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Food Photography & Review: Albion

If you’re around the Changkat Bukit Bintang area in the heart of Kuala Lumpur and suddenly find yourself with a craving for authentic British cuisine, then do head to Albion (Modern British Dining & Bar). Hidden along the narrow alleyway of Jalan Berangan, the restaurant can easily be identified by a bright red sign board. Finding the restaurant is not an issue but finding a parking spot can be quite difficult hence best to park at a nearby location and walk to the restaurant.

Although the restaurant was small, the ambiance was warm and inviting and the restaurant was cosy. The only thing detracting from the British tone of the place was the Indian background music. Maybe one of the staff members got to choose the cd for the day, who knows.

The food here is really good and well presented, a must try restaurant if you’re in the area. A full write-up of the restaurant review will appear in the October issue of KLue magazine. To read the review click me.

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Outdoor Kids Portrait with Jeish

I recently had the opportunity to photograph Mohammed Jeish and his mom Jameela for an Family Portrait Photography Session in Putrajaya and Serdang. Initially we planned to have the shoot in the heart of KL but had to change the venue last minute due to massive jam.  Luckily the traffic to Putrajaya was smooth and the shoot went on well without a hitch.

Jameela who is Assad’s sister saw my baby portrait photography session for Ariez and subsequently requested to book me for a portrait session. She flew all the way from Johor although she was 4 months pregnant. It was also unfortunate that her husband Shajath could not join us as he was away in Dubai for work at the time.

Jameela it was great meeting you and I had so much fun photographing Jeish who was filled with zest and vigour and a smile like a ray of sunshine. I hope I get the opportunity to also capture your little bundle of joy once you’ve delivered the baby. Good luck!

To view more photos of this event, head to Jeish’s Portrait Session Gallery

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Malaysia SME Congress 2010: ‘It’s all about SME’

I was invited to attend the Malaysian SME Congress 2010 on 7th July 2010 at the Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre. This is the second year I attended the event, some of you may remember my posting about the SME Congress 2009 which I blogged about last year. As I learned a lot from last year’s event, I was excited to see the line up for this year.

Here was the programme for the day:

  • Registration, Breakfast & Networking
  • Welcome address by Mr Wayne Lim, Group CEO, Malaysia SME
  • Key note address by Y.B. Datuk Ir. Mohamed Al Amin Bin Hj. Abdul Majid (Chairman SME Corp Malaysia)
  • Presentation by Dr K H Wang, Group ExecDirector of Smart Readers Worldwide
  • Break
  • Presentation by Mr Davindra Singh Gendeh, CEO, DSEM Group of Companies
  • Presentation by En Mohd Zafril bin Mohamed Zabidin, Group Executive Director, Hopetech Group
  • Lunch
  • Presentation by Mr Chuah Jern Ern, CEO Advanz Fidelis
  • Panel Discussion “Differentiation in Management Philosophy” by:

– Pn Shanti Jusnita Johari, EVP TM SME
– Mr Ernie Chen, Founder / Group CEO ATCEN Sdn Bhd
– Mr Lee Teck Meng, Managing Director Kleenso Resources Sdn Bhd
– Mr Alex Lim, CEO SME Credit Bureau (M) Sdn Bhd
– Mr Richard Wong, Chairman / Chief Listener, Vistage Malaysia Sdn Bhd

  • Q&A Session
  • Closing Address by Mr Christopher Tan, Associate Editor Malaysia SME
  • Happy Hour by LiteFM

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Darshini’s 21st Birthday Party

Here are some sneak preview shots taken during Darshini’s 21st Birthday Party Celebration. The party which was held at her beautiful home in Shah Alam on Saturday, 12 June 2010 was attended by her close family and friends. The theme colour of the party was gold & blue, hence the table cloth and drapes on the tent were in the shade of gold, while the cake had a beautiful blue & gold tint to it. Darshini looked amazingly beautuiful in a blue saree. Lots more images to be updated on my website, but in the mean time do enjoy viewing the sneak preview shots taken by Benjamin who stood in for me as I had a prior engagement.

To view more photos of this event, head to Darshini’s 21st Birthday Celebration Gallery

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Outdoor Baby Portrait Session with Bella

I recently photographed a baby and family portrait session in a residential park in Klang. Bella who’s gonna turn one soon was fun to photograph as she had so many interesting and unique facial expressions from happy, sad, cheeky, curious to the dreamy look. She tirelessly posed for the camera and entertained us with her singing and cute baby talks.

I know Bella’s mom, Evelyne from my secondary school days and it was great to meet up with her again after all these years thanks to Facebook. The portraiture session went on well as we were blessed with great weather and beautiful blue sky.

Thanks for an amazing time Evelyne and Noel, Bella was such a darling to photograph and I hope you enjoying viewing these sneak preview shots. I have to admit picking photos for my blog was not an easy task as there were too many choices to begin with.

More collages of the portrait session will be placed on my Facebook group – Asha Carlos Photography Facebook Page, in the coming days so do ‘like’ the page to see the images.

To view more photos of this event, head to Baby Bella’s Family Portrait Session Gallery

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Food Photography & Review: Chez Rose

Formerly known as Klimt serving authentic Austrian cuisine, the restaurant has undergone a face lift and menu change offering a variety of Continental European cuisine such as Viennese, Hungarian, Spanish and French whilst still continuing to serve some of its popular Austrian dishes.

The restaurant which is just a 10-minutes drive by car from Bangsar is located in a busy shoplot area of Damansara, with sufficient parking spaces.  Another famous landmark to look out if you’re heading to the restaurant for the first time is Hock Lee’s Mini Market which is located in the same row as Chez Rose.

Walking into this restaurant, you would immediately be captivated by its clean demeanor and sleek ambiance.  This is definitely a great restaurant to go to for entertaining guests and rekindle memories of good European cuisine.  If you’re the more adventurous type, do try out some of their house specialities such as Ox Tongue, Paella or Herring Fillet.

A full review of this restaurant will appear in the October 2010 issue of KLue magazine.  To read the review click me.

We were served with warm bread and herbed butter which went well with our freshly squeezed juice while we waited for our meal to arrive.

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