Oh hi, Viv here (vivien.tanshihui@gmail.com)

Sunday, 25 January 2015


Happy Birthday Julia :> You're so blessed to have a brother like Sergi

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Blessed birthday dearest one

Was just rummaging through my hard disk for our pictures and I found this. Blessed Birthday Val, you've been such a blessing to me and I honestly wouldn't know what to do without you

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

My 3rd day being back and it's been quite overwhelming because firstly I've been ill for almost 2 weeks and haven't rested so today everything exploded in my face and I'm home bound, secondly school has been different from what I had the past 5 months. Just attending my core classes this week and looking at brief requirements all over again makes me snap back into Singapore reality almost immediately. That didn't make me very happy to be honest. Sometimes I wonder if I'm supposed to know what I'm doing and if not knowing was actually ok at all. I suppose it's ok and it's not me having an excuse to be lazy. I think I really appreciate the time I had to experience things around me and having the space to think about what I felt the most about. And I guess when that happens you really grow love your work alot more. I would say that the two series I did in Germany were my favourite thus far. It gave me most fulfillment meeting people and taking time to make each photograph and hence it gave me a different story to tell each time because there was much time invested in each of them. I was always excited to tell each picture, my experience and whatever that happened with me and that family I was photographing. Very thankful for the substantial amount of time I had with each of them and it was truly a privilege for me to visit these German homes, chances that don't come by that easily. So with that I'm eternally grateful

For once I felt like my work didn't need to try to be life changing, and I was happy with that. 

Monday, 19 January 2015

I know this isn't goodbye but I don't know what this is

I haven't been posting much at all during this period of time because to be honest I didn't really see the need to. Not that I didn't want to share my joy but just being away just made me think about alot of things. Not that I've entirely been in hiding, close friends have been in the loop of things of random adventures so it's not like I've withdrawn from the world. I've been relatively active on Instagram although posting lesser than I'm expected to haha. To be honest I'm not quite sure what the point of this post is for but since I'm dealing with jet lag and feel like typing so why not.

I think I've learnt much these few months. It's amazing how such short time would make you realise so many things about life. Just meeting people across the globe and being away from social media or just the things that take up so much of our time here was a good experience for me. Learnt alot about myself and had space to clarify my thoughts. Met really amazing friends whom I hate to say goodbye to. But I admit it's time to come home and I'm glad to be back with my family at last, missed them. However very thankful for the experience I had, can't really put in words but I sure do hope I remember them and carry them through in my life here :)

Monday, 5 January 2015

I'm alive and well

Just waned to say hi, from my little room.
(Also because of the rare sunny sun in winter)