Saturday, April 30, 2005

contradiction


Haha.... that's my first response when I saw the Statue of Liberty in this park that's bursting with Chinese culture. What a contradiction. I thought it would be more balanced to put up a corny photo due to my previous post. heh..

Friday, April 29, 2005

What happens when you go to hell


It took me a long time to decide if I should put this up. Really, it's not exactly a pleasant photo... Well, this is just one of the ten courts of hell. The man in the middle is the judge and the one on the right is probably the sidekick. The 'victims' or 'wrongdoers' are being punished by the two methods shown. need me explain more? The pic's gross enough. heh...

Thursday, April 28, 2005

"Di Zang Wang"


This is a picture of the Di Zang Wang, also known as the Ksitigarbha Buddha, with his entourage. He is in charge of the Ten Courts of Hell. He wears a Buddhist robe and a monk’s hat and sits on a mythical animal called Yue Jing, a cross between a tiger and a leopard. There are some red joss sticks below as well.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Guanyin


She is Guanyin, the goddess of mercy. The evening sun enhances the glow on her.

The Haw Par spirit


The "Haw Par Spirit" : Never forget your alma mater, and be hardworking.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Tiger icon


This tiger is the icon of Haw Par Villa. It is situated outside the gate I posted yesterday. The scaly thing below is actually a gigantic snake. I believe it's roaring at it. This photo was taken in the late afternoon sun.

Monday, April 25, 2005

Haw Par Villa


Starting from today, I'm going to put up a series of photographs I've recently taken at the Haw Par Villa. It has many years of history and much meaning behind its construction. To start, this is a photograph of the main entrance. The "Haw" and "Par" comes from the names of the two bothers responsible for its construction. They were the last chinese characters of their names, which actually means tiger and leopard respectively.

Sunday, April 24, 2005

suburban


It's rare to find such places in Singapore nowadays. It's taken beside the Singapore-Malaysia Railway track in Bukit Timah.

Saturday, April 23, 2005

newspaper, magazine, leaflet and keys


I woke up at 6.30am this morning. It's the usual time when I'd wake up for work. BUT I don't have to work today!! sigh... so I decided to pass my time by taking pictures around the house. Took this picture off the coffee table. It was cluttered with alot of things. Oh, I also thought that the title of the prime news is very catchy. The PM of Japan apologized!

Friday, April 22, 2005

black and white


I couldn't decide which is the better one. So I decided to post both instead.

establishing connection


I was at Starbucks with Ange and Will. They were trying to transfer a file to each other through infrared.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

green corridor


My students from the afternoon class are having exams now. I'm suddenly free for a while. The issue is I don't know what I should be doing. I keep asking myself if there's any work to do. I'm such a workaholic.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

see-through prawn


I took this through the glass tank. I wish it could be sharper but I thought the prawn on the plant makes a good composition. And the prawn is so clear that you can see the intestines.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

lights


A very simple picture of a leaf and a flower.

Monday, April 18, 2005

moss


I'm very tired now. zzzzzzzzz

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Pure


A macro shot of a little flower. I love this. It's so white and so pure.

Saturday, April 16, 2005

Green Fountain


I wasn't in a good mood today. Things just didn't turn out as planned. This is what I took some time ago at the Botanical gardens.

Friday, April 15, 2005

The blue sky


During my 2 hour lunch break, I always go to the Jurong Regional Library to relax, nap or read a magazine. I like to sit by the window and admire the scenery outside. This is what I saw earlier this afternoon.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Paragon


Took this on a surprisingly quiet Sunday. I don't think it would be nice to have an empty road in front of the shopping centre. So, I waited for a bus to pass by.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

White Angelfish


I was sitting beside the tank all day, with my camera. I waited and waited for a chance. phew... took a number of pictures. This is one of the sharpest. U can see the translucent skin and fins etc..I was lucky. This angelfish is quite a slow swimmer. I have another colored angelfish in the tank. Unfortunately, I've not been able to get a single sharp photo of it. He swims real fast. Nevertheless, I'll keep on trying!

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

faces


Took this in the midst of an orientation camp for freshmen. taking this picture was no easy feat. gosh...

Monday, April 11, 2005

freshwater prawn


I just got a mini aquarium at home. Freshwater though. Spent a lot of time trying to to take sharp and nice photos of my new pets. Really, do you know how tough it is to take pictures of them? This is the sharpest of all my prawn photos. The prawn is so clear that I can see right through it!

Sunday, April 10, 2005

the sky


This is actually a photo of the evening sky. I happened to just look up and was immediately mesmerized by the clouds. Beautiful, isn't it. I've always loved clouds ever since I first started my 10 years of education in geography. Did some editing by changing the hue. I think it looks just as nice. I will post the original version sometime later.

Saturday, April 09, 2005

strawberry margarita


Went for a drink with my friends yesterday. This is a shot I took last night at one of the bars located at Chjimes. Shan't go there again because it has bad air conditioning. Took this without a tripod and it wasn't very sharp. I really should get a tripod soon. Otherwise, none of my night photos will be sharp. However, its silly to bring a tripod to a bar just to take pictures. haha... joking.
[This photo actually turns out well in a variety of hues when I was having fun with photoshop. ]

Friday, April 08, 2005

cute button nose and innocent eyes


A macro shot of my santa soft toy. It's so soft and innocent looking.

Thursday, April 07, 2005


The corridor at Chijmes

Wednesday, April 06, 2005


Heeren

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Grace


My little cousin came over to my house for a short while. took this photo at the door. Although it's not exactly a perfect shot, with a bit of motion blur. I still like it very much. Her smile was so natural. And the depth of the corridor behind her. I have other sharper photos of her. Will post them in the future. I must take more photos of this little beauty. She's lovely!

Monday, April 04, 2005

the golden rooster


Chingay-The pride of dreams

Sunday, April 03, 2005

sewing machine


One of my mum's sewing machines. They have been with us since before I was born. That's twenty over years....
oh dear, it's raining again...
I don't want to be a fair weather photographer. But I haven't had any idea how to take pictures while it's raining heavily. I think I'll have to be at some strategic location or maybe when I'm feeling emotional. i don't know. I had planned to take photographs of the Chingay floats yesterday, but didn't manage to go in the end. And now, it's raining. =( when is it going to stop?

Saturday, April 02, 2005

chinese calendar - 2nd of April


traditional chinese calendar + serpia = nostalgic feel

rainbow fan


I took a few shots of the rotating fan of my brother's pc. They all turned up well and I was unable to make the decision to post which photograph. Took a long while staring at the photographs before I finalised my decision. I may still post the others though.
[note: I just realised that I could have enhanced the visual experience of looking at my photgraphs with dark background by adding a gray or white coloured border. How stupid I was... heh..]

Friday, April 01, 2005

green


At the Singapore botanic gardens