March 13, 2014 – Thursday

Guam, Uncategorized
Chamorro Village

Chamorro Village

Chamorro Village

Chamorro Village

Picture yourself on Guam, cruising North-bound on Tumon Rd. heading towards Gun Beach. You pass the gate and find yourself looking at an enormous “shack” nested into a few coconut trees with a perfect view of the sunset. Looking in-land, you’ll find a hidden path that will take you to a traditional attraction called Gokna. In this traditionally inspired village, you can take a step back in time and witness how “life” was interpreted during the Ancient Chamorro times. You can see the coconut leaf thatched hutts, concrete latte stones, a fire pit, and a Taro patch. These were all essential items to have in a village to survive. The latte stones served as the foundation of the chamorro house, providing them shelter. The taro patch was a very important source of food because it served as their “carbohydrate” to perform daily functions through out the day. Typically, an Ancient Chamorro could be a hunter, a fisherman, a farmer, a craftsmen, and other occupations. An ancient chamorro’s diet consisted of fish, taro, lemai, and other ingredients from the Earth.

March 12, 2014 – Wednesday

Beach, Long Exposure, Saipan, Uncategorized
Managaha facing West

Managaha facing West

Managaha Facing East

Managaha Facing East

Managaha Island. One of Saipan’s most visited spots due to it’s emerald green waters, white sand beaches, and isolation in the Saipan Lagoon. The island offers numerous pavilions for residents/tourists to spend the day/overnight enjoying their “beach front” view of mother nature. Managaha is located in a Marine Protected Area where any fishing/harvesting activities violate the rules of the MPA. Managaha is currently experiencing a change in topography due to erosion in the northern parts of the island.

March 3, 2014 – Tuesday

Saipan
Ribs

Ribs

Ribs

Ribs

Delicious Ribs. Barbecuing is a weekend ritual where family & friends gather to hang out at the beach, BBQ, and have a great time in the sun. Marination of the meat is step one. If you don’t get the marination right, then the meat will obviously taste bad. Step two is to get the fire to the right temperature. Third step is to sit back and enjoy the BBQ.

March 3, 2014 – Monday

Long Exposure, Tinian
Tinian Blow Hole, Northern Mariana Islands

Tinian Blow Hole, Northern Mariana Islands

Took a long exposure of the famous Tinian Blow Hole. It is nested right by the ocean in a limestone/ancient reef outcrop that is literally 5 ft away from the ocean. If you wait for the perfect swell, you will witness the power of the ocean when it meets the land. This place can be a very treacherous place to come to, esp under bad weather conditions. Beware of big swells and a wall of ocean water that could pull you in.

December 3, 2013 – Tuesday

Beach, Long Exposure, Saipan

_DSC5866_sml_wtrmrk

December 1, 2013 – Sunday

Beach, Long Exposure, Saipan

_DSC5853_sml_wtrmrk

November 29, 2013 – Friday

Beach, Long Exposure, Saipan

_DSC5858_sml_wtrmrk

November 27, 2013 – Wednesday

Beach, Saipan

_DSC5851_sml_wtrmrk

November 25, 2013 – Monday

Ocean, Saipan

Saipan Island

November 23, 2013 – Saturday

Ocean, Tinian

Taga Beach