Christmas. I have always enjoyed Christmas as it meant we are close to the end of the year. Time for me to unwind and time to enjoy all festive goodies like turkeys, roast beef, buffets, oysters……. And of course, not too much work as all my customers from the Northern Hemisphere would be on Holidays.
Orchard Road has been lighted up pretty nicely this year. in fact, I think this lighting up thingy started more than 25 years ago and all the malls will compete to see who has the biggest, best and nicest christmas decorations of the season.
Some spanish friends could not believe when i told them that all these decorations started more than a month before Christmas. “It’s to get people in the mood so that they will spend more” I told the bewildered faces…. 🙂
Everyone wants to ring the bell inside this huge fake christmas tree……..
Part of the road is closed for the Christmas Celebrations. Its not everyday that you get the walk on one of the busiest roads in Singapore. I never knew how much dust and dirt was on the road, till i went home and had slipper marks all over my feet.
I found my street performer friends…..somehow money is hard to come by……or was it the hot and humid weather ?
I reckon that all the camera shops must be having a good time with their sales. People are enjoying taking pictures of everything…..the christmas trees, the stairs, and even empty paper cups…….Every where i turn, i see a compact, a dslr, some flashes and even a Hasselblad !!!
Am trying to get into the mood…..feels lazy……
Looking forward to the New Year…… Merry Xmas Everyone !!!!
Thanks a lot for these new pictures, nice as always!! 😉
Merry X-Mas and a happy new Year!!!
love your photos! they have quite a unique atmosphere, really “cathy” 🙂
cathy ? erm…..dont really understand but glad you like the photos !!
Believe it or not, this is the first year that I didn’t take a walk down Orchard Road to look at the X’ma decorations!
Erm…..didn’t miss anything. Hehe. I couldn’t decide if it looks more like Chinese new year or deepavali in the day time. 🙂
Hahaha! I happen to get a taste of it…love the little trains going in circles.
Thank you for sharing these Christmas moments… The other half of the hemisphere wishes you a wonderful 2013… Or were you referring to the other, other half? You re right in between!!
oh…a little late from me but Happy 2013 too !! Gonna travel less…so shall focus on more stuff/products that i find weird or interesting. 🙂
hello, achiever… hope 2013 will be good to you. warm regards… 🙂 ~San
It already is!! Thanks and hope your 2013 will be the same too!
glad to hear that. 🙂 hope it’ll be. many thanks. 🙂 ~San
I thought Orchard Road was busy enough regularly, but Xmas time brings it to a whole other level!
you are exactly right !! But its a nice to soak in the atmosphere at that time 🙂