Amster~damn

Chinese New Year was quite early this year – end of January – so I thought it would be a good opportunity to get some cooler weather in and revisit Amsterdam.  Being that I had a bit of extra time this trip, I planned on hitting up Rotterdam and Den Haag as well.  I missed … More Amster~damn

Two decades of Japan

At the turn of the millennium, I left behind family and friends for the first time in my life and headed East to Japan.  To say that it was a big decision is a monumental understatement:  it was wholly transformative.  The other day it hit me that this year is the 20th “anniversary” of the … More Two decades of Japan

I miss Polaroid

I do.  I really miss the proper, original Polaroid 669 and 665 (colour and B&W, respectively) peel-apart film.  The likes of Impossible Project (or whatever they’re calling themselves now) have done an admirable job of trying to resurrect instant film but they’re still much more finicky and you just can’t do the same type of … More I miss Polaroid

An Eye for Architecture

I entered a photo contest recently.  The theme was “Architectutral Photography”.  I didn’t win.  I didn’t really expect to but it would have been nice as the top prize was a two-light Siros outdoor set (rechargeable and cordless) from Broncolor worth about $3500 USD.  However, it did sort of inspire me to dig through my … More An Eye for Architecture

Cool Copenhagen  コペンハーゲンかこいい

Copenhagen.  When I told people that I was going to visit at the end of my summer break, most people’s first reaction was “That will be great! I’m so jealous.” quickly followed by, “Isn’t it really expensive?”  Honestly, compared to the rest of Europe, yes I suppose Copenhagen is expensive but people, I was visiting … More Cool Copenhagen  コペンハーゲンかこいい