Glasgow, Scotland, taken on February 13, 2017
It is not the first time I am posting a photo of this tree outside my office, and I gotta say it’s my favourite tree on campus. For the past two years, I noticed flowers beginning to bloom in February or March but this year, they were already blooming by late January. It gives me joy seeing this tree as I walk by and enter my office building, especially since the usual Glasgow rainy season has been relatively rain-free thus far. Spring is coming, or has it already arrived? 😉
Kunming, China, taken on December 23, 2016
Seagulls aren’t exactly a rare sight and contrarily, they are quite commonly seen in many places. However, seagulls in Kunming during the winter is a completely different sight. At the Green Lake, thousands of migrant red-beaked seagulls arrive for the winter, taking advantage of the warmth of Kunming. I had never seen so many seagulls in one place all at once, but here is one that I managed to get quite close to. Hi there!
Hong Kong, China, taken on December 31, 2016
Hong Kong is a wonderful place to travel, but it’s easy to get weary from the extremely fast pace of the city. On new year’s eve, I hopped on a mini-bus in Causeway Bay, one of the busiest areas of Hong Kong, and in 20 minutes arrived at Stanley, a touristy but much quieter place to enjoy my evening. The ambience of the entire place made me feel relaxed and I almost thought I wasn’t in Hong Kong anymore. Combined with a gorgeous sunset and magnificent night views, it was a perfect end to my 2016.
Toronto, Canada, taken on October 13, 2015
Salmons are resilient creatures as they must swim upstream against violent currents to spawn. While strolling along the Don River with my dad one autumn day we saw HUGE salmons in the river, jumping fiercely against the current but failing to reach the high point time after time. Then after a few minutes, they tried again, failed again, and prepared again to continue trying. Keep going, buddies!
Huế, Vietnam, taken on December 27, 2015
A year ago I was in Huế, Vietnam, where my friend and I got (more than) slightly lost in a local area and had a difficult time spotting a taxi. We walked through the streets without knowing where we were going, but at least the sun was shining brightly and accompanying us on our search for the way! (See the original photo in colour.)