We stood in the rain to catch the 4 Bus to church, but I think we missed it. Oh well,...God still blesses with every circumstance if we just pay a little attention to the opportunities around us :)
I had my first day out practicing with the camera and it was quite the task. Protecting the camera from getting wet, holding an umbrella, trying to focus, adjusting exposure and walking all at the same time was ....well my first challenge. All in all, I enjoyed the half hour out in the rain. Here are a few.
What do you think I did?
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Once again, it's been a while hasn't it, oy ve'... Anyways, today was a pretty interesting day today. It started out with construction; so our building is having fire stops put in every apartment surrounding the pipes, so this morning was filled with loud annoying sounds, not a very fun experience. Then, I did some work so a pretty slow morning, but what else is new in Hawaii :) The fun part was when I went to the gym today, just went for my normal work out and low and behold, my favorite World Champion/ Olympic Triathlete, Andy Potts, was there!!! Totally forgot that he was coming so that was a pleasant surprise. I got to talk with him and got his autograph and a picture. He had just finished the Ironman Triathlon Hawaii, yesterday! OH MAN I MISSED IT :( But I got to meet Andy, as well as 3 other Ironman competitors so that was pretty exciting, and it made me possible set another new goal for myself... I think one day I hope to do the Ironman competition :) And there is another triathlon in May, so I'm hoping, by God's graces and financial provision, I'll be able to afford the equipment to train and prep for it :D Well, that was my awesome day! Please keep your prayers up to those of you who read this that God will PROVIDE, both in photography business, personal training and just finances in general... THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL OF YOU WHO KEEP PRAYING AND READ MY BLOG!!! Be BLESSED EVERYONE!!!
(This one was taken by my camera phone, so not as good quality, but not bad, eh? *wink)
Friday, October 10, 2008
Well Hello All,
It has been a very, very long time since I have written and updated you all, there is almost too much to write it all down, sooo I will give you the condensed version. I have finally moved to Hawaii and still trying to adjust and get settled in, but things are slowly picking up :) I am a personal trainer now, ACE certified and it is going well, I just got a job here at the 24 Hr Fitness in Honolulu, it seems like I will be working with some great people :) I am hoping to shoot weddings out here, there is no way I can move to Hawaii and not shoot a wedding out here, because HOLY COW! What else... well lets make it like a list of things from the beginning: I went to California and chilled with my cousins for 4 days and had a bon fire at Santa Cruz and met some GREAT PEOPLE OUT THERE :), then came here and am now living in Honolulu, tore my hair out because of stresses, trying to market the photography business, looking for a personal training job, trying to start my own personal training service as well, seeing so many homeless people, encountered two prostitutes, learning to live with room mates, more business stuff, worrying about making rent, and more real world stuff... Although there are a lot of perks to living in Hawaii, the sunsets, the beaches, the boards and the waves :) Here are some pics from my lanai... enjoy everyone and please pray that God provides opportunities for me to get some weddings here in beautiful Hawaii :)