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The golden rose on the Coffee Jar's menu (iPhonegraphy)

Finding the golden rose at the Coffee Jar

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The golden rose on the Coffee Jar's menu (iPhonegraphy)

The golden rose on the Coffee Jar’s menu (iPhonegraphy)

Coffee Jar (呷珈琲) is one of the cafes in Melaka I’ve visited many times for its coffee and cheese cake. The coffee, the ambient, the vibe, and most importantly the two owners and also lovely couple, Ivan and Joe Yee are the many reasons I love to visit the cafe.

On one of my recent visit there, I found something beautiful. Each time we drink at the cafe, the owner will serve a glass of water. One of the many glasses, there is this one, when light on the ceiling beams on it, it reflects and creates a golden rose on the surface beneath it. I just happened to be served with that particular glass, and found the golden rose.

If you happen to visit Coffee Jar, try your luck and look for the glass which creates golden rose.

Found some other shots in my phone taken at other visits to Coffee Jar. Find out its business hour and location at their Facebook page.

A cup of latte at the Coffee Jar (iPhonegraphy)

A cup of latte at the Coffee Jar (iPhonegraphy)

Leica M5 film camera of Tatsuya, a Japanese photographer we met at the Coffee Jar (iPhonegraphy)

Leica M5 film camera of Tatsuya, a Japanese photographer we met at the Coffee Jar (iPhonegraphy)

Otsukaresama deshita, Izakaya Kushi Masa

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Izakaya Kushi Masa in Melaka, closing down this month (iPhonegraphy)

Otsukaresama deshita (お疲れ様でした) is Japanese expression of appreciation of one’s hard work. In this case we thank the Japanese owner and also chef Mr. Yanai and his crew from Izakaya Kushi Masa Japanese restaurant (串政居酒屋) for their years in Melaka serving delicious Japanase cuisine.

The restaurant in Plaza Mahkota Melaka is probably one of the Japanese restaurants in Melaka who has the most Japanese customers, mostly those who work in Melaka or visit to Melaka. Mr. Yanai makes delicious Japanese meals especially the BBQ, considered to be having authentic Japanese taste which attracts the Japanese in Melaka and even the locals.

Unfortunately Mr. Yanai has decided to cease the business by this month (October 2017). When asked about where would he go then, Mr. Yanai then laughed and told me that he is bachelor therefore can go anywhere he wants to. He refused to comment whether he would return to Melaka again.

We are so gonna miss his cooking especially the BBQ leeks, bacon with cheese, curry rice, and so much more. Thanks again Mr. Yanai and his crew for serving authentic Japanese cuisine in Melaka all these years. Best wishes to him and hope that he would return to Melaka again.

The Desert of Melaka – Padang Pasir Klebang with iPhone

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Klebang desert (also known as Padang Pasir Klebang in Bahasa) in Melaka (iPhonegraphy)

Klebang desert (also known as Padang Pasir Klebang in Bahasa) in Melaka (iPhonegraphy)

One of recent and new tourist spots in Melaka is the sand dune in Klebang. It is not far to Dataran 1Malaysia Klebang, the beach of Klebang. Ironically being a Malaccan, I came across this place 4 years ago from a non-Malaccan friend who came to visit to Melaka and told me about this place.

Back then, even many locals didn’t know about this place. And now, in every morning and evening, many locals and tourists are here to visit the sand dune and take photos as if they were in the Gobi or Sahara. Thus the place is also known as ‘the desert’. To reach the desert, it takes a 30 to 45 minutes walk to the desert from the barriers, which stop the cars to enter the desert for safety purposes.

So months back in April, I started evening walk for two weeks to prepare for my backpacking journey to India and Nepal in May. I walked to the desert on every evening, explored not only the sand dune, but the area nearby. During the week of my walk, I captured some photos with the only camera I had with me, my mobile phone.

Sharing some shots taken with iPhone and post-processed with iOS apps.

GPS location to the parking of the Klebang Desert :
2.210343, 102.191614

Chinese New Year 2017 Melaka 马六甲农历新年2017

Happy Chinese New Year 2017 from Melaka 马六甲农历新年快乐

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Chinese New Year 2017 Melaka 马六甲农历新年2017 (iPhonegraphy)

Chinese New Year 2017 Melaka 马六甲农历新年2017 (iPhonegraphy)

古城老街故人来,春风暖夜笑颜开。

祝大家新年快乐,身体健康,家庭和睦,福慧时增!

Seem to have waken up in the 80s and enjoy the Chinese New Year atmosphere here, with Sarsi and Fanta intoxication. 😀

Wishing everyone a Happy Chinese New Year! May this coming new year be filled with joy, love, peace & wisdom for everyone!

iPhonegraphy at Lorong Jambatan, Kampung Pantai Melaka during Chinese New Year 2017.

Melaka's Drive Thru and Drop Off Electronic Waste Collection Centre

Melaka’s Drive Thru and Drop Off Electronic Waste Collection Centre

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Melaka's Drive Thru and Drop Off Electronic Waste Collection Centre at AEON Bandaraya Melaka Shopping (iPhonegraphy)

Melaka’s Drive Thru and Drop Off Electronic Waste Collection Centre at AEON Bandaraya Melaka Shopping (iPhonegraphy)

Rapid advances in technology mean that electronic products are becoming obsolete more quickly. When electronics (including phone, air-con, TV, computer, fridge etc.) are disposed and ended up in landfills, toxics like lead, mercury, and cadmium leach into the soil and water.

Electronic waste (e-waste) has become a hugh problem and recycling them is not as easy as recycling paper. Therefore, it’s essential for us to learn to utilize electronics, donate them to charity, last resort is to dispose through a proper channel for recycling.

After Google from the internet, there is indeed a few places to dispose e-waste in Melaka. One of the easier way is thru the “Drive Thru and Drop Off Electronic Waste Collection Centre” at AEON Bandaraya Melaka Shopping Centre.

Check out the link here (http://www.meriahtek.com.my/ewaste-centre.php) for more more information. Make it a household responsibility to help our mother nature. 🙂

Supermoon before dawn over the Flyover Bandar Hilir of Jalan Syed Abdul Aziz Melaka

Supermoon sighting in Melaka

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Supermoon before dawn over the Flyover Bandar Hilir of Jalan Syed Abdul Aziz Melaka

Supermoon before dawn over the Flyover Bandar Hilir of Jalan Syed Abdul Aziz Melaka

Closer look of the supermoon, which appeared for 5 minutes as the weather was cloudy and rainy whole day in Melaka

Closer look of the supermoon, which appeared for 5 minutes as the weather was cloudy and rainy whole day in Melaka

Kenn and I was looking forward to see the supermoon here in Melaka but the weather was not promising. The sky was blanketed by dark clouds since last night. Right before 7:00am just now, there was a window in the sky which the supermoon shone through for 5 minutes. It was luck and we got to see it just before sunrise. 😀

This would be the closest full moon to earth since year 1948, and the next even closer to earth will be on 2034. See you again in 18 years!