30 September 2008

My inner Bride

For those of you who like to see how you see yourself
that is "your inner self"

Have a go at this site



28 September 2008

Owe Money Pay Money


Recently a couple of loan shark was in town for some financial discussion.
Loan shark are a type of financial institution that is unregulated much like some investment bankers.
If you owe them money, they will shout and scream.
And do a song and dance routine
to irritate you until you pay...........much like what this guy does
Owe money Pay money is their favourite slogan



Actually he is part of the Underground Hip Hop group from Hong Kong.
They were in town for the Singapore F1 party.
They performed at the MoS ( Ministry of Sound) but their vocals were completely
drowned out by MoS horrible bass heavy sound system.
There were no mids no highs, just bass...........much like in the movie "Earthquake".
"Sensurround" base that would shake your internal organs.

I can't make out a word they were singing much less what language they were singing.
Apparently they were singing in cantonese and some english.



26 September 2008


Do you know of any mobile out there that is BIGGER than this bad ass motorola Q9h phone ?


This has got to to be the mother of all mobile phones ( yes, in a way motorola is the mother of all mobile phones, they invented the thing .............see how the mighty has fallen )

25 September 2008

F1 Filipe Massa

Ok, this post is for all the F1 Fans out there.

Yes, Ferrari's number one F1 driver Filipe Massa.
( that's the guy in the middle , in case some of you might ask )
Filipe's wife is on the right.
Richard Mille is the watch maker

Filipe is rather humble and down to earth kind of guy, not your " I am the greatest driver on earth " cockiness that you would expect to find. ( F1 is the top of motorsports, there is no motorsport that is more high tech and more money than F1 )

The watch look rather nice in real life than how their web would show.
For one thing, its much bigger than expected.
What's the big deal about these watches ? you ask. Well, they are mechanical tourbillion watches.
Yes, that alone is a BIG DEAL.

Richard Mille really knows how to throw a party.
I enjoyed myself ,maybe more than I should ;D

24 September 2008

Fujifilm says it officially ” F31fd was our best camera”

In setting sight of a new goal,
Fujifilm confirms what a lot of camera fans out there already know:
That the best of Fujifilm digital camera was the old F3f1d ( a 6 megapixel camera ).
All cameras after that model was just to chase the megapixel race that
consumers mistakenly take as improvement.
F31fd is the gold standard by which all other camera / models are compared to'

23rd Sept 2008 ".........Photokina 2008: Fujifilm says its new Super CCD EXR technology
will allow its next generation of premium compacts to produce high-ISO
images "superior to the F31fd," while also offering improved dynamic range
in other shooting conditions. The technology is already fully developed and
will be integrated into the first camera in time for a spring 2009 launch."

23 September 2008

This absolutely inspires me

Yeah, I just love this video.

He is talking about Street photography but hey, that’s his game.

I can apply that to wedding photography and you could apply it to your work too.

( whatever job you might be doing )

Take inspiration from everywhere

and whenever you can.

22 September 2008

Olympus Micro 4/3 ( a very small camera )

Well, it has finally happened.

Olympus announced a new standard for interchangeable lens camera that is really small and compact.

This is the camera that is the digital equivalent to the Rangefinder camera Leica that is so famous.

All along the technology is available , just that manufacturers are stuck in the mind set that consumers would only want simple Point and shoot cameras.

This is the camera that a lot of photographers would LOVE to have with them on casual shoots or on their vacation. We don't want to be ALWAYS carrying big and bulky gear with us. Regardless how much we love photography.

Olympus and Panasonic are the first 2 companies that have now announced this new standard. I should think there are more to come. But I am just delighted with this model from Olympus.

This is just a Mock up of what is to come. There is no functional camera as yet.

19 September 2008

Lilian and Kostas

Here's another unique love story.

She is Singaporean.

He is Greek.

They met on a street in Beijing.

She was not looking for love.

She was out shopping.

He was not looking for love.

He was looking for a hotel and was lost.

He asked her for directions and the rest ..................is a LOVE story.

Goes to show, wherever you are, love will look for you.

Just keep an open mind. ;)






Interesting times ahead

This HTC company is really amazing. It is very aggressive in pricing and in coming out with new design that meets consumers expectation.


Here is their up and coming HTC Touch HD.

Can you tell which phone rival it is targetted ?

Best of all, HTC Touch HD can "cut and paste" and support SMS forwarding.

Can't say the same for iPhone 3G.

HTC Touch HD can easily delete files via Activesyn, buy software from any vendor you like.

Add new batteries midway when you have a busy day running down the batteries .

It wouldn't try to connect 3G download behind your back.

I am getting this phone ! Absolutely :)

17 September 2008

Recommended POINT and SHOOT camera

Every now and then, couples would ask me to recommend what camera to buy for their up and coming honeymoon.

So instead of answering them one by one, I would make recommendations here.

My all time favourite P&S ( point and shoot ) camera is the Fujifilm F11. But they don't make them any more. What's available now is the all new CANON G10.

Its 15megapixel ( who is counting ) and it has ........(drum rolls please )..........................

28mm wide angle and is Image stabilized.


When buying Point and Shoot camera, forget about the Megapixel. Because anything more than 5 megapixel is enough. So any camera out there now has enough megapixel. But pay attention to wide angle. 28mm is great but most are at 35mm and some at 38mm.

Don't let the salesman con you into thinking that telephoto is useful..........WOW it can zoom to 400mm , can see the cow across the field! But at such zoom, the image is usually unusable and you very seldom use it for vacation pictures.

What i really like about this camera is the size. Sometimes cameras can be TOO SMALL.

You can't quite get the grip on them. This one is just the right size. Can't tell you much else, ...well, Canon didn't send me a sample to test. ( hint hint )


this is REALLY cool

This couple sent me a card telling me "we have engaged you............."

hey, i like this couple already :)

Can't wait to meet them


15 September 2008

MeiiTew and Leslie

Well , a few words come to mind when describing this wedding:

Fun, unconventional, laughter, warm, cozy, great food, excellent weather, breezy, great friends, good music, casual, relaxed.

Basically just a great way to celebrate LOVE .


Click pic for a slideshow

10 September 2008

Wedding Preparations

Hi there, I am Tristine ( Tristine and Lionel ) and I have been invited to share my wedding preparations as a guest contributor.

I guess planning a wedding isn’t easy. It is an occasion where conflicts will definitely surface.

No matter what, mutual respect is important in the end of the day. Couples have to communicate and compromises will have to be made during this period.

For my wedding planning, I depended very much on the internet. I source most my stuffs through the Singapore Brides Forum. I got the wedding speech and itinerary from some of the brides and of course, only use them as reference. Planning the actual day itinerary itself made up the bulk of my preparations as I wanted to make sure that nothing goes wrong on that particular day. I met up with my brothers and sisters ( Groomsmen and bridesmaid ) a few times to go through the itinerary with them, amending various details whenever there is a need to.


Before I plan my itinerary, I had to decide what I am going to do on that day and how much time to cater to each. Always cater additional time for each event especially for the gate-crashing as you never know what the groom and his merrymen will have up their sleeves such as deliberately turning up late, hence timing plays a crucial role when come to my planning.

If a photosession is part of the itinerary, do let your photographer and videographer know in advance so that they can advise you where to go and whether time allows it or not. I am glad that Tommy has met up with us before our wedding to plan out the details and of course giving us advice on where to go after we told him our preferences.

Delegating roles according to each person's strength is important as I know that each individual can be trusted to get their jobs done. Since Rayson is always punctual, we delegated him as the time-keeper as to help keep track of the time according to our schedule. JJ and his wife, Erina were choosen to be our emcees of the night as they are both outspoken speakers. For Eric, he will liaise with our parents to make sure all the caterers were already at our places and assist Lionel accordingly. AMK who is jovial and responsible is choosen to be our coordinator. His responsibility is to ensure smooth running of the activities and arrangement. My sister accompanied me throughout the whole day, assisting me in changing of gowns and helping out at the reception table along with other bridesmaids (Jasmine and Jur).


One problem faced during our actual day is the timing for the bride to return home. I can only return home after 1pm hence Rayson had to help our videographer to bring the raw tape back to his home for editing so that the videographer was able to continue the shooting till the tea ceremony is over.

Although the actual day is rather packed, but with the help of the brothers and sisters, it makes our day a relaxed one. Even though there were last minute messages and calls from people who cannot make it to our dinner, Lionel and I need not worry as Joseph and Ivan helped us with the allocating of seats to ensure there is no empty seat in the table. We were glad that both of them made such good arrangement in the seatings.

Since the whole day event depends very much on the brother and sister gang so give them the authority to do the things and trust them as they will make your wedding a memorable one.