Photography at Eye to Eye optical shop again

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outlook of Eye to Eye optical shop in Dataran Pahlawan shopping center

outlook of Eye to Eye optical shop in Dataran Pahlawan shopping center

After helping my old friend, Henry to take staff photos of Eye to Eye optical shop a year ago, he asked me again to take a photo of the shop’s outlook end of last month. It was a difficult task and I completed in only few minutes.

While waiting for Henry to go for a tea break, I found the design of some optical frames very beautiful and interesting especially those of Ed Hardy, its amazing tattoo tastes design. Before I packed my camera into the bag, I took some photos of some nice frames and the staff Henry, Danny and a new colleague I yet to know her name.

If you happen to drop by Dataran Pahlawan Melaka, get a closer look of the beautiful glasses available from the shop.

Sharing the shots of the day. May all beings be happy.

PS: mention of the name cj might get you some discount. Hehehe..

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Baby En-en

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little En-en didn't want to sleep

little En-en didn't want to sleep

Two days ago I went to visit En-en, baby of Janic. She is a cute, two-month old, and very healthy baby. Janic told me En-en has been very active lately and hardly feeling sleepy.

During my visit, I captured some photos of En-en and it wasn’t easy. En-en has associated love with Janic’s arms, thus cried and didn’t want to fall asleep whenever Janic left her on the bed for taking photos.

Thanks to Janic, hopefully we get to photograph En-en again, certainly together with the mom and dad. Little En-en shall spread smiles and warmth in the family. May she be as fascinating, beautiful and cheerful as her mother and as smart and kind as her father.

seemed like sleep soundly but she wasn't

seemed like sleep soundly but she wasn't

finally when sunset, she fell asleep

finally when sunset, she fell asleep

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Isang Litrong Liwanag (A Liter of Light)

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Isang Litrong Liwanag (A Liter of Light)

Isang Litrong Liwanag (A Liter of Light)

Do you know that millions of families still live in the dark? Many of the worlds poor live in dark houses without electricity or without the money to pay for lighting. According to statistics from the National Electrification Commission in 2009, 3 million households still remain powerless outside Metro Manila. And even in the metro, families still continue to live in darkness.

Now, thanks to a project called Isang Litrong Liwanag (A Liter of Light), by MyShelter Foundations. The foundation was established by a young Filipino entrepreneur, Illac Diaz, to create employment-generating projects using sustainable technologies to better the lives of the underprivileged there.

The program Isang Litrong Liwanag, aims to bring sustainable lighting to the poor in the Philippines using one-liter bottles of water embedded in roofs, with a goal to light a million homes by 2012. So far, more than 10,000 of the bottle lights have been installed across metropolitan Manila and the nearby province of Laguna in the last three months through the efforts of low income communities, local governments and 200 volunteers.

solar bottle bulbs

solar bottle bulbs

Designed and developed by students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the recipe is simple: water-filled soda bottles are installed through a cutout in a roof, with chlorine added to the water to prevent clouding, and the bottle is sealed to the roof to prevent leaking.

Once it’s all done the refracted light is powerful enough to brighten up a home. Light reflected from 1 bottle is equivalent to 55 to 60 watts of electric bulb, for almost ten months of the year.

This project helps some of the poorest Philippines residents save money and live better, in a renewable way. Hopefully this idea will reach the disprivileged communities worldwide.

Thanks to Iu-Lung to sharing this link. Like Isang Litrong Liwanag on facebook and check out the video below to see how this smart, low-tech solution works like charm:

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Midnight funfair, Asia Fun Park

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at the entrance of Asia Fun Park funfair, from left: Wee-Peng, Stephen Tang, Henry Lee and Koh-Yiaw

at the entrance of Asia Fun Park funfair, from left: Wee-Peng, Stephen Tang, Henry Lee and Koh-Yiaw

A funfair can be a very special childhood memory for the most of us. Early this month, Stephen suggested to us (Henry, Wee-Peng, Koh-Yiaw, and I) to go to the funfair in town to bring back this wonderful memory. After having our suppe, we went to the funfair although it was already 2:30 am in the morning.

It was a small scale funfair located in Melaka Raya, occupied only the size of a football field. The place was nicely decorated, fully lighted with flickering and colorful lamps, and filled with beautiful and cute cartoon graffiti. At the time we went, there were not many visitors, and most were youngsters.

Stephen and Henry were the most excited ones. Both of them visited the side stalls and played games like wheel of fortune, bingo, toss the ring and catch little duckling, hoping to win toys for their nieces and nephews. They didn’t disappoint the children and won many prizes including a big doll. In fact, a funfair wouldn’t be fun without these interesting prizes.

There were also rides like bumper cars, ferries wheel, pirate ship, spinning aeroplanes, and other stimulating rides. It was fun to observe others to play and how they screamed like crazy. Old folks like us didn’t go for any ride, probably losing our bravery as we turn older.

It was really enjoying for us. I was doing photography for a wedding dinner before we went to the funfair, therefore I had my camera with me to capture photos of the place, the folks and the fun we had. Thanks to Stephen for inviting us. May all beings be happy.

Winnie the Pooh and partner Henry

Winnie the Pooh and partner Henry

little ferries wheel

little ferries wheel

funfair side stalls

funfair side stalls

bumper cars

bumper cars

come and win prizes

come and win prizes

the chipmunks: Chip and Dale

the chipmunks: Chip and Dale

ducklings with hidden number

ducklings with hidden number

motion

motion

wheel of fortune

wheel of fortune

grand prizes of dolls

grand prizes of dolls

360 degrees turn

360 degrees turn

fasten your seatbelts

fasten your seatbelts

ready to go

ready to go

toss of the night: Stephen won grand prize

toss of the night: Stephen won grand prize

consolation prizes: keychains of football clubs

consolation prizes: keychains of football clubs

catch of the night, from left: Wee-Peng and Henry

catch of the night, from left: Wee-Peng and Henry

from left: Henry and Stephen, with all their glory

from left: Henry and Stephen, with all their glory

probably a nice pillow for Stephen

probably a nice pillow for Stephen

kiddo, what are you doing here in the middle of the night?

kiddo, what are you doing here in the middle of the night?

more game more fun more prizes

more game more fun more prizes

ducklings for chipmunks

ducklings for chipmunks

you are the one

you are the one

cute dolls to grap

cute dolls to grap

group photo at the funfair, from left: Wee-Peng, Stephen Tang, Henry Lee and Koh-Yiaw

group photo at the funfair, from left: Wee-Peng, Stephen Tang, Henry Lee and Koh-Yiaw

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Paid in full with a glass of milk 一杯牛奶的温暖

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milk 牛奶

milk 牛奶

One day, a poor boy, who was selling goods from door to door to pay his way through school, found he had only one thin dime left, and he was hungry. He decided he would ask for a meal at the next house. However, he lost his nerve when a lovely young woman opened the door. Instead of a meal he asked for a drink of water. She thought he looked hungry so she brought him a large glass of milk. He drank it slowly, and then asked, “How much do I owe you?”

“You don’t owe me anything,” she replied. “Mother has taught us never to accept pay for a kindness.”

He said… “Then, I thank you from my heart.”

As Howard Kelly left that house, he not only felt stronger physically, but his faith in God and man was stronger also. He had been ready to give up and quit.

Many years later that same young woman became critically ill. The local doctors were baffled. They finally sent her to the big city, where they called in specialists to study her rare disease.

Dr. Howard Kelly was called in for the consultation. When he heard the name of the town she came from, a strange light filled his eyes. Immediately he rose and went down the hall of the hospital to her room.

Dressed in his doctor’s gown he went in to see her. As he recognized her at once, he went back to the consultation room determined to do his best to save her life. From that day he gave special attention to her case.

After a long struggle, the battle was won.

Dr. Kelly requested the business office to pass the final bill to him for approval. He looked at it, then wrote something on the edge and the bill was sent to her room. She feared to open it, for she was sure it would take the rest of her life to pay for it all. Finally she looked, and something caught her attention on the side of the bill. She read these words…..

“Paid in full with one glass of milk.”
— Signed — Dr. Howard Kelly.

Tears of joy flooded her eyes as her happy heart prayed: “Thank you, God , that Your love has spread through human hearts and hands.”

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一天,一个贫穷的小男孩为了攒够学费正挨家挨户地推销商品。饥寒交迫的他摸遍全身,却只有一角钱。于是他决定向下一户人家讨口饭吃。

然而,当一位美丽的年轻女子打开房门的时候,这个小男孩却有点不知所措了。他没有要饭,只乞求给他一口水喝。这位女子看到他饥饿的样子,就倒了一大杯牛奶给他。男孩慢慢地喝完牛奶,问道:“我应该付多少钱?”

年轻女子微笑着回答:“一分钱也不用付。我妈妈教导我,施以爱心,不图回报。”

男孩说:“那么,就请接受我由衷的感谢吧!”

说完,霍华德-凯利就离开 了这户人家。此时的他不仅自己浑身是劲儿,而且更加相信上帝和整个人类。本来,他都打算放弃了。

数年之后,那位女子得了一种罕见的重病,当地医生对此束手无策。最后,她被转到大城市医治,由专家会诊治疗。大名鼎鼎的霍华德-凯利医生也参加了医疗方案的制定。当他听到病人来自的那个城镇的名字时,一个奇怪的念头霎时间闪过他的脑际。他马上起身直奔她的病房。

身穿手术服的凯利医生来到病房,一眼就认出了恩人。回到会诊室后,他决心一定要竭尽所能来治好她的病。从那天起,他就特别关照这个对自己有恩的病人。

经过艰苦的努力,手术成功了。凯利医生要求把医药费通知单送到他那里,他看了一下,便在通知单的旁边签了字。当医药费通知单送到她的病房时,她不敢看。因 为她确信,治病的费用将会花费她整个余生来偿还。最后,她还是鼓起勇气,翻开了医药费通知单,旁边的那行小字引起了她的注意,她不禁轻声读了出来:

“医药费已付:一杯牛奶。”
(签名)霍华德-凯利医生

喜悦的泪水溢出了她的眼睛,她默默地祈祷着:“谢谢你,上帝,你的爱已通过人类的心灵和双手传播了。”

[source: http://hi.baidu.com/itnb/blog/item/d54574c6fe5838129c163d0f.html]
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Essence of Jonker night

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fortune teller at Jonker Street for anyone

fortune teller at Jonker Street for anyone

Jonker Walk night market, one of the must-go tourist attraction during the night of Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Melaka. During these nights, the street will be close for motor vehicles from 6:00 pm to midnight and traders will set up their stalls along the street and sell products associated with or reflect the cultural colors such as antique, arts and crafts, souvenirs, local and ethnic traditional food, and much more.

After getting my new gear last month, I’d decided to test the camera at Jonker Street and aimed to capture the life and essence of the street. That Sunday night I was set to Jonker Street alone after having a wonderful dinner with family nearby. On that drizzling Sunday, it was less crowded than usual.

I spent one hour on the street walking and shooting from one end to the other, enjoying a slow walk, assimilating myself into the crowd and behaving like a tourist. It was fun though, everything was like a new discovery. Having visited the street so many times, I still think that the street is full of surprises each time I go.

Sharing the shots I captured. May all beings be happy.

Malacca Teo Chew Association

Malacca Teo Chew Association

goat milk and Chinese pastries

goat milk and Chinese pastries

Kok Kok candy stall

Kok Kok candy stall

uncle using a hammer and a wedge to break Kok Kok candy into small pieces

uncle using a hammer and a wedge to break Kok Kok candy into small pieces

sale

sale

beautiful lighting

beautiful lighting

hot and spicy

hot and spicy

handmade mochi

handmade mochi

handicrafts that glow in dark

handicrafts that glow in dark

making selection of the classics

making selection of the classics

oldies

oldies

Chinese traditional cream, to relieve itching

Chinese traditional cream, to relieve itching

wooden handicafts

wooden handicafts

dolls

dolls

Chinese fans

Chinese fans

making Tanghulu, Chinese traditional snack

making Tanghulu, Chinese traditional snack

Jonker Walk, spot for locals and tourists

Jonker Walk, spot for locals and tourists

talking to the monk

talking to the monk

fruits flavor tea

fruits flavor tea

trio

trio

street of vibrance

street of vibrance

shopping for ladies

shopping for ladies

"i see you"

"i see you"

teach

teach

Malacca Hokkien Association

Malacca Hokkien Association

little advertisement

little advertisement

"one more song"

"one more song"

T

T

"1...2...say cheese"

"1...2...say cheese"

no-sign

no-sign

leaving the street, thanks to Hock-Hwee for the lift

leaving the street, thanks to Hock-Hwee for the lift

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