Category archives: personal

  • My Twenty-Five

  • It's been a very soggy week here in California. It's rained every day since last Saturday.Despite the dreary weather, I've been keeping busy working on several projects of mine. One of them is the 25 by 25 list that I posted last week for my birthday. Well, I've been 25 for a week, so how did it[...]
  • After the Rain

  • It was mid-morning. I sat at my desk typing away at my emails, attempting to appease the multicolored starred and flagged messages crowding my inbox. Taking a break from the work, I glanced outside, and I spared not a moment before grabbing my camera and walking straight to the window.Stretched [...]
  • 25 by 25

  • It's a natural impulse to compile retrospectives and resolutions around New Year's. We look back on where we've been and ambitiously start charting where we want to go.I almost never make resolutions-- afraid I'll fall far short of my visions of grandeur-- but this year, with my 25th birthday ro[...]
  • Happy Holidays

  • Happy Holidays from Cincinnati, Ohio!A few years ago, I took over the role of Christmas family photographer at our house. Self-timer set, family members seated on the couch, I'd jet back into the frame to join the family portrait. This year, I got to stay in the frame for a couple shots with my [...]
  • Recharging our solar panels

  • Let's sit in the sun. Karthik leads the way and picks out a good spot. We had grabbed a couple dogs from Top Dog and headed to the well-manicured lawn on the edge of Berkeley's campus. We eat and chat, catching up on each other's lives-- my after-school program and my photography; his long chain of [...]
  • Ernie Ng | San Francisco Lifestyle Photographer

  • It was during onboarding, the second day of training, that I first noticed you. Stylin in your dark green cardigan & coordinated tie, wearing the orange backpack I'd eventually steal from you, talking it up and already making a name for yourself. We were strangers then, all possibilities still o[...]
  • Breathe deeper, slower

  • Even before you can spot the water or hear the waves crashing, there is a distinct scent that floats in the air. It's the ocean smell that welcomes you back every time. Add a setting sun, and it's a sensory haven. The kind of scene that makes you breathe deeper, slower.As we continued down the 4[...]
  • Mid-Autumn Festival

  • Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! Laura, Phil, and Tommy welcomed us into their home today for these tasty mooncakes and some delicious homemade dumplings. Check outside to glimpse the full moon tonight!
  • Lake Tahoe

  • Back on Labor Day weekend, we took a day trip to Lake Tahoe. Tahoe is that great big lake on the California-Nevada border, synonymous with amazing ski slopes three quarters of the year. But we checked out the summer version: empty ski villages and a day of beach hopping all around the top of the lak[...]
  • Behind the Scenes: TAF 2009

  • Welcome to Taiwanese American Foundation 2009: Sprout! After a two-year absence on my part, I am very happy to return for my 13th year at TAF, this time as a member of the TAFMedia crew.Our first project of the week: given 24 hours, produce a video to be used as the Intro/Theme skit for the orie[...]