Friday, December 31, 2010


Many stores, especially larger ones, make shopping easier for customers who cannot move about easily by providing motorized carts such as seen here in a Target store.
Motorized Cart

Thursday, December 30, 2010


This New York style deli Roasters' n Toasters on US1 across from Datran center is really popular. There is always a crowd waiting outside for a table. I come here once in a while for their BIG omelettes and do not mind the waiting except when it's cold.
Wait To Get In

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


This is what the "Johns" look like inside the movie theaters of Sunset Place. Quite functional but antiseptic in appearance. The water faucets work by motion sensors, which is the current trend of public place toilets.
Sunset Place

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Chez Maco's

This huge condo/office building that sits between the metro rail Dadeland station and the Best Buy/Target/Sport Authority... shopping complex continues to have new business moving in and out in this struggling economy. My last peek at it reveals the Maco's sub and salad shop. It seems that everyone is relying on the hope that Miamians eat out a lot.


Monday, December 27, 2010

Artsy Kitchen and Bar

I was treated today to a visually striking new restaurant, Wynwood Kitchen & Bar in Miami’s emerging arts district. It only opened very recently, on Friday, November 26, 2010, for lunch and dinner. It's surrounded by original artworks by some of the greatest artists from the urban street art scene. Aptly named Wynwood Walls, the "paintings" use as canvases walls of the surrounding old buildings. The food is innovative brasserie style cuisine created by chef Marco Ferraro. Wynwood Kitchen & Bar offers an artistic dining having options ranging from small plates, sausages, skewers, omelets, salads, burgers and sandwiches plus more substantial entrees. If you want to see other murals than this one, visit Wynwood Kitchen & Bar at 2550 N.W. 2nd Avenue, Miami. Make sure you don't get lost getting here, because the neighborhood is not for the faint of hearts.
Artsy Lunch

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Frozen Fish

I made an almost fatal mistake today when I went to Miami's Sun Life stadium for the Miami Dolphins professional football game against the Detroit Lions team. Well, Fish vs Lions. You can probably easily guess which one will prevail. Sure enough, the fish got creamed and lost 34 - 27. But that was not what almost killed me. That was the freezing temperature exacerbated by the constant wind for the entire ordeal of 4 quarters, lasting a good 3 hours. The wind chill made it felt like about 32 degree Fahrenheit, which was pretty close to kill me. I should have known better and consulted the weather almanac before coming here. As way of consolation, I asked permission and was granted the privilege of documenting the brutal weather in Miami by showing these die hard fans of the fish (Dolphins.) This is a first... blankets in Miami stadium? Unheard of! You see all the empty seats? They all left to go watch the game on big screen TVs inside.
Dead Fish

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Red Cat

Look at what I saw at the gas station on Christmas day. This young looking man is getting gas and I'm not sure how he felt while feeding his gas guzzler big time. I think that this car guzzles about US $5.50 to travel about 25 miles. But who cares? His car made really nice and loud sound when he was showing off his power and swiftly raced away. Could this be his new Xmas present this morning?
Red Cat

Friday, December 24, 2010


It's not Christmas without a tree with all the customary trimmings. Here's a good looking one.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

No Samson

OK, I'm BACK! Weakened, spent, bent but not broken...

My ordeal was quite emotional and in all fairness, I will spare you of those details. I must announce that I have a new barber. I was told by someone who cares a lot about me that I can get my hair cut today at this Hair Cuttery at Dadeland station in Miami. So here is how it looked. Yep, that's me. Please excuse the shabby look because you know why... You won't believe me that this wonderfully gentle and skillful new barber of mine's name is Delilah! No wonder I felt so weak after she was done with my hair that was trimmed probably the same way Samson received his hair cut during his sleep. Yep, I'm back for real...

Sunday, December 19, 2010

A Major Event

I am still here... but must take some time off due to a major detour in life... Please be patient... I promise I'll be back.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

The Kid's Alive!

Once in a while, you've got to do what you've got to do... I was forced to take a detour through a few swamps filled with alligators... so that took my inspiration away from this blog... momentarily... I'll be back without missing a beat... because all the missing photos are somewhere in some of my computers/cameras...

Got to fix a couple of minor computer rebellions (that's nothing, just a flesh wound) ... and fight off the alligators. If you think that the guy in this photo is in trouble... Think again.

I'm feeling like Louis Armstrong these days...

Nobody knows the trouble I've seen
Nobody knows but Jesus
Nobody knows the trouble I've seen
Glory Hallelujah

Come back to see me... I'll be back! The good news is... I'm not in the slammer!