Mobile Photo Challenge: Your Choice (Foodie Photos)

This week, Sally’s Mobile Photo Challenge is our choice. I’m post some of the Asian cuisine I had in South California.

Japanese noodles are very popular in SoCal, especially among the youngsters. This restaurant claims that they make fresh soup and noodles daily. The firm texture of the noodle and thick flavoring soup made a very special cuisine. You expect some 30 minute waiting there.

Besides noodles, we ordered various appetizers and side dishes. Pan-fried dumplings were my favorite. A bowl of the noodles and two pieces of potstickers were more than plenty for me, but my nephew had two bowls of noodles, the rest of the potstickers, and four side dishes.

We also enjoyed Chinese braised beef noodles. The tender meat and luscious, soul-warming sauce reminded me the slow simmered of Boeuf Bourguignon.

The Korea Stone rice was different. Hot rice was topped with various Korean cooking vegetables and some meat, and it served in a very hot stone bowl. You stir the rice and veggies for a minute before you eat. Delicious!

Fry rice topped with pan-fried pork at Di Tai Fung. Fry rice dishes are all the same, until you eat in DTF…

The first time we ran into a Japanese noodle restaurant outside of U.S. was in London in the late 90s. I recall when we got there the restaurant was already packed. I was surprised with the size of the noodle bowl they served and found it was amusing to see how everyone picked up the bowl and drank up the soup like Japanese do. Back then, this was the only noodle place in London, now you can find a couple of dozens through Google search.

Please visit Sally D’s Mobile Photo Challenge (Lens and Pens by Sally)

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Flowers And The Beauty of Pollination


Louie Schwartzberg has some amazing videos on Youtube, the Wings of Life, Pollination, Fantastic Fungi, and more. It is hard to imagine how much time and energy it took for Schwartzberg and his team to create such an extraordinary video for us to enjoy. Hope you have 4 minute to watch the moving art in great details.

WPC: Earth: This week, let’s celebrate this planet on which we live!

This is my third post for this week’s earth theme. Thank you so much for your like clicks and comments on the previous posts. 🙂

The Power Of Water

Here are 20 tips of saving water at home. “With more and more areas struggling with droughts, conserving water is more important than ever. Even if you’re not living in a drought-stricken region, cutting back on water use also means a lower utility bill and helps conserve a precious resource.”

When we travel, we always use “Do not disturb” door tag to minimize the hotel room service for saving water and energy.

Thanks to hubby for carrying kitchen water bucket that I collect from rinsing  veggies/fruits, cups…  to water our plants. He does it several times a day and has done so for 2 decades.

For WPC: Earth 

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She’s Alive… Beautiful… Finite… Hurting… Worth Dying for



Many have died for… If you don’t have 5 minutes for this beautiful, powerful video, please do watch the last minute.

Yes, I have posted this video a couple of time during the Earth Week before. If you have seen it, you may like to view it again. If you haven’t, you don’t want to miss it.

Submitting to WPC: Earth

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Mystery

The first anniversary of the Tuesday Photo Challenge theme (Dutch goes the Photo) is Mystery. “Your mission, should you accept it, is to provide something in your photography or poetry or other medium of expression that relates a bit of mystery.” Here is my take on.

I think the back of these two horses and the result of the photo process expresses a bit of mystery.

Happy Wednesday!

Monday Walk: Texas Hill Country

The weekend before I flew to California, I took my Canon and drove to Hill Country. I expected see miles of wildflowers like last spring.  After driving for a while, I saw only a few spots filled with wildflowers.

I kept driving and ended at one of the HC towns. So I decided to park my car by the local park and take a walk around the lake.

Walked a little further, I was in a quiet residential area.

Boots and saddles for displays, you know you are in Texas. 🙂

I guess the combination of rain and cloudy days in Februrary and March did not wake up wildflowers this spring.

Submitting to Jo’s weekly Monday Walk.

Happy Tuesday!


Wildflowers In Texas (04/20/2016)

Mobile Photography Challenge: Black and White (The Mall)

Above is a promotion display at the shopping mall in Bangkok. I pretty much depended my iPhone on taking photos when we were there, one of the reasons was the heat and humid especially in the afternoon, and, this is when most people go to the mall and to enjoy various international food.

Sally’s Mobile Photo Challenge for this week is Black and White. Please visit Lens and Pens by Sally.

Shopping malls in BBK are modern and beautiful. I found the public facilities in the mall are so amazing, I’d say many are better than some of the 5-star hotels. Those buttons are for cleaning the toilet seat.

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