Friday, October 17, 2008

Odaiba

We had a long weekend here last week. A group of friends invited me to join them on a photo shoot at Odaiba. And knowing me, when its photography-related, I am always on the go. We met and took lunch at Shimbashi station, waited for one of our friends, who later gave us a call that he’s in Odaiba already. Coolness.

asahi

A couple of years ago, I remember visiting this place. I’ve been here with my bestfriend then. The place looks exactly the same. The statue, the mall, the tv network, as if I never left Japan.

golden

Odaiba (お台場, Odaiba) is a large artificial island in Tokyo Bay, Japan, across the Rainbow Bridge from central Tokyo. It was initially built for defensive purposes in the 1800s, dramatically expanded during the late 20th century as a seaport district, and has developed since the 1990s as a major commercial, residential and leisure area. Source

It was all shoot during that day. Fun shoot, actually. Observed the people, took candid shots, played with the settings of our cameras, chased the sunset, greeted passers-by. We were still sane for your information. The next thing we knew, its already night time and the moon is already out.

moons

Ah night time. My most hated time of the day when it comes to photography. Why? I am very impatient with the long exposure settings. Haha. Never talk about exposures in front of me or else you will see how my hair falls slowly. One by one. Just like the autumn leaves. See how impatient I am?

rainbow

Rainbow Bridge (レインボーブリッジ Reinbō Burijji?) is a suspension bridge crossing northern Tokyo Bay between the Shibaura Wharf and the Odaiba waterfront development in Minato, Tokyo, Japan. It was completed in 1993. The bridge spans 570 meters (1870 ft) and carries three transportation lines: Metropolitan Expressway No. 11 Odaiba Route on the upper deck, and Route 357 (also known as "Rinkō Dōro", Portside Avenue) and the Yurikamome New Transit on the lower deck. Source

And since we can’t saty in Odaiba until the next day. We headed out to a Filipino store, had our dinner, savored the Filipino food and enjoyed the beat of Filipino rhythm. It was like we were in the Philippines for a couple of hours.

streaks

Thanks to Atty, Winnie and Kuya Rad the laughs. Yeah, for the laughs only. Haha.

/totomai
10/17/08

7 comments:

  1. that filipino store sounds fun. :)

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  2. happy life. nice to know you're enjoying there, tukayo! ;)

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  3. kasi tukayo kung di ako gagala, baka tumalon ako sa building hehe. excited na din ako uwi diyan sa pinas hehe

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  4. great shots totomai! you've given us a better view of japan as though we are really there... the nuances of your photos evoke so much poetry...

    keep on rocking!

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  5. ^ which reminds me, next year.. i'll go all out pimping your blog to win the 2009 BEST PHOTO BLOG in the next Phil. Blog Awards! ;)

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  6. TSA, thanks again. since i dont write poetry that often, i'll divert it to each photos I take haha. :-)

    @tukayo, haha, baka naman may talent fee ka nyan haha. salamat

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