Wednesday, July 30, 2008

i'm running!

one more month to my first run. yeah yeah i know it's all a marketing gimmick but the fun's in running with your loved ones and friends, so why not?

see you there!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

in humility.

I come to You

Not in my own strength

But in weakness

I embrace the One who's so strong

- I Come to You, Bob Fitts

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

disappointment breeds anger, anger breeds irrationality, irrationality breeds trouble, trouble makes the devil happy.

are you making his day today?

Monday, July 21, 2008

i'd fly back to amsterdam just for you.

this is officially the best burger joint in a long time, and i'm glad mike and i set out to look for it when we were in amsterdam! burger meester (translation: burger master) is conveniently situated at the end of albert cuyp market, a small space with a very casual atmosphere. we went for the mini trio sampler so that we could try a wider variety, and everything was lipsmacking delicious!

found it!

the mini trio consisted of the meester biefburger (beef burger with grilled veg and tarragon mayo), spaanse lamburger (lamb burger with chorizo and jalepanos) and visburger (fish burger with grilled asparagus and lemon mayo). after 4.5 months in holland and constant grocery shopping, 90% of my dutch vocabulary consists of nothing but food names. =D

the band of burger brothers

my favourite was the beef burger. the beef was well seasoned and grilled until it was tender, with a slice of perfectly grilled eggplant on it and the magical tarragon mayonaise. a bite and i went straight to heaven.
mike's favourite was the lamb burger. superbly seasoned as well, with no funky smell that lamb usually has if not seasoned properly. the fish burger was good too but it kind of got overshadowed by its fellow meat buddies.

salade mozza

we also ordered a grilled vegetables salad and everything was grilled to perfection. loved the combination of the buffalo mozzerella with the greens! at around 7 euros for a huge burger of this quality, it definitely wasn't expensive at all. we loved it so much that we returned on the last day to takeaway a huge burger each for our dinner at the airport. i love holland! i love burger meester!

burger meester
albert cuypstraat 48
1072 cv amsterdam

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

last weekend was spent at east coast park, with mike's first ever triathlon! he did a half-tri, consisting of a 750m swim, 20km bike ride and 5km run. he trained real hard for this day, and i'm proud to say that he did really well for his first try! of course, i was present as his full time supporter, team manager and photographer. =)

mike's energy kit

a must have for in between race legs

pre-race butterflies in a macho way


mr. 1911

swim. bike. run!

tried to buy 4d, didn't win.

my no. 1 champion!

more photos here.

Monday, July 14, 2008

The greatest artist with the sky as His canvas.

a normal day with a sunset unlike any other. i love the sunsets from my home, and this one was too spectacular not to share with you. =)

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

what if...

i think if i'd waited a little longer, or maybe tried a little harder, i'd have been able to be a photography assistant this summer instead of commiting to my current part-time.

oh welllllll...

Friday, July 4, 2008

mish mash.

it's been a physical (damn the weather) and emotional rollercoaster ride since i touched down more than 2 weeks ago. so many things remained the same, yet much has changed. i need some time to get my act back together, and to get back into the mood for photography and blogging about stuff i used to love.

in the meantime, if you haven't known by now, i'm really excited that death cab for cutie is coming for a one night rendezvous in singapore. all the tickets have been snapped up the first day the box office opened! i really hope their live performance won't disappoint, since this is probably the only concert i REALLY have been hoping will materialise since x years ago!

the very first death cab song i heard, which got me hooked ever since