29 January 2013

I am truly grateful that people in this world are still capable of producing good movies just like last year's Cloud Atlas. It's amazing how they generated the main idea, the intelligent script and characters.
Just to share on several of memorable quotes from the movie that intrigue my heart and mind:

All quotes retrieved (a good word for copy and paste) from: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1371111/quotes

Javier: What are you reading? 
Luisa Rey: Old letters. 
Javier: Why do you keep reading them? 
Luisa Rey: I don't know. Just trying to understand why we keep making the same mistakes... over and over. 

Timothy Cavendish: I will not be subjected to criminal abuse. 

Haskell Moore: There is a natural order to this world, and those who try to upend it do not fare well. This movement will never survive, if you join them you and your entire family will be shunned. At best you will exist at pariah to be spat at and beaten, at worse to be lynched or crucified. And for what, for what, no matter what you do it will never amount to anything more than a single drop in a limitless ocean. 
Adam Ewing: What is an ocean but a multitude of drops? 

My favorite two:

Sonmi-451: Our lives are not our own. From womb to tomb, we are bound to others. Past and present. And by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future. 

Sonmi-451: Truth is singular. Its "versions" are mistruths. 

And one quote that touches my heart:

“You say you're 'depressed' - all i see is resilience. You are allowed to feel messed up and inside out. It doesn't mean you're defective - it just means you're human.” 

It just means you're human. That's the exact thing S.Senior mentioned to me before.

28 January 2013

I am not a photographer. Rasa tak layak sangat. Photographer produces outstanding results that touches the human hearts.

I am just a self-proclaimed time freezer and memory builder.
Thaipusam 2013.

Since i got 2 more days for my holidays, I grabbed my camera, took the first LRT in the morning and went straight to Batu Caves without hesitation. I've been missing my cameras so much that I went out for a date with both of them, although most of the time D70s was in my bag, resting himself.
The iconic statue of Lord Murugan, one of the famous Hindu deity as what a local said to me.

One of my favorite shot. 

Also an iconic feature of Batu Caves, the Pigeons. Haha

Hindu devotees with Paal Kodam on their heads.

In pain, I guess.

I guess smoking does help in reduces the pain they feel.

Epic guy. Lifted up a 20kg pole through the 272 steps of Batu Caves' stairs.

Marching towards the caves.

Painting body as a spiritual marks in their sacred journey.

Flowers and other ornaments too.

Epic guy resting.

Epic guy rise again. He sealed his mouth and he reminds me of Bane.

Some of the Hindu devotees in trance.

Epic guy is epic.

Shaved heads.

Going down into the caves.

In pain.

He stood in front of a Kavadee like a Guardian or something.


More blessings.

Several more images inside the caves.

While most of the devotees are in pain, she was always smiling.

Proud Hindu devotee in the caves.

Lord Murugan Statue from behind.

Cheerful fella.

A metal pierced through his lips.

More pictures right after I went down to the entrance. It was hot and thousands of people are still flocking towards the stairs to the caves:

Fuss Ro Daaahh!

Hey, that's me inside the cave with thousands of Hindu's devotees.