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52 Breakfasts: #21

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Beware. Hit and run (and lousy) post.

52 Breakfasts #21: Banana and cinammon on flatbread

(Am demotivated. Hitting the photographer’s block…)

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May 30, 2010 at 9:19 pm

Portraits: A&K

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A&K were here for a holiday and decided that they would take a day off from all those sightseeing and get some portraits done. I was more than happy to do so for them. Afterall, I’ve known A for more than 15 years (17, to be precise!). And what could be better than to do a portrait shoot with her and her hubby to be?

It would have been great to include some really Japanese background (e.g. famous tourist spot) but it was the Golden Week in Japan when they were visiting. And believe me, any Japanese would have told you to avoid sightseeing spots simply cos it would all be so fully packed with people.

I don’t remember whether A suggested it or did I give her the idea, but we both liked the idea of having the photos done in a park with lots of nature. And so I suggested the Expo Commemoration Park.

When we arrived at the monorail station near the park, there were so many kids in their school uniform (probably some kinda field trip). We both went: “oh no! The park’s gonna be filled with kids!” Surprisingly, the park was exceptionally quiet, with very few people.

I’ve been to the park several times already and this was the first time it was this quiet. It was pure bliss – to be away from all those city noises and people, and to be surrounded by nature and good company.

Anyway, here’s some of the pics from the day:

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May 25, 2010 at 10:28 am

52 Breakfasts: #20

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Two posts in a row! Am I on a roll? Not really. It’s more of I know I won’t be able to take any photos coming Saturday, and definitely too risky to try and do so on a weekday, so I better do it today instead. :p (My 52 Breakfasts project is based on a Sun – Sat week)

Anyway, today we have Nattō!

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May 23, 2010 at 1:48 pm

52 Breakfasts: #19

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I’ve been just so busy lately that to be frank, I’m demotivated to continue with the 52 Breakfasts project. But yet, I can’t help but see that it is the 52 Breakfasts project that makes sure I practice my conceptualizing skills and take out that camera at least once a week to shoot. So yes, I will still continue with it (for now! :p).

Anyway, today I have for you yet another salad. Black bean, cherry tomatoes, baby leaves, mushrooms, garlic and cheese salad! If I had to give it a name, I guess it’d be Black bean salad just cos the black beans look so outstandingly handsome in it.

So here: Snapping Dream’s Black Bean Salad

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May 22, 2010 at 8:05 pm

52 Breakfasts: #18

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Hit and run post! A bit too saturated and a bit over exposed maybe? :p

Breakfast #18: Croquette

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May 13, 2010 at 11:25 pm

Photos: Spring in Banpaku

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Been so busy I barely have time to blog. Even this post isn’t a fresh post but one that has been lying in Drafts for a long time now. It’s been lying there for a long time simply cos I just couldn’t find a right title for it.  But today, I just really feel like sharing them. So bear with me, please.

I have this special liking for simple yet colourful flowers simply cos they are such gems of nature. Pair them up with blue skies and and they effortlessly blow all your troubles away. Although quite different from being surrounded by  these poppies in person, I hope the ones here still bring a bit of sunshine to you.

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May 12, 2010 at 11:15 pm

52 Breakfasts: #17

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It has been a really long 1.5 week for me. Feels like it has been ages since I logged into my wordpress account.

Anyway, this week’s  52 Breakfasts, we have a homemade Madeleine! Not made by me though. One of my students baked and brought me some. And so, it became my breakfast!

It was a rainy morning and I was too lazy to bring out the tripod for stability, so I used a reflector (actually just a white paper bag) for some extra light (thus, shorter shutter speed).

No strawberry falling out from the plate nor pears on the side. Simple composition, simple prop (just a fork). Just a plain and simple pic.

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May 7, 2010 at 8:34 pm