Monthly Archives: August 2016

Harvard’s Map listing of Sacramento embroidery shop

Harvard provides a world map listing of Sacramento’s premiere embroidery and screen printing shop

Last week I recieved a call from a buddy to go take a look at and photograph the prestigous Ivy League research university, that is Harvard. Now grant you, this is the fine institution where notibles such as Mark Zuckerberg, Conan O’ Brien, and my favorite Jeremy Lin attended. Worth noting, the famous embroidery bookmark that’s over one hundred years old too.


Eager to get going we broke out the laptop and hopped on one of them online reservation/booking sites, which I’m pretty sure you’re familiar with, and booked a trip to Cambridge Massachusetts the next week. Since we’re in Sacramento, the question was do we fly first class or not, eh, who cares! let’s do the first class. Why not, in first class, even though you do pay a premium, one gets more leg room and other ammenities such as all the alcohol one can consume. LOL. That was enough reasoning there, so first class it is, and Harvard we come!

Next, we didn’t know what to wear. I mean, we had to represent Sacramento and northern california didn’t we? So we called up our favorite local embroidery Sacramento shop 7Prints to get some ideas on how we can best do that. We’ve decided that we were going to have them make us some custom embroidered baseball hats and jerseys. Bamn! We paid the rush charge because we really needed these. A few days later, the items were delivered and those look awesome. Now we had our gear.

embroidery sacramento patch
Embroidery Sacramento patch

All that is left is what camera for me to bring and how much other additional photography equipment I should bring. I think I’ll bring my DSLR Nikon, with enough lens to zoom a mile away. Just kidding my lens go not go ou that far. What else should I pack in my bag, hmmmm, this may sound a bit embarrassing but heck, I’m going to bring a self stick too. Afterall, we are going to Harvard now. Of course can’t forget the memory for the cameras now. Believe it or not but I was able to pack over 10 terrabytes of storage. I will not be one of them folks who second thoughts whether a shot may be worth the additional storage or not. Nope, not me.

The day soon came and it was time to board our flight to the east coast, As anxious as were were to visit Harvard and Boston, we took the flight that had a layover in New York, yeah of all places. Anyways, I will post more pics after the trip.

Sandy X.

The Hmong people of Thailand

The Hmong people of Thailand

I recently went to Thailand on vacation and took some awesome photography of the hill tribe Hmong people. It was a very inspiring  trip. The pictures from my small basic camera came out and exposed really nice and I thought I blog about it a little there.

Hmong People

The Hmong are one of the categories of hill tribes who are living in the Thailand. In this region, you can find 2 main sub categories called as Blue and White. The Hmong people are usually found in the regions like Thailand, Laos and Vietnam and China. These people have migrated to Thailand from the regions like Laos and China.

How Hmong people entered the Thailand?

The Hmong people have located in the hills of Thailand, and they have carried out their traditional shifting cultivation in correspondence to isolation and peace. You can find approximately more than 60,000 Hmong people are living in North east part of the Thailand. Along with this, there are 50,000 of people were living as a refugee in the Thailand region. First, Hmong people have entered this region with small groups by crossing the Mekong River. After some years, they have moved to the northern state of Phetchabun, later they have joined their relatives in Ban Huay Nam Khoa.

The main occupation of Hmong people is cultivating opium poppy. But after a government took initiative, these people gradually modified their ways and they begin to sell the needlework that is beautifully designed. You know, the Hmong people are professional in the needlework. They make their clothes by themselves; they used to sell those clothes to others. This category of people is animists, and they are strong believers in spirits.

Essential information about Hmong clothes

As already mentioned above, these categories of people make their clothes of their own and, you know, traditionally the Hmong clothes are tiresome and quite heavy to wear with several layers. The amount of the silver worn are mainly utilized to reflect the wealth back in Thailand and Laos, but this kind of representation has modified in the United States.

Hmong Clothes

Most of them believed that wearing the Hmong clothes in America is now becoming a way to remember and show the appreciation of Hmong culture. The Hmong groups are often named after the Supreme patterns and colors of their traditional clothing, unique style of headdress and the states which they have come from. For instance, the Green Hmong used to wear colorful skirts, white Hmong’s wear full white skirts and the striped Hmong’s wear tops with the stripes. Hmong clothes are usually designed with silver and embroidery. The Hmong men will produce the items of wood and musical instruments. In addition to this, they are skilled as gunsmiths and blacksmiths.

Modern Day Hmong Clothes and People

Well, not all clothes are traditional, in fact there’s a trend in rising modern wear as well, or what we call urban Hmong Clothes. The site reference there depicts a style that appeals to the traditional as well as hip young Hmong People folks who likes to adorn the Tojsiab style or brand.