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  • helentao 11:06 pm on June 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply

    jimmy & whiskey 

    since i have a bit of a break until my next wedding, i decided to take sunday “off” to go get massages and hang out with some friends. i met up with sal for dim sum and shopping. that means i got to meet jimmy for the first time!

    jimmy was great posing for pictures! sorry sal :)

    i love his sad eyes. so cute!

    after food and shopping, we went over to our friends wendy and ronys house to swim. got to see their place and whiskey for the first time! whiskey is such a cutie…cant wait until hes big enough to play with joey!

    meet whiskey!

    jimmy and whiskey are friends (most of the time). sal is an overprotective aunt. hahaha. who thinks her baby is SO innocent.

    hands down my favorite picture of the day. look at that smile!!!!!

  • helentao 10:46 pm on June 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: fountain, water   


    sorry i’ve been mia lately. its wedding season for me so i’ve been quite busy with that. on the bright side, i do have a lot of pictures (of flowers haha) so ill be doing a few posts in the next two days. just wanted to post two pictures that i took that i love love love! we’ve been trying to work on bokeh…pretty hard for me to do at night with no tripod (grrr shaky hands!).

    these two pictures below are of the fountain that’s in rancho las lomas in silverado. more on that tomorrow.

    i love how you can see every droplet of water.

  • helentao 12:15 am on June 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply  


    i had a busy, busy day today. some friends and i made plans to go kayaking in la jolla since we got a great deal. so i dragged dj with me so that we could make use of our zoo membership since we’d already be in san diego. kayaking was so much fun…jenn and sal probably agree :) the bad thing is that i dont have any pictures because it would be pretty amazing if i could kayak and take pictures at the same time. i have lots of pictures from the san diego wild animal park though! so onto that we go….

    finally there! it was so chilly while kayaking…but nice and sunny at the park. i was pretty excited since ive never been to the wild animal park. (sidenote. not a good idea to go anywhere that involves lots of walking after you’ve kayaked for 2 hours. apparently youre more tired than you think)

    going on a safari! the hats make it official.

    im pretty sure this is a toucan.

    crowned crane.

    blue macaw. love the color of the bird…its so bold! the macaw almost looks fake…but its real.

    hehe these macaws are hanging upside down and “kissing”. very cute.

    so dj and i were very tired from kayaking. so we decided we would go on the journey into africa tour which is included with our membership (saves money…and a great way to see the animals without walking). one of the great things about the wild animal park is seeing the animals in a somewhat natural environment. its nice that they have so much space to run around in.

    im pretty sure this is a deer. we werent on the tour yet…so i cant be sure.

    remember from my zoo trip i showed you the lesser flamingos? well these are the greater flamingos…gonna be honest and say that they look pretty much the same to me.

    rhino. i think this one is called the black rhino. yes, its not black. but i dont name the animals…i just attempt to take pictures of them.


    i think this is a heron of some sort.

    i think the tour guide said this was a gazelle. to be honest, the gazelles, antelopes, deers, etc. etc. all look the same to me :( and it doesnt help that they like to all be in the same general area…

    bison. the tour guide said they are the second most dangerous animal in africa. the first? the hippo of course. anyone who has watched congo knows that. haha who remembers that movie?

    giraffe. not as fun as seeing them up close and feeding them.

    pelican feeding another pelican. kinda cool and disgusting at the same time.

    zebras. they get their own area because apparently they are very territorial and get agressive/harrass the other animals if they are in the same area. who knew?? they looked so nice and friendly.

    lazy cheetah.

    lazy rhinos. everyone gets lazy when its hot…

    super lazy lion!!! can you believe its sleeping on the car? how cute is that??





    thats the end of our safari adventure. until next time!

  • helentao 10:42 pm on June 2, 2010 Permalink | Reply

    dog #2. 

    meet joey!!!! shes a cutie no? compared to roofus, shes quite wild hehe. she loves to play and play and play and eat.

    sometimes she looks at you really seriously….

    like this.

    and then when she sees you….

    big smile :)

  • helentao 10:28 pm on June 2, 2010 Permalink | Reply

    dog #1 again. 

    sorry i havent posted in so long…i was really sick two weeks ago and then last weekend i had a big wedding. it was worth it though…everything came out beautifully :) i wish i had pictures to show you but i was too exhausted to so we’re just going to have to wait for the pro pictures.

    anyways, time to go back to roofus. he got a haircut…it makes him look like a puppy.

    still doesnt like looking at the camera.

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