Monday, December 29, 2014

25 Days of Christmas: A Photo Collection

For the first 25 days of December, I decided to take a daily photo to record the Christmas spirit that I encountered. Part of this was to show the Christmas spirit here in the US to my Singapore friends, while the other part was just trying to get a memorable picture on a daily basis. Whether or not I succeeded, here is the result!  Enjoy.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Sunday Snapshot: Holiday lounging

Happy holidays! But with the main festivities now past, everyone at home seems to be snoozing around, playing with the latest gadgets that Santa brought this year. The animals in the house, both plush and real, have been showing us how to unwind like pros.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Sunday Snapshot: Christmas in the city

Nighttime strolls through Chicago are rather lovely this time of year. Here, we found ourselves by the Wrigley Building at the start of the Magnificent Mile, aka Michigan Ave.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sunday Snapshot: Letters for Santa

Despite the lack of snow, the Christmas spirit is still soaring here in Chicago. The windows at Macy's on State, formerly Marshall Fields, are one of the must-see attractions every year. Little scenes of holiday spirit are displayed in a row of windows - these were two of my favorites.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Sunday Snapshot: When ugly sweaters are wonderful

'Tis the Christmas season! Which means all of the ugly sweaters get dusted off and brought out for the month of December. These were some especially fantastic ones from the student-faculty party at Loyola last week.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Destination: Bangkok (Part 1)

Bangkok is perhaps the backpacking capital of the world. It is full of amazing sites, friendly locals, and delicious food. So in April, I hopped on a plane and spent a few days in the Thai capital.