Wednesday, 27 December 2006

The Singapore Garden Festival 2006

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my photos do the flowers no justice! they were really much nicer (and of course much bigger!). I spent a good three to four hours at the show and still feel i didn't get enough of them.

miss the pretty flowers of england..

Friday, 22 December 2006

Singapore River - from mouth to source

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(photos by sis & me)

this is one walk i've always wanted to do since I didn't get to do my weeklong London River Thames walk some 10 years ago.. of course it's not quite the same but what to do.. haha.. at the very least i can claim to be patriotic.. hahaha... besides, taking long walks around singapore has always been one of my so-called "senseless quests".. :p.. i'll much rather do that than watch TV... ok, call me mad.. at least i save money..

we started from Bugis MRT, walking towards Victoria Street (next to Lavender MRT station), heading southwards towards the mouth of the river before following the meandering canals through Boon Keng, Potong Pasir, Toa Payoh, Bishan Park and finally to Upper Thomson Rd..

a rough estimate of the distance of yesterday's walk? Not very long, just approximately 14km, mainly along park connectors, but took us some 4 hours because of the bad weather, crossing numerous bridges, an expressway, a couple of underpasses, housing estates, passing schools and factories, exploring a mysterious chinese temple, and saying hellos to the terrapins, egrets, kingfishers and little herons along the way...

waiting for the marina barrage to be completed supposedly by next year (!) and then probably will try to do a Singapore Perimeter walk! :)

Monday, 18 December 2006

When Accountants Get All "Funky"

hahhahhaha... apologies to all my accountant friends... :p plus for those considering this career option, please don't let the conventional opinion of accountants discourage you...

nonetheless, this reminds me of this little piece i read several years ago.. "Why Accountancy Is Not Boring"

Sunday, 17 December 2006

South Korea 2006

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from top left (L-R): Tumuli at Gyeongju, Mountains at Seoraksan NP, Street Guardians in Seoul, Biwon Gardens at Changdeokgung in Seoul, Streets of Sokcho, DMZ tour, Paldalmun in Suwon, Church steeples

better than i thought :)