Jan 17, 2017 – [Tuesday] Black & White: Melancholy

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Bordeaux, France, taken on September 9, 2011

I was filming an amateurish and experimental short video with my good friend Yuehong and also taking random shots of her as the main character in different locations around Bordeaux. The video was meant to portray a melancholic atmosphere, and I think YH showed it perfectly here, with an air of sorrow, uncertainty, and a tint of hope. (See the original photo in colour.)

Update: Today is the 5th anniversary of this blog! I’ve had loads of fun running this daily blog over the past five years (though I didn’t always update every day) but I’ve decided to end the “daily” aspect of it here. I will keep the blog alive but will post perhaps only twice a week instead of once a day. Thanks for your continuous support!

Nov 23, 2016 – [Wednesday] Travel Favs: Lake Annecy

November 23, 2016 § Leave a comment

Annecy, France, taken on March 22, 2013

A short visit to Annecy with my buddies included a nice walk by Lake Annecy. I spy with my little eyes (or lens?) my friend DRG on the far side of the row of boats 😉

Nov 16, 2016 – [Wednesday] Travel Favs: Hiking in the snow

November 16, 2016 § 2 Comments

Le Semnoz, France, taken on March 21, 2013

The snowy hike on Le Semnoz during my third and final PhD training school was one of the most memorable events of my grad school days. Oh, it wasn’t a “gentle” hike, as advertised! However, my awesome colleagues made the trip infinitely much more enjoyable. Charge on, FunMates!

Nov 06, 2016 – [Sunday] WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Chaos

November 6, 2016 § 1 Comment

Le Semnoz, France, taken on March 21, 2013

In March 2013, during a training school session, my colleagues and I went on an excursion to Le Semnoz, where we went snowshoeing in team. At one point I was taking a group photo for one of the teams, and everything was fine until…someone tripped. Or someone pushed someone else?! Whatever it was, surely chaos ensued and the initial fall of one person triggered an entire chain reaction that resulted in half the team falling onto the ground into deep snow. As a bystander I found it rather hilarious to watch everyone try (or not!) to get back on their feet while still not sure what had happened. It might as well have been a huge snow fight that I’d love to have joined!

Oct 11, 2016 – [Tuesday] Black & White: Big tortoise, small tortoise

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Zoo de la Palmyre, France, taken on July 28, 2013

It looks like papa tortoise was talking to a very curious baby tortoise. There was definitely some profound life lesson goin’ on in that pond! (See the original photo in colour.)

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