Photography Makes Good Blog Fodder

Got this picture today from the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, Switzerland showing one of my work in their ‘We are all photographers now!’ exhibit. You too can be part of the exhibit. All you have to do is submit your work using this form.

Speaking of photo exhibits, I submitted a picture to the JPG Magazine some time ago. Clicking the JPG Magazine vote box in the sidebar will bring you to my submission. The theme I submitted it to is Breakthrough. If enough people voted for it, not only will it be published in JPG Issue 10, it will also be hung in the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery. So if you liked the picture, your vote would be very much appreciated. Please pretty please with sugar on top? ;)

Speaking of magazines, I already mentioned before that another one of my work will be published in another magazine. The magazine is called Photosho. It exhibits the photography of Canadian photographers. I’m not Canadian, but they let me join in the fun anyway, just by living and taking pictures here. :) Anyway, the independent magazine needs your support to make it to the next issue, so if you have any interest in photography at all, please buy a copy!

And speaking of publications, a couple of weeks back I found through the Indonesia Tech blog that Weblog Wannabe was mentioned in a blogging book called The Rough Guide to Blogging: Navigate the Blogosphere by Jonathan Yang (London: Rough Guides Ltd, October 2006). Troy and I then went to a book store to check the book out and saw that it was mentioned in a section on personal blogs/online journals, complete with a screenshot. Sweet! And no, we didn’t buy the book. Maybe later, when (if?) it shows up in a thrift store or a bargain book store. Mind you, we almost exclusively buy books used. We’re cheap that way. Heh.

Meanwhile, it’s still frickin’ snowing in Waterloo.

The Proper 7th Blogiversary Post I Said I’d Write

Come to the Light

Last night’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy reminds me of a chat I once had years ago with my good friend Emlyn, whom I met through blogging and who was probably my biggest fan ever (no one else ever created a website dedicated to me). I told him how I wanted to make my life extraordinary and he said my life was already extraordinary as it was. He made me think and he was right. It’s just ironic how he became part of the reason that made my life extraordinary. He had to end his own life. I guess he wasn’t as lucky as I was.

When I was feeling like there was no point in life, I had friends who were there for me and who told me to hang on and promised me that life would get better for me. Friends that I wouldn’t have met if not for blogging, who lived in other parts of the world but whom I felt closer to than any friends I had in real life. I dedicate this post for them: Troy, Rebecca, and Jordan. Thank you for being around when I needed you most (even though I frustrated you most of the time) and for being the awesome friends that you are.

If you asked me what the biggest thing I’d achieved through my 7 years of blogging, my answer would be my life. Blogging saved my life. And really, what could be a bigger achievement?
I couldn’t write a better blogiversary post than this.

A Week in Review

Trees, Glorious Trees

Well, I think it’s about time that I write a proper post and give you an update on my wonderful and exciting life (note the sarcasm — but my life isn’t really bad). Let’s start from Thursday last week.

Thursday I re-arranged the living room and now this place feels more like Casa Troy and Firda rather than Troy’s bachelor pad. Yay! Should’ve done it two years ago. Troy wasn’t too fond of the new arrangement at first but I think he’s warmed up to it.

Friday we went to the funeral of Troy’s great-aunt. She was a lovely lady, and a good photographer. Her husband passed away in December last year and now, I guess, they’re together again.

Saturday was the much anticipated Wii Weekend with Rannie and Jay. We don’t entertain much and it showed, but Troy and I had fun, and I knocked Troy out at the Wii Sports Boxing game, which was awesome. Once Rannie and Jay left, we just knew we had to get one of those ever so elusive Wiis.
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The Obligatory 7th Blogiversary Post

Holy Molly, it’s actually been seven years since my first post! I would write more but I’m tired after hours of playing mini games on Wii and it’s already past my bedtime so I’ll just say thanks a lot for sticking around to regular readers and welcome and please check back often to new readers. Here’s to another seven years of blogging!

It’s All About the Photo Ops

First Time Published!

Well, Troy said, “So you should like update your blog and junk!” And I aim to please, so here I am, updating my blog and junk even though I have a sore throat and therefore am not feeling too hot right now.

We received the magazine with my picture in it yesterday. It was cool. Like too cool to drool for school. Also yesterday I heard that I’m getting another picture published in another magazine. I was like, OMG, people actually like my work and crap! It was a rather humbling moment. Kinda like when I started getting clients in my web designer days, minus all the frustrations of dealing with the said clients, which I can definitely do without.

I’ve been posting to my photolog daily without fail since I re-started it almost three weeks ago, so if you ever miss my posts (ha!), definitely head over there. I always tell a little story to go with the picture. Not necessarily interesting, but a story nonetheless.

So it looks like we might be driving out East again in autumn (waaah, such a long time from now!), only this time there would be four of us since we’re going to tag along with Troy’s parents. I heard the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia looks even more beautiful in autumn so that’s one photo op I’m looking forward to. I’m also hoping that we’d be able to stop at Gaspé Peninsula, Quebec and walk down the seabed in the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick during the low tide.

Tomorrow we’re going to make a daytrip to the Niagara Falls for some photo ops. The weather there is supposed to be better than here in Waterloo where it snows every single day. This snow thing is really getting kind of old. We have a wedding to go to next month and I wonder if there will still be snow on the ground by then. I guess there’s only one way to find out.