Stephen's Ramblings on Life,Tech, Photography and other things...


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Usually i take happy pictures of my Kid, this has got to be the only shot when i capture her crying :)
Shot using a Seagull TLR scanned with a Epson V600
Cross post on my photography blog @

Chloe at punggol waterway

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The rare few times that Chloe asked me to take her picture. Most of the time when you want to take her picture she will just shy away from you.

She was dress in her Standard Chartered Kids Dash tee shirt that day and wanted to go jogging. Although on the way back i was carrying her most of the way.

For those who are interested. This was taken using a "Texas Leica" a Fuji GW690 Camera that produces absolutely fabulous negatives. (Yes NEGATIVES not digital files :) )

Source: Camerapedia

Chloe @ 3 Years old

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Chloe just celebrated her 3rd birthday in Oct, instead of showing some birthday pictures, these are some of daily life pictures that I took while bringing her down to the playground every morning during the weekends.

Every morning during the weekends i try to bring her down to the playground to run around abit, becuase the moment she wakes up she walks outside to the living room sofa and lies down and want to watch tv. So I let her lie down while I wipe her face, let her warm up for half hour before brushing her teeth and bringing her down to play then buy breakfast.

Quite interesting to bring her down and interact with the rest of the kids at the playground. She always calls them "her friends" even though she is meeting them for the first time.

Leica M2 (Copyright Camerapedia)

Had lots of fun taking pictures with me Leica M2 with expired Fuji NPS 160. Sometimes taking pictures with a simple camera like the Leica M2 really distills photography down to the basics, namely focus, aperture and shutter speed.


Funny thing about Chloe is that after playing at the playground for a while she will run to the adult exercise section and play with the equipment there.

Taking a break

Chloe: The biker chick

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Chloe the Biker Chick!

Haha thought it was always quite funny that when ever Chloe wanted to ride her skate scooter or her tricycle she always wants to put on her helmet.

I've bought a Harinezumi, one of those small digital lomo cameras for Chloe, intending to let her just run around and snap and see what comes out from it. Last weekend was my cousin's marriage registration (Congrat's Shumin and Micheal!) and these are what's seen through her eyes.

Copyright Superheadz website.

It's quite fun looking though those random snaps, most of the time she is just playing around with the camera pushing the shutter again and again while walking though the crowd at my cousin's place. Haha maybe i day i will make a photobook of her pictures and give it to her.

My colleague said I've gave her camera poison liao, for her 10th birthday she will ask for a D8 SLR :)

Australia Trip Part 1

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Well if you wonder why this site wasn't updated for sometime, it's because i went to Australia for some R&R. There are a few firsts for this trip.

It's the first time I..
Bought a camera at a duty free because my Ricoh decided to die on me when i reach the Airport
Been to Australia
Ride on Singapore Airlines Ride on the A380
Using my new luggage because my old luggage was missing one key and i refuse to go on a trip with only one luggage key
Rent a car and drove around and many more ...

 The first stop was Sydney. The place we stayed was the Pensione Hotel on George Street, quite a small boutique hotel located quite close to Chinatown. My wife opted for the petite room and this is how small our room looked. To be fair, her friend's room was larger, our room is just "petite". And the window over there looked to a air well and on the other side was another room's window, so not much of a view.

Since Australian shops typically closed early we set off for Paddy's market near our hotel. Paddy's Market is looks something like the Army market in Beach room, lots of small stalls but in a bigger place, they sell every thing from nuts, vegetables, clothes, souvenirs, wigs to remote control helicopters.

A lot of the stalls are run by Asians, lots of Chinese mostly since this is Chinatown, i also saw some Korean stall owners too.


There are quite a few wigs and hair extensions shops here at Paddy's, seems like the trend.

Next we headed to another part of Chinatown which was more Chinese. There is a night market every friday night here, i see lots of different food being sold from bak kua (Chinese BBQ meat) which was quite expensive at $4 per piece, takoyaki, pan cakes, fishballs.

Emperor Cream Puff - Lots of people queueing for this, the best way to describe it would be like fried cream puffs.

Every corner of Chinatown have these Chinese gates with different inscriptions.

Hong Kong's "yu tan" or just spicy fish balls

Tako Yaki anyone? 
There are also a lot of Chinese restaurants here, things like Wanton mee, hot pot can also be found. Just don't expect Singapore prices and portions. The portions are generally big and can cost something like $10 SGD for a bowl of Wanton mee (and that is during their late night promotion).

Kuo Min Tang HQ in Australia?

Funny Things with Toilet Training

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Some funny incidents when Chloe is undergoing toilet training.

Chloe: I am going to wash backside liaoz
Me: Huh ? (Check backside, at first see nothing, then some thing long came out)
Me: Next time must give daddy more notice ah

Chloe: (While coloring at the dinner table) Daddy I wan to pee.
Me: ok
Chloe pees all over even before i got time to go get one

Chloe and Me seating on the sofa. Suddenly i felt something hot on my legs.
Me: Aiya pee on the sofa liaoz
Me: Next time must give daddy notice ah

Chloe sleeping with diapers on with my mum-in-law
Chloe tugs my mum-in-law, "Want shee shee"
MIL: It's ok you are wearing diapers
Chloe can't get back to sleep, flips around and turn and tries to sleep on the front.
Chloe tugs MIL again, "Want shee shee"
MIL: ok ok (takes potty and opens diapers, sees that Chloe pooed), Whao poo poo ah
Chloe nods sits on potty and pees

Apparently she don't like to pee in a dirty diaper