So I just came back on tuesday from a 6 day stint in Montreal for the Easter long week-end. I was talking with my friend Ivy and was like “I just realized I have a 6 day weekend…I should come visit you in Montreal.” That was basically how I ended up going. Everyone who knows me, knows that this is very out of character as I’m usually a pretty boring/not adventurous person, but I’m glad I made the trip.
Montreal was amazing. This was the first time I’ve really visited a city outside of BC (apart from Layovers in Toronto) and I had the time of my life. Arriving to a 24 degree summer-like day, the city was incredible and packed with people walking and enjoying the weather. The streets reminded me of a psuedo Canadian/French Paris/Vancouver (if that made sense). My photos don’t do the city justice (this is only the first batch) because I was too busy looking at everything and enjoying the sights to really focus on taking pictures (whoops). But anyways, thanks to all the amazing people I met on the trip, you all made it extremely memorable. Montreal, as cheesy as it sounds, pretty life altering, in my eyes. This was the first time I’ve done some ‘adventurous’ traveling and I know it won’t be my last. It was a nice reminder to just chill out, step out of your comfort zone and meet some awesome people.
The Pictures are on my Flickr stream and I’ll edit/upload the rest later!
Posted in Art, Good Company, Live, People, Pictures, Places, Street, Thoughts
Tagged Art, canada, Change, City, Downtown, Easter, friends, Life, McGil, Montreal, photography, picture, Street, university, Vacation
This is Friday and until this morning he was our pet Cockatiel for the last 10 years. The story goes that on a summer day, lost and confused, he flew into the trunk of my dad’s Van. With little luck finding the original owners, we decided to keep him as a pet. Over the last couple years he’s been great company and grew into a part of our family and although he’s gone now, he’ll surely be missed <3.
Posted in Good Company, Pictures
Tagged Animal, Bird, Change, cockatiel, Family, Friday, Life, Pet, picture, portrait
So after failing at studying, I decided to take some pictures around Richmond. I’ve been meaning to go and check out Miss Mao after all the controversy it was recently causing about promoting communism among other things. But isn’t that what art is suppose to do? Challenge the way we think about things and stir up conversation/debate? The rest of the pictures are at the Miss Mao set on Flickr.
Posted in Art, Challenges, Imagine, Live, Pictures, Politics, Thoughts, Vancouver Biennale
Tagged Art, Biennale, challenge, Change, China, City, Communist, Miss Mao, night, photography, picture, political, portrait, richmond, Street, Vancouver
Here are a list of things I want to accomplish before the end of the year
- Continue my 2010 Weekly Challenge
- Take at least one photo a week for the Ubyssey
- Improve my eye/compositional techniques through learning and reading
- Try to take pictures everyday
- Get some interesting portraits done
- Shoot some basketball games, maybe Olympics at UBC, and more football during the fall
- Take better pictures of my friends
Watch out for my next 2 weeks of New Year resolutions.
Posted in 2010 365 Challenge, Challenges, Imagine, People, Pictures
Tagged 2010, camera, challenge, Change, Life, love, photography, picture, portrait, self, sleep, Vancouver
Ohhh Crap! I forgot to post this yesterday (3 hours ago), my first picture of the 365 challenge. The theme is resolutions, so for the first of 4 resolutions I’m going to make sure I read ahead for my classes!
Posted in 2010 365 Challenge, Challenges, Pictures, Thoughts
Tagged 2010, Books, challenge, Change, library, Life, New Year, photography, picture, Pictures, school, Study, ubc, Vancouver
Raj Chouhan speaking in support of negotiations for the BC Ambulance workers.
Posted in Challenges, People, Pictures, Places, Politics
Tagged ambulance, canada, Change, Life, photography, Pictures, Politics, protest, rally, school, ubc, university, Vancouver
So as a part of my poetry class’ community outreach project, some students have decided to post poems in public, which I think is a great idea. Right after walking out from class, I came across this fantastic picture and poem. (click the picture if you can’t read it)
Posted in Art, Challenges, Imagine, Live, Pictures, Quotes, Thoughts
Tagged Art, Change, english, photography, picture, poem, public, school, university, Vancouver, women