Saturday, September 17, 2005
Girls' Day Out at the Singapore Zoo last weekend :)
I've missed the open spaces of Australia...the never-ending landscape from the Sibelius train window when we crossed from Finland into Russia *sigh*. So it was really invigorating to get away from the hustle and bustle of life for a while and escape to one of the few remaining pockets of rainforest here ;)
As the Powerpuff Girls took in the day's delights, I thoroughly enjoyed the new "Elephants of Asia" show and the "Fragile Forest" enclosure which contained lots of animals that appeared in the fantastic animated movie "Madagascar". The hilarious memory of those secret service, 007-action penguins really had me in stitches!
Here are two pics showing one of my favourite animals and of course...a typical scene to be found, only in Singapore. Enjoy :)
stormiii at 1:38 pm
Friday, September 16, 2005
Well, my Basic Photography class at the Substation has ended. I had a good time, learnt lots...most of which I should put into practice before its all forgotten! Its an ongoing course anyhow and the instructor who used to be with the ST is very experienced.
Here's a shot taken at our evening photography practical at the Singapore River. We missed the magic hour (7.30 pm) where the sky actually turns blue while the lights on the water appear as vibrant streaks. This shot was taken around 8 pm.
stormiii at 1:38 am
Sunday, September 11, 2005
A crabby day...
Rushed off to Far East Square after that for "Gastronomic Expressions" - a charity cookout led by Don Lim of Don Your Personal Pie Club (famous for his chicken pie). He's appeared on TV as an entrepreneur made good. For this cookout, he shared a traditional family recipe for Black Pepper Crab. For $25 per person, you'll get a medium sized sri lankan crab, ingredients and instructions on how to cook.
It was a totally crazy and sweaty experience (no wonder my crab tasted divine!). Sandra (my team-mate) was more interested in posing and taking pictures (she contributed to the grand total of slicing the red chillis...)! When I got my parents to taste, my Dad kept complaining about the miserable size of the crab but we were rather pleased that the overall taste was a nice balance of peppery-spicy yet sweet and succulent. One more addition to my culinary repertoire. Woo-hoo :)
stormiii at 1:32 am