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My simple thought on wedding

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This was a note that I wrote some time ago.

My dream wedding: in a church at an exotic destination,
with Fiance, Dad, Mum, Grandma, Sisters, Brothers.
No uncles, no aunties, no distant relatives.
Simple.

It seems that I will not be able to have my perfect dream wedding,
but at least I will have the church wedding.

The fiance: "There are only 2 occasions when many people gather for us, our wedding and funeral".

Well, Dad had once organized a party where he hosted ~60 tables (600 people).

I personally think that we still can have anniversary, celebration party.

The movie "非诚勿扰2" also has a funeral party where the main host is still alive, though severely ill.

The groom-to-be: "Colleagues seem to be more responsive to invitations than friends."
"Some friends (or acquaintances) seem to ignore invitation by not replying which keeps us wandering, are they coming?". In the past, the groom-to-be had attended their weddings / baby showers.

Well, we do not have expectations on others, then we will not feel hurt.

Some people used to invite us to fill in the tables. We were naive.
How could we politely refuse such requests?
1. We will be overseas.
2. We have other weddings to attend.

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March 15, 2013 at 4:30 am

My simple yet meaningful weekend activities

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In the 3rd weekend of the last month of 2012, I
@~@ woke up at 9 am (I was so tired from the night before, we went to Ikea to buy some stuff for our baby and kitchen).
@~@ read a couple of New York Times articles.
@~@ listened to my daily prayer for our baby.
@~@ listened to classical music.
@~@ paid bills, recorded my expenditure.
@~@ updated LinkedIn, added new contacts. Took a lot of time to personalize my message! However, with an investment of few hundred $, I want to ensure that I am connected with the inspiring people I met recently.
@~@ washed dishes. Honestly, I dislike doing this, but my mentor TNH told me to be mindful while washing dishes, as a form of meditation for enlightenment.
@~@ planned for our next dwelling by listing the essential attributes. Main criteria for me: no smokers nearby please!
@~@ hugged my lover. Men who receive kisses and hugs live longer.
@~@ sourced for photographic inspirations for our babies.
@~@ worked through remote connection to my work computer. This is to ensure that my jobs are continuously running even though I am sleeping.
@~@ had a cold shower. So refreshing! When people are deprived of shower, even a simple shower can be so pleasurable!
@~@ cooked steamed double cheese broccoli. 15 minutes to prepare.
@~@ cooked pork rib soup with red dates and wolf berries.
@~@ did yoga cum listened to a lecture from a popular Harvard course. Yes, I am a geek. Listening to the course helped me to do yoga for at least 15 minutes.
@~@ read our wedding wish cards. "Love isn’t finding a perfect person. It’s seeing an imperfect person perfectly." – Sam Keen, American author & philosopher
@~@ made personalized greeting cards for my friends.
@~@ went to church.
@~@ fell in love with the apricot & almond cookies box of Forever Friends vintage. I kept the image of the box as an inspiration.
@~@ ate Baskin-Robbins ice cream of the following flavors: pomegranate vanila, Rocky Road (chocolate with mini marshmallow), with the topping of hot fudge. We thought that the fudge was too sweet for us.
@~@ appreciated starry night (we saw Orion) while strolling at the next door park.

God, I am so grateful and happy, for my simple yet meaningful lifestyle.

Dream of love in the spring 2012

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What I want for spring 2012
@~@ minority tribe costumes with natural scenery + horse + kungfu.
@~@ Qipao with wooden umbrella + Shanghai collar black suit in ancient town.
@~@ Bridal gown with super long veil in wetland / greenery + water (flying water) + snow mountain.
@~@ colorful gowns (that cover my large lower legs).
@~@ spring flowers (never ending fascination!)

@~@ MOUNTAIN + GREENERY + WATER
Tree immersed in water is SEXY!
REFLECTIONs are always so reflecting.

@~@ COLOR
Why am I in love with TURQUISE CYAN? Jiuzhaigou! see Vision_063
RED is always making you the center of attraction (good with greenery or snow backdrop).
For future project, I can wear something on my wedding gown to create a new fashion! see Chengdu_NanHu_11, for more inspiration.

@~@ FLY
I love everything that can fly.
FLYing WATER: e.g. Chengdu_ChaoYangLake_02.
FLYing GOWN or flying VEIL e.g. Chengdu_Jiuzhaigou_007, Jiuzhaigou_1, Chengdu_Xindu_04.
Do you know that flying gown can make you look like a butterfly?

@~@ TIMELESS
Classic e.g. Chengdu_MuGeCuo_68, Chengdu_Jiuzhaigou_002
Probably the secret of being classic lies in the fact that you cannot really see the face, so they are more like representatives of universal lovers.

@~@ CINEMATOGRAPHY
Presenting parts as a part of story.
Macro on flowers / memorables.
half-body of 1 lover + full body of another lover.
e.g. Chengdu_Jiuzhaigou_051

@~@ CHALLENGING
Bride in gown sitting on top of tree, especially tree immersed in water.
Kungfu.
Climb to the roofs of ancient town.
GG carries MM (like what we did in Bohinj).

@~@ FRAMING
Tell your photographer:
1. shoot up
2. shoot 1/3
3. shoot classic (cannot clearly see face).

@~@ POST-PROCESSING
smoke / fog effects always add to the romantic feeling.
strong SUN effect e.g. Chengdu_Xindu_13.
add noise + unsharp mask: gives a sense of harsh environment and strong characters e.g. Chengdu_Xindu_43.

@~@ HAIRSTYLE
2 chopsticks on your head are SEXY!

Above points are based on analysis on love photos:
GuoSeTianXiang: 61 photos
JiuZhaiGou: 88 photos
MuGeCuo: 68 photos
NanHu: 22 photos
RuoErGai: 25 photos
ShangLi ancient town: 20 photos
Xindu Bridge: 68 photos
XiangSong Lake: 17 photos
ShiXiang Lake: 31 photos
and so many others …

Spring_2012

Ref:
DK Eyewitness Travel China
my reference folder

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April 1, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Photogenic locations for lovers: Asia

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Hong Kong
Aberdeen • Cheung Chau • Discovery Bay • Fanling-Sheung Shui • Jardine’s Lookout • Kennedy Town • Kowloon • Kwun Tong • Lei Yue Mun • Ma Wan • Mui Wo (Silvermine Bay) • New Kowloon • North Lantau • Peng Chau • Sai Kung • Sha Tau Kok • Sha Tin • Shek O • Sok Kwu Wan • Stanley • Tai O • Tai Po • Tin Shui Wai • Tseung Kwan O • Tsuen Wan • Tuen Mun • Victoria City • Yuen Long • Yuen Long Town • Yung Shue Wan

Kuala Lumpur
Thean Ho Temple

 

Jakata

Free Location :
Legenda Wisata Cibubur, Pantai Indah Kapuk, Kota Tua, Gedung Arsip, Kebun Raya Bogor, Raja Kuring, Cilember, Banten
Must pay :
Pulau Bidadari, Putri Duyung, Sapu Lidi, Kota Bunga, Kawah Putih, Anyer

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January 24, 2012 at 9:56 am

Wedding preparation

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The so-called traditional white gown is actually NEW THING started by Queen Victoria (19th century). After all, 1 had to be well-off to afford a dress that was only worn once, and easily dirtied.

Scrubbing : get rid of dead skin cells, boost circulation.

Use sunblock. SPF30 if you are indoors, SPF50 if you are outdoors.

Perhaps should consider make-up removal? Cleanser (even those with foam) alone is insufficient to remove residue from makeup grime.

NEVER POP A PIMPLE. You run the risk of an infection or a bigger area of discoloration.
Dot a doctor-prescribed, Retin A-baed cream, or a spot cream with salicyclic acid and leave it on overnight to reduce inflammation.
Try wrapping an ice cube in a towel and hold it to the zit for ~20-30 sec.
EMERGENCY TIPS: If a pimple pops up a few days before your wedding, have your doctor shoot it down. A stereoid injection always work.

Gently dry-brush lips once a week with a soft-bristled toothbrush.
Stop licking your lips – evaporation dries up lips quickly.

A celery-green apple combination is a wonderful detoxifier.

If you go for peeling, do apply sunblock generously after.
If you go for a facial, remind the beautician not to squeeze in case there is not enough time for marks to heal.

Drink plenty of water to clear your system. No bread, no rice, no bread …

Get enought sleep, drink lots of water and up your vitamin C intake 1 week before your wedding day.

The right HUE or TOOL makes a difference.
Too-thick lashes make eyes look small.
Thin brows age you, making you look harsher.
Plump-up already-think eyebrows with a brown eyeshadow.
Shimmery nails makes accidental smudges less obvious.

Send each of your bridesmaids-to-be a bouquet with a card or invite the group for a meal. Being a bridesmaid is a big commitment. So give her time to think about it, and a way to graciously decline if she must.
How to choose bridemaid(s)? someone who makes you feel confident, happy, and more importantly, someone you can trust to help you out on your big day.
Tentatively, choose unofficial wedding helpers or sisters.
Brides pay for the bridesmaids dresses, groom pays for groomsmen suits.
If there are certain accessories you would like your bridesmaids to wear, it is a nice gesture to pay, then give to them as gifts.
Do bridesmaids have to wear matching dresses? You need to consider the feelings of your bridesmaids. You could choose the colour and fbraic that suit all your bridesmaids, and they pick the style of the dress.
You can enlist the help of friends or relatives to ferry your bridesmaids around or consider renting a minivan to ferry your bridesmaids around. You can also get a big car, groom will not object because he will be riding in a car with a posse of beautiful women.

Every girl needs at least one gal pal to share things she cannot with her hubby – and there will be stuff you cannot share with him.

Travel solo for a weekend getaway, if not a long trip.
Learn new things. Self-sufficient girls will not become desperate housewives.

Married life should never start with a financial burden.
Take a good look at why you are getting married. Until death do us part, means one day, you might have to bury this person.
Promise yourself that once you are married, some things should stay private e.g. doing your biz in the toilet with the door locked.
Try to get through a week without talking about your wedding plans to anyone.
Make a list of all your married friends couple habits that you dont like, as a reminder not to adopt these yourself.

Dont forget friends birthdays.
A month before the big day, treat your bridesmaids, friends, and anyone who has been helping you with the preparation to a nice dinner. They will be even more helpful as the wedding approaches if they know you appreciate their efforts.
Have a last DATE with your man while he is still your boyfriend. Like just met.

Accessories: 4 pearl necklaces around neck are nice.

See also: “Tips: bridal actual day beauty and make-up preparation”

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August 2, 2011 at 11:39 am

In the mood of love

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Spring 2009
Honey, you got to promise me to take some lover shoots at the end of this year?
My creative minds can’t stop of thinking various settings, poses, stories.

That’s your consequences of falling in love with a arty farty lady.

Some classic shots that we are going to have inspired by the followings, yet I may want to add some innovations.

# VJ Day, The Kiss New York, New York 1945 Gelatin Silver by Alfred Eisenstaedt. I love Times Square!
vj_kiss

# Robert Doisneau, “Kiss by the Hotel de Ville,” estate of Robert Doisneau. Shift our couple to the right 2/3 line. Another me was sitting sipping coffee, staring in jealous.

# Chungking Express. What should I do with my life? Love you? Do you love me?
Prop required: a blonde wig, oldies sunglasses.

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May 2, 2011 at 1:46 am

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Photography inspirations

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In spring 2011, for the purpose of seeking ideas for beautiful shots of lovers, I have been collecting more than a thousand inspiring ideas, and viewing even much more, from wedding photographers and world-class cinematographers.

How did I start fall in love with photography, especially people photography?
After finishing my final exams in university, I became more diligent in visiting library, watching artistic movies.
Then, I also met my 1st master of photography at 1 of the world-class universities. He is talented, handsome, and kind. He encouraged me that I had the eyes for beautiful angles. I love beautiful women, lovely children, and majestic sceneries. I love LOVE.

Photographing others need a set of skills, being photographed need another set of skills. Of course if we know both, we will do better in each of these.

How to be photographed beautiful?
practice practice practice!
how to smile kindly and charmingly?
Take note of our body language.
Our hands.
Our legs.
Hide those our weak points (e.g. tummy, remember to tuck in).
Highlight our strong and outstanding features.
I also consider learning dancing as it will capture the grace of our motion.
Remember, photographs allow us to scrutinize more carefully than movies, so we want to bring our best.
Peace be with you!

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May 1, 2011 at 1:13 am