Team Retreat @ Bintan Lagoon Resort 3-5 July 2006

Bintan Island, 1 hr southwest of Singapore, a very beautiful and peaceful resorts with an awesome stretch of white sandy beaches. Our team of colleagues went over to Bintan Lagoon Resort and had a good retreat plus bonding sessions during our 3 days 2 nights stay. It was organised by my senior colleague Ann and she did a wonderful job in the logistics, food, accommodation and transport. We took our ferry from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, due to some unforseen circumstances, Andrew & I got stuck behind for 3 hrs while the main party went ahead first. Arriving at Bintan …

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Night Photoshoot @ Esplanade

After having a great time at Edwin’s Smile Arts Dental Studio Grand Opening Ceremony, we went out and had dinner and shopping at Marina Square. During dinner, took some photos of Singapore CBD skyline from the Marina Food Loft. I felt it was really a great idea to eat along the balcony, facing the Esplanade and CBD, especially in the evening, whereby the landscape was really beautiful. Walked over to the Esplanade and went up to the roof terrace. It was a really nice and beautiful view from there. I didn’t bring my tripod and I had to improvise on …

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Smile Arts Dental Studio Grand Opening Ceremony 1st July 2006

Edwin with our flower arrangement Smile Arts Dental Studio was opened by my very old friend Edwin (since our Boy Scout days with Gan Eng Seng Dragon Scouts) & his 2 other partners, Jeremy and Kenny. 1st July 2006, was the official Grand Opening Ceremony for Smile Arts Dental Studio. We (Mon, KK & myself) went down to his clinic and joined in the fun and gathering. Our other bunch of old mates send their regards with our flower arrangement and best wishes card (by Mon from Tink Cards). Our own flower arrangement Best Wishes Card – Prepared by Mon, …

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Night Photoshoot @ Mt Faber and Kent Ridge Park

Today was a nightshoot with my friend Sam from QP Wedding Works (do check out his webpage too !) & Sam also brought another friend along. Coincidentally, all three of us are former Boy Scouts …. something in common after all. Picked the 2 guys up from the Redhill MRT Station and we proceed to Mt Faber to start our night shoot, testing out our DSLRs to the ISO test and the resilence of our tripods. We began shooting pictures, and just relaxing and enjoying the sceneries as well. As for my photos, some were not too good. I would …

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Inspirations, Thoughts, Still Searching ….

During this period of time, I was searching for many things in my life, looking for aspirations, thoughts and what I really wanted to achieve in my career and how I want to approach my photojournalism. It was a strong reflective time, something people can’t read and understand it from my words. However, by reading my writing, it could provide some answers to the puzzles I set (Da Vinci Code is my inspiration, intriguing, searching for the …..?). As for photojournalism, I am making and refining my blog towards a leisure and travel lifestyle online log through the eyes and …

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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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