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Oh Happy Times

After going through my last few posts and rereading them, I thought about how despite all the melancholy I expressed in writing I did not give adequate acknowledgment to recent happy experiences. When life gets hard, it’s hard not to unconsciously slip into a funk. I forget to take time to slow down and ground…… Continue reading Oh Happy Times

challenges · Comfort zone · feelings · fun · holidays · Hopes and fears · just for fun · life · new year · photos · reflections · Taking pictures · Thoughts and feelings

Last Hooray of 2018

It’s the last day of 2018. I am excited and scared of being present for another 365 days done and over with, and of the anticipation of all the happiness and pain that may follow into 2019. I feel lost every year. I don’t know if I am as aimless as I was at the…… Continue reading Last Hooray of 2018

fun · life · people · perception · photos · Taking pictures · travel

Picture Madness

One day in the lobby of the hotel in Xiamen, I looked over my dad’s shoulder as he browsed his phone gallery for photos of our house to show my mom’s old school friend. The interior of the living room was not the focal point in some photos where people were most visible. When a…… Continue reading Picture Madness

birds · bugs · crowds · flowers · friends · friendship · fun in the sun · Independence day · just for fun · nature · Photo blog · photos · plants · summer

Happy Belated 4th

My 4th of July didn’t go as expected. Life can change so easily in a blink of an eye. I was so sure in my last post that things would go accordingly as I was picturing they would. How many times have I been here before, with my inaccurate fortune telling? I should know better…… Continue reading Happy Belated 4th

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Strolling by the Sea

Yesterday was a fantastic humid day for walking along the seaside. Good thing I didn’t wear flip-flops as I am prone to do during summer-ish weather. I needed my sneakers for how far I went (I walked for two hours with small breaks in-between), and flip-flops would’ve definitely put a serious strain on my feet…… Continue reading Strolling by the Sea

flowers · nature · Photo blog · photos · plants · spring

In Bloom

Yes, this is another photo blog. XD I’ve been posting mostly in this fashion lately. It’s not so much about having something to show as it is about the experience of seeing something and wanting to preserve the memory of it. That and I’m starting to become interested in properly identifying the names of plants…… Continue reading In Bloom

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Yellow tinted queen

Nature is what I need today. This is a photo of a yellow tree peony in full bloom from last summer. I’m surprised I never shared it, I remember being wowed by it. Coincidentally, the last flower photo I shared on my blog was also yellow. I swear that wasn’t on purpose, lol. I hope…… Continue reading Yellow tinted queen