Like at first read


Pic Credit – Mourgefile

Have you remembered the time when you decide to follow blogs? Why did you follow them? Which post/photos did you like? For me, I could recall the reason of following some blogs such as this blog ‘Being Nenne‘ who recently nominated me for the Liebster award which was my 2nd time to get it. I’ve written the post ‘Around the blogsphere‘ for my 1st time nomination which was the longest post in this blog so far. Thank you to Being Nenne for thinking of me.

So how could I find Being Nenne’s blog? As it wasn’t long ago, I could still trace back the discovery path. It started when I saw this updated feed from our friend, Daily Post, called ‘The Art of the Open Letter‘. I read the post and looked into the comments. One of comments was from Being Nenne, and it led me to her post ‘I am Nenne and I am an FB lurker/stalker‘ which talked about Facebook & Friends. I think her post could show another aspect of Facebook world where we could sneak a peek at other people’s life with free permission, and I liked what she said in the post. Then, I did what I usually did when I found new blogs – I went to read her About page and I liked the way she described herself, short message but effectively telling about her.

When I felt something like this, I would call it ‘Like at first read’. And of course, I followed her. Thank you to her again for thinking of me about the award, and I hope that some of you might stop by her blog which has just begun in July this year.

Inside Llewyn Davis

OK, I’m fond of watching movie trailers. Sometimes, I just go to youtube or iTunes Movie trailer websites to see them continuously or repeatedly. The latest film trailer that I keep playing over and over is the film from the Coen Brothers, Inside Llewyn Davis. The reason that I watch it again and again is its song sung by Marcus Mumford, the lead vocalist from Mumford & Sons – my favourite band.

The song is a cover version of a traditional folk favourite “Fare Thee Well (Dink’s Song)” which is co-sung by Oscar Isaac, the film’s lead actor.

While listening to the song, my mind has been blown away to another land far-far away…

A new hope

a new hope

Behind the shot
Camera: iphone 4
Cropped, edited, and filtered: camera 360 and Line Camera
Re-size: EverClipper
Credited: Phonto

Despite using Camera 360 quite for a while, I just found out that it has this B&W filter which leaves a certain area to be in colour. So I used it to crop, edit and apply the B&W green filter to the photo. This young plant has started to grow up next to the old dry one. I captured many photos of them by using iPhone, Olympus and Ricoh. I haven’t checked photos in Olympus and Ricoh yet but I was pretty satisfied with iPhone’s photos.

This post responds to Phoneography Challenge: Challenger’s Choice (Pick One: Abstraction, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, and Travel) which I choose Still Life photography for my entry.



This bonnet has led a few argument in our family as my dog has got rash on skin around her tummy near hind legs. Every time my mom applies some remedy to the rash, my dog would lick that cream so she has never been healed properly. My mom would like to buy that collar to prevent her form licking the cream. However, my dad was pity on our dog because he thought that putting collar on her would kind of abuse her despite wearing it only a short period of time (not over than 15 mins).

Nonetheless, we eventually decided to buy a collar as the rash didn’t go away. After we put collar on the dog, the rash has started to disappear. She has been healing.

This post is in response to HHH-Challenge by Frizztext.

A Word A Week Challenge – Decadent

I was sort of confused with a word from Sue this week: Decadent. I’m not familiar with it so I searched for its definition, and its meanings have bewildered me more.

One of meanings I got from Merriam-Webster is:

marked by decay or decline

So I chose this image to represent this decadent.


For another meaning, I think it’s totally opposite to the above one.

characterized by or appealing to self-indulgence

Usually, when I’m thinking about self-indulgence, I would think of special meals that I guiltily ate. I had this below one when I was in Japan. Generally, I try to avoid having dinner as I want to keep my weight. However, at that time my friend got together with her friend, who’s married to a Japanese guy.

We went to a Japanese Izakaya restaurant (An izakaya (居酒屋) is a type of Japanese drinking establishment which also serves food to accompany the drinks. They are casual places for after-work drinking. – Source) It was a great time as we drank, ate and chatted even though we spoke in Thai mixed with Japanese. I also got a chance to eat some menus that I haven’t tried before such as radish in wasabi sauce. I drank Umeshu (Plum wine) with ices. Very delicious.



So Cute!

Tip for vimeo post in wordpress blog
Usually I would copy embed code statements from vimeo and paste in my new post. However, it wasn’t working this time. I therefore searched for silution and I just found that we can post vimeo videos on wordpress blog by just using copy&paste their URL (source).

Travel theme: Big

As I mentioned earlier that I was on a business trip to US last year (2012) and I was staying there for a month. I tried to find somewhere to go during weekends as it was a good opportunity to explore new places. One of my weekend trips was Big Basin Redwoods State Park as it didn’t take a long time to go there from my accommodation. So on one Saturday, my colleague and I drove there and joined a free walk called ‘Redwood Loop Trail Naturalist Guided Walk’. This trail was led by a volunteer who walked us through the details of redwood environment, animal stories, park history and showed us special trees such as mother and father of the forest or an animal tree.

It took around one hour which I enjoyed it as I like hiking and I could get some interesting knowledge provided by the informative volunteer, even though I mostly forget it after that.

It was a pleasant leisure time.

Thank you to my colleague for taking my photo - This is me trying to compare with the crown of a redwood tree.

Thank you to my colleague for taking this photo – This is me trying to compare myself with the crown of a redwood tree.

More Travel Theme: Big is here.