seen . heard . tasted . thought

December 30, 2011

Restart in Thin Air

Sunrise, East Borneo

Today, just two days before stepping into a new year I came to think about a trip to Mount Kinabalu. Somehow I connect this place with this time of the year. The dormant feeling and the cold air, like waiting for a new beginning. 

December 13, 2011

Stairways to Heaven

Vor Frelsers Kirke, Copenhagen

November 29, 2011

August 25, 2011

A place, a moment for a break

Tea at D&D's place catching up after a long time no seen. 

 Lu Yu

August 5, 2011

Cherry stall in the valley

Abandoned cherry stall in Cappadocia, Turkey

July 19, 2011


Ankara, Turkey

July 13, 2011

Sugar cane juice in plastic bag

Sugar cane juice, random hawker centre

Retrospection. I remember it took me a while to find this rare way of having an ice cold sugar cane juice in Singapore. This carry-and-go drink prepared in a few minutes, the time it takes to squeeze out the liquid from sugar cane, is definitely an experience that in many ways exceeds that of having a Singapore Sling at Raffles Hotel. Maybe it's the quirkiness of drinking from a bag rather from a glass with the "Singapore Sling" print that could be bought for 22 SGD that makes it more real.

Singapore Sling, Long Bar @ Raffles Hotel

July 8, 2011

On the canvas

This sight in Bergamo gave me the impression of a painting rather than a wall.

June 23, 2011

Ray of light

Bergamo, Italy

June 16, 2011

Left behind

Half past seven from my window.

May 28, 2011

Yohji Making Waves

Housed in the boiler room of the Wapping Hydraulic Power Station this installation is one in a series of three projects celebrating the Japanese Designer Yohji Yamamoto in London. By stepping into the room I entered a confined space isolated from external noise. In sight were three things: the wedding dress in bamboo crinoline from Yamamoto's A/W 1998 collection, its reflection in the water and a rowing boat which could take you closer to the piece. Together with the faint sound of slow instrumental music and the seemingly bottomless water it created a timeless atmosphere, reflecting the thought of what matters is now.

May 3, 2011

Flight of the Dragonfly

Saatchi Gallery, London

February 28, 2011

Mix Master

One man, one floor, one mood

February 11, 2011

January 7, 2011

Fly in peace

Copenhagen Airport

Walking into an airport with a suitcase in my hands and passport in the pocket is a wonderful feeling. I know that I am on my way to somewhere for new impressions or maybe to meet people I haven't seen for some time. In combination with the sight of airline logos above the check-in counters and the sound of the cold female voice announcing the last call for a flight to Beijing it sets me in a certain mood. This is where the romantic part of the story stops. The next second I see the long queues for check-in which reminds me of yet another queue for security check waiting for me after check-in. Once those two procedures are finished I walk into a terminal surrounded by people rushing to their flights and shops filled with tax-free hunters. Whether I will go on holiday or coming back for work this stressful experience is the last thing I want. What I want is a peaceful journey from the point I enter airport A to the point I step out of airport B. Yes, having access to various airline lounges will lessen the experienced stress just described but there is no express queue for security checks and passport gates in the terminal for first/business class travellers as I know. That is why I have begun to appreciate smaller airports. Having seen enough of the buzz of the big hubs I now just want a journey in peace, knowing that it is something I won't have much of in the city.