Thursday, August 17, 2006

"Bottoms Up"


I call this a 'wuliao' shot ("wuliao" is the Mandarin phrase generally used for 'bored', 'senseless', 'silly') and in this case, all three meanings apply.

Last Sunday, hubby and I had dropped in for coffee at the TCC (the coffee connoisseur) outlet located in the NAFA (Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts) building at Bencoolen Street. Hubby disappeared under a pile of Sunday papers, surfacing every once in awhile to take a sip of coffee, and to make some disparaging remarks on ChelseaFC, MUFC, over-paid footballers and football clubs who should be funding the poor and the starving in Ethiopia and other third world countries.... thus leaving the poor wife in a 'wuliao' (bored) mood.

Luckily, she had her trusty Olympus DSLR with her and with nothing else better to do, she started snapping pics of her water glass on the table with its intricate web of condensation.. and some other stuff as well (to be shared in a later post).

Later in the week, she downloaded her shots and played around with some Photoshop techniques instead of doing the weekly housework (in the background, hubby is complaining that his shirts are not ironed and he's running out of clean socks....)!

The result - a totally 'wuliao' (silly) shot created as shown - bet you've never seen more 'sexy' water glasses!
And if you actually read the whole of this totally 'wuliao' (senseless) rambling of a post, cheers to you and BOTTOMS UP!


Anonymous Tanna said...

Well, I found your "wuliao" pretty relaxing.
Those are pretty sexy water glasses!

8/18/2006 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Elegant Sufficiency said...

Love your pic -- and the Photoshop work. How did you get those great orange tones in there? Perhaps tell your husband that it's his turn to do the housework - you have your art to focus on?

8/18/2006 04:46:00 PM  
Blogger fooDcrazEE said...

ur so call wuliao is ...WOW !

8/18/2006 08:27:00 PM  
Blogger Audrey Cooks said...

wuliao! wuliao! wuliao! is the word!

8/18/2006 10:15:00 PM  
Blogger eatzycath said...

@tanna - so glad you found this 'relaxing' lol :-P

@elegant - a bit of tweaking in Photoshop with levels and hues and the warmth tones come out very well (especially, if there were hints of it in the original shot) - will pass your message to hubby about the housework!

@foodcrazee and @audrey, hahhahaa, triple wuliao plus one - yes, it's totally WULIAO!

8/18/2006 10:38:00 PM  
Blogger Precious Moments said...

hahaha.... so a cute write up. Yes, at times, we just need to do some wuliao things to spice up our life. Great shot.

8/19/2006 02:41:00 PM  
Blogger J said...

hi cath, just gorgeous! and if you ask me, it takes an artist to see the beauty in ordinary things ;)

8/20/2006 10:47:00 AM  
Anonymous slurp! said...

interesting results .... weekends are for wuliao stuffs anyway, cheers! :)

8/21/2006 09:05:00 AM  

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