Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Photoscape #4 - 紅毛港

I actually went 紅毛港 twice, hence the two different outfits
I really liked it there, I just wish it weren't that far 
It took us almost 40 minutes on a scooter to get there.
Due to Kaohsiung's hot and humid weather, I was drenched in sweat before even stepping into the compound

The mandatory staircase photo

I really like this place cause there's not a lot of people, and its really calming

The only downside is it's really cold during the winter, and really hot during other seasons (extreme much?)

One last shot before leaving.
Even the road leading to the entrance is practically empty. 
So, another mandatory road shot! 

As we were leaving in the evening, we actually saw more and more people entering the compound.
Jim said quite a number of people like to chill here at night to watch the stars and feel the sea breeze
Shall come again at night and join the fun !


Friday, May 29, 2015

Photoscape #2 -- Still Taichung

Day 2 at Taichung we started our day quite late cause there's only one place lined up for the day.

Jim and I planned beforehand only our photoscape destinations and not places we wanna eat at (well I guess that'd be MY job next time) so we spent some time wandering around the art museum looking for food. 

We stumbled across this restaurant called Hungry Jacobs and we went for it.


突然覺得還是打中文好了 哈哈哈

Hungry Jacobs 超好吃!!!
他就是一家漢堡店,專賣不同國家風味的漢堡 (有時候很懷疑自己的形容詞到底對不對,如果不對又會被同學笑很久 ==


牛肉堡超好吃,可是他的魚柳堡很一般,而且他用多利魚我覺得多利魚不好吃 嗯嗯


可是這家真的好好吃喔 下次去玩還是拍一下食物的照片好了 可以介紹給大家 XD

National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts 國立台灣美術館

然後天氣很熱一直流汗我也不想拍了 變得很不耐煩 哈哈哈

可是我覺得好奇的是 通常拍旋轉樓梯的時候最底部都會站一個人,就像之前在中山大學的旋轉樓梯拍的那樣, 可是我看到的美術館旋轉樓梯的作品卻從來沒看到有人躺/坐在底部


不過男友還是去了 XD

而且還喊了好幾遍,喊到他媽媽都覺得不好意思了 哈哈哈哈哈
哈哈哈 我完全可以想像那個情境,一定丟臉到不行

之後他問我要不要下去躺下來拍這張,我就跟他說,免了 XD

可是又不想離開到室外去因為太熱了 (汗


可是自從我們兩個開始了 photoscape 這種約會方式以後我們倆人的合照少之又少啊 (哭
看來我們需要買腳架了 XD

我喜歡 jumpshot 就是受這位先生所影響 (笑

似乎大部分的人來美術館都會跟那個紅色 W 拍一張

我也去跳一下 XD

跳了這張以後就自己OS :‘以前芭蕾舞的時候我到底是怎麼跳起來的啊,現在把腳往後抬一點點就會覺得被屁股的肥肉卡住了 抬不上去了 ’==

拍完這張我們又去買了杯飲料 然後就離開了 XD


下次再去好了 XD

而且一抬頭馬上就很明顯地看到北斗七星 (應該沒看錯

真的 好 ! 漂 ! 亮 !

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Photoscape #1 -- Taichung

I guess my blog is going to be mainly of my photo ventures with Jim, so I might as well as have a proper noun for it to be used hereinafter, instead of starting my post again and again with '' I went to xx with Jim and we took some photos ''  *YAWN

I shall label all such posts as my #photoscape in the future ! yay!

So this time we went to Taichung.

Taichung always felt more or less like Ipoh to me, strategically.
It's in between Kaohsiung and Taipei, just like how Ipoh is between Penang and KL. 
But development wise Taichung is miles ahead of Ipoh.
I would say Tainan feels more like Ipoh culture wise cause Tainan is not that modern compared to other cities, and it's famous for its local delicacies
Also, Tainan is Jim's hometown ! 
Just like how Ipoh is my hometown :)

Jim did some research and did the planning for our trip. 

We traveled around on his brother's motorcycle
It's much more convenient traveling in Taiwan via motorcycle cause 

  1. It's faster. What traffic jam? Motorcycles need not be stuck in traffic jam. Not to mention the time wasted on waiting for the bus to come. AND also you'll still have to walk a fair distance to your destination
  2. It's cheaper
  3. Empty parking spaces are a rare sight  in Taiwan. Times like this I wish I was back in Malaysia where parking is so easy ! 
First stop,
Chung Shan Medical University ! 中山醫學大學

We came all the way here just for the swirling stairs
When I mentioned to my friend studying there, he told me it's just an old staircase, nothing special really.

Well thats the beauty of photography isn't it?
To transform everyday sight, something you won't even notice in real life, into something you would never expect. 

I still can't overcome the embarrassment when I'm posing and the passersby stare at you like look at her! she's doing something funny lets just stare at her as we walk pass 

Sometimes I really wanna dig a hole and hide 

In this care as I laid at the bottom of the stairs pretending I'm running, the girls at the opposite building were staring at me -___-

Funny thing is Jim wore grey that day so he blended right into the background HAH

Taichung Metropolitan Opera House 台中歌劇院

The building is still under construction, but the outer part seems completed.

I really like that the new buildings in Taiwan are mostly into this style
This building is designed by a Japanese architect, Toyo Ito. 
He is also the mastermind behind the world games stadium in Kaohsiung ( I went there for another one of my photoscape), and  Vivo City Singapore. 

 Photo found via google

The design is so simple, so tranquil, and looks really elegant

You can always take pretty pictures with this kinda buildings 

It was a very sunny day and I was sweating like mad just standing there

I was dying to find a shade where I can hide from

Finally some shade !!!

Jim said people come here to take pic of the building and here I am more focused on the patch of greenery beside it :P

It was so sunnnehhhhh I could barely open my eyes 

Jim behind me just died from exhaustion HAH

Jim all geared up and ready to go !

We then went behind the building and found a spot we love !

I think we spent at least half an hour here HAH

Jump shots are so much fun !

As I stood there didn't know how else to pose Jim just kept pressing the shutter button so I just randomly decided to do a cart wheel side flip 

......and I failed miserably ! lol

Last shot at the opera house :

Gaomei Wetlands 高美溼地 

The wetland is located 40 minutes away from the city, famous for its windmills, sunset, and a family attraction where kids and their parents dig baby crabs outta the mud just for fun. 

'' Mommy what are they doing ? ''
'' Oh they are just digging crabs ''
When you're almost there you can see rows of people with their cameras stationed by the road, waiting for the sun to set. 

 As we were approaching, we saw, in the distance, tiny shadows, the size of ants, shifting around. 

I said to Jim, '' Wa look !!!!! Are those actual people that we see moving around? ''
It was so crowded with people the only word I could use to describe it was the word 'disgusting' = =
From afar it really looked like an army of ants crawling around the ant nest, but at a slower pace. 

Here's a picture that Jim captured of the crowd. 

We walked a good five minutes away from the crowd before we could reach a spot with much less people so that our photos wouldn't get photobombed by passersby

Look at Jim's tan line at the back of his neck ! 
Thats what Kaohsiung sunshine does to you 

Sometimes I think I'm a better photographer,

or maybe he's just a better model HAH

Unfortunately we didn't get to witness the sunset that day, the sun was hiding behind the clouds

So all those photographers we saw on the way stood there for hours for nothing. sad case

Thats all for my first day at Taichung!

Gonna blog bout my 2nd day soon :)

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