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    Gawd the waiting list is Is this logistically possible?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LOTUSfairy View Post
    Last year, Eddie, Gilbert, Audrey, Dan and myself purchase exercise books, crayons, reading materials, pencils, colouring pencils for the kids at the school.
    yes, one big suitcase (my samsonite-style big suitcase = more than 20kg)
    (also thanks to woofmy who contributed studying materials and help me to carry the stuff home to pack).
    I remember we all cycle (including the malaysia friends) and brought the stuff to the temple (a charity school for the poor). It's our way of contribution too
    WENDY! I remember tt haha. Ya, quite fun lah!... Anyway u missed out tt they will meet professional photographers from SG too, and not only frm VN, ID and MY...

    Guess I am skipping it this year... too rush and just started new job plus going penang in August then Oct got reservist... if go for this, think my boss will ask me to go fly kite...

    Bring some great pics back k! I will go there some day man...

    ps: Anyway thanks to ah Ben who notified me of this trip else I didnt even knw its here again! Enjoy you peeople!!!!

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    wah piang.... I just got back this afternoon from Bangkok for work.... didnt know there is a list (which is good to see and very encouraging ) ...... but its useless as a chop-place queue fyi

    The purpose of this thread was actually meant to act as a 'shout' to let everyone know that Crossing Bridges is alive and well and that we've been doing work and that this year's trip is happening.

    I do apologize that registrations and details have not been announced earlier (this normally happens in March-May every year) ...... the state of our various economies in south east asia meant that some of us has had to spend a little more time on career and work first whilst working out the details of CB6 in between..... so, my apologies, gang.

    We (the various forums from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Philippines) have been trying to settle dates. Notice the latest add-in country.... so yeah.... we have a new country and community of photogs joining our merry band this year.


    Incorporating feedback from last year, expect evening photo-related talks and presentations for this trip. Food feedback from last year is also being incorporated.

    We will TRY to cut down on the 4am departures .... and maybe allow participants to get a little more sleep for a day or 2 and move out around 5am ?

    Tiger Airways fly to Padang from Singapore direct 3 times a week..... Tues, Thurs and Saturdays

    AirAsia fly to Padang from KL everyday

    So you can imagine the bargaining going on between ourselves in the emails (ha ha )

    I am trying to make it a Saturday to Thursday trip ...... BUT just be prepared to spend an extra day in Padang before OR after the official trip

    So.... please accept my apologies if the details are still not out yet...... should be in a couple of days time.

    For those of you who are not familiar with Padang , it is smack in the middle of earthquake country and home of the Minanghasa people. The landscape is breathtaking. Farming of cinnamon (Coke buys alot of this from suppliers in Padang area) , coffee and other spices are major industries.. Its main claim to fame is that it is also the home to Nasi Padang and Satay (5cents a stick lol )

    I've been here a few times over the years but mostly for work (I'm in the commodities broking business) and from first hand experience can vouch for the beauty, true down-to-earth nature of the place.

    Very few foreign tourists visit here except divers, sportfishermen and hardcore surfers who come each year to catch the waves lashing in from the open Indian Ocean off its shores.


    p/s I'm sure newbies and those not familiar with the Crossing Bridges project will be wondering what the heck is this all about?

    Essentially its an annual event (going on for last 6 years already) where every year, we put together a 6-7 day trip where representatives and participating forum members, moderators, admin from the various south-east Asian countries meet, make friends and shoot ..... and discuss developments and goings-ons in our various forums

    As I understand it..... the membership numbers in the participating forums all combined now represent close to or in excess of 300,000 photographers.... so yes, this is one of the efforts in getting various forums from the different countries in creating ties with one another.

    Thus the name Crossing Bridges.

    Other comments -

    Seats available on a first pay first served basis and we try our best to keep a quota of repeat participants in an effort to get first-timers to join...

    Althought the trip has a planned and organized itinerary ........... it allows for personal freedom ....to the motto is simple Time and Tide ... and the CB transport..... waits for no man (hitch a ride, catch a cab/bus/bullock cart, get a policeman ... to send you back to hotel or the group at next location. So punctuality is critical

    Another thing we discourage is .... herding.

    A herd of cows yes.... a herd of photogs not encouraged (unless its a model shoot) . So dont herd unless you enjoying sharing photos of a subject that EVERYONE has shots of too..... I know this is not going to be easy.... the herd (cow?) mentality is strong within us .... just try best.

    So keep your eyes peeled......
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    ed... as the list called out - interested list - this is more organized that the initial "chope" postings

    looking forward to the details.
    Fine print - Anything I posted is strictly my own point of view :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    Food feedback from last year is also being incorporated.
    Haha... as it is Padang, guarantee the food is going to be good!

    I better start dieting....

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    Wow! Very good response this year. Maybe they should do it in 2 parts/sessions....
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    Quote Originally Posted by woofmy View Post
    ed... as the list called out - interested list - this is more organized that the initial "chope" postings

    looking forward to the details.
    yes hopefully

    Some have emailed and asked things like "Do I need to be a pro or a moderator to take part?"

    The answer to above is NO. The only requirement is a passion to learn, make friends. We have had participants doing the trip armed with Leicas, DSMk III's to guys that shoot just as deadly with humble EOS 350s ...... and one even with a Canon G6 a couple of years back.... ha ha

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    yes hopefully

    Some have emailed and asked things like "Do I need to be a pro or a moderator to take part?"

    The answer to above is NO. The only requirement is a passion to learn, make friends. We have had participants doing the trip armed with Leicas, DSMk III's to guys that shoot just as deadly with humble EOS 350s ...... and one even with a Canon G6 a couple of years back.... ha ha
    hope to see u again this time round if my timing permits..

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    i wanna go but not enough leave left. lol. im depressed.

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    Really hope to join you all for this year..

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    earthquake in southern sumatra... 6.2
    Fine print - Anything I posted is strictly my own point of view :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by woofmy View Post
    earthquake in southern sumatra... 6.2
    6.2 is above average..... Sumatra experiences 8-9 tremblors and higher magnitude shakes every year.... it IS sitting on an offshore fault..... the tsunami from a few years back that swept most of South Asia originated from Acheh, North Sumatra.

    So yes..... thus the theme for this year's trip - Wild Wild West Sumatra


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    6.1 magnitude quake strikes off Indonesia's West Sumatra
    IANS 27 July 2009, 09:14am IST

    JAKARTA: An undersea earthquake registering 6.1 on the Richter scale struck Monday morning on the western coast of the Indonesian island of
    Sumatra, but there were no immediate reports of injury or damage, the Indonesian seismologist agency said.

    The quake struck at 6.10 am and was centred in the Indian Ocean, 73 km southwest of Bintuhan in Bengkulu province, Indonesia's National Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said.

    The event occurred 57 km beneath the seabed.

    There were no immediate reports of structural damage or injury.

    Indonesia, the world's largest archipelago nation, sits atop the Pacific Ocean's Ring of Fire
    , where the meeting of continental plates causes high volcanic and seismic activity.


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    JAKARTA, July 27 (Xinhua) -- A shallow earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale hit eastern parts of Indonesia on Monday, with no report of damage or casualty, Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said here.

    The quake jolted at 18:16 Jakarta time (1116 GMT) with epicenter at 237 km southwest of Ambon in Maluku province and at 10 km in depth, the agency said.

    Indonesia with over 230 million population sits on a vulnerable quake-hit zone called the Pacific Ring of Fire, where two continental plates, stretching from western hemisphere to Japan, meet, causing frequent seismic and volcanic movements.
    Editor: Anne Tang


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    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    6.2 is above average..... Sumatra experiences 8-9 tremblors and higher magnitude shakes every year.... It is sitting on an offshore fault..... The tsunami from a few years back that swept most of south asia originated from acheh, north sumatra.

    So yes..... Thus the theme for this year's trip - wild wild west sumatra


    ed
    Yeehar!!! Let's go Tonto!!! HI HO SILVER!!
    Last edited by nokkieg; 28th July 2009 at 12:34 AM.

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