Photo Friday #5

Reading can be quite a rosy affair.

Image taken using an Ipod Touch and edited using Instagram and Pixlr.
© The Traveling Reader, 2013.

Photo Friday #4

Dining Spanish cuisine at Ipar’s.

Image taken using a Panasonic Lumix DMC-F2 and edited using Pixlr.
© The Traveling Reader, 2012.

Travel on a Tuesday: Art in Singapore

The best blogs out there have already revealed some of Singapore’s more pronounced wonders. But today, I’ll take you on a different tour of the Lion City with a surprising discovery: Singapore’s unofficial art scene.

When you board the Singapore Flyer for the first time, you’d be hard pressed not to take in your surroundings. I don’t just mean the view of the entire island but rather the curios that compete for your attention as you walk towards the giant ferris wheel. There’s a long walkway lit by neon strobes and boxes of miniature paintings wherein each one tells a different story. Fast forward a few turns and you’d be taken to room that lets you go back to how Singapore was in the past. One of my favorite stops was probably the Oneiroi’s Orb display by artist David Chan Kien Wai.  The inspiration behind the art was “The Oneiroi” or the guardian of dreams in Greek Mythology. The concept was to use familiar and everyday objects to create a thought-provoking composition mirroring the cohesiveness of the varied contributions of the Greek deities comprising The Oneiroi.

Images © The Traveling Reader, 2011.

A Different View of Manila

Last Sunday saw me taking a chunk at a side of Manila that I’ve never experienced in all my travels to the country’s capital. Enjoy the pictures. 😀

La Mesa Watershed and Ecopark

La Mesa Dam
Red. Like fire, our hope should keep burning that it is in our power to restore Earth to her former glory.

in the fields of green
In the fields of green. Breathtaking. Beautiful. Heartbreaking.

Click on the links to get to know more about the La Mesa Watershed and how you can help save it.


Literally meaning “within the walls”, Intramuros, is not only a famous fortress but also a protector of unusual art forms.

ant and lichen
Orange and green. Life looks different from the perspective of the ant — it’s green.

through a cannon
Rust. This must be the rabbit hole where Alice slipped into.
(I admit that for a minute there, I was admitted to follow suit though it would have been impossible to reach Wonderland as this was no gateway but the mouth of an old and rusty cannon. Hehehe)

red bricks
Reds, oranges and some browns. The ceiling of the walled city’s entryway was a fascinating subject so I couldn’t help but go click, click, click.

For more of Intramuros, click here.
Images taken using my sister’s Canon Powershot A480 cam with editing done in Adobe Photoshop. Copyright by Pachuvachuva.

TRIVIA: Finally, a new category! I added photography to the list as I seem to be getting more and more hooked to the hobby. Shout out to all my friends: Heeeyyy..It’s almost December. Umm, an Olympus Stylus 1030SW as Christmas gift? *very big grin*