Sunday, June 25, 2006

Paintbox Delight

This is NOT a scene of some Italian or Greek or French alley, but one of a back alley somewhere in central Singapore. When I saw these bright contrasting colors, I had to grin and shake my head at the audacity of whoever put paint to wall - there is HOPE after all for our little city to be a vibrant mecca of colors, with sufficient cans of ICI-Dulux primary colors!
Primary Hope

And if paint might just be too expensive for the redecorating job, we can just let nature take its course - rust and rain combined together creates beautiful rust-stains streaking in parallel lines down a wall - designer wallpaper, compliments of the weather!
Designer Rust Stripes

And if you thought that such vibrant colors are only the whimsical efforts of private enterprises and individuals, let me show you the next shot of the Red Dot Traffic building along Maxwell Road - which used to be the Maxwell Traffic Police Station - but now totally refurbished by the authorities to be an exhibition venue for red dot design awards with trendy cafes and restaurants (Le Papillon being one of them).
Red Alert

And finally, on a bright sunny day with a clear blue sky, cheery yellow walls and bright red window panes, a black crow perched on an antenna sings out, "now who said Singapore lacks colors?"
Tropical Sun

So, the next time you take a walk-a-bout on the streets of Singapore, be sure to wear your shades as the colors are just blinding!

23 Comments:

Anonymous evan said...

hey cath, read about you in sat's straits times!! so happy that you're featured. you really deserve the honor!

6/26/2006 01:36:00 AM  
Blogger Audrey Cooks said...

wow! cath... now a celebrity status already.. will check it out Singapore's New Straits Time's copy soon.

6/26/2006 01:01:00 PM  
Anonymous evan said...

audrey, she has been a celebrity all along *winks* at least in our hearts haha!

6/26/2006 04:57:00 PM  
Blogger sonikbyte said...

Heh starblogger, i found my way here from the newspaper as well.

6/26/2006 05:53:00 PM  
Blogger Audrey Cooks said...

some how due to some unexplained circumstances,I don't seem to be able to get into the NST S'pore, saturday's edition for your article. I wonder if your can link it to your post? hmm?

6/26/2006 06:44:00 PM  
Blogger eatzycath said...

@evan, oh my gosh.. you're making me blush from my dyed hair-root down to my toes.. it was such a small itsy bitzy reference, I don't really deserve the 'honor' but still thank you very much for your effusive support!

@audrey, thanks for proclaiming 'celebrity' status even before sighting the article.. lolz.. this particular pseudo-celebrity a bit shy-lah and pai-seh-leh, no need to hunt down article-lah!

@sonikbyte... woohooo, thanks for dropping by to say hello!

6/26/2006 10:45:00 PM  
Anonymous evan said...

hey audrey, if u want, i can scan the article and send it to u by email =) and cath, u don't hv to blush ok..its really true u deserve the honor. i mean, i was actually not suprised u were featured coz i told myself, for a blog like yours, its only a matter of time!

by the way, i was pretty suprised chubby hubby is actually prof tommy koh's son! i hv alot of admiration & respect for prof koh :p

6/27/2006 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous slurp! said...

cath,
congratulation! you truly deserved this! oh gosh, muz go hunt for saturday papers
yeah, i hardly reads newspapers as i got online & my gossip channels to tune to hahahaha ...
however, i'm sure you can make things easier your loyal reader ler :D

beautiful bold colors. i guess the developers nowadays are bolder & more willing experiement! :)

6/27/2006 01:20:00 AM  
Anonymous pfong said...

Lovely set of pics cath. A delightful set.

6/27/2006 09:05:00 AM  
Blogger Precious Moments said...

Came to know about your blog while reading the Sunday paper. Totally impressed by it. Keep up the good job.

6/27/2006 01:20:00 PM  
Blogger Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Your pictures are great! I particularly love the two last ones!!! You have been able to capture the intensity of your sightings...

6/27/2006 06:51:00 PM  
Blogger Audrey Cooks said...

Thx Evan, that will be great... but must warm u my e-mail a bit cranky lately, cannot reply but can receive.

6/27/2006 09:14:00 PM  
Blogger eatzycath said...

@evan - met Chubby Hubby once at a foodbloggers meet, he's a really nice unassuming young chap!

@slurp, thanks.. will see about that request..

@pfong, thanks a mucho

@Precious Moments, thanks for dropping by.. appreciate all your comments.. you've got a nice blog going yourself :)

@rosa, thank you.. couldn't resist snapping those pics, the colors were just stupendous!

6/27/2006 10:41:00 PM  
Anonymous evan said...

oh its alright audrey. another way is, i will upload the scan into imageshack.us and show u the URL. i cant upload into photobucket coz the max size they allow is 256KB for free users.

will let u know the URL via your blog =)

6/28/2006 02:07:00 AM  
Blogger Audrey Cooks said...

Thks Evan for all ur help!

6/28/2006 07:19:00 PM  
Anonymous evan said...

hi cath, i managed to scan & upload the ST article for audrey, and thought you might wanna hv a look or keep the soft copy if u want to. the file size's pretty big, so might take quite sometime to load :

http://img353.imageshack.us/img353/5861/starticle14db.jpg

http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/9231/starticle23la.jpg

happy viewing!

6/28/2006 09:21:00 PM  
Blogger eatzycath said...

THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH, EVAN! You're an angel in disguise for sure :-)

6/28/2006 10:25:00 PM  
Anonymous evan said...

nah i'm not, juz doing a little favor for our neighbor who couldnt get a copy of the paper =)

6/28/2006 11:38:00 PM  
Blogger Robin said...

Beautiful colours..

I like restoration house, esp thise along Joo Chiat ..

and colour will definitely make a difference.

6/29/2006 11:18:00 AM  
Blogger eatzycath said...

thanks, robin, yeah, i like the joo chiat ones as well... hmm, maybe time to get some eats out east and snap some pics too!

6/29/2006 10:41:00 PM  
Anonymous keiko said...

Cath, I really enjoyed this post - love all of your shots, great colours (literally) and composition.

6/30/2006 07:29:00 PM  
Blogger boo_licious said...

Congrats Cath for being featured in the papers! Love those pixs as those colours really brighten up everyday life.

7/02/2006 09:37:00 AM  
Blogger eatzycath said...

thanks, keiko and boo_licious, for your really encouraging words!

7/02/2006 02:52:00 PM  

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