#hawaii


Black Rock “Jump”

Flickr Video

There are times when one must step up to the plate. This can be one of those times… I think(?) haha =)

First of all excuse the noob video edit­ing skillz—this is the first time I played around iMovie ’09 (iMovie in gen­er­al). The clear water below do tricks to the mind, at least it did to me as you can tell.

As you’ll see (and maybe hear) on the First “Jump”, I total­ly wasn’t expect­ing to be off course lol. As for the Sec­ond “Jump”—I just want­ed to go down quick and get it over with… though I did it “nor­mal­ly” and not too loud this time =)

Good times! Thanks to Keno and Lou for jump­ing off with me. And to those at the Beach film­ing and watch­ing, I hope you guys had a good laugh haha. Till next time, I need to prac­tice =p

¡Salud!

@ Black Rock. Ka’anapali, Maui, HI.

The 70–200 Conversation

So, I haven’t done one of these in a while. I was con­vers­ing with Juan about what gear to pack for my Big Island trip next week. Com­ing up with at least these:

  • 20D + SD400
  • 17–35/2.8–4
  • 28–75/2.8
  • bat­ter­ies + charg­ers

He then sug­gest­ed to bring the 70–200 as well. Now, for those non-shut­ter­bug geeks, this lens is huge and heavy but it packs a wal­lop.

Any­ways, here’s how it end­ed:

juan: (-) addi­tion­al weight w/ the above pack
juan: ?!?!?!?!?!?
juan: what good is work­ing out if you can’t car­ry an extra 10 pounds?!
juan: wuss
juan: I’ll fight you
*** “juan” signed off at Wed Jul 26 00:39:08 2006.

Oh man, that cracks me up HA! This guy keeps it real =p

January Has Come and Gone

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stechico/93966403/


Here Ye! Here Ye! by stechico.

Wow! That was one fast month. The day seems to be get­ting short­er and short­er, and the weath­er changes more fre­quent­ly than ever (at least in SF).

Since the start of the year, I cre­at­ed a new project for myself just to use my new toys more and get more expe­ri­ence as well with pho­tog­ra­phy. It’s pret­ty much a-pho­to-a-day. It’s hard to pick one pho­to that describes and sums up my day as I tend to take a bunch. But what can I tell you, so far so good. You may take a look at the Flickr set over here.

Amongst oth­er things in the world of muah, I’ve been active as ever doing beta-test­ing for dif­fer­ent Web 2.0 com­pa­nies. It’s fun see­ing and expe­ri­ence people’s accom­plish­ments and cre­ativ­i­ty. Not to men­tion, it gives you ideas when the bulb is dim.

Besides the wait for my Yahoo! Mail Beta invite (still), I just signed up for a beta-test with OmniDrive. Hope­ful­ly, I can grab one and see what the fuss is all about. Techcrunch’s Michael Arring­ton seems to like it ver­sus oth­er com­pa­nies cur­rent­ly in the online stor­age mar­ket.

Mean­while, board­ing sea­son is fun so far. I went up with a cou­ple of friends to North Tahoe for MLK Hol­i­day Week­end. I can’t wait to go up again. Hope­ful­ly, some time soon but most like­ly for Big­gy’s BDay first week­end of March around the South Tahoe area.

Any­ways, three big trips for me this year: Hawaii, Japan and P.I. Oth­er than the major sav­ing-up for cash, I also need to save PTO days from MA. Going to go to Hawaii for Fari­da & Brad’s wed­ding on the first week­end of August. I think it’s in the north-west part of the Big Island. Should be good times as the old roomies from 916 are com­ing. That’ll be cool too as I have nev­er been to the Big Island but have been to Oahu back in the ear­ly 90’s with my fam­i­ly.

Then, dur­ing the first week of Novem­ber, Japan with some UCI buds. Belle seems to be the ring-leader of this trip. It’s just hard to get every­one on board this one as it is like­ly to span 10 days (a day or two more for relax­ation after we get back from the flight). Hope it goes through, and we get a good group size to go. I can’t wait to take pho­tos over there.

Last but not least, ever since my bro and I got here in 88–89, we haven’t spent Christ­mas nor New Year’s in the P.I. So, my grand­ma blurt­ed out the idea that we should all go for the Hol­i­days this year. What can I say, it’s all gravy with my grandma’s idea. Damn, that should be fun.

From my mind to yours, if you are ever in a rutt… turn to your friends for some good times!

Update:
After writ­ing this, I got an email from Yahoo! Mail Beta regard­ing my invite. Final­ly! This thing is clean. I hope to see more new func­tion­al­i­ty. Dope­ness.