Saturday, June 2, 2012

40 Hands (Forty Hands)

After our walkabout around Tiong Bahru, we finally found 40 Hands (78 Yong Siak Street) to take a break from our walk & the sweltering heat. The cafe was pretty cramped & the indoor air-con sitting area was almost full, so we decided to sit at the non air-con backyard.


I heard about this plant many times from my mom about its rich medicinal properties but have never seen it for myself. My mom said that my aunt (my mom's elder sis) in Malaysia have this plant right in front of her old house, which I have never noticed.


Unique leave pattern which is just one of the plant features.

Look out for the thorny stem which is one of its distinctive attributes.

指甲花 (Henna)

During the walkabout at Tiong Bahru with my mom, we came across this plant. My mom told me this is known as 指甲花. When I Google this, I found that this is what we commonly know as Henna. Wow, so surprised to finally see the plant itself. Well, I really glad that I learnt something from our little excursion.

295 of Project 365: Auspicious Number

There's a Chinese saying "六六大顺". A simple explanation is everything will be smooth sailing. Most importantly, how can we forget the red colour which enhance the overall auspiciousness.

ISO: 100
Exposure: 1/1000 sec
Aperture: 5.6
Focal Length: 20mm
Flash Used: No

Tiong Bahru Walkabout 2

It seemed like not so long ago when I did my last walkabout at Tiong Bahru, so I was quite surprised to find that it had been slightly more than 2 years when I did my first Tiong Bahru Walkabout.

This time, I brought my mom along because she hasn't been here before, and I believe she'll enjoy checking out the ground floor mini gardens. 

I observed that there are more newly renovated units compared to my last visit, which wasn't unexpected since this is quite an up-and-coming neighbourhood for both the expats & local. I believe in time to come, most of the original shutter windows and iron grille might be gone forever.

Enjoy the pictures and see for yourself the differences between the first & second walkabout.

Oh, I've finally switched to the GF1 pancake prime lens which had been in storage for a long, long time. 

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