Feed the City by Food Bank Singapore

The Food Bank Singapore (FBSG) organised the inaugural Feed  the City event for 1,000 people in need from their list of beneficiary members, that was held at City Developments Limited’s (CDL) City Square Mall on Saturday 13th April 2019 from 10am to 4pm. At the launch of the Feed the City event, looking around at the various booths from The Food Bank Singapore, their supporting sponsors and partners. I was brought back in time when I was involved in my alma mater Dragon Scout Group social work/charity event (can’t remember when it took place, maybe 1995?) to collect food supplies/donations for …

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New Cosmos of Photography 2019 Global Photo Contest

The New Cosmos of Photography 2019 Global Photo Contest is back again for its 42nd edition, officially accepting entries starting from today 17th April 2019. There are quite a number of different photography competitions around the world that photographers enter to put themselves to the test of their photography artistic style, creativity, skills, knowledge and photo stories with fellow photographers from the rest of the world. Reading through the details of New Cosmos of Photography 2019 Global Photography Competition website and looking at the entries from previous years, my feel is that this photography competition is not the “usual style” …

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Hoi An and Da Nang – March 2018

My first holiday trip to Vietnam, visiting Hoi An and Da Nang took place in March 2018. As for my very first trip to Vietnam, it was in November 2014 for a business trip when I was still in my previous company, visiting an industrial estate location a few hours drive away from Ho Chi Minh City. After one year, I am finally going to write and publish my travel article along with Hoi An and Da Nang travel/food photographs that I took with the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and LG V30+ smartphone. Over a period of 5 days, …

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Canon announced EOS 200D II

Canon recently announced a new DSLR to their lineup, the Canon EOS 200D II. The Canon EOS 200D II is a small, lightweight and compact DSLR camera, that would be suitable for beginner photographers who would like to advance upwards from their compact digital cameras that they are currently using and from just using their smartphone for photography. Although the Canon EOS 200D II is a small, lightweight and compact DSLR camera, it has quite a number of features packed inside this compact DSLR camera body with its functions and capabilities. If you are planning or starting to learn photography, …

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Packaging Matters at National Museum of Singapore

Take a nostalgic walk back in time at this special exhibition “Packaging Matters” at National Museum of Singapore, into the world of food and its packaging in Singapore, in the era of the early bottling and canning factories in the late 19th to early 20th centuries, to the light industries of the 1960s to 1970s when the factories in Singapore manufactured food. Upon entering into Stamford Gallery, it was like stepping into a time machine that brought me back in time when I was a young kid in the 80s, I spotted a number of familiar food packagings, boxes and designs that …

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Q1 2019 Reflection and Updates

This is now the start of Q2 2019 as we bid farewell to Q1 2019. I took out some quiet time whereby I do my reflections and updates on my Q1 2019 on my photography, on both professional/business and personal/leisure segments. A slow start to FY 2019 Year 2019 was off to a quiet start, there were enquiries and quotations, yet not of them bear fruit. Things picked up slowly after Chinese Lunar New Year, I hope that it would start the ball rolling, business growing and expanding  ahead in the very near future. The economy is slowing down, fierce …

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EOS World at The Peranakan Project

On a nice Saturday morning on the 23rd March 2019 in Singapore,  a small group of us, Community Ambassador and Council Member from the EOS World, by Canon Singapore (Imaging Partner supporting this event) got together in the Joo Chiat district of the Marine Parade Cluster, helping out in “The Peranakan Project”, a photo walk with participants around various locations in Joo Chiat, visiting, learning and understanding more about Peranakan Culture in Singapore. Together with Victor, June, Iris, Uncle CE and myself, along with John, our EOS World Community Manager and Ron from Canon Imaging Academy of Canon Singapore, we had …

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Risky Business Bar at Duxton Hill

Do you remember this movie quote, “Show me the money”? How about Top Gun? Now, who is the lead actor for these two movies? Yes, it’s Tom Cruise! There is a cool and new concept bar that has recently established itself in our highly competitive bar/drinks scene in Singapore, presenting to you, Risky Business. This bar, Risky Business, is inspired by Holloywood hearthrob Tom Cruise and paying tribute to his iconic films and acting from his movies “Risky Business” and “Cocktail”. Risky Business is a cosy and classy bar with a floor size of 1,100 sq ft 80 seater bar …

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My Canon EOS R and EOS RP stories

Here I am, going to share my Canon EOS R and EOS RP stories, what are the stories all about? The Canon EOS R, the first full-frame mirrorless camera from Canon was announced on 5th September 2018, with a lot of big fanfare, international media and worldwide photographers attention on Canon and their first full-frame mirrorless camera. Packed with such huge publicity and attention, the Canon EOS R was a popular camera and I only got the opportunity to review this camera recently, after Canon announced the Canon EOS RP full-frame mirrorless on 14th February 2019, a low cost mirrorless full-frame camera  …

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Carpmael Street Bazaar by The Retro Factory

Vintage and retro flea markets have been one of my favourite places to visit, you never know what kind of treasures and interesting items that you can find at these markets. From my various travels overseas in the last two decades to different countries and studying in Australia, I always have a fun time visiting such vintage and retro flea markets. Back home in Singapore, I was introduced to Katong Square Lifestyle & Vintage Market organised by The Retro Factory (maybe Q4 2016 or Q1 2017?) and I made new friends who are part of the community there! I also …

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