Vivo City

December 8, 2008 at 11:15 p12 (Bloggers Meeting)


It has been raining since morning and i am feeling pretty gloomy and bleak the whole day through…


What a day to send off a visiting fren from KL. Bye Ah Tak! Hope to see you again soon!


Ah Tak, these two shots are from my fisheye since….



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iPhone the camera

December 4, 2008 at 11:15 p12 (Default)




What i do with my iphone when i am not making call….


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Void Deck

November 21, 2008 at 11:15 p11 (General Chatter, Pics/Photography) (, , , )

The empty space below lil dot public housing is called void deck. If you die, you can hold your wake there, if you are getting married, you can hold your kenduri (wedding dinner) there, if you want to get rid of your old fridge, you can dump it there too, not too openly cos it is illegal….

Don’t know why it is called “void deck”? There is always something happening in the void deck. It is never void nor empty. Don’t believe me, lets take a look….

Can you see me?

Study – a good place for some peace and quiet

Passageway – short cut for the neighbouring auntie

Runaway – planning a quick getaway

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Marina Barrage

November 18, 2008 at 11:15 p11 (Jalan jalan) (, , )

The Pentaxians shooting target for November…. Marina Barrage. Suppose to meet at 4 pm last weekend but was late and so manage to capture a few dusky shots hehehe….

After new water, sea water and now lil dot is converting the Marina Bay into a fresh water reservoir. The Marina Barrage is the gateway that control the water level flowing in/out of the bay. Instead of just a grey static structure, the government is sprucing up the structure with a gallery and some artistic sculptures. Obviously, all these efforts are in anticipation of the influx of the tourist dollars. Come 2010 with the opening of the Garden by the Bay, this concrete structure and the whole Marina South will come to live. This will be my first trip but i will be back. There is just too much to see and shoot here.

#01 Sunset

#02 Pondering the Future

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Child Play

November 11, 2008 at 11:15 p11 (Random Observations) (, , )

We used to run around in “lombong” (disused mining pond) when we were young and occasionally get wet sneaking a swim. The ending to this type of indiscretion was always a whacking from my father as lombong in those days was a dangerous place for kids. The seemingly serene water had claimed many victims but the allure of forbidden fruit was always irresistable, especially to kids with afternoons to kill. Nowadays, kids can get “wet” in the comfort of air-con mall and in the safety of a “dry” fountain under the watchful eyes of their dotting parents.

“Will you play with me?”

Taken at Bugis Junction with a Pentax K20D/10-17 fisheye

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October 31, 2008 at 11:15 p10 (Random Observations) (, )

I stayed at Tiong Bahru for a while when i came to lil dot long time ago. But i never noticed the lil chimney at the roof top of the 3-storey conservation shop houses. I happened to go for lunch at Tiong Bahru a few days ago and see the chimney for the first time. Took a shot with my dependable Canon A80 and here it is!

Have a nice weekend!!

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Tough Time

October 24, 2008 at 11:15 p10 (News & Comments) ()

hard time is coming…
did you upgrade your life and lifestyle during the last 12 months? change your dependable toyota to a bmw? if you havent and have been living the same modest life for the last ten years, guess the coming storm will just blow past you. a friend who lost his investment analyst job yesterday is not too concerned with the lost of rice bowl. in fact he is taking it within his stride and looking forward to a break after twenty years of working…

he will make it through this storm. a working wife and value-driven life somehow will cushion, i am sure, the temporary loss of income. who would imagine the big, strong and friendly banks of big america will go kaput? who would imagine your neighbourhood relationship manager doesnt have your interest at heart? my heart goes out to those aunties and uncles who lost their life long saving to ill-advised investment.

back to my friend. we were supposed to go out for a drink to cheer him up tonite. but he took a rain check as his schedule is full this week with dinner with relatives and family matter. although his bank account will miss a few zeroes from his usual year-end bonus but quality family time will more than make up for it.

if teh tarik is not your cup of tea, it is time to wean off the $20-a-pop long island tea and have a change of taste. the coming crisis is no storm in a tea cup, pardon the pun. this crisis is a perfect storm and will leave more than a few broken firms in the financial world. its effect will permeate the business world and frankly i have never fear so much for my rich bowl.

teh tarik, anyone?

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Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix

October 18, 2008 at 11:15 p10 (Pics/Photography, Singapore)

lucky to get a free ticket from a friend to attend the recently concluded F1 race. some photo to share…

a personal touch from the organiser. the feeling was like those relative of wedding dinner of friend you attend that you barely know. nevertheless a good gesture.

the winner… fernando alonso of renault.

there were a lot of oversea fan and this FERRARI supporter is from India…

long way back for the crew of ferrari with the fuel pipe heavy on their shoulder…

the singapore porsche car, smoking from the engine and last in the race…

the much hyped grid girls getting into position before the bmw pacific rally

with overpriced cap at S$65 and t-shirt at S$150, ferrari shop at the circuit park can employed models to be the saleguy

nah… these guys are not formula 1 winners but from the earlier race bmw pacific. the bmw is a feeder race to the biggies f1.

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October 17, 2008 at 11:15 p10 (Life and its pleasures, Pics/Photography)

Sunrise….another begining
The begining of a new cycle
The seemingly endless cycle
The cycle of my mundane life
Mundaneness is the base of my life
It is the foundation of my life
From which shiok and spark take flight
Only from the mundaneness of my life
I can enjoy and taste these exceptions
For without mundaneness, life is flat
For without the valley, there is no peak
Life without peak is a life wasted

Thank God It’s Friday, LIFE is BACK!

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MacRitchie Nature Trail

September 21, 2008 at 11:15 p09 (Life and its pleasures) ()

Went for the MacRitchie Reservoir nature trail walk last weekend. It was a hot and tiring 10.6 km walk which took a total of 4.5 hours to complete. As it was my first time, i was totally surprised by the many opportunities for macro and nature photography.

The followings are some of the more interesting shots that i would like to share with my readers here…

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