Zann Kwan: Falling in Love

Falling In Love

Fall has come and gone in New York. It’s my favorite season, among my other favorites like summer, spring and fall. I love how it brings out the melodramatic side of me.

Orange, red, browns and… more

The Luxury of Cake and Tea

The Luxury of Cake and Tea

The Luxury of Cake and Tea
Cake and tea. Such simple things but luxuries that few can afford if you have it with the company of best friends. I’m one of the lucky few blessed with… more

Synchronized Flying

Synchronized Flying

Synchronized Flying in New York City Sky
Simple pleasure: Watching pigeons fly in the sky. Another good reason to look up! 

A piece of Long Island City’s sky on a crisp Sunday morning in Fall.

Picture taken three… more

Wholesome Six!

Wholesome Six!

Eating With Family
There is something magical when people gather around a dining table to enjoy a meal together.

Perhaps it’s the ambience, perhaps it’s the food or just simply the positive aura we exude when we… more

Positive Energy

Positive Energy

Walking Along Raffles Hotel
Met up with Karen for a wonderful afternoon in Raffles City. It’s impossible to meet her for an hour. A two hour meet up is already a rush.

I went on to buy… more

Chinese Babies

Chinese Babies

Forced Abortions
I was chatting with my foot reflexotogy therapist in China when she related to me about forced abortions in China.I have read about forced abortions but have not actually spoken anyone who has witnessed it.

She… more

Juxtaposition

Juxtaposition

New and old.
Fast and slow.
Steel and stone.
Seconds and decades.

Juxtaposition of sights in China.

Picture taken on my iPhone on my way to Xiamen via the high speed train from Putian-Han Jiang Station. We were sent off… more

Massacre

Massacre

A lot people asked me if I miss eating meat after so many years of being a vegetarian. No, thank you very much for your concern, I do not miss eating meat, fish, eggs or… more

I Love Summer

I Love Summer

“I love Summer.
I miss lying under the sun and rubbing my toes on the grass.
The beauty of Summer is the realization that Winter does not last.
Not when switching on the aircon is a must.
Now that… more

Scattered

Scattered

In a rare lunch date with Shirley, one of my closest friends. Starting from ten years ago, several of my closest friends have left Singapore for the States, UK, Australia and France. I myself have… more

MBS-ing

MBS-ing

31 cranes. Thats how many cranes I counted in front of me. The amount of construction in Singapore never fails to amaze me. I remembered counting more than 50 cranes on the Marina Bay Sands… more

Anticipation

Anticipation

Several huge jars were placed on the ground. A hole was cracked in all their bases to avoid accumulation of water.

I peeked into one of them and saw a tiny plant growing. Three more… more

A Walk A Week

A Walk A Week

I have been looking forward to our weekly Saturday walks! Today, we went to Hort Park along Alexandra Road. There were some pretty spots though the environment was definitely more man-made than those in our… more

I Am Finally Done

I Am Finally Done

After one huge plate of ‘Ipoh Hor Fun’, half of an organic vegetables pancake, one ‘prata’ with curry, a glass of homemade lemon tea and a ‘yummy soy’ bean curd for dessert….I’m finally done for… more

Kampong Singapore

Kampong Singapore

It was fighting with mozzies when I turned to my left and was greeted by this beautiful view. Not an everyday view in Singapore. It actually looks like a picture on the stamp or the… more

The Empty R Train

The Empty R Train

The Singapore Media has been flooded with pictures of trains and stations jam pack with commuters following the recent breakdown. Enough of that. Thought of contrasting that with a picture of NYC subway: A abnormally… more

Bird, Bridge, Brooklyn

Bird, Bridge, Brooklyn

I miss New York. I still remember it was my first two days back in Singapore and for a moment, I mistook falling leaves as snow when I was on a bus on my way… more

Insurance

Insurance

I was walking around in Bugis with Jamie and Sean when we came across this interesting sight. We were outside Sri Krishnan Indian Temple which is right next to the Chinese Kwan Im Temple at… more

Sparkle

Sparkle

Uncle was smiling at me as I strapped my camera on my neck. He was so happy to see us. Simply overjoyed. We were at Telok Ayer Seniors Activity Centre, in Singapore’s Chinatown, distributing ‘care… more

The Beauty of Looking Up

The Beauty of Looking Up

I love guided walks when I was in New York, even though I was always one of the rare few residents among the tourist crowd. Somehow, I always learned something new and that was what… more

Last Moments

Last Moments

Freddy was gasping for air when we found him at Little Guilin. He was floating slated on one side. We were here for our regular Saturday morning works. Dad actually tried to help by squeezing… more

When It All Came Down

When It All Came Down

Me and my iPhone on bus 100 from Bugis to Vivocity. The down pour was so heavy that I could not stand straight with my tiny umbrella. Not the best time to walk along beach… more

Good Friday Tea

Good Friday Tea

Wonderful company over organic jasmine tea. Kui, Luan, Shasta and me with our tea cups in wonderland. Welcome back Kui and congratulations Rowlee! Cheers & sip!

Black Coffee

Black Coffee

Buying coffee from Coffee Uncle at Tiong Bahru Market. He has been selling coffee for more than 50 years in the same market. He recalled, “Last time, Lee Hsien Loong (Singapore’s current prime minister) and… more

@China Club

@China Club

Met up with Carol and Sim separately at the China Club. Had a great time catching up, it’s been such a long time! Great to see that both are doing very well and in the… more

Saro's Dal Soup!

Saro’s Dal Soup!

Saro made us her amazing Dal soup again! We mixed it up with red rice and gobbled it up in two minutes flat. Thanks Saro, we will miss your Dal soup (and you), but again,… more

Time freezes at Tiong Bahru Estate

Time freezes at Tiong Bahru Estate

Another ‘walk-by’ shot on my iPhone. There is something special about this place. We are very lucky that this place has not changed much for the past 60 years.

Peeping Through

Peeping Through

Winter 2009 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Just steps away from the house, I notice this little thing peeping through the icy snow. Hang on there buddy! Spring will come in no time.

 

Stairs at Tiong Bahru Estate

Stairs at Tiong Bahru Estate

Introducing Tiong Bahru Estate to Sam and Karen. Palm trees lined walk ways and circular staircases. A blast from the past and a peek into the future.

Waiting

Waiting

Looking up while waiting for Winkie. She is passing me her collection of design magazines. Next stop: Soy ice-cream.

Twisted

Twisted

Another interesting light feature. Twisted like a piece of art installation from the ceiling.

Night Strolling

Night Strolling

Using iPhone to capture the Singapore night scene. We were just done with dinner and strolling our way to Marina Bay Sands. Thinking of buying a new camera, as I always seem to catapult between… more

Ideas Popping

Ideas Popping

At Marina Bay Sands, looking up above me. Interesting light feature containing little bubbles of ideas.

Marina Bay Sands

Marina Bay Sands

After Din Tai Fung with family.

Cool Black

Cool Black

At the parking lot at Link Mall, Singapore.

Open House

Open House

Cleaning up for the umpteen times for the Open House.

Selling the house is indeed hard to do.

Go to http://tiongbahruvillage.com/jalanmembina/

Library-ing

Library-ing

At the National Library of Singapore with Karen and Mukul.

Talking to Yourself

Talking to Yourself

Chilly morning. Dec 2009, Battery Park in New York City. I love this park!

On our usual morning walks, we spotted a pigeon busy talking to him/herself.

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Lazy Sunday

Lazy Sunday

On the way to Tiong Bahru Market to buy ginger flowers before the open house.

On the left hand side is the construction of Tiong Bahru View. We are surprised by how fast the construction goes,… more

Where is My Almond Beancurd?

Where is My Almond Beancurd?

On our way to grab our almond bean curd at Tiong Bahru Market.

Just before the rain. Humid but bearable.

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Folded

Folded

Florence, Italy.

Fall 2011.

Walking to the parking lot along the Arno river after dinner with Jamie, Sean and Peter, drenching in the view of Ponte Vecchio.

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Pondering

Pondering

Fall 2011 in Florence, Italy. Man pondering alone.

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Hopeful Storm

Hopeful Storm

Storm clearing up to limelight. Dec 7th, 2010. Early morning in office with iPhone.

Stormy Hope

Stormy Hope

Took the picture using my iPhone 3s from my office desk in 2011. Mimicking a Turner’s Oil Painting. Stormy Hope/ Hopeful Storm.

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