Sunsets

I never used to like watching sunsets. To me, they all looked the same, or rather because of where I live in where there isn’t any spectacular sunsets, but these really proved me wrong.

If not for a friend’s insistence on heading to so many places while on holiday in Bali, I would never have gone to wait in the scorching sun, amidst the sea of tourists fighting for a space to sit or stand. I don’t know if it’s just me but I would never want to be identified as a typical tourist no matter which country I visit. And especially for those who buy the “I Love (insert place here)” t-shirts, and wear them while sightseeing, I can never understand you either.

Sunset 1

Sunset 2And now for the one that really blew me away.

Sunset 3

Looking at these images really trigger my wanderlust. The ironic thing is, when you have loads of time to spare, you most likely don’t have the money to travel. But when you do have the money, you don’t have the time to do so. Oh well you can’t always have your cake and eat it, can you.

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Capturing moments through slow shutter

I’ve been experimenting a little with slow shutter, along with other photography themes with some items commonly found in homes but may be easily overlooked.

Playing with fire

Playing with fire, literally.MiloI wanted to capture the movement while stirring a cup of drink, Milo here in this case. It’s kinda soothing for some reason, perhaps because water is also a symbolism of happiness and life.

Tunnel Vision

I got challenged to work on a photography project called Tunnel Vision. I don’t suppose it needs much introduction, so here goes.

Boy in SlideTaken at the playground at Changi Coastal Boardwalk.

CalendarSometimes I really wish time travel was possible, so that I can go back to the past to make up for the mistakes I wish I didn’t commit. Then again, it’s those mistakes that allow us to learn from them, and then to grow and improve. Perhaps I would choose to travel to the future as well, but if one already knows his or her own future, then there’s really no point to life isn’t it?

Bye

Taken at an underpass in Ang Mo Kio. The conditions for this photo were right – pitch dark, till the lights came on -_- But hey, there’s nothing Photoshop can’t salvage right…

Southern Ridges

OverviewThis was my second time going on the Southern Ridges trail that stretches from the South – Southwest of Singapore. My first time was with a bunch of friends, say 7 years ago (I’m getting old…) where we got lost at some random part and decided to walk into this section of the forest for a good 20 – 30 minutes climbing up and down slopes before realising that we were just a few metres away from where we started -_-

Canopy walk

SpiderTaken along Canopy Walk. Call me suaku (or noob) but this 14 – 15cm spider is by far the largest one I’ve ever seen.

Henderson Wave 1

Henderson Wave 3

Henderson Wave 2Taken along Henderson Wave

Mount FaberAnd we spotted civilisation on Mount Faber, also known as the highest “mountain” in Singapore after walking for so many hours, but the view from there is superb! Walking down the mountain is another story.

If there’s a lesson I learnt from this trail, it’d be that the air conditioner is by far the best invention ever. /salute to whoever you are

Live life

Before I begin, HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR! 新年快乐! ㊗

I came across this image while browsing through the images stored in my laptop and decided to do a little work on it.

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This image just resonated with me because quite a number of things have just been bugging me recently.

If there are things that we wish to do, why not start on them now and leave no chance for regrets? More often than not, we give too much regard for what others might think of our actions, but it’s mostly those who are fearless with their attempts and outlets, who are the ones standing out amongst the crowd.

A quote which I read recently aptly describes this situation –

You have to be odd to be number one. – Dr Seuss

In conclusion, fuck it I’m doing what I want to do. Oh, another thing that I really wish to do as well is to go on more holidays. LOL!

Anyhow, just in case you were wondering, they’re my favourite K-pop band, JYJ, and not just some random well-groomed Asians who decided to play what seems to look like 老鹰抓小鸡 (Eagle attempting to catch chicks) .

(Disclaimer: I do not own the rights to this image)

Pulau Ubin

Pulau UbinWas at Pulau Ubin the other day with Justin (yet again) and here’s his back view. It was a pretty good day to visit the island that feels like a step back in time, with so many sights you wouldn’t be able to see in mainland Singapore. Somehow it seems that there will always be people wanting to visit the island, so no fear about having to pay more than $2.50 per boat ride to and fro. Speaking of which, paying $5 to enter and leave the island is pretty costly considering you don’t even pay that much to travel to and fro from Bishan to Jurong East via public transport.

Pardon the low resolution of the images (these are edited to the best of my ability). These were taken with my Samsung Note 3 which somehow delivers really low quality pictures.

Wild boarIt was our lucky day because there was this family of wild boars who walked in on us while we were resting and snacking. To prevent any possible attacks I hid my snack in my bag immediately but contrary to what I’ve heard or read on the internet, wild boars aren’t fierce in nature. I mean, they didn’t even bother about us and continued on with whatever they were searching for – food I presume.

Vacation houseA vacation house left behind by some British from the colonial times. Pretty cottage, but too bad the second floor is cordoned off. Judging from the view from the first image, it’s not hard to see why this location was selected for the house.

Forbidden bridgeThis bridge was originally cordoned off as well, but the gate is so low, we decided to climb over it. It baffles me why they locked it up because this bridge is pretty sturdy.

The only disappointment about visiting the island that day was that the boardwalk leading to the mangrove swamp and viewing tower at Chek Jawa was under renovation and as many times as we tried to sneak in, there were always construction workers around hindering our attempt. Darn…