Tuesday, February 28, 2006


PHOTOS: A walking ad

A special thanks to all the wonderful people who commetns on my last post (esp. Bugsy).
Since you all liked the pictures, I thought I would introduce you to a good photographer - friend of mine.
Bugsy and I have known each other for the past four years or so and he still continues to inspire me. He has been running Bugsy Rocker since 2002 .

His website is jam packed with great photography from his adventures, his online journal, digital art, and last but not least Daily Fruit. For the last 1600 days he given his readers daily fruit for the mind and this all comes down to 450 of novel size pages.

here are some examples

don't skip the part where you absorb everything.

winky winky, guess who's gettin' kinky.
your eyes are not beautiful for how they look, your eyes are beautiful becasue of how they see.

i'm just not very kinky when it comes to cereal.

your photography is strong everywhere that mine is weak, for that my friend, i commend you.

Shacka lacka boooom!

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Michigan winter photo-log

A few nights ago I couldn't fall asleep so I walked out to the wood lot just north of where I live. The snow had just freshly fallen and there was no wind so the trees looked really beautiful. These are a few of the pictures I took. I hope you like them.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

stay warm

PHOTO: The Sparrow meets the paper crane.

This past weekend was the coldest weekend of this winter season. Saturday evening was -8˚F along with some wind chill. After living in this winter wonderland for such a long time we Michiganders come up with some ways to keep warm. Here are a few of my trade secrets.

-This past semester I was introduced to the idea of taking baths. Before that I was a shower man. But there is nothing better than a hot bath and a good book. A bath keeps me warm for atleast the next seven hours.

- A couple of years ago I got a space heater that fits perfectly under my desk. So when I am studying I can just flick on the switch for some instant heat. This is also where origami comes into play, because the goal is to stay in one place.
✓ I went to Micheal's and bought a packet of origami paper so I could make apaper crane but since then I have discovered so many other cool things to fold.

-Lifting weights, running, and biking really hard will also keeps you warmer throughout the day.

-Finally, after a long day of work nothing is better than a nice down comforter, a body pillow and some jersey knit sheets.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

i got tagged

PHOTO: I haven't been taking pictures lately, I will get right on that.

Four Jobs I've Had:
1. Pizza Hut: Waiter/shift manager
2. I worked at a book store for a month, mad discount
3. College of Human Med. : Clerk
4. American Red Cross: caseworker

Four Movies I Can Watch Repeatedly:
1. Jimi Hendrix live at the fillmore east 1970 (concert dvd)
2. Rage Against the Machine (live shows)
3. Lost in Translation
4. Valley Girl

Four Places I've Lived:
1. Gilgit, Pakisan (Just south of the Himalayas)
2. Rawalpindi, Pakistan
3. Rochester Hills, MI
4. East Lansing, MI

Four TV Shows I Love:
1. N/A (I killed my TV)
2. N/A (You should...
3. N/A ...kill yours too..
4. N/A .... it feels good)

Four Places I've Vacationed:
1. Himalayas, Pakistan
2. Aspen, Colorado
3. Mecca and Medina, Saudi Arabia
4. Islamabad, Pakistan (while I was living in the US)

Four of My Favorite Dishes:
1. Bhindi (Okra Paki Style)
2. The Omi Maki II roll at OMI in East Lansing
3. Bell's Samosas
4. Veggie Lasagna

Four Sites I Visit Daily:
1. NY times
2. BBC news
3. angel.msu.edu
4. mail.google.com

Four Places I Would Rather Be Right Now:
1. Saudi Arabia!
3. Pakistan
4. Riding my bike instead of sitting here


Sunday, February 12, 2006

The Hard Lessons

I hate to complain but for the last week I haven't done much more than study, go to Red Cross, and go to the lab. If is nice to know that all I needed for a quick recharge was some good music. I biked to Mac's from Campus, and got rocked the frick out by The Hard Lessons.
I think many students start getting sentimental on there final lap to graduation. This band will always bring back memories of good ole' East Lansing,MI. When I was a sophomore, I was assistant coordinator (along with my friend Alex) of Common Grounds Coffee house in the basment of our Hall. We were low on our funds and we got Augie (the Hard lessons guitarist/vocalist)with his old band to come play a show, and our budget went back up to normal. We packed the venue.
Good Times.
Thank you for the Music.

PS In some news for everyone who has left MSU behind.
Theio's (local diner) now has Wireless internet!

Friday, February 03, 2006

Freak mode

PHOTO: Baby at a restaurant. Thankfully the parents let me take this foto.

I am sorry for not posting lately, I am in FREAK MODE. But after Feb 10th, I will be back in action. I wonder what this kid has on his mind? I am sure he is not worrying about memorizing what nucleoprotein and hemagglutinin do when a cell is infected by orothomyxoviridae (Influenza virus).