Where Did September Go?

Last month was just one of those months that I *THINK* happened, but I honestly have no idea what actually transpired within those 30 days.

I was away in New Zealand for the first week, attending a work conference in Wellington.  The weather was brisk and not particularly conducive to exploration, so I spent most of my time within the confines of the Duxton hotel.  I did manage two forays to the waterfront, and on the last day visited the Te Papa Museum.  There are some gorgeous Maori exhibits on display.

Traditional Maori Dwelling

Traditional Maori Dwelling

Te Papa-8706

I was finally able to spend some time in our new house and four weeks later, Dylan and I have settled in well and are enjoying the lifestyle change (closer to the city, morning drives to work together, waking up to filtered light streaming in our floor-to-ceiling windows).  There’s still two rooms to sort out and maybe 15 boxes to unpack, but that’s alright.  We have 30 years to organise ourselves because I don’t think we’ll be moving anytime soon again!

Front of our house

Front of our house

The last half of September was devoted to preparing ourselves for our first wedding gig, and also for our last major exhibition for this year.   We were delighted to be accepted by The Adelaide Festival Theatre for inclusion in the annual OzAsia Festival, which is now on, until 17 October.  Our display consists of 8 photographic images taken in China and Malaysia, and is showing until 1 November.  OzAsia celebrates the Asian cultural backgrounds of artists who are now living in Australia, and is a feast of dance, theatre, music, film, culinary and exhibition delights.  See the last post for details of our exhibition, titled “The Sum of Cultures”.

Malaysia's National Mosque

Malaysia's National Mosque

September ended with Dylan and myself getting all our gear ready for the wedding gig on 3 October 2009.  My brother Patrick Lim joined us for the day, and we are quite pleased with our first efforts.  We did a lot of location scouting beforehand and are thankful that we did so – the day went to plan (as much as Wedding Days can) and we felt organised and well-prepared.  The trawling through Wedding Forums online also helped a lot… thanks to the masses of photographers out there who willingly share information and tricks they have learnt!  It has always been an intention of mine to have a more thorough ‘technical’ section to our blogs where we randomly pick something photography-related and have a ‘step-by-step’/’how-to’ guide but as is evident, this is yet to get off the ground!  Someday…


We have a second wedding to shoot on 17 October, and armed with our experiences from last week, we are very much looking forward to it.  After that we are flying to China to catch the last colours of Jiuzhaigou and to explore Yunnan province for three weeks.  We will be back mid-November with a host of new images from this diverse country.

All in all, busy times!!  It will be Christmas before we know it.  In the meantime I will try to be more vigilant with our updates…



Posted on October 13, 2009, in M&D Corner, Photography and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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