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Friday, January 30, 2009

World's Most Powerful Man

Since we are still at the US presidency topic, I just want to share something about him. He has a unique full name of Barack Hussein Obama, which resembles some of the world's greatest warlords. Without knowing him as the US president, one would wrongly assume a "Barack Hussein Obama" as some terrorist from some Middle-East nation!
Firstly, the Barack thingy. The guy responsible for the recent Gaza attacks is someone called Ehud Barak. What a way to start a name. Then comes the Hussein middle name...a classic Muslim name. Resembling the greatly feared Saddam Hussein. And lastly, the Obama thingy, a name that I myself sometimes pronounce wrongly...a name from the Osama Bin Laden fame, probably the world's most wanted war criminal.
So, you combine in Ehud Barak, Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden together, you get the world's most powerful man, the US President Mr Barack Hussein Obama! LOL...char tou!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Inauguration Of Barack Obama

Powerful pictures that made headlines everywhere...the historical inauguration of US President Barack Obama on January 20, 2009.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Kungfu Of Blogging

I must salute bloggers like Kenny Sia and Pinkpau (Lim Su Ann) who demonstrate so much skill and passion, and most of all, consistency in their blogging activities. They seem to have this infinite supply of words and stories to tell and share. And they present it so interestingly and so fun to read about.
Lately, this last few weeks, I begin to realise that I don't have much to blog about. Nothing exciting is happening in my life this last 1-2 months. Of course, I can either stop blogging about myself and the things around me, and start talking about outside issues like world news and stuffs, the Kuala Terengganu by-election and Obama's installation. But then I realise that that wouldn't be me and my blog anymore. My blog will then become a "news centre" for things that does not directly and indirectly related to me.
I begin to wonder why people read a blog, my blog, in this case. Because I have friends who wants to be updated and just want to know whats happening in and around my life? Because, like Kenny Sia, I write "so well" that I can captivate the interest and attention of my readers, and they just want to come back for more? Tun Dr Mahathir's "chedet" blog says nothing about his personal life but almost everything about the world of local and international politics. But mind you, his blog has recorded over 11 million hits since its inception in May 2008.
So, the art of blogging is definitely a skilled act and requires a lot of passion and dedication to keep the blog "interesting" and being able to get readers to always come back for more. Of course, for some, a blog is merely an "online pictorial diary" for family members abroad to keep in touch.
And so I asked myself, "What is the purpose of me blogging?" I gave it a thought. I realised I don't quite have the answer. I know I started this blog some 2 years back because my church youths say I should and its the "trend". I started blogging about my photography and stuffs and named my blog "The Babyboss Story". Then I went through a season where I was really down and a lot of you guys came to cheer me up. And then this last 2 talk! LOL
Anyway, here is wishing everybody the best in 2009. For those studying, all the best in your studies. For those making money, all the best in making money. For those getting into relationships, all the best in your relationships. For those seeking for better health, all the best in health. Whatever you do, make sure you know what is happening. There is a story about "people". Some people MAKE things happen, some people WATCH things happen and some people WONDER what happened!!! Don't be a zero but be a hero!
Till next time, take care. Maybe going out later to get some new clothes for CNY. Haha... GONG HEI FART CHOY!!!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Silence Of The Blog (Lamb)

This blog has been stagnant since the last blog post on Jan 5, 2009. The "shout box" is also very quiet. Last shout was also Jan 5, 2009. No comments on the comments section either.
I have been busy with meetings after meetings the whole of last week, discussing on a possibily RM3 million Malay wedding event in March! I guess everyone else is also busy.
Well, thats it for now. Its 1am now and I am heading to Kuala Kubu Baru at 5am for a wedding shoot.
Shout something. At least I know the "shout box" is still working. Haha...

Monday, January 5, 2009

Becoming A Millionaire

In order to get what you want, you must first decide what you want. Most people really foul up at this crucial first step because they simply can't see how it is possible to get what they want, so they don't let themselves "want it". Most people don't really plan to fail, they just fail to plan!
The way you think about money will determine how much of it you accumulate more than any other factors. Your attitude towards money affects your emotion and your motivation. If you are serious about becoming wealthy, you will want to know the five main ways that fortunes are made in the US. Generally, there are five ways of becoming a millionaire.
Number one and top of the list is self-owned businesses. It is entrepreneurship of all kinds, including real estate. 74% of self-made millionaires in the US come from self-owned businesses. A great majority of wealthy people started businesses and built them from ground up such as people like Bill Gates, Steve Case, Larry Ellison, Ross Perot and many more.
The second major source of self-made millionaires in the US are senior executives. 10% of self-made millionaires are men and women who have joinned large corporations and worked with these corporations for many years. They rose to positions of seniority, were paid extremely well, given stock options and profit sharings. As a result of holding on to their money, they became millionaires.
The third group comes from doctors, lawyers and other professionals. Men and women who become very very good at what they do and rise to the top of their professions and are eventually paid very very well. The top 5% in every field earns 10-20 times as much as the average person in that same field. This group makes out 10% of millionaires in the US.
Sales people or sales consultants make up the fourth group of millionaires. They never started their own businesses. They never went to college or university to get professional degrees. They just became very good sales people for their products or services and were paid very good money. The secret was that they then invested the money and held on to it. Forming 10% of US self-made millionaires, they understood the principal of investment and "holding on to they money". Many of us are just too quick in spending away our hard earned money.
99% of self-made millionaires come from these four categories; self-owned businesses (74%), senior executive positions (10%), doctors, lawyers and other professionals (10%), sales people and sales consultants (5%). The final 1% of self-made millionaires are made up of people in all other areas like inventions, sports, authorship of books, singers and actors, lottery winners and inheritances.
I can't sing, I can't act. Neither can I write a good top seller book. I am not great at sports and definitely no luck with lottery. And my parents don't have a few million bucks left for me. So, I am definitely not in that 1% category. If I ever get to become a millionaire, I think I will emerge from the 10% of sales people and sales consultants. I can sell concepts and ideas, either my own or borrowed and repackaged from someone else.
Smart people don't work for people. Smart people hire smarter people to work for them! And remember, people don't plan to fail, they just fail to plan! All the best in 2009!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Year Countdown At The Curve

This year, I was commission to shoot the countdown celebration street party at The Curve and no longer at Sg Wang (Jln Bukit Bintang). I was shooting with Babyboss photographers Angie Ong and Wai Seng. Unlike Sg Wang, the crowd here at The Curve was still very thin at around 7:30pm and only began to grow at around 8pm. Somehow, people (don't know where they came from) began flooding the area after 8:45pm, the moment the stage performances started.

The first few artiste line-up was rather unique. Juwita Suwito, Liang and Altered Frequency are all from the same Four Forty Records. Besides them were renowned local artistes like Karen Kong, Faizal Tahir and Rynn Ling. VJ Joey G was the emcee.

As usual, the countdown started at 1 minute before 12 midnight and everyone counted down together. At the stroke of 12 midnight, massive fireworks display was filling up the dark skies over The Curve. The street was in a mega mess after the event with hundreds and maybe even thousands of empty spray cans on the road. Downloaded the pics on the spot and burnt DVDs for the client. Left The Curve at 2:15am and only finally slept at 5am. Woke up at 5pm on New Year's day!
The setup.
The main stage.

Fire eater.

Part of the "thin crowd" at 8pm.

The clowns and stilt walkers.

The Curve has far better babes than Sg Wang!

The crowd by 8:45pm.

The crowd getting wild.

Juwita Suwito


Karen Kong

Karen Kong with dancers.

Lead vocal, Andy of Altered Frequency.

The Altered Frequency band.

The massive crowd.

Faizal Tahir, who assured the crowd that he won't take off his shirt this time! LOL

Emcee VJ Joey G

Rynn Ling Yu Zhong

Fireworks display (top & bottom pics).


The aftermath of the countdown event.

With Rynn Ling.

With Karen Kong.

With dancer, Casslyn Kek.

With Babyboss photographer, Angie Ong.

With event coordinator, Stephen Ng.

With BabyKJ.

My last solo picture of 2008...or was the first solo picture of 2009? Hmmm...

Happy New Year, guys! May 2009 bring better opportunities and greater success!