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    Quote Originally Posted by clive
    help!

    i.ve sort of reached the top in many things

    1. having "been there n done that" in the world of SLRs with canon 1 series pro bodies and L lenses, i find no more kick in slr photography. its coz 99% of the time wehn i see a scene with my eyes, i know how a pic is goign to turn out on film. thats why even digital SLR photography, with the chimping advantage, will not give me any kick anymore. the only thing that gives me kicks is shooting events with canon 1 series pro bodies and L lenses but not every event i get to shoot lor. and even with zek's G2, it basically goes back to the old days of PnS shootign + the chimping advantage and filmfree hassle..ie just soem good candids, thats all. i have no interest in nature and macro and MF and advanced photo theory and film developing and studio stuff and all those other niche areas... so photography to me is either : (1) shooting events with canon 1 series pro bodies and L lenses or (2) fun with digicams. so i guess i have reached the peak and theres no more to do as far as photography is concerned...haiz sianz

    2. i am now living out my wildest childhood dreams of swim/bike/run and being a physically fit individual who is aerobically fitter than 90% of any randomly selected peers (circa 1979). so i am at the top already. last tiem they all outrun me but now i beat them 3 to 1. and at most the next big thing is going UW and taking my digicam to shoot marine life...but coz i have no interest in nature stuff, at most i will just shoot UW for fun and never bother to id all the fishes/ etc.

    3. my diet is already optimally healthy: lots of carbos, 33% protein, lots of fruits n veges and some supplements (glucosamine+isotonics+vitamins+ healthy beverages), and occasional snacks.

    4. my original quest for j pop is also more or less over. now, any new group comes along (eg ai otsuka), i just download their songs and thats it. not that the last time jpop songs no longer sound good, i mean jpop will always be the best thigns that life has to offer, it has become such a good staple that now the "new jpop stuff " kick is getting less n less. now i am a veteran jpop dude.

    5. my reversi score at yahoo games is at a healthy average of 1900+. soemtimes cross to 2000+, sometimes meet a proggy cheater or bad connection and drop back to 1800+ . ie iam already a very strong human player, so the kick is also getting lesser. and i also dont waste tiem n money to play all those stupid games like CS, quake, soccer, FFX, and whatever rubbishy computer games there are right now.

    6. i have solved all the colour combination problems in my wardrobe already. ie now i will never have problems choosing clothes/shoes/bags/accessories already. now i can be an official "colour consultant" for anyone still stuck wif colour combination woes .

    7. i have solved all my money problems already. no more debts. now all i have to do is just wait for time to pass..then my money will grow. of course my spendign will continue..but it will always be in control from now onwards.


    remember the korean pop song by kpop group <shin hwa>? they have this song called "perfect man". i feel that i am just like that.

    can anyone help me suggest anything so that i can experience a "kick" from doign something again? pls dont tell me to drink beer/shoot nature or wildlife/ rear pets/ fly kite/or any non constructive comments...

    coz i believe even at the top, there should still be some way to experience soem "kick" form somewhere else..but where??
    Are you sure that you are on the top??? I would like to ask your these questions...

    1) How come I never see your award-winning photos in international competition?
    2) Does you take better pictures than Steve Mcurry, Willian Klein and etc.?
    3) Does you always rely on a auto-everything camera for your pictures?

    Remember this : - Using a top pro camera doesn't automatic you become a top in photography execellence. A **** picture is still a **** picture no matter what camera you use.

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    In my understanding, its about reaching goals you have set, giving you a really nice feeling of satisfaction for a while, but then, now it has left you a little hollow

    (of course, if my understanding is wrong.. ignore the paragraph below)

    If it was me, what I would do is mentoring.. it goes down the line of helping someone, but more specific.. For example say you know someone who's interested in something or not doing it correct (like say, nutrition or fitness or something)... Maybe you could like guide him/her, be the helping hand... It actually helps in 2 ways, self satisfaction in helping someone, and gaining an insight in yourself.. kind of like self awareness...

    Of course, thats just what I would do.. But... being the lazy procrastinating me, its not happening anytime that soon man...


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    Give him a break, that guy just needs a new kick in life and leave him at that. What's with all the philosophical stuff that's spewing out everywhere. Damn I'm going to get burned for this

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    Quit showing off Clive!! Check back in when you have made your 1st million!! (and I'm not talking about inheritance from your parents etc).

    Let me guess, you have not come out into the working world yet have you? (No, not talking about NS, part time at Burger King etc)

    "Perfect Man"? Think you need to listen to Robbie William's song instead..... "Better Man".
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    As someone mentioned earlier, raise the bar. When you've reach the bar, raise it again and again. Life is "topless".

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    Clive, let's hear from you, man!

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    bravo....

    fruitfly in a chinese tea cup....now migrate to a bigger coffee cup...its bigger...

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    Clive, we at CS are such bad listeners. You have chosen a lousy place to speak up and hopefully to provide some relief for your 'depression', as diagnosed by some. For me, I do not see it from a medical perspective, but from a shallow and arrogant attitude towards life.

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    Thumbs down Clive damn coward!

    Clive, speak up you damn coward!

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    I can't believe someone like Clive actually exist and living in the same world..
    Maybe u could try to master the art of jumping down 25 storey and yet survive,u should get a real kick from it since no one ever succeed in doing that.

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    Clive, seems like you captured the world of photography. Well Done.
    Been there done that? hmmm... Let me search in google. "Famous Photograpers". Hey guess what? I didnt see any of your famous "been there doen that" work. Huh? Thats strange.

    Be careful of what you say. Who knows? you might have cancerous cells squirming in your lips and body, lurking to give you a negative shock of your life when you just happen to think you are at the top of the world. Don't fall too hard. Cheers to your diet and your "kickless" SLR/digital cameras.

    Move on and get a life pal.
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    Clive! After reading your thread a quote suddenly fly into my mind. And maybe this is a great quote for you too as you feel you are getting top in ur life already.

    "When is the last time you do things for the first time?" - I think is VisaCard of something..
    "I want to have the best camera in the world and shoot XMMs."

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    Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.

    William James (1842 - 1910)

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    Quote Originally Posted by y0ngcheng
    Clive! After reading your thread a quote suddenly fly into my mind. And maybe this is a great quote for you too as you feel you are getting top in ur life already.

    "When is the last time you do things for the first time?" - I think is VisaCard of something..
    "When was the last time you did something for the first time"- Emirates

    Anyway i think i get it now..... He is getting a "kick" from all the attention we are giving him!!!
    Last edited by NitroTech; 25th May 2004 at 04:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NitroTech
    "When was the last time you did something for the first time"- Emirates

    Anyway i think i get it now..... He is getting a "kick" from all the attention we are giving him!!!
    YAH! hehe Thankyou for the correction
    "I want to have the best camera in the world and shoot XMMs."

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    Yo Clive. Please, please, please remember this. There is no end to learning. The great photographers still read on books to improve. The greatest of surgeons still read and learn every day. You have not achieve anything. Anyone who says they have reach the top only fool themselves. Even millionaires wants to be billionaires. Knowledge is endless like time. There is always something new to learn. So go learn to be humble.

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    This Clive is a damn funny little joker! Use a top-of-the-line AF, AE auto-everything camera still say that he had mastered and sian of photography liao. What a joke man! Have he really know his stuff and I wonder can he cope with a totally manual camera....and most imp, does he have international 'award-winning pictures'?
    Maybe his so-called 'Top' still 'Rock-bottom' somewhere deep inside my ashe-hole!

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    Oh yeah...one thing...join the Olympics or climb Everest without oxygen or ......

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    Learn how to Give birth.

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    Learn how to give head.

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