I visited Singapore recently, and have not been to the Jurong Bird Park since I was a young boy. I always thought that the Bird Park is huge, until of course, this trip. Turns out, growing up makes things smaller. Nevertheless, the variety of birds there is impressive.
Most of the birds are caged, so I see no point in shooting them. However, there's an open aviary that the below images are shot. Enjoy.
It is always great to get out of New York City. The city and its bustling noise can get tiresome after a while.
So, my close friends and I decided to head up to Hudson, New York recently. It is also a commemorative excursion as our dear friend, Simon, is moving back to Asia after almost 3 decades in the western world.
Mother nature is indeed soothing to us weary New Yorkers. The best of the whole weekend was seeing alpacas up close. I took many pictures, but only going to post one. Why? Because with alpacas, you need to experience them live than in pictures. It was magical.
Went to Tulum, Mexico for a friend's big 40th birthday last week.
As close friends know, I have an unfair aversion to Mexican food, therefore Mexico is not on my top ten places to visit...until now.
This trip totally changed my mind about the food. Authentic Mexican food is so delicious and much more delectable than the Americanized version. I'm impressed. Tulum is nice and relaxing, but it is the hospitality of the Mexicans that made my trip extremely enjoyable and eye opening ultimately.
Feast your eyes on these images, to make up for the lack of images in my blog recently.
A few friends and I volunteered to help clean up the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in Staten Island today.
Never before have I seen so much chaos and demolition caused by Mother nature first hand. I've only seen it on TV and movies. I had to refrain from tearing up at the sight of all the debris and houses that used to be.
While cleaning up one of the affected back yards, I noticed a trash bag and was about to haul it out to the trash truck when the owner told me to leave it: It was the body of his dog who drowned. I almost burst out crying.
He noticed and said to me plainly: "I've no more tears to cry."
If you're reading this, please donate to the REDCROSS to help with the relief effort. Those devastated need so much help, having lost everything.
It's been a while since I get inspired by innovative design. The above pair of beautiful shoes are from Dominic Wilcox; it is a pair of GPS direction shoes. The right shoe features a line of LED lights. They start off red and work up to green when you reach your destination. A wheel of LEDs on the left shoe show you which direction to walk. You connect via a USB port inside the sole.