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This airplane has new airplane smell!

August 17th, 2012 No comments

So I am off to Las Vegas for a quick weekend.   This is mostly a work trip with a bit of relaxation as the reward..

I figured I would dust off the blog so here I am!

Started my trip after an extended work day, and a fairly exhausting set of work days as the aftermath of Otakon…  Flying United, in style riding in first class..

This plane is BRAND NEW, no entertaient systems or wifi..  The leather smells like a new car.

Anyhow, landing in Vegas around midnight thanks to delays.  16 hour day tomorrow.   ONLY 103 degrees during the day.  Eep.

Photopost : Some random from Asia trip

May 5th, 2012 1 comment

Still busy but trying out my cellphone app for posts…  Lets see.


From the bird market — sometimes there is an itch you just have to scratch…


Fine fine, here is your dosage of booth girl.


Otakon’s Crabby is hanging out in style..

That is all for today’s spam.

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Photopost : Chicken Dance

June 7th, 2011 No comments

So, I haven’t been posting much.   It is true, I’ve been quite busy, and have not been posting near enough.

However, I have been out with my camera nonetheless!  I just came back from North Carolina, seeing many old faces, all toasting the glorious charge of two friends into respectability and the institutional happiness that is marriage.   (No, really I’m happy for them.)   I shot their wedding, playing the part of the photographer…

Here’s a photo for proof.

Chicken Dance...

Right. Pretty straightforward right?   Bride & Father dancing…  but wait, there’s a story behind this, the kind of story that those of you who know me will find quite hilarious.  In the, “oops, there he goes again…” sort of way.

See, in the process of getting this and some other photos of the Bride and Father’s dance, I decided it would be great if I ducked behind the DJ’s table to take photos of the dancing partners against the backdrop of the guests at the wedding.  Pretty straightforward, yes?    However, as I was shooting, I got to thinking.

Right about now, I know what comes to mind.  “He started Thinking.  That’s the problem.” Stop that.   You might be right but still, stop.

Anyway, to make a long story short, I was thinking from behind the DJ, “Okay now, make sure you don’t step on the DJ’s cables or knock him over.   Can you imagine what the reaction would be?   WEDDING RUINED, WORST WEDDING EVER, CHINESE MAN HUNG FROM RAFTERS OF NC STATE ALUMNI CENTER.   Yeah, it would be bad.  So don’t do it ok?  Ok.” The bride and her father are doing a wonderful dance, and as I step away to take a different position, I hear a rather loud SCREECH, feedback, and sudden silence from the speakers.

The music had stopped.   The father and bride had stopped.   I was frozen in my tracks, looking down to check my footing, and seeing I was right next to the power plug.    “Oh shit oh shit oh shit oh shit oh shit” is all that crosses my mind until I realize that the plug is perfectly fine in the wall.   Right at that moment I hear the first notes of… the bloody Chicken Dance as the bride and father shrug and start dancing to that.


I laughed so hard I nearly ripped my throat out, all the while thinking, “I could strangle those two.  I swear it.  Oh my god I’m going to get them…”

So yes, there was my panic attack for what was otherwise a very nice weekend.   I got them back though.   While the newlyweds were away on their honeymoon, I cooked a steak dinner for everyone left behind, used their hottub, and turned their kitchen into a smokehouse.    XD

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Photopost: Swoosh, Nothing not even Net

June 3rd, 2010 No comments

Swoosh, Nothing not even Net

Originally uploaded by Doc Stampede

This basketball hoop was actually outside of the queue for the Cablecar at the Great Wall of China. There was nowhere to play, but there was a basketball hoop… I gave it a toss with my Lensbaby. 🙂


Working on galleries, fighting jet lag, and trying to catch up with the multiple real life jobs and responsibilities I have. It’ll be a week before I can post galleries from the trip. ^_^;;

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Photopost: I Heart Tea

June 2nd, 2010 No comments

I Heart Tea

Originally uploaded by Doc Stampede

Shot in a restaurant in Beijing, May 2010

I found myself amused by the shadow the single tea leaf projected on the bottom of the cup. 🙂

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HOME! stateside! WHEW!

June 1st, 2010 No comments

Photopost: Goodnight Hong Kong

May 31st, 2010 No comments

Goodnight Hong Kong

Originally uploaded by Doc Stampede

When my feet cramped and my S90’s camera battery died, it was time to go home..

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Photopost : Steaming in Sunday

May 30th, 2010 No comments


Originally uploaded by Doc Stampede

Went to visit someone on Sunday. The higher up on the mountainside you are, the more likely you are to be decently well off. The low cloud cover and rain makes for a pleasantly obscured view from the mountain.

Photopost : Saturday in Stanley Bay

May 30th, 2010 No comments


Originally uploaded by Doc Stampede

Saturday was pretty, visiting Stanley Bay….

The Further Adventures of Doc Stampede : Tired ABC

May 29th, 2010 No comments

Am tired again STOP went to Stanley Bay today STOP need to get sleep but sorta want to go back out with camera by myself instead of with family or others STOP think there is nothing like HK clothes shopping and the drinking districts to make me feel at my lowest about my body image STOP will be off to pay family respects tomorrow STOP getting to point of really wanting to come home STOP will definitely need to take another vacation that I can plan on my own STOP but I cannot complain have seen lots and have had lots of VIP dinners STOP by the way did I mention it is hotter than the inside of a charcoal grill here STOP END MESSAGE

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