Sunday Fun Day! : The Awkward Pictures Edition

For being an amateur photographer, I like to believe that I do pretty well when it comes to taking flattering pictures of others. There are however the photos that, by some divine providence, come out...off. Never before seen by a public audience, I give you...The ABCPhotography gag reel.

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Life On Planet Mars: Liebster Award #2 !

Am I experiencing deja vu?! Is there a glitch in the Matrix!? Nope! This is the real world and I've been nominated for The Liebster Award for a second time! This time around, the lovely No Repeats or Hesitations was the one to nominate me. Her style is diverse, mixing cute and kitsch one day with … Continue reading Life On Planet Mars: Liebster Award #2 !

Let’s Talk About…: 5 Of My Blogging Pet Peeves

Most people have one: that one, tiny little trigger that simply drives you crazy as soon as you discover it. It might be only in that one, individual post or it might be something that's a constant on someone's blog. Some people have more than others. Some people find them only slightly distracting while others cannot … Continue reading Let’s Talk About…: 5 Of My Blogging Pet Peeves

Life On Planet Mars: Audrie, The Wonder Weasel and Why I’m Never Having Kids

Happy Monday, Martians! Allow me to introduce you to the one, the only: Audrie, the Wonder Weasel!!! We adopted Audrie from an animal shelter in my Junior year of high school. We aren't sure as to her actual pedigree, but the running bet in my family is that she's fox terrier/basenji/beagle/jack russell terrier/weasel/wookie, or some variation … Continue reading Life On Planet Mars: Audrie, The Wonder Weasel and Why I’m Never Having Kids

Let’s Make…: Mars’ Bastardized, Fusion, Not-Authentic-At-All 김치찌개 (Kimchi Soup)

I didn't have tofu or samgyupsal (pork belly) which is traditional, so I made a patch job, whatever-I-had-in-my-fridge version, instead. It's was still pretty tasty.   Bring to boil, then simmer for 30 minutes. And don't forget dessert!!! Also, If you'd like an authentic recipe, Maangchi has an absolutely delicious one. Mars, signing off. ◇

Let’s Talk About…: Fashion and Personal Style – It’s More Than Just The Clothes

A friend of mine recently asked me why I dress the way I dress. "You get stared at every single place we go, it takes you a thousand years to get ready and you must be super uncomfortable," he said. The comment made me laugh, because there was quite a lot of truth in it. … Continue reading Let’s Talk About…: Fashion and Personal Style – It’s More Than Just The Clothes

Life On Planet Mars: The Liebster Award!

I'm very honored and excited to announce that I have been nominated for the The Liebster Award by the lovely Ms. colormekiki! If you've never read through her blog, it's like a colorful breath of fresh air and I highly recommend it! Thank you so much, kiki.anne!!! For those of you who've never heard of … Continue reading Life On Planet Mars: The Liebster Award!

Let’s Talk About…: Re-Thinking The Bar Pick Up

When I think "bar pick up", this is the scenario that plays in my head: Scene: Poorly lit, slightly grungy bar, somewhere downtown. Trendy house music booms at a level that reverberates through your chest, while lasers create a light-show effect overhead. At the bar, a vision in red sits cross-legged, ebony hair pushed to one … Continue reading Let’s Talk About…: Re-Thinking The Bar Pick Up

Let’s Talk About…: The Trouble With Being The Photographer

Most families or groups of friends have one: that one person whose photos always come out the best or who has the nicest camera; the one who has the most interest in photography or who has the best eye for staging candid shots that manage to make everyone look good. Sometimes, they force everyone to … Continue reading Let’s Talk About…: The Trouble With Being The Photographer

Let’s Talk About…: Dove’s “Choose Beautiful” Campaign, “Real Beautiful” and Controversy

*Warning* This post is a long, ranting, anti-societal-views-of-beauty post. In the past few years, Dove toiletries company has put out quite a few ad campaigns (keyword "ad"), aiming to "provoke discussion and encourage debate" (their words, not mine). These campaigns pertain to physical, outward beauty 100% of the time, they are aimed at women 100% of … Continue reading Let’s Talk About…: Dove’s “Choose Beautiful” Campaign, “Real Beautiful” and Controversy