Although I felt short of our 4-day paid holiday here in Penang to celebrate Chinese New Year, simply because there are more places to explore and things to do, I am still thankful for all the blessings – big and small.
The coming days will be more fruitful, I know.
You remember, my violin, Amanda, right?
Beginning this Wednesday at 6:30pm to 7:30pm and every Wednesday thereafter, I and some 3 colleague-friends will learn the basics of violin in a Chinese Music School in Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth.
Then, learning new things never stops.
Just last Saturday at Jalan Penang, Georgetown, I was accompanied by one of our friendliest senior-colleagues who’s into photography since I was 2 years old and a housemate-colleague who, like me, wants to learn and enjoy DSLR photography, to scout for a good buy of a camera.
Meet my new
toy baby, next to Amanda, third to Gabby, here’s Alfonso…
Reading its manual and gradually going thru the basics is like learning how to read when I was 6.
I’m extremely excited to acquire the skills, little by little. I know it’ll be more than fun because when I showed Alfonso for the very first time to Tina and Gabby over skype, my son had his hands clapping with smiles from ear to ear.
He cheered like, “Yehey, may camera na kami! Wow, ang ganda!”
Those moments are the things you cannot buy; they’re absolutely priceless!
I hope with Amanda and Alfonso, my homesickness and boredom will diminish soon.
Thank God for all this bliss. 😀
PS : Amanda and Alfonso are the names we (Tina and I) have in mind if and when we’ll have future kids next to Antonio Gabriel.
The 2 photos above were the first shots from Alfonso using automatic mode. I will try my best to learn how to operate him manually and all the modes he has… I wish you’ll see improvements soon.