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52 Breakfasts: #37

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This post was initially supposed to be pictures of egg tarts I took a few days ago but the stupid me, thinking I already have copies in the pc, deleted the whole set of pictures accidentally. So this morning, I just had to make do with whatever I had and come up with something for this week’s 52 Breakfast.

Here’s another session of typical Malaysian breakfast: Kaya and butter toast with coffee!

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September 25, 2010 at 11:42 pm

52 Breakfasts: #35

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Have been super busy since I returned to Malaysia but was lucky enough to go to Chawan, Bangsar for a good breakfast yesterday. Thus, allowing me to give a Malaysian taste to 52 Breakfasts this week! Here’s Lontong with mee, instead of the usual nasi impit.

Disclaimer: Chawan does serve Lontong with Nasi Impit, but I, the mee lover requested for mee instead. :p

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September 7, 2010 at 12:03 am

52 Breakfasts: #27

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Been a long, long Sunday for me. Am exhausted but just had to get this off my to-do list. This week’s 52 Breakfasts post is: Ritz crackers with vege herb dip! Sounds yummy, doesn’t it? But to be very honest, it was just so-so. I think I can come up with a better dip. :p

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July 11, 2010 at 11:43 pm

Thoughts: My 8 Breakfasts in Malaysia

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Thought I’d do a short review on the 8 posts I did for 52 Breakfasts while I was back in Malaysia. For reference, here are the links: #04: Nasi Lemak, #05: Dim Sum, #06: Roti Canai, #07: Carrot Cake, #08: You Tiao + Soymilk, #09: Roti Bakar + Kopi, #10: Vegetable Pie, #11: Char Kway Teow

Lack of conceptualization

8 posts in total – 4 passed. 4 failed. Looking back, it was very much due to the lack of conceptualization. All four were shot when I was pressed to produce something for 52 Breakfasts. Thus, I gave very little thoughts to presentation when actually, food photography is all about presentation. All I did was just shooting with zero thinking which is a big no-no in food photography.

I’ve said it once during my 8th week in 52 breakfasts, and I say it again now. I must improve on the presentation.

Relying on collages

Out of the 4 that passed, 3 of them were collages. Some might say collages are just fine but I feel it’s a weakness on my part. I feel I might be relying on collages a bit too much to present my photos cos collages help enhance the whole viewing experience.

I want to work on producing photos that can stand alone. Collages should be just a way to present photos and not a way to enhance my photos.

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March 28, 2010 at 7:57 pm

52 Breakfasts: #11

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This week’s entry: Char Kway Teow

I initially wanted something more colourful for my last post from Malaysia and thought Indian food would be a good choice. But when I woke up in the morning and walked into my brother’s room and saw a pic of Char Kway Teow, I just couldn’t resist the temptation.

Char Kway Teow can be one of the worst subjects for me to shoot when I have zero time to conceptualize (the schedule during the last week at home is always crazy). As you can see, the colours aren’t a good combination – mainly brown and just a bit of green white and pale yellow here and there. Also, who would give you good food presentation at a hawker stall? To make it worse, it came in an orange plate which really doesn’t help the subject stand out since the colour is so similar.

But of course, I do believe that one can only call oneself a photographer when one can present something good even under the worst conditions. I’m not there yet but I will be.

P.S. Foodies in KL, here’s a food review by a local blogger on the CKT I had. Interesting experience to be having CKT at a mamak restaurant.

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March 27, 2010 at 10:09 pm