Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Living Bride Returns - Chapter 2

In this chapter, I attempt to tie the first part of the past with the present. Hopefully, it answers any questions about Meifeng's background.

Saturday, February 18, 2012


Pixlr was looking for a food theme. All I had came from a Japanese restaurant in Guangzhou, CHINA. At the time, it was the most interesting spread to write home about. I now know that those little globules are gelatin not really roe. (Thank you Iron Chef America and Bitcin' Kitchen.)This 2007 trip had given me more delicious memories than any of my other vacations. After some consideration, I will not be submitting this for show either. It was good practice though.

Tilt Shifting Road

Inspired by a Pixlr blog post to try photo editing, I used the Tilt Shift filter for this shot. I started with the original and then began to crop the foreground. By allowing more of the street in front to show helped some of the background elements to stand out. This image is too small for print.

Monday, February 13, 2012

This Past Week on TV: My Top Caps

As some shows like Pan Am roll off after their first year run, I have been getting a chance to gain interest in new and old shows alike.

This past week, I saw Jane Curtain's return to TV as coroner on Unforgettable (CBS). It's the first time I have seen her in a drama and I hope she sticks around.

After watching 8x11 "This Magic Moment" and 8x12 "Hope for the Hopeless" of Grey's Anatomy (ABC), I found the super-sized ensemble cast quite endearing.

Lastly, I found myself watching the rest of House (FOX) 8x11 "Nobody's Fault" online, on the recommendation of TV Guide Canada.

Now for the visual portion of this post...

The Finder - Episode 1.05 - The Great Escape

In this episode, while Walter Sherman is hired to find a counterfeiter, he has a dream in an art studio. Interestingly, the characters populating this dream were of a 2-dimensional nature. First, there were three cardboard stand-ups of men. When they moved, they move like flat objects. Then a girl in a painting comes to life.

Grimm - Episode 1.11 - Tarantella

The focus was mostly on Lena the black widow spider creature (Amy Acker) in the case that Detective Nick Burkhardt is investigating. Killing people to stay beautiful troubles her. Much of her self-reflection have no dialogue. The last scene in jail just makes an interesting composition.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Betta One Year Later

Betta One Year Later by cin_kong
Betta One Year Later, a photo by cin_kong on Flickr.
Here the betta is again. I admit to having neglected it during my downtime, but that hasn't done much harm to the fish.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

New Directions

I've been discovering winter photography with the Jazz HDV115, my handy pocket camcorder. It was never possible with the Canon G1 when its battery pack would not work in extreme temperatures. Snow is a rare sight this winter; it has made me look forward to every occasion I have to go outside.

This reminds me of a dream I had last night. It was a recurring dream with tracks and commuter rail. I don't recognize any of the places. But a recent conversation about dreams made me realize how this could be an analogy for new directions. As in dreams I had, when I was young, involving crossroads, I am facing choices now. Do I get on board or wait for the next train to come?

Friday, February 3, 2012

The Living Bride Returns

It was just an ordinary day, however, the train depot was bustling and it wasn't even a holiday. The platform was filling up quickly with passengers bound for Canton.