Thursday, December 11, 2008

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Honey Bees

Hanako will be here in 12 days!
I will continue my I-Spy game soon :P Sorry about that!
A Pair of Bees
Have also been into drawing stick characters...
Looks ugly, but that'll do~ coming soon k!
I will be updating more often now that exams are over.
World of Warcraft, I'll be back!

Venue: Royal Adelaide Botanic Gardens

Honey Bee

Karaoke was great!
I'll be recording "Retrovertigo" by Mr. Bungle soon~
Also will be singing/self-recording Christmas songs :)
The time of the year has come...

Close up Honey Bee

Venue: Adelaide Royal Botanic Gardens

Make: Canon
Model: Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
Shutter Speed: 1/200 second
F Number: F/5.6
Focal Length: 55 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Date Picture Taken: Sep 20, 2008, 2:50:21 PM

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

How to: Homemade Pan Mee Noodles

I wonder if they would spell my name correctly if I were to say "my name is Eleanie Tan"?
If you don't get what I mean, you should see my previous posts.

In the mean time, want to learn how to make a Malaysian noodle dish?

パンミと言うのメン作り方 |学会制作板面的方法
How to: Homemade Pan Mee Noodles

Ingredients (enough for 2):
  • Plain Flour (100grams)
  • Corn Flour (small handful)
  • Salt & Pepper (suit yourself)
  • Water (1 tbsp)
  • Egg (1)

You will need:
  1. Rolling Pin
  2. Extra flour to prevent dough from sticking
  3. A place to dry your flatten dough

How to make Pan Mee Noodles

Have fun playing with dough like I did!

Leave the flat dough to dry for 15mins. Fold the flatten dough to a tube shape and slice it as you like. Otherwise don't fold because some people like it teared :) It's called "nie" in Mandarin.

I googled a picture of the noodle with soup.
I did not make the whole meal because I did not have enough soup ingredient.
:) There are a few ways to cook your noodles!

Pan Mee Noodles

Pan Mee Noodles

Pan Mee Noodles

How to make Pan Mee Noodles

Be creative and experiment it yourself!

Venue: At home in Adelaide

Monday, November 17, 2008

Adelaide Sunday Mail

Adelaide's Sunday Mail

Me, Curtis and Tim in Sunday Mail
People here can't spell.
Most can't tell the difference between 'Your', 'You're' and
'There', 'Their', They're.

When they asks for my name,
they'd expect me to say something like "Ching chuung tei",
but instead I say "Elaine" and spells it out for them...
I must have been saying "Ken euu sipella?"
My name is now Eleanie Tan.

Venue: North Adelaide

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Beached As!

Stella Artois coasters are great headphones!
The room was so crowded I had to find my own spot to dance.
Between the drum sets and the window.
Me DJ-ing the drums

Adelaide is unique.
Throughout these few years in Adelaide, a girl would dress up,
go to pubs/clubs, and then go home...normal yea?

Today however, I was not dressed to go clubs so wore my new Beached As baby-T and had atleast 6 guys and girls walk up to me saying...

Human 1: "D'you want a chup brou?"
Me: Can't chuuu brou! Got 'ne Pleenkt'n?

Human 2: Beaached aess!!
Me: LoL~

Human 3: Aww shiut! You're Beeeached aess!
Me: Tell me s'thing I doun't knuw!

The others just said "Awesome shirt!!"

Watch video here if you don't get it!

Venue: The Archer Hotel

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Cosplay Halloween Dress Up Party

I didn't know what to dress as...
but I really wanted to make use of my cape I bought from ebay,
so that's my overall mix of costumes I've collected.

Me in Costume Mix
Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can dress as next?
Let me know~ I am keen to collect more costumes :)
In the mean time, I'm getting ready for another party tonight.
Still have not idea what I will be~

Venue: Curtis's Halloween Party

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Hills of Deep Creek Conservation Park

The hills are alive (aahhhhh) with the sound of music (aahhhh),
With songs they have sung...for a thousand years (aaaahhhhhh)
The hills fill my heart (aahhh) with the sound of music (aaahhh),
My heart wants to sing every song it hears (every song that it hears)..

You may find yourself humming this subconsciously ^^

Hills Scenery
Venue: Blowhole Beach, Heysen Trail

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Zombie Walk 2008

I don't think I can be scary. Tell me..honestly.
Which of these picture do you think I look scary!?
My attempt on being scary - failure
Venue: Adelaide City
Date: 25th Oct 2008

I have only one picture which looked alright. [Here]
Hope you won't have a nightmare after clicking on that.

Note: I was one of the photographer for this Zombie Walk and the photos are HERE!
You may just see yourself there!
Help me tag the zombies if you know them~!
Leave a comment if you want original or larger photos!

Zombie is me

Happy Nightmare~

Scary Me

: Adelaide City

Picking Pebbles

I was picking pebbles with Berry :)
Picking Pebbles
Venue: Blowhole Beach
[Deep Creek Conservation Park, S. Australia]

Heysen Trail

From this angle, we hiked uphill for 45 minutes over 1.5km~
It doesn't look as steep, but this is only the beginning of the slope.
Around 45 degree slope up, up and away, I slipped and fell.

My legs hurt for three days, not from falling though :)

Heysen Trail Sunset
Down below is the dirt road for 4WD only. Geralyn fell slipped and fell {Ouch!}!

Venue: Blowhole Beach
[Deep Creek Conservation Park, S. Australia]

Blowhole Beach

I tried my best to show you what I saw...the feeling I had when I was there...
Nature had me absorbed and dazed.

Some of us went fishing, some of us picked pebbles, and some played on the beach...

Sun Set at BlowHole Beach

What you didn't know is we walked on dirt road for 2.5km...
not knowing there was a hike trail downhill, saw and smelt a kangaroo carcass.
Before the sun sets, we hiked [photo] 2km uphill on Heysen trail.
I slipped but didn't roll down the hill and join the kangaroo. ^^
I couldn't walk the next day.
Atleast I slept well that night!

Blowhole Beach
[Deep Creek Conservation Park, S. Australia]


Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Mitsubishil Evo IX

Motion Master

Owner: Paul

Venue: Lobethal, South Australia

Model: Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
Shutter Speed: 1/500 second
F Number: F/14.0
Focal Length: 21 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Date Picture Taken: Sep 21, 2008, 2:56:42 PM

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

HDR : Nissan Skyline R33 GTS-T

Owner : Tien Peng

Black Nissan Skyline R33 GTS-T

Venue: Lobethal, South Australia

Model: Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 400
Date Picture Taken: Sep 21, 2008, 3:33:29 PM

HDR : Silver Subaru WRX STi GC8

Owner : Sky Loh (Silver), Daniel (Blue)

Silver Subaru WRX STi GC8
Venue: Lobethal, South Australia

Model: Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 400
Date Picture Taken: Sep 21, 2008, 3:14:02 PM

HDR : Blue Subaru WRX STi GC8

Owner : Daniel

I'm awaiting owner's comment and honest opinions from viewers on my first photoshoot on cars :)

Blue Subaru WRX  STi GC8
Venue: Lobethal, South Australia

Model: Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 400
Date Picture Taken: Sep 21, 2008, 3:26:31 PM

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HDR : Mitsubishi Evolution IX

My first photoshoot of automobile. 
I followed a car convoy up to Lobethal for a trial photoshoot. 
Hope they are happy with it! I would love to have honest opinions because I'm learning, k?
Note: more specifically on HDR effects.

Owner : Paul

Yellow Mitsubishi Evo IX

Venue: Lobethal, South Australia

Model: Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Date Picture Taken: Sep 21, 2008, 2:59:55 PM

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Hypertune Photoshoot (Home)

This was a trial photo shoot with massive Halogen lights (Timmy had an idea) which might have probably killed part of my visual abilities haha but it was all worth the try..the photos turned out pretty good!

Hypertune Photoshoot

Print Size Available (up to 24" x 36") here.

Why Hypertune? I was wearing the same T-shirt and jeans on that day (except revealing my navel part)'s good. I can present this to my good friend in Hypertune.

Venue: Home
Photographer: reverendtimothy

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Panning : Little Girl

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Panning Shot of Little Girl

Apart from my HDR shots, I also practised my panning shots.
I chose this because it's actually focused.

Venue: Royal Adelaide Showground, Wayville
Model: Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
Shutter Speed: 1/25 second
F Number: F/6.3
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Date Picture Taken: Sep 12, 2008, 4:17:55 PM

HDR : Royal Adelaide Show Ferris Wheel

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My first attempt to a HDR (High Dynamic Range) photo.

RAS Ferris Wheel

I present to you, Colourful Ten Ferris Wheel :) Although it may not be too great a HDR photo, it's different for me and I'm proud of it!
Listening to Teresa Teng makes me want to dress in Qi Pao (cheongsam) in a cabaret and sing to you... One of my near future dreams. Will keep you in the loop!

Some amazing HDR photos which inspired me here.

Venue: Royal Adelaide Showground, Wayville.

Model: Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Date Picture Taken: Sep 12, 2008, 5:12:00 PM

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

St. Peter's Anglican Cathedral

Venue: St. Peter's Anglican Cathedral

27 King William Road
North Adelaide
SA 5006 Australia

St. Peter's Cathedral

Make: Canon
Model: Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
Shutter Speed: 10/1 second
F Number: F/18.0
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 400

Sunday, August 31, 2008

St. Peter's Anglican Cathedral

St. Peter's Anglican Cathedral at night. The most captivating architecture feat as you drive down King William Road.

St. Peter's Cathedral

Venue: St Peter's Cathedral.

27 King William Road
North Adelaide
SA 5006 Australia

A must see when you're in the city of churches (Adelaide).



Venue: Adelaide Botanic Garden

Saturday, August 30, 2008

How to: Sweet & Sour Chicken

I've dreaded cooking sweet and sour chicken (supposed to be pork), but finally did it!

Sweet & Sour Chicken

Venue: Adelaide

I used packet sauce, obviously.
  1. Cover your chicken/pork with egg and then flour (which I didn't use because I didn't have any)
  2. Use oil to deep fry it until it is golden.
  3. Drain the oil.
  4. Pour sweet & sour sauce in new stir fry pot, then put capsicum (I didn't use because I don't like and don't have any) and vegetables, perhaps baby corn. Up to you.
  5. Then finally chicken!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Water Fountain

Water Fountain
Venue: Adelaide Botanic Park

Photography -> Painting

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Serenity, Peace & Calm


Venue: Adelaide Botanic Garden

A really great place to read =) and relax.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Cherry Blossom : さくら: 梅花


邓丽君:梅花 Lyrics



Cherry Blossom by Theresa Teng

Venue: Adelaide Botanic Garden

Friday, August 15, 2008

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Long Neck Karen Hill Tribe

This lady was the first to catch my attention during my adventure at the Long Neck Karen Hill Village in Chiang Dao.

She could speak minimum Chinese, enough to sell her tribe's handmade goods. For that, I bought a Turquoise Stone Necklace, which was almost as heavy as my camera!
Price? 100 Baht = RM10.

Hill Tribe Lady

The village is surrounded by natural flora and fauna, primitive resources and "machines" to prepare food for the family. Two little boys were following us through our walk around the hill.

Boys playing in village

This scene made me smile.


Venue: Long Neck Karen Hill Tribe, Chiang Mai

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Exclusive Hotel in Chiang Mai

Mandarin Oriental Dhara Devi

Mandarin Oriental Chiang Mai

This hotel looks larger than it seems in this photograph.
When I say large, I mean there is no way you can walk to your room. You'll need a carriage, (which is superb for me because I love horses) to bring you to your room.

This grand hotel has almost everything you need, as a tourist, to experience the real life of the locals. How?

This is what you see right on your doorstep.

The surrounding environment is filled with plantations such as paddy fields, corn, name it. Almost all the local plantations that can be found in Chiang Mai is found in this very hotel.

Your activities, as a tourist, includes getting your hands dirty. You are guided through the plantations, learning from seeding to harvesting the produce. That's real experience if you ask me.

The hotel also has its own yoga centre, swimming pool, business centre and a british colonial building as one of your choices of hotel rooms.

: Chiang Mai

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Great Chiang Mai Restaurant

Khaomao Khaofang Restaurant

Khaomao Khaofang Restaurant

This was my first low shutter speed mini fountain shot :)
Obviously, I will need to improve! I don't like the background :(

Another smooth angelic water shot..

This is a ginger plant's flower, if I'm not mistaken :)

What about some fresh lemongrass juice?

The first time I've seen lemongrass juice GREEN in colour.
Those you get in shops are usually brownish =/

Venue: Chiang Mai