2009 is one the my best and happiest year, as i have alots of new friends and met alot of new people from many country, such as Pascal and Nico from Switzerland, Dr.Sergey and his friends from Russia, visited alots of places in Sabah especially, enjoyed my photography journey, i've finally graduated (after 3 years of suffering), got my new job (2nd job in my life :D, and i resign 6 months later!), start my new business after resign, got my new Macbook Pro, and alot more, countless outing, makan2, yamcha, reunions... and not to forget, lot's of new fishes!
Besides that, i have been lucky to have my photos publish in magazines (Digital Camera magazine, February 2009) & Breeze magazine, Sabah, in websites such as www.aquascaperz.com, www.seriouslyfish.com, Venezualan publication and few more.. It is very meaningful for me, particularly in my photography journey. Very motivational and hopefully, it will continue in 2010 with a bigger scale! wish me luck!
In 2009, i've finally obtained what i've dream for in the past 10 years or more in my fish keeping hobby. I got myself the Xiphophorus montezumae (oh god, this is the most anticipated fish of the year, and now, i have over 40 4-5 months old fishes swimming happily in my pond!). Micropoecilia parae (just recently) as well as Cyphotilapia frontosa Moba and Mpimbwe, Tanichthys micagemmae, Parosphromenus sp.. and many more! It was unbelievable and i'm sure, 2010 will bring me more new fishes which added up to my list of fish i've kept and bred (over 40 species now..)
Speaking of this new fishes, i've just shot some of the photos.. it's been a big challenge for me, shooting 1 week old Tanichthys micagemmae, without any macro lens! This is the best i could get (for now.. )
My latest Cyphotilapia frontosa Mpimbwe
and the smallest of the group
Couldnt shot the Moba yet as they were in the pond.
Well, just few more hours before we bid goodbye to 2009 and welcome 2010, which is also my year of Tiger according to the Chinese Zodiac! I got to go for dinner and come back, online while watching TV during the countdown to 2010! :D less jam and more happening... !