Super overdue pics from the one and only rally we attended during the election season. It was definitely an awesome experience, immersing ourselves in the electric atmosphere and capturing these iconic moments. The whole place was literally rocking. All of the pictures were taken with my Diana Mini. I took the opportunity to shoot in bulb mode and also a few multiple exposures. I obviously need more practice.
#1 Jady’s cute lil bum. Sorry buddy you’re not coming along.
#2 Trying double exposure at night. Idea was to take a shot of the massive crowd and overlap with a shot of the “No Stopping” sign. No stopping the masses, geddit? But seems like I overexposed the 2nd shot. You can hardly make out the crowd shot. And the “No” is not in the frame. Dang.
#3 Cheeky smile from the ever cheeky binbin. 😀
#4 Baby blue is the new black. Some funky double exposure at work here too.
#5 The legendary 500kg hammer. Overheard some uncle asking his friend to come find him at the “gor pa kilo dan dui”. True story.
#6 This photo screams, “We were there at GE 2011 rally. *wide grins*”
#7 Let’s go crazy and wave your flags like you just don’t care! Wheeeeeeeee
#8 The 6th member of the Worker’s Party Aljunied Team. Pursuant to Section 49, Subsection 7E, Paragraph A of the Parliamentary Elections Act, I declare you da big winner!
Well, I was having a hard time thinking how to conclude this post, then I realised what better way to do it than in the words of Singapore’s founding father..
“If you believe in democracy, you must believe in it unconditionally. If you believe that men should be free, then, they should have the right of free association, of free speech, of free publication. Then, no law should permit those democratic processes to be set at nought.”
– Lee Kuan Yew as an opposition leader, April 27, 1955
I had ever been to Malacca once before. When I was in Primary 5 or 6. I felt like I had a good time then but can’t really remember the details of what we did. Maybe it’s ALWAYS fun to get out of the country. So I was pretty psyched up for this one too.
We set off at about 8am, expecting to reach at around 12 noon. We had neglected the fact that it was a public holiday. Public holiday = Massive traffic jam. Our bus was pretty much stuck for what seems to be an eternity.
And then we finally reached.
Awesome or what? Our only saving grace was the fact that we didn’t purchase tickets for the return trip departing Malacca at 5pm. That would have been an ultimate facepalm moment. We bought tickets for the latest departure timing and wasted no time in heading down to where all the action is: Jonker Street.
Photos were taken using my Superheadz Ultra Wide & Slim on ISO 100 black and white film and also Diana Mini on…I can’t remember dammit.
#1 Here we are! Our growling stomachs reminding us it’s time for our late lunch.
#2 This eatery with its unassuming exterior serves quite a wicked dish of Chicken Rice Balls. Or maybe we were just famished.
#3 Right after stuffing ourselves silly, we went straight for another one of Malacca’s delicacy: Chendol.
#4 Binbin and Janet while waiting..
#5 And waiting..
#6 After downing our little bowls of gula melaka (palm sugar syrup) filled Chendol, we got up on our feet and started exploring. More delicacies were lying in wait as there were quite a few roadside stalls lined up along the street. This is one of the stall selling popiah. Didn’t try it though cos we were too full.
#7 We walked and walked before finally reaching the pier to board our cruise to nowhere…
#8 Not! It’s just a huge ass ship monument probably to commemorate Malacca’s history as a shipping port.
#9 A unique water wheel feature where we rested before deciding to go in search of the elusive Portuguese egg tarts.
#10 Our awesome shadows, tired but happy.
A good trip overall. Shame about the jam though. It was a pity we didn’t get to explore more but I suppose we did as much as we could given the limited time we had. Perhaps we can try some other eateries or delicacies the next time we’re there. Aye.. Blogging about this mini trip made me wanna go for a proper holiday even more. Coupled with the fact that I’m missing the Krabi days after watching The Hangover Part 2 last night. I need to plan my leave!!! Rawr.
…before the middle of the year no less. Yayness! I made a promise to start my own online shop selling t-shirts. So here it is. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, shirtyfooty.com.
As the name suggests, the main focus is on football(soccer) t-shirts. On my part, I’ll be coming up with the designs, while the printing and shipping will be handled by the guys over at spreadshirt.com. It’s kinda like renting an online shop space from them, and they take care of the customer end of things. If you guys are interested to know more about opening your own shop, clickety over here.
I decided to go with Spreadshirt as they are pretty reputable and I’ve heard good stuffs about the quality of their prints as compared to other t-shirt producers such as Zazzle and Cafepress. Plus they offer a wide range of t-shirt brands such as American Apparel, Gildan, Anvil, etc. So plenty of choices for everyone.
Other than designing the t-shirts, there was and still is plenty of work to be done. I had to set up my own website which was quite a fair bit of work. From registering domain, choosing a web host and hand coding my own webpages. And there is also the marketing and promoting which is equally if not more time consuming than the actual designing process. To juggle all that and maintain a semblance of social life is pretty darn challenging. Not to mention there is the day job too. But I did it! Thank god for a supportive gf! You da bomb binbin!
Needless to say, I’m pretty proud to have achieved what I set out to do. But this is not the be all and end all. I know there is still plenty of work to be done to make it a success. This is when you guys come in! Do drop by the site and check out some of the stuff. Will love any suggestions and feedback, be it designs, webpages, marketing, the works. Be a darling and share the site with your friends and family. Link us on your blogs. Check out the shirtyfooty blog, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Drinks on me if I managed to sell 50 shirts in this month.
Lemme see… Hmmm. That makes it 50 more to go.