Category archives: places

  • California Road Trip

  • Since I had a 4 days off for Memorial Day weekend, I talked Dan Garrison into booking tickets and flying over from Philly for some adventures from the Bay Area to Los Angeles. Pictures first. Then an overview of how our California road trip went down. Dan in front of Mann's Chinese Theater in Holly[...]
  • In My Own Backyard

  • San Francisco Bay Area. I am still endlessly amazed that I actually live here.Within the last week, several different friends have come and gone on their various Bay Area visits, and it's been a great excuse for me to rediscover the sights that surround me.Berkeley. The view from Ho Chie's r[...]
  • Pacific Grove

  • Sunsets are so obviously beautiful, every camera-wielding human being seems compelled to take a photo.Sunsets, flowers, cute babies... I guess I can't stop myself either.This is a collection of sunset images from Pacific Grove when we went on a spontaneous weekend visit back in March. It[...]
  • Another Look at New York

  • I am back in Oakland now. It's a funny feeling to be in a plane for 6 hours and yet still have a whole day ahead of me; I departed at 9am and arrived before 1pm. Between reading Shawna Yang Ryan's new book (Water Ghosts) and watching hours of DirectTV (thanks JetBlue!), I edited a couple more photos[...]
  • NYC

  • As promised, here are some more photos from the New York trip thus far. To start things off, we go to Central Park.My first reactions to the city: 1. it's dirty. 2. there are too many people everywhere. I suppose these things make for a place with "character" that you can't find anywhere else. [...]
  • New York City

  • New York, New York!This is the first time I've been in New York since age 3, when I tagged along with my family to visit relatives in Jersey. And now here I am, enjoying a week-long spring break in the city of all cities.I have much to share, but for now, I will just leave you with this teas[...]
  • Duke

  • i am back! it's like coming home, really. everything is just as familiar as always. it's strange, because it seems like no time has elapsed since i last visited. i just fall right back into the pace of life here... oh, college.i flew in to run a workshop for the itasa (taiwanese american) conf[...]
  • Yosemite

  • flashback to 1990? when i was little, we drove from michigan to california, met up with my uncle from berkeley, and drove on over to yosemite national park. that's my little cousin and me.19 years later, it's my february exploration. we took off on saturday morning and arrived in the winter[...]
  • Tilt Shift

  • at the end of january, our school had a professional development day up at the oakland zoo. it had nothing to do with the zoo-- we just used a lodge building that was on the zoo property. but the off-campus outing was quite nice. it's refreshing to get some perspective with a healthy dose of exp[...]
  • Sonoma

  • sometimes i still can't believe i live in the bay area. oftentimes, i don't have the presence of mind or the time to even appreciate that fact. my new goal is to get out and explore at least once a month. as my birthday gift from rebecca, we seized the long weekend and ventured up to sonoma valley. [...]
  • Time Lapse

  • yet another reason why macs are great: with this nifty little application called gawker, you can do a time lapse straight from the computer. just leave it there, tell it to capture every 15 seconds or so, and voila! a time lapse video.so i decided to time lapse the view from our apartment on[...]
  • City of Angels

  • nature takes a break from the rains to make another beautiful sunset.i miniaturized jon's neighborhood. that's the hollywood sign just out of sight in the back.becky & tom look over the city. looks like night, but sunset happens before 5pm.downtown