Friday, September 30, 2011

Flower Girl For Hire

2 years old girl, extremely cute, able to walk without assistance (training may be needed to ensure she doesn’t run), not allergic to pollen. Costume not included.

“Please marry me” pose.


“Stand by the door” pose.


“Throw the flower” pose.


“I Do” pose.


“Happily ever after” pose.


Interested parties, please contact J Babies. Packages starting at $3,888 onwards…

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Why Stop @ 1?

If you are financially stable, why stop at only 1 child? Come on, we are not living in China right? Studies show that kids can relate to social community better when they have siblings.

What can 2 sisters do together?

Play together.


Share clothes. Did you realise that they exchanged their jackets and shoes?


Share food or more like ‘I-want-your-food’.


Swim together.


Share an interest.


Emo together. This is so important for sisters, I can’t imagine I have to go through it with either girl. Phew!


There you have it. Don’t deny the chance for your kid to have his or her best companion.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Woodlands Old Central

For more than 30 over years, this place has not changed a single bit.


There used to be a time when a friend of mine who just got married, he was so happy just able to rent a room in this estate. Small but happy. That is contentment now many people understand nowadays.


In this hawker centre, there are at least 5 stalls I know owed by my primary school classmates’ parents.


My favourite coffee stall, serving kopi-o with the same excellent standard for 30+ years.


Who says ‘transformers’ are from US? This weighing machine has operated forever. Amazing!


黑风洞, you can find anything along these lanes just under the hawker centre.



Some shots that brings back memories to those who stays in Woodlands.



Friday, September 23, 2011

A Mother’s Love

Nothing beats a mother’s love. Jayne sleeping soundly in Kless’s bosom.


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Dynamic Paintball @ Danga City Mall (JB)

Last week, was our Dept Fun-At-The-Office (FAT-O) day. Together with Ps Derek, Ps Jimmy, Ps Jeremy, Ps Edmund, Agnes, Andreas, Francis and me, 8 of us went into JB for a day of PAIN…

Really, I thought we were suppose to have fun and have a relaxed day away from the office/work. But it was totally the opposite. We were all super tired and came back with bruises and lots of pain. HOWEVER… we had like the BEST FUN ever as a team and experienced one of the most exciting and fun game ever.

Before I talk about the game, I have to mention that like a true Singaporean, we attend to our stomach before anything else. Recommending one of the best Bak Kut Teh in JB. The soup is not the peppery type you will normally find in Singapore and not the herbal type you will usually find in JB, it’s a mixture of both. Nice!


Wondering what is the name of the shop? It’s situated along Taman Sentosa.


Let’s be friendly for the meal..


Cos after the meal, PAINball PAINTball starts!

This is how the battle field looks like. Places for you to hide and take cover.


Can you see the orange dots on the wall? Those are the scars of war.


This is the centre of the playing field where it’s like a maze room with windows and entrances designed to confused the enemy or sometimes yourself.


The 2 teams getting ready for pain and fun. Orange team led by Ps Jimmy, has Ps Jeremy, Francis and Agnes (the only woman soldier). Blue team led by Ps Derek, consisted of Ps Edmund, Andreas and myself.


The ‘Markers’. Our referee told us it is not called weapons because the air guns are not used to kill but just to make a mark.


The ammunition & vest.


Not forgetting the very important face mask. As you can see mine has already been hit a few times, residue of orange paint. A player is out when he is hit on the vest or on his face mask.


After the game, this is how we looked. I took this shot doing a half squat, totally CMI, my legs are shaking from the vigorous exercise. Blurred shot.


Slightly better when I squatted down and rested my hands on my knees for support.


Our commando from US.


We had fun! I have no doubt we will be back again, maybe with more people. S$35 for a 3-hr game, 350 pellets for each player, inclusive of the coverall, marker, vest, face mask and gloves.

Included in the cost is also war-scar for remembrance.


Monday, September 19, 2011

No iPad, Lesser TV, More Rest

That is the verdict after the 2nd eye check up for Joey. Though this 2nd check up reflects a more accurate eye condition, but it’s still a huge concern that at her tender age, the short-sightedness is so serious.

Like Kless mentioned, getting Joey to rest and not do anything for 30mins is almost impossible. So I guess we have to take drastic measures to ensure that she has enough rest.

Getting ready for the eye check. I can sense her nervousness, probably because the first check up, she had to endure the discomfort of having eye drops in her eyes, not once but twice.


Look at how she is biting her lower lips. Can’t blame her when the nurse is not very friendly too.


At least my girl knows how to maintain a nice lady pose even when she is nervous.



She looks so different now without her specs. But this photo really reminded me that she is just a 5-years-old girl. Maybe sometimes I have forgotten about that.


How can you expect me to see with such a specs?


End result is L (-650), R (-400)

Joey, you got to rest your eyes more from now on..


Friday, September 16, 2011

A Father’s Unduly Worry

As a father of 2 girls, I think it is natural that we worry a bit more than fathers with boys. Probably because girls are usually weaker, need more attention. I can’t guarantee that I will stop worrying for my daughters. But I know God is faithful and at times He will show me that my worries are unduly.

When I took these photos, I was just trying to capture Jayne playing under our block. But looking at it now, I felt like she is telling me a message. She has grown up. She can clear the obstacle (cross the longkang) on her own now. Maybe as a father, we need to grow up and let go when time is right.

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No matter what baby, Papa will always be with you.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Canon Photomarathon Singapore 2011


It’s my first photo event. Seriously speaking, I never thought I would be able to attend such an event. Photography has always been a hobby or an interest that is unreachable for me.Partly because of the cost and expenses following such an interest, partly because I don’t have friends around me who has the same passion.

With the introduction of digital photography, the cost of producing or developing photos were greatly reduced. I can shoot as much as I want and not worry about wasting films. The downside of it is the learning curve is not as steep as before. We tend to take more photos then decide which is better after it. And with all the editing tools available, making a photo looks nicer is so much simpler. So much so, we can never know how good or bad our photography skills are anymore.

With this Canon Photomarathon event, it was the ideal chance to check myself, how much have I learnt and which areas do I need to improve. What’s more? It’s only $10 for such an event, I get a free t-shirt and a free A4 printout as well.

So all the photos you see here & my photo blog are NOT edited. Please give me your most brutal comment. I want to know what can I do better. Of course if you think the photo is good, I don’t reject some encouragements too =)


There were over 2000 participants! OMG! Just look at the  people gathered at Suntec Hall 401 on a Saturday morning 9am.


A big clap to Canon who organised the event. Since it was already their 9th year doing it, I have to say I was pretty impressed. How come I have never heard about this event for the past 8 years? They even prepared massage chairs for us! Too bad it’s practically impossible to try it with the sheer number of participants this year.


I’m not a Canon user, but thanks to the Organisers, you can even join the event if you uses only an iphone.


3 Nikon (Me, Andy, Amanda) & 2 Canon (Sue Fang, Geng Hui).


We were given 3 themes for the photomarathon, each theme has 3 hours to complete and upload our best photo before the next theme was to be announced.

Theme 1: EAT
Theme 2: CIRCLE
Theme 3: IMAGINE

Check out my photo blog to see my entries and more shots.