Friday, September 23, 2011


Ok, this has nothing to do with books, but it's so cute that I can't help sharing (ok, not so much cute but that I don't think anyone on facebook wants to see this photos). If you're an apple user, you might have heard of Snapseed by now. It's a free-for-a-limited-time photo editing software (astonishingly, I didn't know about the photography section of the apps store). And because until yesterday night, all the photos I had in my iPad were from roughly 3-4 Oh, wait, photo date says 5 years ago (my Japan trip), I figured that this would be a good time to show you (a picture speaks a thousand words after all) why I want to go Japan so much. But don't worry, I'm only showing you some of the photos (because snapseed is super easy and surprisingly addictive to use, which means I played around with it alot)

Just to warn you, despite the fact that I loved the trip, I looked so tired in all the photos that it was quite embarassing to look at them. But still.... In addition, I think that by dramatising the photos, it tells you more clearly what I felt at that time.

And just so you know, I will (at the risk of being laughed at), include most of the before photos, so you can see the difference (Ok, ok, I'm starting the pictures)

This was taken in Nagasaki's Chinatown, unfortunately, it was dark.

Here, you can actually see the colours. And well, the slightly unrealistic/surrealistic feel is, well, it just feels appropraite to how I felt.

You may not believe it, but this was taken outside my "villa/house" at Huis Ten Bosch

Ok, here I made the "SWANS!" moment obvious.

No matter what, ninja's are cool.

Even if you don't edit the photo (showing how not all photos should be edited)

I call this "The only photo where I do not look tired or like a walking zombie", I know, it's a little long.

And here's my new Facebook Profile picture! (First time in 4 years I changed it. And I only got onto facebook 5 years ago)

Proof that most of my photos look terrible

Proof that photo editing softwares, not matter how awesome, cannot make terrible photos look good (but I think it lessened the awfulness)

This was actually done using another photo app called "pixlromatic". I would play with it so much more if there was a 'crop' function.

Additional proof, if it is even needed, of how I can look like a walking zombie.

I'm actually unsure if this photo is better or worse.
So yes, these are my photos from way back. And sadly, I haven't grown or changed since then (which is why people always think I'm younger than I really am, and why my second sister is often mistaken for the eldest)

No copying without permission(: (Don't let the smile fool you, I mean it)


  1. I think the last photo is really incredible, very cool.

  2. @Kevin: Really? Thanks. I was so afraid I looked so tired that no amount of photo-editing could help(:


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