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Mother and her two daughters in Orchard Road

2012 in review

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

NaNoWriMo 2012

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

Publicity stunts

Whenever I shoot in Orchard Road on a weekend, I’ll encounter publicity stunts.
Leica M8

My first Leica

It still feels surreal but I’m slowly coming to terms with the fact that I bought my first Leica.
Baby wrapped in a bundle

Baby Ruiying

Congratulations to my brother and sister-in-law on the birth of their first child.

Portfolio – Photos by Jen Xi

My portfolio site is finally live. I have been fiddling around with several set ups but I’m proud to announce its official launch.

Welcoming 2012

My experiences in 2011 has made me a wiser person. Welcome 2012 and new challenges.


My abstract digital piece from 2004, featured in the Photoshop Creative magazine in 2010.

My first roll of film

This roll of Fujifilm Superia 200 had quite an interesting journey. It was loaded in my dad’s Nikon F3 but the shutter tore after a …

Olympus XA2

I bought the Olympus XA2 went I saw it on sale in Cat Socrates. I’ve heard a lot about it and I knew I had …

iPad 2

The iPad 2 changed the way I consume content. The iPhone started it but the larger screen of the iPad made it the device for …


Flickriver is a very good way to browse photos from Flickr. The site allows you to scroll downwards endlessly from one photo to the next.
MacBook Air

MacBook Air

I bought my first MacBook. I was convinced by the MacBook Air demonstration videos but had no reason to buy it. And then I had …

The King returns

Kenny Dalglish is the new manager of Liverpool FC. The King is back! All hail the King!

My Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G

The Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G is the lens to get if you only need one lens for your Nikon DSLR. It focuses fast and produces …

Eat, Pray, Love

I would definitely recommend Eat, Pray, Love, especially if you are going through a tough period in your relationship or recovering from a failed one.

Think Tank Retrospective 20

The AF-S 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR II lens came with a Nikon lens bag, but I wanted a bag that could carry my camera body …

List of wuxia terms

The list proposes a list of wuxia terms to be used in their original forms in translations to immerse the readers in the setting.
White balance

White balance preview

If your camera has the live view function and has a dedicated ISO button, you can preview your white balance setting.

Aperture guide

The aperture is an opening through which light enters a camera.
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