Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Tear gassing experience!

Photo by Associated Press

Today I have a brand new experience in my life.... I've been shot by tear gas!

As I was covering the protest in front of the parliament this afternoon. I was so unlucky as I was trapped inside the protesters' side when the police started firing tear gas on protesters! I was right there where the police fired more than 30 tear gas canisters on people..... It was the longest 5 minutes in my life..... so torturing.... I couldn't breath... I couldn't see well.... I heard the bombs and they were so close that my ears had temporary ringing noise.

After that I found myself on a small street running away from the crazy scene, hopped on a motorcycle taxi and told the driver "Get out of here ASAP!"

We went to a little further street where there was no effect from tear gas when I called my boss to see where he was. He told me to come back to the scene but this time behind the police lines.... It's safer he said.

I went back there.... found my boss..... and we started working again.... The police kept firing tear gas toward protesters.... until now.

It was really safer on the police side but I still got some tear gas in my eyes and nose and throat... sometimes but hey! I've survived!!!

And that's the most importance right?

I really need a good sleep tonight.... good night everyone!

Thursday, October 02, 2008

New camera, more photos!


I'm so stoked! I just bought myself a new digital camera! It's FUJIFILM Finepix S100FS!!! As you can see in the photo.

I have camera now. That means I will take more photos. More photos means more blogs about my photos.... More blogs means my blog is no longer boring... Everybody is happy!! (I hope)

The only problem is.......

I'm so broke now...... but I'm happy. I wish happiness can feed my stomach.....

It's like a song by The Eagles "Love will keep us alive"