The New Flickr. Love or Hate?

Just a random rambling of me and the new flickr layout after hearing friends complaining about it.

Basically, I love the new layout. But a lot of friends dissing it. And I don’t understand why. I have been figuring why they dislike it and I realised something. Maybe I am a visual person. Pictures, photos works for me for layout of the site. I hate words splashing all over the page and have no idea what to click on. That’s the old flickr. Old flickr, to me was a nuisance. It was just tat boring and well benefits is, more stable. and more like a page to page textbook showcasing your works on a photo community website.  On the other hand, the new flickr is like a portfolio showcase, it’s intriguing, it shows how photographers, hobbist photos are in just one look! One bad point is, this layout is a rather buggy somehow. But I am happy to see visuals, ignoring words unless I feel the need to click in and see what is the person trying to convey through the photo. An artwork to me does not require any words for explanation. It just being expressive in itself to draw attention to the viewer to feel free at what story you are trying to tell from the picture.

Most people get used to words too much. A reliant to it. Without them, they feel empty. Lost. They do not feel connected when there is a loss of words to aid them to understand thus frustrated. I don’t know. But I think that is the way some people are. But for me, I will skip a lot of words. So words to me are practically just some alphabets that make up into words and form a speech to tell me more about what people want me to know from the visual. Unless I am interested in knowing more, I will read. Else, nope.  Words are important in our lives but not do not get overly dependent on it especially on works that just requires a picture to tell a story.

But writing my thoughts out require words and not visuals. Of course I can create a comic or storyboard out of it, but it is much more of  hassle to bring across it, writing is much more easier for this case. Oh well conflicting point, but who cares. In conclusion, haters gonna hate and lovers gonna love it. I am loving it and I feel much more ease in organising than previously. Flickr, well done and keep it up! And yay for so much free space. 🙂

 

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Rainbow!

Spotted a low rainbow during a sudden afternoon rain

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Lego Outing!

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For other readers who are casually strolling by, the 4 fishies here are from Singapore. For this year’s National Day (The singapore equivalent of Independence Day) they are making a lego display of the floating platform where the parade has been held for the past few years and members of the public were encourage to give a nominal donation of $5 and to place a lego figurine of themselve onto the display.

Captain Kerk a fellow friend of the fishies and a Lego enthusiast urged us to join in. So yesterday 6 of us trooped down and got ourselves “seated” as spectators!

there where the generic Lego man that we could choose from. But Capt. Kerk offered some extra piece he had collected over his years of Lego building to allow for some personalisation of the display.

CherryKing being such a Potterhead (as is Ochabake & I) decided to represent herself and Ochabake as Harry & Draco wannabes sharing butterbeer on the stands. While missing member Salt&Vineyard and I being such badasses we are opted for hip-hop rapper and a scout-trooper with Wolverine hair (polka-dot pants as I am such a dork at heart).

We decided to place ourselves in front of a group of chefs who were standing. We decided we should stand as well to “block” their view. Haha!

Overall it was pretty fun to see other people’s lego creations.

German food in Singapore

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Dinner with my fellow dried fishes at the German restaurant Brotzeit! The platter (bottom frame) consist of a schiztel, crispy pork kunckle, and assorted sasuages. Included in this set were 2 side which we choose Spicy potatoes wedges and sauteed vegetables (top left frame), in the frame was also Morzellra salad.

Overall we left the food was ok. But the meats were kinda dry. The salad was fresh, with crunchy lettcues and a light sauce.

Another feature is their range of beers avaliable. Cherryking and Ochabake ordered the beer mixers which is beer with either Mango or Banana juice.

Rather interesting. But I felt the banana one had a sweet after taste compared to the mango one which was more bitter more like beer.

Overall it was a pretty good experience, however as I havent had german food before it is rather hard to make a good judge.

What do my other fishies say?

Giraffe on the loose!

taken at the Mothercare at the hospital…

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