night lights

Since I came to Singapore, I’ve been trying to get some good shots of the city lights. But I seriously feel that the kit lens of my D40x, doesn’t take very good night shots. Recently a colleague borrowed my kit lens, and in return, lent me his macro lens (exact model to follow, because I don’t know it, hehe). I got to do some test shots with it and had a real good time playing with it. Although I couldn’t seem to use it for everyday shots (like my kit lens) because it was too near, I saw that it was great for product shots instead. I also realized, that it was great for night scenes. Pardon the lack of technical terms of the hows and whys, but these are trial and errors.

The day before Marj left, we brought her to the Singapore Flyer, which is a giant observation wheel similar to the London Eye. It was my second time to ride the Flyer (the first time was when good friend Laine was around to visit). During my first time to ride, I hardly used my camera because the shots weren’t good at all. Laine brought her tripod though, and she was able to take some decent shots, although it had just rained in the afternoon, so you could still see the rain drops when you’d take a shot.

This time around, I didn’t need a tripod. The shutter speed was fast and the aperture was big enough to capture the scene I wanted. Of course with a tripod, it would have taken some better shots, but for a non-photoshoot activity, this would have to do.

Highways amidst the construction jungle

My only comment was the irritating “blue light” and the “exit light” that was reflected from the inside the capsule. I didn’t know how to take it out, and for some reason, most of my scenes, I couldn’t avoid it.

This was one scene where I was able to avoid the blue light. But the scene was better on the other side.

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Swim session

Last Sunday, my roommate invited me to go swimming. With nothing else planned for the morning, I took my camera, coffee, and went down with her. It was so refreshing and such a relaxing time. I got to appreciate the condo facilities – pool, fountain (that doubled like an aqua-spa. Tarap!), shower and sauna. It was pretty early, so we had the facilities to ourselves. Perfect!

Here are some shots I took, well to sum up the first-of-my-many weekend activities.

Testing a different kind of rainfall

Improvised Aqua-Spa

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there’s something with me and booboos

I mean I make them all the time. One of my latest ones is leaving all my SG/KL pictures in Dubai. Find UK Solicitors That means, I don’t have pictures to upload. Sigh. I’ve been meaning to share with you pictures of the entire adventure. But since I left my “evidence”, I’m going to have to wait for them first. Hopefully get them soon, but in the meantime, I was able to create some slideshows through Smilebox. I have some KL pics there and old Feb travels (that I haven’t really shared with you yet). Do check them out here. 🙂 I like smilebox. They’re fun and quite easy to use.

My blogging holiday

I think the my best way of describing it is me going on a blogging holiday. Aside from emails and instant messages, I tried to stay away from tinkering on this blog so as to focus on the actual holiday as well as the job hunt. For a bit, I even had a friend change all my passwords. (Friendster, facebook, multiply and this blog). That way, even if I wanted to lounge, I couldn’t. (I only reseted all the passwords when everything started to fall back to place).

I didn’t mean to go offline for this long though. I guess the “staying away” bit went longer than I expected. Initially I was trying to kick the habit so that the focus was on what I felt was more important at the time. Blogging, admittedly, became a bit of a time waster, ESPECIALLY when I had more time to waste. I felt that I needed to control it, otherwise, when I start working again, it would be harder to kick.

They say it takes 21 days to kick a habit. Because I took more than that, I now kinda feel out of it. My writing groove is either not there, or is just too overwhelmed with what to share with you.

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I guess a picture. A picture is where I shall start of with.

Isn't he beautiful?

This is Baby Beau Cyrus. He is my newest nephew. He is also my main reason why my April was hectic and full of unexpected surprises. To date he is just a month and a day old. When he was christened around two weeks ago in Dubai, I made a surprise attendance, surprising even myself because it happened so fast.

It was a short vacation. Most of the time I was just home. And it was fine because I got to spend time with Beau. I helped feed him and burp him and play with him and put him to sleep. Mostly he was just sleeping. When Ate wasn’t looking, I tried to wake him up because I wanted to play with him. But he doesn’t usually wake up for me. Hehehe. So I just watched him sleep.

I miss him. I miss looking at him. I miss seeing him pouting, or smiling, or crying. And I’m going to miss him growing up. 😦 With everything that has happened so far for 2008, I think that I will only regret not being able to spend time with him.

For now, pictures (and stories) will have to do. So Ate… take loads and loads and loads. 🙂 I look forward to more!

So that’s Beau. Sigh. My writing groove’s back because of Beau.