Hey, I'm Mel!
I'm a tea sommelier, an adventurer, a language lover, and a photographer! I love finding new ways of seeing the world. Chasing an unconventional life inspires me. In my writing here I'm pursuing to be as raw and honest as possible. I'm goofy, sarcastic, and straightforward. I want to make you feel comfortable so you can sit down with a cup of tea and chat like we're family. Welcome to my corner of the internet.
Photography July 7, 2015 Switching from the Nikon D800 to the Fuji X-T1 "Okay, I know this sounds crazy, but I swear I've thought about it a lot first." My words to a photographer friend a little over a week ago, before telling her I was getting rid of my Nikon D800 and ... Photography April 2, 2015 How to Take Better Cherry Blossom Photos Who doesn't want to take better cherry blossom photos? Strike a pose that recalls Sailor Moon-level coolness while the dreamy petals drift around you. Now, how do I get these camera settings right?...