Sunday, December 15, 2013

Pucho Web Solutions Raffle Winner

Lucky Raffle Winner, Kimio Wheaton
Pucho Web Solutions participated in first ever Holiday Raffle at Japanese-Americans, Japanese in America (JAJA) December 2013 meeting in New York City. The lucky winner, Kimio Wheaton, will receive expert guidance, from Pucho Web Solutions, in setting up website traffic reporting which will give him valuable information to optimize his online business. Kimio plans to use his prize with a new web site he is currently planning for a 2014 debut. 

Sunday, December 8, 2013

WW Medical Spa Grand Opening Reception

WW Medical Spa Grand Opening
Dec 8, 2013: WW Medical Spa opened a clinic in lower level of their Headquarters in Elmhurst Queens.

The event was held from 11 AM until 3 PM. for customers, vendors, friends and the media.

MTA Holiday Nostalgia Special Subway

Vintage NYC MTA Subway
Surprised to catch MTA New York City Transit vintage subway cars from 1950s on a trip to a reception party at WW Medical Spa in Elmhurst Queens.

There was a hoard or people dressed up in vintage clothing riding subway.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

OCA-New Jersey 35th Anniversary Holiday Ball

2013 OCA-NJ Holiday Ball. Ginny Gong and Betty Lee Sung Cake Cutting
Giiny Gong and Betty Lee Sung Cake Cutting Ceremony
December 7, 2013, Organization of Chinese in America New Jersey Chapter (OCA-NJ) celebrated its 35th anniversary in Totowa, NJ.

Atmosphere was festive. Everybody had good cheer.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Serve the People

Serve the People: The Asian American Movement in New York charts a history of Asian American activism, organizing, and cultural production in the 1970s, the first exhibition to focus on New York as a center of this national phenomenon. Through posters, leaflets, newspapers, film, and music, Serve the People shows how Asian American identity was shaped by reclaimed histories, revolutionary politics, feminist awareness, third worldism, and community organizing. The culture created by young activists and artists in the movement embodied their ideals, speaking to the excitement and urgency of the time.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Chinese protest ABC, Disney and Jimmy Kimmel

On Saturday November 9, 2013 in Times Square from noon until 2PM there was a protest against ABC's Jimmy Kimmel show.

Protesters did not like use of comedy to bring up a dark subject that they took personally. They are so hurt and even afraid of passive aggressive violence from other members of society.

There is an old American Proverb that goes like:

Out of the mouths of babes (oft times come gems).

Children occasionally say remarkable or insightful things. For example: Mr. and Mrs. Doyle were quietly bickering in the kitchen when their seven-year-old daughter came in and said, "You guys should get counseling." After a surprised pause, Mrs. Doyle remarked, "out of the mouths of babes." Child: Don't eat so much candy, Mommy. Candy is bad for your teeth. Mother: out of the mouths of babes oft times come gems.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Kilowatt performance for 2013 New York Marathon

Kilowatt performing for 2013 NYC Marathon
The Kilowatt band has been performing for runners of New York City Marathon for a few years now.

Last year, Super Storm Sandy abruptly cancelled New York Marathon. This year, Kilowatt is back in action.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Ruinism by Gabriel Biderman; Night Photographer

Gabriel Biderman
Thank You so Much!
I won a raffle for a huge print by Gabriel Biderman. I first met Gabe at BH Event Space. I attended his class twice.  His night photography seminar was very interesting. There are so many definitions of time. Such as Civil, nautical, and astronomical twilight. In his presentation, Gabriel also went into details about camera setting and equipment to be used for night photography. He became one of my favorite instructors. What a coincidence it was to win raffle for his print.

Monday, October 21, 2013

2013 Japan Block Party

Master of Ceremonies
Great weather today but uneven lighting conditions at today's event. Clear sky creates areas that are both too dark and too light on subjects. Images can also suffer color cast if one side is lit by direct sunlight while other portions of image are in shade because color temperature of  shade about 40% higher than sunlight.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

30th Anniversary OANNY Video

Produced, shot and edited video 30th Anniversary Okinawa American Association of New York (OAANY) celebration which featured special guest who flew in perform at the event.

Project involved renting camera equipment from Downtown Community Television (DCTV), working with performers and staff, shooting the live event, editing video, creating DVD labels, disc duplication, boxing of materials and final delivery to OAANY for sale to its members.

Guest dancers from Okinawa and others:

  1. Head Master of Tamagusuku Ryu/Shosetsu Michiko no Kai from Okinawa.
  2. Miyuki Oshiro、Master
  3. Kazumi Matsubara, Master
  4. Washington D.C. area Momoe Onna, Master
  5. Special guest dancer: Ben Naoya Higa, Master from Tamagusuku Ryu Shosetsu kai from Los Angeles, CA
  6. Mitsuko Nishi
  7. Ai Nakasone

About OAANY 

To cultivate mutual friendship among the Okinawans and their families who live mainly in the five states in metropolitan area, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts, and the American public who have an interest in Okinawan culture and heritage.
  • Conducts classes, seminars and workshops to promote educational opportunities in Okinawan history, culture and performing arts.
  • Provides scholarship to the young generation in order to promote higher education.