I wish I did. Back then, I had no idea what I wanted to do and simply took a general degree as I enjoyed learning about the world and economics. At present I only have a Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) from the National University of Singapore (NUS Business School), but I wouldn’t rule out pursuing further studies – as I have a foundation in finance having worked in banking for 4 years after graduation – and one of my biggest dreams is to find a successful and effective intersection between the environment and economics.
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If you are keen, you can purchase my photos as Digital Prints under ‘Portfolio’. Click into the destination which you are interested in, and the full featured portfolio of photos I have shot and edited will load.
Start by first clicking an image you like and on the bottom left corner there is a shopping cart that should enable an ‘ADD TO CART’ panel. Click on the size of your choice for this image and it will add it to your cart. Browse left or right, and continue to click the size of choice for images you like to add more images to your shopping cart, or explore images in other albums, repeating the process.
When you are ready to checkout, click ‘View Cart/Checkout’ on the bottom right of the ‘ADD TO CART’ panel, or you can also exit the gallery view in ‘Portfolio’ and click on the on the menu panel on top/on the top-right hand side (if viewing on mobile) to view all the images and its respective sizes that you have added to your shopping cart.
Enter your Full Name and Email, and click ‘Pay with Paypal’. Paypal accepts credit/debit card payments and this is the main mode of payment for now. Please remember to download the photos to your computer or drive when you are brought to the ‘Thank you for supporting ♡‘ page. You may choose to send the photos you have purchased for printing to frame up and it should only be for personal viewing pleasure.
Please note I’d like emphasize again that photos purchased are for your personal use only and should not be copied or used for any sort of commercial purposes, unless explicitly authorised by me. Kindly read my full terms of sale here. I have spent heart and soul shooting and editing these images because I enjoy photographing the great outdoors, natural landscapes, and wildlife. It it is part of my beloved craft and I own all images on this site. You kill the livelihoods of all of us in this creative space if you choose to copy or steal our work without our permission.
Currently, only Digital Prints are available but I hope to add physical print options for you when I can. For custom albums, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions. Your support would mean the world to me, thank you so much!
TLDR; Click on photo you like > Choose photo size > Repeat for more photos > View cart > Pay with Paypal > Download photos (and print physically if you wish) for your own use only. Thank you!
Absolutely! The main reason why I focus more on Southeast Asians goes back to why cheravels started, as I wrote in my About page. While my content is tailored to this audience, anyone with an open mind and a good heart hungry for adventure is welcome to join this ever developing community! 🙂
This is afterall a blog that I own, and therefore an outlet to express personal opinions I have. I am also just a human-bean-in-training! I’ll try my best to ensure that information is fact-checked, but as with all complex topics, there will be contrasting statistics based on different parameters from various research groups. I hope to distill academia, thought leadership and dissent into simple terms for all to digest and interpret, and ultimately make connections with our natural environment. You are ofcourse welcome to challenge my views via my Contact page as well, I’d be happy to hear from you! As far as I’m concerned, its equally important to share from actual experience apart from what we read. That is an aspect that I’m here for – so you don’t have to go through all the hassle and can spend more time adventuring outdoors yourself!
While I’ve seen stunning works of urban and portrait photographers, I am happiest capturing moments, seasons, and elements of nature. My first DSLR was a Nikon D3100 when I was 14 and I enjoyed taking random photos of people around me, but very quickly that evolved to focus a lot more on nature, or people in nature. I don’t know, but something about nature that never fails to captivate me!
I was, for about 1.5 years in total (I had some gaps in between), back when I was doing my Bachelor, i.e. many years ago. I had watched documentaries like Forks Over Knives, Cowspiracy, and did a lot of research into veganism; including reading extracts of Dr Michael Greger’s How Not to Die, as well as followed countless vegan YouTubers. I did it for health (wanted a holistic way to cope with eczema flare ups) and the environment (the desire to reduce my impact on it as much as possible).
While my skin had somewhat cleared up and I had more energy in the beginning, I ended up losing too much weight and became very sluggish, stressed and overall unhappy. There were also much less options available since the concept was relatively new in Singapore then, and I was also much younger with less money, so I probably didn’t do it right either.
Today I have a flexitarian diet, where I’m 80% plant-based. I rarely buy meat or fish, though at work where food is supplied (yes, its a norm for Danish companies to take care of lunches for their employees!) or when outside with friends I sometimes consume it out of convenience. Since I was vegan I have never stopped supporting vegan and plant-based businesses, brands and initiatives, and genuinely hope I can take longer strides at going back to full plant-based though. A work-in-progress!
Another thing to address aside from not being vegan. I personally find this hard, but I do consciously try to minimize wastage and re/up-cycle as much as I can. I rarely go shopping (if I do, its mostly on long-term hiking gear haha) and if I need anything I go onto secondhand platforms or visit thrift stores. I take time to care for my belongings to prolong its shelf life, and am learning the art of Kintsugi. I was ecstatic to find out that Denmark had entire PANT recycling system going on when I first moved over, and I would like to see how else I can get better at reducing wastage. My mantra for all who would like to care more for the environment and sustainability is to “do what you can, with what you have”. I find that being zero-waste is still a stretch for me, but this is also a work-in-progress 🙂
I hope to write a blog post about this soon. You can subscribe to Cheravels.com to be notified once I have published something about it! Thanks a lot 🙂