Sunday, October 07, 2007

The light at the top of the canopy

The light at the top of the canopy, originally uploaded by Wahj.

Hard to believe this is Chinatown: this was behind a block of HDB flats, near the car park and the garbage collection area. If you looked down you'd see the concrete: but if you look up, you see this.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Feeding time

What do you do when it's a been a lousy week at work? You go out and buy a carnivorous plant for your little high-rise garden, that's what. When we first moved into this house, I had a pitcher plant that did quite well, but it died when we got our first cat. It's been 5 years since my last attempt at carnivorous plants, but I now have a Venus Fly Trap. I also bought a nice flowering pot, but I must confess that was merely an adjunct to the Fly Trap - reasoning that the flowers would attract insects, some of which would surely feed my new pet.

Speaking of feeding pets, we bought a new brand of cat food called Serengeti, which claims to be protein-rich and minimal on grains, thus emulating a wild cat's natural diet. They're serious about it: take a look at their feeding instructions at the back, which lists recommended daily intakes from kittens to lions (although it is a bit pointless to list the 2.4kg per day recommendation for lions on a 2kg pack of food). I wonder if Mac feels a little more lion-like after his meal.

Lion doorknocker

lion doorknocker, originally uploaded by Wahj.

Back door, facing the alley, where no one would ever see it.

Thursday, October 04, 2007


Bush 2, originally uploaded by Wahj.

From our recent jaunt in Chinatown (perhaps I should call it a photowalk? - a term someone introduced to me recently, though it strikes me as being a bit excessive to come up with a separate name for what is basically "walking and taking photos")

This would be a weed of some sort, growing out of the drain - but an awfully impressive one, to have grown so large. Perhaps indicative of the lack of grasscutters in this area?

Monday, October 01, 2007

Red roses, red shoes

red roses red shoes, originally uploaded by Wahj.

Remember those roses I mentioned earlier? Well, this is what they were used for. The play was called 'Ophelia', by my wife's colleague Nick, and it was pretty intense drama.

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It's hard to describe how luminous the roses were on stage during the performance, when they were lit up. It was an incredibly compelling image. The photo above shows two of the performers, Max and Grace, during the rehearsals. It was a shame I couldn't photograph the actual performance - we doubled the number of roses, and it was an even more striking image.