Pride Parade in St. Petersburg, FL — rain, rain, go back to San Francisco


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Of course I had to go to the Pride Parade. One, it’s one of the biggest festivals around Tampa Bay Area. Two, the Supreme Court rulings happen only once in a…lifetime, most likely. So it was a big deal. Plus I knew my friends would be going to the San Francisco parade so it was nice to know we’d be sharing an experience even if it were across the country.

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Bayfront water views in St Petersburg, FL


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If you think this is the view from my apartment, you’re going to be disappointed. However, this is the spectacular view from my friends’ waterfront apartment looking out into the harbor in St. Petersburg, Fla. So if you think that I’ve made some socialite friends since I got here, then you’d be right.

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We’re up on the 27th floor with some of the best views in town. I’m preparing to see the 4th of July fireworks from here and there’s probably no better location than right on Beach Drive.

 

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I was really excited to spend Independence Day in Florida because I assumed the festivities would be more lively than California (except maybe Orange County and Bakersfield — what else is there to do but show your patriotism in those places?).

I don’t think I was wrong. I went to a nice party where people clapped and cheered and congratulated (weird, I know) each other on celebrating another year of Independence.

Yaye for liberty!

I made some videos too if you want to see what the fireworks looked like from my point of view. And don’t give me sh*t for taking the videos portrait – yes I know should better.

Autumn leaves at Stanford campus


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The colors and textures caught my eye. It was a fun exercise to walk around for 2 days, for a few hours taking photos of colorful swirls.

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Veterans Day in Cupertino


One direction I decided to take this blog (yes I’m trying my best to update despite the intense workload at Stanford) is to post photos up here that don’t make the cut on our Peninsula Press website. Some of these photos are near and dear to me but I understand they’re not always as newsworthy or precious moments as the others. But they have sentimental value!! So I’ll put them up here. You can check out the published photo gallery here on the Peninsula Press. 

This series was for a photo gallery for Veterans Day ceremony in Cupertino. You can check out the rest of my pics on the Peninsula Press website.