Apr 30, 2011

Apr 29, 2011

Which One?

Krakow, Poland

I am sorting out some of my old photos to be blown up and hang at my future living room hall and I might be also hanging some photos at my bedroom. I kind of like the first one where it gives me a very wintery feel and very likely to hang that at my living room. Already envisioned my living room with white walls, white and black cabinets and of course the mandatory book shelf and not forgetting my cliche red sofa!! Haha.

So I am kind of torn between these few shots. Need 3 more for the bedrooms.

Charles bridge, Budapest

Oia, Santorini

Nyhavn, Copenhagen

Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan

Venice, Italy


Benmore Botanic Garden, Scotland

Apr 23, 2011


One of my favourite 'must shoot' scenary would be reflections.

Reflections could be from the water (which are most of my photos), glass, mirrors, etc.

What so special of photographing a mirror image of a subject? Just check out the photos and see.

The photo which started it all
Florence, Italy 2008

And also from this
Zaans Schans, Holland 2008

Versallies Palace, France 2008

Stockholm, Sweden 2009

Nile river sunrise, Egypt 2009

The Parliament at Bern, Swiss 2009

townhall at Basel, Swiss 2009

Pamukkale, Turkey 2009

Copenhagen, Denmark 2009

View of the Frederiskborg Castle, Denmark 2009

Nyhavn at Copenhagen, Denmark 2009

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2010

Inside the Alcazar garden
Seville, Spain 2009

Alhambra, Granada Spain 2009

And of course my most famous picture
Lake Titicaca, Peru 2009

Yosemite National Park, USA 2007

During the highland tour, Scotland 2008

View from my safari lodge
Kruger Park, South Africa 2010

Kruger Safari, South Africa 2010

Swaziland 2010

View from the cable car
Lantau Island, Hong Kong 2010

Wan Chai harbour, Hong Kong 2010

Storm, my cousin's dog
CNY 2011

Apr 21, 2011


Received a call from my lawyer and finally can get my keys.


Apr 17, 2011

The After Sunset

Fisherman's wharf @ Danshui

What would you do if you are suppose to capture the supposingly most beautiful sunset in Taipei and the weather is crappy with lots of clouds and looks like gonna rain anytime?

I was really dissapointed not be able to capture the famous sunset in Danshui when I was in Taipei last month. Saw some pictures from my friend's blog and it looks stunning. And yea, I admit I am kind of the 'sunset' collector as most of the time I couldnt wake up on time for sunrise :)

Those sunrise that I managed to capture also mostly because of some incidences (like missing my boat ride to Santorini or waking up at 4am to go all the way to Abu Simbel)

So it's kind of frustrating not to collect another sunset in my portfolio but then these scenary instantly cheered me up. Not sunset but I guess you could call it the after sunset...dusks

I love the romantic colours of the after sunset

Apr 15, 2011

10 km

Just signed myself up for the Standard Chartered 10km marathon.

My only wish...I can finish it, worst come to worst crawl to the finish line.

Cannot and must not let the ambulance to come and fetch me halfway

Apr 14, 2011

Return of the Condors

the giant bird cruising over the canyon

stunning canyon scenary

Nope..this is not on the famous wushu novel by Jin Yung. It's on the Andean condor spotting while in Peru at Colca Canyon. To be able to spot the condors at their natural habitat, we had to wake up at 5 in the morning and drove a few kilometres to the spot. Usually, the condors will be out hunting around 8 in the morning. We were lucky as within minutes of arriving at canyon, we could see many condors cruising along the Colca Canyon.

the wings which look like fingers

the many condors from afar

throngs of tourists

Apr 9, 2011

Lake Titicaca - Taquile Island

so blue sky and blue lake

Skipping some updates on Taiwan and back to Peru, more specifically Lake Titicaca. I think I may have ranted too many times here on how much I enjoy the highest navigable lake in the world and how the colours of the sky and the lake alone are so mesmerising and not forgetting my winning photo. Continued from Uros Island, we then cruised to another bigger island on the lake by the name of Taquile. Here, we had our lunch of fresh fish and chips. One thing I found out here is that eggs generally is more expensive as according to our guide, it is more difficult to obtain eggs than fish.

a lady setting up her stall for crafty souvenirs

this is such a cute picture
all too hungry waiting for lunch

getting some sunshine while waiting

We then continued our 1 hour hike to the other side of the island passing by farms, villages and even schools. As usual, my tour group shopped at every single opportunity which me and Adri were not excluded. We bought some friendship bands from some children for 1 sol. Kind of expensive but it's one way we could help those children. After almost 2 hours hike (yea, we took longer than planned and we were almost the last to arrive at our boat) we finally reach the other side of the island and took the cruise back to Puno town.

villages and farms

just to show how blue the sky is

caught in the act of yawning

ahh..miss my long hair