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 1, 2014 – Saturday

Long Exposure, Ocean, Tinian
YCC Tinian, Northern Mariana Islands

YCC Tinian, Northern Mariana Islands

YCC Tinian, Northern Mariana Islands

YCC Tinian, Northern Mariana Islands

I was hanging out with some friends from Tinian at this place called YCC having a few brews. It was literally 25ft away from the ocean. The moon was out so I whipped out my set up and took a few long exposures. The first picture was taken looking at Aguigan, also known as Goat Island. This island can be seen from the highest peak on the island of Saipan. It’s also a great destination for all types of fishing. The second picture looks North of YCC, which looks onto the festival grounds of Tinian’s Pika Fest.

February 27, 2014 – Thursday

Tinian
2014 Tinian Pika Fest

2014 Tinian Pika Fest

2014 Tinian Pika Fest

2014 Tinian Pika Fest

I recently visited the island of Tinian to attend the Annual Pika/Hot Pepper Festival. The island of Tinian is apart of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. It is approximately 5 nautical miles southwest of Saipan, and has a land area of 39 square miles. Tinian played a very crucial part in WWII due to the fact that the Atomic Bombs that were used for Hiroshima were stored on this island. Currently, the United States has been using the northern regions of the island for military exercises.

I participated in the race called the Dragon Boat Race, which you can see above. It was definitely harder than I thought. If the right side pulls harder than the left side, it will cause the canoe to go to the right. It requires rhythm and sync. Other than that, it was definitely fun. Unfortunately, the team I was on placed fourth out of four teams. 

February 25, 2014 – Tuesday

Guam

Tarzan Falls Guam

Tarzan Falls Guam

Tarzan Falls Guam

Tarzan Falls Guam

Tarzan Falls Guam

Tarzan Falls Guam

Overall, I enjoyed Tarzan Falls much better than Sigua Falls just because I was able to photograph more sequences of the waterfall. From what i’ve been told, that was two out of many more interesting hikes to do on Guam. I definitely look forward to discovering more natural beauties on the island of Guam as well as all the other islands of the Marianas.

February 23, 2014 – Sunday

Guam
Tarzan Falls Guam

Tarzan Falls Guam

Tarzan Falls Guam

Tarzan Falls Guam

Tarzan Falls Guam

Tarzan Falls Guam

Several mini-water falls that can be found at Tarzan Falls. It was a very quite and “zen” place where one can be with nature. Being surrounded by mother nature makes you forget about the materialistic things of our society and appreciate the simplest of things.