Saturday, 24 February 2018

KBBA9 Photophone Workshop Hosted By Sony Mobile Malaysia!

Writing is only one of the many components that makes up a blogger or social media influencer. People these days are easily influenced by things they see rather than things they read, hence having the ability to capture stunning photo's and content is a must.
But honestly though,  how many of us actually have the the financial capability to acquire high end camera's like DSLR's and Mirror-less cameras? Ranging anywhere from a couple of thousand up to tens of thousands respectively.

We all resort to what is easiest to carry and the most handy, as and when the need arises. Right?
What am I referring to?

The trusty Mobile Phone of course! With the technological advancements we have today, a Smartphone camera is more than sufficient to capture images on the go as well has having the ability to reach your audience quicker than having to transfer, sort, edit and upload these files to social media if you were using a conventional camera.

No doubt, having a DSLR or Mirrorless camera allows you the flexibility to shoot sharper and more vivid images. Is this truly necessary? Well, YES! If photography is your day job.

Obviously we all love to snap photo's of anything and everything that tickles or fancy. Often we harp on the fact that the images we capture aren't up to par with those taken from conventional camera's. That's exactly what I did too... 

On the 10th of February, Sony Mobile Malaysia was kind enough to have a photophone workshop for us (KBBA9) at MaTiC (Malaysian Tourism Centre. The workshop was held to help us better understand the fundamental basics of photgraphy. Understanding the use of things like Aperture, Shutter Speed, Metering and ISO.
By being able to understand and implement this knowledge when photographing, we were not only able to capture better images but it also reduced the amount of time spent selecting or recapturing an image. A lot is also saved because you dont need to do much editing to get the perfect picture.

The class was conducted by Mr. Rahman Roslan who is an award winning Documentary Photographer. Though being an expert in his field, his explanations were pretty simple and easy to grasp. Almost everything was explained using normal day to day terminology instead of jargons.

To be honest, this was my first time attending such a workshop.
Boy what an amazing experience it was. It's when you attend workshops like these that you realize that there are actually things that you have been doing all along, you just never knew why or how it affects you engagement.

The rule of thirds or the simple use of lines for instance can create a whole lot of difference. As explained by Mr. Rahman, the human eye is somehow trained to respond and focus to such things. It automatically attracts the human eye to your subject. A rather interesting fact if you ask me.

These are just some of the shot that I was able to get shortly after the first session of the workshop.
I myself find it hard to believe that these photos were actually taken from my mobile phone camera. Do you?

Friday, 26 January 2018

Kick Start The New Year With Hard Rock Cafe's Rock'N Bowls!

Hard Rock Cafe is a name that is synonym with the likes of Biker Blokes and the Elite when it comes to good old fashioned wine and dine.
This year, Hard Rock is ringing in the New Year with some fresh flavors and ingredients with the introduction of it's Rock'N Bowls.

Rock'N Bowls is a limited time offering which features 3 New Rice Bowls.
Starting from the 10th of January 2018 up until the 13th of March 2018, Hard Rock will be expanding it's menu to incorporate the new offerings. What this actually means is that they will be turning the ordinary rice bowls into extraordinary rock star level meals with a myriad of different flavors, spices and a fusion of both Western and Asian.

I was privileged to be amongst the first few to sample these wonderful works of culinary delight.

The 3 New Bowl's or as I call them "bundles of joy" are aimed to provide Hard Rock Cafe's patrons and guests with a special treat for their palate. 
These gastronomical Bowl's are:

Southwest Meatball Bowl:
Brown rice bowl cooked with a blend of Cajun and Southwest seasonings, topped with hot meatballs, honey sriracha glaze, chili lime crema, grated cotija cheese and crispy, seasoned tortilla straws.

BBQ Shrimp Noodle Bowl:
Rice noodle bowl served with grilled shrimp in an Asian BBQ sauce mixed with shredded napa cabbage, sesame soy glaze, sliced green onions, white sesame seeds, freshly squeezed lime juice and fried won tons.

Chili Lime Chicken Bowl:
Brown rice bowl topped with grilled chili pepper lime chicken, Cajun seasoning, diced avocado, black beans, roasted corn, grated cotija cheese, chili lime crema, chopped cilantro and nacho seasoned tortilla straws.

The fusion of flavors was most definitely something different, the mix of peppers and lime was really tantalizing to say the least.
Of course this was the highlight of the event, nonetheless as is accustom to Hard Rock style hospitality  we were also treated to some good old favorites like the Classic Nachos and The Jumbo Combo.
By the end of all that, i could barely walk. LOL!

Owwww.... and lets not forget everyone's favourite!!!! Desert....

What better way to help wash down all those calories than some healthy, wholesome mocktail juices right? Im a huge fan of mango's so obviously mine was the Mango Berry Cooler. hehehe.

Later that  night while enjoying the live band, I decided to have a look at their cocktail selection. Since I haven't had a "drink" in many years, I just decided to reminisce a little in the past and enjoy one or two. 

Hard Rock Cafe also has quite a few limited time offer cocktails up for grabs in case you didn't already know (I sure didn't - obviously)...

So come on over to Hard Rock Cafe Kuala Lumpur and enjoy these limited time only offers before the 13th of March 2018.

Rock'N Bowl will ROCK YOUR WORLD !!!! I assure you that you will not be disappointed.

Rock on over to the nearest Hard Rock Cafe or find out more at Hard Rock Cafe's Website .

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