The Oil Town’s Hot Stuff: Soi Heng Sambal Fried Kway Teow

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.

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Majestic Sunrise: The Perks of Getting Up Early

I’m an early riser. It happens when people you live with get up for work and school. Like any other morning, I walk into the busy kitchen to see the kids having their breakfast and my domestic helper preparing breakfast for the rest of us. Today, unlike most recent mornings, the scene outside the kitchen window stopped me in my track. I ran into the studio, grabbed the 5D Mark II + EF 100-400mm, headed out to the kitchen balcony just in time to capture the sun rising above the silhouetted landscape. The last similar sunrise I captured ended up as an auction piece for a Haiti & Chile Earthquake Fundraiser (see second photo).

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A theme appropriately selected by Liesbeth for the auction, this sunrise piece represents the new
for the earthquake victims of Haiti and Chile as generous donations pour in from all over
the world
to help rebuild their lives.

© Jan Shim Photography

Sublime Easter Afternoon at Anduki Jubilee Recreational Park

When I brought the PowerShot G11 along with me today, I had only expected to take pictures of our lunch at our favourite coffee shop in Sungai Liang. Unfortunately the anticipation of what each of us were going to order quickly came to a halt when we noticed the CLOSED sign on their door. We had previously eaten here around the same time but for some reason they closed early today and I don’t believe it had anything to do with the Easter weekend. We had no other choice but to head to the next familiar place in the area — KFC @ SPARK! On our way home, I turned into the Anduki Jubilee Recreation Park to see if there was anything happening at this popular weekend BBQ place. Except for a light drizzle these two elderly folks were undeterred by the overcast weather. I stopped by the side of the road, walked up to a vantage point for this shot.

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Two elderly men enjoying a relaxing afternoon by the pond with their fishing gear at the Anduki Recreational Park in Seria. PHOTO: Canon PowerShot G11

The Anduki park playground where the pond was once a windsurfing hotspot now an eerie calm.

Oblivious of my presence, I inched my way forward to get a closer view and waited for conversation moment.