IOI City Mall, Putrajaya – Part 8

It provides competition to the westernissed and upmarket Nuts Boutique. I was just thinking and I may be wrong. It could be operated by the same people. If you go to Sg Wang or Low Yatt Plaza, the same few people control the kiosks selling mobile phones of various brands. That way, no matter how much you shop around, you still end up buying from the same owners. A clever strategy.

Back in school kacang putih and roasted peanuts were always controlled by an Indian man. He places his wares on a table and offered roll up paper cones to serve the nuts. That wooden table was a classroom or school desk which he will balance on his head when he walks home after work. How time has changed.

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Panasonic Lumix GM-1, ISO 640, f5.1, 1/100 sec.

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IOI City Mall, Putrajaya – Part 6

Unlike branded ice cream, the promoters are happy to let you sample the various nuts in trays. Shown here cashew nuts, raw walnuts and raw hazelnuts. Pistachios and macadamias are nearby. There’s also dried berries and fruits. The nuts at the nutty bar are sold by weight. As an indication, the cashews were priced at RM 21 per 100 grams at the time I was there. The shop is named Castania Malaysia.

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Panasonic Lumix GM-1, ISO 200, f3.5, 1/125 sec.

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Those Days Were Nuts

The shells, along with those from melon seeds (kuaci) littered every inch of the floor. This was before the introduction of boring, mandated popcorn and garden variety cineplexes.

During those days, a sickening symphony of cracking and squashing sounds can be heard as cinema goers wade through the mess when the movie ends. Every one will carry his or her empty soft drink bottle out though. They get a deposit return for the bottle. Haha.

Though I hated smelly cuttlefish more, my biggest gripe was not the litter or the snacks. It was the lazy projectionist cutting off the end credits prematurely and that MOFO usher.

Five minutes before a movie ends, the sicko destroys your concentration and enjoyment with a spoiler. He will loudly pull open all the exit door curtains to signal the movie is ending, just when you least expect it.

Sony Alpha a7R, ISO 125, f4, 1/250 sec.