The Tea Boutique

It's long weekend again. Everyone is going back hometown since there is an extra 1 day off for National Day. Anyway, I'm having my long weekend break here in Penang. I went to The Tea Boutique yesterday and this was my third time visiting there. It's located at Gottlieb Road and it's run by the owner of Winter Warmers at Gurney Plaza.

I had been trying to search for a place in Penang that provide a comfortable and quiet environment where I can enjoy tea, read magazines, listen to songs, take a break and relax my mind and soul, until I found this place. I came to know this place from Yee Ling few months ago and this place really indulges me.

The boutique is divided into 2 separate sections: One with cabinets filled with all sorts of tea and brewing utensils for sale while another section with sofas for customers to enjoy food and tea.

The Tea Boutique

The boutique serves various types of food for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner at reasonable price. Well, I ordered the Savoury Fish Rice Set which is came along with the tea of the day, Peppermint Herbal Tea (at RM8.90 per set).

Savoury Fish Rice with Peppermint Herbal Tea

After my meal, I took this opportunity to take a few snaps around the boutique. Thanks to the boutique owner for allowing me to take photographs as well as giving me some details about the boutique and tea.

Around the Boutique

The Tea Boutique (designed with Photoshop)

Photoset: The Tea Boutique

Outdoor Portrait Shots II

Last Sunday, John, Reiny, Jess and I went out for outdoor portrait shots again. The last time we went out for portrait shots was in May 2009 at Batu Ferringhi (Outdoor Portrait Shots).

This time, we went to Balik Pulau area with 3 models, Su Lie, Yee Ming and Chee Fang. Without having an exact place in mind to go, we just tried our luck with GPS equipment, click on a few places of interest and headed to the destinations. We went to Kuala Sungai Pinang and a church in Balik Pulau.

Here are a few shots taken (Click on the photos to view in bigger size).

Photoset: Outdoor Portrait Shots II

HDR Photos of the Week

It was a rainy weekend in Penang. The rain comes on & off and I was lazy to go out for photo shooting. I just stayed in my room, watched some downloaded movies, listened to songs and then searched back my recent photo collections. I picked 2 photos and processed them in HDR to play around with the features in HDR processing and Photoshop.

Trishaw at Khoo Kongsi
Fishing Boat at Chew Jetty

These 2 photos were processed with Photomatix to bring out the subtle details and fine-tuned with Photoshop to selectively boost up the colours to create an entire different mood to the scene. Do click at the photos to view in bigger size.

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Georgetown Penang

Georgetown celebrated its 1st UNESCO World Heritage Anniversary on last Saturday, 25 Jul 2009. I went around Georgetown and enjoyed a series of alfresco performances as well as streets and historical monuments. A few photos taken on that day...

Photoset: Georgetown Penang