Category: Events

Rickshaws in Japan

In Japan you may see rickshaws pulling people around as a means of transportation. They look like a fun way to see the area.

Elephants in Thailand

You can find elephants all over in Thailand.

Thailand Tuk Tuk

In Thailand they have these three wheeled covered vehicles called “tuk tuks.” Riding in one of these vehicles can be quite an experience and give you a different perspective. Despite their small size you can fit 3 people comfortably or 8 people if you are trying to turn it into a clown car. I once …

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The Mirage Las Vegas

Walked down the Las Vegas strip to the Mirage hotel and casino.

Bellagio Hotel and Casino Las Vegas

Walking down the Las Vegas strip I saw the Bellagio hotel and casino. This was one of the hotels that was robbed in the movie “Ocean’s 11.” I even stayed around and watched one of the water fountain shows.

Caesar’s Palace Las Vegas

Does the real Caesar live here?

Bally’s Casino Las Vegas

The last time I was in Las Vegas I went by Ballys Casino to see if I could see the Incredible Burt Wonderstone, but unfortunately he wasn’t there.

Headstand on the Beach

California is full of interesting people. Here is one instance of a person who was walking down the beach and then for no apparent reason stopped and started doing a headstand. He stayed in that position for at least 15 minutes. Then he took a paddle board out into the ocean and started doing a …

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Southern California Style

When it comes to Southern California there is a certain style about the cars most likely due to a large hispanic population. You can find anything from Chevy Imapala’s that are tricked out to cars like this Monte Carlo that has hydraulics and a pretty smooth paint job.

Women’s Empowerment

I went hiking in Los Angeles and Adidas was sponsoring a women’s empowerment event.  I don’t know much about women’s empowerment, but from what I could see the majority of women were wearing yoga pants and they kept getting in lines after they made their Adidas purchase at these different stations.  The different stations would …

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Las Vegas Mural

While in Las Vegas, Nevada I went to check out the Pawn Stars shop and right across the street were some pretty nice murals. The paintings showed Las Vegas Route 66, The Beatles, the Sands, The Dunes and the Flamingo. I thought it looked pretty cool and since someone went through all the trouble to …

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A Date Which Will Live in Infamy…

The last time I was in Washington D.C. I snapped this photo at the World War II Monument looking towards the Washington Monument to recognize the date of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

No Ducking Around

While eating this duck came up and looked like he was hoping I would feed it, but instead I just snapped a photo.

La Jolla Children’s Pool and Harbor Seals

Not far from downtown La Jolla is a children’s pool that has been permanently taken over by harbor seals.  If you are ever in the area it is nice to go watch the seals and take in the coastal area. You will be able to find lots of things to see around there. Anything from …

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Ocean Beach Mural

When hanging out in Ocean Beach you’ll notice different murals and graphic artists paintings. Here is one nice one that you can find painted on a wall when heading into town.

Surfing at La Jolla

While in La Jolla in San Diego, California I watched as surfers were catching some waves just south of the the children’s pool.

Flowers in Las Vegas

While in Las Vegas I happened to spot some interesting flowers, here are the photos.

Awesome Paint Job on a Garage Door

While in Los Angeles I passed by a house that had their garage door painted to look like several book cases. Although I wasn’t sure if they are trying to identify as being nerdy, maybe they are professors, perhaps a bookworm, or just to be different. No matter what their reasoning, I thought it looked …

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Boarder X Brewery Event

Went to an event at the Boarder X Brewery in San Diego where there were cool cars, bikes, street artwork, and beauties. This event took place in a very predominant hispanic part of town in Barrio Logan. At this event I think I was the token white guy there. Here are some photos of the …

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Do Not Block Fire Door

While I was parking at Target I happened to notice this scene and couldn’t help, but laugh because of the stupidity. It is actually kind of scary if you think about people needing to get out of the building in the event of an emergency, but some brilliant person put a big tree in the …

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GoPro Panoramic View Behind Hollywood Sign

Here is a panoramic view taking behind the Hollywood sign with a GoPro camera.

For Those Born Between 1925-1955

To all the kids who survived the 1930’s, 40’s, and 50’s: First, we survived being born to mothers who may have smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant.They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn’t get tested for diabetes. Then, after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our …

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Sea World Cards

When you go to Sea World in San Diego, California you may receive an entry card like one of these.

Stickers Around Griffith Park

While hiking up Mount Lee in Griffith Park I noticed some stickers stuck to street signs and guardrails and other things. I took the opportunity to post a few stickers myself. Maybe this will drive more traffic to the website. If not, it was still a fun hike.

Behind the Hollywood Sign

Went hiking up Mount Lee to get some photos from behind the Hollywood sign. Last time I did this I parked near the Griffith Observatory and ended up hiking 12 miles round trip and I didn’t have water so I was dehydrated and tired as all can be. I knew I wasn’t going to make …

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A Bit of Lost History

A bit of lost history captured by Kodak… Cowboys around the Hoodlum Wagon, Spur Ranch, Texas, 1910. Hoodlum Wagon was usually driven by the “Hood” — the wrangler who watched over the horse herd at night. Judging by the saddle style, this unidentified cowboy was working in the late 1870s or 1880s. In his holster, …

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California is a Sanctuary State

Watched NBC news tonight only to learn that California has become a sanctuary state. This is not a big surprise since California is probably the biggest liberal state in the union, however California is all about the money and I hope that they will lose federal funding because of this. Whenever a state puts criminals …

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Jury Duty

I received a summons in the mail to go to jury duty. On the day of jury duty I had to go to the Hall of Justice, which sounded really cool. Who knows what superhero you might get to meet? As I walked in and passed the elevators it was engraved into the wall, “WITH …

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Boom Disco Pattaya Thailand

Between 2001 to 2003 in Pattaya, Thailand you could wake up at 6 AM and walk into Boom Disco.  This was pretty cool because most nightclubs shut down in the early morning, but Boom stays open until 12 noon.  That is when Pattaya was awesome and hopping.

September Weekly Fishing Report

On Saturday I went fishing and we caught our limit.  We have been successful for several weeks in a row now.  Let’s see if we can keep it going next weekend.

August Weekly Fishing Report

Last weekend I went fishing and had a good trip. We had 4 good keepers of salmon. The biggest was 24 inches long and weighed 4 pounds. Hopefully we’ll see what I can catch next weekend.

Bird Photos at Lindo Lakes

Went to Lindo Lakes near Santee, California and while there wasn’t much to look at around there, but I was able to get some nice photos of some birds and waterfowl.

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 …

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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.

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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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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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