52,000 Words for 1 Year

Crest of the Storm

Spring Sunset Clouds

52,000 Words for 1 Year

MAX and Us

MAX at Beaverton Central

This is the MAX we rode home after a nice dinner at Typhoon. We had a lovely vegetable with rice noodle dish and green curry with chicken.

I’m thankful for the transit system in Portland as it allows us to have one car for our family. Vernier provides an annual pass so I can ride the MAX for free to work everyday, which gives me a little exercise, reduces air pollution, and saves us money from wear-and-tear on our car.

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Warm Sunrise

Sunrise near Millikan WaySunrise and sunset really are the golden hours of photography. I’m sure Tri-Met would not have been happy to see me trekking near the tracks on loose rocks to get this shot. Thankfully, I timed it right so there were no trains to blow their horns at me.

I increased the dynamic range of this photo by using the automatic exposure bracket function which took three successive shots, one underexposed, one as set, and one overexposed. This allowed me to get a well-exposed shot of the sky as well as some detail in the creek in the foreground.

Sometimes, I read about a function which all I do is tuck away in my memory—because it could come in handy someday. And today was that someday.

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Holding Hands

Holding Hands

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Smooch

Daffodils SmoochingSometimes I forget how special a simple kiss can be, but I’m quickly reminded when I am sick or have a cold sore. Because then I try not to kiss Jenni to keep her healthy. I’m sure there have been times we threw caution to the wind and kiss anyway.

Like our first kiss. Though we were attracted to each other, our difference in faiths prevented us from moving beyond a friendship. However, I went against her wishes and gave her kiss. Her commitment to God prevented us from kissing after that day. She did not want a kiss without a relationship with her and with the Lord; she wanted a man to kiss her when he loved her and her God.

Perhaps it seemed very serious to some, but we had different faiths, and we were both sensitive to each other’s feelings and not wanting to jeopardize our friendship.

Thank God that we only endured one month before kissing again. And it was like a first kiss again because, by that time, I had fallen in love with Jennilyn, but more importantly, I had discovered the source of love, Jesus.