A New Watermark


How's my watermark?

People around will me know that I like taking pictures. Before I got my first DSLR on 6th August 2011 (yeah, I'm good at dates, well, kinda).. I've like to take pictures using the family's compact camera. 

Back in the early days of youth, we've always had this crazy birthday celebrations and events for YPF so I'd be on my paparazzi mode. Among all the youths in church, I've got one of the widest collection of photos of everyone. Really funny ones too. 

I learnt that I really like taking candids. I think an image that was taken candid tells more story than an image that is planned and perfected. You see, that is why I love snapping away when people do not notice - you catch their natural expression. 

So, I hope that this year I'll take more photos of people around me, especially since I now carry a mirrorless camera, there's less weight so I can bring it wherever I go. 

:)

Till then. 

Food: Sausage and Ribs Shack @ Taman Midah (non-halal)

Those of you staying in Cheras and have school-going children will probably know Taman Midah has a Tesco Extra, MyORTHO footcare specialist and a good and reputable tuition centre, Pusat Tuisyen Universal. Now, this, perhaps you did not know - there's a new eatery in Midah: Sausage and Ribs Shack, located at the same row with Pusat Tuisyen Universal. 

It was open a few months ago and I've heard how good it was. For a few Saturdays, I've went there but it's always fully booked :O BUT! Today I just went there for dinner (suddenly I'm such an efficient blogger, eh?) and was fortunate enough that there was a table that was booked but it was free for about an hour or so.. :D So we got ourselves a table. Phew. 


Menu





There's a very homey-feel to this place. Very cozy environment and it's squeaky clean. Oh yes, did I mention you'd have to leave your shoes/slippers a a shelf provided and go barefoot here? I guess that made me feel even more at home. :P



Fruit-infused tea (Mango Magic), RM4. 

The fruit-infused tea are hot drinks but you can request for cold if you like. I'm glad that the tea was really chilled, not lukewarm. Thumbs up for that :D At some other restaurants, when I ask them to serve cold tea, they served me a lukewarm tea. Yuck.



Homemade sausage platter (350g mix), RM29

The assorted sausages were juicy and tasty. Eat without the sauce provided if you wish :) My sister, who's not really fond of sausages like those sausages very much. So you could tell how good they were.



Honey glazed BBQ Iberico pork ribs with mashed potatoes, RM60

Initially we wanted to get the Belgium pork ribs but today they had the Iberico pork ribs (seasonal) and recommended that. The Iberico pork ribs were really tasty with the sweet aroma of honey. The meat was really tender. For RM60, it's reasonably priced and it was good. 



Chicken and mushroom pie with salad, RM10

Hot! It took some time to wait for this pie (they already inform us the waiting time beforehand, so it's cool) but I really like this pie although I don't really find anything special about it. I like the taste and how puffy the pie was.. I'm just a sucker for pies. :P



Thin crust pizza with beef and pepperoni, RM20 



Just to give you an idea how thin the crust was. Simple and good!



New Zealand Natural ice creams at RM5 per scoop. Not too bad but we were too full to get any.


Throughout our dinner, there were a few other customers that came in and wanted to dine-in but unfortunately the place was full due to the limited space. But this just shows how good the business is as it attracted many people, myself included :P

If you'd like to patron Sausage and Ribs Shack, I highly recommend you to call and place a reservation to avoid disappointment because the place is usually full as it is usually only open during weekends.




Overall, it's a nice place with good food. :D I don't mind coming here again and grab some pie or sausage. Oh by the way, Sausage and Ribs Shack serves breakfast sets. So if you those living nearby and you find yourself really bored with the usual breakfast, perhaps a visit to this place will be a good change. 

:)



Detektif Conan? Yes, please.

So yesterday, I went to collect prize with HF from Yahoo only to find out that the office was just opposite Ikea. LOL. It was funny because we waze our way there but didn't know it was right smack opposite Ikea and it was connected to eCurve and all. 


Wholesome collection of the series in Popular @ Ikano Power Centre

I still got about RM150 BB1M voucher and I already decided that I want to spend RM50 on Detektif Conan comics. Yes, I'm a child like that :D I've read Detektif Conan since I was in primary school.

I was really, really happy because it's so difficult to find Detektif Conan comic nowadays. I used to buy them at 7-Eleven but I can't find them anymore. The Popular I usually go to has limited volumes. I was surprised to see that Popular @ IPC has the full collection from #1 up till the latest #78. 


So anyway, I got all these for myself for less than RM4. Thanks Ah Jib Gor :D


I Jumped!


For those of you who didn't know.. I've switched from a Nikon D7000 to an Olympus OM-D EM-5 for about three months now :) I was a little sad because right after I bought it (secondhand, no I don't have the money to buy new stuffs :P) the price dropped (quite tremendously) because OM-D EM-10 was out.. Darn.  

Anyhows, the weight on my shoulders have been lifted up (literally :P) because the OM-D EM-5 is extremely light and small compared to the heavy DSLR I used to have. The truth is.. I'd be lying if I say I do not miss my Nikon simply because I'm still not very used to this camera (yet) and I'm still exploring.. However, a few things that I like about the OM-D EM-5 besides the portability, includes: the look (retro, yo) and the super fast AF speed. 

But anyhows, I bought a 17mm F1.8 lens lately and it's the main lens I'm using now coz it's a super light combo.. :D I haven't got the opportunity to really use this combo on the streets, sadly. 

Anywayyyy, I'm on my semester break nao. YAY ME. It's not for long but I think I'll enjoy every bit of it while I can now because.. I'm gonna start my internship soon *jeng jeng jeng*... as I'll be starting my Year 3 in the next semester.

Gonna grab some books and read now ;) 

Till then.



Spring


Life is like desserts. It's usually sweet and nice but when you have too much of it, you get jelak. LOL. Sorry I was trying to get philosophical.


How's my pictures lately btw? Haven't been playing with my not-so-new camera that much. Will blog about my experience with it sooooon. And probably and update about Moto G as well since I've been using it for awhile now.

Till then!



Dry Up



Sorry for the lack of updates. I'll be back soon with more updates and hopefully I can polish up my writing. Haven't been putting much thoughts into writing.

Tomorrow's the 8th of April which means it's been one month since MH370's disappearance. Not sure how I feel about it now.

Anyhow, I really cannot wait for semester break (that's what I always say isn't it?). Hey it's Week 13, I'm 14 days away from finals and I haven't even start my revision. Panic button is nowhere to be seen.. I still need to worry about one more production, two more assignments and presentations.

I've come to a point where I'm quite tired of studying. No, actually not really. I'm tired of routines and I'm not the only one. It's this Year 2 syndrome. I really cannot imagine myself working in next few years. It's not too far away. I don't think I will survive, lol. Kay.. it's not funny.

Back to assignments now.

Till then.