Back from Chiang Mai
In the year 2017, I didn’t really have a holiday break due to the circumstances and things that took place during the entire year. The year 2017 had been very tiring and exhausting, both mental, emotional and physical aspects of them. When the opportunity to travel at the start of year 2018, I decided to go for it, I badly needed a holiday break away from Singapore for a while.
I went Chiang Mai, Thailand, from 29th January 2018 to 3rd February 2018, with Tiffany, Peps and Valentino, part of the team #epiphanygochiangmai, a partial FAM trip with accommodation sponsorship and a travel agency in Chiang Mai hosting us with their day trip programs. My role was the travel photographer as well as the travel reportage/behind the scenes photographer. Returning back home with about 2.4k++ photographs shot with the Canon EOS 6D Mark II, this figure is a good headache to have although I do have to curate and select the photos for editing and publishing! Visit my Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/tangenghui/ and you can have a peek into some of the photos that I took during my Chiang Mai travel photography adventure!
Adding on to my travel photography, it would be my Chiang Mai travel writing articles. Tentatively at this point in time, I have 5 articles/topics planned to be published along with my photographs in 1 month’s time (hopefully it can be earlier!).
Travel photography, travel reportage and travel writing, an area that I really love to do! Developing my own travel photography and travel writing style! Working harder in this area and hope to have more of such opportunities in the near future!
Before I left for my Chiang Mai travel photography adventure, I had some backlogs, ongoing IT issues with my photography and travel website/blog, personal errands.
Upon returning back home to Singapore, I have to continue clearing up my errands and to do list! In this coming week, this is going to be busy for me leading up to Chinese Lunar New Year 2018.
I have the following list (non exhaustive and in random order) below:
- 2 x portraiture photo shoots
- Covering Chingay 2018 media preview
- Continuing to troubleshoot my ongoing IT issues with (a.k.a repair) my photography and travel website/blog
- Arranging appointments to meet ex-colleagues, pr agencies folks
- Continue with spring cleaning
- Personal errands and administrative matters
- Start writing my review articles for Canon EOS M6, Canon EOS 6D Mark II, Jaybird Freedom 2 and Jaybird RUN.
I posted updates on my social media platforms that my start to the year 2018 is kind of mix, slow and steady with some minor hiccups. This is the time to build on this upcoming wave and I hope thing would grow and improve the coming months ahead. Step by step, brick by brick, definitely not the fastest and biggest pace of growth, slow and steady growth, taking into consideration the volatile and difficult economic environment and market conditions.
Although I have set some goals to achieve by end of the 1st quarter 2018, one of them was publishing my own zine, I hope that I am able to meet my goal and target, considering the above matters that I need to handle.
January 2018 is over and now it is February 2018, a relatively short month, very soon, it will be March 2018 and the end of 1st quarter 2018. Time to continue working hard and striving for my goals and objectives in the year 2018.