A group of Indian dancers in a flash mob along Orchard Road

Flash mob in Orchard

Flash mobs are not uncommon in big cities. They are even less so at the busiest parts of these cities. However, I did not expect to encounter one when I took a brief walk along Orchard Road.

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Minimalistic theme

I have switched to a minimalistic theme for this blog. This change has been planned for a while and the switch was finally completed last week.

A boy's sneakers and skateboard

Teaching improves your photography

Teaching others improves your photography because you actually learn in the process. When you teach, you discover how well you know a particular subject and, more importantly, the areas where your knowledge is lacking.

Teenager along Orchard Road

First photo walk of 2013

I took my first photo walk in 2013 on the first weekend of the year to kick off 2013 with a bang. This is the first time I am shooting on the street since my last walk in late September.

Mother and her two daughters in Orchard Road

2012 in review

A review of what I have accomplished and experienced in the past year.

Pedestrians looking over each other's shoulders

Unproductive days

There some days when you just feel disconnected from photography. I have found a few tricks to reset myself to get into the groove. But there are times when I know that it will be an unproductive day.

Self portrait of photographer wearing Fujifilm X100 t-shirt from Uniqlo

Runway in Orchard Road

A fashion runway is not a common sight along busy Orchard Road. I believe the event was held by the mall, Wisma Atria, to mark the completion of  renovation works on the exterior of the building.


NaNoWriMo 2012

This is my fourth attempt at NaNoWriMo. I failed last year. I hope to win this year.

Rui Ying taking a nap

Rui Ying’s first month

Baby Rui Ying had her first month bash in June. It is a Chinese tradition to hold a celebration when a baby is one month old.

Street photography - Little boy with a pink hat helping to carry shopping bags

Street photography with Fujifilm X100

Fujifilm X100 has been out followed me wherever I went. But I usually bring it along with my DSLR when I do street photography. I dropped my habit of carrying at least two focal lengths with me when I shoot.

Street photography - Lady wearing a hat and carrying a toy dog

Pets, hats and more street fashion

Street fashion and publicity stunts are just some of the interesting sights along Orchard Road. While it might be lacking compared to some other cities, it is certainly the busiest place in Singapore on over the weekends.

Street photography - girl in red dress and blue shoes

Street fashion in Orchard

If you want a taste of Singapore street fashion, Orchard Road on a weekend is a good place to start. You will come across a myriad of styles being worn by the people walking along the road.

Street photography - Puppy with adoption volunteer

Adopt a pet instead of buying one

There was a dog adoption drive in town sponsored by Subaru and LostPaws. The volunteers from LostPaws were encouraging the public to adopt a pet instead of buying one, and educating them about responsible pet ownership.

JCube stunt across the street

Publicity stunts

Whenever I shoot in Orchard Road on a weekend, I’ll encounter publicity stunts by various companies to promote their product or services.


Weekends in Orchard Road

I’ve been spending my weekends shooting along Orchard Road in Singapore. This is to force myself to devote three to four hours a week to practice my street photography.