Friday, June 30, 2006


Originally uploaded by monster-ru.

i have been quite baffled by this. it started about 2 weeks ago after i got back from HK. i haven't seen any other phones with this.

is this a feature of the phone or something new from the service provider?

am i being tracked?

on a different note, i was out w Terz yesterday taking photos at the Chinatown complex that is soon to be no more. Today is the last day of business. Photos up soon...

does anyone know where i can get industrial-strength/heavy duty trash bags?

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Man Mo temple

Man Mo temple, originally uploaded by monster-ru.

(this was taken in Hong Kong.)

last week, someone i vaguely knew from the pub took his own life. i was in a state of shock. it wasn't because he was a friend or anything, but i guess it kind of made me sad that life can get that bad or insane for anyone.

someone said to me then, "life goes on." in some way, i really hate that. but there is some truth in that. i guess life goes on regardless of whether people do or not.

things are moving along and i'm glad.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

sms from my friend R

Dr asks: are you married?

I replied: no, i'm just an overly grown single.

(here so i can remember.)

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Counting Crows' New Album

(photo "borrowed")

This is out today.

Fingers crossed they are in stores in Singapore.

Monday, June 19, 2006

a lazy sunday afternoon

a lazy sunday afternoon, originally uploaded by monster-ru.

i can think of no better way to spend a lazy sunday afternoon.

this guy was spotted across the old airport road market where i went for lunch.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

more incense

incense #2, originally uploaded by monster-ru.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

temple day in HK

Originally uploaded by monster-ru.

I spent a day visiting temples, and this was taken at the Man Mo temple in the Sheung Wan area. I think it is the most famous temple on Hong Kong Island. The other temples i visited were in quite ulu areas, and no photography was allowed inside the temple. Ironically, in one of the more obscure ones i visited, the dude in charge was drinking Guinness in the temple!

The area is really nice, with quite a lot of antique shops as well as galleries along the main street (i think its Hollywood Rd). And the area was not as busy as the other parts of HK. Soho (which is nearby) is great too, with little quaint cafes, restaurants and bars.

If you're going to HK, its definitely worth going to the Sheung Wan area. Then you should head towards Soho, and perhaps, end the day with a nice drink (or a few, which was what i did!) at Lan Kwai Fong. Oh, and watch out for "Superman" there.

Saturday, June 10, 2006


Originally uploaded by monster-ru.

lots of rain in hong kong.

this was supposed to be sheltered, but the rain came through... don't think it came through in the photo though.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

last sunday's sky

blue/pink sky
Originally uploaded by monster-ru.

it is quite rare that you get such blue skies. made even prettier by the bits of pink. it's a nice view out of these windows.