UQAAS Alumni Function at One 15 Marina, 28th October 2006

Networking is in my blood, I have been regularly attending alumni functions and gatherings especially my present involvement with the Dragon Chapter and Dragon Scout Group.

Recently, one of my alumni associations, University of Queensland Alumni Association of Singapore, organised a marvellous and beautiful event (networking, BBQ, meet old friends, make new friends etc etc) at One Degree 15 Marina at the Sentosa Cove. It is an upcoming private residential estate with the clubhouse as part of its attractions and facilities. I look foward to the day whereby I would be a member of the clubhouse (must work extremely very hard).

Eric (my fellow Dragon Scout) was also from the same university as me, although we were in different courses. He asked me to help with the photography for this event and I obliged without hesitation.

Strolling around to admire the marina, sea, clubhouse and future developments, it was a wonderful event to meet up with old friends and make new friends. The food was great and a steady flow of wine. It would not be possible without the leadership and assistance of the UQAAS President Frankie Tan, to hold the alumni event at such a wonderful and exclusive address.

Just some beautiful memories in our mind ……..

Tink Cards

Tink Cards is a creative and artistic business opened by my old friend (another fellow Dragon Scout) Mon and his partner Emily.

They specialise in cards for all occasions and I really like their artwork. They are really good in wedding related necessities and accessories (beautiful wedding cards). Their range of photo albums available really make my search for photo albums easy. They are now well known in our local bridal or marriage forums for their distinctive and creative wedding arts.

Tink Cards homepage

Do drop by their (cosy & relaxing) place and take a look at their wonderful pieces of art and cards.

Uploaded my 4th set of Dragon Chapter photographs

Hi folks,

I have uploaded my 4th set of Dragon Chapter photographs. This was the event in August 2006 when we had a bowling session at Mount Faber Safra. Please do drop by at my previous posting Dragon Chapter 1st Social Activity & take peek!

At this moment in time, my Dragon Scout Group and Dragon Chapter photographs would be hosted at Dragon Scout Group Gallery. Therefore, do take a look at the Dragons Online! Gallery for the outing at Mt Faber Safra Dragon Chapter Bowling @ Mt Faber Safra

Moving foward, I look foward to take more photographs for the Dragon Scout Group and Dragon Chapter activities and upload the photographs @ Dragons Online! Gallery.

Hope you folks enjoy it !

Uploaded 3 sets of Dragon Scout activities Photographs

Dear readers,

Thanks for dropping in to read my writings and view my photographs !

I have uploaded my Dragon Chapter photos for the following events
(1) Dragon Scout Group Campfire 2006
Campfire 2006

(2) Dragon Scout Group and Chapter Mid Autumn Festival Celebrations @ GESSOSA
Chapter Celebrates Mid Autumn Festival 2006

(3) Dragon Scout Group Day
DSG Day

Hope you all enjoy the pictures !

Cheers to all

Combined Dragon Scout Group & Chapter Mid Autumn Festival Celebrations at GESSOSA – 6 October 2006


2006 Mid Autumn Festival

Year 2006 Mid Autumn Festival celebraions were lots of fun and laughter. The Dragon Chapter Committee decided to organise this event for Chapter members and we managed to use Gan Eng Seng School Old Students Association Room for this wonderful event. It was a small turnout from the old boys side but we are getting more people knowing about the activities we are planning and I urge all old boys to participate in the upcoming events and activities.

There were a small participation from the Dragon Scout Group, but nevertheless, it gave us the opportunity to interact with our juniors and vice versa. I came early and helped to decorate up the place with lanterns, while the juniors prepared candles, drinks, mooncakes, fireworks sticks.

While the juniors were having fun with their lanterns, Hongliang was issuing lanterns to them and having their great time taking photos. The old boys were streaming in and preparing chinese tea and displaying the various kinds of mooncakes for the event celebration. The Chapter folks also went out and helped to light up the fireworks sticks pasted on the floor around the clubhouse to light up the sparkling word of GESS. So much fun , bonding us young and old together.

Coming back into the clubhouse, we settled down drinking tea and eating mooncakes, chatting and having lots of laughter. Soon, we started playing games and the juniors tested the seniors. I was probably the only senior that couldn’t really guess the mind playing games !! Thereafter, the Chapter also led some games before the juniors started another set of games.

As much as I don’t like to admit it, there is (definitely) a bit of generation gap (that is inevitable). However, it is the spirit, camaraderie, teachings, fun, rich history of the Dragon Scout Group that makes the old and young come together in unity as a integral member of the Dragon Scout Group, signifies in today’s Mid Autumn Festival Celebrations. Thank you all who make this evening a wonderful time of celebration and fun for all !

Moving on, Teck Chong and Wei Liang organised games for the whole bunch of us. It was different from the first few games and at the end of the 3rd round, the “losers” had to do some forfeits. They were a great sporting bunch and enacted “Chang Er Peng Yue” by the other spectators request.

Soon, it was time to pack up and return home for rest and recovery. Everybody helped to clean and tidy up the clubhouse. Looking back at the past 4 hours, I believed everybody had lots of fun and laughter in today’s simple yet meaningful gathering and event.

Once again, thank you all for such an enjoyable event today !

Night Photoshoot Therapy 30th September 2006

A night of photoshoot using my telephoto 70-200mm F4 L USM lense and my wide angle 17-40 F4 L USM lense, doing a walkabout around Gateway West and Parkview Square. It also served as a form of therapy from the anger, frustrations, stress, fatigue etc etc and bringing myself back on track to my goals and objectives in life and career.

Hope you folks like the pictures (real test of my telephoto lense) ……

After a simple walkabout, went with Ray to Suntec & Marina Square for coffee and window shopping (Ray & me have very differing views on window shopping).


Suntec City Convention Centre


2 men rock band @ Marina Square Groove Nation section

Coming to this blog soon, more photos from the night shoot ……

Sigma Flash EF 500 DG Super – Introduction & Test Shots

The Sigma Flash was a new addition to my photography arsenal. I would like to thank my Dad for helping to contribute with the recent aquisitions of photography hardware.

It was a really good flash for my EOS 300D and a great value for money third party camera accessories. I bought my flash from The Camera Workshop and Daniel was really helpful in giving me a crash course on utilising the flash properly.

Once I bought it, it was used for my company’s Morphosis Public Seminar, M4-06. It was put to the test for my colleagues ROM function on 25th September 2006, Monday and I was very happy with my new flash accessory.

Well, let me show the trial shots using my Sigma Flash taken at The Camera Workshop..


Photo taken by Daniel of TCW

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