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Christmas Eve 2011 in Downtown Dallas

DALLAS, Apr 30, 2012/ — It was a cold Christmas Eve in 2011, though there was no snow. Following tradition, we went to church. But, because our church was in Downtown, we found ourselves walking Main Street after Mass. The lights were on and the Neiman Marcus store …

Dallas Christmas Tree 2011

DALLAS, Apr 29, 2012/ — It might not be as flashy or as famous as the Rockefeller Center tree in New York, but the city of Dallas’ Christmas Tree located at the AT&T Square in Commerce Street had its fair share of admirers. It’s just too bad that …

Brooklyn Blizzard

DALLAS, Apr 28, 2012/ — On Feb 10, 2010, the eve of New York Fashion Week, a blizzard passed through the East Coast. And this is perhaps one of my favorite photos of New York. It was eerie waking up when everything was so quiet. I was used …

White Rock Lake

DALLAS, Apr 26, 2012/ — During a cold winter day last January, we decided to have a picnic at Dallas’ White Rock Lake. Yes, it was strange having a picnic during winter. But winter was so mild this year that it would have been a shame to stay …

Calico Cat

DALLAS, Apr 25, 2012/ — CC, short for calico cat literally walked into our lives during our first winter here in Dallas. It was December 1998 and though the temperature was not below freezing, it was still very cold out specially for a cat that is not more …

Beautiful Eyes, Cat Eyes

DALLAS, Apr 24, 2012/ — Pumpkinhead came to our lives while Boyd and I were living in Guam. That was in 1996, when we adopted him from another military couple who was leaving the island. It was supposed to be a cat-sitting arrangement; but Boyd and I got …

City Life

DALLAS, Apr 23, 2012/ — I have always commented that downtown Dallas can be boring. It is perhaps because we are always driving when we are there. But one day in April, I walked Elm Street from Akard to the West End and realized how beautiful my home …

Saint Jude Chapel

DALLAS, Apr 22, 2012/ — Located in downtown Dallas, this beautiful little chapel is a testament on how a community can get a church going. Not a parish, the Saint Jude Chapel survives by what the congregation donates during collection. It is a small miracle that for the …

My Jack Russell

DALLAS, Apr 21, 2012/ — Five years ago, during the lowest point of my adult life, she came to me. Perhaps she felt that among everyone in the room, I needed her love the most. Without any ado, she climbed on my lap, looked up to me and …

A New Beginning

DALLAS, Apr 20, 2012/ — On Mar 21, 2010, the first day of spring, 6-8 inches of snow fell in Dallas. It was a first for me and also a first for many people – seeing snow on the first day of spring. I thought that this photo …