Saturday, November 08, 2008

Laird Hamilton

My mom has been asking for my cellphone for some reason for a while now. She visited a few weeks ago and since I wanted a cellphone with a better camera, I finally decided to give her my phone. So after having no cellphone for a few days, I bought myself a new one: a Nokia with a 3.2 megapixel camera. The good thing about Nokias is that they're the greenest electronic company, according to this guide from Greenpeace.

Anyway, now that I have a new cp, it's time to test the camera. First test: surfer god Laird Hamilton's book signing at Diesel bookstore in Oakland, California:
The picture's not bad for a cellphone, eh? Definitely better than my last cellphone.

Anyway, I heard about this event by listening to the Sarah and Vinnie show a few days ago. The show had Laird as a guest, who was in the studio to promote his new book, Force of Nature. I looked at the book prior to his talk and it looks interesting. He's got advice on exercise (e.g. ab workouts), food (he has some recipes and talks about eating free-range beef) and surfing tips. As for the talk itself, he just took questions from the audience for about an hour. He talked about a lot of things. For instance, he talked about the art of crashing. That's when a wave may hold you down and you have to hold your breath until the wave lets up. He also talked about using his wetsuit as a tourniquet on a buddy who broke his leg. He also talked about being the risk taker that he is (i.e. still riding the big waves) while maintaining his family life. He's married to former pro volleyball player Gabrielle Reece, btw. It was an interesting talk. After the talk, he signed copies of his book. I didn't buy the book though so I didn't get to meet him. Bummer, dude. ;) It was a bit too pricey and I already have enough books. hehe. Anyway, check out Laird riding some huge waves:Anyone wanna go surfing? hehe

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Kayni said...

i usually give my mom my older cps too. it's a good excuse to get a new one. i do love nokias. i got a nokia phone about four years ago, and i'm still using it. they last really long compared to other brands. i'm glad to hear they're also greenest.

ah...surfing...videos like that always remind me of hawaii. it's torture.

Wil said...

kayni, I also want to go back to Hawai'i. Who knows when? :D

I really don't know why my mom really likes that old phone of mine. It wasn't really all that. ;)

bw said...

Nokias are great and very reliable too. That's a pretty crisp picture - nice camera :)

Gypsy said...

Uy inggit ako sa Nokia mo. Hehe...forget about Laird. :)

Major Tom said...

Looks like a very good book from Mr. Hamilton, lots of helpful tips there, especially on surfing. Unluckily, there's just not much surfing going on here in our country.

BTW, nice pics from new CP, really sharp.

Wil said...

bw, I'm pleased with the results. :)

gypsy, ahehe.

Major Tom, oh, but there are nice surfing spots there though. There's La Union, Baler and Siargao. :)

cheh said...

Sarap magtapisaw sa tubig :D

My nanay likes old phones kasi daw mas nakikita nya numbers,labo na kasi mata lol

She was using my oldest Nokia sa Pinas,sabi daw ng mga teenies,manang tapon nyo na yang CP mo na yan antik daw hahaha

Anonymous said...

You wouldn't even know that the picture was taken from a cp.
Those waves are scary.

Wil said...

cheh, ahehe. :D

Tani, I can't even imagine trying to ride those gigantic waves. ;)

Layad said...

My mom is the best! She gives me her new cp when she's given one; di nia alam kalikutin hehehe...

Good to know Nokia is the greenest, cos it's the only brand I had for cps :p

Eh, I'm sure ur new phone has a videocam as well. Patestingin mo rin and let's see the result next time :D

Wil said...

Daphne, I'm skeptical on how well the video camera on the cellphone is, but I'll give it a shot. :)

That's pretty cool of your mom. hehe