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Gala Dinner & Fashion Show for World Eco-Fiber and Textile (W.E.F.T.) Forum 2010

This was my second time being able to attend and take photos of Gala Dinner & Fashion Show of the 6th World Eco-Fiber and Textire (W.E.F.T.) Forum 2010. Two years ago it was held at the Civic Center, this year it was held at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK)

It was a last minute invite, but luckily I got in! Thanks Geri, Thanks Lucy.

The runwayThe designersThe SponsorsThe Emcees At the start of the dinner, there was quick slideshow in honor of the late Y.A. Bhg Datuk Amar Puan Sri Laila Taib, who was the patron of Society Atelier Sarawak.

Then there was a quick slideshow focusing on the flood in Pakistan and how it affects the people there especially those who makes their livelihood from handicraft. And so a donation was made by Society Atelier Sarawak to the World Crafts Council Asia Pacific Region (WCCAPR) of RM 10,000.00. 

Edric Ong presenting the chequeEdric Ong giving a speechThen there was the fashion show by 21 designers from all over the world. There are just too many pictures and I already have posted them in my facebook account. I will highlight some of those which are my favorite of the night. 

haha~ no face? I think the texture of the dress was fantastic! That was cute dress and Im loving her expression and there was some backlighting on the hair =)

Beautiful prints

After sticking about trying not to block the VIP's I headed to the side of the runways. For a different angle. 

That is a gorgeous dress, too bad I got in too tight! Not only did I swap positions, I also swap between zoomed lens to wider angled lens.

Another gorgeous dress

The event was uneventful, which was a good thing, everything seemed to go as plan. The only issue was during the diinner the air condition was not working properly, everyone was sweating before the fashion show started. =) Good food, beautiful clothing on beautiful people. What a night! I have made it to 5th and 6th, hopefully more to come ! 

Gallery > Facebook 


[gears: Nikon d300, 17-55mm, 50mm, 80-200mm] 


Sin Chiew Daily, Carnival @ Kuching

The event was held atby Sin Chiew Jit Poh or Sin Chiew Daily.

Event: Blog Worshop - Includes talk from the 4 malaysian bloggers.
Date: 30th November 2008, Sunday
Time: 1pm-3pm
Organisers: Sin Chew Jit Poh, Equator Media and Toppax.com
Venue: Christian Ecumenical and Worship Centre, Jalan Stampin, Kuching

Actually I was not interested to go to the Carnival. But during the sunday afternoon I was having tea with Alvin and Steven. Then out of bordom we went to have vegetarian dinner. Then they all were going and Micheal came a long as was also going. I found out that Micheal had some gals there as well. And since I had my camera gear with me. I decided to tag along, eventho I was not feeling well yet.

It was my first time to the Centre, didn't realise it was so big and spacious inside. Anyways we only attended the evening portion of the event. Not the blogger work shop from 1 to 3pm. I was quite surprised at the amount of people who turned up.


The night's performance were local bands(DyerBreed, DreamMachine, Disable, Slap)  and fashion show and hair show. On the side of the hall were booths from telecommunications, to bridal galleries. There were special apearences from Amber Chia, Rawang Boy, SnowXWhite, cast members from the upcoming movie Sayang you can dance.

Now for some pictures~

RawangBoy trying to act like teapot.

 SnowXWhite, I know this pic is not so flattering, but she is really sweet & bubbly in person.

Dresses from FASHION.NEWS.

Hair show Crowning Glory.

Recycled concept by, idontknowwho.didn'tnotice anyone can help me here?

Backstage. I didn't shot much back there cos it was super hot and I was not feeling well :-( So many pretty's and I didn't shoot. Felt regret.

Amber Chia & Dominique.

Emcee's for the night. SnowXWhite & RawangBoy.

This uncle won lucky draw of a diamond ring from Minex Jewellery from Benjamin.

Over all I think it was a successful event. There were not much delays in between shows. And the crowd was entertained, especially the last bit where there were lucky draws. RawangBoy really got the crowd going when the ticket holders of the lucky draw already left. Prizes given away range from beaty products to hand phones to diamonds! The lighting was good, if only there was a 2nd spot light. The live video projection was acceptable. Sound system excellent. Only qualm for me is there was not much room for people like me who wants to take photographs without blocking the audience =\. At the beginning, there was a guy with a tripod smack in the middle of the walkway towards the stage, so me and my friends where "clogged" at tat area trying to get a shot of the stage. ~_~"

I had a good time at the event, it has been a while since I covered such an event. And the first time I tried using my new, old lens which I purchased recently.


Gears used : Nikon D80, Nikkor 17-55mm f2.8G IF DX, Nikkor 80-200mm f2.8 AF-D, Nikon SB-800 Speedlight.





Another episode of my super duper long back log of blogs number four.

After I came back from Kuala Lumpur, was caught up with a lot of work. I was asked by a co-worker to help shoot some of her photos as she was one of the models, modeling for the World Eco-Fiber & Textile (WEFT) Forum.

Below is an excerpt of their Objectives (taken from their website):

Society Atelier Sarawak is a registered voluntary organization founded in 1986 with three main objectives:
  1. To appreciate and promote, share and acquire knowledge of Sarawak arts and crafts.

  2. To promote cultural exchanges of arts and crafts with other countries.

  3. To encourage research and study into the history and evolution of the culture, arts and crafts of Sarawak.

The event was called International Gala Dinner and Fashion Show held at the Kuching Civic Center on the 13th September 2008.

I went to the event with Allen. As it felt kind of strange going alone, and be sitted for dinner with strangers. But in the end, we got to sit at separate tables, I was seated at the same table with an ex-Toastmaster, and a friend's friend. So I guess it was not too bad. The food came and went really quickly and came in large heavy plates with small portions.

+This is Mr International 2007 from Brazil, Alan Bianco+

The venue was actually quite nice, the last round I was there to shoot the Spring Fashion Show, the lighting was much more difficult, or was it because of the lens I'm using? maybe, but this round my lens was shorter at its maximum range, only 55mm. So there was no up close and personal shots, but this is a fashion show, so must get some of the fashion on display right?

Before that let me post up some familiar faces

Dianne (diayne... I dont know how to spell her name)




Well there are a few more whom I know, but not personally. Hopefully know them in person in the near future.

There was this interesting uncle at the show who was using a film camera! Wow, it has been many many years since I saw someone using a film camera for events. Well, I have no idea what lens he was using, but he had his elbow in my viewfinder most of the time.

A good way to steady one self when taking photos is to lean on something.

He was there most of the show, only time he went off was I guess to load a new roll of film. To my surprise the last time he came out he brought a long some thing newer!

Welcome to the digital age sir~!

I took over 800 shots that night, trying not to miss any moment, but at the end of the day, I just could not get everyone. I was suppose to help Iris (someone I met at the table) take a few shots of her daughter. But I didn't know what she looked like until end of the event! 

Well that's that. Will do better next round. Images can be found at http://www.randomshutter.com/gallery/20080913-weft/