Monday, July 19, 2010
I recently did food photography for a client (also a good friend - JJ). They sell frozen food – for export market too.
The company is aggressively trying to penetrate international market. They even participate in food conferences and exhibition – international.
The latest one was in New York.
I was commissioned to photograph their products.
So urgent, I even brought my photography work to Kuantan during my weekly business trip and work really late at home.
I ws quite happy with the results – so was my client.
These are some of the them:
Puasa month is just around the corner.
My friends are planning to get away – perhaps Penang – for a makan trip before we are going to starve for the whole month.
Last year, I ordered room service for sahur.
This was how they served it.
I like it.
Some fruits, nice chicken soup and various lauk pauk in the mangkuk tingkat.
That reminds me - we call mangkuk tingkat - tenong - in Terengganu speak.
Since the Japanese tenant has gone back to Japan, I have to look for another tenant – got it – secured another 2 years of tenancy.
I decided to give the place a new coat of paint and refresh the look for the new occupants. A young couple, husband and wife. Both are teachers working for an international school nearby.
I have met them and they are very nice people.
I have been very lucky with tenants. All of them have been very good tenants. Perhaps I have been a good landlord too... hehe
I don’t like their choice of bedroom color though…..
It’s a bit messy but I know for sire its going to be NICE.
It has been a long 3 months.
I have been busy with a lot of things.
That explains the long silence.
A lot has happened. Good, bad and sad.
I guess that is life. We all have go though it, and learn from it.
I take all of them (good, bad and sad) positively.
It keeps me close to the ground and I think it makes me a better person.
And most of all it makes me closer to God.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
In the background is Lapangan Terbang Sultan Sultan Mahmud – Sultan Mahmud Airport, Kuala Terengganu.
It looks really good from afar.
But don’t let that fool you. I have not seen a new aiport (or old ones for that matter) badly designed and possibly cost too much for the quality delivered.
This is quite typical government contract and it happens regularly – I wonder why…
Late delivery pulak tu. The VO… I just don’t want to get there – coz I don’t know.
Since i am from Terengganu, I do feel sad about such things.
My friend, SR, an art collector.
His family recently organized khatam Quran for her little daughter. She is still in primary school.
For a khatam Quran, the event was quite elaborate.
SR commissioned me to be the official photographer. I had my nephew to assist with his Canon gears. It was great.
It took me quite a while to deliver the hard copy to the family – a series of albums.
They look like this.
I sent the invoice to SR. He was so happy with my work, he added RM500 as bonus. That made my day. Apparently the family love the albums and the photos.
I am happy.
And this how the albums were delivered.
Friday, July 09, 2010
Since good Nasi Dagang is kinda hard to come by, for years I have been going to this place in my previous neighborhood for the best porridge in the world.
I can eat the porridge every morning, every morning – as Joey Tribiani would have put it.
I normally just go ans sit on my fav table facing the road, on the pavement. Uncle / Auntie will serve me the porridge. I don't have to ask. They know what I want, all the time.
a team - always
Unfortunately, one day a couple of months ago when I had this crave for auntie and uncle’s chicken porridge, I was told they have already retired. But I just saw them a couple of weeks before that.
I was quite sad, and upset (of course! It was almost my daily staple) because since then I have not found the replacement. Trust me I have tried a few but it just not palatable.
uncle is showing me the secret of his delicious porridge
say NO to MSG
say YES to corn on a cob
Do you know any good porridge place worth trying?