Coffee at Black Bean Coffee Shop & Stroll at Kuching Down Town

19-7-2010; Quiet afternoon, decided to go have a cup of Coffee at Black Bean Coffee. Has been a while since we last visited.

Hui Hui saw Simone, Sarah, Hannah and the rest of them nearby and walks toward them. I just seated at Black Bean Coffee. Not long after, Hui Hui come with them and we all sitting and have a cup of coffee... Lucky as Sarah, Hannah, Josephine and their parent will be flying back to German tomorrow (20-7-2010). Hui Hui said want to have a walks with them and so we did... I had to drive my car around and their walk... lol...

few pics from that day... lucky I bring camera out with me...








Rains... Pigeon seek shelter.

Sun is out again...





Outside the temple... he noticed me trying to snap a pic...

what left from the previous fire...

Outside of "Tua Pek Kong" temple.











Not sure what these people doing with the Old School.

HV hotel.

Took this right in the middle of town. at an empty lot opposite Tun Jugah.

Palm Beach Resort, Sematan. An Overnight Trip

Saturday, 17th July 2010: Yeah! the day has come...... Overnight trip to Sematan with Thomas's Family....

Hui Hui & me went to Palm Beach Resort right after late breakfast and get there around 11.30am, just in time before Josephine, Sarah, Simon, Hannah, Max and their family head back to Kuching. Hui Hui make me burned 4 copy of DVD of "Alex & Carol" church ceremony & Wedding Dinner reception just for them. Was great seeing them again....

They left soon after that and we waited for Thomas at the Lobby. Soon their arrived in 2 cars and we all check in then went to Sematan Town for lunch... A "Pesta Ketam/Crab Festival" event was going on at Sematan Town... But didnt see anyone selling crab. mostly seling drinks, food and local produce..

Soon, we headed back to Palm Beach Resort. The kids head back to the room and hit the beach. Thomas's brother Matthew asking me if wanna go to village area to take some picture... I was bit lazy seeing the lighting at that time as its just too hash... Still, I agree to go and Thomas and Hui Hui follow as well. Bring Matthew to the Kampung area then to Pueh area and didn't see anything interesting to shoot. So, Decided to bring Matthew to "Sabath Waterfall" as he never been there.

Saw and photographed few birds along the few minutes walks to Sabath Waterfall... Such a beautiful bird!! Raffles's Malkoha and Greater Green Leafbird! Beautiful....what a great and happy day for Hui Hui & Me to see them... Thomas and Matthew was busy snapping as well...

Soon after dinner, I start get the charcoal ready for BBQ. ready in no time and on the BBQ are chicken wing, lamb, sweet corn, sausage & meat ball... All marinated my Morris (Thomas's younger bro) except sweet corn as we just BBQ it with together with the skin. Tummy filling BBQ.. and yum yum....

Didn't take photograph at all during the BBQ. So, take some after that back at the chalet. beautiful night & trip....

1. Greater Racket-tailed Drongo.

2. Greater Green Leafbird. Off-focus this fella.... :( Tight area...

3. Raffles's Malkoha.

4. Love the lights! seem like growing outward from the water..

5. Insects!! lot of them.. look like matting..

6. From another angle..

7. Up High~ Greater Green Leafbird (Female). Spotted by Hui Hui.

8. Got to get Wet!

9. No idea what this is.

10. Greater Racket-tailed Drongo. Seem to be following the Malkoha.

11. Raffles's Malkoha, hunting for insect.

12. Raffles's Malkoha, waiting for a long long time for this shoot.

13. 1 of the Victory Arm Biker ride the motorbike to the Waterfall.

14. Sunset by the Swimming Pool at Palm Beach Resort. Handheld this as I'm lazy to go get tripod in the car.

15. So this sign so decided to make it part of the object in the frame.

16. I move around to fit in more object around the pool...

17. Love the movement of the people here....

18. Middle part of the Pool where its split the pool between adult & kid pool. Love the reflection...

19. Matthew's kid playing fireworks...

20. Not sure what their ask writing. I asked them to write something. lol..

21. As there are no one at the pool, I go and take a snap there. Camera almost got wet as I tripped.


22. HuiHui wanted a portrait shoot. Play around with inbuilt camera flash and softbox in the car.

23. Hui Hui suggest to take a weird series! A ghost series....which she been nagging e to take for sometime already.


24. "Ju-On" using inbuilt camera flash...

25. Kind of look scary but shooting was fun... didn't even look at the view finder and i was just guessing what will be framed.