Recently, I have been quite interested in photography. It started out with Instagram but really kicked off when I got my first non point and shoot camera in the form of the Olympus Pen EPL5. I really like how light and fast this camera is, it makes it so much easier for me to take lovely shots.
Photography is quite suitable for the introvert in me. I like trooping around town, exploring new places with my camera in hand. It reminds me to slow down a little and pause for a moment to observe the things around me and take in the beauty of my surroundings. Beauty is not restricted to just natural landscapes, the concrete jungle that I live in, exemplifies a different form of beauty.
I think photography forces me to take a step back and admire the world around me from different angles. Its like life really, there isn’t just one way/frame of looking at things, if you bother to take the time to really look at your subject, you will realize the multi-dimensionality of the world that surrounds you, from both living and non living things alike.
My favourite shot from Central Park this weekend. White cherry blossoms. Happy Spring everyone!
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Just to prove my point, I’m going to leave you with a photo of the empire state building. The first rooftop BBQ of 2015 to commemorate the arrival of Spring. I was doubly excited because it was organized by a Singaporean and Hokkien mee and chicken wings were part of the BBQ. #tummyhappiness.
The hubby quit his job in July 2013 and started his own thing. After months of sheer hard work, it resulted in this.
I am extremely proud of him. I’ve seen how he has grown in his role from the Director of Engineering (his previous job) to CEO in a company he built up from scratch and I feel very happy that all his hard work has been validated. I’ve seen all the things he had given up, like sleep for example, in relentless pursuit of his goals and it makes me very very happy that he’s slowly seeing some fruits of his labor.
Its not easy to start something new, I’ve seen the challenges that he had to overcome and his tenacious nature really shines through. His mental strength in dealing with stress and new challenges is quite aspiring to watch. No matter how many things he has on his plate, he always manages to pull through. Sometimes, I look at his ToDo list and I think to myself, OMG! he needs to clone himself in order to make that happen! Somehow or rather, he always gets the job done. He’s very busy all the time and sometimes he has very little time for me but I know that I’m always in his mind and that he looks forward to coming home at the end of the long work day, for food, cuddles and a listening ear. It makes me happy that I can do that for him.
I’m elated for him that things are going so well and I hope that for the rest of his life, he can continue to do the things that makes his heart sing even if it is sometimes at odds with the things I want.
Hup Hup my dear husband! I will always try my best to be as supportive as possible. You ROCK! Its 2am now and his plane has just landed, can’t wait for him to be home! Wheeeeee!
On impulse I booked a trip to Washington, D.C for the Cherry Blossom Festival. Unfortunately it was raining/drizzling the entire day but I still managed to take some half decent shots, chow down yummy food at founding farmers and visit 3 museums. Freer Gallery, American Art Museum and the very sombre Holocaust Museum.
These are some of the photos of the beautiful blossoms.