the beach life

I fell in love with it. Not at first sight, but it took a few times before I realized that I had fallen. Sitting on the rocks; it was stable, reliable, was what I needed to let out my true heart. Without any words, I felt one with nature. It was all I needed. Oh, [...]

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some home cookin’ IX

I've been a little sick, so I haven't made really good dishes lately, but seeing these photographs makes me smile. It's nice to look through this cooking "diary." For this post, there were two dishes I never made before and the others are ones that I've made some variation of. And for one, I store-bought [...]

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 [...]

cherish

Time moves at a constant speed, Cherishing moments along the way. Twenty-seventeen is slowly, yet quickly, coming to a close. It's been an epic year for me. Thank you for coming along and seeing what I had to create this year. I am so thankful for each of you to visit this website throughout this [...]

capturing light

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 [...]

dearest moon

Many a nights you were the only one awake, While sleeping eyes wander in dreamy lands, You arrived on time as the sun takes its break. Long night drives can be so deceiving, Sometimes calmness prevails, but other times... It means getting lost without any meaning. But regardless of whichever it is, Your presence means [...]

handmade duct tape wallet photos & notes| sustainability

I have a few sustainability projects I have been working on lately. I am planning on hemming my pants and also making my own slippers out of felt fabric (we shall see how that turns out), but I also recently made some wallets out of duct tape. These photographs show the prototype or the first [...]

Interview with interpretive park ranger Vivian Wang

Ever since I started watching documentaries about food waste, climate change, fast fashion and others, I began to really look at how my actions were in connection to these issues. I believe this really sparked my passion for nature more than I ever have. I developed a new appreciation for the world. National parks and [...]

papawei scenic lookout | maui, hawaii | travel

A short narration based on a piece I wrote called, our dreams, conveyed through these photographs. The words above were: We flew in from a place that had everything we ever needed. A home to protect us from danger, food that would feed our empty stomachs and love that would warm our hearts until the [...]

living peacefully

I wanted to make a digital scrapbook-type image. draft one draft two The above reads: We drove by these creatures of the earth. We saw green grass and blue skies. The trees and grass were of abundance. No longer did our car feel like we were in a sea of others. We were the minority. [...]

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 [...]

some home cookin’ VIII

I finally remembered to take some photographs of some dishes I made with yellow squash. There's no dessert-making nowadays due to the change in weather. I've been inspired to cook more of what I've been craving---Asian dishes. I tweaked them a bit and luckily there were still good. I also made a dish that was [...]