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The Little India

This is a series of photograph I had taken over a period of a few months in Little India. It explore the dynamics and life in Little India. Little India has kept the old flavour. The people, their trades and habits has traces of the past, although some have already modernized and re-invent themselves to keep up. In Little India, we see a continuum of history. Their diversities are expressed outwardly with warm and friendliness. It was a journey, a humbling one, while documenting the streetscape and the people. People are what make the street interesting. They are featured prominently, architecture and the environment become secondary, helping to establish context and support the story told in each photograph.

Journal 01

I was asked to write my journal on a blog, so here is the journal. I have been blogging since 1995 when Singtel started to launch their deep-up services. It was really slow then, something like 56kbps, if I can recall accurately, or perhaps it was 125kbps, most likely not, I think 125kbps was an upgrade with a faster dial-up modem. Now, it is a world of difference, I am using a 50Mbps fiber optic broadband modem. I could watch video and study on-line. I had been wanting to have my own server and now there is the cloud where Google and Microsoft would give a few gigabytes free for storage. Back then, a hardisk of 250MB cost me a thousand dollars to buy one. Memory is cheap now, but programs are getting heavy too, as everyone is not concern about conserving space; they prefer to be more slavish with storing more information in case they just might need it. I am one of those culprits; I must confess. I have so many hardisk and searching for information on the hardisk becomes a mammoth t…

Portraits of Nature - Plants of Fort Canning 大自然系列

Portraits of Nature - Plants of Fort Canning 大自然系列 A series was painted in 2013 Investigating the nature of things through the medium of watercolors. Perhaps returning to its source, wondering about the idea of the indestructibility of the source. In its indestructibility perhaps is a certain absolute and eternity. And perhaps the truth is in this absolute and unchangeable eternity. Eternity in the sense of the absolute which could cut across time, unrestrained or limit by it. How then would one paint that absolute using nature as a vehicle and watercolour as the medium? What is that source and that absolute? Very often I have been asked what is Art, as many would prefer a painting to be a copy of what we see. It is good if there is a great amount of likeness between the real and the painted. For purchase email :

山水抒豪情,雨林写情怀 –写新加坡的花草树木 总是觉得很多所谓的不一样的知识都有它的连贯性,摄影,画画,哲学,文学,设计,心理学等。宇宙的运作是有一定的规律,它从无而运行为有,我们把它种种的有归纳为种种不一样的学科,简单化后可能我们就能察觉它的规律。了解了我们就能安下心来,来去自如。

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