Archive | February 2010

Bromancing at Huayi Chinese Festival 2010

[compiled and written by KopiOkaya]

Now into its eighth run, the Huayi Chinese Festival of Arts 2010 once again seeks to inspire and educate audiences from across various culture communities with a stellar mix of music, theatre, opera and installation art presented by both international and local artistes.

Launched in 2003 during the festive Chinese New Year period, Huayi has grown to become one of Singapore’s best loved arts festivals, as proven by strong attendance figures in both the Chinese and international communities, despite launching itself right smack in the middle of New Year festivities.

In the spirit of celebrating Singapore’s multi-cultural heritage, Huayi provides an uncommon platform to showcase Chinese performing arts – be it traditional, contemporary or pushing the envelope.

For more information on Huayi 2010, please visit

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Performances from The Art of String Puppetry – Quanzhou Marionette Troupe (19th – 28th February):

[photo: Bluffname] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Sgsoonhoe] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro


Performances from Chinese Melodies Remix (22nd – 23rd February):

[photo: Bluffname] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Bluffname] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro


[photo: Sgsoonhoe] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Sgsoonhoe] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro


Performance from Big and Small by River Valley High School (21st February):

[photo: TheChef] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro


Performances from Rhythmic Festive Favorites (19th – 21st February):

[photo: TheChef] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: TheChef] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro



Our New (Old) WEBSITE…

[written by KopiOkaya]

Our ‘new’ Fujifilm F.U.N. official website is now known as…

which was derived from our WordPress blog.


[compiled by KopiOkaya]

FinePix HS10, F80EXR and Z700EXR Digital Cameras Recognized

FUJIFILM Corporation (President and CEO: Shigetaka Komori) is delighted to announce that the Digital Imaging Marketing Association (DIMA) has named three Fujifilm FinePix digital cameras, FinePix HS10, FinePix F80EXR and FinePix Z700EXR, the DIMA 2010 Innovative Digital Product Award winners. The announcement was made at the Photo Marketing Association (PMA) International Convention and Trade Show 2010 in Anaheim Convention Center, Southern California.

You can read the full news HERE.

“One Year of F.U.N.” Book – A Collection of F.U.N. Memories

[written by KopiOkaya]

Bluffname and I have launched the “One Year of F.U.N.” Book Project. This book is to commemorate and document the changing phases F.U.N. had undergone in the past 2 years. The book will feature the best images from members taken during our F.U.N. and Bromancing outings. We have included a ‘personal pics’ section, so that images from personal shoots (non-F.U.N. related) are featured as well.

The book is scheduled to be ready and in print by November 2010 during  F.U.N. 2nd birthday celebration.

Additional details are found HERE.

Fujifilm F.U.N. Photo Exhibition at IT SHOW 2010

[written and compiled by KopiOkaya]

In partnership with Fujifilm Singapore, FinePix Users Network (F.U.N.) is organizing a photo exhibition to showcase members’ images taken with Fujifilm FinePix cameras. The exhibition will be held at the Fujifilm booth during IT SHOW 2010 from 11th to 14th March 2010 at Suntec International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Participation in the exhibition is free and is open to all F.U.N members. The exhibition will feature photographs on different interpretations of subjects, highlighting on themes as follows:

  • Travel
  • Culture and Tradition / Festival
  • Nature / Underwater
  • Macro / Close-up
  • Street scene
  • People
  • Fashion
  • Arts performance / Concert
  • Night scene
  • Architecture
  • Sports

Minimum 14 images may be selected by Fujifilm Singapore for display.

Members who are keen to submit their images must adhere to the Rules and Regulations:

  • Only images taken with Fujifilm FinePix camera will be accepted.
  • Submit only soft copy of the images in full resolution at 300 dpi with EXIF information attached. JPEG format is required.
  • Special care must be made to ensure that the soft copy is of good quality. Either compile all images into a CD (DVD not accepted) or a file folder in ZIP format and send to me via email.
  • All submitted images are non-returnable.
  • All images must be the original work of the photographer.
  • All submission must state clearly the photographer’s real name and model(s) of Fujifilm FinePix camera used.
  • Maximum number of submissions per member is 8.
  • Basic digital image enhancements and minor cropping (not more than 1/4 of image area) are acceptable for all themes.
  • All images submitted can be in monochrome, colour or combination of both.
  • No nude images will be accepted.
  • All copyrights remain with the photographer but Fujifilm reserves the rights to exhibit selected images without payment of any fee.
  • Images of fashion model must be accompanied by a photocopy of model release.
  • Submission of signifies acceptance of the rules and regulations of the exhibition. While all possible care will be taken to ensure the quality of the entries, the organizers assume no responsibility for any loss or damage to the entries before, during and/or after the exhibition.
  • Organizers reserve the rights to amend the rules and regulations as and when deemed necessary.

I must receive all images by 1st March 2010 (before 12 noon). Late submission will not be accepted.

All selected images will be printed in A3 size (297mm × 420mm). Each print will be mounted individually on cardboard and displayed throughout the 4-day event.

Please feel free to email me  at if you have any questions regarding the exhibition.

F.U.N. member won Fujifilm FinePix Lucky Draw

[written by KopiOkaya]

Congratulations to F.U.N. member Dboy! He has won one set of 4 tickets (2 adults and 2 children) to Universal Studios Singapore‏ at Resorts World Sentosa. This was the 2nd draw.

Dboy bought a Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR from MS Color (AMK main branch) on January 24th after high-recommendation from Andikong and me. He is enjoying his photography with his new camera, and we are sure he will enjoy himself more at Universal Studios.

Once again, let us wish Dboy more good luck to come this new year.

Photo of the Month – January 2010

[written by KopiOkaya]

[photo: Salnts] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

I have a tough time deciding the Photo of the Month this round. What can I say – our F.U.N. members have ascended their photographic artistry to new heights. It took me a while to narrow down to this heart-rending and powerful image from Salnts, titled “Girl Praying for her Dad”.

Human beings have always seek sanctuary in religion, believing that our god will give us his blessing. In return, we shall find hope and security. This little girl was spotted at Thaipusam by Salnts. Her father was presumably one of the devotees participating in the Kavadi percussion. It is difficult for a child at this young age to understand her religion or the sacrifices her father had made. Yet, here she is seen applying holy ash on her forehead; a sign of devotion and credence to the gods and deities.

Thaipusam has always been portray as a very colorful and electrifying festival. Salnts’ very simple, cleverly-executed image works exceptionally well in monochrome. The smoke enhances the mood which gives this image a sense of peacefulness. At the same time, it functions as a “frame” to isolate the girl’s facial feature and hair from the background. Thanks to Salnts and his trusty Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro, we have another timeless classic that etches deep within our minds.

Suggestions on how to improve this image:

  • Crop or frame the image to give a bit more space around the subject
  • Brighten the subject’s face

Readers are encouraged to give your suggestions on how to improve the image (please be polite and comment constructively).