Category: Events

View of Honolulu from Airport

As I was at the Honolulu airport today I took a photo in the direction of Honolulu, Waikiki, and Diamond head. Here is what that view looks like.

Mikey from American Chopper

Today I was walking down the street in Waikiki and I saw Mikey Tuttle from the t.v. show American Chopper. That was pretty cool, but unfortunately I didn’t get my camera out in time to take a photo. It was probably good that I didn’t take a photo anyway. I’m sure people like him get …

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Jimmy Buffett’s at the Beachcomber

Today I went to Jimmy Buffett’s at the Beachcomber restaurant in Waikiki, Hawaii. I went there for lunch so there wasn’t a band playing or any drinking going on or anything, but it was a nice atmosphere and it had pretty good food. Here are a few of the photos I took.

A View of Diamond Head from Waikiki Beach

Took a walk on Waikiki beach and took a couple of photos of Diamond Head.

Hilton Hawaiian Village

I got roped into going on a business trip for training and they twisted my arm to fly to Hawaii where I stayed in the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Overall this was a nice hotel with nice services, however it was a bit pricy and it seems as though it is a trap. The hotel has …

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Omiya, Japan

Today I went to Omiya, which is located in the Saitama Prefecture, in Japan. There seems to be a lot of bars, restaurants, snacks, and other forms of entertainment in this area. Here are some of the photos I took of this adventure.

Pavement Art

Another Thawte Notary 10 Points

Today I took a train for 1 hour to a little place called Tsutsujigaoka. This is in Tokyo, but it is probably a part of Tokyo that I would not normally go to. When I got there I was met by a nice German guy who works for a bank. We went to a coffee …

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Thawte Notary 10 Points

Today I took the train for about an hour and stopped at Kawasaki to meet a Japanese guy who worked at IBM. We filled out the necessary forms right there in the train station and then I had to fight rush hour traffic for an hour to get back home. That was my first time …

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Thawte Notary

I have recently embarked on a new venture and it is to obtain a Thawte web of trust notary status. In order to obtain this status I have to accumulate 100 points by meeting with different people face to face and filling out paperwork that verifies we met face to face and showing my identification …

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Shibuya Crossing

Went to Shibuya crossing in Tokyo, Japan today. Here are some of the photos of the experience. You can see Tower records, Disney store, and the most busy intersection in the world.

It’s Just a Catfish

This would be ‘all the catfish you can eat.’ Each year, a few people were drowning or disappearing mysteriously in Huadu, China’s Furong Reservoir. It was not until recently, when the son of a government official went swimming, in the reservoir and was drowned, that the secret was revealed. It is a 3 meter long …

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Seattle, Washington

I’m in Seattle, Washington for a few days on a business trip. While here I decided to go take a look at the fish market and the space needle. Here are a couple photos I took of those places.

Gotemba Premium Outlets

Today I wanted to drive over toward Mount Fuji to see what it was looking like at this time of year. On the way over there I happened to notice some premium outlet stores at Gotemba and it looked like a good place to stop and look around. The outlet stores must be pretty popular …

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Photos of Drive on the Tomei Express from Kanagawa to Shizuoka Prefecture

Took a drive on the Tomei expressway from Kanagawa Prefecture to Shizuoka Prefecture. Here are some photos I took along the way. If you look you can see Mount Fuji in some of the photos.

Happy New Year!

This year for New Year’s Eve, I decided to go to Shibuya, Tokyo. I went to a dance club called Womb. On the way to club Womb I passed a couple other clubs and there were lines out the door. This club seemed as though it was more low key as there was a door …

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Atlanta Burger King Sign

Proof that the Atlanta city school system works! This is an actual picture of a Burger King in Atlanta.

Amazon Store

The Kumachan Store on Amazon

When a Deer Comes Knocking

Who is knocking at my back door? I’m not sure who the source is, but interesting nonetheless.

Tokyo Tower

Went to Roppongi today to check out the Tokyo tower and enjoy a panoramic view of Tokyo. The weather wasn’t the most clear, but it was still good. I could see Rainbow bridge, Fuji television in Odaiba, and other parts of the city. Here are the photos I took during this adventure.

Nightmare Renters

What do you mean I can’t get my rental deposit back?

Best Pumpkin

Interesting Cars

Yesterday I drove to Narita airport and after I parked my car I happened to notice a couple interesting cars in the parking lot, so I had to take a couple photos. The yellow car is called a smart car. It looks extremely small and compact. I think you may fit one comfortably and a …

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Photos of Drive Between Sagami-ono to Narita, Japan

Took a drive from Sagami-ono to Narita airport in Japan. Here are some photos I took along the way and also some neat cars I saw at the Narita airport.

Who Said China is Polluted?

Cars

Interesting Houses

Python Catcher in Africa

Unexpected Visitor

A fawn followed this beagle home, right through the doggie door, in the Bittinger, MD area. The owner came home to find the visitor had made himself right at home.

Hungry at the Olympics

If you’re going to the olympics, be sure to bring your appetite. These are a few things you may be able to find.

Aloha Hawaii, Konnichiwa Japan

Well, there comes a time in everyone’s life where you come to a fork in the road on your path to the future. My road has came to that fork and I have chosen to move to Japan. For the past seven years Hawaii has been an o.k. place to live, but it wasn’t exactly …

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Take a Drop Guys!

There is a reason you don’t go into the weeds where it’s warm and wet looking for your golfball!

Kaneohe BayFest 2008 – 3 Doors Down

This year for BayFest 2008 some of the bands playing are 3 Doors Down, Live, Everclear, and some country singer. It’s not everyday that a southern rock band comes to Hawaii so it’s a great chance to go check out some real music, as opposed to this local style music, and rock things out a …

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4th of July in Hawaii

In Hawaii people don’t make as big of a deal about the Independence day of the United States, that is probably due to the large Asian population living in Hawaii. They seem to make a bigger deal out of New Year’s Eve than they do the 4th of July. So this year I went to …

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USS Missouri

Went down to the USS Missouri (The Mighty MO) located in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and took a tour and snapped some photos. Here are some of the photos. This was quite an experience. The USS Missouri shoots projectiles the size of a Volkswagen Bug up to 30 miles. Wow! Also it was quite a thing …

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USS Bowfin

Took a tour of the USS Bowfin in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Here are some of my photos from that experience.

The New Mercedes Benz SCL600

Human Statue of Liberty 1918

The picture was taken in 1918. It is thousands of men preparing for war in a training camp at Camp Dodge in Iowa. A gift from some of our grandfathers.

Casa D’Ice Restaurant Signs

Casa D’Ice Restaurant is just 10 miles southeast of Pittsburgh in North Versailles, PA ). The owner changes the signs whenever he gets another idea…Or just wants to make a [political] statement and WOW! The only problem? He uses some pretty foul language to make his points.

Hawaii Pineapple by the Dole Cannery

The pineapple water tower by the Dole cannery.

A Little Something For Dog Lovers

That’s Gonna Leave a Mark!

Photos That Didn’t Make it into the Wedding Album

Movie Scenes That Are Not Quite Right

Hey, Samari Warrior, what time is it? Hey, Dude!…Put your finger on the trigger! Trojan War? Check. Jet in the sky? Check. Costumes?….Bows?….Arrows?….Cell phone?…Action! What? Oh, I remember now….Adidas….Founded in 1635

Things You Don’t See Everyday

Upper Peninsula Moose

Not one, but two! Truly amazing! These animals were photographed just north of the Wisconsin border on a highway near Marenisco, Michigan. Once in awhile there is an opportunity to take in a piece of nature that you may never see. In these days of unrest and turmoil it is great to see that Mother …

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Happy Valentine’s Day

A puppy has been born in Japan with a large, clear, love-heart-shaped pattern in his coat. The Chihuahua was born in May as one of a litter to a breeder. Shop owner Emiko Sakurada said it was the first time a puppy with the marks had been born out of a thousand she had bred. …

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The “Middle Wife” by an Anonymous 2nd Grade Teacher

I’ve been teaching now for about fifteen years. I have two kids myself, but the best birth story I know is the one I saw in my own second grade classroom a few years back. When I was a kid, I loved show-and-tell. So I always have a few sessions with my students. It helps …

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