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Xia's Journey

The Real Stars on a Stars Trip

on October 23, 2013

Date of Trip         :             4 to 6 Oct 2013

Trip                       :             Mersing

IMG_2949Armed with camera gears and a tripod, Anthony, Amber, Michelle and I made our way to Mersing in an attempt to shoot the Milky Way and Star Trails.

When we arrived the resort at 12 midnight, we dropped our luggages and got to ‘work’ immediately.

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As busy as I was chasing the Milky Way and Star Trails, little did I know that the real Stars were right before my eyes and they are none other than my companions on this trip!

I have been on trips with many different friends, different groups and at different locations and truly believe that a group dynamics can make or break a trip.

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We can go to the most exotic place on earth but with a group that was not in sync, even three days could feel like a decade.

Or we can go to the most rustic place on earth with nothing much to offer, but with a strong and cohesive group dynamics, there was always something we could self-entertain with.

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And in this trip, at this resort, it was a testament that it was not where we went that mattered, but who we go with that made the difference.

Mersing on her own had nothing much to offer, but the company that I went with made up for its inadequacies.

We jumped, we levitate, we hadouken and we had a total of 315 “self-entertained” shots in two days!

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The world is round – when we have friends … : D

We shot a lightning storm, played with light painting, got our star trails and watched a movie at 1am under the stars whilst running our time lapses.

Many times, we just acted on the spur of the moment and in randomness. Even the shy and quiet Anthony was dragged out of his shell to join us in our wackiness.

At the end of the trip, it was no longer the Milky Way and Star Trails that made the trip, but the company that were the real STARS on this expedition.
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We watched Richard Gere’s “Hachiko” under the stars at 1am whilst running the time lapses. It was a heart-warming, tear-jerking, real-life love story between a man (Richard Gere) and his most loyal companion (Hachiko, a Hakita breed dog). Even when Richard Gere passed on, Hachiko continued to wait at the Shibuya train station at 5pm sharp every evening for the next 9 years till he meets his owner once again (in heaven) where they lived happily ever after….

Steal some time to watch this movie if you have not, for it’ll once again remind you how blessed we are to have such best friends in the world.

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