Photoblogging Challenges

    Stumped again for what to post for #mbApr day 17 🙈 I’ll mull it over this day hahaha

    📷 Day 16: flâneur #mbApr

    Was chilling outside the hotel on my first full day in Salzburg back in February. I asked my boyfriend to take this photo of me because I found it amusing that I’m so cold I need my jacket… but here I am, going out in slippers 😆 I needed to balance the temp 😛

    Chi is seated on a sofa outside of her hotel and is looking towards the left of the photo, which is where the road is but it's not seen. She's wearing a red puffer jacket and black leggings to keep warm, but also is seen wearing slippers.

    📷 Day 15: small #mbApr

    “Many small people who in many small places do many small things that can alter the face of the world.” (African Wisdom / Afrikanische Weisheit)

    Took this photo while walking along the East Side Gallery in Berlin.

    Urban art found on the East Side Gallery with text that reads, first in German: “Viele kleine Leute die in vielen kleinen Orten viele kleine Dinge tun, können das Gesicht der Welt verändern.” and then in English: “Many small people who in many small places do many small things that can alter the face of the world.” underneath the text block is the credits to "Afrikanische Weisheit"—African wisdom in english.

    📷 Day 14: cactus #mbApr

    This is the only photo I have with a cactus in it 😆 Tried an iced coffee drink in the local mall a while back. It was OK. Nothing much to say about it 😝

    Chi is holding up an iced coffee beverage in a container with the label 19° on it. In the background, a neon sign that reads "Sealed Freshness" in cursive is surrounded by fake cacti plants on a white wall.

    📷 Day 13: page #mbApr

    Took a photo of this page spread from a book I was reading while going around Taiwan back in April 2023. I just thought it was intriguing.

    “Whether instructed to stroke ten thousand cycles or even just a few hundred, the computer never complains. It always complies.”

    A page spread from a book where there is a drawing of an infinity loop repeatedly drawn to span both pages. The left page is colored black with white lines, while the right page—with is where the focus is—is white with black lines. There is text at the bottom right corner of the page which reads: "Whether instructed to stroke ten thousand cycles or even just a few hundred, the computer never complains. It always complies."

    📷 Day 12: magic #mbApr

    Saw these cool shiny playing cards yesterday while at my friend’s cafe and lounge.

    Chi is holding a deck of cards partially fanned out in her right hand. The cards themselves have a sheen texture, with the faces or symbols of each of the playing cards just a darker black to make it obvious when light shines on the surface of the card.

    📷 Day 11: sky #mbApr

    Tried windsurfing back in February 2022. That was fun! I’d like to do it again someday 😁

    Chi is controlling a windsurfer going to the right of the point-of-view while in the middle of Caliraya Lake in Laguna. The blue sky takes up majority of the shot, with a few clouds and some sun rays visible. In the background, a forest can be seen lining up right before the shore that draws a line in the middle of the shot.

    📷 Day 10: train #mbApr

    Hmm, train. Train… station? 😁

    Took a photo of this self-service ticketing machine while waiting for the S-Bahn in Berlin. It still made use of paper for the tickets bought here, but it works. Goes to show even if you don’t fully digitize something, if it works, it works 😆

    A self-service ticketing machine with two verification stands in front of the stairs leading to the entrance of the S-Bahn in Berlin.

    📷 Day 9: crispy #mbApr

    Look at them crispy hibiscus popcorn and rice flakes on top of this poke bowl I ate somewhere around Salzburg 😁

    A poke bowl with hibiscus popcorn, rice flakes, corn, carrots, edamame, tomatoes, sesame seeds, and leafy greens all in a blue bowl.

    📷 Day 8: prevention #mbApr

    Food is apt for this prompt, I guess. Lately I’ve been (re)figuring out how I’d feed or sustain myself as I live alone.

    On good days, I do cook myself something, but admittedly I just do simple fried dishes. Trying to explore other… more cost-effective ways soon.

    Chi's usual breakfast meal, which is a hot coffee with sugar and creamer and fried luncheon meat with a couple of scoops of rice. Her utensils are chopsticks, and her meal is placed in a bowl.

    📷 Day 7: well-being #mbApr

    Interpreted this as, which would showcase how comfy and content I was?

    This is one example: me being eaten by my boyfriend’s jacket because I underestimated the cold during that evening 😆

    Chi is laughing while wearing her boyfriend's black big winter jacket with a fluffy hoodie, because it looks like she's being eaten by the jacket with the hoodie on top of her head. Behind her is the Salzach in Salzburg, Austria. The sky is dim, because it's early evening.

    📷 Day 6: windy #mbApr

    I realize I don’t have any (recent?) photo showing any wind (or photos of windy places for that matter) so here’s a selfie I took last year while riding around Taiwan on a bike. There would be super windy days that I learned to just put on more layers if I’m biking around 😆

    📷 Day 5: serene #mbApr

    Took photos while walking along the riverside during my visit to Austria last February. I wanna go back soon. Things were peaceful then.

    Chi looking toward the distance in front of the Salzach. The sun is shining from the upper right corner of the photo, and in the distance the University of Salzburg is in full view.

    📷 Day 4: foliage #mbApr

    Took a photo of this cat with one of its legs not tucked under while I was at the Houtong Cat Village last year.

    A black and white colored cat curled under the branches of a potted plant, taking cover from the sun. One of the cat's legs is laid down on the side of the ledge.

    📷 Say 3: Card #MBApr

    I took a photo of this credit card reader on the remote for in-flight entertainment during my flight to Europe last February. I was amused seeing this in an era where cashless is getting more popular 😆 I guess before you could buy stuff with you card while on thr plane 😄

    A credit card reader seen on the side of the remote available for in-flight entertainment in an airplane. The text above the card slot reads: "Pull to Stow | Stow and Latch for taxi, takeoff and landing"

    📷 Day 2: Flowers #mbapr

    One year ago! Took a photo of the YouBike I rented while going around Taichung, Taiwan. There were some cherry blossoms along Tanya Shen bikeway which we were traversing through 😊🌸

    A YouBike parked under a cherry blossom tree. In the background, the Tanya Shen bikeway is visible with a few cyclists passing by.

    📷 Day 1: Toy #mbapr

    Sharing this 3d-printed neko atsume style cat printed by my boyfriend, and colored in (with markers) by me 😁

    There are 3 more cats like this, and they just stay seated on my monitor’s stand accompanying me 🐈

    A 3d-printed white cat with distinctive features like its ears, eyes, nose, mouth, paws, and tail tip colored in with a black marker. The cat is seated on a computer deskmat.

    I did it, I finished the photoblogging challenge 🥳 #mbsept yahooo

    📷 day 30: treasure #mbsept

    i gave this some thought, and figured one of my treasures are my hands. They allow me to do so many things. 😌

    This means a bit more to me as a chronic nailbiter. I’m a bit better at it now, but still gotta improve.

    (also an excuse to show off my new manicure 😝💅)

    Chi's right hand resting on a pseudo wooden surface. Her nails are neatly trimmed and have a shimmery red gel polish on it.

    📷 day 29: contrast #mbsept

    I’m not that big of a fan of graffiti in general, but this was a striking wall. Felt compelled to take a photo. This photo has a lot of sections 😆

    Chi in front of a gray wall at a parking lot area with the graffiti of the word OPTIMIST drawn with a red-maroon outline and small pink stars. Chi is wearing a black bucket hat, a green knitted top, black jogging pants, and black sneakers. Around her neck is a black KN95 mask tied to a red necklace. She has a red shawl repurposed to be like a cardigan over her shoulders. She is looking away from the photo, with one leg propped behind her, and her hands are in her pockets, suggesting that she is deep in thought.
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