Monday, November 27, 2017

Seeing You, Seeing Me

Kumoba Pond, Karuizawa, Japan

I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself what a wonderful world

— excerpt from What a Wonderful World by George David Weiss / Robert Thiele

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Curry, Nan and Rice

Karuizawa, Japan

Indian cuisine with a bit of Japanese flair is something you can experience from this cozy restaurant in the resort town of Karuizawa.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The Falls

Niagara Falls, Canada

It was Suleiman and his family’s first time to go on a road trip to somewhere outside of the city since arrived from Lebanon twenty months ago. He was excited and filled with anticipation when we arrived at Niagara Falls. For Suleiman, on that day, seeing waterfalls of this size in such close distance was an extraordinary experience that he will remember for a long time.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017

Store Front

Karuizawa, Japan

A little shop in the old town area of Karuizawa.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Rain or Dry

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Summer in Hong Kong is hot and rainy. And in most of the time, a heavy downpour can come at anytime with no advance warning. If you are out on the street unprepared, your chance of getting completely soaked or not would likely depends on what you have in your hands. Have nothing in your hands that you can use to cover yourself? Relax, hopping on a tram is a quick and safe way to turn what could be a soaking event into a ride to see the city in the rain.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Art and Nature

Utsukushi-ga-hara Open-Air Museum, Ueda, Japan

There is something unique about seeing art in the outdoor. This particular piece really caught my attention. It is one of the many beautiful sculptures being exhibited in the Utsukushi-ga-hara Open-Air Museum, located on a plateau, 2,000 meter above sea level. It is the only outdoor art museum in Japan at such a high altitude.