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2021: My Brief Paintball Experience

So, once again, I accompanied my sister and her friends to this paintball field in Ithaca, New York several weeks ago. It was in the middle of the woods. The roads were narrow, enough to fit one SUV, that stretched on for miles. Inside this paintball place, two sections of nets towered high to the… Continue reading 2021: My Brief Paintball Experience

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2021: Hiking Through Watkins Glen State Park

So, the other Saturday, I accompanied my sister and her friends to Watkins Glen State Park. It’s a public park situated in the Finger Lakes region of New York. On that day, the sun shined high in the sky yet the weather was temperate. Crowds of kids, adults, couples, young folks, and all-alike traveled through this… Continue reading 2021: Hiking Through Watkins Glen State Park

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2021: Eric Kim’s Street Photography Master Workshop in NYC

As mentioned before, I went to Eric Kim’s Street Photography Master Workshop in NYC. Eric Kim is a well-known photographer who also infuses his own philosophy into his work. (Check out his site! He has a plethora of free information.) So, when he was hosting a workshop close to my home, I figured I would… Continue reading 2021: Eric Kim’s Street Photography Master Workshop in NYC

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2021: Travel Destinations for Americans

Hello, Traveler! So, I made a travel list of countries, ranking them based on covid-19 cases and where Americans can travel right now. The sources come from CNN, US News Travel and the CDC.  I’ve listed it from least risky to the most risky places. This list may change in the upcoming months. So be on… Continue reading 2021: Travel Destinations for Americans

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2021: On the Streets of New York

Hello! So, I just went to Eric Kim’s NYC Street Photography MasterWorkshop, which was super fun and helpful. (I’ll post more on that later.)  After the 1000 plus photo shots that I took, I’ve chosen both a candid shot and a permissive/permitted shot. So, the following are just my (silly) thoughts on them. d:  The… Continue reading 2021: On the Streets of New York

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2021: To Mask or Not to Mask in Manhattan

A couple of weeks ago, before Manhattan officially allowed  “vaccinated” folks to walk the streets maskless, I was in this very city all masked up. So, these were my thoughts while walking through the streets. Also, I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph strangers with their permission and with their masks on. 🙂 While the majority… Continue reading 2021: To Mask or Not to Mask in Manhattan

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2021: A Stroll through Central Park

The Famous Bethesda Fountain “I guess you say… What can make me feel this way… my girl! Talkin ‘bout my girl…” a man was singing a capella to that famous tune by the Temptations.  So, the other Sunday, my mom,  my dog Mahal, and I were inside Central Park. It’s a famous park that’s featured… Continue reading 2021: A Stroll through Central Park

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2021: No Dogs Left Behind

A screenshot of the Siberian Husky named River, whom I rescued last month. About a month ago, I discovered this non-profit organization called No Dogs Left Behind. Their mission is to rescue dogs from slaughterhouses in China, rehabilitate them, and ultimately have them all adopted into loving and secure homes. A lot of the dogs… Continue reading 2021: No Dogs Left Behind