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  • Listening to: Oscar G
  • Reading: Strengthsfinder 2.0
  • Watching: Man United - Everton
  • Playing: Fifa 2009
  • Drinking: A lot
My apologies for being MIA for quite some time.

New portfolio and new look are in the works.

In the meantime, thanks for the support and wish you all the best in the new year.





That being said, does anyone know of scanning software compatible with Macs and Nikon Scanners. NikonScan sucks.
  • Listening to: Killing In The Name Of (Sebastian Mix)
  • Reading: Losing my Virginity - Richard Branson
  • Eating: Christmas Day Brunch
  • Drinking: A lot
I am back in Indonesia for 1 month after a grueling journey.

More to come soon!

If you're in Indo and want to meet up, send me a note!


Cheers

P
  • Listening to: treehousemuzique.com
  • Reading: GMAT
  • Eating: korean bbq
just wanted to update and thank you for your comments on my london winds piece:

london winds by bule

not gonna lie, really surprised that it was a DD. so thanks for that chris.

i'd really just posted it for sandra, who's been nagging me about it for months. lol. unfortunately, i only made a few shots while in london, but was glad to see at the end that they were worth it.



in other news, i have been in NYC for 2 months. i'm working at an advertising agency called Saatchi & Saatchi as a summer intern. 3 weeks to the day left, then i go back to the midwest for my last year in school. oh well.

my apologies for not being as active as i should be. it's been really busy out here, and i'm working on updating my portfolio and adding an advertising website as well.


thanks for the comments and support!

cheers

piotr
  • Watching: krzysztof kononowicz
  • Drinking: hopefully alcohol later tonight
Write a journal with "6 weird habits/facts/dislikes about yourself" and then tag the hell out of another 6 people to piss them off and make them expose their sordid, dirty habits over the internet.

So.


1. I grow anxious without access to the internet

2. I've travelled to 25 countries and plan on hitting at least 100 before I'm too old to travel.

3. I hate parmesan cheese. i love cheese in general, but parmesan is a huge batsu.

4. I watch America's Next Top Model obsessively. Same with Futurama and Family Guy.

5. I've flown over a million miles, and am still nervous when getting on a plane.

6. I have an american accent which I would like to change so people don't call me rude names... you know who you are


I tag:

:iconjuliadunin:
:iconjaysu:
:icondonovandennis:
:iconprotogeny:
:iconagie:
:iconjfarchaul:

Coming to LONDOONNNNNNN, UK

Wed Feb 28, 2007, 10:40 PM
  • Listening to: RJD2
hey everyone,

I am going to be in London from March 17th to March 23rd. I would just like to ask anybody who would like to come out, have a coffee, some beers and maybe shoot a little bit.

If you'd like to meet up or something, please let me know!

Send me a note!


Cheers

Piotr

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big deal


So I've noticed that this political cherry picking has reached a new low.

"Obama went to a Madrassa" was a claim made by a few organizations here.

Well, to get the facts straight, Obama went to SDN 1 Menteng. SDN means Sekolah Dasar Nasional, translated into English, State Elementary School, the equivalent of a public school in the United States. People talk about the Muslim nature of the school. Wow. It's in the biggest Muslim country in the world, and it's quite natural that they will learn about the Koran. You go to Poland, a Roman Catholic country, and you take religion/Catholicism until high school. Same in Italy. Just because the United States has divided Church and State doesn't mean everyone else has or has to.

Secondly, who was to control his upbringing? I'm sure Mr. Obama at the age of 6 couldn't make the choice about where he could go to Elementary School. I'm also pretty sure that his parents/stepparents didn't sit down with him when he was six (in 1967 people), and thought "wow, maybe we should send him to a different school, after all, he's gonna run for president in 40 years".


Once again, the media is in a frenzy. Not only are they bending the truth, but they are giving extremists fuel to feed their fire. If these organizations claim that even the most simple state school in Indonesia is extremist, then those who believe in extremism will have a reason for more hate.

Since when are leaders of their country chosen based on their background as opposed to their leadership abilities? George Bush was a coked up alcoholic in his past, but he's the president now (that being said, I don't know if he has leadership abilities, but that's beyond the point).

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my last 4 rolls from Japan were developed in the US. so I have them available.

my last week in Japan was full of everything. sightseeing, shopping, partying, drinking, eating, seeing everybody. my last wednesday there, most of my friends went on a grueling hike up mt. fuji to watch the sunrise from the top. for my own reasons i chose not to. as hardcore as it seemed.

but that wasn't going to stop me from having fun too......

keep reading at

pointseventwo.wordpress.com

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Car Update:

I have found a possible car and will probably purchase within the next week or so.

:w00t:

peace out everyone

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  • Listening to: stars are blind - remixed

mmmmm

Mon Sep 4, 2006, 11:15 AM
i have not been around much often and i apologize. lots of school, work and general busy-ness.

the blog has been updated with more updates to come very shortly. still need a film scanner.

my car died about 2 weeks ago, so i need to get a new car as well. so hmm... priorities? in a perfect world the film scanner would get the priority. but one needs transportation to get around to and from work. brilliant.


check out the blog:

pointseventwo.wordpress.com


cheers

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  • Listening to: cafe del mar

new blog

Mon Aug 21, 2006, 3:51 PM
bandwagons are fun to jump on.

i will be updating the photoblog more frequently and with more work. it is all personal work that i want to share with others.

check it out:

pointseventwo.wordpress.com/



Matt - asyouwere.wordpress.com
Severin - severinkoller.blogspot.com
Chris - barbecuediguana.com
Morgan - morganroberts.wordpress.com
Sean - seanflaniganphotographer.blogs…
Bernhard - zeitgeistler.wordpress.com


have fun....

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blogs

Wed Jul 26, 2006, 9:07 AM
as technology on the internet races forward, many people are setting up blogs.

here are the blogs of some very talented friends:

Matt - asyouwere.wordpress.com/

Severin - severinkoller.blogspot.com/

Sean - seanflaniganphotographer.blogs…

Bernhard - zeitgeistler.wordpress.com/

and the one and only Chris - www.barbecuediguana.com


if you got some time on your hand, check those things out.

cheers

piotr

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  • Listening to: armin van buuren
  • Watching: Wasabi - Jean Reno

new lens

Sat Jul 22, 2006, 9:56 AM
so i did it.

i went out and bought a new lens for the m6. felt like i needed to go wider.

so i bought a 35/1.7 ultron.

spent a looooong time contemplating it.

read reviews online. thought about it once, twice, thrice even four times.

and then i felt that i could do it.

a 35/2 cron is ridiculously expensive. the 1.7 gives me a little bit more leeway in low light conditions, it costs about a third of the price and from the quality inspections, they are not too different.

of course its not a cron. but still. worth the money.

going on a shoot with EonneO tomorrow. i'll definitely let you guys know how it went.

cheers from tokyo!

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  • Listening to: armin van buuren
  • Watching: Wasabi - Jean Reno

materazzi

Wed Jul 12, 2006, 8:37 AM
the maccaroons deserved the WC title i think. played their hearts out and many classic players on the team.


materazzi is a different story though.

it takes a lot to break the concentration of a player like zidane.

materazzi has had a past:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HblsV…

he has also been headbutted by another player. Schevchenko.


but, in conclusion, he is a douchebag and i think he probably said something very racist and personal.

which is funny because those flags before the game promote anti-racism.

Fifa should investigate.


lets see what happens to the Serie A now.

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  • Listening to: Chillout Sessions vol. 3
  • Reading: Charles Schwab
  • Watching: France Vs. Italy

frogs

Sun Jul 9, 2006, 10:23 AM
i'd rather the Frogs over the Maccaronis.

Viva Les Bleus....

Congrats Germany!



And here's an image that i stumbled across online and is amazing:

Photographer: Rachel Young
Website: www.pbase.com

Check it out here:
www.pbase.com/rgyoung777/image…

Cheers!

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  • Reading: Charles Schwab
  • Watching: France Vs. Italy

Polska Pilka (In Polish, sorry)

Tue Jun 20, 2006, 5:24 AM
Widac bylo ze nasi grali na tych mistrzostwach jak cajmerzy. Juz drugi raz pod rzad.

Surfujac po Gazeta.pl znalazlem forum na temat sposobow zeby polepszyc Polska pilke.

Tu najlepsze:

"Czesi to S?owianie, którzy d?ugo byli pod niemieckim panowaniem i czego?
si? od nich nauczyli.
Czyta?em wywiady z trenerem Liczk? i jeszcze innym szkoleniowcem z Czech
pracuj?cym w Polsce. Obaj mieli podobne zdanie, co trzeba w Polsce zrobi?,
i dlaczego si? to nie uda. Zaznaczam, ?e nie wszystko pami?tam:
1. W Czechach kluby pi?karskie prowadz? szerokie szkolenie w?asnego "narybku",
w Polsce stawia si? na zawodników ju? wyszkolonych (najlepiej z zagranicy).
2. Zawodnikom od najm?odszych lat wpaja si? zasady profesjonalnego podej?cia
do futbolu (zdrowy tryb ?ycia, dbanie o kondycj?, itp.).
3. Zapewnia si? m?odzie?owym dru?ynom "kontakt" ze ?wiatem w postaci
wspólnych obozów z "narybkiem" dru?yn zagranicznych, rozgrywania turniejów
z m?odzie?? np. Ajaxu Amsterdam.
4. M?odych zawodników otacza si? opiek? menad?ersk?, i chroni ich przed
sprzedaniem do "IV Bundesligi", gdzie nie b?d? mieli szans na rozwój.
5. Trenerzy zdobywaj? papiery w dobrych szko?ach i je?d?a na sta?e do
dobrych klubów zagranicznych."



"Co zrobi?, ?eby zmieni? polsk? pi?k?? Ogólnie to nale?y zbudowa? "system", ale
do tego najprawdopodobniej potrzebna jest zmiana pokoleniowa. A tak dok?adniej:
1. Oddzieli? PZPN od Ligi, prezesem jest mened?er, który zna si? na
zarz?dzaniu, a nie bidny s?dzina (na dzie? dzisiejszy by zrobi? co? takiego
potrzebna by?by interewencja rz?du, ale kaziu to dupa i nic nie wyjdzie)
2. Wprowadzi? do pi?karskiego towarzystwa ca?e stado prokuratorów, bo kilku si?
nie wyrobi (przypoinam jak zachowa? si? PZPN wobec sprzedawczyków z meczu
szczakowianka - ?wit, najpierw mia?y byt? do?ywotnie dyskwalifikacje, niektórzy
grali po pó? roku).
3.Wspó?praca klubów z w?adzami (przyk?ad Kilec i ich stadionu pokazuje, ?e
mo?na)
4. Bezwzgl?dna wspó?praca z chuliganami. Dobrze wiemy, ?e wielu z nich pracuje
jako ochrona(!) i w sumie to w?adze klubów boj? si? ich, a nie odwrotnie. Tu
niestety wiele zale?y równie? od policji. Zacz??bym od zdeptania wszelkich
flag "hooligans" "urodzeni mordercy" itd.
5. Liga funkcjonuje na wzór ligi angielskiej. Na dobry pocz?tek nale?a?by
przestrzega? wymogów licencji (za priorytet ustala popraw? inrastrultury). PZPN
wprowadzi? to, bo kaza?a im UEFA, ale gdyby lISTKIEWICZ mia? tego przestrzega?
w I lidze zosta?oby max. 8 dru?yn i dobrze, na wi?cej nas nie sta?. Mo?na i?? w
drug? stron? np. wprowadzi? system pó?-amatorski. Na zawodowców sta? by?oby
tylko 3 zespo?y ligi. Reszta grajków zapierdziela?aby do roboty.

Do tego doda?bym jeszcze takie "szczegó?y" jak np. dwóch/trzech itd. juniorów w
sk?adzie wyj?ciowym. Zlikwidowanie durnych licencji terenerskich dla trenerów
seniorsich. Utworzenie szko?y trenerskiej (nie niby szkó?ki po której byle
pijok mo?e trenowa? w II lidze). I najwa?niejsze, nakazanie klubom (jako wymóg
licencyjny) I, II ligowym zatrudnienia trenerów m?odzie?y (z wymogiem
odpowiedniej minimalnej pensji i wykszta?ceniem, które w tym przypadku akutrat
ma znaczenie). "



co myslicie na ten temat???

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  • Reading: The Prince - Niccolo Macchiaveli
  • Watching: Hitch

Resume - George W. Bush

Fri Jun 9, 2006, 2:11 PM
Enjoy.

RESUME
GEORGE W. BUSH
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20520

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Law Enforcement:
I was arrested in Kennebunkport, Maine, in 1976 for driving under the influenceof alcohol. I pleaded guilty, paid a fine, and had my driver's license suspendedfor 30 days. My Texas driving record has been "lost" and is not available.

Military: I joined the Texas Air National Guard and went AWOL. I refused to take a drug test or answer any questions about my drug use.

College: I graduated from Yale University with a low C average. I was a
cheerleader.

PAST WORK EXPERIENCE:

* I ran for U.S. Congress and lost. I began my career in the oil business in Midland, Texas, in 1975.

* I bought an oil company, but it began losing money under my leadership. The company went bankrupt shortly after I sold all my stock.

* I bought the Texas Rangers baseball team in a deal that included taking land using taxpayer money.

* With the help of my father and our friends in the oil industry (including Enron CEO Ken Lay), I was elected governor of Texas.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS GOVERNOR OF TEXAS

* I changed Texas pollution laws to favor power and oil companies, making Texas the most polluted state in the Union. During my tenure, Houston replaced Los Angeles as the most smog-ridden city in America.

* I cut taxes and bankrupted the Texas treasury to the tune of billions in borrowed money.

* I set the record for the most executions by any governor in American history.

* With the help of my brother, the governor of Florida, and my father's appointments to the Supreme Court, I became President after losing by over 500,000 votes.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS PRESIDENT:

* I am the first President in U.S. history to enter office with a criminal record.

*I invaded and occupied two countries at a continuing cost of over one billion dollars per week.

* I was able to spend the entire the U.S. surplus and effectively emptied the U.S. Treasury.

* I shattered the record for the largest annual budget deficit in U.S. history.

* I set an economic record for most private bankruptcies filed in any 12-month period.

* I set the all-time record for most foreclosures in a 12-month period.

* I set the all-time record for the biggest drop in the history of the U.S. stock market. In my first year in office, over 2 million Americans lost their jobs.

* I appointed cabinet members that are the richest of any administration in U.S. history. My "poorest millionaire," Condoleeza Rice, has a Chevron oil tanker named after her.

* I set the record for most campaign fundraising trips by a U.S. President.

* I am the all-time U.S. and world record-holder for receiving the most corporate campaign donations.

* My largest lifetime campaign contributor is Ken Lay, CEO of the company that perpetrated the largest corporate bankruptcy fraud in U.S. History, Enron.

* I presided over the biggest energy crisis in U.S. history and the highest gasoline prices in U.S. history.

* I changed the U.S. policy to allow convicted criminals to be awarded government contracts.

* I appointed more convicted criminals to administration than any President in U.S. history.

* I created the Ministry of Homeland Security, the largest bureaucracy in the history of the United States government.

* I've broken more international treaties than any President in U.S. history.

* I am the first President in U.S. history to have the United Nations remove the U.S. from the Human Rights Commission.

* I withdrew the U.S. from the World Court of Law.

* I refused to allow inspector's access to U.S. "prisoners of war" detainees and thereby violated the Geneva Convention.

* I am the first President in history to refuse United Nations election inspectors (during the 2002 U.S. election).

* I set the record for fewest numbers of press conferences of any President since the advent of television.

* I set the all-time record for most days on vacation in any one year period. After taking off the entire month of August, I presided over the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history.

* I have set the all-time record for most people worldwide to simultaneously protest me in public venues (15 million people), shattering the record for protests against any person in the history of mankind.

* I am the first President in U.S. history to order an unprovoked, preemptive attack and the military occupation of a sovereign nation. I accomplished this despite opposition from the United Nations, the majority of U.S. citizens, and the world community.

* I have reduced health care benefits for war veterans and support a cut in duty benefits for active duty troops and their families -- in wartime.

* I am the first President in history to have a majority of Europeans (71%) view my presidency as the biggest threat to world peace and security.

* I have so far failed to fulfill my pledge to bring Osama Bin Laden [sic] to justice.

RECORDS AND REFERENCES:
All records of my tenure as governor of Texas are now in my father's library, sealed and unavailable for public view. All records of SEC investigations into my insider trading and my bankrupt companies are sealed in secrecy and unavailable for public view. All records or minutes from meetings that I, or my Vice President, attended regarding public energy policy are sealed in secrecy and unavailable for public review.







i'm lovin it.

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al-zarqawi reaction - Michael Berg

Fri Jun 9, 2006, 5:19 AM
Transcript from telephone interview of CNN Anchor Soledad O'Brien and Michael Berg, father of Nick Berg, an American businessman working in Iraq believed to have been slain by Al-Zarqawi.

This interview was conducted in reaction to Al-Zarqawi's death.

CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien talks to Nicholas Berg's father, Michael Berg, by phone from Wilmington, Delaware, for his reaction to the news.

O'BRIEN: Mr. Berg, thank you for talking with us again. It's nice to have an opportunity to talk to you. Of course, I'm curious to know your reaction, as it is now confirmed that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the man who is widely credited and blamed for killing your son, Nicholas, is dead.

MICHAEL BERG: Well, my reaction is I'm sorry whenever any human being dies. Zarqawi is a human being. He has a family who are reacting just as my family reacted when Nick was killed, and I feel bad for that. (Watch Berg compare Zarqawi to President Bush -- 1:44)

I feel doubly bad, though, because Zarqawi is also a political figure, and his death will re-ignite yet another wave of revenge, and revenge is something that I do not follow, that I do want ask for, that I do not wish for against anybody. And it can't end the cycle. As long as people use violence to combat violence, we will always have violence.

O'BRIEN: I have to say, sir, I'm surprised. I know how devastated you and your family were, frankly, when Nick was killed in such a horrible, and brutal and public way.

BERG: Well, you shouldn't be surprised, because I have never indicated anything but forgiveness and peace in any interview on the air.

O'BRIEN: No, no. And we have spoken before, and I'm well aware of that. But at some point, one would think, is there a moment when you say, 'I'm glad he's dead, the man who killed my son'?

BERG: No. How can a human being be glad that another human being is dead?

O'BRIEN: There have been family members who have weighed in, victims, who've said that they don't think he's a martyr in heaven, that they think, frankly, he went straight to hell ...

You know, you talked about the fact that he's become a political figure. Are you concerned that he becomes a martyr and a hero and, in fact, invigorates the insurgency in Iraq?

BERG: Of course. When Nick was killed, I felt that I had nothing left to lose. I'm a pacifist, so I wasn't going out murdering people. But I am -- was not a risk-taking person, and yet now I've done things that have endangered me tremendously.

I've been shot at. I've been showed horrible pictures. I've been called all kinds of names and threatened by all kinds of people, and yet I feel that I have nothing left to lose, so I do those things.

Now, take someone who in 1991, who maybe had their family killed by an American bomb, their support system whisked away from them, someone who, instead of being 59, as I was when Nick died, was 5-years-old or 10-years-old. And then if I were that person, might I not learn how to fly a plane into a building or strap a bag of bombs to my back?

That's what is happening every time we kill an Iraqi, every time we kill anyone, we are creating a large number of people who are going to want vengeance. And, you know, when are we ever going to learn that that doesn't work?

O'BRIEN: There's an alternate reading, which would say at some point, Iraqis will say the insurgency is not OK -- that they'll be inspired by the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in the sense of he was turned in, for example, we believe by his own No. 2, No. 3 leadership in his ranks.

And, that's actually them saying we do not want this kind of violence in our country. Experts whom we've spoken to this morning have said this is a critical moment where Iraqis need to figure out which direction the country is going to go. That would be an alternate reading to the scenario you're pointing to. (Watch how Iraqi leaders cheered after learning about al-Zarqawi's death -- 4:31)

BERG: Yes, well, I don't believe that scenario, because every time news of new atrocities committed by Americans in Iraq becomes public, more and more of the everyday Iraqi people who tried to hold out, who tried to be peaceful people lose it and join -- what we call the insurgency, and what I call the resistance, against the occupation of one sovereign nation.

O'BRIEN: There's a theory that a struggle for democracy, you know...

BERG: Democracy? Come on, you can't really believe that that's a democracy there when the people who are running the elections are holding guns. That's not democracy.

O'BRIEN: There's a theory that as they try to form some kind of government, that it's going to be brutal, it's going to be bloody, there's going to be loss, and that's the history of many countries -- and that's just what a lot of people pay for what they believe will be better than what they had under Saddam Hussein.

BERG: Well, you know, I'm not saying Saddam Hussein was a good man, but he's no worse than George Bush. Saddam Hussein didn't pull the trigger, didn't commit the rapes. Neither did George Bush. But both men are responsible for them under their reigns of terror. (Watch

I don't buy that. Iraq did not have al Qaeda in it. Al Qaeda supposedly killed my son.

Under Saddam Hussein, no al Qaeda. Under George Bush, al Qaeda.

Under Saddam Hussein, relative stability. Under George Bush, instability.

Under Saddam Hussein, about 30,000 deaths a year. Under George Bush, about 60,000 deaths a year. I don't get it. Why is it better to have George Bush the king of Iraq rather than Saddam Hussein?

O'BRIEN: Michael Berg is the father of Nicholas Berg, the young man, the young businessman who was beheaded so brutally in Iraq back in May of 2004.

www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/meast/0…




Much respect to Mr. Berg for identifying the problems with the world we live in.

Too bad more people aren't on this same level. Then again, I don't think people on the same level would have voted for GDub.

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weapons of mass destruction and terrorism.

i was just thinking about this today. and the fact that so many people think Iraq is a safer place after the "coalition of the willing" created the shithole the country is in now.

before the invasion, 85% of the people had access to clean water. now only 60% have access. unofficial figures have claimed that over 100,000 civilians have been killed. the entire country lives in worse fear than it did before.

and this is called liberation?

the "WAR" was truly a one-way game. it was as if the Brazilian national soccer team would choose to play against a coachless under 13 team from Canada or wherever. it's no match. it was just for show.

i looked through a few websites with transcripts from bush speeches pre-invasion. "weapons of mass destruction", "weapons of mass destruction", "weapons of mass destruction".

i think the biggest weapon of mass destruction has nothing to do with anything physical.

it's called fear.

and the American public is at the receiving end of this. fear. terror. call it whatever you want. but when people i know living in bumfuck, illinois; population 1,000 are scared of terrorists coming in and blowing the shit out of their walmart. yeah. success to the government.

congratulations.

the biggest weapon of mass destruction, is the destruction of the mind. the United States accuses so many different countries, regimes, organizations of terror, yet it employs the strategy against its own people.

the US struggle is visible. and it won't be long till it's over. not in a good way.


have a great weekend, y'all.

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travel!

Fri Jun 2, 2006, 9:05 AM
"Blix condems 'militaristic' US"

english.aljazeera.net/NR/exere…


in other news, going to Kyoto this weekend to travel a little bit.

Things to see:

- Imperial Palace
- Temples (Kiyomizudera, Sanjusangendo, Tenryuji, Fushima Inari, Ryoanji, Daigoji)
- Bamboo Groves
- Gion Geisha District
- Kinkakuji Golden Pavilion
- Nara Deer Park

Only 2 days really to do it. Taking the bullet train as well for the first time. Should be...um... speedy?

i am taking a few rolls of b/w, some color, and my MF camera. gonna try some IR as well, we'll see how that goes.


hope everyone's weekend is good.

cheers!

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  • Reading: Sun Tzu - The Art of War

and YOU voted him in?

Sat May 27, 2006, 1:35 AM
From the May 22, 2006 Time Magazine:

"I would say the best moment of all was when I caught a 7.5-lb. perch in my lake."

GEORGE W. BUSH, answering a German newspaper reporter who asked him to name the best moment of his five years as President.


And YOU voted him into presidency?

if i got started about this. i wouldn't stop. so what do you think?

'nuff said.

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random+fixed baby

Wed May 24, 2006, 5:36 PM
last time i went to the official Leica store here, they told me my crank winder can't be fixed (it broke off a few weeks ago). communication error maybe, i dunno.

yesterday I walk in again and ask them straight up without looking around for 2 hours first.

at first, the dude told me that yes, it is possible. then he asked me how long am i willing to party with my leica.

i told him, i shoot with the camera everyday and i don't have a replacement. he made a phone call.

some other guy walked up, talked to me, picked up my camera and said "follow me".

so i followed this guy to the other camera store. (it's divided. 1 store for cameras in one building and 1 store for tripods/bags/accessories/service).

he asked me if he could roll up the film that's in the camera. after giving him to go ahead he told me to wait.

about 30 minutes later the man comes down with my camera. it has a brand new crank winder, a new battery, adjusted rangefinder and shutter.

talk about service. the japanese never cease to amaze me.

at least i don't have to wind with a swiss army knife anymore...

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check all those bad boys and girls out.


i've just been busy. shooting. developing. printing.

kinda sick of the 1 meter focal distance for these rangefinders. considering getting something smaller to use for shorter distances (we don't really have that much space on the trains, especially in the morning.)

olympus om2? om1?

canon ae1?



any suggestions????

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Blog: piotrinjapan.blogspot.com
  • Listening to: Armin van Buuren - A State of Trance
  • Reading: Napoleon Hill
  • Watching: Crazy japanese TV