Friday, October 29, 2010

FMTSO: SPOOKY



Friday My Town Shoot Out is a weekly photo sharing, from members around the world to showcase the happenings in their town based on selected theme. This week's theme is Spooky, I believe in conjunction with Halloween celebration. Being an Asian country, Halloween is not a very commonly celebrated here, except for the American expatriates . Some night spots are slowly beginning to incorporate this theme , just for the fun of it.

For a frightfully fun time at Singapore’s largest Asian-themed Halloween event, do drop by the a two-storey colonial building in Sentosa Island which will open its doors when night falls, walk through it for a spine-chilling encounter. Come face to face with ‘ghostly’ characters from Asian folklore and other unexpected “fiends”, including a pontianak, a pocong to a revengeful Peranakan lady.

Looking at this poster already gave me goosebumps, I definitely will not go for this spooktacular event! I'm sure I can find better things to do than scaring myself silly at night.


I saw this Chinese ghost costume in a mall recently, don't really looks scary, since it's in broad daylight.


Outside the entrance to a haunted house in an amusement park.

Graveyard looks so peaceful during the day, but another story comes nightfall.

To see more Spooky photos, do click on the banner above.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Thursday Challenge: MESSY


"MESSY" (Children, Rooms, Garage, Yard, Disorganized, Hair,...)


Someone got to clear the mess...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

ABC Wednesday: O



Oishi ( delicious) Osaka styled Okonomiyaki.


Okonomiyaki  is a Japanese savoury pancake containing a variety of ingredients. The name is derived from the word okonomi, meaning "what you like" or "what you want", and yaki meaning "grilled" or "cooked".
The batter is made of flour,  water or dashi, eggs and shredded cabbage, and usually contains other ingredients such as green onion, meat , octopus, squid, shrimp, vegetables, kimchi. Okonomiyaki is sometimes compared to an omelette or a pancake and may be referred to as "a Japanese pancake" or even "Osaka soul food."
Cooked okonomiyaki is topped with ingredients that include Otafuku/Okonomiyaki sauce (similar to Worcestershire sauce but thicker and sweeter), aonori (seaweed flakes), katsuobushi (bonito flakes) and Japanese mayonnaise.

These are one of my son's favorite food and he regularly prepared them for the family.


 A very important ingredient in my cooking, Onions.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Color Carnival # 62



FMTSO: Patterns




I just love this beautiful intertwined patterns on a thick rope.


Artificial fossils of seashells lamp post found in the Universal Studios, Singapore.


Another pattern found in the Universal Studio Singapore.



The handlebars on the Sentosa Express. The 2 carriages train connect the mainland to the resort island of Sentosa.



Intricate patterns adorned these pillars in the old Supreme Court which will soon be turned into an arts museum.

Bricks forming circular patterns in one corner of an Armenian Church's ground, overlooking the old cemetery.



Roof top of The Esplanade .



The sheltered walkway around my neighbourhood which link one highrise apartment to another. I love these walkway, no need umbrella on a rainy day or to shield from the hot sun, as they are linked all the way to the bus stop.


Patterned metal railings with the shadow, even the bars on the right are in a pattern.
More patterns can be found HERE.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thursday Challenge: GOLDEN



"GOLDEN" (Jewelry, Coins, Sun, Leaves, Fields, Hair,...)



The Golden Man on his Golden Bike at The Shoppes -Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

ABC Wednesday: N



Nymphaea Flower.



Naturally Nice, don't you think so?