Sunday, October 31

Beware Car

Beware Car, originally uploaded by G2clicks.

Beware of car. It bites. You trouble in. Welcome Thailand to.

(For those of you who did not understand the description, the photo was taken in Thailand)

Saturday, October 30

Not everybody's life is all song & dance

This picture was taken from a bus. It was a rainy day and the construction workers were heading back to their homes.

These trucks that carry them do not usually have roofs so on a sunny day you see them sweating. Today I saw them trying to protect themselves from the pouring rain.

There are a lot of construction workers in Singapore who come from China, Bangladesh and my home India.

Almost Natural

Almost Natural, originally uploaded by G2clicks.

You know why I called it almost natural. Right? The waterfall is natural because it was rain water running down these steps.
The 'almost' is because I was near a concrete building and not in some hill.

Today was an interesting evening with rains and me getting on the wrong bus and ending up at this place.

Danger! Danger!

Danger! Danger!, originally uploaded by G2clicks.

Saying it once isn't enough because the human mind goes into a state of shock when you say 'Danger'. Your whole life flashes in front of you and you start thinking about life instead of trying to save yours.

In Thailand, they warn you twice so at first you are worried and go into a state of shock and next to bring you out of it.

Sorry for 'your' inconvenience

Sorry for 'your' inconvenience, originally uploaded by G2clicks.

At gate 1 & 2 the inconvenience was all mine but at gate 3, the inconvenience was all yours.

Which is why I am "sorry for your inconvenience".

This was clicked at a construction site near my hotel in Thailand.

Caution a pit!

Caution a pit!, originally uploaded by G2clicks.

Thailand has some really funny signs. Take this one for example.

Who do you warn / caution about pits at construction site? In Thailand, you caution 'a pit' in such a case

Ronald 'Thai' Donald

Ronald 'Thai' Donald, originally uploaded by G2clicks.

Everyone knows Ronald McDonald. Everyone also knows that Thailand is a land of smiles and are famous for the respect they have for their guests.

McDonald's outlets in Thailand have Ronald McDonald standing with his hands folded and smiling representing the local culture.

I love how McDonald's customizes everything per the local culture. I love the menu they have in McDonald's in India. This is how they make the profits they make.

It was probably me ;-)

It was probably me ;-), originally uploaded by G2clicks.

In Thailand, there is a war cemetery of soldiers from the European side in the colonial side when Japan was trying to capture more and more territories in Asia.

Me & my friend decided to find soldiers who were born on the same day as us. My friend found his August 4 buddies very easily.

It took me some time but I managed to finally locate a September 23 soldier. His name started with a 'J' too.

Friday, October 29

Lazy? You must be crazy!!!

Lazy? You must be crazy!!!, originally uploaded by G2clicks.

I love these huge birds. Some of them can not fly but are still part of the bird family. Their bodies are too heavy for them to fly.

These big birds exude calm and grace in my opinion. I will try and take more pictures of these birds on my next visit.

This one was taken at the Singapore Zoo earlier this year.

White but not the iPhone

White but not the iPhone, originally uploaded by G2clicks.

All white tigers in the world are of India's Royal Bengal Tiger's descent. White tigers tend to be bigger in size than the usual tiger & fyi the white tiger is not an albino version of the normal tiger.

I captured this one when I went hunting. Naah...I am kidding...this one was at the Singapore Zoo.

Wednesday, October 27

Donate Blood!

Donate Blood!, originally uploaded by G2clicks.

Donating blood is safe, healthy and the only way blood banks in your neighborhood can get blood to help patients suffering from Thalassemia, undergoing a surgery for accidents, cancer, etc.

You can donate your platelets once every 4 weeks and whole blood can be donated once every 12 weeks.

I am trying to do it as often as I can and recently met someone who did about 80 donations over 20 years. Now that is some commitment.


Basketball, originally uploaded by G2clicks.

This year's NBA season is starting. I don't follow the sport. That's what TV news tells me.

Here is a picture of a local baskeball match I attended earlier this year or sometime last year I think.

It was between Singapore and Indonesia. The Philippinos in the crowd were supporting Singapore because the winner of the match was to host Philippines in a week.

Singapore lost the match and the Philippinos were more disappointed than the Singaporeans in the crowd.

Tuesday, October 26


Peacock, originally uploaded by G2clicks.

I was planning a trip to Malaysia earlier this afternoon and remembered this photo I clicked on my trip last year.

This beauty was spotted at the KL bird Park and I have a video on my youtube channel of her dancing.

It is true that peacocks dance when it is about to rain because it did rain right after her dance.

Wednesday, October 20

Mini Globe Trotters

Mini Globe Trotters, originally uploaded by G2clicks.

I think I took my first ever flight when I was 20.

I bumped into a family from Singapore at Penang Airport.

Their kids looked like expert travelers and had this very cute Barbie backpacks cum trolley bags which they were flaunting with pride.

When did you take your first flight?

Monday, October 18

Laguna Coupe

Laguna Coupe, originally uploaded by G2clicks.

Just want to let everyone know that the Renault Laguna Coupe is out.

Just experimenting a little with camera features and throwing some photos out.

Disclaimer: No one paid me to put this photo up.

"You don't know who I am?"

"You don't know who I am?, originally uploaded by G2clicks.
Eastern Asia has people following so many different religious traditions. Taoism is one such religion.

I am, in no way, making fun of the religion here but their idols look very different. Look at this one for example which looks like a very normal person.

Pardon my lack of knowledge on the topic and feel free to tell me who this is in the comments section of the blog.

PS: I have added more photos from the same monastery which you can see here or in the slideshow below.

Fish Kiss

Fish Kiss, originally uploaded by G2clicks.

Teenage fish caught kissing. If you are the mother fish, you might want to keep a check on what your fish do after school.

(I love the tiny ripples in this otherwise still water shot.)

I'm lovin' it

I'm lovin' it, originally uploaded by G2clicks.

A photo of this kid enjoying a lollipop on Singapore's national day.

I remember being crazy about chocolates and volunteering to go buy groceries for mom. She would let me keep the spare change which I then used to buy chocolates.


Heart, originally uploaded by G2clicks.

Am I the only one who sees a heart that the swans' necks made? I have seen better images on the internet but never knew it was going to be very easy to click one for real.

Swans look very pure and lovely & I love going to Singapore Botanical Garden Swan Lake everytime I can.

This was clicked at the President's palace in Singapore.

"Kid: Technology made my life boring."

Wifey: Honey! Please take daughter with you.
Hubby: Cannot lah. I am going photography.
Hubby: Alright. I will backpack her.

Kids love new stuff but this kid hated the new stroller her parents bought. The stroller had settings to convert it into a backpack to leave the parents' hands free.

I bet one of these days while using this stroller, the kid would pop out and the parent wouldn't notice.


Cycle, originally uploaded by G2clicks.

I love Pulau Ubin. It is an island off Singapore where everything is like it was a few decades back.

You can rent bicycles there. Cycling against the wind going downhill is one of the best thrills you can experience.

This is a picture of the cycle I rented while at Pulau earlier this year.

Rambutan - Give me red

Rambutan - Give me red, originally uploaded by G2clicks.

I love rambutan. I don't think I have eating this fruit in India but the lovely Singapore government imports this fruit from Malaysia.

I think this is one thing I will miss when I leave Singapore for good other than the 'lah', 'leh', etc lingo.

Wednesday, October 13

I don't know who that is. Do you?

My landlord's daughter is just over 2 years old. Her mum was showing her some old pictures on the laptop when I got home. She loves looking at photos and I see signs of a immense love for computer and images in her.

I was wait...shocked when I saw what I saw. The kid was able to recognize every one else in the photo except herself. EXCEPT HERSELF. Shocking right? At what age does the human brain start comparing images that it sees with images / visuals it has seen in the past? I am going to see if I can find that out.

The kid was unable to recognize herself in photos taken at different stages in her life. We showed her photos when she was 3 days old, 1 month old, 3 months old, 6 months old, 12 months old, and recent photos when she was 2 years old. She recognized herself in the most recent photos but in the old photos, she kept referring to herself as 'baby' which is the generic term she uses to talk about kids or other children not herself. Mind you, she did recognize her parents in the old photos but couldn't recognize herself.

The reason, I think, she was able to recognize her parents was because they haven't changed noticeably in the past 2 years while she failed to recognize herself because she has changed soooooo much in the last 2 years. Her brain hasn't developed to see something, identify potential similarity with past visuals (of herself in this case), compare the two and make that logical connection. Right now she can just see things & compare it to, lets call it, recent memory and recent would mean just over 3 months or so I am guessing. I have seen kids recognize themselves in front of a mirror and I have seen this girl recognize herself in front of a  mirror and on a TV screen (when turned off) reflecting her image back as all that is extremely recent memory. Right?

I am going to check with my psychologist friends and see if I can find out more about this. For now, since we are talking about old pictures & since this is a photo blog, here is a photo of me when I think I was 7 or 8 years old. Leave your comments about the article or the photo in comments.
Raging Bull maybe?