Hansel is learning to sit and has since learnt how to turn over both ways. Bring him to a new place and he looks around curiously. He smiles more readily to people he is familiar with. Here is a collage of Hansel’s pictures taken over the past week. Photos by Jamie using the amazing, do-it-all Apple iPhone.
I had some initial issues with getting the Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm F/1.7 T* to focus. I guess the main issue is that this being a manual focus lens, one must have really sharp eyes. I am already convinced what this excellent lens is capable of — amazing colors and sharpness even at 100% crop. Fine-tuned the adapter recently and here are some test shots taken today at F2.8. Pictures straight from camera, with no post-processing nor sharpening.
Unionville is an old heritage township in the city of Markham, just north of Toronto. Nested within a largely upper-class residential area is a quaint street (Main St.) that spots a stretch of cafes, art galleries and boutique shops. Nicholas and Rowe joined in this interesting photo day-trip. Pictures here taken through the Carl Zeiss 50mm F1.7 manual focus lens.
Hansel and Jamie are in Singapore for a visit. Thanks to technology, Jamie sends pictures of Hansel to me everyday so I can see how he is doing. Here is a collage of Hansel’s pictures taken this month. Photos by Jamie using the amazing, do-it-all Apple iPhone.
Went to my first baseball game at Rogers Centre where the Toronto Blue Jays won against the visiting Oakland Athletics. Not bad considering I got to see a “Grand Slam” and even a near-brawl.
With a couple of friends in 2 cars, I took a road trip across the border to Buffalo, New York. Albeit a short trip, it was fun and cheery being with good company. We wrapped up the day with 7o pieces of buffalo wings, but of course.
We were at the U2 360° Tour 2 nights ago on July 11th. This was a birthday treat for Jamie. Both Jamie and I are fans of U2, so being able to watch them perform “live” was quite amazing; though they were stylishly late for 2 hours. The band “Interpol” was the crowd warmer before the show. Check out the massive stage in the pictures below. Click [ HERE ] for a video clip – guess the song.
Hansel provides the family everyday entertainment with his daily dose of humor and gummy smiles. Here are some pictures.
Summer is a wonderful time. A celebration of family, friendship, food and fun. We enjoyed a nice BBQ dinner at Uncle Wong’s beautiful home. We had lots of fun catching up with friends. Looking forward to more summer days like this.
The skies cleared for a very sunny 23 degrees Celsius Sunday. Took my in-laws, who are in town for a few weeks, out to the Toronto Botanic Garden to catch a bit of sun and some pictures.
Hansel is gradually building strength in his neck area. This allows him to tilt his head up and look around as in the pictures here.
Contented after feeding and "meditating"
3rd month visit to the pediatric clinic
I decided to take a series of things we see and use in the daily care of Hansel. These pictures will be a fond reminder of this time for us in the future.
Favorite airplane music mobile
Pacifiers don't work on Hansel, nevertheless here is his first.
Night lamp with a mug of hot water for warming his bottled milk.