One fine day, Min received a call from an unfamiliar number. It was from Izwan Ismail, Executive Reporter, Life & Times, Tech of NST. He invited us for an interview session for a feature article in NST. On 30th April, we went to NST Group in Jalan Riong, Bangsar. We arrived at the location earlier than the scheduled time (as we would normally do on any other occasions).
When we arrived, we were greeted by the Pak Guards. We noticed that they were one of the friendliest bunch of pak guards we have ever met. Maybe they have been working there for number of years that they got so acquainted with their work.
After a couple of minutes we met Izwan in his office and were later brought to the NST Group studio for a photo session of ourselves. There we met Surianie, Berita Harian and Harian Metro’s official photographer. The most awkward thing is that this time we were in front of the camera. It is quite a challenge as we are on the opposite side of the camera. We completed the session around 30 minutes or so. We continued with the interview session and ended at around 1.00pm. Izwan told us that we were chosen because we are more focused towards portraiture and lifestyle photography, pretty much different from others. To us it was a wonderful feeling knowing that we both somehow will be featured in a newspaper for things that we love to do.
A few days later, Min got a message from Izwan telling us that our article will be published on Monday, 7 April 2012. It got us very excited and anxious not knowing how the article would turn up.
Come that drizzling Monday morning, I went to the nearest news stand and grabbed 4 copies of NST and quickly ran back to the house to show Min the copies I bought. When we opened up the Life & Times, Tech Section, we were TOTALLY blown away. We were in awe, shocked, surprised, mesmerized and no word can ever describe our feelings as we saw “us” on the front page and the center spread of the section as well (we thought that it would be just a small, minute, eeny weeny
yellow polka dot bikini article).
Photos taken at NST Studio.
We would like to express our gratitude and a special THANK YOU to Rozana Sani, Izwan Ismail, Surianie and NST Group for giving us the opportunity. Lots of hugs to our friends, followers and supporters who have been with us from day one.
Believe in yourself – Azlan
ps – for those who missed the prints, here is the online version