By ndroo • Jul 24th, 2011 • Category: Digital stuffs
There is never enough time to do everything that I want … especially on weekends. Finding time to spend with my cameras is always the biggest challenge and this weekend is no exception. I desperately took a short walk in the almost completed Bishan park (the upgrade seems to take ages!) alone and managed to cure (a little) my trigger happy habit. These are two shots taken with an old infrared converted camera. I’ve always like my IR images in black & white instead of the colored versions.
Many parts of the park are still not accessible to public but I’m sure it will be a great place for photos once it is fully opened. Few hours after my peaceful walk and snap at the park … I was there again with Fitzand playing ball … without a camera.
Fitzand has been bugging us to bring him to places with snow … as he wants to throw snowballs and make a snowman. Too bad our holiday timings have not been right but we’ve been thinking of one in the near future … perhaps to somewhere not to far away (Fitzand will go berserk being confined in a plane for so long) … perhaps to Hokkaido or somewhere in Korea. *starts imagining drinking beer in the cold again*
Anyway … we decided to bring him to the Snow City here in super hot city … Singapore. Luckily there was a promotion going on and tickets were being sold at a discounted price. The ‘Christmas in July’ promotion offers 2 hours play time at S$17 (plus a hot chocolate … not exchangeable for beer!) instead of the usual S$27.
My little boss was super duper enjoying ‘snowtubing’ down the 60-metre-long and 14° slope but after the initial ‘test slide’ sitting on my lap … he refused to go on the slides by himself. Why? You probably won’t believe it … I could do ‘stunts’ and that excites him big time! Hahaha! What originally wasn’t a planned ‘stunt’ ended up my ‘task’ for the rest of the … maybe 20 or 30 slides!!!
So what ‘stunt’ was it? Well … halfway down the slope … I have to try use my hand to make sure we turn around … then when almost at the end of the slide … *sweat* … make both of us ‘fly’ off the tube and we’ll end up on the ‘snow’. Sounds simple? Not for this fat old man! If that wasn’t bad enough … I made a mistake and wasn’t wearing a pair of jeans. My fat old butt got frozen and painful from all the friction!!! I took short breaks to the toilet to warm up my butt! Anyway … it was all worth it and Fitzand had so much fun he refused to leave. Too bad my frozen bum didn’t wanna end up in the hospital and we left after 2 hours.
Oh … also they didn’t allow cameras in the snow chamber. Fitzand wanted some photos … so we had to pay for a couple of them.
Last night I collected a set of tools that I’ve always wanted to have. It is a basic set of tools for making leather crafts. Cool eh? I’ve always wanted to try make stuffs with leather but haven’t been able to find any of these tools locally (even leather sheets are rare!) and of course I said a big ‘yeah!’ when the friend asked if I’d like to join her online order. See the cool stuffs below … I love the hammer (which I’ve to keep from Fitzand) …
I’ve only a small piece of thin leather to play with now but guess I’ll have to find more material to work with in order to figure out how to at least make some basic simple stuffs. Where do I find time to do these? Ermm … I don’t know. Maybe at night when Fitzand is sleeping … I’ll hide in my study room and gulp some hot coffee … and try not to slice off my fingers while doing these.