Friday, June 30, 2006 

Clear your cupboards for a worthy cause

A friend of mine is appealing for some items for the orphanage he runs in Kupang, West Timor. I last visited him in March where I spent a couple of days photographing the kids. He's NOT looking for financial contributions but would like to get supplies like toys, diapers, clothing and other essentials. If you think you can help, please click the image for more details.

Every little bit helps.


Monday, June 26, 2006 

Kung Fu Kids

I had as much fun as the kids during this shoot at a martial arts studio which runs classes for children up to the early teens. Nothing like a bit of rumble and tumble to toughen your kids up. The hour passed by so quickly and no one wanted to leave when time was up, myself included.

Warming up in a group exercise.

This 11 year old wushu wonder was one of the assistant instructors. He had moves I wouldn't want to mess with.

The head instructor certainly looked the part of a Shaolin master.

The kids are taught a variety of techniques during weapons class.

The I'll-Kick-Your-Crouching-Tiger-Ass stance.

Bruce Lee wannabee.

Thursday, June 22, 2006 

Don Quixote

My knockoff of Picasso's Don Quixote. The poster print had been hanging in the outside bathroom for quite a while and mildew was starting to show. Hope my homemade replacement lasts a bit longer.


Wednesday, June 21, 2006 

Father's Day with Hard Gay

Hard Gay aka Razor Ramon is a comedian who terrorizes the Japanese public with his hip thrusts and slapstick humor. He ambushes unwary passerbys in his skimpy leather outfit, often with hilarious results. There aren't many English subtitled episodes floating around but I found this one, particularly apt since it has a Father's Day theme to it.



Monday, June 19, 2006 

Scenes from the Yorkshire Dales

A couple of images from my recent trip to the Yorkshire Dales. Spent 2 weeks in UK back in April and had driven up for a weekend in the Peak District and the Dales.

Plopped ourselves at the West Winds tea room bed and breakfast inn. Charming little place that served some of the best cakes, pastries and jams that we had during the trip.

This little bird feeder kept me and the camera busy for 15 mins.

The sheep here seem pretty bold and actually came up to us. Quite unlike the ones we encountered in New Zealand who wanted nothing to do with humans. Wish I could upload all the bah-ing that was going on, it was a surreal chorus of almost human-like calls. Sheep are strange creatures.

An unforgettable breakfast at the West Winds. The plum jam (or "ploom" jam as the Yorkshire accent says it) you see in the background was made by the innkeeper and it was just out of this world. Try as I may, I couldn't procure any to bring back... sigh.

A hearty English breakfast. We must have lingered over the breakfast table for almost an hour and a half

More pics to come, when I get my lazy ass around to putting them up.


Thursday, June 15, 2006 

Sleep on it

Isn't that the loveliest trachea you've seen today? I'm really surprised at how a simple visit to the ENT consultant can really add up these days. My wallet was hit with a $280 bill today, and all for a quick 10 minute consultation and an uncomfortable 5 minute nose probe (souvenier pics included). The sleep study I have to participate in the coming weeks is going to dock me another $1250! And that's just for one overnight stay in the hospital, and I ain't expecting the Four Seasons either! I foresee a couple more consultations after that and whatever sleep aids prescribed will add to the ever growing bill.

It's kinda ironic that I went in to explore a sleep problem I'm having... and I'm going to lose more sleep over the mounting bills. Sigh.

Saturday, June 10, 2006 

And then there were 16...

Here's a recent panoramic shot I took for a book I'm working on. Cool huh? Especially since there were only 7 actual persons seated at the round table.


Friday, June 02, 2006 

Ling the Filmmaker

My friend Ling has always been the nature nazi of our group. She's a talented filmmaker trapped in the body of a lawyer. She lives below the ocean's surface half the time and spends the other half zipping through the hills at breakneck speed on her mountain bike.

Ling recently put up 2 of her award winning short flicks on her blog and I thought it appropriate to repost them here. One sometimes doesn't realise that there is a wealth of undersea life just off the coast of Singapore that is in danger from the ever increasing threat of land reclamation and development. The first film shows scenes that most Singaporeans aren't even aware of and the footage was mainly shot off Pulau Ubin. The second flick was footage from Manado and Pulau Tioman. Enjoy the films, they show rare marine life and are painstakingly put together by a dedicated conservationist.



Month of Photography Exhibition

I do have to apologise for neglecting the blog for so long. It's inexcusable but I am having a very busy month with loads of exciting things going on in my life. The past few weeks have been consumed by preparations for an upcoming exhibition of my images from the Calcutta Rescue photo documentary. It's been an eye opening experience working on my first solo exhibition, being involved in the entire preparation and execution process has been a challenging but rewarding experience. Been learning a great deal about what it takes to set up a show. We'll see how it goes through as it only opens next week when Month of Photography '06 kicks off. If you'll like to visit, click on the MoP graphic for more information. I'm showing under the Out of Focus segment.

I hope to be more regular with the updates on the blog once this period is over. Still got the pictures from my European trip in April to put up, even the wife hasn't seen them!


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