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
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
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
These roses may not be natural as they have been artificially dyed, but aren’t they a beauty. This week I made a trip down to the flower nursery and saw these beauties, selling for $12 in a pack of three.
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
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
This week’s photo challenge reminded me of a photo I took during my umrah in 2009. I was in the lift and as we were in between two mirrors I thought I’d capture this moment of infiniteness. Who would’ve known it would perfectly fit this week’s challenge.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Infinite
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!
Did some thread work today after a while. Salam is the Arabic word for Peace. Thinking of making this into a brooch or keychain for my mobile phone but so far loving the combination of blue and pink (that seems to be my favourite combination of colours these days..)
Mount Kinabalu: During my descent from Laban Rata to the base point Timpohon Gate, we came across this man carrying a humongous water tank making his way up to the rest house. The water tank was the main source for all water facilities at Laban Rata due to the lack of natural water points at the area. The warm cup of tea I was able to enjoy while overlooking the scenic views would not have been possible if not for this man and his equally humongous determination.
mardmood: This post is 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.