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The Bay Lights photo (3)

The Dancing Bay Lights

From a distance, the Bay Bridge turns into a shimmering dancing sculpture after dusk. Have you spot the passing traffic, the moving clouds, and the shifting weather in the light pattern racing across the span? It’s hard for me to resist capturing this

The Bay Lights photo (3)

The Dancing Bay Lights

From a distance, the Bay Bridge turns into a shimmering dancing sculpture after dusk. Have you spot the passing traffic, the moving clouds, and the shifting weather in the light pattern racing across the span? It’s hard for me to resist capturing this

Vintage Kodak camera

Vintage collection in Grant’s garage

The story traces back to one year ago when I was shopping around for vintages stuffs for my wedding. I found Grant’s vintage “treasure box” (the size of a garage) a year ago and ever since then, Hero has been fascinating about Grant’s collection of vintage tools and wooden

Vintage Kodak camera

Vintage collection in Grant’s garage

The story traces back to one year ago when I was shopping around for vintages stuffs for my wedding. I found Grant’s vintage “treasure box” (the size of a garage) a year ago and ever since then, Hero has been fascinating about Grant’s collection of vintage tools and wooden

christmas greeting card

Merry Christmas!

It is the time of the year we exchange cards around, so I made a little Christmas card for all of you. Hope you like it. :) I want to thank you for being such supportive readers of my blog. And also

christmas greeting card

Merry Christmas!

It is the time of the year we exchange cards around, so I made a little Christmas card for all of you. Hope you like it. :) I want to thank you for being such supportive readers of my blog. And also

Cable car in San Francisco

The journey of getting a camera, ok… and lenses too…

I seems that I had never talked about technical stuffs behind the photos, because I had no gears worth bla until just recent, lol… This is the rare ones that I write about cameras and lenses since I am in the thickness of it, and since the journey that I

Cable car in San Francisco

The journey of getting a camera, ok… and lenses too…

I seems that I had never talked about technical stuffs behind the photos, because I had no gears worth bla until just recent, lol… This is the rare ones that I write about cameras and lenses since I am in the thickness of it, and since the journey that I

Extra thankful

I love the darker cozier evenings of December and the simplicity of a candle, a clean house, a huge couch, and a movie to cry or laugh about. The year-end holidays always make me feeling extra thankful, thinking that in the past eleven and

Extra thankful

I love the darker cozier evenings of December and the simplicity of a candle, a clean house, a huge couch, and a movie to cry or laugh about. The year-end holidays always make me feeling extra thankful, thinking that in the past eleven and

balancing rocks at big sur

Which makes you smile?

My initial draw to landscape photography is the epic and surreal wow effects some renown photographers create in their artwork. Recently, I discovered a new realm that is refreshing both my eyes and ideas. In the norms of landscape photography, there are many nights in hostel beds or sleeping bags to be on location with

balancing rocks at big sur

Which makes you smile?

My initial draw to landscape photography is the epic and surreal wow effects some renown photographers create in their artwork. Recently, I discovered a new realm that is refreshing both my eyes and ideas. In the norms of landscape photography, there are many nights in hostel beds or sleeping bags to be on location with

strength on the toe

Strength underneath beauty

When I was a 1st grader, my mom took me to a ballet program where I was told that I could dance ballet but I have flat foot which were not the best for pointe work. Despite that I still got trained in ballet techniques but was

strength on the toe

Strength underneath beauty

When I was a 1st grader, my mom took me to a ballet program where I was told that I could dance ballet but I have flat foot which were not the best for pointe work. Despite that I still got trained in ballet techniques but was

holiday street lights

Lights in our pocket

While a hard film to watch at times and a sad film beyond measure, in a strange way it is comforting to me. I couldn’t stop watching again and again the scene (I think it’s the best scene of “Rabbit Hole”) where Becca

holiday street lights

Lights in our pocket

While a hard film to watch at times and a sad film beyond measure, in a strange way it is comforting to me. I couldn’t stop watching again and again the scene (I think it’s the best scene of “Rabbit Hole”) where Becca

Golden Gate Bridge and city lights in bokeh

What occupies me

Women never have young minds. They are born three thousand years old. – Shelagh Delaney I discovered something different about me lately. The other day, I was in a group gathering and someone approached me starting to ask questions in a very straight

Golden Gate Bridge and city lights in bokeh

What occupies me

Women never have young minds. They are born three thousand years old. – Shelagh Delaney I discovered something different about me lately. The other day, I was in a group gathering and someone approached me starting to ask questions in a very straight

after the rain

Fall in the backyard

[after the rain of fall] When it’s the time of fall, I hear lots of discussions as where to hunt for that luscious fall color. I had been on one of those hunts and my eyes were filled with hues

after the rain

Fall in the backyard

[after the rain of fall] When it’s the time of fall, I hear lots of discussions as where to hunt for that luscious fall color. I had been on one of those hunts and my eyes were filled with hues

Happier at your own

It has been quite a few weeks since last time I edited my own photos. Lately I had the chance to do some aggressive editing taken with the 5D Mark ii and D800, I cannot help but marvel at the image quality and the depth that

Happier at your own

It has been quite a few weeks since last time I edited my own photos. Lately I had the chance to do some aggressive editing taken with the 5D Mark ii and D800, I cannot help but marvel at the image quality and the depth that

honeynhero memoire

“honeynhero memoire” is something I am working on, underground-ly. I downplay it, to my closeness, because I don’t know if I could finish or if the results would be pleasing, or if even I am ready. While on the other

honeynhero memoire

“honeynhero memoire” is something I am working on, underground-ly. I downplay it, to my closeness, because I don’t know if I could finish or if the results would be pleasing, or if even I am ready. While on the other

A conversation

Every other months, I seem to have trouble falling into sleep at night until the birds wake up and sing. A lot of things were running in my head last night, for example, writing this post was one of the

A conversation

Every other months, I seem to have trouble falling into sleep at night until the birds wake up and sing. A lot of things were running in my head last night, for example, writing this post was one of the

steamed thousand layer scallion roll

Steamed Thousand Layers Scallion Roll (千层葱油花卷)

Bread is the staple food to Western Cuisine as in steamed buns is to Chinese cuisine.  Steamed buns (Mantou) is especially popular in the breakfast, either plain or with savory or sweet stuffing, usually served with porridge.  Buns making shares similar process to

steamed thousand layer scallion roll

Steamed Thousand Layers Scallion Roll (千层葱油花卷)

Bread is the staple food to Western Cuisine as in steamed buns is to Chinese cuisine.  Steamed buns (Mantou) is especially popular in the breakfast, either plain or with savory or sweet stuffing, usually served with porridge.  Buns making shares similar process to