Slowing Life Down

2013 has been quite the busy year — I graduated just 6 months ago and now currently employed. Working at tech companies for the past 2-3 years makes it almost impossible to "slow life down" or have a balance of Work & Play. We always have to keep up with the trends, set new trends, and keep up with the fast paced times. Everyday people live this scheduled life and it's quite interesting to watch it unfold before your eyes; people trying to cross the crosswalk with only 1—2 seconds left or people growing impatient because the bus is running 5 minutes later than scheduled. I often question "Why rush life?" Is there a reason why the smallest hiccup in the day (i.e. buses running late) really churns someone's stomach? Instead of growing old and impatient maybe we should look at those times to self-reflect, soak in the small details in life, and just watch. 

The pictures below depict the short journey I took to surprise my mother for Christmas. It was great to have the opportunity to just slow life down and have a holiday to spend it with the people that you love and that will be there / take care of you no matter what. (Thank you Jae Kim, Harry Liang, Paolo Panganiban, and Brian Mitchell / Caroline. 

Uber Cab (Seattle) > Flight (Seattle to Charlotte) > Connection Flight (Charlotte to Philadelphia > Chinabus (Philadelphia to NYC) > NYC Subway to Brooklyn > Pennstation NYC > NJ Transit Station (Hamilton) > Car > Home.  

All photos are taken with a Polaroid 600 using Impossible Project Film. 

 Uber X Cab 

Uber X Cab 

 SEA-TAC Airport at 10pm 

SEA-TAC Airport at 10pm 

 Gave up my seat

Gave up my seat

 Pilot

Pilot

 Philadelphia Taxi

Philadelphia Taxi

 Abu

Abu

 China Bus Philly

China Bus Philly

 PHL > NYC via China Bus

PHL > NYC via China Bus

 Subway

Subway

 Brian

Brian

 Happy Mistakes

Happy Mistakes

 Caroline

Caroline

 Harry

Harry

 Jae&Paolo

Jae&Paolo

 Korean Christmas Dinner

Korean Christmas Dinner

 pt. II

pt. II

 Harry

Harry

 Korean BBQ

Korean BBQ

 Steph

Steph

 Selfie

Selfie

 NJ Transit

NJ Transit

 Brotherhood

Brotherhood

Noah Conk