Sunday, August 9, 2009

Sun Set

That day,
my left foot hurt so bad.

I was so swamped with work
and it was too late to cook dinner.

I had only 50 1.4 on my camera.
It's too late to go home this late,
so I stopped by the old field.
Queen's Ann were in bloom everywhere.

It's too painful to walk far.
So, I sat among the varieties of grass flowers,
to watch the sun set.

It's 50 1.4.
So, these are what I have captured (and I really like them).

Sometimes, many times, too bad is not that bad.
Happy (comming) Monday.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Come Came Come

Some leaves just begin their journey.
Some leaves are travelling for a while.
Some leaves are there at the destinaion.

We all are on the same road.

We bring nothing to start.
We carry many things while we stroll.
We leave everything to the end.

Come Came Come.
A journey never ends.

Here we are.
Begin our journey again.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Find the way

I see so many ways.
Seem like I have so many choices.

All I see, they are the refection from rear mirror.

I have just one way.
I have just one choice.

And it is in front of me.

Just stop looking at the reflection in the rear mirror,
and start looking straight ahead instead.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Ordinary or Special

There is grass flower everywhere.
Now and then, here and there.
It is just so ordinary.

How can we make something so ordinary become so special?
Make it yours, and it will be.

Friday, May 22, 2009

love ~ rose ~ leaves

love is rose or its leaves.
rose leaves but leaves are left.
love is rose because love is sweet.
love is leaves because love never leaves.

Monday, May 18, 2009

yellow dot perception

Is perception reality?

Sometimes I found that thinking too much make thing felt like it is real.
But it is not real, it is far from real and it is just a thought.
A buttercup is a blurred yellow dot when the wind is blowing.
The reality is it is a buttercup. Even though the wind blows so hard, it is still a buttercup

Think less, this may open my eyes.

Monday, May 11, 2009


Can you believe that when someone laughs, the world is brighter?

I had a pretty bad morning today and not in a mood to talk to anyone at all.

With the question I had, I picked up the phone and called my coworker for the answer.

I talked over the phone, something liked "I'm fine and confused'. I mean what happens for me to solve today.
He then laughed and said "I understand".

For some resaon, that laughter makes me feel like a day after rain, even though it is still gloomy but I know that the sun is going to shine soon.

Saturday, May 9, 2009


F a i t h is knowing there is an ocean
when you can see only the stream.

Fortune Cookie

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Bleeding Heart

Start saving one heart in my pocket,
then I drop more and more hearts in, one after another.
My pocket is not full
and my soul is still empty.

Quit saving these hearts in the pocket.
I give out one heart, then one after another.
My pocket is empty
but my soul is full happiness.

I forget what I want.
I remember what I give.
I forget who I am.
I remember who I love.

I realize what love is.


Monday, May 4, 2009

pansy illusion

It is just illusion of pansy in tiny droplet.
Pansy is outside, just pure clear water is inside.
.....J u s t ...... i l l u s i o n....

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Speedwell: a special gift

This tiny flower's name is Speedwell. It is so tiny that you will even not notice it when it is in bloom in the sun someday in the mid winter time like now. These four petals are closed if the day is dark or gloomy.

When the world is cold, everywhere is so brown and not lively at all. I think Speedwell is a special gift that brings the simple happiness and make the day a special day.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

winter grass flower

Have you ever wondered the grass flower in winter and summer?
It looks almost the same just a lot less in winter and summer.
But this grass will reborn again and again
and look almost the same at the certain time of year every year.
Don't let your past dictate who you are,
but let it be part of who you will become.
from My big fat greek wedding.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Red Rose, Red Love

Red Rose, Violet Blue
Honey Sweet, And so are you.

Red Love, Miserable Blue
Dream Sweet, And so are you.

~The first from old old novel that I read when I was young.
The last from just now.~

Friday, February 13, 2009

Afternoon tea

I take today off!!

After a long work period, I feel so tired and think to myself that a day off might be a good valentines' gift to myself.

I make myself a cup of tea, to be exact, a cup of jasmine tea. In the cold winter, it is so relaxing to sit in the sun and drink tea.

A best friend of mine gave me this jasmine tea. I bought an "English rose" tea cup together with my sister from a store in Towson.

It is an old tea cup. I can see an evidence that this is a tea cup of someone who loves drinking tea and takes good care of it.

Drinking good tea, think about sweet memory from the old friend, this old tea cup is meant to be used for.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Daffodils in Winter Time.

I went to National Botanical Gardens in DC yesterday. It was a wonderful day with beautiful sunlight and weather. There are a lot of flowers in bloom and daffodil is one of them.

It was warm in the conservatory, and if you enter to the last section in the innermost of the garden, as soon as the door opened, you would feel it "smell like spring".

It might be something so normal nowaday to see daffodils in the early February. Not only in the conservatory, you may find it even in grocery store. But I feel like it is amazing that I can see lots of daffodils in bloom at this time of year.

It is the same feeling everytime I was on the airplane and look at the sky below me.
It is something that proof to the world that "What impossible is possible".

And one thing to remind myself is even though we can have daffodils in winter time but we can not turn daffodils from yellow to blue. (Well, if at the end somebody could, I don't think you call that flower daffodils any more.)

Happy Sunday!!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

ride of life

Everyday I am on a ride.
To the office, at my desk, I sit behind.
Do my work, eat my lunch, I play blind,
See nothing, even the world is wide.

From morning, and here come the night,
then day runs in cycle again when the sun rises.
Wonder when I will be wise,
Jump out of the cycle, cycle of life.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Icy day

At least once in winter time, it is the "icy" day.

Everything is so beautiful when it is frozen in variety shape. It is a beauty to look and a danger to walk.

And when I have to deal with a "car" popcicle, I don't think I had that much fun :-)

I like the grass flowers in ice. It looks like rice grain when it ripes and turn gold but this special grain is crystal clear.

This ice-rice grain reminds me of what I have read when I was young 'Everything is evened up in this world. The rich have their ice in the summer but the poor get theirs in the winter.' *

*From "The first four years~Laura Ingalls Wilder"

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


It seems that we are always surrounded by people, some love us, some hate us.
But at a closer look, we are all alone.

Every decision in one's life, it is one's choice.
It's only the matter of one makes that decision or one lets another one make it.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Journey & Destination

It was snowing when I left my house this morning.

There are many ways of snow falling. I love when snow flake is floating in the air, gradually falls down to the ground. For some reason, it eases my mind and life seems to be slower.

Today is Monday, Chinese New year day and the day that I got my first review after six months at my new job. I would say I get a pretty good one.

I wonder where I am from my destination. When snow is falling, its journey is through the air and its destination might be on the ground. Well, some of the snowflake might end up on leaves, benches, or .. who knows...

But if you think twice, it is not really the end. Because when the sun comes out, snowflake will melt, then transform back to be cloud in the sky.

Learn new thing, work hard, live my life, go on with it.
I wonder what is awaiting us in the end.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Where there is a will, there is a way

This week I got 2 assignments and finally I figured it out.

Assume that I am under a big tree and I can only see leaves above me. After I pick leaves one by one until no more leaves left on a tree, then I am able to see clear sky above.

After reading books, looking through the codes line by line, finally I got the answer.

Old saying, where,there is a will, there is a way.

Thursday, January 22, 2009


Do you have things that recall your memory everytime you see it?
I do, a sunflower is one of them.

For me, a sunflower is a symbol for "best friend".
With my best friend, we used to sing "Sunflower" song together.

We went to the sunflower field together and had a very good time.
We did a lot of things together and those become our memory.

Even though now we live in the opposite part of the world, we are still "best friend".

I miss you so much and Happy Birthday my dear friend.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Peace of mind

Just ask question to myself out loud, what and where is 'peace of mind'?

I just notice that my mind hardly stays still. It is wondering from one place to another, from one thing to another, never ending.

To know the answer is nothing, to be the answer is matter.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inauguration Day

Today is another remarkable day in history, as we all (at least who live here) know.

The weather is nice. It's not too cold, beautiful sun light shines through the silver cloud, snow from yesterday is still everywhere and that even makes the day prettier.

These make today different from everyday and also make it a special day.

So many things will be recorded, so many changes are expected to come.
I pick my own memory for today and it's this picture.

If I have a bad snow day (like yesterday), it was so cold and could not see a thing.
There will be a day like today, life and weather are alike. These two will be better the next day.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Snow outside, me inside

Finally, it snows!!!
I should have taken today off. I love wandering outside and taking pictures while it is snowing like this.

When it snows, the world has another perspective. It looks wider and brighter than it usually is. Plus I don't feel it as cold as it supposes to be.

It is snowing when I go out of the house.
It is snowing when I drive to work.
It is snowing when I walk from parking lot to my office.
At lunch time, it is still snowing , so I take my snow break.

Snow outside, me inside.
I still can get a little bit of "Wandering in snow" moment.
My moment is lovely. I think so.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

food of love

Sunday is always a cooking day for me. Today is cold, cold and cold. I debate between buy some chinese food at chinese grocery or just cook at home. The later wins.

I cook spagetti and meat ball today. It turns out better than I thought because I am on the phone and forget what is on the stove for a little while. Good incident!!!

Talk about food, my mom made me this tiny sandwich. I had TMJ and sandwich is a big no no becasue I cannot open my mouth too wide.

So many times, I think food is another form of love. This tiny sandwich is one of the best example.

Saturday, January 17, 2009


What are you going to do if you have to wait in line for a table in a restaurant for one and a half hour?

Restaurant was packed. The only thing I can see was ceiling. After playing with my camera for a while, finally I've got one picture that I like.

Dinner was over at almost eleven with message from the fortune cookie
"The simplest answer is to act".

Friday, January 16, 2009

It's Friday.

When it's sooooo cold like this morning, it would be nice to stay in bed with warm blanket!!

I love the moment in the morning when I just wake up and see the first sunlight of the day shines through the window.

Nothing much, it just makes me feel happy.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Here comes winter time

It doesn't feel like it is winter time until this morning. At least this is how I feel. It has been so cold but there is no snow yet until this morning!!!

Cloudy morning then blue sky comes after. It was windy. Roads are glazed with white from salt. Ahh, here comes the winter time.

In front of my house, a snowy heart is there, love from sky above, I would say.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The grass is always greener outside.

I always wonder that even in the middle of January, the grass is still green. It looks as though the world is warm and it should be fun to walk outside.

Well, the grass is greener outside, but it is much warmer inside at this time of year.

I bought this bouquet and put it in the vase, then placed it on my dinning table in the kitchen.