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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A World of Color

Filed under: singapore — Shirley @ 7:26 pm

Sorry to be so behind in my posting. Between my “boo” and our pack-out it’s been hectic over here. My boo is that I thought making albums of pictures I want to use for the blog was putting them out as copies. So when I moved all the pictures from iPhoto to my external hard drive (incase of a computer crash), I thought the “copies” would be there in the albums; but unfortunately it’s not the case and my albums are empty! Now I have to go back to the hard drive and find the pictures. I didn’t take the time to put them into folders – UGH! Live and learn.

As far as the pack out – everything is gone. The packers were efficient and hard working. I was so surprised when two of them were fasting for Ramadan so they couldn’t even have water. But I keep this apt like a meat locker so they were working cool conditions. We are now rambling around in the near-empty apt, it actually echoes. The Embassy provided us with a welcome kit so we do have the essentials and our luggage.

But lets get on with the post. One of Mick’s birthday presents was his very own point-and-shoot Canon digital camera. He had a fun time with Erin’s on one of her trips here he really needed to have his own. He has a good eye for color and composition and this is a great outlet for his talent when we’re out doing our last spin around Singapore. So let me show you his “world of color”! Enjoy . . .

One of his first pictures was this stand of umbrellas; on one of our forays into Chinatown this display very pink display of Hello Kitty hair clips caught his eye!

umbrellas Hello Kitty

When we’re in Chinatown we always stop for a fresh lime juice from this one stand. In fact we go so often that the proprietress recognizes us as we come to her stand. While we were sitting, getting out of the sun, Mick captured these coconuts. They are fresh coconuts that they open and stick a straw in for drinking. It’s not the coconut milk you actually drink, it’s the coconut water. Not a favorite of ours. Across from us was a stand selling Chinese calligraphy brushes, brightly lit from the sun we were trying to avoid!

Fresh coconut drinks brushes

Imported bowls and cups from a shop featuring kitchen items from Denmark. And a fabric/clothing shop in Arab Street. I was shopping for a sarong. I didn’t find anything here. The shop I was in didn’t have a sarong in the color I’m looking for that was long enough to wrap around my fat body 🙂 Who knew a long piece of fabric for a sarong would be “sized”!

bowls and cups Arab Street fabrics

I love Mentos, and now they have all sorts of flavors. I spotted cola and tropical fruits as I was passing this stand; I had to stop and pick some up. Lion puppets. We just had the annual Lion Dance Competition. You may remember my postings last year (click here to see).

sweets Lion puppets

I hope you enjoyed this cross section of some of the colors of Singapore. Not only is it the greenest place with trees, shrubs, and flowers all year round, it seems there’s just color everywhere you turn around.



  1. I love those umbrellas!

    Comment by Rachel — Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 2:03 am

  2. Oh by the way, please upload the pictures Mick took at the Chatuchak Market. I want to copy them 🙂

    Comment by Rachel — Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 2:05 am

  3. Great job. Mick has a wonderful eye… Did you get any of those cute bowls from Denmark? they are very scandinavian…

    Comment by Chris Domino — Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 2:07 am

    • No, no bowls or cups but I did pick up some serving pieces.

      Comment by Shirley — Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 3:26 am

  4. Where’s the shutter picture he took with my camera, the one that really started it all! Great shots, dad; can’t wait to see you start to shoot Norway.

    Comment by Erin — Thursday, September 17, 2009 @ 4:18 pm

    • Will do a shutter collage for Dad later 🙂

      Comment by Shirley — Friday, September 18, 2009 @ 7:27 pm

  5. Great colors and interesting subjects. I see Isabel is still alive and kicking. hahaha

    Comment by Dave — Sunday, September 20, 2009 @ 12:51 am

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