Sunday, May 31, 2009


Totally unexpected!

Chosen Best Photo for the flickr group Pretty Pink Themed Tuesday – May 26th: Pretty Pink Shoes. 

All of the above shoes belong to my very active, 16-mth old niece. Everyday, she keeps herself busy by running and playing around the house the minute she’s awake. That afternoon, i took out all her shoes (since most of them are pink, they’re perfect for the Pink Shoes theme) and displayed neatly against the wall. Curious, and thinking that i was ‘playing’, she hovered around me, determined to be part of the fun. My mum and i tried to distract her by talking and making funny faces. She totally enjoyed the attention and the house was filled with her laughter. 

i was pleased that this shot turned out almost exactly, if not better, how i’ve pictured in my mind before the shoot and was even happier that we had so much fun together.

Related post – little feet

Friday, May 29, 2009

spreading the love

... since 2007. 

Nine more signs to go, i wonder when i will stop being lazy.

Desktop wallpaper design: 
Spreading the love this Chinese New Year, 2007.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

double fifth

Today is the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar. i can only reminisce the taste of homemade rice dumplings during this Dragon Boat Festival because mum is too busy to make any this year.

My keyboard dumpling meal from last year.

Who cares about Dragon Boat? We should change the name to Rice Dumpling Festival. i am only interested in the rice dumplings!! Having said that, there is a beautiful traditional story and origin for this festival, find out here.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

summer fresh quench

What’s your pick?

Magazine: Donna Hay, Summer


Polaroid craze continues...

These set of images had been moved to ‘trash’ a few days ago till i decided to polarize them. There was something missing in the before photos but i couldn’t explain what. However, after the polarization, i knew immediately that it’s the feeling of attachment for used books that was not being captured. 

Now, i love these nostalgic book photos :-)

These were some of my favourite reads and covers


Quarterly Eye subscription for as long as i can remember

Some past trails

Chinese novel vs Marcel Duchamp Respirateur

Hidden stacks at the back

Lots of post-its in Donna Hay

More post-its in Eye

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

little feet

Waiting :: she can hardly stand still for a second

Scratching :: happily distracted by grandma

Peeping :: new shoes on the left to go with her new dresses

Wriggling :: toes

Gazing :: lost in her own world

Model: Pok Pok
Age: 16 months
Loves: food & ‘gai gai

Each description links to original photo :-)

Monday, May 25, 2009

lying. gazing. enjoying

Lying down.
Gazing at the night sky.
Enjoying the occasional cool breeze.

What a wonderful night :-)

“a fun-filled frolic in the park”

My friends and i had a little picnic with Shakespeare this evening.

Much Ado About Nothing by The Singapore Repertory Theatre.

Took this shot just before the start of the play.

Lying on the ground during interval.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

it’s here!

After waiting for 4 long weeks, i finally received my first letterpress namecards!

They arrived in a nice little packaging...

250 pieces of them...

inked on a nice coarse texture paper.

i’m so excited!

Update: A few friends have asked where i got these namecards, it’s from Mandate Press if you are also interested. i got to learn about this letterpress service via A Cup Of Jo, she has all kinds of good recommendations and i always go back for more :-)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

sexy panton

Loving every bit!

“Most people spend their lives living in dreary, beige conformity, mortally afraid of using colours. The main purpose of my work is to provoke people into using their imagination and make their surroundings more exciting.” – Verner Panton

Verner Panton
The collected works
15 May – 12 July 2009
Singapore National Museum

happy birthday

i’ve moved to the next checkbox today – 20090517.

Beijing, Forbidden City, December 2008.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

happy little faces

Cambodia, Phnom Penh, May 2007.

i  miss you.

Friday, May 15, 2009

the habit of scribbling

My random thoughts, ideas, moods, things i saw, work schedule, books that i wanted to buy, anything, everything... are in these notebooks. At some point of time, they were with me everyday, everywhere, till they’re filled. Even though most of it was just silly thoughts, i still love going through over and over again.

And once upon a time, i wrote in Chinese.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

messy but still pretty

My vintage Sindy’s hair is getting messier by the day because my niece loves to torture her.

Can’t decide whether to use ‘large’ or ‘medium’ size photos for the blog, what do you think? 

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

polka dot night

i spotted a full moon last night and daydreamt a sky full of moons.

Lovely view from my window

Monday, May 11, 2009

slow down, look up

Trees that shape and shade the country, island, city, town, place.

Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Independence Monument, 2008

Cambodia, Siem Reap, Temples of Angkor, 2008

China, Beijing, Forbidden City, 2008

China, Beijing, Lama Temple, 2008

China, Beijing, 798 Art District, 2008

China, Shanghai, unknown street, 2008

China, Shanghai, Yuyuan, 2008

New Zealand, Dunedin, Otago University, 2004

New Zealand, between Hanmer Springs and Queenstown, 2004

New Zealand, Rotorua, Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland, 2004

Singapore, Chinatown, Pagoda Street, 2009

Singapore, Lim Chu Kang, d’Kranji Farm, 2009

Thailand, Bangkok, Chatuchak, 2009

UK, London, High Street Kensington, 2007

UK, East Yorkshire, Humber Bridge, 2007