RGB & The Bean Hive

What better way to cap off an exhausting week full of drama over the never-ending discussion in online photography forums than eat all the awesome hipster overpriced food and coffee? I did just that with cool friends, Elaine and Jess. Elaine suggested RGB & The Bean Hive, a residential house turned cafe restaurant which I have not been before, and I must add it was such a great suggestion. We spent an entire afternoon eating good food and catching up. Sometimes, all you need to do is just eat and talk your worries away.

RGB is indeed an easy name for me to remember, a very important phrase for photographers - red, green and blue, the primary colors that make the image sensor as well as how our eyes sense colors. In this case, RGB stands for Roast, Grind and Brew, I think.

For this session, I brought along only the Olympus PEN E-P5 and M.Zuiko 25mm F1.8 lens. I shot everything with the 25mm.

Pandan and Coconut Scone

 Australian Beef Brisket on Sourdough

 Pumpkin Soup with Toast and Salad

 Vegetarian Nasi Lemak

Cheese with Lime & Pineapple Cake

Vegan Chocolate Cake

Elaine and Jess being trigger happy, snapping food pics away!

The mighty little PEN vs food

Gong Xi Fa Cai

To all beautiful people who celebrate the Chinese New Year 2019, have a joyous, prosperous and blessed celebration! May this coming year bring you ever-flowing wealth, abundant opportunities and the best health.

As for me, I will be having a quiet celebration with mum in my hometown, Kuching (in Borneo). When I return to KL I shall be loaning the Olympus OM-D E-M1X again and perhaps do one or two more articles.


The Small Sensor Argument

I have been following the discussions and feedback on the Olympus OM-D E-M1X everywhere as much as I can over the past week and I must admit I have not seen that much negativity on a single newly launched camera. I also fully acknowledge that everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion and free to vocalize their thoughts. I can totally understand the uneasiness expressed on the larger and weightier than usual body of the E-M1X, or how the pricing may not suit the general market. It is true that Olympus created the E-M1X for specific target group of photographers and that the camera may not appeal to the larger crowd. However, what I cannot agree and I feel I must say something here about is regarding the "small sensor size" as a universal excuse to condemn E-M1X and all other Micro Four Thirds system cameras.