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A little bit of everything through the lens.

Slowly but surely... (6)

Tuesday, December 30, 2008 by , under ,

Here's some more photo from the SF trip. I don't know why it took me forever to choose and process these photos, maybe I should setup my mind to end procrastination as my 2009 new year resolution. Ya right, like that's going to happen anytime soon, hehe...

Tall freak!
One tall tall tree in Muir Wood National Monuments. It's a kind of Redwood that can grow up to 380 feet and most trees in this park average 500 to 800 years old. Wow! Talk about old!

Giant Tree
Really small people in Muir Wood National Monuments.

Law of Physics
Yup, even rock in Sausalito is cool too! They form just like that, naturally. Not really, it's the work of a rock stacker - he's good.

This is how you balance!
Here's the rock stacker teaching kids how to balance a can of drink - no glue, promised.

Alien Rock
Amazing! That's patience I don't have!

Jelly for My Belly!
Jelly Belly factory! Oh yeah baby, my belly want some jelly!

Wanna Pee?
Stand there long enough and the urge to pee will eventually come. Some interesting fountains outside the Artesa Vineyards & Winery - Napa Valley.

Purple Devil!
Oooo...Ghirardelli chocolate...me want all! This is taken in Ghirardelli Square on San Francisco Bay. We did enjoy a really delicious Ghirardelli sundae there too but the photo was crap due to low lighting, yes, I will remember to bring the flash next time.





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Merry Christmas!!! (2)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008 by , under

Merry Christmas to all!!! Have a safe and pleasant holiday!

Merry Christmas!!!
Meet free bear! We adopted him from a clothing store after we spent x amount(enough to hurt) of dollar.



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Wait, I have an excuse... (4)

Thursday, December 18, 2008 by , under ,

Though it's been 3 weeks since we got back from San Francisco, it felt like the trip was just yesterday. It is because of that thought, I just didn't get around to process the photos I took. There I said it, that's my excuse for putting it off for so long.

Who am I kidding? I'm just lazy, plain and simple! Anyway, here are some photos to share.

Soup Bowl
San Francisco's special, clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl at Fisherman Wharf. Tasty and filling! Wish I can have one RIGHT NOW!

Expensive Toy?
One expensive equipment - the Arca Swiss 8x10 camera at the Rodney Lough Jr.'s Wilderness Collection Gallery(Fisherman Wharf). This guy took some amazing and impressive outdoor photos, on film.

Couple?
This couple was having a small picnic at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. They sure know how to pick a good spot but why sit so far apart? Go ahead, make your own caption for this shot.

Ahhh my eyes!!!
Same spot where I took this photo, just different direction. We're not above the cloud here, that's fog. To us, that's some pretty cool and interesting sight. But to the San Franciscan, "it's the damn fog again!".

Palace of Fine Arts
The Palace of Fine Arts - a really cool place to hang out and unwind. People there are prettier too!



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Recharged! (12)

Monday, December 01, 2008 by , under ,

We're back from vacation! Back from some really great times, fully recharged and back to work(so I can make more money for more vacations)!

I'm really glad I get to travel with my mom on this trip and bring her some experiences which I wasn't able to many years ago when I was still a poor student. The last time mom came to US was for my graduation, at that time I didn't have enough money to bring her anywhere, I'm just happy I could do much more for her this time.

The chance to travel with my wife again is awesome! It's been many moons since we last travel to some cool place, we were itching for a great trips! More trips coming up soon, oh yeah!

Beside the wonderful trip we also get the chance to hang out with our great old friend, Siew Yee, whom we hardly see since she move to San Francisco from Texas. We missed her! To Siew Yee if you're reading this, thanks for the hospitality and taking off days to bring us around, we had a lot of fun! And like your Terminator governor will say, "I'll be back!"

Another person I get the chance to hang out with is my college roommate, Gary, whom I have not seen for 12 years. He was on a company trip to US and made a detour to SF to meet us. He definitely brought back some good old memories of college. To Gary if you're reading this, dude, thanks for making the trip to SF, it's great to catch up and hang out with you! Congratulation again for being a father hopefully we will meet again soon!

Winglet
I'm usually very excited when I'm on the flight towards a vacation destination. The anticipation of great times and the relieve from leaving works behind usually get me very pumped up. This is the winglet of the 737-800 we took to San Francisco. The winglet could aid in climb performance as well as stability control from turbulent air created by other aircraft.

Orange Bridge
This shot was taken on one of the ridge in Golden Gate Recreational Area during sunset hour. See the fog moving in from the right side? Pretty amazing view! I have tons of photos from the trip to process and upload, I just wish I have more time in hand.




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