Month: February 2014

Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie

I bought my favorite pair of jeans from Ross’ Dress for Less. It’s a pair of irregular sweet and low Lucky Brand Jeans I found on clearance. The right side pant leg is slightly longer, while the left side is a tad snug in the thigh. It really doesn’t bother me because I practically live in these jeans on the weekends, when no one cares or notices what you’re wearing. They’re comfy and worth every penny of the $10 I paid for them. ♡ Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie |

Daily Post: Revelling in the Fascination of Language

If you could wake up tomorrow and be fluent in any language you don’t currently speak, which would it be? Why? What’s the first thing you do with your new linguistic skills? Photographers, artists, poets: show us TONGUE. May the “Rosetta Fairy” bless me with multilingual skills! On this day, I choose the language of songs, Hindi. The reasons: I am fascinated with Indian culture; Bollywood movies are my guilty pleasure; and I have a dream to someday journey though India, a country of mixed landscapes and rich traditions. Bags packed, all calls forwarded to voicemail, with camera and passport in hand, I plan to put my newly acquired linguistic skill to practice at Mysore’s famous Devaraja Market, one of India’s best bazaars. Who knows what surprising treasures I’ll find and amazing people I’ll meet along the way. My attempt at the photography challenge: TONGUE

Unconditional Love

I recently had a delightful conversation with a colleague that truly hit home.  I am a mommy.  Usually when folks ask how is mom, I automatically respond, “Oh, mom is doing okay.”  But now, I have to pause and remember they are asking how am I doing.  Not my mother. This new role is far beyond surreal.  There may be a lot of how-to books of raising a child, but in the end, I am finding that trusting my gut instinct is by far the best option.  My baby is almost one.  I don’t know where all the time has gone, or how I have managed to get this far.  Seasoned parents have told me over and over again, time will go by quickly and to take lots of photos. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I am finding the love I have for my baby is tenfold.  She will soon be a toddler and eventually transition into a young lady.  But right now, she is my little baby whom I cherish and adore.  I love …

Whimsical Trance

A friend got me hooked to listening to SomaFM.  I love their online radio station.  They are based in SFO, and have a variety of channels.  The one I have been listening to for the past few weeks is Suburbs of Goa: Desi-influenced Asian world beats and beyond.  After one of their trance like songs, I took a walk outside and started to stare at the clouds swirling in the bright blue sky over Hilo.  This is the photo that I captured from that afternoon walk. Check out the other blogs participating in BASTET’S PIXELVENTURES this week:

A Liebster Mahalo

Wow! We are so incredibly grateful to Mariel from Dolce Vida, who nominated our little blog for the Liebster Award. Mahalo, mahalo, mahalo Mariel!! For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Liebster, it’s a “favorite blog award”, given to bloggers by bloggers. Itʻs meant for smaller blogs with less than two hundred followers to help expose them to the blogosphere and help them discover other new and upcoming bloggers. “Liebster” is the German word for beloved or dearest and how fitting that upon being nominated, we now have the pleasure of nominating 10 of our fellow bloggers for this honor. Here are the four elements of the Liebster Award: Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to his or her blog. Answer the 10 questions by the nominee before you. Nominate 10 of your favorite blogs with fewer than 200 readers, and notify them of their nomination. Come up with 10 questions for your nominees to answer. Here are the answers to Mariel’s questions: What inspired you to create your blog?  …

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Small Subjects

As I was cleaning up after my baby, I came upon her shoes. They are so little they fit in the palm of my hand. The puakenikeni flower that I picked that afternoon was laying next to the shoes, but thought why not have the shoes cradle the flower. I love shoes, and am finding that there are so many adorable baby shoes, too. Check out other blogs participating in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: