Monday, March 15, 2010

KingFisher and life reflections

This shot was taken in Kuala Ibai , terengganu . At times like this i wish i had bought a good quality telephoto lense.The weather back then was perfect . The bird is in a perfect position , the tide is coming in and if you look closely you will see water splashing from the light drizzle . I had used my 75-300mm second hand telephoto lense which i had bought earlier in bangkok. It had been a while since i had used my SLR camera to take photo . The passion for photography is stilll burning like never before but since JR is around, carrying a heavy camera during an outing proved to much a hassle . Most of the time i will only be carrying my compact camera.
I had been extra busy with work , a lot of things had been happening at the office . I sometime feel frustrated with office work and there are times i feel like quitting and try to start a new carrer but then that's human . Never satisfied with what you have until it all gone . In total i had work for 8 years since graduating but i had always think about my retirement days . Honestly i can't wait to retire , i wish i could retire now ASAP and with the time that i have i want to travel the world. I had always dreamt about being away , xploring for months away from home . I wish i could do that now . The longest time that i had been away from home , travelling , is 11 days - xploring Borneo by Land with my buddies . That was 7 years back , now it is almost impossible to take that long leave . I wonder how the MAT SALLEH does it ??!!!.
Ever since i was a kid , i had always told my buddies that i want to see the world . My buddies would respond that you need to have a lot of money to travel . Since i don't have any money back then i had to depend alot on my imagination . Most of the time i would imagine myself as indiana jones and with my mountain bike , i would xplore initially xplore my surrounding area , and slowly the area expand and when i had finish my PMR i could say that i had xplore half of penang with my bicycle and i am damn proud of my achievement .
When i'm in my UNI , i told my buddies the same things but now i have my own kapchai. My buddies would respond that if you want to travel might as well you do it now because you might not have the time when you started working . With my kapchai , i had travel all the way to genting , JB , Cameron Highland , Teluk Intan and almost 50% of Malaysia. If you ask my roommate then for sure they they will told you that i'm a KAKI JALAN and TAK BOLEH DUDUK DIAM.
Now working , i had lost count on how many time that i had went overseas , maybe 40 to 50 times with a total of 15 countries visited. There is no looking back , i will continue xploring untill the day i dies.

11 comments:

  1. hi xplorer,
    nice shot!
    bukan sng nak dapat perfect objek yg menarik mcm ni untuk di photo kan.
    oh..u travel a lot..really envy you!
    as i oso suka jalan-jalan, i pon pernah terfikir untuk cuti sebulan/ or if lah berkemampuan, berenti kerja and travel.Saya pengalaman travel belumlah banyak..
    baru mula..tapi this xtvt really opens my eyes.
    banyak berjalan, tgk tempat org, banyak benda kita belajar, kita jumpa, kita tgk, buat kita banyak berfikir.
    seronok.
    sellau tgk mat saleh yg travel secara back pack, berbulan dari satu tempat ke tempat lain. baru ni saya ke perlis. dari alor setar saya naik bas ke kangar (flight awal pagi), so sempat naik bas (1st time oke ke perlis naik bas, dulu2 naik kereta. pengalaman yg seronok.) terserempak dgn 2 mat saleh yg naik bas sekali. dia kata dia dari bangkok, vietnam,cambodia jakarta, the ke KL, penang , pi merata malaysia. dia ckp dia naik bas. train , flight dan travel sejimat mungkin. dah 2 bulan travel. really amazing experience.
    banyak benda derang cerita which really excites me to explore jalan-jalan secara lebih giat lagi.
    hemmm...i wish i can do that. haha.
    keep writing and share your experience here.
    i'll read tanpa jemu.

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  2. Dear catz - saya dah tgk blog awak . awak pun dah banyak travel jugak . Bila tgk cara awak travel mmg sebijik dengan the type of travel that i like . There is a saying , "when travelling do what the local do".

    Saya nak suggest kat awak utk naik train express antarabangsa dari penang ke bangkok . Jarak perjalanan dia 24 jam , pengalaman dia memang menyeronokkan . Nanti bila ada masa saya kan post dlm blog , seronok punya pasal dah 3 kali saya naik train dari penang ke bangkok.I also enjoy reading your blog

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  3. ada ekk train dari penang ke Bangkok??
    how much it cost ekk?

    nak jugak pergi nanti..

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  4. mmg ada express antarabangsa dari penang ke bangkok . TRAIN berlepas setiap hari pukul 2 petang dan sampai bangkok kul 2 petang the following day. Masa dulu tambang dia Rm85 one way tapi tak silap aku skang ni rasanya dah RM120 kot.Cuba check ngan KTM

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  5. LOL! I'm a late xplorer :) Only travel a bit...here and there. But I cherish every seconds of it. Traveling & photography = all about discovery, enjoying myself, having adventure, learning people & nature. I just can't get enough of them.

    When junior grows up, she'll bring daddy xplorer jalan-jalan....just like the good old times :)

    Right now, I'm thinking of another road trip. I want to xplore Kelantan and Terengganu.

    Cheers!
    mylo

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  6. mylo - it's not how much on where and how many times you travel but it is more on what you experience during your travel . I had travel alot alot but i still feel that i'm not a good story teller and photographer. When i read back my article i feel something is missing as i believe that i failed to make a connection between what i wrote and the reader . Mylo on the other hand is a very good story teller and photographer.

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  7. benarlah kata pepatah...jauh berjalan luas pengalaman...dan pengalaman merupakan guru terbaik buat kita.I love to travel myself too,sampai semua kwn2 kata tak reti duduk diam and sampai my mom kata...anak kau besar tengah jalan..I bet xplorer jr pun mcm tu kan?

    Too bad,bila anak dah mula sekolah ni susah sikit nak main redah jer mcm dulu2..kalau lah I still single mau I tak pikr pjg lagi dah,sorang pun sorang lah...heheeh...

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  8. rerama - sama ler kita .JR pun kaki jalan n tak leh duduk diam gak

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  9. I enjoy your write-ups. Short, simple + with personal touch :)

    LOL! I'm not really that good. Typical travelogues. Thanks for your kind comment!

    Cheers!
    mylo

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  10. Xplorer,

    org putih tu byk keje freelance, maknanya depa byk keje sendiri. At the same time, depa buat jugak travelling ni right after abis belajar or between jobs... and ada depa yg ambik cuti panjang tak bergaji pun. plus, depa ada advantage duit lah... good for them, sbb currency depa lebih senang nak travel.

    keep on travelling and writing and telling us story... kalau dtg area2 sini, let me know...

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  11. zal - will contact you if i'm there

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