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2016 Shalimar Summer Party

June 8th, 2016 No comments

A party like no other you’ve been, quite an eye opener with Fleetwood Mac cover band, a plethora of amazing wine (Far Niente, GoldenEye, Pahlmeyer, etc), food by Amber India and a wonderful main band that ends the beautiful evening. All that, happening annually at the stunning Shalimar Mansion in Los Altos Hills

PHenomenal awareness project

May 23rd, 2016 Comments off

What are some of the things that you love? Friends. Family. A breath of fresh air. Small goals, big dreams, and enough years to make them come true. If you’ve been told you have 2.8 years or fewer to live due to an illness, you consider what you have left to do, what you’d be giving up, and how you can fight it for more time, more years.

SteadyMed Therapeutics, in conjunction with the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, has launched the PHenomenal Awareness Project to give voice to the faces with Pulmonary Hypertension, those who suffer from high blood pressure in the lungs. People with PH typically have shortness of breath and difficulty breathing, which make it challenging to do simple tasks such as walking a short distance. Small joys such as hiking, singing, even carrying on with their day-to- day life can be a challenge.

As it is an illness that is relatively unknown, only 14 drugs have been approved for the treatment of PH to date, yet approximately 2100 people are diagnosed and treated for PH annually. To raise awareness, the PHenomenal campaign is asking people with PH to speak up and submit photos and videos on social media.

In hopes that more drugs will come on the market to relieve PH symptoms.

In hopes that more voices will speak out for PH to lend courage to those battling it.

In hopes that there will be a cure one day through united effort.

These are some of the PHenomenal faces behind the campaign. Let’s lend strength to their cause.

Halong Bay, Vietnam

January 19th, 2016 Comments off

Highlights of my trip to Halong Bay, Vietnam, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World

Vacation videos vs photos

January 8th, 2016 Comments off

Selfie sticks are a big hit today because, well, we want to document and remember ourselves, what we look like and where we have been. A video, on the other hand, showcase motion, tells a story and transport you back with all the sights, sound, taste, smell, touch, intact. Well almost. But it’s close.

I had the honor to spend 13 long days with old friends in Hong Kong, Niseko and Osaka. It was about the same time right after I purchased the new DJI Osmo, which made carrying a steady camera so much easier.

Long story short, we made up our minds to just memorialize this absolutely wonderful vacation we had. 99% of the footages were shot with the Osmo and it wasn’t that hard. I wasn’t shooting all the time, just occassionally and the edit? Took me 3-4 hours to complete. All in 4K!!!

How often do you try to remember the beautiful vacation in Hawaii or Italy you had and can only bring back mini fragments of memories? 20 years down the road, I’ll be looking at this video and it’ll bring me back to the powdered slopes of Niseko, drinking the luscious, creamy Sapporo Classic with old friends, hearing the screams and laughters of the little ones, holding the tender hands of my beloved.

Magic happens | Nestldown with Vera + Eric

October 13th, 2015 Comments off

Once in a blue moon, I do see magical things happening. This is one of those times. Vera & Eric knew each other since pre-school and their magic of devotion and care transpired through their lives. Capture The Love is beyond honored to be a part of this wedding, only as cinematographers to showcase such beauty that traverse our planet, wedding was at none other than Nestldown