Posts Tagged: Documenting

Singapore in a nutshell

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Life at the speed of light. More people going forwards than backwards. Space is at a premium, but construction still goes on. And the roadways are pretty difficult to navigate at first.

Goa Gajah

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I couldn’t help but feel peaceful walking through the temple complex at Goa Gajah. One of the few places that made the experience all the more worthwhile for me. I could actually see myself retiring in Ubud, Bali.

Leaner, Meaner, Faster

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Welcome to the newly revamped StupidLogic.com. I have decided to move from Blogger to my own hosted WordPress install, and I have to say, it has been a long time coming. The decision to move was because Blogger decided to end FTP uploads, and seeing any other method of pointing my domain to Blogger’s hosted blog was gonna be P.I.T.A., I’ve decided to take the plunge to WordPress. All the posts have been carried over from Blogger, so you can still surf for previous posts as you desire. Google’s bots are still crawling this site, so hopefully you can Google for StupidLogic [insert any old post here] pretty soon. In the meantime, I’m still tweaking everything here and there, so if you see any wonky stuff happening, it’s just me messing with the site a bit.

These three shots were taken from a two day workshop conducted by Chot Touch of Malaysia, a course geared towards street candids. It was rather surprising that looking through a fresh pair of eyes can unravel a bit more to Brunei than the same old photos we’ve taken. I was pleased with the results, but it was a pain opening up the studio at 6am!

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B?n Thành Market, Vietnam

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A slice of Saigon life, one zebra crossing at a time.

It’s quite hard to explain how the traffic flow in Ho Chi Minh City to my friends without them uttering disbelief. When I said that people just cross the road without needing the traffic to stop, I see that tiny amount of disbelief in their faces. I find that this photo is a perfect representative of the hectic hustle and bustle of HCMC, also known as Saigon.

At the start of this write up, I’ve said that this is a slice of Saigon life, and if you study the photo carefully, you will find the odd tourists looking for direction on their maps, uniformed officials, well dress workforce, and the blur of motorcycles far outnumbering their four wheel counterparts. And in the background you can find the famous B?n Thành Market, a marketplace where you can find tailored $20USD silk shirts alongside stalls selling the local delicacies.

I’ll do a full write up soon on my Tripping, which I can give you tips on what stuff to do or get to make for an awesome experience. I’ll go about it in chronological order starting with Thailand.

Brunei’s 26th National Day

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His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’Izzaddin Waddaulah, at the Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar Ali Saifuddien during yesterday’s 26th National Day celebrations.

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I think I should post something about my recent Trippin’ eh?

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I have a looooot to talk about but man, where to start? Maybe this photo would be a good teaser as any. This was taken right beside Saigon River in Ho Chi Minh. Lovely city. Would love to tell you all about it soon.

KL Trippin’ part 1

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I’m gonna post just the photos I took from my first morning in KL which I did a bit of sightseeing, going around to KL Tower and the Petronas Twin Towers. Lovely people, lovely sights, lovely nightlife. In short, I had an awesome time shooting and exploring that city, which I can safely say, that never sleeps.

If you people know the reason I went there, you know how to get to my Flickr and check out the stuff I took. Definitely not gonna post it here.

Other Photos from the Shootout Outing pt 2

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Other Photos from the Shootout Outing pt 1

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Wow… I won…

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This won me first prize for the local youth competition! And I’ll be going to Singapore to the Asean + 3 Youth Festival representing Brunei with this photo! Awesome! Theme of the shoot for that day was Global Warming.

Caption: A monitor lizard inspects an intruder to his habitat.

Description: The use of water bottles has exploded in recent years due to the convenience of having bottled water at the ready for daily use. Numerous companies in Brunei have wholeheartedly embraced this growth market and introduce their own brands of bottled water. The bottles are actually recyclable, but either due to public indifference, or ignorance, the water bottles are unceremoniously discarded. If it doesn’t pose a direct threat to wildlife, an indirect effect of that would be global warming due to the increasing use of hydrocarbons to produce the PET bottles; it has been noted that recycling plastic material amounts to a saving of more than 50% than producing the bottles from their source materials.

Top Shutterbugs Awarded In Photography Competition
By Adriana HAC

Bandar Seri Begawan – A prize presentation ceremony for winners of the recent photography competition which carried the theme ‘Global Warming’ was held yesterday at the Youth Centre in the capital.

The competition was organised by the Youth and Sports Department in cooperation with Brunei Darussalam Photographic Society.

Present as the guest of honour was Haji Mohd Zali bin Haji Arshad, the Assistant Head of Youth and Sports Officer.

The ceremony began with the recital of Surah alFatihah led by Ustaz Suprapto bin Komari followed by a brief speech from the Head Judge of the Brunei Darussalam Photographic Society, Haji Mohd Yusof bin bin Haji Mohd Yassin.

The top five winners were announced during the ceremony followed by the handing over of certificates of appreciation to all participants.

Mohd Khairul Nizam bin Haji Abd Rahman was adjudged as the winner while Mohammad Taufiq bin Yakub came second. In third place was Mohamad Mahadzir Iskandar bin Zakaria followed by Dyg Hazimah binti Abd Hamid and Haji Abdul Azim @ Haj Mu’az bin Haji Tujoh.

The winner will be representing Brunei Darussalam for the “ASEAN+3 Youth Festival Photography Competition” in Singapore from July 28 to Aug 3. — Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

http://www.brudirect.com/DailyInfo/News/Archive/May08/280508/nite23.htm