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Morning Rays Through Seria Mee Stall Skylight Window

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Rays of Light Pierce Food Court Windows

On a typical Friday morning, my wife and I would stop by the Seria open market for our weekly grocery shopping before she starts her day at the office. Breakfast usually follows at one of two of our regular haunt: Nam Wah or Soi Heng restaurant — it’s all fairly predictable. On this day, however, we decided to patronize the Seria food court for a change. Waiting for my noodles to be served, I looked around and saw this beautiful moment — quickly captured with the only camera I had with me, my trusty Samsung Galaxy S3 that just recently had its screen replaced. The phone gets to live another day until the day I make up my mind to have it replaced — possibly with a Note 5.

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Enchanted Sungai Liang Forest

On days when I am not sweating buckets at badminton, I’m doing the same here inside the humid Sungai Liang forest reserve, though not nearly as much. The club where I play is a 10 minutes drive while the green outdoors sets me back 20-25 minutes depending on traffic — I once considered driving half an hour to spend another half an hour in the forest a silly thing to do. This photo, captured with the Galaxy S3, is the beginning of a rather steep climb that pumps the heart good by the time you get up there. Make this spot the beginning of the trek and the journey gets easier as you finish on concrete steps rather than the other way round.

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