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I started this blog almost ten years ago over on the free It was a documentation of my journey as a wife, a new mother and someone who have a passion in making beautiful photo. My photography style is very whimsical and quirky. I am very attracted to light reflections and natural color tone. I hope you enjoy my work.

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There’s hope, faith and love~ Artisian Jewelry

My friends and I went to India Arie concert tonight down at The Orpheum. This song gave me goose bump;
Back when I had a little
I thought that I needed a lot
A little was over rated,
but a lot was a little too complicated
You see-Zero didn’t satisfy me
A million didn’t make me happy
That’s when I learned a lesson
That it’s all about your perception
Hey-are you a pauper or a superstar
So you act, so you feel, so you are
It ain’t about the size of your car
It’s about the size of the faith in your heart

There’s hope
It doesn’t cost a thing to smile
You don’t have to pay to laugh
You better thank God for that

The chorus hit a spot because it had seem to be the occurring theme in my life right now. How to be a good parent? How much sweet and tv? How to set a moral compass? How to love and beloved? I feel lost and tired of not knowing how to answer these questions, and desperate and defeat at the sinking feeling accompany by the bold captions “NOT GOOD PARENT MATERIAL”.

Parenting is a tricky thing.

I found my interest in song changes drastically since I had became a parent (or since the hormonal thought started at 5 months gestation). It’s no longer about hip hop, R&B, what’s in. I was simply draw toward the meaning of the lyrics; life, our values and connection to one and other. I want to be able to sing this to my sons, and I know it’s corny but I wish they can learn the life little lesson.
Just the other day I was watching parenthood, and the title song made me pause my PVR and google the lyrics from the closed captions to this Bob Dylan song;

May God bless and keep you always,
May your wishes all come true,
May you always do for others
And let others do for you.
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung,
May you stay forever young

On a side note, my church fellowship has been doing the “Nobody’s Perfect” program. Each parents share their concern and experience in different topic each session; kind of like an outlet for venting but then you often get the most amazing alternative solutions to all the dragging problem like eating to sleeping through the night. It’s about sharing and support. I strongly recommend it to all new/old parents, you can find out where it is available in your community by checking out the above link.

Diagram of how the set up the above photographs

Set up: This whole set up was all done on my white coffee table. Position the flowers and the pendant on a white pad, and then I place my light tent/Ikea’s laundry basket behind the table as white back drop. In order to achieve bokeh effect I crinkle up some tinfoil and place as far the coffee table would go, light the tinfoil with a 430 with M 1/128 and position it about one foot from the table. A 580 was attached to the camera and point toward camera left, which is bouncing from a home made tinfoil reflector (ok I just taped a really big piece of tinfoil on a poster board and taped that on the wall) and fill card was place on subject right.


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