A little bit of everything through the lens.

Kiddos Photos Encore (7)

Saturday, December 11, 2010 by , under ,

Remember those adorable kiddos from "Kiddos + Chocolate = Happy Mess!"? Well, I took some more photos of them last weekend. It was a blast to capture playful moments of these loving brother and sister.

All these photos were captured with my brand spanking new 5D Mark II, I just love this new camera!






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5DII, Really?! (13)

Sunday, November 07, 2010 by , under , ,

I pinched myself, not to verify if I'm dreaming but to verify if I have lost my senses. Yup, I bought THE Canon 5D Mark II. Finally bit the bullet and went for it.

Will it help me take wonderful photos? It better be, for the amount of the money I spent on it, it should give me a nice massage too!

Canon 5D Mark II

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Lotus Exige, Yet Again! (4)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 by , under ,

The same Lotus Exige as featured in "2 Guys 1 Car 1600 Miles", roughly a year later with some minor face lifts. And I have yet to own one, maybe, just maybe... Ah!!! Who am I kidding? Life goes on anyway.

Lotus Exige

Lotus Exige

Lotus Exige

Free time, where art thou?

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Kiddos + Chocolate = Happy Mess! (18)

Thursday, September 02, 2010 by , under ,

Photographed these adorable kiddos a few months ago at a birthday party.

Sweet Smile

Be Scare!!!

Chocolate Monster

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Wild Flower Photos?! About Time!!! (11)

Tuesday, August 03, 2010 by , under ,

The wild flowers in Texas were long gone and I have yet to post the photos I captured months ago. I think I should post it before the next wild flowers season...

Yellow Wild Flower
"Yellow wild flower" is all I know about these flowers.

Wild Flower & Dog
That's "Guts", our friends' dog.

Texas Blue Bonnet
Texas State Flower, Blue Bonnet.

Wild Flower Field
I wonder which is the dominant wild flower color this year? Yellow maybe?

Hard at Work
Hard at work.
What do you think? Better than last year wild flower photos?

Apologies to all my blogger friends, I know I haven't checked out your blog for a while, I should and I will, soon, I hope...

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Koci (11)

Friday, June 11, 2010 by , under ,

Another wonderful Malaysia delicacy whipped out by wifey last weekend.

Kuih Koci
Kuih Koci, glutinous rice flour filled with a sweet shredded coconut - simply fantastic!

Blogging has been relegated to a non-priority task in my weekly schedule these days, buried under tons of other unfinished tasks and projects. Wouldn't it be nice if I don't need sleep to function.

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Recharging... (10)

Thursday, April 22, 2010 by , under

At 2, little Ben's few simple responsibilities are to eat, poop, play, and sleep. Calling it responsibilities might actually sounds a little exaggerated, it's more like a routine - I'm envious!

Yet I remember how badly I want to be a grown up when I was kid. All because grown ups get to do cool things, they get to decide what they want to do, they can eat whatever they want, they can drive, and they have money!!!

Now that I have experienced grown up life for the past...well...many many years, I want to be a kid again, I want that carefree and blissful life! And with a few drop of tear down the chubby cheek, all faults can be and will be forgiven. Such trick will never works as an adult, especially when you're a man.

Little Ben napping recharging, so he can wreak havoc again when he wakes up.

For those new to my blog, little Ben is the kid of our close friends here, who's frequently featured on my blog HERE and HERE.

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6:31AM Spring Time Houston (8)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 by , under ,

Houston Morning
Taken on the way to work. Color like this occur mostly during Spring or Fall when the temperature is cool, I think.
Probably a dumb thing to do while driving, so, don't try this at home, kids!

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Playing With Lights (11)

Monday, April 05, 2010 by , under

Photography is in fact light capture. Something I've been trying to learn in the past two and half years. So many things to learn, so little time...

Pooh sitting there, unwillingly, while I snap away.

Unwilling Pooh
My "simple" lighting setup, that's all I can get with my limited budget. Talking about that, I'm accepting donation for a new generous!

Note to self - Master flash(E-TTL) on camera with GF diffuser pointing up, flash on left(remotely triggered, group B), flash on right(remotely triggered, group C).

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Consumed - Promptly (11)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 by , under ,

Orange Agar-Agar(Jello) - seen on somebody's blog. Wifey tried and succeed.

Promptly consumed approximately 5 mins after I took this shot - just can't resist!

Orange Orange Jello
Photography note to self - Tripod mounted camera with external flash(pointed up with diffuser) for fill light, sun light from left, remotely triggered flash on the right pointed up, reflector above subject to cast light onto orange cap and to eliminate harsh shadow.

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Cards from Across the Pond... (9)

Thursday, March 18, 2010 by , under

Without a doubt, internet has brought us many ways to communicate, make it much easier too!

It is also the internet(plus a little bit of laziness of course) that has eliminate many traditional form of communication such as letters and cards, well, for me at least.

I admit, I have substitute letters and cards with emails, ecards, and now facebook messages. Yes, I'm that lazy...

Still, I'm very excited whenever I found a personal card in the pile of junk mail I received daily. Especially when the thoughtful cards are from thousands of miles away...across the Pacific pond...

Christmas Card 2009
This was last year Christmas greeting from our best friend, Yin Yin & Annie.

Christmas Card 2009
A greeting from a good old friend, H.C., whom I have known since college.

Chinese New Year Card
Here's one from Felvinc, a nice blogger and an amazing baker.

Chinese New Year Card
She even include a drawing from her son.

Chinese New Year Card
And one from Summer, another nice blogger, a student and a great writer.

Yin Yin, Anie, H.C., Felvinc, & Summer, thank you! We really appreciate the thoughts and the efforts in sending these wonderful cards to us!

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Where Has All the Time Gone??? (10)

Monday, March 08, 2010 by , under

What?! It's March already?! It felt like we just celebrated new year just yesterday!

So what have I been up to other than, well, not updating my blog. Let's see...

Trooper Gotta Work!
I was working mostly. Work is good...I'm not complaining.

When I'm not working I was doing post processing work on A.S. & Sandy's wedding photos I took back in December last year. Yup, last year, procrastinate I will. Took 1600 photos that day, deleted about 700 "bad" photos and took me 3 weeks to post process all 900 plus of them. Fortunately A.S. & Sandy are very very understanding.

Chinese New Year
And then there was Chinese New Year. Friends + foods + celebration = joy.

Oh, we did "Lo Sang"(Yusheng) on the 7th day of Chinese New Year too! Nicely prepared by Faye, vegetarian style! And we have a very special guest that day, my cousin, all the way from Malaysia. It was awesome!

That's about sums it up. Spring is almost here, hopefully I will have more photos to share soon...

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Ready For CNY? (17)

Friday, January 22, 2010 by , under

CNY (Chinese New Year a.k.a Lunar New Year) is getting close. For those of us living in a country where CNY is not that big of a deal, certain food is a good reminder of such great day. Food like...

Kuih Kapit
These Kuih Kapit for instance. Bravo to the girls for enduring the frigid weather to make this!

Pineapple Tart Cookies
Faye's specialty, pineapple cookies, a family's recipe too! My photo just don't do justice for this yummy cookies.

Rumor has it, the girls are gathering to make some more CNY delicacy this weekend. Oh yeah!

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Frosty Washington DC (14)

Friday, January 15, 2010 by , under

Friend: Why haven't you posted your DC trip photos?
Me: Errr...
Friend: Lazy or busy?
Me: ...

Well, here it long last...

Reflection Pond
#1 - Frigid temperature, gloomy sky, not a good day to tour Washington, DC. Overcast was so low, we can't even see the top of the Washington Monument from Lincoln Memorial.

Lincoln Memorial
#2 - The MAN!

Snow in DC
#3 - Definitely sub-zero temperature here.

Korean War Veteran Memorial
#4 - Korean War Veteran Memorial.

Potomac River
#5 - Potomac River is beyond these trees.

Washington Monument
#6 - Washington Monument.

#7 - The dome inside Capitol Hill.

Capitol Hill
#8 - And the dome from the outside.

#9 - Hehehe...

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