Wuan and I met up with Victor Chin at The Gardens Mall last Saturday. If anything, we are bound together by our love for photography, with Victor constantly encouraging us to work on photography projects from unusual perspectives. We are grateful for the opportunity to learn from him. At the meeting, he surprised us with an early Christmas gift, a coffee table photobook. It is a collection of work from National Geographic photographers from around the world titled “Visions of Paradise“. Many of the images are sights most of us will never have the chance to train our cameras on. Thanks Victor, for the beautiful gift.
National Geographic’s Visions of Paradise – an early Christmas present from Victor Chin.
Paradise through the lens of a National Geographic photographer.
Imagine, being a child, waking up to a Christmas full of toys and more toys. I would have been elated beyond words. That was how I felt when I walked amongst the teddy bears and toy soldiers and snowmen and clowns that was part of the Christmas deco at Mid Valley Megamall. There even was a carousel, Jack-in-the-box and a musical box ballerina. While we were taking photographs at the Centre Court, we managed to catch a dance performance by an elf, clown, toy soldier and ballerina that received warm applause from the shoppers.
Toys and even more toys at Mid Valley Megamall’s Funtoystic Christmas.
Teddy bears and snowmen adding merriment at Centre Court of Mid Valley Megamall.
Dance performance consisting of an elf, clown, toy soldier and ballerina at Mid Valley Megamall.
1 Utama Shopping Centre really outdid itself for the Christmas celebration this year. The LG Oval was turned into a small Europen village replete with life-size houses and shops offering goodies, gifts and deco for the festive season. There was an abundance of potted Poinsettias. Christmas trees gaily decorated with big shiny baubles, ribbons, gift boxes and sparkly fairy lights. There was an air of anticipation and happiness with shoppers busy posing and clicking away on their cameras while others were busy looking for bargains at the shops. The gaiety really got me into the Christmas mood as well.
An European village Christmas atmosphere at 1 Utama Shopping Centre.
Shops chockfull of Christmas gifts and deco at LG Oval 1 Utama Shopping Centre.
Shops with delicious Christmas goodies at LG Oval 1 Utama Shopping Centre.