Sunday, June 26, 2011

Lake Elizabeth

Some family time at Lake Elizabeth Park this Sunday Afternoon. Ronald busted out his Nikon D40 so I snatched it for a moment and put my SD card in and went shooting.

 I like the contrast and picture sharpness of the D40. The APS-C size sensor creates amazing pictures(compared to point and shoot sized sensors that I'm accustomed to) even with the standard 18-55mm kit lens. Nikon D40 6.1MP Digital SLR Camera Kit with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Lens

The weather was good. It wasn't too hot and it got a bit windy before we left. Wanted to take more pix but battery was dying. There's always next time. 

matching. i don't think they planned it either.

ronald shooting matt'e belly

mouths wide open

g smiling for the cam

me looking bewildered

nice color

baby angela about to cry again lol

head shot of G

Friday, June 10, 2011

Nike Free 7.0 v2 Review

Got some new running shoes last week mainly because I got a good deal and by good I mean great lol. Anyway, I haven't ran with them outdoors yet but have used them at the gym and have been wearing them casually this past week. 

The shoes are very comfortable. It seems to have extra cushion where the foot arches. I thought that would have been a bad thing but after wearing them it wasn't.  The Nike Free 7.0 v2 doesn't have much support for the ankles but you can't expect much ankle support from running shoes regardless. 

All in all, very comfortable, light and flexible(you can easily bend the toes all the way up). Durability remains to be seen but I can assume it will last as long as any other running shoe or maybe slightly less. It's a great shoe to run on that simulates running barefoot other than the Vibrams is what I've heard. 

the other side view

top view. i like how the laces are placed to the outside middle of the foot.

better look at the pattern at the top of the shoe

NIKE FREE 7.0 V2 7.5
This color was my first option but mine are cool too. 

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gift for father's day. nike free tr2. i would have picked these up for myself if they had my size. 
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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

World (Mundial) Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championship 2011

Walter Pyramid. seats 5k.

It was the first time ever going to Mundials in Long Beach, CA. Tons of the elite bjj players competed last weekend.  The quarter and semi finals matches were great but it seemed like during the finals they started playing a little safe which is totally understandable. It was fun seeing Kyra, Kron, Cobrinha, Caio, Marcelo, etc. compete live.  Cobrinha's post fight interview on stalling from Graciemag

Some things to note. I wish the Acai bowls were just a bit larger for 6 dollars. Also wish they had Brazilian BBQ like they do at Pan Ams. I was glad that my brother's girl brought her laptop so I was able to transfer my videos to her laptop so I can record more (over 2 1/2 hours worth of matches total). 

Lol you can see Galvao right side middle.

10 matches at once. At times I didn't know which match to watch since many were competitive. 

2 big mats for finals

clips of some matches