Tuesday, 21 December 2010
They’re one of the hardest to photograph because they move so fast and so small that you actually would do better with a macro lens. But with some help of the crop tool and after a million photos, I finally got a nice one. (well, could do better with the composition, but happy that this turned out pretty sharp).
Here it is.
Monday, 22 November 2010
Monday, 8 November 2010
Sunday, 24 October 2010
It is a time to eat mooncakes (hence the name of the f estival). The classical mooncake is one made of lotus paste, but now I’m surprised by the many varieties out there in the market, including the popular durian version in Thailand. The traditional ones are becoming rare! And I miss my mum’s homemade ones too.
It is also a time to hang lanterns. A popular thing with kids. While I was young, I remember playing with paper lanterns and some cartoonish ones made with wires and coloured plastic paper. Also a time to play with candles – an excuse to play with fire. These days, lanterns come in so many varieties including battery operated ones!
When lighting lanterns, be careful not to cause fires!
But above all, it is an excuse to get together with family and friends.
Monday, 6 September 2010
Its cool to see where the line begins. It’s marked on the floor (unfortunately there’s a stupid long queue just to take pictures of yourself standing on the line).
Anyway, its still a nice visit as there’s the planetarium, the nice view and nice cool buildings too.
And you can touch the oldest thing on earth!
Saturday, 21 August 2010
Oh, by the way, there’s still no way to get to Facebook or Blogger in China (have tried proxy – but didn’t work!). So, I don’t know if this will get posted. Hope so.
Wednesday, 4 August 2010
First stop, chicken rice balls. There’s always a long line here.
But it was worth it. The place was cool, food was good – even though there weren’t enough “balls”.
After that, some chendol with gula melaka… mmm… what else is better on a hot hot day?
At that time is the ‘chung’ festival too – so the nyonya kind is available.
Then you probably see trishaws quite extravagantly decorated (and some with very loud music too) everywhere!
Then you have the creative ones who actually sell advertising space (think of the apprentice!). Smart move.
Wednesday, 28 July 2010
Monday, 26 July 2010
Saturday, 24 July 2010
Thursday, 22 July 2010
Monday, 28 June 2010
Medical tourism is a big thing in Bangkok. So, you get a lot of posh hospitals around. Bangkok Hospital is one of them.
A fountain greets you when you arrive at the hospital. And you go straight to the International reception where they speak all sorts of language. And there’s even special section that caters for foreigners – like the whole Japanese section (even the TV is playing Japanese shows).
Bell boys help you to carry your luggage.
If you don’t have enough cash, don’t worry, ATMs are available everywhere.
Cafeteria never looked so good.
And if you don’t like cafeteria food, no worries. There’s Starbucks.
Its so big, you may need a tour to see the place.
And if you’re still bored, there’s always other things – museums, art gallery, or even live entertainment!
And if that doesn’t suit you, maybe you can do some exercise and count how many calories you’ve burnt.
Saturday, 5 June 2010
When you go to Laos, particularly at Luang Prabang, you must go to the Kouang Si waterfalls. It would take some bargaining with the tuk-tuk driver, but its well worth spending half a day there particularly on a very hot day. Ok, I don’t have to say anything more, the pictures will convince you better.
Tuesday, 11 May 2010
I am browsing through the photos taken during the 10-day trip to Kathmandu, Nepal last month. Took 430 photos altogether. Only now I just realised that they’re all work-related photos!
I wanted to take at least some photos with the new lens (uh huh – ultra wide lens), but didn’t have time. Or maybe I just didn’t put in effort to go out. Its been so long since I just take photos that I like (and actually have time to process them). Maybe that is why this blog is slowing down too. Haven’t even been downloading, sorting and filing photos too.
Gotta start doing it sometime… maybe next week.
Here’s a work-related photo from Nepal. Animals, of course.
Sunday, 2 May 2010
Living in Malaysia, you can see rice fields everywhere (maybe not much these days though). So you take it for granted when you go somewhere else and see fields of green. Automatically you think its rice. But then you realise there’s something different about it.
Its wheat! (in Nepal)