My body has traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved

Thursday, July 30, 2009

You can find anything in a Cebu Mall

Next time through, don't forget to check the basement level but there could be a line.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Stuff only Alan Dean Foster or Steve Perry could dream up

Having just completed a few ADF novels I often marvel at the imagination they employ to create some of the alien creatures that they do. Foster's imagination in Quofum really stands out.

But then you see this seadragon and realize there's actual stuff that you don't need to imagine.





On a recent trip to Chicago we decided to stop by the Shedd Aquarium. Having kept and raised fish for some 25yrs I'm always up for a trip to an aquarium where ever we are. A spur of the moment decision to go to the one in Seattle paid rich dividends some time back. Great place.
Of course one of my past trips to Shedd resulted in the purchase of a 6' 130gal tank so there was some risk.......
It's been a while since I'd personally been to Shedd, in fact it was when the road still went right by the front door which is now a more pedestrian area.















Cole and Megan being cast out by the Penquins





They've added a reef display that depicts a coastal village of Apo in the Phillippines (Apo is actually a volcano). I must say, the display tanks, smells and recordings were really quite well done.




Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Hey college boy!!

Cole got registered for his first Dual enrollment College class at my alma mater this week.


He's the first Junior at his HS to take classes at Hope that they can remember. The plan is he will eventually have most of a full years' college credit completed by the end of HS.


So of course when you start college you have to have the sweatshirt.




College boy at 15!

Friday, July 10, 2009

More cutting

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Kampilan!



Kuku Machan

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Back cut

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Notice the stone killer face

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Kuku Bima

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Kuku macan

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Mushtaq's precision surgery

Off to recycling

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Maranao baby!


Yep, another session of bottle executions. Not much time to upload them right now but I thought I'd put a few good ones up quickly.






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