Český Krumlov, Czech Republic, taken on December 27, 2014
Under the blue skies, calm and crisp, the tranquility of little Český Krumlov is reflected in its own mirror one winter morning, after the first snow of the year.
Glasgow, Scotland, taken on September 25, 2015
The church activity tonight, called “Mirror of the Heart”, had each of us choose two photo cards from a big deck, one to describe oneself before coming to Glasgow and the other to describe oneself after coming. Here were my choices. I wrote a summary in Chinese, but essentially, the “before” photo shows me as a bird trapped in the comforts of home and longing again to be free after indulging in 3 years of an European adventure. The tug-of-war between staying and flying away again escalated until I decided to leave – which brings me to the “after”. Within this year in Glasgow, I understood the significance of true, genuine relationships and how important it is to build them and maintain them. It takes a lot of time and energy, but most of all, it takes that one word: heart. I believe God put people around me so that meaningful relationships can be built, and I am willing to invest more effort into building these relationships so that I can be a source of help and comfort to those I love and care about ❤
Bordeaux, France, taken on April 24, 2011
The first time I managed to take a decent photo of the reflection of la Place de la Bourse at the Miroir d’Eau was when I figured out that the “night scene” mode on my old point-and-shoot camera could do wonders. It was no high-tech DSLR, but the result was already better than what I had anticipated – and the black and white version looks even more stunning! (See the original photo in colour.)
Toronto, Canada, taken on October 16, 2014
For the first 10+ years that I had been a resident of Toronto, I had taken its autumn foliage for granted, not fulling immersing in its awe until 2014. And you really don’t have to go too far to enjoy the colour-changing scenery – a 15-minute drive from Scarborough takes you to Moccasin Trail Park, right by the DVP, where you could find the rainbow bridge. The hidden pond in the midst of the park is also a pleasant surprise as it reflects, with perfect symmetry, the stupendous colours of the foliage. What a treat!