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A Trip Down Memory Lane

Create: 02/20/2017 - 17:00
Hokkaido Cheese Tart

I was in Sungai Wang Plaza the other day. PuiSee Chu took me to Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tarts. I was excited at first. I have not tried them before, knowing it is a mega hipster rage even without duck egg yolk in it. I first saw them in a Ramadan bazaar in Singapore last year. Pui See knows her way around Sungai Wang Plaza. She knows the outlets, the corridors, the pink ladies parking and the lift location. Which was a good thing as we found our way around rapidly. I never understood the layout of this old and giant mall.

Korean Seafood And Spring Onion Pancake

Create: 01/24/2017 - 16:39
Korean Seafood And Spring Onion Pancake

Korean Seafood And Spring Onion Pancake.

One of the nicest things to eat at a Korean restaurant is a Spring Onion Pancake. At B Bap, it is fried with eggs, seafood and spring onions. It is both crunchy, fluffy, crispy thin and is cut up into slices like a droopy thin crust pizza. My favourite is from Taiwan House in Ampang Point mall. Spring onion pancake is also a traditional Chinese home cooked dish using eggs, scallions, Chinese chives or ku chai and onions.

Panasonic Lumix GM-1, ISO 250, f4, 1/125 sec.


Create: 01/23/2017 - 21:09

Funny how an almost 20 year old song stays fresh in your mind. Fresh like mint. I ordered a Mint Soda at the popular Korean casual cafe and they brought a glass of raw mint leaves and a can of Schweppes soda.

Plant a seed, plant a flower, plant a rose
You can plant any one of those
Keep planting to find out which one grows
It's a secret no one knows
It's a secret no one knows
Oh, no one knows
Mmmbop, ba duba dop

Asus Zenphone3, ISO 368, f2, 1/60 sec.

#foodphotography #bebap #nusentral #mall #lunch #drink #korean

A Cockerel's Tail

Create: 01/23/2017 - 20:10
A Cockerel's Tail

To see how beautiful the tail is, one may need to photograph the rooster from one of the upper floors. The majestic tail is made up of lanterns. It wasn't lit when I was on the ground level (see previous pic).

Panasonic GM-1, ISO 320, f4, 1/60 sec.

#documentaryphotography #nusentral #mall #rooster #cockerel #giant #cock #cny

The Biggest Cock In Town

Create: 01/23/2017 - 16:10
The Biggest Cock In Town

With Chinese New Year (CNY) around the corner, every shopping mall in town is showing off a big cockerel in conjunction with the Lunar Year Of The Rooster. Nu Sentral Mall outsized everyone with a tall and gigantic chicken in the lobby. A little girl and her mother takes a pic on location. Photography Tip: When photographing Gulliver sized objects, always include another human for size comparison and to show scale. Not sure if we can still call the rivalry a Small Cock Syndrome.

Happy Chinese New Year and safe travels everyone.

Panasonic GM-1, ISO 3200, f4, 1/320 sec.

IOI City Mall, Putrajaya - Part 20

Create: 01/21/2017 - 13:41
IOI City Mall, Putrajaya - Part 20

The zany pedestrian crossing is painted with the fur stripe patterns of a zebra instead. The quirky and zany approach gives hint to or acts as a prelude to the creative and unconventional management of the mall inside.

The suits (management) will normally panic if such an idea is suggested. Kudos to whoever who approved and allowed the implementation. The crossing is at the basement car park, just outside the entrance with 7-Eleven and Tony Roma's.

There are a few remaining pics which I may post outside the series.

IOI City Mall, Putrajaya - Part 19

Create: 01/20/2017 - 14:57
Wonder Of Wondermilk

Wonder Of Wondermilk.

Wondermilk The Cupcake shop at IOI City Mall is enchanting even for adults. The corner shop caught my eye as it looked surreal and magical in design. it is a glass and wood encased, retro looking shop with an old fashioned wooden door.

I shot through the glass and let the camera's auto focus fluctuate, clicking when it was nicely soft. That added to the enchanting, magical atmosphere created by the rows of hanging lights inside. Some unexpected things provide the photographer with the most fun.

Panasonic GM-1, ISO 400, f3.5, 1/60 sec.

IOI City Mall, Putrajaya - Part 16

Create: 01/17/2017 - 18:28
IOI City Mall, Putrajaya - Part 16

It may not be the best place to shoot from as some skaters tend to come near to grab the rail. If you are unlucky, one of those hand-holding couples will block most of your view.

If you attained a fast enough shutter speed, you can capture any unexpected subject. Don't forget that relative speed is exaggerated when a subject is too close and thereby is harder to freeze or to capture without motion blur.

IOI City Mall, Putrajaya - Part 14

Create: 01/12/2017 - 17:43
IOI City Mall, Putrajaya - Part 14

I went to the higher floor on IOI City Mall where all those so-called IT lifestyle stores are located. Wanted to get a SD card reader for my iPad 2. I had one but misplaced it. Went back to the ground floor for Apple Machines. The floor staff don't seem to know their own stock situation and rummaged the rack helplessly, I told them specifically that is is for an older iPad 2, they dont listen and wasted time hunting down a device with a newer and incompatible lightning pod (for RM 133).