Sunday, March 30, 2008

From Lhasa to Beijing

"this was taken on the flight from Lhasa to Beijing, in June 2007, when jh and I went to Tibet. Our trip had several breathtaking moments, some literally, because idiots like us like to do jumping shots 5000m above sea level. But this was one of those moments, like when you turn into an alley and suddenly it's a different world. I think we were passing over the Himalayan mountain range, so maybe one of those mountains is Everest. [I was skeptical about this when I checked the map, but my smartass boyfriend tells me planes don't travel in straight lines so it IS possible.]"

(xh, the one i never knew would do jumping shots 5000m about sea level)

(and i'm sorry for the slowdown in updates, was caught in the thesis-web. but i have kissed my shining thesis goodbye, at least for now.)

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


the bearded david sent me this picture, but Captain America is keeping him very busy at the moment. go david, you're getting there!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Vancouver, Canada

"an exile, in Canada"

(sulynn, who is also known as moolyn)

Singapore, the Dispersed Clouds

"the sky from my window, somewhere in the east."

(po, the optimistic one)

From Inside a Capsule on the Singapore Flyer, Singapore, 23 March 2008

"this is where im proud to call it my home.there's a connection between us"

(khairunnisa osman, she who flies)

Monday, March 24, 2008

Hall, Singapore, Night

after a day of running around like a headless chicken, gaping in astonishment at the sudden downpour, stranded with five copies of my thesis screaming to be bound, returning to my room only after the sun has set - i was ready to surrender to the forces above which all seemed to work entirely against me today.

and then oscar said, "hey, look."

so what if we're both swamped, epiphanies are, after all, still waiting to be discovered.

(s, theviewoutsideyourwindow)

Hong Kong, Train

"a quick snap from inside the mtr, to remember the places i've been to."

(yj, who is soon to be on tv, i'm excited)

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Newcastle, UK, Spring 2008, with a question mark

the view from erik's window, its snowing again, in March, in Spring.

i asked, when is spring coming?

he said, next year.

(erik, the big friendly giant)

Taipei, Taiwan, the "window" from the hill

"I didn't have to spend a penny to get myself atop tall buildings to catch this. I'm really glad there are hills in this city where you can climb 24-7, FOC! 101 is the tallest building in Taipei City, and it lights up 7 colours of the rainbow, one colour each day, in order. Make a guess, which day this was :)"

(moo, the one who climbs the hills)

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

"the view outside my apartment, on a business trip."

(chinbin, the cool hall senior who has graduated)

Newcastle, UK, Central Station, Spring 2007

late afternoon, the view from my train window, the beginning of a six hour train ride to Southampton, where oscar was at. the luxury of time, then.

(s, theviewoutsideyourwindow)

Friday, March 21, 2008

Shanghai, China

"on good days like this, i can enjoy the Shanghai skyline, and the iconic Oriental Pearl Tower while cooking my meals in the dorm's kitchen."

(hy, and her stint in Shanghai)

Hai Luo Gou Glacier, Sichuan, China

"view outside the cable car window. feels great to be on top of the world, looking upon nature's wonderful creations."

(hy, the funkiest Chinese major, the true bilinguist)

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Kuala Lumpur, Night

"...the twin towers in KL, i took it at night, out of my hotel window too. i think i do enjoy such random snapshots of memories."

(yj and hotel windows)

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

North Carolina, Winter 2008, "The first snow that I ever saw in my life"

"The first snow that I ever saw in my life was through a window of my dormitory in Elon University, North Carolina.

When shouts of "it's snowing!" first rang down the hallway, I didn't believe it. But soon the snow had gathered on the shrubs and ground outside and I whipped out my camera to snap some pictures of the scene. It was surreal looking at the flakes of ice falling on the window sill and melting instantaneously."

(ziliang, the alternative journalist)

Singapore, Hall, Rain

it's a rainy afternoon, and i've just taken an afternoon nap. i love how the roads look glossy with rain. i would like to sit by my bed and watch the droplets fall, but my thesis is waiting for me.

(s, theviewoutsideyourwindow)

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Thailand, Sunrise

"this is the view from my hotel room in thailand, we stayed at around the 20th storey. i couldn't sleep so i opened the window to look at the view, and saw this sunrise :)"

(yj, the amazing interior designer)

Singapore, Morning

the magnificent morning view from the office window, sure beats the Monday blues.
though, why are you at work so early?

(alvin/madmacs, the friendly photographer)

Vancouver, BC, Canada, Winter 2006

"Usually all I see are grey clouds, grey sky, even grey rain. I trudge to school surrounded by greyness for 15 minutes every morning. The sun doesn't shine. It drizzles just enough to irritate you but not enough for you to need an umbrella. At 4pm, I walk out of class and bump into things on account of it being so dark. But this sight more than made up for the 2 months worth of visual bleakness. My roommates and I stared in wonder at the snow, then I went for a Rolling Stones concert and returned, trudging in ankle-deep snow. The next day, we went out to play. I made a snow T-rex, got gastritis an hour later, and my roommate slipped and fell on some ice, spilling hot soup all over himself. Welcome to winter in Vancouver."

(david, the sexy shorts boy of the NUS history honours cohort)

Monday, March 17, 2008

Newcastle, UK, Spring 2007

hi, our virgin post. this is the view from my friend's flat, which i noticed when i went over to learn how to make tortilla from her Spanish flatmates, yum. the cows have not come out to graze yet but the sun's beautiful, the warmth which the North of England lacks so much.

(s, theviewoutsideyourwindow)