Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Cosy Corners: Staircase Library

Cosy Corners: Staircase Library, originally uploaded by jonolist.

I don't like to read on chairs, thus the staircase library is one place I love to hangout at home...yeah hang out at home with de Bottom, Forsyth, Crichton, Gaiman, Mum's cookbooks (which are partly mine!) and the occasional architecture stuff...

its 2am now...just done with some silly drawings for an aimless assignment...blerghhhh

Monday, January 29, 2007


Pipple! please get my future lovely big noodle pot here please!

It's been two months of agonizing wait......PANTRY MAGIC HAS ARRIVED!

I've been dying to visit this place and I heard from Chubby Hubby's blog that it just opened! YAY! Its earlier than their proposed Feb launch.

Pantry Magic Pte Ltd.
43 Jalan Merah Saga
Chip Bee Gardens #01-80
Tel: 6471 0566

I need to save up for Basheer book sale, backpack allowances for India and now looc kitchenware. Chinese New Year please come soon.

on a totally different subject check out this Johnny Cash the song...stars in it still questionable but rather interesting.

and if you younger ones find it familiar...well Moby did a song called "Run On"...yeah that was his precedent studies.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Abdul Gafoor Mosque

Abdul Gafoor Mosque, originally uploaded by jonolist.

just trying out that "Fake Miniature thing" i see everyone is having fun doing. The thing is i have a actual 1:200 site model done by my studio now.....only thing is it doesn't have colour.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Wind Me Up Penguin

Wind Me Up Penguin, originally uploaded by jonolist.

did i say i love tin toys?
esp wind ups! the removable key is a nice touch
Thanks Andrea

ps found a website with all these neat stuff at

Friday, January 26, 2007

Space and Order

Space and Order, originally uploaded by jonolist.

of lines, shadows and lovely geometry...i miss studying the classical stuff

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Random notes to self

Wall, originally uploaded by jonolist.

1. Save paper, Use coins

2. Save for India, eat more salad

3. Set Triangle, not set square

4. Girls who can upgrade their own computer harddisk then set up a raid
array, then change ram with lower

5. "here"ness and "there"ness quite possibly the silliest things I heard in an Archi lecture

6. Isamu Noguchi......masterclass genius!

7. Everywhere one goes there are rules you must follow, written rules, unwritten rules, your own rules, circle rules, square rules. prison break rulez.

8. But sometimes rules are meant to be broken, like one of my set triangles.

9. future pet must be a dog, should be be a pug, probably name it "Prata".

10. Entertain thoughts of buying a roll of slide film. Then process film on your own.

Pixels, originally uploaded by jonolist.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Go Liverpool!

Go Liverpool!, originally uploaded by jonolist.

current score 2-0. YAY! (80th update)

suddenly the stomach flu ain't that agonizing

fulltime update: YAY!!!!!!!!!! we won! f---ing YAY!!!

when i travel to India....

...I want to take the Shatabdi Express, maybe from New Delhi to Chandigarh.

Here's more about the damn powerful trains, I got from some travel website

"Superfast, intercity trains known as the Shatabdi Express link major cities and offer facilities for quick and comfortable travel. While you relax, the Shatabdi hospitality treats you to meals and snacks. Before you are through, your destination has arrived."

And you've got to watch this video!

OH MY GOSH! I quote the last phrase again:
"Before you are through, your destination has arrived"

No shite ah Adriel....they serve juice onboard too!

Rochor Centre Panorama

Rochor Centre Panorama, originally uploaded by jonolist.

stomach flu sucks but whatever....

Happy Birthday

Hippie burpday! Benita and Pek. You guys made studio ultra fun can?


a hungry Pek is a tired pek

real sorry I couldn't join in for any celebrations. I didn't feel so good, still don't either, had something funky.

Friday, January 19, 2007

while we were in Jogja

okay I was "hum ji" about it...but still very fun

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Best Toy Birthday Gift of 2007

Best Toy Birthday Gift of 2007, originally uploaded by jonolist.

thanks Hui Lian, Benita, Miao, Xinjia and Pek for the wonderful gift. Tin Toils rocks! especially one that moves but in this case it flies!! weeeeeeeeeeee

okay I'm connecting with my inner child here, damn happy can!
When was the last time i got a toy as a birthday present? Ninja Turtles back when i was twelve i think....and it ain't as good as this flying thingamajig....I like!

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Church Of Our Lady Lourdes, Singapore

if only the sky was like this

and yes if your wondering...its a pimped out sky. Reducing Luminousity on blue and cyan does wonders.

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The Machine from another age

The Machine from another age, originally uploaded by St3pp3nW0lf.

found this on St3pp3nWOlf's flickr account. (he takes wonderful pictures!) of which dubbie owns.

I want!


Adriel! if your serious about this then I'm serious about this and since your a no shite person then set ah!

In the moment of the spur, i have decided to backpack India!

I need to get out of this country and eat food I never knew I liked...and check out damn nice Thosai at Mavalli Tiffin Rooms (yes its roomS not room) and maybe along the way see the Chandigrah, touch the dying walls of Taj Mahal, Red Fort and Gateway of India because one can't just stop at studying about them in Widido's lectures, but part of me feels I shouldn't because its just too tourist like.

So at the moment of the spur (I like this phrase so much) i have ruined my plans to pick up driving again.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Old Mcdonalds Ad

ah yes watching this makes all my troubles temporarily disappear.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

the spaces between

the spaces between, originally uploaded by jonolist.

Really tired and busy and all I want to do is walk around and look for things that just pleasantly surprise me....

not in the best of moods but neither in the worst.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Happy My Birthday to Me

Happy My Birthday to Me, originally uploaded by jonolist.

ahhh i feel too old for all this now...too old.

Sunday, January 07, 2007


Duck+Photography+geek talk= I LIKE!

You got to love this comic strip called What The Duck. I love the way the duck straps the camera around his neck...and the other silly guy who is still struggling with digital photography....

Friday, January 05, 2007

Banyan Tree

Banyan Tree, originally uploaded by jonolist.

the very thing that ran thru my head when i saw this in Kotagede. yes there is very little link but it just reminded me of it.

Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007


Almost everyone knows about Borobudor so I won't describe much about it. The journey to the actual monument though is lesser known and *excuse my Hokkien" sibeh xian.

The moment you step out of your van your swarmed with people pushing mini-stupas, coke cans and other useless souvenirs at you. The key to not buying that Japanese/English/French guide to "The Wonders of Borobudor" my friends and fellow cheesy tourist is to avoid eye contact with any of those peddlers. No eye contact equals not being ripped off, trust me on the fact that everything is being jacked up there even after you bargain whatever it is your buying to half the price. It's like a scene from some horror show but now only with smiles and shouts of "borobudor statue? coke? pocari sweat?"

But* you'll manage to walk away and head straight to the complex of which is still magical. Magical is a good word to describe it because it still looks great with all the visitors walking around it with their mother huge rainbow coloured umbrellas.

the word "but" despite only three lettered is a long word here because the "but" lasted a 30 minute walk thru tourist hell

Mind you those hideous umbrellas with their myriad of colours really stand out from the pristine stone grey of Borobudor. Magical that it still looks good, magical for photographers cuz if you get the angle right you can actually block out all the umbrellas with the huge stupas, yes all 72 Stupas and maybe the 504 Buddha statues blocking the would be smudges of human marks for you.

Luck wasn't on our side since we went there on a school holiday. So as you try to make your first clockwise ambulation around the the world of desire you constantly have to pause while kids pose with their camera phones and parents haplessly try to snap family portrait. And if you think its gets better on the higher levels then when you'll be pretty disappointed with the World of Formlessness. There's this disturbing practice of people throwing coins into the Stupas or shafting their hands into the holes of stupas to touch the Buddha Statue, supposed for good luck. blerghhh.

Anyhoo its kinda like a disnleyland now with elephants rides and ferris wheels nearby (and lets not get into the Indonesian Museum of Records near the exit)
I shall not spoil that pristine image you still have in your mind. Borobudor is still very magnificent in stature, still revered by many... so here's a little photoset for all to enjoy...carefully composed (with blocked tourist and handpicked photos that don't have any sign of the rainbow umbrella)




Borobudor: Corner

Borobudor: Bas Reliefs

Borobudor: Details

Borobudor: Details

Borobudor: Bas Reliefs

Borobudor: Stupa

Borobudor: Stupa

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Kotagede is a really old town in the centre of Yogakarta. Its rich layered history and lively community spirit reminds me of my travels to Melaka. Oh did I have a field day taking photographs. I may have to go there again...

Narrow Alley in Kotagede

Roof Detail


The People of Yogyakarta

Street side Goat Store in Kotagede

The People of Yogyakarta - Kotagede

Kotagede Bazaar

Monday, January 01, 2007

my ultimate n3rd New Year Resolution

sometimes the inner geek in me creates funny stuff