I can hardly remember now what it was like to travel without tech. A journal and a pen! Post restante mail! It's like the Dark Ages - listen up kids, let me tell you about the time I had to line up for my mail... For this trip I spent a lot of time and money choosing, buying,… Continue reading Travels in China – the tech
I uncover the story of my unknown uncle Yim, through a variety of sources from original documents to the BC archives
I'm super excited to share today's post with you. Last week, I told you there would be a big surprise. HERE IT IS. Val Erde of Colouring the Past chose this photo to bring to life. Her research, talent and artistry literally brought tears to my eyes. It felt like the next best thing to… Continue reading Force 136 like you’ve never seen them – in living colour
In March, 1945, a group of Chinese men travelled to London, England. It was the penultimate stop on their way to Poona, India. They had enlisted in the top-secret South East Asia Command (SEAC), known in India as "Force 136," and had completed basic training at Shilo, Manitoba. From Manitoba they boarded trains for the eastern… Continue reading Force 136 goes to London and takes some holiday snaps – a pictorial story of WWII
Want to start a photo scanning project but not sure where to begin?
I invite you on a virtual tour of my scanning setup, refined after 6 years and 35K images
Gathering family stories with the summer fruits
Have you ever said to yourself, I want a house that resembles a volcano? Bob Hope did. Fast stats: Original owners: Bob and Dolores Hope Architect: John Lautner Architectural vision: a modernist volcano Constructed: 1973-1980 (burned down once during construction) Size: 23,366 square feet Feb, 2013 asking price: USD$50 M Dec, 2014 asking price: USD$25… Continue reading One more postcard – Bob Hope’s house then and now
Who knew motel postcards could be so much fun?
The surprising fate of my grandparents' house