” Dunno One ” by tgchan ( Sony A6500 + Sony Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 )

There are so many artists… Even more people with all sorts of talents… It scares me… It scares me that there are so many amazing individuals the world does not know about? Why? Why do they have to live a life of an unknown? Why some people, very often less talented, climb the ladder of success while the rest, more deserved of that place, have to live a lesser life? It looks like having a talent and knowing about it is just not enough to be out there. You have to make yourself visible. You can’t be famous or even appreciated if the world doesn’t know about your existence. Death is the last scream your personality makes before it vanishes forever. I mean, even if you get all the ovations you can get, but you are still dead, what is it good for? You either make it on time, or it doesn’t matter… Unless you dream about some fame after your departure to another life. The one thing that scares me even more is not finding your real talent before it’s too late, or ever at all. I am genuinely scared of living my life the wrong way. ” Remember, the saddest thing in life is wasted talent. You could have all the talent in the world, but if you don’t do the right thing, then nothing happens. ” – A Bronx Tale (1993)

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

” I need that car… I need it now real bad… I have to quickly drive away from this world, before it alone will drive me mad. I need to go back to a place where I meant something, the air I was breathing in was not poison, and the life I was living had more than two colours available. I have got plenty of fuel for what I need, well refined from all the burnt dreams over the years. Will I have got enough courage to grab the steering wheel and control the course of my destination? I have to… That cannot be another wasted opportunity to finally go flat out with everything I have been holding back for so long… I can’t afford it, not any more… A colourful vehicle, a time machine from the better times, a vessel that may bring what has been once lost and left behind in the past… A hope? Maybe. So it’s there… hidden somewhere beneath the complexity of human subconscious, buried in thoughts of the present, surrounded by ugliness and decay of yesterday… but it’s there… and it’s waiting to be found. Don’t stop, not now, not tomorrow. You are closer than you may think. Look for the clues, remember what you have been always doing, what has always been a part of you. Do not abandon your instinct, it’s the only compass you can trust. Now, can I? The best things happened because I have ignored what you have been telling me, but again… They have also brought the worst things… Maybe… maybe you are right. Maybe I should have never abandoned you, maybe there is something meaningful at the end. All that pain and suffering can’t be for nothing, right? It has to have some kind of gratification to even things out. Maybe if I had listened to you before, I wouldn’t have been thinking in circles now… That stupid venomous mistake… what was I thinking… I should have never come out of my world. What the hell was I thinking… that I could be like others? That I could do things like everyone else does? Stupid… Forget it. Get the fucking car and be done with it, never stop afterwards. Not for anything, not for anyone. They can jump right in, but there will be no stops. You have been standing in one place long enough. “

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

” Scrawny… my faithful fellow companion… We have been through thousands of kilometres, and you have never let me down… not even once. He may not look like much, but don’t be fooled by his appearance. Of course there are prettier and more powerful motorcycles out there, but not for me… none other can match the faithfulness and our long-lasting friendship. When I start it, the engine idle synchronise with my brain waves and from that moment, we think alike. I cannot stress enough, how much we love to travel across unknown lands. Chasing the sun, racing clouds and catching wind… When we ride together, the past and future cease to exist, all problems and doubts vanish like a falling star… there is only now and how we feel. It feels like falling asleep, slowly losing connection with the reality and after a while… you are in a dream, where everything is possible, and the beautiful day never ends… Scrawny, my faithful fellow companion… where should we go next? Will there be enough roads, to satisfy our never-ending appetite for new grounds? I don’t know… but I know this; even though you look great, standing in this sunlight, it is nowhere near, to how you look when you are on the move. Start up buddy, time to begin a new journey… “

 

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

” Years ago, I felt a weird need of having something very old. Something with a great history behind it, something that remembers life from the past. I’ve won it on an auction by a mistake, or maybe not? I had bid a little too much, in hope that someone will outbid me… but no one did. This is how, I have acquired this special coin. It is hard to believe, that this little piece, is around two-and-a-half thousand years old… Just imagine, how many people had it before me, in how many different places it had been, before it finally reached my place… it’s truly mind blowing. There were many different ancient coins to buy, but I wanted something special, mystical and perhaps sinister. So who is this mysterious persona, looking like a friendly, smiling sun? Her name is… as you may have already guessed, Medusa. In Greek mythology Medusa was a monster, a Gorgon, generally described as having the face of a hideous human female with living venomous snakes in place of hair. Gazing directly into her eyes would turn onlookers to stone. So no…, it is definitely not a friendly face you would like to look at. I have kept it for a long time now, maybe it’s time to let her go… Maybe she is the reason, behind all those troubles I have been having with my life in the last couple of years? What if she gets really angry, once she leaves my place? I better not make her mad… Think twice~! before you look into her eyes~! “

 

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

” After few years of body-building, I have eventually burnt out and lost all the motivation for it. I have learnt great amount of knowledge about myself and health being during that time. I needed something new, something I can dedicate myself into once again. Why not boxing? I asked myself. You saw Muhammed Ali’s clip and you loved it. Unfortunately you were busy with the body-building back then, but now, you are free to go. So I did start it. I have been training 3 days a week, then 4 days, and eventually I was boxing 6 days a week, sometimes even twice a day. I got whooped at my first sparring, but I have faced the fear and learnt a lot. I have kept training hard and I have figured it out, that the real satisfaction comes from fighting with myself and my limits. I loved every second of my trainings, I have even learnt to love getting whooped, but I always had trouble with hitting back and hurting someone else, I just didn’t want to do it. I am the kind of a guy, who worries a lot. I have started reading about concussions and other bad things… The dark side of thinking got the best of me, and I couldn’t stop worrying about my health. I hated the light headaches I was getting after fights, and I couldn’t stop thinking about them. Eventually some of my joints have started to ache as well. I didn’t give up, not until the one night… That day, I was all exhausted because of stomach flu, and when the night came up, I couldn’t fall asleep. I was lying for hours, trying to drift away into a sleep, but the stomach ache and the migraine just wouldn’t let me. That was the moment when I gave up, my mind snapped, finally… The decision was unbelievably hard on me, I didn’t know if it was me being lazy, or just a genuine instinct of backing off from a harm. Even weeks after, I was feeling terrible. It felt like I have lost something utterly important from my life. I was fast, tough, fearless and proud… I could finally face myself in a mirror, and everyone else… I have finally felt like someone that matters… It has been almost three months from the last training and that night, my life has returned to normal, but there is not a day when I am not thinking of going back… “

 

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

” Beauty and the Beast, king of the sky, fearless conqueror of the whitest clouds… Forever grounded, revoked, left behind… Looking proudly, far above, reminiscing about the old days of glory and love. Living in past, choking back tears while looking at youngsters jetting around, poor soul… It would give everything just to feel refreshing breeze in its nose again, one touch of the white billowy clouds, one last dive before everything goes dark… In vain, dreaming about the things that cause unbearable pain. It’s better not to think about it, forget, focus on the new things, it could have been much worse… At least, you can still look at the blue sky, not like those poor souls locked in hangars and museums, stripped from wings and engines. Cherish the moment, forget about the painful past, look in the future and see the stars. ”

 

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” Russian Tank ” by tgchan ( Pentax K-50 + SMC Pentax-DA 50mm F1.8 )

” With this piece of a equipment you don’t have to worry about dust on your sensor nor scratching your pretty LCD screen any more. The solid construction and a simplicity of usage, makes it an ultimate weapon in hands of a skilled photographer. Built like a Russian tank, as a matter of fact, heavy just like one… this Soviet beast is equipped with a marvellous 58mm gun of the name HELIOS, how cool is that? Black leather case and strap makes it even more sexier, doesn’t it? The best thing in all this, is that when you may find yourself in a very hairy situation, you can use it as a genuine weapon! Right after you give someone a serious concussion, you can still take a photograph of them as a piece of evidence… Do I really need to say anything more? Don’t wait and BUY NOW! for only 999 bottle caps! *limited-time offer. “

 

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Heavy or not heavy?

GYM PART

Today I was training my lower part of the body and as I have mentioned in previous post, this is heavy weights week with low reps.

Once again I left some room for more repetitions and weight but I honestly feel it was good enough.

I don’t feel so confident with heavier weights… not that I have ever felt ok with them but when I was doing 3x a week whole body routine (heavy compound movements) I felt more secure because my body was used to it. After all I was doing it for months.

Now when I am used to lighter weights,higher reps and almost no rest between sets (15-30sec) everything noticeably heavier makes me double think before I do something.

Anyways I have done everything I have planed and my body performed exactly like I wanted.

Next training is on Friday but the gym is closed becasue of some holiday so I will be doing it at home and maybe I will get camera and record it as I have wanted to do it last time.

tgchan’s lower #1 training log  13 Aug, 2014 ( http://ftcy.me/UAKuDn )

  • Weighted Hyperextension
    • 22 kg x 5 reps
    • 32 kg x 5 reps
    • 32 kg x 5 reps
    • 32 kg x 5 reps
  • Front Barbell Squat
    • 40 kg x 5 reps
    • 60 kg x 5 reps
    • 70 kg x 6 reps
    • 70 kg x 6 reps
    • 70 kg x 6 reps
  • Lying Leg Curls
    • 30 kg x 10 reps
    • 30 kg x 10 reps
    • 30 kg x 10 reps
  • Snatch-Grip Deadlift
    • 72 kg x 6 reps
    • 72 kg x 6 reps
    • 72 kg x 6 reps
  • Calf Press On The Leg Press Machine
    • 50 kg x 20 reps
    • 70 kg x 10 reps
    • 70 kg x 10 reps
    • 70 kg x 10 reps
    • 70 kg x 10 reps
      • total workout time: 28min

CAMERA PART

 

Yesterday I have received my camera. I still have not opened it O.o  … yea I am weird that way ;p

I am waiting for the right moment 🙂 weather sucks, got stuff to do etc. But tomorrow I am planning to finally check it out >:D

I was thinking about making video of “unboxing…” but… I don’t know… there are plenty of them in English and not sure if I want to make one in Polish but we will see.

Now there is only me and the good camera… no excuses… let’s see if I have got what it takes…

I really hope for the best… I really do…

I will keep writing about my experiences with the x100 and post some photos along.

Thanks for reading and see you next time!

Less choices = good?

Yesterday was a last day to make up my mind about camera.

Today I have ordered Fujifilm x100 Limited Black edition and I think I have made a good choice… at least for now I really don’t want to shoot anything else but street (ok maybe some macro would be nice ;p but if I will stick with photography a little longer I will get to this as well). For that moment I don’t see myself walking around the city with bag of lenses and eye catching pentax.

At the very end I was thinking only about OLYMPUS OM-D E-M10 vs x100. The really fast autofocus on m10 for sure would be nice in many situations but it is over! It is done! No more worries, no more researching, no more choices! Now it is only my and the camera… lets see what I can do with it ! b00m!

GYM PART

 

At the end of the post I will write exact log from the workout.

Today was my first HEAVY workout of the week where I was working my upper body part.

I really liked it. I haven’t done 5-6 reps in a long time and I kind of missed it. I am glad I have finally decided to mix my schedule a bit 🙂

To be honest in few exercises I still had some room for extra weight or reps… but I didn’t want to push it 😉 I really think it was enough and I have no regrests about this workout whatsoever!

I love the feeling of freedoom and not sticking to any particular workout routine. I still

derive motivation, pleasure and guidance from my idols (Scooby1961, Steve Reeves, Vince Gironda, Reg Park) but I am honestly glad that I have finally overcame thing that made me stick 100% to someones else routines… even when everyone of them said things like:

“…find your own routine that works best for you…”

“…don’t be afraid to drop exercice that doesn’t work for you..”

“…listen to your body…”

etc. etc.

I just need to test things my own way, leave no stone unturned etc. ^__^

My workouts are still based on their principles, visions, guidance, knowledge, recommendations and exercices, becasue I still think they are best heroes I could pick for the real bodybuilding,

Next workout is lower part of of the body on Wednesday and god damn… going back to heavy squats is not something I am really looking forward too xD (I will make another post about heavy Reg Park workouts I used to do, so you know why I don’t like them ;p)

I will probably leave room for reps/ weight again but I am aiming for 70kg which is my current bodyweight.

Todays workout log ( 11 Aug, 2014 ) :

  • Cable Crossover
    • 15 kg x 5 reps
    • 15 kg x 5 reps
    • 15 kg x 5 reps
  • Incline Dumbbell Bench Press
    • 20 kg x 6 reps
    • 21 kg x 6 reps
    • 22 kg x 6 reps
    • 22 kg x 6 reps
    • 22 kg x 6 reps
  • Upright Barbell Row
    • 37 kg x 5 reps
    • 37 kg x 5 reps
    • 37 kg x 5 reps
  • Standing Barbell Press Behind Neck
    • 37 kg x 6 reps
    • 37 kg x 6 reps
    • 37 kg x 6 reps
  • Face Pull
    • 35 kg x 6 reps
    • 35 kg x 6 reps
    • 35 kg x 6 reps
  • Seated Cable Row
    • 30 kg x 6 reps
    • 30 kg x 6 reps
    • 30 kg x 6 reps
  • Incline Dumbbell Curl
    • 10 kg x 6 reps
    • 10 kg x 6 reps
    • 10 kg x 6 reps
  • Hammer Dumbbell Curl
    • 10 kg x 6 reps
    • 10 kg x 6 reps
    • 10 kg x 6 reps
  • Standing Dumbbell Triceps Extension
    • 10 kg x 6 reps
    • 10 kg x 6 reps
    • 10 kg x 6 reps
  • Triceps Pushdown
    • 25 kg x 6 reps
    • 25 kg x 6 reps
    • 25 kg x 6 reps
      • total workout time: forgot to time it… probably something about ~40min

MOVIE RATING PART

I just have finished watching “Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

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It was an ok movie. Ok if you knew what to expect from the movie and you got it. The only things I was hoping for were: nice action with good special effects and the movie delivered both of them on really high level. Fighting was really nicely done. I really enjoyed looking how bad guys were flying away after front kicks from Cap Murica. None CA fight scenes were just normal, usual stuff nothing fancy… Were they boring? Really hard to tell but you had this weird feeling that you have seen a lot of that already in your lifetime.

I am not going to say anything about acting as I don’t know these actors good enough and probably have seen them only in very similar or same kind of movies.

Movie served me well for something to look at while I was enjoying my frequent meals.

There is one more thing… if we have already mentioned the food… I may as well add that

there is so much cheese in this movie that you should be able to fix a nice large pepperoni for your family if you bring some pizza cake along ^_-

tgchan’s rating 6/10