Here are some pictures I took when binbin and me went on a short getaway to Bintan. Feeling bad for neglecting the Diana Mini, I brought it along with the LC-A+ to take in the sea salt air.
#1 Raise the Roof | LC-A+ RL | Lomo CN 100
At the resort, ready to raise the roof. Kinda hard though with the ri-donk-ulous prices they charge for everything.
With a twist of Chinese mythology. I’m referring to the best amusement park ever, at least for most kids who grew up in Singapore during the 80s.
#1 House of Tiger and Panther | LC-A+ RL | Redscale 100
Haw Par Villa here we go! The park is filled with models depicting scenes from famous Chinese folklore. Some we grew up with but most I have never heard of before this.
Discovered some photos while tidying up my PC which I took during my trip to USS from wayyyyy back. That was before I got my LC-A+, so the pictures are from my Diana Mini and Superheadz UWS. I can’t remember which film I used for the Diana Mini though.. Sorry about that. Enjoy the pics!
#1 Niversal Studios Singapore | Diana Mini
Fail shot. This is the Diana Mini, not the UWS, dodo! Should have shot with abit of clearance on the sides in case of parallax error. Oh well, I’ll learn.
#2 Move It | Superheadz UWS | B&W ISO 100
She like to move it, move it~
#3 Hollow | Superheadz UWS | B&W ISO 100
The crowd expecting some attraction behind the tree door. To no avail.
#4 Shrek’s | Superheadz UWS | B&W ISO 100
If only it’s a real life castle where you can access the upper levels, dungeons and what not. I guess Read More…
Be back in 6 days.
Off to Hong Kong to gorge myself silly and do plenty of shopping, especially for my next toy camera. Read more about it when I get back! For now, you guys will just have to make do with this awesome piece of photography taken with my Diana Mini.
Just four more hours till boarding. Excited much!
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.
As the dust settles after a potentially game-changing day for Singapore, it is time for our lives to resume normalcy. Personally it opened my eyes to a whole load of things. A better understanding of the history of Singapore and the people who strove doggedly in the pursuit of their beliefs. Well, I better stop right here before this turns into a political ranting or preaching. Let’s make way for my outdated photos taken around Nicholl Highway MRT. (Why am I not surprised if somebody starts a Facebook page called “Let’s rename Nicholl Highway to Nicole Seah Highway <3”)
What was I doing there? I was actually on my way to Stadium MRT to collect my computer from Acer Service Centre. I must have said this before but I feel the need to say this again.
Do. Not. Ever. Buy. Acer.
I hardly ever take the Circle Line, let alone alight at any of the stops along it. So I decided to alight and check out CC5 out. Photos were taken mostly with Superheadz UWS on Lomo Redscale film with a dash of Diana Mini on Kodak ISO 400 expired negative. Note that the quality of pics are not so fantastic as explained in my previous post. For the redscale pics, I had to flip some of them horizontally to show the correct orientation.
#1 Here I am. CC5. Call me a recluse/hermit/sua gu. It’s my 1st time here.
#2Interesting building which I have no idea what it was. That is until I checked the Internet. For those as ignorant as me, this is The Concourse. Repeat after me. Con-cou-rse.
#3 Next up. This genius of a device displaying how many parking spaces are available around the vicinity.
#4 The station is right next to Kallang Basin. I seem to recall seeing those prominent condos in the backdrop from way back in Secondary school. Oh yea and I remember having to put up Army Half marathon signboards around the park. Sai gang FTW.
#5 Lucas Di Grassi who? Ermm I’m guessing F1 driver… urmmm Brazilian… and… ermm.. male. Sorry this is the best I can do.
#6 Ready, get set, go!
#7 Home stretch
# 8 Not very such what architecture structure this is. Seems to be part of MBS.. Looks like a snail shell in real life though. Maybe to complement the upcoming Gardens by the Bay.
#9 The customary flyer shot. I took a few but this is my fave. Just got a feel to it.
Pretty fun experience overall. A quiet afternoon spent making new discoveries. Too bad for the film quality. Going down to Triple D tomorrow to develop more films. Hopefully I’ll get to update sooner rather than later.
Last but not least Happy Mother’s Day to all wonderful mothers out there.
And no. This is not a thinly veiled attempt to hit on any MILFs.