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Sunday, 21 January 2018

Chiang Mai Jan 2018 - Reflections


The world is getting smaller.

Morning I am in Chiang Mai, afternoon I would be back in Singapore.

Back at work yesterday, it felt as if I've not left Singapore Monday to Friday...


My first time in Chiang Mai.

I've always been curious why so many Westerners like to "retire" there.


Now I know - from first hand verification for myself.


5 days 4 nights is too short, but first impression is still first impression.

You know what?

I prefer Bangkok.

LOL!


Its another confirmation I'm a cityboy. 

And not just any city...

My favourite city outside of Singapore is Hong Kong. 

Shanghai and Tokyo would come pretty close next.

Yup, I do prefer cosmopolitan cities!

Modern, crowded, and expensive.


Short term stays at laidback villages or 2nd tier cities could be interesting... You know, to relax and recalibrate. 

However, if you asked me to stay for more than 1 month, then it would no longer feel like holiday... More like banishment or exile!?


Oh well... 

Its good to know in advance. 

Although I have a citizen of the world mindset, the idea of me arbitraging on the lower cost of living standards between Singapore and other cities would be pretty slim...

All things being equal, I would probably have to pay more if and when I relocate!








Friday, 19 January 2018

Chiang Mai Jan 2018 - My Favourite Pic


Taking candid shots of people involve both skill and luck.

Got skill, no luck - no candid shots.

Got luck, no skill - the moment would pass as you fumble with the technical aspects...


This is my favourite shot for the trip!





There's a technique called "bracketing" in photography.

Veteran traders out there will know what I mean. Wink.






Thursday, 18 January 2018

Chiang Mai Jan 2018 - Colours and Patterns


Since I paint with light, here's a sample of my catch so far:













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