Just woke up from a long slumber. The boyfriend is still snoring, albeit very gently next to me. We are in Cameron Highlands for the 3rd anniversary of the photography forum that he founded.
When he 1st started, he asked me to help him design a logo for the forum. We didn’t have any budget for a real designer then so I thought I’d help out the man. It is now the 2nd largest photography forum in Malaysia and perhaps Asia too (I’m not too sure) with 20,000+ members.
Now, everytime I see the forum’s sticker at the back of someone’s car I’m both pleased and somewhat embarrassed at the same time, hehe.
I’m extremely proud of my babyboo. Am also very happy that he’s got so many members and personal friends on his forum who tirelessly contribute time, money and ideas to bring Shutter Asia to where it is now. As the he said to me before, “I only provided a platform. It’s the members that make it successful”.
I agree whole-heartedly, but I also think it’s because he’s a forum owner who doesn’t stifle creativity or freedom of expression. Most of all, he did not start it for money and eventhough he could profit easily from it now he’s not the least interested in doing so.
The chinese in me is dying to pull his ears off for not cashing in but I have to admit, he’s really doing a right thing. We need more knowledge sharing channels without commercialisation constantly threatening their integrity.
Well, my fingers are already aching from typing on this little device while lying flat in bed. He’s still fast asleep and my belly is starting to rumble for food. I’m going to be a brat in a minute, cutting short his sleep to make him take me out for breakfast. He’s unlikely to read this post till we’re home much later today so I want to say when you’re reading this: I love you and I’m proud that you’re my man.