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7
Sep

Instagram is one of many mobile applications for sharing photos. But, because of it’s popularity, high profile sale to Facebook and deliberately retro and hispter-ish design, Instagram has become a touchstone for arguments about the so-called “democratisation of photography.” This debate typically involves the usual “dumbing down” arguments about the…

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5
Sep

I’ve had the privilege of photographing alongside David duChemin on two occasions, in India and Mexico. Both of them were extraordinary experiences. Perhaps my favourite memory was when we were in Northern India, on our way back from the high altitude lake, Tso Moriri. We had been camping at over…

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3
Sep

I’d like to share one of the new features on SoundCloud, something I believe will appeal to music bloggers and anyone interested in sharing good music – sets. Actually, you’ve been able to create sets of your own music on SoundCloud for some time. But, you can now create sets…

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1
Sep

Today I took the plunge and launched Beef and Steel, my new food blog. It’s been a long time coming, but the time was right to stop talking and start doing. Actually, to start doing publicly. I’ve been writing and researching pieces for some time now. And, I’ve been thinking…

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27
Aug

I’m now well and truly into the second year of my Singapore adventure. Last week, when I wrote about moving from Hong Kong to Singapore I made a little oberservation on my previous expat experiences, “I’ve never moved somewhere and instantly fallen in love with a place. Even London took…

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17
Aug

Thirteen months ago, to the day, I closed the book on five years in Hong Kong and took a one-way flight to Singapore. Since then I’ve tried to resist the urge to compare Singapore to Hong Kong or become too critical of my new hometown. But, anniversaries do have a…

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10
Aug

Right now I’m enjoying my last night in Adelaide, at the end of a very long sojourn. It’s been a glorious few weeks; full of wonderful wintery weather. After my first year in a new city (Singapore) I was feeling the need to get away, recharge the batteries and fill…

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8
Aug

Taking the Fuji X-Pro1 on this trip was a last minute decision. I thought it might be good to take the camera with me on long walks and bike rides. I still find the X-Pro1 frustrating at times, but I’m glad to have packed the camera for this sojourn. The…

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7
Aug

My long sojourn in Adelaide is coming to an end. Soon, I’ll be boarding a plane back to Singapore. But, before then, there’s still meals to cook, words to write, photos to create and miles to ride on my bike. I love the winter bike rides here in Adelaide. This…

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3
Aug

No matter how hard you work, one day, someone will call you lazy. No matter how much you love & cherish your children, one day, someone will call you a bad parent. No matter how much you read & study, one day, someone will call you ignorant or, misinformed. No…

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