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Away in a Manger

H ey, Pret has opened in Singapore ! File that under "things I missed while I was gone", I guess. Or things I missed from elsewhere while I was gone, reading that phrase another way. Mmm, sandwiches.

Why are we so in denial?

Hey Ya!, acoustic - as I've said before, the lyrics to the song are incredibly sad, and this version plays up the melancholy.

Nothing but blue skies

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There was something about the quality of the colours in the Kenyan countryside - the richness of the blue, the starkness of the yellows. I do like the solitude of this shot.

Lake Nakuru, from Baboon Cliff

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W ithout a doubt one of the most visually stunning things I've ever seen - the clouds reflected in the still surface of Lake Nakuru . Not sure how much a photo can do it justice - you just see it when you come around the bend of the cliff and all you can do is look in awe. The brown areas represent, unfortunately, the apparent retreat of the lake due to prolonged drought, possibly caused by climate change. "Der bestirnte Himmel ├╝ber mir und das moralische Gesetz in mir" - Kant Kenya photo set

Return to Sin

A m back in Singapore, trying to recover from a whirlwind series of work trips - 3 continents, 2 days. Think in the last 10 days I've seen savannah, desert, jungle, and temperate forests. Can't talk about work, of course, but I'll try to post the best pictures from what leisure time I eked out. Or you can entertain yourself first with my Kenya Flickr set .

Africa

G ood Lord, I'm sitting in the lobby of my hotel in Nairobi (they moved me to a new room with no wireless Internet, so now I've got to use the wireless from the lobby) and suddenly in the background Toto's "Africa" comes on.

Jambo bwana

Here's the song stuck in my head after hearing it about 5 times tonight over dinner at Carnivore : Jambo Jambo, Jambo bwana, Habari gani, Mzuri sana. Wageni, Wakaribishwa, Kenya yetu Hakuna Matata. Kenya nchi nzuri, Hakuna Matata. Nchi ya maajabu Hakuna Matata. Nchi yenye amani, Hakuna Matata. Hakuna Matata, Hakuna Matata. Watu wote, Hakuna Matata, Wakaribishwa, Hakuna Matata. Hakuna Matata, Hakuna Matata.

Nairobi

A m in Nairobi now, for the annual climate change conference. My first time in Africa. Walked out of the airport into an incredible sight - people singing because some of their friends had come home. It's a pity that I won't have much time to catch the sights - glancing quickly at Time Out 's Nairobi guide , I really wish I could see the National Museum and the Sheldrick Animal Orphanage. But apparently in my one day off I'll get to see the flamingoes of Nakuru National Park .

Youth and Climate Change - Clean and Green Week

Promoting something I'm helping in organising... feel free to show up, bring friends :) Youth and Climate Change: Making a World of Difference A Clean & Green Week Youth Forum with Dr Joel Swisher, Rocky Mountain Institute, USA A/Prof Ho Hiang Kwee, NTU Mr Fabian Foo, WWF Singapore Moderator: Mr Howard Shaw, Singapore Environment Council Venue: Republic Polytechnic - Theatrette / Movies, Level 3, Building W3. Date: Sunday, 5 Nov 2006 Time: 11.30 am – 1.00 pm Admission: Free

Sexy lobster

The Girls's Costume Warehouse clip , just for Halloween. That "And... frog" line always gets me.