Perpsectives from August

It’s been a busy August so far. First, there’s getting use to being married, then there’ the traveling, moving around, settling-in, and adjusting to a new culture/country. I’ve been exposed to an overflow of visions, perspectives, colours, cultures, people, and thoughts. One things is for sure, life is a surprise – when you think you … Continue reading Perpsectives from August

Jumpin’ Jakarta

After a quick 20 hour flight, I arrived in Jakarta, Indonesia. One of the first things I thought while waiting in line at immigration was that I’m in one of the most populated countries in the world (over 200 million) . At most airport immigration points I’ve been to, there’s usually a longer line of … Continue reading Jumpin’ Jakarta

Logo for Timor and Signs in NYC

If you’re wondering about the photo above, yes, that’s NOT New York… that’s Timor-Leste and that’s the logo I designed for an Asian Foundation project on Community-Police Partnership (the one on the far right). The whole process was an experience and interesting working with Asia Foundation and their local partners on figuring out how to … Continue reading Logo for Timor and Signs in NYC

Sightseeing in English is a weird feeling

One of the strangest feelings I had when we first came to NYC was being a tourist in an English-speaking country. It was strange to not have to argue, bargain, or explain myself in another language other than English. I was so use to trying to converse in another language (very limited French, Thai, Tetun, … Continue reading Sightseeing in English is a weird feeling

“Hiking” through Manhattan

Because we wanted to get out and do some walking – a great way to see NYC by the way – and to meet some new people, Muriel and I joined a walk, or as our guide Dorian told us, an “urban hike”. I’ve been on hikes through the countryside and around islands before, so … Continue reading “Hiking” through Manhattan

B is for Brooklyn and Brownstones

I’ve been in New York for a whole week (2 more months to go) and I haven’t even scratched the surface… so far the city has blown me away. Temperatures are rising, people are on the streets, free events starting, and the food has been diverse and delicious. Our first exposure to NYC was staying … Continue reading B is for Brooklyn and Brownstones

In life there are leaders and followers…

Like the title says, even if you think things are balanced and equal, life tends to categorize things into leaders and followers… both has its challenges, and both definitely has its responsibilities. Whether you think one or the other, at some point in life’s crazy path, you’ll have to be both a leader and a … Continue reading In life there are leaders and followers…

Never too late for photos…

Just got back to Vancouver a couple of days ago and was able to catch a little Olympic fever. Yes, I’m a couple of weeks too late for the main event, but the Paralympic Games will be starting soon.  I was in downtown Vancouver yesterday and even though weather wasn’t the greatest (i.e. rain, rain … Continue reading Never too late for photos…

Going for a stroll

For some reason taking photos in Timor-Leste isn’t as relaxed as other places – well that’s what it seems for some of us amateur photographers. After spending over a year in Timor, I’ve chalked up approximately 5 rolls of film and probably a total of 500 photos from friends. To get out and take more … Continue reading Going for a stroll