Sunday, January 31, 2010

1 Corinthians 13 - One Of My Favorite Bible Chapters

Today, Father Efren at Christ The King delivered his awesome homily on this beautiful chapter in the Bible:

1 Corinthians 13 (The apostle Paul telling the Church of Corinth in the Bible's New Testament)

Love

1If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames,[b] but have not love, I gain nothing.
4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

8Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. 11When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. 12Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

13And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Sharing A Page From My Facebook

As I took this picture I was also reminiscing my good old days at Kanaha Beach. Kanaha Beach and Hookipa (both in Maui) are the best Windsurfing places in the world! We moved to Maui from Toronto 20 years ago because I was addicted to Windsurfing. From 1990 through 1995 I literally windsurfed almost everyday if the tradewinds were blowing. Sometimes twice a day - my boss and I would windsurf at lunch time and then I went again after work! Then I completely lost interest from 1995 on for no reason at all. Just simply got too busy with our very first house in Maui and forgot about my "addiction". Thinking of taking it up again.

Monday, January 11, 2010

I Think I Found A New Passion, Again(?)

In action at Jaws this morning. The other Filipino guy next to me is shooting with a $10,000 Nikon 600mm lens. Unreal. DSC05639
Here's the World Famous extreme surfing area called JAWS. UPDATE: As it turned out this picture below which I also submitted to the Maui News was accepted (Maui Newspaper, Jan 12th) and got published with a feature story of a famous Maui big-wave surfer, Archie Kalepa, that got hurt that morning. Not sure if that was him in the picture. As a beginner Photographer/Hobbyist, getting my first pictures selected in our Maui newspaper is a huge score!!!!!!!!! I'll be in cloud 9 for a while. Click here for Maui News full story.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

My Morning At Hookipa Enjoying The Monster Surf

Of course, I'm the shooter, not the surfer Hookipa Jan6 2010

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Testing A Powerful Lens Today

Amazing what some powerful camera lens can handle. I tested a superzoom lens today with this picture of our neighborhood taken from 3 MILES AWAY at the Kahului Harbor. I can even see the back of our house! If I can have this lens I think I could be a good paparazzi.....hmmmm, new year, new toy, new career......
(For those experienced shutterbugs out there, this was taken from a Sigma 150-500mm lens at 450mm, F10, 1/560S, ISO200 on a tripod)
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And a birdie shot from over 100 ft. awayEMG_1831