Balinese Holiday

End of year break in Bali.  Relaxing family time at a villa retreat in Canggu, lunch amongst the rice fields in Ubud, and a visit to Monkey Forrest temple.  Great food and service, the wet weather didn’t bother us much.  It was sunny on the days we needed, the rest of the time was a quiet and peaceful way to wind down the year.  A Balinese barbecue at our villa was quite nice, with a great view of the stars overhead. Please stop by our photo album to see more!


Phoebe’s photos of Paris

Phoebe’s view of Paris using her Nikon 1 and 50mm equivalent prime lens.  She’s a budding photographer!


Phoebe’s first trip to Europe, and 19 years since our last trip to Paris. Lots of changes, certainly more tourists than we remember. We did our best to avoid the major ‘attractions’. We did find some small hidden cafe’s that were a nice treat! Taking a break after long walks through the city and soaking in the cool air over great food was just what we needed! Phoebe is a definite foodie, the flavours of France are very compatible with her!  We also enjoyed a great concert by the Ille de France Orchestra, visited some well timed photography exhibits (Gary Winogrand and William Eggleston), and viewed paintings by the masters. We hope to be back soon!  Enjoy the photos.

Annika’s 8th Birthday

Happy Birthday Annika!

Photos of the girls enjoying their last few days of spring break…

Piano Recital

Phoebe’s piano recital at the Japan Association Theatre.  She practiced and tried very hard, and did a great job!


Passing through India on my return business trip from Dallas, it was a great opportunity to finally experience its people, culture and food first hand.  My trip brought me through Chennai, Mumbai, Pune, and back to Chennai again for my flight home to Singapore.  It was a rushed and busy itinerary meeting with colleagues, but managed to make a few photos along the way.  These photos were taken with my iPhone and Fuji X100S, doing my best to capture the action out a moving car window at night in most cases.  Enjoy!

Road from Mumbai (Bombay) on the coast up to Pune on the central plateau. 

Wild car ride on the highway to Pune, zig-zagging by trucks struggling to climb the mountains.  My nails were dug deep into the dashboard!

Chennai, cultural capital of India

Many sights to see around bustling Chennai.  Literally exploding with colour and activity, fantastic place to visit and experience.

Enter the maelstrom!

People and cargo share the same trains at Chennai central station.

Chennai Street scene