Thursday, October 11, 2012

History: Arcadia and Monrovia

 While filling out an (surprisingly detailed) employment application for Ocean Media, I looked up my old address in Arcadia. I think this is maybe the most nostalgic Google has made me. Looking at the street view on Maps, it brought back a lot of memory. The fact that I can see clearly (on a screen) the places that were so meaningful to me is really awesome.

My former home in Arcadia

Church where I took viola lessons in Monrovia

From 2000-2004, these were the places I spent a lot of time and thought a lot about. It's crazy that they're so distant to me now...

Saturday, September 8, 2012

LACMA's Pavilion for Japanese Art

LACMA's Pavilion for Japanese Art- interior, 3rd floor
LACMA's Pavilion for Japanese Art is one of the coolest buildings I have been in-- it is so organic and flowing, almost a textbook example of organic architecture. It was liking walking inside a snail, the way it spirals and curves.

Netsuku are tiny sculptures that I like to think of as ancient Re-Ment. They are used to weigh down the ties around the waist of a kimono (since there are no pockets, they hang objects from a belt around the kimono).

Second floor of the Pavilion

View from inside the Pavilion to outside (the Tar Pits are right next door)

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Brooklyn Botanical Garden

California Poppy!
The "Celebrity Path," with a tile for every celebrity born in Brooklyn
Ex: Moe, Shemp and Curey of the Three Stooges XD

Elephant Ear! appropriately named plants!
Different types of "soil" for planting-- including charcoal, sand, and dried bark
My high-res picture of a blue flower!
The temperate greenhouse!
It looks kinda like the Getty Villa!
Shade formed by the hanging branches of a tree!
The Japanese garden

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Random NYC pics

Mosaic of whales in the subway (Varick St Station)
Marine animals in the subway! .__.

Trying to spiff up the subway stations with LED lights!

So ~hip~ and music video-worthy

Rare moment of an empty subway car! It can be hot as a microwave in there

The magnificent Church of Scientology bids you goodbye

NYPL - Schwarzman Building

The NYPL Schwarzman Building is famous for the pair of lions, Patience and Solitude, at its front steps.

The famous lion at the entrance of the NYPL on 41st St and 5th Ave!

The magnificent main branch of the NYPL
Lego version of Patience/ Solitude
The other half of the Patience/ Solitude duo
Inside the library
My awesome panoramic photo of the library!!! :D thanks to the camera

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Japanese stores - a photoseries by ME

There isn't really a Japantown/ Little Tokyo in New York (sadly)... but near NYU is a block of restaurants that are Japanese. I walked around the block and took photos of the storefronts.

It's not really Japanese but it was on the street

It's not really Japanese- it's a library

Oh I see...  nice name XD
SMH @ the caricature of Japan!

Clearly not Japanese... and questionably authentic

Monday, July 16, 2012


The Highline is an abandoned railway that turned into a park in 2009. It's a great place to get a view and it's calm~
NYPD realness~
The railway that's no longer used

The highline/ abandoned railway!

Small statues near the benches

The buildings by the highline are so modern!

Well, not all of them

Being elevated is good way to take photos!