Lost in the past at 81 Cafe

Lost in the past at 81 Cafe

Wondering how was Saigonese’s houses look like at 80-90s era? Come to this 81 Cafe, you will feel like step into a house-shape time machine. But be aware of old style electric jack plugs, I don’t feel safe when sitting too close to them…

I used combining Olympus Zuiko 50mm f1.4 and Tou/Five star 28mm f2.8. The coffee shop environment is very dark, so I have to open max or 1-2 stop aperture to get enough light in without increase ISO too high (800 or over).

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Walking down the street with Tou/Fivestar 28mm f2.5 macro 1:5

Walking down the street with Tou/Fivestar 28mm f2.5 macro 1:5

Last friday, I walked down the street with my wide legacy/film lens in hand, the Tou/Fivestar 28mm f2.5 macro, and I didn’t regret it. This is the first time I tried to shoot street photographs with a wide lens, I often used a 50mm lens back then. But a wide lens has it advantages.

First, it is a wide lens, so I can capture more into my camera, and wider angle mean more flexible in term of layout or composition of the picture. The lens give me more freedom to play.

Second, my Tou/Fivestar may be not a sharp lens but I quite like the way it recreated the light cover on objects.

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New place

New place

We just moved in new place, bigger space just opposite the old office and fortunately, a little bit cheaper rent rate 🤩🙌. This is an old apartment, we repainted the wall, fix the roof and bought a new 1.5HP aircon, not so fancy, but yes, we did it at minimum estimated cost. Awesome!

It’s time to get back to work. Have to decor this place for coming Christmas tho. This is my desk, I loved the big window and sunlight even sometimes my face got burn.

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My folding bike for meetings or having lunch around.

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We have a small and cozy corner for brainstorming, meeting, reading and napping (of course).

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Have to walk up 3 floors by feet, good for health anyway.

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We planned to cover this balcony with plants. Here are the first citizens.

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They looked greener when stay out door.

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Blubit_46651km

Blubit_46651km

Blubit – tên tụi tui đặt cho chiếc Mazda 2 đời 2011. Nhập khẩu nguyên chiếc từ nhà máy Mazda Hiroshima, một trong những đợt hàng cuối cùng trước khi Trường Hải chuyển sang lắp ráp dạng CKD – Completely Knocked Down các mẫu xe Mazda bán tại thị trường Việt Nam. Hơn 5 năm lăn bánh, 46k km, đã thay bốn vỏ Bridgestone Ecopia mới keng, nay mới cho lên hình.

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Kỷ niệm con mắt bị nứt do va qệt với ba gác máy, đã phục hồi, đèn zin không thay mới.

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La-zăng zin, vừa lột lớp plastidip sau 3 năm tơi tả, mà nhờ vậy nên lớp sơn còn mới keng.

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Ốc bánh xe phản quang 3M đỏ cam.

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Phân biệt với Mazda 2S lắp ráp nội địa.

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Kính cường lực từ nhà sản xuất kính Saint-Gobain chi nhánh Sekurit, Ấn Độ.

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Kính gió sau sản xuất bởi Pilkington, UK, công ty con của Nippon Sheet Glass.

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[a] coffee house

[a] coffee house

Một quán nhỏ xíu, trần thấp, ấm cúng ở khu Huỳnh Khương Ninh, chắc nhiều người biết quán này. Quán nhỏ nên bày giữa quán là 3 chiếc bàn dài xếp ghế xung quanh, ngồi riêng hay ngồi chung, tụ tập, làm việc nhóm đều hợp. Quầy bar cao che khu làm việc của barista nên cũng thấy khá thoải mái cho những ai không thích có người dòm ngó lúc mình làm việc, ý là cả khách lẫn barista.

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