through gus' lenses

cats, cats, cats and more cats… December 21, 2011

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every time I come across a cat, without doubt I’ll think of this friend, who is a cat lover. So, here are pictures of cats I took in order to share with Sharon C…








standard chartered singapore marathon 2011 December 20, 2011

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4 Dec 2011 – volunteered as a medic for standard chartered singapore marathon 2011. Few days before the actual day, we were given a briefing by a doctor and an A&E nurse manager on our medical stations, responsibilities, and dress code.


a t-shirt of dri-fit material was distributed to us to wear on the actual day.


on the day of marathon, we gathered at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital at 1.30am!!! A coach then sent us to our respective stations.


I was posted to Padang area, the notoriously busy medical tent as it was the nearest station to the finishing line. We arrived to the site around 2.30am.


Final briefing was given on site.


Preparation work began – Arranging medical equipments and supplies; being familiar with the equipments, which was not an issue as we were already using it at our workplace; and preparing the ice to cool off runners and intravenous normal saline to hydrate them.


Our tent was divided into 3 areas. P1 for minor injuries/ailments, P2 to attend to runners with intermediate medical attention and P3 for life threatening emergencies.


I was posted to P2 area where we saw mainly heat exhausted runners. Besides that, there were also runners with low sodium in their bloodstream with symptoms that required medical attention.


The runners kept us on our toes from 7.30am til almost 3pm. By then, I was exhausted with only 2 hours of sleep the previous night. Once home, I showered and slept til the following day. Thankfully I was on afternoon shift.

It was quite an experience and I would have done it all over again. It was a joy meeting runners from different places and different walks of life. Some of them inspired me with their determination and perseverance.


old school delights December 18, 2011

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final quarter of 2011 – after an arduous 10km hike at MacRitchie reservoir, I suggested to my fellow Sabahan friends that we walk over to Upper Thomson Road for a look see. The walk took approximate 15-20 minutes…


We came across this cafe and decided to rest our lactic acid laden legs order some drinks.


There were all kinds of old school knick knacks and candies on the display shelf.


Their food and drinks were yummy, as well as reasonably-priced.

I definitely want to hangout at the cafe again.

For more information, visit their website at

215m, Upper Thomson Road,
Singapore 584349


Christmas is in the air… December 17, 2011

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… but is it in our hearts?


wedding bells December 11, 2011

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23 July 2011 – it was the wedding of my little cousin. something that I had been looking forward to for various reasons 1) my family members would be flying in from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and Beijing, China 2) the dessert at the end of the wedding dinner 3) and of course, the celebration of my cousin’s marriage to the tallest guy ever!


a few days before their wedding, I went to their new place to witness the exchange of dowry between their parents. I was the unofficial photographer.


My family came over a day before the wedding. After getting them from the Changi international airport, I went with them to the Ascott Somerset Serviced Apartment to bunk in with them in order to spend more time together…


… especially with my little nephew.


Check out his facial expressions.



My little cuzzie! Love her wedding gown. Simple, with details.


My cousin-in-law, tallest guy I know thus far. My cuzzie looks like a midget beside him *snickers*



I love the cupcakes! Yummy too!




All in all, it was a beautiful day. the love between them shone through. and the gathering of friends and family on that day reflected the couple’s strong ties with all.


painting the town red December 3, 2011

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august 2011 – spent the night walking around singapore with Soo San when she was back.


first stop was Clarke Quay.


a bar that looks like a hospital. and no, we did not get a ‘consult’.


before long, we got bored and decided to go…


GEYLANG! for those of us who do not know, geylang is a notorious place where the oldest profession in the world plies their trade.


Soo San brought me to Geylang Lorong 9, where the famous beef kway teow is. Tender juicy beef and smooth kway teow, fried in flavorful sauce.


we ended up near Singapore Indoor Stadium, sitting on the floor, with a can of beer each, chatting the night away. that, ladies and gentlemen, was my first and only beer thus far in Singapore.