Here are a collection of random photos I’ve taken and edited with the Lomo Effect on my iPhone using the LOMO App downloaded from iTunes.
Due to a long collection of photos, I’m going to divide this entry into 2 parts. This is Part 2.
All these photos are closely related to what I do in my life, and I’ve written a short story for every one of the photos. Hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I enjoy sharing them with you.
Nicole, the cute lady owner of My Little Pets Shop, with Miss Bo Bo, her fluffy Bishon in Kluang, Johore. This is where I bought Figo, my Fila Brazileiro, from.
One thing which really touches me and I truly admire about Nicole is her undying passion towards her profession. In this photo, the customer has just dropped off her poodle for grooming and as she leaves, Nicole pampers and plays with that dog as though as it’s her own. A beautiful quality that you rarely see in pet groomers.
My mischievous Fila Brazileiro that keeps me company in the jungle. He gobbles about 1kg worth of dog food everyday, and likes to bite almost anything he sees. Nowadays, he’s been practicing catching Bats.
A Buffalo takes a dip at a stream within Pamol Timur Estate. Buffaloes are instrumental in the Oil Palm industry, helping crop harvesters evacuate Fresh Fruit Bunches out from the plantations to the main roads. These animals are strong, and can move in almost any terrain, making them a natural choice for the industry.
Contrary to the normal Asian culture of taking off one’s shoes when entering an office premise, this legal firm in Melaka seems to promote the otherwise.
A Club you must go to when you visit Bali Island. It is located along Jalan Legian, just right next to Paddy’s, the famous club which was bombed by terrorists in 2002. A happening place to be.
Surfer Girl Crossing
Beware, Surfer Girls crossing the road. Get the cameras ready.
That’s Vick Teo, the 1st Malaysian Idol 3rd place winner. He has produced several EP’s ever since. A very talented singer and composer.
A stone carved “Barong” along Jalan Legian, Bali Island, Indonesia. The “Barong” is a mythical beast with great powers to overcome evil and black magic and restore the balance between the light and dark forces on earth, and this restoration is regarded as a very important element in Balinese’s lives.
Teach Them to Fish
A principle that I hold dearly in my workplace.
Long Live The King
Portraits of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, like this one along the highway towards Hat Yai, can be found virtually in every corner of Thailand. Locals called him “The Great”, or in Thai, “Maharaja”, and he is also known as King Rama IX. 82 years old this year, he is the longest serving head of state in the world having reigned Thailand for 63 years since 1946. In this same period, he has witnessed over 15 coups, 16 constitutions, and 27 changes of prime ministers. Mahathir will be so jealous.
The son of Sam Rasgak, a shovel driver of Pamol Kluang Oil Mill, strives to finish a 3km cross country run organized as part of the activities in their Family Day. Although he didn’t finish the race first, the spirit of sportsmanship and endurance in this young man to complete the run no matter what is really inspiring.
The ASIMO robot, shown here in 1 Utama during their roadshow, is a humanoid robot created by Honda, standing at 130 centimeters (4 feet 3 inches) and weighing 54 kilograms. The robot resembles a small astronaut wearing a backpack and can walk or run on two feet at speeds up to 6 km/h.
Jonathan’s most favorite bowl of Nyonya Laksa Vermicelli at Kedai Kopi Juat Lye in Melaka. A must have every trip home! It is highly recommended that you call the boss earlier to make your reservations for the Laksa; they’re usually sold out at around 10.00am. So if you’re planning to go there later than that, advance bookings will really save you a lot of resentment.
Seeds of the Future
Oil Palm Seedlings getting nourished by the morning sun. Seedlings like these will have to be planted in poly bags for approximately 12 months before some of them are culled and transplanted in the estates. The tall palms at the back on this photo, have reached their economic lifespan of 25 years and will be felled and replanted with these young seedlings soon.
A potpourri of sushi served by Irodori Sushi, Kluang, Johor. They serve good and fresh Japanese food here, with a price tag half that of Sushi King. A place in Kluang not to be missed.
Wall of Fun
A glimpse of the wall of the office of my previous job. I have a habit of displaying my works on the wall of my office just to keep me inspired and encouraged.
Bernard Madoff (left), dubbed the biggest con man in the world, was charged in 2008 for running a scam which costed ivy league companies, including HSBC, BNP Paribas, and RBS, a stunning US$50 billion. His deceased mentor, Charles Ponzi (right), the “inventor” of the Ponzi Schemes, would have been very proud this student.
1 Cashier Too Much
Notice the cash register on the left. I wonder whether the McValue meals would be served on the floor for customers, as there are no more space to place their burgers next to it.
My ex-best friend is now the new best friend of a Piano Teacher in Kluang, Johor.
The Oil Palm Nursery at Pamol Barat Estate is one of the most beautiful sights to see every morning when workers starts watering the seedlings under the rising sun.
Dad’s new home in the estate.