A friend of mine’s friend was visiting from France and she wasn’t too happy about our French Festival. “None of these are really French!”, so she said. I thought the French Bakery was French enough to me. I got myself a lemon pie. フランスから遊びにきていた僕の友達の友達が、フランス祭りについて、すこし腹をたてていました。”ぜんぜんフランスじゃな〜い”とのことでしたが、ぼくにとっては、おいしいレモンパイは十分にフランスしていました。
Here’s some kind of dance performance on French Seductionセクシーなフランス誘惑のダンスの一部です。
She was singing in Frenchフランス語でちゃんと歌を唄っていました。
Only 5686 miles to France (9150 kilometers)
Definitely not Frenchフレンチダンサーではなくて、ベリーダンサー
The Renaissance represents a period from the 14th through the middle of 17th centuries in Europe.
The French Guillotineギロチンにての最期
More images from Santa Barbara’s 28th French Festival
Big Life Foundation was what my friend Donna’s mind when she wanted to celebrate her 50th birthday, so she planned a Safari theme birthday party as in sort of trial-run party for a fundraiser for Big Life Foundation in May 2013.
Big Life Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of Africa’s wildlife and ecosystems founded in September 2010 by photographer Nick Brandt in urgent response to the recent dramatic escalation in poaching across much of Africa.
We also did “Wall Of Fame” session of these animals. Wall Of Fame (WOF) is a fun photography service sort of like deluxe version of prom photography that let you be whatever and do whatever you wish. Yes, you can say it’s the prom photos on steroid as in “anything goes”, and is always a big hit at events such as corporate parties, holiday parties, birthday party and of course wedding receptions. Just explore your alter ego, and be formal, semi-formal, informal, funky, spunky, cool, goofy, sexy, cute, pretty, DMV-ish, wild and crazy. We can shoot singles, groups, brothers, sisters, family and more! It’s definitely a fun time for everybody! Simon Cowell says, “Get your freaky Paula Abdul on” (or not).
So, we’d like to make next fundraising party (May 2013) into a largest annual celebration. It is a time for activists, donors, volunteers, and all animal supporters to gather and send messages and stop those who kill animals for profit. Anyone interested in assisting with this year’s celebration should contact Donna Fertig (firstname.lastname@example.org) or at ‘phone number’ or by email.
I went up over the San Ysidro Valley to Michael’s (ex) Neverland Valley Ranch where he once called home. I was going through a tough time on my own that very day, my tear that day was not only for Michael but also for my own.
It was a good visit for me. I rarely do such things. I know that that period of time for me had a significant personal meaning than just the death of the greatest entertainer of our time. I think I knew what it meant that day. Thanks Michael, and rest well.
Mary also showed me her production of Michael Jackson Short (2 min) Movie. If you like to check it out here.
I can’t remember how many times I said “WOW” internally while I was listening to several young opera singers perform at the Granada Theater this afternoon. It’s a part of OPERA SANTA BARBARA’s free concert at noon series. Just simply amazing!!! (Thank you Granada Theater and Opera Santa Barbara!)
When I saw a drag show for the first time ever at a local bar many many and many moons ago, it made a quite an impact on me. She dressed like Madonna and lip-syncing to one of her song (now I can’t remember which song that was). I knew she was a dude, but she looked soooo good and danced very well up on the stage that I had to go back stage after the show and tell her she was an excellent performer. I think I was hoping to see Madonna-like person back there, but I found a little Mexican dude without his wig and makeup half off sitting at his makeup table and said to me “THANK YOU” with very low male voice (thus, lip-syncing). I was heart-broken right there right then. I think it was my first time and the last time that I felt like I was watching a woman perform, not a drag queen. SBJPG was there to photograph the event.
Local Rock Picnic was a music, art and community event in Ventura
All ages and animal friendly event
Plaza Park, Downtown Ventura
The man behind the event: Brain Parra (c) and his team