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At the time of writing, the world human population stands at about 6.77 billion (source: wikipedia). So when someone tells you that you are “one in a million“, he or she is necessarily saying that you are exactly the same as almost seven thousand human beings. Not so special after all, heh?

With the world population expected to increase to 9 billion in another 30 years, being able to separate yourself the other jokers out there will be that much harder. So how do you not lose yourself in the crowd?

How do you differentiate yourself? By getting noticed in photos would be a good start, and here are 8 ways to do it. 😀

KY at primary school
be at the highest point

Well, sometimes it helps to start young. For example, when taking pictures, make sure you stand at the highest possible point, especially if you were height challenged like me. Interestingly Horng’s method of positioning himself at the lowest point with a 100plus works pretty well too.

KY primary school hello
stupid gesture works too

When that is not possible, having a silly and stupid gesture will also help make you stand out in a photograph. Look at me saying “OHAI EVERYONE” while the cameraman snapped this picture. Smashing isn’t it?

stand in front of everyone

Sometimes being vertically challenged has it’s advantages. For example, in this picture taken at my schoolmate’s farewell party (who migrated to Australia), I had the opportunity to stand in front of everyone. Oh, wearing a different color from everyone else helps too.

Again, Horng tried to steal the limelight with his food in mouth action. Not terribly effective, I suppose. Location, location, location!

KY st. cloud state dorm
having a different hair style

Here I was in the dorm at my beloved alma mater quite a few years back. The two mat sallehs are Nick and Kyle who stayed with me on the same floor. I rediscover some of these jokers via facebook years after I graduated.

See, the different hairstyle (some said tragic) that I had definitely put me as the awesome one in this picture. Yey.

KY Resident's Advicer
be the boss of the floor

Apart from physical attribute, another way to stand out is simply be the boss. At our dorm, I was the Resident’s Advicer taking care of 50 university kids. I had to make sure they don’t consume alcohol in their room, not be noisy, doesn’t get into fights, etc etc. (please ignore the bottle on the previous picture)

When you are the boss, you stand out, people pay.. er.. respect (usually in the form of free beer and house party invites). It was awesome.

KY moody shirt
wearing a funny shirt

Sometimes an interesting T-shirt gives you the competitive edge when it comes to standing out. This picture was taken in Melbourne, and the T-shirt bought from Reflections Hotel during the trip to Bangkok with Mellissa. That’s RM 20 well spent.

KY and Kimberly at Nuffnang Party
or maybe an interesting pair of pants?

If the T-shirt isn’t enough, there’s always the pants. Here again I present you my awesome Moody pants I wore to Nuffnang Music Bash earlier this year. Although I must say that Kim’s Village People outfit might have been a bit more outrageous in this case.

Then again, I could wear this pants to KLCC, I doubt Kim would dare to go there with a fake mustache and construction hat. Emmm..

KY Mellissa at Grill'd
have a good looking girlfriend

Last but not least, if you’re not terribly blessed when it comes to facial features and physical built, having a girlfriend who is extremely easy on the eyes will make you stand out too! Having her dozing off your shoulder while enjoying a huge burger at a busy place like QV in Melbourne certainly raises your credit.

So there you go, now everyone will look at your pictures in facebook and find you before having to go through all the tagged names! 😀

Weekends looming, and Mell is coming back in a week, wheee!

Discuss : KY’s guide – Eight Ways to get noticed in photos

  1. so cute one!!!!!!!!!

  2. Tan Yee Hou


    and you looked like an ah beng even last time.

  3. Nice one mate! Especially the last photo. 🙂

    Residents cannot consume alcohol in their rooms at your uni? That is pretty weird…most unis do allow consumption of alcohol (but not drugs) in the halls of residence.

    Sometimes they shut an eye to the latter too (if it’s cannabis).

  4. kimberlycun

    u really looked mischievous. ah horng looked blur good boy hahaha

  5. Cheesie,
    Tenkiu 😀

    Tan Yee Hou,
    Hahaha shut up. 😛

    Huai Bin,
    Well that is US of A where legal drinking age is 21.

    Hahaha good boy that guy? Pleaseeee!

  6. Mellissa

    Hahahaha this post is so cute lah!

  7. the hairdo is marvelous, ky. why don’t u keep it? lol XD

  8. the hair omg the hair
    can rival severus snape!!!

    what is that thing on the chair in ur dorm room?!

  9. Aww..the last photo is so sweet 🙂

  10. Hahahaha so cute as a child, what happened?!

  11. Mellissa,
    Hehehe thank youuu mwahss

    Pleaseee! You can have that hairstyle! 😛

    Oh the thing on the chair? A little tiger doll I believe!

    Heheh thank you!

    Shut up! Hahahahah

  12. each point is so true….but have to be the first shot lar…no like some friends that i knew that need to take thousand and one photos before saying that it’s their best pose.

  13. Oh look at me I have a hot girlfriend.

  14. aeroplane1234

    is that photoshop effect? the primary school photo that girl… is really HUGE… compare to you kids….

  15. Suertes

    Yah, yah, someone go and complain about My Shorts pulak..

    Busy patterns should be matched with plain. Hence, busy pants should be matched with plain shirt and vice versa bla bla bla

    You look exactly like the kids who used to bully me in Standard 2.

  16. JD,
    Hahaha, all shots are good shots! Just a reflection of your daily life in a way, right? Doesn’t need to censor so much looo

    Oh thank you very much, but that word is a bit subjective. 😀

    Hahha she hit puberty earlier than us I suppose!

    Why were you being bullied? Hahaha were you a little geek in standard 2? 😛

  17. andychin

    The hair! *thumbs up*

  18. haha…thanks for the tips… i do think everyone of them is really effective (except for the girlfriend part as i’m a gal). and the last pic is really oozing sweetness.


  20. Wahlau, you’ve really taken hogging the limelight to an artform! The Bangkok tee and Moody pants would’ve taken guts to wear, they’re both very funky but my god they’re loud!

    Great post, KY!

  21. janelgrace

    omg! tat’s you as kid? at the end of the day, a lovely girl stands by your side 😀

  22. andychin,
    Hahaha Noooo 😛

    cindy khor,
    Hahaha oh well a hot guy would work? 😛

    Hahaha I’m sure you too! 😀

    Chubby Zebra,
    Haha thank you very much!

    Thank you thank you. 😀

  23. Which word?
    look? have? hot? girlfriend?

  24. Just be different and creative 😀

  25. Keep ze hair! Lol…

  26. Oohh… I love this guide! Will certainly use it when I take pictures with Firdy. He always steal the lime light one! Such a cam-whore!

  27. shag,
    That too, is subjective, take your pick and have fun. 🙂

    HEheheh something like t hat. 😛

    Shut up. LOL 😛

    Aqma Anis,
    Hahahah firdy is the max camwhore! You will never win, I lose too!

  28. hahaha… this post is so funny and SO-KY!!
    Ze hair, i can still remember!

  29. oh ya forgot bout ur standing position on 3rd pic… u still stand like that some time when u pose!!

  30. haha, Cute youngster photos!! you still look the old kiddie over there

  31. Rachying,
    Oii! Shhh! 😛

    Heheheh thank youssss 😛

  32. omg wei ky. 🙂 this post is so random yet so true on all levels. ahhahahaahha

    goofy smiles kinda work too. ppl will go like “omg look at this person”


  33. One word. APPRECIATE!!

  34. curious

    KY => what does this abbrevation stand for? don’t tell me it’s “Kao Yau”!!!

    ok, just curious, mind to tell how old are you? age between 2 of you look like 10 years apart at least? Anyone tell you that you look like “kam yu low” when you tug your young gf walking on street?

  35. manji tan

    Haah… love it…especially when your girl-girl dozed off your shoulder.

    I want a cute boyfriend to do that,too.

  36. woots!
    nice one.. haha.. =D

  37. guaichaikid

    lol..i love d pics when u were young…haha…really out stands urself..

  38. those old photo very lol. great! funny la u .

  39. Nat,
    Thanks! 😀

    Er.. 11 years, you’re right. hehehe

    manji tan,
    Ooo I’m sure in time you’d fine one. And does that mean you’re saying I’m cute? @.@

    Thanks 😉

    Hahahah thank you. :X

    😀 😀

  40. Hmmm… no wonder after I have children I get noticed! Great tips btw, but…erh, I don’t think I will use it, I just want to blend in. 🙂

  41. Pet,
    Hahah yah being a hot looking mom helps! 😀

  42. Mell coming back for how long?

  43. Well, as long as you think ur gf is ok then it should be fine, eventho others thought she’s ugly!

  44. Jolyn Goh

    Natural talent to stand out eh… Memang Confirmed, you’re born with it!!! LOL

  45. Simon Seow,

    Hahha I don’t know who’re the “others” you’re talking about, no such thing. 😀

    Jolyn Goh,
    Hhahaha thank you thank you. 😛

  46. looking at your pictures when you were young remind me of those old school days…

  47. sam,
    old “school days”, or “old school” days? 😛

  48. haha i like this post1 very interesting 🙂 and you look very cute in the second picture you posted! keke.

  49. vvens,
    Thankss 😛

  50. Wow, Mell is certainly a fugly looking gal! look at that horse face of her’s!

  51. melc,
    Your sense of aestheticism is just very weird.

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