okay, who am I kidding???
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“OMG! You are the woman who wrote Eat, Pray, Love … you just got your India-Italy-Bali sequence wrong this year!”
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I can’t say I’m into gadgets.
My phone is 6 years old.
My MAC is a iBook G4.
I don’t own or aspire to have an iphone, ipad, ipod … i- … i- … i-S.
As far as my ‘bodies’ and ‘glass’ obsession might seem, truth of the matter is, I don’t even buy every lens or new camera that hits the market. I’ve got the same old, same old faithful … and that’s about all I need really …
Though I don’t mind another robust, fast click-ing ‘body’.
Much the same logic applies to: I don’t mind having a brand new swanky MacBook Pro.
But I don’t subscribe or go to any SALE, New Arrivals pandered out by the countless of clothes boutiques and departmental store. Heck! I only go to Kinokuniya in KLCC … and even then, possibly 6 to 8 times (max!) in a year.
I am desperately pulling out my hair looking for someone who’s willing to pay MYR3,000 (50% of original fee only), fly to Kota Kinabalu, put up in Shangrila Tanjung Aru Spa and Resort (anything that has the allure of rest and relaxation in a manicured garden translates to expensive!) and be in the presence of 15 other kiasu, over-achiever-camera-and-hot shoe yielding people. 15 because I have conveniently included myself who would customarily end up frustrated and crying the entire 3 days because of the kiasu, over-achiever lot, rather than being kiasu … but I can’t really guarantee what will happen once I’m there – just praying there won’t be other women – whom, I’m generally allergic to!And all of this panic is because I am responding to a knee jerk reaction of a poster in my gmail box that reads:
I would have had 4 days if I had checked my email sooner … but how could I when I’ve been leaving my office at 10 p.m. every night … collapsing from exhaustion the moment I arrive home; not even spending the customary 10 minutes with Rover (the dog) or stretching out to grab smelly teddy to hug – that’s the problem of having large poster beds, by the way.
why do I not know enough locally based photographers and photographer enthusiast who has pockets deep enough?
why is it that the only people I know who fits the description above are the very same people I would rather die (or not attend the workshop, for a less dramatic effect) than be stuck with for 5 days (3 days workshop + 2 days for traveling)?
will I be in the country then? Will I be shipped off?
my life hasn’t been much of mine since 9 months ago
why the heck do I even want to go for this?
I don’t shoot with a flash.
I don’t own a single hot shoe and have not had any inclinations to do so …
and jolly-oh-God, this was actually advertised in a wedding photographer website!!!
Lastly, it says “3-days ADVANCE Workshop” – I haven’t got a freaking idea how to boot up a hot shoe! and thus, that places me merely a fraction above a bacteria in terms of ability (in that I have two limbs; one to hold the hot shoe, the other to flick the ON-OFF button. ha! No bacteria could do that).
Penelope thinks it’s coz she missed Joe McNally “puppy-talk” the last time! Read HERE. }