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
dawnfor the earthquake victims of Haiti and Chile as generous donations pour in from all over
the worldto help rebuild their lives.
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
I had this idea that’s floated in my head for several weeks now and it wasn’t until earlier this evening did I get the opportunity to execute it. There are dishes I particularly liked of Excapade Sushi for this project, the focus was “Chefs at work from the perspective of the sushi train” and in Seria, of the two, Kaizen is the only candidate where the chefs take center stage. So I brought the Canon PowerShot G11 along with the intention of it making a video while the sushi train makes a round trip around the kitchen. I also intended for the camera to return to its owner.
Here's a photo of the kitchenette where delicious sushi rolls and drinks are prepared. Also shown is the sushi train that ferries popular sushi dishes around including one item Canon Powershot G11.
No sooner had the G11 returned from its maiden voyage much to the amusement of diners our order came and it was time to enjoy dinner like the way the restaurant would have wanted us to.
Ogonori seaweed: A light and delicate seaweed, ogonori is sold preserved in salt and refrigerated. This seaweed is only ever eaten cold, either as a salad vegetable, or served with sashimi.
One of my wife's favourites: Steamed Salmon Fish Head a delicacy for many. Click on photo to read comments from friends on Facebook who also love this dish.
In an effort to reduce beef consumption, I ordered a grilled salmon zen which comes with fragrant garlic rice, Miso soup, pickles and salad as seen here.