seeing red @ guan di temple, chinatown

with over 120 years of history, this Taoist temple is extravagant in its own ways. located just around the corner of the infamous Petaling Street, it's a feast for the eyes. i see red everywhere! the intricate gold carvings around the altars were hard to ignore, and i liked how people seemed calmer in here, compared to the hustle & bustle of the Chinatown -- just minutes of walk away.

such beautiful craftsmanship. couldn't help but think that this would be a stunning venue for a traditional Chinese wedding. we spent about 15 minutes here, just exploring & admiring the built, snapping away. i'm a fan. 

 

motifs

sisters, in black & white motifs. this was the day my sister left after a couple nights of sleepover at my place. it brought back so much of childhood memories, for some reason. we haven't spend much time together since i was 15. it's been years.

in other news, K and i have decided to take our photography to the next step - lifestyle, family events, mostly portraits - and we're taking session bookings as we speak. i want to photograph life as it is, not just mine, but also others. it's an exciting time for us! photography is what i'm passionate about & nothing makes me happier than the thoughts of doing this full time! :) 

 

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!