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Bo says Hi!

May 27th, 2012 (11:51 pm)

Gosh.. this diving hobby is really going to drain my savings .. lol .. recently bought the Olympus XZ-1 and the accompanying underwater casing from Alan Photo. Can't wait to bring it for the upcoming dives!



Closest thing to a marine creature that I can do a macro on to test out the camera is Bo!


Bo says Hi! (f1.8)

Really like how the XZ-1 meters the colours :) Details come out really crisp too! Can't wait to try this out on the marine critters :D But I'm 99.9% sure the initial shots are going to come out sucky since my buoyancy skills are still not as good yet and I haven't gotten the proper macro wet lenses and strobes.

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Handicraft stuff

March 19th, 2012 (02:31 am)

Made some clips as farewell presents to colleagues of my current branch since I'll be moving to another branch in April :(



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Quick sketch

March 11th, 2012 (02:29 am)

Decided to pick up the stylus to do a sketch :)


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Random tank photos :D

March 11th, 2012 (12:43 am)

Just wanted to share some shrimpy love :D


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Taiga Tiger!

February 25th, 2012 (09:05 am)

Hehe.. another Taiga fanart :) This time to be made into stickers :D


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Happy Valentine's Day!

February 6th, 2012 (02:33 am)

Quickie valentine's day sketch :) Hope there will be someone out there thinking fondly of you on this day!




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Happy Lunar New Year!!

January 23rd, 2012 (02:32 am)

Just finished the family Chinese New Year eve reunion dinner, lots of good food!

I helped to prepare the Yu Sheng! Nothing much though, most of the items came prepared in the Yu Sheng package >:D I even bought the shredded veggies from the supermarket! Added Jelly fish, with sesame oil and sesame seeds and topped up with raw Salmon. YUM! Yu Sheng has got to be one of my favourite CNY treats :D


Mom cooked her signature Chicken and Ham dish :) Yummy!

And sis contributed with her homemade pork roast! Crispy Skin and tender meat! YuM :D

There was another toufu & crab dish followed by a steamed fish dish which I didn't take photos of >_<"" So FULL after the dinner!

Since all the cable channels are free during this festive period, caught Hancock and one of Stephan Chow's movie (the one about the beggar sect) on cable :)

So nostalgic watching Stephan Chow's movies hahaha.. so slapstick and hilarious! Really puts me in the CNY mood!

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Happy Year of the Dragon!

January 15th, 2012 (06:36 pm)

Lunar New Year is so early this year! Here's wishing everyone a prosperous and happy Lunar New Year!


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Chawanmushi attempt again

January 2nd, 2012 (10:33 pm)

Had to finish off the mushrooms, made chawanmushi again! Love those fake authentic looking crabsticks :D

Fire was too strong this time round though, egg bubbled at the surface >_<" But it still tasted yummy ^_^


Ever since Flickr pro account ended (back to showing 200 most recent photos *pffftt*) I decided to jump on board Picasa after finding out that image sizes less than 2048 x 2048 pixels do not count towards the free storage!!

But now, I find myself updating the same info on more and more platforms ... OTL ..... (even more so since I'm trying to get make my twitter account more active ><)

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Spring Cleaning!

January 2nd, 2012 (05:17 pm)

With Chinese New Year just round the corner, mom commanded that Spring Cleaning shall start on 2nd Jan!

Dusted off these fellas that reside in front of my monitor.. now they look more cheerful :D

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Happy New Year!!!

January 1st, 2012 (03:32 am)

Celebrated New Year's Eve at my place this year with my friends and mom :) I think we've stopped going to Marina Bay for the countdown as it is too much of a hassle! (Sign of old age I think??!?)

Anyway, it was a nice and simple dinner (total cost $56!! So much cheaper than eating outside!) We started by meeting at NTUC to buy the ingredients ....



With 4 chefs, we cooked up an international dinner! TH did Vongole Pasta and Pat cooked Tom Yum!



I contributed with Chawanmushi, this time experimented by adding prawns, crabstick and mushrooms :D Nice :D



FL did konnayku jelly, but alas, I forgot to snap a photo of it!! T_T ... TH brought along the Korean movie "You're my pet" ... unfortunately it came with terrible terrible subs (we think it was translated using a translator software ... one of the main character's name was translated into United Kingdom ....@_@;) which made it even more hilarious although I couldn't understand the dialouge 30% of the time... TH did much better though lol! To create that cinema and New Year atmosphere, we turned off the lights when watching the movie and wore light sticks! (so geeky hahaa but fun :D)



Once it came nearer to the countdown, we brought out the sparkling juice (mom can't take alcohol) and ice cream!



Cheers! May everyone have a wonderful 2012! May it be filled with happiness, health, motivation and inspiration ^_^




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Pet updates :D

December 30th, 2011 (01:32 am)

Realised that I haven't really posted much of the aquarium lately ... here are some photos!


Here's Rain, currently the dominate male in the tank


Here's Bow, notice the little curl in his fin? He's good at grabbing food :D And also likes to spit and water my moss ...


Here's one of the Stars ... almost impossible to photograph!


Chip and Dale .. the 2 nerite snails


The Horde!!!!

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

December 28th, 2011 (02:25 am)

Hahaha.. abit belated for Christmas, but still in time for the New Year!

Hope 2012 will be a wonderful year for everyone!!!!!


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Christmas crafting!

December 26th, 2011 (02:49 pm)

Felt a little crafty this festive season and decided to make handmade crafts for friends!

Finally discovered a use for my decorative tapes and those magnetic sheets that I bought from Daiso :D



Did a few magnetic bookmarks for my neighbour who always buys nice decorative tapes whenever she sees any ('cos she knows I collect them) Hope she'll like!



Made some more for the rest :) Almost all the materials were bought from Daiso :D Love Daiso! Daiso Banzai!!!!

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Beautiful Koh Lanta!

December 19th, 2011 (01:56 am)

Just got back from Koh Lanta (Krabi) and it was sooooo beautiful :D Relaxing beaches.... amazing sunsets... great food :)

Photo journal after this cut :)



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November 9th, 2011 (12:59 am)

Couldn’t resist making badge designs of Shana for AFA this weekend :D


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Shana enjoying her melon pan :D

November 7th, 2011 (03:10 am)

New piece for AFA :) So rusty ><


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Fan made live action naruto!

October 29th, 2011 (01:09 am)

Waah live action fan made naruto!! Pretty good :D


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Got my NAUI :D

August 15th, 2011 (01:07 am)

Finally got my open water cert NAUI cert! Now itching to do advanced :D

Signed up for this trip via the Singapore Adventure and Nature Lover's Society via meetup.com although I do think that the price we paid was higher than usual ... $780 for a 4D3N course in Tioman ... 



Anyways, some photos from the trip :D (under cut)

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Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magika

August 14th, 2011 (01:17 am)

 Forgot to post this set of badges up! They were done during the Madoka fever for cosfest :)


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