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The long and short of it all

For this brand new year of 2012, I’ve got the following post with short lists to describe a few things about me …


  • Born & raised in Vancouver, Canada; left in 1994
  • Toronto, Canada until 2001
  • Heidelberg, Germany until 2003
  • Minneapolis, US until 2006
  • La Serena, Chile until 2011


  • Taishan (Toisaan) — first language at home
  • Cantonese — on the streets of Chinatown
  • English — Canadian version, it’s all metric
  • French — 5 years in high school, and what I’ve got left is “ouai”
  • German — wem sagst du das …
  • a touch of Spanish — no hay de qué …
  • and bits of Czech — prosím …


Sports 1.0

  • NHL hockey: Vancouver Canucks
  • CFL Football: British Columbia Lions — 2011 winners of the 99th Grey Cup
  • NL Baseball: Montréal Expos — I still can’t get over 1994 …

Sports 2.0

  • NFL Football: Seattle Seahawks (since inception)
  • AL Baseball: Toronto Blue Jays, Seattle Mariners (both since inception)
  • English Premiership: Arsenal FC
  • 1. Bundesliga: 1. FC Köln (Geissbock!)

Favourite Cities (to now)

  • Berlin, Germany
  • Hong Kong, S.A.R.P.R.C.
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • San Francisco, US
  • Stockholm, Sweden

(There are so many more, but I’ve listed ten for the here and now.)

  • Eugène Atget
  • Maureen Bissiliat
  • Bressai (Gyula Halász)
  • Fred Herzog
  • Fan Ho
  • André Kertész
  • Herlinde Koelbl
  • Vivian Maier
  • Bettina Rheims
  • Edward Weston

Photo Prefs

  • Landscapes
  • Cityscapes
  • Architecture
  • Geometry and symmetry
  • Contrasts in light and colour


  • Macau, S.A.R.P.R.C.
  • Singapore — for the food
  • Barcelona, Spain — in a word, Tickets
  • Tallinn, Estonia
  • To figure out where to reside after the RTW, or continue wandering …
  • To figure out what to do after the RTW, or continue wandering …
  • By Pearl Jam from “Yield”

Questions or comments? Please feel free to write them below.

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8 Responses to “The long and short of it all”

    • fotoeins

      Joe, I only wanted to choose five – besides, Sydney could return to my top five … some day … 😉

      Thanks for reading and commenting!


  1. Daniel

    Ah! The Canucks! A great way to get to know you. Looking forward to following your adventures into 2012!


    • fotoeins

      Hi, Daniel. I’ve been watching, following, and cheering (futilely?) for the Canucks since 1976-77. Following last year’s seven-game final against Boston while I was in Chile was a little rough; I’ve now been witness to all three trips to the Finals since that first trip in `82 against the mighty Islanders.

      By the way, I’ve found your Twitter and FB page, and I’m now following both. Thanks for reading and commenting!


  2. Eva

    The Montreal expos are still the only MLB team that I have ever seen at their stadium. I wish I hadn’t lost the beautiful expos cap I had, it would be a collector’s item now!


    • fotoeins

      Wow! There aren’t many who know, remember, let alone admit they were once an Expos fan. Oddly enough, I just spent the last four days in Victoria, BC, and I’d seen two different people wear Expos’ baseball caps. My Expos cap is now somewhere in the middle of the Pacific, on their way from Valparaíso, Chile to Vancouver, Canada.

      Thanks for reading and commenting, Eva!


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