Monday, December 7, 2009

photo of the week...

photo of the week -
location : kyoto, japan
title : the old and the new

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

photo of the week...

photo of the week -
location : kyoto, japan
title : their sweet potato days :)

Monday, November 16, 2009

photo of the week...

photo of the week -
location : kobe, japan
title : city dream

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

photos of the week...

It's been awhile since I've posted new works so today I have 3 new images for you all. :) I hope you'll all enjoy. These photos were taken from my recent trip to Japan. It was a wonderful unforgettable experience and I look forward to showing you more new works from Japan so stay tuned! And thank you to those who visit my blog regularly and for all your thoughtful comments. It makes me happy. :D

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

"Passion for the Cure".....

location : amsterdam
title : growing up together

I am fortunate to take part of an upcoming benefit, "Passion for the Cure", Art expressing hope, awareness, and celebration of life. Over 30 artists have been selected to share their gifts and their passion to help eradicate breast cancer. My "growing up together" piece has been selected as part of their exhibition which will run Sept. 28- Oct. 18 at "C Art Gallery" in Seattle. Proceeds from art sales will support the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. To learn more about the event or to see the many other works by other artists that will be in the exhibit, please visit Again, I'm very honored to be selected to be part of this where I can do what i love and to help others all at same time. :)

Monday, September 21, 2009

photo of the week...

photo of the week -
location: seattle
title: summer love

Monday, September 14, 2009

photo of the week...

photo of the week -
location : new york, new york
title : glazed

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Obasan Restaurant Grand Opening!!

Last night was pre-grand opening dinner party for the Obasan Restaurant, soon to be opened to the public sometime this week! The interior space was designed by Yukako Horiuchi and she asked me if I'd like to display some of my photography there so I said YES! :D I really like what Yukako did with the space, from paint color selection to the wall treatment around the counter area with the dark stained wood slats. The entire atmosphere feels very young and fresh but still sophisticated. With upbeat music in the background and the great food that Obasan chefs create, I see this as a great new happening space in lower queen anne. I've met the owners last night and they are young and so full of energy. I like seeing young people start new businesses... they just have so much passion and excitement in their eyes... you can almost feel it yourself and can't help but be excited for them too. So, if you're ever in Seattle and in Lower Queen Anne area, step into Obasan and eat some yummy food... :D Dont' forget to ask the owners to tell you the story of how they came up with their restaurant name... :)
Obasan Restaurant Address : 11 Mercer St. (across the street of Taco Del Mar and Melting Pot)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

photo of the week...

photo of the week -
location : seattle
title : it never leaves you

Friday, September 4, 2009

the music he plays... ahhh...

Today's photo is one I took of guitar musician, Trace Bundy. I went to see him live for an event, a benefit for Agros International and World Relief . His affection for music and to help people can really be felt by everyone who was there... simply, pure rawness... pure genius. I didn't have the best camera to capture the best photo when I was there but I still hope you all enjoy this photo as much as I do. And a treat here *^_^* : Trace Bundy with Sungha Jung playing "Canon" on acoustic guitar.

Monday, August 31, 2009

photo of the week...

photo of the week -
location : Seattle
title : kudos!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

photo of the week...

photo of the week -
location : Agra, India
title : my side of the taj

Sunday, August 16, 2009

photo of the week...

photo of the week -
location : Orange County, CA
title : together

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

photo of the week...

photo of the week -
location : california interstate-5 drive
title : *^__^*

Friday, August 7, 2009

photo of the week...

photo of the week -
location : hong kong
title : lunchbreak

this is a photo i took 2 years ago but I seem to get a lot of good reviews for this photo so i've decided to post this photo as this week's 'photo of the week' to share w/ you all. hope you enjoy! :)

Monday, August 3, 2009

photo of the week...

photo of the week -
location : huntington beach, california
title : taking on the ocean

Sunday, July 19, 2009

photo of the week...

photo of the week -
location : new york city
title : urban noise

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

photo of the week

photo of the week -
location : seattle
title : a colorful life

Friday, June 26, 2009

MDS Kirkland Art Event July 9th...

* summer nights art event *


Thursday, July 9th, 5-7pm

*local art in a kirkland showroom
*meet the artists and support local art community
*sip wine w/ "seattle uncorked wine club" and enjoy some great food
*network and mingle w/ eastside entrepreneurs, interior designers, and MDS's clientele
*enjoy an array of modern home furnishings

720 Market Street near downtown Kirkland

local artists include :
paintings by Julia Hensley, Warren Dykeman, Ken Susynski, Lea Yang & David Richmond
photography by Nora Ng (that's me! :D )

photo of the week

Photo of the week -
location : beijing, china
title : always with her

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

photo of the week

Photo of the week -
location : discovery park
title : untitled
"It's the world like the fairy tale!" - Juri (a fotologue friend :))

Monday, June 8, 2009

showing at Sietch 22 Collective as guest artist

Hello all... i'm very excited once again! why? because of an upcoming event at the Sietch 22 Collective at the Old Rainier Brewery! Part of the great colorful building has been coverted into artist work/living studios and they are open for the public to see this coming Saturday, June 13th from 11-7! And the collective will follow all this art with an art after party from 9pm and on! I am excited as the public will get a chance to see how these artists work and live and see the art they produce! I'll be here with about 8 other local artists around the community to exhibit some of our own art too. This was very nice of Sietch 22 to share this opportunity with us. To learn more about the artists that form the great Sietch 22, please visit their website at . :D

Saturday, May 30, 2009

hanging art at bedlam coffeehouse

My very loyal groupie (in above photo ;)) came with me to visit the grand opening of Bedlam Coffeehouse in Belltown, Seattle thursday night. Not only does this place have 5 of my photos hanging on their walls (=P) but this coffee place has many other things to look at too. As we sat w/ wandering eyes around the space, we saw little wooden blocks spelling out their coffee place. So cute! But they also have all sorts of collective items displayed in their space. One of the owners was even painting a monkey on the wall as we were drinking coffee! How cool is that? ha! It's very inspiring to see these young guys open such a coffee place in seattle... so different from any other coffee place... very community based which is nice! So, if you're ever in Belltown, go check this place out and check out my works and other photographer's works that are up now too... =P "Bedlam Coffeehouse on 2nd and Bell"
p.s. i like their chai latte and all their COOKIES! ... :)
p.p.s. thank you to the couple who bought 3 of my photos at Bedlam! and thank you Ben and rest of the boys at Bedlam Coffee for being so kind in always supporting all local artists.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

silly dog...

My friend Lea and I crossed paths with this dog who I name in my head as Patsy during our artwalk adventure in the phinney/greenwood area last weekend. I look at this dog and she just cracks me up! No matter what angle I look at her, she looks straight back at me! She's so adorable! The owners saw how excited I was seeing her that they asked her to do tricks like sit up straight for me... unfortunately, I did not get a shot of that moment. I don't know what her name is but in my head, it's Patsy. If you should ever see Patsy around the neighborhood, give her a petting! ;)

Saturday, May 9, 2009

great day...

what a nice day today! last night was opening night for the greenwood/phinney artwalk and i didn't realize that this event would bring in so many seattle people not to mention my good friends and family. it was really fun to meet strangers from all walks of life and everyone's SO friendly and nice!!! well, i tend to think everyone's nice usually... but they are! It's fun and sometimes funny to see what people say about your works...But it's even more fun when people come up to me to tell me how they can relate to the image I took... :) Today, I'll be there again but probably not so much staying at my own venue. I think today, I will take some time to visit the over 60 artists at this event.... :) The above image was an image I took last summer inland from oregon coast. today's such a nice day... just like the photo above... :)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Greenwood Phinney Artwalk! - May 8th and 9th!

I'm once again participating in another artwalk! This time, the Greenwood Phinney Artwalk. :) This will probably be my last artwalk for this year so swing by to say hi if you're in the neighborhood. To see the map of the participating businesses and the artists they're showcasing, please visit this link : . I'm number 25 on the map. My photographer friend, Lea Yang will also be showing this weekend. She's number 11. ;) It should be a big event. I'll be at my venue friday night from 6:30-9:30 and saturday from 12-5.... hope to see some familiar faces... ;)

my art in a design showroom ... :D

I'm really lucky to have design & art consultant, Keri Schroeder select 4 of my prints to be displayed and sold at a modern design showroom over in Kirkland. The showroom is MDS - Modern Design Sofas which they have 2 locations, one in Kirkland and one in Pioneer Square. They have really fine, clean designs and they offer interior decorating services too! Keri has a great design sense and is really nice helping me through this exciting new process for me. I hope to be able to work with MDS for quite some time so we'll see how it goes! :D Below are the 4 images Keri selected to show in their showroom. :) You can also learn more about MDS here :

another 'first'....

I mailed this framed photo out to my very first 'out-of-state artist buyer' on Monday. It's a first so I'm extremely excited so of course I must have a post for this... =P Today, the buyer emailed to tell me she received the package! I'm so glad it got to her in safe condition. Thank you Kathryn for being a 'first' for me and your support of young artists! :D

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

those days....

This new image I've taken gives me a feeling of what I think my parents have in their memory when they first arrived to america. It just gives me that feeling...

Friday, May 1, 2009

Thank You!

The Fremont Artwalk finally happened! I just want to say thanks to those who came out and supported my art... friends and artist lovers, I'm very thankful for you all. ^_^. Just for you to be there to see what I see makes me smile inside. So, thank you all!

Thursday, April 23, 2009


I am going to be part of a group show at Cugina Cafe in Ballard for months of July/August! Stay tuned for more information about the other cool artists I'll be doing the show with. Personally, I like group shows more than solo and this is my first so I'm excited. It's more exciting to share the space with other artists. Me like... :D

I also have an opportunity to have a modern interior decorating/furniture store carry my stuff too! But more specifics on that later. In meantime, enjoy the image above. It's a photo I came across on the fotologue website and it's a photo I want to just be in! I love it!
Photo title : "The town which changes"
Photographer : REGISTA
Photographer's Link :

Monday, April 20, 2009

Fremont First Friday Artwalk - May 1st !! :D

Hello everyone! As said before, I'm very happy and fortunate to be selected in next month's Fremont Artwalk. It's coming sooner than I thought... in less than 2 weeks! I still have yet to finish working on some new images not to mention making prints and getting them framed. =P But things are slowly coming along... If you want to find out more about the artwalk, information on artists who are showing and me ;) , please check out this blog :

Here's the information of where my collection titled, "Architectural Stories" will be showing :

May 1st - 6pm-9pm
Fremont Place Book Company (they have such friendly staff :) )
621 N. 35th St.

I should also mention one of my favorite seattle artists will be showing at this artwalk too... tomoko briggs! ( I first saw her artwork in a coffee shop at Fresh Flours and her stuff immediately brought a smile to my face... all her adorable monsters... :D you will love them too!
There will be many other talented artists as well ... so come and say hi and cheer us on! :D

Sunday, April 19, 2009

More of Lea Yang's Photography..... :)

Hello all! Today I want to share with you one of my favorite images taken by my friend/photographer, Lea Yang. This photo of hers was taken on her trip to India and she titles it, "Munshi Ghat". I fell in love with the colors, texture and the whole character of these steps as soon as I saw the print made by her. And today I'm excited because Lea has an artist reception at Victrola Coffee and I'm sure to be there to cheer her on! :D Hope you all can stop by to say hi to this great artist... 411 15th Ave. East, Capitol Hill.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

these are their stories..........

I have started my new photo project titled, "these are their stories...." where I hope this will be an on-going project for me to share the many stories of others around the world through my images to you all. The above photo was a shot I took during my trip to China. Her face is so unique and I love her rosy cheeks... ^_^ You can see more photos from this project here at .

Sunday, April 12, 2009

new york stories.............

Here's my latest series of photos titled "new york stories". I'm thinking of including this series for my artwalk show in fremont which I've been fortunately selected to show next month. I'll be showing my collection titled, "architectural stories".... i'm working on a few more images to include in the collection so stay tuned... ;)