Welcome

An online scrapbook for logs and essays on my climbing adventures and outdoor experiences in general, with frequent effusions on veganism, minimalism and sustainable living and the importance of slowing down.


Work

Current location: Vancouver, BC; dreaming of Squamish.

A digital marketing and product management generalist currently working for Western Union Business Solutions to help improve their marketing technology stack and processes.

Outdoors

I am an serious outdoor enthusiast and an avid climber. I enjoy all disciplines of climbing - bouldering, sport, trad and alpine style. I am not a pro by any mean, but neither am I a noob in most climbing styles, except for pure waterfall ice. As far as mixed climbing goes, I am yet to try it.

Photography

I am also a photography enthusiast, mostly inspired by wilderness landscapes landscape and street photography genres.

Having said that, I do realize that these two photographic choices sit at the opposite end of the spectrum - with landscape photography being slow, calibrated and an artistic pursuit placing extreme importance on the aethetics of the frame, street photography on the other hand is more a snapshot style and impromptu art focusing less on the aesthetics of the frame and more on the story behind it, much similar to any documentary pursuits.

I am also interested in timelapse, but the amount of time and efforts it takes to edit timelapse behind the computer is not worth the opportunity cost of of climbing or just being outside for me personally.

Drawing videos

Recently, although I am not the principal artist behind this one, I have started supporting my wife's YouTube channel, The Art Zombie(external YouTube link). Her channel features timelapsed/fast-forwarded videos of her drawings - mostly portraits and occasionally some mandalas every now and then. Now these really are wonderful drawings in my opinion and I wish I could be that good.