With a compact camera, you won’t believe how far back Esh had to walk in order to fit all the words into the photo
Month: April 2009
Grass Jelly Drink
After school dismissal, a group of us used to stay back and play basketball in the Quadrangle for a while. Once we were done, we would head to the canteen and buy a cup of grass jelly drink to quench our thirst. I remember one time my drink had an extra dose of protein because there was a dead fly in it!
One day my mum decided to sign me up for Art Class at Yamaha. I went for my first class and was told by the instructor to draw a beach scene. I quickly drew a coconut tree and peeked at the works of others.
My drawing was terrible compared to the rest of the class and I promptly got out of the class and dissuaded my mum from thinking that I had any artistic inclinations.
I never went back and now I wonder if my mum got a refund…
My first published photo!
Schmap requested permission to use one of the photos that I took during Australia Day. No money paid but it was a kick to see the photo being used.
I wasn’t very creative when I was young and my idea of making something pleasing to the eyes was to use whatever I had available.
When I had this assignment to colour in a picture of a wooden house made of planks, I coloured each and every plank a different colour, making use of all the colour pencils I had at my dispense in the kindergarten.
Teacher’s comment: “Lionel, your picture is very… colourful”
Army buddy at work
In my first week of work I was surprised to see an army-mate strolling up to say “Hi” to me at work. Nick saw my photo in the email that was sent out to all the staff members.
Leisure World Cruise
There was a promotion for a cruise while I was still schooling in University. It seemed like a good deal as it was only about $30 for a 2D1N cruise!
Esh, Bern, Em and I signed up for the cruise just for the heck of it. We had to take a ferry boat to the middle of nowhere before we disembarked on to a dock and transferred to the cruise ship.
The activities on the ship were minimal as it was targeted mainly at gamblers, but it was a cheap and good way to get away from the hustle and bustle of Singapore life and just eat and relax.