Sunday, November 30, 2008

ART


Mosaic art...

METAL


Metal Railing.

For more METAL, go to PhotoHunt.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

On My Table



What's on my coffee table right now, plus there's a vase of silk flowers in the middle which was not shown in the picture. I'm a stickler for neatness and 'everything has it's place', so anything else beside these ,being left there will be promptly removed. I'm glad after years of training and lots of removing by me, the family has learn to do it my way.

Friday, November 28, 2008

SOFT

Thursday Challenge :SOFT


Thematic Photography 26: Sweet


Locally this is called, ice kacang- it's shaved ice served with different coloured syrup and condense milk and topped with red beans. Underneath those shaved ice are more red beans, black jelly and palm seed. Great on a hot hot day!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Ruby tuesday- Christmas Decorations



Strange Shots

Martha of menagerie just started a new photo meme, it called 'Strange Shots'. Here's my take....


The plants should be growing beautifully and healthy, after all they are being fed with milk , in a baby's bottle no less ...don't worry, no baby is missing the bottle since this is just for decorations purposes.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Macro Monday - 2 headed butterfly?


Looks like a 2 headed butterfly but it's not.

Turkish ice cream anyone?

Quote from Carly's Blog:

"EMPS #13: Happy Turkey Day!
Even if you don't live in America, you can have fun with this photo assignment. Here's the general idea. Photograph anything TURKEY! TURKEY thawing in a pan, or roasting in the oven. You can use a stuffed TURKEY (as in stuffed animal) or a stuffed TURKEY ( as in dinner) as your subject. A paper TURKEY or plastic TURKEY used in a centerpiece would be interesting. TURKEY sandwiches, or TURKEY soup would do nicely, as would a TURKEY TV dinner. Live TURKEYS gathered in the wild, or at a petting zoo works, or if you can't seem to find a fowl TURKEY, but you know a real live human TURKEY, feel free to take their picture and post it. But don't forget to get their permission, if you don't they might think you are the TURKEY! I will even accept a photo of TURKISH coffee! If it refers to TURKEY it's perfect for the assignment! One thing... PLEASE remember, this is a family friendly photo assignment. No harming animals folks. Let's show our appreciation for the beautiful bird the TURKEY!

Extra Credit: If you do serve TURKEY for Thanksgiving, show us the WISHBONE!
"

Well, definitely no turkey meat here since I don't celebrate thankgiving , don't even have stuff turkey but I do have an authentic Turkey man with his Turkish ice-cream right by the riverside. He's a looonnng way from home but very well known here for his funny antics while serving the ice-cream to his customer. In a hot and humid country, any time is a great time for ice-cream!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Today's flowers #16


2 color balsam flowers.

Cat whisker flowers.

MacroDay - FOOD


Pineapple tarts- a well known in Singapore and Malaysia, it's a must-have during the major festivities.
More macros on FOOD can be found HERE.

PhotoHunt 137: Reflection


Friday, November 21, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Chilli eggs



"What will you post for Ruby Tuesday?

How about Thanksgiving decorations or foods?"

hmmmm I don't celebrate Thanksgiving but I got plenty of food with RED! I pratically must have the RED in my cooking, the tongue must have been numbed by it that anything else without it doesn't taste as nice. I'm talking about the RED CHILLI here of course, it's mostly grinded with onions and garlic and cooked over low flame till became thick. For a litlle sour just add some tamarind juice or chopped tomatoes, with the right amount of sugar the 'sambal' - as it's known locally',can taste heavenly and not too hot.

This is boiled egg being served with 'tomato sambal', a hot favorite for my family. It's best eaten with plain white rice, with a vegetable dish on the side to complete the meal.

Q is for.....

A-Z Photo Challenge:


I admit it's really difficult to photograph something on 'Q', but after browsing through a magazine one of my son brought home, an idea just struck me...

Question and Question mark.

Monday, November 17, 2008

MacroMonday- Black and White

Black and white butterfly.

Do go over Lisa's blog to see more macros, it's really awesome! I believe someone called her the Macro Queen for her incredible sharp and clear macros.

EMPS- Hot Beverages



Tea for me and coffee for hubby. I love the smell of freshly brewed coffee but don't ask me to drink it because I don't like the taste.

Do drop by Carly's blog if you want to participate in her Ellipsis - New Monday Photoshoot.

Macroday: OPEN


For MacroDay challenge, do drop by to see more photos there.

Today's flowers #15




Some purple and green flowers, yes green petals! it will turn slightly yellowish when mature. This little flower comes with very very strong smell, it can be overpowering to some.

ZOO


for Unique's Photo Challenge.

Don't be fooled by it's docile look, this is one of the 3 rare while tigers at Singapore Zoo, which was in the news recently after attacking a Malaysian man who intruded into it's enclosure. The man died as a result by the attack but the animals was not harmed in any way. In fact 2 of them showed signed of stress after that episode.

Round Robin




Task: Suggested by Nancy, of Nancy Luvs Pix:.

Two Halves Don't Make a Whole

Nancy explains the concept thus:

"Photograph two different shots of the same type of thing (like a tree). Crop out half of each and make two separate photos. Put them side by side, or one on top of the other...so that they look ALMOST like one photo...but not quite. It sounds more complicated than it needs to be. It could be really fun and who knows what you could come up with here!"


I don't quiet like to use any photo editing tools, preferring the photos 'as is' or maybe just simple cropping, and lighting....even though I have PhotoImpact software installed in my pc, it's seldom used since I prefer the simple to use Picasa.

2 halves certainly doesn't make a whole, hope this picture didn't make my niece look too weird...... it all for the fun of taking part in the Round Robin challenge, so please just look the other way, my dear..

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Red man!







Busy red man cutting grass along a busy street, in bright red uniform!

More REDs can be seen HERE.

WINDOWS



Task set by Carly : EMPS #10: WINDOWS.

"Windows. We look out of windows hoping to see something interesting. We look into windows hoping to see something interesting, although we have to be careful how interesting that something might be! LOL. We decorate windows inside and out with lights, and drapes, and shutters, and mannequins and flower boxes and political signs. We call the eyes "the windows of our soul." Some of us use the Windows operating system on our computers. Windows almost always need washing. Sometimes we get food from a drive-thru window. We roll down the windows in our cars to let the wind blow through our hair. Sometimes, it is a good thing to have a, "window of opportunity" to act on. We all have windows in our lives, so, for this week's photo shoot assignment, let's photograph them. :)

Extra Credit: Show me your world through your car window!"





View from the car, on the way to SerembaN, Malaysia. That is the newly built Sikh Temple in a country which is predominantly Muslim.




The House of Tan Teng Niah, built in 1900, is one of Singapore Little India's last surviving villas. Mr Tan was one of the Chinese businessmen who had made a fortune in Little India , owning a confectionery business, few sweet making factories and a rubber smoke house in Serangoon Road area.
This eight room villa was built for his wife and it was finaly conserved and restored to it's full glory by the government in it's effort to preserved historical building, in the year 1980s.Admires for it's gorgeous architecture, the intricately carved swinging door with it's overhanged second storey and intricate staircase.







My window, which faces the common corridor, I like to leave the bottom part of the louvers window open when I sit at my PC, so that I have something else to focus beside the monitor. Need to give those eyes a break once in a while! Plus I get to t see which of my neighbours has come back or leave as there are 3 more units next to mine.



Oh, I almost forgot.....next to this window is another most important window, that is MY WINDOW TO THE WORLD! I can be cooped up staying at home for days but keeping in touch with friends here in Singapore and all over the world through the net. Without it I wouldn't even met Carly in USA and participated in the Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot!



Monday, November 10, 2008

Macro Monday



Ants talking about Monday blues? or just gossiping?

Today's flowers #14


More participants HERE, have a look!