Saturday, February 28, 2009

Random Night @ D&Bs

Thursday night our Anaheim crew (currently consisting of myself, Stephen, Bryan, Cesar, & James) made plans to go out. After Cesar and James raided my free tees (snagging almost 10 each) we headed out to the Dave & Buster's in Irvine.

James and Stephen getting fired up!

Cesar (in one of the freebies) and Bryan looking epic again. Bryan was pretty excited because in the midwest, D&B's is the UN-coolest spot to hit up out there. It's not the coolest out here either, but you don't have many options in Irvine. Matchy matchy.

We got a round at the bar and walked around for a bit. James bumped into this guy and was almost ready to fight him. Then I realized it was Mr. Eddie Park!

He's Brian Park's younger (cooler) brother. Brian never comes out to hang. Cesar was pumped.

First thing he asked us though was "How's Michael Soh?" What's with you Korean people?! Always sticking together, making sure you guys are ready to overthrow the government.

Also ran into Scott, (somebody), Trevor, & Ryan from the Esperanza set. It's been a while. Of course we run into them at D&Bs.

Take 2 featuring MIKE MONG aka John Wu 2.0.

Anaheim crew.

Trevo x Jobeboje.

We also talked to some randoms and played some games with them. Stephen kinda sucks at playing games and really sucks at just getting Altoids. Stop your crying.

Afterwards we hit the late night after-party: Del Taco in front of Ms. Donuts. F*ck you too Bryan!

And no night out is complete with Stephen without some kleptomania. I think you outdid yourself with this one dude. He literally ripped this off the pillar and we boned out of the lot.

What a random night. Good sh*t.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Leaving on a Jet Plane

Currently chillin at the Virgin America terminal waiting to board my flight to San Francisco.

I'll get some blogposts up once I land and get some time. D&B's Irvine and Nash Quest's new album/video coming up.

So glad I'm flying this time rather than driving. I hope it doesn't rain at all in SF. Everyone have a good day!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Ash Wednesday

No fast food.
No soda.
No meat.

Flight to San Francisco is in less than 36 hours!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Jammy Jam: Drizzy Bonus

Drake - Congratulations
A bonus track from the So Far Gone Mixtape (which is still under heavy rotation). This track was only available on the actual released CD but was released online shortly after. Produced by Megaman, it samples the bridge from Coldplay's Viva La Vida. Lyrically it contains some of Drake's best sets of bars since Comeback Season. Be sure to check out his latest interviews with Complex and also eighty81. I've been a long-time fan of this guy and glad the buzz is finally coming around for him. Courtesy of October's Very Own.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

114 Tees...

I'm pretty happy I didn't go out this weekend. I was able to get a really good night of sleep and catch up on some anime in the early morning. I guess I should have went to the gym instead. Oh well.

I made breakfast with my mom. Rice, spam, scrambled eggs, and tomatoes. Yay.

Brimo ate and ran as he went down to San Diego with some of his buddies to take pictures all day with his fancy-schmancy new Nikon D90. You can check out his pictures HERE.

It was a very productive Saturday for me. I didn't leave my house at all. Instead, I began the massive purge of my room which was long overdue from over 6 months ago. I focused mainly on the side of the room with all my drawers of tees. After the first set I counted approximately 40something shirts to get rid of. Seriously!?

The stacks of tees I wanna keep... That's still a lot, and it doesn't even include any of my 5&A Dime tees.

I also went through my old graduation cards and found this check for $50. F*ck me. There's no way the bank will cash this one since it's so old.

And at the end of the day I found a lot more tees that I guess I never got rid of in the past. Hundreds, Crooks & Castles, Rogue Status, Undefeated, Stussy. The list goes on. The total: 114. (0_o)

I'm some kind of moron that's for sure. If you're in the area, feel free to peruse the selection and get some before I put them up on and ebay and eventually to Goodwill/Salvation Army. Mostly mediums with a few larges as well.

Saturday, February 21, 2009


I guess now's not really a good time to be calling in "sick" at work, but I honestly did need a real day off to just relax for a minute. On Wednesday I got an extra 3 hours of sleep which was so refreshing. Woke up to an empty house (Mom and Brian were at work). My mom really enjoys the flowers Mikey. Thanks dude.

I headed over to the offices of Learn to Be to kick it with Stephen and Bryan for a minute.

Stephen hard at work before his trip to Boston.

Bryan also getting some work done. I envy these guys having their own hours at the moment.

Cesar was also getting some work done with the new intern.

Flame Broiler for lunch.

Half and Half bowl with brown rice and green onions.

Bryan and I were pretty shocked to find that this little bowl actually holds the equivalent to about 2 servings. Think twice before you eat all the rice.

While the intern's away, the boys will play.

Cesar and I worked on this puzzle for a good hour and got a lot done. Give me one good afternoon and we can finish it for sure!

After a quick stop by Blends Costa Mesa, I kicked it with Jabar at AVNT/GRDE in Santa Ana. Talked a lot of business, shop, and personal life.

Jabar hired a new intern as well. Meet Ryan. Well, you'll get to meet him later. He's working under the gun.

Alyasha has an outfit feature in the new issue of Complex.

Jack, Jabar, and Ryan.

Jabar's homie DJ also dropped by to kick it. We both took advantage of the 60% off sale with a special advance for friends and family. The official sale starts today. Be sure to check it out if you're in the area.

DJ's purchases would have tallied a fat total around $250. Came out to a little over $100. Nice deal.

It's always good to kick it with homies on your day off. And I was ready for work refreshed and enthusiastic the next day.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Coraline Dunks Reloaded

So the auction was a success, except that it didn't sell for the reserve price. The Coralines have been relisted and have surpassed the reserve price. Hopefully the buyer isn't a deadbeat.

Besides the Coraline dunks, the most frequent search used to reach my blog recently has been "Beat Freaks Magic" or something of the sort. (Surprisingly, my site and Ollie's site come up in the top 5 when you search it in Google.)

Yes I do know how they pulled off this awesome performance...


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Bouldering @ Rock City

I woke up yesterday to the sound of more pounding of water on the pavement. I REALLY didn't want to go to work that day. I was able to snap a pretty picture on the way to work though.

Work wasn't so bad though. It went by fairly quickly and soon enough I was home to rest. Then Cesar asks if I'm climbing today at Rock City. We haven't climbed in almost 2 months. But hey I gotta get back into it sometime. I brought my brother and Cesar brought Stephen and Bryan.

Cesar and I like to boulder, which is climbing without belaying (using the rope). Stephen trying his first route. He almost finished.

Brian almost finished too.

Warmup for me. YAAA I BEAT BOTH OF YOU.

Then the guys tried the traverse route which involves more endurance.

Damn check out those forearms!!

I couldn't finish. Damn my weak arms.

Cesar hasn't climbed in a while because he sprained his ankle a few months back. He's still not 100% and was climbing with only 1 climbing shoe because of his ankle. You're crazy dude.

You have to be kinda flexible for some of these routes. Spread eagle.

Brian and I spotted these sweet boots on our way out.

Afterwards we got dinner at Guppies down the block. Cesar's always down.

This is Bryan's new favorite local restaurant.

This is Brian's favorite local restaurant.

Check out those pipes. So pumped.

I think Stephen just jizzed in his pants.

Bryan got this pork and rice bowl. He devoured it in 5 minutes.

Stephen got the pork and noodle bowl. If you've ever had a meal with Stephen, then you've probably gotten frustrated with his habit of leaving a group to talk on the phone when food arrives.

The standard for me, Brian and Cesar: popcorn chix dinner.

So good Cesar had to dance.

Bryan can't wait to climb again! He's jizzing his pants.

Every 3rd Tuesday of the month is free climbing day for any 4 guests per membership. If you're interested, feel free to let me know.