Sylvia & Dongmin – 5 June 2009 (part 1)

About 80% of Lyrical Moments’ couples are from overseas or Singaporeans who are working abroad.  I had the privilege of photographing a Singaporean girl who married an American Korean just a few weeks back and here are some of the highlights from their series. And by the way, the wedding was almost postponed because the couple is from Los Angeles, California and all thanks to the H1N1 flu virus that is causing all the panic and hysteria.  The couple shared with me their little adventure when they had to be escorted to Tan Tock Seng hospital for H1N1 tests and all (Yes Sylvia, your country loves you!) and looking back, I’m so glad that everything turned out fine.

Here are some of my favourites, will be updating with more wedding portraits 🙂

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2 kids, one just turned 2, the other 2 years older, both celebrated their birthdays on their 2nd trip to Australia.

Alright, enough of tackiness. Just got back from Australia with my family and man, I’m having some problems adjusting to the sweltering heat here in Singapore.

Kyan had a little problem checking in on his way back as he traveled as an infant on his way there (below 2 years of age) but considered a child w/o bassinet seat on his way back.  Had quite a bit of adventure, but am glad that everything went well, and more importantly, no one fell sick this time round, unlike their first trip last year.

When it comes to birthday cakes, there’s only 1 type that they like – chocolate brown cake 😀



































I just love Kyan’s expression, first year being able to “blow cake”.


















Kyan probably swallowed more dandelions than blowing them…



Tristan loves doing gardening in Granny’s backyard.


Energy in abundance. Something that drives parents and grand parents mad, sometimes.


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Glutinous Rice

Was watching some of those travel shows on Discovery network and it really amazes me how some of these food joints can exist for so many years – from buffalo wings to ribs to waffles, and folks bringing their grand children to places that they have been patronising since they were kids themselves.  There’s this interview with an old couple who have been having the pancake and waffles for the past 50 years and every piece of it still taste just as good.

Can’t really say the same for Singapore though and finding a food joint that still retains its standard after decades is closed to impossible, and there are so many factors – rent, children not wanting continue the family business, profit driven over a quality driven biz, etc, etc.

The glutinous rice store in Kreta Ayer Food centre is about one of the rare few that is still around, the same familiar guys who were as old as I am right now back in the 70’s when they were still paddling those packets of glutinous rice along the streets of Chinatown, push cart style.  Now, the queue is about 15 minutes wait at least and they no longer serve the free Chinese tea that compliments the glutinous rice.  I brought Kyan to try out daddy and grand dad’s favourite dish, and this is something that still tastes the same after all these years – the fragrant, pearly grain of rice with soft peanuts, topped with crispy fried shallot and garlic, with a final splash of sesame oil and soya sauce.

Our just-woken-up Kyan with the plate of rice.  Sorry, daddy had to wake you up, 20 minutes on my shoulders is enough and food can’t turn cold…219k3281

 Tristan and Mummy’s so going to be jealous 😛

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Cindy & Kenneth

Some photos from the outdoor session, you guys did a great job, esp Cindy, who wasn’t really bother by the torn ligament.

And yes, the very talented Dax for designing the gowns and his makeup (moi only good at photography, our friend here can do a lot of other things as well, hehe)

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Soo Kiat & Maggie – 7 March 2009

Soo Kiat & Maggie met while they were studying in UK and this long distance relationship has certainly come a long way (Maggie’s from China and Soo Kiat’s our home grown Singapore boy).

Some pictures that I like a lot from their series 🙂

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More kids photos…

With my recent promotion to ‘Uncle’ status, I’m getting a little obsessed with kids photo 🙂

Here’s one of the flower girl from the last week.


What makes this shot difficult is that it’s 100% unstaged and neither did I get the flower girl to stop and do something for the camera 😉

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2 kids, 2 years apart, 2 cheeky boys, 2 very different personalities, 2 very different tastes…. just too much to handle sometimes, I don’t remember my parents having such a hard time.






Tristan’s art piece that is due today, which happens to be the last day of the term.  Guess who helped him with the colouring? 🙂


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