Today, being Deepavali and all, I decided to splurge a little. This is a big deal because people who know me will tell you that I happen to be quite the miser when it comes to my money – but darn it, everytime I see bloggers like Huai Bin, Najah, Heather and TV Smith post those really cool pictures in their blogs, that fella on my shoulder (you know, the one with the pitchfork) will tell me, “Joe, macha, my brader! You gotta get one of those digital cameras lah!” And I’ll tell him, “Get off my shoulder, you blardy fool!“. And he’ll tell me, “Who’s the blardy fool? Me or the guy talking to himself?”
Anyway, after incessant pleadings and plenty of hints and nudges (and all ye bloggers have not helped – you keep posting really good pics!), I’ve finally succumbed. In any case, this little camera (Canon Powershot A400) is well within my budget and I’m not exactly a power-photographer, so this’ll do just fine.
Hopefully, this will be the beginning of a new phase in this blogger’s life – one which will be filled with my taking shots of people when they don’t want to be photographed and me ending up with bruises after they beat me up.
Sebagai kata penggulung, let me quote the legendary Allen Funt, who once said: “Someday, somewhere, when you least expect it, someone may come up to you and say ‘Smile! you’re on candid camera!'” – although that won’t be me, ‘cos I’ll be taking your picture from a discreet distance. Hehehehehehehh….
N.B. The pic above is of my neighbours trying to adjust the position of the Astro satellite – the hard way. Happy Deepavali, y’all!
[More pics in extended]