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  1. Day Dream

    09 Mar 2017

    Untitled, Dreamscape The sky isn’t blue, the shadow isn’t black, and no one was around. The dream didn’t come at night during my sleep; it just comes out of nowhere as I stared at the wall in my office cubicle. An idea came, I go through my archives, toggle a…


  2. A New Facelift

    01 Mar 2017

    New home page for my website The advantage of using Format.com is the ability to make changes as and when you like. When I decided to have a new fresh look on my website last night, a few clicks and adjustment later, everything is almost done. The hardest part is…


  3. Roll Number 10

    21 Feb 2017

    Tanglin Halt, Singapore 2016 This is the last roll of film shot in Singapore as well as in 2016; it’s the Agfa Vista Plus 400 (24 exposures). I loaded and finished the roll in a day while spending time with my mom for lunch and some shopping. We went to…


  4. The Numbers Game

    18 Feb 2017

    Instagram It has been three years since I started pushing my photography work out into the cyber world, from Facebook to Instagram, 500px to Pixoto, EyeEm to Tumblr, it has become a habit for me to upload images to these platform on a daily basis. Three years ago, I set…


  5. Overexposing Film

    15 Feb 2017

    Fujifilm Superia X-Tra 800 A week ago, Bill messaged me one morning on WhatsApp, asking me if I’m interested in eight rolls of Fujifilm Superia X-Tra 800 colour film for $40 (including postage), some guy in the Australia Film Photography Facebook group was selling it. My first thought of it…


  6. Roll Number 9

    13 Feb 2017

    Jurong West, Singapore 2016 Roll number 9, the Fujifilm Superia X-Tra 400 24 exposures, photographed last year in Singapore. I decided to explore the Jurong area while visiting my dad at the nursing home. So instead of taking public transport, I walked back to my brother’s place from the nursing…


  7. Roll Number 8

    07 Feb 2017

    Hong Lim Complex, Singapore 2016 Roll number 8 is the Kodak Ultramax 400 photographed over two days at Chinatown in Singapore. I managed to squeeze in some time to catch up with Isabelle and her mom as I wanted to go on a photo walk with her. I wanted to see…


  8. Roll Number 6

    19 Jan 2017

    Jurong West, Singapore 2016 The next five rolls of film were photographed during my return trip to Singapore in December last year. As I mentioned in my previous blog post, I brought along two film cameras, my Olympus OM10 and the loan camera, the Fuji STX-2. Roll number six was…


  9. Does shooting with film really slow you down?

    17 Jan 2017

    Beo Crescent, Singapore 2016 One of the most common phrases I heard from people using film is that it slows you down when photographing on the street. But is it true? In this digital era, technologies have changed the way we capture images with our camera. Gone were the days when…


  10. Lightbox

    15 Jan 2017

    My cheap lightbox Since shooting with film, I have been looking to purchase a lightbox, so I could check my film negatives as I will not be scanning most of it. I thought of building one, but I just don’t think I have the time to do it. Online searches…


  11. Roll Number 5

    13 Jan 2017

    RMIT A’Beckett Urban Square, Melbourne, Victoria 2016 Roll number 5 was the Fuji Superia X-Tra 400, and until now it’s the only roll of films I managed to complete within a day or a few hours. A friend of mine, Michelle Robinson, was visiting Melbourne from Adelaide and we went…


  12. Roll Number 4

    10 Jan 2017

    Queens Victoria Market, Victoria 2016 Today I went to the lab to collect my negatives and scanned images. Since starting photographing with film, I have numbered them accordingly every time I finished a roll. So this blog post is about roll number 4, which is the Kodak Ultramax 400, expired…


  13. A Week Without Facebook

    07 Jan 2017

    Summer in Melbourne 2017 It has been a week since I deactivated my Facebook account, so how did it go? Well, it’s still too early to tell, but I reckon it should go well. I have also deleted the Facebook app on my phone so I wouldn’t click on it…


  14. Goodbye Singapore 2016

    29 Dec 2016

    Jurong West, Singapore 2016 Time flies, ten days trip in Singapore is coming to an end. It’s been an emotional trip for me this time round. No huge gathering, no food hunting and no intensive photo walk. I spent the majority of my days at the west end of Singapore, visiting…


  15. Retirement

    23 Dec 2016

    An elderly looking out the window at a nursing home in Singapore A nursing home is a small private institution providing residential accommodation with health care, especially for seniors. With my siblings and myself mostly living and working overseas, and another having to take care of four kids, the only…


  16. Facebook Finale

    19 Dec 2016

    Facebook announcement A few weeks ago, I made up my mind to deactivate my Facebook account for a year in 2017. I decided to make the announcement on my birthday. Since then, I had received several messages from friends asking for other ways of contact. But the number of requests…


  17. Logo

    06 Dec 2016

    A few weeks ago, I decided to replace all my social media’s profile picture with a simple text, or logo if that is what you want to call it. The reason is that I want a standard identity across all my social media platforms. I’m not someone who is good…


  18. Myth Busted

    30 Nov 2016

    Fujifilm Superia X-Tra 400 Fingers crossed and went to collect my negatives today. If you read my previous post, I had a few rolls of film that were scanned through the airport X-ray screening machine four times during my last trip to Queensland. I have informed the lab that if…


  19. X-Rayed Films

    28 Nov 2016

    After developing the first roll of film, I was keen to experiment with the other brand of films I bought, Fujifilm Superia X-Tra 400 and Agfa Vista Plus 400. I loaded the Fujifilm on 12 Nov, and it took me a week to finish off the 24 exposures. I was…


  20. The Verdict

    12 Nov 2016

    Kodak Ultramax 400 exp 2009 Woke up early on a Saturday because I had a few errand to run and one of them is to collect my negatives, prints and scan files from a lab in Fairfield. But before that, drove to VanBar Imaging to buy a new battery for…


  21. A New Phase

    09 Nov 2016

    Olympus OM10 A new phase of my photography journey is underway! Nah, I’m not buying a Leica camera, I’m moving backward in technology, that is film photography. It’s a new challenge, having used film camera four years ago while studying photography at Melbourne Polytechnic. That was the time I start…


  22. The Waiting Game

    17 Oct 2016

    Etihad Stadium, Melbourne 2015 “How long do you wait at a particular spot for a shot?” One of the questions I got asked a lot. There is no direct answer to this issue, and it also depends on how hungry you are to get the shot. But there are a…


  23. Find Solutions

    05 Oct 2016

    Read Bridge II, Singapore 2016 How many time have you planned for a photo walk only to cancelled it due to inclement weather? One of those days that you just want to snuggle under the blanket and forget about everything. “It’s cloudy, and the light won’t be great” or “What’s…


  24. The Best Setting

    29 Sep 2016

    Chinatown, Singapore 2016 The best camera setting is the one that gets you the shot The above image was my featured photograph on Flickr’s Explore yesterday, resulting in thousand of views, hundred of favourites and one particular advice, sent through Flickr Mail to me from a member. The content was…


  25. I Always Walk Alone

    27 Sep 2016

    South Melbourne, 2016 No, this is not a blog post about my favourite football club, Liverpool FC, it’s just how I like my photo walks to be at times. Many had asked me about my preference, in a group or alone; I always answered the latter. I could spend the…


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