Sunday, 24 January 2016


It has been 5.5 years since my dad and I visited our family in Vietnam. It was not a huge surprise but I am very happy and joyful that my family has grown up so much during those past few years. My Vietnamese is really terrible but I am glad that I am still able to communicate and have fun with my family (I should really learn Vietnamese though). It was eye opening how close our family is and how hard working they are; it is inspirational and motivating to see how they live their life compared to how many people live their lives here in America. I hope to visit again soon again with my brother but in the mean time, here are some photos I took during the trip.

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

el nino calms me

It's been a while and it's been long due. Many things that I couldn't get done, such as buying a new camera because my d7000 is no good, go to art shows, and obviously catching up with my blog.
Better late than never, I suppose.

They say that saving money is hard, they're right. Hopefully by the end of this year, I will have a solid camera to continue my hobby again. In the meantime, some camera photos should suffice memories and recent trips.

Thomas' running history and his passion for running was an inspiration for me to start it all. Looking back, I have not been running as much as he did. But one day, I hope to have a "hall of fame" or a "trophy wall" to decorate in my house. Strictly 26.2 miles runs only.

I got an opportunity to link up with my brother Joseph, coming all the way down from Inglewood to visit during Christmas holiday. We got some bomb tacos that day.

That one time I drove from 7am - almost 8pm picking Andy up from Merced. That round trip was really smooth. He took me to a local Thai restaurant which served pretty good pad.

Allen and Phung's treat for that special day.

8 flavors of pork in Korea Town was not bad.

Taking these two gents to LAX.

Driving all the way to South Coast Plaza to get Yeezy tickets with Chris. Then get some Ba Nai because we were mad hungry. We did not win any raffles, but the noodle and gyoza was pretty good. Probably the best gyoza I've had.

Allen's engagement party on New Year's Eve.