Tianmu Lake – Jiang Ziya Memorial

In early May, most of Asia goes on vacation for various holidays including Labor Day, Children’s Day, Parents’ Day, Birthday of Buddha, etc.

That meant I had some time off to visit Tianmu Lake with my family.

Jiang Ziya Memorial Tianmu Lake

On top of Tianmu Mountain (which is right next to Tianmu Lake), there’s a statue of Jiang Ziya, which was a famous Chinese military strategist. This was apparently where he was born and where the king found him fishing. There’s a giant statue of him that stands on top of the mountain, which is visible from miles away.

Jiang Ziya Memorial Tianmu Lake

There’s also a small temple besides the statue where monks pray. This was a little disappointing though as it seemed more business-like than a temple. They ask you to buy incense and pray, then make a donation. If not, they don’t really care about you.

Jiang Ziya Memorial Tianmu Lake

Overall it was pretty cool. Got a few photos out of it so great! Also a great walk around the place, lots of trees, scenery, and great air (which isn’t that common in China).

Hope you enjoyed my photos! Thank you.

Heartbeat: Sex Drive

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I am a 22 year old woman, (sounds weird to call myself a woman as I certainly don’t feel like one) and I have a boyfriend.  And that’s pretty much all you need to know for now.  I’m just going to blabber on about my sex life for a while, (weirdly personal, I know) and if you feel like this might be interesting to you then please be my guest and read on.  Otherwise keep browsing!

So, at the beginning of my relationship, that is to say the first couple months, I could be found complaining about my vagina hurting.  The reason being not because I was plagued with spattergoit, (Harry Potter reference) but because of all the sex I was having…

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Heartbeat: Old vs Fresh

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Cheating Girlfriend

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“I met my boyfriend in college and we’ve been dating for over 5 years. He’s a nice and very understanding guy. But he’s been so busy at work lately that we haven’t been able to see each other often lately. So… I’ve been bugging him. I was lonely.

Anyways, so last summer I met a friend that I’ve known since 6 years ago. We have a lot in common and he’s really easy to talk to. We hadn’t seen each other for a long time, and maybe that’s the reason but when I saw him, he was very… attractive.

After a while, we decided to meet up again. But for some reason… I did a full body scrub, shaved, wore hot lingerie, dressed up and even wore new high…

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Autumn in New England

I know it’s Spring, and I’m across at least one continent and an ocean, but I thought I’d post some photos that I forgot to post from last year.

Business brought me to the Northeast last year. I drove from Boston to Connecticut to New Hampshire to New York. It was a fantastic trip. A trip that was especially great to do during the Autumn foliage season.

Please enjoy the pics and let me know which is your favorite!

New England Autumn Foliage


New England Autumn Foliage

New England Autumn Foliage

New England Autumn Foliage

This last photo is a crop of the one above. What do you think of each view?

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Wuxi Streets in B&W

Wuxi Streets in B&W

Got a chance to walk around the streets a bit with my camera.

I gotta admit, I was a bit scared to go into the real alleyways. Afterall, parts of this country can still be pretty dangerous. Especially since I know so little of the language.

Got a nice shot though, I think, of a slightly bigger market street.

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Shanghai / Wuxi

I’ve been in Shanghai / Wuxi for 2 weeks now and WordPress is blocked over here by the Great Firewall of China.

Thankfully, I signed up for some VPN services before I crossed that wall so I have limited and spotty access to WP, FB, etc. Surprisingly, Instagram is not blocked at all.

I’m here for business so I won’t be able to take a lot of photos, nor are there a lot of things to shoot in the first place, but here are a couple shots.

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