I was pleasantly surprised to see the size of watermelons being sold by the street vendors here. It was humongous! I didn’t take a good picture of whole watermelon, but from the last picture, you can estimate the size before it was cut. And from the amount of people continuously buying it, clearly watermelon is a favourite summer fruit here.
Among the 3, my favourite picture is the 1st one, where I successfully pan the vendor while he was walking away from the police who suddenly appeared. I love how sharp the oranges are, while the vendor and the background are blurry.
All are shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L
Living in tropical country, cherries are one of the most expensive fruits, along with various berries and other imported fruits. Therefore, while I’m on holiday, these fruits are high in my shopping list priority.
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L, shot in AV @ 1/200, f/4, focal length 55mm, ISO 400
My Mother taught me how to make these simple puppets out of rambutans. I still remember making them with my mom, drawing various facial expressions to represent characters.
And this time, it’s my turn to teach my son. He chose “rambutan” as his subject for “Indonesian Week” project at school and these puppets are just perfect to complement his chosen subject.
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L, shot in AV @ 1/13, f/4, focal length 55mm, ISO 400
Known in English as Snake Fruit, for obvious reason, salak is a native fruit from Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei.
When I grew up, there was this urban legend which says that eating too much of this sweet crunchy fruit will cause constipation. As any urban legend, there’s really no prove to that, neither that I want to prove it :-).
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II, shot in AV @ 1/60, f/4, ISO 500
I realized that lately I have been slacking off in this project.
With everything which are going on in my life at the moment : the relocation, settling down, getting the paperwork done, registering kids to new school, arranging their after school activities, meeting people, looking for new job and projects, etc, it seems that picking up a camera and looking for ideas on what and how to shoot becomes lower and lower in my priority list.
I am now kicking myself and my brain to stay focus on this self-created project of mine.
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II, shot in M @ 1/50, f/1.8, ISO 250
I have been listening to “Mama, I want to be in your blog” from my 7 year-old for the last couple of days. So he came up with this concept, mimicking the facial expression of tarsier, the tiny primates who live in Southeast Asia. According to him, the girls in his class love it when he does this tarsier eyes to them :-).
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II, shot in AV @ 1/80, f/3.2, ISO 400
I am still flabbergasted on how things can look very, very different from different angles. Moreover, with a single click of changing it to black and white, the look can be astonishingly varied.
The current ‘in’ fruit in our household, pineapple is presently the kids’ choice of snack after a long school day.
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II, shot in AV @ 1/15, f/5, focal length 50mm, ISO 1600
Today, 10 February 2013 is celebrated as Chinese new year and we are entering year of the snake. Unlike the gregorian calendar, Chinese calendar is based on the cycle of the moon.
Chinese loves playing with words and symbols. Homonyms are very often used. Names of dishes and / or ingredients which are served during the new year sound similar to words and phrases which they wish. Some other food also have symbolic meaning.
From the picture above, the 8 oranges symbolise gold (also because of the colour), wealth and good fortune. 8 is always a lucky number ;-). While pineapple represents luck, as well as wealth and good fortune.
Fresh fruits mean life and new beginning. They all should be placed on a round tray, whose form represents togetherness.
So I wish you all Gong Xi Fa Chai. May your fortune rise to greater heights, your heart be filled with happiness and peace and your life be blesses with longevity and abundance.
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L, shot @ 1/25, f/4, ISO 1600