An award however small or big just boosts up the spirits and is very encouraging. It’s a recognition that everyone desires for his or her work. Last week Yulia (http://insearchofperfect.wordpress.com) nominated my blog for the Versatile Blogger Award. It’s my first blogger award and I feel humbled and honored. Thanks for all the appreciation and kind words Yulia! 🙂
According to the rules, I have to nominate 15 blogs that I like. This is a great way of sharing and getting to know other bloggers. There are so many great blogs out there and to choose 15 among them is difficult, but here’s the list of my favorites, in no particular order.
http://tokyobling.wordpress.com/ – Lovely images of Japan.
http://elenaarvasi.com/ – Beautiful Photographs and very unique compositions.
http://reflectionsofchina.wordpress.com/ – Mark, documenting China through his blog.
http://polomski.art.pl/posts/ – Beautiful landscapes by Jakub.
http://blog.jusmedic.com/ – Travel photography.
http://conibaba.wordpress.com/ – Love Coni’s compositions in photography.
http://triciaannemitchell.com/blog/ – Tricia’s travel stories and photographs.
http://abrahampacana.wordpress.com/ – Brilliant panoramic shots by Abe Pacana.
http://travel8ee.wordpress.com/ – Karen’s blog about travel, photography, food, coffee & adventure.
http://wanderinground.wordpress.com/ – John’s travelogue.
http://jonsanwell.wordpress.com/ – Beautiful photography from South East Asia.
http://wernerpriller.wordpress.com/ – Werner Priller’s amazing long exposure shots of stars.
http://sarahtakespictures.com/ – Wonderful detailing in Sarah’s pictures.
http://rangdecor.blogspot.com/ – Interior design ideas from India, by Archana.
http://anindiansummer-design.blogspot.com/ – Love the Indian fabrics and styling on this blog.
Now, some things about me…
I love to travel, take pictures and experience anything new.
I love color and impressionist art; Van Gogh & Claude Monet are my favorites.
I like handicrafts and all things hand-made.
I love dogs and had one for twelve years. I still dream about him!
My friends are like my family.
I can eat Thai food, Indian street food and drink masala chai (Indian spice tea) anytime!
And, I believe in love. 🙂
Since I am introducing myself in this post, it’s a good opportunity for me to show you where I live – Singapore. Founded by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, the Republic of Singapore is an island country, consisting of 63 islands situated just 137 kilometers north of the equator. The name Singapore is derived from the Malay word Singapura, which means the Lion city.
I moved here four years ago and found myself trapped in the beginning. It was too small and had no seasons! With CCTV cameras around every corner, sometimes I used to wonder if it’s a set from the Jim Carrey movie – The Truman Show! It took me a while to get used to the ‘Singlish’, but since then I have come to enjoy the comfort, connectivity and greenery of this urban city and I love living here now. In spite of all the high-rise buildings here, more than half of Singapore is green. It’s a vibrant & kid-friendly place, and great for travelers, with its proximity to all the interesting places in South East Asia. It’s a very diverse country considering its little size, with English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil as the four national languages. Dining, shopping and night life are some of the highlights, other than parks, activities and surrounding islands. The Great Singapore Sale and the variety of cuisines attract a lot of visitors to this tiny island every year.
Most of you would have probably seen travel shots of the famous landmarks of Singapore. So here are some pictures of the country from my perspective, living here. Hope you enjoy the images and get a glimpse of my life in Singapore.
My entry to the theme Foreign