Friday, May 25, 2007


Instant Gratification photography: If a web log is a blog, then is a photo-log, a flog?

May 25th 2007, Burlingame, CA

Mercy High School. a.k.a Hogwarts School of Wizardy and Witchcraft. It was like the type of school you see in movies. The above picture is unlike any high school I've ever been to.

Anyways, the bride with groom. Guess who's parents these two are? Oh wait, let's back up a bit. Who are these people anyways. Lynda is my dad's cousin. Lynda's mom is my grandfather's sister. Or my dad's aunt. So what does that make Lynda. This was a popular question. Thanks to a recent digg article, I was able to answer with 90% certainty.

As you can see from the chart, Lynda is my first cousin, once removed. The orange box is in fact me. Weird how my cousin's children and technically also first cousins, once removed. This chart doesn't really touch on your cousin's cousin. If there is no blood relation, are they not cousins? But I digress.

3 of my dad's aunts.

The list.

It'll be more fun to look at the menu and figure out which is which. The vegetarian spring rolls were the only ones I failed to photograph.

More once removed-age. Chris Loh (with wife Helen) is also my first cousin once removed. I hardly remember him since he was presumably at college when I was young so I didn't see much of him.

Lynda's older sister Janice with her two kids and husband. The second child is "under the table."

Each table had it's own mini-cake so there was plenty of cake-age. I think I'm making up words...

There is no halibut photo as I was not partaking. But I would have! The servers didn't even blink in the following exchange:

Server: Fish or Meat?
Me: [did you just say 'meat?'] I'll have one of each.
Server: [stares blankly]
Server: Did you say fish or meat?
Me: I said I'll have one of each.
Server: [stares blankly] Huh?
Me: [defeated] ah, never mind. Meat me.
Server: meet you where?

Well the last part I made up.

Cake detail.

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