January 31st, 2011

Christopher S Cain, standing on the ever so famous wall of Minami Circuit, Ebisu. You might’n recognise the name, but I’m sure your familiar with his blog, Beeoneoneoh. He put a photo up of Dino Dalle Carbonare and myself a few days ago, so I thought I’d return the favour. Chris mentioned photographers by nature generally don’t have many images of themselves, well whilst doing what they love doing, taking photos. I have to agree and I’m thrilled I have a shot of Chris at Ebisu otherwise I’d feel a little guilty.

January 31st, 2011

Ways to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity is becoming an epidemic in America. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly “1 in 5 school age children and young people (6 to 19 years) has obesity,” data from 2015-2016 shows.

Childhood obesity can be harmful to children in several ways, such as:

  • High blood pressure and high cholesterol
  • Increased risk of glucose impairment, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, improve your weight loss results with Carbofix.
  • Breathing problems like sleep apnea and asthma
  • Greater risk of social and psychological problems, such as poor self-esteem
  • Higher chance of obesity as an adult

In an effort to combat and prevent childhood obesity, we have compiled a list of fun ways to encourage kids to eat healthy and get active.

Make a Favorite Dish Healthier

Instead of spaghetti and meatballs with regular noodles, try whole-wheat pasta or even get creative and use zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash, take a look to the latest gluconite reviews.

Drink Water

It’s important to stay hydrated throughout the day. Drinking water can also make you feel full and less tempted to eat that sugary, fatty snack.

Incorporate Healthy Snacks

If kids are hungry between meals, offer a fruit or veggie instead of ice cream or chips. Ants on a log (celery with peanut butter and raisins) and Greek yogurt with berries are yummy alternatives.

Teach Kids about Serving Size

It’s OK to have a Twinkie or snack-size bag of chips. These foods are delicious, but also should be consumed in the sm

Childhood obesity is becoming an epidemic in America. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly “1 in 5 school age children and young people (6 to 19 years) has obesity,” data from 2015-2016 shows.

Childhood obesity can be harmful to children in several ways, such as:

  • High blood pressure and high cholesterol
  • Increased risk of glucose impairment, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes
  • Breathing problems like sleep apnea and asthma
  • Greater risk of social and psychological problems, such as poor self-esteem
  • Higher chance of obesity as an adult

In an effort to combat and prevent childhood obesity, we have compiled a list of fun ways to encourage kids to eat healthy and get active.

Make a Favorite Dish Healthier

Instead of spaghetti and meatballs with regular noodles, try whole-wheat pasta or even get creative and use zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash.

Drink Water

It’s important to stay hydrated throughout the day. Drinking water can also make you feel full and less tempted to eat that sugary, fatty snack.

Incorporate Healthy Snacks

If kids are hungry between meals, offer a fruit or veggie instead of ice cream or chips. Ants on a log (celery with peanut butter and raisins) and Greek yogurt with berries are yummy alternatives.

Teach Kids about Serving Size

It’s OK to have a Twinkie or snack-size bag of chips. These foods are delicious, but also should be consumed in the smallest serving size.

Get 60 Minutes of Physical Activity Per Day

It’s important for children to get up and move around, as it benefits both their physical and mental health. When you exercise, your brain releases chemicals called endorphins, which can help improve your mood.

Limit Screen Time

With all the new gadgets and gizmos available, it’s easy to sit for hours on end and stare at a screen. Set a time limit of 30 to 60 minutes for the day, and encourage your kids to get outside or play with other toys.

Below, learn how to calculate your child’s risk for being overweight or obese, and the health risks it poses.

January 30th, 2011

Yoshida Yuichi-san’s S15. The coolest car I think I aimed my camera at throughout my Japan trip. When he agreed to park the car up for some statics, my heart raced like never before. The whole time I was shooting it was one big adrenaline rush. I can easily say this was one of the happiest days of my life, it’s amazing how I react to cars sometimes.

January 30th, 2011

January 30th, 2011

I have to say I’m so relieved to know that Nakamura-san is back in action.
Guess who dropped into Tomei Powered today, Naoki Namakura the man himself, along with Takuya Hamakawa-san of Car Studio (D-Max). So, what are the plans for 2011 you wonder? Nakamura-san has confirmed that he will be competing this year. Not in D1, but in another series. What most people don’t know is that Naoki Nakamura is using Tomei Powered products in the cars he uses for competition and street.
Source: Tomei Japan.

January 29th, 2011

24mm f/8… Nothing compares.

January 27th, 2011

Cars that choose to take on the not-so forgiving walls of Minami generally mean they can steer. I was a bit iffy seeing this little Trueno hatch drive out for the first time. 10 minutes in, my jaw was dragging the bitumen. If there was a stand out car that was smashing Minami, in a good way it would have to be this little AE86. I remember standing inside the pits and watching it hop over the jump, screaming past the wall. Each time I had to either cover my ears and or look away, I’ve never heard a car this loud before.

Exiting off the wall, entering into the tight left corner he gained unbelievable amounts of angle every single time. One reason why he was such a standout was definitely his level of consistency. Note; his facial expressions.

January 25th, 2011

As I continue to dig up photos from the Autumn Matsuri, I came across this set of images of the Kansai boys when they entered Ebisu. Yes, more photos of John’s PS13, but I can’t get enough. This is one of my favourite photos of the car. Just chilling in the touge car park, overlooking the East Course surrounded by a dozen missiles.

Here, Shane’s quad-bike which he uses to scoot around the mountain to not only save petrol in the car but to have some fun! Oh and John’s car sneaking in the background. Damn Hoshino’s rock!

Erin from JDM Garage arrived in this C33 Laurel. Within an hour of there arrival I was in the car having a blast on the Driftland course, only to find a boost leak, which was an easy fix! The car has had an engine swap from an RB20 to an SR.

Drift Kansai, gathered.

Be sure to check out; K-Tours Osaka, Drift Kansai & Auszoku. There are limited spots left for Spring Matsuri with K-Tours Osaka, ran by Erin from JDM Garage.

January 25th, 2011

January 23rd, 2011

Here it is, The yellow JZX 100 Mark II. These two Chasers sounded unbelievably tough as the howling of the 1JZ’s echoed throughout the Daikoku PA circular highway. Being the first of many cars to enter the car park, I sure was excited to see what else would roll through.

A lot of cars head to Daikoku for one particular thing, Street drifting. By the look of this Mark II I think it’s driven exactly for that purpose. On the other hand, the 100 on the right of it looks to be a little cleaner, however in saying that I don’t think it would just be a daily driver.

Half of the rear bar full of yellow electrical tape, maybe this is the new zipties? In my eyes, these cars are to die for. Daikoku PA was just one big adrenaline rush particularly shooting cars like these.