first comment on youtube

I just got my first ever YouTube comment on a video I made about the calm life in Oahu, Hawaii. What a great surprise on Earth Day! I am so happy about it because it's a video I made out of complete joy and inspiration for a trip I care so deeply about with full [...]

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i am with you

For several days I've thought of how to express this sentiment to you. I could only come up with this... I am with you. I feel the same way sometimes. I am positive we all do. It's hard to truly feel secure with where we are in life. The world changes all the time; moment [...]

love, up-close

As I walked by the little pond, I saw lily pads in a group at the center. The whole environment was calming with a couple of ducks and people from afar. I zoomed in with my camera and saw water lilies scatter among the green leaves. They were small and hard to see. This image [...]

seasons renewal

spring is soon upon us. lingering sweeps of humidity. the rain has fallen everywhere. cursed are the confused birds. flying around, following the crumbs. winter's been long. sweetness awaits our arrival when the sun becomes regular. however, the darkness is near for now, keep your soul warm rays of light will soon rise again.

admiration for El Capitan, Alex Honnold and Free Solo

The above photograph is of El Capitan or "El Cap" as I've heard it endearingly called. Seeing this in person is phenomenal. I could stare at it for hours. Here it is again on the left at a different angle. And here, again. Now imagine someone climbing this. Imagine a lot of people. I became [...]

making our mark

reaching to this point was half the battle. the other was seeing, feeling all the creases, rough patches of climbs up the mountain. having regrets etched away on rock formations of history made presently. we made it to the top. we made our mark.

two too many

These photographs were taken during one of the best years of my life. I went on so many adventures and learned more of who I was. I felt free. And yet, it wasn't forever. The photographs stay there and the memories come along, but the reality is still different. It's different because time has passed. [...]

reaching a milestone

I've written on this blog for several years. Truly, this platform has been one of the greatest things in my life. I reached a big milestone yesterday and I am so proud of getting here. It is not what the achievement is necessarily, it's more about what it means to me. It signifies a passing [...]

butterfly petals

I don't think butterfly petals is their official name. I don't know the name of this flower at all. It was so eye-catching though. They were so perfect, they looked like they were made by hand; a controlled and intentional creation. But rather, they stemmed from nature. Grown from a blueprint unseen and unpredictable. I [...]

clarity

we sat on the rocks. early morning trying to catch the sunrise. we drove in it as we drove by it getting here. we weren't disappointed though because we've seen so many. it never gets old chasing the sun. it's too beautiful and you just feel like the whole world is greater than whatever worry's [...]

“look at the stars” – coldplay

I never thought I'd listen to Coldplay as much as I have in my life. I even own one of their cds randomly, oddly, since I don't consider them one of my favorite bands. But maybe I do now. There's just something about the words they sing. Or the messages they have. I think I'm [...]

capturing light

Lately, the light has been hiding in the shadows. It’s been coming out for short periods of time. But through this photograph, I remember that it’s always around. We just don’t always see it, but it’s there setting us all free.

Light through clouds
My dad took this photograph

cnw

Capturing is such a savage word.
Like taking a prisoner without freedom.
But capturing light is unlike its sound.
It’s more like setting oneself free.

I ended up printing this out for my dad and it came out gorgeously. I know I’m biased since he’s my dad, but wow, it’s one of the prettiest things I’ve seen that I haven’t seen in person. I wish I could get a shot like this, but I don’t think I ever have. Thanks dad <3

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