About

myselfThis website is basically a documentation of my everyday life, with up to 20 30 (displayed) photographs every single day. As I move through life and all the things God has in store for me, I hope to be able to look back at where I’ve been and smile at all the good times I’ve shared with people.

Movable Type WordPress powers this website, with different modifications done by me throughout its lifetime. It was started on December 16, 2004 when I finally stopped procrastinating and put my idea into motion. The design is by myself, and goes through major changes occasionally.

About Me

myselfI graduated with a BA and MS, both in computer science, from UC Berkeley in 2010. I currently work full time as a blogger over at PetaPixel, a blog about photography that I started in 2009. In my free time, I enjoy tennis, basketball, drums, guitar, photography, technology, and business. As a Christian, I hope my love of Christ, family, and friends will be reflected in how I live my life.

Contact Information

I can be reached at  

Previous Designs

Every so often, this photoblog goes through a redesign process. Here are some saved screenshots of past designs:

12/16/04 – 08/16/06: Old Ugly
08/16/06 – 08/18/07: Over Green Hills
08/18/07 – 08/20/08: Simple Pearly White
08/20/08 – 07/07/09: Red Seal
07/07/09 – 06/03/11: Collapsible Baby
06/03/11 – present: Friends Jumping

Photographs Taken

Here are some rough estimates for the number of photographs taken during each year of this photoblog:

2005: 30,000
2006: 12,500
2007: 15,000
2008: 22,000
2009: 13,000
2010: 9,700

Equipment

Photographs taken with this equipment have at some point appeared on this photoblog. If anything breaks or is sold, it will appear grayed out.

Cameras

Canon 5D
Leica M6
Polaroid One Step
Polaroid One Step SX-70 Rainbow
Canon Rebel 2000
Sony DSC-P200
Sony DSC-F707
Canon 20D
Canon 20D
Canon 20D
Canon 30D
Canon 40D
Canon 5D
Canon Rebel
Sony DSC-P8

Lenses

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Leica Summicron 35mm f/2 II
Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 I
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Voigtlander Color-Skopar 35mm f/2.5

Flashes

Canon 430EX

Tripods

Velbon T-3500

Filters

Canon 77mm Haze UV-1
B+W 72mm UV Haze
Quantaray 58mm UV
B+W 58mm UV Haze
Quantaray 67mm UV
Calumet 72mm UV

Film

Ilford HP5 Plus 400
Fujifilm Superia 800
Polaroid 600

Reverse Timeline

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

1995

  • At 1:50 am on June 7th my brother Isaac was born at the Sutter Davis Hospital. He weighed 7.75000001 pounds.
1989

  • On November 27th, my mother and I joined my father in moving to the United States.
1987

  • At 4:25 am on September 7th I was born at the Beijing Union Hospital. I weighed 6.3934056 pounds.

Press Mentions

Davis Enterprise – Monday, August 07, 2006
Davis EnterpriseBusiness A5: Comings and Goings

Davis Enterprise – Wednesday, June 01, 2005
Davis EnterpriseFront Page: Student life goes on the Net; Photos accent DHS blog
Davis EnterpriseArticle: Student life goes on the Net; Photos accent DHS blog
Davis EnterpriseEnterprise A1: Student life goes on the Net
Davis EnterpriseEnterprise A10: Net: Pics a slice of life

Chicago Tribune – Sunday, May 29, 2005
Chicago TribuneThe photo album is no longer personal

AZCentral.com – Wednesday, May 25, 2005
AZCentralIt’s a snap: Photoblogging is hot

Sacramento Bee – Monday, May 23, 2005
Sac BeeIt’s a snap: Photoblogging a hot online trend
Sac BeeScene p1: It’s a snap: Photoblogging a hot online trend
Sac BeeScene p2: Blog: Opening one’s life to the world

Copyright Notice

You may not reproduce, alter or distribute any of the photographs found on this website without my express written permission. If you are interested in using anything from this website, you may contact me at