Saturday, May 30, 2009

Friday, May 29, 2009

Friday Shoot Out : WATER

This is the first time I'm participating in Friday Shoot-out, for this week the topic WATER has been chosen.

With such a hot hot day, it would be perfect to be playing with water right now, like these young kids at the Marina Barrage, a dam built across the Marina Chanel between the reclaimed lands of Marina East and Marina South. It was officially opened on 1st November 2008.

The water feature there were a perfect hit with the young ones while the oldies like me rather let my camera do some works for me.


Blissful on a hot sunny day.

This man made waterfall in Jurong Bird Park is strictly off limit to humans, it's ducks and Flamingos' territories.
Another man made waterfall feature at the resort Island of Sentosa.
I love taking photos after rain but how come the leaf is still dry after the downpour?


Another favorite pass time of mine is to hit the beach, listening to the waves crashing on the sands is kind of therapeutic, can easily calm one nerves.
But if the waves bored you, how about just watching these youngster skim-board. It's like surfing but it's done much nearer to he beach. The youngsters sure know how to have fun despite lacking of big waves here in Singapore..

The last photo is taken at a Beach Resort in Desaru Malaysia, a couple of hours just across the causeway from us. A perfect weekend getaway, with the pool just next to the beach.

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Wanna play with the marbles?

For Thursday Challenge: CHILDHOOD


Remembered playing with these during your childhood days? these aren't mine, but belonged to my younger son who's already 20 years old. He still kept some of his favorite toys at home, refusing to part with them even when the much younger cousins show an interest in them. But he didn't mind when I took the marbles and put then in my flower vase to use them as weight for my flower arrangement.

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Single

For Thematic Photographic 51.



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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

EMPS : 39a FLAGS


I choose the alternative task since we don't celebrate the Memorial Day here in a big scale. It mostly confined to the small community of the Americans here in Singapore.

Here it is , the flag of Singapore flying high and being framed, as requested by Carly of Ellipsis.




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S is for Scarlet Ibis




S is for SCARLET IBIS.

The Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber) is a species of ibis that inhabits tropical South America and also Trinidad and Tobago. It is the national bird of Trinidad and is featured on the Trinidad and Tobago coat of arms along with Tobago's national bird, the Rufous-vented Chachalaca.


Adults are 56–61 cm long and weigh 650g. They are completely scarlet, except for black wing-tips. They nest in trees, laying two to four eggs. Their diet includes crustaceans and similar small marine animals. A juvenile Scarlet Ibis is grey and white; as it grows the ingestion of red crabs in the tropical swamps gradually produces the characteristic scarlet plumage.

The life span of Scarlet Ibis is approximately 15 years in the wild and 20 years in captivity.


These photos were taken at the Jurong Bird Park, Singapore. And yes, S is also for SINGAPORE, the little island I'm from! right in the SOUTH East Asia.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Ruby Tuesday - Red Doors


Red doors to the Central Fire Station, when it's fully open, pedestrians have to stop and give way .The last door at the end is where the ambulance come through, one just went out after this shot was taken.

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Sunday, May 24, 2009

PhotoHunt : Plastic


Colorful birds




A bunch of noisy and colorful birds ,waiting to be feed at the Jurong Bird Park, Singapore.
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Torch Ginger Flower



Ezlingera Flower or more commonly known as the Torch Ginger. The bud of the flower is used in some Asian cooking to give the dish a sweet fragrance, but once it bloom the smell is gone and not to be used in cooking.

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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Thursday Challenge - TREES


Bottle Tree in Jurong Bird Park, Singapore.
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Thematic Photographic 50 -SIGNS


Please watch where you're going to....

ABC Wednesday : R is for...


RELAXING REPTILE waiting for someone to walk under the tree, but don't worry it won't bother anyone since it is just RESTING after a meal.....no need to RUN away.

EMPS #38 - Night Photography


This week topic is Night Photography which is the least favorite of mine since I'm always at home after dusk. Usually after dinner it's family time spend together at home or just lazying around resting before another hectic day next morning. I decided to just snap a couple of photos from inside my home since I'm too lazy to go out.



This is taken just outside my kitchen's window, I'm staying in a 13th floor apartment. Almost 70 % of our population stayed in high-rise building due to land scarce.These 2 are from my album taken last year, there's a Chinese Temple in my neighbourhood just next to a school. Using a slow shutter speed I was able to capture the streak of lights from passing cars.


I'm not using a DSLR, but with manual setting I was able to captured some decent shots using my Canon S5, just need to bump up the ISO, use slow shutter speed and most importantly a tripod!

No editing are done in all photos, which is something I hate to do unless absolute necessary.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Ruby Tuesday : Red swing set


Fun time at the park for these kids.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Pencils and more pencils..

I was just clearing out my stationary drawer and found these unused pencils which piratically are just collecting dust there. I thought they might make a good subject for this week Macro Monday before I give them away to my little niece.

Today's Flowers #40


Blue Hydrangea


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Colorful markers



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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Round Robin Challenge : FLOATING






I wish I could float just like these ducks!

Floating leaves on a pond.