I had an afternoon to kill, so decided to head for the newly-opened Straits Quay mall here. Armed with my Canon PowerShot SX130 IS I proceeded to take some shots. Here’s the gigantic Christmas tree located in front of the main entrance.
And here I am, looking rather small in front of it.
I walked around, and was hankering for some java. Fortunately there was a Secret Recipe café there, so in I went, and ordered a mocha coffee together with a delicious chocolate and banana cake. The portion was big and yummy. I used the SX130 IS in macro mode and the picture was razor sharp, as you can see.
Some interior and exterior views.
At least they have a Subway there. I know where to go for a decent sandwich!
There are two levels of stores but only about a third of them were open. I guess it’ll be a couple of months before the other stores are ready. It does look like a nice place to go for a walk or window shop, though. And it’s only ten minutes from where I live, so there.
Yes, it’s Anthea—one of my favorite students (she played Happy Birthday for me here) and now she’s doing a piece called Malaguena. She found this piece a little challenging at first but she stuck to it and now she can play both hands quite well. I seized the opportunity to record her on my Canon PowerShot SX130 IS and here’s the result. After experiencing the HD quality on this camera I’m not going back to normal 640 resolution again (sorry Crystal, heh heh)
Well done, Anthea. I’m proud of you and would like to thank her mom Josephine for permission to publish the video here.
It’s that time of year again where all mayhem breaks loose in the foyer of the E & O Hotel. It was like a zoo and circus combined and I swear that good-natured crowd could have drowned out Led Zeppelin easily. Anyways yours truly was again at the keyboard, this time it was a Yamaha Piaggero NP-V80 and I’d like to thank Mrs. Fong (Yamaha school administrator) for graciously loaning it to me for the evening. It’s a really nice instrument with 76 keys, packed with good sounds, and only weighs 15 lbs.! All pictures were taken with my Canon PowerShot SX130 IS.
There was a whole new group of singers this year and they performed well; they sang their hearts out and the crowd appreciated it. Kudos, guys and girls!
We had the usual countdown to the lighting of the Christmas Tree done by our outgoing general manager, Mr. Mike Saxon. I handheld this shot so there’s some slight blurring.
Before that event took place, I sought some solace at the Bombay Shop near the foyer. It was all decked out with Christmas stuff. Here are two shots.
This little girl was playing there and I couldn’t resist taking a shot. She’s actually Mike’s youngest daughter, Jessica. She’s cute, isn’t she?
It was good fun, but I’m glad it’s over with because I’m tired. Till the next post, this is Philip, signing out.