View of Hong Kong from the 1960s

View of Hong Kong in the 60s
View of Hong Kong in the 60s – half of this picture is land now

I scanned this photo from my grandma’s albums back in 2004 when I visited my grandparents for the first time after many years. I had sort of frozen them out of my life, and 2004 was when I started to warm back up to them. From that point on I would visit them regularly until 2009 when my grandpa died.

Fast forward to now, and all of a sudden it’s been 6 years. Due to some issues with my dad’s side of the family, I haven’t seen my grandmother in over 4 years. Another freeze, I suppose. I’ve kind of convinced myself that she’s lost her marbles already anyway, that it doesn’t make a difference if she doesn’t see me. She’s well into her 90s now, and chances are I’ll probably never see her again.

Life sure can be complicated sometimes… or, perhaps, maybe it’s just we stupid humans who make it complicated.

Drink Water, Brush Teeth

Drink Water, Brush Teeth

In 2007 I traveled to Hong Kong, Vancouver, and Hawaii. Afterwards, I kept my toothbrush to commemorate the year.

As can be seen in the photo, I got this water bottle from my Grandparents’ basement in Vancouver. That’s where they kept all the heavy Costco items, including the cases of Nestle Pure Life water.