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52 Breakfasts: #46

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52 Breakfasts. Post 46. Kimchi Mushroom Noodles. From scratch!

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52 Breakfasts: #45

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Just like most girls, I have a sweet tooth. And it’s gone and become bigger since I came to Japan cos of how I’m surrounded by good cakes and pastries here. And by good, I mean really good.

So this week for 52 Breakfasts, we have something sweet – Sweet potato apple pie from rappopo! Imagine apple pie but with loads of sweet potato underneath the caramelized apple. Mmmm.

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November 17, 2010 at 9:12 am

52 Breakfasts: #44

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{at the bagel store}

Friend: Do you want a bagel?
Su: Nah. It’s ok.
Friend: They are giving me one free if I get five. I’ll give you the extra one!
Su: Hmm, ok! Perhaps it’d be a good subject for my breakfast series.

And that is why this week’s post for 52 Breakfast is Soy milk Mocha Bagel + Cafe Au Lait Cream Cheese!

Have never been a big fan of bagels but this bagel here, it was good. It was real good. Am gonna have more bagels from now on, thanks to BAGEL & BAGEL!

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November 9, 2010 at 9:07 am

Celebrating light!

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Every photographer knows that the word photography came from Greek and simply mean “Painting with light” but I think many don’t realize how true it is that photography is all about painting with light.

I for one, used to give all my attention to compositions, to apertures, to lines and shapes. And I must say yes, great composition and perfect aperture does give us a good photo. But when you learn how to find light and how to see light, it turns a good photo into a great photo. Light makes all the difference.

The one thing I took away from attending Jasmine’s online class 2 months ago was – finding good light. There were many other things she said during the class that were good but somehow, “finding good light” stuck with me.

From that class onwards,  whatever I shot, people, food, flowers (yeah I know, actually those are the ONLY things I shoot! :p), I paid attention to light – whether the light was soft or harsh, whether it was warm or cool and whether the shadow was long or short! Yeah, it sounds a bit crazy but it did make all the difference in my pictures. Whether a picture was flat or whether a picture looked alive, it all depended on light (and shadow)!

If you learn how to find good light and shoot confidently, that’s all you need.

… was what Jasmine said. And it is true. Very true. And the great thing about this is, you get to practice this anytime, anywhere cos light is everywhere!

Coincidentally, today’s the festival of lights – Diwali. Diwali’s probably not about celebrating light, but do allow me to celebrate light today from a photog’s perspective. Happy Diwali! :)

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November 5, 2010 at 4:50 pm

52 Breakfasts: #43

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I count my blessings that I have the luxury to do what I like, when I like to. Even though I have no ovens to bake away for my 52 Breakfast series, at least I have the time to put sweet potato into the blender and make creamy sweet potato soup in the morning!

Have always wanted to try making soups like that and 52 Breakfasts gave me a reason to. So here, creamy sweet potato soup with a tinge of curry flavor in it.. and some soy milk! :)

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November 5, 2010 at 10:12 am

52 Breakfasts: #42

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I’ve always loved McD’s so of course it’s only natural that I include it in my 52 Breakfasts series. So, here’s a hash brown for this week! :)

On a personal note, McD’s, can we please have the McEgg back on the menu? Pleeease. I miss it.

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October 30, 2010 at 3:38 pm

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52 Breakfasts: #41

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This week’s 52 Breakfasts – Butter cookies.

I must admit, I am running out of ideas on what to shoot! Any suggestions for next week’s post, people??

 

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October 23, 2010 at 6:40 pm