Monday, March 5, 2012

last post

On a gorgeous day in San Francisco yesterday! 

This is my 199th post for this photoblog! I had a lot of fun keeping this blog and it was a great pleasure being able to share my photos with friends and other photography lovers online.  This is not my first blog nor do I think it will be my last, but this post will mark the end for this blog. 

I began this blog before going to grad school in Vancouver, and now, 1.5 years later, I have graduated with  a MA and have completed two exciting internships! In between, I did a lot of traveling,  took a lot of photos, met a lot of new people, and had many fun experiences and shared many great memories. 
Now, a new beginning is unfolding for me. It time to find a real job and start my career. I don't know how long that will take and where I will go next, but whatever I end up doing and wherever I end up going, I believe that I will find happiness there!  
I trust in life and I'm ready to go where it takes me. 

Many thanks to everyone who has supported this blog. Whether you are a friend who regularly checked up on me, a regular visitor or a passerby who left me a kind note (or a couple more), or another photographer who expressed an appreciation for my photos - thank you! I greatly appreciate it all.
With my warmest regards, I say goodbye on behalf of my blog!


Thursday, February 9, 2012

20 hours in Shanghai!

I haven't done "A Day in Photos" blog for a long long time because for a long long time I haven't taken that many photos in one day! Finally I had the opportunity to do so on my trip to Shanghai. It was really brief, but I had a really fun and happy time. I met up with two good friends from Canada and we enjoyed our time in Shanghai together =) 

We stayed in Shanghai for about 2 days, but this post will just feature some of 20 hours we spent in the city!

Rain rain go away... Shanghai had a rainy day!

We started our day super late, and by the time we got to our first visiting destination, it was already afternoon! But here we were inside the Moon Boat (Saudi Arabian Pavilion) at the Shanghai Expo.

The whole room was like a movie theater and everything was movie around you, including the path you're standing on (which was slowing moving you forward). Really crazy stuff!!! 

At the Old City Temple, a place with lots of colourful lights and festive lanterns!

A street full of shops and food places.

This is inside a food court and there were soooo many kinds of little eats to chose from!

Little crabs.
They look kinda cute and kinda scary. 

Here's my friend David deciding what to pick for us to eat! 

Our awesome dinner that night!!

Fanyi ready to eat! Yum yum! ^^

Aww our soupy baozi haha!! Cheers!!

Massive dragon light structure for the Year of the Dragon!

More colourful lights we saw while walking in the Old City Temple.

Here we are in Pudong, a super developed area with lotta skyscrapers and things made out of concrete and metal.

Walking the rain with colourful splashes below our feet :)

A bubbly pic of us :) taken with David's camera.

Chilling at the hotel. Eating some Lindt chocolates and drinking some herbal tea. 

We went to Cloud9, a bar on the 85th floor for a cocktail drink.
Here's Fanyi and her fancy blue drink that I don't recall the name of! 

The amazing view from the bar!

Our little midnight snack while watching tv.

My fruity brunch with a yogurt drink. 
And that was all!
This was probably one of my best moments in China this time. Shanghai is a really exciting city to explore and I was really happy to see Fanyi and David in China. I also met up with my classmate from grad school in Vancouver, and that was great too!

Now I'm back in California, moving towards my next life stage. I'm job-hunting for a real job!

Friday, January 20, 2012


Maybe by muting all colours except one, we will see things a bit differently... 


Xuzhou, China 

Monday, January 16, 2012

pink touch

"People need routines. It's like a theme in music. But it also restricts your thoughts and actions and limits your freedom. It structures your priorities and in some ways distorts your logic." 
-Haruki Murakami (1Q84)

Friday, January 13, 2012


In Jiangsu now, visiting relatives here and there. Do not really wish to be here, but here I am. The days are eventful enough, but I cannot help but feel idle. As there is not much I can do at the moment to significantly move my life forward, I grow restless from inaction.

I spend the days reading and napping, and when I want to exercise, I take a walk.
2.5 more weeks left.
I wait.

Photos taken in Nantong, China