snapshot and story, 2/3/18

I remember the day I took this. Years ago, I decided to play around with my dad's "new" camera. He probably bought it a bit ago, but I didn't really care for it until then. Picked it up and decided to just shoot things. Adjusting the different settings not knowing really what it'll do. These [...]

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much love 2017

I've changed a bit this year. I am so happy that the posts I created show so much of the nature and peace I've felt throughout 2017. There was much growth and meaning to be had and as each year passes, I want that to continue. I am certain 2018 will be an interesting year. [...]

Redwood National Parks | photo diary post | travel

Redwoods was comfortable, but at times it took my breath away because of the exhilarating beauty.  I feel so connected to something so close to my source, my soul. Redwoods gave me peace and calm. One hike here is not like another. It's all a different experience.   The Redwoods changed me. I felt so much [...]

happy birthday to you

To one of the greatest people in my life, Happy birthday to you. I see you all the time, Of a photograph given to me, On the day we celebrated your life. The moments you touched us. The memories we continue to carry I'll remember you For what you stood for. One of a kind, [...]

let love live on

I recently read with wide eyes of memories from long ago. Some not too long ago, maybe a few months back to even as far back as six to seven years ago. In-between these pages of funny nights, favorite restaurant lists and quotes that make us chuckle is time. As I read them aloud, we [...]

me, as a kid

Playing with mud during rainfall, Laughter ensues as gutters overflow. Rollerblading with sizes too big, Riding bicycles without hands. Fallen on concrete floors with scraped knees Heals with time moving slowly. And then a golden retriever runs after you. Your scared heart locks for a few seconds. Don't panic, it's okay. You love dogs now. [...]

not yet

We viewed ourselves as adults although we were far that kind of being. We wielded the power as if we earned it and carved little spaces of our lives for the imaginary. A life we created were based completely on how we thought we ought to live. Thank yous and no problems, hellos and see [...]

a forever bond

I want to hold her hand, Like she has mine. Walk her to her favorite place, Disregarding the lack of time. Series of film trigger memories Of places I've never seen. To learn of my guardian And her life as early as a teen. She defended me and my honor, Even when I didn't understand [...]

spaghetti & meatballs digital art

Cooking used to be so intimidating for me. Early on, my mom would ask for my help in the kitchen with simple tasks like cracking eggs in a bowl and making scrambled eggs. I remember one of the first times I did it and pieces of eggshell fell in. She didn't look bothered at all. [...]

flowers through a broken camera

The blurriness reveals nothing to me. Standing in the middle of the field of flowers, taking photographs with a broken camera, my life was meaningful in ways I can't understand anymore. But I know I was free. I was alone. I was with a full heart of optimism and hope. And I was loved. That [...]

Washington State stories and recommendations | travel

It's getting colder nowadays. The sun sets earlier and the morning darkness creates the perfectly imperfect atmosphere to stay in bed. But we can't and life goes on to another day of being (or an attempt at being) a productive human being. That was a lot of "beings." But I long for summer, as I knew [...]

sweet memories

when i was a child, my mom loved feeding us kids fruit. she'd slice up oranges, taught us to eat pineapples, showed that some fruit had seeds, some needed skins peeled. she gave us cherries in the summer. it was so delicious. i am so grateful for it all. the sweetness, the taste itself. it's [...]

oahu, hawaii

This trip is special to me personally, but also in a big picture way; it opened up my eyes to a whole new way of being. It's been so long since I've been on an airplane and that in itself was a journey, a good journey. Despite some scary turbulence, sleep deprivation, undesirable options for [...]

bánh mì & fried chicken & chinatown oahu, hawaii memories

music: m83 - un nouveau soleil currently feeling a bit uninspired, but i miss writing here so much. if you're in this mood, i think listening to good music and seeing delicious food photographs can somehow fix this. i'm not positive, but it's kinda working for me a little (hey, i'm here, right?) looking through [...]

green tip #13 |celebrate mother earth

I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy. - Marie Curie Earth should be celebrated everyday and Earth Day is a nice reminder to treat our world with respect, kindness, understanding and a bazillion hugs and smiles. I want to admire it longingly, gazing up in the sky when the [...]