View of Bayan Baru from Taman Pekaka at sunset.
Wuan and I were in Penang over the weekend and yesterday to look for a restaurant to host our wedding banquet. I spent some time enjoying the view from my apartment. The panorama at dusk is still an amazing sight to behold now as the first time I looked out that window ten years ago.
So many memories, so many different emotions all swirled in my mind as I recalled the days when Mum would rest her elbows on the window frame and looked out to the orangy sky and beyond. She had so many dreams for me, none that I could fulfil when she was alive. How I wish she is still here to oversee my wedding banquet, to share in my joy on one of the happiest days of my life.
The Christmas theme at 1 Utama Shopping Centre is “The Magic of Christmas.” The center stage at the Oval is decorated with imageries from the popular novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. It had with trimmed hedges, giant Queen of Hearts playing cards and the tail of the Cheshire Cat sticking out from rose bushes.
Sparkly white Christmas trees adorned with baubles and Queen of Hearts playing cards.
Trees of lights at the centre stage at the Oval in 1 Utama Shopping Centre New Wing.
Christmas gifts and decorations displayed for sale by Parkson at 1 Utama Shopping New Wing.
Two white Christmas trees beside The Clock and The White Rabbit display.
The tails of the Cheshire Cat sticking out from rose bushes.
Christmas tree decked in Queen of Hearts playing cards and colourful baubles at 1 Utama Shopping Centre.
AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G
Photo credit: Nikon USA.
The AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G prime lens is still not available in Malaysia yet. However, Nikon enthusiasts in the USA have already gotten their hands on this lens and are actively discussing about it in the Digital Photography Review forum. I know Wuan will love this lens as she prefers to shoot in natural lighting instead of using the flash in low-light situations. She will also love the bokeh that this wide-aperture lens can produce especially when she is shooting her favourite subject – flowers.
I am waiting anxiously for the AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G to reach Malaysian shores which is expected to be sometime next year. This is the only 50mm Nikkor lens from that can autofocus with the Nikon D60. The AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D or AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D has to be focused manually when attached to the D40 and D60 because the body of these two cameras do not have built-in focus motor. The AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G on the other hand incorporates the Silent Wave Motor (SWM) into the lens body and is built for such cameras.