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I have been severely deprived of my shutter therapy sessions.
Work has caught up on me, the last weekend I was away to Penang, and subsequently Seri Manjung for Olympus Malaysia Touch and Try events. It was great fun meeting so many amazing people who do use Olympus system from up north of Malaysia, and sharing so many incredible stories and adventures using OM-D and PEN cameras. Many came up to me and said hi, following my blog and I feel so blessed to be able to reach out! I always feel at home in Penang and Northern states of Malaysia, mainly because people here speak generally Hokkien, a language I am very familiar with (main language in my hometown Kuching as well).
In the midst of all the huff and puff, chasing the dying light of the day, I had about one hour before sunset in one fine evening in Penang. One hour may seem too short to do anything after a long, exhaustive day of work, but my desperation to shoot on the streets took over. Penang is heaven for street photography, and if I had my way I would spend a FULL DAY shooting till my legs fall apart. People in Penang are so friendly, the streets are beautiful, rich in both culture and history. After all, Penang is recognized as a World Heritage Site by Unesco.
I was using my own Olympus OM-D E-M5 with M.Zuiko lenses 45mm F1.8 and 25mm F1.8
I live to eat food like these. Cendol in Penang has got to be the best in Malaysia
Portrait of a Stranger, in Penang
Five Foot Way
Not enough dynamic range
Oyster Omelette to die for
Char Kuey Tiaw
Ngo Hiang (people in Penang call it Lo Bak)
Red Beans and Longan
Though it was only an hour shutter therapy, I suddenly felt this sense of well-being after the shooting session. It was my therapy, it was my way of ending a stressful week.
If you are visiting Malaysia, please do consider Penang in your list of places to travel to.