Malaysia Baby Photographer: My New Employee.

On this ‘special’ day-11.12.13, I hired one new ’employee’ for our studio. She is a sweet 7 years old girl, ย who loves to read and write since very young age. She is currently still studying in the morning time, so she will just come to work after her school. Her reason to find a job is to help out her family to get a better car, which is also a dream car to her-Toyota Estima. I can’t say ‘NO’ to a girl like her, right? ๐Ÿ™‚ So, she was hired right away. Her position would be my ‘FB Fanpage Manager’ (which I found myself TOTALLY have no time to share/post anything to keep my fanpage active) and also my ‘Office Girl’ who will do all trivial stuff for me. Her salary will be 50 cents per FB post, plus all meals and shelter provided. Of coz, she will get her bonus at year end (perhaps Christmas) if her performance is good throughout a year. HAHA!

11.12.13 Her first day at work. She came in to studio right after her school. She took a bath in the studio while I set up her workstation for her. And that was the ‘quickest’ bath she has ever had. ๐Ÿ˜€ Guess she must be very excited to get on her new job!

On job training was given to guide her along her learning curve. She has been learning to use a computer in school although she has no computer at home. So I thought I could have saved some time to teach her about computer, until I asked her to plug in the USB pendrive. Haha, she could not find the ‘USB port’! And kept looking around her laptop to find that ‘hole’. Finally, she got it!

Taught her to open the folder to look for the photo I saved for her. Look how serious she was, on her first job assignment. ^^

Yeah, and she got the photo. Asked her to look at the pic and start to think of what she could write about it.

Started her writing right away, on a piece of paper first of coz! Haha…. kids should ‘write’ first, right?

Paused, perhaps to think of what more to write or say about the photo yeah….:)

Getting serious in her writing…..

Oh Oh… getting tired too? (I remember how I used to love writing in this way too, hehe..)

In deep thought perhaps?

Keep writing…. keep going….

Ooopsss, the pen stopped working for her! No more ink!

Switched pen, from blue to red. But who cares about what color, right? As long as the pen could work for her to continue her job… =D


Love seeing how she enjoys herself in writing and also in doing her new job…

Not very nice writing but as long as she can read/understand herself, it should be fine, and I should not complain about this…. Doctor has ‘worse’ handwriting too, right? ๐Ÿ˜›

And WOO HOO…. writing was done! 3 sentences! Haha, perhaps a good start already?

Yeah… she thought that it was good enough for her write-up and it is time to key in to the Fanpage.

Final write-up and she wanted to thank ‘Minion’ for .. hmm … helping? keeping her on time? or keeping her motivated? or she wanted to thank her LOVELY mom who bought her that watch on her first day at work?

OK, time to put all things in the right way. Taught her to select the photo into the FB post, and asked her to start typing of what she had written. Guess it was gonna take forever…

Feeling happy to work like her mom I guess…

Haha… ‘ONE finger show’….She said that it was easier to type with just ONE finger… so I have been doing wrong all time? ๐Ÿ˜›

Oopssss… just before I got her ‘SOCSO’, she hurt her that ONE finger! Oh oh, what a ‘clumsy’ employee! Luckily she did not break it, I said to her.

Trying to use more fingers after my advice.

The way she worked….

Oh my…. time to ‘break’ something else after the finger? Did I say that she is a sweet girl? hmmm… may be I should take that back yeah? haha…

Haha…. I am so happy that someone can help out on my FB fanpage from now onward…

Ok, final check… to make sure everything is good! (SERIOUS look)

And she said, ‘Yes, all done!’

Told her that I would go get her her pay – 50 cents, since she had completed one FB post. She then stopped me to say that she just needed 40 cents. I asked why. She said that she made a mistake by hurting her own finger and could not work for a while. I was dumbfounded for a few seconds and LOL-ed inside myself. Gosh… first time that I encountered with someone that wanted to get lesser pay! Hmmm… should I teach her to be ‘smarter’ to not ask for ‘reduced pay’? Or should I let it be so that she could be more careful in future not hurting herself? Haha… I gave in after she insisted to get only 40 cents. DEAL! But I told her that she needs to make sure she does not do mistake too much in future so she can save more money for her dream car. Hahahaha…..

So there she was- with her 40 cents! Happy contented employee, with one ‘almost-broken’ finger and ‘tiring’ eyes? @.@ wahhahahaha…..

So, in future, you will see many of her write-ups in my FB fanpage –ย https://www.facebook.com/opeekaboobabyphotography?ref=hl

You can easily identify the posts written by her with an ending of ‘~J-Mi’.

I will leave it all up to her from now onward. I will let her write whatever she thinks/feels about the photos. She will write more sentences whenever she can/feels right about the photos, she promised me last night when I put her to bed. (haha!!! I really take good care of my new employee, right?)

Well, to those that have been following me always, even that I seldom write but just shoot shoot shoot and deliver photos to clients, you might know that, the above mentioned NEW EMPLOYEE, the sweet 7 yo girl, is actually my DAUGHTER- J-Mi. Haha…. Time flies yeah… I, at times, still could not believe that I have a daughter! I could not believe that this little human being standing in front of me was the one that I carried for 9 months in me, the one that I b/fed for another year, the one that I hugged to sleep, the one that watched her walked her first step, the one that I brought her to extract her first tooth, the one that hurt herself and cried running to me, the one that I sent her to school for the first time and she waved to ask me go work and not to worry about herย with all tears in her eyes… The little baby has grown up to be a little lady now.

Since the day I quit my engineering job and went full in photography, I get busier and busier. We (her dad and mom) were traveling quite often for wedding assignments last year that I seldom have time for her. Thank God that her grandma and grandpa are always there to take good care of her when we are away. This year, we traveled lesser but in April, we decided to set up a photography studio and so, we got even busier than before. But one good thing is that our studio is very near to her school, and so, I could pick her up after school and she would hang around with us in the studio till we go home together. But another problem arises, she gets nothing to do in our studio as she seldom has homework from school (the best school in town right?). Everyday, she will come to me, ‘Mama, I have nothing to do.’ And what I can answer her is ‘Go find something to do yourself, dear.’ And of coz, you can imagine how disappointed of her having this answer from me. But what to do? I am always busy… I have ‘never-ending’ task to do, thousands of photos to edit, many many blog post to write…. ๐Ÿ™ No time for my girl at all…. makes me feel guilty always…

When I picked her up from school yesterday and watched her eating her lunch, I recalled how I used to imagine my life with my little girl when I was pregnant with her. I wanted to play Barbie dolls with her, I wanted to play ‘Mamasak’ with her too. I thought of going shopping, facial, SPA with her, play tennis, golf, badminton together, and I even thought of going to the same college with her where she will pursue her degree, and I will go for my PHD (day dream a bit). But, why haven’t I thought of ‘WORKING’ together with her? It could be just as fun as playing together, right? She loves to write and read as I always know, and she loves to help me with chores too. Haha…. and she has ‘better’ English than me (that’s the reason she is sent to good English school…:P). So let’s see how things go. Hope that she would not quit too soon…haha… Anyway, I just wish to have something more to do with her, and hope that she will enjoy and remember how we used to work together. Hope that this could be part of her sweet memories in life too…

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