Sunday, February 28, 2010

Five Points of View

I visited Simpson's Barber Shop right across from Moniteau County Courthouse, California, MO.

Roy Simpson, the shop's owner, has been a barber for the last 58 years. He works in the morning and another barber Harold works in the afternoon.

My idea is to portray the details of the shop: the barber, regulars, tools, and so on. I was able to get a consent from Mr. Simpson last Wednesday and started to taking photographs. Unfortunately, there were no customers (mostly regulars) while I was at the shop. So I couldn't photograph him working on hair cut.

These five photographs are from last Wednesday.

I visited the shop today (Sunday, Feb. 28th) for more photos, but it was closed for some reason. Monday is the day it is regularly closed. I hope I get more photos on Tuesday.

February 12, 2010

Kitajima Kohsuke, Japanese Olympic swimmer, came to Columbia for 2010 Missouri Grand Prix two weeks ago.

Feb. 25, 2010

The weather was gorgeous on February 25, so I took a walk at Cosmo Park in the afternoon.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Apple Left Behind

I studied at RJI in the late Sunday afternoon. There was an apple which had been left behind by someone.

Death of Squirrel

I was shocked by a number of times for a squirrel to be run over before death. Drivers didn't seem to be aware of the squirrel on the street. By the time I was back to my car, the squirrel was dead flat.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Birthday Card

January 31 is my birthday. Last Sunday, I received Best Wishes from family and friends through emails. Interestingly enough, some people (I hardly know of) on facebook emailed me Happy Birthday. Among electronic communications, I received a birthday card from Karol (sort of my aunt) in DC. Since I moved to US ten years ago, she has kept sending me a birthday card. During those years, I lived in MD, DC, NY, VA, and now MO. Wherever I was on January 31st, Karol sent me the card. Sending birthday card could be a little thing, but I always appreciate her time to pick and buy a card (although I know she sends someone else for doing that), write, seal, stamp, and mail it. birthday card Karol sends me. This is is picture of the day.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Lobster Dinner in Maine

I visited my friend in Maine during the winter break. One night, we decided to cook lobsters, coleslaw, french fries, and onion rings. Relishing feisty lobsters along with Gritty's beer (Scottish Style Ale) couldn't be better.

Upgrading Hard Drive on Macbook Pro

Here is a picture showing the inside of MacBook Pro. I was a bit scared of opening the laptop since I had never done it before. Once it was open, I found cheapie parts made in China. I upgraded 160 GB to 500GB. The upgrading process turned out to be a piece of cake.