• Ass-es, every where.

    Last week when I was driving around for the errands in Puchong, I encountered at least twice in a day with some mad drivers on the road.  Many of them unable to keep to their respective lane while driving, and do you know why? I think if the drivers were sleepy, it is understood, as the life is hard.  So you may get tired. Well, the drivers were on the phone, either talking without the handsfree, or simply manoeuvre the online maps for direction, or worst of all, replying text messages. So an auntie driver let her car came close, really close to our DS5, and almost hit the car,…

  • Easy, Take It Easy

    I spent the Easter Sunday with the twins in Port Dickson, witnessing some breathtaking sunset in the evening before I began my journey back to the sub-urban, urban life. Since I have purchased the Leica, I love to start walking in the areas I will be at.  I spent time in Hong Kong streets, Bali tourists as well as non-tourist spots, the beautiful Rome streets, and breathtaking Vatican City, Sydney and the Blue Mountain, Jakarta streets, and Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka streets, shrines, temples, people on the streets, and I guess the journey to photograph the great things will continue.  I especially love taking pictures in places like Kampar, Slim…

  • It’s good to be still alive

    Last Friday, I accidentally dropped a metal furniture on my right toe. The pain was severe, I sought medical help, treated with some pain killer.  I went home and then to work without able to control the pain, was really bad. Fast forward to 6 days later, I could feel slight pain, but I think the toe is slowly recovering.  I missed my routine exercise, but what the heck, I could still do exercise that does not require my toe to be involved. On the toe accident, I just want to reflect a moment in my life how I could possibly loose my life, just like how a metal furniture…

  • HomePod

    I love music. Retna and I share about the same taste in music.  Not that all the genre we could listen together, but we have some common artists we listen together on regular basis. I also have music I listen to with our kids. When AirPlay first arrived on the iOS, we opted for KLIPSCH KMC 3, which is a portable speaker, with super great sub woofer, which we played it outdoor a lot when washing the cars.  We then placed it inside the living room, for anyone to enjoy the great sound of music. Later through a trip to Taipei, we discovered Bangs and Olufsen, which was installed inside…

  • Weekend, Water

    So last weekend, 500,000 household and commercial units experienced long water disruption, from March 6 to March 11, and some until today, still no water. Instead of thinking about water disruption, we have gone to learn some free hand sketch at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, a workshop organised by the museum.  Then, since we could not cook at home, we had lunch at the restaurant, which to be honest, while the service sucks, the food is great. We visited the curated exhibition on “Syria, Yemen, Iraq: The Risk of Forever Being Lost”.  A great idea which the museum collaborated with International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).  Just few things which…

  • What we do when we are having meals with kids

    Recently I observed (not that I did not in the past), often when family is having a meal together, no one is on the table with each other, but on the phones, without someone, something else. Few months back we went to an Italian restaurant for dinner, the place was fully booked.  So can expect over capacity.  When we were there, I noticed most families and couples were not talking to each other, but spending time on the phones.  I could spy, Instagram, WeChat, WhatsApp etc. Since that time, our twins did not have a phone (yes, we recently added the phones into their lives), so they were busy talking…

  • Night, Puchong

    After dinner, while waiting for Inez from her ballet class, I walked about, with my Leica.  Just to put what I have learn from sifus such as Mathias Heng, Fulvio Bugani and Izwan Ismail into practice. I have taken pictures of the same place before, but that time I was experimenting the Leica. This time, I came with some ideas of what I wanted to capture.  Love the results. I edited the pictures a bit using the Lightroom on my iPad Pro. I think it is great to view Puchong at night, from different perspective. When it comes to Puchong, often many would think of it as messy, jam, food…

  • Walking with Leica at night in Bandar Puchong Jaya.

    Our dear daughter has the ballet class at night, for an hour of waiting, instead of like most of the parents would do – waiting at the cafe or the ballet school with their phones, I chose to walk about, to digest the dinner I just had with Inez.  Better still, I brought the Leica along, as well as Fleet Foxes, streamed wirelessly on the bluetooth earphones. I talked to the helper at the food trucks before taking these pictures, as I think street photography should be given utmost care in terms of people privacy.  No one should be photographed without knowing that they are. I walked to the food…