Monday, December 26, 2011
Posted by brandon at 3:01 am
Friday, December 09, 2011
I realise this post might be a bit sensitive in nature, but please bear with me
I went for dinner one evening with my brother and housemate to PJ State. We wanted some good ol' Hokkien Mee from a shop we went to a few months ago. But after we reached the shop, I realised something was amiss. The tau keh nio was wearing a cloth on her head. A family that would typically not go to a Chinese stall was sitting nearby. There was a picture frame with some calligraphy in it.
It then dawned upon me ..
Pok is getting scarce in KL. I can't expect to get it at our 5 star hotels, and only certain outlets in shopping malls serve it (eg. the 'hawker center' in the basement of Lot 10, and its friggin' expensive).
I wonder in the future ...
Frankly speaking, it seems that the future of pok in Malaysia is bleak despite our PM desperately preaching 1 Malaysia to the Rakyat. I hope I can still have my favorite bowl of kolo mee (along with the rest of my favorite Chinese dishes) in the near future in peace... with pok.
Posted by brandon at 2:42 am
Over the last few weeks, my boss assigned me to shoot for Lincoln college. They're on a massive (aka. pricey) advertising campaign which is similar to other Malaysian colleges.
These images are meant to be placed on massive billboards that you see along the highway. There were supposed to be 30 of these, so these designs are still in the preliminary stages.
Why have I decided to highlight these? Well, I guess this is the first time that my images will be publicly viewable, although I guess not many folks will know that I shot these images.
I have also faced a lot of challenges during the shooting process. For example:
1. You've got to make do with what you've got. The 'models' consist of current Lincoln College students, so if they aren't that photogenic, you've still got to make the shot happen.
2. What you shoot may not be what the customer wants, so be prepared for repeat shoots.
Some other stuff is not appropriate for me to disclose them here, but suffice to say, I learnt a lot from it.
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Posted by brandon at 1:38 am