Thursday, April 24, 2008

JLand Photo Shoot #133- Spring




The subject this week is Spring. which is an easy task since it's spring all year round here!










This is not a flower, but a young shoot ready to unleash it's natural beauty for all to enjoy. In time it will become like the leaves next to it.


Another beauty waiting for the right time to uncurl, the mature leaves are straight .

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Monday photo shoot #17 -Fur Sure

The challenge is to photograph something furry or fuzzy, whether it's a textured fabric, an animal (real or otherwise), a beard, a piece of fruit, or something else. All I ask is that the photograph concentrate on whatever it is that's furry or fuzzy, and ignore other features (such as eyes and noses) as much as possible.

So here's my entry:




It's actually the flower of the tall grass, which grow wildly near the bottle tree park I went to for a photoshoot recently. Look almost like a wheat , but most definately not, still it look like a fuzzy flower to me.


This chipmunk is a borrowed from my young niece, I wanted to post another furry soft toy but unfortunately after I post this photo I'm having trouble uploading more photos. Could be server's problem, never mind I'll be back later to post more, in the meantime, just enjoy these, ok?

Monday, April 21, 2008

A fun saturday outing

I had fun playing follow the leader with our photographer friend, on a warm saturday afternoon to the nearest park called bottle tree park. It was names after the huge bottle tree they planted there.2 other friends came along with their young ones, who also became our models.







She's an awesome professional photographer, I tell you! It's fun learning a thing or two from her. This is not the first time I went out with her on an outdoor photoshoot and definately won't be the last. We're planning a next outing with the other mummies friend who couldn't make it on Saturday due to family commitments.

The serene scenery around the park, with only a few anglers waiting for catch, and the photographer mummies testing their skills and talking non stop!







That's the bottle tree, with it's fat trunk, it's no wonder why it's called a bottle tree, it does look like a bottle!




Sunday, April 20, 2008

Round Robin Challenge

This week topic is variety show:
Photograph something as viewed as an assortment...something that comes in different varieties. For example, it could be a bunch of flowers, or nuts, or crayons, or birds. The sky's the limit!


Here's mine take, variety of pattern papers used for scrapbooking, taken in a scrapbook store.


Multicoloured crayons.

Variety of colours that goes into my cooking.......and this is just the beginning, more were added later!


Take your pick, any colour lace material that you like, as long as you have the money to pay for them!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Photo Friday - cold






This week topic is COLD, since there's no snow here to tell how cold it could be, I opt for the next best thing.......a glass of COLD ice lemon tea! perfect companion on a hot sunny day!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

C is for clouds



A-Z Photo Challenge , It's the letter C for this week.

White fluffy clouds floating in the sky.......I could just spend hours watching them float away, if I got nothing else to do , that is!

Monday, April 14, 2008

A-Z photo challenge

A challenge from Martha ( A-Z photo challenge)

'A' is for ant, saying hello to one another ....
These are called 'fire ants' about 1cm in size. The bites can sting for a few minutes, so best to stay away from them...





B is for buttons, yes these are buttons which almost could pass off as our $1 coin if one didn't pay attention to the four holes in the middle of it! kekkekkeke They are from my son's jacket which which needs to be re-sewn because the thread came off.

Monday Photo Shoo t#16

New Monday Photo Shoot #16:
The challenge is to just grab the camera, go in the next room and shoot whatever catches the eyes, without moving it , cleaning or rearrange. Play it as it lies.
So off I went into my son's bedroom. He's so used to seeing me around the house with the camera, clicking away that he's didn't even bat his eyes when I walked in. Yes, I have free access to him room, with the door forever open so there's no secret I didn't know.
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This is one of his collection of Gundam figurine which are self-assembled. He began collecting them at the age of 7, relying on the diagrams provided in the box rather than the Japanese instructions. At the age of 19 now, he still buy them occasionally and keep on adding to his expanding collection till there's no space to store them that he hijacked one of my display cabinet in the living room! These figurines are expensive, I tell you but since he's using his own money I just keep quiet.
He collection of Singapore ghost stories book, which I read too.
Yes, that's a replica of a real samurai sword on the wall, among the many 'weapons' he has in his collection.

His latest buy, a PDA- a pocket pc cum mobile phone, which is so cool!


Sunday, April 13, 2008

JLand photo shoot #132


Our subject for this photo shoot is:

jewelry, buttons & pretty little things


Here's my take :



I bought these in Malaysia, which I found too cute......they are used for decorations in the living room.


not really a place where I stored my jewelleries , just those that I don't use anymore!! they make great deco piece around the house!

Pretty little brooches- these I got plenty since they are used on my headscarves.

The buttons are for sale at the ScrapBooking shop I went to with a friend. She's into Scrapbook while I'm not. Just went there for photo opportunities! kekekkekeke

Friday, April 11, 2008

Thursday, April 10, 2008

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In between our shopping trip to Arab Street for material to make our traditional clothes for Hari Raya, she willingly posed for me......plus a few complaints here and there.... My precious little niece


Just us, aunt and niece....

Monday, April 07, 2008

Monday Photo Shoot #15

New Monday Photo Shoot #15:

Photograph a tower, lightning-struck or otherwise. It can be a skyscraper, a silo, a turret, an observation platform, or even a CD rack. Whatever it is, if it's a tower, let's see it!

So here's mine, the well known ,The Merlion of Sentosa Island. Standing at 37 metres high, this half-lion, half-fish creature designed by the Tourist Promotion Board as an emblem and symbol of our county in 1964. It was a copy of the original Merlion which stand by the Singapore River with water sprouting from it's mouth and only 2 meter height.




Elevators are taken to the open air gallery on the crown of this 37 m/121 ft high viewing tower for a 360 degree panaroamic views of Sentosa Island, the city skyline, the harbour and on a clear day, the Indonesian Islands.There's also the viewing gallery at the opening of it's mouth.





Skyscrappers! that we got plenty here, from the high rise office buildings to the apartments for living quarters. It's more common to find these rather than the houses. With just a tiny island with almost 5 millions population, where else can we grow but upwards towards the sky! hehehehhehe



That's the central business district where offices can reached as high as 30 storeys and more!


The last picture is the ex City and Supreme court. Built in 1939, the Supreme Court’s Corinthian columns, classic design, and spacious interiors featuring murals by Italian artist, Cavalieri Rodolfo Nolli, make it one of the finest buildings ever built during the British Rule of Singapore.

Beside the Supreme Court stands City Hall, built in 1929 and the site of the Japanese surrender to Lord Mountbatten in 1945 during World War II.

Currently, the place is closed to visitors until further notice.It will be renovated to turn it into an art gallery

Round Robin Challenge- Your One Perfect Scene Captioned



I forget all about the Round Robin challenge until I went into Karen funk's blog, I've got the perfect picture for the challenge, but it simply slip my mind to post it on Saturday. Today's Monday, so still not to late......

I think this is my Perfect Scene Captioned.....

It's never easy for me to captured a floating waterscene and these seems perfect to me.




Thursday, April 03, 2008

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Wow! I didn't realise the value of my flat has gone up so much! I only paid around $43K and 25 years later it already upped to more than $250K..


------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The poor darling came back home from work and was half drench even though he had an umbrella! the shoes are soaking wet......

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

New Monday Photoshoot #14

New Monday Photo Shoot #14 : Photograph something so unusual that it's seldom seen, by you or by the rest of us. I'm looking for stuff that provokes the reaction, "Now there's something you don't see every day!"

Here's my entry: the first one and second are the racing cars for Formula Drift which I happen to pass by that area one day. Since I'm never without my camera , I got a few good shots of the car burning tyres!

This high-skilled, high-powered motor sport where drivers intentionally maneuver their cars into well executed, controlled sideways slides at high speeds through a marked course, is judged on execution and style, rather than who finishes the course in the fastest time, Drifting is a guaranteed crowd pleaser, and is often compared to the freestyle nature of skateboarding and motocross.

But the smell of burning tyres was so nauseating to me!






Now this is something you never see everyday!


One day my cousin got married, we saw this wonderful view right outside my aunt's apartment. Within seconds, everybody began to line up along the coriddor with camera and hp camera and began clicking away! and that include the groom too!