looking_glass The sun sets on another day. The weekend was magic! I hope everyone has had a beautiful weekend, too! 1mon

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looking_glass Hey everyone, I wanted to show off this picture my friend Josiah took of me while we were out photo-walking and exploring Singapore together yesterday. It is hard to believe that he has never really had an interest in photographing, and that this was the first time he has 'applied effort' and spent more time than usual on snaps -- his natural eye for composition is amazing, and I have to admit his shots from the day far outshine my efforts. It is amazing what we all have within us, if we have the right people to tap into it and encourage our talent. If you like it, do come give him support @josiahtan_ . I look forward to seeing more of his photographs and watch his talent unfold! 1mon

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looking_glass My first photowalk with friends in Singapore. So fun!! 1mon

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looking_glass Another good memory from my recent holiday in Vietnam's beautiful Ha Long Bay. What a blissful & special experience it was #vietnam #halongbay

I would like to thank everyone for enjoying my pictures, and giving me great encouragement through liking & taking time to comment. It bewilders me that after such a long break, I still have friends across the globe (new & old) who take the time to view my photos. My random luck many years back have given me the unmerited exposure to so many of you, and I am constantly humbled by your friendship and warmth.

I do try to check out your talents & stories -- but I know I miss out on many. Please leave a comment and tell me a little about you -- I would love to get to know you guys better, and to come visit & share with you your stories and pictures, too. Once again, thanks for being an awesome and uplifting community!

Wishing all a blessed week!
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looking_glass Driving range #sentosa #singapore #golf 2mon

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looking_glass One of my favourites from Bangkok #bangkok 2mon

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looking_glass It's time for the reveal... What I posted earlier was an upside-down view of incense spirals/coils.
These incense coils are very popular in the East, and are often spotted in our temples and shrines - favoured because they are much longer than your typical incense sticks (therefore allowing much longer burning times), and they can be hung on the ceiling thereby freeing up space on ground level for worshippers. If used correctly, one coil can burn for hours or even days at a time.
This was taken at Thien Mau temple in the Cho Lon area of HCM city (formerly Saigon). The tour guide explained that you can come to the temple, purchase one of these coils and have your name & that of your significant other's scribed onto a pink joss paper -- and have it suspended and burning from the ceiling. One coil should bring you auspicious circumstances for up to a week --- after that, if you want fortunes to continue shining, you will need to make a return trip and get yourself some more luck!
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looking_glass How is everyone's day going? It's rise & shine here in Singapore! More snaps from my recent holiday... Can you guess what these are? 2mon

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looking_glass "Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways." -- Oscar Wilde. 2mon

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looking_glass The very iconic Hotel De L'Opera in the heart of Hanoi - theatrical, modern, decadent and grand interior -- our stay here was made truly memorable whenever we retreated back to the hotel after spending hours exploring the ancient city ••• #vietnam #hanoi 2mon
  •   abovely ️That looks amazing, glad u r having a gr8 trip 2mon
  •   looking_glass @abovely thank you, lovely. Was such a fantastic trip!!! Hope you are well! 1mon

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looking_glass Saigon by night - mesmerising, even at 2am #vietnam #saigon 2mon

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looking_glass Kayaking at sunset, in a very beautiful part of the world ••• #halongbay #vietnam 2mon

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looking_glass Yoga in the bay -- a conservative pose since I didn't want to topple over the edge #halongbay #vietnam 2mon
  •   justinday @looking_glass always glad to hear from you Chi. From your posts it looks like you're having an amazing adventure at the moment. Of course, I wouldn't expect anything less from you. Best wishes my friend 2mon
  •   looking_glass @justinday the feelings are gladly mutual. It is such a good feeling to see familiar faces pop up either on my feed or on the following page -- I always enjoy your pictures and love to learn more about your journey and where you're at through them. Thank you for your visit and your lovely wishes. Wishing you all the best, too! 2mon
  •   sscottie @yiashy__ this could be us! 1d
  •   yiashy__xx @sscottie why? lol 1d
  •   sscottie @yiashy__ yoga and traveling duh! 1d
  •   yiashy__xx @sscottie and jumping off those cliffs! 1d
  •   sscottie @yiashy__ hell yes! SFLC adventures 1d
  •   yiashy__xx @sscottie sflc? 1d

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looking_glass Hello from Vietnam! #vietnam 2mon

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looking_glass This is Masjid Sultan Mosque, one of the most significant & splendid mosque in Singapore. It was built back in 1826 by a Sultan, and I found it while wandering around the area near where we live one recent weekend afternoon - very much to my delight. What a beautiful colourful scene!! It is always a joy to explore Singapore and find these gems! Coming up to 1 year since we moved to this new country & I love that despite its small size, we are still discovering new corners to visit and explore. #singapore 2mon
  •   looking_glass @ktrap I didn't think it would escape your traveler's eyes good spotting! 2mon
  •   looking_glass @littledorrit hi Liz! Yes we are loving it here!! Thank you! 2mon
  •   looking_glass @camerartus @forgetenot thank you, guys 2mon
  •   looking_glass @jennifernon I am only slowly discovering the charms in this area good recommendations from gig there -- have to slowly explore. Nice to meet another local here 2mon
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  •   shasha.k The pleasure is mine dear. Oh btw, if you have a chance to go back there, look out for the neck of the dome of the mosque, where the dome begins, the blue part. you'll see small circles lined up together. Fun fact: those are actually glass bottle caps contributed by the villagers when the mosque was being build. The architect wanted everyone from the community to have something contributed so that they will feel that the mosque is part of them. And since the villagers weren't rich to contribute money and etc, he asked for the bottle caps (since they had a lot) to add to it's design. :) 2mon
  •   looking_glass That is so sweet and a very nice trivia to know. I'll be sure to check it out when I next find myself in the mirror. Thanks for taking time to share that! 2mon
  •   looking_glass @shashathoishi (oops I forgot to tag you in my reply) 2mon

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looking_glass I'm ready to take-off for my holiday, right about now! 2mon

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looking_glass New York City & her ineffable charms. Itching to travel!!! #newyork 2mon

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looking_glass Feeling super chilled & content lately - hope you are all having a good day! 2mon

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looking_glass The cutest Vespa I've ever seen --- that's coffee beans it's sitting on!! 2mon

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looking_glass I kind of have a thing for vehicles with 2 wheels #singapore 2mon
  •   taevea Hi! I am @josiahtan_ 's friend. He told me what a cool and nice person you are. You take awesome shots! 2mon
  •   looking_glass @taevea hi Tae, what a sweet message! Thank you! =) I'm afraid it's all... true! Well - I feel he undersold me a little in his advertisement, but that's ok Thanks for taking time to look at my stuff -- my little wee hobby! I've only recently started posting again so hope I can entertain you with shots from around here! 2mon
  •   frosty_leica it's good to see you're posting once in a while :) i myself am trying to stay active although I've been very busy and haven't had time for social media :/ 2mon
  •   looking_glass @frosty_leica hey cutie!! How have you been keeping? Love that you're still shooting! I will come visit your gallery soon! X always nice to see a familiar name pop up 2mon
  •   yssha Chi, you own one? ;) 2mon
  •   looking_glass @yssha no Isha, I can't ride them. Too short but love them nonetheless 2mon

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