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Pasir Ris Park

Pasir Ris Park

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We went cycling at Pasir Ris Park, found this section of the park beautifully peaceful and charming. Reminded us of Yoyogi Park near Harajuku in Tokyo.

This picture (above) is clearly my favourite. Love the little girl’s smile, her posture and the bokeh behind. I was wondering how is that she learnt to cross her leg in such an manner … I was reminded buy valacyclovir 500 mg later that the little girl was actually dying to get to the toilet when I took this picture 🙂

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Bike parked … ready for picnic.

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In an attempt to make Phyllis looks smaller 🙂

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One of the rare shots taken by Phyllis that worked! Finally a shot of me with Veve!

Photos were taken using Olympus OM-4 with 50mm F1.4 lens (from the OM-1) on Kodak 400VC film.

Old Singapore Playgrounds

Old Singapore Playgrounds

this would probably look creepy at night?

We went searching for old playgrounds in Singapore over the weekend. Armed with my Leica M3 and a roll of Lomo 400 film, first stop was the distinctive dragon playground in Toa Payoh Lor 6. While these dragon playgrounds used to be a common sight in HDB estates, there are probably now just 1-2 of them left today. This one in Toa Payoh and probably another in Ang Mo Kio area. 

last few dragon playground left in Singapore  hopscotch

Next we headed off to Dover Vista at Dover Road. The playground is just behind the coffee house that I used to frequent medicament pro valacyclovir back in ACJC. It is in pretty bad shape. The original metal merry-go-round has been removed, swings were gone too. What's left is just a pelican, a turtle and a rabbit structure. 

abandoned playground @ Dover

Shooting with my Leica M3 was such a pleasant experience. While I'm definitely a little too slow with all the manual focusing, aperture control, etc that makes it almost impossible to catch my little monkey in action, all the manual work is certainly forcing me to think harder, frame better to get a overall much better shots.