Sunday, January 29, 2012

owlet never get stressed

they laugh at it and keep on dreaming...

Saturday, January 28, 2012

a wader for a friend's departure

best wishes! my friend for another stage of life! as good as a wader!

Monday, January 23, 2012


met a vikin blacksmith in the FF show, he makes his own hooks and his ring! Also he tie flies with traditional way... that is without a vice... amazing!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

winter, snow and painting

2nd snow of this winter last night... finally get the feel of winter, the peace, the atmosphere of painting... here we go again, I am excited to do more indoor exercise, reading and painting! Hot chocolate please! : )

Sunday, January 15, 2012

green butt...

Winter time! tying time!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

she is cute and she is my niece

Introducing my lovely niece Yuki! she is amazing! : ) and Yes, I am a true, proud Uncle Mark! : )

BG & Ian strikes again

Detonation Studio

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Santa say: Oops, one more gift...

just received this amazing tea book from the other side of the pacific ocean. WOW... Santa say to me: "Oops... like all the good stuff... it doesn't come early!" : ) well... thank you! Santa... this is really a amazing book, a lot of lovely stories about tea and about the mountains! The music CD is just... incredible!! After reading it for couple days, I feel the tea power now... one more cup please! : )

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Degas in MFA

spent a wonderful afternoon with paul and isabelle in the Museum of Fine Art. It is really an amazing experience to see the Degas's works again. The "feel" of the nudes series is just incredible! To me, the most beautiful thing in nature has to be the human figures, although birds and fish trailing close, there are nothing like the pure art form of ourselves! I am always in awe that how beautiful and astonishing those paintings actually are! just amazing!

Monday, January 09, 2012

Sunday, January 08, 2012

quality in life

My recent internet posts on several flyfishing forums really got me thinking? why the good thoughts went wrong? a lot of good intentions but did not end well because of my lack of communication skills, or lack of writing skills. It felt horrible that the good intentions turned into the flame of hell... I laughed at myself, overall, too much time spent on the internet, too little time spent with good friends... lessons learned! Time to go back to mind my own business... My heart always has a sweet spot for elderly people, particularly for hunters and craftsmen; a pair of seasoned old hands, and a witty mind that shed the words of wisdom are always make me excited to be in the moment. In the past, I have really enjoyed the time spent with some of my "grandpa friends". I would listen carefully, take a note, or video taped about all the amazing stories from the mountains, hunting, trapping and tracking... those are the treasure of our society. I think it is about time for me to go back and visit those people. Jerry in the photo is a great spey caster I recent met, his humorous mind and witty talking are always make my day shine! I am really looking forward to do more spey casting and experimenting with him again! : )

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Friday, January 06, 2012

photoshop + Imagination = fantastic! check out the link above... photoshop + imagination = fantastic

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Wishes for my 2012

Wish one: Live Healthy all the way: Physically and Mentally.Go Bike! Go Gym! Wish Two: Less computer time, more paper time! I mean REAL book! Wish Three: Family first, want to spend as much time as possible with my family! Wish Four: Be skillful in my career, too many thing to learn, too little time... so I want to be skillful and be alert and be smart! Wish Five: Be outdoors; more route, hike longer and spent more time in the woods and creeks! Wish Six: Be Artsy: Paint/Draw/Fly Tying/ Fly Casting/Photography/Music/Cooking Wish Six - 1: Photography: read more history and do more readings on bibliography of several interested photographers. Wish Six - 2: Music: Read more about music history; play piano Wish Six - 3: Cooking: focus on Spice. try new ways of using spices. Weeee, seems I will have a ton of things to go through... Be happy to be alive! and be exploratory! Here I come 2012!

Happy New Year!

Best wishes to all of you! Wish a 2012 is smooth and flavorful like this fabulous rice bowl!