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Pasir Ris in Singapore

Pasir Ris in Singapore

My wife Shao Ping and I lived in Pasir Ris in north-eastern Singapore for a year or so and sometimes of an evening we would walk down to the beach to catch the cool breeze and watch the world go by. Mangroves dotted the shore and the nearby estuary. It was not unusual to see(…)

Tropical storm in Singapore

Tropical storm in Singapore

I was fond of the storms that criss-crossed Singapore. These great storms would roll in with high winds and driving rain. I would watch them from the windows of our flat in Bukit Batok. I photographed the storms and this is one such occasion. The swirling clouds, intense rain, the smell of the rain and(…)

Cameron Paterson #FF

Cameron Paterson #FF

This week’s Friday Follow Twitter Interview is with the amazing Cameron Paterson. His interesting thoughts and insightful questions come to us all the way from Harvard.

Stormy Illawarra

Stormy Illawarra

Some time back the Illawarra coastline of southern NSW was host to an intense low pressure system and the cell whipped up some impressive seas off the coast. I managed to capture a few photographs of the big swells and the waves crashing over the breakwater at Belmore Basin.

Friday Follow Interviews

Friday Follow Interviews

This week I am starting something new. This is an idea I have had for a while. I wish to take Friday Follow on Twitter that one step further. Each week I shall interview a member of my connected network…

Sunrise over the Pacific

Sunrise over the Pacific

One morning some time back I had the opportunity to photograph a sunrise. I was at North Wollongong Beach. The sun rises over the Pacific Ocean, our eastern horizon. I was pushing the limit with exposures, concerned I would burn the living daylights out of the old Sony digital camera that I was using. Well,(…)

The well-being of students

The well-being of students

One in five children and adolescents is affected by mental health problems and disorders. Those aged 18‐24 have the highest prevalence of mental disorders of any age group.[1] That is an alarming statistic. I have suffered from anxiety and depression. I remember suffering anxiety and depression during my years at school. I have suffered depression(…)

Two kids play with water

Two kids play with water

This photograph takes me back. The family lived near the beach in North Wollongong on Bourke Street. The old house is still there. Seven children, Mum and Dad in a three bedroom home. The house is still there yet high rise and apartment buildings are encroaching. I was filling up the back of the Cyclops(…)

Meteorological majesty

Meteorological majesty

Back in August as I was driving along my street towards my home I noticed that the clouds in the west looked icy as the sun was setting. As soon as I arrived home I grabbed my camera and began photographing the clouds as the sun sank behind the horizon. In winter is not that(…)

Google Reader

Google Reader

RIP Google Reader Google Reader is to be retired on July 1st 2013. A sad day indeed. What is Google Reader? Google Reader allows you to keep track of the various web sites that you have bookmarked or  subscribed to in the past. In this manner you can easily keep track of any new items, stories(…)

Twitter

Twitter

What is Twitter? Twitter is an interesting beast. You need to give it a go and sort of figure it out as you go along. Find out what works best for you. My usage waxes and wanes lately. I need a new driver to make me tap into its value once again. Many individuals simply(…)

Pulau Ubin bike ride

Pulau Ubin bike ride

Bike riding on Pulau Ubin, an island located off the north-east coast of Singapore. One of Singapore’s remaining untouched areas with memories of yesteryear.

DropBox

DropBox

The joys of DropBox. How did I live without DropBox? Simply the most elegant of all the software tools that I use on a regular basis. A daily basis. It is not intrusive. It just sites there. Minding its own business. Looking after my files. DropBox provides a backup for the files I access and(…)

It is just my imagination

It is just my imagination

The water erupts randomly as it breaks the surface yet there is a pattern among the chaos as well.

A new beginning

A new beginning

Welcome to the new site. Simply going to call it John Larkin. Original, eh? This site is starting from scratch. Simple. This is the second post.

Happy New Year 恭禧发财

Happy New Year 恭禧发财

Welcome to a New Year, a new web site, new blog posts & new teaching and learning resources from John Larkin. Stay in touch for regular updates & useful advice.

Station To Station #2

Station To Station #2

The full colour artwork for David Bowie’s Station To Station album always attracts a lot of attention. Which is real, which is not? That is the question?

David Bowie ~ Dance

David Bowie ~ Dance

Back in Nov 1985 David Bowie’s record company, EMI, had planned to release a compilation album name Dance. It was never released.

How far did you roam as a child?

How far did you roam as a child?

As kids we would roam around the area. There was so much to do and so much to explore. We would go fishing, swimming, sliding down the sandhills on cardboard…

David Bowie 60 Rare Gems

David Bowie 60 Rare Gems

Earlier this year I had the good fortune to collaborate on an article about David Bowie. The article was published in the Record Collector magazine.