Wednesday, August 22, 2012


It could happen anytime now. So, I have to keep an eye on that meter.

When it hits the one million mark, it's time to give something away.

I figure I can load up about 150 photos from the Ryukyu Islands on an SD card.

And then, give it to one of my followers along with the digital frame.

This contest is sponsored by Mike's Ryukyu Gallery.

Here Is What You Have To Do To Enter:

Make the comment on this blog post, or under the Facebook Page post for this contest:

I want to see more of the Ryukyu Islands.”

That will get you entered into a random drawing.

Only one entry per person, please. Multiple entries will be deleted. Let's be fair.

The contest starts as soon as this post is published. It ends when the view-meter hits 1,000,000.

Who Is Eligible:

Anyone (18 years of age, or older) around the world, except employees of Ryukyu Life.

Shucks, I'm the only one who works here.

Not eligible: Someone living in a country that doesn't have good relations with Japan or
the USA. Start your own giveaway if you want.

How The Winner Will Be Selected:

In typical redneck fashion, this blog post and the Facebook Page will be printed.

Then, we'll use a scissors to cut the entries and toss them in a hat, drum, or bingo machine.

We don't get a million views around here often so, I have no idea how many entries there will be.

All I know for sure is there will be some celebrating going on with beer.

And, maybe we'll get some pretty girl do do the random drawing, maybe not.

Anyway, someone other than me will gitterdun, all nice and legal-like.

Speaking Of Legal Stuff, Here's The Terms And Conditions:

                • To enter you must be 18 years of age or older.
                • Multiple entries are not allowed so, please only comment once.
                • Enter using, only a real name.
                • No entries will be accepted after the view-meter reaches 1,000,000.
                • The winner's name will be drawn at random by a real live human being, not a machine.
                • Once selected I will notify the winner through Facebook, or this blog. I am aware of privacy issues and respect your privacy.
                • I will need the mailing address for the winner.
                • Purchase and shipping costs will be paid by Mike's Ryukyu Gallery.
                • Taxes for contest winnings are the responsibility of the winner.
                • The prize is non-transferable. It will be awarded to the winner.
                • No cash will be awarded in lieu of the prize.
                • Entering this giveaway binds entrants to the terms and conditions listed above. That means you agree, or don't enter this contest.

This contest is in no way sponsored, or endorsed by any of my affiliate companies.

It is just something I am doing on my own for my followers.

A few years ago, I would have never thought 1,000,000 views was possible for

someone writing on a Google Blogger in Okinawa, Japan.

It would be impossible without those who follow me regularly.

Thank you and good luck !


Kristy said...

I would love to see these pictures from my childhood island of, oh, so many years ago!

RyukyuMike said...

Best of luck to you. Your comments came through fine. They just have to wait for me to get in to the office for moderation. Saw you on Facebook, too. Your entry is in !

JustWanderlustBlog said...

Hi Mike! "I want to see more of the Ryukyu Islands."
Does that count? :)

Rainshadow Images said...

I want to see more of the Ryukyu Islands! :)

RyukyuMike said...

Almost counts but, the fine-print, legal stuff says ya gotta use yer real name. You can do that on my Facebook Page, if ya Like or, try again, here.

Rainshadow Images,
Now, I know who you are but, rules be rules. I don't want any of my old buds disqualified just cuz the rules are in fine print !

Jim said...

“I want to see more of the Ryukyu Islands.”
Yeah, would love to get up there! Hey, you sell the place so well to the world. Most would never think about it as a destination, BUT your photos really show us why it should Bucket-list!

RyukyuMike said...

Yay, a person with a real, genuine name! It's great hearing from you, again. And good luck !

Sumitran said...

Hearty congrats Mike on hitting the coveted million mark :-) ! Apologies for my delayed response. Was on my annual vacation. Hence the delay :-) ! Am catching up with my mails only now - on my return to work ! Cheers and keep rockin' !!!

RyukyuMike said...

Whoa. Not at a million,yet. You still have time to enter !

Sumitran said...

"I want to see more of the Ryukyu Islands."

So, am I in the draw to win ?

Will collect my gift in cash - Omani Rials preferred.

Kindly have it stacked in a large-size suitcase please. Thank you !

RyukyuMike said...

Yes sir, you're in. Just maybe, you'll want to go back and read the fine print, again. No cash will be awarded. Sorry.

Shima said...

Hi Mike,
Thanks for finding me on facebook. I'd love to see more of the Island I live on instead of sitting in an office all day. Keep the pictures coming!


RyukyuMike said...

Thanks and good luck getting out of the office.
Today I was up in Nakajin shooting some more,different Ryukyu Island photos to add to the collection.
And, if this typhoon stays clear, I may be on some other islands to keep Ryukyu lovers interested.
Hope ya win !