New Zealand 2018 : Cromwell, Dunedin

Day 5 of the NZ trip, we left Wanaka to Dunedin, and as it was a Black Friday weekend we heard of sales available over the radio. I found it difficult to miss the offer of New Zealand All Blacks (Rugby) Jersey. The ride was long and there was no reason to miss the many…

New Zealand 2018 : Arrowtown & Wanaka

Day 4: we left the big city for the rest of South NZ, our first stop was to pick some grocery from the supermarket, which was not necessary as there are grocery stalls all throughout the country. Our first stop was to Dudley's Cottage in Arrowtown, old gold mining town, where the children can try…

New Zealand 2018 : Milford Sound

Having just landed the day before, after about 10 hours of flight, I took up a tour package for the trip to Milford Sound (a protected anchorage or straits) to adjust myself out of the jet-lags or travel fatigue. This had proven to be a great choice and I was able to snap some scenery…

New Zealand 2018 : Queenstown

Year-end ushers in the 6 weeks holidays for the children. Many parents will plan for a longer holiday for the entire family and challenging themselves to go further and longer than what they have done the previous year. I am surely feeling the pressure, with the body aching to go on roads less travelled and…

Secret Arsenal : Olympus TG-1

At the recent trip to New Zealand, as in other trips before this, I was restricted in bringing excessive photography gears for documenting the moments. We (suffering the same fate) have to pack our children's and spouse baggages and be constrained by the remaining space available or the weight we can manage. Five years back,…

Christchurch Cathedral

It was over 3 weeks since my last article, as I took opportunity of my children's school break for a trip to New Zealand.  I am now loaded with images of beautiful New Zealand. My first article, on return, will however, be on the Christchurch Cathedral, the icon to the city, if not for New…

Occult Dance of the Cicadas

Night falls and four armed men made their journey into the dark forest. The evening rain had muddied the soil but they sneaked through the undergrowth quietly, maintaining their stealth with the intend to witness the occultic dance of the cicadas. The dance are only carried out in the  dark as the maidens moult from…

Singapore Zoo ~ Part 2

Continuing from the earlier article, I will be sharing a lot of the reptiles in this round. Singapore Zoo is famous for the number of primates it housed and not the cold-blooded, so this article is surely not a good representation of what the zoo can offer. I have also missed the white tiger and…

Raising Cathy: Hawk Moth

It was the start of the autumn rainy season that you were borned on the tiny Periwinkle in my patio. For the first few days that I saw you, you braved that fierce tropical storms, those late September downpours that lasted days. On the third day, I was so happy to still see you wriggle…

Singapore Zoo ~ Part 1

Before the theme parks hit Singapore we have our own Singapore Zoo. As I made my recent trip over, to relive childhood (haaa.. kidding, was there often), I was thrilled by the sight of new developments. In the area, the Singapore Zoo, Water Safari and the Night Safari will be joined by a Bird Park…