Monday, July 31, 2006 

Memories of Bali

From a fairly recent escape to the Land of the Gods...


Thursday, July 27, 2006 

Dismembered kitten

A kitten was found cut into pieces at Sims Drive earlier yesterday. Whoever did this should put behind bars for a very long time. Picture here, but it's pretty graphic, be warned. Any leads? Approach the SPCA or the cops.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006 


Earlier this evening at KM8.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006 

Love at first pose

I was at Changi beach late last year when I chanced upon a scene which became utterly ridiculous as it unfolded before me. If memory serves me right, there was a story which broke in the papers about a couple tying the knot, nothing terribly unusual except the groom was in his mid 20s while the bride was fast reaching 80.

It so happened the very same couple were at the beach when I was there. They were accompanied by a reporter and photographer from The New Paper, a local tabloid. They were there to do a photo shoot, and a romantic one from the looks of it. Both the cameraman and reporter were coaxing the shy couple into uncomfortable poses... a loving peck on the cheek, holding hands while wading through the water, pushing a bicycle along the beach, and finally lock lips in a passionate embrace.

I'm appalled at the lengths newspapers go to sensationalize a story. It's not enough that the age difference factor was being exploited but no, they had to make them look like a teenage couple in heat. How often do you see a Makcik (Auntie) in a tudong (headscarf) fold up her dress and wade through knee deep water, hand in hand with her lover?

I wish I had more pictures to show but I was too overcome with disgust to capture more shots. I stopped photographing after the couple was made to touch lips shortly after the picture below was taken.

The pictures eventually made the spread on The New Paper a couple of days later. I don't know if the unfortunate couple has regained their dignity since.

Sunday, July 23, 2006 

Ballet under the stars

Singapore Dance Theatre's Ballet Under the Stars was tonight's excuse for an evening of wine and home-cooked goodies with the pals.

The girls went a little overboard with the food, bringing too much of everything - hotdogs, pasta, potato salad, dip and desserts – and the lithe bodies of the prancing dancers on stage did little to stem our gorging. There's a little Martha Stewart in them all, but V displayed the true flair of an Asian domestic goddess when she whipped out her 1-litre pump bottle of hand sanitiser.

This latest instalment of the company's outdoor dance event features New Choreographic Works as it's theme, and we thought the cast did an excellent job. Even the little kids stopped their copycat twirling to watch.

Dying Swan, choreographed by Thierry Malandain, was our favourite dance. Ballerinas Zhou Lin and Sakura Shimizu, playing the second and third swans, made the strongest impression on Mrs Sanguine and I. They were a study in power and grace.

This latest ballet by the Lion City troupe is more than an excuse to go out picnicking. There will be three more performances from July 28 to 30 and if they dance then as well as they did tonight, they'll make every bit of your S$18 ticket money well spent.

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Monday, July 17, 2006 

Thoughts for the day

Saturday, July 15, 2006 

An afternoon delight

Mr Sanguine likes nothing better than spending a lazy afternoon with friends and today was one such day.

My buddy M celebrated his birthday today and his wife got cupcakes from C-CUP as a birthday cake. I thought it was a pretty cool idea to have your name spelt out like that. The anagram freak in me started working on all the possible rearrangements as the cakes were being laid out but alas, they were being gobbled too quickly for me to come up with something.

Another friend D who has a nose for sniffing out new finds found this interesting pastry shop situated, of all places, on the third floor of Katong Mall (it's like the Twilight Zone from the second floor up). I was rather thrilled by the prospect of munching on that pink macaroon, and it tasted like heaven. That little tart with a mini-macaroon party going on was pretty darn yummy too. I particularly liked the delicate and interesting designs. One doesn't often find such type of french pastries here in Singapore, much less in Katong. Delectable delights were baked by Gobi.

Parties with this musically gifted lot of friends usually end in song, today was no different.


Tuesday, July 11, 2006 

Aviation Photos 6

Continued from Aviation Photos 5.

Today's theme is... pictures of airplanes facing to my left.

Newark, New Jersey

A lot of folks ask if I snapped this shot while the airplane was in the air. If that were true, I'd have been hanging onto the rear of its engine while the airplane cruised at 35,000ft and this blog would not be in existence.

Fryeburg, Maine

Oftentimes, while on vacation, I like to pop by small regional airfields to see what sort of stuff I can find. The owl perched on top of this Grumman Tiger's prop caught my eye.

Chino, California

An old DC-3 painted in the livery of Pacific Southwest sits derelict on the ramp of Chino Airport. I love these classic transports.

Los Angeles, California

Wish I could've traded places with the photographer at the white car you see at the edge of the runway. Chose the right spot where this heavy Eva Air B747-400 chose to rotate on its long haul towards Taipei.

More to come.


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