daily wanders—001

i'm starting a new series for my daily wanders. i realized i've got tons of random photos that just sit in my archive, waiting for me to do something about it all. that isn't a surprise for someone who lugs her camera wherever she go, i guess? i get strange looks while taking photos of the very, very ordinary chicken rice on our lunch table this afternoon, at a restaurant in Sri Rampai. it wasn't ordinary, by the way - i love the roasted pork there - crispy!

someone's been tending to this garden, creating rows of plants in a supposedly empty lot.

someone's been tending to this garden, creating rows of plants in a supposedly empty lot.

a shirt on the wall.

a shirt on the wall.

our lime tree from this year's Chinese New Year is still thriving, but it's in a pretty bad shape. it's been attacked by pests and diseases. i've also spent less time in our balcony garden lately. time is just flying around here.

our lime tree from this year's Chinese New Year is still thriving, but it's in a pretty bad shape. it's been attacked by pests and diseases. i've also spent less time in our balcony garden lately. time is just flying around here.

mailboxes.

mailboxes.

quiet afternoon at a peaceful-looking block.

quiet afternoon at a peaceful-looking block.

the cat that meows non-stop. i think it was hungry.

the cat that meows non-stop. i think it was hungry.

i feel like i see the world around me through a viewfinder. i get super excited when i explore new places, but also when i notice something new in my daily path. i'm lucky to have a camera in my hand, so i could keep those moments as i see them, and now share some here. it doesn't always have to be curated, planned shoots or adventures, right? these are normal objects, plants, buildings, etc. i hope you enjoy them as much as i do!

 

 

pekan nabalu

the temperature starts to get cooler around Nabalu, a humble little town, also a mid-way stop on our way to the Kinabalu Park\Kundasang area. with a stunning view of Mount Kinabalu, covered in mist, and locals selling local produce and crafts, i am glad we decided to stop by. 

i was able to find beautiful things here, including this fabric made with 100% cotton, printed in local native design. very different from the motif we have on prints in Sarawak and i like how it's more geometrical in nature.

there were pineapples everywhere.

Mount Kinabalu, covered in mist, behind me.

local, preserved food sold in jars. 

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these bracelets made with beads are my favorite. 

we also stopped by on our way back to KK and bought most of the souvenirs from here. it is one of the best market yet and even though i find that most of the items are probably mass-produced, we found some pretty special ones too. Nabalu Market is humble but also full of surprises.

 

gallery update | family

my parents, sister and her son were in KL a couple weeks back and i miss the noise already. Daniel, my nephew is a very active one and he stole the scene wherever he went.

the photo gallery is updated with more of these film emulations - see family. i have a special place in my heart for images in black & white.