Wednesday, June 30, 2010

ABC Wednesday: X-men comics



X is for X-men, courtesy of my son's collection.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

EMPS # 96: Your world and welcome to it.



" EMPS #96: YOUR WORLD AND WELCOME TO IT!
 This week I want you to grab your cameras, and your creativity, and show me the places you would take me if we could go on a photo jaunt together! IT'S YOUR WORLD, WELCOME ME TO IT!

Extra Credit: Include with your photograph, the time of day, the day of the week, and where it is located on Google Maps!"



Carly, let me take you to the resort island of Sentosa, it has beautiful beaches . There's plenty of flowers, trees, Underwater World, Butterfly and insects park,Dolphine Lagoon, Universal Studios, hotels, casino......to many to mention here. One thing for sure , one day is definitely not enough to go around this island. I usually visit just one or two attractions and chill out at the beach after that.

To many to tell about this resort island, more information can be found at it's website.

Ruby Tuesday: Pencil shavings




Saturday, June 26, 2010

Friday, June 25, 2010

FMTSO: WATER/LAKES/STREAMS



The theme this week is  Water/lakes/streams chosen by Nichole Howard. I'm staying in an island, so finding water is no problem as we are surrounded by water, man-made or natural.



Lagoon at Sentosa Island, it's man made. The right side of the beach was on reclaimed land to form a sheltered swimming area, from the open sea, which is now a major shipping route.


There's a hanging bridge linking both side of lagoon.



There's a 4 storey tower on the reclaimed land, with beautiful view of the island and the open sea.



Lake at Chinese Garden.



In between 2 small islands of Kusu and Sister's Island, the water there are deep with very strong current, no swimming is allowed here as boats passed this area.



Man-made waterfall greet visitors  upon arrival in our only zoo.



The reservoir around the zoo.



Another man-made waterfall and stream in the zoo.


No kids could resist playing  in this fountain, especially in our hot weather.
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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Thursday Challenge: SOFT



"SOFT" (Soft Light, Comfortable, Bendable, Fur, Hair, Dandelion Seeds,...)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

EMPS# 95- Organic Food.



" EMPS #95: Organic Food
I found these lovely organically grown purple yams last year, and they inspired me not only with my cooking, but with my photography! This week, let's take a look at ORGANIC FOODS. Fresh would be wonderful, but canned works well too. It's up to you.
 Extra Credit: Photograph something growing in an ORGANIC garden."



I went to the nearest small patch of land a few blocks away from home, to photograph some vegetables grown there by  senior citizens. One lady assured me all are organic, they don't use any fertilizer at all. Most of the senior citizens did gardening as a hobby and the vegetables are usually harvested for their consumption.  The garden is too small to produce a big harvest, just something to show off the young generation about the grown food- which most of them think comes only from supermarket - and something for the seniors to while their time away.


Just a few corn plants, perhaps enough for one or two person to bring home to.




Young lady finger ( okra) , perfect for fish curry or assam fish, but I got to wait patiently for it to grow bigger and get permission to pluck it off. I think I'll just get them from the supermarket and leave these to the  senior citizens.

ABC Wednesday: W is for Woodlands Waterfront






Located at the North of Singapore, with  Johore Malaysia just across the waterway.

Monday, June 21, 2010

PhotoHunt # 218 - SIX




Pink Trumpet Vine





Ponranea Ricasolian
Family: Bignoniaceae
Common Name: Pink Trumpet Vine
Origin South Africa







Saturday, June 19, 2010

Round Robin Challenge: BROKEN






A broken -down gate, the whole house has already been demolished, very soon the gate too will be gone..

Friday, June 18, 2010

FMTSO: ROCKS


This week's theme is chosen by Chef E.


Rocky beach at Changi Boardwalk, a quiet and secluded place to chill out.



Rocks  in Chinese Garden, plenty of them here.







Rocks in Sentosa Island








Colorful ornament rocks in my  clear vase.