My first photoshoot assignment !

8th June 2006 On this day, I took my first step into the world of semi-professional photography. I was very honoured to be asked by my old friend, Edwin, to take protrait photos of the clinic’s patients (consisting of their family members, relatives, friends) that would be displayed in their lounge area. First and foremost, let me introduce this dental clinic Smile Arts Dental Studio Block 81 #01-632 Marine Parade Central Singapore 440081 Tel: 6348 0824 Fax: 6348 0139 Email: smilearts@gmail.com Before going over on 8th June, I went and consulted my “teachers”; Jeff from The Photographers Gallery, Big Cousin …

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Crossroads ?

I haven’t been updating and writing my travel blog as I promised myself and my readers when I first started venturing into the world of photojournalism. I apologise to my readers (if any) for not writing regularly. There were many new happenings, work & career related. Am I at crossroads again ? How should I move on and continue ? Something intriguing that only I myself would know the answers….. (If you folks watched Band Of Brothers, there is one episode called Crossroads ……) Some updates on my photography adventures ……. my studio protraiture class has to be postponed, would …

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Arrival @ Narita Airport – 23 May 2004

My backpacking trip to Tokyo, Japan, was a very fun and relaxing holiday for me. I flew there alone and stayed with my ex-colleague Evon @ her home in Araki, Chiba Prefecture. Took Singapore Airlines, Flight SQ 998 from Changi Airport, depart 2340 hrs (Singapore time), reached Narita Airport (situated in Chiba Prefecture, 60km from Tokyo) in the morning, 0730hrs (Japan time). It was still very cooling (a bit cold) when I touched down. Narita Airport was a modern and hi-tech airport but they don’t have the lively nature of Changi Airport. The real fun begins right here, I was …

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Quick Updates & Moving Ahead

I had not been updating my work for the past 1 week. Things cropped up and I was tied down with it, facing issues, challenges, pressure etc etc Nevertheless, things are hopefully sorted out for now, won’t be totally settled down. Presently, looking foward to continue the work that I set out to complete and improving the standards and photojournalism style that I hope to create the niche for myself moving ahead into the future. I would be writting up my Japan backpacking trip travel log, with an emphasis on locations that I visited and had a great experience there. …

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Going to learn from my senior, Jeff of The Photographers Gallery

On 13 May 2006, I finally got the chance to visit The Photographers Gallery, opened by my secondary school Dragon Scout senior, Jeff. The link to the Gallery is on the sidebar. Please do go in and take a tour of the works displayed there. Met Jeff in the afternoon at 1530 hrs, I was admiring the artworks and photos display when he showed me around his Gallery. The works were awesome, learned from Jeff that they were not necessarily professionals who displayed their works at the Gallery, yet the artists and photographers artwork caught my eye and attention, something …

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A Lonely Plant on an Abandoned Track

Looking at the lonely plant in the middle of the abandoned railway track, isn’t it what we face in life sometimes? However, this plant displays courage and independence to grow and develop in this environment. Am I that plant that is both lonely, courageous and independent ? Or I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For ? “Down an unknown road, to embrace my fate, where a hero’s welcome, would be waiting for me …..”

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Sunrise – Dawn of a New Beginning

A beautiful sunrise sighted from the hills of Colmar Tropicale Resort, Bukit Tinggi, Malaysia Sunrise, dawn of a new day, a new beginning. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Let this moment of truth inspires and always be something new, unique and special for all, the vision of light shining on everybody who leaves a mark here….. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller

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Becoming a Photojournalist ?

Photography had been a long time hobby since my days in secondary school, taking photos of my Scout Troop, the Great and Mighty Gan Eng Seng Dragon Scouts. I cannot forget the year 1993 when we celebrated our 70th Anniversary and I was involved in taking our Scout Group photo and the 70th Anniversary Celebrations and Campfire photos.Do take a look at our Gan Eng Seng Dragon Scouts Homepage Gan Eng Seng Dragon Scouts Recently, I was involved in fin-exis advisory (my company’s) fin-exis advisory Pte Ltd Grand Opening Launch as the company photographer and events team that oversee decorations …

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Pulau Hantu Outing on 3rd May 2006

Wednesday 3rd May 2006 Travel Log This day was a very fun and enjoyable outing for the whole bunch of folks from our big family. It was extremely well organised by Andrew and Jerlyn. Big thanks and kudos to them for their great efforts to make it such a wonderful event for all. To all those who went there, all of you make it a memorable day for everyone there. Sometimes, we don’t realise that our small country Singapore does have places of nature that are so beautiful and peaceful. We are able to see the corals and fishes so …

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Backpacking in Tokyo, Japan 2004

I was still contemplating on a writing and layout style for my backpacking trip to Tokyo, Japan during March 2004. While I am still cracking my peanuts brains, I would start by writing a brief synposis on my backpacking adventure. Period of travel: End March 2004 to 1st week April 2004 Airline: Singapore Airlines Accommodation: Stayed @ Evon’s (ex-colleague) place in Araki, Chiba. She was studying there at that time. Thanks for hosting me and showing me around, check out her blog too! Country information Japan National Travel Organisation Website – Lonely Planet Guide Book (Tokyo) – Local guides and …

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