Feb 25, 2012

"Life is a Journey"

The other day I put up this map of the world right next to my mirror where I get ready every morning. Even though I spend my work days thinking and talking about travel, I wanted to have this in-my-face reminder every morning so that I don't let my personal travel goals get pushed to the far recesses of my mind. I want to actively create new trip ideas, and plan future getaways.

So here's to wherever the wind blows me.


Feb 22, 2012

Photos: Cherry Blossoms

I went to Japantown over the long weekend to pick up some Japanese treats that I have been without for a few months now. Little did I know that I'd find myself smack-dab in the middle of an anime convention! It was really fun to see everyone dressed up in their funky costumes, walking around eating ice cream and having a good time. On my way home, I ran into these gorgeous cherry blossoms in full bloom! I love how pretty cherry blossoms are and how they can instantly make a boring old street look beautiful.


Feb 21, 2012

Photos: Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach is only about 30 minutes on the Muni train from where I live, but it feels like a completely different world. Even on a chilly winter day, the sun is shining and the water is glistening.


Feb 20, 2012

Photos: Unexpected Beauty

I love taking walks in different cities and finding unexpected beauty. The trick is to always look around you when you walk - look up, down, and side-to-side. Sounds simple, but you'd be amazed at what you'll find when you actually do it.

Building in Chinatown, San Francisco
A sunny day at the Trump Hotel, Las Vegas
Pier on the Embarcadero at night, San Francisco
Ships in the bay, San Francisco
Hidden nature in the city, San Francisco
Wall art, Los Angeles


Feb 19, 2012

Vintage Photos: My Family

My mom sent me some vintage photos of my family the other day, and I can't stop thinking about them. I feel like I'm looking into a time-machine, and I love it. I wish I could have been a part of those pictures. 

My grandma in the 60s, very pregnant with my uncle.
My great-grandma on Christmas Eve in the 60s
My dad in his first kung-fu film in the 50s
My great-grandma and my grandma dressed up for a night out.
My grandma and (biological) grandpa on their wedding night.
My grandma on the beach in the 50s.