Film Project #6 / Canon QL17 / Fujicolor C200

Hi friends!
Any anime recommendations?

I’ve watched Full Metal Alchemist (鋼の錬金術師) and One Punch Man (ワンパンマン).  Recently, I’ve been enjoying Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma (食戟のソーマ) on Netflix. The food details were especially pleasing. But please do not watch when hungry!

Anyway… I feel like I’m slowly getting a hang of my Canonet QL17. I’ve been talking about this camera with every film post, but this is a tough one to crack, or is it just me?

Tokyo, Japan

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This was taken on the rooftop garden of Takashimaya located at Shinjuku Station. The pair was seen walking around the garden, and it was the cutest thing. Had to capture a moment or two.

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Grill or no grill?

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We joined a Wagyu Beef Festival out of the blue while exploring Tokyo.

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Barber Shop / @Singapore

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Accompanied my brother for his haircut at the local barber shop nearby, and I took the opportunity to snap a few pictures 😀

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Wet Market / @Singapore

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The Glasshouse / @CHIJMES, Singapore

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Hi, you’re up here, my favorite hipster!

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Gilman Barracks / @Singapore

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Fave shot of this film roll ↑

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A bridal shoot was taking place ↑

I carried two cameras along for the CHIJMES & Gilman Barracks day out with Sherlene, so please look forward to the next film post, taken with a Fujica DL100. Trust me, it was a lot prettier (and easier since it’s a point-and-shoot).

Till next time!

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Film Project #5 / Canonet QL17 / Kodak ColorPlus 200

Hi friends! How is everyone doing?

Today I’m sharing my pictures from my second trip to Japan of the year, in September. Most of my pictures turn out to reflect my vision without my glasses. While I still struggle to find a job, it sure does gives me time to explore and keep up with my film projects.

Film failure #2: I bought a Konica EFJ Auto Date in Nagoya (this trip), but the film did not went in, so I was practically taking nothing. Moment of loss when the film shop told me that it was an empty roll. (I’m keeping a record on my failures here.)

Film is definitely an adventure.

Kyoto, Japan

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↑ My clearest picture turned out to be blocked by my entry ticket to the Golden Pavilion. SMH.

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↑ Phew. This was good!

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You’re welcome to laugh at my absurdity.

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↓ May nana-chan’s sunshine vibes lighten up my post of shortsightedness.

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Nara, Japan

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Hey deer!

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 ↑↑↑↑ At least, this was wonderful.

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I went for a shoot around Singapore the past week.
Two film projects currently developing at the store.

Stay tuned for more!!

Film Project #4 / Kodak PowerFlash

Hi friends! I’m back with more film pictures. I have to admit pursuing film has been burning a hole in my pocket, considering I’m still broke and jobless since returning home. I wish I could’ve pursued a hobby that cost lesser, but it sure does makes me happy.

So I took with another disposable camera that my brother was using halfway through. It requires less of trying to figure out how to conduct my shots, and a lot faster to capture specific moments. It turned out a lot better than my pictures from my Canonet QL17, this is depressing…

Less talk, more visuals!

Singapore

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↑ My favorite Roti Prata shot!
Best I could do with a disposable film camera taken behind a glass (since I can’t use flash for sure haha)

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Japan: Mostly Osaka

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↓ Here are my favorite street pictures taken in Osaka ♥

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How people dress themselves on these streets is definitely a pleasure to look at. It’s as if a series of fashion magazine transformed into real life humans, flashing before your eyes like a runway. A good inspirational walk if you’re trying to get some fashion ideas.

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Did you spot the Glico running man?

Well, see you next post!
I hope you’re prepared to feel like you’re short-sighted with my next batch of pictures, cause it sure does look like pictures taken without glasses.

Film Project #3 / Canon QL17 / Fuji Superia 400

Hi friends!

Remember Canon QL17, purchased from Nagoya? My first film roll may have failed, but I ultimately finished my second roll of Fuji Superia 400, and got it developed. To be honest, the pictures were pretty disappointing (not as I expected it to look like). Considering it as a first time failure, I shall continue trying to master taking good film pictures.

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↑ Nana-chan’s hair looking perfect 24/7

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These are the remaining bits of film from my Nagoya/Tokyo trip this summer. (July 2018) Aaaaaand I’m back to Korea.

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↑ This might be one of the best picture from this roll!

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And my lovely friend, Hyerin ♥

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↑ This picture was not what I’ve expected, and I’m so upset. Not what I pictured it to be… Wished it was a moment I could have aced it in film!

↓ Also, needed a trip somewhere, so I woke up early one day and went to IKEA for some meatballs, and aesthetically pleasing interior.

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Aaaaaaand I also made a huge decision to return home aka Singapore. It wasn’t an easy one, but I knew I had to. That was where my heart led me. It’s been two weeks home now, so I’m still coping with the transition. I’m going to give myself more time. (And actually one of the week was spent in Japan (yes, I visited Japan AGAIN) So fret not, as more developed film rolls to be uploaded.)

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See you next post!

#everydayepisodes Nagoya & Tokyo

Hi friends!
What’s good?

I left my internship on the last day of June, and that gave me an opportunity to ~finally~ take a trip. It was one of the most satisfying getaway in awhile.

To think about it, I’ve been in Japan for three continuous summer now. Can I keep up with the streak?

I also bought a secondhand Canon QL17 in Nagoya and had a blast sticking back to basics. I guess I’m too young for the camera because I screwed up.
Film failure #1: I overecxposed leaked light into the roll by accident, and now all my pictures are goneㅠㅠ I’m devastated!

No worries, since I actually have a film camera that I will be carrying it everywhere from now on, I will try to practice and take more pictures. There’s something about a film camera where you can’t ‘reflect’ or ‘review’ what you’ve taken until you bring it to the store. I like the process of anticipating your pictures.

Anyway, only the vlog for this trip, and some pictures on my Instagram. I relied too much on the film;; Should have known that I was bound to screw up for the first time. Hope everyone enjoys the video, I haven’t done a vlog for a long time either. Teehee!

Jul 4~11, 2018
Nagoya & Tokyo, Japan

#NYC – Coney Island, Brooklyn

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If you think I’ve ended my endless throwback of NYC, you’re wrong.

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Actually, I thought I’ve finished uploading what I had until I began organising my storage in my computer and hard drive. I was wrong.

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It was a pretty long subway ride from Manhattan to Brooklyn, but it was lovely. There was a total vibe change crossing the bridge between the two sides. Sitting there felt like a plane ride.

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It was a day that felt cloudy, but the skies were blue.

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And people were happy.

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I was happy. And I also extend my stay thereafter.
Just a few days more, I told myself. I like it here, so much.
And I could still feel that exact feeling today.

#everydayepisodes HK & MACAU

If you’re into Astrology, you would know that we are in the Mercury Retrograde season, and I’m actually enjoying the “slower-speed” together with the throwback of the past. I’ve been going back to my past hobbies that I’ve placed aside due to college. Now that I’ve graduated and working, responsibilities starts to kick in and everyday seems like a toll, while the weekends goes by like the wind.

There was an article somewhere about the benefits of baking for people, in which it reflects the practice of mindfulness. No wonder why I’ve always baked for people while I was back home, with all my equipments at hand. I did not enjoyed eating what I’ve baked, but I was thriving in the process of it.

And I’m guessing photo or video editing is one of my replacement past time to baking. Let me just select specific songs, put some clips and adjust the colors to the vibes that I enjoy, etc. The end products makes me feel good, while I upload it online, but the process of perfecting it to my standard is satisfying.

Well, I dug up my Hong Kong & Macau videos from two years ago, and finally created my vlog that I failed to deliver then.

Not the best, but I’ve definitely enjoyed the process!

Jan 16~25, 2016
Winter in HK & MACAU