Hello there. I am Terry and I am a full-time undergraduate based in Singapore. I take photos, write a blog and design websites.

And no, I'm not a teddy bear.

That’s half a decade!

teddy-risationâ„¢ officially turned five on the 1st of July, 2009. Oh, and a big happy belated Canada Day to those who celebrated it – which happened to fall on the same day – and early wishes to Americans for celebrating Independence Day on the 4th of July. It surely is one happening week!

teddy-risationâ„¢ turns five!

teddy-risationâ„¢ turns five!

That’s a simple and not-so-elegant typographic poster I’ve designed for the 5th anniversary. Well, to think of it, this blog has been through all the thick and thin of times for the past half-decade. I morphed from a adamant, rowdy, inconsiderate teenager to a person who has a better idea of what to do in life in the future. Experiences over the past 5 years sculpted the me today – reflected in a gradual change in my blogging style and entries. I used to not care about what others say about me back then. I didn’t care if my words hurt people. Now, I’ve learned to be more compassionate and considerate, and more importantly, learn to shut up when it’s the right time :)

Here’s a recap of what I’ve achieved over the past year, in chronological order:

  1. Embraced Firefox 3.0. That’s so 2008. Now go grab Firefox 3.5, folks!
  2. Wrote an article on Photographer’s Rights. Know your rights a photographer is entitled to.
  3. Embracing my new life in NTU. See Loving Every Single Bit of It and Can I stay for awhile?
  4. Embarked on mini morning photoshooting trip on campus, and sent Huilin off to Warwick, London :(
  5. Turned 19, and my uni mates threw me a fantastic surprise party. Not to forget, I lost my phone on my birthday eve.
  6. Got a new phone. Why? See #5.
  7. Obamania! Yes we can.
  8. An owl invaded my room, pooped over the floor and left me in a state of shock. Ah, the joys of living next to a forest.
  9. Released a new blog layout, teddY-risatioNâ„¢ Eta.
  10. Death of Oscar Grant. Police brutality on the rise?
  11. My first typographic poster – greeNTU – is up on the campus walls! *dances around*
  12. Weird dream, period.
  13. I ventured into infrared photography. I’m currently using a Hoya R72 filter, alongside with my Sony Alpha kit lens.
  14. The widely, wildly popular and notorious NTU stabbing incident – and yes, I study there.
  15. Susan Boyle dreamed a dream… and that shot her to stardom!
  16. Went on a photoshooting trip in Kuala Lumpur with my long-lost primary schoolmate, Jeremy.
  17. Yay, revamped my blog layout. Here comes teddy-risationâ„¢ Theta!
  18. On vacation, headed to Genting Highlands and then the Perhentian Islands (post not ready yet, my bad!)
  19. RIP Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Ed McMahon and Billy Mays.

Sorry that I don’t have much gimmicks for you guys! Okay *inhales deeply* here’s one of the few moments I’m going to scare little kids with my face again. Here’s a photo of my cousin and I, taken at a local park a few days back. I’m currently enjoying the homestaying experience with my uncle’s family, which will – sadly – come to an end this weekend :/

Cousin and I.

Cousin and I.

Have a great weekend! Pssst, yes, I know I know I know I don’t look like a 19-year-old. I prefer to be described as being one that’s “looking youth” :)

The Fonty Friday feature has been canceled this week due to my busy schedule. Everything will be back to normal by next week!

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