Yearly Archives: 2011

About two weeks back, my dad cycled from Portland to San Francisco.   On his last rest day we caught up on the Embarcadero over lunch and under sunny skies.  I feel really lucky to have such a healthy and happy father who can still bike circles around me.   I also really like showing him off on the blog, because dad gave me my first great camera, a Nikon film SLR, way back when I was in college.  It’s really cool that now I get a chance to help him out with his Canon G12.    But I still cannot explain the shoes.  Maybe I’ll appreciate them more when I’m older.  But I doubt it.





I am so excited about this post!  And not just because I love the images.  But also because of the people in them.  Zaw is a very close friend and roommate from business school, and he is engaged to the wonderful and gorgeous Charlaine.   We kicked off their engagement shoot in San Francisco…in our limo, of course (C&Z like to go BIG).   From there we cruised up to wine country, limo-lunching on the way.  I had a great time catching up and working with these two.  They absolutely adore one another (as anyone who reads their FB posts can tell).  On our way back down to the city we stopped to capture a few shots whenever the mood struck.  The day ended at sunset under the bay bridge, where Zaw proposed to Charlaine earlier this year.   What a fun and inspiring day!  I’m not sure a picture could do justice to how in love they are, but I definitely loved trying.  Congrats,guys!  I’m definitely looking forward to the big day.





















  • Mickey

    I am so very happy for you both, may your life together be grand.
    From my heart to you, best of wishes.


    lake Stevens, Wa

I have always liked celebrating my birthday with a little travel.  This year’s destination was Portland, Oregon.  Serene planned a great weekend and wow, what a great town!  Gorge-ous sights, some of the friendliest folks west of Minneapolis, great food (Pine State Biscuits is amazing…the soundtrack is even better than the food!), and unforgettable signs.  Signs??  Yes, signs.  I cannot imagine why I wouldn’t visit at least once a year.  Loved it.













Michele and I hadn’t seen one another in over a year, and we finally found time to get together this weekend.  Who knows when I’ll see her again (read “I HAD to bring my camera!”)?  Lucky for us we got a table near a window with some awesome light.  Dinner was great, but not nearly as good as the chocolate shakes!