Penny Lane, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

 Gosh, it has been a while since I've last blogged! This past weekend I visited Manchester and Liverpool. I love the Beatles, so a day trip to Liverpool sounded like a great idea. We visited the Beatles Story museum, and took the Magical Mystery tour around Liverpool to places like childhood homes and schools. One of our stops was THE Penny Lane from the song. Exciting!!

Brighton Beach as the Sun Sets, Brighton, England, United Kingdom

We had a social on the beach as the sun was setting. Love the colors.

Burnt Brighton West Pier at Sunset, Brighton, United Kingdom

Goodness it has been a while! Sorry. So many changes! I am now living in the UK, doing a graduate program at the University of Sussex. I will try to update more and put up more pictures of my surroundings. The city of Brighton is a lovely place. The weather is finally cooling down, but ever since I got here it has been really warm and sunny. Love the view from my flat (this picture was taken from my room).

View from Atop Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

I have been to many many observation decks in my travels, but I must say that the one atop the Marina Bay Sands was the best one! The views are great, and there's an infinity pool at top for hotel guests. It was just amazing. I think we were there for hours!

Bali Sunset, Tanah Lot, Bali, Indonesia

Sunsets in Bali are AMAZING. On our last full day there, we ended up at the Tanah Lot Temple to have dinner and to see the sunset. We were able to walk around the area and watch as the sun slowly set. It was so beautiful!

Tuktuk Driver, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Goodness, it has been a LONG time since I've blogged. Sorry to whoever actually visits the blog still (anyone?!). I returned a few weeks ago from a huge trip to Asia. Loved it! Our first stop in Cambodia was Phnom Penh. We flew in early in the morning and found a tuktuk driver to take us around for the day. I love tuktuks! They are such a convenient and cheap form of transportation!

Wedding Cake, AnThu & Manh's Wedding, Saigon, Vietnam

Wedding cake at the wedding! The venue was really nice.

AnThu & Manh's Wedding, Saigon, Vietnam

I attended AnThu and Manh's wedding while I was in Vietnam. This was one of the photos from the photo shoot prior to the reception. I did not take this picture. Someone had my camera while I was doing some other things. Long day, but fun and beautiful wedding! Congratulations!

Sunrise in Nha Trang, Nha Trang, Vietnam

A short 1 hour flight northeast of Saigon brought us to the beach city of Nha Trang. The second night we were there I could not sleep after we got back late, so I watched as the sun was rising just outside our hotel room. What a beautiful view at 5am!

Swimming in the Waters of Nha Trang, Nha Trang, Vietnam

Swimming in the waters of the Nha Trang beach - so nice and relaxing! The sun was setting and appaarently, this is when everyone goes to the beach to swim. Used my handy underwater camera case to get this picture with our hotel in the distance. Fun times for AnThu's bachelorette party in Nha Trang!

Motorbikes & Traffic, Saigon, Vietnam

What an adventure it has been! Finally blogging again. It's been a while! Asia has been so much fun. Hot and humid, but somehow when I come back with pictures everyday, I forget how hot and sweaty I was. My trip started in Vietnam. Saigon is a really busy city - things going on all the time. And the motorbikes - wow. I think I'd never be able to ride one of those things especially in traffic. As we headed to the airport to head to Nha Trang, the rain caused more of a traffic jam than usual!

Ly & Man's Wedding, Seafood Place 1 Restaurant, Garden Grove, California, USA

What a beautiful wedding! :) Ly & Man's wedding was so much fun. It was like a VNLC reunion! Their engagement pictures were so nice. :) Congratulations to the happy couple.

Westin, Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Ah, paradise! On our first day in Cabo, we stayed at the Westin Cabo San Lucas. We had ocean views from our room, as well as views of the infinity pools. It was so nice! I want to go back...

Oscars on Display, Walt Disney Family Museum, San Francisco, California, USA

Our adventure to San Francisco to the Walt Disney Family Museum was a lot of fun! Upon walking into the museum in the Presidio, we were surrounded by glass cabinets full of awards that Walt Disney Studios has received. This one was the one full of Oscars. Did you know that he received the most individual Oscars - an impressive 31!

Red Rose, California, USA

We went to a Bargain Camera Show in Pasadena and I bought a filter for my camera lenses. The one I used on this one was warming one. Filters are fun!

Woodford Reserve Bourbon Distillery, Versailles, Kentucky, USA

We had to make a stop on the Kentucky Bourbon trail on our way towards Ohio! The one we stopped at was for Woodford Reserve, a small batch Bourbon distillery. We became well acquainted with it on our visit to Kentucky because it was the official Bourbon of the Kentucky Derby. It was a really nice day out - and the tour was interesting. Of course, we got a tasting at the end. Not a huge fun of Bourbon, but at least I took a little sip and passed it along.

Fountain, Fountain Square, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

I love fountains! This one was in Fountain Square after we had a delicious pasta dinner. I enjoyed Cincinnati!

Race 12, Kentucky Oaks, Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky, USA

I think this was Race 12 at Kentucky Oaks! So exciting!

The Fascinator, Kentucky Oaks, Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky, USA

So many different types of headpieces at Churchill Downs! I learned a new term at Oaks and Derby Day - the Fascinator. It's the headpieces of flowers, feathers, etc that are attached by a headband or clip. I want! (Maybe not one like this one pictured, but one that is a little more simple.)

Kentucky Oaks From the Clubhouse, Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Wow what a beautiful day for the Kentucky Oaks! Despite weather reports predicting morning showers, the sun came and stayed out all day long. The women were dressed up in their best dresses and especially their best hats. I LOVED the fashion and it makes me want to go out and buy dresses!

The Kentucky Oaks is the day before the Kentucky Derby, a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old Thoroughbred fillies (young female horses). The theme was "Pink Out" to support Breast Cancer Awareness.

Plum Pretty won the big Kentucky Oaks Race, and there were 11 other races throughout the day. Victoria's Wildcat was able to win me some money in one of the races. What a lovely time!

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Race Timer, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Behind the gate fences was the massive timing indicator for the races.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Our trip started off with our flight touching down in the city of Indianapolis. When I think of Indianapolis, the first thing I think of is the Indy 500. By the time we got there, the museum had just closed but we were able to walk around and see the track and the seating. It's huge and I can only imagine the sheer magnitude of the hundreds of thousands of people that fill these seats each year for the Indy 500.

ViFF Fruit Display, Vietnamese International Film Festival Closing Gala, UCI, Irvine, California, USA

I was a volunteer photographer at this year's Vietnamese International Film Festival and it was so much fun! Great event showcasing films by filmmakers of Vietnamese descent. This fruit display was at the closing gala.

Arclight Hollywood, Hollywood, California, USA

I took a trip to the Arclight Hollywood Theater to see a photography exhibit on display around the theater. We went upstairs and I got this photo of the clock and ticket counters.

Urban Light Exhibit, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, California, USA

It has been a while since I have blogged! Earlier this month I realized that I hadn't even used my SLR in over a month! Since this month is Month of Photography Los Angeles (, I was inspired to take pictures once again. This is a photo of the Urban Light exhibit outside of LACMA. Finally made it into the museum during the Miracle Mile Art Walk.

Happy April everyone!

Polaroids, Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

I love Polaroids! The Polaroid booth at the Consumer Electronics Show was so much fun because we got to take a bunch of Polaroids! I think we may have gone a bit overboard...

Rainy Day in Los Angeles, LA Marathon, Los Angeles, California, USA

My goodness...WHERE has March gone?! Time is moving so fast...or is this a sign of how busy I have been!? On March 20th my friends and thousands of other runners converged upon the streets of Los Angeles to run the LA Marathon. This year, they were greeted with intense rain. What troopers for making it through 26.2 miles of the rain storm! Congrats Jen, John, Myha and Steven!

Fall Leaves, Kyoto, Japan

This a photo from my trip to Japan back in 2009. Japan was such an amazing place to travel to. It saddens me when I watch coverage of everything going on over there.

My thoughts and well wishes are with those in Japan in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami.

Snow Falling, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

What a pretty sight to see snow falling!

On the Lift, Park City, Utah, USA

What an amazing view! We took the lift up and up and up and when I turned around to take a picture, this is what I saw below. Park City...such great views!

Salt Lake Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

 A visit to Salt Lake City isn't complete without a trip to Temple Square downtown. The Temple looked even more grand with snow covered surroundings. Did you know that about 60% of Utahns are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints?

Remy and the Other Dogs, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Aww poor Remy. He just wanted to play with the neighbor's dogs all weekend but he couldn't because of an injured leg. What a sad picture...

View Outside Our Room, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

We woke up after a night of snowfall to a beautiful view just outside our door!

I had so much fun on our Utah snow trip!

View from Southwest Flight (SJC > LAX), California, USA

 I love flying Southwest. Or should I say LUV? I started flying Southwest when I started college years ago and I've always been happy with their no change fees and flexibility in booking. Dozens upon dozens of roundtrip flights and a bunch of free Rapid Rewards roundtrips flights earned, I'm still a loyal customer. Haha you'd think I worked for them! Anyway, I stayed awake enough during my flight to be able to take pictures of the view below me. What a pretty sight!

San Jose International Airport, San Jose, California, USA

It has been a while since I've flown in/out of San Jose (I usually fly in/out of Oakland), but in the meantime, it went through a major remodel. I don't think I even recognize it anymore! I liked the architecture a lot. This was of the view looking up from just by my departure gate. I love seeing different airports.

Wat Buddhanusorn, Fremont, California, USA

It was a lovely Sunday in the Bay Area and I was able to visit this temple for the first time! On Sundays, they have vendors in the courtyard selling everything from Thai tea to BBQ meat to curries to Pad Thai. Everything I tried was delicious! Overall, great experience!

Sunset, The Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA

Pretty sunset from the 6th floor of the grove parking lot.

As you may have noticed, I haven't been posting that much. I need some inspiration! Hope to be back to daily soon...

Road to the Tidepools, Cabrillo National Monument, San Diego, California, USA

It's been a while! I've been bad about this daily photo thing! I think I'm not going to go for project 365 this year, but I definitely want to put up photos frequently. We'll see how that goes...

"There is always hope" Print, Los Angeles, California, USA

I bought this print at the Melrose Trading Post. It is a photo of artwork by Banksy, a British street artist that has work all over the world. This street art was originally in South Bank London, UK.

Enter/Exit Sign, Melrose Trading Post, Los Angeles, California, USA

More from the Melrose Trading Post...

Kimora, Melrose Trading Post, Los Angeles, California, USA

 How cute! Kimora was tired as we were walking out of the market.  We spent a nice sunny day in LA at the Melrose Trading Post at Fairfax and Melrose. Full of vendors with all kinds of art, jewelry, clothes, vintage furniture, as well as a food court with crepes, tamales and empanadas, it was a great day to spend a Sunday outdoors.

Tidepools, Cabrillo National Monument, San Diego, California, USA

We got there just as it was low tide and the tidepools!

Beach, Cabrillo National Monument, San Diego, California, USA

Beautiful Sunday in San Diego. January days in Southern California - in the 70's...amazing. I love weekend trips!

[10/365] Magenta, Liv Nightclub, Miami, Florida, USA

Good times.

[9/365] Kodak Display, NYC Miniature Model, Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

In the Kodak section, there were lots of things to do and look at. We even got a 3D photo taken! Anyway, this was part of the display - I think they had cameras you could test out here...

[8/365] Everyday Life Photo Display, Microsoft, Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Microsoft had a plethora of products on display, mostly showing off their software on other company's products. Throughout their display, they had photo walls showcasing photography of everyday life. Very sleek.

[7/365] LG Opening Display, Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

I've been in awe of CES (Consumer Electronics Show) for a while now, and this year, I finally made it there! I love techonology and new gadgets...and so I was in some kind of techie heaven. :P When we first entered the Central Hall, we were greeted with the very elaborate LG display, featuring tons of TVs, all with coordinating displays and audio. What a great start to the day!

[6/365] Turtle, Chelsea Market, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA

Cute turtle. :)

[5/365] Clock & Clothes, Anthropologie, Santa Monica, California, USA

Tick tock tick tock. No time to waste - there's no turning back time!

[4/365] Vineyards, Napa Valley, Calistoga, California, USA

Saw this view just outside the Castello di Amorosa winery.