I believe in faith, hope, and the power of homemade lemon pudding.

This fall (2016) will be my third year teaching at a university in rural southern China; at present I teach English literature and oral English. Before coming to China, I worked as a kindergarten teacher in South Korea. Before that, for eight years I was one of those ubiquitous baristas in Seattle, addicted to Americanos and forever rising before the sun.

I love the smell of rain, coffee houses, and used bookstores.

This blog contains stories from my life.




If you have a question, you can email me at tasha.dezarae.swinney@gmail.com

film photography



3 thoughts on “About

  1. Pingback: Mallipo Beach in Chungcheongnam-do (만리포해수욕장) | persimmons and bamboo shoots

  2. Oh, you shoot film? Found any Digital cameras that fit that feel? I found the fujifilm to do that for me, it has the design of a film body and it’s images have the film quality to them.

    • I shoot mostly film, yeah.. the link is below but I have not updated in a long time. I’ve considered getting one of the Fuji X series cameras, I like them a lot. But photography is just a hobby and right now it hasn’t been in the budget. All the pictures on this blog were taken with my ipod, if you can believe it.

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