Spent the last two days with my parents who came over to KL to meet me. Stayed at Cititel, Midvalley. It’s basically the usual spot since it’s very convenient, the mall is just beside the hotel and from there we can take LRT to other places in the city.
They arrived around Sunday evening so after resting for a while, we went for dinner at Ying Ker Lau (Hakka Restaurant), The Gardens.
Took the opportunity to test out the new Sony a6000 (kit lens 16-50mm).
All the pictures below were not post-processed, just resized (because large pictures take forever to upload with the connection I have).
Some tea and vegetables. We didn’t order meat and opted for a more…healthy selection?
Then, we walked around and saw this new TWG shop below.
Huge banners hung above and when I looked down, the shop is the whole stretch.
I haven’t had the chance to see what it is though, maybe next time.
This one was too bright. Should have lowered exposure perhaps.
Saw some people getting cotton candy (under-exposed this time sigh)
There was actually a Fashion Show when I arrived at noon. Saw lots of huge zooms, made me drool. But the place was packed, I was at a floor above so I didn’t bother taking out the camera to shoot. Come to think of it, I probably should have?
Next morning…breakfast at a small store at Lower Ground (the border between Gardens and Midvalley).
Hot milo and half-boiled eggs.
This shot below was not as sharp >.< I tried focusing at the bread but yeah, didn’t work well. Probably shook my hands…
Decided to head over to KLCC, I’ve got some books to get at Kinokuniya xD
Took the KTM to KL Central.
Since it was Monday, the place was quite empty.
Coach for ladies only.
While wating for LRT, spotted a blind man.
After getting the books I wanted at Kinokuniya, KLCC, brought my parents to Madam Kwan’s for lunch.
was bored while waiting for food to arrive…so took this shot, also to test lighting.
Belacan Kangkung…super yummy.
The curry chicken was so tender too!
Best of all, they’re not spicy, I can’t eat spicy food.
Sweet and sour fish.
Headed back after visiting Isetan.
KTM took quite a while.
Bought some drinks. Wanted to try the BOSS coffee xD
This caught my Mum’s attention at the bakery in Isetan. It was quite delicious!
Some Tamago sushi!
Last night, we had dinner at Canton-i.
Fish cake was so yum! Juicy hehe…
I ordered Roast Duck noodle.
They’re having this offer for a limited time whereby the chicken only cost RM1 !!! O_O
When they first told me, I couldn’t believe my ears lol…but it’s only once a year kind of promotion.
The RM1 chicken.
Dad said there’s a banner outside. Obviously, we didn’t read it xD So when we finished dinner, I took this shot.
A lot of new stalls around…have yet to try. There was a stall that sells Takoyaki and I initially wanted that for supper but after dinner, I was too full, so I gave up.
But the stall had Ultraman lined up at one corner! Wanted to snap a picture but saw the staff coming so I went away. I’m not comfy taking pics with people looking.
Dad and Mum busy packing this scooter for my nephew. Dad wanted to put it into the cargo so he tied it up neatly for easy carry.
Read this book. I used the Intelligence Mode in the Sony a6000 for both of these shot (above and below) because I couldn’t take good enough pictures with the settings I’ve tried. I’m weak at low light conditions (>.<) but glad this camera came with this mode to help.
Reading this book now, it’s about this medical student who doesn’t want to be a doctor but just wants to learn Anatomy. He’s got Asperger’s Syndrome. Got this on last Sunday while waiting for my parents to arrive at Borders. Read up to 138 pages already. It’s quite interesting!
The first few pages already gave me a laugh with the conversation below.
This below was a note left by the room attendant. I think this is a new gesture because we’ve never had this before in the past years that we’ve stayed in this hotel.
And this was just a bun we bought from Komugi. This was a nice experience with the a6000. I’m warming up to it. The dials made it easier to go to things like Aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Most important of all, it’s so light! I can already foresee myself taking tons of pictures, perhaps even more than I did with my Nikon D3100. This is also the first time I use EVF. As opposed to the traditional optical viewfinder, I can do settings and see the outcome before snapping. When I used the D3100, I usually took several tries before ending with a good picture, sometimes didn’t work out too. I do miss the optical viewfinder but for ease in usage and bringing it outdoors with you, I’d pick Sony a6000 anytime, any day.