Saturday, September 29, 2007

Attack Of The Cranes!

Attack Of The Cranes! part 2, originally uploaded by jonolist.

What is happening to our skyline?????
Its being eaten up by steel monsters!

I love Moshe Safdie's work but this is really pushing it.

Here's what it looks like at night
these people do shifts
they work 24 hours.
Yes steel monsters don't sleep.
The destruction is moving at a scary pace.

Attack of The Cranes!, originally uploaded by jonolist.

anyhoo do visit we conserve. you conserve for Huilian's entry on Golden Mile Complex (yes they are toilet airvents, the coolest i've seen so far) and my entry on MICA.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Of Fairytales

Of Fairytales, originally uploaded by jonolist.

thank you G.K. Chesterton

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Of Golden Mile Complex

Golden Mile Complex ; Roof, originally uploaded by jonolist.

Please visit Pro-conservation's entry on the Golden Mile Complex.. and for your curiosity it was once named Woh Hup Complex....yeah the oyster sauce name.

Golden Mile Complex@
we conserve. you conserve

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

of munjens like us

found this on adri's blog

this is damn funny!!!! finally there's hope for the NUS film scene.

"I need a brown girl...
in this yellow world!"

Monday, September 17, 2007

YAY submission is over!

YAY submission is over!, originally uploaded by jonolist.

yay! we're done! cool models and panels! Woo Hyoung "Joe", Me, Trang and Phyo.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Clash Of Mesh

Clash Of Mesh, originally uploaded by jonolist.

Taken at the staircase leading up to the old(new) addition to Hwa Chong Junior College's Library. I don't understand why they have to evoke such scary industrial lifeforms into a rather peaceful intervention of moving people from one place to another, especially when it leads to a place where one seeks solace and inspiration.

but methinks it makes a rather interesting photo when taken out of context.

4 days have past with 10 hours of sleep in total. My head is not working right now. 4 more days to submission! for those who are feeling stressed or just undermined by everything else around you.

inspired and reminded by a little boy on the train who was wearing his sunday school tee shirt which said "The Lord is My Sheperd". How odd when the big guy up there puts little signs on little guys down here to remind you of his presence.

The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul:
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name' sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: For thou art with me;
Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies;
Thou annointest my head with oil; My cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the House of the Lord forever.

Psalms 23

oh and for those not really into the bible here's a neat
song that could brighten up anyone's day.
Thanks prawn for the link. If i wasn't that tired
i would be bopping up and down to this tune
in my bedroom now but me is needs to peels very the badly now.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

City Hall

City Hall, originally uploaded by jonolist.

not enough time to write stuff so i'll just post some eye candy. of late i'm rather busy but not at all productive.

anyhoo if just for the curious:

this was a nightshot using my foot to prop a camera up on long exposure. didn't look thru the viewfinder, turned out surprising well.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Of Social Studies

corridor supreme court, originally uploaded by jonolist.

This is so fun! i think by next year this photo may grace the cover of a primary six social studies textbook! i shite you not!

here's an email i just got from Marshall Cavendish (the people who make illustrated reference books, mainly used as textbooks for Primary Schools here.)


This is Angie, editorial assistant at Marshall Cavendish
International (Singapore) Pte Ltd.

We're currently working with Ministry of Education
(Singapore) [MOE] to produce Social Studies textbooks for the
Primary 5 and 6 students.

Would like to use this image as the cover of the books:
- Supreme Court

Found at

Title of Book: Social Studies: Interacting With Our World
Course Book Primary 6B (EM1/2)

Publication Date: October 2007

Target Audience: Primary Six students

Territorial Rights Sought: Singapore

blah blah blah...and other rules and regulations

so fun!

It feels like i'm preserving part of Singapore's history in the minds of our future! Kids will go to to Supreme court and take photos at that buststop, in the future that building will be known as part New National Art Gallery/Former Supreme Court/That Social Studies Building. Though i think it'll just be a small pic in some small corner of the cover but still, hey! i'm on a social studies textbook, no need for pick up lines for cute primary school teachers!


turns out their moving the photo to the inside cover.....sigh..still good enough though.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Of Pearl Bank Apartments & Pro-Conservation

Pearl Bank Apartments, originally uploaded by jonolist.

I LOVE PEARL BANKS! Its a damn nice place, I so wanna live here. Will my current love for 1970's & 1960's Singapore architecture ever stop? no way...this is phoawr!!! the views are amazing and
i do hope if any other rare opportunity comes again, to go visit this jewel one more time.


Do visit we conserve. you conserve for the entry on Pearl Bank Apartments (more wonderful photos!) and Huilian's entry on Tiong Bahru, of which i really like visiting too.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Of Foreign Talents: Singapore Art Show 2007

by Justin Loke and Joshua Yang of Vertical Submarine

I love this work!
a concrete statue of a construction worker that faces the statue of Sir Stamford Raffles

It has a plaque that faces the original plaque under Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles that says

"on this obscure site
and many others
we landed on Singapore soil
since time immemorial
with our labour and toil
changed your genius and perception
from a mere idea
to concrete reality"

for those interested The original plaque under Sir Stamford Raffles says:

"on this historic site
Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles
first landed in Singapore
on 28th January 1819
and with genius and perception
changed the destiny of singapore
from an obscure fishing village
to a great seaport and
modern metropolis"

(personally i never liked the false western view of post colonial Singapore as an "obscure fishing village" . Methinks we were a mighty kingdom )

Monday, September 03, 2007

Of Pro-Conservation

People's Park Complex, originally uploaded by jonolist.

Please go visit ProConservation

view the entries on 157 Neil Road and People's Park Complex at the new blog about conserving old things!

with your support (and page counts and links) we all can make aware ,sustain and inspire people to love the old gems among us.

we conserve. you conserve

Of What's In My Bag

What's In My Bag, originally uploaded by jonolist.

here's why the bag is so big

1. Vaude 40 Litre backpack, so that my 17"inch laptop can fit in along with my other stuff. outside of school this backpack is becomes my companion on my travels.

2. Sweater, because lecture theaters have funky temp sensors

3. Extra clothes, hair gel, toothbrush. After my daily track running on campus, comes in handy when i do overnights in studio

4. Swim gear: trunks, googles and a towel. Because i head to the school pool after a run and before lectures at 10am.

5. Dell Inspiron 9300, 17"inch makes a good way to do presentations without a projector. none of that dual core shite, but i'll it gets the job done. Mainly for surfing lightroom, sketchup and blasting music in studio. Affectionately known as "Neil" (see number 15)

6. Sony Ericsson K618i: to call Dad when he's nearby so that i'll get a free ride home, it saves me money

7. Creative Bluetooth Wireless Headset: connects to my K618i or laptop to stream music, no wires=no fuss. i wish the sound quality was better.

8. Sandisk Sansa e230: packed with Oasis for running along with

9. Cables: Wish i could do without them

10. Laptop power adapter: because Neil's old and his batteries don't last long

11. Bluetooth dongle and multicard reader: bluetooth so that i can do presentation with my phone's bluetooth remote control and card reader for my CF cards.

12. 100gig 2.5 inch portable HDD: for work, cad files, renders, 3d models and lecture notes and storing my RAW photo files. the rest of the space goes to Heroes, X-men, various movies, Friends and Everybody Loves Raymond.

13. Logitech mx518: can't live without it, best companion while cadding, saves time while doing sketchup models.

14. retractable mouspad: automatically rolls up neatly into its container like a mini projector screen.

15. Current Read: Neil Gaiman's Smoke and Mirrors. Currently my favorite author. Its school term but i try to read on the bus, this collection of short stories are perfect for 30 min rides.

16. Moleskin: with gridded pages because squares rock my world. mainly for sketching, pasting in photographs and recipes of ice cream.

17. muji cosmetic case: no i don't use cosmetics but i use it to store my pens, penknifes, erasers, colour pencils and such. Because i'm a messy person it keeps the desk tidy with my model making stuff inside.

18. other archi school equipment: such as set squares(i left the 45 one in studio) colour markers, more pencils.

19. Water Bottle: because i'm not a camel and i sweat alot.