Early this month, we took my five-year-old nephew to Langkawi, an island located northwest of Peninsular Malaysia. It was his first plane ride, and he couldn’t be more excited.
When the plane was taxiing on the runway before takeoff, he asked impatiently, “Are we in the sky yet? Are we?” As the plane lifted off the ground, he raised his little arms and cheered. We all smiled.
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We arrived at the little tropical island after a short boat trip from Mersing jetty and hopped into the waters to get off the speedboat. Sandals were taken off and chucked aside since we didn’t need them anymore, at least for the next three days.
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I underestimated my intolerance for heat and humidity, and wrongly assumed that summer in the United States would be a breeze for a tropics native like me. For six weeks, the merciless sun threatened to sprinkle more freckles onto my sunscreen-covered face, while sweat dripped like a thousand steady streams down my back.
Despite so, I sought out the sun for the gorgeous display of light and shadow. And the sun provided such clarity – not only to the images captured, but also to the mind. The tendency to bare all, emotionally, is higher under the bright sun.
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For full set of photos, please do check out my website at: Ottawa Canada.
A torture of 24 hrs flight to Canada…But the view was magnificent when I saw this
Fairmont Château Laurier, Ottawa, a grand hotel over looking Rideau Canal. This is the view from the park at the other side of the hotel…
A true Canadian, beer Labatt 50 and the best is having it at one of the oldest pub in Ottawa, Chateau Lafayette, the pub have history dated back to 1849.
In Canada it is one lobster per person…
One of the highlight of our trip was road trip to Toronto. We stop by the beautiful small town of Kingston halfway.
I luv taking photos of people. I believe that they are the story and the city are like a book. Here is a guy a enjoying his happy grass with a little fear in me I ask if I can take his photo.
It is god creation of nature beauty. One do feel so small and insignificant seeing the powerful of the falls/
It was surprise and crazy when spiderman suddenly stop in middle of road to pose a photo for me. This is my joy of being a photographer.
Kensington Market have crazy but beautiful graffiti everywhere
One of my love of this city is the mixture of old and new architect that is right next to each other. It give the city so much character.
Iconic CN Tower. It is a magnificent architect which stand out among all the building in the city
Another favourite place of mine on this trip is Wakefield. It was a perfect way of spending half day with beautiful scenery of the lake, the slow walk and all this little shop and cafe available. This is the view of the lake with the famous Wakefield Covered Bridge.
The guy sitting in the corner is what caught my eye… living a simple life…
Down town of Ottawa is surrounded by beautiful architecture building, sculpture, Rideau Canal and of cause the iconic Alexandra Bridge.
Alexandra Bridge is visible from many different location in down town Ottawa. My favourite is the view from the walk way along the river…
National Gallery of Canada with huge gigantic sculpture
Milestones restaurant, This is their signature cocktail Original Bellini. A frozen blend of premium white rum, peach liqueur, sparkling white wine, topped with Boone’s Sangria (1.5 oz)
Since returning from Canada, I keep saying that I want to migrate (one day when Malaysia become an Islamic state). Then one day someone told me yes I should because Malaysia is this and that, but I quickly jump to Malaysia’s defend and say I love Malaysia, this is home and no place is better than home. As great as Canada is, it is no Malaysia. Where in Canada can we wake up in the middle of the night and go out for a plate of mee goreng? Saying I want to migrate is my way of remembering my vacation in Canada.
Eating a whole Peking duck at a restaurant often feels very ceremonious. A chef will carve the freshly roasted duck next to your table, steam rising as the skin is sliced off. The process feels grand and purposeful.
Enjoying the dish is a graceful affair. Thin slices of skin and meat are dipped into sauce (each restaurant boasts its own specialty sauce) and then arranged on a sheet of pancake together with shreds of scallions and cucumber. Next, roll and fold the pancake into a small little bolster. When you bite into the ensemble, sweet bean sauce leaks into your mouth, paving the way for the rest of the fillings.
Dadong, a famous Peking duck chain, is reinventing the way to enjoy the imperial delicacy. Instead of a formal sit-down meal, it is providing an alternative: grabbing the treat to-go.
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Hong Kong didn’t feel like a total stranger even though it has been almost 30 years since I last went there, when I was nine or 10. However, I have very little memory of the city so this trip was a new discovery. It was a very short trip and I certainly hope I can return to see more of it. I will let my pictures tell you how I see Hong Kong. Check out the photos on my website: Hong Kong Through Sam’s Eye