Monday, April 25, 2011

The Easter Bunny Hah ! Okinawa has a Bunny Made of Flowers !

It's hard for me to remember Easter because we just don't do it here.  But, everybody keeps mailing me Happy Easter Greetings.  So, I dug up something for you out of my "I don't know why I took this photo and I don't know what I'm saving it for, either FILE.

This was taken at the International Orchid Show in Okinawa, Japan back in February 2011.  The bunny, I know was placed there because it's The Year of the Rabbit in Asia.  The flowers it's made from are not orchids, I don't think.  And, they aren't lilies, either.  I'm not going to lie.  I have no idea what they are.

If you really want to know, ask a woman.  They know everything.

Easter weekend was busy for us cameramen.  The photo developing from Saturday and Sunday isn't quite done, yet.  As soon as all the photo editing gets caught-up, I'll be busy cleaning cameras and packing my bags for a trip to Ie Shima Island where there's a festival and a million Easter Lilies on display.

We have reservations for the ferry and only a one day, overnight trip, but, I told everybody if it's cloudy , raining, or just dreary, grey skies they can plan on going back to Okinawa without me.

There's no sense going all the way to another island just to shoot crappy pictures.  That's what tourists do.  I'm no tourist.  I'm a cameraman.  I want to catch early morning light, sunrises and sunsets and a whole bunch of flowers with blue skies in the background and some pretty ocean.

If they let me, maybe, some pretty girls, too.

It'll still be awhile longer before my face and neck stop hurting from the shearing I got at the barbershop Saturday.  I gotta get some sun and toughen-up my skin so I don't go to another island lookin' like some kinda redneck foreigner.  Even if I am.

I've never been to Ie Shima before.  Just in case they haven't invented internet cafes over there, I might post a few extra blogs this week or stick a bunch of new photos in my website gallery to keep everybody busy while I'm gone.  But, if they have the internet over there, I'll see if I can tap into it and run a wire over to my tent.  That'd be cool if I could send breaking news live from Ie Shima just like Geraldo Rivera that whacko I used to see on TV. Only, I wouldn't have commercials and I'd try to tell true stories.

Thank you all for the Easter Greetings and I hope you like Okinawa's Easter Bunny made from flowers.



Ryan said...

Have a safe trip Mike, hope the weather holds up for you mate. Geraldo is a legend, I remember his talkshow back in the day...Fox news is actually my preferred US news station. Nothing to do with the fit looking woman anchors and weather girls though.

Unknown said...

Awesome! Thanks for digging this out.

Randy said...

Awesome! Thanks for digging this out.

RyukyuMike said...

Glad you enjoyed.

RyukyuMike said...

Geraldo tickled me with his sensational-investigative style reporting but, sometimes crossed the line. I think he actually got fired a few times.
Those weather girls do Japan?

RyukyuMike said...

You sound a lot like Randy. You guys should hook up !