28/02/2010

day 1006

Sunday: because we spent the whole day (minus afternoon) together.
Queenstown, New Zealand.

27/02/2010

day 1005























Saturday: because we spent the whole day together.
Queenstown, New Zealand.

26/02/2010

day 1004

Friday: because that was the day.
Facing south, from Christchurch approaching Sydney.

25/02/2010

day 1003

The next five days were some of the most beautiful days I had.
Thursday: because of the excitement.
Friday: because that was the day.
Saturday: because we spent the whole day together.
Sunday: because we spent the whole day (minus afternoon) together.
Monday: because we had dinner to share.

Finally had to say good bye - but a beggar couldn't ask for more. I am more than grateful that I know I have this friend of mine exists in my life. Thanks for such an enjoyable (long) weekend.

I am uploading random pics of skies for these five days. Just think sky is appropriate for the occasion.
























Thursday: because of the excitement.
Belfast.

24/02/2010

day 1002

Pic 8 of 8: Marina Barrage, Singapore.
Flying gecko.

23/02/2010

day 1001























Pic 7 of 8: Marina Barrage, Singapore
The sun and the earth.

22/02/2010

day 1000

Pic 6 of 8: Marina Barrage, Singapore.
My favourite picture of the series: two kites on top of the globe. You need to see the enlarge version!

And yes, it is the thousandth picture of this blog of mine! Never thought I would reach this point when I started. Thank you for all of you, visitors and followers alike (both public and hidden, formal and informal, haha..) with all of your visit, comments, inputs and complaint, both online and mostly offline. Hope the blog will keep you entertained for some time to go.

Looking back and looking forward, I actually yearn to capture something more on the pictures; voice, energy, soul... the untold story, the untold emotion. With that in mind, let the next 1000 pictures roll on; hope they can reach some other point by then...

With best regards,
sara!

21/02/2010

day 999























Pic 5 of 8: Marina Barrage, Singapore.
A green dot across the wheel.

From the top of Marina Barrage.

20/02/2010

day 998























Pic 4 of 8: Marina Barrage, Singapore.
Off day.

Foreign construction workers from Marina Bay Sands project.

19/02/2010

day 997























Pic 3 of 8: Marina Barrage, Singapore.
The curvy path.

18/02/2010

day 996























Pic 2 of 8: Marine Barrage, Singapore.
From the bottom of the floor.

17/02/2010

day 995























After continuous attack of colour, let's have a break with less colourful series. The next eight pictures were taken on one fine February afternoon at Marina Barrage, Singapore.

Pic 1 of 8: Marina Barrage, Singapore.
A corner of information.

16/02/2010

day 994























Fancy a sweet dragon? Here is one for you!
Yes, it is made purely from sticky sugar, a type of traditional candy I called gulali during my childhood. But this one is enormous, as tall as 1.5metres I reckon.

Pic 8 of 8: The 1st series of Chinese New Year 2010.
Taken from River Hongbao festival.

15/02/2010

day 993

...And round and round the world we go!

Pic 7 of 8: The 1st series of Chinese New Year 2010.
Taken from River Hongbao festival.

14/02/2010

day 992

Chair-O-Planes, apparently a must-have, old time favourite to celebrate the festival in Singapore.

Pic 6 of 8: The 1st series of Chinese New Year 2010.
Taken from River Hongbao festival.

13/02/2010

day 991


From one of the exhibitions, represents peacock's tail. The Chinese equated peacock with divinity, rank, power and beauty.
My favourite picture of this series.

Pic 5 of 8: The 1st series of Chinese New Year 2010. 
Taken from River Hongbao festival. 

12/02/2010

day 990

Fish, symbolises surplus and success. This fish from the Hongbao River festival is also a bubble maker - literally.
Amused me so much.

Pic 4 of 8: The 1st series of Chinese New Year 2010.
Taken from River Hongbao festival.

11/02/2010

day 989

The character Chun, or spring, written down on the lantern to welcome the season.

The pic 3 of 8: The 1st series of Chinese New Year 2010.
Taken from River Hongbao festival.

10/02/2010

day 988

Gold, money, lotus... Symbol of incoming prosperity.

Pic 2 of 8: The 1st series of Chinese New Year 2010.
Taken from River Hongbao festival.

09/02/2010

day 987

From Wikipedia:
Chinese New Year or Spring Festival is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. It is also called Lunar New Year because it is based on the lunisolar Chinese calendar. The festival traditionally begins on the first day of the first month in the Chinese calendar (which is 14th February this year) and ends on the 15th day; this day is called Lantern Festival.

The following eight pictures are the first series of pictures taken from Chinese New Year 2010 celebration.



Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the year of Tiger!!
Let's wish for a bouncing and roaring tiger after the hard time last year...

Pic 1 of 8: The 1st series of Chinese New Year 2010.
Taken from River Hongbao festival. 

08/02/2010

day 986























The front view of the same man with elaborate spiked kavadi. Note his nailed sandals - at least he will be spared from the hot asphalt during his 4km journey.

Pic 10 of 10: The 1st series of Thaipusam 2010.

07/02/2010

day 985























The back view of a man with elaborate spiked kavadi just about to embark his journey. Family and friends accompany him with prays and chants.

Pic 9 of 10: The 1st series of Thaipusam 2010. 

06/02/2010

day 984























A man carrying a spiked kavadi in an ephemeral trance-like state, just about to embark his journey.
Pic 8 of 10: The 1st series of Thaipusam 2010.

05/02/2010

day 983























Chinese devotees participate in the celebration. Yes, something nice out of multiracial, multi-religious, multicultural Singapore. 
Pic 7 of 10: The 1st series of Thaipusam 2010. 

04/02/2010

day 982























A female devotee with a simple, basic palkuddam (milk pot for offering).
Pic 6 of 10: The first series of Thaipusam 2010.

03/02/2010

day 981

A young man carrying elaborate palkuddam (milk pot for offering). There are three other men on his group, all of them with elaborate offerings, including one with spiked kavadi.

Pic 5 of 10: The 1st series of Thaipusam 2010.

02/02/2010

day 980























Young boy devotees carrying wooden kavadi, starting their 4km journey from Sri Sriniyasa Perumal Temple to Sri Thendayuthapani Temple.

Pic 4 of 10: The 1st series of Thaipusam 2010.

01/02/2010

day 979























A festival when family and friends gather together to support the devotees.
Pic 3 of 10: The 1st series of Thaipusam 2010.