Way ahead of his time; coming from poverty and family disruption at a young age, getting into trouble, and having to dealt with a little racism; none of these prevented him from doing what he loves. Put your heart to whatever it is and it’ll work out. One way or another.
Wooden roller coaster is probably one way to explain life. Excitement, Up’s & Down’s, and some ScaryFuckingShit!It’sFormedFromWood! Ride it. Live it.
Ever since I got a new phone, I’ve ditched the thoughts of buying a new SLR. Instagram just makes everything 10x more fun due to their own network, rad filters, and the ease of sharing. For all of you iPhone’s users, Instagram: FATPHOS
Christmas weekend- the time of the year were I would home for a few days with my lovely family. All BS aside, this has got to be the warmest trip to back to Fresno since I parted from there; and here’s a few photos from the weekend.
Thanks to my awesome S.O for the first gift of the weekend.
Got a call Friday night from TACMARCOH saying that SOSUPERSAM is going to be at Little Joy in #EchoPark. Got a few drinks in before the homies rolled in. Before being able to hang out or even being able to meet the lady; LA’s finest fire marshall came in to kill our “Little Joy”.
Dirty-Dogs before we called it on the joyous night.
The next morning we made our way North on the 99 freeway. In previous blog posts, I often talk about how much I miss home cooked food. Here’s a little snippet of it.
Haven’t had one of these for a very long time. Thanks to my good friends Vinnie and Nina for the awesome shindig that took place in their new home!
Beer+good people… never could go wrong!
Can’t wait to end Twenty-Eleven. Fuck Yeah!
Saturday midnight, I get a text from my old friend Al Mofo after I took a shot of Galvatron to see what’s going down on a peaking Saturday night. Being a little more than a hour away from where I was didn’t help, so they called it a night.. For me, my night just kept getting fuzzy as shit. Note to ALL: Galvatron will get you toasted quicker than you could imagine.
Al and PartyPeter are in town from Nor-Cal for the 2011 IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship that was taking place at CSU Long Beach. They been here for about 4 days and no doubt they probably ate and shat Gyu Kaku all 4 fucking days. For those that don’t know Al, he use to fly down here for the day just to eat at Gyu Kaku.
Here is the Pyramid at CSULB:
When we first walked in, the aroma of the mats and lack of fresh air reminds me of my wrestling days. Since we arrived very late, they were down to the last few matches:
There were two large teams that were there and they were sitting across from each other. Both teams were pretty fucking rowdy, going back and fourth talking shit in Brazilian. Wished they would of chant and BS in english so that we all could of enjoyed the non-sense, but still we got a good kick out of it.
Workaholics: PartyPeter (left) and Al Mofo. Both have been representing Nakama Brand hard for the last 4 months. It’s remarkable to see that our Standard Functions supporters and friends are also supporting Nakama. Thank you all for the support!
I’m still a guest blogger for WANTvsNEED, however I probably haven’t posted shit for a year.
Thanks homie for the tee!
Continued from Part 1:
The next morning we walked around Union Square and then stopped by Fisherman Wharf’s aka Pier 39 for lunch.
As usual, this place is fucking loaded with people from all around the world.
Since most of the restaurants were packed, we decided to eat at Eagle Cafe since I was in seafood mode the whole weekend. After dusting a huge bowl of clam chowder, I ordered Linguini with white clam sauce and shredded clams.
Jess ordered a Eagles original fish ‘n chip, however instead of fries she got a better choice of salad instead.
It wouldn’t be a vacation without a nice drink.
After lunch, we left the wonderful city to cruise by the Fatlace headquarter- the Paddock. Fatlace has been growing these past few years and they have acquired a new addition called the Fatlace Garage. It so happened that we were around the area so we stopped by to say hello the the Fatlace crew and to hang out for a bit.
Posting up front is a few classics, such as Kenny’s TE72 wagon, a R32 Skyline, and Mark’s KGC10 Skyline.
Our buddy Yu Yamamoto happened to be in the area as well! It’s always nice to hang out with Yu because a fun conversion about the most random things will occur. Be sure to check out his blog for photos of his trips all around the world.
Out back before the garage space is fully set up, they hosted a RC drifting competition.
About 8 years ago, RC car bodies wasn’t so detailed. It was very hard to find a AE86 RC body anywhere! I remember a company called Kawada that use to make old school Japanese and European car bodies and dope rims during the early 90’s. The US based Kawada company went out of business sometimes during the mid-late 90’s and the prices for AE86, CRX, and other 80’s Japanese cars were going for $400-$800 on eBay during 2001-2003. Now it’s everywhere thanks to HPI and other companies being able to attain the license to reproduce these popular bodies.
This reminds me of the free and easy youth days of racing RC cars. Foldable tables and tackle boxes.
Out back posted up was Mark’s S14. Yu and I was talking about how Mark’s S14 is constantly changing, from graphics to paint color, wheels to aeros.
Mark’s latest toy that he picked up a few weeks ago when he was in So-Cal for Hellaflush 8, a MV Agusta. Check out the single swing arm.
Another full schedule for this month, we’ll keep you posted.