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
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…
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”
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.
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.