Monthly Archives: May 2013


Internet Connectivity is go!

Been away from G+ for a little bit as I've just moved to a new apartment.  It's been a long and tiring process, and the fact that my new place is beside Kanpachi-dori (a busy and NOISY road, even at night), compounded the stress.  (I now hate motorcycles with a passion, at least those riders who feel the need to gun their engines repeatedly in the middle of the night)

I'm still unpacking my stuff, but I finally got my internet connection up and running today, so I'm back online at least 🙂

Had the chance to hang out with some friends that I hadn't seen in a long time last Saturday, and later that evening headed to Asakusa to catch the end of the "Tokyo Hotaru" festival.  

The glowing lights in the river are created by LED's that float downriver, simulating fireflies (don't worry, the lights are later caught in a net downriver, so there is no harm to the environment).  It's a pretty sight, though the crowds of viewers make it tough to move around…

It's good to be back online, and I should be posting more (at least once I get more of my stuff unpacked).  Good night from Tokyo!

#?????   #japan   #skytree  

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Had a couple of my images (and text) selected to run in this article, and am pleased…

Had a couple of my images (and text) selected to run in this article, and am pleased with how they turned out.  🙂

Never expected any of my work to show up alongside a still from the movie Avatar though (^^;

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Flowers that are out of this world: Enchanting wisteria vines in Japan are real-life version of blockbuster Avatar’s Tree of Souls
These amazing photographs were captured at Japan’s Ashikaga Flower park, home to hundreds of enchanting wisteria vines, which bear a striking resemblance to the Tree of Souls featured in Avatar.

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Happy Mother's Day!

Here's to all the moms everywhere on mother's day.  Even if you're not physically able to see them today (in my case, we're in different countries!), give them a call, send them a letter (or for the more tech-oriented, maybe a video hangout?).  At least send good thoughts to the amazing women who raised you.  🙂

#herestothemoms   #mothersday  

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The Last Sakura

As I mentioned in my previous post, I haven't been online much lately due to apartment-hunting, which has been taking up all of my free time.  I've been visiting housing agents every single day, and then coming home to spend 3-4 hours online browsing apartment listings.  

It makes me wonder what is the average time most people take when they search for their own apartments…

In my case though, I have a strict deadline, so I'll have to make a decision soon.. wish me luck!  

I chose to post this shot because it didn't need much in the way of processing – important because I just don't have time for that right now!  It's my last sakura shot for this year, I promise.

Gotta run to city hall now for paperwork this morning, have a good day folks!

Settings: D800E / 105mm / ISO 100 / f11 / 1/50s

#sakura   #cherryblossoms   #japan  

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