A Bump In The Road

Originally posted on Emily's Photography Blog:
Looks like I hit another bump In this long and winding road The view is still ugly And not very friendly I am so tired I’ve lost all desire Wishing for my destination So I can see salvation Guess this is a sign I need to pull aside And take a good look At the mistakes I…

Happy Thanksgiving… it’s okay if you can’t feel thankful at the moment…

Once again, another Thanksgiving is here. For those of us who celebrate this occasion, we are reminded to be thankful, to be grateful —  while given the excuse to overindulged on a traditional feast with family and friends. But what if you are all alone and without the family and friends, and your cupboard is as empty as Mother Hubbard’s? You are told you…

Almost Paradise

After more than five hours of flight, free from any major turbulence and bad passenger behaviors; my destination came into view — the beautiful island of Oahu. My paradise island for the next 7 fun-filled days with my camera and scuba gear. It has been over 10 years since I last visited the island and my baby sister, who lives there with her family….

A Very Foggy Adventure Part 2

Even though I didn’t get to dive on the boat trip, it turned out to be a great adventurous day filled with photographic opportunities of a lifetime. It’s always exciting to see and learn something new for the first time. In addition to learning about the fog bow phenomenon, on our way to the second dive destination — we came upon a small pod…

Back to Basics

Yesterday, I started my new journey as an underwater photographer. Pirate John and I went back to the Mukilteo T-Dock for my debut. Unlike last weekend during my certification where the visibility were low and murky — which was made worse by so many other inexperienced divers; this time we pretty much had the whole place to ourselves. After spending sometime adjusting my weights,…

Happy Like a Fish In Water

After swallowing what felt like gallons of sea water, battling the currents and poor visibility, tumbling around in all different directions, and crashing to the bottom on several occasions (thank-goodness there were no sea urchins below); it’s official… I’m a certified PADI scuba diver!! Pirate John was there to capture my moments of glory… happy like a fish in water. Say cheese… Wow! What…