Aug 11

Tale of Two Alligators


Two alligators were sitting at the side of the swamp near the lake. The smaller one turned to the bigger one and said, “I can’t understand how you can be so much bigger than me. We’re the same age; we were the same size as kids. I just don’t get it.”

“Well,” said the big gator, “what have you been eating?” “Politicians, same as you,” replied the small gator.

“Hmm…..Well, where do you catch them?” “Down the other side of the swamp near the parking lot by the Capitol.”

“Same here. Hmm…. How do you catch them?”

“Well, I crawl up under one of their Lexus cars and wait for one to unlock the car door. Then I jump out, grab them by the leg, shake the shit out of them and eat ’em!”

“Same here.” says the big gator. “Do you eat Democrats or Republicans?”

“I eat the Democrats” says the little guy.

“Ah!” says the big gator. “I think I see your problem. You’re not getting any real nourishment. You see, by the time you finish shaking the shit out of a Democrat, there’s nothing left but an asshole and a briefcase.”

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Aug 05

Trip to Shanghai China


In the winter of 2007, I took my first trip to Shanghai, China on a Visa run to visit a club built by Dave “DJ 3D” Ward. California Club is a part of Muse at Park 97. Also saw a good part of Shanghai the place where parts of the movie Empire of the Sunwere filmed, near the Oriental Pearl Tower. Had a great time and a second trip as well , just don’t expect to see the sun doing the winter, cold wet rain is all I saw.

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Aug 04

Cicada


While waiting outside in Japan I heard a noise and happened to look up to see this cicada in a tree. Luckily I had my camera and was able to snap a couple photos of it. If you haven’t ever seen a cicada before they are a pretty wicked look insect.

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Aug 03

Spinning Coaster


Have you ever had the urge to ride a roller coaster on the 2nd story of a building that spins? If you have, then I have the ride just for you. In Yokohama, Japan there is a roller coaster called the spinning coaster which does exactly that. It is on the roof of a building, the car where everybody sits is round and it spins as passengers ride the ride.

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Aug 02

Cosmo Clock 21 Giant Ferris Wheel in Yokohama

The Cosmo Clock 21 is a giant ferris wheel in Yokohama, Japan. It was built in 1992 and stands 354 feet tall. It is a short walk from the Sakuragicho train station and it is part of the Cosmo World Amusement park. I decided to go for a ride on it and see what kinds of interesting things are to be seen while riding it. First off there are some special seats on the ferris wheel that have a glass bottom that you can look out as you’re slowly going around. There are many other interesting things to be seen. You can see a putt putt golf course and a gazebo on different rooftops. You can see the bridges spanning across Yokohama bay. You can also see landmark tower. No matter what it is you may find interesting the Cosmo Clock ferris wheel gives you spectacular views around Yokohama.

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Aug 02

Working in Hong Kong


Working in Hong Kong was a great experience. All telecommunications related, I had a good crew and we remodeled the telephone switch. Hong Kong telephone was very nice to me and we got the job done. I was able to see some good sites and meet some great people on the weekends too. I went all out in year 2000!

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Aug 01

Vanish Roller Coaster in Japan


If you ever find yourself in Tokyo, Japan and are looking for something to do, you should take the subway train over to the Sakuragicho train station in Yokohama. A short walk from the train station you will see a big ferris wheel and at the base of that ferris wheel is a roller coaster named “Vanish.” It is rightly named because the roller coaster actually goes down into a tunnel, but it gives the illusion that is in vanishing into water. It’s a fun ride and is pretty unique.

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Aug 01

Working in Bolivia


It was September 1997, (20 years ago), went I got my first contract job to La Paz, Bolivia. My crew and I were in Bolivia for 1 month solid. Not many people spoke English and only had 1 day off per week while working in South America for Nortel Communications. We took a trip down South of La Paz, into the mountains to a resort and saw some great sites. I will never forget that adventure. I have not been back since then but I would like to someday.

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Jul 31

Working in South Korea


Between the United States Air Force and overseas contracting for Motorola Telecommunications and Korean Telecom. South Korea was a great place to be 1995 to year 2000. Seoul, South Korea and Osan Air Base two places I worked. We called it the R.O.K., Republic Of Korea, we even had that Jinro chamisul soju Korea fire power. Put you right where you want to be.

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Jul 31

Working in Germany


In 2000, I started my first overseas contract position in Munich, Germany. In 6 months time I had a lot of fun and got to meet some really great people. There was a guy from Texas named Wayne, but I nicknamed him Wayne’s World, who worked in the office in the back. I worked in the front office Network Operations Center (NOC) with the Northern Telecom Equipment. Viag Interkom war ein unabhängiger Telekommunikationsanbieter in Deutschland. While there, we also went to visit the Olympic Park.  That was quite an experience.

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