Mt. Rokko ($10M View)

June 7, 2012.  Mt. Rokko, Kobe, Japan.

Hmm… seems like wordpress has changed a little bit, I’m a little confused as to how to insert photos in new posts now :/  Hopefully I’ll be able to figure it out again ><

Went to Mt. Rokko with my friend visiting from Singapore!  I went up there many times when I was a little kid, but I rarely go up to see the night view.  It was probably 3 or 4 years since I’ve last seen the view until this month!

The view from Mt. Rokko (in which you can see Kobe, Rokko Island, Port Island, etc.) is called the $10M view.  Apparently, it used to be called $1M view because after WWII it took about $1M to keep the lights in that area of the city on or something like that…  And then someone decided it’s more beautiful and thus the upgrade to $10M view…  Ok I’m actually not sure.  Lol.

It’s too bad the day we went up it was sort of foggy…  So no clear view of the city really.  But I guess I got some cool effects with the smog/fog!


Candlelight Festival


June 6, 2012.  Chayamachi, Osaka, Japan.


I went to the candlelight festival in Osaka with a friend visiting from Singapore.  All the displayed pieces were so beautiful, but I think this one came out to be the best as a photo.  I really like the lines of light created by the glass on the floor 🙂


December 22, 2011.  Asakusa, Japan.

I guess it’s safe to say Happy New Year now that it’s already January 3rd here in Japan.

When I was in Tokyo last month, I visited Asakusa’s Kaminarimon and took a couple of photos.  I was passing by the outer gate when I saw one guy taking a photo of the huge lantern’s bottom part.  So I went over to take a look, and this is what I found.  A wood carving of a dragon.  It’s amazing to see how such beautiful details are hidden away from the usual perspectives.

Hometown Glory


Kobe, Japan.  December, 2011.

Finally got home a few days ago.  Hello beautiful hometown!

Take a breath

Midtown Christmas.  Roppongi, Tokyo, December, 2011

*Sorry for the bad quality, I took it with my android phone ><

Seriously, this past few days have been one of the most exciting but also stressful time since I’ve become a college student.  Great opportunities, but such high hurdles.  I wish I was back home…  But nonetheless, the capital is spectacular.


Kobe, Japan, March 2009

Resonance Publications Spring 2011 Cover Photograph.

Back in the motherland now, but still not in my hometown.


Osaka, Japan, December 2011.

What do you do when you feel empty?  Just empty.  Like you have nothing to do, no purpose, no motivation, nothing to cheer you up, no idea what’s wrong with you, and just not feeling like yourself?  “Invisible” might be the closest word to describing how I feel right now.  But I can’t seem to figure out what the cause is, nor how to fix it.