Our family has always been dependent on each other, and only one another, all these years. For personal reasons, we're not close or even in contact with most of our relatives. There was a period of time when I was younger, that I had been really envious of friends who get to visit their relatives for meals and get-together during weekends. Now that I've grown up, though, I learnt to cherish what I have, even more because of the sense of deprivation.
The past week that my uncle and aunt came to our house has been a really heartwarming one, and it felt like my life is complete for once. I was also pretty sad when they eventually had to leave on Monday morning.
Anyway, as their visit happened to collide with my birthday, I had the chance to spend a happening day, bringing them to visit Botanic Garden. They prefer the nature as compared to city life and shopping.
The Botanic Garden is too big though, and we only managed to visit about a quarter of the place.
Of all the places we visited, the Evolution Garden has a really spectacular shelter made from stones. I've been to many parks with shelters, and they usually come with ants, bugs and creepy crawlies, but this shelter is super clean! I'm impressed.
往Evolution Garden后面的小路走，看到一些很可怕，貌似墓碑的石头。另外，树叶像魔爪~ （鬼戏看太多……）
We followed the trail behind the Evolution Garden sign, and saw some really creepy-looking stones. The stones look like tombstones and the trees look like monstrous claws. Guess I watched too many ghost shows...
I have a feeling that the Botanic Garden would be forgotten now that the Garden by the Bay is in operation. But the plants at Botanic Garden are really pretty, to the extent that they look kinda unreal. Not to mention, green is good for the eyes.
Some people love nature photography, some love sports photography, I love... plants silhouettes photography.
The photos below are some I took previously with my phone, before I had a decent proper camera. Only realised that I have this thing for plants silhouettes when I'm writing this entry. =O
Sorry I digressed. I guess if you're not a fan of nature, you won't really know how to appreciate its beauty, and even find it boring. I felt that way when I was in areas that I didn't like. So... I started playing with camera effects. Hahaha
In a place where slopes and straight paths are common, the stairs lead to places less traveled.
Towards the end of the trip, I found the lighting to be pretty good, and took a photo with my mom. She had been reluctant to take pictures, until my DSLR came along and produced nice effects. Haha
A side note- during the time when I was working, I'd put on makeup every now and then when there's media events or shoots. Aka the times when I have to meet people other than my colleagues. But I have put on make up less than 10 times eversince I started my own business instead. Just my own principle that I have to be comfortable barefaced, so that my life would be simple, and people wouldn't pin too much hopes. Haha. That should be the case until the day I malfunction and try to find a guy.
A girl would doll up for a guy she fancies.
That's about it! If you have no money and are looking for a quiet, romantic and free place to date, I think the Botanic Garden is a pretty decent choice. Garden by the Bay only reached their 1millionth visitor, but Botanic Garden has the aura of human who have visited over the years. It's surreal.
And! The Circle Line MRT is in full operation now, so you can get there straight from Botanic Garden MRT station!