I should be writing about “Friday Under Fifty”, a theme I have set for Fridays when I initially started this blog. Months ago. Months ago, too, since I neglected this space due to some colourful changes in my life.
Guilty. I have neglected my blog for months now, like you would a diet, an exercise plan or holiday. Promising you’d be at it but never really get the chance to actually doing it.
We see patterns everywhere. They make up a structure’s overall design, tying all those small details in to achieve visual perfection. They are desings.
In Barcelona, I had the chance to see aesthetic patterns in awe-inspiring structures and cathedrals. These are some of my snapshots during my second visit to this glorious Spanish city in early 2012.
Stained glass and art at The Cathedral of Holy Cross and St Eulalia (Barcelona Cathedral)
Apologies for being away lately. The past weeks were just too overwhelming for me. There were some major changes that I encountered and, obviously, have taken most of my “blogging time”.
Anyway, I’m still in time for my WeBnesday feature and boy am I glad to have chanced upon the most adorable baby shoot, based on the Fairy Tale theme, ever!
From the screen capture below, you’ll see Miss Maddie’s photo session with Wendi Riggens, an Iowa-based wedding and portrait photographer. In short, she captures special, loving moments like this, when Miss Maddie turned nine months and re-lived the childhood stories that coloured our imagination.
Fairy Tale Baby
Taking photographs from above, seeing things from another perspective. I love doing so when I take (unprofessional) snaps of food, photos I share on my social networks. I believe by now, everyone’s doing it.
Like when we celebrated a colleague’s birthday at Khansama Restaurant last week, a couple of my colleagues snapped and shared their lunch on Instagram. Sharing, whether we like it or not, is here to stay.
Pots after pots of curry lined the buffet spread. They all looked the same to me, except for the food labels that were in Indian. Good thing the names were translated in English. I helped myself to a serving of chicken curry, some veggies in curry sauce, prata (a flour-based pancake) and some fish crackers (or prawn?).
Of course, I wolfed them down with Coke. Who doesn’t love Coke?!
Chicken and veggies in curry sauce, steamed rice and prata
When was the last time you danced? This week’s theme, dance, has inspired me to write this piece and recall the last time I did. And it felt damn good.
Both the dancing and the occasion.
I used to dance when I was little. I took ballet lessons, was active in school performances and was a member of my major’s dance troupe in University. When I started working, my friends and I would enjoy a night of dancing to cap the working week off and welcome the weekend. Continue reading
To juice, of course!
Over the weekend, my friend introduced me to the wonders of homemade fresh juices. She just whipped up a fruity-veggie combo, threw in some ice cubes and introduced me to this “cutey” little kitchen gadget called the juicer. Yeah, I don’t own one of those that’s why I am amazed by what this gadget can do.
I usually get my fruity smoothies, the natural ones, in restaurants or at juice bars. I shell out SGD5 (USD4) for about 350ml of these healthy wonders. I get me my pineapple-orange juice fix with a hint of lemon, sweetened a bit by cranberry.
I tried out the juicer today and made myself a healthy drink. It’s green.
My green gooey drink.
Ah. Fabulous musical find for my WeBnesday feature! First off, Happy Labour Day, everyone! Happy fresh start to a new month!
Back to the fabulous musical find, I’m stoked to come across a talented singer, Aimee Proal, and an equally talented arranger, producer and filmmaker, Kurt Schneider, on YouTube. Yay! Happy listening!
Blogging from my side of the globe,
I’m posting yet another blog on this week’s travel theme challenge, “light”. I have quite a few pictures in my phone that deserve to be in this entry. If you’d like to see my first entry, it’s right here.
I simply love this week’s theme. I am digging Ailsa’s blog and her weekly travel-themed challenges. Gives you that much needed inspiration for a post.
Anyway, here’s my second post…
Getting ready for takeoff. From Singapore to London.
I think I may have been overly excited about last week’s “Travel Theme: Contrast” challenge that I interpreted it differently. I posted several pictures of the Marina Bay Sands (MBS) lights show here in Singapore.
My take on it was the light provided the contrast against the night sky, creating this magical (and menacing) effect of Luke’s (and Darth Maul’s) lightsaber(s). From afar, they look like several laser lights dancing in the sky from which appears like a… hmm… a troubled spaceship out to get us poor earthlings.
Anyway, for this week, the theme is light and, as soon as I read it on my Notifications (Ailsa’s blog), I quickly scanned through the pictures in my camera album for something that represents light, apart from those of the MBS lights show. And I have ‘em, I’m glad!
Have I told you I love lights shows and sunlight? Yeah, I do. Images of sunrise, gorgeous sunsets, cottony clouds or even hazy ones are my favourite iPhone snaps.
OCBC Garden Rhapsody at the Supertree Grove, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore (January 2013)