January 2009

Summary of New Years break

01.31.2009 by Mark Forman
BBluesman/Mark Forman

This years holiday was quite lengthy clocking in at 9.5 days. It was busy and restful. The busy part mostly getting out and doing some photo shoots and processing and uploading those images. Please note some of these below. Such beautiful flowers. I found out later that these are grown from government provided seed. Farmers can […]


Ox Year Grazing…

01.29.2009 by Mark Forman
BBluesman/Mark Forman

Holidays are always a time for more eating and often a lot more junk. While I'm not going to lie and say that I haven't had my share of locally produced nougat candy I've also had some killer nutritious meals. This one was prepared by my wife Anne. The wontons are made fresh and have […]


Crossroads lead to BBluesman

01.25.2009 by Mark Forman
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Many don't know that the BBluesman moniker came from Brooklyn Bluesman. Where did Brooklyn Bluesman come from? Well it was a "play" on Ralph Machio's "bluesman from Long Island representation" in Crossroads. This scene is one of my favorites,certainly from about any music-themed movie. The playing by both Steve Vai and Ry Cooder (the guitarist […]


Things I viewed recently…

01.23.2009 by Mark Forman
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While out randomly cruising around last Saturday I managed to get a few interesting shots. The place I wanted to shoot ended up being a "no go" so I just shifted gears and headed to the northeast side of town which gets up into the foothills of Dong Shan. This Catholic Church building had caught […]


Everything except duck soup…

01.23.2009 by Mark Forman
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I have 2 different streams of separate but related (in my eclectic mind anyway) thought to share. First, the discovery that Peking Duck Pizza is now being served at our local Costco. My first thoughts were: I like Peking Duck and I like pizza, but will I like Peking Duck Pizza. Ok for roughly $8 […]