Sunday, July 27, 2014

Geylang Market

Yesterday saw me breaking my Ramly Burger virginity. No, I have not had one and yes, it was delicious. I met up with Kai and we ventured into dangerous territory. I am not a fan of crowds but the Geylang Market is a unique experience. Of course with Kai, it meant we were going on a food adventure. And when Kai promises a food adventure, he sure delivers. We queued for takopachi balls, mama coconut and Ramly Burger. I was a little sore that I forgot to take a picture of mama coconut as we were queuing for 30 minutes. Anywho, Eid Mubarak everyone! 6 more days till lift off!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

I'm moving to Stockholm!

So this is old news but, I am moving to Stockholm!!

From my last post, I was waiting for my residence permit card to be issued. A month after sending it for processing, I finally received it! And then it was time to wait before I flew off in October. Of course in the mean time, I was searching around for jobs on The Local and LinkedIn. 4 months of endless applications and constant rejections. However, that does not warrant anyone to give up. After searching and searching, I found two companies that were keen on interviewing me as they saw in me endurance. One of the companies however needed someone to start during the first week of August but had secured an interview with me in the Fall, hoping for a potential hire with me in January 2015. Good news right? But things got even better. The second company said I was not a perfect fit for the position that they were hiring but he redirected me to another position that had not been circulated in job portals. After two grueling rounds of skype interviews, a logical and verbal reasoning test and a written assignment, my efforts were rewarded and I got offered the job! 

So now I am moving to Stockholm in August and I am hella excited about it! When I was a student in Uppsala, I loved going to Stockholm to shop! I have never lived there but I promised myself that I would move there eventually. Fast forward 5 years later and here I am about to embark on the promise I made myself then. Here are some photos I took when I was in Stockholm that remind me why I love it. Tis such a beautiful city. 

 Walking by the river with Alison, 2009.
 Fika with Alison and Nick, 2009
 Charlie, 2009
Stockholm, 2009
Julius, one of my closest friends. He's been amazing! He's helping me check out apartments and I am so glad to have him there in Stockholm :)
 Janice's first time to Stockholm and obviously loving it, 2013
 Helena, also a really close friend. She's been there for me whenever I was stressing about finding a job. She always gave me encouragement and I love her for that!
And then there's this silly fella who has been my constant throughout all this change. He who never doubted me a single minute and showered me with utmost love and affection. I love you <3

So off I go in 3 weeks to venture into (un)familiar territory! 

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Mindshare Minahs

I think it has been almost a year since I last my dearest Widad and Raudha after all of us had moved on from Mindshare. As always, Widad was her usual self and tickled me pink with laughter. For the most part of the night we spent rapping and singing old hip hop songs while everyone else was staring at us. It was a good night with good food and good company. Instead of the usual pictures, I decided to let you have a sneak peek into how we spent our night in 1 minute. 

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Terry Richardson Inspired

So my Friday night was spent with my two best friends doing a photo shoot. This was no ordinary photo shoot though. We decided on recreating some of Terry Richardson's  photos and had a bunch of fun doing them. I turned my room into a makeshift studio and the fun began. Be warned, these photos are NOT for the faint hearted.

Models: Cheryl and Foxy
Photographer: Well, me. 

Monday, June 9, 2014

Canon AE-1 - The first roll

I love cameras. Digital or Film. Holga or Diana. Polaroid or Instax. I love them all. So last christmas, my boyfriend and his family decided to let me indulge in film photography by buying me a Canon AE-1. I was beyond ecstatic and eager to use it. The first roll I used was loaded in wrongly so nothing came out of it. It was so exciting to use this camera as I didn't know how the pictures would turn out. Some of them turned out WAY too dark but hey, learn from your mistakes right? I didn't know what shutter speed I should use or what the ISO should be like. I mean, for my DSLR, I adjust it and take a couple of time to get the setting right. Anyway, here are the more presentable pictures that came out from the roll of film. My favourite picture? The one of the red swing I walk past everyday. Anyway, if you use a film camera, feel free to give me some pointers!

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