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Author Topic: Come to my place and enjoy some "buns"..  (Read 1770 times)

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Offline komnaes

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Come to my place and enjoy some "buns"..
« on: May 10, 2011, 10:34:44 AM »
Yes, today is the annual Bun Festival in my hometown of a small island on the South China Sea.. again I went out to take some photos..

.. from the parade,











.. and the bun mountain, and



.. to remain myself I live in a subtropical paradise.  ;)

Aug 07 Diagnosed
Oct 07 CD4=446(19%) Feb 08 CD4=421(19%)
Jun 08 CD4=325(22%) Jul 08 CD4=301(18%)
Sep 08 CD4=257/VL=75,000 Oct 08 CD4=347(16%)
Dec 08 CD4=270(16%)
Jan 09 CD4=246(13%)/VL=10,000
Feb 09 CD4=233(15%)/VL=13,000
Started meds Sustiva/Epzicom
May 09 CD4=333(24%)/VL=650
Aug 09 CD4=346(24%)/VL=UD
Nov 09 CD4=437(26%)/VL=UD
Feb 10 CD4=471(31%)/VL=UD
June 10 CD4=517 (28%)/VL=UD
Sept 10 CD4=687 (31%)/VL=UD
Jan 11 CD4=557 (30%)/VL=UD
April 11 CD4=569 (32%)/VL=UD
Switched to Epizcom, Reyataz and Norvir
(Interrupted for 2 months with only Epizcom & Reyataz)
July 11 CD=520 (28%)/VL=UD
Oct 11 CD=771 (31%)/VL=UD(<30)
April 12 CD=609 (28%)/VL=UD(<20)
Aug 12 CD=657 (29%)/VL=UD(<20)
Dec 12 CD=532 (31%)/VL=UD(<20)
May 13 CD=567 (31%)/VL=UD(<20)
Jan 14 CD=521 (21%)/VL=UD(<50)

Offline Hellraiser

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Re: Come to my place and enjoy some "buns"..
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2011, 10:42:48 AM »
So whose buns have you been snatching?

Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: Come to my place and enjoy some "buns"..
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2011, 10:46:13 AM »
Great pictures - can I come visit?

Are the girls in the pics standing on the buns?  If so, that is amazing - it looks like they are floating.

Also, the picture of the water is breathtaking - has Key West beat by a mile easily.  You truly live in a paradise.
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

Offline komnaes

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Re: Come to my place and enjoy some "buns"..
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2011, 11:04:32 AM »
Sure! Come visit anytime.. you know you have a welcoming place to stay..  :D

These are the mini-moving stages of "floats" - each contains two children usually dress up as characters from old folk tales, though recently we have moved into doing "social commentaries". The one kid on the top looks like she (usually a she, as girls are lighter) is floating on top of the one below, but actually they're both fixed and supported by a steel structure hidden inside their costumes.

I think they pick local kids between the age of 5-8, old enough to stay still for the whole parade (several hours) but still cute and know how to wave at the audiences. My mother has been helping with the make-up for the last 2 decades!

The bun snatching competition will take place in an hour or so.. just a few blocks from where I live. I am a bit too tired and lazy this year, so guess I will stay home.

This from last year..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wg9lqISzZog
« Last Edit: May 10, 2011, 11:07:12 AM by komnaes »
Aug 07 Diagnosed
Oct 07 CD4=446(19%) Feb 08 CD4=421(19%)
Jun 08 CD4=325(22%) Jul 08 CD4=301(18%)
Sep 08 CD4=257/VL=75,000 Oct 08 CD4=347(16%)
Dec 08 CD4=270(16%)
Jan 09 CD4=246(13%)/VL=10,000
Feb 09 CD4=233(15%)/VL=13,000
Started meds Sustiva/Epzicom
May 09 CD4=333(24%)/VL=650
Aug 09 CD4=346(24%)/VL=UD
Nov 09 CD4=437(26%)/VL=UD
Feb 10 CD4=471(31%)/VL=UD
June 10 CD4=517 (28%)/VL=UD
Sept 10 CD4=687 (31%)/VL=UD
Jan 11 CD4=557 (30%)/VL=UD
April 11 CD4=569 (32%)/VL=UD
Switched to Epizcom, Reyataz and Norvir
(Interrupted for 2 months with only Epizcom & Reyataz)
July 11 CD=520 (28%)/VL=UD
Oct 11 CD=771 (31%)/VL=UD(<30)
April 12 CD=609 (28%)/VL=UD(<20)
Aug 12 CD=657 (29%)/VL=UD(<20)
Dec 12 CD=532 (31%)/VL=UD(<20)
May 13 CD=567 (31%)/VL=UD(<20)
Jan 14 CD=521 (21%)/VL=UD(<50)

Offline komnaes

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Re: Come to my place and enjoy some "buns"..
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2011, 11:05:17 AM »
Sorry.. stupid double post..
Aug 07 Diagnosed
Oct 07 CD4=446(19%) Feb 08 CD4=421(19%)
Jun 08 CD4=325(22%) Jul 08 CD4=301(18%)
Sep 08 CD4=257/VL=75,000 Oct 08 CD4=347(16%)
Dec 08 CD4=270(16%)
Jan 09 CD4=246(13%)/VL=10,000
Feb 09 CD4=233(15%)/VL=13,000
Started meds Sustiva/Epzicom
May 09 CD4=333(24%)/VL=650
Aug 09 CD4=346(24%)/VL=UD
Nov 09 CD4=437(26%)/VL=UD
Feb 10 CD4=471(31%)/VL=UD
June 10 CD4=517 (28%)/VL=UD
Sept 10 CD4=687 (31%)/VL=UD
Jan 11 CD4=557 (30%)/VL=UD
April 11 CD4=569 (32%)/VL=UD
Switched to Epizcom, Reyataz and Norvir
(Interrupted for 2 months with only Epizcom & Reyataz)
July 11 CD=520 (28%)/VL=UD
Oct 11 CD=771 (31%)/VL=UD(<30)
April 12 CD=609 (28%)/VL=UD(<20)
Aug 12 CD=657 (29%)/VL=UD(<20)
Dec 12 CD=532 (31%)/VL=UD(<20)
May 13 CD=567 (31%)/VL=UD(<20)
Jan 14 CD=521 (21%)/VL=UD(<50)

Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: Come to my place and enjoy some "buns"..
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2011, 11:13:07 AM »
What is the best time of year to visit?  Looks amazingly beautiful. 
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

Offline Jeff G

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Re: Come to my place and enjoy some "buns"..
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2011, 11:21:17 AM »
Thanks for the pics , looks like paradise to me !

Offline komnaes

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Re: Come to my place and enjoy some "buns"..
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2011, 11:23:48 AM »
Hey Phil..

Actually NOW... well, thanks to global warming, the temperature today and last weekend has been consistently above 85F during daytime. The sun is out and the sky is blue.. and so is the water.

When summer comes the island will be flooded with tourists (though as a local I know a few smaller beaches other than the main Tung Wan Beach - see the photo - to avoid the crowd) and the sea won't be as clean as it's now. And of course we have typhoons regularly (though not as frequently and severe as in the Philippines)...

Then between September to October is also a good month to visit.. less rain and storms and the weather is still hot enough for a nice swim in the sea. Well, most of us swim pretty much all year round anyway.. as an island surrounded by the sea we have produced one Olympics gold medalist on windsurfing, plus several world class swimmers.. ;D

Aug 07 Diagnosed
Oct 07 CD4=446(19%) Feb 08 CD4=421(19%)
Jun 08 CD4=325(22%) Jul 08 CD4=301(18%)
Sep 08 CD4=257/VL=75,000 Oct 08 CD4=347(16%)
Dec 08 CD4=270(16%)
Jan 09 CD4=246(13%)/VL=10,000
Feb 09 CD4=233(15%)/VL=13,000
Started meds Sustiva/Epzicom
May 09 CD4=333(24%)/VL=650
Aug 09 CD4=346(24%)/VL=UD
Nov 09 CD4=437(26%)/VL=UD
Feb 10 CD4=471(31%)/VL=UD
June 10 CD4=517 (28%)/VL=UD
Sept 10 CD4=687 (31%)/VL=UD
Jan 11 CD4=557 (30%)/VL=UD
April 11 CD4=569 (32%)/VL=UD
Switched to Epizcom, Reyataz and Norvir
(Interrupted for 2 months with only Epizcom & Reyataz)
July 11 CD=520 (28%)/VL=UD
Oct 11 CD=771 (31%)/VL=UD(<30)
April 12 CD=609 (28%)/VL=UD(<20)
Aug 12 CD=657 (29%)/VL=UD(<20)
Dec 12 CD=532 (31%)/VL=UD(<20)
May 13 CD=567 (31%)/VL=UD(<20)
Jan 14 CD=521 (21%)/VL=UD(<50)

Offline woodshere

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Re: Come to my place and enjoy some "buns"..
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2011, 11:28:38 AM »
So were you ever in the Bun Parade and is there a best bun contest later tonight.... :)
"Let us give pubicity to HV/AIDS and not hide it..." "One of the things destroying people with AIDS is the stigma we attach to it."   Nelson Mandela

Offline komnaes

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Re: Come to my place and enjoy some "buns"..
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2011, 09:58:41 PM »
We didn't parade the buns you silly thing,... ;D

No, there was a bun scrambling competition last night. Didn't go out to see it .. too tired and after popping my sustiva I needed to lay down. I gotta say though some of the male contestants are really hot..

Aug 07 Diagnosed
Oct 07 CD4=446(19%) Feb 08 CD4=421(19%)
Jun 08 CD4=325(22%) Jul 08 CD4=301(18%)
Sep 08 CD4=257/VL=75,000 Oct 08 CD4=347(16%)
Dec 08 CD4=270(16%)
Jan 09 CD4=246(13%)/VL=10,000
Feb 09 CD4=233(15%)/VL=13,000
Started meds Sustiva/Epzicom
May 09 CD4=333(24%)/VL=650
Aug 09 CD4=346(24%)/VL=UD
Nov 09 CD4=437(26%)/VL=UD
Feb 10 CD4=471(31%)/VL=UD
June 10 CD4=517 (28%)/VL=UD
Sept 10 CD4=687 (31%)/VL=UD
Jan 11 CD4=557 (30%)/VL=UD
April 11 CD4=569 (32%)/VL=UD
Switched to Epizcom, Reyataz and Norvir
(Interrupted for 2 months with only Epizcom & Reyataz)
July 11 CD=520 (28%)/VL=UD
Oct 11 CD=771 (31%)/VL=UD(<30)
April 12 CD=609 (28%)/VL=UD(<20)
Aug 12 CD=657 (29%)/VL=UD(<20)
Dec 12 CD=532 (31%)/VL=UD(<20)
May 13 CD=567 (31%)/VL=UD(<20)
Jan 14 CD=521 (21%)/VL=UD(<50)

Offline WillyWump

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Re: Come to my place and enjoy some "buns"..
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2011, 10:15:12 PM »
Beautiful pics. I went swimming in the South China Sea but it was near Hong Kong...absolutely gorgeous! Lucky you :)

-Will
POZ since '08

Last Labs-
6/3/14 CD4- 736, UD 34%
6/25/13 CD4- 1036, UD,
2/4/13, CD4 - 489, UD, 28%

Current Meds: Prezista/Epzicom/ Norvir
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Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Come to my place and enjoy some "buns"..
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2011, 09:51:43 AM »
And do the bobbies kiss there too?
Andy Velez

Offline komnaes

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Re: Come to my place and enjoy some "buns"..
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2011, 10:42:22 PM »
Ha,.. I am sure they do sometimes suck each other faces, but just not with me, yet..



One can hope though.. :D
Aug 07 Diagnosed
Oct 07 CD4=446(19%) Feb 08 CD4=421(19%)
Jun 08 CD4=325(22%) Jul 08 CD4=301(18%)
Sep 08 CD4=257/VL=75,000 Oct 08 CD4=347(16%)
Dec 08 CD4=270(16%)
Jan 09 CD4=246(13%)/VL=10,000
Feb 09 CD4=233(15%)/VL=13,000
Started meds Sustiva/Epzicom
May 09 CD4=333(24%)/VL=650
Aug 09 CD4=346(24%)/VL=UD
Nov 09 CD4=437(26%)/VL=UD
Feb 10 CD4=471(31%)/VL=UD
June 10 CD4=517 (28%)/VL=UD
Sept 10 CD4=687 (31%)/VL=UD
Jan 11 CD4=557 (30%)/VL=UD
April 11 CD4=569 (32%)/VL=UD
Switched to Epizcom, Reyataz and Norvir
(Interrupted for 2 months with only Epizcom & Reyataz)
July 11 CD=520 (28%)/VL=UD
Oct 11 CD=771 (31%)/VL=UD(<30)
April 12 CD=609 (28%)/VL=UD(<20)
Aug 12 CD=657 (29%)/VL=UD(<20)
Dec 12 CD=532 (31%)/VL=UD(<20)
May 13 CD=567 (31%)/VL=UD(<20)
Jan 14 CD=521 (21%)/VL=UD(<50)

 


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