This photo was taken with me standing under the umbrella when there was a thunderstorm in my town. If you live in the South East Asia, raining probably isn’t something extraordinary, but if you have endured weeks of hot weather and disturbing haze from forest fire, a rain is like an extraordinary gift you’ve been waiting for. Besides, I do like the smell of rain, somehow.

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: (Extra)ordinary


A New Year and Another Chance

Experienced with the rather scary situation downtown (with the fireworks aiming at people instead of the sky and smoke filling the square and streets), we chose a small hill overlooking the river this time. Turned out, people were playing wildly and it was smoky and a little bit dangerous too.

Ah well, it was a new year countdown.

Usually I’m able to sort of guess the agenda of the year, like, I’m going to get to the next year of my studies in the summer, if things go well. But this year, as I’m graduating, my future remains scarily unclear. This year will bring a lot of new experience, but also a tremendous amount of uncertainty, which to be honest, is extremely unnerving for me. I do hope that I will be pleasantly surprised this year, like I did in 2014 😉

Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right

Post in response to Weekly Photo Challenge: New

The Season of Twinkling Lights

I’ve always loved these beautiful ornaments during Christmas season! Not just the ornaments, but also all the colourful decorations and lighting make me feel so festive 😀

Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel — ‘God is with us.’ (Isaiah 7:14)

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A minimum of gloominess

A dog sitting quietly in a dark corner in one of the many alleys in Barcelona one summer evening.

If photography is a reflection of the photographer’s inner world, this seems to fit quite well. The Barcelona trip was awesome, but I had let this photo laying almost untouched in my folders until today, and this is the result of some post-processing.

Gloomy, isn’t it?

The troubles of my heart are enlarged; bring me out of my distresses.

Psalm 25:17 ESV

Post in response to Weekly Photo Challenge: Minimalist 

Once upon a nighttime

During a musical fountain performance in Barcelona. September 2014.

As the last bit of sunlight vanished. Prague. October 2013.

Fire in the night. June 2013.

My friends enduring the cold winter night with me as I went out for night shots.

Somehow, it feels like ages ago.

Charles Bridge, Prague. 3 days before Christmas, 2012.

Make a wish on Charles Bridge. December 2012.

Blog post in response to Weekly Photo Challenge: Nighttime