Archive | February 2011

F.U.N. Gathering of Spring Specialists

[written and compiled by KopiOkaya]

Since 1994, Spring In The City has been enhancing the Chinese New Year festive mood in Singapore,  bringing a host of quality cultural performances and unique arts and crafts demonstrations from China. This annual festive celebration has evolved into an iconic event with a great pool of followers. Many of whom are F.U.N. spring specialists eager to be fascinated and indulged by the daily performances.

This year, several arts schools and acrobatics troupes performed at two popular shopping venues in Singapore – Raffles City Shopping Centre and VivoCity. At Raffles City, there were a series modern and traditional dance from Jiangsu Nantong Arts Theatre, Hangzhou Arts School, Huang Sujia Dancing Art School and China Yunan Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese Arts Troupe. Whereas over at VivoCity, a different mix of performances were held at the open-air amphitheatre – a new venue giving both the audiences and F.U.N. specialists many refreshing experiences. An array of spectacular performances from Hua Yi Arts (a local arts troupe), China Yunan Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese Arts Troupe and Xiamen Magical Min’nan Arts Troupe were installed to wow the spectators.

On behalf of all F.U.N. spring specialists, I would like to express our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to the organizers Golden Travel Services, Raffles City Shopping Centre and VivoCity on their commitment and enthusiasm in making this festive celebration a joyous and exciting one.

Without further ado, let me present the works from our  “spring specialists”.

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Performances from Jiangsu Nantong Arts Theatre (Raffles City from Jan 7 to Jan 16)

[photo: TheChef] Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

[photo: Bluffname] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Sgsoonhoe] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: KopiOkaya] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Selim] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Yingbin1005] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Bluffname] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Sgsoonhoe] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: KopiOkaya] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Selim] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: TheChef] Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

[photo: Yingbin1005] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

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Performances from Hangzhou Arts School (Raffles City from Jan 18 to Jan 30)

[photo: KopiOkaya] Fujifilm FinePix F31fd

[photo: Excelglsi] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: TheChef] Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

[photo: Sgsoonhoe] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Bluffname] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Yingbin1005] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Andikong] Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR

[photo: Amberture] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Excelglsi] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Sgsoonhoe] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: KopiOkaya] Fujifilm FinePix F31fd

[photo: Amberture] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Andikong] Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR

[photo: TheChef] Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

[photo: Yingbin1005] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

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Performances from Nanjing Huang Sujia Dancing Art School (Raffles City from Feb 1 to Feb 13)

[photo: Sgsoonhoe] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: TheChef] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Excelglsi]

[photo: Bluffname] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Sgsoonhoe] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: TheChef] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Excelglsi]

[photo: Bluffname] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

And finally from Sgsoonhoe… our “happy” performer 😉

[photo: Sgsoonhoe] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

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Performances from China Yunan Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese Arts Troupe (Raffles City from Feb 15 to Feb 20)

[photo: Excelglsi]

[photo: Sgsoonhoe] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: TheChef] Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

[photo: KopiOkaya] Fujifilm FinePix F31fd

[photo: Excelglsi]

[photo: Sgsoonhoe] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: TheChef] Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

[photo: KopiOkaya] Fujifilm FinePix F31fd

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Performances from Hua Yi Arts (VivoCity from Jan 25 to Feb 6)

[photo: TheChef] Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

[photo: Excelglsi]

[photo: TheChef] Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

[photo: Excelglsi]

[photo: Bluffname] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: TheChef] Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

[photo: Excelglsi]

[photo: Bluffname] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: TheChef] Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

[photo: Excelglsi]

[photo: Bluffname] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

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Performances from China Yunan Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese Arts Troupe (VivoCity from Feb 8 to Feb 16)

[photo: Bluffname] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: TheChef] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Bluffname] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: TheChef] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Bluffname] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: TheChef] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

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Performances from Xiamen Magical Min’nan Arts Troupe (VivoCity from Feb 17 to Feb 20)

[photo: Excelglsi] Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

[photo: Yingbin1005] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Bluffname] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Excelglsi] Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

[photo: Yingbin1005] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Bluffname] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Excelglsi] Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

[photo: Yingbin1005] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Bluffname] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

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And F.U.N. spring specialists gathered at Esplanade too…

In conjunction with the Lunar New Year, Esplanade presented a range of diverse programmes in Huayi this year. After shooting at Raffles City, our spring specialists made an effort to  explore Huayi. Featured here is a performances from Shaanxi Song and Dance Troupe.

Click on images to enlarge.

[photo: Excelglsi] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: TheChef] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Bluffname] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: TheChef] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Excelglsi] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Bluffname] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

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The FinePix X100 is finally here!

[compiled by KopiOkaya]

I was told the FinePix X100 has arrived our shores. The “expected” RRP price will be around SGD$1,600.

The official press release available HERE.

The official product website is up as well. View it HERE.

Sample images from the FinePix X100 available HERE.

Here is the FinePix X100 catalog (click image to enlarge).



[ source: Fujifilm]

Wishing all F.U.N. members a Happy Chinese New Year

[compiled by KopiOkaya]

[design and photo: KopiOkaya]

Chinese New Year wishes from Mr. Foo Tee Jun

[compiled by KopiOkaya]

Mr. Foo Tee Jun wishes all F.U.N. members a bountiful Year of the Rabbit.

[photo: © Foo Tee Jun]

F.U.N. Picture of the Month – January 2011

[written and compiled by KopiOkaya]

The year 2011 marks a good beginning for all F.U.N. members especially our Young Aunty Master, Yingbin1005. You see, JPG (www.jpgmag.com) recently announced the Photo Challenge themed “The Number Eleven” coincide with the year 2011. YAM took up the challenge and with some help from Bluffname, she submitted the one of her fabulous plant macro images taken during an outing to Singapore Botanic Gardens.

Indeed, her entry titled “Slicky Eleven!” was selected as one of the best in the series.

Congratulations to Yinbin1005!

Slicky Eleven!

[photo: Yingbin1005] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro