I cannot remember when did I ever had balloons on my birthday. So to mark my 30th birthday I made the Balloon Project.
I love taking pictures but I am not comfortable being photographed. I get tense, shy and panicky. One afternoon, i decided to overcome it and tried to be the subject.
I chose to do it at the National Gallery Singapore because they have a Night Festival that day and admission for all galleries are free! Together with my 2 close friends I executed my little experiment.
My intention was to have a photograph that will remind me that no matter what my age is I need to be a child deep inside. I have a daughter and she one of the best teachers I ever had.
Kids are carefree and genuine. They do not care if they look stupid as long as they are happy with what they are doing. They enjoy life as it is. I need to let go of pleasing people and considering what will they think of me. I am who I am anyway.
When kids quarrel, they forgive each other within 10 minutes. Ego is non existent. They do not expect the other party to change when they say they are not happy with their demeanor. They do not need explanations to move on.
Children do not stop wondering. They wander and wonder. Small things amazes them and it fills their hunger for knowledge and adventure. Family life built routines in my every day and even if I do the same things most of the time it should not stop me from seeing new things in routines like my daughter’s new words, my husband’s new ways of loving us.
It is amazing that even if I am the parent teaching my daughter basic life skills, she teaches me a more important lesson…how to live a meaningful life.