Food

2017 Week 31 Gallery 2: 3 More For The Food Collection

Black And White Seseme SeedsBlack And White Seseme Seeds
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Black and white sesame seeds in a black bowl. Condiments for an Asian meal. In this case – Korean. Blue and warm light is reflected within the bowl itself, injecting more aesthetic flavours to the simple black-and-white colour composition. Continue reading

2017 Week 25 Gallery: High Tea Delicacies

High Tea SelectionThe High-Tea Table
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Good tea, bite-sized delicacies, sweets and pretty deserts in the late afternoon. How could one resist? Well… I sort of can. 😛 It’s one of those “fundamental differences between men and women” thing. Men will pay a couple of dollars for a good, down-to-earth meal such as a burger with fries, or swap the fries for vitamin-and-fibre-rich greens when we are feeling healthy. The allure of high-tea selections has a limited appeal to the human male species.

So the world has its women to thank for the existence and continual proliferation of the high-tea meal. After four decades of living, this is my first proper high-tea experience. And I have the missus to thank for this. Although I still feel compelled to mention that I paid the bill. 😥 Continue reading

2017 Week 25 Gallery 2: A Glimpse Of Fast Food

Golden French Fries Close-upGolden Fries
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Not all fast food is junk food. But not all fast food is exactly bursting with vitamins, fiber and nutrition either. It is still nice to grab a bite of fast food for its convenience, or just for the sake of temporary indulgence. Still, as this is a public blog I have to do the responsible thing and publicly advise people against indulging in too much fast food. I knew a young boy who spent his early life in the comforts of fast food fries, burgers and milkshakes. Watching him, I came to the conclusion that not all obesity is the result of genes – a large part of it is attributed to early childhood eating habits. Watch your children’s eating habits until they are old enough when they start panicking about how they need to look good to attract the opposite sex. 😉 Continue reading

Korean Ginseng Chicken

Ginseng Chicken In Boiling PotKorean Ginseng Chicken In Boiling Pot
Nikon D610, 60mm, f/8, 1/60. ISO 5600

The iconic Korean ginseng chicken with rice filling boiling in rich soup. Ahh…. It is a testament to the capability of a full frame sensor – I could get this in a usable state even at ISO 5600. A viewer won’t even think about suspect that this was obtained at such a high ISO. The image quality is acceptable even at 1-1 examination.

It has been 4 years since the Nikon D610 was announced. About time its successor comes along. Certainly looking forward to what a new-generation 24MP sensor can do! – WY

Streets Of Seoul 2016: A Snack By The Road

Streets Of Seoul 2016: A Snack By The RoadStreets Of Seoul 2016: A Snack By The Road
Nikon D610, 60mm, f/2.8, 1/400, ISO 100

A tourist enjoys a quick snack along the streets on Hongik and Sinchon. A university and other institutes of learning are located near this area, so many shops and eateries targeting young people have spring up here. Their affordability attracts adults and tourists too. – WY

Photo Album 2016 Day 153: Myeongdong Night And Korean Hotpot

In which we look at a night in colourful Myeongdong, and an equally impressive Korean hotpot, Jajang Tteokbokki.

Streets Of Myeongdong 2016: A Stroll In The Colourful NightStreets Of Myeongdong 2016: A Stroll In The Colourful Night
Nikon D610, 60mm, f/5.6, 1/60, ISO 1000

Myeongdong is even more crowded in the night than it is in the day – more people get off work, travellers generally leave shopping to the evenings, less sunny, etc. It is just natural to the human species that retail and F&B only get into full swing in the evenings (except Sundays ;)). More roadside carts selling street food pull onto the streets starting from the late afternoon. The neon signs on display add a lot of colour and ambiance to the night.
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Phoro Album 2016 Week 16: Randomness

Well I’ve got my new PC and finally settled into my new home. I have two weeks of intensive travel ahead of me though, so expect this blog to fall somewhat silent again. The bad news is, half of that travel is work-related so expect no images to come out of that. The good news is, the other half is leisure-related, so maybe I can get some good pictures out of that!

Some images before I leave: Of people walking under the hot sun with a phone, a look at a hotel, and some Vietnamese vermicelli.

Modern Life: Walking And Looking Down At The PhoneWalking Under The Hot Sun And Looking Down At The Phone
Nikon D610, 50mm, f/5.6, 1/320, ISO 100

Singapore Pan Pacific HotelSingapore Pan Pacific Hotel
Nikon D610, 35mm, f/8, 1/250, ISO 110