Monthly Archives: June 2014

living and baking

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"Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a 
creative art." - Ansel Adams

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I recently did a collaboration with Kuoloon Chong from kompactfaen. I’ve always been an admirer of his work. He has a great eye for detail, prop arrangement and composition, which translates into beautiful pictures. His specialisation lies in people and landscape photography, or even photos for creative purposes. He’s currently looking to expand his image content to include weddings. With him, you can be sure to receive professional and timely service.

Before the shoot, we met up once to discuss our collaboration over coffee. With a pen and paper, we scribbled down ideas as they came to mind. After conceptualizing the shoot, all that was left was its execution.

This was a collaborative process. Between us, we each contributed an element that made the shoot click. I conceptualized and styled the shoot, while he executed it. See credits below. For more outtakes, view here. I really liked how the photos turned out. It was better than I had envisioned it to be. Thank you, kompactfaen!

More about kompactfaen:
Photographer based in Singapore. View his portfolio for more of his amazing works. If you would like to engage his services, you can drop him an e-mail at askmehere@kompactfaen.com.

 

 

Photography: kompactfaen   Wardrobe styling: Myself   Prop styling: Myself   Model: Myself   Hair and Makeup: J. Ma   Location: Where I stay.

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DSC_0498 copyA few weeks back, I was contacted by Katheryn, founder of TinyTiles, to write a review on her ceramic magnet tiles.  I’m glad to be able to support local businesses and print my Instagram pictures at the same time! Read on to find out what are some of the perks that you can get as my reader!

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pumpkin-spiced pull apart bread

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I’ve always loved baking cinnamon rolls, but I have recently begun making pull-apart bread for a change. You can also convert your favourite cinnamon roll recipe into a loaf of pull apart bread by assembling it differently. I will try to illustrate the steps in my post.

Although bread is relatively more time-consuming to make, this is worth the wait. Patience, my dear, is key. Each piece is soft and gooey, just like the best part of a cinnamon roll – the center section. I love the addition of pumpkin as it adds a natural sweetness, and not to forget, it has its superfood properties.  Continue reading

cooking with sunkist

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Last weekend, I spent my Saturday afternoon making orange-inspired dishes and learning creative ways of incorporating this Vitamin C-rich fruit into my meals as part of the Sunkist Brand Moments Blogger Event.

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It was a very fun and engaging hands-on cooking workshop. We made sangria, a baked salmon with orange salsa, and ended the session with a cook (or rather, bake) off challenge! And yes, we used Sunkist Oranges in all of them. I never knew that there were four kinds of Sunkist oranges – Cara Cara, Navel, Moro Blood, and Valencia Oranges. They vary in taste, appearance, and nutritional value. However, we only used Cara Cara and Valencia in our cooking session. I can’t wait to experiment with more! Continue reading