Day 5 – 5 Day Black & White/ Monochrome Photo Challenge

Day 5 Black and White Photo first

Ever since I started blogging here on WordPress, I noticed that my life has gone more vibrant than what it is. I got to see different parts of the world through all the gorgeous pictures captured by all of you brilliant photographers. It took me on a trip after trip with full of surprises and excitements. I got to see all the amazing art pieces created by all of you creative artists. It took me on a ride through one of the most incredible art galleries I’ve ever seen. I got to read all the wonderful stories and poems written by all of you talented writers. It allowed me to live in a world of fantasy. I got to try out all the delicious recipes posted by all of you amazing chefs. It sensationalized all the food I tried out from your lovely recipes. Most importantly, I got to be surrounded by a pool of talents who put all your heart and soul to do what you love inspired me to do the same. I’m thankful for having all of you as my dear friends who inspire and support me each and every day. I’m even more thankful for having JK as my lovely friend who took this picture of me and also the one who noticed the artistic side of me. You motivated me to create artworks and take pictures when there was no one believed I could do it. You were the one who took many pictures of me and initiated the idea of making digital art pieces with me out of the pictures we took in Amsterdam. What you did to inspire me was definitely the motive which encouraged me to open a WordPress account initially to share whatever I’ve experienced with the world. Without what you did to me, I’m sure I wouldn’t be able to meet all my talented friends here. I truly am blessed to have all of you as a part of life ❤  Billion thanks to you and JK! 🙂

Day 4 – 5 Day Black & White/ Monochrome Photo Challenge

HK 1

About a month ago, my friend and I went to one of favourite spots to chit chat and have some cocktails. It was very cloudy and raining pretty heavily, but glad we could still see a stunning view like this under a terrible weather. The view somehow initiated my thoughts about Hong Kong. I always complain how crowded and polluted Hong Kong is, but I don’t seem to appreciate Hong Kong enough. It may be very crowded. It may be highly polluted. However, it certainly has its own beauty and uniqueness (e.g. the food, the skyscrapers, the diverse cultures, the infrastructure, etc). Instead of complaining, I should focus on the good to generate more positive energies in order to live a happy life. 🙂

Snapseed Fun

Snapseed Fun 1

I’m neither a professional photographer nor great at editing. However, I love to play around with photos and editing. I was introduced to try using Snapseed by my lovely friend Julia few months back I believe, but I never knew how it worked and I wasn’t into this app at that time. Somehow I wanted to give it go and see how it works after using my mobile to take this picture. At that time, I just wanted to see whether this mobile app was able to make some magic on the picture I didn’t like. Surprisingly, I liked it due to the fact that the app was pretty fun to play with. I know a lot of photographers don’t like their pictures to be edited too much (so am I even though I’m not a professional photographer), but I think this kind of editing app is very fun to play with from time to time and make it easy for those who don’t like complicated editing tools 🙂

Day 3 – 5 Day Black & White/ Monochrome Photo Challenge

Canal 1

The first time I traveled to Amsterdam, I instantly felt in love with it. I can hardly explain the love I have for this unique place and therefore I created quite a lot of artworks using Amsterdam as the background of my artworks to express my feelings and love. I saw tons of beautiful scenery and architectures there, but nothing could compare to its canals. I remembered when I was sitting on their famous dinner cruise exploring the city, I saw one of the most gorgeous scenes I have ever seen in my life. It was when the canal lights started to light up and its reflections hit the river created one of the most gorgeous abstract arts. It’s 2 years already, but this scene is still stuck in my mind. ❤

Day 2 – 5 Day Black & White/ Monochrome Photo Challenge

Kangaroo 1

Many of you have been following me for a while should know I’m a cat lover. I wouldn’t say I’m a crazy cat lady, but I definitely love cat. Sometimes I tend to treat other animals like the way I treat my cats which I love tickling them for real (my bad) 😀 For some reasons, I reacted the same when I saw the kangaroo in the picture which I seriously wanted to tickle him. However, my inner voice stopped me from doing so as I knew how harmful it could be if I were being kicked by him 😛 😛 😛

I’m curious to know any of you who tend to treat other animals like the way you treat your pet/ pets.

Day 1 – 5 Day Black & White/ Monochrome Photo Challenge

I don’t usually participate in any type of challenges because I’m a type pf person who enjoys free flow and do things when my mood urges. However, I was asked by Jithin and Ady to participate in monochrome photo challenge few months back when I was busy dealing with uncle’s funeral. I was very impressed by both of their warm invitation and  I thought I would do it when everything gets back to normal. Then, I was nominated by Julia to participate in a 5 day/5 story black & white photo challenge few days ago. Honestly, I couldn’t be more honored and blessed to be nominated by all of them ❤ . They are incredibly humble, loving and talented friends who take phenomenal pictures and write beautifully. Please check out their blogs and I’m sure they will never let you disappointed 😉

Plaza ceiling 1_1.1

I found the ceiling of a shopping mall fascinating right after I finished watching a movie and therefore I quickly took a snap of it. This picture reminded me to cherish every single moment and everything I have. You might wonder why a ceiling could lead me to have such thoughts. Sometimes, we tend to forget what we’ve already had and take things for granted. Please take me as an example. I never thought the action of looking up could be that precious to me until I was terribly disturbed by having a neck pain which hindered me from looking up and down. Glad my neck is finally getting better after almost 2 weeks. 🙂

The rules of the 5 Photos-5 Stories challenge are:
1) To post a photo every day for 5 days
2) To write a story to accompany your photo for 5 days (this can be fiction or non-fiction, a page, a paragraph or a poem)
3) To nominate a different person each day

 Although one of the rules is to nominate a different person each day, I’m not going to nominate anyone. Just join me in this challenge if you are interested all my lovely friends ❤