Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Friday, April 3, 2009

thinking of

permanently moving to tumblr.

too many venues to update! i don't even know how much i like cultivating a blogging personality, since i have yet to find the balance between maintaining my privacy, but being able to share profoundly when public.

facebook, twitter, blogger, xanga (yes, i still read my subscriptions), flickr... i'm really starting to understand why it's called 'the web'!

i want to stay connected to everyone and everything, but i refuse to become a prisoner of the internet.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


5d mark ii + 25-105 = have i died and gone to heaven?


didn't touch any settings, just put on the lens, stuffed in the battery and memory card (ok, not stuffed. i did it so gently i was afraid i didn't put it in all the way), took a look around, and pressed the big black button.

now i'm off to explore every nook and cranny of this expensive sucker.

feel free to click the image for a wonderful life-size cut of my boyfriend playing gears of war.


Monday, March 23, 2009

progress update + 5d mark ii = i'm so happyyyy

finished the bottom right corner!

AND i just ordered the canon 5d mark ii. not much more to say about that, except that i'm ECSTATIC!!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

mom on gchat + smelly things = i ♡ taiwan

my mom's in china, so we communicate largely through gchat, since it's quick, easy, and free. she often asks about how school is going, as she did tonight, followed by a very abrupt and random farewell:


now i don't know what "Amyway" means (perhaps Amway?), but translated, this means:

i read on the newspapers in china that a lot of "amyway" people go vacationing in taiwan, and some people say "i want to eat 'infant omelettes'!" haha! want oil-fried baby? they want to eat 'oyster omelette'! they don't know how to speak taiwanese! hahaha, i'm going to eat now. love you! bye"

well, it's much funnier in chinese, especially if you know the difference between "wa-wa jian" and "o-wa jian."

i really want to go back to taiwan, and the cigarette smoke coming from the neighbors downstairs totally reminds me of being at the night markets, wandering through the messy array of street vendors, with all sorts of pollutants competing for lung space. same with the smell from the gutters on the sidewalk. it's funny how so rank and foul a stench can put such a smile on my face.

oh, how i miss you.