What A Photo!
If ever you need to get motivated to pick up a camera, this photo should do it. This shot alone captures Love, Sincerity, Friendship, Hope, Gratitude all at one take.
Happy Merdeka, as they say, patriotism is about the country not the government. There is an excerpt from a classic which describes Malaysia and Malaysians succintly on this eve of a momentous occassion. Re-reading it makes me think that this has to be the best description of us at this point in time, happy Merdeka everybody ...
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way - in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.
Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two CitiesEnglish novelist (1812 - 1870)