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Goodbye 2010, Hello 2011!

 

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Happy New Year 2011

It is that time of the year again – to look back and brace for a brand new year.

Hope 2010 has been good to you and let’s welcome 2011 with renewed hope and aspirations.

May all your dreams come true!

Happy New Year 2011

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Posted by on December 31, 2010 in Life

 

Merry Christmas!

 

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

 

 

Hi everybody. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Hope you are with your love ones and family. Have fun opening gifts. If you don’t have one, here is a virtual one for you.

Take care and Happy Holidays!

 
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Posted by on December 24, 2010 in photography

 

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Window Shopping in Orchard Road

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Window Display at CK Tang, Orchard

Pictures from the second night shoot did not turn out so well. However, I did find an excellent spot for taking pictures of the Christmas Lights in Orchard Road. The lights are on till 3 January 2011 so hopefully I can do another night shoot.

Singapore is an excellent place to do shopping. I read in a blog that there are 200 malls here. Really? Wow. In any case, if you don’t have the money to spend, just window shop. That’s what I normally do in Orchard Road. Some of the stores have excellent window displays – beautiful art form. Kudos to the people who do this for a living.

These are some of the photos. Window display taken from CK Tang, Takashimaya, ION Orchard, Chanel, Coach, Replay. The combo display of shoes, bag and accessories I can’t identify at the moment since there is no brand display – will update once I have the information.

I normally do my shopping after Christmas or after New Year, that’s when stores are clearing stock and there are plenty of bargains to be had.

Have fun shopping and a Merry Christmas to everyone! Happy Holidays!

Related post on Orchard Road

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Sale

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Bags and Shoes on Sale

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Cutie display - can you guess which brand?

brown or caramel accessories

Love those accessories!

 
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Posted by on December 23, 2010 in Lifestyle, photography, singapore, Travel

 

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2010 Xmas Lights in Orchard Road

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Crowd in Orchard Road during Xmas Light Up

Bright lights shining in the city……..

The rain stopped for a while and I finally managed to get that night photos of the Christmas lights up in Orchard Road, Singapore.

Even on a weekday, the crowd was unbelievable. Hard to get a good spot. Challenging lights conditions. Best to take a tripod but I felt already inconspicuous with that jostling for space.

Will try to get more pictures later. This was just a recce.

This next time, have a Merry Christmas!

Edit : Add up more pictures below. At the end is a Youtube video, courtesy of jamcansing. Excellent quality. Feeling so nostalgic .

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Christmas at ION Orchard

Christmas at Paragon

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Crowd in Orchard Road, waiting for traffic sign to turn red

 

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Street Performance/Buskers along Takashismaya/Ngee Ann City walkway

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Christmas Tree outside Paragon

 

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Christmas Tree at ION Orchard

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Billboard at ION Orchard

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Shaw House/Tower - night landscape in Singapore

Excellent video for the 2010 Christmas Light Up in Singapore, courtesy of jamcansing. HD quality complete with music. Thumbs up!

http://www.youtube.com/v/klcoW6uVEpI?fs=1&hl=en_US

 
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Posted by on December 17, 2010 in Lifestyle, photography, singapore, Travel

 

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Xmas Shopping in Orchard Road

Gooden Lighted Ball

Christmas Lightings in Paragon Shopping Mall

I took a day off today to take pictures at Orchard Road. This is quite a departure. Mostly I am into landscape photography. Today, it was crowd watching and mall shopping pictures.

December is not the best of time to take sky-blue pictures in South-East Asia. It is the monsoon season and more times than not, it is overcast skies and bringing an umbrella along is a must.

That said, interior shots can still be done and those malls are really gearing up for Christmas. Best of times to take photographs – at night when the lights shine and it has almost a Las Vegas feel to it.  Cities everywhere around the world are lighting up with Christmas decorations.

So these are the photos taken today. The top picture is taken at Paragon, in Orchard Road, Singapore. Really love the lighted balls. So pretty. Orchard Road – no matter what seasons, weekdays or weekends – are always crowded. More pictures below.

Till next time, have fun shopping for Christmas!

Paragon Lightings

Xmas Deco at Paragon

Giant Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree at Takashimaya

christmas shopping at ION

Christmas Sale at ION

 
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Posted by on December 13, 2010 in Lifestyle, photography, singapore

 

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Fun Winter Activities

 

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Winter Sport - Snowboarding

What to do when it is winter?

I wish I could ski. Or snowboard. I really do.

But I just couldn’t make the turn and always fumbled when it came to turning left. Well the ski instructor said everyone had one leg stronger than the other. Watching the little kids ski so effortlessly was no help when I felt like a complete idiot. Didn’t think it would help much if I try snowboarding next time.

Another snow activity that don’t require much skill is snowshoeing. It allows easier walking on deep snow – almost like putting a sledge on your shoes. Good exercise without the awkwardness.  There is no need to wait for winter time when it comes to ice-skating. I had tried that and it was a whole lot of fun when there were friends or family together.

When there is so much snow on the ground, making a snowman is the ultimate fun thing to do as a family. After that, it is a snow fight! Duck!

My next agenda is to try snowshoeing.

Wish me luck!

 
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Posted by on December 11, 2010 in photography

 

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Shelter from the Snow Storm

Mountain magic. It is winter time!

Chalets shelter from the snow storm

A storm is coming……..

Outside, the temperature is below freezing and the snow storm smothers the landscape in whiteness. Indoors, it is so warm and inviting with the roaring fire burning. At times like these, I just like to look out from the windows and see the winds fluttering outside. Ever wondering.

Is someone out there?

 
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Posted by on December 10, 2010 in photography

 

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