We spent most of the day today at Historcal Malacca (Melaka). I’ve heard much about this place which was recently awarded as a UNESCO World Heritage Site last year. People either love it or hate it. As for me, I love the food. This great lunch was at Seroni Nyonya Cuisine Restaurant. Malacca is an interesting place with interesting stories, especially about St Francis Xavier. Too bad we missed the Rice Balls at Jonker’s Walk.
It’s the day before the Merdeka Celebration in Malaysia. Honestly I don’t know a lot about the celebration and it’s significance but today’s programe at the Mines Wellness Hotel educated me on the celebration. I could actually feel the festive spirit of the Malaysians as they look forward to Independence Celebration. I feel the beat of anticipation as we shout Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka!
Talk about having a low-charged battery. Getting in a bit late last night offered us little rest and wasn’t that all up and charged when we were roaming around Malaysia today. Don’t get me wrong, the tour at the Sky Bridge, Aquaria, King’s Palace and the National Monument was worth while but with only a few sleep left us drained.
I must admit, I rarely shoot glamor. I’m not that intimidated really to shoot glamor as its a strategic combination of light and location. But when you add a concept like “Fishing” into “Fashion” that’s when everything goes a bit haywire. Admittedly that’s a challenging concept for me, especially when the location is rugged Batanes. C’mon it’s a bit easy to do location shoots and just let the model pose in but add in fishing?
Good thing Seair Inflight Art Director Jocas had some pegs to help out. Otherwise I had these crazy ideas of just doing a creative shoot of lady emerging from the water or a dyesebel (mermaid) on the rocks or a rogue Ivatan toughly carrying an 8pound amberjack on one hand while wearing a pretty dress and smiling on a camera. But no we didn’t do something as drastic as that. We just need a nice fishing setting, a model and the beautiful back drop of Batanes.
There’s a slew of local travel magazines now at the store shelves vying for your attention. It’s no secret that this is the best time to travel. With cheap airfares and transport discounts, more than 8 publications are there to get a sice of your market to offer suggestions and features on travel destinations. Honestly, I’ve seen travel magazines come and go or replaced by new. I view travel magazines mainly for their value on a travel. Will it help me discover new destinations, get me there and give useful advice?
I was able to get a hand on a couple of new travel magazines from this young publication on the block October Eighty Publication. Let’s take a look at their title’s Tsuper and Roam.