Wednesday, November 16

Super power

Super power, originally uploaded by G2clicks.

This man had a superpower I wish I had. You know what? The ability to ignore sound waves. :)

A 'do not disturb' signboard was the only thing missing.

In the 10+ minutes that I spent there, at least 50 people walked up and down those flight of stairs but this guy did not move an inch.

Either he had too much on his mind or too little. Those are the only 2 scenarios that let a man sleep as peacefully as this.

Saturday, November 5

Happy without 99% stuff you own

Happy without 99% stuff you own, originally uploaded by G2clicks.

"We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”

This man, selling vegetables in a semi-temporary shop in a market in Chinatown did not look one bit sad. Tourists from all over the world walk past this man's store every single day with their fancy cameras and shopping bags and so many other things this man probably doesn't own but he seems happy with what he has and it shows on his face in this photo.

Bobby McFerrin would agree with my advice to you readers when I say "Don't worry! Be happy!" at this point. :)

Friday, November 4


Depressed, originally uploaded by G2clicks.

Chinatown & Tiong Bahru have the highest number of senior citizens in Singapore.

This man, probably addicted to his inhaler, was sitting behind a Buddhist temple with a small bag of food and a big baggage of depression and memories I assume. He kept switching his inhaler from left to right every few minutes and nothing got him excited. He kept staring away every few minutes watching the world go by and then switched back to his memories and think back to the good old days of his youth I assume (again).

Do you ever wonder how your life will be when you are 65 - 70 years old? I do sometimes and it looks depressing. I think I would rather die young at my prime instead of fading away slowly one day at a time, one year at a time.


Multi-tasking, originally uploaded by G2clicks.

A photographer from the rival camp (Pentax) was taking a photo of the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in Chinatown but couldn't resist a cigarette. I saw her take a few photos without the cigarette but then she lit this one up, took a photo or two, looked at the photos, and went back to chatting with her friends.

There is something about these artists who smoke cigarettes. They feel a lot more comfortable once they puff in a little smoke. I know a few who play their guitars and love their cigarettes and somehow once they start smoking they just get into their art and forget about the world.

This girl looked like someone from that camp.

Smoking is injurious to health. Please make your choices carefully.

Thursday, November 3


Stress, originally uploaded by G2clicks.

Running your own business comes with a lot of stress. Especially, small business, where you rely on daily sales to put food on your table.

I captured this in Chinatown market where this couple was in the middle of a very serious discussion. The man was doing some work on the crystal snow man, Christmas tree and some other gift articles. He was probably preparing for the festive season that will bring a lot of tourists to Singapore and, hopefully, to his store.

The lady, smoking a cigarette, looks like the dominant of the two and was not doing any of the artsy work that made the man sweat on this hot Saturday afternoon.