Meet Teddy

For those who follow this blog, you may have seen Teddy, my miniature schnauzer, making a few cameos. Here's a photo of his first day with us when he became ours. He use to live with a family who lived in a house about a few miles over who could not have him anymore. At the time,… Continue reading Meet Teddy


Juice Stand

I was coming from the Bangkok airport taking the train to the city center to meet my college friend showing me around Bangkok. I remembered when I got off the train, I was greeted by this lovely juice stand -- there were so many bright colors and it looked so fresh. The display was beautifully… Continue reading Juice Stand


Mute the noise, turn up the thoughts

I did the 52 Hike Challenge last year because wanted to move more and get more exercise. Through this journey, I found a lot more. Most of the hikes, I hiked alone. I did not mind it. I knew better to pack more than enough for my hikes like water, more water, lots of snacks, and… Continue reading Mute the noise, turn up the thoughts

Rome Porta Tiburtina

Still around

This was a photo from two years ago when my husband and I finally went to Italy for our honeymoon about a year after we got married. This photo was taken on our first day arriving to Rome at the train station walking to our AirBnB. We were elated to finally take some vacation, we… Continue reading Still around


You’ll find it here in the bottom of the canyon…

This is from Hike #50 from my 52 Hike Challenge--  Franklin Canyon -- a canyon that divides Beverly Hills and Studio City -- respectively, the hip Westside and sprawling San Fernando Valley. Franklin Canyon is not as crowded as Griffith Park nor Runyon Canyon. It is funny how a few miles down Coldwater Canyon Road… Continue reading You’ll find it here in the bottom of the canyon…


The Best of Weekly Photo Challenge 2017

I loved doing the Weekly Photo Challenge because it gives me an excuse to share photos deep from the vault aka my Dropbox files, Amazon Cloud Drive files, Facebook, Photobucket, etc. Looking through my photo vault, I have more than enough content to blog even though it is likely I'll be doing less travelling, less… Continue reading The Best of Weekly Photo Challenge 2017


I’m not going to pose here…

Teddy is the first dog I've owned. When we first got him, I took (I tried) lots of photos but he somehow does a great job turning himself away avoiding the camera. It's not because Teddy is camera shy, it's because he knows he can give me a hard time by looking away. *sighs* It's… Continue reading I’m not going to pose here…


Greeting of the seasons

The thing I look forward to in the spring is going to the park seeing the cherry blossoms leaving winter, greeting spring. Beautiful, but so short-lived. We try to go to the park as often as we can to enjoy the cherry blossoms. Living in Los Angeles, we don't have leaves that change color indicating… Continue reading Greeting of the seasons


Enchanted: Forest of Light

Last December I went to Descanso Gardens' Enchanted: Forest of Light in La Canada. At night, the ever-changing colored lights blanket the trees and the sprinkling chandeliers make the garden magical -- and not in a cheesy way. This event quickly became one of my things to so during the holiday season. I can't wait until… Continue reading Enchanted: Forest of Light


Neighborhood Art Walk

Last week on a Friday night, our neighborhood city center went from unlively, pedestrian plaza to a night full of light sculptures, live art exhibits, and concerts. I go to the Van Nuys City Center regularly. After hours and weekends, the plaza is bare and not a place to people-watch and do photoshoots, which is… Continue reading Neighborhood Art Walk


Sky light

Yes, there is a cave in Los Angeles. This was from one of my hikes (hike 38/52) last week and it was probably one of the coolest hikes I've done this year. I did a bit of rock scrambling and made my way to the top of the cave. Stay tuned for more pictures! This… Continue reading Sky light

Temescal Canyon Loop Pacific Palisades

From the hills to the ground to the sea to the sky

This was from my hike to Skull Rock in Temescal Canyon. I stopped and admired the horizon. For a moment, I thought I was at the Amalfi Coast. But I am not. I am in the Pacific Palisades in Los Angeles, which is about 30 minutes away from my house. It's good to know I… Continue reading From the hills to the ground to the sea to the sky