Wan Phing Lim

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Tag Archives: Penang

Penang in 4 Days

I’ve been back and fro to my hometown a few times this year, so here are some shots taken on the Huawei Honor 6 on my latest trip: Locations: Lebuh … Continue reading

July 24, 2018 · 1 Comment

Back to Penang

Going back to Penang always makes me that tad bit humble. It reminds me of where I come from, and that my life is no more superior than others’. It … Continue reading

April 29, 2014 · 3 Comments

Zulin Book Company

This image probably explains my love and fascination for books, and why I’ve always wanted to own a bookstore. In 1962, my grandfather and his younger brother, together with the … Continue reading

September 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Vintage postcards of Penang in the 1960s

I recently went on a week long trip to Hong Kong, and during my time at The Peak, I thought about how similar my hometown in Penang was to Hong … Continue reading

August 1, 2013 · 4 Comments


renovate n. restore (something old, esp. a building) to a good state of repair ORIGIN early 16th cent.: from Latin renovat- ‘made new again’, from the verb renovare, from re- … Continue reading

July 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Holga 1.0

Here is a summary of my first experiment with the Holga camera, where I’ve managed to make my relatives (and myself) look like ghosts.

June 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Stories from boy schools

One Wednesday night, I ate dinner with two boys from my hometown. They told me all about the shenanigans of being boys in a certain mixed school, and they included: … Continue reading

May 12, 2013 · Leave a comment


I didn’t make time to mourn for JD, my 12-year-old daschund who died on 18 February 2013. My sister wrote a great eulogy on her instagram that goes: “JD was … Continue reading

April 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

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