Here is the Part 2 of blog post on my recent trip to 海口 Haikou, China.
This blog post is just on 世纪大桥 Century Bridge in Haikou which is the largest bridge landmark on Hainan Island, spanning more than 2,000 meters in length and about 30 meters in width. The bridge was built in Year 2003 to link the main part of Haikou city to Haidian Island, a district separated from Hainan Island by the Nandu River.
Photo Exhibition themed "Raining Day"
This is the fourth time in which 2 of my photos are currently on exhibit at Cat Socrates 苏格拉底猫 Bookcafe with a theme this time round to be "Raining Day".
Many people’s first thought when they see it raining is to put their camera away - however stormy and rainy days are some of the biggest chances to shoot moody atmospheric images. People struggling with the wind, wrestling with umbrellas, obscuring the face with their jacket, jumping or running around like they are being chased after…When it really rains down, you have an exciting and rare theater right before you waiting to be shot by a photographer!
Shortlisted "Raining Day" photographs are currently on exhibition from 1 November to 31 December 2011.
Location of CAT SOCRATES 苏格拉底猫 bookstore cafe:
Bras Basah Complex #03-39B
12 noon - 8 pm (Daily)
1 pm - 7 pm (Sunday & Public Holiday)
My first 'Raining Day' photo on display!
My second 'Raining Day' photo on display!
Each photo exhibited in the "Raining Day" exhibition tells a big meaning of rain and emotions. Rain always tell about the memory which can be the past or future and it is how you feel it. And whenever it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would not be any rainbow at all. Life is like a rainbow. You need both the sun and the rain to make its colors appear.
So I encourage all of you to search for a place that gives you a good angle to shoot during raining days and that covers your head and your camera while snapping pictures! Let’s get inspired together! :-)
p/s: To view my past photographs being exhibited at Cat Socrates Bookcafe, please feel free to browse my "Photography Exhibition" category. Thank you.
Alternatively, you may click onto the below URL to browse my photos in the past exhibitions at Cat Socrates:
海口 Haikou, China - Part 1
I'v got something to say - I am right on schedule, another holiday - another blog post. As most of you know, any pictures that I take in a travel trip or in a occasion generally don’t appear in my blog until a few days later or a week or so after the occasion they were taken at. Whatever…as long as there are pictures to make my entries more interesting, i hope all of you are happy & enjoy reading and browsing my photographic blog so far. Here goes the first part of a blog post on Haikou: I’ve had some awesome weather here in another recent trip to Haikou, China - in stark contrast to the cold and rain of weather in Singapore.
Also known as the “Coconut City”, Haikou enjoys a relaxed and slow pace of life. It is situated on the north coast of the island at the mouth of the Nandu River estuary and it has a population of close to 2 million people making it the largest and most populated city on the island.
龙华区位于市中心, 是海口市政治, 文化, 经济中心, 亦是海口最繁华的中心的带, 享有 “椰海明珠” 之美称.
Terence and Mui Gek Wedding
It was a heartwarming wedding attended by the couple's very close friends and family. I attended a long-time friend cum my school senior's wedding which was held at Changi Village Hotel on last Sunday night. The couple (Terence and Mui Gek a.k.a Yujie), who have known each other and remained as friends since they were only 17 years old, said their “I dos” Sunday after 20 years later...I am very happy that they are finally married. If two people are meant to be together, eventually they will find their way back. 如果两个人注定在一起, 他们总能找到回到彼此身边的路, 彼此有情爱的人终于结为夫妻. 其实在茫茫人海中, 相遇, 相知, 相守, 无论谁都不一定会一帆风顺的. 只有一颗舍得付出, 懂得感恩的心, 才能拥有一生的爱和幸福. 愿天下有情人能终成眷属, 白头偕老.
One of my photos was featured published in the latest monthly Singapore Female Magazine November 2011 Issue !! Yippee !! The leading fashion magazine has a Fsnapshots section - a monthly wall / page of photos and thoughts - where anyone can send in their photos with a caption relating to fashion, lifestyle, design etc.
Above is the photo that i had submitted for publication in Female Magazine. I chanced upon this boutique shop while holidaying at Hong Kong last year with a close friend. We walked in without noticing this corner in the shop initially, only until before we made our way out after getting our stuff...I found this place very unique, not just the clothes, as well as the interior decor of the whole boutique that was being done up in such a musical way using many volins. As per what i have described it: The Window Display at this Hong Kong Boutique shows how music and fashion complement each other.
Special Thanks to The Singapore Female Magazine Editorial Team for publishing my photo in the November 2011 issue. You have made my day! :-)