” Sweet Spike ” by tgchan ( Pentax K-5 II s + SMC Pentax-F 50mm F2.8 Macro )

” Nobody likes Sweet Spike… As a matter of fact, nobody liked him ever since he was born. He used to be quite a nice fellow, you know? Unfortunately his strange looks, weird diet and not so much fresh breath made him really unpopular. He’s genuinely desperate nowadays, he just flies around and tries to hug anyone… that can’t be good, can it? He used to be charming, really smart and with a good talk. Sadly enough, time changes everyone… and for poor Sweet Spike the change was not for the better… I mean, I don’t blame him, you know? How would you personally feel if everyone, without any exception, would hate you from the moment they meet you? Not nice, huh? And it wasn’t nice for Spike as well… All he ever wanted was to be just like others; nice, colourful, likeable, cute and things like that. Didn’t work out at all… He got beaten many times, with many different things; newspapers, towels, flip-flops, got electrocuted, sprayed with chemicals and so much more… It’s just painful, you know? Not just for the body, but for the soul as well… Poor Spike, I heard he got addicted to pooh again too. It is not his fault really? The freaking nature designed him like that, what can he do about it? Nothing, exactly… so why all the hate!? Sweet Spike~!! Not everyone hates you~!! Can you hear me~!? Don’t you do anything stupid~!! Some of us understand how you feel and you are not alone~!! Unluckily… Sweet Spike is not with us any more… Those were my last words to him, and this is the last photograph of him. Sweet Spike was found dead at a hotel room in Des Moines, Iowa, on May 25. Test results have shown he died of an accidental diarrhoea overdose. He is survived by… no one. You won’t be missed, but you were still… pretty fly for a stinky guy. “

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” Mechanical Sweat ” by tgchan ( Pentax K-5 II s + SMC Pentax-FA 77mm F1.8 Limited )

” Just like us, it breathes… Get tired, old, fatigued, injured and somewhere along the way, finally die… just like us. Instead of dark red, its heart pumps dark brown blood, through its black and rubbery veins. It screams in agony when it’s hurt, and sleeps like a baby after a long and gruelling day. Our mutual connection with machines is getting closer and closer with each year passing by. It is a matter of time when planet Earth will soon welcome, a new generation of biomechanical hybrid human beings, carefully engineered and crafted. An awkward symbiosis between man and machine. Of course we can live without them, even though it would be very inconvenient. But the day when machines will no longer need our input to exist, is the day on which our extinction begins. I wish I were immortal… I would love to see the future so much. I don’t know exactly why, but I really enjoy looking at all mechanical things. They always look so focused and thoroughly constructed. There is definitely some magic behind it, or it is just me… and my weird affections for inanimate objects. Instead of lights; I see eyes and so on… arms, legs, joints, veins, eyebrows, eyelashes, mouths, even bums… So I am not overwhelmingly surprised when I saw it for the first time, the first thing I thought was; DAMN, look at all that mechanical sweat… “

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” State Of Cosiness ” by tgchan ( Pentax K-5 II s + Samyang 8mm F3.5 Fisheye CS II )

” Every place has got a history behind it… Every mark has got its own meaning… but WHAT THE FOCK HAS HAPPENED HERE~?! Oh well, it must have been something if I had taken out my camera and took some shots of it, right? Damn right it is something ~!! It might not be the most cosy place you could have imagined, but I am still in a strong opinion that it is a beautiful and unique view. In a world where everything strives to be perfect, nice and spotless… this stands out and shouts in your face… FUCK YOU AND YOUR PERFECT WORLD MATE~!! And you know what…? I like it. I love it. I just wish I could see and experience every single moment that has scarred this place with its own uniqueness. I would love to feel that anger, hate, love, excitement and everything else that has caused this place to look the way it looks now. It is truly a rare view nowadays… It might not be the prettiest, it doesn’t try to be something it is not, I agree… but it feels real… Real enough to keep you wonder about the rest of the world packed with lies and masks that try to cover your eyes with something that is not really there… So if you ask me, what do I see in this wretched place? My answer would be… Everything that you cannot my dear… because your eyes are not used to see what is real any more. Every single mark is connected to a strong emotional feeling that has occurred at some point in past. It almost feels like a giant raw database, a CD full of music you cannot really hear, a pack of files on a memory stick you cannot read… A secret message that is not to be decoded or understood… merely felt and forgotten… “

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” Gamut Stand Up ” by tgchan ( Pentax K-5 II s + SMC Pentax-FA 77mm F1.8 Limited )

” Yellow, light blue, red, orange, green, pink, soft yellow, bright red, dark purple, bright green, dark green, bright blue, dark blue, bright pink, brown, bright orange, black, bright yellow… I don’t know~!! I love them all bloody hell!@ Look… yellow reminds me of a lemon. Light blue reminds me of the beautiful sky. Red reminds me of tomatoes and blood. Orange reminds me of… hmm an orange I guess. Green reminds me of nature and grass. Pink reminds me of vagina, salmon and girls. Soft yellow reminds me of puke and walls. Bright red reminds me of brake lights. Dark purple reminds me of beetroots and aubergines. Bright green reminds me of the Predator’s blood. Dark green reminds me of old algae. Bright blue reminds me of pastels and the most bluish and amazing sky I can imagine. Dark blue reminds me of night, scary deep ocean and coldness. Bright pink reminds me of young girls. Brown reminds me of pooh, cocoa and chocolate. Bright orange reminds me of the bright-coloured waistcoats of the workers at the roads, not sure if they actually wear that colour though. Black reminds me of a raven, coal, and metal. Bright yellow reminds me of Xenomorph’s blood and glow sticks. There is something you love and hate about every colour I guess. I really like them all for different reasons. “

tgchan.com

http://tgchan.com/featured/gamut-stand-up-tgchan.html

” Woody Tiger ” by tgchan ( Pentax K-50 + HD Pentax-DA 35mm F2.8 Limited Macro )

” Somewhere deep in an unknown to me forest, there was this old wooden hut. I don’t normally wander in such places, but when I was driving to a another city, I couldn’t help noticing the beauty of the forests around me. I stopped the car and decided to venture a little bit into unknown. I thought only the new cities or towns were able to strike me with such awe and happiness. Boy or girl, how much I was mistaken. The air and the smell alone, were something magical, something I cannot describe with words. I felt like, I need to hug every single tree, stroke grass, cuddle with moss and sing with the birds, just to show my appreciation for everything that surrounds me. And there was this old wooden hut, it looked like nothing special when I was passing it by. When I took another look at it, I couldn’t believe what was hiding behind it. I asked myself what kind of sorcery is this, how is this even possible!? I approached it and it looked even better up close. It looked like the nature stretched her canvas on the back of the hut’s wall years ago, and has been painting there secretly ever since… An enigmatic mixture of snow, rain, frost, wind, sun, wood, heat and time… entrapped in this truly remarkable work of art. “

 

tgchan.com

 

http://tgchan.com/featured/woody-tiger-tgchan.html

 

 

” Slope ” by tgchan ( Pentax K-50 + Samyang 10mm F2.8 )

” I think our planet is a little too flat, don’t you agree? I mean, it’s quite boring. Imagine that it is built with such slopes as the one on the photograph… Now that, would be interesting! Damn! Just think about it, how cool would it be to live like that. I am pretty sure, if our planet would be covered with giant triangles like that, and we wouldn’t be able to change its shape, our lives would look so different! So many possibilities, even more changes… just let your imagination run wild for a moment! How would we get to work? Would we have plenty of lakes surrounding us? How would our houses look like inside!? I don’t know about you, but I am pretty sure about one thing… the winters would be a blast! “

 

http://tgchan.com/featured/slope-tgchan.html

 

Photography Prints

” Into The Void ” by tgchan ( Fujifilm X100 BLACK Limited Edition )

” A long freight train noiselessly heading into a mist, slowly slipping into a void… Dark yellowish brown sky, malevolently hangs above its path. The light at the back of fatigued diesel engine, soon will disappear in the evil thick fog. Pulling many blue wagons full of broken souls, it moves resolutely on its railway tracks to abyss… You can smell the stench of death in the smoke it leaves behind… ”

 

http://tgchan.artistwebsites.com/featured/into-the-void-tgchan.html

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” Fire Gems ” by tgchan ( Fujifilm X100 BLACK Limited Edition )

” I have never believed in fire gems before… not until I have discovered this old magical vial. I’ve heard they are created in a deepest parts of seas and oceans. Some people claim it is a refined soul of a tree, others believe it posses an enormous elemental power. Those little jewels come in different shapes, sizes and colours… However, most of them have shades of fire. If you look closely at the red one, you can see its burning core called magma. People use many different names for them… fire gems, inferno rocks, hell stones but I think the most popular would be… amber. “

 

http://tgchan.artistwebsites.com/featured/fire-gems-tgchan.html

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” Dear mother deer ” by tgchan ( Fujifilm X100 BLACK Limited Edition )

” Can there be anything more innocent than a mother deer feeding her young fawns? It is really hard to believe that roe deer cause damage to forestry, horticulture and agriculture. Some people even categorize them as a pest! Well, let me tell you one thing… The only real pest on this planet is a human being… “

 

http://tgchan.artistwebsites.com/featured/dear-mother-deer-tgchan.html

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Day 2: Week 2 – Tuesday. HEALTH & STRENGTH

the twenty-first of October, 2014

Not really happy with today’s training. Back workout is not complete without pull-ups and it feels like you have done only half of the task… Higher repetitions definitely felt better comparing to last heavy,low rep workout.

Except for the lack of the pull-ups, I think I have got my lats tired.

Lats

Training log:

Exercise Number sets Number reps Tempo
dumbbell rows 3 22kg x10 2s up 2s dn
straight-arm pullover (barbell) 3 20kg x10 2s up 2s dn
bent over rows 3 22kg x10 2s up 2s dn
high bench rows 3 17kg x 10 2s up 2s dn

total workout time: 31 minutes

 

 

Meals:

wet = weighed after preparing, cooking, broiling etc.

dry = weighed before preparing, cooking, broiling etc.

raw = self-explanatory

~ = more or less

 

 I am trying to eat approximately every 3h

 

1. banana + 3x soft-boiled eggs

2. 104g of boiled, brown lentils(wet) + 100g of broiled beef(dry) + bowl of lettuce

3. 102g of boiled, brown lentils(wet) + 100g of broiled beef(dry) + pickled cornichons, lettuce

4. a medium chicken leg + ~50g of boiled, brown lentils(wet)

5. 125g of cottage cheese + teaspoon of honey

+ some snacks in between meals: apple, sunflower seeds