I love learning!

I signed up for a few photography workshops… just to properly learn the basics. I do know some stuff really and I know the terms the instructor, Elliot, was bringing up but I wanted to know things in a more structured manner I guess. I’m that kind of book person.

Of course, during this time I have been watching videos and signing up for courses online and such so I have been trying to pick up as much as I can. But physically attending a course with other people is just SOOOO exciting! I love the discussions and all and I don’t feel so embarrassed because everyone there is new as well.

So I had my second workshop on Saturday and we were given themes to shoot. But the place we were in was so awesome I went off track and just took pictures of everything else. *duh*

I did still managed my assignment but I shall only put them up later. Here’s some of what I took.

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I’m just looking forward to more!


Review – Chock Full of Beans

We were in the area for a staycation and decided to stop by as we’ve heard so much about it.

The cafe is really easy to find, facing the main road and right at the end of the whole row of shops. Its ambience is really nice and warm. It is a smallish cafe with some outdoor seating.

I noticed they have a couple of menus. The menu I’ve seen on others’ website (the weekend one) is very different from the one we had that day as it was a Friday. There are also some items only available for dinner after 6pm. The staff was cordial enough but not entirely helpful. Thankfully as it was only 3pm on a Friday, there were a number of empty seats and we could be seated immediately. We walked past during the weekend and there was a queue even at odd times of the day.

What we ordered:

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Smoked Salmon, Cheese, Egg on Toast ($10) – I’m not sure why we ordered this. It is a tad expensive for the four small pieces of toast we were getting but I guess I was in the mood for some light bites. It tasted fine, nothing special though. The bread was well toasted and I like the combination.

Penne with Salmon ($15) – This was really quite nice. The penne was al dente and the sauce used was not too thick. Don’t expect much salmon though.

Iced Hazelnut Latte ($6.50) / Iced Mocha ($6.50) – We ordered iced coffee because only the iced coffee came with 3D art and that was what we were there for! The staff warned us that it might take at least 30min for them to prepare our drinks but as there weren’t many people that day, the drinks came in 15min which was acceptable. Be prepared to wait if you go on a weekend! The drinks tastes fine just that you might not feel like drinking them after admiring the 3D art.photo 1 (1)photo 2 (1)

So we spent about $40 for the both of us. I might go back if I’m in the area but definitely not travel all the way to Changi Village for this.