ice skating

it was super nice to witness her going to holding on to my leg ever so tightly to dad, leave me alone. all within an hour, i saw how fear transformed into joy. i hope i was able to help that transformation!

2015-11-14T22:43:53-08:00Tags: |

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: |


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: |

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: |


so i’ve been more vocal about setting boundaries with uma about what is acceptable behavior, especially in regards to my role as a parent. maybe i am simplifying too much but i am hoping it gets through her her head at this point that when you don’t listen to dad, there are big consequences. for the most part, i feel like i’ve been too lax with her and she’s getting away with behavior that i feel like i need to curtail now before it really gets out of hand. in particular, talking back and crying until she […]

2015-01-22T22:48:33-08:00Tags: |
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