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pahavit
Date: 12-9-2016 12:23 AM
Subject: Babelfishing Poetry: "We Need To See Your Face, Hero 1"
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Babelfishing Poetry: "We Need To See Your Face, Hero 1"


Hello!  And how are you today?  Bright and breezy?  Cheeky and cheerful?  Chipper?  Top-notch?  Super-duper?  Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed?  Full of sunshine?  Rarin' to go?  Full of ginger?  Ready to face the day?  Hunky-dory?  In the swim? Peachy-keen?  On the ball?  Up to snuff? All of those put together?  None of the above?  It doesn't matter, though, because, regardless, it's time for some more Babelfishing poetry, where I take song lyrics, run them through an on-line translator such as (but not necessarily) Babelfish, have some fun with the punctuation a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem.

This week's song, by synthpop group Animotion, is their 1984 hit "Obsession" (watch video here).  Enjoy. 


We Need To See Your Face, Hero 1

"If you are serious, he cannot sleep.  Legs are not so good.  La la la.  However, they cannot accept defeat."

"I'm with you. I'm with you if you do not go to the store.  Butterflies.  Butterfly nature.  See you!"

"You have a serious case.  You, personally.  What can you do, sleep?"

"If you want to eat, drink. Today, brothers and evening.  If you have questions, we will not understand it, and must look for candles.  Good afternoon! If you want to send . . . wait. Oh, you cannot."

"We need to see your face, Hero 1.  I cannot see the danger. Groups are welcome.  Naked dreams, probably."

"It's pretty good, and fading.  It starts between good and evil.  Hsimosbsokold Dkvenshmh mine.  I do not know, I do not know."


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pahavit
Date: 12-8-2016 12:15 AM
Subject: Lincoln Park Steps And Coastal Trail
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Tags:coastal trail, field trip, flower, golden gate bridge, land's end, native wildflower, san francisco, ship, step
Lincoln Park Steps And Coastal Trail


On Monday D. and I did a couple of errands in San Francisco, then we went to see the tiled Lincoln Park Steps followed by a short stroll on the nearby Coastal Trail before having dinner in the city.  Here are some of the pics I took.


The Lincoln Park Steps are beautiful.





The details are gorgeous.





The view from the top of the steps, looking east down California St.





On the Coastal Trail, we see the Golden Gate Bridge rising up from the ocean.





A California aster seems to glow in the overcast gloom.





Looking out into the Pacific, we see oil tanker El Junior PNT bound for the refinery in Benicia, escorted by the Crowley tugboat Veteran (6,800 hp, 182,000 lbs. pulling capacity).





The view of Baker Beach from the Coastal Trail.





The trail winds along the bluffs above the ocean.





A little graffiti heart on a sawn log beside the trail.





Another view of the trail.





My fortune cookie at the kosher vegan Chinese restaurant where we have dinner later.




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pahavit
Date: 12-7-2016 12:11 AM
Subject: Worldess Wednesday: Skipper At Thistle
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Tags:butterfly, insect, la honda, long ridge preserve, peters creek trail, wordless wednesday
Skipper At Thistle






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pahavit
Date: 12-5-2016 12:28 AM
Subject: Monday Movies: Rainy Day
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Tags:monday movies, rain
Monday Movies: Rainy Day


Monday Movies: 20 seconds (more or less) of video from the world around me.

This week: Twenty-five seconds of the rainy street outside my house a few weeks ago.  Enjoy.

Click --->  Monday Movies: Rainy Day


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pahavit
Date: 12-2-2016 1:19 AM
Subject: Babelfishing Poetry: "We Have To Repair Tears"
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Babelfishing Poetry: "We Have To Repair Tears"


It's Friday!  It seems like a minute ago it was Tuesday.  How in blazes did that happen?  It's a mystery to me.  (But I am mystified easily.)  Well, anyway, being Friday, it's time for more Babelfishing poetry, where I take song lyrics, run them through an on-line translator such as (but not necessarily) Babelfish, goof around with the punctuation a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem.

This week's much-covered featured song, originally performed by Algerian singer-songwriter Cheb Khaled, is "Aïcha" (watch Khaled's video here, or watch Danish hip-hop band Outlandish's video here, or watch video by salsa-Senegalese group Africando here, or watch video of a French-Arabic version by Jordanian singer Lobo Ismail, which includes an Arabic language rap sequence, here, or listen to a rock version by Singaporean musicians Aqmal and Sofyan here, or watch video of a Polish version by Magma here, or listen to a Malay version by Yasin here, or listen to a Serbian version by pop-folk singer Dragana Mirković here, or listen to a Korean version by K-pop singer Tony An here, or listen to a Hebrew version by Israeli singer Haim Moshe here, or watch video of Mutaf's Turkish version here, or listen to a Greek version by Stamatis Gonidis here, or watch video of a Norwegian version by hiphop duo Emiré og Lillebror here, or listen to a techno-Oriental-acoustic guitar version performed by guitarist Muayad Jajo here, or watch Jelle Buelens (a.k.a. GellieMan), engaging in moody teen angst, sing a karaoke version and do a little dance to part of the song here).  Enjoy. 


We Have To Repair Tears

For my benefit, is yours.
Not like a throne each day.
How do you know that you touched?
Girl, Aisha, day becomes real.

Your long time is very long, like the wind
under the oath that rubs me.
I saw, I am,
you are sexy with tears he suffered him.

He blocked the child's heart.
I touch the wall lights.
Come, sweetness, sleep, because we have to repair tears.
Overcoming the fear fades, not Lori.

You must purchase something.
Mind and the body,
his face is only holding hands.
The second time, life was okay.
Mr. Voser part got sore.
Short.

God knows how it is hot.
Start each day.
The Klingon heart, because of the talent team.
You are sexy with tears, he suffered him.
Otl Aicher-Aisha, wife of Prince Daniel Arap-Moi.

Otl Aicher-Aisha, go away.
It is said you start all over again.
Otl Aicher-Aisha match.
Is this for real?
Otl Aicher-Aisha, smiling arms.
Aiayisha.


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pahavit
Date: 12-1-2016 12:16 AM
Subject: Coyote Hills Regional Park
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Tags:coyote hills regional park, field trip, flower, fremont, mushroom, native wildflower
Coyote Hills Regional Park


On Sunday D. and I went to Coyote Hills Regional Park to walk parts of the Nike, Red Hill and Bayview Trails, and I took a few pics before I got too tired and we had to come home.


Looking southeast from the Nike Trail.





The Nike Trail ascends a hill that used to be a Nike missile site during the Cold War Era.  All traces of the military site have been removed now.





Looking over to the Red Hill Trail ascending Glider Hill.





Looking west across San Francisco Bay.





Another view of Glider Hill, where radio-controlled model airplanes are often flown.





Looking up at the summit of Nike Hill in the late afternoon sunlight.





These little mushrooms are BFFs.





Gumplant makes a splash of yellow in the deep shade on Nike Hill.




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pahavit
Date: 11-30-2016 1:30 AM
Subject: Wordless Wednesday: Bigleaf Maple Leaf
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Tags:autumn, hakone, maple, saratoga, wordless wednesday
Bigleaf Maple Leaf





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pahavit
Date: 11-29-2016 12:11 AM
Subject: Ten Percent Off Sale
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Tags:art
Ten Percent Off Sale


10% off!

New sale in the print shop (and if prints aren't your thing, how about T-shirts, shower curtains or greeting cards with the pics you like instead?).

Use discount code CTUDHA for 10% off all orders (expires Dec. 4, 2016).  Choose from prints, home decor, tote bags, men's and women's apparel, phone cases, etc.

Sample pics (many more to choose from at the link):




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pahavit
Date: 11-28-2016 12:03 AM
Subject: Monday Movies: Irving St. Dusk 2
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Tags:land's end, monday movies, san francisco
Monday Movies: Irving St. Dusk 2


Monday Movies: 20 seconds (more or less) of video from the world around me.

This week: Twenty seconds of dusk on Irving St. in San Francisco from the window of the Shangri-La Vegetarian Restaurant early last month.  Enjoy.

Click --->  Monday Movies: Irving St. Dusk 2


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pahavit
Date: 11-25-2016 12:20 AM
Subject: Babelfishing Poetry: "Old West Des Phosphorus Inn"
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Babelfishing Poetry: "Old West Des Phosphorus Inn"


Hello!  I hope you have enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday.  To help you digest the leftovers, here's some Babelfishing poetry, where I take song lyrics, run them through an on-line translator such as (but not necessarily) Babelfish, get silly with the punctuation a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem.

This week's feature is singer-songwriter Dan Bern's "Black Tornado" (listen to song here).  Enjoy. 


Old West Des Phosphorus Inn

Recently I later said.
Almost every day I cannot speak until 20:00.
I really sacred.
Even when on the road, it let me in the mountain.
It let me in the air.
I keep the information coming.
It keep me fresh.

And everywhere I move less than a home phone.
One woman, our parents, we completed a Qing Gang, us.
I don't go away, I just sound crazy.
Old West Des Phosphorus Inn area code for all of my clothes stores.
And if you judge me tonight,
I wrote a song to judge me.
This is not what I observe.

And tonight, flexible one, a mushroom hair.
However, this can't happen in central South Africa Missouri.
It's a festival day.
Budgetel night, one hundred Kempinski considered typological cloth.
More on my back,
guitar and other follicles back,
they're the other mental.

We accepted a speed ratio, any capital.
I know, with all-wheel drive.
A sum of adventure, one fathom.
I have my own breath; please don't let me get rid of the road.
Elephant trails can't be found.
Please visit my dad sometimes.

Black whirlwind,
black dragon,
around my body.


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pahavit
Date: 11-24-2016 12:16 AM
Subject: Asian Art Museum
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Tags:art, asian art museum, field trip, museum, san francisco, sculpture
Asian Art Museum


On Tuesday D. and I paid a visit to the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco to see "The Rama Epic: Hero, Heroine, Ally, Foe" exhibit, and then we wandered around the rest of the museum and I took a few pics before I got too tired and we had to leave and come home.


The McAllister Tower apartment building greets us from the skyline as we get close to the museum.





Contemporary Japanese ceramics from "The Sculptural Turn" exhibit.





Laughing Budai carved ivory netsuke.





Standing Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Sho Kannon) dates from 12th Century Japan.





Head of a 13th Century guardian lion.





This 5th Century funerary object is in the form of a warrior's head.





Traditional Korean wrapping cloth.





A photogenic vessel.





Detail from a porcelain tiger jar from 18th Century Korea.





This 11th Century Korean stoneware ewer has a lotus-shaped lid.





This earthenware vessel in the shape of a duck is from 3rd Century Korea and was used to serve wine or to pour purified water at special rituals and ceremonies.





A display of ancient Asian vessels.





Chandelier and ceiling lights in the museum's Samsung Hall.




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pahavit
Date: 11-23-2016 12:04 AM
Subject: Wordless Wednesday: No Purple
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Tags:joe's trail, saratoga, sign, wordless wednesday
No Purple





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pahavit
Date: 11-21-2016 12:07 AM
Subject: Monday Movies: Irving St. Dusk 1
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Tags:land's end, monday movies, san francisco
Monday Movies: Irving St. Dusk 1


Monday Movies: 20 seconds (more or less) of video from the world around me.

This week: Twenty seconds of dusk on Irving St. in San Francisco, from the window of the Shangri-La Vegetarian Restaurant earlier this month.  Enjoy.

Click --->  Monday Movies: Irving St. Dusk 1


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pahavit
Date: 11-20-2016 12:18 AM
Subject: Rancho Cañada Del Oro Open Space Preserve
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Tags:autumn, cañada del oro, creek, deer, field trip, morgan hill
Rancho Cañada Del Oro Open Space Preserve


Yesterday D. and I went to Rancho Cañada Del Oro Open Space Preserve to take a little walk on the Llagas Creek Trail, and I took a few pics before the relentless drizzle drove us back to the car and we had to come home.


A herd of deer are browsing near the parking lot when we arrive.













The Llagas Creek Trail.





An oak leaf on the trail glistens in the rain.





Llagas Creek.





An old walnut tree stands like a sentinel near the creek.




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pahavit
Date: 11-19-2016 12:06 AM
Subject: San José History Park
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Tags:field trip, flower, history park, museum, rose, san jose, sculpture, sign, train
San José History Park


On a beautiful mellow autumn day last Saturday, D. and I returned to San José History Park for a couple of hours, and I took some pics.


A mural on the fence greets visitors.





Vintage trolley #143, built in 1922, is bright yellow, and, judging from the free ride we take, very noisy and bumpy.





Inside the car barn, we see vintage trolley #124, built in 1912.





Originally built in 1899, Santa Fe No. 5, a.k.a Little Buttercup, was cutesied-up to look more old-timey in 1948.









An old bright yellow Signal Gas truck from 1927 was used to deliver oil to local merchants.





In another section of the park is the Portuguese Museum, which has a beautiful stained glass piece in its transom.





The Portuguese Museum hosts this replica of the Imperio altar.





Various instruments are part of the display in the museum's basement, showcasing aspects of Portuguese-American musical culture.







Portuguese sailors were snappy dressers.





A yellow rose in bloom outside the museum.





A gazania in bloom outside another historical house in the park.





The replica of the San José Electric Tower catches the late afternoon light.





A sunflower sculpture in the gardens.





A funky cow and little sheep sculptures next to the gardens.




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pahavit
Date: 11-18-2016 12:13 AM
Subject: Babelfishing Poetry: "I Know The Tears And The City Of The Sun"
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Babelfishing Poetry: "I Know The Tears And The City Of The Sun"


OK, boys and girls, ready or not, it's time for more Babelfishing poetry, where I take song lyrics, run them through an on-line translator such as (but not necessarily) Babelfish, futz with the punctuation a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem.

This week, Lorde's "Royals" gets the Babelfishing treatment (watch Lorde's video here, or watch Weird Al's parody version here, or watch Pentatonix perform the song here, or watch the Postmodern Jukebox's version, featuring sad clown Puddles on vocals, here, or watch this decidedly unique instrumental version by Farmer Derek Klingenberg on his trombone -- with a very unusual audience -- here).  Enjoy. 


I Know The Tears And The City Of The Sun

Ike, I am the diamond body.
But I am from the idol's reflecting draw, see-thru.
I am edited.
I know the tears and the City of the Sun.

My friend knows you access Asia.
I think we walked in procession.
Then I saw it.
And the money is wasted; they put it on him.

But what a gold idol, this neck song, gray swan's tactile activities in the bathroom and under time.
And as pleasant to live forever in their clothing, Coco's hotel room, dip a knife in it.
Its usefulness is over.
Maybach, glass gemstone, however small silky, o Muhammad.
The sailing vessel -- a tiger, a green phone.
However this, once life touch panel, come love you forever.

So, yeah, no curve, just imperial family.
Ordinary submerged aerobic.
Ordinary Japanese luxury goods.
Audio Kekahi'oko the King.
Legal tract opposed.
The Queen dies, bee.
Management and tiptoes,
like his speaking guitar strum.


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pahavit
Date: 11-16-2016 12:14 AM
Subject: Wordless Wednesday: Duck Yoga
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Tags:bird, duck, lake merced, mallard, san francisco, wordless wednesday
Duck Yoga





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pahavit
Date: 11-14-2016 12:02 AM
Subject: Monday Movies: Oreo Cat Winking
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Tags:cat, monday movies
Monday Movies: Oreo Cat Winking


Monday Movies: 20 seconds (more or less) of video from the world around me.

This week: Sixteen seconds of the neighbor's oreo cat winking at me prior to going over our fence one evening a few months ago.  Enjoy.

Click --->  Monday Movies: Oreo Cat Winking


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pahavit
Date: 11-12-2016 12:05 AM
Subject: New Pics In Print Shop
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Tags:art
New Pics In Print Shop


Fourteen new images are up in the print shop (and if prints don't tickle your fancy, you can get towels, pillows or phone cases with the pics you like instead).





CLICK HERE TO ORDER.


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pahavit
Date: 11-11-2016 12:19 AM
Subject: Babelfishing Poetry: "Piles Of Horse Passion!"
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Babelfishing Poetry: "Piles Of Horse Passion!"


Hello? How are you?  Hope you're very well, fine, and dandy.  Now that the U.S. election (one of the strangest and most contentious in history) is behind us, congratulations on making it through.  Now it's time to unwind a bit and soothe ourselves with this week's installment of Babelfishing poetry, where I take song lyrics, run them through an on-line translator such as (but not necessarily) Babelfish, experiment with the punctuation a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem.

This week's feature, a bittersweet Bulgarian folk song, is "Polegnala E Todora" ("Полегнала е Тудора," or "Todora's Dream") (listen to the Filip Kutev choir perform the song live here).  Enjoy. 


Piles Of Horse Passion!

Theodore is stable.
Theodore, Theodore, soon.
Give them a testimony for the olive trees,
not Theodore, Theodore.

More gorninets gas, sharp and bleeding.
Theodore, Theodore soon.
Olive branch,
not Theodore, Theodore.
Tudoré warning.
Theodore, Theodore soon.

Angry red pepper.
Theodore, Theodore soon.
Denmark, Mass., qualitative analysis.
Theodore, Theodore soon.
Now you can get cranky,
not Theodore, Theodore.

Sleep, sweet sleep,
not Theodore, Theodore.
He is one of the last items,
not Theodore, Theodore.
And a lot of great colors,
Theodore, Theodore soon.
A handful of colors,
T-bag, soon, T-bag.
Piles of horse passion!
Theodore, Theodore soon.


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