Nikon D60, Sigma 30mm f/1.4, 1/100 sec, f/1.4, ISO 800 -- EXIF
So my daughter Jade comes in to show me her science test and how she got 100% on it. I was completely happy for her. I decided to take a photo and took this test shot. It wasn't until after I uploaded the photos to my computer that I noticed her shirt. I then asked my wife why she got her that shirt when she is clearly not a blonde? Her reply was, "She doesn't have to be a blonde to wear it." It dawned on me that maybe my wife is the Japanese equivalent of a blonde... I joke, I joke, I keed I keed!
OK, I know I haven't been posting in quite some time now. Truth of the matter is, between work and the rainy season, I haven't been taking hardly any photos at all. I feel like I'm starving. I can't tell you how many times a day I see something and I want to take a photo of it but don't because I'm in the middle of working or I'm out and about and I don't have my camera because it's pouring rain. Yes, Amami is still in the rainy season. Okinawa finished with the rainy season well over a week ago. What's the deal?! I usually take my bike to work and for fear of getting caught in a down pour, I leave my camera at home; even if it's a sunny day (Amami's weather changes so quickly). Today even, it was sunny with some clouds this morning and I was all, "Ah, good day to ride my bike to work." FAT CHANCE! I got about 10 minutes out of the city and it was raining cats and dogs. By the time I made it out to Uken where I teach, the wind had picked up and the rain felt as if I was driving behind a dump truck on a gravel road. Talk about your stinging rain.
On an up-note, I bought a brand spanking new 27" iMac with the 2.88GHz Quad Core i7, Radeon HD 4850 graphics card and 8GB (4GB x 2) of RAM. It also came with a 1TB hard drive.
Nikon D60, Sigma 30mm f/1.4, 1/160 sec, f/1.4, ISO 400 -- EXIF
One of the many cool features this computer has is a SD slot for my camera's memory card. It works fantastic compared to my old card reader. My old card reader always had problems mounting but this one mounts every time. It's great.
I also like playing games on my computer. Before, one of the downsides to owning a Mac is, they didn't have very many games made, or ported, for the Mac platform. Recently a few companies have started porting games to the Mac platform. One of which I highly recommend, if you're a gamer, is Steam. I've bought the game Half Life 2 along with its Episode 1 and 2 and I really enjoy it. I'm more of a FPS (First Person Shooter), fan myself. I do, however, play other games like World of Warcraft, but games like that take a bit of commitment and I haven't had the time to play as much as I like due to work constraints. As you see in the above photo, I've also bought the game Bioshock. I've had the game a few weeks now, but I haven't had the time to even open it up and try it out. Bioshock was recently ported to Mac by the company Feral Interactive.
Schools here in Japan will be starting their summer vacation this month and I'm so looking forward to some time off. I'm making a plan for this summer and what I want to do. I'm planning a few family outings as well as events for my school such as barbecues and camping, but I'm also thinking about my own relax time. I've kind of made a groove for myself and it's all about work right now. I'm afraid if I too much relax time, I might get lazy and not fall back into my groove after summer vacation. I don't know, we'll see. I suppose if I keep busy during summer vacation as much as I feel I can without burning out (I feel I'm going to burn out soon the way I'm going), I should be OK. I just need to be strict with myself and not sleep in and lounge about everyday.