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Yoshhhhhhhhhh…. Gambaremasu ^^

Been a bit quiet lately not so much time to update stuff. Been very busy
with kendo lately and there is a kendo demonstration this coming weekend.

Coming months I’ll be very busy making a handmade backpack adjusting and fine tuning… it’s a personal project made partially out of recycled fabric. The idea is to make a modulair bag… Well not entirely not even know if it is the right word… but in short you can adjust the inside to your situation… you can change it to a school bag for example… or some other time you can change it into a camera bag.. or a sports bag… but with just one bag…

As for kendo… I’m preparing for my next examination for some time now… Next year I’m able to take the san(3e) dan examination… so I’m working hard on kata and other stuff while in the mean time helping sensei out with giving training…. -_-..pffff

Hai… gamberemasu———-

— 1 year ago
#kendo  #demonstration  #dutch  #handmade  #backpack 
I am a film sniper…

In this world of convenience where we use point-and-shoot cameras… I still find love in old classic film cameras. Depending on the type of film, processing and scanning the image may look like a digital one or have this nice retro look which we all love to shoot in Instagram. I’m not trying to win a battle between film vs digital…

I’m just wondering if it is you who are making the picture or the camera with all the automatic functions… 

For me…. The way of the photographer is to look thru a manual film camera…

Sometimes when I use my digital camera… No matter how sharp it is there seems to be
always missing something…

I believe the energy, determination and spirit you have to use when using a manual film camera will reflect in the picture which draws a lot of attention… 

Even a stunning image made with a Hasselblad HD4-200MP digital back… can leave a boring feeling… somehow… dunno how to explain it… The first time you look at it… it’s just amazing but the more you look the more it looses it’s charm… I’ve never had that with pictures made with film cameras… Anyway I could talk all day how I reverted back to film but… Maybe something to research for yourself… ;)

Bytheway this portrait shot was made with a Minolta XE-1, Rokkor 40mm f/1.8 film I used is Kodak Portra 160 and I scanned it with the Epson Perfection V700…

— 2 years ago
#film  #manual  #minolta  #xe-1  #kodak portra  #film camera  #photography  #portrait  #film vs digital  #retro 
While having coffee. We enjoyed todays sunset… Nice sky color.

While having coffee. We enjoyed todays sunset… Nice sky color.

— 2 years ago with 1 note
#leiden  #netherlands  #sunset  #picoftheday  #sunny 
Monster Life by Gameloft

Another great game by Gameloft for free!
This game kind of reminds me of a combination of Pokemon and Touch Pets Dogs for some reason… At least this game makes it a bit more fun to play. the graphics are simple but look really cool and fun to look at.

In this game you are a monster keeper raising monsters and train to fight the mysterious monsters of Chaos.

— 2 years ago
#gameloft  #iphone  #games  #adventure game  #iphone game  #apple 
今日のlunch break

Salmon sandwich with iced hazelnut coffee..

Been a long time since I had lunch outside home/work… After my job interview I felt I needed a break because of this nervous feeling. Always nice to have sandwich salmon… But when I see the presentation… I always think… how am I going to eat this.. without embarrassing myself…you know… trying to eat while everything falls apart….

— 2 years ago
#食べ物  #food  #delicious  #lunchbreak  #salmon  #  #breaktime  #lunch  #chillin  #relaxing 
iCentre Sales Advisor

今日のblabla…^^
新しい仕事 

Well… today I had my new job interview at Apple Premium Reseller iCentre…
It was okay I have a good feeling about them hiring me… But you know many people/students are aiming for the job…  so it’s difficult… Still it feels good as
the shop manager told me he was practicing Aikido himself we could already have
a good natural conversation… Instead of serious questions you have to answer… and that’s good… I actually hate companies asking question that’s make you feel you are being looking down at…

Funny always to see how the power of Budo can connect people… A strange and mysterious power…

Kind of reminds me of the movie The Highlander…. you know you get attracted to certain locations on the planet and people…

Anyway… within a week I will here a final decision…   so until then…..

Lots of kakari keiko…. uchikomi keiko to get my mind of things… ^^ -_- 

— 2 years ago
#sales advisor  #apple  #new job  #job  #仕事  #budo  #connect 
Japanese National Team mysteriously leaving the opening ceremony.


During the ceremony everyone on the planet could see on TV the Japanese team coming in proudly weaving there flag… But did they broadcast the Japanese Team mysteriously leaving the opening ceremony…? NO

A Japanese blogger made this pictures showing clearly the Japanese left the event. Not many people are aware of this and because it has not been broadcasted by the media for whatever reason… No one is asking this question… no news paper mentioning anything about it…

My own research took me to different forums where they already rumored it had some connection with Fukushima events… Japanese National Team maybe being discriminated… Whatever “official” reason they give… I really wonder why was Japan the only one…

As a Kendo zombie… loving all sort of things from Japan… I’m in search and helping Japanese people find this answer… Because after the Human Chain Action on the 29th of july in both the Amsterdam and Japan… I cannot help but wonder why…

Please repost/share this…
You can read the blog here: http://ameblo.jp/rubywednesday/entry-11315321769.html

— 2 years ago with 1 note
#London 2012  #dailynews  #japan  #japanese  #japanese national team  #japanesenews  #mysteriously  #news  #olympics  #opening ceremony  #plot  #rumors  #日本 

The canon EOS M Mirrorless Compact System Camera

I was waiting for Canon to show up with their own model. Hoping the possibility
to use the camera with the EF and EF-S lenses. The Nikon V1 has been around for some time and enormously been welcomed by all kinds of photographers. Just a matter of time before Canon would show up… I guess.

The reason why I would like a compact system camera is to replace my Canon 550D. I’m a medium format user anyway and prefer my Minolta XE-1 35mm film camera over my current Cannon 550D reflex camera and my Mamiya RZ67 PRO II for the higher image quality. I would like to have a better digital camera then my iPhone 4s to make snap shots and some quick product low quality shots. Still it would be great if I could use my current EF lenses.

With the announcement of the Canon EOS M I thought it finally arrived… But only to get disappointed. There is just but one reason actually not to go for this camera. 

No viewfinder…

For most people it won’t be a bothersome but for me as a street photographer it is…
I do really like the specs on this camera. With an 18MP APS-C format CMOS sensor of 22.3 x 14.9mm it outclasses the Nikon V1 with the possibility with an adapter you can use EF and EF-S lenses that’s really awesome…

Still I’ll let this one slide as there are already rumors there will be most likely a model with viewfinder coming next year. Until then I’ll use my crappy iPhone or my 550D if if feel like it…  

— 2 years ago with 1 note
#canon  #canon eos m  #eos m  #system camera  #mirrorless  #technews  #news 
今日の写真明日は新しい練習 
Finally tomorrow there is Kendo training *^*… XD yeah when you have a summer stop with 3 weeks of no kakari keiko… my body felt like it is going into hibernation mode… suddenly everything and everyone is moving slow especially time…
You know the sound of kiai… the sound of fumikomi… the wind of shomen strike… when all is one the sounds of Kendo is like a poetry… an symphony of The Legend Of zelda A Link To The Past  ….
。。。sorry lost my self there… ^^ 剣道バカ私は!XD
Tomorrow I have to help sensei out with special exam training. Some membersare going to take exam so I have to help… 2 members are going to do 1st kyu andI think 2 members are going voor nidan… dunno…
But hey It’s my party also… So … I will try to make the first hour some heavy workout… You know… it’s the part where you take a blender and mix uchikomi keiko ending with kakari keiko… so you end up becoming an evolved kendo pokemon… ha!Well I hope tomorrow I can snype some pictures for you guys…

今日の写真
明日は新しい練習

Finally tomorrow there is Kendo training *^*… XD yeah when you have a summer stop with 3 weeks of no kakari keiko… my body felt like it is going into hibernation mode… suddenly everything and everyone is moving slow especially time…

You know the sound of kiai… the sound of fumikomi… the wind of shomen strike… when all is one the sounds of Kendo is like a poetry… an symphony of The Legend Of zelda A Link To The Past ….

。。。
sorry lost my self there… ^^ 剣道バカ私は!XD

Tomorrow I have to help sensei out with special exam training. Some members
are going to take exam so I have to help… 2 members are going to do 1st kyu and
I think 2 members are going voor nidan… dunno…

But hey It’s my party also… So … I will try to make the first hour some heavy workout… You know… it’s the part where you take a blender and mix uchikomi keiko ending with kakari keiko… so you end up becoming an evolved kendo pokemon… ha!
Well I hope tomorrow I can snype some pictures for you guys…

— 2 years ago with 8 notes
#budo  #japanese  #kendo  #martial arts  #shinai  #sword  #剣道  #bogu 
今日の写真ラーメンshop Amsterdam The Netherlands…
UuuwhaaaAAaa Finally…! After 10.000 years there is a Ramen shop in Amsterdam The Netherlands… I’m sure in a couple of months from now on they gonna be big…And the taste is great I must say! I was really happy to taste Ramen in my own home country… I was wondering how long it would take for someone stepping up forward opening a Ramen Shop… Definitely will be visiting more often… 
ほんとうに美味しかったよ。。。!^ー^

今日の写真
ラーメンshop Amsterdam The Netherlands…

UuuwhaaaAAaa Finally…! After 10.000 years there is a Ramen shop in Amsterdam The Netherlands… I’m sure in a couple of months from now on they gonna be big…
And the taste is great I must say! I was really happy to taste Ramen in my own home country… I was wondering how long it would take for someone stepping up forward opening a Ramen Shop… Definitely will be visiting more often… 

ほんとうに美味しかったよ。。。!^ー^

— 2 years ago with 11 notes
#amsterdam  #delicious food  #japan  #japanese  #japanese food  #netherlands  #ramen  #ラーメン  #yummy 

今日の写真
Human Chain Action for a Nuclear Free World, Amsterdam Dam Square - The Netherlands 29-7 12:00pm 

Today we went to support Human Chain Action in Amsterdam Dam Square in the Netherlands. The demonstration was against nuclear energy and share the aftermath events in Fukushima Japan. 

It seems that the nuclear disaster has long been forgotten by many people outside of Japan… or stop wondering about it. While the people of the organization told us how Japan is concealing information and how the government recently re-activated nuclear power plants many people and tourist we’re walking passed the demonstration… not even paid one minute attention to listen to the story about the consequences if a second disaster happens… It will be disastrous… with radioactive clouds around the world and more… But hey… Japan is on the outer side of the globe… far away… they can take care of it…

If you honestly believe there is nothing going on in Fukushima Japan saying by the government it’s save… you are mistaking… 

This event took place in Amsterdam and Japan… for more info…check out USTREAM

Demonstration Amsterdam
Demonstration Japan 

Please reblog and spread the message of the people
from Fukushima and the organization of Human Chain Action 

ほんとうにありがとう!

— 2 years ago with 5 notes
#demonstration  #fukushima  #human chain action  #japan  #japanese government  #news  #no nukes  #nuclear disaster  #daileynews  #nuclear power  #science