Business Trip to Berlin And Expending the MARCOM Team 

Visting Berlin had a different flavour to it this time. It involved not only closing Q1 and planning our next quarter, but also welcoming two new team members to the MARCOM team—Whitney and Anja— and introducing our new Finance and Operations Lead (CFO). The first part of the trip was quite intense. We’ve gone through […]

The Dark Side of Street Photography If You Are an Introvert 

Not too long ago—when I first started my photography journey in 2012—I needed to decide what areas of photography I’ll enjoy exploring the most. Is it landscaping? Is it portraits? Or maybe architecture? After experimenting with various photography fields, my search led me to street photography, and people (not necessary portraits, but more like taking photos […]

Running: Barefoot vs. Shoes on

I read a lot of articles and books about barefoot running, and how anatomically speaking it is the right thing to do if your goal is to develop a good running technique, as well as keeping your body healthy (i.e., not leaning forward, less stress on the spine, etc). I have been running minimalist for […]

Thoughts From My Last Trip

September was a busy month for me. It started with #INBOUND15 in Boston, followed with meeting my new team in Berlin, followed with a short trip to Zurich to attend the launch party of the new Impact Hub Zurich, and continued with visiting my family in Israel. Three weeks altogether of traveling across three continents. […]

The One Rule to Keep In Mind When Photographing Fireworks

Yesterday I attempted to photograph the New Year’s fireworks in Singapore. I did my homework, found a good spot on the bridge, and had my finger ready to trigger the shutter. The technical rules are quite straight forward: Get a DSLR Must have a (good) tripod Aperture at f 11-16 Mode = “B” (bulb) ISO […]

Buy nuts in Singapore in Bulk

I’ve been looking for a place to buy nuts and fruits (raisins and dates) in Singapore for some time, and finally I came across a place named Garden Picks that offered great prices, and a vast selection of nuts and fruits. This is all nice and well, but one thing about Singapore that I haven’t gotten […]

First Two Weeks Working at The @Hubsg (Reflecting)

Exhilarating. This is how I describe the feeling of working for The Hub Singapore. Frankly speaking, it’s beyond anything I had ever imagined. From the moment you step into the ‘office’ – which, by the way, is a big co-working space in a cafe –  to the moment you leave; from the place, the team, the Hubbers […]

Where Are All the New Photos?

Here is the simple answer to those of you who keep asking me about new photos from Singapore, and if I quit photography: I didn’t quit photography. In fact, I have a nice collection of photos I took in Singapore that I simply can’t wait to migrate to Lightroom. The reason I haven’t done it […]

Swimming with the Big Sharks

In his book Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell talks about the 10,000 hours rule, where he claims that the key to success in any field is, to a large extent, a matter of practicing a specific task for a total of around 10,000 hours. I don’t have 10,000 hours of practice in photography yet, […]

Restaurant Review: Gusto (Singapore)

Gusto is a restaurant located in the heart of Orchard Road, right outside the ion mall, that offers diners modern Italian cuisine with a touch of innovation. The atmosphere in this restaurant is very vibrant, and diners have the option to sit indoors or outdoors and enjoy music as well international soccer on TV screens. […]

Restaurant Review: Koh Grill & Sushi Bar (Singapore)

Last night, we decided to revive our Friday Night Sushi tradition. I had recently come across a name of a Sushi restaurant in Singapore called Koh Grill & Sushi Bar, so we decided to go and explore their menu. They had two main dishes that I wanted to try: Shioki Maki and Shioki Maki ‘second […]

Ginger Tea – Pakistani Style

Today we had the RSIS driver, Karim, take us to the Ministry of Manpower Office (MMO) to get our Employment Cards issued. It was an exciting day because it will open up a lot of doors for us in Singapore, including the privilege to open a bank account and finally set up our mobile phones in Singapore. We headed […]

Hectic Times

As our U.S chapter closes – marking the beginning of a new exciting chapter – I’m only now starting to realize how hectic the past two weeks have been for us. Between traveling to Atlanta, Boston, packing the content of the house, moving everything out, filling up a mountain of international-shipping paperwork,  thinking about 100 things I […]

Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art: Took the Plunge

I sold two lenses, two camera bags, and various camera accessories today for $700, which brought me closer to buying the highly acclaimed Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art lens. This lens, along with the highly acclaimed Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art lens, has been on my radar for quite some time. I […]

Last Day at AKC.org and WOOFipedia.com

Today is my last day at the American Kennel Club as a full time employee; I  can’t believe how fast 6 months have passed. I’ll still work for AKC as a consultant while in Singapore, but on a much smaller scale in terms of hours. The project I started there is dear to me, and I […]

Moving to Singapore

It is official, we’re moving to Singapore July 27. It’s so surreal, come to think of it, but very exciting nonetheless. Before we move, however, there were a lot of corners we needed to seal; corners like bank accounts, taxes, packing, moving, shipping overseas, and a ton more. This is the one time that I was happy to […]

Streets of NYC Photography Project

A lot has happened since we got back from Singapore back in November 2013. I left NCLD to focus more on digital marketing (and less on social media), found a new job at AKC, AND started taking my photography a bit more serious. It’s the latter that I wanted to share with you. Specifically, I […]

Trip To Singapore – Review (photos included)

I’m jet lagged, which is weird because I never get a jet lag when I travel. I was fine traveling to Singapore, but coming back really knocked me out. Maybe it’s because the trip lasted almost 36 hours (including the time to get home from the airport), which is a long time to travel when […]

Upcoming Trip to Singapore

Those of you who know me know that I love three things in life: photography, food, and exploring new cultures (and their cuisines). With this in mind, my ideal job would be traveling around the world taking photos, exploring different cuisines, and interacting with different people (hmm, I’m looking at you Samantha Brown, Andrew Zimmern, and […]