Friday, October 12, 2012

Thailand

well, its been a while since i had a suitably admirable adventure... so i went to Thailand for 20 days training at The South-East Asian International School of Martial Arts. (check the link).

video

I also checked out a few temples...
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here's the 8 Immortals of Taoist legend:

me with Lu Don Bin:
 Giant Gold Buddha on cliff:
 Pattaya Beach, where i was staying:
 Dizzying view from temple atop Koh Larn Island:

 Thai linesman at work, wtf



I have never done so much physical activity before, and i've have returned with power levels at an all time high :)

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Auckland 3012

this is a canvas for a friend... what i imagine the city would look maybe 100 years after desertion... pretty!
I don't see being a negative suggestion either, like it doesn't necessarily mean a human catastrophe has taken place... maybe people will one day just move away from living in cities?


Saturday, May 19, 2012

Pacific state

 Back from a return to Rarotonga... if you get what I'm sayin.  Instead of a stream of this-is-me-on-holiday photos, here's only one, followed by photos I've taken of ancient stoneworks on the island.


 
The island has an inner and an outer ring road, the inner being over 1,000 years old and the largest ancient stone structure in the pacific.  Built from coral by a chief of uncertain former inhabitants, it had been tar sealed so looks completely unremarkable.
along this road are a few surviving "Maraes", ceremonial stone platforms once used for public meetings and rituals by the Cook Island Maori tribes.


 The most impressive one is up in hills on the west side of the island, in a whole ancient village site which dates back 700 years.
 further up in the village was the chief's house and a meeting place, the rock on the left tis the Chief's seat:
Cobblestone pathway:
 this rock was used for human sacrifices:

 and this one points to Aotearoa!  It looks like a hand pointing too.
so i found my way home easy as.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Sunday, March 25, 2012

day 5?

I'm sure I been out there more than 5 times but not they're not all full days so um... anyway here's also a deck mural at Crossfit gym Newmarket that i done in between time



but yeah the Ponsonby beast is very close to slayed

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

day 4

i have been delayed with bad weather, and another mural job... anyway, getting there

Friday, March 16, 2012

day 3

getting into the foreground at last...