My early Christmas Present

Jor just got me a new Canon 40D SLR.  I’m so excited.

I’m still getting the hang of the buttons and controls because it’s different than my previous 350D.

We were just supposed to get a 450D at the Comex Show but decided to look at other stores thinking they’d be happy to match the promos at the Comex Show.  And we did get a good price (I believe).  For just a little more we could get the 40D plus we managed to persuade the vendor to throw in some freebies.  So we ended up saving ourselves S$500.00 from the 40D price at the Comex Show.  I’d say it was a good bargain.

I just hope the price of the 40D doesn’t dive down with the launching of the 50D.

Coincidentally, when I got back home and checked my email, I got a message from Schmap.com informing me that 2 of my pictures from the Père-Lachaise Cemetery are still being used in their Schmap Paris guide and that they’ve just come out with an iphone version of the guide.

I just find it a little surreal to have my pictures used in a city guide, and not just some city – it’s Paris!  (even if it’s not really the typical professionally taken travel photo.  Ok, maybe you could even call it a snapshot.  Nevertheless, it’s there.)  I feel my six degrees to Paris just dropped a few degrees.  :P  It’s good motivation to hone the skills.

Zookeeper for a day

My zookeeper attachment at the Singapore Zoo – It was more work than I expected but it was a lot of fun. Zookeeping is not a glamorous job at all and entails a lot of hard work so my hats off to the zookeepers. They really know a lot about the animals they take care of – and they are very well taken care of. Each animal has a name and even though they all look the same to me, the zookeepers know who’s who.

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Wall Sticker

I just put on giant gumamelas (ok, I’m not really sure what these flowers are..) on our wall leading to the kitchen.  It reminded me of grade school days when we used to collect stickers and put them on our sticker books only this time the sticker is taller than me.  It was fun sticking them on.

How can you not love Ikea.  They’ve successfully combined aesthetics and functionality with mass production.  So what if most of your stuff is also in everyone else’s house.