A Day in the Life of Asian Pacific America

On May 10th, 2014, the Smithsonian Institute asked Asian Pacific Americans around the world to document their days through photo and video. From the Smithsonian website: “May 10, 2014 marks the 145th anniversary of the Golden Spike photo, marking the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. Despite the fact that Chinese and Indian American migrant workers were key in the construction of the railroad, not one was included in this photograph.” This year, Asian Americans are claiming our presence on the globe by exposing a range of experiences through photos and videos. These are some pictures depicting how I spent my May 10, 2014.


Captured in the early hours of the morning, this photo was the first of my day. I spend a significant amount of time in this cozy room and also write many of my blog posts here.


I’m so happy that summer is finally on its way, which means florals on florals on florals.


Convention on the Rights of the Child, Article 20, Section 3: “Such care could include, inter alia, foster placement, kafalah of Islamic law, adoption or if necessary placement in suitable institutions for the care of children. When considering solutions, due regard shall be paid to the desirability of continuity in a child’s upbringing and to the child’s ethnic, religious, cultural and linguistic background.”


This lovely, eclectic shop always intrigues me.


This dish can’t even be considered “Asian” food.


Fortune cookies – another fake Asian creation


I’m so lucky to live by this beautiful place.


This is always a wonderful way to end the day.


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