Thursday, 24 April 2008

This Is Heaven


When you live in another country far, far away, touching down back in Malaysia and having roti for breakfast IS Heaven on Earth. Yes, we do get roti back in ol' Blighty, the frozen, rubbery kind, no matter how much coaxing and clamping, it just does not get to the same fluffi-crispi-ness that one finds here at Raju's off Jalan Gasing, PJ. Never mind the price even, but sadly, no luck. Its like eating a croissant outside France, it just doesn't cut it.

You might ask, what has eating roti canai got to do with photography? Well, absolutely nothing ! Except perhaps I used (again) my mobile phone camera to take the above snap. Nothing aesthetic about it I suppose.

I have been sorting out computer stuff over the last few days since I arrived. Now, why is setting up wifi broadband like brain surgery?! Grrr.. but its all working nicely now except the signals are a bit weak around my mother's house. The walls here are solid concrete unlike the ones in the UK, stud partitioning, hence, wifi signals are restricted.

7 comments:

Tracy Tan said...

i haven't had my dose of roti yet. waiting for david to arrive tonight to go to the mamak. fluffy crispy roti is really something all Malaysians miss when they stay abroad.

i had to set up wifi too at my sis's house. fortunately the new houses have thinner walls so it is working perfectly but i can't say the same for the streamyx broadband speed and reliability.

and i am very close to getting the canon eos400d - older model but i can get std lens, a 50mm f.18 and also zoom lens for about RM3k. thought it might be a good buy.

my bro is recommending pentax kd10 because of the weathershield.

tks for your advice.

svllee said...

Hi Tracy, are you in Malaysia?! We should meet up.

The 50mm F1.8 is a very good lens, useful for portraits and value for money. Don't get the kit zoom lens, as they are inferior usually. the 28 - 135mm is quite good and the 28-200 also.

Pak Idrus said...

Hi svllee, so you have gone nut on TT. There is a place call NZ at Malawati. Let me know, I would pick you at the Keramat LRT station and head there. Have a nice day.

Zawi said...

svllee,
Read in Pak idrus blog that you are home and came right over. I guess you must be at the tail end of your holiday in Malaysia now. Should you be dropping over to Kelantan, please drop a tinkle at 09 7903785. Will be too glad to take you around.

svllee said...

Hi Pak Zawi, yes, I visited his home, I call it home as to house, its so homely! We did mention about you also! I am now back in London, unfortunately I did not have the time to travel around the country, but I will definitely take up your offer the next time I am back!

Mark Chan said...

yummy hehe after seeing your post am damn hungry

svllee said...

Hi Mark, thanks for popping by, you have an very interesting life blog! Cheers, pls keep visiting...