Orchard Road is Singapore’s shopping mecca. It’s not every day that it gets closed down, but today happens to be one of those special days. A section of the road was closed down to serve as a 600 metres fashion runway for “Fashion Steps Out”. The event was a part of Singapore’s continuing effort to boost its fashion reputation.
Did the event succeed? Well, judging the large crowd, it did manage to generate a lot of publicity! Singapore still has a long way to reaching (if ever) a fashion pinnacle. At least it’s taking a strut at a time.
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?
In the past, rickshaw was a popular transportation mode in Singapore. Nowadays, their service is usually left for tourists. Some of these rickshaw drivers are independent, while others belong to companies. This particular driver belongs to the latter.
While working, one kills time. When work ceases, time kills one, albeit slowly. And, not literally, of course.
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.
The story goes that contraband items and stolen goods used to be sold in Singapore’s Thieves Market. Nowadays, the items sold are more likely to have been picked up by rag and bone men and women.
If you do look hard enough, you may find some collectibles and antiques to your liking. Of course, a tremendous amount of patience will be required. And, also a bit of luck.
While in the Thieves Market, I spotted this man’s shiny cap from afar. I knew that this man would definitely be a character to catch!
He drew my attention to his jewelry-filled fingers. ”Those are not real, okay?” he joked.
He mentioned his website to me. Its name was something to do with diamonds. I do want to see if it’s real, but now I can’t remember its name!
I’m one of those procrastinators when it comes to exercising. When one has so many things to do (think of a life of a student), why bother exercising? Progressively, though, I’ve changed my mind.
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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.
Pretty colorful houses occupy Burano Island in the Venetian Lagoon. Besides these houses, the island is also known for its lacework. Then, there’s the Da Romano restaurant recommended by TV personality, chef Anthony Bourdain. In my trip to Venice last year, visiting Burano was one of the top highlights. How could one not feel cheered up looking at those bright colors?
I’m excited that the above photo of mine has been featured in Noise Singapore 2012 showcase and publication. Noise is an annual festival showcasing art and music by the youth. If you’re in Singapore, be sure to check out the showcase in ION Orchard Basement 4 (now until 4 March). Many inspiring works await you!