Just to share my sob story... On 25th July I helped cover my friend's engagement party at her aunt's house in Tampines. Most of the photos I believe were my best so far considering she's a close friend of mine and I was prepared to make it into photobook for her as a gift.
Being so tired after the whole day being her hairstylist and photographer, me and another friend went down to the void deck to wait for someone to pick us up who unfortunately couldn't be contactable somehow for that few minutes. I was carrying a shoulder bag, a plastic bag full of food, and the camera in a lowepro bag that was without its sling cause i usually stuff it in my shoulder bag but that day my shoulder bag was full of hair and makeup items so I just carried the bag by the handle. Sat on a ledge for a bit, and I placed most of items I was carrying on the floor between my legs. We decided to take a cab instead and so walked to the roadside... and I didn't realized I did not carry my DSLR with me!!
We stood by the roadside and waited for a cab but somehow there wasn't one and my friend got hold of the person picking us up so we went back to void deck to wait a distance from the ledge where we were previously. It was only then that I felt I wanted to take a look again at the photos I took so far and realized it's not with me and panicked. Went to the area where I knew I left it and it's not there already. All gone in a matter of probably 5-10 mins! We walked around looking for it and looking at the people in the area but of course it's nowhere to be found.
*Sigh* And so I lost my friend's precious memories which she could only get from her relatives who were there as guests taking random photos. She was so-called ok cause she felt bad at me having lost my $1000 purchase due to helping her but I will forever feel bad also lor for not completing the task I was given just cause I lost the camera.
In the camera was also my own wedding photos and a video (which I thankfully already downloaded) and my school's CCA hiking trip @ KTM railway track (I'm the CCA teacher).
I'm hoping that whoever found it could track me down by the photos of my school by the uniform that has the name but of course the easiest is just to delete it and use the camera. I only have the charger left with me at home.
Lesson learned, always use the sling!