Tropical Fruit Fare: ‘Buah Bidara’

The staples in my refrigerator are packets of apples and lemons. For my parents and grandparents these imported fruits were a luxury together with oranges and grapes. They loved it so by default we did too. But over the last few years I’ve developed a craving for local fruits (or exotic fruit if one is…

Fitzroy Summer Blooms

I’m more of a couch potato, eager to spend my weekends lazing on the sofa – trying to complete the final season of Breaking Bad and the Vikings. Though it was excruciating getting through the finals of ‘Once Upon A Time’ (one of those series which you kick yourself for wasting your life on!) I…

To A Pleasant 2019!🥂

I blinked and 2018 passed by me! Terence and I traveled to a total of six countries last year – starting with Qatar, followed by Hong Kong, Cambodia, Spain, Andorra and we ended the year in Melbourne, Australia – none of these were planned as of Jan 1, 2018. In between, we juggled work, major…

Merry Christmas 🎄

Wishing my friends, visitors and your loved ones a blessed Christmas! Love the simplicity of this ‘blow up’ nativity scene in front of St Luke the Evangelist church in Blackburn, a quaint and quiet suburb outside Melbourne, where I attended Christmas Eve mass with Terence and our extended family.

Heritage Trail: Assumption Church, Penang

The Church of the Assumption on Farquhar Road in Penang was built in 1786, the year Captain Francis Light and British settlers landed on Penang island. They settlers set foot on this tropical island just off Butterworth/Seberang Prai on the mainland of Peninsular Malaysian on Aug 15th – the feast of the Assumption of the…

Food Trail: Kelantan

Kelantan, previously a territory of the Siamese empire is probably one of the most underrated food destination in Malaysia and is usually given a miss by most tourists – including Malaysian travellers. It’s close proximity to Thailand in the north gives the local cuisine a different taste and aromatic twist compared to other parts of…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Variations on a theme

Savoury delight The Signature Dynasty Xiao Long Bao is popular at the Paradise Dynasty restaurant in the neighbourhood of Bangsar in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. There are eight flavourful bite size baos: Signature, Ginseng, Foie Gras, Black Truffle, Cheesy, Crab Roe, Garlic & Szechuan. More pictures on this week’s photo challenge theme: Variations on a Theme

Story Telling With Food

Originally posted on 7 Saffron Street:
Some of you know that I had this wonderful opportunity to speak at a ‘CTPPA (Connecticut Professional Photographers Association)’ about food photography recently. “Tell Your Food Story Stunningly” was the topic I chose to package my knowledge and experience with food photography and deliver to a group of very talented…

Sunset Sojourn 

More often than not, the beauty, calm, peace and serenity that we seek would have actually been staring at us right in the face all along – if only we take the time to look. My home in the fringes of Cyberjaya (what most Malaysians know as the multimedia super corridor) is about half an…