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Through My Lens

Coral Cove, Koh Samui, Surat Thani

Finally getting around to sharing some photo collections that I’d been meaning to go through for quite some time. Spent most of the past year sans camera since mine had an irreparable spot on the lens, but my wife’s Canon S90 was great to put in my pocket and snap the majority of the collections…

Rock Bar – Koh Samui

Here’s a video showcasing my friends’ bar here on Koh Samui down the street from my house in Lamai. Tucked away in a tiny cove nearby Hinta Hinyai, it’s the perfect place to chill out and relax. Definitely check it out if you visit the island sometime. If you’re lucky, they’ll have live music on…

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Quasimoto - Yessir Whatever

Inna Ruminations Stylee has been a long time comin’ since the last one (9 months to be exact and 8 months before that one). Minimal time gets spent on the Web clicking away reading/watching/listening to this, that and the other; however, here are a variety of things I bookmarked on random occasions since mid-2012. Dust &…

The GoLdBricK Gallery

Baan Ya Bplok, Surat Thani, Thailand

Finally processed and organized my collection of super-wide and panoramic shots, and selected some of my favorites to share over at the GoLdBricK Gallery! Enjoy a few below or click the link to view the entire album. Wide Angles Collection – The GoLdBricK Gallery

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posters

It’s been a helluva long time since I dropped a ruminations post. Eight months to be exact. Spent the latter part of last year at home in the U.S. and have been busy since my return with this, that and the other. However, the following things have crossed my path in past months. Some are…

Exploring Koh Samui

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Sights seen on afternoon spent driving through the hills behind my house over the mountains to Mae Nam, on to Plai Laem, Laem Samrong and Choeng Mon in the northeastern area of Koh Samui, returning south past Koh Matlang and Chaweng back to Coral Cove before hitting home in Lamai.

The Land of the Rising Sun

Tokyo, Japan

Ended up spending a few days in Tokyo recently and checked out a mere fraction of the area including the Akihabara and Ginza districts. The surroundings were more than overwhelming to the senses. A truly unique place! Click the link below to visit the gallery of pictures I snapped while there. Akihabara and Ginza districts…

The Goldbrick Gallery

The Goldbrick Gallery

It’s been a long time coming for this to finally make its debut. Pleased to offer a small glimpse of what my eyes have gazed upon since living in the Land of Smiles and exploring the surrounding area. Enjoy! The GoLdBricK Gallery; Photography by Ryan Nerone, 2007-2011

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Tim Timebomb's RockNRoll Theater

Just as in the last posting, way back in April, flooding continues to remain an issue for Thailand. While it was in the southern area earlier this year, it is presently the central region that is in a crisis state and the water is now moving into Bangkok with the situation worsening by the day.…

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Tomahawk Chop

The skies opened recently over Southern Thailand and, before finally moving to the Andaman region and out to sea, left a wake of destruction, across areas of Nakhon Si Thammarat, Krabi and Surat Thani, from flooding and landslides. The low-pressure mass that remained stagnant over the area was entirely unseasonal as this is the height…

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Scoutmob

Following their release to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Groove Merchant Record Store in San Francisco, Ubiquity has just put out this limited-edition record case along with a set of 10 seven inches. Read about the details here and watch below how The Key Printing and Binding in Oakland made them. Adrian Quesada, member…

For Display Only

For Display Only

A case of confusion at Kor Tor Mor, Phuket Town When you enter this nightclub called Kor Tor Mor, there is a glass case on the left-hand side. In it, is a collection of fake passports, fake IDs, and all the brews pictured below. One would think that they’d be available for purchase at the…

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Version City Podcast

Spent my New Year’s Eve chillin’ pon di shore at Ska Bar in Kata, Phuket. Reggae vibes on the soundsystem, bucket of Sang Som Lae Sapporot in hand and a sky filled with khom loy and fireworks. Nice way to ring in the new year. Check the video below that someone captured from a location…

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Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra - World of Funk

Just came across the Critical Past website that was launched earlier this year. It’s a treasure trove of archived footage including videos and photographs. The presentation of the site is key and searching through the database is incredibly easy. Head over there and expect to spend hour upon hour browsing the goods. Quality stuff! Talk…

Vegetarian Festival

San Jao Guan Ou, Vegetarian Festival, Takuapa, Phang Nga

Taken last month during the annual Vegetarian Festival held predominantly in the southern provinces of Thailand. Specifically the Eiw Geng processions of San Jao Jui Tui in Suan Luang, Phuket Town and San Jao Guan Ou in Takuapa, Phang Nga. Exhilarating!

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Hat Yai, Songkhla

It’s monsoon season here in Southern Thailand. A few weeks back I made my way over to Thong Takian Beach, next to my house, and was hoping to go for a swim. While I knew the sea was getting rough, I was still quite shocked to see the change when I rounded the corner. Click…

Around Penang, Malaysia

Lebuh Armenian, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

These were taken during a recent trip across the border to the island of Penang in Malaysia. A nice place to visit with plenty of things to intrigue visitors.  Among the sights I saw during my short time there were the beautiful national park on the northwestern tip of the island looking out toward the Strait…

Throughout the South

Saphan Plaa, Ranong

A glimpse of life during the last few months. Taken throughout home here in the southern region of Thailand including the provinces of Phang Nga, Surat Thani, Songkhla, Ranong, Phuket and Krabi.

Wat Sapam Tammaram

Inside Wat Sapam Tammaram, a small temple located on the east coast of Phuket that receives very few visitors, but features a great view of Ao Sapam, Koh Yao Yai and other islands in Ao Phang Nga. The walls of the ‘bot’, the ordination hall, are decorated with some incredibly-beautiful paintings. Mesmerized every time I…

Sawan Baan Na – Agrarian Utopia

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Can’t wait to get the chance to view Sawan Baan Na (Agrarian Utopia), directed by Uruphong Raksasad. Unfortunately, there are no plans to screen it down here in the South of Thailand, so I guess I’ll just have to be on the lookout for the DVD release. The UNESCO-award winning film takes a glimpse into…

In the Span of an Hour at Laem Panwa

Ao Phuket, Ao Makham and Laem Panwa, Phuket

Chillin’ out around Laem Panwa and atop Khao Khad in Phuket, one of my favorite areas of the island. A quiet and relaxing escape from the continual activity along the west coast with natural surroundings and scenic views. On this day, in the span of an hour, a menacing storm came over the hills and…