Monday, July 23, 2007

Next stop, Hollywood?

Well, I've taken it in my head to become a cameraman lately. My new camera has rather decent video abilities, and well... We all know I like new toys. So I've been playing with the video lately.

And what exactly do I video you may ask? Well none other than my favorite pasttime... Trash Box Jam of course!

So I've been filming them for a while now, but the old camera wasn't so great, so I never really shared the videos with anyone. But the new videos are better (and require less editing), so the idea hit me this week to start uploading them to YouTube so anyone who would like to see the band can. So here is the premiere video!

It's called Dream and Truth, and you can check it out here!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Random Animal Pictures! Oh yeah, and an update...

So yeah. I realize I haven't updated in a while. My camera had died and I didn't have any new pictures, and it seems rather strange to always be putting up old ones.

So here's your update.

No, the earthquake is not near me. We felt it here though. But I live near Tokyo, so if you read about a disaster in Japan, check to see if the place is near Tokyo. If it's not, then I'm probably ok. :-)

Things have been getting busy again here. This week we had a Typhoon (there was enough wind and rain here to cancel the band on Saturday night.) and the Monday was the earthquake. Fun stuff.

Monday was a holiday here in Japan. It's Umi no Hi, which is translated Ocean Day. Wait, sometimes it's translated Marine Day too I think. I'm not sure. But it was a holiday. Monday is usually my day off anyway, and most national holiday's in Japan fall on Monday's. So Usually I don't notice the holidays here (except the band will play on holidays as well, so I get an extra band day... Horray!) But this Monday we had a BBQ for the young adults of the area. It is actually quite a large area, but as there are not so many churches, you have to include the whole area to get a decent sized group.

I was lucky enough that we had the meeting here at my church. (it also meant I HAD to attend! LOL) About 40 people came. That is huge for Japanese churches! It was good. I'll put up some pictures as soon as I get them. When that happens I'll write more about it.
After the BBQ, Jenae and I went to the band. But thanks to a church member, I was able to get a new digital camera! So we went shopping for the camera on Monday.

I'm so happy with the new camera. It's the same brand and model as the old one, but just upgraded. I got a new memory card too, 2GB. But now I don't have enough space on my computer for all the pictures and videos. So I'm going to have to buy a new hard drive this week. Until then I don't have the space to download the new pictures. So you will have to wait just a little longer.

So, on to other topics. I've learned that I talk to much I think. LOL. I mentioned that I had a blog to several people, and now they all want to read it. My students want to read it for English practice and stuff like that. But somehow it's more embarrassing when people you see every week read your blog. Well, I guess I'll get over it!

Welcome to my blog mina-san~! I hope you enjoy it! Yoroshiku!

So there are two weeks left of class before summer vacation. Summer vacation will still be really busy, but it'll be a change of pace, and that is always good. I like things to change. It will be nice to have a month that is different from my normal teaching schedule. I think the summer will be a good balance.

There will be three camps that I am helping out with (one I'm the leader! Yikes!), I'll get to go see fireworks, and I'll still have a week and half of uninterrupted vacation. Plus a few days between camps and such. I think it's a great balance of doing stuff so I'm not totally bored, and having rest time. I'm looking forward to it.

Anyway, here are three random animal pictures from the farm we went to last year for Sunday School camp. I guess getting ready for this year's camp made me think about last years. Anyway, I should start being able to give you some newer pictures soon!

I'll try to keep posting more often!
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