• 2.8.9 Phebbie’s surprised birthday party

    Phebbie and JoshPhebbie and Josh
    Phebbie and Anita

    Phebbie and Anita

    Mychelle and Kyle

    Mychelle and Kyle

    Josh's parents

    Josh's parents

    Phebbie, Josh and taquila

    Phebbie, Josh and taquila

    Phebbie and sister Nr

    Phebbie and sister Nr

    Phebbie versus cake

    Phebbie versus cake

    Phebbie and Josh

    Phebbie and Josh


  • 12.19.8 The ‘F Girls’ Holiday Contingency

    Mychelle and AnitaMychelle and Anita

     

    It’s actually not that usual for me to photograph our group – my favorite people of all – the F girls or the Aggro girls, or any number of names we are called. This is because I would be too busy laughing my head off. There’s Ninja, Samurai,  .. the German Farm Girl (still mulling over the most suitable nickname for her giggly deadly jabs), and I’m called Ong Bak (the Thai Warrior from the boonies of Thailand.)

    F is for Fight, mainly, but probably other words too, depend on our activities of choice. We met at Krav Maga. In the course of a short 2008 year, we became a tight pack that infuse each others’ lives with each of our contrasting positive attributes. Over our bond of fight commitment and disciplines, we see to it that each of us grow into our best potential. Phebbie (Ninja), takes the arts of pain tolerance, precise striking, and perfect reflects into her career pursuit in the field of media. Mychelle (Samurai) overlook fears and intimidations and incorporate working hard while having fun in her field of production. (German Farm Girl) Anita’s recognizing her natural strengths and quick grasps (and execution) for techniques in preparation for… hmmmm.. her work with the kindergardeners.

    This little gathering was billed ahead as a little hang. It wasn’t made into what it actually was until we all were there. A combination of holidays, new year, and my birthday celebrations – would have been too extravagant sounding to plan ahead. Instead Phebbie just called for a ‘stop by to pick up a present’. A couple bottles of wines later, we were giving headlocks and having cupcakes until the night was concluded.

    Even for my cynic view over the ‘excuse for a season’s greetings’, I can’t help but put this group as ‘worth it’. Worth it for putting the silly christmas light necklaces and exchange gifts (well, I don’t do xmas gifts, so I only selfishly took). This is because these girls are above average exceptional personally and generally.

    We’re looking forward to converge in New Orleans next summer at a music festival, and all other future events.
     

    Mychelle

    Mychelle and I face-off

    Anita

    Anita "The Jury" Martin

    Mychelle

    Mychelle "Samurai" Flynt

    Phebbie "Ninja" Pasquera

    Phebbie "Ninja" Pasquera

    Phebbie doing the Ninja Dance

    Phebbie doing the Ninja dance

    Mychelle and Anita

    Mychelle and Anita laughed at and with Phebbie

    summary of the evening

    digital summary of the evening


  • 9.20-22.8 Santa Cruz/Big Sur with Phebbie and Josh

    Santa Cruz

    Santa Cruz

    Mystery Spot

    Mystery Spot

    Mystery Spot

    Mystery Spot

    Mystery Spot

    Mystery Spot

    Mystery Spot

    Mystery Spot

    at concert in Big Sur

    at concert in Big Sur

    Big Sur

    Big Sur

    along a highway in Big Sur

    along a highway in Big Sur


  • 9.12.8 Tricky at the Henry Fonda Theatre (courtesy of Phebbie & Josh)

    This was the first time I got to see Tricky. My friends Phebbie and Josh took me along to the show. I didn’t bring a camera due to my lack of pre planning. But I thought it’s still worth making a note of it for such incredible show it was. Tricky, explained in the wikipedia as having the “dark, rich and layered sound” style, was an easy draw for me. The contrast of his singing with his singer Martina Topley-Bird, as appeared on the albums, precisely translated in the grander nature of live performance – was dramatic, creating a very intense theatrical vibe. We had a really great time just watching him.

    OR it could all be intensified by the substance of mushrooms. This great night… ended with my watching the movie Matrix for the first time (and later Celebrity Death Match!?!?). I think I forever changed. Maybe.


  • 8.8.8 My day – with friends

    A video diary of a day.


  • 8.3.8 KM’s fight club – with friends II

    Still into it. I made another one for more laughs.