1. I’m a big fan of photography, which is somehow inherited from my father. When I was only 10 years old, I started to play with my daddy’s old-style 35mm Seagull DF-1 camera (purchased in 1988; in Chinese, “Dan-Fan” means Single-Lens Reflex). Though developing films was quite expensive at that time, my parents still encouraged me to cultivate this hobby, and taught me a lot about photography. In the era of digital technology, I switched from the film-based SLR to the digital cameras.  Right now, I own a Canon EOS Rebel XSi (450D) and a portable Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5. With these equipments, I’m able to capture wonderful moments in my life, and then share them digitally with my parents from a distance.



  1. My hometown Liuzhou, also know as the “Dragon City,” is located on the banks of the winding Liu River, in north-central Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, in the southern China. Liuzhou, with a history of over 2100 years, has the longest recorded history in Southeast Asia. Although it is not as famous as the nearby tourist city Guilin (a.k.a. Kuilin), Liuzhou with a mix of rolling hills, mountain peaks, caves and Karst scenery is one of most beautiful places in my mind. (Read more about Liuzhou.)



  1. Sometimes, when I feel bored, I’d like to “escape” and visit some other places. Since my childhood, I have visited quite a few cities in China and learned some handy travel skills. Now, living in North America, I have more opportunities to enjoy sightseeing in foreign countries and experience different cultures. The following are my footprints on the world map.