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Journal Entry: Mon May 31, 2010, 9:41 AM


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As the month of May came to an end (goodbye evil exams), I realized something.


Only 6 months left...


What it means is that I will be moving back to Malaysia after having resided here in Singapore for nearly 20 years. I spent a major part of my life here, making some pretty awesome friends and connections which would be hard to replace anywhere else in the world. I'll still be dropping by Singapore once in a while, maybe for the major yearly events like AFA or Cosfest.


Do watch this for one of the reasons why I am going back home: www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sjKEO…


Photography took up most of my time for the past few years, starting off from a lowly digicam to my current DSLR setup. It's crazy really, because I have never expected myself to be a photographer, much less own a camera... but God always have a different plan for each and everyone of us.


Anyway, I do look forward to continuing with my photographic works in Malaysia, which has its own set of challenges. I hope I will be able to overcome them all.


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Well, enough musings. As far as I am concerned, I will still be having shoots till the end of this year, so if there are any cosplayers/models/photographers who would like to work with me, kindly contact me at my email address written under Devious Info (you can note me as well) and we will work something out. Win-win situation for everyone involved. :)


Aside from that, there will be events for every weekend until the middle of July, with the exception of the 26/27 June period. That’s really a lot of events, to be honest!


Here are the confirmed events so far:

• Starfest (5th June)
• Streetfest (13th June)
• MOY @ Scape (19/20th June)
• Cosfest – ACM & WCS Finals (3/4th July)
• The Games Xpo (10/11th July)


Plans for the upcoming months, which may or may not change:

August -> A week break in Malaysia, few shoots in planning with my Malaysian friends.

September -> Animania! Braving the epic weather Down Under, it is a chance for me to meet up with Aussie friends! 8D

Oct -> Project deliverables.

Nov -> Deadline + AFA!

Dec -> Clearing of leaves + Comic Fiesta


That's all I have for now. For those who are going for Starfest, cya then!




The Panasonic FZ30 days

Fury of Blood by hexlord Touching the Past by hexlord Diva by hexlord
Namine by hexlord Saya Otonashi - 1 by hexlord Kyou Ou Shushou - 2 by hexlord


Photographic Interests

  • Abstract
  • Buildings & Landscape
  • Cosplay
  • Fashion
  • Nature
  • Portraiture
  • Street/Candid


Thoughts On Photography

  • To use your Eye, your Mind and your Heart to capture a piece of memory that will be remembered for all time.
  • Good photography aren't really about buying the most expensive equipment, or having the most beautiful of people posing for you. Instead, it is more on how you convey your emotions in the photos that you take.
  • Being humble is a must. There are always people better than us around.
  • There are no such things as lousy photographers. Only lazy ones.
  • Finally, have fun!

  • Watching: Arakawa Under The Bridge
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:iconsorenka:
sorenka Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Professional
Hello Thomas, long time no see.. :D
I never know Yasmin Ahmad before, but I really am touched by the ad which link you post above. Glad you decide to return back home to Malaysia for that reason. Good luck and best wishes for you!

Malaysia is closer to Indonesia than Singapore, haha! Consider to go here to Indonesia for vacation XD
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:iconhexlord:
hexlord Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi there, long time no see as well~

Thank you very much, yes I am thinking about visiting Indonesia next year. :)
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Linegod Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
Nyaa~~ hexlord, why don't come and visit Indonesia sometimes? I certainly would love to have you as a photographer for my novel's cosplay projects~~
I might as well go to animania to kidnap you xP
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:iconhexlord:
hexlord Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
>_< *runs*

I am planning to visit sometime next year, not sure which event to attend yet.

You going for Animania? XD
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Linegod Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
Animania... probably not~~ my parents gonna kill if I go only to attend cosplay events~

whhaaa... don't run~~ *follows you*

awww, Indonesia has quite a lot of event each month... sometimes too often...

One of the biggest event would be Hellofest. You should try go and visit the event. It's usually held near the end of the year, though~~

You really should tell me if you plan to go to Indonesia, I'll make sure to bring enough rope to kidnap you~~
*evil laugh*
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:iconhexlord:
hexlord Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Oic... anyway, some Indonesian cosplayers whom I met at Streetfest have told me about Hellofest as well. Let's see how it goes. XD

*_* @ rope.
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Linegod Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
Yup~ do consider about coming to Hellofest sometime~ I'm gonna stand all day at the lobby to kidnap you as soon as I see you xP

so, perhaps chains? I just bought a few meters of chains for my cosplay... maybe it's more comforting than rope... maybe...
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:iconhexlord:
hexlord Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
>O<
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mikiikun Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
Haha~ I wish I could ask you for a shoot... but you're not in the Philippines anymore... Haha~ xDDD I kinda understand how you feel. I only have less than a year too before I say goodbye to student life. And i've already spent more than ten years as a student too... Haha~ Best of luck to you going back to Malaysia, sir! xD
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:iconhexlord:
hexlord Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much~ Yeah, all good things must come to an end >.<

I don't mind shooting if I ever pass by your country again. ^^
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EnnuiedImp Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
WOWww.. :O Greattttt!!!!
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:iconhexlord:
hexlord Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :)
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:iconennuiedimp:
EnnuiedImp Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
No problemmm...;)
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:iconstarsofcassiopeia:
StarsOfCASSiOPEiA Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Student General Artist
Sounds like Singapore was a great place for you, but I hope Malaysia is just as good if not better. :)
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:iconhexlord:
hexlord Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I will do my best, thank you! :)
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StarsOfCASSiOPEiA Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Student General Artist
You're welcome, and I hope you do! :)
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caillen Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Loved the vid! Thank God for knowing a lil Hokkien to catch familiar words.

I agree with the sentiment :) Taking the time for the family is a great initiative!!

Work and life balance is a great thing to have, if you can manage it :)

Wooo! Hope to be able to go to Starfest but probably not x.x
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:iconhexlord:
hexlord Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! If you are going for Starfest, who would you be cosplaying as?
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caillen Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I was going to go for Alice from Pandora Hearts :D (a very big one x.x since well, 5'4. Didn't think about the height when I thought of cosplaying her, just really wanted to cos her because she's so <3)

Unfortunately, have previous engagement I forgot about. *woe* I will stalk your journal/DA instead for pics of Starfest ;o;
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hexlord Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Alice is =3 indeed. Don't think you are big le!

Orz, you should see the pics either on Sgcafe or Multiply. DA's more on selected shots 8D
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caillen Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Aiyo, its because you haven't seen me in person lah. Singaporeans so small and thin compared to me :)

I stalk you in SGCafe toooo ^_____^v Will wait for pics and hope I can meet you in person in one of the cons!!

Plan to go as a Granado Espada Elementalist on Cosfest! And maybe Sheryl in her white movie costume!
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:iconhexlord:
hexlord Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
GE cosplay! Will see you then!

Actually SGcafe like not many ppl there liao. Mostly have shifted to DA or have gone MIA...
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caillen Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I try and stalk the cosers I like in DA as well. Singapore is an awesome place for cosplay!
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:iconhexlord:
hexlord Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha, yeah :)
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bozuism Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
good luck there hexlord ^^
maybe someday we'll meet XD
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:iconhexlord:
hexlord Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha, sure! :)
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waysofevil Featured By Owner May 31, 2010   Digital Artist
*pats back*
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:iconhexlord:
hexlord Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Ken! :)
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chenmeicai Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
AFAAAAA!!! :)
Awww .... sad goodbyes but always welcome brighter future! :)
Good for you then! Take care always!
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:iconhexlord:
hexlord Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha yeah, to the brighter future!
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:iconjasmione:
jasmione Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
ehhhhhh.. you moving back to msia for good? D:
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:iconhexlord:
hexlord Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeap, haha. But I will drop by once in a while bah~
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jasmione Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
okayokay~ enjoy yourself here for the remaining months!
see you at starfest maybe 8D
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:iconhexlord:
hexlord Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Not going for the other events ah? :X
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:iconjasmione:
jasmione Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
going! XD
but starfest one not sure hurhur..
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:iconhexlord:
hexlord Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Oic.... :X
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:icontsubaki-chan:
Tsubaki-chan Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
Hurray for you coming to Animania!!!! I'd really would like to meet you! The person behind the Lens XDDD Ohhhh *intense mystifying music plays out of no where*
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:iconhexlord:
hexlord Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
LOL I am no Jedi... but yeap, would be great to meet with you. ^^
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Tsubaki-chan Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
Would it be possible to maybe steal you to a dark corner... ohohohoo...*cough* I mean for a quick photoshoot at the con??? I've been a big fan girl for your work for some time.
I'll be cosplaying with :iconamenokitarou: all weekend most likely. This would be of course if do get the free time. I don't want to be a bother if it is too much trouble of course, considering this would be a holiday for you I'd assume. xD


You been to Animania before???
I wanted to ask, if you'd be interested in doing anything at the event? (such as maybe assist in a panel, etc?) As I know that :iconwakaleo: Kenny the cosplay coordinator was interested to know more about you & your photography work. I'd have to ask him more about it, but it'd mean free entry & you'd be able to skip the line. XD

Wahh it'll be really exciting to meet you.
Sorry if I'm fangirling too much xDDD
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:iconhexlord:
hexlord Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi hi, well this would be my first ever trip Down Under (always wanted to pay a visit to Sydney and of course the other cities), so Animania would be my first Aussie event that I will be attending.

No problem on that, although you will need to inform Aly as she's helping me to arrange the slots during the event itself. >.<

Okay sure thing! You can ask Kenny to get in touch with me directly, I'll be happy to help out if possible. ^^

It'll be exciting to meet up with you all too. XD
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Tsubaki-chan Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Ah!!! That's so cool! How long you going to be in Australia? Tell me if there is anything you want to see around Sydney as I'll be taking some other friends from interstate around already, if you'd like to tag along. ^^

Okies I'll be sure to poke Aly when I get the chance. Thanks so much <333

I'll be talking to Kenny tonight & seeing him friday, so I'll make sure he contacts you. ^^

YAY! I'm so exicted now!!! *dances*
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:iconhexlord:
hexlord Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I'll be there from the 10th to the 14th of Sept. Actually I wanted to visit the iconic Opera House either on Monday or Tues morning if it doesn't clash with the other shoots that Aly's arranging with the cosplayers. Where are you planning to take your friends?

Cool, hope to hear from Kenny and you as well soon! 8D

PS. I am excited too, first trip Down Under. XD
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hugodeathy Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Professional Photographer
Enjoy these 6 months to the fullest! And like you said, the challenges from a new "location" will be what will keep your mind sharp and your eyes open to new things. (:

And be sure to know that your photos inspire me a lot! ^^
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:iconhexlord:
hexlord Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot, man. Hope you enjoy greater success in the near future. :)
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viennidemizerable Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Your photography skill is superb, Hexlord. I always find myself amused by your works. Hope to see more beautiful shoots from you and good luck for everything~!

**wish to meet you personally and hope you come & enjoy cosplay events at Indonesia one day** :)
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:iconhexlord:
hexlord Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, you always been telling me the same thing. Like you, I am learning every day. >.<

But I will try to drop by Jakarta next year, will discuss with Pinky on that. :)
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viennidemizerable Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Ahaha, it's because I really moved by your works. You're one of my favorite photographer~ :heart: Yeah~ Learn & practice make perfect~ :3

Hoorayyy~ ^0^ Glad you will come to Jakarta~~ :love: Will be waiting then~ :party:
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:iconhexlord:
hexlord Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
*starts planning* :D
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K-tetsu Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
I didn't realise you were originally from Malaysia! What part are you from?
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:iconhexlord:
hexlord Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I am from Kuala Lumpur, city boy haha.
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