Sunday, November 19, 2006

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Quiz 4



Question: What is this?

Hint: Must be used in pairs:)


Answer to this Quiz, click here:)

Friday, November 17, 2006

After the Rain



During the hazy season, I begin to like the rain. Though it is Autumn now in most cities, but here in Singapore, it is still Summer :) and the grass will always be green like this.

This was taken after the rain...and some rainwater are collected on the grass and the 'petals' that has fallen as well...

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Tallest...



This is the tallest building in Singapore...it is called UOB building in Raffles Place:) I was there to the Change Alley and The Arcade and happened to pass by. Tomorrow you'll see the Raffles Place MRT station, the closest ''european architecture'' we have in Singapore:)

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

''Vivo-shaped'' Fountain



I called this vivo shaped. And somehow in this building, or so called vivocity, everything is almost like a 'fluid' representation, from the icons, the ads, the ceiling, the outline, the carpark and now the fountain:)

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Jazz by the Bay



There will be free appreciation of jazz, live jazz band performance in the outdoors. See how neatly the settings are to entice islanders to join in the Jazzy ambience:)

Monday, November 13, 2006

Southernmost tip of Asia



Being a suntanning craze, my frequent suntanning spot is Sentosa. There are three beaches, Siloso, KM8, Palawan Beach. Normally after the tann, my suntan-buddy and I would take the TRAM around the island and at one point which is where you will see here on this photo, the SOUTHERNMOST tip of ASIA:)


The 3rd Quiz answers are here.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Quiz 3 (Back by Popular demand;D)



Now, this is the 3rd Quiz for Mr/Miss Sharp Eyes DP ;)

Becos Quiz 2 (Circles...Circles) was a little difficult, I've decided to include a small clue on the photograph for those who are more observant to make the 'chase' a little exciting!;D

The question to today's quiz is:
What is this?


p.s. I'm running into the future today, as I'm taking a long haul flight tonight;) I'll be back on Monday 12Noon to announce the 'WINNER';)
So Carlos (Coimbra DP), I hope with this 'extended play' time, you'll get an opportunity to join...

Saturday, November 11, 2006

I will miss this...



This is my favourite Indian food called ''Nasi Briyani''. I dun really eat a lot of red meat. But this mutton curry is so delicious that even now while typing out its description makes me 'salivate':p hmmm.....

The stall is always in long queues (Long queue= means lots of demands); despite the price is S$5, lots of people still dun mind it becos they have really prepared the whole set meal really well. You can try it at Northpoint Mall, Basement 2, stall name ''Shami Banana Leaf Delights''

Friday, November 10, 2006

Ice Kachang



I post this because the colours resembles much like the coming Christmas season. Everywhere is in the midst of preparation for xmas, such as all decorations in green and red. Instead of putting up a christmas tree photo, I wanna introduce this very cooling dessert which is much favoured in Singapore. Not just becos of our climate which is summer summer summer throughout the whole year:) we also love spicy food like curry, sambal, chili crab etc

So you can imagine, this coloured ice scrappings that formed like a 'mountain' and underneath are red beans, atap seeds (the soft ones are really delicious;)), some jelly cubes in pink, green stripes and they also added 'durian' these days:)

I was told that in the 60s, this dessert is held in the hands and it is shaped like a ball:) Lots of children and adults both love it. But due to hygiene reasons, this way of eating ice-kachang is seldom seen. What kind of desserts do you like in your city?


Thursday, November 09, 2006

Do you like to eat Sushi?


We went to Sakae Sushi at Wheelock Place. It's something like our final dinner gathering for this year 2006. I like this round spherical shape interior lamp. The queue was super-long as usual but as we dun mind the counter seats and compromising to that we get to 'cut queue';)

At the counter seats, you'll face these conveyor belts, 'conveying' all these colourful plates of sushi, maki, nigiri, makimono ....and ohh, sometimes sashimi:)

Yesterday's quiz answer is related to today's. Thank you all for participating:) most of your answers are really imaginative;D

Ta-daaa........

Here's the answer

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Circles...circles....



Quiz lovers out there....again a look out for MISS SHARP-EYES DP or MR SHARP-EYES DP :)

The question is: What is the function of this item in the photo?

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Pastels



I've got them as Wedding Anniversary gifts to Eliz & her husband. These flowers looked a little fragile, soft and delicate...

Aren't they lovely?

Monday, November 06, 2006

How about a new angle?



Ohh..worry not. Our kind of dwellings are not tilted at such an angle :p

It would be interesting if everyone lives in such a TILTED block of flats. Hee hee, one would climb the stairs but would seemed to be jus walking across a short distance. But hey, then wouldn't the furnitures need to be sealed tightly to the floors:)?

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Handwriting vs Art



This is a hand written 'ad' about babysitting which i found on the noticeboard. This board has a broken alkalic panel, been vandalised at the bus stop and somehow it is illegal to put up any ads like this without consent from the authorities. It's format is rather more like a piece of note. The language is a mixed of chinese and engish-a little unusual. Even the style is very sincere, very genuine. She even included her (bad) experience of parents cheating on her, not paying her etc thereby demanding a upfront deposit of $300 (cos she's afraid people will 'cheat her')

Just felt her writing is like some scribbles that looked like some abstract graphics from far :p

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Stay





I love this soundtrack in the movie 'Dirty Dancing' - not just this soundtrack, the movie also:) In the 90's, I remembered going to movies at the old cinema Lido (now a cineplex). With my classmates especially Ching Sian and we often hang around Orchard Road then went for McDonald's together and those days were really with lots of laughters. That used to be my kind of Saturdays' activities after our extra cirricular activities. We joined the uniform group called Girl Guides so sometimes in the late evenings we will attend camp fires organised by other schools' guides or scouts:) Those were the days....

Have a good weekend!

Friday, November 03, 2006

A Strange Mentality called 'Kiasu-ism''?



The more difficult to reach, ''must be'' a better fruit?

This mentality is very strange in Singapore. In fact, I dun think it is something we are proud of. This mentality even has a name called 'Kiasu-ism'. Can you believe it? Even the Wikipedia has information about it!(Read what Zsolt feels about this mentality)

On theme day of November, Kim wrote very nice comments to me about what she heard about Singapore, being very forward looking in many aspects. I was glad. But being a Singaporean, sometimes I dun see eye to eye with Kiasu Singaporeans. This behaviour - it's very annoying and irritating behaviour:( I dunno why only Singapore is so famous for this? And it can be such a vicious cycle as many parents are teaching their children the 'wrong doings' with bad examples set. It is not gracious at all.

Why can't our people be recognise as more 'world-class' people?

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Mood



These lamps are unique in my eyes...
They are not found on the streets or in the outdoors,
They are part of the different lamps placed intentionally in series of 3's.

I wonder why in threes'?

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Theme Day - November



I was rather weak in my Chinese writing at that time when I was only 15 years old. And one school teacher told me this:

"Having a pen-pal is an effective way to improve Chinese writing''

To speak (I mean conversational Chinese) is not a problem, at least to me, BUT not for writing Chinese :( So I decided to... continue click here to this true story, my real life story about how the MAILBOX relates to me. Whenever I walk past mailboxes, this particular kind of mailbox design always captured my attention. And whenever I was in Hong Kong too (There's still plentiful there, but not so in Singapore.)Hence now in Singapore, it is something that is about to disappear soon...


I managed to find this traditional mailbox at Vivocity food republic.

p.s. I have previously wrote a post about how Singapore is striving to become a digital nation, you may click here if you wanna read about it;) as it'll soon be a reality that we are going to have email boxes replacing such snail mailboxes


This is my story and something that is about to disappear soon, check out the other 62 !! fellow Daily Photobloggers who are participating in the 1st November theme:



Porto -Seattle WA USA (Kim) -London, UK -Greenville, SC -Albuquerque, NM (USA) -St Paul Kate -ShangHai, China -Phoenix, Az -Twin Cities, MN -Sequim, WA -Stayton, OR, USA -Bandung (Indonesia) -Dallas, USA -Stavanger (Norway) -Singapore (zannnie) -Budapest (Hungary) -Paris (France) -Tuzla (BiH) -Melbourne, (Aust.) -Auckland, New Zealand Singapore (Raymond) -Dubai UAE (DXBluey) -Vantaa, Finland -Oshawa, Ontario, Canada -St. Paul MN Carol -Singapore (Keropok) -Delta Colorado, USA -Rotterdam (Netherlands -Queens, NY (USA) -Tenerife (Spain) -Santiago (Chile) -Nelson, New Zealand -( Japan ) -Hyde (UK) Sydney (Sally) -Manila, Philippines -Aliso Viejo, CA (USA) -Nottingham UK -Brussels, Belgium -Sharon, CT (USA) -Sydney Australia (Nathalie) -Edinburgh, Scotland -Evry, France -San Diego, CA (USA) -Santa Clara, CA (USA) -Saarbrücken, Germany -Joplin, MO (USA) -Indianapolis,IN (USA) -Trujillo (Peru) - Barcelona (Spain) -Berlin (Germany) - Vancouver, BC (Canada) -Trier (Germany) - Houston, TX (USA) - Joensuu,(Finland) - Jakarta, Indonesia - Van Buren (AR USA)- Macky (Kyoto, Japan)- Macky (Tokyo, Japan) - Wilf (Réal, France) - Kala (Honolulu, Hawai'i) -