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Morning Breakfast

Not far from the Noodle Factory – is the Kopitiam that the locals will have their breakfast. The time is not that early but I am surprised that there are not many people having breakfast here. I would have thought that there will be a lot more people here!

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Public Housing

Some photos of the public housing in Chow Kit. This is in front of then South East Asia hotel, a place where my dad work. I still remember coming to this part of the world and go for some grocery shopping in Co-op super market. There is also this “shopping mall” called Keramat Supermarket. This was back then in the 1980s.

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Oi

Quick shoot to the trigger on the lady that’s walking towards me. I just went back to my car to drink rehydrate and there she saw me pointing the camera at her. I didn’t hear her shout and just click and moved away. Given the camera is silent, not drama there. Just a good snapshot of a typical street scene in Chow Kit.

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Newspaper

This photo was shot at 7.45 am, but it did felt early because I left my house when it was dark. This photo shows an uncle reading thru the newspaper while sipping his favourite cup of coffee.

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Lala Seller

While walking towards the market complex, I bumped into this lady that’s selling clams. I did know what she was selling until I zoomed in the photo during post-processing.
Compared to the other markets I’ve been to in other countries, we don’t have many of this “makeshift” stalls. Nevertheless, we should not discriminate them as there must be a reason why they exist.

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Overblown

As much as the Leica M Monochrom is a great camera with superb dynamic range. It won’t be able to defy the basics of digital photography. The top right hand corner of the photo is way over blown. I screwed up on the exposure. I should have been smart enough to average out the exposure because the its easier to recover shadow than to recover highlights.

The basic that I referred to is on highlight recovery. Even when I push the photo to 4 stops down, it was impossible to get back the detail. In fact it became so muddy!

The woman in the photo does not look very happy though!

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zoom

Another one of my Chow Kit photo. Blurry as hell but I do like the composition. The guy was staring at me for a good five minutes after he had his puff!

No choice, but I guess shoot him 🙂 He then moved away. So happen there was a bike there 😀

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Sundry Shop

Another photo from Chow Kit Market. Its blurry but I guess technology helps!

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Waiting

Another shot from Chow Kit

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Pharmacy

Another take on Pharmacy. I took this photo before in my previous trip.

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Counting

Another black and white photo from my recent shoot in Chow Kit market. This is a photo of a stall owner counting his inventory of the day. The time of shooting 7.21am. Still early but outside was still dark.

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Nasi Lemak Choices

Nasi Lemak is a decadent breakfast that usually served for breakfast. A serving of Nasi Lemak can go up to 1000 calories, depending on the choice of “lauk”.

I made a trip to Chow Kit market to test out the new camera. The first thing that I saw next to my car was a Nasi Lemak stall. They were selling a selection of “lauk”. Thank god that I do not take breakfast. Otherwise, this will be the right choice for a wholesome breakfast. Eat breakfast like a king!

The photo below shows the stall where we can see the lady in front carefully choosing her lauk.