A Living, Growing Photography Exhibition On Malaysia

Need Your Advice

Create: 02/19/2017 - 13:51
Need Your Advice

I have a non-functioning external WD hard disk. WD Elements or Passport USB type of 500G capacity. Went to a data recovery shop in Imbi Plaza. With just a cursory and dour faced examination, the guy quoted RM 1500 to repair and recover the data to another disk. He said it needs to be done in a clean room as the needle was skipping on the platter and making clicking noises. Will take 5 days it seemed.

I understand the work needed BUT

Inside Imbi Plaza Today

Create: 02/19/2017 - 13:42
Inside Imbi Plaza Today

There are many laptop repair shops, all manned by courteous Pakistani people.

It may look or feel no different from certain corridors in nearby Low Yat Plaza where many foreigners, who are sales personnel, try to lure you into repair shops when you window shop.

The Pakistanis are less aggressive here and less scary than the Ah Beng vendors at the mobile phone kiosks in Low Yat Plaza. Those greet you with an automated "Yes?" when you walk near or sneak a glance at their wares. I call them the 'yes men' of LYP :-)

Panasonic Lumix GM-1, ISO 200, f4, 1/60 sec.

Most Memorable Imbi Plaza Feature

Create: 02/19/2017 - 13:16
Most Memorable Imbi Plaza Feature

A follower on Instagram Aina Liyana (@pfrsch) commented about remembering one of my blog posts mentioning how the escalators at Imbi Plaza always break down.

I replied saying I am happy she remembered as it was probably written in the 80s and 90s. Also I was dismayed they are working today. That shattered memories that were so characteristic of the now forsaken mall.

I once described it as the world's only static escalators. They are always in a state of disrepair and the area was dark. Still is.

We Became IT Savvy Through Imbi Plaza.

Create: 02/19/2017 - 13:12
Food AT Imbi Plaza

We Became IT Savvy Through Imbi Plaza.

Went to Imbi Plaza today. It brought back so many memories. The once bustling place faded when Low Yat Plaza replaced it as the IT hub. Imbi Plaza had so many shops selling cloned stuff then. It was also the place to go to get a replacement Thundercom 56k dial up modem when it was fried by lightning. Yes, kids. Those days were rough.

Love At First Sight

Create: 02/19/2017 - 13:04
Love At First Sight

I saw a random post on Malay friend Ku Jie about a shop in Sungei Wang. I like reading Ku Jie's posts, all along, as she is an animal lover and cat rescuer herself.

This time she posted about taking her daughter to an optometrist shop in Sg Wang. I messaged her and she gave me the address and the Sungai Wang floor plan without hesitation. Love at first sight on her readiness to share. Thank you, sis. Apparently, the shop is all the rage and it went viral in Malay Facebook circles.How come? We non-Malays know nothing about Chinese shops in Chinese Central lah.

Animals At KLPAC

Create: 02/19/2017 - 12:47
Pui See and Faridah Merican at KLPAC

Animals At KLPAC.

If you see the previous tagged Facebook post by former The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac) staffer PuiSee Chu and wonder why there are rescued and fostered puppies in the building, there is a reason.

Bosses Faridah Merican and Joe Hasham are animal lovers themselves. I know because I spoke to Faridah about stray dogs before.

They tolerate and encourage their staff to be kind to animals. This is a good reflection of the organisation and something other corporations should emulate.

Flag Vault

Create: 02/19/2017 - 12:40
Flag Vault

Flag Vault.

The Chingay part of the annual Johor Bahru parade is seldom photographed before sunset. By the time the temple procession and floats move into the city, it is usually way past nightfall. To catch the giant flag bearers in daylight, I went to the starting point in a village. That turned out to be near impossible as every surrounding road was closed for the massive event.

Raise The Black Monopod

Create: 02/19/2017 - 12:36
Raise The Black Monopod

I was taken aback by the sheer number of monopods fighting with joss sticks for space at this temple procession. The new crowdscape of raised cameras is an inevitable sign of the times, I suppose. For the uninitiated, a monopod is a one-legged telescopic camera stand, as opposed to the three-legged tripod.

Many of the dSLR video shooters were using monopods to get a higher P.O.V. or simply to get above the crowd. The trend will become even more prevalent as more new cameras come with remote control and monitoring via smart phones.

Multi Faith And JB

Create: 02/19/2017 - 12:31
Multi Faith And JB

Three years ago I caught the sending off or launch procession for the Chingay Festival from the temple in town to the prayer site off town. The JB Taoist procession passed near the very old Catholic church.

I positioned myself and waited for the juxtaposition of icons from the two different faiths. The annual event took place this morning. There was another religious harmony factor involved which I found out when I visited the church a few days later.

Pages