“Down by the water the riverbed
Somebody calls you somebody says
Swim with the current and float away
Down by the river everyday”
— Agnes Obel, Riverside.
A walk into the culture-rich The Intan feels warm and nostalgic, where the home-turned-museum houses numerous Peranakan antiques collected by the owner Alvin over the years. Here’s a small preview of the peranakan inspired shoot styled by Amperian, where we accompanied Alene to learn more about Akira’s Peranakan roots. Continue Reading
They say distance makes the hearts fonder — and very soon, this couple would have to experience it for themselves.
This is the love story of my little cousin Jiamin and her boyfriend Charlton. They are a sweet pair who love each other with the gentlest gestures and kindest words. Despite being together for close to only a year, his overseas military training to America will force them to spend their next two apart.
The partner and I went on a small adventure to Bali, Indonesia, during September for 6d5n to celebrate our first dating anniversary together. The trip was very timely as we both needed a break from the crazy work load we had. It’s our 3rd trip together and I just bought a new lens then so I was really excited for the trip. The new lens made it easier for the partner to manage the focusing so yay I finally have a lot more photos to share. Continue Reading
“The storm is here and now. The rains come and water floods our lives. Nothing last forever and the rainbow always appears.”
— Michaelson Willams
Last week, my friend Glenda told me that she is bringing in this Green Tea Milk Spread from Korea and I decided to get a jar from her to try-out. I was surfing the net later and the idea hit me that besides spreading on toasts, it can be used for many other possibilities too. With the help of Howie’s sis, I came up with 2 additional ways to use this spread.
“It’s been almost a year since I said yes to this man – but not a day since then that I do not feel loved.”
Styled and photographed by White Grandeur
Assisted by Joyce Tan (see our joint shoot here)
Makeup & hairdo Jenny Goh | Floral bouquet Fioregraphy
Wardrobe Megagamie | Text by Lihui Yeo
(white maxi dress, accessories and heels are photographer’s own)
Day 3 – 5 of our trip was spent in Sapa, which we took an overnight train from Hanoi (about 7 – 8 hours). It was both our first experience taking overnight trains and to share a cabin with two other travellers. Sapa is located among the mountain areas, where it is mostly cooling. During spring, (late December – early February) Sapa gets down to less than 0 degrees and it snows. It’s a more laid-back town as compared to Hanoi and much cooling. Quite a great experience!
I finally get down to editing the Vietnam trip last November (oh wow it’s been a year) with the partner and I thought it will be nice to document this culture-rich yet underrated country that I put close to my heart.
If you tell me to visit Vietnam 5 years ago, I would have probably turn down the idea without hesitation. But pursuing photography made me changed — to be more adventurous, brave and always having a curious heart. I was deciding where to head for a short holiday in year 2014 and Alison introduced me to Hanoi. She then gave me a whole list of locations/cafes to visit, and December the same year I went with my good friend Reyna. I fell instantly in love with the place, and basically got out of my comfort zone to immerse myself fully into this country. The Vietnamese are kind and courteous, even though there may be some who wanted to earn a little more money from the tourists, but generally all is good.