We arrived in Bali somewhere between late afternoon and early evening. The airport was rather small with full of tourists and drivers who came to pick up their hotel guests. The air was hot and humid and it smelled like incense everywhere. Our driver was waiting for us with a name board with our names on. As we approached to him and told him that’s us, he greeted and introduced himself. His name is Nyoman…

Wabi Sabi

The beauty that is imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. Wabi Sabi is dry leaves, bare branches, handmade, weathered wood, crumbling stone, wildflowers, wool, rice paper, clay, unbleached cotton, tea, vintage, cobblestones, adobe, arts and crafts, flea markets, salvaged, burlap, oil finish, recycled glass, native landscaping, natural linoleum, hemp, clean, frank lloyd wright, natural plaster, natural light, clotheslines, hand mixers, rust Wabi Sabi isn’t cherry blossoms, floral arrangements, machine made, plastic laminate, polished marble, roses, polyester, plate…

The beauty is in the doing.

Hasselblad 503CX | 80mm f/2.8 | Extension Tube 21 | Ilford HP5 ISO400 I’ve been meaning to re-design the blog template but never got around to find the time and therefore there has been no updates here. Luckily enough, I recently realized that what is important it’s not the template design of the blog but the blog posting itself. The beauty is in the dong after all. Happy new year, everyone.

White Sands, New Mexico

I can’t believe that I’m still going through the photos from the USA road trip last year. In case you’re wondering which places I’ve visited, here’s a brief list. Greensboro, NC Blue Ridge Parkway, NC/ Virginia Memphis, Tennessee Roswell, New Mexico White Sands, New Mexico Albuquerque, New Mexico Sedona, Arizona Flagstaff, Arizona (Historic Route 66) Williams, Arizona (Historic Route 66) Los Angeles, California Santa Barbara, California San Luis Obispo Beach, California Cambria, California Mt. Tamalpais,…

Yashica Electro35

John sent me a Yashica Electro35, an old rangefinder, for Christmas last year. It took me a little while to get used to the idea of rangefinder but I’ve been having a lot of fun carrying it around and snapping away! I know film photography can get expensive however there’s something very attractive about it and I’m learning to appreciate it better now. I like to share some of the better shots I got with…
Photography, Travel

Memphis, Tennessee

On our way to the west, we spent a few days in Memphis where John’s brother James was living at that time. We went to Otherlands – John & James’ favorite place for breakfast in the mornings, walked around downtown looking for interesting signs and places that are Memphis-esque, spent the afternoons taking pictures by the river, and hung out at local pubs drinking beer and catching up with each other at nights. The best…