Sunday, 22 March 2015

Chinese opera stage in our neighbourhood and it is really hard to see audience in front of the traditional opera, except for a few old folks... kinda sad to see these special art form going downhill. J is quite a fan of them and he would insist to watch them if he happens to see one. these opera are usually in dialects like hokkien, teochew and cantonese... love the details on their costumes and stage!!

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Sunset... love the skies these days, always so drama and colourful!!!

Saturday, 14 March 2015

the coolest treehouse:) text from the source:)

The best example we've seen of these "adult" treehouse apartments is in Turin, Italy, where one apartment building stands out like a greenthumb. Designed by architect Luciano Pia, the apartment building is called 25 Verde (which translates to "25 Green"). Standing five stories high with 63 rooms, the building lives up to its moniker and looks like a giant, beautiful forest. 
According to the property's website, Pia integrated about 150 trees into 25 Verde's eco-friendly design (40 in the courtyard alone), which means less pollution and less noise for residents. The trees absorb harmful toxins put into the air by street cars and even create a "microclimate" during the seasons -- making the apartments cooler during the summer and warmer during the winter. Even the walls "breathe" at 25 Verde, as ventilated walls allow sunlight to stream in during the day time. Tree foliage provides protection from the sun when it gets too harsh. More photos at the source!