Wednesday, September 30, 2009

That Vintage Dress

There was this mental picture, that she was walking barefooted on the rail track near the train station. Working towards this imagination, I drove MK to a small kampung beside KTM station. We saw the notice board saying OFFLIMIT TO OUTSIDERS. OK, so we just settled down outside, and do a simple photo shoot there.

Disappointment, disappointment... This time, I do not see many photos that I truly like, I couldn't see many nice ones too.

View On Black, the above photo.

Nevertheless, click below to see the slideshow of this set, That Vintage Dress feat. MK.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Pang sisters in Singapore, Episode 2

2nd time, in the same year. Although just a short weekend, this time we went to tourist attractions that they missed the last time. Oh shit, I shouldn't had suggested East Coast Park!

Bobo aka Junny aka Jun Hui, so many nicks... She went through so much troubles to help me get my new(old) Zuiko 28mm f2 lens back from Japan, such as, went to bank in money for her mentor in the rain, on a bicycle. Well, of course with a treat to thank her (and her sisters... T_T).

Clarke Quay, Chinatown, Orchard, so many touristic places that they had never been to the last time.

Picture above was taken by Bobo aka Junny aka Jun Hui in Chinatown. Talented. Ailin rushed back to office for work, oh so damn busy her job. Pity.

We finished the last few instax films inside Ivy's instax 200 after such a long time.

Finally, not forgetting to wish Pandalin... a very happy birthday!

Update: I got the film!!! My first ever slide film! Can't wait to get it scanned!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Hong Kong: Of Heritage and City (2)

A rainy Central, I forgot, whether it was a night after 9th Level Typhoon, the 莫拉菲颱風. Never mind the details, I slept soundly despite the typhoon and heavy rain hitting the rooftop and water leaking into Jason's guest room.

Saw the exact news report on the TV that morning. Really funny to see people really almost got blown away, I never know wind can be so strong. So, it's a good practice to go out with an umbrella.

Still drizzling, we arrived at the Central at exactly 9am, and waited 1 hour+ for Mr Jevon who overslept. So proceed on for "Yum Cha"! Dim Sum and Chinese Tea and HK culture! Yeah, the authentic HK Yum Cha place in Central of HK, the 蓮香樓. Finding a table to let all of us sit down was hard, but luckily we found a table with capacity high enough for us and we shared the table with a couple. 搭台 or table sharing is very very common in HK.

Experience the 'way of Dim Sum': 0, take a seat with other customers, 1, rush out when you see the dimsum trolley, push away the other people who are most likely there before you, and 3, "one Char Siew Pau, one Loh Mai Gai please!".

The rain still did not stop yet. We went on for some shopping in our favourite Swedish H&M, before continuing to the longest escalator system of the world, Central-Mid-Levels Escalators(中環至半山自動扶梯).

Continue on, to Hollywood Avenue(or street?) and Lan Kwai Fong in daylight. Central is definitely one of the most interesting place of Hong Kong. There is a temple, small but the presence is significance enough amidst this forest of steels and cement.

Thousands of burning spiraling incense is perhaps the most unique sight of 文武廟(Man Mo Temple).

There after, we had a light meal in one of the Char Can Teng (茶餐廳), just beside the famous 九記 which was closed on Sundays.

The 2 dollar tram "Ding Ding" was cheap and enjoyable. We sat in the tram all the way to Patterson avenue, the most crowded corner of HK but it was not so bad when I was there.

Then, we caught up with the ferry (the ferry fare was cheap as well, just had to tap it with Octopus card) and rushed across the sea from HK island to Kowloon Tsim Tsa Tsui to catch up with the most unique scene of HK, the HK night scene and the symphony of light!

Thursday, September 3, 2009