Say Cheese : Why You'll Never See Me Out Without My Camera

In my group of friends, I’m admittedly the “ACG.”  Annoying Camera Girl.  I can’t ever remember a time when I wasn’t taking pictures while out with friends, at holiday gatherings, parties, etc.  It reached a point where every single person I know STOPPED bringing a camera out if they knew I was going to be there; because they knew I had that area covered....more


I know the place is geographically closer to the center of town, but the exact location where it could have been, I don’t remember anymore. I came back too late, a lot has changed and whatever fragments I could summon from my memory are too vague to be accurate. Therefore, I could not be held accountable for anything I might say. My words cannot be used as a source of reliable information....more

Beneath the Ashes

“The fire which seems extinguished often slumbers beneath the ashes.” ― Pierre CorneilleI've been debating all day whether to write this or not but I'm still thinking about it so I guess I will go ahead....more


I'm scribbling on the deck again.  That's what you do if you don't have a laptop.  It's a perfect afternoon to sit out here and enjoy a beer.  But I better do my writing first, if I want to make sense with my tenses.  I wonder if it's a Chinese thing - not being correct with my tenses....more

Why Isn't Mommy In Any Picture? (A Letter To My Husband)

Original Post: dearest husband,Do you notice how I am conspicuously missing from the montage of beautiful photos above? The reason that I am missing is of course that I am always the one behind the camera....more

Laundry, Are We Talking About the Same Thing?

Today, Charity at The Wounded Dove is hosting her Tuesday linkup and the prompt is laundry. She lets you know a week in advance what the topic will be, so you have time to think about what you’d like to contribute. As I folded, washed and transferred clothes from my washing machine to the dryer that always closes before I can get a pile in (don’t you hate that?!). I thought “how is this interesting?...more

Reflections while paying my student loan bill

So I am paying the bill for my student loan from 2002 and I am thinking about what I learned during that time. ...more

Singing to My Own Tune

Me as  freshman in High School:I am wasting the next 72 minutes of my life at the Secretary of State.  Why is waiting in a line for me the equivalent of a slow unpredictable death?  I hate lines.  I hate waiting.  Sometimes I just hate time itself....more

My time in a sorority or Why my student loans are not paid off

I was paying my student loan bill from 2002 the other day.  There is nothing like paying a bill for something you did over 12 years ago to make you think about the past. I went to a state college in the midwest about 2 hours away from my hometown.  I went to college by myself feeling like I was leaving everything behind.  I had illusions that I needed to move away from home in another state and experience living on campus at college. What I didn't realize is how hard it would be. ...more