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[caption id="attachment_3740" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption=""Hi there. May I take your order please?""]"Hi there. May I take your order please?"[/caption] It had been a while since I had an outing with photonian. Two weeks ago on a Sunday, Max invited me to join a street photography outing at the Jonker Street of Melaka. There were 15 of us taking part in this event and each was required to shoot with only 50mm lens which was a challenge to shoot with a fixed range lens. [caption id="attachment_3758" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Angel Wee (left) and Angela Gan - street photography outing"]Angel Wee and Angela Gan - street photography outing[/caption] We started at 4pm, a hot afternoon and spent about 3 hours at Jonker Street and the other streets near to it, such as Tukang Besi Street, Heeren Street, Tokong Street and others. It was amazing and interesting to see how fellow friends could use a variety of different angles of a subject and created unique and creative pictures. Everyone could be a teacher for me. This photography outing was a great fun experience seeing that we had spent a precious time together and could share our photography experience with each other. Some of the shots I took of the photonians:

[caption id="attachment_3709" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Boiling frog - by CJ"][/caption] A frog will try to jump out if it is dropped into hot water, however it will stay eventually cooked to death if it is put in a pot of cool water and gradually bring it to a boil. This story is a widespread anecdote, yet will we react like boiling frogs when come to confronting global warming? Highly regarded scientific organizations worldwide have speculated that there is no longer any credible doubt about the environmental destruction of global warming. We are stoking global warming that may cause colossal damage to nature if,...

[caption id="attachment_3690" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="The front entrance of Rumah Seri Kenangan Cheng"][/caption] Collected a total amount of RM450 of donation, Kok-Liang, Wee-Peng, Dylan, Cinda, Regine and I went to purchase daily necessities such as rice, biscuits, coffee, tea, chocolate powder, cooking oil and etc., and made a trip to the old folks home, Rumah Seri Kenangan Cheng and donated the items. [caption id="attachment_3691" align="alignright" width="333" caption="Wee-Peng was happily unloading"][/caption] Rumah Seri Kenangan Cheng is a government funded old folks home and it takes care of senior citizens and also physically or minor mentally handicapped elderly. It is located in Cheng and about 30...

[caption id="attachment_3669" align="aligncenter" width="320" caption="juesatta awakening foundation logo (draft)"][/caption] Today I received a call from a friend, Kok-Liang and asked to arrange a trip to Rumah Seri Kenangan Cheng in Melaka on this coming Friday. It is one of the government old folk's homes in Melaka where homeless senior citizens can take refuge. Furthermore, he wants to make some donation to the center and hopes our friends can be part of it. I was touched by Kok-Liang's words and action; he told me that we must realize how lucky we are and should have pity on the less fortune ones. Immediately we...

[caption id="attachment_3633" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="The street of Chinatown of Bangkok"]The street of Chinatown of Bangkok[/caption]

The last day in Bangkok before we departed to Krabi, Boon-Huat and Wei-Seong left us back to Malaysia in the morning and didn’t join us to Krabi. Wee-Peng, Meng-Hong and I would not want to waste our last morning in Bangkok, so we decided to get to the Chinatown of Bangkok, one of earliest Chinese community’s areas in Thailand.

[caption id="attachment_3630" align="alignright" width="333" caption="Meng-Hong (left) and Wee-Peng at a Chinese lanterns stall in the Chinatown of Bangkok."]Meng-Hong (left) and Wee-Peng at a Chinese lanterns stall in the Chinatown of Bangkok.[/caption] Originally a community of Chinese traders relocated and settled here in Chinatown from Rattanakosin (the old City) in the 1700’s, and continues their own traditions and religious practices. The area is quite unlike the rest of Bangkok, relatively untouched by modern development. To us, it seemed like a little Hong Kong with Chinese businesses and Chinese characters’ signboards everywhere and it was not difficult for us to shop for Chinese goods. Jewelry and gold shops and pawnshops are very popular in today’s Chinatown and can be found almost anywhere. Besides, there are also morning markets with stalls selling garments, textiles, stationery, souvenirs, second-hand parts and equipment, electric goods, computer parts, antiques, imported musical instruments, and local delicacies at a bargain, often at wholesale prices. We had packed up our belongings and so we didn't plan to buy anything, but to do a leisurely stroll through the morning market. Another common sight in Chinatown is Chinese food stalls. These stalls set up by the roadside offer a wide variety of quick inexpensive meals or popular Chinese food from simple bowls of noodles and soup to grilled meat, fresh seafood, sweet cakes and the locals’ favourite roasted chestnuts. Though we had a very simple breakfast at one of these food stalls of bread with condensed milk and teh tarik (literally pulled tea), and they were really sweet. Thais are really strong-flavour lovers. It was only a half day tour in Chinatown then we headed off to the airport and took a flight to our next destination, Krabi. The whole trip in Bangkok for 4 days was so fun and pleasurable to witness and experience the Thai’s culture and customs, Songkran water festival, the Red Shirts, shopping, nightlife and people-watching. May the people in Thailand find peace and be happy.  :) Some of the photos I took in Chinatown of Bangkok:

[caption id="attachment_3623" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="出售的活鳄鱼和鲨鱼。(实习记者杨天啸摄)"][/caption] 前天,丰台区镇国寺北街永辉超市草桥店开业,在生鲜卖场公开销售一条两米长的鳄鱼,鳄鱼一天内被分部位订走,此举引发市民争议。 市民张女士称,前天,她去新开业的永辉超市购物,在生鲜区看到一条嘴被捆住、四肢被固定的鳄鱼,约有两米长,旁边是介绍食用鳄鱼的好处和一些食用方法,引来大量市民围观。张女士称:“太残忍了,鳄鱼是国家保护动物,怎么能公开销售?” 昨晚9点,记者在永辉超市生鲜部找到了这条被捆的鳄鱼,在鳄鱼旁,还放着一只宰杀的鲨鱼。很多市民在摊前围观,质疑鳄鱼真假的市民试图用手去抚摸。销售人员指着鳄鱼不停起伏的腹部称:“它是活的。” 超市生鲜部的主管黄先生称,鳄鱼已经在一天内被订走,将在周日(今天)当场宰杀,分部位进行销售。黄先生称:“鳄鱼和鲨鱼都是人工养殖的,不是野生的。” 据了解,2003年,国家林业局对54种驯养繁殖野生动物的商业性经营利用实施解禁,其中鳄鱼也包括在内,但经营单位必须具备《陆生野生动物及其产品经营利用许可证》,方可经营。 昨天,记者提出看超市出售鳄鱼的相关证明,永辉超市的前台负责人刘先生称,超市从农贸市场购进了鳄鱼和鲨鱼,对方都提供了检疫报告和许可证, “卖方提供相关证明,我们就能进货公开销售,超市不需要提供证明”。 [source: http://sci.ce.cn/zrqq/201005/23/t20100523_21433501.shtml]...