Asia News (January Edition)

I haven’t written up a post about Asia in a while, so here’s a mishmash of stuff. Nothing photography-related here.

  1. Peking University – 79
  2. Tsinghua University – 70
  3. Zhejiang University – 66
  4. Fudan University – 46
  5. Renmin University of China – 30
  6. Shanghai Jiaotong University – 25
  7. Sun Yat-sen University – 22
  8. Nanjing University – 20
  9. South China University of Technology – 18
  10. Huazhong University of Science and Technology and Wuhan University – 17 (tie)

High five to Christiana for this gem:

Black Tar and White Powder

My two favorite drugs of choice: black tar (my camera) and white powder (seen below).


Not the best image, but it’s the first time I lugged a DSLR up to the slopes. I didn’t have a choice since I dropped and broke my point-and-shoot in Shanghai back in 2007. The picture was taken this past weekend with a non-wide angle lens (boo…) at the top of Homewood, over-looking Lake Tahoe. This is where we take the high schoolers every year. (You can see them in the picture.) Homewood is not as big as some of the other resorts, but as you can see, it has a great view.

In case you didn’t know, the title is in reference to this.

H is for Happy New Year!

Happy 2011

It’s been a while since my last installment in my Project A-Z, so I figured I need to get going on it. My new year’s resolution is to complete the project…soon. :)

Nothing much going on today, just hanging out at home. I really enjoyed the holiday system in HK when I worked there (well, when we actually GOT a day off)–they usually get the day after the holiday off in addition to the holiday itself. It’s kinda like New Year’s Eve/New Year’s. You celebrate and then have an extra day to recover. We should have more of these types of holidays in the US.

Anyways, just wanted to thank you all who follow this site. I especially enjoying hearing from some of you in the comments. Don’t forget to keep in touch with me through twitter too! May this new year bring you exciting new adventures and awesome experiences. Happy 2011, you guys!

Image shot in bulb mode–thanks to Diane for holding the shutter release button.