Monday, February 21

Atlas Moth / Snake Head Moth

Atlas Moth / Snake Head Moth, originally uploaded by G2clicks.

At Ubin, an island off the coast of Singapore, I saw this giant Atlas Moth.

It is also called the 'snake head' moth because the top edge of both wings look like a snake's head and I thought there are 2 snakes when I first glanced upon this beauty.

FYI, moths are different than butterflies and Wikipeidia tells me that someone who engages in active moth watching is called a mother (sometimes spelled at moth-er to avoid confusion).

You should read the Wikipedia entry for this moth ( and moths in general for interesting facts(

Atlas moth surely is the mother of all moths and I mean mother in the way you know mother not the one I described above. :-)

Uploaded by G2clicks on 21 Feb 11, 12.22AM MYT.

Boat & the sun's tail

Boat & the sun's tail, originally uploaded by G2clicks.

I tried capturing the passing ferry boat in the sun's tail that you see up here but I couldn't and ended up with this.

I still quite like the lonely, peaceful feel that this photo brings. It makes me want to look at it but not really sit and look at it if you know what I mean.

Uploaded by G2clicks on 21 Feb 11, 12.00AM MYT.

Sunday, February 20

Sunset from Ubin

Sunset from Ubin, originally uploaded by G2clicks.

Everytime I go to Pulau Ubin, I take my time and leave after sunset. Yesterday, when I went, we left earlier and that meant I caught this and a few other photos of the sunset.

I live on the east side of the country so don't get to see the sunset so much. Being out there in the middle of the sea at sunset was the nicest part of the weekend.

Uploaded by G2clicks on 20 Feb 11, 11.44PM MYT.

Thursday, February 17

Politically Incorrect

Politically Incorrect, originally uploaded by G2clicks.

I love it how everything is going social. I love it how everyone wants to embrace social media. I love it that social media is becoming a part of our daily lives.

I love it even more when politicians try doing this new age stuff and get it wrong.

See what I found in the monthly neighbourhood magazine for Geylang Sarai. It says "please visit our facebook at (an email address)".

PS: I am not for or against this politician. I am not even sure who she is and what work she has done and if she is a nice person or not. I am sharing this purely to show a goof up in this magazine I was reading earlier today.

Uploaded by G2clicks on 17 Feb 11, 12.35AM MYT.

Tuesday, February 15


Peace, originally uploaded by G2clicks.

It was a beautiful Sunday morning at the Gurudwara. I arrived way too early because I read the timing on the wedding invite wrong.

For some reason, any place of worship, irrespective of whether it is of your religion or not, has the ability to put the mind at ease. I was out till late the night before and hardly got any sleep before getting here but my mind was totally at ease.

The 'random' mode on my phone decided to play 'Ik Omkar" to play right now which reminded me that I still haven't uploaded this photo.

This is one of my favorite photos clicked by me.

Uploaded by G2clicks on 15 Feb 11, 12.20AM MYT.

"What are you looking at?"

"What are you looking at?", originally uploaded by G2clicks.

You know how toddlers love water and getting wet. There is a nice water fountain inside Bugis Junction, a shopping mall in Singapore.

Kids love this place so much that these days I have seen parents come prepared with extra clothes, towel, new set of diapers, etc. Families spend hours on weekend at this place watching their kids splash water around.

I clicked this photo on Saturday when I was on my way to a nearby temple and had my camera handy. I love how the kid made eye contact at the perfect moment.

Monday, February 14

"Mom. It is no fun playing if you don't shout at me"

Kids like doing things that their parents' tell them not to do. I saw an instance of this at Istana Park on Singapore's National Day last year.

This kid did not want to let go of this toy crocodile till his mom decided to do the "pretending to leave" trick. Ask any 10 year old toddler and he will tell you how his mom is the best at doing that.

I was a very obedient kid growing up. Right, Mom? ;-)

Uploaded by G2clicks on 14 Feb 11, 11.46PM MYT

Bollypore = Bollywood + Singapore

People love Bollywood all over the world and Singapore is no exception. I think I clicked this photo of Aishvarya Rai's photo in an underpass leading to Istana Park (Singapore's President's palace).

Marina Bay Sans recently made good money by selling tickets to live streaming of IIFA awards that one could watch from the Marina Bay lobby. Now that's what I call good business.

Uploaded by G2clicks on 14 Feb 11, 11.31PM MYT.

I was that cat today

I was that cat today, originally uploaded by G2clicks.

Today started with a bad headache resulting in me getting extra sleep, working from my bed, and watching weekday TV (which is massively boring btw).

This photo fully reflects exactly how I felt all day and I am even more sleepy after eating good mini pizzas for dinner.

Happy Valentine's day to all of you who are celebrating.

Sunday, February 6

Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year, originally uploaded by G2clicks.

Per the lunar calendar, the year of the bunny is here. We had a good 5 day long weekend because the company gave an extra holiday on top of the holiday which fell on Thu & Fri. This plant is kept outside offices, hotels, apartments, homes, etc during this holiday where mandarin oranges are also given away to loved ones.

The sad part about being in Singapore is that there is no long holiday that people get. Compare that to Japan & Korea which have a 10 day golden week holiday. China had a nice 9 day break for this lunar new year.

In this stressful life in Singapore, we need more holidays, don't we?

Thursday, February 3

Rojak Food

Rojak Food, originally uploaded by G2clicks.

In over 2 years in Singapore, I can't believe I never gave Indian Rojak food a try.

It looks awesome and tastes fantastic too. The stuff you see in this photo is all meat which I don't eat. There was a lot of vegetarian deep fried food to choose from. It is served with a sweet and spicy chili sauce.

Give it a go when you see something like this in Singapore / Malaysia / Indonesia the next time you head out for a snack.

The Good Lion

The Good Lion, originally uploaded by G2clicks.

liked this photo of the merlion that I clicked today because I keep reading so much on photography websites about filling the frame and the rule of thirds.

For once, I feel all that reading was useful and I accomplished all of that in this photo.

Gong Xi Fa Cai to everyone celebrating lunar new year.