You can call me cheesy by reading the caption on the last image below :).
As far as I know, myself will always fall again and again on to croissant. Images here were taken when I wanted to enjoy them straight, but that moment, when you couldn’t let the morning light disappeared without taking some photos.
There is something that made me soooo lazy to cook lately. I don’t know what, but I guess I feel a bit homesick. I miss a moment when I go home and find delicious foods on the table cooked by my Mom (now, this sounds I’m homesick indeed). To be honest, I feel it’s not an easy thing living outside country when I have to prepare everything every day. But I just have to do it and stop grumbling, yes? :)
Instead, I want to share some shots I did this morning. A fine breakfast with chocolate croissant a.k.a pain au chocolat and hello for berries! Nice to see you again :)
Was my tummy full by having breakfast above? Nope! lol. But I love those berries, even they’re become more expensive nowadays but it’s always nice to pamper yourself with fruitful food right? :)
I’ll make one confession here, I was a bit late leaving my apartment this morning
because of those photographs cause I had to wait for minutes to get enough light (cloudy morning go away!). Then, what happened with the foods? I enjoyed the croissant on my way to the office while I packed the fruits in a jar :P.
Currently, I’ve been trying to wake up earlier so I have time to sit down and enjoy my breakfast without busy taking picture. To be honest, it’s really good sitting and enjoying the meal, forget about food photography (I’m kidding :), how can I resist beautiful breakfast and good lighting?). But sure, enjoying breakfast in a proper way is very important to start your day guys. This reminds me how I enjoyed a fine Swedish breakfast on Friday morning at Fika last year in Singapore. I loved their homemade sausages (even I’m not a sausage fan!), fresh bacon (calm down, it was turkey bacon :)), and oh the blueberry jelly juice was so good too.
Fourteen of January and wow guys, its twenty and sixteen!! Who feels that January becomes a month when “What’s Next, What’s Next?” is flying on mind? Is it only me? Or you too?
Before I share photographs of my breakfast yesterday morning, I wanna make some confessions. First thing first, “What’s Next, What Next?” feeling is really bothering me lately when I keep thinking what my next journey is. It’s quite different from last year when I was very relaxed with what would I face a year ahead. This year, I really, really have to think what is my next step in life.
Second confession ; today is the end of my day off! I should have 10 days off but unfortunately, I just had two days. The rest was ‘half-day’ and still working from some upcoming projects. How do you feel when most of your colleague is resting and you’re still working? :(. Third, I feel like I’m not having a good start managing my allowance (hellooo! this is new year!). Trying to be discipline on spending my money but couldn’t help myself to not to pick a new bowl and two white saucers. Because sometimes, buying things like that for ‘food-scene’ purpose makes me happy (in fact, when you should be resting but still working, gah!).
Fourth, I cooked chinese noodles (been craving it for a while), fried chicken in thick honey and sweet soya sauce, and chocoffee (chocolate and coffee :|) pudding in one hour the day before yesterday just right after I came back home by 4.30 pm. I always love to cook something simple yet tasty. Quite brainless but versatile enough.
Okay, time to share a short story behind this breakfast scene. When I woke up yesterday morning, I had an idea to play around with my new bowl which I’m sure the color will be beautiful in picture. But then I found that hammatan season is still here and morning sun wasn’t smile and said no hello. I thought I would enjoy my breakfast normally without busy taking picture and I should forget photographing my breakfast-scene. I went straight to brew a cup of coffee and accidentally found a soft natural light from the window in my living room. I dropped my cup on a purple ‘flatlay’ and surprised that the color of the background was interesting enough. So, I boiled chinese noodles for a sec and mixed with the remaining sauce I cooked the day before yesterday (for sure, I kept it inside fridge!). Then, time to play on a new bowl! I added chicken on top and sprinkled with fried onion I brought from Indonesia. I was surprised that the light was fantastic, it wasn’t harsh yet gave a perfect lighting on the food. And believe it or not, I didn’t need complicated editing for this shot cause all the pictures are clear. A little touch-up in Lightroom and Photoshop for text (some of these are straight from camera)! Hm, I still dreaming someday I’ll have a mini studio complete with light box, so that every time I have an idea for food photography, I just take my camera, set the lighting and shoot!
Hello, it’s been a while for a food lodge on this blog (click on the image to zoom)!
Oh wait, I have one more confession ; I still want Sony A7r for my next cameraaa! :(
Happy Friday guys! Hope you have a groovy weekend just like how Justin grooves on this clip! :))