Instagram Week 2

Here are a few of my favorite shots from this past week!

There are probably several of you that know about my severe bird phobia. Well, one morning I was sitting in the lounge working on the laptop and suddenly I got this very icky feeling. I turn around and just outside the window this little guy was staring at me. Thank goodness there was glass between us or I would have been in full blown panic mode. Since then I’ve been told that this bird is lucky. Let’s hope so!
Eating out with friends at a Japanese restaurant. Mmmm, sashimi! Also on the menu, steamed eggs, wasabi squid, tempura shrimp, grilled garlic, and stuffed conch shells.
Delighted to find an import store that sells cocoa powder. Not the greatest brand in the whole wide world, but it sure as heck will do when I have a craving for a brownie once we move into the new apartment!
After enjoying the familiar comfort of the import store (and cocoa powder) I was reminded that things are still very different here. How about some fresh chicken feet? (PS. This photo was taken at Walmart)
Friday I went in to work with Jesse to take some photos of the facility. In order to be allowed in the print room you have to gear up in a clean room suit (or as I like to call it a “zombie makin’ suit”). I seriously look like the Stay Puffed Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters.

I also finally got out my real camera this weekend and will be sharing some of those photos later this week. Along with a fantastic fish recipe for all your lent needs.

Have a great week!!


>4 years ago Jesse gave me my dSLR camera. It is a Canon Rebel Xti and even though I haven’t explored a lot of lenses (just the kit lens, 50 mm and 70-300 mm) I absolutely love it. One day I hope to upgrade both the body and lenses, but for now it serves me well. I have captured a lot of shots with that measly kit lens of my mine and the nifty 50 is my best friend when it comes to food photos. But…. I have a confession to make… Since arriving in China I have only taken my camera out of the bag once, and the battery was dead so I didn’t even take it with me.

I have totally fallen in love with an iPhone app called Instagram (It might be on other smart phones, like Android, as well. Anyone know?). In case you somehow haven’t heard about it yet, it’s a photo app that moonlights as a social networking app. You use it to take a photo, then you choose one of the preset filters (or leave it as is), give it a title or description, and upload it to your feed. You can find your friends and follow their photo feed and in return they can follow you. Another cool feature is the ability to link it to Facebook and Twitter. So if you really like a photo, you can post it right to your Facebook wall from the app.

Needless to say, I’ve been having a lot of fun using this app. I love it so much that I am thinking about trying to do a weekly Sunday post with my favorite Instagram photos from the week.

Here are a few of my favorite photos from this week!

Last weekend we found a grocery store with a huge selection of butter. SCORE!

On Tuesday (Valentine’s day) we had dinner at the hotel then hung out in the hotel’s bar for a little bit. Isn’t my Valentine handsome?

My new friend, Joyce, took me to a new place for lunch on Friday. Mushrooms, rice and soup!

Jesse’s coworker and friend, Derek, took us to lunch on Saturday. How about that fish?! It was actually really really good. Sweet and sour fish with NO bones!

After lunch on Saturday we took a little walk around the pier next to the restaurant.

Today Jesse had to go in to work for a few hours so I’m doing some blogging in the lounge.

Are you on Instagram?? If you are, look for me! My username is Jigginjessica. Let’s share the photo love. 🙂