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Event and Street Photographer who leads by the Spirit of God and loves to capture the moment in life either in door or on the street.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Know the Street Session: How much Time is Enough?

As I always roamed the Street of Kuala Lumpur on Saturday during my weekly Know the Street Session, my wife used to ask me "How much Time is Enough for you?

Purchase LRT Train Token
I understand her question very well as she prefers her husband to be with her in the office. For me, I prefer to walk the street and meet the people of the street and capture some photos along the way.


AM I in a cage?
It's not a matter of how much time is enough as sometime I can walk the street of Kuala Lumpur for hours and just managed to captured just a few shots. But sometime less hours spend in the street and get more shots.

Multinational: An Indonesian, A Chinese and Bangladeshie
First we captured their photos then greet them with our warmest smile. If our smiles get a good respond, then a relationship is created and a new friend made.



Here I AM!!!
Knowing the street well and the people of the street knew you by name, your presence brings gladness and joy for those who wait for you to capture their images. Who can ignore them?



Headlines
No one want to make a headlines but normal man on the street still looks at the headline even while they are walking in the street.


Purchase and Eat
Purchase and Eat is a way of life in the street and the street people are always in motion.


Creative Selling Strategy
In the street, you will see the creativity of man to survive. Many ways to attract your attention to his goods.


Unloading

Unloading: Catch!!
Though the people of the street are busy but they are always generous with their smiles.

Heading Home
I am heading for home as my one hour allocation is almost over and yet some are still looking at the map for the places of interest in the City of Kuala Lumpur.


Looking at Map
Now you tell me, how much time is enough to do street photography during the weekend?

May you have a great evening.

 

Friday, May 25, 2012

Nangka Madu Klon J33 at Section 17

Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) or Nangka as it is known in Malaysia is one of my favourite local fruit.


Jackfruit/Nangka Madu J33 Tekam Yellow

I am always looking for the good and sweet Nangka and I have found one small stall selling these good Nangka at the Morning Wet Market in Section 17, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.



Encik Zainal shows Nangka Madu
Encik Zainal whose origin from Kuching, Sarawak is the person who sells the Nangka at this stall.

At the Morning  Wet Market, he only sells a premium species which he called Nangka Madu J33 or Nanga Madu Tekam Yellow at MYR 5.00 per pack of 10-11 seeds.

Most of his Nangka fruits were sold to the wholesalers in the Klang valley.

According to Encik Zainal, he started his Nangka plantation which consists of more than a thousand trees with seven Nangka species three years ago.

Further he revealed to me that most of the Sarawakian especially in Kuching seems to prefer other fruits than Nangka. I assure him that though I am also a Sarawakian but I like Nangka very much. And stressed that the Nangka that he sold here is much much better than my village local Nangka.

The taste of these Nangka is as sweet as honey but not the sugar cane sweetness. The flesh is tender but not soft. And if you store these Nangka in your frig, it will last a few days and the taste is still the same.
Normally other local Nangka tend to be soften over time.

Jackfruit/Nangka Madu J33 (Tekam Yellow)
Encik Zainal also sells his Nangka Madu J33 at Kelana Jaya Morning Market.

If you want to taste his delicious and mouth watering Nangka Madu J33 Tekam Yellow, come to his stall at Section 17 Morning Market, Petaling Jaya.

The morning market is opposite of Jaya One and DKSH Office and the main road is Jalan Universiti.

I just love local fruits!!





Tuesday, May 22, 2012

New Territory in Knowing the Street

My plan for the day was roaming the street from Pasar Seni, Petaling Street, Pudu, Leboh Ampang and the two Churches namely St Anhony Church and St John Cathedral. I need to visit those Church to re-energize my inner energy. Normally I can not walk too long as my right leg tend have a nerve pain after a long walk but with God's help and the camera in my hands, I can walk for hours without complain.

In my previous post. Know-Street-Session-2012-May-12th I have covered my familiar territories and now I am venture into new territories namely Jalan Masjid and Chow Kit Road.

Without changing my lens of Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 VR, I moved on towards Jalan Masjid India from Leboh Ampang.

Dove

Checking


Tasbih
The Tasbih (beads) which used by the Muslim to chant the Quranic verse reflected the area religious aura as this area is called Jalan Masjid India.

Mobile Fruits Stall

Tattoo with Inai

The lady is having the back of her left hand decorated with inai which according to the man will last for a week.


Mini Sewing Tool


Bubble Girl


BAZAAR

Soft Toy


Overloaded

Liverpool FC Fan
 Based on this Liverpool FC fan jersey, he is my era of fan.


Chelsea FC Fan
This Chelsea ask me one question..."Chelsea can win or not?" I respond, "Sure, they can!!" And we laughed. 

Liverpool FC Fan


Chow Kit Road's Kenny Rogers

Chow Kit Road's Chess Players
Maybe next round, I will try to ask for a game as I am also a chess player during my younger days.

Din of Sabah
The last image I captured before I rushed back to Pasar Seni LRT Station was the image of Din from Sabah.
Eventhough the rain did fall when I was at Maju junction but I still managed to shoot as I wrapped my camera in a plactic bag which I always carry with me.

I hope you like these street images and appreciate your comments.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Know the Street Session 2012-May 12th

On Saturday, I went for my weekly 'Know the Street Session' as I have been out of the street since March 23rd where I met the two Lindas from Hong Kong.

For the street, normally I will carry with me a pen, a note book, my camera Nikon D7000 with a Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G. Beside I also will buy 4 bottles of 500ml 100Plus. I need to drink at least 4 bottles or more else I will be sick the next day for over heating.
This time around, I attached my new Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II VC LD IF to my camera and I also brought along in my pouch Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G in case I need it. The main purpose for this session is to test my new Tamron lens in the street.
 
I started my journey from Kelana Jaya LRT Station and from the window of the train, I saw a clear blue sky ahead with a bit of clouds. This indicated the hot day for me and hopeful no rain.
Clear Path Ahead
I stopped at Pasar Seni LRT Station. The journey from Kelana Jaya Station cost me MYR 2.10.

I intended to go straight to see my friend, Hurdy who is one of my 100Strangers Project who used to do his shoe repairing business next to Pasar Seni LRT Station Bus Stop.

But before I got to cross the road, this uncle caught my eyes and his action touched heart.
Make Ends Meet
 We takes things for granted and yet some of us are too lazy to work or being choosy in job selection. How about those who has nothing to backup their job hunting.
When I saw this man, my heart trouble as I know he is working for survival in the city. He is looking for recycled items that he can sell and earn some money for his daily living.

As I crossed the road, my eyes searching for a familiar figure whom I knew as Hurdy and sure enough he is there, from afar I shout, "Hurdy! Apa khabar?" (Hurdy, How are you?) And he respond with, "Baik saja. Asal badan sihat, sudah bagus." (I am good. As long as my body is healthy, it's good enough for me.)
Shoe Repair is my Business
Hurdy seems to be very happy to see me and as usual we always talk about health but this time he added a new topic about Democracy in Malaysia. Wow! It seems that politic talks were every where as Bersih 3.0 were still fresh in their minds.

Then I walked towards  Petaling Street and passed Jalan Tun HS Lee, I saw a homeless man making the street as his home and bed. My heart was trouble again.

This reminded me of my own experience earlier in my life.

Street is my home
 Upon graduation from UiTM, Shah Alam with a piece of paper in hand and no working experience, I gambled my life in Sibu seeking for a job. All of the job I interviewed was asking for my experience and yet I have none. Life really not so good and a few times I make the street as my bed.
So when ever I see those who make the street as their bed, I can relate really well with my own experience with theirs as I have been there too.


Street Sweep
I believe their sense of belonging prompting the Petaling Street Vendors to keep their street clean as if it is their own home. I am proud for these vendors.


Jeff - a Liverpool FC Fan
"Liverpool!!", I shout as I saw a man in red Liverpool jersey whom later he introduced himself as Jeff.
 
Lady and her Dumpling
I have taken photograph of this lady with her dumpling a few times but this time around, I bought one dumpling from her for my lunch.

Canon 5D Mark II
 This lady and her assistant were documenting the street life as they also did in Sea Park, Petaling Jaya on Monday.

Transmitter and Receiver
He sells the receiver which is in the jumping toy but not the transmitter which is in his right hand. If you want to purchase his jumping toy, please remember to ask for the transmitter or else you have a dead toy.
 
Petaling Street


Fortune Teller
  A fortune teller trade in business underneath a bridge.

R for Robertson

 This young man seems to be in his own world with his IPhone. He also walked to St Anthony Church just for sightseeing.


St Anthony Church, Pudu
 I took a rest at St Anthony Church to be with the Lord and there the Lord brought me to met a lady with her nephew and niece. The Lord delivered his message to this lady whom introduced herself as Maria from Sacred Heart Church, Peel, Kuala Lumpur. She told me before they walked off, actually she was waiting for the words which I have spoken to her. Then she walked off with a consoled and peaceful heart.

Juxtaposition
 The child needs the Milk and it's free flowing.


Homeless and robbed
 Earlier a young healthy chap have asked money from this poor homeless man.
(Robin, I mistaken your man who wore a torn trousers with this guy. I am really sorry.)

Begging for mercy



Unloading
Workers unloading their goods.


Jasmine Wreathe Weaver
This two gentlemen were weaving Jasmaine flower's petal into a ring of fragrant wreathe.

This is my last shot before I move on to my new territory that is Jalan Masjid India and Chow Kit.













Friday, May 11, 2012

Fish Head Noodle at Section 17

Yesterday I over heard my wife chat with her friend regarding our favourite Fist Head Noodle at Section 17 (Sentosa), Petaling Jaya. The place is quite near from our working place at Jalan Universiti. Thus that's one of the reason why we always come to that particular stall beside it's mouth watering noodles.

I overheard she mentioned about her meal which she had posted to her Facebook Wall through her new IPhone 4S. Her friend, May seemed to be very interested to know the location of this Fish Head Noodle as she also like Fish Head Noodle.

This prompt me to share our favourite place for dinner after office hours.

The stall is located in the corner coffee shop at a junction of  Jalan 17/40  and Jalan 17/27 Section 17 and in the front of the shop there are stalls selling fruits (mostly Banana), Bread and one stall frying Kueh Cha Koi.

The Restaurant name is Jackson Restaurant where you can also find Jackson Friend Hokkien Mee

Once you enter the coffee shop, you will see this stall with four types of Noodles offered complete with it's price.




And this is the man who owned the stall.
I salute this hardworking and joyful man. You will know when you see him.


This is the Fish Head Noodle which is Agnes' favourite meal.


As for me, I prefer Garoupa Noodle where fried fish replaced with fresh sliced Garoupa fish.


Taste wish, both are worth the journey and definitely will make you to come again.

Food Quality - Excellent
Food Quantity - Excellent by my standard of eating.( sshh I can eat a lot.)
Price - match the taste.
Cleanliness - Good.
Friendliness - Excellent
Environment - just like normal coffee shop.

I love to cook and I am always want to know what is inside my foods.

Roughly what inside the bowl are:
Fish Head - fried fish
Garoupa - fresh raw fish

The rest of ingredients are the same.
- Noodle
- Tomatoes
- Salted Vegetables
- Ginger
- Milk
- Daun Soup
For taste a pitch of salt and white pepper.

How he cook?

On the cooking process, I advise you to see for yourselves.

Update on Business hours:
Old time to 8.00pm
New time: 7.00AM to 6.00PM

Good night and happy weekend.