Here’s some kids romping around in the snow.
We went on a road trip today that encompassed three states. hehe.. Here’s Jao trying to figure out how to work the binoculars at Barnegat lighthouse. And also, a trackback to his vids @ YouTube. He recently won the foul shot contest at school! Check it out at his site. 🙂
Today we were at our relatives place in Jersey for a li’l birthday party for my cousin’s daughter Nina. Here’s the celebrant herself having a blast! That’s Nina’s brother, Jao at the lower left frame taking her picture. Happy Birthday Nina!! 🙂
If you ask me, today’s photo is not at all worthy of being posted, but here it is anyways. Last night’s shot of a bottle of beer in front of the tv (with my new nifty fifty.. hehe..). Besides, I was in no particular mood to shoot anything today because of the dreary weather. So, as everyone might well know, the Giants won the Superbowl. Woohoo! We whooped Boston’s ass! Sweet revenge, what with them winning the World Series(baseball) and all. I guess this championship win is very satisfying, it’s been a few years since New York got hold of a championship win (see listing below). And the fans are really salivating for a win like this. I mean, NY fans are really hardcore. The way I see it, if the team is doing good, they’ll cheer their pants off for you, but if the team sucks, then that’s a different story. I’ve seen the Knicks for several times now, and let me tell you. They suck. ([chanting]Fire Isaiah![chanting]) Anyways, let’s go back on track now, shall we? Well, there’ll be a ticker parade tomorrow in honor of the Giants, but it’ll be held 11AM @ Downtown Manhattan. Yeah, I know, sounds fun.. but I guess I’ll just have to watch it in the news. But nonetheless, it’s a good thing I was here to experience it here at the “greatest city in the world” (from David Letterman).
- NY Giants (Football) – Superbowl XXV – Jan 27, 1991
- NY Jets (Football) – Superbowl III – Jan 12, 1969
- NY Yankees (Baseball) – 2000 World Series
- NY Mets (Baseball) – 1986 World Series
- NY Knicks (Basketball) – Championships (1970, 1973) / Conference Titles (1994, 1999)
Nothing special today, just woke up later than usual & missed the morning mass we usually go to. Went to St. Patrick instead & tried out Sezzy’s prime lens. Fast, sharp & affordable, I might as well get one too. (Bokeh bokeh bokeh bokeh bokeh bokeh bokeh) =)
HAPPY NEW YEAR!! *insert firecracker sounds here*
Yippee!! I’ve been reserving January 1, 2008’s post for a group photo to try out a technique I’ve learned through the internet called slow-sync. Well, the light trails weren’t that good so obviously a “bit” of post processing was done. To cap it off, this was actually taken in the future! =0 Shocking, no?! January 23, 2008 to be exact. What happened was, after watching the fireworks @ Prospect Park & commuting in the cold to get home, we were so conked out on New Year’s Eve so I totally forgot about it. So, the days passed and I was thinking of what to post on New Year’s Day, when BOOM! I thought of a group shot, but of course, an ordinary group shot wouldn’t do. But I needed 4 people to complete 2008. 01/23/08 was the day we got together again.. so at 3AM in the morning, here’s the result of our impromptu photo shoot.
Depending on which subway you might’ve been to in NY, chances are you will be encountering a very diverse group of artists (dancers & musicians) performing for the crowds for free. Some might even be on the train. Most of them congregate on stations with a high volume of people passing by like Times Square or Union Square. This guy is part of a 5/6 man brass & percussion band that I’ve seen twice already. They’re really good.
It’s the first day of OHNY 2007, and the first time for us to join, unlucky for us the weather was a bit overcast and gloomy. To the left is St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the view was fantastic not unlike viewing St. Patrick’s from below we had a different perspective of the cathedral along with fifth avenue. To top it off, peering over Rockefeller Center Rooftop Garden there was a parade going on so the short wait was worth it.
In a few months, the building in the middle (Saks Fifth Avenue) will be adorned with lights for the holidays.