Photographer based in Shah Alam, Malaysia

The story of “This Raya updates”

Assalamualaikum all. Selamat Hari Raya…Maaf Zahir & Batin.

It’s been an eventful 10 days holidays for me. Time to recharge my batteries, to relax & think about what I’ve done & whta’s in store for the future. A lot of things also happens…in which I will tell you in a moment


First day of Raya was at my grandma’s house in Klang. We visit our late sister’s grave earlier in the morning before the solat sunat Aidil Fitri. Raya is not the same for adults & kids…..I used to be very excited because of the “Marhaban” in which the whole kampung visited almost all the houses in turns. We get to sample a wide variety of food and collect the duit raya…Now its the other way round. I’m the one who has to give duit raya to the younger generations.


Pagi raya!


My dad


Adil & Fakhri at the graveyard


Big bro Azzam with my only niece Wafaa’ (aka Waffles)


At granma’s house I eat ketupat, masak lodeh, rendang daging & serunding…yum!


And at Mak Ngah’s house gotta eat the special Laksa Johor (with spaghetti)


The second day, the family went back to Kuala Terengganu…to Tok Ma’s house for 4 days….This year is a bit quiter because only 3 out of 7 siblings (of my father) was in KT..the others balik kampung a bit later.
My cousin’s sons & daughters are simply adorable (at least when they are not screaming or throwing tantrum..hehe)









Waffles in one of her playful mood….


Tok Ngah (my tok saudara) is 94 years old! and he can walk normally (just a bit slow only)


We also visit the Crystal Mosque


The 4 generations


Apart from visiting relatives, the photographer in me yearns for nature shoot coz I’ve been very busy shooting portraits & events..I kinda neglect shooting nature. Every morning we take a stroll down Pantai Batu Buruk (Batu Buruk Beach)…..



Don’tcha think the picture looks lovely?


I set with bro Syahrin Aziz for a little outing to Rantau Abang, some 60km away from Kuala Terengganu


The gentle breeze, swaying coconut tree and clear sea…..definitely heaven on earth


Bro syahrin busy taking video



I combined 5 pictures for this one. Pantai Kuala Abang as seen from the sea


My new Raya Crocs (with dollar sign & thunderflash)



Kuala Dungun (my childhood growing place….)


An annual thing to do in KT is the TT session. Teh Tarik Sessions are synonymous with photographers. A time to sit down and relax, share information and chat about anything under the sun. But being photographers…the bulk of the talk is about gears, experience, recent jobs, techniques etc etc


Syahrin editing pics drew a large crowd


What’s so special about the 5DMKII? Didiz & Syahrin Aziz


My turn to godek2 the 5DMKII….I still prefer my D700 hahaha…


L-R Markless (D700), Dr Jamal (D3) & Engku (D3)…All Nikon Full Frame user


10 days after leaving my bachelor pad for the holidays, we found out thieves had broken into the house and my room had been ransacked..


Front door door hinge is cut cleanly… a pro job?


They took a metal rod and smash my door knob

Luckily I bring home my cameras, laptop, cash money and other valuables. The only thing they took is my Nike Air Force One (Still looks new, wore it less than 10 times) & cash money in my piggybank (about RM30). Reported it to the police and Sargeant Pauzi (the investigating officer) came and search for fingerprints…but to no avail. This is a job by seasoned thieves. They wore gloves and they only search for money or small things they can sell fast.

Thats why they leave my 80-200mm f2.8, 24mm f1.8 lenses.. hard disks & expensive crumpler & think tank bags….maybe they didn’t know the value..thank god!

Its the 3rd year in a row I bought a nike shoe and the shoe is stolen from the same house….haih…curse of the Nike shoe?


5 responses

  1. BJ

    Salam Bro Amru…

    Nice photo bro….nice story telling…miss KT, not been there since 2000.

    September 29, 2009 at 5:56 am

  2. rendang sedap

    mana gambar raya satu family?berhari2 dah tunggu ni…=)

    October 1, 2009 at 4:14 am

    • takde gambar satu family langsung…hehehe..yg kat flickr je…

      October 1, 2009 at 7:21 am

  3. huish bro… kene pecah rumah? aduiyaii… nasib baik kehilangan minimal je.. tapi tak nasib baik jugak le.. pencuri ni kalau nak mencuri ade je care dia nak masuk rumah kan… dem betol.. ko kene guna rantai kapal tu, ko lilit 4 kali manga lain2 setiap lilitan… sure letih dia nak potong

    October 5, 2009 at 6:03 am

    • Tu lah…pakai guard belum tentu selamat…yg penting doa mintak dijauhkan

      October 5, 2009 at 6:14 am

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