Wedding, Photography & the Balls of Life

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Amidst all the hustle and bustle of starting up, it’s always nice to take a break and appreciate some of the greater things in life, such as the holy matrimony of 2 people.

I’ve had the chance to witness the marriage of my best friend for 14 years (@kodomut.com), capture some of the special occasion and ponder about life.

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I’ve posted the photos here on exposure.co, which is an awesome platform for telling stories through pictures.  Hopefully I’ll be able to migrate the old photos over and get my photo journal updated.

The event reminded  me of the crystal ball story by Brian Dyson, CEO of Coca-Cola Enterprises,  who spoke of the relationship of work to your other commitments:

Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them – Work, Family, Health, Friends and Spirit and you’re keeping all of these in the air.

You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls – Family, Health, Friends and Spirit – are made of glass. If you drop one of these; they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for it.

Give the required time to your family, friends and have proper rest. Value has a value only if its value is valued.

How counter intuitive this piece of advice is for a startup!

So everyone, at the end of the day, life is short, build/do stuff that matters. 🙂

Congratulations again to you Mr. & Mrs Soh @kodomut.com!

A sweet taste of Bali

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Bali took my breath away.

There, I said it. My expectations have been met. My research has paid off. I am a happy man.
My wife and I decided to go on a scouting trip for potential wedding venues in Bali and we’re so glad we did! The guides and reviews about mystical Bali are completely spot on and there is just something surreal about this little island. The place pretty much reflects the result of a booming tourism industry, seeing how it has shaped the majority of the island. Yet, the tradition and culture is etched deeply into the island. And there is just so much to understand and absorb about the Balinese way of life. Parts of the island that remains almost untouched. The roads leading to some of the grandest and stunning villas are often bumpy, narrow and paved with brown cows grazing by the sides. I can stay and watch the waves all day, just watching them crash against the cliff over and over again.  I can’t wait for the wedding to be held on the acclaimed “Island of Gods”. You can find the list of resorts and villas that we visited at the end of the post.  All photos are taken with an x100s and Sony a850. Enjoy!

Bvlgari Resort

One of the many Villas & resorts in Bali for a breathtaking wedding

Inside the resort

A spectacular view of the ocean

List of places visited (in order of pictures shown)

1. Bvlgari Resorts
2. The Semera Villa
3. The Edge Villa
4. The Sanctus Villa
5. Latitude Villa
6. Ayodya Resorts
7. Uluwatu Temple

 

Ami & James

*3 mins read*

Untitled-15It is a blessing to celebrate the joy of a newly wed couple. May both of your your marriage bring you all the exquisite excitements a marriage should bring, and may life grant you also patience, tolerance, and understanding! Congratulation again to your marriage and for gracing my blog!

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