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The Best 50mm Lenses

Without a doubt, I am a 50mm freak. Give me just one lens for the rest of my life, and it would surely be a fast 50. So let’s take look at several great 50mm lenses on the market today. Whether you need an f-stop of 1.2,...

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New Compact Camera

I’m back on a VPN, which allows me to bypass the Great Firewall of China! I got a Canon S90 from my parents for Christmas. Here are a few photos I’ve taken with it over the past few months. All in Shenzhen: The view...

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Pep Love

It seems like every time I come home from China I immediately hit the road to see one of my favorite rappers. You don’t get a chance to see much good live music in China so you better make the most of the opportunity while...

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Old panoramic from 2006

Click photo for full size.  For the first time in over 2 years, I have direct access to xanga in the mainland, thanks to a TOR client which can bypass the censors. Sweet! I took this picture from the roof of my building 3...

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My Girls

I teach English at a community college in China. Most of my students are young working females, studying towards a degree which will help them advance in their careers. They are the nicest students ever and I love teaching...

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The view to Hong Kong

The internet suffered a serious blow at the hands of the Chinese censors recently. Among the casualties were Flickr, Twitter, Hotmail, Live, and hundreds of Chinese sites. Add this on top of Youtube, Blogspot, and...

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Greetings from the Philippines

  A few snaps, halfway through my Filipino holiday…  Village Kids in Calapan, MindoroSunset at Puertro Gallera, Mindoro Self Portrait w/ the Bride and GroomWeightlifters in Calapan Dinnertable view at a...

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Surfing Hainan

I’m in the Philippines to shoot a wedding and go surfing. No internet blockage here, horray! Last November I went to the Hainan for a surf contest at the famous golf course wave. It wasn’t huge but the conditions...

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Chinese New Year 2008

For the first time in my four years in China, I spent the Chinese New Year holiday there. I went out to dinner with my friend Fiona, her family, and some friends. It went something like this… Fiona and her sister Some guy...

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Party Pictures

I never post party pictures, but I do love parties and pictures, so what the hell. Susan came to China the same year as me in 2004. After four years in Shenzhen she moved back to the USA, but not before throwing a great...

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A Tribe Called Quest

A Tribe Called Quest is my favorite rap group ever. They provided the soundtrack to most of my high school life. When I was a senior in 1998, they broke up and released their final album.  It was a sad day. 10 years went by, and...

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