Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Down to the waterline.


The waning sun.

Intersection of sand, sky, and ocean.

Man and sky.

Horizontal layers.

Prepping for "Breakdown".

Monday, June 18, 2018


Watch out, Grumpy Cat!

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Lahaina side.

Cloud tickling Lana'i's crown.

Expedition to the West Side. The new bypass gives Texas-sized views. Lunch at the honu restaurant.

Different atmosphere over there. Sun, tourists, weather-beaten Lahaina guys on bicycles. Bikini strollers. Honu are like aliens amongst us, we shore monkeys. Silent presence living in a parallel universe.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Up to date...

Played open mic yesterday at Charley's. My high school friend came and did some dancing.

Otherwise, there have been animals, and things:

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Taro bubble tea afternoon.

Beautiful wooden stage at Ka'ahumanu.

...and there she is, reigning over her shopping mall.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Music visit.

Old friend came to visit and play music.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Week I.

Long acronyms, these days.

French waiter.

Upcountry brunch haven.

Growing in the garden.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Guy with cat.

So this is not my cat - I'm just a guest in her house. She's 18 years old and knows what she likes and doesn't like, and licks the sauce out of her kibble without eating the meat.

She tolerates me pretty well. The second photo says it all.

Friday, June 1, 2018

On a rock in the middle of a vast expanse.

Gotta love being surrounded by the vast expanse.

But there are too many people on this planet, too much garbage we make, and too many people suffering from the circumstance of their birth. The world with humans may end, but better do something with the time one has.


Sunday, May 27, 2018


In search of the brown bottle with the white label that said "BEER", I found that Fred Meyer has upped the ante in the generic alcoholic beverage game.

One dollar movies, pizza, and beer as you watch.

Fiddle Fingers, or something like that, at the Farmer's Market. A good place to empty your wallet.

Mecca for the Literate.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Head West, Middle-aged Man.

But first, you must say goodbye. Don't forget me while I'm out and about.

Out to where the trees grow, turkey buzzards and drones circle overhead.

 Grey sky, green fields and trees. Poison oak and blackberries having their field day in the fields.

Different World. Same big box stores, but here is space, young buildings and streets, and big nature.

But, more West to come. And completely different.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

China and Russia, hmmm...

Feeling dubious to see China and Russia on the list of countries with viewers looking at this blog.

Hack attack?

That is not to say that the other countries that appear on the "stats" page are any less questionable, especially given that they may just be ricochet shots for any number of miscreants.

Who knows what is what, or who is who.

Good luck, guys. I hope you love your mothers more than your nations and your paychecks. I'm not a fan of nations.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Dreaming Thomas & the Asian Americans.

Hey, Dreaming Thomas has a 45-minute set at the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration...and we qualify! It's good to be a cultural minority, sometimes. And we're each a cultural minority within our own band, too. Beat that.

In the mix are original tunes that will become your new friends and covers by bands you've most certainly heard of if you didn't grow up under a rock on a small island this past century. We will regale you with melodies, harmonies, and...other stuff. Young Norm will crank up the Cuteness Knob to "11", Smooth Rahul will impress with his digital night moves, Ricky will keep it all in the pocket whilst groovin' it on both the up and down beats, and Chris will warble at full throatle and power up his rumble bass so youze can all shakes yer booty with the kiddies.

Come check us out on Saturday, May 19th, 2:15pm at Mifflin Square Park, at 6th & Wolf (or Ritner, whichever you prefer). We're on after "Every Heard" and "No One You've Ever Heard Of" (fo' reels, no joke, brah).

The festival goes from 11am to 4pm and includes performances by K-pop dancers, martial artists, bands, solo artists, and...FOOD. Thankfully, no comedians.

We will be aiming to blow yer socks off, so get ready...bring some socks so we can all make Asian America Great (again).

Last batch.

2018 Batch of animators.

They complete the run for me, starting in 2003. Arthur, Nina, Nichola, Patrick, Matt, Luis.

Lana, 2D studio-bound. Watch for them in coming years, in the credits of films, television, festivals, and the internet.

Annabelle, heading off into the Realm of Graphic Design.

Matt, going 3D.

Alexya, production manager for one of her profs.

Hugh and Tyler, off to new adventures, uncharted waters.

Lana, Megan, and Lowell.

The crowd of families, artists, teachers, and friendlies.

Luis, off to a year off before heading to grad school to compose more music.

Congratulations, you graduated from UArts the same year as me.