i spent the new year on a trip to cameron highlands with avid travelers (and good buddies) yusuf and sern yong. it was a much needed (and hastily hammered together) getaway from city life, especially from the crowds and my increasing sense of claustrophobia. after the internship stint in nepal, i can scarcely push away the feelings of dissatisfaction and disillusionment with life in singapore, though that’s a blog post for another time.
after 12 hours on the road, the only cure for weariness in the cold of the night is hot, delicious food.
counting down to 2011 was a rather subdued affair over drinks, though we were issued ravers’ finger lights, whistles and mini-poppers. the nearest party was probably miles away in kuala lumpur.
breakfast the morning after was roti canai (malaysian version of prata), which we had a copious amount of during our stay.
we attacked one of the jungle trails after breakfast. cameron highlands has plenty on offer for those looking to punish themselves with long walks.
clowning around above and bokeh porn below.
one of my favourite shots from the trip (above), which i have taken to calling “chrysalis”.
doing the tourist thing and visiting boh tea plantation and its hyper-cool cafe. the first picture in this post was taken from the balcony of the cafe, which overlooks but a small portion of the farm.
inside the cafe.
after cameron highlands, yusuf and myself headed to kuala lumpur for a day, during which the highlight was the insane japanese buffet at jogoya in starhill gallery.
on the road home.
i can claim lethargy and POISD (post overseas internship stress disorder)* but the truth is i just don’t really feel like writing. i hope you enjoy the images though.
from my trek in langtang —
from my shoot with scott mason, founder of parahawking —
from the streets —
*not medically documented.
see more of my photography while in nepal here.
while in pokhara, i cycled beyond the tourist haven of lakeside and found a different kind of haven.
farmer crossing with raft and pull-rope
glowing stream & mountain view
pokhara is a place blessed with pastoral beauty and i am looking to photograph more of it on my return, which i hope will be soon.
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the previous two posts were rambling diversions, so here are some pictures to add a little variety.
the photos above were shot a few weeks ago when i went to pandan reservoir with the intention of shooting the sunset. i got nothing impressive in that department and was getting a bit dismayed when i decided that since i had traveled there, might as well make the best of the situation. at the same time i noticed a flock of brids circling above where i sat on the grass (no i did not get bombed), flying in their formations and creating the beautiful lines that nature had to offer.
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