Wednesday, May 31, 2006


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Wild Coast

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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Dreams Are Free

If you could do anything, what would you do? What are your dreams? Here are some of mine...

1) Swim with a sea dragon

2) Walk on Mars

3) Record an album

4) Live with an undiscovered (except by me!) tribe

5) Travel to every country and territory in the world

6) Discover an archaeological wonder

7) Film a documentary

8) Win a gold medal for New Zealand, Cook Islands or Korea

So this is a tag of thoughts. What are your dreams?

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Sunday, May 28, 2006

Messed Up

Earthquakes can be terrible things. There is nothing you can do about them. Even the most developed and prepared countries cannot possibly stop them, look at Kobe in Japan... However they seem to affect the poor most of all as is the case with yesterday's earthquake in Java, Indonesia which is esitmated to have claimed more than 3000 lives. Just what that region needs less of... Coming 18 months after the tsunami killed 100 000 people in Sumatra.

What's messed up you ask? Our local TV news website is leading with Brad and Angie's new baby... The 3000 deaths get third billing. Now that's messed up!

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Saturday, May 27, 2006

Colour Comedian

I went and saw Stephen K Amos tonight. He is a British comedian here for the annual comedy festval. Unlike the devil comedian (see previous post) this guy was pretty funny. Again, as I only had my camera phone, the photo isn't the best, but it shows that he has a good aura. My phone is good at sorting out the good from the bad.

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Must be something in the water.... Congratulations to Nathan, my blogging friend in Korea, who had a baby boy on May 23rd, just missing being a Taurus by one day! Well, we Taurus' are an exclusive club. Joining the club is my German friend's son who was born on May 20th. Congratulations to both of you and all your family!

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Seoul City View

A view from the window of an apartment in which I once stayed in Seoul. Seoul, despite the pollution, is quite a picturesque city srrounded by mountains and with historical monuments like this small park containing royal tombs.

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Weekly Animal Pic - Sea Dragon

I have posted about the Sea Dragon before, in my top three for favourite animals. However this time the photo is my own and I think it has come out rather beautifully if I do say so myself, which I do!

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Friday, May 26, 2006

Royalty has Called

Your beloved San Nakji is about to meet with royalty. I have an appointment with a princess. If only Mrs SN was not around then by turning on the old SN charm I could score myself some serious palace time!
The princess is coming to visit the place where I work and we are all going to enjoy a cup of tea and some buffalo wings. What better way to spend a Friday?
Better get practising on my bows!

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Tuesday, May 23, 2006


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He he, I quack me up!

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It's Painful When...

I poke myself in my eye.

Yes, I was clever enough while driving to somehow shove my own finger on my own hand into my own eye. The result of which was an eye which I couldn't open and a lot of tears. Fortunately there were no casualties, but thoughts did flash through my mind of crashing and then having to explain to the cops that I eye-gouged myself...
Well, that was my day, what's going on with you?

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Monday, May 22, 2006

Vampire? Ghost? You decide

The annual comedy festival is on in Auckland and I made may way out into the moonlight to see Jimeoin, a supposed Irish comedian. Taking the below photos I think you will agree that there is nothing Irish about him. He is obviously an evil being with nothing but hate in his mind.... Or maybe not? Anyone have any idea?

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Sunday, May 21, 2006

Just Trying to be Arty

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It's Funny

... what you see when you are walking in the park...

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Friday, May 19, 2006

Weekly Animal Pic - Cute Nakji

Just to show you that Octopi are cute too! This little Nakji is just too cool. Thanks Space Nakji for this one!

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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

May 17th

Today is Norwegian Constitution Day. I would just like to say to all my Norwegian readers how glad I am that they managed to get their country away from the evil grip fo Sweden. Could there be anything worse than being part of a country associated with Abba and... um.... blonde buxom people? No! No, I say!
All the best to you Norway. The land of fjords. The land of Aha!

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Tuesday, May 16, 2006


Think this photo is a blurry one of a city? Nope. It's aphoto of the open sea. The city, complete with moving cars, is a mirage, ie there is nothing really there! A rare phenomenon in the southern Chinese city of Penglai.

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Monday, May 15, 2006

Steamy Photo of the Day

A traditional Maori house in the middle of steaming rock. Posted because I feel like it.

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Sunday, May 14, 2006

Another Reason to Hate Baseball

San Nakji was all ready for his great chance of fame in Japan... when my spot was pulled for baseball... Baseball! Oh well, I am still charging them, so it ain't all bad!

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Friday, May 12, 2006

San Nakji News

Here's something weird. I don't know if I have any Japanese readers out there... If so, then こんにちは!... Ever wondered what San Nakji looked like? If you are watching Japanese TV in the weekend you will be able to see me give a live interview. Yup, little old San Nakji is about to take it to a whole other level! It's a bit hush hush about what I will be talking, but if you happen to be hanging out in Tokyo and watching some evening TV, you may just see the next big thing in TV. Oh yes! San Nakji!

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Weekly Animal Pic - Cockatoo

The second to last in my Australian animal series. I always thought of a Cockatoo as a petshop animal that lived a long time (60+ years) and could talk a bit. When I went into the Australian wilderness I saw them all over the place. Wild ones.... It was weird. Kind of like coming across a huge flock of budgies in the wild or a herd of poodles on the Steppes... It's a wacky country that Australia, but it has cool animals!

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Thursday, May 11, 2006

List Number 2

My dear fellow blog members. Since I am in the list mood, I thought I would do another. Please indulge me just this once! This one is natural wonders of this world I would love to visit. Again, where would you like to see?

1 - Disco Bay (Greenland)
2 - Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
3 - Okavango Delta (Botswana)
4 - Mt Erebus (Antarctica)
5 - Uluru (Australia)
6 - Mt Everest (Nepal/Tibet)
7 - Grand Canyon (US of A)
8 - Jellyfish Lake (Palau)
9 - Skeleton Coast (Namibia)
10 - Tristan da Cunha (Tristan da Cunha)

Photo links attached for your perusal.

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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Another List

**Update** Photo links added so you can see what I am talking about!

My photography is suffering these days thanks to a same old same old schedule. What I need is a new place with new and exciting photography opportunities! The latest Mastercard ad had me thinking about lists. Below is a list of 10 man-made structures in this world I would love to see, cross off my list and photograph to death! Actually my list is 11 places, I just couldn't decide!

1 - The Great Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe)
2 - Easter Island Moai (Easter Island)
3 - Machu Picchu (Peru)
4 - Great Wall (China)
5 - Taj Mahal (India)
6 - Krak des Chevaliers (Syria)
7 - Petra (Jordan)
8 - St Basil's Church (Russia)
9 - Grand Mosque (Mali)
10 - Mont Saint Michel (France)
11 - Brattahlid (Greenland)

Have you ever thought about 10 places (man made) you would love to see in this world? I would love to hear from you.

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Monday, May 08, 2006

SN is Back!

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Cactus Update

Since my last cactus post, my cactus, Bristly Q. Roundbottom, has grown! He is out of control!

I knew you wanted to know that...

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I found this photo on my phone. I am not sure when I took it or why. I have no idea what the hell it is either! It's mysterious...

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Friday, May 05, 2006

Weekly Animal Pic - Bogeymonkey

So I was looking for Monkey Maid after a discussion with one of my blog friends. No luck with that one. Once my Monkey Maid moves in to our house I will have to take photos and post. Until then, here is Bogeymonkey. Enjoy and have a good weekend y'all!

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Guest Photo

A great photo from my friend. She took this near the top of Aotearoa. I hate her because this is such a nice photo. Is that wrong of me?

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Thursday, May 04, 2006

Time for a Change

In light of Ori, Friar and KS changing their templates, I thought I would too. I like Pixar a lot, so this one, while not Toy Story, is pretty good. Thanks to the creator, Christina. Grazie, mi piace molto! I have a couple of things I would like to change, but I really know nothing about templates or HTML. Could someone with knowledge please drop me a line? I would be most grateful. My email is sn(at)sannakji(dot)org, thanks!

I would also like to thank my blog friends who enquired after my safety after the tsunami alerts this morning. There was a major earthquake near Tonga early this morning and there were fears that one major(ish) New Zealand city could be hit by a tsunami. I am happy to report nothing became of these fears and moreover the place I live, Auckland, is nicely protected from tsunami by a long peninsula and many islands. It also helps that I am poor and could never afford coastal property anyway! I am also happy to say that from what I hear, no one in Tonga was hurt and my many friends there are all safe and well.

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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

A while between tags

From Tim

I AM: The ruler of San Nakji's World

I WANT: 200 million dollars in small untraceable banknotes deposited into my Bermuda bank account immediately

I WISH: I had a Bermuda bank account

I HATE: All green vegetables

I MISS: my cousin Mitsy

I FEAR: that I know no one called Mitsy

I HEAR: voices in my head telling me to trust no one

I WONDER: I won won wonder, why.... runaway, run run run runaway...

I REGRET: that I have but one life to give for my country

I AM NOT: superman, but i like wearing my underwear on top of my jeans

I DANCE: like fred astaire on crack

I SING: like vanilla ice wishes he could sing

I CRY: never, as i had my tear ducts removed as a child

I AM NOT ALWAYS: truthful about past surgeries

I MAKE: up tags as i go along

I WRITE: for O magazine. My pen name is Oprah

I CONFUSE: my life with that of Oprah

I NEED: my pills, now!

I SHOULD: not miss a day of my pills

I START: cars with a single touch of my magic fingers

I FINISH: everthing i

I TAG: everyone on my blog roll

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Why'd you have to go and be so complicated?

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A survey on NBC has concluded that American kids are not that great at geography. How are you my blogging friends? Can you answer these questions? You have to be HONEST!

1) Locate Lousiana on a map
2) 70 000 people were killed in an earthquake in what country in October of last year?
3) Locate Iraq on a map
4) Locate India on a map
5) Locate Israel on a map
6) What is the most spoken language in the world?
7) What is the most heavily fortified border in the world?

Also, do you think it is important to speak another language? Do you think it is important to know where countries referred to in the news are located?

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Early Morning Auckland

I took this photo yesterday morning about 6:30 am. It didn't come out like I saw it with my own two eyes. This is why I need a new professional camera which takes photos like I want it to!

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Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Modern Ark

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Monday, May 01, 2006

Red Sky at Night...

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And the Prize for the Worst Mascot...

Apparently this thing is the new mascot of my local football team, the Warriors. Guaranteed to scare kids and give your grandmother a heart attack. I ask you good people, what the hell?

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