Category Archives: Art of Alvin

Catch Alvinology at the Loving Marina Bay 2012 Exhibition @ Clifford Square

Located at the heart of Singapore’s city centre, Marina Bay is the centrepiece of Singapore set to be a thriving 24/7 destination with endless exciting events and a necklace of attractions where people from all walks of life come together to live, work and play.

Me with my family at the Loving Marina Bay 2012 exhibition - you can visit Clifford Square to take your picture too
Me with my family at the Loving Marina Bay 2012 exhibition – you can visit Clifford Square to take your picture too

The Loving Marina Bay 2012 photography exhibition showcases the different facets of the Marina Bay precinct through over 100 enthralling photos taken by 20 Marina Bay AmBAYssadors made up of Singapore’s popular bloggers and photographers.

I am honoured to be among one of the featured bloggers:

Group photo featuring all the AmBAYssadors and the organisers
Group photo featuring all the AmBAYssadors and the organisers
My four photos chosen for the exhibition - you have to visit the exhibition to read the captions :)
My four photos chosen for the exhibition – you have to visit the exhibition to read the captions 🙂
Me with my family in front of my exhibition panel
Me with my family in front of my exhibition panel
The exhibition
The exhibition
Preview of blogger and friend, Darren Ng's pictures
Preview of blogger and friend, Darren Ng’s pictures
Preview of blogger and friend, Low Sze Ping's pictures
Preview of blogger and friend, Low Sze Ping’s pictures
Preview of blogger and friend, Adrian Eugene Seet's photos
Preview of blogger and friend, Adrian Eugene Seet’s photos
Preview of blogger and friend, Jerome Lim's photos
Preview of blogger and friend, Jerome Lim’s photos
Preview of blogger and friend, Darren Ang's photos
Preview of blogger and friend, Darren Ang’s photos
Exhibition launch at Sansui Sumiyaki & Bar at One Fullerton
Exhibition launch at Sansui Sumiyaki & Bar at One Fullerton
The organisers presented a canvas print of my wedding photo at Helix Bridge - lovely!
The organisers presented me with a canvas print of my wedding photo at Helix Bridge – lovely!

If you are in the Marina Bay area from now till 3 December 2012, do pop over and check out the exhibition and all the other beautiful photos taken by the other AmBAYssadors.

Fellow AmBAYssador and friend, Jerome Lim also kicked off the exhibition with an interesting guided walk, “A Walk by the Old Harbour“. you can sign up for the free walk now via the official website (limited to 25 pax).

More about the exhibition and how you can get involved to win some great prizes:

QR code - scan to find out more
QR code – scan to find out more

Heritage is very much part of the precinct’s foundation, captured in key historical landmarks such as Merlion Park and Collyer Quay. An interesting Street Museum section chronicles Marina Bay’s story over its first few decades since the 1960s, telling a story of strategic, far-sighted and meticulous planning and committed engagement to reach its present state through archive photos superimposed on its modern-day context.

Join us during the month-long event where every weekend is full of exciting activities such as heritage walks and photography workshops led by our very own AmBAYssadors. We want you to be part of Loving Marina Bay too – submit a photo taken at Marina Bay anywhere, anytime to win prizes; or simply pen a Love Note to your family/friends, drop it into the red pillar post boxes at The Fullerton Hotel and we will send it anywhere in the world for you! 

Details: Loving Marina Bay 2012 

Exhibition duration: 3 November 2012 – 3 December 2012
Opening hours: All day, Monday to Sunday
Venue: Clifford Square, In between The Fullerton Bay Hotel and One Fullerton 1 Fullerton Road Singapore 049213
Admission: free
Contact: 6329 3535
Website: www.marina-bay.sg/lovingmb

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Alvinology’s Best of Draw Something – Part 2

Draw Something continues to be an awesome time-waster. No wonder online casual games giant Zynga bought over OMGPOP, the maker of Draw Something for USD$180 million!

A follow-up post on some of my best efforts at Draw Something. This time, I have more colours to play with:

Obama

Venom

Hawkeye

Roadkill

Vader

Shrek

vampire

Wedgie

Starwars

Poodle

Sith

Aladdin

Elton

Ireland

Rihanna

Buddha

Monopoly

Ewok

Alvinology’s Best of Draw Something

Draw Something is an awesome time-waster.

I love to draw since young. Expectantly, when the Draw Something drawing social game started going viral worldwide, I got hooked.

Here are some of my proudest finger speed drawing accomplished on Draw Something so far. All the drawings are done in a minute or so, maximum:

The Avengers

The Lorax

A nun

The Avengers

Spinach

Carwash

Macarena

Eminem

Lady Gaga

Tintin

Alvinology on Instagram

I had been quietly playing with Instragram for quite a while. Here’s a link to my webstragram to view my photos on a non-mobile web interface.

Otherwise, look for @alvinology on mobile to reach me on Instragram. 🙂

Here are a few of my favourite images I took over the past months to share with everyone.

1 Jan - Asher enjoying his bath
1 Jan - Asher enjoying his bath
1 Jan - Potong Pasir has a new, hardworking MP :)
1 Jan - Potong Pasir has a new, hardworking MP 🙂
2 Jan - Fresh bread for breakfast from Bendemeer Market
2 Jan - Fresh bread for breakfast from Bendemeer Market
8 Jan - Angry Birds invade Changi Airport
8 Jan - Angry Birds invade Changi Airport
9 Jan - Saw this shameful news article on Singapore in a foreign newspaper in Manila
9 Jan - Saw this shameful news article on Singapore in a foreign newspaper in Manila
10 Jan - Rizal Monument in Manila, Philippines
10 Jan - Rizal Monument in Manila, Philippines
10 Jan - San Augustin Church, Manila, Philippines
10 Jan - San Augustin Church, Manila, Philippines
18 Jan - The weather in Singapore is so hot even Superman melts
18 Jan - The weather in Singapore is so hot even Superman melts
20 Jan - Asher turns 5 months old
20 Jan - Asher turns 5 months old
20 Jan - Do  you know there's a bronze Ronald McDonald in KK Hospital?
20 Jan - Do you know there's a bronze Ronald McDonald in KK Hospital?
23 Jan - Happy family, ready for Chinese New Year
23 Jan - Happy family, ready for Chinese New Year
23 Jan - Asher meets Kelly
23 Jan - Asher meets Kelly
26 Jan - Lion dance in the office
26 Jan - Lion dance in the office
27 Jan - Creepy lift with no buttons at Orchard Tower carpark
27 Jan - Creepy lift with no buttons at Orchard Tower carpark
30 Jan - Visiting Greenwich V at Seletar Hills
30 Jan - Visiting Greenwich V at Seletar Hills
15 Feb - Alvinology on iFly
15 Feb - Alvinology on iFly
16 Feb - It is impossible to flag a cab during the "non-peak" hours from 9am to 6pm
16 Feb - It is impossible to flag a cab during the "non-peak" hours from 9am to 6pm
17 Feb - Asher gets a Singapore passport
17 Feb - Asher gets a Singapore passport
21 Feb -Wife gets nominated for a journalism award for her news story on "famous" hairstylist, Jonal Chong
21 Feb -Wife gets nominated for a journalism award for her news story on "famous" hairstylist, Jonal Chong
26 Feb - Spotted Mozilla Firefox at Cosfest X.2, Downtown East
26 Feb - Spotted Mozilla Firefox at Cosfest X.2, Downtown East
1 Mar - Nepalese momos at Tims Restaurant in Toa Payoh
1 Mar - Nepalese momos at Tims Restaurant in Toa Payoh
7 Mar - Fish out of water, spotted at my void deck with no water nearby
7 Mar - Fish out of water, spotted at my void deck with no water nearby
9 Mar - I finally get to try the legendary Lao Ban Soy Beancurd at Old Kallang Airport!
9 Mar - I finally get to try the legendary Lao Ban Soy Beancurd at Old Kallang Airport!
10 Mar - Mickey Mouse Transformers toys spotted at Cybertron Con 2012 at Resorts World Sentosa
10 Mar - Mickey Mouse Transformers toys spotted at Cybertron Con 2012 at Resorts World Sentosa
13 Mar - Asher gets a certificate for bravery
13 Mar - Asher gets a certificate for bravery

I find taking photos on my mobile phone a good way to document the small little moments in my daily lives. It’s like a little visual diary. Instead of writing, a photo can sometime captures so much more.

Revisiting the Singapore Presidential Portraits Election

Can’t decide who to vote for in the upcoming Singapore Presidential Election?

Why not we revisit an updated version of the Singapore Presidential Portraits Election post I blogged about a month back.

Perhaps these mock-ups I have done of Dr Tony Tan, Tan Jee Say, Dr Tan Cheng Bock, Tan Kin Lian and Andrew Kuan with their respective spouses can help you decide:

Mr and Mrs Tony Tan
Mr and Mrs Tony Tan
Mr and Mrs Tan Jee Say
Mr and Mrs Tan Jee Say
Mr and Mrs Tan Cheng Bock
Mr and Mrs Tan Cheng Bock
Mr and Mrs Tan Kin Lian
Mr and Mrs Tan Kin Lian
Mr and Mrs Andrew Kuan (I can't find a picture of the wife online, sorry)
Mr and Mrs Andrew Kuan (I can't find a picture of the wife online, sorry)

After all, the elected president in Singapore’s role is often said to be largely ceremonial rather than functional. It is important that we choose people with beautiful portraits to hang in our schools, libraries and other public buildings. 🙂

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Tan Cheng Bock, Tan Kin Lian or George Yeo for President?

Can’t decide?

Perhaps the three mock-up I have done of Tan Cheng Bock, Tan Kin Lian and George Yeo‘s potential presidential portrait with their respective spouses can help you decide:

Dr and Mrs Tan Cheng Bock
Dr and Mrs Tan Cheng Bock
Mr and Mrs Tan Kin Lian
Mr and Mrs Tan Kin Lian
Mr and Mrs George Yeo
Mr and Mrs George Yeo

After all, the elected president in Singapore’s role is often said to be largely ceremonial rather than functional. Look how dignified our outgoing President S.R. Nathan and his wife look in their portraits that are hung all over Singapore schools and other government buildings:

Mr and Mrs S.R. Nathan
Mr and Mrs S.R. Nathan

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