Tuesday, July 2, 2013

the colourful taiwan cuisine part 1

Taiwan had been my fave vacation location for the past few years. It's a place with lots of interesting food outlets. From the super value street food to the super good service posh restaurant.

Posh Restaurant
Wang Steak famous for their good service.

Wang Steak, voted the most want-to-join company by the Uni grads in Taiwan for the last 2 years. Their ability to SOP good food and good service, puts them in the top of the F&B industry in Taiwan.


Street Food

Of course when we talk about food in Taiwan, street food always comes to the top of mind.
From the oyster mee sua to huge fried chicken, there are just so many choices. Do look out for new food stalls on the streets too.

The grilled juicy scallops i tried is really good. You may be thinking, "i tried in some similar grilled scallop in Singapore, and it's really CMI." But well it's just taste different in taiwan.




With so much food choice in Taiwan, it's always advisable to travel in a group to share food. Don't really want to K.O. after 2 dishes ya.




Monday, April 1, 2013

While we are still sleeping

Ever wonder what time did the hawker stalls owners starts to prepare their food, in order to be on time for the morning rush.

It's a trade that may fail to exists in the future, due to long hours and low pay.

So I visited BoonKeng market during a cool friday morning before sunrise. 

And as expected many hardworking hawker stalls owners are already busy preparing their food stuff. From sorting the raw vegetables to filling the paste onto the healthy YongTauHu.

I walk past a vegetable stall and start to take some shots with the cat looking at the stall owner working. A few shutter clicks off, and the cat turned and look at me as if posing for me in front of the stall.





I continue to walk to the cooked food market, in search of good food photo. 

Then a lady chef caught my eyes. Her focus and skilfulness in her work tells me that her siewmai is simply great.

Chatted with her for a while, she told me that she would prefer to have a cert so that she can work in the hotels. But somehow i guess she is a lot more skilful than chef in Tim Sum chain of restaurants.

It's contradicting to see lots of people unwilling to pay more for a bowl of good food, but are willing to fork out 10 times more to dine at Tim Sum chain.




Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Food photos with eosM

Taken some food photos for Harvest Catering for their CNY promotions.

Below are some of them, all taken with eosM.

You can visit Harvest Catering Website, if you are interested with their CNY promo.





Monday, December 3, 2012

Getting LOMO with EOS M

Have been playing a lot with my EOS M. Being so small, i can always carry it out with me or in my big side pocket.

Recently i took out my old toys for my DSLR to mount onto the EOS M.



The Diana F+ Lens Adaptor - Canon Mount (you can get one here). I mount it with the 75mm and Super wide angle lens. Its fun to try all that out the old toys for that lomo feel.


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

More shots from the EOS M

Went to the airport yesterday to pick up my wife.

So i make use of the extra time I have to explore my EOS M.

While i Wait - Moving...

E shot is created with the use of HDR mode in the Camera. Yes, this is not a HDR photo. But i make use of the 3 shots taken in the auto mode to create the moving feel of the luggage. :)

While I wait - our different wait

While i Wait - Hope




Saturday, October 27, 2012

EOS M user hands on experience.

I finally get hold of the Brand New EOS M camera 2 days ago, and would like to share some user experience on it.

The New EOS M camera is the first mirrorless interchangeable lens camera that Canon release. It has an APSC size sensor and its small enough to pocketed with the pancake lens on.


Its looks small, but have the solid and heavy feel when i handle it.


Below are some photos of the size comparison.

EOS M vs Small Compact camera.

EOS M vs Fuji X100 

 The Auto-Focus is quite fast, quiet and accurate to me. Of course it may fish a little in poor light condition. The general feel is quite good. Maybe i had achieve a high tolerance level after using DP1 and X100. The Manual Focus is done electronically, by turning the focus ring. Its quite fast, almost like turning the mechanical focus ring.


The indoor focusing test

 I tried shooting with multiple shoot mode, and with a Class 10 SD card to test out the buffer speed. It manage to shoot continuously for about 100 Large Jpeg shots before it shows a little sign of overloading. And its ready to reshoot again in less than half a sec after releasing the shutter button. I stopped slightly after 100 shots as I dont think i will machine gun the shoots away for so many shots. 


The Buffer test.




 Below are some of my test shot this morning.




One thing i dont really like about the camera is that the touch screen shutter cannot be locked. Thus just 2 touch could have activated the shutter.

 Overall its an interesting camera to play with. Its small and portable to be the spare camera during jobs, for daily carry around use and travel use.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Travel Street Photography - Singapore

Most people will find travel shots must and should be taken overseas, but hey wait a minute. Millions of people does pay a lot and fly over 12 hours to visit our Little Red Dot. The Island in the far east. So that does made my home Singapore, a special place. Just look around and we will find it special. :)
Singapore Often gives us great sky. As long as we are willing to appreciate.
A Old VS New, what catches me is that even the old auntie chooses the new bakery.
While we are traveling. Most of us are occupied with our mobile phones while we travel, eat, walk and maybe work :)