Category archives: Travel

Journey to Tokyo:  Part 4 - Tokyo Auto Salon Life

"How do you get to Tokyo Auto Salon?  How much is admission?  How do you apply for press passes?  Is one day enough to cover the show? " This post is pretty much a guide to Tokyo Auto Salon and will be super informative if you've never been and plan to go sometime in the near future... Tokyo Auto Salon - biggest Tokyo convention of modified cars, women, and perve[...]

Journey to Tokyo (2017):  Part 3 - Car Life

What car events happen during the week of Tokyo Auto Salon?  Where are the best meets?  How do you get there?  If you're not sure of what to do or where to go, check out this post for annual events that happen every year before the show.    Part 3 - Car Life In the last post, we explored what car life is like hours before Tokyo Auto Salon 2017 (TAS2017) at M[...]

Journey to Tokyo (2017):  Part 2 - 35mm Car Life

What's car life like hours before Tokyo Auto Salon?  Take a sneak peak as I visit  (株)メイクオーバー or Makeover Co.,Ltd .  Views from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in Shinjuku from Part 1 of Journey to Tokyo (2017).  Just FYI, this post will be just about cars so skip on to the next post or just close this tab because it's either mildly interesting or bor[...]

Journey to Tokyo (2017):  Part 1 – 35mm Life Trip to Japan

"How was your trip to Japan?  How much did the trip to Japan cost?  Do you have an itinerary of your trip to Japan?" These were the most common questions I got asked after coming back from Japan.  So I'll do my best to answer these questions below in Journey to Tokyo (2017)...   "How was your trip to Japan?" Finally back home from my trip to Tokyo, Japan, I[...]

2016:  A Year in Photographs

2016 - My first year of being freelance full time was a bit nerve-wracking.  I didn't have any bookings in advance and most were last minute gigs.  The business aspect of freelance has been interesting as well.  Let's see how 2017 pans out.  Until then, enjoy some of my favorites images from 2016.  Took a personal vacation trip to [...]

Day Trip to Austin, TX - 50mm Life

Austin, TX - "hill country" or the capitol of Texas, is about 2 - 2.5 hrs away from Houston depending where you're driving from.  I had planned to make a day trip to Austin for awhile now, but found a reason to do it much sooner...I had bought a set of wheels online from a seller in California.  The plan was to get some friends to pick up the wheels and ship them [...]

Journey to the West - Part 4

"Life is a journey, not a destination."  - Ralph Waldo Emerson This post will be the final part of our 'Journey to the West' trip... and it only took me 3 weeks to post this since August.  My bad... been a bit busy which is a good thing because I'm actually making money!  Once this post is out of the way, I can post more current stuff I've been working on. Now [...]

Journey to the West - Part 3

Since our trip happened to be on the same weekend as 86FEST, we stopped by to check it out.  Part 3 will pretty much be FRS, AE86, and automotive stuff related so you can go to the next post or check it out! It's Day 5, or 8/6 Saturday, of our trip and our game plan was to check out Antonio Alvendia's show, 86FEST, and then head up to Angeles Crest for photos.  If [...]

Journey to the West - Part 2

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.” ― Mark Twain With so much going on in the world right, everyone needs to chill, and take a trip somew[...]

Journey to the West – Part 1

Journey to the West - Part 1

“Nothing in this world is difficult, but thinking makes it seem so. Where there is true will, there is always a way.” - Wu Cheng'en, Monkey: The Journey to the West One of my goals this year was to make a road trip to California and attend a track day, but with my last minute freelance booking schedule, it was difficult... or was it?  Normally, if I had downtim[...]