Travel theme: Round

Singapore | 2012

Singapore | 2012

Anyone who has been to Gardens by the Bay in Singapore might be familiar with this view of Ferris Wheel and Round Tops of Super Trees. I captured this image while walking from MRT station to the gardens during my trip to attend the Sigur Ros concert. It was my 2nd time travelling to Singapore within the past 12 years so there were a lot of new things to catch up on this trip. One of things that I wanted to do was to visit Marina Sand Bay and Gardens by the Bay.

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We went to the Gardens in the evening  so that we could avoid strong sunlight.

Singapore | 2012

Singapore | 2012

Singapore | 2012

Singapore | 2012

We didn’t stay long as we didn’t access Conservatories and Sky walk. We just looked and walked around under those futuristic giant trees. We then decided to leave the Gardens. And I got another picture with the lights on Ferris Wheel and Super Trees.

Singapore | 2012

Singapore | 2012

Steve’s Music Mix: The Good Will Out…

Week by week, Steve will have three questions for us to reply to by using this below rules:

(1) Go to the music player of your choice and put it on shuffle
(2) Say the questions aloud and press play
(3) Use the song title as your answers
(4) NO CHEATING

Steve’s questions and my answers with three shuffled songs are:

I am so bad at…?
Classy Girls – The Lumineers
Yesterday I watched a video explaining how to wear make-up. The presenter spent 20 minutes putting on make up. I really wanted to do the same as her but I know that I couldn’t do that. It takes too much effort and I don’t think I can be patient to practise it even though I sometimes want to indulge myself for elegant and stylish look. Unfortunately, I’m just not good at having classy appearance.

I am so good at…?
Shame on me – Avicii
As I’ve been growing older, I don’t feel shame at all when I speak of my imperfect body and face. My face doesn’t have clear skin due to acne blemish. My calves are much bigger than average size comparing to my overall body. I used to be ashamed of those flaws when I was younger. But I guess I am good at getting used to them because they are part of my body. Nobody can’t belittle my confidence except myself. Yes, older is wiser. Right?

I want to be good at…?

Yeah! I truly want to be good at playing sport such as tennis, ping pong, or badminton. My co-workers and I have begun to play badminton after work twice a week. I was first concerned about my back that used to have problem when I played sport like this. However, I now enjoy playing it after my body has adjusted to the games. And it’s good to have extra activity with my fellow workers outside working hours.

Who are you?

Sorry, I can’t remember her name.
I met her at an office of trekking tour operator.
And being me who is a bit crazy about cats.
I needed to take photos of her.

I followed her around to capture her pictures on iPhone 4.
Using my favourite application called ‘Hipstamatic’.
She tried to move away from me.
But she couldn’t go so far due to limited space in the office.

From the look on this photo, she might have wanted to ask me all these questions.
“Who are you?”
“Why do you follow me?”
“Do you want my camping BBQ?”
“No way! This is mine. You go and find it for yourself”

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Remarks: My regular post on Monday is a respond to Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge by Sally. Sally has already informed us that she will be on vacation for 2 weeks so she won’t be able to update the challenge posts on this and next Monday. However, I still want to keep my posts as always so I decided to submit this post for a respond to the theme of the 3rd Monday which is Black & White photography.

Dust in the Wind

I liked the title of today post from Daily Prompt which asked us about the bucket list before we become dust in the wind.

Have you made your bucket list? Now’s the time — write about the things you want to do and see before you become dust in the wind.

To be honest, I hadn’t known about this type of list before joining the WordPress blog community which somebody started to talk about their bucket list when a new year has begun. It didn’t mean I don’t have that kind of list. But I just wanted to say I had no idea that the list was called bucket list in English (as English is my 2nd language). Therefore when some bloggers talked about the bucket list, I needed to look at their posts and tried to understand what was the meaning of this list. And Yep, finally I knew. So I shouldn’t have had any problem with trying to reply to today’s question from Daily Post. But actually it was kind of difficult job to list all things I would like to succeed before I leave this world behind. I think I might be able to come up with 3 items for the list.

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1. Being able to communicate in Japanese efficiently.
(I used to study Japanese language at the basic level about 15 years ago but I almost forget all of them right now. Hopefully, I can drive myself to start learning this language again.)

2. Travel to these places:
- New Zealand (This country’s remarkable scenery and landscape has drawn me in since I was younger. Wish someday I will be able to be there)
- Hokkaido, Japan (To see the flower fields and eat a lot of famous yummy food)
- Yellowstone National Park, USA (I first noticed this park on a movie called 2012 which it had the eruption scene. Nope, I didn’t want to have that kind of experience like in the film but I was just interested in the park’s unique geography)

3. Having a book or two talking about my travel experience.
(I think this item is the hardest one on the list but I might be able to do that if I can self-publish or make it as an electronic book, Maybe?)

Umm, I think that’s all for now.

Snappy H’appy Photo Challenge Week 10 – A Pop or Splash of Colour

There are two options for this week’s theme from Snappy H’appy challenge co-hosted by weliveinaflat and firebonnet; “A pop or Splash of Colour“.

I chose to pop a colour of the photo of flower that I’ve taken a month ago. My dad wanted me to capture its image so he could present it to a plant seller in order to get the same seedling for our home. However, he hasn’t gone to the shop so I still don’t know what its name is.

Camera 360 was my choice for editing. Apart from applying “Magic Colour” filter to get the purple colour out of the rest area, I also adjusted its exposure/saturation/etc. as well as cropped it in a square shape.

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The original photo was taken by using Fuji Film X-E1 with Kit Lens 18-55 mm.
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