July 2017 archive

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 …

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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 …

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The Kumachan Available in Apple News

The Kumachan is now available in Apple News and can be read an previewed through the Apple News application.  Above is the icon for the channel and below is the link to the news feed: https://apple.news/TTo-7AcJhRTKnvEfK52oNgw Be sure to add us to your favorites.

Trip to Vietnam

I went on a trip to Vietnam to visit a friend who built a golf course called “The Bluffs.”  While there, we went to the tunnels in Ho Chi Minh City.  We also visited the island of Vũng Tau. I felt Hanoi was cool, but not as nice as Ho Chi Minh City.  Vietnam was a …

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Trip to the Golden Triangle

In 2002, I took a trip up to the Golden Triangle.  This is where Thailand, Laos and Burma meets together on the Mekong River in the most Northern tip of Maesai, Thailand.  Some friends and girlfriends came along on this trip.  We found a big Burmese python that weighed 60kg, over 120 pounds, and I …

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Nearly Escaped Myanmar Alive

In 2008, I took my first trip to Myanmar, previously known as Burma, where I stayed in the Capitol city of Yangon, also called Rangoon.  We had a good time visit at the Shwedagon Pagoda, however we were lucky to leave early because if we would have stayed tropical Cyclone Nargis hit and did so much destruction …

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18th Communications Squadron Telephone Maintenance

In 1994-1996, I was in the Air Force and I was stationed at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan. I worked in the 18th Communications Squadron Telephone Maintenance in building 400. Some of the guys I worked with were Susac, McNally, and Mr. Sashida who worked trouble tickets. During my off-duty time my friend Mike …

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Killing Fields in Cambodia

In 2000, I took a trip to get a firsthand look at the Cambodian Killing Fields and see the Killing Fields Museum. It was quite an overwhelming experience and I met some nice people along the way.

Orion Beer Towel

I received an Orion Beer towel as a gift. The towel is awesome because, not only does it have a cool design with beer and a whale shark, but it is also a reminder of the time I spent in Okinawa. I don’t exactly remember the whole story from when I went and visited the …

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7th Annual Royal Garden Plaza Arm Wrestling Tournament

In 2010, this was my last time competing in the Royal Garden Plaza arm wrestling tournament.  I finished in 3rd place after competing for the 4th time.  I would have finished in second, but my opponent got an easy path to finish in 2nd place. Still was a fun day and it was my last …

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6th Annual Royal Garden Plaza Arm Wrestling Tournament

In 2009, I participated in the 6th Annual Arm Wrestling Tournament that was hosted at the Royal Garden Plaza in Pattaya, Thailand. I really enjoyed the experience.

5th Annual Royal Garden Plaza Arm Wrestling Tournament

In 2008 it was my second competing in the 5th Annual Royal Garden Plaza arm wrestling tournament. My first draw in the first round I had to take on the previous year’s champion. I snapped my shoulder and was injured. Gene was there and rocked it the whole place was on fire with excitement. They …

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4th Annual Royal Garden Plaza Arm Wrestling Tournament

In 2007, I participated in my first arm wrestling event at the Royal Garden Plaza in Pattaya, Thailand. It’s hard to believe that it was 10 years ago. I finished with a draw and a loss. It was challenging because I was competing against professional arm wrestlers. I tried my best and enjoyed the experience.

Super Bowl XXXIX

In 2005, I had a lot of fun hanging out with Gary Strydom and watching the 39th Super Bowl at the Vault Hotel Pattaya, Thailand. We definitely had some wild times. That was Tom Brady’s 3rd Super Bowl win. Now my Jersey has 5 Patches. 

Life Reminders

Angkor Wat Cambodia

Great Trip back in 2010 to visit the Angkor Wat temple in the Siem Reap province of Cambodia. I was the strongest  I ever was in my life. Was a goal to get to be that strong and in great shape. Benching 400 for 4 repetitions. Temples were the best. Thank you. Good Memories. This …

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2002 Thailand Fishing Trip

It was a great time, long night out a sea, and fishing in the Day. Never forget this trip we got 2 nice 40kg sail fish at the end of the day. Not easy to get 2 in one day. But we did it.  Took us 45 minutes to get into the boat for each …

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Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Building

While walking over to the White House I passed by the Dwight D. Eisenhower executive building. I really liked the architectural detail in building. It certainly was worth snapping a couple photos.

Impeach Trump Sticker

While walking down the street in Washington D.C. I happened to see a sticker stuck to a lamp post that said, “tRUMP is an ASS IMPEACH THE PUTIN PUPPET” D.C. is a pretty liberal city, however I’m curious as if these liberals actually think things through. In the event of Donald J. Trump being impeached, …

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George Washington Statue

Walked through the George Washington University Campus in the Foggy Bottom area of Washington D.C. and passed by this statue. I felt it wouldn’t be right to pass by a statue of one of the greatest leaders in American history and not capture a photo of the moment I had.

July Weekly Fishing Report

I woke up at 3 A.M. to get ready, for July 23rd fishing trip on  Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire  with a 24 foot boat owned by my cousin. We were on the water around 5 A.M. Waters were rocking and rolling. We got out there about 1 hour to late.. The fishing was very slow, …

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Scenery Along the California Pacific Coast Highway

Since I will probably never make the drive again in my lifetime, here are photos I took of different sights, scenery, signs, and other miscellaneous things along the California Pacific Coast Highway 1 between Los Angeles and Monterey. I was told that the views are just absolutely gorgeous and I guess for California standards they …

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Hearst Castle

Driving north on California Pacific Coast Highway 1 I saw a sign for the Hearst Castle so I decided to stop and check it out. I took some photos as I walked around, but once I saw the price of the tickets to look at some dead, rich, people’s house, I quickly knew this was …

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Bubble Gum Alley in San Louis Obispo

I heard about this alley in San Louis Obispo called the bubble gum alley because people go there and stick pieces of gum to the wall. For whatever reason that I cannot explain now, I knew that I had to see this. When I got there it was about mid day and unfortunately for me …

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Retro Revolution in Fremantle, Australia

Are you ready for the party of all parties? Well here it is, 5 old school DJ’s from the 90’s & beyond for one night of fun. SONICSSS GLOBAL NETWORK has rounded up Metro Freo’s original 90’s resident DJ’s Steve Spinner & Steve Barrington along with DJ Birdie, Dean Charles & Dave ‘3D’ Ward for …

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San Diego Duck Boat Tours

Around San Diego, California you may see some tour vehicles that have a seal painted on the side of them. The tours use duck boats and they drive around on land and then they drive right into the water to cruise over and check out some sea lions or seals in the San Diego bay. …

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Landing at Salt Lake City

I was trying to figure out what that black spot was.  Is it a swage pond?  Is it a solar panels?  Whatever it is, it is pretty big in size. For the first time in my life I took a flight that landed in Salt Lake City, Utah. I’ve never been to Salt Lake City …

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The Wedding Night

Mike was going to be married to Jane, so his father sat him down for a little chat. He said, ‘Mike, let me tell you something. On my wedding night in our honeymoon suite, I took off my pants, handed them to your mother, and said, ‘Here, try these on!, She did and said, ‘These …

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Senior Toons That May Be True

UFO Sighting July 4th 2017

In the evening of the 4th of July 2017 while finishing my walk around 8 p.m., down Washington Street Penacook New Hampshire.  I looked off to the North says and saw a big black object in the far off distance, not moving. I watched it for about 5 minutes. Wound not have be a plane …

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Political Quotes From Famous People

1. In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a Congress. -John Adams 2. If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed. -Mark Twain 3. Suppose …

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Sea World Sea Turtles

Here are some photos of sea turtles and some fish that you can see in the tanks at the sea world in San Diego, California.

United States Capitol Building

My last night in Washington D.C. I wanted to make the most of my time, so I went over to the Capitol building to get as many photos as I could. When I got home I sorted through my photos trying to choose the best of each angle I was able to get a clear …

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Sea World Aquarium Fish

Here are some images of different types of fish found at the Sea World Aquarium.

Sea World Dolphin Show

The dolphin show at Sea World, San Diego was a lot of fun. At the beginning of the show this guy came out to get some crowd participation and he sang some songs and made everybody laugh. The next part of the show the dolphin trainers came out and told everybody what they do at …

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