Sunday, December 09, 2007


One thing that you noticed as soon as you land in Thailand, is how devoted Thai people are to their king. Pictures of him was plastered all over Bangkok. Lots of people were wearing pink polo shirts with the royal crest. Turns out King Bhumibol was in seen in public wearing a pink suit and started a trend. Coming from a country that was under an oppressive dictator for decades, its refreshing to see a leader so genuinely loved by its people. 

Monday, October 29, 2007

Rugby 7s at the Padang

This is one sport I'm not familiar with. I'm more used to the American version that I have no idea why they called football. I guess going to school in Buffalo, NY, I was left with no alternative than being a Bills fan. Anyways, Rugby 7s is an annual Singapore tradition where teams from places as far away as South Africa, Fiji and New Zealand come and duke it out at the Padang, a field at the heart of Singapore business and government district. It's interesting to see the different style of play, like the hard hitting Australians, and the nimble Japanese.
I'll be honest, the two days I spent shooting this event really help me to appreciate the sport. Its fast, action packed and fun to watch. Much more fluid than the American version, which I'm still a fan of.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Nial @ Jazz Standard

Got the opportunity to see a pianist friend play at the Jazz Standard in New York. Quite a talented young dude. I guess all that schooling in Berklee and Juilliard paid off :). 

Monday, August 20, 2007


My first exploration to the land North of Singapore, is to the historic Malacca or Melaka in Malay. Its a great place to start as Malacca is the craddle of what is now the nation of Malaysia. It was one of the first state in what is now a 13 state nation, the first to endure colonization by the Portuguese, Dutch and English. It was also here that the independence from the British was first announced. Its a city rich in history, with a special place in the heart of Malaysians.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Last days in the big apple

"How would you like to go to Singapore?" my CFO asked. I've been working in New York for six years now and comfortable enough to consider myself a New Yorker. I've seen it at its worst moments on 9/11, endured the hard times of starting a career in the midst of the burst and a full blown recession. But also seeing it roaring right back stronger than ever, as I found footing in wall street, the back bone of this great city. Would I leave? It didn't take me long to answer though. The chance of working in one of the most dynamic regions of the world prompt me to say yes. So one chapter of my life closes, and a new one begins.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Wednesday, May 30, 2007


On May 30, the sunset was to be perfectly aligned with the East-West grid of Manhattan's street. I happened to have my camera with me so I went to Tudor City overpass on 42nd Street to catch it. Only in New York that this such a big deal that I had to share the limited space with dozens of people trying do the same thing I did. It was worth the wait and the long lines though.

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Saturday, March 10, 2007