2018 has been a year of growth — a year in which I learned to be more comfortable in my own skin. It taught me to find solutions to difficult problems. I’m very grateful to my close friends for helping me along my journey. The biggest part being, the so called problems were not problems but something I’d conjured up in my head. Human beings are amazingly clever like that!
“When you find no solution to a problem, it’s probably not a problem to be solved, but rather a truth to be accepted.”
— Gautam Buddha
Photographically speaking, the first two months of the year, my work was displayed at the PROV exhibition centre in Melbourne. My work also featured in various newsletters. I did cover a few photography events — the Taiwanese film festival coverage was one I enjoyed the most.
I travelled to India and Hongkong spent time with family and friends at both places.
2019 will have its own set of challenges but I intend to focus on my art and tune out from things that lacerate my spirit. Life is short. It’s wholesome to stay focussed and true to your inner passion. There is magic in every corner we explore.
I’ll leave you with a beautiful quote from Roald Dahl — so very apt and timely. Happy New Year! May your 2019 be full of passion and magic.
“I began to realise how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it, and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be.”
— My Uncle Oswald