When you are not able to appreciate the present, you will miss this moment in the future; this time would be the past. “I miss Southern California” is the project in which photographer Dai Asano is figuring out how to be in the present and appreciate it through photography. Those subjects of photographs in this project are his family, friends, or himself. Warmth and beauty of having those people in your life are one of the most important things, and he did not realize how important that was before. They were always there like air exists on Earth and he took them for granted. His tendency to think like happiness is coming from the future makes him lack gratitude for everything that he has at the moment. Happiness always comes from wherever you are right now and you can appreciate everything you have instead of complaining about something in your situation.