Monday, March 30, 2009

Y is for yellow

Martha's A - Z Photo Challenge : Y

EMPS # 31: Footprints

This week challenge for EMPS #31 : FOOTPRINTS.

in the sand. FOOTPRINTS in the mud. FOOTPRINTS on your freshly mopped floor. FOOTPRINTS in fresh paint. FOOTPRINTS in the butter in your refrigerator might indicate you have an elephant afoot. Set up the tripod, and the timer on your camera, and photograph his incriminating FOOTPRINTS. Little FOOTPRINTS, Big FOOTPRINTS. FOOTPRINTS made with shoes. FOOTPRINTS made with naked feet... it's all good!

Extra Credit: FOOTPRINTS that lead to someplace in particular.

Here's my take, someone's footprints leading the edge of the beach.Picture taken at Desaru Beach, Johore Malaysia.

To play this meme, kindly click on the EMPS's logo and it will bring you to Carly's blog.

Macro pens

My favorite pen, Pilot super gel.

Today's flowers #33

The moms and the daisy.

For more flowers around the world, click on the logo at the beginning of this post.


The famous triangle chocolate, Toblorone, one of my family's favorite.
For more triangle do drop by Unique's Photo Challenge.

Saturday, March 28, 2009


A 5 years old hand against a replica of a gorilla's hand.
I saw this exhibit at the Singapore Zoo, during the last visit with my niece and nephews recently. My little niece just couldn't resist comparing her little bony hands against the big giant, and I just happen to captured that particular moment. A few seconds later, off she went to see the other animals exhibit nearby.

Extreme Closeup

This closeup is only possible in the zoos, after many hours of training with reward system but not in the wild.

Thursday, March 26, 2009


Thursday Challenge:

"BUILDING" (House, Hut, Tent, Skyscraper, Green House,...)

Office buildings around town, just next to the Singapore River.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

J is for Jama

J is for Jama , and that's my name!
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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Red dressed dancers

Traditional Malay dancers performing on a red stage during an event a the Malay Heritage Center. I was there as a volunteer to a self-help organization and managed to shoot some shots during a break.
For more RED, check out Mary the Teach website.

EMPS#30- Things that float

This week's challenge set by Carly is to photographed things that float, I've decided on a few since I couldn't make up my mind on just one photograph.
The first one is of my darling little niece blowing bubbles that floats away as soon as it's blown out , what a pretty sight .It's one of her favorite thing to do, which I just love to photographed.
This one does not only float, it glides with the wind! not something for the faint heart, the parachuter is an army -trained personal with many hours of precision training. This was taken during the celebrations of our national day, months ago. I rather have both my feet planted firmly on the ground and let the expert do this while I satisfy myself just being the photographer.

What else that could floats right above our head on a daily basis which sometimes we never give a second glance but the white fluffy clouds. I'm staying on a 13th floor apartment, watching the sky is a favorite pastime for me. Somehow it's so relaxing and theraputic on the mind, watching the clouds moving away .

I saw these beautiful colourful ducks floating away on a pond filled with kois, at the Jurong Bird Park which I visited just a week ago. They make is so easy, isn't it, how come we can't float like that?

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Monday, March 23, 2009

Macro Beetles

These rhino-horns bettles belonged to my youngest son, who found them near his camp one day and decided to bring them home as pet. As a young boy, this son had a habit of bringing all kind of insects home in the pretense of studying them but it stopped in his adolescence years. He has kept the beetles in his locker for almost 2 days before deciding to bring them home, after doing a search on the net about rearing them. Apparently they make great pet! :0
He's feeding them chunks of apples, every few days in a separate container, so that their living area is clean. This is the female beetle.

The male rhino-horn beetle with it's trade mark horn on it's head. They are about 2inches in length and have very short- life spans of a few months in the wild, let's see how long they will last in captivity.

The beetles doesn't fly around, even when the cover to it's cage are removed, even when camera's lens was a few inches away, they never even bothered by it.

If you want to play along with the Macro Monday meme, do drop by Lisa's Chaos.

Today's flowers #32

I'm not so sure of it's name, the petals are quiet sturdy and hard type, so unlike the usual flowers I've some across. Anyone know it's name?

Updated: Thanks to Titania , now I know this beauty's name, it's Hellichrysum bracteatum or commonly known as straw flowers.


A bird-trainer at Jurong Bird Park, Singapore.


Just me and my shadow , doing what I love best.
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More Yellow can be found HERE.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Round Robin Challenge : The Old Place

The Old Place

Chijmes Singapore:(Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus Middle Education School) this old building dated as far back as 1840, was formerly one of the last few cloistered Catholic Convent in the world. The fine Gothic architecture undergone a spectacular facelift as a national heritage site, it is now a popular place to visit for the local and tourist.
Chijmes today is one of Singapore’s premier wine and dine destinations. You can’t help but find something you’ll like to eat here with restaurants boasting Turkish, Western, Continental, Italian, Chinese, South American, Tapas, Japanese and Vietnamese cuisines, as well as wine bars, discos and pubs to party the night away in.
Situated along busy Victoria Street, it is just a stone away from the City Hall MRT station.
Preserved old building next to a brand new modern high rise office building.

Friday, March 20, 2009


Chestnuts being roasted at a roadside stall in Malaysia.

Thursday, March 19, 2009


Thursday Challenge: "TIME" (Hourglass, Clock, Calendar, Wristwatch, Hurrying,...)

Martha's A-Z photo challenge

X is for X-Ray machine:

We've come to the letter X, which is one difficult task since not many words begin with it. After searching through my photo archive, this is what I come out with, an x-ray machine for mammogram.

ABC Wednesday - Letter I

I is for Ibises, these are Scarlet Ibises actually with almost neon reddish colour, so strikingly beautiful.

I is for Inseparable
More 'I' can be found HERE.

EMPS #29A -Calendar Shot

It's either Winter meets Spring or Calender Shot, for this week EMPS theme. Being in a tropical country, of course the choice is obvious unless I'm going to buy an airline ticket and fly away to the northern hemisphere. It's been years since the last time I held snow in my hand when I was in New Zealand, perhaps it's time to plan another winter holidays soon.
Thanks Carly for always providing an alternate theme for me to participate.

The model for this calendar shot is my darling one and only niece, she's ever so willing to be pose for me anytime we're together. This shot was taken just last Sunday in a small town of Pontian in Johore, Malaysia. People has always mistaken her as mine, since she's always clinging to me and both of us are so skinny .

Friday, March 13, 2009