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April 2011

 

Illustration

Pen and ink. Old skool. (click the image for a larger view)

 

Tastes like strawberries

A typical artificial strawberry flavor, like the kind found in a Burger King strawberry milk shake, contains the following ingredients: amyl acetate, amyl butyrate, amyl…

 

A car full of …cars?

If you were a taxi driver in KL, and you wanted to make your taxi stand out — y’know, to attract business — what would…

 

Cover: Canon 50mm ƒ1.2L USM

Today I purchased a 50mm ƒ1.2 lens for my 5D mkII. Took it for a quick spin (incidentally trailing GeoLogTag iPhone app to add geo-locationa…

 
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Arnaud & Liz Wedding

Well, after a long few days editing, Photoshopping, and doing things the wrong way, I’ve finished. You’ve heard me talk about this wedding before, a…

 

Arnaud and Liz, Jonas Peterson, and me

Late in 2010, I shot my friend’s wedding. I’d never done it before, but Arnaud trusted me because he liked my photography. I recommended a…

 

Shooting stars

On my last trip to Australia, while flying overnight, I woke and looked out the window. For me the ordeal of flying is increasingly distressing.…

 

Cover: Butterfly

Secret. Image by Chris Campbell used under Creative Commons licence.

 

Happy 1st birthday

It’s official: I’ve been blogging for more than one year. But blogging on bartkowalski.com for less than a year. When Kelly and I arrived in…

 

Cover: 365

Celebrating 365 days of blogging. Sort of. Image(s) created from these sources; used under Creative Commons licences. 365 Candles by Jo Carter on Flickr. Candles…

 

KL Towers Vertorama

Here’s a picture of the KL Towers at night, when they really shine (bing!). You’ve probably seen them before, and in better pictures than this,…

 

Bringin’ home the Flacon

So, I’ve been “flattred” for the first time for my free Billings templates! See that “1” in the image? Cool! Flattr is an internet micropayment…

 

Congrats bro!

My brother Łukasz (or Lucas, or Goog) graduated University today. Nice work bro. Congratulations!

 

Mail from Oz

Letter from home… Thanks Maa :)

 

Five reasons to travel

Since I’ve met Kelly, I’ve been travelling. Before I met Kelly, I had no interest in seeing the world. Well, it’s not that I had…

 
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Singapore orchid garden

While in Singapore for two days recently, I visited the Singapore botanic gardens and its superb orchid garden1. Just for the hell of it. I…

 

Mint Museum of Toys, Singapore

Last Thursday and Friday I accompanied Kelly on a business trip to Singapore. I’d never been before so it was an opportune time to go…

 

Kickers

You know when you take your first bite of a vanilla Cornetto (or Drumstick) and you get the perfect marriage of creamy vanilla, hard crunchy…