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As simple as it is, choosing to wake up in the morning at a decent and consistent hour has done wonders for my week.  Without trying to tackle any of my other problems besides the waking up thing, a lot of them have improved due to simply waking up.  My mood is significantly better, I’m being more productive, and I’m feeling less tired and groggy throughout the day.  I’m eating healthier, taking my vitamins, and finding myself with more free time.  I even went out with a friend last night and didn’t feel stressed about school work!  I’m sure the warmer weather is a contributing factor as well, but I really am beginning to become sold on this whole morning person thing.

In other news, as I mentioned, it is extremely warm this week!  It is so warm, I sat outside today without a jacket and ate some toast w/ raw honey and cinnamon.  It was lovely.  I guess one thing good about the cold is that it really helps you to appreciate warmth.

On that note, since I’m not as bitter about the winter right now, I’ll post up some pictures I took last week when there was still snow on the ground.  I wanted to get some pictures before the snow melted, so I took a ride out to the country with Hannah and to our surprise, we found some horses!




Although the second one is my favorite, I get a total kick out of the last one.  He turned his head and looked directly at me with his one eyeball right as I shot the picture!  The look on his face makes me very curious to know what he was thinking…

Besides the horse pictures, we only got a couple barns, because it was so cold out.  I wasn’t too crazy about any of them, but I’ll put up this one just for kicks.


Well, I’m off to teach some piano lessons now.  Happy Friday everyone!

Camera: Canon t2i

Lens: 24-70mm 2.8L

Postprocessing: Lightroom 3


It’s finally in the 30’s, which sadly to say feels warm.  So, I’ve used it as my cue to start taking some pictures again.  I found my grandma’s old Minolta 7s in the closet several months ago, and finally decided to try it out.  (I was quite ecstatic to find it, btw.) I’ve only taken a few pics so far, so it will be a while ’til I get it developed.  I’ve never used a camera like this before, so I’m afraid I’m not using it correctly and that it’s not working.  I’m 19 pictures away from finding out, so I’ll be sure to let you all know the outcomes when I get it developed.  For now, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite holga film pics that I have not yet posted. Two are double exposure and one sort of only caught half the roll; but I actually like it like that.  Hope you like them!


Camera: Holga 135 bc

It’s been a cold winter, so I’ve been spending a lot of time indoors hibernating.  I’ve also been thinking again for the first time in…a few years, actually.  I mean, really thinking.  I haven’t yet figured out what all I’m thinking, exactly, but one thing I am realizing these days is that if I spend less time thinking and obsessing constantly about what I think I should be doing with my time in order to be more productive, I’m a much happier, more peaceful person who actually gets more accomplished in the end.

This time last year I was participating in my self-invented “Get Awesome Campaign,” which involved trying to do a million things every day that would help me become a more “awesome” person.  (Study Korean, practicing singing, practice violin, learn to bake and cook, eat healthy, exercise, study Spanish, etc.)  To say the least, I did not become one bit more awesome in any of these areas, and if anything, I just felt more badly about myself as each day passed and I failed to do what I had set out to accomplish.  So I’m done with this.  No more taking myself so seriously!

These days I’m starting to realize that a person does not have to have several skills or accomplish several feats in order to matter in this world. The mere act of existing is valuable.

On a shallower note…I wish I was in the Bahamas right now!!!



Stay warm, everyone!  🙂

Camera: Canon t2i

Lens: 24-70mm 2.4L

Postprocessing: Lightroom 3

I have never seen a night sky so clear and magnificent as I did on the island.  It absolutely blew me away.  You could see the milky way as plain as day, and every star so clearly you could hardly distinguish one from another.  Not to mention several shooting stars.  Unfortunately, I didn’t catch any on camera.  What an incredible universe we live in!


Camera: Canon t2i; 24-70mm L

I’m at the library doing everything but studying right now…thought I’d add updating my blog to the list!  Here are more of my humidity-infected photos.

(Last photo by Frederick Dunn)

PS #1–$1 bottomless coffee & tea at the new public library!

PS #2–I got all of these pics developed for free because the lady felt bad for the humidity-infection ^-^

Camera: Holga 135BC

Seems like I’m not the only one going through transition…

























Anyone else in transition?


Camera: Holga 135BC

This picture signifies the fact that I’m getting OLD.  I used to babysit this girl when she was five.  Now she’s all grown up!  *sniffles*

You know, it’s amazing how things change with time.  Like this tree that used to be a twig when I planted it with my dad seventeen years ago.

Or my childhood backyard that didn’t used to have a garden…

But now does…

I think I like change.  It keeps life interesting.  Most of all, I’m glad that I’ve changed.  And that I am always changing.

How have you changed?

Cameras:  Sony DSC-H50, Holga 135BC

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