Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Memory Triggering Sandwich

In between 2 slices of lightly toasted whole wheat bread, layer the savory smoked salmon, creamy avocado slices, sweet earthy fragrant basil and cheese. Dinner's served!

Suddenly, this reminds me of my days roaming around Costa Rica on a super tight budget, surviving on the countless tuna avocado sandwiches I made my own.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Help Them in Your Own Ways

A sense of uneasiness, perhaps helplessness nudged me in my heart as I was watching the Preservation Hall Jazz Band performing on Saturday night. They are a jazz band from New Orleans, so of course, they were very good, very entertaining. But I couldn't enjoy the show thoroughly.

My mind drifted to the scene from Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip below. Seeing them perform reminded me of the destruction and devastation brought by Hurricane Katrina upon New Orleans, and then disastrous wrecking of Typhoon Morakot on Taiwan. My heart sank into a dark and deep abyss.

What can we do from here? How can we help them out?

I wonder.

I called up a friend and made a donation earlier in the evening. And before I turn in tonight, I will prayer for strength for those who survive and those who lost their loved ones, I will prayer for peace and eternal happiness for those who parted.

Then I urge you to do whatever you can to extend your love and support to those affected in Taiwan.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Grand Daddy's Surprise

I was at the beach back home to soak up some sun. But there was a veil of thin clouds shrouding my glorious sun. I picked up my camera but the light was flat and uninspiring. So I turned to shoot some beach plants to kill time.

Using a grand daddy of DSLR, I wasn't expecting stellar images. However, I was truly surprised by the images captured as it was relatively sharper than I expected. The colors were saturated and popping. It was a pleasant surprise indeed.

Sometimes you find the little wonderful bits of joy in life in the least expected place, or from the least expected person or the least expected grand daddy of DSLR.

Now who's your grand daddy?