I have just landed in Kuala Lumpur LCC Terminal about a few hours ago on an evening flight out from Kuching, my hometown. Finally, my beautiful, peaceful, lazy, blissful holidays have come to an end, and time to gear up and come to face reality. That also means, I am finally back to my main workstation with proper PC and a reliable LCD monitor to work with, and boy, how I survived over a week with merely that horrible Android tablet and just PEN... was beyond me. Priority: travel light, worry about everything else later.
It has been a blast, catching up with family, relatives and friends. I think I ate more food than I should, but to be fair those were really great food. Throughout my time in Kuching, I did bring my PEN and the CCTV lens everywhere I went to. Whenever something caught my attention, I did snap a photo or two. Whenever that CCTV lens was not wide enough (at 25mm) I would whip out my HTC phone, and it covered all my wide angle needs. Under good lighting condition, which was usually the harsh, tropical Malaysian sun, the phone did rather acceptably well.
All images were taken with Olympus PEN E-PL1 and CCTV lens 25mm F1.2, or the HTC One V's camera.
School kids taking boats to cross the river to their village homes.
Kuching city, by the river. It was quite a common sight for us local folks, and I reailzed how beautiful my hometown is when I return with different eyes.
That ugly building.... such an eyesore.
Colors and lines
Burning offerings before the Chinese New Year celebrations.
Sunset at Damai Sentral with no sun.
I started shooting when I landed at the Airport. Hand was itchy.
Portrait of a child
Open Air Market. Old observatory tower built on it.
Sarawak's Pride: Kolo Mee
A glass of white by the seaside with amazing friends to spend an evening with
Iced Cafe Latte (it did not quite look like it)
Dining in a Chinese Restaurant to celebrate my Uncle's 71st Birthday.
My Cousin's Son, Brandon and his Lightning McQueen(s).
Honestly, I surprised myself by the amount of photographs that I actually took. Some of them were unique to my hometown, some very personal (snippets of my family and relatives) and some are my usual shooting stuff on the street. I unexpectedly used the HTC phone more than I thought I would, and that meant I should have at least brought home the 14-42mm kit lens for my PEN, but then again the thought of changing lens was not something I wanted to entertain when I was home enjoying myself.
I miss my hometown already, though I was still there this morning.