- Friday, January 23, 2004
Happy Lunar new Year
For the first time in 30 years they allowed Fireworks for Chinese New Year last night on Chinese New Year eve. Even from here on our Balcony they were amazing! No we are slack... we didn't go. I didn't feel up to braving the long walk home... there are no taxis at the moment!!!! In fact today Simon went to fly his radio controlled plane and as it is off the baten track he tried to get a taxi home for almost 2 hours today. Finally a nice Indian man give him a lift... even though it was way out of his way. Lucky for Simon. He was marooned with all his gear for quite some time. Me? I sorted my clothes, my books and all my CD Roms and catalogued them... I am getting ready for our move to our new home next friday..... Yes we are moving... more on that soon.
For more Chinese new year shots click here
posted by jen @ 12:50 AM
- Tuesday, January 20, 2004
On Wednesday, September 10, 2003 I was asked these questions by Lala from lalaland. It was only this afternoon in goinmg back through my blogs that I discovered I hadn't yet answered them. I am crap... sorry.... Here are my attempts now.
5 questions for Jen:
1. You have been cast on Survivor. What luxury item would you take?
my pillow.... I take it everywhere I travel. I find sleeping on strange pillows very very difficult!
2. What is your biggest pet peeve?
People who don't stand to one side on the escalator (this is the norm in Singapore btw!)
3. If you were independently wealthy, what would you be doing at this very moment?
Travelling somewhere I have never been with my camera (make that cameras!)
4. If you could redesign something, what would it be?
The working week. Which member of the human race decided that with 7 days to a week we should work for 5 and rest for 2? Was he mad ? A nice even work for 3 and rest for 4 would be much better in my book!
5. What gadget can you not live without?
A camera ....any camera...oh hold on... a telephone... a computer... my ipod... DO I REALLY HAVE TO PICK JUST ONE???? I am the original gadget girl!
posted by jen @ 7:07 PM
pups in motion
Taken in Santiago, Chile in April this was just one of those rare moments. I was walking down the street, as I do with the camera turned on pointing and pressing the whole way when I cam across this man with 2 of the cutest and most crazy puppies in the universe. Every step he took they were with him. Not just heeling, hanging on for grim life to his pants hems. Gorgeous... but I imagine they make it extremely hard to walk!
Photofriday ahs instigated a new viewer voting system... to vote for my shot as a noteworthy image for this weeks challenge click here
posted by jen @ 6:50 PM
Chinatown - Chinese New Year 2004
The stuff they auction in these places is amazing. I watched a man bid for an win a huge golden buddha statue for the princely sum of $45. Everything is gold and gaudy. Yet everything is magical. Folding chairs in rows, 2 auctioneers with industrial fans helping them to keep their cool. The lilting sounds of the chinese singing contest waft through the background hum. Incence both excites the senses and stings the eyes. Fruit of all colours shapes and sizes get pinched and prodded and purchased. Pussy Willow breaks out its silvery heads on long mahogany stalks waiting to become fluffy. Oranges and Mandarins pile themselves high. Chinese New Year is a hive of activity, of sights sounds and smells.
posted by jen @ 6:14 PM
- Monday, January 19, 2004
Its Official... meet baby boxercox
After weeks of waiting... its now official.... Simon and I are "up the duff", "with child", "have a bun in the oven" and we are thrilled.... watch this space over the next few months fo more an more news and maybe even some alternatiuves to jenwear... watch me get larger!
What an adventure. What a lovely start to 2004!
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posted by jen @ 10:44 PM
Gong Xi Fa Choi!
Its Chinese new Year this week and while most things grind to a halt for the 2 and a half days of public holidays during which the Chinese community celebrate numerous reunion dinners, Chinatown is now bursting with life.
Wandering aroiun d the night markets there are wondeful coloured sights to see!
For a newly updated selection of boxershots click here and here for my chinatown images
posted by jen @ 10:12 PM
- Friday, January 16, 2004
Dinner for Shane and Loretta
Had a lovely dinner last friday night with Shane and Loretta as they passed through town on their way back to London. Just a small crew. Unfortunately quite a few of us were away and Sarah had to rush to her fathers hospital bedside. Thinking of you and your family Sarah!
Went to a great restaurant called Vansh. Kind of a modern Indian restaurant with sunken pitts filled with silk covered cushions. Lots of things happened....more on that later.....(in the next blog!)
For a newly updated selection of boxershots click here and here for my dinner images
posted by jen @ 11:50 PM
- Thursday, January 15, 2004
Pip and Simon come to stay
Dinner and Pregnancy: Imagine 3 couples having dinner....
Imagine that one is 5 months pregnant. Imagine that the other 2 are both pregnant too but not yet out fo the closet! ( yes I am writing this after "the announcement" and am backdating it). How full of relief was everyone when we all came clean and coloud all talk about it. 3 guys 3 girls and nothing but baby chat all night! Yay Pip and Simon and now Yay Gavin and Kirsty too!
posted by jen @ 10:25 PM
- Thursday, January 01, 2004
Happy New Year!
Yes I know this is backdated.... but....: the year is already flying by and I haven't yet even wished you a happy new year!
What did we do? We celebrated the eveing with a lovely dinner for 6 at Pierside, a restaurant overlooking Marina bay. Gorgeous food, great company and an hour wait for the taxi at 3pm... I was so tired...
Soon I will update you with highlights of 2003 and my goals for 2004... keep posted!
posted by jen @ 10:20 PM