Sunday, February 28, 2021

3561. Tips for street photography. Members of Parliament Singapore.

 PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS. Dr Sing Kong Yuen. Street Photography. My car was stationary at the red traffic lights. I balanced my hand on the car window. Canon EOS 90D, 18-200mm lens. P Mode, AF, single point focus on the eye of PM Lee. Bright morning sunlight onto the billboard and a passer-by make the image attractive to viewers

Saturday, February 20, 2021

3959. Creating a video based on the objective of the script - inpatient report.





Today is 20 February 2021, 11th day of inpatient services at Toa Payoh Vets.  This 6-year-old male, 420- g Red-Eared Slider was warded for the treatment of shell rot.  He had multiple white spots on his upper (carapace), lower (plastron) shells and left and right bridges.

DEFINITION. White spots are ulcers on the shell. They are infected by bacteria and fungi.

DIAGNOSIS. They can be seen as changes of shell colour, usually presenting as white spots.

TREATMENT. Daily for 14 days the following procedures:
1. Brushing with medicated shampoo (CLOSE UP VIDEO, exclude things on the sink or table top).

2. Rinsing the shell (GLOVED HANDS). 
3. Application of anti-fungal and antibiotic cream (COTTON BUD on shell).
4. Dry docking overnight.

5. Syringe feeding of antibiotics. 
6. Syringe feeding of Critical Care, if not eating.
7. Sunshine around one hour daily in the morning (VIDEO OR CLOSE UP OF RES).
8. Repeat Steps 1 – 7.

Today is the 11th day of inpatient services. Most of the white spots have had disappeared. (CLOSE UP OF SHELLS AND BRIDGES).  The slider has excellent appetite (VIDEO TO SHOW OWNER).


The report is not easy to read. Write short sentences. Be concise. Use active voices. 
All photos and videos to show only the relevant footage. Do not show other unrelated objects on top of the examination table or sink e.g. food bowls of dogs etc. 


1 Mar 2021.

1.  Presently two videos with no narration have been produced by Ginny. 

Video 1 in portrait format

Video 2 in landscape format. Video 2 is to be used partly for the 3rd video.


2.1. HOOK. Show footages of you "scrubbing and rinsing the red-eared slider" for around 30 seconds. Ask viewer what and why you are doing this. (This is a ..........15th day in patient etc). E.g. 
Why is this red-eared slider being brushed at Toa Payoh Vets? He had been brushed daily for the last 14 days. What is happening to his shells?  

Narrate using the following: Around 80% of Singapore's residents live in apartments. 

Many prefer red-eared sliders as pets as they do not take up much space and are easier to maintain. However, they do fall sick and need to be warded for treatment sometimes.


2.3  Narrate as you insert:

2.4  Introduce TITLE and read the text

2.5. Be consistent. Use "red-eared sliders" or "sliders" but NOT "terrapin".

2.6  Use the text in the slides as much as possible. The slides did not say "terrapin".

2.7. Do not insert "insert clip of improved shell" in this video as it spoils what is an excellent video.

2.8. Best to use "Youtube royalty free music for video production" rather than your own selection as it is hard to tell whether your "royalty free" music has certain other conditions other than acknowledgements.  (Google Youtube for such music for video production.)

2.9. Font colour. Black fonts on white background. No purple fonts on white background,
as in "Step 6....". It is hard to read purple on white as contrast is poor.
3. Adopt the basic movie structure as recommended in the blog:.  See the procedures for all interns at:

4. Conclusion is important. How you conclude is to summarise or give tips and advices. Do not conclude abruptly as in Video No. 1. 

5. Then show and narrate the following:

6. Credits
6.1  Vets

6.2 Others

Date of video creation and narrate the following:

Do NOT say "Thank you for viewing".  

7. Narrate the text subtitles in your next video with your voice. Use various tones. Do not speak monotonously. Buy a microphone on behalf of the clinic as it is better to use a microphone. The interns used their handphone or laptop microphone. Pl ensure not dog barking or telephone sounds in the video.  

8. The aim of this video is "How is Shell Rot treated at Toa Payoh Vets?" and show that it needs to be an inpatient treatment rather than consult and go. This is because many owners are not familiar with treatment of the slider.

Show its outcome of this case and the other two or three cases in Point 9.

9. Show short clips of two or three other cases (you need to do your research on Final/Other Videos in Toa Payoh Vets). This will conclude the video with depth and interest..

10. Create a video following this title as close as possible but give a good conclusion AND energetic narration. Otherwise, it is just another "how to treat shell rot" video by any non-vet or pet owner..


Sunday, February 14, 2021

Beautiful China landscape photos from Cindy

 2019  taken with older model of iPHONE

Lijiang Lashihai Wetland Park, Yunnan

Yulong Naxi Autonomous County, Lijiang, China

The influx of tourists that followed the inscription of the Ancient town of Lijiang onto UNESCO's World Heritage list has had dramatic effects. Most of the Nakhi inhabitants of the ancient city have moved away due to rising costs of housing and food items, only to be replaced by tourist establishments who pay huge rents to the Nakhi owners, now retired to the new town area.[2] The growth of these tourism businesses is largely uncontrolled.

Lashihai Lake

Settled at the focal point of the Lijiang County of Southwest China's Yunnan Province, the Lijiang Lashihai Plateau Wetland Nature Reserve was built up in 1998 by the Yunnan common government to protect a basic wetland territory. The 65-square-kilometer store is home to around 300,000 Naxi and Li ethnic individuals. However, it turns out to be more crowded amid winter - as the store transforms into a heaven for transitory winged creatures. Lashihai Lake is the fundamental territory where fowls stay. Around 140,000 transitory winged animals spent their winter adjacent to Lashihai Lake. A collection of 165 types of feathered creatures can be seen in Lashihai. Lashihai Lake Wetlands is also labeled as the National Wetland Park. It only takes about 30 minutes of driving to be able to get to this place. The elevation is up to 2,500 meters. Because of that, this gives a wonderful view of the province and the climate is also much cooler than other parts of Yunnan , even during the summer months.

Since the Lashihai Lake Wetlands is frequented by a considerable measure of vacationers lasting through the year, there are various exercises which can be delighted in here. A few local people offer vessel rides or angling trips, which is such a pleasant ordeal getting shut to the lake and the towns around there. The offers accompany guides. There are additionally a few different things which should be possible inside of the territory.

Bird Watching
For the bird aficionados, spending a couple of days in Lashihai Lake is an incredible thought, particularly amid the months of December to February. This is the home of more than 57 sorts of birds. Thus, they are seen flying around the territory whenever of the year. Amid the transient season, the number of inhabitants in the birds increments. More than 30,000 birds go to this spot when the winter months hit the European and Australian mainland.

Travel Tips
• Location: Located about 10 kilometers away from Lijiang center.
• Admission Fee: CNY 30
• Opening Hours: 8:00-17:00
• Best time to visit: The autumn months is the best time of the year to visit the Lashihai Lake Wetlands.
• Transportation: From Lijiang Old Town, hiring a car to Lashi Lake is highly recommended. The car journey takes about 30 minutes and the fare is around CNY30 to 50.
Mini buses are available from Zhongyi Market to the south and north banks of Lashi Lake and the fare is CNY4 to CNY5.


Tiger Leaping Gorge Hiking Tour

5-Day  Lijiang (5Days)

This two day hike of 25 kilometers will allow you to experience one of the world’s great gorges. Walk 5 hours each day over steep but beautiful terrain to reach the Tiger Leaping Gorge. The backdrop is the beautiful scenery of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.


  • Highlights: Hike along the Tiger Leaping Gorge to see its beautiful natural scenery
  • Experience vivid night life in Lijiang Ancient Town

UN World Heritage Site - Old town of Lijiang

The following sites have been inscribed on the World Heritage List by the World Heritage Committee at its 21st session, meeting in Naples, Italy, 1-6 December, 1997. A total of 46 sites were inscribed: 7 natural sites; 38 cultural sites; and 1 mixed site.

The Old Town of Lijiang (C ii iv)
The Old Town of Lijiang, which adapted itself harmoniously to the uneven topography of this key commercial and strategic site, has retained an historic townscape of high quality and authenticity. Its architecture is noteworthy for the blending of elements from several cultures that have come together over many centuries. Lijiang also possesses an ancient water-supply system of great complexity and ingenuity that is still functioning effectively. 

the inn or old house converted to an in is Shuhe Ancient town

Lijiang Ancient Town is a well preserved ancient minority city
located at the centre of the county 

Located at the top of the Lion Hill,
Wangu Tower is the landmark of the ancient town
It is a pure wood building overlooks Lijiang and the mountains in the distance 

Jade Dragon Mountain in the background

Lashihai Lake, Lijiang Lashihai Wetland Park

The snow capped Jade Dragon Mountain has 13 peaks
accessible by a cable car to reach the top of the mountain
meadow and rivers - beautiful view

Canyon in China


Tiger Leaping Gorge is a scenic canyon on the Jinsha River, a primary tributary of the upper Yangtze River. It is located 60 kilometres north of Lijiang City, Yunnan in southwestern China. It is part of the Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas World Heritage Site. Wikipedia



Yiyunyan Hotel, Lijiang

Situated in the World Heritage designated South Gate Square, the Hexi Hotel's 24 courtyards and colorful facade reflect ancient Naxi architectural traditions. Guests will find comfortable rooms and are sure to enjoy a unique experience in this original <a target="_blank" href="">Lijiang</a> hotel, which is convenient both to the charms of scenic Lijiang and the surrounding forests and mountains.<br/>

Halfway Inn, Lijiang

ijiang Lashihai Wetland Park in 
In Lijiang town, China.

Blue Moon Lake.  

Friday, February 12, 2021

3956. Face Masks in general. Face masks with exhalation valves for covid-19 protection.


Does WHO recommend the use of masks with exhalation valves to prevent transmission of COVID-19?
No, WHO does not advise using masks or respirators with exhalation valves. These masks are intended for industrial workers to prevent dust and particles from being breathed in as the valve closes on inhale. However, the valve opens on exhale, making it easier to breathe but also allowing any virus to pass through the valve opening. This makes the mask ineffective at preventing the spread of COVID-19 or any other respiratory virus.


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• 100% Premium Cotton.

• Unisex, suitable for all adults.

• Adjustable Elastic Ear Loop for better fit (lengthen up to 1cm).

• Wire support to be pressed-moulded onto nose bridge for better protection.

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Second Layer: HollowFill, 180gsm, BFE95%

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The mask is breathable, suitable to wear in spring and summer.

Made of new sponge material, can filter small particle of the air.

Elastic earloop mouth-mask is wide enough for cover nose, mouth and face, very comfortable to wear.

It can protect your mouth and face from dust, pollen, ash, fog and haze, vehicle exhaust and passive smoking.

Flat ear tape that ears do not come to have a pain even if you wear mask for a long time.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

3955. N2 Face Masks For Sale to corporations

 Proposed marketing images


Luxury leather face masks for sale
Image of leather face mask (right). Disposable black face mask (left)