10:35 pm, cleardaisies
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Little Tokyo is hands down one of my favorite, and most familiar areas in downtown. I’ve been going there consistently every year since I was in high school, but I probably still don’t know its every nook and cranny. It’s definitely designed as tourist attraction though - I’m not sure if some of the buildings in the area actually have history attached to it or are just built to look “historical”, but the vibe in the neighborhood is very relaxed, and distinctly “Japanese” (if this is the main part near the Japanese American museum). And it’s great that there’s a moca extension and the arts district located in the area too - it makes for a great mix of art and culture.


10:55 pm, cleardaisies
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This MOCA extensions holds a special place in my heart since it was one of the first art galleries I ever attended. I’ve probably passed by it many, many times since that first visit now, and the wonder of seeing it for the first time isn’t quite there anymore. But viewing this site through the eye of a tourist, of a photographer - I suddenly capture that feeling of amazement again. Yes, it becomes something of a spectacle, but that’s what is meant for the audience to see. It’s meant for urban walkers to see and experience, and it becomes part of the Little Tokyo experience. It becomes a memory, my memory.


12:42 am, cleardaisies
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Today was a day to explore parts of Los Angeles that are world famous, places that I’ve always known were there, but always remained a stranger to. One of these places was the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The building is a combination of glass and metal that leaves my minimalist-loving heart happy.

Today was a day to explore parts of Los Angeles that are world famous, places that I’ve always known were there, but always remained a stranger to. One of these places was the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The building is a combination of glass and metal that leaves my minimalist-loving heart happy.


09:03 pm, cleardaisies
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I don’t exactly live in the city of Los Angeles, but I consider myself a resident anyway since I’ve lived a majority of my life nearby. In many ways, the part of downtown LA sandwiched between Little Tokyo and Chinatown is the only real image I have of the city. What lies beyond this slice of LA, I must admit, remains a murky and not altogether distinct image. Maybe this all implies that I’m not truly a LA native, but this is truly one of the places in downtown that almost feels like home.

I don’t exactly live in the city of Los Angeles, but I consider myself a resident anyway since I’ve lived a majority of my life nearby. In many ways, the part of downtown LA sandwiched between Little Tokyo and Chinatown is the only real image I have of the city. What lies beyond this slice of LA, I must admit, remains a murky and not altogether distinct image. Maybe this all implies that I’m not truly a LA native, but this is truly one of the places in downtown that almost feels like home.


04:50 pm, cleardaisies
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Dumpling House, Osaka, Japan


10:36 pm, cleardaisies
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Cat emojis, seen at the 2014 BFA show at CalArts

Cat emojis, seen at the 2014 BFA show at CalArts


11:29 am, cleardaisies
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At the crack of dawn, Japan 
I love seeing places at an odd hour, especially cityscapes where you can’t see where it ends for miles. It makes it feel like it’s somewhere only you can see, just for the moment being.

At the crack of dawn, Japan

I love seeing places at an odd hour, especially cityscapes where you can’t see where it ends for miles. It makes it feel like it’s somewhere only you can see, just for the moment being.


12:30 am, cleardaisies
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Checkered delights, Pike Place, Seattle

Checkered delights, Pike Place, Seattle


12:46 pm, cleardaisies
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Night markets, Seattle

I love all the colors and lights in this picture, but the real thing was even better.

Night markets, Seattle

I love all the colors and lights in this picture, but the real thing was even better.


04:18 pm, cleardaisies
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Aerial view en-route to Seattle.
I love looking at the view from above (even though I’m deathly afraid of heights). There’s something so secret and personal about the view, like finding a buried treasure.

Aerial view en-route to Seattle.

I love looking at the view from above (even though I’m deathly afraid of heights). There’s something so secret and personal about the view, like finding a buried treasure.