I was born in Jersey City, NJ. I'm Thai-American, meaning Thai by ethnicity but born in America. From the young age of 4, I was raised in sunny Southern California. I have a wonderful wife named wife and two daughters.

My Equipment:

Nikon D3 (His name is Vader and he's a badass)

Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D.

NOTE: Please do not post picture comments or invites on my pictures. It's not that I don't appreciate it, but I'd just rather not get them. If I see them, I generally delete them.

Also, please DO NOT use pictures of my kids on Orkut. Also do not email me asking if you can use them on Orkut or for your "school project". The answer is no. If I get an email from you asking, I will block you without hesitation. Thank you!

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    Norma*Iriz* says:

    "Pete has phenomenal work. His view of the world and use of his equipment is excellent... Bravo. Thank you for letting me view your wonderful photos."

    July 25th, 2008

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    monet b. photography says:

    "This testimonial is long overdue! I have been a fan of Pete's work since he started his first 365 project and he's backkkk...for a fisheye second year!
    He is an ongoing wealth of talent and creativity....and truly a nice guy!
    The King of self portraits period!
    Enough said!!!!"

    May 16th, 2008

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    kriswoo says:

    "Pete is like a wonderful, bright ray of light. He has an amazing ability of creating friendships ... those who can consider themselves his friend are lucky indeed. He's an inspiration and a wonderful father/husband. I've had the wonderful opportunity to see him with his beautiful family and anyone would be envious of who he is and what he has.

    Oh, and he just happens to be a great photographer, a master in photoshop, and extremely funny. Thanks for all you do, Pete. Flickr is lucky to have you."

    April 24th, 2008

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    akules says:

    "Pete is such a great and funny guy. He is such a great father, he's done such a amazing job raising his 2 beautiful children. I always love seeing their faces on his stream and seeing what kind of crazy picture Pete is going to do with his creative mind.
    Thanks for sharing all of your pictures with us. I really enjoy it!"

    April 9th, 2008

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    paul_ark says:

    "As far as brothers go, I definitely place him in the top 2"

    January 2nd, 2008

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    notcatherinezeta says:

    "Pete can complete a rubik's cube without cheating (he reckons). Pete can see with the centre of his palms, Pete can capture moods and colours and light and splashes so beautifully. Pete can capture the love he has for his little girls and his bigger girl in every pic he takes of them, he is so proud of them and I love it. Pete can do the splits in mid air. Really, what more do you need?
    And so I say hooray for Pete. Hooray, Hooray, Hooray for Pete."

    June 23rd, 2007

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    shutterblog says:

    "The Force is strong in this one. One of my very most favoritist stops on the Flickrs. Pete almost makes me want to go back to Canon... Can't wait for the book!"

    May 28th, 2007

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    KpucmuHa {Kristina} says:

    "I love Pete's wonderful candids and stories of life in an all female household. Since my girls are similar ages to his, I can emphasize, and I am sure my husband even more so.

    What I really look forward to every day are the new installments of the 365 series. They have become a tour de force pop culture review. They are witty, creative, and show great mastery of Photoshop (which Pete is willing to share, bless his soul). When he was on Day 30, I thought, "How could he top this?" He is now on Day 16X and keeps going strong. I will be sad when 365 days are up."

    May 4th, 2007

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    G Garibay says:

    "The talent and imagination is strong in this one.
    Pete has the creative mind of a true artist. His work is really amazing, like nothing I have seen before, and grows with each new idea. keep the good work coming.

    I am Truly a big fan!"

    April 11th, 2007

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    makunmedia says:

    "Pete and I go WAY back: went to school together, we were roommates, went to one another's weddings, now we're both dads, etc. Sure, we've had some tense moments, but we've had more than our share of laughs over the years. Heck, isn't that what makes all great friendships last?

    Pete introduced me to flickr awhile back, but it wasn't until recently that I picked up a REAL camera. Hey, Pete! I'm counting on you, man. Teach me the ropes! :) Oh, and if you ever decide you don't want to take pictures anymore, you can still be my roadie. :)"

    March 26th, 2007

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    *Elizabeth* says:

    "Petie aka My Asian Brotha...what a delight it has been to make his acquaintance. I've been on Flickr for less than a year and in that time, Petie has been one of a few who have stood by me. Petie has been a teacher, mentor, friend and a good laugh. His photography skills are amazing and his Photoshop skills will astound you. I feel fortunate to have come across his photostream and even more lucky to be considered a friend by him. Hugs Petie!!"

    March 24th, 2007

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    diyosa says:

    "Pete. When i see arkworld coming I know i can depend on a laugh, or at least a huge smile. But besides his great sense of humor and friendliness he's also an amazing photographer. Not only does he capture his girls so well but anyone who seeks his services as a photographer is super lucky. Next visit to S. Cali we've gotta have a flickr mixr."

    March 10th, 2007

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    -Angela says:

    "A constant source of creativity and amusement. Your ideas always dazzle me and you're the best online boyfriend a girl could have!"

    February 8th, 2007

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    jwill9311 says:

    "Pete is one of those fantastically creative people that humble and inspire you at the same time. His work is always a reminder of what photography hould do: move and energize and inspire. Well Done."

    January 26th, 2007

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    maricar (maricarlianne.com) says:

    "Pete's an awesome photographer! I love his stream and the unique way he captures events in his life. I enjoy watching his little girls' grow through his pictures. A terrific friend too. He's full of ideas, support, encouragement and laughter."

    January 23rd, 2007

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    B e l l e ...M... says:

    "Pete is one of the greatest flickr friends i have here on flickr.
    not only is he very creative and funny, he is also very supportive, encouraging and always willing to help out.

    bonus: great photographs, beautiful family, fun comments and stories and helpful PS tips. what else could a flickr addict ask for? :-)

    oh, and did i mention the "Great Marky"? (do i have to write a separate testimonial to Marky? :-)

    hope to meet you, your family and Marky in 2007! :-p"

    January 9th, 2007

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    jon-e says:

    "Incredibly creative and one of the nicest contacts you could hope to have. Pete has been an inspiration and a great flickr friend."

    January 1st, 2007

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    nicw_214 says:

    "Whenever I need a laugh I come look at Pete's photostream - there is always something goofy and silly in there, particularly his 365 self-portrait project. I come for the laughs, but I stay for the wonderful photographs!"

    December 5th, 2006

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    Veronique Moisan says:

    "Pete is one of the first photographers on flickr that I have come in contact with and he has successfully made me feel at home. His pictures reflect mostly his family-side but occasionally, he will indugle us with a silly-side picture. We love him for his honesty, his gorgeous portraits and his undeniable cuteness. :)"

    August 16th, 2006

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    [bridget] says:

    "and I will call him Mary.

    Pete - your girls can pay a dowry and we may change our minds about setting them up with serena's girls.
    Your friendship and photography go without saying - hmmmmmmmmm
    that YOUR comments ROCK and you are just an awesome person.

    keep on keepin on."

    July 14th, 2006

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    jtbeannie says:

    "I've known Pete for almost twelve years and he's managed to get me addicted to whatever he gets addicted to. This by far is my favorite addiction. I enjoy looking at his pictures and anxiously wait for what he has next. Because of him, I've become a photo snob and expect nothing but the best pictures of his daughters."

    May 6th, 2006

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    bokchoyboy says:

    "I love coming to Pete's photostream to get a glimpse into his life. He has a touching and humorous way of sharing and story telling! Pete you rock! I am getting to know Pete way better on Flickr than I did when we went to college together!"

    February 25th, 2006

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    *northpolemama* says:

    "Pete is a great guy to have as a contact. He can get you into all kind of trouble that you have to dig yourself out of. Thanks Pete!

    *oh yeah, he also takes some pretty great photos and has a beautiful family ;)"

    January 22nd, 2006

March 2005
Jersey City, NJ
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