To me, one of life’s greatest joys is to watch other people spend money. You share their excitement in getting a new toy, and at the same time, spend zero ringgit of your own.
Closely following that is the joy you get by being able to convince someone else to buy the exact same toy you’ve just spent too much money obtaining. So after I shelled out some 1.5k getting myself the brand spanking new Canon S90, I managed to con three unsuspecting victims into doing the same thing. The new proud owners of S90 are jaclyn, cindy, and cheesie, hohohoho.
The S90 is Canon’s high end super compact camera, sharing the same big sensor (1/1.6″) and Digic 4 processor as the Powershot G11. It’s small, sleek, has a fast lens, and very good in low light. The camera’s got a two different control rings that makes it very easy to adjust its various settings too. For more information, look at the hands-on preview at dpreview.
I took the S90 back to Penang last weekends, and while Elfie and friends were too tired to eat and decided to chill at their motel, I took the opportunity to snap some pictures in town.
These pictures are straight out of the camera with zero post processing, not because I want to show off what the camera can do, but because I am lazy.
boom boom pow
I wonder if the stereo on this motorbike actually works? It’s got that dial thing that looks like a car’s speedo and tachometer, but where are the speakers?
hello sexy in red
An old classic, love the color. I like how the background actually still matches the production year of the car.
door-less barber shop
A proper old school Chinese barber shop that seems to have gotten left behind in time. You want a massage with that haircut?
saloon basking in evening sun
A slightly updated hair saloon with air conditioning unit, chairs outside should you need to have a smoke while waiting for your turn too.
I have no idea why giant joss sticks are always pink in color.
Khoo Kongsi in rear view mirror
Khoo Kongsi is one of the grandest buildings in Penang, and sadly I haven’t actually been in it. Must find an unsuspecting victim to go with me one of these days. Did you know part of Anna and the King was shot at Khoo Kongsi in 1999?
There are a few more photos taken at the same time at my flickr set. Cheers!