Venice Beach | Wings and Faith

The Kiss

My nephew, Alli, brings me with him to Venice Beach. A flawless morning, not too chilly nor scorching hot. Everywhere you look, there is animation. Absolute freedom on the beach.

Baby Birds

If there is one thing that I am learning in America — it is to grow back wings. And only with faith will one be able to take flight.

God can be too creative. He likes drama. He will make you cry, he will make you scream, he will make you lose your head, he will carry you, he will cry with you, he will give you choices, he will make you see, he will make you decide, he will lift you up.

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Joshua Tree National Park | Trailing the Sun

Cholla Garden Boardwalk

A happy week to everyone!

Cholla Cactus Garden, Joshua Tree National ParkMorning Rays
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With special thanks to Marichi and Jonathan Lo for the adventure and photos of me.

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Photos from Pasadena

Pasadena City Hall

Having lived in Ilocos most of my life, I liken Pasadena to Vigan, with respect to ardent historical preservation. Host to the Rose Bowl and Tournament of Roses Parade, the city in the San Gabriel Valley typifies turn-of-the-century architecture, best seen in original American craftsman-style homes listed among the National Register of Historic Places.

Pasadena City Hall

Locating the Pacific Asia Museum and walking up Colorado Blvd (from Fair Oaks to Los Robles), I had time to appreciate the 1920s Pasadena City Hall. Fully restored to LEED standards and retrofitted to withstand earthquakes, it stands dignified and stately.

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Tea is all you’d want on a sweltering day.

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