Tag Archive | nostalgia

Singapore’s Disneyland

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.

Haw Par Villa#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.
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2, Memoria Lane

Pardon me for this long overdue post! This is actually Part 2 of an earlier set “A Walk Down Memory Lane”. Got carried away snapping and duly reloaded my Superheadz with an expired Velvia 100F.

Once again, these are some of the places I hung out from way back. Back when my only means of transport is my own two legs and bus service 225. I miss those days…

And this is my only way of returning to those days.

#1 How can I ever forget this intimidating canal? I used to dread getting whished away by the fierce waters on rainy days. Come to think about it. I still do.

#2 Hooky Hideout #392. You look back and realised you did so many silly stuffs back then.

#3 Hands down my fave shot from this set. Loving the emo-ness and the dilapidated background.

#4 Fields of many memories. Got too engrossed having a kickabout and neglected our Primary school Chinese teacher who had organised an outing. Sorry Chen lao shi. Oh and we got a good thrashing from the uglier one during those JC days. Crap.

#5 Remember lying down on those lush greenery, looking up and all I see is falling leaves and fluffy clouds….

Ok I just made that up. I don’t wanna get crushed by bicycles while I’m lying down.

#6 I didn’t aim at all for this shot. Right after taking it, I was fretting and thinking that it’s gonna be a total disaster. Thankfully it turned out pretty good.

#7 Remember playing a blinder of a game here. The hot sun blazing. Squinting eyes. Naked torso. Feels just like yesterday.

#8 The old dame. Mum brought me here for my 1st ever movie. Think it was a HK action movie. “Ra-ta-ta-ta-ta-taaaaa”

That’s pretty much it for this set. Check out the rest over here. Thanks for checking this out and feel free to drop any comments and critiques. Take care!

A Walk Down Memory Lane

As mentioned in an earlier post, I had planned to challenge the theme of nostalgia with a trip around my neighborhood. It was a wonderful feeling visiting these seemingly mundane places which holds so many precious memories.  Awesome memories of those carefree days as a kid.

For this roll, it’s my UWS camera (that’s the only one I have, wouldn’t mind donations to add to my collection!) and a Lomo Color Slide/X-pro 200 ISO film. X-pro stands for cross processing which brings out a certain effect in the photos. Picked out a few of my favorites for this roll, with the rest over in my Facebook account. I still can’t be arsed to set up a Flickr account. :S

Enjoy and vote for your fave piece on the left!

#1 Ahh kindergarten days. Remember crying my balls out on my 1st day, ” WHAYYYYY!! I DON’T WANNA GO TO SCHOOL!!!! WHAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY…”

#2 The mama shop where I acquired my taste for tidbits has really become a 7-11 franchise! ):

#3 My old stomping ground

#4 I can still hear the sound of me and my brothers thundering up and down the corridors in my head.

#5 Waking up late and running across the bridge to make it to softball practice can be sucha bitch.

#6 Where my Primary school used to be, now stands an empty space.

#7 Soccer on basketball court was pure ecstasy

#8 I can never forget the distinct smell of these berries and how they left getting girly purple stains on my pristine white shoes.

#9 Where I used to hang out and pass the time when I played hooky

Before I knew it, I had finished up all 36 shots. Loaded up another roll and carried on shooting. Look out for part 2 when I finally get that roll processed.

On a totally related note. I dug out my kindergarten class photo. Spot me if you can!

let’s rewind

Something to look forward to for the coming weekend. Thought of a photography theme while I was finishing up my roll today.


Gonna pay a visit to my favourite haunts when I was still a wee kid. Here is my itinerary.

X marks my starting point: home.

My 1st stop will be the mama shop I frequent when I was still staying at my old place. Which was like 6 blocks away from my current place. Anw I heard that it has now become a 7-11 franchise. 😦 Still I’m gonna see it for myself.

Next up will be my alma mater: Bedok Town Primary School. Wonder if it has been tore down yet. It was still there after the school closed down eons ago.

Next will be the row of shops right opposite the school. Used to hang around there, buying football stickers and dragon ball z cards from the stationery store, having my meals at the kopi thiam. Wonder if any of them are still left. Hmm..

Ah 4th stop is the basketball court where I honed my football skills, chasing down the plastic ball that cost $1.30 like it’s made of gold. Awesome days.

Last but not least a couple of playgrounds which made me remember my silly days as a kid.

I can’t wait for weekends to come soon enough! And I gotta develop my 1st roll!

So many things to look forward to! Wheeeee!

Now to pray for a sunny weekend.