Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Being FAT is now illegal in Japan. ;)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

American Airlines Applauds the U.S. Department of Transportation for Awarding Right to Fly Between New York Kennedy and Tokyo (Haneda)

American Airlines Applauds the U.S. Department of Transportation for Awarding Right to Fly Between New York Kennedy and Tokyo (Haneda)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Testing my iPhone camera

Here's a test picture from my iPhone camera.


Well I finally got my iPhone!!! Completly excited!!

I can finally stop walking around with my Blackberry on one hand and my iTouch on he other. Personally, I HATED the Blackberry. Buuut AT&T wouldn't let me upgrade until November! I tried and tried, to no avail (I live in Dallas and no store would upgrade me). Now, I had to travel to Puerto Rico last week, and tried it there. And what do you know, the rep just sent an email and told me to call back in 1 hour. I did and VOILA! I have an iPhone!! What did he do, who did he call, no idea! But I have my iPhone, and that's all that matters (last time the guy from an AT&T store in Dallas took 5 days to get an "answer", all to say "NO" in the end).

Anywho, did I mention I have my iPhone??! yeah yeah, I'm excited.

I beleive this little machine to be the future of communications and business. Forget my Blackberry, now I'm using my iPhone for my company email and Calendar. And now the rumors of the Apple tablet make it all more exciting. The future looks very exciting indeed for Apple fans like me!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Anime and how it got me my job.

I still remember that day like it was yesterday. The day I bought my first Anime movie, and it was called Macross Plus. I still remember the sensation I had when I first put that VHS and hit play. How the very first scene was of airplanes called Valkries (they transform into robots) dogfighting in space, and how I wanted to be Isamu Dyson, the fighter pilot star of the movie. This movie, along with anything that had the name Macross on it, created a passion in me that led me to seek a job in the Airline Industry. I couldn't be a fighter pilot for many reasons, so I decided to look for a job on the next best thing.

I may sound like a crazed Anime Otaku (fanboy), but in reality I'm a professional today and a Manager at an airline. I don't spend hours watching Anime, but I give my thanks to this form of entertainment for getting me a job I love. Airplanes are a passion of mine, and being around them all day is something I look forward to every day. I wonder how many careers have started this way. How many people, be it by watching Anime or inspired by their childhood heroes in any other form of entertainment, are working today on their respective fields because of it.

For many people, Anime is like an obscure thing, something only weird people would watch (but rush into theaters when an Anime inspired movie opens). They see these kids as outcasts. And I can relate. Some of them are not social people and dress funny. Some of them just won't do anything else other than watch Anime all life and are still in their mom's basement at my age. But I bet that at least some of this Otaku will become professionals one day. Maybe they will go to work on something inspired by what they loved in Anime, and become good at it!

Maybe I'm the only one who wonders this things, but it seems like a valid topic for people to talk about.

Today I still own that movie on DVD and watch it from time to time. There are sometimes I like to wander off to the Macross universe and relieve that first experience from so many years ago. My wife laughs when I put it and tells me I'm a 30 year old kid. Maybe I am. But being that big kid has actually gotten me where I am now. It has driven me to success and to build a career. Now I get to work with real airplanes, but I still feel like that kid when I see our planes take off into the sky, and that sensation it's what keeps me going. All thanks to Anime.