Friday, February 26, 2010

Formosa Betrayed Opening in Theaters in LA/OC

This weekend marks the opening of the movie Formosa Betrayed in the greater Southern California area. My friends Jon and Evita are part of the production team and have put a lot of work into it. I'm gonna try to check this out on Saturday.

Wait, wait, WAIT!! Is that BRYAN LIU?!

And here's a little write-up from rufuku (who is Taiwanese, not Filipino, despite his skin tone):
“Formosa Betrayed” is a movie created, based on actual events that happened during the infamous 228 massacre in Taiwan. With strong tensions still in the air between China and Taiwan, this movie hopes to bring the mildly ignored issue of Taiwanese independence to a national light. With Obama’s recent arms sale to Taiwan as well as the buzz about the option of “Taiwanese” be included in the US Census 2010, we need to spread knowledge of our fight for freedom.

Whether you are Filipino, Japanese, African-American, Caucasian, or Mexican, the story of freedom has never gotten old.

Los Angeles
Beverly Center Cinemas
8522 Beverly Blvd #835
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 652-7760

AMC Puente Hills 20 (Mandarin Subtitles)
1560 S. Azusa Ave.
City Of Industry, CA 91748
(626) 810-5566

AMC Rolling Hills 20 (Mandarin Subtitles)
2591 Airport Drive
Torrance, CA 90505
(310) 289-4262

Edwards Atlantic Palace 10 (Mandarin Subtitles)
700 W. Main St.
Alhambra, CA 91801
(626) 458-9748

Orange County
Regal Garden Grove 16
9741 West Chapman Avenue
Garden Grove, CA 92841
Tel: (714) 530-9864

Edwards Westpark 8
3755 Alton Parkway
Irvine, CA 92606
Tel: (949) 622-8609

Thursday, February 25, 2010

This Friday, February 26th: Blends “Five Year Function” at El Dorado

Via Blends SD Blog
Come join us this Friday to celebrate our 5-YEAR ANNIVERSARY. We would like to first and foremost, say THANK YOU for your continuous support of BLENDS San Diego within these past FIVE YEARS. It has been a long and fun journey thus far and we hope to continue to be your premiere shop for years to come. So cheers to that! Mark Marcelo and JULZ of MindzAlike will be DJing our shindig and the night will be presented by Victory Nightlife. There will be giveaways and raffle drawings all night! You don’t want to miss this. It will be a grand old time!

When: Friday, February 26th, 2010: 9:00PM-2:00AM
Where: El Dorado Bar and Cocktail Lounge
1030 Broadway (between 10th Ave & 11th Ave) San Diego, CA 92101
Info: 21+up. Come as you are. It’s a celebration!!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Mayer Hawthorne - I Wish It Would Rain (Video + Bonuses)

Bring the rain back for a little bit longer please...

Just Ain't Gonna Work Out on a heart-shaped vinyl.

A new track from Fly Union featuring Dom Kennedy sampling Mayer Hawthrone's Shiny & New.

More Mayer Hawthorne samples please...

Sunday, February 21, 2010

What One's Eating: Blow Js

(That's a Superbad reference in case you aren't familiar.)

A chill Saturday night with some foodie buddies from UCSD: Christine and David. We went to BJ's in Brea (no not Irvine) for some brews, snacks, and conversation.

Artichoke spinach dip

Tomato, basil, Italian sausage pizza


P90Xmelettes (via KaYoTiK)

Finally a Saturday off. No parties. No commitments. Just some time for myself. I started the morning off with Dexter. (The intro is pretty damn graphic, I love it.) Then I got my brother into Friday Night Lights (an eye for an eye). Afterwards we went to Neeraj's house for some Chest, Shoulders, Triceps action. The soreness is kicking in.

Blog via KaYoTiK.

warm it up. stretch it out. huggies!

...bonita applebum...

jomo pose don't get old

afterwards, cracked some egg whites and made scrambled omelettes.

3rd time was charming for the egg flip

finished product is on some gourmet steeze

thanks again jason for holding the session and cooking the foods.
i have nothing clever to wrap up this post.

Neither do I.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Jammy Jam: Janelle Monáe - Tight Rope ft Big Boi

Off Janelle Monáe's album The ArchAndroid, releasing soon. This sh*t just makes me wanna boogie! The album sounds promising so far.

Download HERE (via 2Dopeboyz).

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

February 14: Happy Valentine's Day, Dudes

I woke up in the hotel room to find Gian on the floor. In the other room was Julz and Kev. I had lunch with Julz, TK, Mark, and Chauch. And then kicked it at the shop with some more dudes. Get the picture?

No I'm not bitter or mad. I'm just stating a fact.

Besides, look how dreamy Julz is!

New Nike SBs at Blends SD. Check em out. (My blog is a free billboard.)

Neighborhood for lunch. Keep an eye out for the collaboration with 5&A Dime soon...


Not a total dudefest, we are graced by Ms. Suzie putting out a trashcan fire. Just another beautiful day in Downtown San Diego.

I cut my trip short as beads of sweat started to appear on my face and I felt dehydrated. I wasn't able to check out On Broadway for some 18 and over action. Fever ruins another visit. See you next time SD!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Holiday Block Party February 2010

I can't remember the last time I've missed a House of Blues Block Party event. I brought a few friends from high school and college along with me this time. They wanted a piece of the action! My OC and SD worlds were about to collide. I didn't take too many pictures until the end of the night, but I'll make do with what I've got. Thanks for all the drinks everyone. Along with my trusty flask, I got drunk, fast.

Check out Profile's blog for some awesome shots of the night. (I'm stealing some of these homie.) Just check his blog on the regular. You won't be disappointed.

Let's jump right into it with Bruce and Jasmine making the trip down for the long weekend. I hope you guys enjoyed yourselves! And thanks for the Jagerbombs. It's cough-syrupy properties helped me through the night.

Let's add my buddy Phil from UCSD to the picture. Wuttup dawg!

It's always a fun time with Gelen! Have you seen Mark? (Buahahahaha.)

1/2 of Supreme Mark x Guil.

James and Stacy down from OC!


Francine! It's been a while!

Big Gee.

Klev x Kev. (Via Profile)

Iron Mike x Yuki. (Via Profile)

The Mindzalike DJs rockin' the main stage: Mark Marcelo, EdROC, Julz. (Via Profile)

Misa Campo x Talia Sunset (Via Profile)

(Via Profile)

Throughout the night, Brandon was commenting on how he recognized Bruce from my blogposts when I'm in Anaheim. Bruce specifically referred to Brandon as the guy from Best Buy. (Maybe from the 2nd half of this post? You guys were BOTH in that one.) where the magic happens.

Toe-Knee and Chauch GOING IN!

Damn kid. Were you on TM or something?

Dom x Profile x Brand-EZ x DJ Julz

Shane with the end-of-the-night vodka pours!

The Prince of Vietnam: Kimtan Bui.

2 of the tallest mofos I know.

What's so funny? I don't remember...

Phil x Bobby... Dazed...

The newest addition to the blog circuit: Hannie the Assistant! (You gotta checkout this video of the iChat session with her, TK, Jo Koy, and MANNY PACQUIAO!)

After the cleanup, we hit up the new hotspot: La Fachada.

Roomie love.

Al pastor Cali burrito. Dizz-ank.

At the end of the night, I stayed with Julz at his hotel room. Just how I wanted to spend Valentine's Day... Eat bread my lovely...

Monday, February 15, 2010

February 13: Corvette Diner, Happy Birthday Cindy!

Just before the long weekend started, I managed to get a cough 'n cold bug into my system. Major fail before another trip down to San Diego. I got as much rest as I could and headed down anyway. Apologies to anyone that I may have gotten sick!

A few of us met up at Corvette Diner in Point Loma to celebrate Cindy's 24th. I remember the old one in Hillcrest, but I don't remember a giant kids arcade to play in. A few of the cast for this post.

Maverick and Goose doing flybys. That's a negative Ghost Rider.

I finally got to catch up with Annabelle! It's been too long dude.


Birthday shake. (Girl you know I I I...)

Time to dance!

I don't wanna be a chicken, I don't wanna be a duck...

I just wanna get crunk...

Cute Cindy.

"Hey hun, do you like it?" -Cindy
"Yeah... I can't stop looking at it..." -Joe
(That wasn't a real conversation, but I needed to post this picture haha.)

Finishing touches.

Finally the food comes. Everyone got burgers and sandwiches. I got the chicken tortilla soup which was pretty good. I wish I got a burger though!

Happy birthday once again Cindy!

Thanks for the closing picture Guil.

(Group picture will be inserted once someone uploads it to Facebook...)