March 9, 2007

thankful 1


Continuing the celebrations of KLDP's 1st birthday, I'll be posting more portraits of people who always have a smile for me. Ladies & Gentlemen, let me present the staff of Bismillah Restaurant. This is the first one.

Bismillah Restaurant is on the main road of where I live. Every morning, either my mother or me will walk out to get breakfast and sometimes dinner. Roti Canai, Mee Goreng (fried noodles), Nasi Briyani (Briyani Rice). We inhabitants of Malaysia refer to these restaurants and stalls as the Mamak, which is also the term we use for Indian Muslims.

When I walked there with my camera last night, all of them clamoured to have a shot taken. Because of all the years Bismillah has fed me, I'm doing the series for the wonderful people who work there.

18 Comments:

Blogger Pat said...

Great image! What a wonderful celebration. Whatever that is he's holding looks so good. I'd love a drink!

2:01 AM  
Blogger Lilly said...

Ooops, i accidentaly left a comment for today on yesterday's post.
So, here it is again - i'd like to try that drink on the right.

4:17 AM  
Blogger Dsole said...

Happy first day after the first year!!
What a weird celebration quote I've made... :) ok, I think I'm gonna love this serie! Just makes me happier!!

5:07 AM  
Anonymous get zapped said...

I really like what you are doing with the celebration! It's so refreshing to see smiling faces ;) Thanks.

6:03 AM  
Blogger koeiru said...

Makes me smile too.

9:53 AM  
Blogger Rafleesia said...

I always like your photos of people...you have a great way of capturing their characters. Nice...

9:55 AM  
Anonymous denton said...

Smiles are always nice. Blogger did not let me see your post yesterday however I got to enjoy their smiles today.

10:15 AM  
Blogger Ben said...

Nice smile!

1:50 PM  
Blogger Pod said...

nice portrait sir d! have smasher of a weekeknd! ;0)

2:24 PM  
Blogger Jing said...

:))
his smile makes me smile...
cool...

nice shot for weekend!
nice shot for everyday, of course!

jing
shanghai daily photo

2:32 PM  
Blogger Olivier said...

voila un sourire qui doit faire plaise à voir le matin.. comme d'habitude un tres beau portrait.
Bon weekend


veiled a smile which must make likes to see the morning. as usual a very beautiful portrait. Good weekend

3:51 PM  
Blogger Mandi said...

Congratulations on KLDP's 1st birthday!! The drink on the right looks delicious. Nice to see such happy, smiley people. Have a good weekend Edwin.

4:02 PM  
Blogger Sally said...

Happy, happy birthday Edwin! And what a gorgeous tribute. Looking forward to seeing more of the people who 'make your day' !

5:19 PM  
Blogger Keropok Man said...

i always order that drink in his right hand. :-) (and always kurang manis haha..)

but never ordered from Bismillah before. Maybe next time.

7:02 PM  
Blogger M.Benaut said...

Edwin, Congratulations on your first year of KLDP and all your wonderful photos and happy smiles. It was most kind of you to visit me in Adelaide. For you, tomorrow, I will post a little Aussie smile from the Family Benaut.
Happy second year, may it be full of smiles too!

8:26 PM  
Anonymous kris said...

even his eyes are smiling ..love how they are brighten up! you must be one of their fave. customers

9:27 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Portraits are wonderful in so many ways. They allow us to see the people with whom you interact with each day and also gives us a peek into your culture. Happy week-end, Edwin. Behave yourself!!

10:26 PM  
Blogger edwin s said...

I'm so happy this series has started off so well and so many of you are enjoying this first shot.

I love taking pictures of people but the opportunity doesn't come by as often as I'd like.

Being an actor, observing people becomes second nature. I don't study 'us' too hard. I do, however, enjoy the stories that we each have to tell.

Let's get on with the celebrations!

11:38 PM  

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