Category Archives: Knowledge

#APIGhostTour

Had the chance to go on a Night tour in the 7th Lunar Month, courtesy of API

Tons of photos so I put it up as a stand alone page:  http://www.avnjl.com/?page_id=1965

let me combine this entry with my tweets to bring u the experience~

Tons of photos so I put it up as a stand alone page:  http://www.avnjl.com/?page_id=1965

Killing Us Softly 3

A video that my tutor shared during my Social Psychology Tutorial.
Killing Us Softly 3 Advertising’s Image of Women – Jean Kilbourne’s

Very outrageous… Pretty mind-blowing to me…
Sexism, the use of Sex as a selling point.

Thanks for coming by
Be Bless
Love,
Amanda

Street Photography

Was looking through my photos when I came upon the “Reuben’s Street Photography” album.
We were out together, he took my camera and started snapping away.

It was me who gave it that title, “Street Photography”.
It was because its simply photos thats taken on and of the streets. *maybe more than just streets.

That made me think, whats “Street Photography”? What defines “Street Photography”?

Source: bbc.co.uk

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Stadium Station

Pass by Stadium Station yesterday, got off the train and took some photos.

While im on the train level, the sight is gorgeous!

Like so pretty right!!!!

Then I went up…

O_O Is there an end to the steps???

apparently yes and it looked like that:

Imagine if someone were to accidentally push u while u are at the top of the steps… like… from here…

Ms Ng never had a problem with heights, or standing on my stiletto…
But this time, while on the escalator, I was freaked…
Like oki… HANG ON to the escalator handles…

and while I’m facing the staircase from the top…
I was like, OKi… time to walk away…….

My goodness…
Scare the socks out of me….

Luckily there is the lift…

and hey, nice view from here

But cant blame la huh, considering the crowd that is expected from the surrounding places….

As usual, theres always room for improvement~

🙂 Go check it out, I’m gonna go Bras Basah station next time~

Be Bless
Love,
Amanda

Customer Service

went out to look for a radio,
was in a shop when I saw this from Akira

I was very tempted, it was going at $45. Talked alittle to the shop assistant in the presence of the boss.

Then thought maybe I should go around a little more.

Went to get dinner, then came back. Thought ya, probably should just buy this and get it over and done with. (When customers comes back, it probably means they want to buy something from you.)

Asked for a new set rather than the display one, can sense that the boss is not happy.
Didnt care, I’m the one paying after all.

The shop assistant briefly mention the content and wanted to pack it away,
I ask for them to test it.

They plug it in, reception came on, it was noisy needed tuning,
I noticed that the LCD display is not showing anything,
So I mention that to them.

The shop assistant tried to look for buttons and things that they might have forgotten to press,
the boss said “aiya, its like that one la, probably you have to tune it to the correct channel then it will appear on the LCD display.”

I refuse to believe that, so I mention to get me another set instead.

So the shop assistant reached out and wanted to get another box, but the boss set, “use the display set will do”

We went through the same process of tuning, it still doesnt appear on the LCD display, but when they switch to the CD mode briefly I noticed the indication no CD. So alright, the LCD display works. I just let the shop assistant continue toying around, cos they havent give me a solution.

Then the lady boss said. ” I already say, cos the radio doesnt recognize all the channel mah, must wait for the correct tuning.”

I was very upset when I hear that,
When she said that, I made up my mind not to buy from her.

Why?

Lousy customer service.

I handle 30 kids, I dont feel irritated, but this 1 lady, 😀
You know its bad.

But nevermind~ I went on and found something interesting~


Say hello to my new 5.5″ TBo + Radio~

😀

Felt “a y not, small tv in my room. Sometimes when timing is tight, but I really wanna know, hear whats on tv, this would do fine. And I’ve got radio too.”

Its Black and White, but come on, with all that huge, flat tv out there, this is gonna be an antique soon enough. 😀
Classic stuff. *wOoT!

If I really want to see color, just go to the living room~

hey hey, bought it at $56.

Yes, Ms Ng dont mind spending money, but Ms Ng mind bad service.

*feels wrong to say Be Bless here… dunno why.
anyhow,

Love,
Amanda

Tramp Stamp

Happen to be reading an article on tattoo and came upon this term, “Tramp Stamp”

My, theres a meaning to it, in fact its a label.

From Urban Dictionary,

2. tramp stamp
“Tramp Stamp” is a derogatory term referring to a tattoo which a women places on her lower back. It is especially popular among women born in the late 70’s, 80‘s, and even early 90’s. Fair or unfair, these tattoos have a socially constructed connotation associated with them. These women are labeled as tramps, whores, or other derogatory sexually promiscuous terms. Although these are often bias generalized claims, there have been sociological studies done by the American Psychological Association, Federal Bureau of Prisons, and other demographic researchers showing strong correlative evidence associating tattoos with high risk behavior, illegal substance abuse and sexual promiscuity. These risk factors are greatest in the age range which these types of tattoos are gaining main stream popularity. Some have also jokingly stated that by 2050, the “tramp stamp” will be renamed the “gramp stamp”.
Those chicks with tramp stamps are the kinds of girls you take home to bang. Don’t get into relationships with them because they are often immature gold digging sluts who sleep with everyone. Oh yeah, make sure you use a rubber because you don’t want to end up with chlamydia trachoma (which 1 in 20 women have between the ages of 14-39 according to the center of disease control… probably much higher if they have a tramp stamp considering the scientific coloration between sluttiness and tramp stamps). Also, if they pop out a baby (which they often do), they may have issues getting epidurals through their tattoos in the lower back.

Source: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=tramp+stamp

Interesting aint it? 🙂

Check out more about Tattoos in the stand-alone page.

Standalone Page Link: http://avnjl.wordpress.com/tattoo/

Be Bless
Love,
Amanda

#barcampsg

Got a call from @sidneyreuben to arrange for a meetup, So long no catch up with him, totally miss this young boy… *right… oki… 6mths younger
Anyway, so decided to meetup for a meal then go over to barcampsg to support a friend~ @mhisham

I’m very fascinated by him as a person. hmm… shall not elaborate here, but click here to find out why.
I wouldnt even realize it until… Well, go see go see.

Anyway, coming back, Whats Barcamp?
I have no idea. its like… o_O?  …   O_o? … o_O?
hmm… I shall go and experience it, thats how answers are found.

Well, from my short trip there, I gathered this.

is a series of very informal talks

oki, maybe not series, cos there aint exactly like linkage or part 1 or part 2 to it.
Its informal talks by the people that has something to say about that topic.

Like for example:

So you wanna listen to them, (in-another words, help them secure their slots to share) you got to vote for them.

How to vote?

no need ppl to man the booth, everyones involved. Listening, Speaking, Networking, Catching Up, Sharing Views, Stirring Up a Business Idea


Help yourself to be recognize by putting up a nametag~

Incidentally, when I was there, the good people from tech65.org was recording one of their podcast.
It was on Google in China, HTC Evo and US’s personal website for every citizen. (dont exactly rem is it US or UK)

It was good, sitting round on a table just sharing your knowledge, point of view. Giving valuable inputs and receiving new information which I otherwise wouldnt have even been aware of.

Reminds me of my days as a Radio DJ streaming from Winamp player linking up with MIRC channels *got crowd one hor, dont play play.

Anyway, Click on the Logo below to check out their podcast. The one that I’m involved in probably coming out in the 2nd week of Apr. 🙂


I went roaming around to see if I can get photos of interesting people.

Now heres 2 men that are passionate about their passion!

Sir Jolyon Peter Caplin (Youtube: Unijolyn) who rides on a Unicycle! *can you imagine that!!! The stature on a single wheel!! He came by to spread the news of Science Buskers festival.
and the Court Jester @mikefoong !

Of course you’re not oblighted to sit in the whole time, as they say, “when you got to go, you got to go.”

catching up outside the rooms~

*the guy in the suit is the guy that runs hackerspace.sg Salute siA! suit in this kind of weather~

So, back to @mhisham’s talk

Its like

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMH0bHeiRNg&hl=en_US&fs=1&]

but the music version~

Amazing I tell you, the kind of songs that @mhisham digs out… *not that I know the songs. But its fascinating how compositions n tunes has evolved.
In as much as the songs of the future seems like just another version of the past, aint that another version what that gives its acknowledgment?

Yes, me being me, I was singing with the songs that were in my era. 😀

anyway,
so, ya, if you have qns,

shoot~

some of the topics that caught my eyes:

and a really impromptu one


“Come on in, if you are keen and above 21.”
By @triplez82 and @dk of tech65.org

No, no, no. 😀 nothing too funky. Its afterall an open audience talk.
According to a respectable businessman,

Justin Ng xjieke Evolution on porn. Interactive 3d porn.

It was on Evolution on porn and Interactive 3D porn.

I had to go for my next appointment, so I didnt get to stay.

The whole barcamp thing, its interesting.
it throws to you all different sorts and styles of presentation and topics of all range.

Speaks volume if you are keen on listening.

Special thanks goes to SP and @preetamrai the barcamp organizer.

Sign up to speak and amaze the crowd, or just attend~ rather than just info on tv and the media lines, try something different~

Be Bless
Love,
Amanda

RunwayShoot

Amanda Blogs:

🙂 Went out to do a Runwayshoot. Just had to experience it since it was dangling in my face and I’ve got invitation. 😀

Its was an interesting experience i would say. like @GenkiGenki said, “dont worry about the technical stuff, just enjoy urself.

and @inrsoul said abt keeping the other eye open, that was very valuable, cos while I was trying to shoot this model, another model marched right out. WOH!
My head was swinging left and right the whole time (almost) 😀

Was just looking at some other photographer’s album… -_-”
I am so entry level. -_-; *dig a hole and hide

but nvm, I had an interesting time and everyone starts somewhere. 🙂
so heres to share.


Above: I love this shot, 😀 Its called “I Dont Wanna Go To School!” *PoUt!
*Pls pardon the off-focus 😀


Above: This, I called it “In Your Face” *not the model, but the light.


Above: So child-like yet so sexy 🙂


“Hi There~”

They say models should look good at all angles. Heres the sides. You decide. 🙂


Dresscode: Urban Chic.
*not bad…


Met Dale and City News Photographer Peter.


Our very hardworking host Wendy


The day started with the glaring skies


Thats the time when it hit the 2nd or 3rd round of the show.


They were singing “Lady GaGa – Poker Face” and the group of audience (below) echoed back!


Above: I wanted to do invert selection on the photo above, monochrome everything else, leaving the model’s color on. But well… aint got no Photoshop software…

🙂

I had fun

Click here to see album

Be Bless
Love,
Amanda

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VivoSunset

Went out with 2 pros (Geng Hui and Choo Wee)  to do some shooting at Vivocity n Sentosa, so this entry is on Vivocity only, check out the Sentosa ones in the next entry.

Courtesy of my cousin, I reach there very early, so early that I had the time to do some non-routine things. 😀  you’ll will know in the entries to come.

Tweeted much about the weather there, super stressed cos it seems as though it is going to rain.


Didnt help when I saw CROWDS being directed to sit at the amphitheatre in anticipation to get to Sentosa.

– the newspaper the day after says that the crowd was for the IR 😀 –

Having 2hours in hand, I went around snapping whatever that caught my eyes.
Snapping snapping when i realize that I’ve cast my work and school off my mind.
Like I say in a tumblr quote, “The power of Focus, What is that one thing on your mind now?”


A Giant Lantern has landed at Vivocity (pss… that non-routine thing is closely related to this)


the giraffes nearby


He stood there for over 10mins pointing at the same direction. I wonder whats he shooting…

Saw this guy, he was just sitting there… I felt very captured by his body language and it came on to me:

May I have a moment of your time?

skyline in lomo

a… there you are.

and then we went for dinner before crossing over to the other island 🙂

Next Stop, Lightings at Sentosa.

Be Bless
Love,
Amanda

P/S: click to see the album

SisBigDay

Last Saturday, 16th Jan 2010 was my elder sister’s big day.

It was a good celebration filled with tons of relatives, cheer and pretty people. 🙂
Pardon the inconsistency in photo quality, used my iPhone in-order to tweet live, used my DSLR bcos I want good quality photos, used my Point-n-shoot cos I cant carry my DSLR and run around in that gown 😀

As usual, let the photos do the talking.


The pink box holds the unity candles,

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