Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Money Flavoured Chips

Money Flavoured Chips
Mmmm, money flavoured chips. Actually it's for a contest where you name the unidentified new Doritos flavour. The winner gets $25,000 and a percentage of the chip's profits. The design of the bag makes me want to get a mask and a black and white striped shirt, and get pictures of myself running from different banks with my hands full of these chip bags a la cartoons.

River Worker
On the Easter weekend Rae and I found an ice breaker on the Red River near the south perimeter, breaking ice and drawing a crowd.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

More 2008 Guardian Dojo Challenge

2008 Guardian Dojo Challenge
I've just posted more of the 2008 Guardian Dojo Challenge pictures that I took last November. I haven't been at all diligent going through the gigabytes of pictures that I took on that day but, as many of you know, life get's busy. I've been a practitioner of the philosophy, especially when it comes to action shots like these, that quantity will yield quality. I am now trying to go in the opposite direction and really plan out my shots and trying to cut down on my insane number of archived pictures. It is getting hard to find that one picture in my head amongst the thousands of pictures in my archives. I know that I will still have to let the Rebel burst when I am capturing a crescent kick to another man's face, but at the same time I am working on really learning my camera so I can focus more on composition rather than scrambling to get the settings right.

Pictured above is the Guardian Dojo's Sensei, Diego Beltran, breaking a baseball bat WITH HIS F***ING SHIN! see more of the recent upload of the Guardian Challenge here. See pictures that I took last year at my good friend and Guardian Dojo student, Adrian Shum's photostream here or some of the pictures of the band Fubuki Daiko on his photostream here.

Monday, April 6, 2009

The Crusty Bun

Meister Andy
This blog is more and more becoming a restaurant review and promotion blog, however biased it may be. In spite of my bias and friendship with Andy and Frieda (owners\operators of the Crusty Bun), The Crusty Bun is one place that I think anyone would agree is world class bakery and café. It's a brand new place at 1026 St. Mary's Road. I recommend that anyone who enjoys wholesome, hearty, fresh baked goods, drop in and visit The Crusty Bun. Try the sunflower seed bread, it is a favorite.

Pictures above is a picture of head baker and owner, delivering a fresh batch of buns.