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2017 Week 39: Singapore Botanic Gardens

Singapore 2017: Man Jogging In The Botanic GardensSingapore 2017: Morning Jogging In The Botanic Gardens

I managed to find a little time for this post after a long absence. Apparently, I totally missed out on the news that a new wetlands and accompanying sections were added to the Singapore Botanic Gardens, accompanied by convenient interconnected walkways which give visitors a close look of the new nature attractions. Continue reading

2017 Week 27: Creating Art From The Ordinary

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I once heard an interesting concept about food and cooking: Truly great chefs are not those who create unique fine-dining cuisines with expensive and rare ingredients that are only accessible by the rich. Instead, the really great chefs are those who can make normal everyday dishes taste fantastic and rise above its peers. The reason is because it is easy to make something unique look and taste good. But making the ordinary taste amazing? – That’s the true mark of a superior craftsman. In other words, that chef in his fancy restaurant whipping up hundred-dollar fine-dinging dishes is an inferior cook to that guy in a corner store making fantastic burgers that can draw long queues of waiting, salivating customers day-after-day.

Indeed, the same idea might apply to the art of photography. Anyone can make an interesting subject, well, look interesting. 😉 But making the ordinary look interesting? Now that’s the real challenge! Continue reading