Friday, September 25, 2009

Naesosa - a Temple near Buan

Tree-lined road to Naesosa

One of the 4 guardians of the gate

The main building enshrining the Buddha image

Inside the main building

Architectural details of interior of the main building

Friday, September 18, 2009

Images from the Totoman Museum in Seoul

This tiny little "museum" is a rambling assemblage of old toys, kitsch from Korean childhoods, old school stuff, piles of tiny figures and sensational movie posters. Here are some highlights from the collection:

Twins, separated at birth?

This little guy was angry because he was only 3 inches tall.

Astro boys and friends

This "king" baby and his friends are the stuff nightmares are made of

You've come a long way, baby!

Donald Duck and friend

Bald, yet hairy, clown

Translation: "I've Been Tricked!"

Get your shots!

Mickey has more friends than Donald

Military miniatures

Is this monkey the homekeeper? You decide.

Translation: "Now Is Not the Time to Die"

You can never have enough

This calendar was advertising a pharmacy

Korea's version of ugly dolls

Wonder Woman's "Whatever I Want" Notebook

The Wrestler

Buddhist monks in training, perhaps?

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Birthday Cat

cinder_hat.jpg, originally uploaded by littlececilia.

Even at 9 years old, Cinder is a party animal!

Monday, January 22, 2007

Hale House

Hale House, originally uploaded by littlececilia.

The Victorians were stuffy, uptight bastards, but weren't their houses so cool?

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Saturday, December 23, 2006


Originally uploaded by littlececilia.
Soy bean sprouts never looked so good!


Originally uploaded by littlececilia.
I've just started working on my new cookbook. Hope these photos make your mouth water!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006


Originally uploaded by littlececilia.

Moss Trees

Moss Trees
Originally uploaded by littlececilia.
Tahoe is gorgeous in the winter. Snow makes me happy, but that's because I live in Los Angeles.