Pics, video, map, & my story of one of the best vacations I've
had on Mar. 5-9, 2012. If you get a chance, you MUST visit Phuket! To
read more, click here: Phuket,
Peter Fonda of "Easy Rider" fame completes 81-km motorcycle tour of the
southern tip of Phuket island in only 9 hrs. and for only 200 baht
11, 2012 -
My video of Beautiful Phuket, Thailand, God's gift to Planet Earth
(Note: Some scenes may be inappropriate for younger viewers.)
separate window here)
marks (in min.):
0:00 Bangla Rd. nightlife
7:00 Soccer practice
8:25 Hotel tour
9:20 Shopping street
11:20 Beach Rd.
12:05 Patong Beach
12:30 Paraglider launch
13:45 Beach Rd. sidewalk grill
14:15 The Terminator cyborg
14:55 Colorful fruit stand
15:40 Jungceylon shopping mall
20:05 Evason Phuket Hotel
21:00 Promthep Cape View Point
21:55 Karon View Point
22:45 Lucky balloon launch
23:45 Dr. Fish spa
25:15 Banana chocolate pancake
26:50 Thai boxing match loudspeaker truck
27:20 Thai massage girls
27:40 Bangla Rd. lady boys
28:15 Patong Beach panorama
29:20 Traffic signal countdown timer
30:05 Two Heroines Monument
30:20 Churning of the Milk Ocean monument
World renowned personal development, training, and sales expert Zig
Ziglar, along with his son Tom, has released his new book,
Born to Win, with key components to
unlocking "The Ziglar Way," a proven philosophy developed more
than 40 years ago. Born to Win is the latest Ziglar publication in
a strong line of motivational books, such as "See You at the Top" and
"Secrets of Closing the Sale."
Zig Ziglar’s whole-person, balanced-living approach to life has
inspired millions to enjoy good health, a new depth of love and
gratitude for family and friends, financial security and independence,
and spiritual peace of mind. His instruction on how to live a life that
leaves no room for regret or worry is the starting point for a joyful,
exciting, vibrant life.
It is true that when you have prepared yourself
to be the right kind of person, you can do what you need to do to
expect success. When you truly understand that you were born to win,
you can change the world!
Go ZIG!! Luv ya, man. Been worshipping you since 1982. See you at the
- 6 WAYS TO MAKE PEOPLE LIKE YOU:
1) Become genuinely interested in other people.
3) Remember that a person's name is to that person the sweetest and
most important sound in any language.
4) Be a good listener. Encourage others to talk about themselves.
5) Talk in terms of the other person's interests.
6) Make the other person feel important - and do it sincerely.
To Win Friends and Influence People" by Dale
Naoki & Gary atop Kiso-koma, Japan's 25th highest
16, 2012 - George Clooney puts
in a plug for the Honda Motor Company in a Tokyo Metro subway station...
2012 - Subway
sandwich shop in Tokyo grows their own leaf lettuce right in the
middle of the store's eating area
In the Subway sandwich shop in Tokyo's Marunouchi Building (丸ビル), they
are growing their own hydroponic leaf lettuce right in the middle of
the store's eating area. It takes 49 days from seed to cultivation, and
are able to harvest up to 20 heads of lettuce per week. Maybe it's just
me, but I couldn't help but have that "back to nature" feeling, eating
a fresh sandwich with pesticide-free vegetables being grown right
before my eyes.
The shop is located on floor B1F, across from the
Tokyo Subway sandwich shop grows their own hydroponic leaf lettuce
right in the
middle of the store's eating area
30, 2012 -
Akigawa Adventure Hiking Course
Course: Akigawa Station –> Toukouin Temple Hiking Area –>
Forest –> Nishifukuji Temple –> Musashi-Itsukaichi
Sun. Jan. 29, 2012, Tokyo, Japan
This hiking trip was organized by Jambo
19, 2012 - U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney with his newly
appointed Tokyo campaign director
- Caretta Blue Forest 2011, Shiodome, Tokyo, Japan
This year was the 9th anniversary of this remarkable holiday
illumination near JR Shimbashi Station in Tokyo. Every night from Dec.
6, 2011 until tonight (Jan. 9, 2012, the last night), this magical
10-min. illumination display was conducted every 30 min. on the
half-hour. (view video in
separate window here)
8, 2012 -
Pics of the Mt. Nokogiriyama hiking course (鋸山ハイキングコース)
Click here to view my Flickr pics taken Sun. Jan. 8,
2011 of the Mt.
Nokogiriyama hiking course on the Boso Peninsula in
Futtsu City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. More info at Wikipedia. Google map is here.
Hike organized by Jambo International.
4, 2012 -
Hatsuhinode (初日の出) 2012, my first sunrise of the New Year
6:58 am, Jan. 4, 2012.
The 1st 3 mornings of the new year were cloudy or rainy.
Mt. Hijiri-dake (聖岳), elev. 3013m, is Japan's 21st highest mountain,
of the 100 Famous Japanese Mountains (日本百名山), and the southernmost
3000m-high peak in the Southern Japan Alps (南アルプス). Pics, maps, and
trail description of my Aug. 12, 1998 climb of this peak with Naoki, my
favorite mountain climbing buddy, can be found on my Mt.
Atop Mt. Hijiri-dake (聖岳) on Aug. 12, 1998
with Naoki, my favorite mountain climbing buddy
Jan. 1, 2012
- NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS:
1. Keep skid chains on your tongue; always say less than you think.
Cultivate a low, persuasive voice. How you say it counts more than what
2. Make promises sparingly, and keep them faithfully, no matter what it
3. Never let an opportunity pass to say a kind and encouraging word
to or about somebody. Praise good work, regardless of who did it. If
criticism is needed, criticize helpfully, never spitefully.
4. Be interested in others, their pursuits, their work, their
homes and families. Make merry with those who rejoice; with those who
weep, mourn. Let everyone you meet, however humble, feel that you
regard him as a person of importance.
5. Be cheerful. Don't burden or depress those around you by
dwelling on your minor aches and pains and small disappointments.
Remember, everyone is carrying some kind of a load.
6. Keep an open mind. Discuss but don't argue. It is a mark of a
superior mind to be able to disagree without being disagreeable.
7. Let your virtues, if you have any, speak for themselves. Refuse
to talk of another's vices. Discourage gossip. It is a waste of
valuable time and can be extremely destructive.
8. Be careful of another's feelings. Wit and humor at the other
person's expense are rarely worth it and may hurt when least expected.
9. Pay no attention to ill-natured remarks about you. Remember,
the person who carried the message may not be the most accurate
reporter in the world. Simply live so that nobody will believe them.
Disordered nerves and bad digestion are a common cause of back-biting.
10. Don't be too anxious about the credit due you. Do your best,
and be patient. Forget about yourself, and let others "remember."
Success is much sweeter that way.
Landers, "The 10
Commandments of Getting Along with People"
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