every single time she sees me pull out my camera, she says “pictures” and takes the camera from me. she then uses all her might to curl the camera up to her face. she shoves her face into the back of the camera to peek through the viewfinder. she will tell me to pose and smile. I bust out a cool dad pose (1000% of the time I toss up a peace sign like all asian dads should). then I see her little tiny fingers feel around the top of camera until she finds the shutter. she then pauses for like 5 seconds then finally firing off a shot. she struggles holding the camera straight in front of her in attempt to hand me the camera. she goes, “bebe. picture.” I take the camera and she hits a pose.

even though I know this may just be a phase for her to be so into cameras; but it’s a phase that I seem to really fuckin love and enjoy being a part of.

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there’s people i know that have the freedom and all the fuckin time in the world but ain’t got NO ambition whatsoever to do something. y’all bug the fuck out of me. 

i think it’s important that we all take a little bit of time for ourselves. hardest part is convincing yourself that it’s okay to be selfish for just a little bit; especially with wife and kids and a fuck load of things to be responsible for. 

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it used to be okay to copy someone’s work for the sake of learning and better your own process. social media wasn’t such a heavy driver then so to many, copying was just that; as a way to learn. nowadays, people are copying for the sake of gaining followers and likes and it really gets under my skin.  

people who don’t have kids for themselves 100% of the time won’t understand what it’s like... for example, one huge thing is that when you become a parent, you’re way of thinking, decision making and intuition is completely different than as of someone who doesn’t have kids. something just flips and all the sudden, everything you do is a bit more calculated in consideration of your dependents; your family. even if you were the biggest risk-taker before, the game changes when you have kids... big time. one thing i know for a fact that has changed about me in the last few years is that i really don’t give a fuck anymore. all i care about is providing for my family and making sure they are happy.. all the other noise is simply just noise.

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it was around 8:00am when I was driving laps around the valley when I got stopped by a ranger who had told me that the road ahead was temporarily closed due to tree blockage. told me that the wait will be around 20-45 minutes so instead of just waiting there, I ended up just driving into some side road to explore a bit and it seems as if I have discovered Narnia.

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