Tuesday, July 08, 2008

A New Do

Got bored of having long medium brown hair all the time so I got it dyed dark and cut short (relatively.) Not bad I think!

Monday, July 07, 2008

A New Obsession

It's not really a new obsession for me to love puppets, but it is new for me to be making puppets as I've just started to do. I got a few patterns from a website called www.puppetproject.com and here is the result of my first attempt. His name is Fred Fundleton and he is an accountant. He has many allergies which is why you will see him sneezing with the cat in the background. I'm going to try to get his pictures posted on the project puppet website!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

More Wedding Pics!

More pictures from the wedding. Pics by F8 Studio Photography, Huy Nguyen


Tuesday, April 08, 2008

The Wedding!

Whoever said it is sad when the wedding is over obviously had a wedding planner. I'm so glad it's over and I find myself with free time that used to be spent planing. Still, I had a great time at the wedding. It was small and relaxed as we wanted. Kuang's friend and fellow photographer from Singapore came for a workshop and stopped by the wedding too. The following pictures are by him, Eadwine Lay of Plush Photography.

More to come later!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Singapore Weddings: Traditional & Non-Traditional

Well, we've been to two wedding dinners in the last two days. One was about as traditional as they come, the other about as non-traditional as they come. So, what, you might ask, is traditional in Singapore? Well, to answer that I will describe the dinner we went to last night. First of all there were 75 tables each holding 10 people. For those of us who can handle simple math that equals a whole lot! We asked the groom how many of them he knew he replied less than half. Yikes. It is typical at Chinese weddings to invite hordes or people your parents vaguely know. It's a way of showing how wealthy you are and makes you look good. More must haves for the traditional Chinese wedding dinner: dry ice entrance, sharks fin soup, friends and relatives performing musical numbers, loud and long "yum sengs" (basically saying cheers), a styrofoam or plastic cake and a grand entrance of the first dish on flaming platters. Basically the more unusual, bizarre, exotic and cruel the food, the better. The highlight of the night? Snowfrog ovary soup. Yum. Tonight's wedding, however, was almost the opposite. Less than 40 close friends and relatives at a nice hotel villa, homemade cupcakes, buffet dinner of Asian and Western food and heartfelt words from the bride and groom. What, you may ask, is the same about both types? Love, my friends. It may be outright or hidden under layers of propriety, but it's there. Mazel tov to all!

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Europe: Part 4- London

I really enjoyed London although it was really, really expensive. Here are some of my favorite pictures from the final leg of our trip.

The best thing about London for me was listening to the boys choir sing at St. Paul's Cathedral. It was amazing!

Europe: Part 3- The Netherlands

I've finally gotten around to posting the rest of our European trip pictures! Here is a picture from Dokkum where we stayed when we visited my ancestral village of Anjum. The town of Anjum is so small that our bus went right through it before we realized it. We stopped at the seaside instead and walked back to Anjum. Here are picture from Anjum including the town center with the windmill that was built around the time my great grandfather was born and a grave in the town cemetary with a family name on it.

Here is a picture of Amsterdam.

Monday, November 12, 2007

First Dress Fitting

The nice thing about being engaged to a wedding photographer is that I have someone built-in to take my dress fitting photos. Here are the pics from my first fitting. The dress is too big right now but it' starting to take shape. I decided to tie a green ribbon around the waist to help define my waist and add a bit of color as well. Stay tuned for more pics.