Saturday, October 31, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

Friday My Town Shoot Out -Park Lanscapes.

This week's theme is chosen by Jarielyn of Nevada.

Ang Mo Kio Park, very near to my house.

HortPark Garden.

HortPark garden.

At Sentosa Island during the yearly flower show.

At Sentosa Island.

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Thursday Challenge : CLOTHS

Colorful traditional Malay clothes for sale.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Outdoor performance

O is for OUTDOOR performances, held on the grounds of the Asian Civilization Museum .
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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Ruby Tuesday: red door frame

Plenty of red surrounding this man. 

Monday, October 26, 2009

Macro Monday: Cornetto ice cream

When the weather is getting hotter and unbearable , time to take out the Cornetto!
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Today's flowers # 63

Beautiful roses but not mine......

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Color Carnival # 25

Colorful Indian bangles, pick the ones that matches your attire.

Photo Hunt #184- TIED


Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday My Town Shoot Out

 This week's theme is chosen by Ellisa of Michigan, and it's titled : Classic of Childhood.

As a young child I remembered lots of games we played  using whatever material available. There were no such things are Play Station, hand held electronic games or even a computer. Most of your childhood were spend playing outdoor.
One indoor game that I still remembered playing with my friends were the CHONGKAK, which is  still being played by some of the kids nowadays.

Congkak (pronounced CHONG-kak) is a game played on a wooden boat-shaped block with two rows of seven circular holes and two large holes at both ends called "home".

    The game begins with seven game pieces (shells, marbles, pebbles or seeds) in each hole except "homes" which remain empty. Congkak requires two players. Each player controls the seven holes on his side of the board and owns the "home" to his left. The goal is to accumulate as many pieces in your own "home".

    On a turn, a player removes all pieces from one of the seven holes on his side. He then distributes them clockwise --- one in each hole to the left of this hole --- in a process called sowing. Sowing skips an opponent's "home" but not a player's own "home".

    If the last piece falls into an occupied hole then all the pieces are removed from that hole, and are sown in the same way (clockwise from that hole) in another round. This player's (current) turn ends when the last piece falls into an empty hole on the opponent's side.

        * If the last piece sown falls into a player's own "home" then ...

          ... the player earns another turn, which can begin at any of the seven holes on his side.

        * If the last piece sown falls into an empty hole on his side then ...

          ... the player captures all the pieces in the hole directly across from this one, on the opponent's side and put them (plus the last piece sown) in his own "home". If the opposing hole is empty, no pieces are captured.

    The other player chooses which hole he wishes to start from, removes the pieces and sows them - one in each hole, clockwise from that chosen hole. If a player has no pieces on his side of the board when it is his turn, then he must pass.

    The game ends when no pieces are left in any hole on both sides of the board. The players now count the number of pieces in their own "home" and see who has won.

This game is also played in other southeast asian countries such as Indonesia and the Philippines where it is known as "Sungka".

Not many kids these days actually know how to play this game, they rather spend their time playing with the computer or the playstation. 

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

ABC Wednesday: N

Saw this NOTICE-BOARD at a mosque, where students of all ages went there to learn about Muslim religion. It's so colorful and beautifully arranged, an eye- catcher indeed!

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Ruby Tuesday-red decorations

Decorations in Johore Bahru mall to celebrate the Mid Autumn Festival a few weeks ago.
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EMPS # 60 : Black and White Photography

It's time again for us to step out of color, and into BLACK AND WHITE. Grab your cameras, find the perfect setting, and show off that scene in BLACK AND WHITE. If you want to do a duplicate photo in color, to show comparison, feel free. Any subject, any setting, day or night, it's all up to you, as long as it is in BLACK AND WHITE! Archived photos are also fine for the assignment.

Extra Credit: Photograph something that is naturally BLACK AND WHITE, but try to do it without any color in the picture at all. An example would be a BLACK AND WHITE CAT using either a BLACK or WHITE background."

Honestly speaking , I don't quiet like black and white photography, unless it's really the original black and white subject. I love to see the beauty of colours in my photographs. I I have a few natural black and white shots in my archive but I choose to just take a new one after seeing a marker pen in my stationary holder near my pc, so here's the result.

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Macro Monday : Nutella cookies

My 2 sons just love these Nutella cookies, they taste so chocolaty and  goes well with nuts in them. 

Before baking....

Freshly out of the oven.

Color Carnival # 24

Colorful building in Serangoon India or otherwise known as the Little India of Singapore .

Today's Flowers # 62

Weed flowers.
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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Round Robin Challenge

Shooting in Low Light ( Indoor and outdoor)

Picture of the Quran, the holy book for Muslims, taken at an Asian Civilization Museum, Singapore.

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday My Town Shoot Out: Sunrise/sunset

This week's theme is chosen by Sherri.  

Sunrise / sunset is always one of my favorite subject to shoot because no 2 days are the same, even though you take them from the same spot. I'm quiet lucky to be  living on a top floor of a high-rise flat where I can see sunrise from the kitchen's window and sunset from the balcony.

I would be sitting by the window with a glass of hot milo, enjoying the wonderful view nature's presented. This was taken just a few days ago.

After the sun went down, the sky looks like it's on fire. Somehow sunset are always more amazingly beautiful than the sunrise.

Sunrise in Redang Island, Malaysia.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

ABC Wednesday - M

M is for Meerkat :
The meerkat or suricate Suricata suricatta is a small mammal  and a member of the mongoose  family. It inhabits all parts of the Kalahari Desert  in Botswana and South Africa. . A group of meerkats is called a "mob", "gang" or "clan". A meerkat clan often contains about 20 meerkats at a time, but some super families have had 50 or more. Meerkats have an average life span of 12–14 years.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Ruby Tuesday - Red Car

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Beautiful Roses

13th Oct 2009

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