Nikon FM2n w/ Nikkor 50mm f/1.2.
Canon 550d w/ Nikon 28mm f/2.8.
A great lunch for a sunday afternoon with beautiful weather. I’m slowly starting to enjoy food these days, a happy change from the usual feeling of it being more of a burden than anything.
Canon 550d w/ Nikon 28mm f2.8.
I don’t usually find eating rice to be worth writing home about, but this was delicious.
It’s somehow impossible for them to sell brown (whole-wheat) bread —short of some almost-but-not-really kind-of sort-of brown-ish rice-based stuff— but Paris Baguette is now selling Burritos.. Right.
In some restaurants –usually the busier ones– you get a piece of paper listing all the dishes they serve. You mark the dishes you want on that piece of paper, and hand it to the waiter. Fun stuff.
No, that’s not a tree.
Did I mention I’m really enjoying my lens tube extender?
Many seem to enjoy Popeye’s quite a bit, but it’s getting harder and harder to find them, at least in Seoul. Personally, I don’t understand these people. It’s fried chicken. Every bite my body tells me “what on earth are you eating”, making me feel unhealthier by the bite. If I have to eat fried chicken, I’d rather eat at 둘둘치긴 or KFC or something, where they at least try to dress up chicken with things that make it feel a little less deadly.
But that’s just me.
Oh how delicious it was.
One of the food related things I miss most from Holland is, oddly enough, my mom and big sister’s Lasagna. Both make devilishly delicious lasagna, and enough of it to get through for an entire winter.
Here in Korea, throw a stone and you’ll hit three italian restaurants. The weird thing is, though, most every restaurant has spagetti, pizza and risotto, but no lasagna. The one thing I like most, not present.
There is one place, fortunately close to my home, that does sell lasagna. It’s a relatively small portion, but tastes good enough. It’s not as good as my mom and big sister’s, but it’s good.
Eating there alone is slightly awkward, though, when you’re surrounded by cute pink cushions sitting on a bench –not a chair, no, a bench– with the entire place taken up by couples having dinner.
Today I’m working from home. Around lunch time, a delivery guy delivered one of the packages I’ve been waiting for; a macro extension tube for my camera. For those that don’t know, you connect the tube to your camera and attach your lens to the tube, increasing the distance between the camera’s sensor and the lens. This, in turn, allows you to get much closer to your subject, like those overly expensive macro lenses. The quality is of course not the same, but it’s pretty darn good.
When making a peanut butter/
jelly jam sandwich I found out my jam had gone bad. I could not resist giving the tube a quick try because it looked so pretty, so I further ignored my now roaring stomach, set up the tripod, and clicked away. I still have to practice a lot more (you can only use manual focus with this tube), but I’m loving the new possibilities I have with this $8 piece. Expect a few more macro shots on my blog in the foreseeable future ;-)