Today, Eric, the owner of Mr Baker’s Bakeshop, came to town while making several deliveries in the Belait District. One such delivery, an earlier drop off was their signature fresh fruit vanilla cake to Gavin in Lumut before our meet up at legendary Soi Heng coffee shop. Naturally as host, I recommended their famous sambal fried kway teow, took a photo of on the Samsung Galaxy S III, applied tiny amount of editing using Samsung’s own photo editor before posting it on Twitter. The rest of the morning is, as they say, history.
Saturday mornings are sacred. I try not to schedule or accept assignments on weekends so I get to spend the morning dropping off Jamie and Jewel at school before our weekly shopping at the Seria tamu fresh market. On rare occasions when work beckons rather unavoidably, I get pretty upset about missing the one day of the week I get to do things together with my wife not forgetting to mention also, missing my weekly workout with my badminton buddies.
There are basically only 3 places where we have our breakfast on Saturdays: Nam Wah, Soi Heng for their Sambal Fried Kway Teow or the old wet market where I have heavenly Teochew fried noodles. On Sundays, breakfast with the kids include Universal Cafe (also in Seria) for their one-of-a-kind signature Cheezy French Toast.
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You may not realize just how incredibly hot, humid and cramped these kitchens can be and the best vantage point can often be difficult and inconvenient. Getting close to my subjects means putting the camera at some degree of risks. To accomplish this (as James Wong asked earlier), I had the camera body mounted on a heavy duty ball head which is secured to a monopod. Add a remote shutter release cable to complete the assembly. I imagine this is quite handy for war photographers too although I’ve never actually seen their setup.