A La Sardina Review (of its owner)
Hello world! My name is Lana the La Sardina Sea Pride. My kind mamas and papas over at Lomography Singapore loaned me out to some random guy who happens to own this blog. I’m gonna write about the experiences I shared with him over these few weeks.
And so, I was stuck in the box for 3 days before seeing daylight. My dear owner was apparently too busy with work to pick me up for a shootabout. Dislike.
The weekends finally came and I got the first glimpse of his world. First thing I saw? This.
Ahh so that’s how he look like. Seems like a decent enough guy. Ooo check out his girlfriendddd… She is looking at me funny though. Relax, I’m not gonna hang around for long and vie with you for his attention.
So I was brought along to Orchard Road – Singapore’s famous shopping district. Instead of obsessing over colorways and cuttings, they were actually fixated on a particular street performer.
Pretty impressive if I do say so myself.
Nope, it’s not an earthquake that is threatening to bring Orchard Ion down. It’s just the owner making use of my sweet MX switch to create a multiple exposure shot. Basically, you just take a shot and flick the MX switch and you’re good to take another shot. Go crazy and repeat as many times as you like!
Right after his crazy MX experiment, I found myself in Ang Mo Kio as the couple needed their dinner. Humans. Pishh. Overheard them making a big hoo-haa over this Mellben place supposedly famed for their Crab Beehoon. I say crabs are overrated. Light and films are the way to go.
So as they stuff themselves silly, I was left alone in the bag with some me time. Or so I thought.
I dunno who gave him the idea to handle me while he is in the midst of devouring his crab. Here you see him attempting to capture the gigantic pincer with his girl in the restaurant. Indoors at normal setting. Bad mistake, bro. Now he has to contend with this underexposed shot. And me? I smell crabby. And feel oily. Well, I suppose it ties in with the Sea Pride theme.
They went on a good ol stroll after dinner and got to this place to indulge in some prawning. No, not eating prawns. Catching prawns.
Thankfully, they didn’t manage to catch any during that one hour lest I get all wet and funky smelling. Not sure if the owner is as pleased as myself though. Oh ya, this time round he got it in his head to fire the shot in bulb mode! There is this setting, where I will be able to keep the shutter as long as possible until the shutter button is released. That’s useful for shots at night and indoors when you don’t have a flash and the lighting conditions are not ideal. Downside is you gotta hold me steady, otherwise the pic will turn out blurry like in this case.
When I’m rested on a steady surface and the shutter is held open for the right duration, voila!
You’ll get a sweet ass shot like this! Not too shabby for a toy camera like myself huh? Oh yea I forgot to mention that I was taken along for a performance at MBS on a particular weekday night.
My very first musical! Happy times 😀
Another day, another food outing. This time round, across the border to Malaysia.
Bukit Indah to be exact. Innocuous as the kitchen may seem, they are actually serving Bak Kut Teh, loosely translated as Pork Ribs Tea. The crazy stuff humans eat…
Exploring the area after eating his fill.
Chanced across this menacing looking stairways leading to nowhere. Not feeling too good about this place. Let’s get outta hereeee.
So it’s time to head to the photolab after nearly expending all my film. And finally you guys get to see my pretty face. Oh no, I don’t have a fisheye lens. It’s just the mirror, silly.
Tada! Dropping off the film at Triple D to get my pictures scanned into a CD. Beams.
Well, that was how my first ever roll of film went. Overall, it has been quite a shutter-opener. While the owner can be quite careless with me, getting me into all sorts of tight situations involving crab gravy, filthy water and what not. It has been a fun filled time with him. I’m sure we will create more awesome pictures if given the time to build up our rapport. Who knows, maybe I’ll get to stay with him for good. Keeping my fingers crossed. 🙂
Summary: There is room for improvement for the suave and charming owner. As awesome as he may be, he will need more time to form a bond and understand the temperament of the La Sardina. A permanent stay is recommended.
This is my blog entry for the LoBlography Singapore challenge. The blog post with the most likes, comments and shares will win a brand new LC-A+, while the most creative post will get to keep his/her La Sardina.
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