Saturday, March 29, 2008

Cartoon Cakes

Aren't these sweet and lovely??? I saw these cakes on sale at Polar Cake Shop in Mid Valley LG Floor at RM5.90 each. I bought 5 but gave 1 to my colleague's son.

Hello Kitty and Tom, and Cookie Monster. I gave Jerry to my colleague's son.

For the boys - Cookie Monster & Tom

This is vanilla and buttercream cake

This is Cookie Monster Chocolate and Buttercream Cake

For the girls - Hello Kitty Cakes!

So Niceeee!!!

Another Hello Kitty Cake!!!

They had Kiki & Lala and Melody cakes too but I stopped myself from buying. I hope they taste good too but these cakes are for my nephew's birthday tomorrow.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

On the Day I don't bring my Camera out....

On the day I don't bring my camera out, things happen to me....

Yesterday was one of those days. The elevators in my office were cranky and one by one shut down and needed maintenance. Out of the 5 elevators available, only 1 was working and it had to cater to all 20 floors of my office building's staff. You can imagine how long it'd take for that 1 and only elevator to go up and come down. After waiting 15 minutes for the elevator to come so that I could go home, my colleague told me that it'd be better to walk down than get stuck in the lift just in case it also broke down from overworking. In my mind....I was like "Waaaaaaahhhh...!!!!"... because my office was on the 12th floor. In the end, we walked down the was quite dim and eerie but we had company as people from the higher and lower floors were also doing the same. In my mind, I was thinking...aiyah....if only I had my camera...can take floor by floor numbering. Going downstairs took us about 15 minutes. I do hope the elevators are working today because I don't think I have energy to climb up to the 12th floor. It'll be sheer madness and no..I am not bringing my camera out today either.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

A trip to the Water Lily Pond

As you can probably tell that it was really very sunny when I took this photo. It was a wrong move to go to the Orchid and Hibiscus park at 2pm in the afternoon. The only shots that turned out nice were these waterlilies at the waterlilies pond.

A red dragon fly humming at a bud

Some shots of the waterlily

I will return there soon but in the morning for a cooler shoot.

Chicken Teppanyaki Set

I had this chicken Teppanyaki Set from Kiku Zakura in Berjaya Times Square last Sunday but it is a miss dish as compared to its hit dish sibling, the beef teppanyaki set, as I felt the sauce wasn't garlicky enough.

Friday, March 21, 2008

A revisit to KL Butterfly Park

I was lucky to be in the company of a macro sifu (sifu = master in Cantonese) to the Butterfly Park today and he was kind enough to loan me his macro lens and spare battery when my battery began to run out...His macro lens which I hand held in my left hand against my own camera lens when I shot these pics really opened a new window in my eyes. The insects details became more defined and I could actually see their eyes, eyeballs, fur and more defined colors on the insect bodies.

1. A sprig of fresh Basil Flower

2. I hear some rustling in a bush...what can it be?

3. Oh..!!! It's a butterfly!

4. A Black Moth with polka dots

5. A closer view to its face

6. A cricket

7. A dragon fly sunning its wings

8. Another dragon fly sunning itself

9. I like this blue polka dots butterfly

10. Out of a sudden, I heard a rustle and took a snapshot of this head that just caught this butterfly...I then nearly dropped my camera as I initially thought it was a snake....when I looked closer, then I only realized it was a garden lizard...but still...very geli (geli = the feeling of disgusted/vile in Malay)

11. After I snapped its pictures, Francis Sifu went to snap and he was brave enough to go closer but the garden lizard just wanted to eat in peace and went to hide behind the pots of shrubs...

12. A visit to the tortoise pond....

13. Moth at Feeding Tray

14. A very willing Butterfly Model who was stationery throughout when Francis Sifu and I were shooting from various angles

15. So nice the colors of the wings...I can see its eyes...its exciting!

16. The sunlight made this butterfly wings which was supposed to be green come out blue instead on my camera...

17. Can you its eyeballs???

18. It's supposed to be green!!! Y blue ah???

19. A damselfly

20. Does it look as if it's wearing sunglasses?

21. An orange butterfly on a white flower. I have troubles taking white always looks overexposed...

22. There were alot of butterflies stopping here...

23. A black and yellow moth

24. Another interesting blue and black moth

25. Resting on a leaf 1

26. Resting on a leaf 2

27. Another moth feeding on the hibiscus feeding tray

28. A praying Mantis

29. A transparent pupae under a leaf

30. A butterfly on Sifu's hand

31. Sifu trying to kiss the butterfly

32. A bad estimation of my flash focus...only the wings came out and the head is missing

33. Another Blue and Black Moth

34. A butterfly with its wings folded

35. On the ground...beware where you step!!!

36. Backside view...

37. A baby giant milipede...

38. On our way out, I saw this colorful moth...I could have mistaken it anytime for a butterfly due to its colors...

I really enjoyed this round out and is very motivated to save and purchase a macro lens of my own...