An afternoon chat at a sarabat tea stall

Baghdad Street Sarabat Tea Stall-1I spent about half an hour sitting at a sarabat tea stall near the junction of Bussorah street and Baghdad street. After a long walk, I had two glasses of iced milk tea. One of the owners sat at a table next to me, resting. We talked in Malay. He told me his legs were no longer strong. His name is Anwarul Haq. I hope I got his name right. He is now 74 years old and has gone for Hajj in 2003. He was 64 then. May God bless him with good health. These two photos were shot with Olympus E-P3 and Olympus 45mm f/1.8 lens.

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Back in June, I visited them for a tea break and took some shots using my iPhone 4s. I talked to the other owner, Haji Abdul Mualam. Again, I hope I got his name right. He told me that they have been in the business for 44 years now. Haji Abdul Mualam is the one on the left.

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When I visited the stall in June, it was just after lunch time. Haji Anwarul Haq was preparing to go to the Sultan Mosque for sholat Zohor. He was changing, putting on his white long sleeves shirt.

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If you are around the area, pay them a visit and have a nice drink.

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