The beginning of spring in India is marked by the Holi festival. During this celebration of color, people threw colored powders at each other. These colors were to represent the exuberance of spring.
I went to one of such celebration in Kembangan area, Singapore. People were having tons of fun throwing powders at each other! In a society where people tend to behave proper and frown over silly acts, the celebration comes across as being rather liberating.
Twice, somebody said to me, “Happy Holi!” before smashing my face with powders. I forgive thee, people.
All of the photographs are shot with Nokia N8 (keeping my DSLR safe!). I hope these photographs will bring you a slice of the colorful experience!
Looking at these ladies reminds me of the unruly state my eyebrows are in. I usually pluck them back to shape, and this means enduring pain. Why do we ladies go to such great lengths in the name of beauty?
Then, there’s the game of make-up. My Mom likes to poke fun at my close-to-non-existent make-up skills. If I have to choose between waking up 15 minutes earlier to do make-up or sleeping 15 minutes more, I’ll choose the latter. Never mind that my Mom would disapprove this!
The birds can poop all they want, and I still won’t change my mind. Bird poop facial, anyone?
These colorful old houses are found in the Bugis area, Singapore. When I saw them, “musical chairs” was the first thing that came to my mind. Imagine each step sounding a note as you move up or down a stairway. What if each colored stairway represents an instrument? A musical performance could then be orchestrated!
Hmm, there goes my imagination.
I am a dog person. So, I thought how intimidating can a cat get in protecting their owners’ house? Well, this white cat was rather ferocious! When my friend and I walked near it, its tail immediately shot up. Its paws were ready for an attack if we ever decided to step nearer. So much for not being intimidating.
This did make us wonder if a cat can recognize human faces. Thus far, we have not found any concrete answer!
Taken in Tiong Bahru, Singapore.
In Singapore’s edition of Laneway Festival today, I found a lot of quirkiness in the crowd! And, this was already obvious enough judging through their shoes… and legs.
The Festival was a one-day feast of indie acts, including bands like Cults, Yuck, Girls, M83 and singers Feist and Laura Marling. I’m now suffering from post-festival music overdose.