July 30, 2009

Alexis and Shaun, April, 2009

Loft11/Westside Loft
Manhattan, NY

Alexis has these amazingly big eyes, she used to be stopped by strangers and asked if those are real.

Shaun, you can't go wrong with a name like that, being the handful of people who survived the Shaun of the Dead ordeal...


Shaun.


Rings.


Gummy bears.


Brooklyn Lager.


It was a hot day.


Special rate.


Alexis.








April Reed smacking her cake.






"Are those real?"




Shaun walking the corridors of light and shadow.


























It was a hot night.














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July 21, 2009

Million Minutes of Meditation, Washington DC, July 19, 2009

Million Minutes of Meditation - Bring Peace to China by Finding it in Yourself

10 years ago on July 20th, 1999, the Chinese Communist Party started the bloody persecution of Falun Gong [more info at Faluninfo.net]. Falun Gong is a meditation system based on an ancient Chinese meditation. The number of practitioners grew rapidly in mainland China, until the communist regime felt the need to suppress a none-state owned movement.

In 10 years, with the help of the state-controlled media in China as well as over seas' communist propaganda machines, the Chinese Communist Party [CCP] tried to suppress the voices of the persecuted, and tried to turn oversea Chinese against practitioners of Falun Gong by labeling them with all kinds of defamatory names. Sadly, many oversea Chinese were misled into believing it without further truth-finding on their part.

Often, most Chinese papers in USA were funded and influenced by the communist embassies. In fact, some of the materials printed on these newspapers were so defamatory, human right groups had sued these newspapers for libel and slander and in all cases [including those in Canada], the Chinese newspapers lost and were fined for libel. That goes to show how far the communist propaganda machine extends.

Over thousands of practitioners of Falun Gong had been tortured and killed by cops and secret agents. Many females were systematically raped in Chinese prisons by guards. Many pregnant babies were forcefully aborted in inhuman prison cells. Millions lost their jobs, families and home in China simply for practicing Falun Gong...

Fadu, one of the many who lost their fathers when they were only a few months old, is now 10 years old. You will not hear this on the major medias who have investments in China [more on Fadu here from a 2005 news article].

While the Chinese Communist Party claimed Falun Gong with all kinds of defamatory names, the fact remains the practitioners of Falun Gong had not raised a finger or a fist against the perpetrators in China or overseas of the crimes other than peaceful appeals and other legal means.

There had been many incidents of the Chinese embassy bribing local thugs to attack the practitioners here in USA, or hired thugs ganging up on practitioners, and have the news paper write articles switching the facts.

Here are some stills captured from my video camera from the rally in Washington DC. These are some of the faces of those who came and donated their time for the Million Minutes of Meditation. Many were practitioners, and many were kind people who walked by and learnt of the story.

This Million Minutes of Meditation was staged to bring awareness to the on-going persecution. It had been going on for many days, many who learnt of what's going on were invited to sit in and meditate for the victims of the persecution.

The movement was able to reach over one million minutes on July 19th, 2009, the day before the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the persecution.























Local musicians came to help out.


Drew Parker, musician song writer.


Sara Effner singing "Be Saved," you can see a video of her singing this same song on youtube.


This cellist was walking by and heard Drew Park practicing his song off stage and decided to join in.

This is an on-going genocide. Help spread the words, and you would had helped millions of innocent people who do not have a voice!

July 2, 2009

Kim and John, March Madness, 2009

Battery Garden
Manhattan, NY

OMG I am like a junkie confusing between 2008 and 2009, am I confusing you?

Here's a more "recent" wedding from 2009. The reception was in Battery Garden and John was from Uconn, and it was in March, so, March Madness!!!


Kim.






John.


Lil' red scissor.




Mom.






Boy meets girl.


Quick portrait.




Ceremony.














"The Nerds."






March Madness.


The team won.





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