Songkran BKK 2010

Songkran BKK 2010

 

Penthouse Photobook:

Bangkok: 2013

New Years in Thailand: water, revelry, music, noise, celebration.

New Years in Thailand: car accidents, drunk driving, and tainted water.

Every year the Thais celebrate their new year by blessing others with water and bringing good fortune with chalk.

Every year the traffic accident rate doubles from drunk driving and recklessness on the roads. Truck drivers and motor cycle riders splash other cars with buckets and water guns, and people splash passing cars from the side of the road.

It is exciting, loud, and dangerous.

Here then are photos of my first year in Thailand. Songkran 2010.

 

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Like Too Short said, just blow the whistle!

 

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Motor cycle packs are seen all over the roads during Songkran.

 

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Tag, you’re it!

 

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Intersection during Songkran.

 

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Throw your hands up, whoop whoop!

 

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Notice the large buckets of water in the back of the pick up truck?

They splash other cars and people as they drive past them.

 

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Motor cycle taxi driver on a quick break.

 

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Even the city buses aren’t safe during Songkran.

 

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Water, water everywhere.

 

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“Say cheese!”

 

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Mayhem on the roads.

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I don’t even.

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Umbrella on a sunny day.

Welcome to Songkran. :

That is all for now. Be well.

In the Study: “Status”

Things are OK. 

Well maybe there is a little bit of angst. A little bit of feeling run down. A little bit of the feeling that dreams have been unfulfilled.

Yet still the attempt remains. It persists. The toiling in silence: so far, far away from the light. Silently. Out of sight.

Yet still it’s there.

A small bit of the dream.

Cosplay BKK コスプレのバンコク

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Cosplay BKK  コスプレのバンコク

 

Now with non-fat Japanese Translation!

今、カロリーゼロの日本語翻訳とともに

 

Penthouse Photobook:

Bangkok: 2013

New York, London, Paris, Munich… all around the world, people dress up in cosplay. The soft power of Japan continues and it’s even more popular in Southeast Asia than in the west.

In Thailand Manga Kissa are on many corners and you can see kids reading manga translated into Thai, and some can also read them in Japanese.

Here then are some examples of Thai Cosplay.

コスプレのバンコク

写真集のペントハウス

バンコク

ニューヨーク、ロンドン、パリ、ミュンヘン…世界中でコスプレは人気がある。 この日本のソフトパワーはアメリカやヨーロッパよりも、東南アジアでより人気だ。 タイでは町中にたくさんの貸しマンガ屋があるし、子どもたちがタイ語に翻訳されたマンガを読む場面も見ることができる。 中には日本語でそれを読む子どもたちもいる。

これはタイのコスプレの一部だ。

翻訳 Sho Sato

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Instant wallpaper! It was mine for over a year.

仮のデスクトップ壁紙画像!

一年以上使ってました。

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This shot could just as easily have been taken in Tokyo, as in BKK.

この写真はバンコクと同じく、東京でも簡単に撮ることができる。

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She has green hair!!! Really, she has GREEN HAIR!!!

彼女の髪が緑色だ!

本当に緑色なんだ!!

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I don’t know which is sweeter: the candy in her hand or her outfit.

彼女の手の中のキャンディと彼女の服装、どっちがより甘いのが僕にはわからない。

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She can kill you in one blow.

一撃で彼女は君をノックアウトする。

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Maids are the grunts of Cosplay.

メイドはコスプレの一般兵士だ。

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I just noticed her shoes are on the ground… intriguing.

彼女の靴が地面にあることに今気付いた。

おもしろい。

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I should have asked her to play the flute; think man, think.

僕は彼女にフルートを演奏してほしいと頼むべきだった。

僕のバカ!

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Edo period Japan, only a lot more pink.

江戸時代の日本。 ちょっとピンク色が多いけど。

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Even pandas need love.

パンダでさえ愛を欲しがる!

That is all for now. Be well.

今日はここまで。 まだ続くよ。

The Original Disneyland

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“The Original Disneyland: Anaheim, California”

Penthouse Photobook:

Los Angeles: March & October 2008.

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Disneyland: happiest place on Earth and land of a million dreams and fantasies. Born from the imagination of one man, and feed by the imaginations of millions more, it is a special keepsake that becomes more precious over the years.

Here are my photos from my visits over the last year. I was able to show it off to some friends from Japan who had never been there before, and spent my 39th Birthday with Mickey and his friends.

Yoroshiku!

迪 斯尼樂園:快樂地在地球上的土地100萬的夢想和幻想。出生的想像一個人,和飼料的想像力的數百萬人,這是一個特殊的紀念品成為更珍貴多年來。

這裡有我的照片從我的訪問在過去的一年。我能顯示給一些朋友從日本誰從未有過,花了我39歲生日與米奇老鼠和他的朋友。

Yoroshiku !

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OG Dis 1

First visit to Disneyland in 15 years.

Tired but happy.

15年振りにデズニ–ランドに訪れました。

疲れたけど、楽しかった!

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Jungle Cruise ride: me, Ayumi, Mao and a bunch of wild animals.

The wild animals never had a chance.

ジャングルクルーズ:僕、あゆみ、もうは沢山の野生の動物達 に遭遇した。 

でも、野生の動物達はチャンスが無かった.

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Big Thunder: Erik and my two bodyguards.

ビックサンダー:エリックと二人のボディーガード。

OG Dis 4

Look Ma, no hands!

ママ見て、手を離しても大丈夫だよ!わーい!

OG Dis 5 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time for the character photographs: Cruella Deville and Goofy.

キャラクターの写真撮影の時間:クルエラデヴィルとグー フィー。


My lovely t-shirt. Available in many sizes and colors.

僕のステキなTシャツ。沢山のサイズとカラーあります。

Get yours today!

どうぞ一枚!


The Sunwheel of Death.

Ayumi is laughing… to the death!!!

サンホウィールオブデス。

あゆみ爆笑.

Victims of the Grizzly River Rapids.

グリージィーリバーラビッツの犠牲者たち。

Pinocchio float from the Parade of Dreams.

パレードオブドリームのピノキオフロート。

Sleeping Beauty’s Castle… and sayonara to Ayumi and Mao.

眠れる森の美女。。。あゆみともうにサヨナラ。

The all time classic Main Street Electrical Parade.

とても人気のあるエレクトリックパレード。

Paradise Pier at night.

夜のパラダイスピア。

Goodnight Disneyland, and farewell.

おやすみなさい、サヨナラ、ディズニーランド。

Back again, and happy birthday to me!

また来ました、そしてお誕生日おめでとう、僕!

Haunted Mansion: Erik and I screamed like little girls.

フォンテットマンション:エリックと僕、小さな女の子の様に 叫んじゃいました。

I can’t tell who is scarier looking, me or Jack.

僕とジャックどっちが怖く見える?

 

Pirate time: dance to the music and pass the grog.

海賊の時間:音楽に合わせて踊り飲み明かす。

I kept waiting for Liberace to show up.

Slumming it up in Toontown. Thanks again for the birthday photo Goofy!

僕の誕生日の写真はトゥーンタウンです。

Pumpkin head versus potato head.

パンプキン 対 ポテトヘッド わーい!

 

Camera whoring on my birthday.

誕生日にてカメラ大好きな僕。

Parade of Dreams: closing time for Disneyland.

パレードオブドリーム:ディズニーランドの閉まる時間です。

Happy Halloween Jack!

 

Happy Birthday to me.

僕のブログをご愛読いただきありがとうございます。ーーアナ トール。

翻訳:琴絵

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“Tokyo Disney Sea”

Penthouse Photobook:

Tokyo, Nov 5 2007.



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Tokyo Disneyland: home of imagination, dreams and fantasy. The place where Japanese can catch a piece of Americana and escape from the busy, crowded megaopolis that is Tokyo.

Tokyo Disneysea: home of exploration, adventure and wonder. The place where the Japanese and the Disney-fanatic can go to see the most luminous amusement park in the world.

On my last day in Japan, I was forced to choose between these two parks. I was going to go to Tokyo Disneyland, but at the last minute decided to go to Disneysea… and I am so glad I did.


東京迪斯尼樂園:回家的想像力,夢想和幻想。地方可以趕上日本的一塊美洲和擺脫繁忙,擁擠的megaopolis這是東京。

東京迪士尼海洋:回家的探索,冒險和奇蹟。地點日本和迪斯尼迷可以去看看最明亮的遊樂園中的世界。

在我最後一天在日本,我不得不選擇這兩個公園。我會去東京迪斯尼樂園,但在最後一刻決定去迪士尼海洋…和我很高興我做到了。

 


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View from the monorail station, and already I was excited.

モノライの駅からの景色。
すでにこうふん。

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Could I look anymore handsome? lol.

もっとかっこよこ 見える?

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Entrance to Mediterranean Harbor.

The X-mas decorations had just gone up.

すばらし 入り口


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Mediterranean Harbor and Mount Prometheus.

The Mountain is just like me, explosive!

Really, it explodes!!!

火山がふんっかあする。

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Cool car but man was it slow.

車がゆっくり走る。

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Fortress Explorations: cool walk through based on the science of the Renaissance.


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The SS Columbia: looks just like the Queen Mary.

Yes I grew up in SoCal. haha.

クゥエン マリ のような船です。

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DisneySea Electric Railway: it only has two stops.

Looks great, but is useless for getting around the park.

この電車はにかしょしかともりません。

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Mysterious Island: home of Captain Nemo.

That dome is a gift shop with nice pirate style gifts… for us pirate types. Arrgh.

ネモ船長の家はなぞの島です。

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DisneySea Band: they really swing baby.

ヂスニシバンド

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Raging Spirits Coaster: nice theme, rough ride.

I still feel sore. lol.

このジェットコースタははげしい乗り物です。

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Arabian Coast: Sinbad’s Storybook Voyage.

Sinbad sails off in search of the Jonas Brothers talent.

He never finds it.

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The pirate in me was in love with this ride.

But I had a bad feeling…

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I just realized it was a musical dark ride, and I am trapped on the boat.

It doesn’t get worse than that.

Correction: a Jonas Brothers dark ride would be worse.

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The Genie gets his revenge.

魔人がふくしゅうした。

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The Legend of Mythica: afternoon sea parade.

I am about to have my world rocked.

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What happens when Disney Imagineers drop too much acid.

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Godzilla, Rodan and Mothra attack!

Sorry… wrong movie.

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I saw this float once in a gay pride parade… in my mind!!!

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“Konichiwa minnasan. Tanoshi desu ka?”

After this, I understood none of the Japanese.

I am a bad student, I admit it. haha.

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Pluto auditioning for the blue man group.

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Stop waving at me Minnie, you’ll make Mickey jealous!

I can’t help that mouses find me so sexy. lol.

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Time to fly a kite.

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Now comes the hard part, putting everything away.

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Mythical creatures from Mythica.

It’s just hit and myth though.

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End of the show.

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American Waterfront: Scrooge Mcduck’s Department store in the back.

See the clouds? The day started sunny.

Damn tropical weather. Changes so quickly.

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Lost River Delta: Indiana Jones Adventure

インヂアナジョンスのピラミッど

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Tower of Terror.

Mysterious and Deadly.

Just like my last girlfriend.

謎といのちがけの

さいごの彼女のようです。

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Mysterious Island at night.

Apparently Captain Nemo doesn’t have to worry about the light bill.

ネモ船長は電気だいをきにしない。

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BraviSEAmo: night time spectacular.

Goodbye Tokyo Disneyland and sayonara Japan.

I hope to return again one day.

さよなら日本。

いつかもう一度来たいな。

Arigatou for the translation help, Tomo!!!

Note: I won’t be able to reply for a few days.

Sorry. I will reply as soon as I am able.


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Fanime 2008

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Penthouse Photobook:

“Fanime 2008”


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Fanime
2008: a time for the anime nerds to go crazy with their cosplay
costumes, a time for the girls of the Bay Area to descend upon San Jose
in their gothic lolita fashion, a time for me to take pictures of the
whole insane shebang and be grateful that these otaku have left me with
some really great pictures!

Yes Xanga, I am back. It has been
more than a year since I last graced you with my presence and opened a
blog up for comments, but these photos were too good to be ignored.

So now, welcome to the madness that was Fanime 2008.

Or as the Japanese would say: irasshaimase!

Fanime 2008年:一時間,動畫則Nerds去瘋狂與他們的CosPlay潮扮大激鬥costumes
,一時間,讓女孩灣區下降後,聖何塞,在他們的哥特式洛麗塔時尚,一時間,我採取的照片,整個瘋狂的shebang和感謝這些禦宅族有給我留下了一些真正偉
大的照片!

是的Xanga ,我回。它已一年多以來,我上次增光您與我的存在,並開設了一個博客為評論,但這些照片是好得令人不容忽視。

所以現在,歡迎您到瘋狂,這是Fanime 2008年。

或作為日本會說: irasshaimase !



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Opening Ceremony: Taiko Drummers!

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日本語では2心を持ってます。

In Japanese those hand signs mean “I have two hearts.”

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What really happened to the old actors from Cats…

Anime conventions!

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おしゃれ

Straight out of Harajuku.

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かわいい よ!

Super cute!

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こわいい と おいしい。

Vegetable man creature thingy.

Edible and terrifying.

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Dark and scary; yet soft and cute.

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おかね が くれれば よ!

These people really get around.

If only they gave free money instead.

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帽子はちさいです。

The hat is so small, it’s almost deadly.

Almost.

And yes, I have made this joke before.

So sue me.

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When Ninja’s get bored… they climb trees!
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タランスフォマは ガス を まって。

Transformers waiting for gas prices to drop… and they are still waiting.

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If  I had a maid as cute as her… I wouldn’t be on Xanga.

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 Fanime0823

The reason why I don’t give my girlfriends bazooka’s for Christmas.

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Fanime0814

Why evil scientists must be kept away from cardboard boxes.

Yes, I didn’t even bother trying to translate this joke into Japanese.
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Fanime0830

ワウンピルはせックスの時間です。

Cosplay made sexy time.

Yes, I did translate this joke… and it was worth it.

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4AM: I have been watching Anime for over 8 hours.

I have become Otaku.

Banzai!!!

Next up: my 2007 yearbook. Where I was the last year, and where the bodies are buried.


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