Happy Start to Year 2012!
Review of Jennifer Teo's Street Photography in Asia (Life on the Streets) for Year 2011
Frankly, after all what i have done in this photography field through my extensive travels in 2011, i seriously feel that i have done up a very fulfilling and meaningful accumulative street photography portfolio this year, in my own opinion. I also hope that you find it so too.
Most of these street shots were taken in my most favourite colour tone - Classic Black & White mode. The purity of black and white is always showing us precisely what a photographer wanted to take. They are clever shots and timing of the real life of the street. Street Photography itself is an art in its own right. Street photos can encapsulate the public life and our social mores in so many wonderful and forceful ways.
Please continue to check out my B&W street shots in 2012 and please don’t forget to put in a good word for me on any social media alleys and streets you travel. Thank you very much in advance!
I sincerely hope that i can provide my audience with a much better perspective of my street photography work in the soon-approaching new year of 2012. I wish everyone a very Happy New Year and may the new year brings you lots of happiness, joy, peace, good health and of course, not forgetting to remind all of you that please continue to snap good shots! :-)
Hi everyone, I hope you all had a great week and were in the throws of a fabulous Christmas weekend. I felt very Christmassy yesterday! I met up with 2 of my great buddies (Joanne & Junyu) for annual Christmas meal (this year's was lunch) and we had a delightful time catching up over a delicious meal. We also exchanged gifts as what we did for the past few years. Christmas is a special time of year because of what the day represents. It brings people together to share in the warm embrace of family and friends. It is my most favorite day of the year.
We should all welcome the year which is fresh & new and cherish each moment it beholds because life is very short as i always say. Learn to be happy and celebrate this blissful New year & may the year ahead be full of contentment & joy! :-)
A pre-shot of my Christmas Present for Hwee Ling a.k.a Joanne!
'Photographers I Met & Liked' Journal
A little while ago I received a great little notebook from one of my great buddies (Irene) as a Christmas Present!! It's fuchsia orange, hard backed and just small enough to fit into any handbag. It came with the cover inscription 'PHOTOGRAPHERS I MET AND LIKED'. I really like the theme of this book very much. This is the notebook for every fan of the photographic world, and a great gift to those who love: the grain, ISO, shutters and metal casing. Great design and witty title will make people happy and amused by this gift and indeed, i was very delighted to receive this little journal!! Thanks so much. Merry Christmas! :-)
It’s hard to believe that Christmas is just a few days away…2011 has flown by! As we all get ready to celebrate with family and friends, i just want to share a few of my favorite things about Christmas. Christmas is one of the few times where we all slow down and pay attention to every little detail. Just another reason why i love the festive holidays so much!
As X'mas is just around the corner, i am pretty sure that one would not want to miss the Christmas highlights this year in Singapore. Christmas isn't Christmas without Christmas decorations and Christmas trees so in the midst of bustling town shopping, please don't forget to slow down your pace and look around you! :-)
When it comes to the Christmas tree, it’s the small details that make a grand masterpiece.
X'mas Celebration with Colleagues
Well, it's the time for another round of X'mas celebrations! Christmas can be a fantastic occasion to bring together office colleagues. I had a great Christmas gathering with some of my fun-loving colleagues. It was a pot-luck event, everybody brought their signature dishes - we had grilled chicken (replaced Turkey), egg & potato salad, chocolate log cake, campbell mushroom soup. Me? I prepared my SIGNATURE Honey Baked Ham! Nothing signature actually - it's just so 'traditional', a must-have and yummy to have it during a X'mas lunch / dinner celebration! :-)
Eelin and Sao Siong's Wedding
December is always a very busy and happy month for most people, with some waiting to go for their long-awaited year-end travel trip and while some are busy preparing for their once-in-a-lifetime wedding of the year...
I attended a good friend's wedding recently on last Tuesday held at The Fullerton Hotel. I have known the bride (Ee Lin) for at least more than 7-8 years and i am truly happy for her that she is finally married and found someone to share her life with, a man who managed to take her breath away. That guy is none other than the groom, Sao Siong ak.a Michael! Congratulations :-)
I can't believe it's finally Christmas!! It just seems like yesterday when I had celebrated Christmas with this group of long-time friends and we'll be celebrating it again for the 4th time! Time surely flies extra fast when you're having fun and I am sure having a blast this 2011! Imagine being able to attend the weddings some of my good friends, spending more time with my family, loved ones and friends, together with a million of travel trips and a whole lot more! Live the moment as i always say. Honestly, what's more can i ask for in life, right? :-)
A pre-shot of all my X'mas presents to be given to everyone at the lunch gathering.
Sandy is a good friend of mine, who in this guest blog post claims not to be a runner, however I am going to have to disagree with her on that one. She is built like a runner and lean, also knows how to make it look damn easy. I am excellent at making it look excruciating. :-)
She went for the annual Standard Chartered Marathon over the last weekend with one of her university friends named Maesy and seemed like both of them had a great time running a 42-km marathon together, judging from the photo below!
Both of them felt good and were determined to run this marathon together. Perharps for some of it, Sandy led a bit. For some others, her friend Maesy led a bit. Regardless, they promised each other to run together. And they did. I suppose it was really enjoyable to run just to spend time with a nice friend and enjoy the crowd support together - with no time goal in mind.
I think that it is important to run smart, especially when training for longer distances. If you are running often, make sure you include some strength and core training a couple of times a week with your training. Also include variety such as some cycling, swimming or yoga. My only exercise is going around taking photographs, simply because I love doing it and I do not have the desire to do other types of physical activity. This seems like a good philosophy.
Hi Sandy & Maesy: Thanks for sharing some of your road with me. When you were on the road, did you think that the world is just you against the road? I guess every bit of the 42-km of it. But hey, isn’t most of life is like that? It should be just you against the world. Go for it! And wish you good luck in the next marathon. :-)
Here's the Part 3 of blog post on my recent trip to Haikou 海口, China. As i have mentioned in the Part 1, i also travelled to Sanya 三亚 via bullet train ride from Haikou, a very beautiful coastal city full of nature / sea in Hainan Island.
For most visitors, Sanya is a noted tourist resort with mountains, sea, river and city. The favorable climate is hot in summer but warm in the three other seasons so attracting large numbers of followers from both home and abroad every year. The whole of Sanya is related to the sea.
对于大多数游客来说, 三亚是高山, 大海, 河流和城市的一个著名的旅游度假胜地. 有利的气候, 夏热, 但在其他三个季节, 所以吸引大批追随者从国内外每年的温暖.