Monday, February 22, 2010

Japan Adventures Part 3: Kyoto

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Third part of our trip remained in the Kansai area, specifically Japan's most cultural city, Kyoto. Definitely had a more mellow environment, steady pace, laid back. The city and it's outskirts maintained an articulate conservation of Japanese heritage. Just by looking at the mixed architecture between old fashioned and the more modern minimalist buildings you can obtain a stronger sense for Japanese culture.

Thanks Chichan! I learned a lot throughout this trip and I wouldn't have ever made it this far with out it.

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平安神宮
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終わり

Japan Adventures Part 2: Osaka

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第二章_大阪

Second part of my trip was in Osaka, Kansai area of Japan. Had a lot of expectations, I figured my whole diet would have been all takoyaki and okonomiyaki but that I would have grown tired of them, even only for a couple of days. Osaka is known for both of those foods, and supposedly reigns over any other city in Japan. Ehhh, I'd beg to differ...overrated! Don't get me wrong, the dishes were off the chain, but just like clubs in LA, you can find shinier gems elsewhere.

We didn't reserve a hotel nor had a place to stay, but we managed to find a legit hotel in the heart of the shopping area of America-Mura. If Chichan wasn't with me, I would have been sleeping in internet cafes. The rest of my trip in Japan was a mission because my dumb ass over-packed and had to carry a huge 70-pounder luggage, my camera bag with all my lenses, and shopping bags full of random clothes. Never doing that ever again...

Got to meet an old friend, Kosuke, who's originally from Osaka. Went to izakaya with him and hit up a karaoke bar after, caught up for a few hours and drank it up for our last night in Osaka. Good times, looking forward for my second trip out there

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Hotel view
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Where all my yen went
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お好み焼き
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終わり

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Circle Of Succes Sale@Corona

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Desert Storm

Folks, take this time, for this entry to realize one important fact: the IE is really making an appearance on the map. Started from a humble childhood, but is slowly but steadily making moves to get some serious attention. Be on the look out and best believe we got madd love to show. The Inland really has no awesome monuments, legit kick it spots, mostly chillin' in public parking lots sippin' on some potion.

Anyways, the weather was looking gloomy, but luck has it, the sun started to poke through. Set up shop with the homies, got the props and product up, chillaxed...reminisced. Had to dip out early to head to work...boo, I wanted brews

Chubby BoobxSoulful CommandoexThe Con Pop-up Store
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Bout to drop some N-bombs
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Step yo game up
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Hoodies in the making
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Don't you dare make those faces at me Fabio
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Oh no you di'int!
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Twinz
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Brought to you by Mr. Mayfield
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Brought to you by Neal of the Chubby Boob Nerd Crew
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...and then some
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