Depending on who you ask, the average cost for a couple to tie the knot in Singapore can range somewhere between SGD27,000 to up to SGD100,000. In comparison to other Southeast Asia countries, this might look lavish, but the truth is, getting married is presumably not an affordable affair for many in the region. For … Continue reading How long do you have to save to afford an average wedding in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines and Thailand (select Southeast Asia countries)?
Every city in the world has a place where its residents could easily escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The usual suspect in Manhattan, NYC is Central park, but there is a gem located about four minutes away from midtown via aerial tramway. At Roosevelt Island, there are no blaring horns, wailing … Continue reading Escape from Manhattan.
Located about an hour from Taipei Main Station by MRT, Tamsui (Danshui 淡水) is a popular destination among the locals to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Being the last stop of the MRT Red Line somewhat befits its reputation as a perfect spot to gaze sunset. This is the sort of place … Continue reading Seeing Places: The Secret of Tamsui (Danshui 淡水), Taiwan.
Kellie’s Castle, Batu Gajah, Malaysia. In the past one year, I’d been travelling with two cameras: Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II, a digital camera; and Olympus OM-2n, a film camera. This is until I struggled to juggle between the two during a holiday in Guangzhou last month. I hesitated which camera to use on multiple … Continue reading Leaving the digital at home.
My second first impression of the film medium: complacent. I was more confident after getting better-than-I-thought result with the first four film rolls. Looking at the second batch of films, I realised being paranoid had actually done me good. Continue Reading
What is the first thing that crosses your mind when you see the Michelin Man (a.k.a Bibendum)? It used to be tires for me, but nowadays it’s always about food. Well, this is partly thanks to Michelin Guide’s rapid expansion in Asia (now across nine cities / regions) over the past few years.
It is an irony that I now own an Olympus OM-2N. When digital cameras took the world by storm, I despised film cameras simply because they weren’t ‘in’ (sounds like Esmé Squalor, isn’t it?). I was quite a naive teenager back then. I must confess that digital photography is still foreign to me, let alone … Continue reading First date with a film camera. #filmisnotdead
Being an amateur photographer (or enthusiast, hobbyist or whatever terms that mean I don’t make a living out of it), I started taking photography a bit more seriously about 2 ½ years ago. Naturally (says who?), I began showcasing my work on social media, but in the process of doing so, I’d spammed my friends … Continue reading Watching You Make Coffee: There is a story behind every name.
This video reminds me about photography. Purists at one end of the spectrum and manipulators at the other end.
Ah, big cities, didn’t grow up in one, but spent most of my adult life there. Walking, or commuting some may say, is the part and parcel of everyday life in big cities. Some geniuses at Stanford University had even compiled how much we walk on average. Hong Kong was at the top of the … Continue reading The beautiful back. Photowalk at The High Line, New York