>4 years ago Jesse gave me my dSLR camera. It is a Canon Rebel Xti and even though I haven’t explored a lot of lenses (just the kit lens, 50 mm and 70-300 mm) I absolutely love it. One day I hope to upgrade both the body and lenses, but for now it serves me well. I have captured a lot of shots with that measly kit lens of my mine and the nifty 50 is my best friend when it comes to food photos. But…. I have a confession to make… Since arriving in China I have only taken my camera out of the bag once, and the battery was dead so I didn’t even take it with me.

I have totally fallen in love with an iPhone app called Instagram (It might be on other smart phones, like Android, as well. Anyone know?). In case you somehow haven’t heard about it yet, it’s a photo app that moonlights as a social networking app. You use it to take a photo, then you choose one of the preset filters (or leave it as is), give it a title or description, and upload it to your feed. You can find your friends and follow their photo feed and in return they can follow you. Another cool feature is the ability to link it to Facebook and Twitter. So if you really like a photo, you can post it right to your Facebook wall from the app.

Needless to say, I’ve been having a lot of fun using this app. I love it so much that I am thinking about trying to do a weekly Sunday post with my favorite Instagram photos from the week.

Here are a few of my favorite photos from this week!

Last weekend we found a grocery store with a huge selection of butter. SCORE!

On Tuesday (Valentine’s day) we had dinner at the hotel then hung out in the hotel’s bar for a little bit. Isn’t my Valentine handsome?

My new friend, Joyce, took me to a new place for lunch on Friday. Mushrooms, rice and soup!

Jesse’s coworker and friend, Derek, took us to lunch on Saturday. How about that fish?! It was actually really really good. Sweet and sour fish with NO bones!

After lunch on Saturday we took a little walk around the pier next to the restaurant.

Today Jesse had to go in to work for a few hours so I’m doing some blogging in the lounge.

Are you on Instagram?? If you are, look for me! My username is Jigginjessica. Let’s share the photo love. 🙂


  1. >I love the butter selection in that store there!

  2. >Sadly, there is no instagram for Android. I'm so jealous of iPhone-users for this reason alone! LOVE the photos – you look so happy 🙂

  3. >Instagram is one of the reasons I wanted to get an iPhone again! lol! I love keeping up with your China adventures on there! 🙂

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