Friday, January 20, 2006

my toyboy


Since everyone is blogging about their girlfriends and boyfriends...

Meet my toyboy, Balakrishnan A/L Applanaidu, who I fondly call Bala. His Muslim name is Bob, but I didn’t sunat him because I’m not that skilled a photographer, it’ll mean harder work to produce good pictures if he gets sunated.

Bala has been loyal to me since I started work. He requires special 120 medium format film, which I had to buy from a Kodak sales and marketing guy. The stupid sales and marketing guy is moving to another company next month, which means I have to tackle another sales and marketing guy so that I’ll get my usual supply at supplier’s price. Ish!

Bala is a simple plastic camera; nothing like Cekya’s Lumix, Ah Beng’s Nikon or Enche Zul’s Leica and even the cameras Enche Zuhri is contemplating buying. Wegra paid about 45 quid for Bala. Bala is also very the stubborn, ala ala degil terlampau gituh! I feed him a composition with detailed specs, he’ll produce something else. His end results always baffled me. Oh, but then maybe it me; I'm the crappy photographer here. Nonetheless, people compliment our team effort as creative. Even the light leaks people say creative. I always shy2 cat and answered that it was Bala, he’s got that creative soul. But after saying that people would look at me one kind, probably thinking I’m a looney case. So now I take the compliments and stash them under my bed. Sorry, Bala!

Here are sample pictures by Bala’s siblings owned by other Holga enthusiasts. *Wegra doesn’t have the time to scan our photos and upload here*



p.s. visit the Mancunian lomographers' site: http://www.lomographymanchester.co.uk

CUBAN MOVIES



INVITATION


The Embassy of the Republic of Cuba in collaboration with National Art Gallery request the pleasure of your company
to the screening of Cuban films
in conjunction with the visit of Mr. Sergio Corrieri Hernandez, renowned Cuban movie director and actor

at

National Art Gallery
No. 2, Jalan Temerloh,Off Jalan Tun Razak
53200 Kuala Lumpur



Cuban Films Schedule: ( Wednesday, 25th January )
Un Hombre de Exito (A Successful Man) @ 4.00 p.m.
Miel Para Oshun (Honey for Oshun) @ 6.00 p.m
La Ultima Cena (Last Supper) @ 8.00 p.m.


All screenings are free and with English subtitles.
Ting! Tong! Cekya mau ikoot?! Their movies are very the class...

38 comments:

mummy-o said...

wahh i thot who la this toyboy of che yam ni..

beautiful photos dear..really!!

when is arina gonna be your model pulak? ;)

Erra said...

lynor

not my photos laa darling, but Bala's images are close.

NBB said...

nice pics

ly-d said...

can not see pics.. company firewall blocks files from blogger.com :P

ehh.. wegra.. u forgot another topic ppl blog about. their babies (like me and lynor) imposing our kids on our audience (if i hv any that is)

Erra said...

*ting! tong! you've just received a message from ly-d*

ly-d

what baby?! which baby do you want me to impose onto the audience?! do i have any?! my parents?! the kittens?! baby anisism?! :op

PiNaT said...

lor, sume citer pasal camera ni, aku pun nak citer gak la pasal camera aku.. hahaha..

Erra said...

*ting! tong! you've just received a message from PiNAT*

che pinat

mana de blog pasal camera...

tu my toyboy, dear ... toyboy ... :op

mummy-o said...

che yam

harhar...me got confused lak with ur post.. sowee..

then i cant wait for photos from Bala.. ;)

ly-d

hehe betul tu.

Erra said...

lynor

bala + myself, shy2 cat oledi

*wegra + bala hiding under the table blushing*

mummy-o said...

wegra

ayo shy2 cat pulak

ly-d

we forgot to add beets. Despite her 'stress reliever' post la kan of coz.. hehe

btw, where is the 'stress reliever' now beets? ;)

widie said...

still with moi :(

maybe it's mine to keep.. mana laa tau, gold anniversary nanti ada use :P

Erra said...

yey! going out for lunch with che weed @ pyramid. helping ma'am hunt for 21-year old b'day gift. why pick me, eh? i innocent?!

PiNaT said...

wei, sebelum aku lupa.. just now lunch hour aku balik somban.. and u know what happen to your school? hutan tepi tu dah kena tebas.. so dari tepi jalan leh tengok sekolah ngko terang benderang bersama dengan kubur gurkha sekali.. huhuhu..

zuhri said...

maryam, does bala functions like the stress reliever?

lady_bugs said...

erra: say hi to bala aka bob ya :D, rajin2la scan e photos hasil u n bala tu ek..

anisism said...

ok jom kita gi screening nih jom..

Erra said...

pinat

abish laa sekolah guwe

zuhri

if i read your mind right, nope

lady_bugs

will do, most definitely

anisism

lets, lets, i'm going with izan

she-blocks said...

mmg mau ikot but not sure i can make it....have fun and tell us all about it, ok darlin'?

zuhri said...

anis - u go, i go (dengan gaya ala-ala jack and rose)

Erra said...

cekya

sigh! fine ... siapa lah kita ... i'm going for the 8 pm show.

baby anisism

you in town, darling?

enche zuhri

go where?

zuhri said...

the movies ler. i never watched cuban movies, would be interesting gak

Erra said...

movies i watch are real heavy, you sure you are prepared for it. takoot you buat harmony je dalam hall. zzzZZZzzzZZzzzzZZZzzzZZZzz

zuhri said...

u cucuk me la, if i fall asleep

Erra said...

enche zuhri

sorry, sir. i don't do this cucuk2 business. but fret not, i'll get the bai to lepuk your kepala with a chair, if you are being too noisy with the harmony.

zuhri said...

make sure it's osim or ogawa kay. my head got standard also, u know.

Erra said...

enche zuhri

boleh blah!

zuhri said...

enche zuhri sadly signs off. being chased away from the cuban embassy by that bai and that crazy woman with 2 lives

Erra said...

well, ladies and gentlemen

the standard response from enche zuhri, rather predictable...

as you all can see; sensitive, emotional and merepek2.

zuhri said...

ooppss...not cuban embassy, but national art gallery. very important to have this fact accurate, in case the injury of my head goes to court..hehehe

wtl said...

semua org cite abot their camela..i pun hv to get one too

Erra said...

wtl

where got camera? his name is Bala a.k.a. Bob

Wong Ah Beng said...

i think aarr...an electronic vibrator wud be a better replacement for your toyboy camela
:B

zuhri said...

maryam, where can i find sepupu-sepupu bala ni?

Erra said...

wong ah beng

you give me electronic vibrator, i don't know how to use, it'll be a waste of money. Bala rocks!

enche zuhri

sepupu sepapat Bala ada dijual di One Utama. Erks! Apa ntah nama kedai interior design dekat bridge yang connects the old wing with the new wing.

zuhri said...

which floor?

Erra said...

enche zuhri

that's another baffling question. it could be the first floor. but let me describe the shop. it has white washed wall, the products they sell are contemporary interior items. hmmm ... their shop logo is white ... hmmm ...

*wegra garu kepala and check if ada dandruff falling off*

zuhri said...

tak apa la, nanti i carik. emm...u can take off the lyric post. tengkiu

Erra said...

oh! enche zuhri

if you are moving from the new wing to the old wing ... the shop is on your left