VSCO Cam is my favourite iPhone app for taking and editing photos. If I could only have one camera app on my phone, I would choose VSCO Cam in a heartbeat.

Markdown logo


Markdown has changed the way I type. I have been reading about Markdown for the past few years but never really got down to using it extensively. That changed this year when I decided to integrate Markdown into my workflow.

View from the OCBC walkway in the Gardens by the Bay

Shooting Gardens by the Bay

When Gardens by the Bay opened in Singapore last year, I went down to have a look at the new attraction in town. It was also a little outing with my brother and his family.

The Room

The Room for iPad

If you have an iPad and have not played The Room, you have been missing out on the iPad Game of the Year in 2012.

Mailbox app

Mailbox app

Mailbox app is now my primary way of checking emails on my mobile. It has transformed the way I handle emails.

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.