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The “journey” of LOVE…

Posted in Photography, Travel with tags , , , , on January 22, 2010 by ari7474

Most people have seen many different parts of the world. Have travelled the 5 continents but the one journey that would never fade in their memories.. is the journey where they find love.

Sometimes in our quest to find the “one”.. we make wrong choices..

It hurts..

But when we find the special person..

It lights up our lives even at the darkest hour…

When together.. the winding journey becomes smoother.

This travelogue is dedicated to those in love.. searching for love.. or those fallen out of love…

xoxo

Flamin’ Hot…

Posted in Models, Photography, Travel with tags , , , , on September 28, 2009 by ari7474

Heyloooo people..

 

Let’s pretend like we’re in a concert and the Super Star on stage is asking the audience okay..

Since it’s my story.. So I’ll be the Super Star and you all can be the audience lah.. hehehe..

 

Ari Handsome: How’s everybody feeling? 

Readers: Feeling HOT !!!

Ari Handsome: Feeling WHAT??!!!

Readers: Feeling FLAMIN’ HOT!!!

Ari Handsome: YEAH!!!!

 

*at this moment.. you all clap clap your hand and do standing ovation laa..

 

Okay.. so now you may ask me.. why so hot laa right? And here’s the story why…

 

Recently, I was in Jakarta. For work incase you’re asking.. And while I was there, the weather was really Hot and I met a beautiful young girl by the name of Flame. 

So.. that’s where I got the title.. Flaming Hot.

Smart eh? I think I’m really cool lah for being so smart to think of such a cool title 🙂 LoL!

 

Ok..ok.. enough with the compliments.. I’m flattered already..

 

Now, let me introduce Flame to you.. Well.. her name is Flame. 

She’s young and she happens to be a model. 

 

Flame 5

 

When I was there, I took some pictures of her when she and her brother Jesse took me to Taman Mini. Taman Mini is like a mini Indonesia. Very nice. But the only problem was, the park was mostly closed. So, we didnt get to see that much though. 

 

Indo Flag

Ship

 

Ok.. let me continue my introduction of Flame..

She’s actually Portuguese-Dutch-Indian-Indonesian (Quite a handful eh? hehehe..) 

Currently, she’s teaching English in Jakarta and taking a break from modeling coz she’s 4 months pregnant. Even when pregnant, she could take some time off to show me around. That’s very nice of her and her brother.

We also went for some original Nasi Padang there. Excellent. Nothing like what we have here in KL.

 

Anyway, before I went back to my hotel, they brought me to some local DVD shop there. Bought a few souvenirs  to bring back home lah 😉 hehehe..

That’s when I took the picture of Flame which you saw at the top just now..

So.. before I end my story about my Jakarta trip, here’s a few more of Flame and her brother Jesse. 

 

Flame 2

Jesse 1

 

*ok.. now you can do your round of applause like when the Super Star finish their performance on stage…

 

Clap..clap..clap.. 

 

Thank You…  😉 

 

Flame 4

Nobel Prize Winner in the making…

Posted in Flying, Travel with tags , , on September 25, 2009 by ari7474

Hey everyone…

 

Recently, I’ve been doing some thinking. I dont do it pretty often (the thinking part..) as it uses plenty of energy so, I try to save it for the really important stuff like, should I download Megan Fox or Scarlett Johansen’s picture.. or, how many pair of socks should I bring to work.. you know lah kan.. the kind of things big and important people think about. So, anyway.. I was thinking right.. what if I wanna be a writer?

 

A few years ago when I was still in school, I still remember my teacher gave me an A+ for my essay during one of the trial exams. But the actual exams no need to tell lah ok. I dont like to brag. Anyway, recently, I did 2 short stories for my company. I think the quality is so damn good that I might win a Nobel Prize. If I win it, dont worry, I’ll try to thank everyone I know here ok.. 

 

So, here’s the 2 stories. Have a read and tell me what you think.

 

In-Flight & Foreign Aidilfitri

 

Pilot’s pictures in Rome

 

Now.. I have plenty more stories to share but we’ll take it easy ok. 1 at a time. I know.. you all miss me. 

Hehehe.. Selamat ARI Raya peeps. 

 

Ciao!

the Italian Job with Sony A900..

Posted in Friends, Photography, Travel with tags , , , , , on July 16, 2009 by ari7474

 

Bongiorno peeps…

 

My..my.. It’s been a while since I’ve last updated eh? Miss me? Really?? Awww… Let’s not get emotional okay.. I’m here.. Shhh.. It’s alright.. Let it all out..

 

Hahahaa… 

 

Anyway.. yeah.. It’s been pretty hectic for me. With work and all but just a few days ago, I was in Rome and I made some new Italian friends. They were my second as my first Italian good friend is Monica Belucci 🙂

monica_bellucci_red

 

It’s just that many times she called and text me, I was busy kan.. So.. It’s been a while since we had our teh tarik. Hahahaa.. 

Yeah.. Dreams are free.. Wohoo..

 

Ok lah.. Lets get back to business. Recently, I’ve had the opportunity to try out the super duper Sony Alpha A900. And what better way to test it than to bring it to Italy right? Man.. With 24 Megapixels, the file size was huge. Details were awesome. So, here’s how I spent my days in Rome. 

 

Upon arrival, I slept. Zzzzzz.. Didnt snore. Just the normal shut eye. Then, when I got up, I was hungry. Had some bread and then my friend called. 

Friend: “Ey Ari.. you awake?”

Handsome: “Yeah.. hungry lah..”

Friend: “Good.. Lets go Ostia and have makan”

 

Within minutes, I was up and had my shower. Looking good as usual (I’m not a vain pot but it’s the truth. Hahahaa..) and off we went to Ostia.

Ostia is by the beach and they have plenty of cool… err.. beaches.

Ostia Beach

Beach House in Ostia

 

Nice kan? All the young Italians were there chillin out by the bars and beach clubs.

So.. me and my friend walked and walked until we found this place that sells pizza. I had one of them Margharita Pizza which is tomato and cheese. Damn Nice

Me in Ostia

 

And then, without me realizing, next door, there was some sort of party going on. With stage dancers and all. Very nice dancers I might add..

Salsa in Ostia-3

Salsa in Ostia-4

 

There was plenty of people dancing with the beat. Some really cool stuff. I’m not sure what type of dance it was but I can bet you it wasn’t the shuffle or any hip hop dance battle laa kan.. hahahaa..

 

Anyway.. that was for day 1, on day 2, I went to town and previously, I met a sweet young girl. Her name is Francesca Ferrari. Yes.. It’s Ferrari (my fave F1 team). So, I asked her if I could take some of her pictures and she obliged. She also invited me out to dinner with her aunts as well.

Francesca 2 

Francesca 4a

 

She was studying in Malaysia for 2 years and now she’s back in Rome. 

And then.. Aunt Emilia brought us to dinner at a very cool Italian joint. Real authentic Italian food. Unlike those you find at Pizza Uno.. 

Food there was really good and the company was even better. I learnt a lot from that day itself then all this time when I went to Rome all by myself. 

Here’s some snapshots from dinner.

 

Francesca

Francesca-1 BnW

 

Zia Emillia

Zia Emillia

 

Berna

Berna 2

 

Well people.. Now I have 4 italian friends. Dont play play.. Hahahaaa…

So yeah.. the pictures above were taken with the A900. Mostly at very high iso 3200. 

Aite then.. again.. thank you for reading this very informative blog. I hope you’ll find it very productive in increasing your knowledge. Hahahaaa…

 

Ciao peeps..

Ari does New Zealand…

Posted in Friends, Models, Photography, Travel with tags , , on June 21, 2009 by ari7474

Hey there peeps…

 

Let me tell you.. It’s bloody cold there. Sunset was around 5.30pm and it was cloudy and it did rain sometimes.. 

 

What am I talking about..? Well, I was in Auckland with a few friends.. We decided to drive around and snap some pictures. Pretty cool idea rite? Ok..ok.. Yes. I know we dont have to be a rocket scientist to know that the scenery in New Zealand is breath taking. But.. because I dont want to be like any other Tom, Dick and Harry that shoots landscapes (actually.. in all honesty, I cant shoot landscapes.. even if I copy it from a postcard also it wont work.. sad right??), I’ve decided to shoot what I saw as we drove along heading south from Auckland.

 

Ok.. So, I was the designated driver. We drove for over 800km in 2 days. Massive. And we did take some short stops along the way for smoke break laa.. wee wee break laa.. camwhore break laa.. and so on and so forth.. but, the most cool stop we did was when one of my friends wanted to take pictures with the cows in NZ. I was like.. Ok. Lets pose with them cows.. So.. after we got off our car, I went straight to chatting them up. As you know, before we shoot models, we need to make them comfortable kan..kan..

 

Ari: Hey Cows..

Cow: Moo.. (Yo man.. what’s up..? Havent seen cows before..?)

Ari: Of course seen before.. but just asking if you guys wanna pose for my Nikon? I can make you and your friends famous…

Cow: Moo..moo.. (Yeah.. Sure thing buddy..)  

Cows

 

So.. after my brief conversation with them and a couple of ciggies later.. we drove off heading further south. 

After several “beep beep” warning from the GPS saying that I was 4 km/h over the speed limit, we stopped again. This time was to snap some pictures. Nice scenery but I’ve decided to post this picture of my friend. I kinda like it. 

Truck Sepia

Nice kan? Thanks for the compliments peeps.. 

Oh please.. enough flattery.. You guys and gals are making me blush laa praising me too much.. Hahahahahaa…

 

Anyway.. I’ll continue my story laa ok.. So, basically, we went to Huka Falls, Lake Taupo, and this beach called.. called what eh? I forgot laa.. The name sounds like.. Wakarinauo Beach or something like that.. Later I check the map again.. So please dont scold me if I got it wrong.. not my fault.. 

Anyway, here’s what I got from the beach.. it was nice.. the sunset and all.. Wanna see?

 

Of course you wanna see… Coz it’s nice 🙂

Solitude

Fishermen

 

The life of the people there seems very laid back. Relaxed. I’m sure their stress levels are low compared to say.. my hometown in Manhattan.. LOL..

 

At the end of the day.. After driving for 2 days and seeing part of New Zealand, I’ve concluded that it is indeed a nice place to visit. If only we had more time there it would’ve been better. But.. I’m not gonna complain.. I was happy to even be there.. 

 

Ok lah people.. I think I’m gonna catch some zzz soon.. I hope you’ve enjoyed this very educational and intellectual story coupled with superbly taken photos but before i end this.. as usual.. I’m gonna include one last picture. This is the kind of picture you’d want on your desk top. Super Nice. You can email me and buy this picture and I’ll sign it for you plus I’ll also include a hemsem picture of me as a bonus. Hahahaaa… Nite peeps..

And for the Daddys that’s reading this.. Happy Fathers’ Day..

Tree Sunset