Shit! 2018 is only hours away . . .
It was in Chicago that I discovered what love is, what love is not, and how lust can blind. It was in Chicago that I became a better man.
Okay . . . let’s try this blogging thing again.
The following is an open letter to my friend and fellow photographer Annamaria. Annamaria took up the photographic arts over a year ago. Seeing a few of her early images, I noticed that… Continue reading
Hello darkness, my old friend, I’ve come to talk with you again, Because a vision softly creeping, Left its seeds while I was sleeping, And the vision that was planted in my brain… Continue reading
Three months ago, I wrote the first installment of an ode to the camera that has become a game changer to my photography—the Fuji X100. I have hesitated writing this concluding installment because… Continue reading
Tempus fugit. Time flies. I do not know exactly where July went. The lack of organisation and flow in my life in the past few weeks certainly have played a role, much to… Continue reading
Five years ago this week, I embarked on a great adventure that to this day stands as the best decision I made for myself. It was an adventure that started out with a primary… Continue reading
Last night, 15 June 2015, the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup once again, the third time in six years and the sixth time total. It almost seems paradoxical that I would live… Continue reading
We live in rather odd times where the current political and social climate seems to shame any sense of patriotism and pride in this country. I often try to remain silent, or if anything… Continue reading
There are four holidays throughout the year I look forward to the most: Christmas, Thanksgiving, Tết, and St. Patrick’s Day. My fondness for St. Pat’s derives from several factors, ranging from my appreciation… Continue reading
It is well established on this blog that I have a tendency to get in as close as possible to the subjects I frame through my camera. This sometimes result in rather close calls… Continue reading
There is much that I wish to and shall cover in the next several entries, from the conclusion of my Lunar New Year trilogy to the St. Patrick’s Day weekend celebrations in Chicago that… Continue reading
Recalling back to Part 1 of this Lunar New Year trilogy, a few Saturdays ago I found myself almost getting battered by a dancing lion during the Tết celebrations at the Vietnamese community on… Continue reading
Tomorrow, 5 March 2015, will mark the end of the Lunar New Year celebration (or Tết in my familial tongue of Vietnamese) that began fifteen days ago on 19 February. Just like last… Continue reading