night life

I’ve been making more of an effort to enjoy the nightlife in oakland. Even though i’ve been here for over 2 years now, the exploration of oakland life has been very minimal. anyway, i took uma to the autumn festival of lights and we had a darling time.



2015-11-13T09:46:55-08:00Tags: |


i got the chance to return to phillly for work and i decided to take uma with me on this trip. i hadn’t been back to the east coast in the spring in a long time, so the weather was quite pleasant but it didn’t make a dent my desire to return here. undoubtedly, the ONLY reason i would come back is to be with my extended family, which for all the quirkiness of extended family, it has major appeal. i mean if i did come back once a […]



it’s funny watching her play soccer. recently she started playing soccer in a more ‘formal’ setting, uniforms and all, and it’s so interesting seeing how her personality plays out in the field. already i see that’s she’s very cautious in general. maybe it’s a girl thing but i notice a big difference when is is around saya and she how confident saya is downing new and daring things. somehow my daughter has learn to be fearful of new things as she’s got hurt enough doing new things. anyway, it will be interesting as she gets more confidence […]

2015-02-11T22:44:21-08:00Tags: |

botanical garden

one day i would like to do a flower studies photography project in a studio environment but for now, the occasion shoot in the wild will suffice.

2019-06-22T21:59:18-08:00Tags: |

portraits in the hills

it’s our pretty standard ritual that almost every weekend that uma is with me that we go hiking in the hills with jonsi. even after a year of going on the same route in the hills i still find so much solace and joy in the hike. even though it’s only 5 mins away from my home, it feels like we’re deep in the forest and the smell and softness of mother nature just takes over. anyway, this particular day, i decided the carry the x100s and had some fun with her. the light worked out just […]

2015-02-09T20:25:43-08:00Tags: |
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