w, manufactured in september, nineteen eighty-five. founded dubdew.com in september two thousand and five.
I was born in Singapore, but, since mid-2008, have been living in Hong Kong with my partner and our 3 cats, whom you’ll often read about on the site. Online, the partner goes by bunny. The cats, both on and offline, go by Rufus (the Shredder aka Claws of Death), Seth, and Tobias. They’re all sweethearts, but, thanks to Rufus especially, my hands are now more scarred than when I was constantly surrounded by sharp knives and hot pans.
This site started out with posts on anything under the sun that I felt like blabbering about. Since my early 20s, I’ve found myself almost exclusively interested in food (creation, consumption and capturing of), which is how this came to be a sort-of food blog. I’m also really into photography, and sometimes post pictures of my holidays and various photo-jaunts here and on Flickr. My vacations, however, tend to revolve around food as well, so unfortunately they won’t provide much of a reprieve from the gluttony.
Oh, and by the way, I still think that women should still have doors opened for them, whether by men or other women. :)
About the site:
whine & dine is powered by WordPress (v3.4.2 and counting), and hosted by Powweb. The current design is heavily based on Press Row by Chris Pearson, and all the images used in the headers were shot on film in and around Hong Kong, by me. All the photos on this site, unless otherwise specified, are also taken by me.
I work primarily on a MacMini Pro (2.3GHz Intel Core i5). I’m a Canon girl, and most of the shots on this site were taken with my 1Ds Mark III. I do occasionally drag my old (and still very much beloved) 30D out, now and then. I prefer prime lenses (I have the EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM and the EF 100mm f/2.8 macro USM), but my best decision was buying the EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L USM. I also own a 580EX II Speedlight and a reflector, but I favour working with natural light. All of the lenses and flashes can be used interchangeably between those two and my EOS 1V film body.
Which brings me to film – I have a mild obsession with film photography and have amassed a small collection of film bodies. So far, I’ve managed to elude medium- and large-format cameras, but 110, sadly, was too cute to resist. One day, I hope to own a Leica M6 (chrome body). Ideally, I’d have 35mm and 50mm summilux lenses to go with. While I’m fantasizing, I also really want the EF 35mm f/1.4L to add to my Canon system.
I also love hearing from my readers, so if you’d like to get in touch (or want to say something that might not be appropriate for the public comments sections), please send a note to email@example.com. All sorts of emails are welcome. However, while I try my best to read and reply to every email I get, please note that an omission of your (real) name will greatly reduce the chances of me taking you seriously, or replying.
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