Saturday, March 31, 2012

Kodak Instamatic 133

This is an instant buy from an antique shop in Central Market.
I was browsing through the collection of the shop owner, a Chinese uncle from Penang.

When I was taking photo with my PEN EE-3, he asked me how much I got it.
I said RM40, from a flea market in Tokyo.
Then he brought out this camera to show me.

"It's yours for RM30. You want?"
I didn't think much to grab it.

I did some research online, only then I found out that it uses cartridge film, which is kinda hard to get now.
I went to ask in a few camera store in KL but no one is selling.
I guess it will be just a collection of mine, I don't mind. :)

However, if anyone knew where to get the film, do let me know.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Penang Hill revisited after almost 18 years

My last trip to Penang Hill was that long ago, when I was about 11.
Now that they have a new train that almost can be described as 'shooting up to the hill top'.
Very fast, indeed. Compare to the old style one la.

After the visit, we headed to Straits Quay.
Our initial plan was to visit the weekend flea market, but it was a quite not-so-lively one.
Maybe I'm so used to flea markets in Klang Valley which are very much livelier.

Dinner at Yeng Keng Hotel Cafe & Bar was also a random one.
We were going to get our dinner at Nostalgie but it's closed.

So we change our plan.
This was also my first visit to this Restaurant. They also operate a hotel attached to it.

Nice old style environment, and it was a nice dining experience too.
Food was quite good and the best is their prompt and well-mannered service.

The funny part was they dimmed the pendant light every time they serve desserts.
So cute.

All photos were taken with Canon EOS300 paired with expired film Kodak 400.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Strolling. hometown

Had a stroll in my neighbourhood and around town when I was back in Sungai Petani for Chinese new year earlier this year.

Cycling around and had a chat with old friend who is staying nearby.

 Cycling around at dusk is quite comfortable.

Kids in my neighbourhood.

left-other kids cycling.
right- Scout den in my secondary school. Nostalgic.

 Paddy field near my house.

Fruits hanging from tree and potholes on the road.

 Plants in my house.

Notice the double smile on the tree trunk? :)
That's one skinny cow, pity.

Taman Jubli Perak, a park which was a fun place for kids of my era.