Sunday, June 28, 2009

LA Traffic/New Goodies

On Friday I went to La Brea and dropped by Emily's (Fatlace) new apartment in Santa Monica.

We got to just talk industry and I also picked up some kicks to sell for her on eBay. Sweet pad.

The ride back was not so pleasant. LA to OC on a Friday afternoon can only bring headaches and traffic.

No place like home.

Some of the new goods over the past weeks.
V-necks from Uniqlo. Thanks cuzzie!

Nixon 42-40 Tide and Spencer.

Undefeated fitted and 2 Stussy crew tees. I'm bringing colors back for the summer.

A free case of NOS energy drink. Thanks Emily!

Uniqlo Fatimas and S/Double Vans Sydicates from Univ. For the grown and sexy.

So necessary. This will look nice on the wall.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Lunch in Anaheim & Encinitas

I got lunch with Diana on Tuesday at the local Corner Bakery. We were able to just catch up for the past 2 weeks. The past 2 weeks for the both of us were pretty eventful so it made for good conversation.

Chopped salad yummmmm.

This gal always looks lost.

Blue Supreme Dunk High Samples.

On Thursday I made a trip down to Univ in Encinitas to pick up some shoes. I dropped by LTB to pick Bryan up.

He's gonna miss Socal.

A quick bite to eat at Juanitas before we head back.

"Ohhhhhhh I'm so excited..."

Friday, June 26, 2009


You all know the news. I was definitely shaken and in disbelief. I was on the road back from Encinitas when I heard. At first I got texts from friends. Then checked the Twitter and FB updates. Then the rest of the drive home I shut off my ipod to listen for the first time in a while, Michael Jackson songs on the radio.

It's kinda strange since the other day I was watching the old Captain E.O. movie from Disneyland and was thinking that I'll post it soon. (Part 1, Part 2)

It's unfortunate that it takes his passing to awaken our love for his music and his contributions and influences to the entertainment world. I remember my parents (illegally) recorded his Dangerous Tour in Bucharest in 1992 which was aired on HBO. (And now I'm stoked to find that it was officially released on DVD in 2005. Copped.) I also remember watching the video marathons and specials on TV growing up.

Here are my favorite music videos from his solo career:
Don't Stop Til You Get Enough
The Way You Make Me Feel
Smooth Criminal
Remember The Time

Nobody did it better. Undoubtedly, he is an icon for our generation.

Thank you for the memories Michael.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Kobe Bryant Commercial - Turn Around Bank Shot (Video)

A commercial that was aired during the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. The video is sick in all aspects: musically, visually, and athletically.

Triple threat.

Iris & Alex's 25th Birthday: I've Got a Feeling...

...THAT TONIGHT'S GONNA BE A GOOD NIGHT!! (Song of the night.)

These UCI/Burbank kids sure like to celebrate birthdays. Alex and Iris celebrated their birthday at Boulevard 3 in Hollywood. Happy 25th birthday to Iris and Alex! It was a lot of fun. It looks like everyone else had a great time too. There are a lot of pictures. Enjoy.

Enjoying the evening foliage.

Stephen's priority when we arrived: food. He waited 30 minutes at the very front while they were still prepping. He had the aroma of skirt steak on his shirt. Sexy.

He's possessed by hunger.

Who wants a taco? Who wants 9? "A $20 tip goes a long way." Damn sorry baller.


The infamous flask. "Times are tough..." -Ryan.

We alternated between the outdoor patio and the indoor table service. Best of both worlds.

Juliana, Will, Bryan, me, Jon, Stephen.

If you've ever gotten into a picture with Stephen while he's had a few drinks, then you've either been choked or he's done this pose where he just grabs your head like a basketball.

Emily & Jessica.

Wendy, Cesar, Eileen.

Nice face Belle!

Eileen, Stephen, and Hungry Belle.


Birthday boy and Will.

Christian made the trip down from the bay.

James partying hard.


Happy birthday!!...Javi??

Group shot.

831 aka C-Town!!

Geoff, Alice, and Viters.

James choking Juliana, and the birthday girl!

Fob pose?

Happy birthday guys!!!

Ryan's favorite bartender, Jed.

Thanks Ryan. You the you the best. I thought you said times were tough... Maybe that's why you look super pissed ALL THE TIME. JK pare.

Partying till the end.

Awww how cute.

One last group shot.

At the beginning of the drive home, Stephen falls asleep.
James: Oh my god Stephen, you are never getting shotgun on a drive home again.
Cesar: YEAH! You are the worst ever. You fell asleep last time too. Worst. Shotgun. Ever.

Literally, 2 minutes later. Snoozeville. Population: everyone but me. F*ck you guys.

Jacky baby.

Always a blast.