物の哀れ (Mono no aware)
Tokyo in December isn’t really about the bustling city life and neon lights; it is about the chilling five-degrees weather, the early sunset and the yellowing trees. Nature comes to life in a tremendous burst of shadows, contrast and colors – and all that’s left is a quiet sense of Japanese appreciation lingering in the air.
A resident walks through the streets of Tagajo, northeast of Sendai, with piled cars and debris seen in the background. (Photo: Neo Xiaobin/ The Straits Times/ Photographed on Mar 14, 2011)
Workers’ Party supporters cheer at a coffeeshop in Hougang Ave 2 after the announcement of the Aljunied GRC results in which WP won. (Photo: Neo Xiaobin/ The Straits Times/ Photographed on May 8, 2011)
Mr Julian Tan, a former company sergeant major in the military, joined evacuation and emergency services company International SOS after he ended his military career. The September 11 attacks led to heightened attention on security and raised the profile of security professionals. The 39-year-old also started a maritime security consultancy business, SRS Maritime. His company provides everyday security services, such as event security management, as well as specialised ones such as developing an emergency response plan for ship owners and providing vessel safety equipment. “It was not simply that an airplane crashed into a building - it was how it happened and why it happened.” (Photo: Neo Xiaobin/ The Straits Times/ Photographed on: Sep 7, 2011)
Part of a profile series on people who lives have changed after the September 11 attacks.
Zakaria Zainal, an independent photographer, makes meaning of the world through his pictures. Recently, he photographed and created an anthology of portraits and anecdotes of the retired Singapore Gurkhas as they reminisce about life in the Lion city — from the 1950s till today. You can view his photographs at www.zakariazainal.com
The tradition still remains for political parties, as well as presidential candidates, to talk to voters in their living rooms via television. With social media and the internet penetrating and fragmenting our attentions today, will such broadcasts be a thing of the past?
Zed is an aspiring everything, and has yet to come to something. His photographs try to bridge the castle in his sky and the ground beneath his feet, but it remains to be seen how effective they have been.
Hester Tan is an animal lover. In the day, she produces content for www.channelnewsasia.com , and in the night, she documents the only animal she could find – stray cats.
Getting to know these cats from the kind people who feed them, she’s grown to appreciate them little more. It pains her to see these kitties get bullied by members of the public, so she hopes these few photos will raise some awareness so that we all can co-exist together in this beautiful planet.
Valerie is one of the strays currently living in Mediacorp’s premises. The mother of 3 is still scared of humans, but once she knows you, she’ll definitely curl up and purrrr.
Skippy is another lovable fluffy female stray. So lovable that she was almost taken away from the place she grew to be sold in some pet shop. Fortunately, the Auntie who cares for her saw and saved her.
Do leave boxes lying around, as they do make good make-shift homes for these kitties and hopefully, they will not end up in our long-kangs (drains). Save The Caldecatts
Do leave boxes lying around, as they do make good make-shift homes for these kitties and hopefully, they will not end up in our long-kangs (drains).
Save The Caldecatts