Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sunday, February 26, 2012


This past Saturday's Raugh out Roud (ROR) featured the stand-up comedy of Tony Romani, Kwame Alexander, Edd Daggers, Zach Strickland and Mimi U.  All the comedians were very good and I think you should see them when you get a chance!

Tony Romani
 Educating the crowd.

 Mimi U, who came all the way from Tokyo to perform her great set.

Zach and Kwame, performing Manzai (a Japanese variation of stand-up where the two comedians play off each other.)  I'll never look at Pokemon the same way again. 

 Kwame's solo set.

Edd Daggers' had a few things to say about the Queen's Guards.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Zach and Miku's Wedding

At the beginning of the year, two of my close friends were married.  I was honoured to have been asked to photograph the ceremony for them.  A mix of Japanese and American traditions, and some new traditions of their own, made for a thoroughly entertaining and moving celebration.  These are some of the highlights:


Saturday, February 11, 2012

Mt. Nijo - 二上山

Last Friday was the end of my most recent contract for teaching English at a high school in Osaka.
On this day the first year students climbed one of the local mountains, the two peaks of the mountain giving it its name: Nijo-san.  On the mountain is a beautiful cedar forest.
Possibly the best last day of a contract I have had.