Friday, May 31, 2013

I moved!

Hey everyone!
Sorry that it has been awhile since I have updated or made a post. I think there were a few random posts that the site spat out recently but I will fix them up and properly make a post out of them.
It is the end of May, oh my gosh time is flying. So two weekends ago I moved out of my house and into an apartment. This is the first time I have lived anywhere else and it is definitely a change. I moved in with my girlfriend and it is a pretty nerdy place. The freedom is nice and I spend less time running around on my car. I just got my internet back up, I had it day we moved i and lost it last Thursday. So freaking happy that someone came today finally and fixed it. It had something to with the cable box outside but now I am good to go. My girlfriend and I are actually working on a food blog that has to do with Asian foods and drinks. She is a cook in nature, my the end of the summer she will have her certified chef degree and then she will work one more year for pastry.
So I hope to plan more trips soon and get out there for more photography! I went camping a few weeks ago and took quite a few pictures and I have a little bit more photos to show. Also I hope to put some time into the new blog but I need to create some post and get a good layout!
Anyways I am rambling along here but I hope to get some stuff out soon now that I have internet!!!!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Why can't we hold our trash?

 Hey Everyone!

I added this photo just so that I added a photo. I took it out of my car waiting for a super long light. I feel like not many people take a few seconds and look out there car window to the guard rail, or do they?
Not sure but sometimes it is clean and some times it isn't. I know a lot of cities are really clean on the streets and others are not. In Richmond you will always find trash, litter or some kind thrown out of a window of a car left to rot for thousands of years or for a bird to pick up and die from. It's sad that we, the people and citizens of our area, can NOT trough that cigarettes butt or McDonalds wrapper out of our window and save it till be get to a trash can and dispose of it correctly. It rubs me the wrong way.
There is hardly any super amount of energy I use just for holding onto my trash before I flip it out the door. What is the point of throwing our trash out of our car and onto our road ways? Is it to keep the inside of the car clean or we just don't want to worry about throwing it away in a trash can?
I mean we as United States citizens pay taxes and our taxes are being spent to keep our roads clean and in nice condition so if we don't litter that is more people that could be spent else were too. Also, who the hell enjoys looking out of there car window and go, "oh hey there is a nice pile of beer cans, pile of cigarettes butts, wrappers, paper, plastic, etc. sitting on the side of the road." I sure hell don't enjoy looking at it, and I enjoy going down really well kept highways with wild flowers growing on the side. I have seen some great looking streets, and the streets that I see in Japan look awesome because of the responsible people. I just don't understand why people think it is acceptable to "toss/drop" a little bit of trash out of there car window. That stuff can pile up and just look awful and never degrades right and just pollutes the environment.
In this photo I think I see one piece of plastic towards the right or it might be a wrapper or what not but there has been worse. I think I will write another article about this again with more photos.
It just BLOWS MY MIND for the "no reason" of throwing their trash onto the side of the street. Seriously people.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Washington D.C. black and white

So I took a few black and white photos when I was in Washington D.C. for the cherry blossoms. There are not that many but take a look! Enjoy or maybe not haha

Smithsonian Castle is always a cool piece of architecture to see in the city. 

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Daitoku-ji Temple in Kyoto, Japan

So it has been almost a year since I went to Japan, and one of the first places that I went to was Daitoku-ji which is in Kita-ku. Kita-ku was where I stayed at in a home so it was just a walk away! Daitoku-ji is a huge temple complex with more sub temples within its walls. It is part of the Rinzai sect of Buddhism and founded in 1319. It received a lot of damage during the Onin Wars but came back fine. It was also know for  mastery of the Japanese Tea Ceremony. It is a great place to just cut through on the way home or to spend some time and check out the smaller temples inside. Anyways, take a look!

I took this path quite a few times after I past Imamiya jinga... 

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