(Pre) National Day Parade

So this year, i decided to join the crowd for a little (pre) National Day Parade atmosphere. In view that it’s the last rehersal for the NDP, the skies could have been more corporative, instead of being stark naked. It wasn’t even blue. It was just grey and sad. 😦

Oh wells, didn’t do much harm since we were there to take the fireworks anyways. But still, the skies could have done much better. (just sayin)

And today’s attempt at shooting fireworks against the Singapore skyline, is making me wonder if i need a wide-angle lens. =/

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Cheers,
YJ

A Gastrogig Masterclass

Starring: Chef Will

Starring: Chef Will

TC and myself were invited to attend a Gastrogig Masterclass with Chef Will on a particular cheery Saturday morning. So we woke up bright and early and headed off to Palate Sensations @ Bouna Vista excited and all.

And indeed, an exciting and fruitful morning it was, looking at Chef Will recreate Asian street food into gastronomic art effortlessly.

Chef Will is very animated as he shares his stories with us

Chef Will is very animated as he shares his stories with us

Look at that perfectly seared tuna. YUMMS!

Look at that perfectly seared tuna. YUMMS!

And those paper-thin slices of lemongrass

And those paper-thin slices of lemongrass

Finishing touches on the Raw Tuna Betel Leaf with Lemongrass, Shallot & Lemon Basil

Finishing touches on the Raw Tuna Betel Leaf with Lemongrass, Shallot & Lemon Basil

And it's our turn!

And it’s our turn!

Finishing touches on dish two

Finishing touches on dish two

Prawn & Pomelo Salad with White Coral Mushrooms & Mint

Prawn & Pomelo Salad with White Coral Mushrooms & Mint

Caramelised Black Pepper Crispy Duck with Tamarillo Young Coconut Juice & Lotus Root

Next Up: Caramelised Black Pepper Crispy Duck with Tamarillo Young Coconut Juice & Lotus Root

Some tips from the Chef

Some tips from the Chef

And how could we miss a shot with the Chef himself

And how could we miss a shot with the Chef himself

We graduated!

We graduated!

5 words sums it all: A refreshing and different experience. *thumbs up to gastrogig*

Cheers,
YJ

Back to School

When you thought that there’s nothing to do in Singapore..

Gather up a few friends, some old uniforms, a camera and a tripod and..

A Class Photo

Running Wild.

What?!

What goes on in school.

Aint easy being a teacher.

Dont we all love such moments 😉

all in the name of fun 🙂

Images taken with Canon EOS 500D

Cheers,
YJ

Rise & Shine!

Rise & Shine to a hearty breakfast!

Sundays are the best days because of brunch. And so here we are at the Botanical Gardens, in search of a nice cosy place for brunch (well, it was actually breakfast cause we had to return the car at 11.30am).

The brunch set @ $8nett was not too bad. We had a choice of 3 items from a list of brunch food. Eggs, sausages, hashbrowns and the likes. They also serve scones (yumms!) that come with cream and dragonfruit jam. How cool. The scones were nice.. but not as good as the Aussie ones. But according to my spouse, its the best in Singapore (so far).

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Cheers,

YJ

Ixus 100

As an add on to my previous post about compact cameras and DSLRs, and if you’re thinking of getting a compact camera, try Canon Ixus 100! It’s small, slim and lightweight! Perfect fit for your handbag or pockets!

Canon Ixus 100

And, the best thing about the Ixus 100 is that it comes in 4 amazing colors! How awesome is that!

Comes in Black, Gold, Silver and Red.

Of course, other than being small and lightweight, and being able to choose from 4 colors, the Ixus 100 also has Smart Auto Shooting Mode with Scene detection technology! Which means that the camera is able to detect brightness, contrast, and other things to make sure that every picture you capture is picture perfect. It also boosts of 12.1 mega pixels resolution to give you higher quality pictures and videos which you can share with your loved ones.

Here’s a feel of the quality of the Ixus 100 (:

For close up shots

Clock Tower in Penang, Malaysia

Alkaff Bridge, Robertson Quay Singapore

Harbour Bridge, Sydney Australia

Sunrise @ Bondi Beach, Sydney Australia

So, there you have it. Features and quality images from Canon Ixus 100.