This shot was taken today during our weekend get away. Trying to recreate the concept I did previously, this shot was taken at the exact same spot of my previous posting. But this time I’m using a different willing model :-).
Please check out the previous shot here
Shot with iPhone 4S
The very interesting part of coming back to the place you grew up in is, you get to revisit the places you used to visit when you are small (read : younger).
This restaurant, which is known as “Bakmie Boy”, located in the south part of Jakarta and is famous for their bakmie (noodle), while also serves very few rice menu. My mom used to take all of us there for a bowl of noodle, accompanied by meatballs or wontons. Today we went down the memory lane and revisit this place. Amazingly, the menu has never changed and the food still tastes the same up to now.
But what I find even more amazing is, their system has not changed either. It’s still the same lady (owner, manager, boss, all in one) sitting behind the exact same table since donkey years ago. On the picture above, you are able to see how the ordering and cashiering work here.
After the customers write their order on a self-made notebook (a stack of blank paper) with carbonized paper in between 1st and 2nd page, with a pencil (which obviously is sharpened by knife or cutter – no proper pencil sharpener has been used up to now), then the waiter (there’s never been a waitress here, I just realized!) will send 1 copy of the order to the kitchen, while the original goes to the lady boss. She will then clip it in between that fixed metal pieces on the table, marked with your table number.
After you finished your food, you are expected to go over to her (as other people are queueing for your seat), tell your table number, then she will add everything up (first manually, then confirmed by calculator) and you should pay everything by cash.
At the end of the day, if a system works, why change it, right?! 🙂
Shot with iPhone 4S
During the relay event at my kids’ school yesterday, the swim team members were having a ball, literally and figuratively speaking. After the relay of 4 different styles, the team, who were divided into 8 lanes (about 20 kids each group) did some fun relays using various objects, like beach ball, noodle floaters and swimming rings, involving a lot of pulling and pushing, apart from, of course, swimming.
Concentrating more into team building activities, the kids enjoyed the fun activity tremendously.
All are shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L
That split second when I clicked the button, I had a chance to capture this perfect moment of 3 swimmers on their IM number. It looks like as if the swimmer in the middle is trying to catch his competitor who’s flying from the starting block.
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L, shot in AV @ 1/320, f/4, focal length 80mm, ISO 400
Tonight is the night when I walked around the house with my camera, looking for something to shoot, anything to shoot, frankly speaking. Tonight is the night which I believe, has been faced by anyone who has done, or doing 365 project.
So here’s the best picture I could manage tonight, before today turn into tomorrow. I know you can guess right away what it is 😉
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II, shot in M @ 1/40, f/1.8, ISO 500
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He would have been 76 today. It was a Sunday evening 35 years ago, when we heard the news about the crash of the helicopter he was flying. Needless to say, it was a shock, even for my 6 year old mind.
I still remember telling myself at that time, “Just think of it as if he’s away to America, but this time he will be going for a looooong time”. I believe it was my built-in system. A survival mechanism of a 6 year old girl. Yes, at that time USA, the country where my father sometimes needed to go to, seemed to be so far away for me.
There were times in my early teenage life when I was thinking, “What if, just if, he actually did not pass away, as I have never seen his body. What if, he’s actually still alive, somewhere else, living a different life”.
Until one day in my late teenage year, it actually crossed my mind that, yes of course he’s gone. In fact, his body is so gone until what is left inside his grave would be only bones. But that was only the story of human physic. The real him is actually still alive somewhere in my current life, in my memory…
Here’s the picture of one of the items which he had with him when the fatal accident happened. His 50mm lens, complete with its hood, is still attached to the camera body, while the body is cracked open beyond repair. It’s the most precious camera which I treasure…
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II, shot in M @ 1/30, f/2, ISO 400