Monday, August 31, 2009

Macro Monday : beetle


Someone decided to pay me a visit one night and I didn't waste any time grabbing my camera first.


Sunday, August 30, 2009

Today's flowers # 55





SPEED

Unique Exposure Photo Challenge : SPEED


PhotoHunt # 176 : SURPRISE




I was in the middle of taking photos of the a little insect near the leaf when this tree lizard made a surprise appearance. Perhaps he thinks I'm after his meal? well, I didn't waste any time taking it's photos before he decided to make an exit.


zoom in a little......

For more SURPRISE, do visit PhotoHunt.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Color Carnival : Colorful art


Colorful art piece done by primary students being displayed at public places.
For more colorful photos, do visit Martha's blog.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Friday My Town Shootout : INCONGRUOUS

INCONGRUOUS: Meaning: Out of place, ridiculous, inconsistent, contradictory

What's a baby cot doing in a garden? It may be an ingenious idea for some, but I know a better way of recycling it than leaving it in the garden.


Milk Bottle as watering can or decorative object? hope no baby's missing it's bottle.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

ABC Wednesday....F


F is for Fried rice, a simple one dish meal. Basically you just throw in whatever you have in the fridge. There's no wrong way about doing it, for mine I've use fresh chillies, garlic, onions and dried prawns - all grinded into fine paste- and sauteed with a little oil till fragrance, then add in the salt, seafood, eggs....finally the rice and mix well. I love to add slice long beans or cabbage for the crunchy taste.
The simple Chinese version would just need garlic, onions, pepper, eggs, rice......

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

EMPS # 52 : LAUNDRY

This week's theme is very easy for me , all I need to do is look out from my 13th floor apartment and I can see everybody's laundry. Most of us are not using dryer since we have the natural and free dryer, just need to hang the wet laundry out of the kitchen's window to be sun-dried. I do my laundry daily.



Freshly hanged laundry, once you get the hang of it , it's actually very easy to bring the laundry out, as long as there's no strong wind.
Looking down on my neighbors' laundry.

Ruby Tuesday : Red Bridge





For more REDS do visit Mary the Teach.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Macro Monday : Something special from China




Received these from a fellow blogger in East Malaysia,who was in China recently. Thanks so much Jam! I love that beautiful butterfly which is now firmly stuck on my pc's table.

Today's flowers #54






Vanda Miss Joachim, Singapore's national flower.
To see more flowers from all over the world, simply click on the logo above.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Saturday, August 22, 2009

PhotoHunt 175 : Ripples

Round Robin Challenge : BIRDS




Scheepmaker's Crowned Pigeons .


They are just suntanning, in the midday sun.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Thursday Challenge: CURVED

The pedestrian Henderson Bridge.
For more CURVED, click HERE.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

E is for Escalator


E is for ESCALATORS, criss-crossing a shopping centre called VivoCity.


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

EMPS #51 : CANDY

The task set by Carly this week:

"EMPS #51: CANDY.
MMMM... CANDY! It's a super simple photo shoot assignment this week folks. All you have to do is grab your cameras and show me your favorite CANDY. The real problem might be in narrowing it down to just one. :)

Extra Credit: Show me a picture of YOU enjoying your favorite candy! Also, please be specific about what settings you used to create your photo, and what, if any, special effects you used."


According to Wikipedia, Candy, specifically sugar candy, is a confection made from a concentrated solution of sugar in water, to which flavorings and colorants are added. Candies come in numerous colors and varieties and have a long history in popular culture.

The word "candy" comes from Arabic qandi, derived from Persian qand, meaning "sugar." In North America, candy is a broad category that includes candy bars, chocolates, licorice, sour candies, salty candies, tart candies, hard candies, taffies, gumdrops, marsmallows and more. Vegetables, fruit or nuts glazed and coated with sugar are called candied.

Outside North America, the generic name for candy is sweets or confectionery (UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and other Commonwealth countries). In Australia and New Zealand, sweets are, in normal usage, further categorised as either chocolate or lollies (for all other non-chocolate candies).

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Since I'm not a big fan of anything sweets except for some brand of chocolates, of course this is my perfect choice. Plus there's a bar in my fridge so I'm able to get some photos. Brands that I like are the Cadbury Milk Chocolate, Snicker bars, Kit Kat, Mars and Ferraro Rosche. It won't be long before this bar is gone since the whole family love Cadbury.




Photos taken using my Canon S5 IS
Focal length : 6.0mm
Exposure Time : 0.200s ( 1/5)
Aperture : f/2.7
ISO :200
Edited in Picasa using soft focus.

More participants to EMPS, can be found at Carly's site. Just click on the logo above.

Ruby Tuesday: Red Rhino


Light Fire Attack Vehicle (LFAV "Red Rhino")
  • A brainchild of SCDF Commissioner James Tan, and known affectionately as the "Red Rhino", the LFAV is an all-terrain vehicle with a small pump and monitor turret capable of seating 4-5 responders. It is seen around the country parked near to Fire Posts , as in this picture, just a few blocks away from my apartment, and is designed to traverse off roads to aid in firefighting of densely built-up areas without road access which conventional Pumper-Ladders may not be able to reach.
  • The Red Rhino was designed and conceptualised in Singapore, being manufactured by the company ComfortDelGro.
To see more REDs , just click on the logo of Ruby Tuesday above.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Blue Morning Glory






Blue Morning Glory or sometimes commonly known as the Trumpet Flowers.

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