Category: Events

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. 

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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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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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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Venus Fly Trap Eats Crickets

For the first time in my life I have a Venus Fly Trap for an office plant. Yesterday I was thinking that I want to see my plant eat some bugs so I did a little Internet search and found out that I can buy baby crickets from any Petco store. After work I drove …

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World War II Memorial

Visited the World War II Memorial and took some photos around the memorial.

Treasury Department Federal Credit Union

Here are a couple of photos of the Treasury Department Federal Credit Union located at 1500 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington D.C.

Washington Monument at Night

Here are some photos that I was able to shoot of the Washington Monument at night. I tried getting a couple different perspectives that would compliment the photos from my previous post of the Washington Monument during the day. If you notice in the background of the photos you will see the Lincoln Memorial and …

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The White House at Night

During my last night stay in Washington D.C. I made the most of the remaining time I had there and went over to the White House to take some night photos. I wanted these photos to give a night perspective of the previous post I made which showed the White House during the day. I’ve …

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Lincoln Memorial

Walked to the Lincoln Memorial and gasp at the massive size. After thinking about it, I realized that it is quite fitting for how much impact Abraham Lincoln made on shaping the United States as a country. Above Abraham Lincoln’s head it reads as follows: “IN THIS TEMPLE AS IN THE HEARTS OF THE PEOPLE …

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Washington Monument

I enjoyed a pleasant walk around Washington D.C. I was able to get some good photos from different views of the Washington Monument. To be able to be there, see it, touch it, feel what it is like to be there, and be able to share my experience gives me a warm feeling.

Capitol Building

Washington D.C. is home of many spectacular government buildings. Every time I see the capitol building I’m awestruck with the awesomeness, not only of the building, but also what it represents.

The White House

Went to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue today to take a look at the White House. Here are some photos I took while there. After checking out the White House I happened to notice the National Christmas tree looks like it lost its Christmas spirit.

Too Much Monday Morning Excitement

Over the weekend I bought a new pot for my office plant and today I got the plant nicely situated in its new home and then low and behold a bug climbed in through the window and volunteered to be the first bug eaten by the Venus fly trap. What a great way to start …

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Flag Day 2017

In honor of Flag Day 2017, here is a photo of the greatest flag ever.

Orca Encounter Sea World San Diego

I went to the Orca Encounter show at Sea World in San Diego, California. The show has been changed as PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has protested Sea World numerous times and also the movie Black Fish has portrayed Sea World in a negative light. For me Sea World is doing nothing …

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Naval Air Station Coronado North Island

While passing by the Naval Air Station on Coronado North Island I was amazed by the helicopters that were sitting on the ground and getting worked on. From my understanding these helicopters are used to assist the Navy Seals in completing their missions. Even if it is from afar it is pretty awesome to think …

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Cherry Blossoms in Japan

The first week of April is when the cherry blossoms, otherwise known as sakura, are blooming on the island of Honshu, Japan. Here are some photos of some of the different cherry blossom sights you can see.

Chin Chin Restaurant

When I was in Las Vegas, Nevada I came across this restaurant. I saw the name and had to laugh because “chin chin” in Japanese means penis. I can’t say that I want to eat here. Who knows what they might serve? Yikes!

Valley of Fire

The Valley of Fire is located outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. It has spectacular views because the surrounding mountains are brown, but the Valley of Fire has a reddish tint to it. It must be because there is more iron in the dirt there. It is quite a site to see and in case you …

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Hand of Faith and Robin’s Gold Nuggets

The Golden Nugget casino located on Fremont Street in Las Vegas has on display the “Hand of Faith” and Robin’s gold nuggets. These two golden nuggets were both found in Australia. The Hand of Faith nugget weighs in at a whopping 61 pounds 11 ounces. Wow! It is difficult to believe this huge nugget was …

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Pawn Stars

I was in Las Vegas, Nevada and decided to stop in on the Pawn Stars, t.v. show on the History channel, 24 hour pawn shop to see what it was like. To my surprise the pawn shop wasn’t very big, but it seemed to have a selection of old equipment, toys, art work, cartoons, comic …

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Griffith Observatory

Last weekend I wanted to hike Mount Lee so I could get some photos behind the Hollywood sign. On the way up there I parked near the Griffith Observatory. The observatory was pretty cool because it is located high on a hill which I’m sure gives some spectacular views of the night sky. Here are …

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Hollywood Sign Hike

Last weekend I hiked up Mount Lee to the Hollywood sign. Before I left I did my research about where to park and how long of a hike it would be. To my surprise some of the information was incorrect. The hike was supposed to be only a 3 mile round trip hike, it ended …

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Donald J. Trump’s Presidential Address to Congress

Tonight I watched the Presidential address to congress and I have to admit that it was one of his better speeches. He didn’t seem to spew much of the rhetoric we heard on the campaign trail, but rather seemed to focus on what it would take to make America great again. One of my favorite …

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Pan for Gold

Hollywood should learn how to get real gold. Here is a kit to get them started.

第89回アカデミー賞授賞結果 / Oscars Winners 2017

【作品賞】 「ムーンライト」 【監督賞】 デイミアン・チャゼル「ラ・ラ・ランド」 【主演男優賞】 ケイシー・アフレック「マンチェスター・バイ・ザ・シー」 【主演女優賞】 エマ・ストーン「ラ・ラ・ランド」 【助演男優賞】 マハーシャラ・アリ「ムーンライト」 【助演女優賞】 ヴィオラ・デイヴィス「フェンシズ」 【長編アニメ映画賞】 「ズートピア」 【短編アニメ映画賞】 「ひな鳥の冒険」 【脚本賞】 ケネス・ロナーガン「マンチェスター・バイ・ザ・シー」 【脚色賞】 バリー・ジェンキンズ、タレル・アルヴィン・マクレイニー「ムーンライト」 【撮影賞】 リヌス・サンドグレン「ラ・ラ・ランド」 【美術賞】 デヴィット・ワスコ、サンディ・レイノルズ・ワスコ「ラ・ラ・ランド」 【音響編集賞】 「メッセージ」 【録音賞】 「ハクソー・リッジ」 【編集賞】 ジョン・ギルバード「ハクソー・リッジ」 【視覚効果賞】 「ジャングル・ブック」 【歌曲賞】 City of Stars 「ラ・ラ・ランド」 【作曲賞】 ジャスティン・ハーウィッツ「ラ・ラ・ランド」 【衣装デザイン賞】 コリーン・アトウッド「ファンタスティック・ビーストと魔法使いの旅」 【メイク・ヘアスタイリング賞】 「スーサイド・スクワッド」 【外国語映画賞】 インド「セールスマン」 【短編実写映画賞】 「シング」 【長編ドキュメンタリー賞】 「O.J:メイド・イン・アメリカ」 【短編ドキュメンタリー賞】 「ホワイト・ヘルメット -シリアの民間防衛隊-」

「ラ・ラ・ランド」は6部門を授賞

惜しくも作品賞を逃した最多14部門でノミネートされていた「ラ・ラ・ランド」ですが、 監督賞、主演女優賞、撮影賞、美術賞、作曲賞、歌曲賞と6部門で授賞しました。

第89回アカデミー賞授賞式、前代未聞のミス!

  作品賞は「ムーンライト」 でもその前に一波乱。 最初「ラ・ラ・ランド」が呼ばれ関係者一同がステージに上がり「ありがとう」スピーチをしている最中に 何やら後ろがザワザワ怪しい雰囲気に。 「これは間違いだ。「ムーンライト!君達がベスト作品賞だ。これはジョークじゃない」 とオスカーベスト作品賞が書いてある封筒を掲げて発表。 バックステージで封筒の渡し間違いがあったそうだ。 長い歴史の中で1度もなかった前代未聞のミス! なんだか落ち着かないままで、2017年のアカデミー賞授賞式は幕を閉じました。

The End of the 89th Academy Awards

We leave you with these images as the Oscars come to a close.

The Kumachan Sticker on Hollywood Boulevard

The Kumachan Sticker has been placed on Hollywood Boulevard in preparation for the Oscars. Here are some photos of its appearance.

Chinese Theater

My first time I went to Hollywood I was surprised that there was a Chinese Theater there. I felt it was really strange. Why would there be a Chinese Theater? Is there an American Theater somewhere in China? Here are some photos of the Chinese Theater.

And the Award for Best Photographer Goes To:

And the award for the best photographer goes to: The Kumachan

Dolby Theater

The Dolby Theater is such a nice venue to hold the Oscars.