Light booth for 360 photos


So, naturally, being an engineer, I over engineer.  Instead of taking photos of stuff I find on the streets I am constructing an elaborate lightbox-type of a setup where I am planning to take 360º photos, convert them into videos and animated GIFs and post those.  Sigh.  Well, I’m a dang engineer, what do you […]

Walking in Philly + Art Museum


It was a pleasant day, this last Saturday, here in Philly, so I’ve decided to take a walk with a friend and share the findings with y’all. Philly is a great city—walkable. Lots of interesting things to look for here and I’ve tried to hit up my fav spots: Rittenhouse Park, the Art Museum, and […]

One Day Find


I have long been fascinated with objects of human creation; and I’m not talking about the pyramids of Egypt or space crafts. A fork is something that, at some point, did not exist, and neither did a cell phone.  I am flabbergasted at the items I see all around me at all times.  I find […]



Interesting read, about the history of tweezers.  Honestly, I did not realize (or think about) how old these things really are: humans needed support to precisely pick up small objects for a very long time.  Think about the use of tweezers in medicine, too—I bet these are even more used than a scalpel.


Brussels-2015 (345 of 367)

Although not as clean as most other major European cities I visit, Brussels is absolutely fantastic and charming. The chocolates and the beers are to-die-for and this place is heaven for anyone like me, anyone who likes to walk around the city and absorb it, slowly. Here are some photos from my trip last year. […]


Greifswald-2015 (120 of 134)

I was in Greifswald for a workshop and rather enjoyed my stay.  Everything, from typical-to-Germany cleanliness to superb food. If you’re a man who likes beer and meat, well, this is your place. I was there over a year ago and only now am getting to posting these pics so you can see what the […]


Berlin-2015 (90 of 140)

OK, so I was in Berlin for a day.  It was my birthday so I wanted to walk around the city, celebrate a little. Again, It’s been over a year and I fear I’m not going to post these at all if I got just go and post the pics.  Here are the pics.  I […]


Antwerp-2015 (74 of 242)

OK, it’s been over a year since I’ve traveled here.  Sorry, I don’t have much time to make a story about it but share the photos.  It’s an amazing place and I definitely want to return here very soon. Here are pics, no comments. Amazing place, right?!



What can I say?  I was here less than two days and already fell in love with this city and the people here.  Everyone is exceedingly friendly, prices are great, views are fantastic, and the food is phenomenal.  Love it here and cannot wait to get back.  Here are my numerous photos of the street […]

Philadelphia skyline


I went, with a friend, for a picnic in one of my favorite locations in Philly.  This is a rarely-visited lawn with awesome view of the city and few people around.  Yes, there are people, but there are few and far between.  I like it quiet :).  I remembered that I know how to make […]



My first time in Slovakia and I didn’t really know what to expect from this place. Well, the people were amazingly nice, overall, the prices low, and the food amazing.  I don’t know what else to add since I was pretty dang busy there the whole time and barely had any time to explore the […]

Andover, NH


Once every two years we go to an event in New Hampshire: Gordon Research Conference.  This year’s event was at the Proctor Academy in Andover. Extremely pleasant place, to my taste, and definitely enjoyable. Here are some pics from it for your information on what New Hampshire looks like and the amazingly wonderful natural walks […]

Boat ride: Bratislava to Vienna


Twin City Liner takes you from Bratislava, Slovakia directly to Vienna, Austria.  You’re swimming up-current so the trip takes about 2 hours (the other way is just over an hour, I heard).  This is an absolutely awesome—and relatively inexpensive—way to travel here. Amazing time and I have pictures to prove it, too.  I highly recommend […]

New York City (for MoMA)


The idea came to test-drive new car and where else to go but New York City for a trip to the Museum of Modern Art?  Somehow I have not yet been there; so: new car, new ideas! Ah, I love driving in NYC. It’s gotta suck doing this every day; but on a random once-over […]

Madrid, Spain, 2015


Madrid…  How come it’s been over a year that I’m only now writing about this?  Got busy is all.  Let me just offload these photos, most of them with just small descriptions, to remind me (and entice you to visit) about this majestic city. The welcoming was great! The whole city is pretty awesome. Yes, […]

Assateague, MD—the island with horsies

Assateague, MD (20 of 32)

I visit the Assateague Island from time to time.  The beach is typically clean there and the drive to get there is nice.  The key feature, of course, are the horses who [sometimes] chill right on the beach. This time we didn’t get lucky-enough to see any, except at the very end and from a distance. Anyway, I […]

Philly Spring

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Yeah, just now getting around to posting some new pics.  This was in Spring in Philly; so let this serve you as a reminder or how nice it was when the weather was chill—in the 70s—and we could all walk around for more than 10 feet without getting drenched in sweat. Ah, Spring sidewalks… Construction around […]

Brigantine, NJ

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Decided to swing by AC for a day; well, Brigantine, really. Walked over to the beach passing by endangered stuffs and right on to the volleyball courts right under the constant danger of being pooped on next to the freezing-cold poop-colored water.  Why is AC ocean so dirty? ahhh… zen! chill funky beautiful and deep […]

Collingswood Festival

Collingswood, NJ (3 of 16)

WOW, Collingswood’s wikipedia page has 140 references. Must be really legit! A friend invited me over and I did happen to have a bit of free time, so I decided to swing by, as I’ve been meaning to visit this nice little town. They had a chill band and everything! Suburban, yet close-enough to the […]

2016 Odunde festival

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Every year I walk outside of my building to find a huge festival in full-swing.  Starting early in the morning, thousands of people party like there is no tomorrow (and somehow manage to do this without alcohol sales). I welcome you to join me next year and walk around this place. Here are some sights […]

Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA 2016) party + skate

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Ah, Spring!  Definitely my favorite time of the year :).  I absolutely adore everything in the Spring. Especially today, since the weather is gorgeous and—despite the early rain—we will be skating, and there is a festival going on in Philly. So, here’s a video from the skate.  It includes everything I though was worth turning […]

Inspirational story


So, I plan to start posting about weight loss (since I plan to loose some). Figured I’d share this inspirational story from Slowly and surely, my diet degraded to the point where it became just a shadow of the formerly nutritious diet to which I’d subscribed. By December of 2013, I looked in the […]

Manayunk festival

Manayunk (60 of 60)

Yo! What’up? Nada I’m heading to this festival in Manayunk, look like fun OK Spring is in the air; so what’s better to do on a Sunday than a festival somewhere? Sun is shining and the weather is oh-my-fucking-god! People are chill here.  Lovely Tons of kids.  I didn’t picture Manayunk to be all about the […]

Some photos from my backpack

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I’ve been carrying my camera with me at all times for a few weeks now.  I’ve had some interesting projects that I’ll share later but here are some photos that simply don’t fit into any category at all.  There’s just a “pocket dump”; but since the cam is not in my pocket but rather in […]

Social media experiments


Social media is not the reality, it is closer to fiction.  There is a certain persona that all of us put out forward to be on these sites, like Facebook, OkCupid, etc.  Well, I like to see the response to some things I post—just for my own entertainment—and this time I felt like sharing my […]

Miami Skate, 2016

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I’ve been skating with the Landskaters [FYI: the website appears to be down at the moment…] club for quite some time now.  It’s a great fun bunch of people, not without attitudes, and we are always out to have some fun and grab a beer mid-way.  Personally, I think skating is one of the best ways to […]

San Francisco, 2016

San Francisco 2016 (72 of 213)

I was here for one night in 2006 but somehow I didn’t post those pics on here. Well, the place is different from what I remember: way more homeless people. In the last ten years the economy was definitely not doing phenomenally well and it shows. I’we talked around the city and, to be honest, […]

Mummers parade skate


I posted already the photos of the aftermath of the Mummers Parade in Philly this year. However, we did go for a skate earlier in the day, following the parade route. We do this every year and it is definitely a shit-ton’a-fun! This year, around the city hall, the security was way too tight to let people on wheels […]

NYE 2016, Mummers parade aftermath

NYE 2016 Mummers (17 of 18)

Philly Mummers are definitely a fun rioty bunch and the endup of the parade is where it’s at: drunkards, trash, gluttony, and definitely clowns! Yeah, I don’t know… I don’t know, even more. Typical street view. Everyone is happy, though.  Very fun-filled crowd. Drinking TONS of shit-beer. Typical. And I think I see this guy every […]

NEY 2016, Philly

NYE 2016 (13 of 31)

So, what are your New Year’s resolutions? Mine are to spend the yer just like I spent this evening: surrounded by good friends, full of delicious libations, and watching something fun unfold. Don’t know about you, but I spent this NYE partying at Pier 3 down by the water, watching the fireworks. Here are some recollections from the […]

Persistence of nature


Funny thing I just noticed.  Walking in the city today I snapped a pic of some plants; later in the evening—right now—I edited a post from a while back this summer (just catching up on things) and realized that I picked the same exact shot for the cover image: Crazy, right?  Let’s see if you […]

Philly African festival

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Again, catching up with older photos. Here’s an email from July this year: The African Festival ~ August 2 ~ FREE – From 2 pm to 8 pm at The Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, enjoy artists, groups, and dance troupes from around the African continent to perform. Also enjoy delicious African food vendors, as well as traditional and modern clothing, arts, and crafts vendors. ~ The African Festival ~ The link is […]

Late December in Philly

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I’m traveling to California shortly and looks like the weather there is identical to today’s weather in Philly so I decided to “test out” an outfit I plan to wear to Cali. I brought the camera with to see if it fits well in the bag, etc etc etc. Managed to snap some photos and […]

Candle making

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Well, … let me telly ya… there is nothing more manly than making scented candles.  My only excuse to keep my manhood somehow is that I wanted to make a few presents for some friends so I did it :). The process is very simple.  Buy some candle wax: Melt it. Keep melting it, slowly. […]

Portland, OR

Portland-2015 (7 of 13)

Spent a day in Portland, OR.  Note, I went there in July and it’s December now, I know.  I’m just using the holiday time to catch up with posting. Anyway, I recall thinking this is a really gorgeous place to visit and must be a superb city to live in.  Can’t say anything about the […]

St. Martin, 2015

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Distant sounds of young girl’s laughter is about the only thing I can hear besides the wind here; and, no, it is not windy, just quiet. I can see the stars, too. What was the last time you looked up at the sky and saw something other than the projectors tracing the cloudy sky, advertising a […]

Fishtank reboot

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Every year (or-so) I completely renew my fishtank.  This year I decided to sell my hugely-overgrown monster fishes back to the store (made a cool $12.50) and renewed everything; largely owing to the failed filter. Now I have brand new filter, new plants, and new fish. This is very exciting for me since I don’t […]

Visit Philadelphia

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My favorite site Lifehack just published an article about the 20 reasons to visit Philly.  I completely agree with 19 of the 20 as I, personally, hate cheesesteaks.  Just terrible waste of calories!  However, you have to try them for yourself to really decide if you love them or you hate them; thus, I have […]



So I go a little nuts sometimes over the sports I do. I think it’s OK to be hurtin’ a little just about every day of my life—not too much, though, please. See, I recommend this level of activity to all who ask me about it: Do enough sports that you are tired in the […]

Sacramento, California

Sacramento (47 of 47)

I was here, yes I was. But I was here so-very-briefly that I cannot really judge this city’s character fully. However, the two hours I had to walk around are more than enough for me to take it in for the next time I might be here. Basically, I am beginning to see what people […]

Davis, California

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Exceedingly impressive and quiet little town, just a $30 Uber ride from the Sacramento airport. FYI: not sure about how Uber will progress here, but so-far UberX—my favorite kind of Uber—is available right at the airport [seems to be a disappearing trend, overall]. Anyway, I am here on business but, as in any travel, I […]

Asia, 2015


This was an interesting and quite eventful trip. Once again, I am convinced that Asia holds a significant power, a “sleeping monster”, I believe I called it last time. Well, things have not changed. I am still quite amazed at this place. I had a little more free time this time around than I did […]

Beijing, China (Asia, 2015)


WOW, just WOW. I did not expect this. Imagine Times Square, Manhattan, during rush hour. You got the image in your head? Well, this entire city is like this. Jam-packed with riffraff, scoundrels, noble, and mothers with their babes, this city is overfilling with life. I was here less than 24 hours: fly in, without […]

Chicago for a house party


So, I am trying something new here. I’ll post all the photos in a gallery, following the format of many of the online newspapers I see. Typically, I like to write a complete story, image by image. However, looks like I’m mostly captioning the pics so I can throw them in one big gallery and […]

Dalian, China (Asia, 2015)


This is a second time I am in Dalian and this time I am left to my own devices for two days before all the work begins. The good news is I get a few days to adjust to the new time zone (just change AM to PM and you’re good). The bad news—the only […]

Hurricane Joaquin in Philly

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Oh, the endless scary horror of a hurricane!… Why does Philly always overblow everything? Last time, for Sandy, there was barely any water on the streets of Philly. The Pope visit was… just slightly overblown, don’t you think?… This time, for the Hurricane Joaquin, I was expecting to see a little more than what’s in […]



We are prepping for the pope visit. Yay!  Walked by a few exhibits at the Art Museum yesterday and walked out to this, so just had to go over and take a look. First, there are many many powerful lights all over the place.  I think they are planning to see the Philly nights go […]