Archive for August, 2010

Hotel soaps – lots and lots of hotel soaps

Friday, August 20th, 2010

When does a hobby turn into an obsession?

When you collect this many hotel amenities (mainly hotel soaps) and you still feel the need to keep collecting more.  I wonder if there is a hotel soap addiction support group my wife could attend :)

Miki's hotel soap collection

If they had something like the Clean the World charity in Japan I might be able to convince her to donate it to a charity.  Since they don’t it looks like we’ll never have to buy soap again.

Numazu – Senbonhama Triathlon

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

We travelled down to Shizuoka last week for Miki’s first triathlon… The Senbonhama Triathlon.  I tagged along and took pictures again.  With all the various races that Miki does I think I’m getting pretty good at photography sports.  I usually bring two cameras.  One with a medium zoom and one with a long telephoto.  This time I did things a little different in that the camera with the medium zoom lens was on a short tripod and took video while I was shooting her with the telephoto.  I strapped the camera taking video to railing, a flag pole and balanced on a top of cone to get some video while I was taking still photos.  Maybe next time I’ll hire an assistant to help get some better video for Miki’s next race.

As usual, I put together a video slideshow of the days events.  Enjoy…

She ended up placing second in her age group.  Pretty impressive since it was her first traithlon!!