We’ve not gone by The Minton for our usual weekly visit. The weather here has been both humid and hazy, making for any trip outdoors a relatively unpleasant experience. We’ll try to squeeze in one last visit next week though, assuming if Ling hasn’t delivered yet.

The new 17mm f1.8 lens got a good run-in during the weekend morning, with a few hundred exposures taken during our usual Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf brunch at Greenwich. Like the other fast lens I’ve picked up for the m4/3s system, depth of field is very shallow when shooting wide-open. It’s not too much of a worry when I’m shooting either of the two girls straight face-on, but it can be a real challenge if I’m off-angle by any degree. Color rendition seems very slightly less warm than the 14mm f2.5G but Ling at least likes its very natural color representation.

Mommy and Hannah.

Mommy and Hannah.

Her activity books are a wonderful means of occupying herself while the both of us have brunch.

Her activity books are a wonderful means of occupying herself while the both of us have brunch.

More cute conversations with Hannah too. We were at Fairprice a few days ago when a middle-aged lady approached Ling at the sauces and condiments, asking “Auntie ar, can you tell me where the sesame oil is?”

Ling turned slightly off-color at being addressed ‘Auntie’ (for our Ang Mo bud, the term is usually used respectfully for someone who’s old) but nonetheless helped the lady. But Hannah picked that up and for the rest of our grocery trip at the store, went: “AUNTIE!!!” at Ling LOL.

And Hannah has been looking forward to her coming baby brother, due anytime from a week from now. When in the car, she had this to share when we asked how she was going to care for him.

H: “I will take care of 弟 (little brother). I will help put him to bed. I will help him go to the toilet. Yep. I will help him change change clothes. I will help him change diapers too. I will also buy him orange juice.”

We should have recorded those promises she made. With a big sister helper like this, why would we need parents.=)

Just after shower. The humid weather has caused her lips to cracked.

Just after shower. The humid weather has caused her lips to cracked.

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