Self: Vacation & HBD

To spend time with those whom I love and matter most to me… To find joy exploring cities and their food. And simply being away from daily stress triggers and doing random stuff, is my kind of vacation. – mille crepe from Maco Vintage cafe – caffe latte from Faculty of Caffeine And of course, thanks for all the well wishes! Yes, a year older, somewhat wiser and cheeky / naughty as always! Happy birthday to me 🙂

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Self: On Wedding Preparations 

A year ago, we were taking our time – looking at pre-wedding photography, choosing the dates and searching for a good restaurant to host the wedding dinner. One year later, we are rushing to get things done – e.g. photos ready, cards out, 过大礼 / betrothal items and little stuff ready for the wedding day. D -2mths++ *yikes* ***** Gonna list everything here like a checklist and work on it one at a time. What have been chosen / settled / done / paid for: Wedding day outfits & bridesmaids’ dresses (package bought – Kelly’s bridal & dresses purchase – theBMD) Hotel rooms (booked) Restaurant, theme and 90% of the menu Solemnizer (got our first choice~) AD photography & videography (selected and…

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Thoughts: Turning 30.

My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can. – Cary Grant Half wish it is just turning 30 degree left or right, in terms of angle or coordinates… But no, heh. I’m turning 30 in a week’s time and feeling strangely at peace with the idea. No dread or unhappiness but acknowledging it’s part of life and a necessary phase. It just doesn’t seem that bad, as compared to dragging my feet and counting down to it, couple of years ago. On the bright side, I still don’t look my age… a -3 or -5 of actual. That’s always…

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3 Things: Comfort Food

Okay, just a random post, to touch on 3 of my fav. comfort food… And they are: 1) Any Jap related food, sushi / nabe / ramen… etc. 2) American breakfast or basically anything with bacon   3) Thai cuisine, from the spiciest Tom yum to sweet Thai ice tea.         ***** Heh… Feeling a little hungry now, after going through my many food photos on iPhone. Thankfully I managed to have Marutama’s Aka ramen for lunch, so no insatiable craving for a while 😀

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Thoughts: of Canon Photomarathon X

2nd year attending Canon Photomarathon and our first time (bf and i) attending a photography event together. I felt it was more organized compared to last year, even when there was much more participants. I’m referring to registration and submission bit. Just a little too messy for the t-shirt collection queue. Goodies for Canon users were pretty good, heh 🙂 Anyway… Themes: 1) Wonder 2) Harmony 3) Pleasure This year’s themes were… as usual, tough. Saw quite a few good shots on the submission wall, with minimal in camera editing. Lots to learn from those peeps 🙂 The bf, his friends and my bro (Nick) got some good shots as well. Concepts and theme shots, I think. Good to see…

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