October 27th, 2008 by grant

Something that I believe is unique to the Philippine culture is the Balikbayan Box. Balik means returning, Bayan means home. For the most part they are universal in size 24 x 24 x 24. They are filled with precious goodies from the US to bring back home to friends and family.  Courier services will deliver Balikbayan […]

October 26th, 2008 by grant

Ah, it was a quick visit for Mommie. Today we had a leisurely Pilipino breakfast of fried eggs, rice and smoked Trout. After some last minute shopping to fill her Balikbayan Box (more on this later) we had dinner at Il Fornaio in Burlingame. Then it was off to the SFO to bid her goodbye. […]

October 24th, 2008 by grant

Sandy just picked up Mommie from SFO and true to form we have our priorities straight… we got take out from Popeye’s. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

October 23rd, 2008 by grant

Had a little work in Monterey today. Afterwards I made a quick drive out to Pacific Grove… I think I’ll have to bring Sandy next time. Perhaps a weekend date? Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

October 22nd, 2008 by grant

Shot this with the G10 this morning, I’m quite happy with my new compact camera. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

October 21st, 2008 by grant

Had some business in Sonora and on the way back I took a detour to Lake Tulloch. Because of the time of day I couldn’t get a good shot of the lake. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

October 19th, 2008 by grant

As I mentioned previously, I got a used Canon G9 and then a week later the G10 came out. Well yesterday I had to go and get the G10. The used G9 shall go on ebay. Regardless these are the 1st photos from the G10. Next month my 5D Mark II – Dude Killer will […]

October 16th, 2008 by grant

While in Phoenix at the gas station filling up my rental car I came across a large number of men’s club ads. It reminded me of Vegas where it’s just openly flaunted out in the street. Of course I had to pick up a couple, just for the blog you know. Start Slide Show with […]

October 15th, 2008 by grant

Had to go to Phoenix today for quickie. I’ve always admired the wide southern view of the bay from terminal 3. Of course the 3D going to 2d… it doesn’t look all that impressive on the blog. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

October 15th, 2008 by grant

I found out that Jon was playing in Walnut Creek on the night before the show and he was nice enough to get us tickets. For the opening act, a pair of ex-Cirque du Soleil handstand acrobats performed as the orchestra played. It was quite impressive. Of course it goes without saying, it’s hard to outdo Jon. Start […]

October 13th, 2008 by grant

I had an emergency job in Honolulu. On top of that I to do it over the weekend and I couldn’t bring Sandy. I did manage to get some shots of the local kids having a good time at the beach. Before heading out to the airport I made a quick trip out to Hanauma […]

October 4th, 2008 by grant

The ducks are always entertaining. This morning I fed them and as usual there were all these duck fights. This is so funny for me because while the larger ducks fight for dominance, the younger ducks don’t care and just eat all the food. In this featherweight match Harold and Denny square off. They get in a clench. Harold gets […]