar strangers within.
I never knew there is such a huge community of Myanmar refugees in Selayang alone! When I was sent by Rentwise to do a feature story on one of the learning centres in Selayang, I was both intrigued and excited at the prospect of meeting them in person.
Much have been heard and spoken about the refugee community at large but I've never been this up close and personal. So, this is definitely an eye-opening experience!
It's summer holidays. Add to that, a rowdy, fun-seeker and care-free bunch of teens on the loose, drunk in their imbalances of fluctuating hormones and you'll get an explosion of flavourful happenings on a Friday night out!
That was what it appeared to a thirty-something old dude happened to be roped in (unprepared) to photo document Methodist College's Midsummer Masquerade dinner night in a week's notice. To another teen, it was just another day at work having fun.
An invaluable insight into a full scale production commercial photo shoot involving Joanne Kam and Xandria Ooi from the Capital FM 88.9, Morning Radio Show: Talk of the Town. I assisted Adam Seow, a commercial photographer in this one day shoot recently in the middle of June.
It has been an amazing and rewarding experience having being able to witness a full scale commercial shoot from start to finish. Truly humbled, but leaving ever more hungry!