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.


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?

Thank you!


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.

Thanks for visiting!

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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Shanghai, Wuxi,


please don’t forget to visit and take a look at my partner site The Fickle Heartbeat!

Thank you!




Are you in Love?

Love, Rose, Relationships, The Fickle Heartbeat

Are you in love? Have you been in love?

I’m currently in Shanghai for business, but it’d be my great pleasure and honor to announce the start of my partner blog The Fickle Heartbeat. A blog about love, or lack thereof.

It’s new and doesn’t have much right now, but please follow and look forward to some great posts.

The Fickle Heartbeat (http://thefickleheartbeat.wordpress.com)

Thank you!