Spiderweb Swing (Weekly Photo Challenge: Work of Art)

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Yesterday my husband and me went to Bedok Reservoir Park for an evening run. It’s my husband’s second time running at this park, but for me I have been coming here since my childhood. There is also a playground for children at the park, but the playground constantly changes through the years. I discovered yesterday that a new swing has been added to the playground family. What I love about it was the spiderweb-like pattern chains making up the seat of the swing. I have never seen this kind of swing before, and I thought it was a lovely work of art on its own.

(Also, I could not help but played on the swing for a while before starting our run! :P)

Weekly Photo Challenge: Work of Art

Playing in the rain (Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring)

Playing in the rain (Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring)

In Singapore 1st May is celebrated as Labour Day and it is a public holiday. No Spring here either so here’s what I was up doing last Thursday. Attending a Sisterly Fitness Camp which started on Wednesday evening and ended with a 4.4km briskwalk from Masjid Al-Khair to Choa Chu Kang Park the following day. It rained halfway, but it didn’t stop us from the walk. We just took out our ponchos and marched on in the rain.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring

On Top At Lindis Pass, NZ (Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top)

This week’s topic is perfect for me since I’m in the midst of blogging about my honeymoon in Queenstown, New Zealand. So I will share three perspectives of this week’s theme based on the trip, of pictures that I have not shared in my previous posts.

1. On our way from Tekapo to Wanaka, my husband and me passed by scenic Lindis Pass, which was one of the filming spots for Lord of The Rings.

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2. The view from our accommodation in Queenstown for the last day, Reavers Lodge which is located at the top of the hill. Challenging drive up due to the steep slope, but breathtaking view from up here.

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3. And lastly, me enjoying myself climbing on top of a tree in Queenstown Gardens.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top

If you’d like to read about my trip to Queenstown, head on here or click these links below (I still have 3 more stories to go though):

  1. Kiwimoon: Exploring Queenstown (Day 1-2)
  2. Kiwimoon: Mesmerizing Milford Sound (Day 3)
  3. Kiwimoon: Starry, Starry Lake Tekapo (Day 4)

Trolley + Art (Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition)

Trolley + Art (Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition)

I was walking along Arab St the other day and I saw this piece of art along the walls of one of the shop houses.

Two kids had been painted on the wall and then two trolleys had been attached to the wall such that it is positioned to show the two kids having fun in their respective trolleys. I can so imagine this scene in a supermarket! Why, I might even have been one of them when I was a kid in a supermarket with my parents, once upon a time. What a creative way to infuse art into the everyday!

Honestly I’ve walked past this before, thought it was “hmm, interesting,” and moved on. I’ve never really noticed and observed the juxtaposition of it all until this week’s photo challenge. The combination of the metal trolleys, the cement wall and the paintings made the contrasting effect into a really fun work of art.

Loved this week’s challenge as it made me notice contrasting things I would have usually just walked past.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition

Grand Elephants (Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand)

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Well, it’s not everyday you see elephants strutting down the street like they do in Krabi.

Apologies for the photo quality, but I managed to capture this while in a moving van, being amused at a sight I had never seen before living in an urban country like Singapore. The elephants look so grand compared to the motorcycles!

Taken during my trip to Krabi, Thailand in December 2010.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand

Mosque Meets Sky. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon

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That point where the arch of the mosque’s minaret “touches” the horizon.

That day when the sky and the clouds seem to be having an adventure of their own.

That time when you just have to say, “SubhanAllah (Glory be to Allah). Thank you God for creating such a beautiful world.

Taken just before dusk, with my Samsung Galaxy Note 1. (Mosque: Masjid Alkaff Kampung Melayu)

Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon

Green is My Hue. Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hue of You

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I went to East Coast Park with one of my girlfriends today and we stumbled upon this spot and totally loved it. The tree branch was hanging and it was the perfect spot to sit and relax on it. I didn’t mean to wear green and be matchy-matchy with nature today, but I am loving the shades of green in this photo. Bright green, blue green, brownish green… Seeing all this green in this photo makes me feel peaceful and relaxed surrounded by nature, being at the beach… A timely reminder for me to relax and take a breather in the midst of the craziness of everything that’s going on. Alhamdulillah. 🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hue of You

Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning!

For breakfast this week I had some time to make scrambled eggs as well as an apple kiwi ginger smoothie (because I’m having a cold and nothing like ginger to zest up your health!). As usual this is one of my cats, Kak Long (which means elder sister in Malay, named so because she’s the eldest of her siblings) being a busybody with my food. Kak Long is the most playful one in the bunch, always hungry no matter how much she eats!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

Tucked behind the Filipino market in Kota Kinabalu Central, Sabah, and just beside the night market cum food bazaar lies a mosque by the name of “Masjid Al-Aman”. Had my friend and I not ventured walking inside this bazaar instead of walking by the normal route, we would not have discovered this gem right here. For Muslims, amongst the business of life, it is calming to go inside and have some personal time with God.

mardmood: This post is also part of the series “My Kinabalu Story” based on my expedition to Mount Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia on 26th September to 1st October 2012. For more chapters go to ‘Kinabalu Khronicles’ in the Categories section.