Weekly Photo Challenge – Signs

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That chap in the yellow frame there is a tapir. Tapir, a nocturnal hoofed mammal with a stout body, sturdy limbs, and a short flexible proboscis, is native to the forests of tropical America and Malaysia. Tapir is officially classified as endangered or vulnerable species. Sign like this can only be found up in the Titiwangsa Range, on East West Highway connecting the state of Kelantan and small town of Grik, Perak in Peninsular Malaysia. The highway itself, being the highest highway in Malaysia, is expose to marauding wild animals like tapirs, elephants, deers and even wild boars. I found other unique signs with elephant and deer in the frames. However, this one I liked best.

*up high on Gerik-Jeli East West Highway, Malaysia.

Weekly Photo Challenge – Endurance

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I never properly count the steps. I just climb. I just want to reach the top and go down again and again for at least 3 times. I love the surrounding but the grey asphalt of those stairs sometimes give me goose bumps. What if I am too focus on my steps and trip over those menacing stairs, tumbling helplessly all the way down. Or, what if I am too tired to climb those stairs and refuse to climb religiously on a daily basis. Worst of all, what if I only manage to climb once; up and down, and that is it. It would definitely means I fail to reach my fitness goal. I fail to endure it all. That must means, I do not have endurance to face those stairs. Wouldn’t I?

*my monolog with the devil-me inside my head, every time I climb those stairs in the name of fitness.

– Precint 14, Putrajaya Malaysia.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture

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Songket is a symbol of Malay culture. A fabric from brocade family, songket is widely used traditionally in Malaysia during wedding ceremony by brides and grooms. Songket is hand-woven in silk or cotton and intricately patterned with gold or silver threads. The metallic threads stand out against the background cloth to create a shimmering effect. Textures on ‘songket’ are always distinct from one to the others; thus resulted in unique textures of colourful fabrics. It is said that a man must at least has a piece of songket in their lifetime.

We are our culture and tradition; if there is no culture or tradition we are no one. Tamerlan A.Kuzgov 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Zigzag

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This is my zigzag story. Power tower like this is a familiar scenery in my country. You could find it almost everywhere. This one caught my eyes as the sky behind it looks really angry, ready to fight out the blueness that tried to come out from the grey fogs of the grey sky. Another special reason I love this zigzag pattern is because I shot this photo using my disposable camera with film. A real one. I did not expect to make it this real. I am happy with the result and I hope to shoot more angry skies soon with my disposable camera.

I know that I shall meet my fate somewhere among the clouds above; those that I fight I do not hate, those that I guard I do not love. -W.B. Yeats

Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’

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It was high time for us to have a break from our everyday jobs. So we went for a road trip to the Southern City of Johor Bahru in Malaysian Peninsular. The journey was amazing and the food was superb. This is my definition of summer lovin’ with a bunch of good friends, enjoying good laughs while sipping the best drinks and feasting with good foods. The photo captured while we were enjoying our early dinner; with Stulang famous fried rice, lala cooked with sour sauces and spicy squids. I could not ask for more. We are besties for life 🙂

It’s easy to impress me. I don’t need a fancy party to be happy. Just good friends, good food and good laughs. I’m happy. I’m satisfied. I’m content. -Maria Sharapova

 

* Johor Bahru situated in the southern part of Peninsular Malaysia with merely 5 kilometres away from Singapore.