Monday, February 11, 2013

Impromptu photowalk in Penang

Referring to my previous post on lazing around in Penang. With nothing to do in Penang, we decided to look for another 2 art murals along Gat Lebuh Chulia that we missed the last time. With the help of Google and Waze, we found the road in no time. (*note : Mr Hubs is in Penang and he don't know his way around Penang. Been away for too long)

This time, we found Children on the Swing and Sister and brother playing basketball. These are not Ernest's work, but of a local artist Louis Gan. Very similar paintwork and style.

Lazing around in Penang

It's the 2nd day of CNY and we're lazing around in Penang. We will leave for home tomorrow coz I'm going back to work. It dampens the spirits a little but work is work.

Work = Money , Money = Fun , Fun = Motivation to work more.

It's a vicious cycle.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Photowalk in Penang

I went to Penang during the long weekend break to relax and rejuvenate. It was refreshing to be away from the city. The past few months had been stressful for me.

There's no plan to do anything and just go with the flow and eat my way there. This time around, I brought along most of my film cameras as I need to finish off the roll. And to test out a few vintage cameras that I acquired.

A friend said to me before, why send the camera to fix when you don't know whether it has any defect at all? Why not take the cheaper option of putting a roll of film and start snapping? You can judge for yourself when the photos are developed. That makes sense. And that's what I did.

I am definitely in love with my "new" old Minolta 110 Zoom SLR. The results came out better than expected. There's no need to fix it at all. It has its usual grainy feel to it.

My husband and I took a walk around Penang town in search of the "famed" art murals by Ernest Zacharevic. The sun was scorching hot but it was worth it. I'm glad that we took the walk because some of the murals had fade.

These are taken with the Panasonic Lumix LX5 by Mr Hubs because I was busy with something else.

Little Children on a Bicycle - Armenian Street

Reaching Up - Cannon Street

Boy on a bike - Ah Quee Street

Little boy with pet dinosaur - Ah Quee Street

Little Girl in Blue - Muntri Street

This is a random one that we found. Beautiful.

There are a few more that we did have not found due to limited time. Will be back to Penang during CNY and hopefully look for the others.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Minolta 110 Zoom SLR - 1st test shot roll

My hub bought me a vintage Minolta 110 Zoom SLR for Christmas. I love the unique shape of this camera. Its dimension is 53.5 x 108 x 132mm and weights 430gms. Quite a heavy baby to carry around and it uses such small film. It is powered by two 1.5 volts silver-oxide batteries. (S76 or A76 here in Malaysia) It was a hassle to find its batteries in Malaysia at first because it is the flatten pancake batteries that is hard to find. But we found some at a shop in Subang Parade, selling calculators. And we recently found out that Daiso and Radio Shack carries a lot of this kind of batteries.

Just to share a brief history of this camera if you're interested to know. It is an inexpensive first ever 110mm film format SLR camera produced in the world by Minolta (1976 or 1977). Therefore, it has been around for 36 or 37 years. Previously, the 110mm film format was discontinued due to its lack of popularity. But thank you to Lomography for bringing it back! And I got this camera just in time to test out the new films.

I bought the Lomography Color Tiger 110 because it was the only film available then. It does not disappoint. I was keeping my fingers crossed everytime I take a shot and hope for at least a decent shot. The end result? I got mine back better than I hoped!

Here are some shots around Penang when I did my photowalk :

I've just reloaded the camera with Lomography Redscale Negative Lobster ISO 200. And hopefully it will turn out well. Til then.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Wonderbox Jan 2013 edition

Every month I look forward to receiving my beauty box, a gift from my bff. Wonderbox Malaysia had been wonderful so far and on time. The box is properly wrapped to ensure that the content is in good condition when it arrives via courier.

 Here's the breakdown on the things that I received this month :

Murad Skin Perfecting Primer Dewy Finish
-oil free primer in a universal shade that balances oil production, disguises flaws, evens skin texture and minimizes the appearance of pores

Murad Pomegranate Exfoliating Mask
-smoothes and hydrates skin, restoring brightness and balances combination skin.

Ronasutra Anti-bacterial NBR Sponge
- suitable for sensitive skin. It has excellent pick-up and pay-load properties to ensure smooth application of Ronasutra Mineral Powder.

Ronasutra 2-in-1 Mineral Foundation & Powder
-gives a naturally luminous look for a soft and even toned complexion. It is free from talc, synthetic ingredients, fragrance and preservatives.

Elianto Nutri Rouge Lipstick
-a creamy lipstick, armed with SPF18 and leaves your lips with a soft shiny and moisturising finish.

Coloured Hair Chalk (mine is pink.. I don't know how I'm gonna use it coz I have red colored hair)
-gives your hair temporary dye without any chemical harm. It is non-toxic and can be easily washed off using regular air shampoo. Easily dye your hair at home and receive professional result.

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