May 9, 2007

and the award goes to...

Second Link, the production I was in last year, took home the Best Emsemble trophy which prevented another show from making a clean sweep of all the awards in the Theatre category. Too bad for them cos we deserved it. Modesty is not in my vocabulary. From left to right, Anne James, Reza Zainal Abidin, me (3 of the 10 actors) and Myra, one of the show's producers. My love to Krishen, Eleanor, Ivan, Puay Tin, Karen, Suki, Sweenie, Yu-Beng, Jonathan, Gani, Fahmi, Vernon, Juraidah, Kenny, Adrian but most of all to Marion... Thank you.

This marks the end of posting KLDP. I have a busy year and already posting daily up till today has been a feat. I have commitments to fulfill and I'm afraid I'd be letting you down as I've noticed the quality of my pictures are below my own expectations. Kuala Lumpur is far too beautiful and deserves the best pictures.

I will, however, still be part of the DP community. I'll post every theme day and when I find something good. I'll leave it to the reigning powers to decide whether KLDP is taken off the list or stays in it.

It's been the best 15 months. I've met good people. Photography is now my best friend. And I've rediscovered Kuala Lumpur.

Thank you for visiting. Dijah and Emily, our city is yours now. Thanks for taking this shot Chris.

Love always.


Blogger Kate said...

Congratulations on the well-deserved award--love the photo, such happy faces. My face is not so happy, tho because a frown covers it as I read about your daily departure. So sad--but, I understand. It's difficult, posting is fun and commentary is necessary for encouragement but it is SO time consuming. I also may alter my activities, but haven't decided yet. I wish you luck, luck, luck and much happiness. Will eagerly await theme days from you!!

5:10 PM  
Blogger Emily Lin said...

It's sad that you are leaving us. You have shot lots of wonderful pictures in the past 15 months. To be honest, I have gone through almost all of them and yes, all of them are really AWESOME. Do post some pictures if you free. We gonna miss you so much.

p/s: to DP, let him stay in the list :D cos he's awesome.

5:18 PM  
Blogger Kala said...

Its sad to see one of the "original" DP's that started around the same time as I leave, but if there was ever a time to leave, you are definitely going out on top and in style! Congratulations on an award well deserved and my the theatre Gods treat you well for eternity!

5:30 PM  
Blogger Keropok Man said...

I was like 'what?!?!' when I got your text message on my phone.

Will miss your photos. It's photos of a city that I used to live in, so there's some attachment do the photos as it brings back memories...

Can you really bear not to post? :-P Post every Saturday or Sunday lah. + Theme Day. That's when I visit most sites. :-)

5:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the pucker on your lips, Edwin. Nice photo of the group too and congratulations on the award. Sadly, the time comes when we will all depart and being a newcomer to DP, I will also miss seeing your daily posts. Good luck.

Abraham Lincoln

6:01 PM  
Blogger Myra said...

what nonsengs?

I love seeing Kuala Lumpur through your eyes, dewin, so you can't stop. and to end with that Second Link photo... wah, very sad.

Chin up and lots of love

6:03 PM  
Blogger Lisi said...

just when I thought I should drop by and say Hi to my LeoBrota and got this news...geez...and whose that good looking baldy in the photo, is that really you? I'm going to miss you soooooooooooooooooo much, because we are Leos, because of the CharKwaiTuey photos we posted, because you are who you are. And congratulations on the awards and please please please don't disappear like that Barcelona guy :-) Good luck and hugs from your Leosista

6:20 PM  
Blogger ~tanty~ said...

Oh Edwin, it's so sad to read that you're leaving us, but I do understand the reason. Congratulations on the award and wish you all the best. I'm gonna miss your photos and stories. As Keropok man said, post every Saturday, Sunday + theme day lah ...

6:39 PM  
Blogger Fabrizio ikol22 said...

Edwin, honestly speaking I understand you 'cause it's heavy for me too to post everyday that "good photo" I think my city deserve. Then loving and aiming to see other cities' daily photo it's nice to surf on the portal but this require lot of time too... So, again, I understand you but this doesn't diminish my regret about your decision. -- I make mine to you (and to Eric) keropok suggestion: why not to post once a week? I really really hope you can consider this suggestion. I am sad.

6:49 PM  
Anonymous kris said...

a great way to end with an award, Ed. - Congratulation! Still we wish you'd still be around in the community, as suggested once a week, ok?

actually, i intend to stop by my 365th post which is less than a month (feel a bit woohoo!)

7:07 PM  
Blogger Sally said...

I am so sorry to see you go. Your blog has been a highlight, and just for the record, I think some of your recent pics are most stunning!

BUT, yep, life is full of all sorts of possibilities and challenges and "stuff".....your zim and zest and enthusiasm are so important to the success of all your wonderful ventures.

All the very best, dear one, and come visit - in rl and cyber form whenever you can!


7:43 PM  
Blogger Olivier said...

Bravo pour ton Award. Mais mauvaise nouvelle puisque tu arretes ce blog DP. J'espere que c'est provisoire. Tes photos et tes portraits vont nous manquer. Alors à bientot et donne de tes nouvelles

Cheer for your Award. But bad news since you stopped this blog DP. I hope that it is provisional. And your portraits we will miss your photographs. Then to soon and gives your news

9:16 PM  
Blogger alice said...

I'll miss youuuuu! I'm already waiting for the 1st of each month...

10:20 PM  
Blogger angela said...

Congratulations on your award.
I'm sorry you're going but I'm looking forward to 1st June already.

10:33 PM  
Blogger Aigars Bruvelis said...

Thanks pal

10:36 PM  
Blogger Ming_the_Merciless said...

Ohhhh!! We will miss your brilliant photos on here.

BTW, I will be in KL from July 21-26. Would love to meet up and say HI.

12:24 AM  
Blogger Ming_the_Merciless said...

Opps! Forgot to say, congratulations.

12:25 AM  
Blogger Z said...

Well done with the production and the subsequent award! It's always sad to say goodbye, but at least we'll have Theme Day. Good luck on your next projects!

Villigen Switzerland

1:59 AM  
Blogger isabella said...

Happy for you (the award) :-)
Sad for us :-(

2:03 AM  
Blogger Chris in Madison said...

I'm so sorry you're leaving! Yours was the first 'comment' from the other side of the world on my new DP blog and I beamed from ear to ear when I read it! You have a special place in my blog-life - I'll look forward to the lst of the month photos!

4:04 AM  
Blogger lil star said...

I'll miss you and your photos..! Your blog has consistently me smile... :)))

Congratulations, and best of luck with your projects!!!

4:09 AM  
Blogger Rafleesia said...

Thanks for the fabulous photos - now I will have one blog less to surf :( Keep up the photography though, I still want my album!

9:44 AM  
Blogger Belinda said...

How very sad to have you exit my daily life, and that of so many others. Perhaps ALL the comments responding to your departure post will convince you otherwise??? ;o)

Congratulations on your award, and may you be surrounded by happiness, love and success always.

I look forward to 1 June!

1:57 PM  
Blogger zannnie said...

Totally understand the reason for ending your post on 'daily' basis, i kind of agree with how you feel about 'this not posting photos of your own standard or expectations'... it's ok, just post for Theme day with a creative'll be much better off than the 'drain out feeling' which is meaningless........Congratulations for this award!

8:45 PM  
Blogger Jing said...

congrates firstly~~ed.
its a good ending and its a good start, though sad for us a little bit, no, so much more. :(((

well, totally understand what you feel. just like I feel now also, really wish i could split myself into many pieces so that we could do all the things we want to do at the same time,like the Monkey King.

I agree with the upper buddies' suggestion, just show up when you have time, and let us know how beautiful the KL is in the future.

best wishes....
missing you already.

shanghai daily photo

12:30 AM  
Blogger edwin s said...

Thank you for being so understanding and supportive guys. It really was a difficult decision to make but in the last few weeks, my projects kicked into high gear and I haven't the time to take pictures. Every moment is spent driving through traffic, from one meeting to another, from one event to another.

I'm just so thankful it's work that I love doing.

I have an archive of pictures that haven't been seen by anyone, pictures i've taken for the pure fun of it all. I do hope you'll go visit my other photoblog ( cos I'll be posting regularly there. Yup, it's all the other stuff that i didn't think was appropriate for KLDP.

I'll come and visit all of you every now and then.

And I already have my June Theme day shot. Can't wait.

Thank you ever so much. :)

1:01 AM  
Blogger DXBluey said...


Just wanted to say good luck with everything. Thanks for posting such a great blog, one of the few I have on my blog reader and see every single post you made...

All the best - it's tough this daily photo thing... it'll not be for ever for me either...

Take care and very best,


1:31 AM  
Blogger wmw said...

Will miss seeing your pics...See you at the other blogs...and hopefully Ikea!

2:54 AM  
Blogger lynn said...

Congratulations! I will miss your inspirational photos. I'd like to suggest that you could post just now and then whenever you feel you have the time as well as theme days (just trying to get more lovely pics out of you!)? Anyway good luck Edwin.

6:08 AM  
Blogger Allan Yap & Nigel A. Skelchy said...

Hey sorry I JUST found your blog. Haiyo. You are an artist in every sense of the word. :-) You coulda been a photog too. Is there ANYTHING you don't do? (Don't mention baking...that's too easy) ;-)

9:19 AM  
Blogger dijah said...

I'm sad you're leaving.I don't think the quality of pictures are low.They are very pretty and they've become my inspiration in taking pictures.

Can't wait for your June Theme Day shot!

Have a nice weekend Edwin!

10:43 AM  
Anonymous jame said...


6:59 AM  
Anonymous Nathalie said...

Dear dear Edwin,

Thanks for your personal message - Very much appreciated.
The news of the end of KLDP is a bit sad but doesn't come as a surprise. I know you need time to devote for other great projects and you are too talented to accept sub-standard productions. Good of you to set high standards.

This has been a great adventure, there are new ones ahead. I wish you all the best, you know how much I do.

I feel blessed to have met you through the city DP webring and look forward to our monthly reunions on Theme days.
Please use these as an opportunity to give us updates on your life. We want to hear about your plays, your photo exhibitions, everything.

Look after yourself


8:20 AM  
Anonymous Nathalie said...

And... congratulations on the well deserved award !!!

And... I wonder if your picture from your window will be of fireworks ????? (just kidding!)

And... I plan to become a regular on your other blog, to enjoy the left-overs

And... finding it hard to leave

And... take care

8:25 AM  
Blogger Ben said...

Congratulations! I hope you had a great party afterwords. Congratulations again!

9:29 AM  
Blogger Kerry-Anne said...

We'll miss you, buddy. Your humour and love of life always make me smile. Good luck with all your projects - it seems you have the ability to succeed at anything you set your mind to! Looking forward to seeing your occasional pictures and also to seeing you around some of the other DP blogs - don't be a stranger now. :)

3:41 AM  
Blogger Icarus said...

Well that's you Ed, to a tee. Leave 'em begging for more, go out as a winner, holding your gong! One of the drawbacks of stopping posting & visiting regularly is that something like this (your departure)and it gets picked up late.
All I can & will say is, your impact speaks for itself, but as you are beingtrue to yourself and totally honest in your valedictory speech, I can only back you to the hilt. Even so, it still comes as a shock.
One last thing though: if you thought you were slipping away & that was that, as far as I'm concerned you know you can forget it. I value knowing you too highly, and I need you out there too much to just let you dip below the horizon, or out beyond the stratosphere. You'll have mail, you bugger! You just reach out there and go for it!!!With love always,

6:43 AM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Congrats on that award, Ed. Although I did not make it on time I recently discovered your stop along the way. As I said to Kris once, that will happen to any of us sooner or later which does not mean you make a sudden sort Bob-like vaporizing :) So as I assume you will be around I won't give you the typical sad farewell. If voting is needed to keep your site on top please everybody count me in. I would dare to propose that exceptions could be made after reaching a certain agreement by any means, but who am I but a drop in the vast ocean of community interests. Let everybody cast their vote. See you soon my friend.

11:22 PM  
Blogger riniroo said...

Sorry to see you go but totally understandable.

Thanks for the inspirations!

11:55 PM  
Blogger SCS said...

Entrar aqui e perceber que tens trinta e nove comentários a uma fotografia,
faz-me acreditar que o mundo também tem os seus dias de justiça.

A minha vénia cá fica, mais uma vez, em português.
Que agora acredito ser apenas por uma questão de charme.

If only..,
Vira Vento.

6:11 AM  
Blogger Glenn Standish said...

It is really sad Edwin to see you go. Especially after having a nice yet brief little partnership with our photo competitions. It's also good to put a face to the one behind the camera. Keep in touch...and I will make sure to check KL DP out again on the theme days.

All the best,

Toruń Daily Photo

4:31 PM  
Blogger Dsole said...

oh, Edwin, it was a long time without visiting yuor blog.. and now, you're leaving! oh, that's really sad, because I0ve enjoyed a lot since I've started in this comunity.. but I understand, DP blogging takes a lot of time, a looooot of time.
And I appreciate all your time on this. I'm happy for you to get this award, and reach Hollywood someday!
Take care, and see you soon!! :)

3:19 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Edwin, I'm sorry it's taken me a nearly a month to discover your last post - I've not been visiting anyone lately! You and I started about the same time, and I think about quitting all the time - it is hard! But I'll look forward to checking back from time to time to see your theme days and hopefully find out how life in the Theater is going for you!

9:10 PM  
Blogger Chris & Deb said...

Edwin-congratulations on the deserved award!
I'll miss your daily photos-even though I haven't had enough time to visit lately (even this comment is embarrassingly belated). You are one of the most talented photographer's in the community!
All the best from your friends in Minneapolis.
BTW-your water-drop shot is still my all-time favorite!

1:41 AM  

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