Sunday, June 01, 2008

Tinkering With Toy Of the Year

Last year it was the Magimix Food Processor, and two years ago, it was the Kenwood Cake Mixer, which have all more than paid for themselves by virtue of the indispensable service they have provided.

This year, well, ironically, many would think would have been an obvious choice, but as I was telling Lyrical Lemongrass, I only had my revelation after attending our church camp this year in Port Dickson. Amidst the spiritual retreat, and searching deep into my soul, I realised, I had to get one. Not because food bloggers like Nipples, Lemongrass, Nic, etc all have one, but because, my Evil Twin, who doesn't even read this blog, and couldn't care two hoots about taking food pics, GOT one, and his normally vapid shots on the ixus were suddenly transformed. Pics of his wife carrying his kid in the sea looked like a Pantene cum Pampers ad. Twas at that moment, I knew I HAD TO GET A DSLR.

But, as I am off to Cameron Highlands tomorrow, I haven't had time to blog, or to really sift through and picasa the pics, nor do I have time to write any review. So I'm just putting up the maiden efforts of this DSLR virgin, as I continue to tinker with the new toy of the year.

Breakfast on a Saturday Morning

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Heart clotting cream, cherry jam and butter, on a freshly baked scone

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Freshly brewed Laotian Mountain Coffee

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Pear and Ginger Upside Down Pudding, ordered by faithful compadre, Lyrical Lemongrass

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Petai, Brinjal, Long Bean and Four Angle Bean at Siu Siu on the Runway

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Claypot Braised Fatty Pork With Potatos, Siu Siu

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Their trademark charsiu

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Claypot Curry Butter Prawns With Deep Fried Buns

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Wat Tan Ngau Yoke Hor

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Salted Egg Crab

This ain't a food review. Of course, I aspire to be in that league of photofloggers than can inspire people...touch their lives, blah blah and all that crap..... baby steps, baby steps....

Meanwhile, I'm off to Cameron Highlands, at the new YTL Cameron Highlands Resort, so yeah, feel free to envy me. Nyeeeeahahahahhaahaha. See you all on Friday.


Henry Yeo said...

what is there to envy, don't know why I can't see the photos.

Kenneth said...

nyeh ... so hungry now before Monday meeting :P

should never visit flogs early morning .... sure die wan. :P

How was Cameron's? oh wait. you're not back yet.

Hope u had fun!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

haha you are not doing too bad for a first timer..welcome to the gang..

Min said...

nice pictures, I like the scone one.. I scroll thru the pictures first, I thought you bought a coffee machine or something ! congrats on your new camera !

Precious Pea said...

Congrats on your new toy. Waiting to see all the photos you took in Cameron Highlands!

Kenneth said...

fbb - how much you charge ar for the pear & ginger upside down cake?

Paprika said...

whaaat? Am I the only one left taking photos on my phone??

Bernsy said...

woot! DSLR..... i am so happy for you man..... I am quite surprised it took you so long to get hooked with a DSLR.

I am looking forward to your new toy's pics... hehehehe

fatboybakes said...


bernsy, yalar, now got big brood, have to budget ma. those days when bachelor, those underwater cameras in the thousands oso dont care, simply buy only. flooded it some more.

paps, phone my a**

kenneth, is that politically correct to even order from me, when your cousin (whom you say you've never met? why ah?) is such a famed baker? anyway, its RM60.

pea, thank God for digital photography....

min, thanks. the coffee machine is also kinda new, we bought it for my dad's birthday, but sendiri pakai more.

nipples, thank you for the encouragement.

kenneth (again), hahaha, well, what is life if there is no temptation right?

henry yeo, huh?

UnkaLeong said...

Me thinks a new camera? There be a certain bluriness in your pics now? How's the weather, still cold ah?

Kenneth said...

eh eh .... unkaleong makes an appearance! :D ha ha ...

fbb - well, never met, cos ... different social circles? :P haha ... but i am getting him to bake something for me soon, housewarming and all (psst nigel - this is your heads up haha)

eh - no photos of Cameron's on your DSLR?

Nic (KHKL) said...

great virginal attempt.

well, your writings have been touching ppl's lives so far...with these great pictures, i'm sure you will hit them at their 'sensitive'est of spots...

congrats on your wont regret getting a 'delighting you always'....

Bernsy said...

i m upgrading too... joining the bandwagon of delighting you all the time... wakakaka

babe_kl said...

wow such a huge difference. maybe i ought to kidnap my dad's dslr to tinker around. yeah can u imagine, my old man has one! darn canggih one too nikon D80!

fatboybakes said...

babe, ya man, if my old man had one i'd have swiped it off him.

bernsy, quick quick...join the orgy.

nickhkl, aww, you so sweet. i cant think of a suitable retort with all this mountain air. i feel innocent like heidi.

kenneth, i still here la, dont have the means to upload.

unkaleong, my, arent we brilliant today. HOW did you GUESS it was a new camera?

kat said...

You. Me. LL. Siu Siu and/or Woo Lan. ASAP!!

I never knew you actually enunciate ASAP.. I always thot you say 'ay ass ay pee' until I watched Transformers..

Tummythoz said...

THAT priciest resort on the whole of the Highlands!!? Apa envy. All shriveled up with sour-est sap oozing.
Btw, quite a number of your ex-camera pix were good too.

Kenny Mah said...

Heh, no envy here. Instead: gratitude. Cos I had plans to head to Cameron Highlands but never quite make it. Now at least, I know there's a new place to look forward to.

Time to start advertising for someone to sponsor my vacation, haha.

*yes, delusional*

Argus Lou said...

Congrats on your new 'baby', FBB.
We got my Other Half a DSLR too for his upcoming birthday. Not sure though when I can get my furry-jammy paws on it for my food pics. (Yes, they'll hafta remain vapid till Dog-gnaws-when.) Can't wait to blur out the background!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

u knw..i just found its blardy 600rm a nite!!! serious!?

Dee said...

The pictures are gorgeous!

Maybe Santa will get me a DSLR if I'm extra good. Fat chance of that happening, though. Being good, I mean.

Henry Yeo said...

joe: yeah, but it is a hella resort.

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

I'm happy for you.

Now we can organise nature walks and shoot closeups of flower stamens.

Argus Lou said...

Somehow the idea of Lyrical shooting closeups of stamens sounds sexy. Why ah?

fatboybakes said...

stamen....argus, somehow that word coming out of lemongrass rhymes with another word....

lemongrass, i actually did take some pics of big stamens in camerons.

dee, zero % instalments are the greatest invention since epidural at childbirth. one barely feels a thing.

joe, its RM699 for 3d/2n per adult, but its full board. malaysian package.

kenny mah, i'm sure a hunk like you would have no trouble getting sponsors.

henry, yup, it is a very nice place indeed.

tummythoz, awww, you so sweet. thanks for the assurance.

kat, aysap hor. yeah, youth of today probably cant differentiate acronymns from words. LOL.