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2020 Final Bout Special Stage South (SSS)

  Hey, how's everyone doing with this Coronavirus fiasco?  Hope everyone is safe and staying isolated for the time being... unlike me who flew to LAX for Final Bout SS West... haha.  Probably gonna have to quarantine myself for a week or two when I get back. While at Final Bout SS West, everyone keeps asking me what I thought of Final Bout Special Stage South (S[...]

Final Bout Pre Meet hosted by Mayday Garage - Houston, TX

As I'm typing this, the world is on a Coronavirus pandemic with people canceling events left and right, stocking up on toilet paper for some reason, and just mass hysteria... I get it, it's a crazy big deal and we should all be cautious, but the widespread panic is a bit much tbh.  All types of small businesses and contracts are being slowed down... the economy is jus[...]

The Ricer Series - Joseph's NA1 Acura NSX

It looks like I've been MIA from the blog for awhile and that's kind of a good thing since I have so many projects or things going... maybe I should start posting about what I've been up to, but we'll focus on The Ricer Series - Joseph's NA1 Acura NSX in Downtown Houston Texas... If you missed the first post of 'The Ricer Series', you can just click here to read ab[...]

Initial D: Stage HTX - Running in the 90s

It's 2019... and two iconic cars meet up for a quick battle in Downtown Houston... who took took the victory? History shows that the hachiroku has never been defeated on Mt. Akina... but this... is.. Houston, TX. With all jokes aside, the Panda hachiroku you see above belongs to @pecx and the yellow RE Amemiya FD RX-7 belongs to @shinkuclassics (driven [...]

Short Vids: Another Visit to ATL - 2018 August

After being stuck in ATL for 24 hrs in February, I definitely had to come back... so I made the excuse of going to ATL for Gridlife South 2018.  I brought along my Sony A6300, 16-50mm lens, and rode mic to see how the video would come out.  It's now the end of November and decided to throw something together... the .mov files are quick and painless to edit in Adobe Pr[...]

The Japanese Nostalgic Car Meet 2018

The Japanese Nostalgic Car Meet -  free to attend, bad ass classic Japanese cars, good local craft beer, cool/cold weather, and lots of car people.  I'd say this year's turnout for JNCM was pretty good.... not too crazy or out of hand like the Wekfest Pre Meet, but enjoyable without too much concern lol.  With that being said, we really appreciate those who attended, [...]

The Ricer Series - Pec's N2 AE86 Levin

  Hi Stranger...  It's been a while since my last post, but I promise I'll catch up on what I've been doing in the next month... maybe. Until then, I'm going to start up a new photo series called "The Ricer Series".  This will be more of a personal project featuring friends, cars, places, or things to be considered 'rice'.  Why 'rice'?  Because it's either fuck[...]

I Missed My Flight - 24 Hrs in ATL

How does one miss their flight??  By accidentally not checking their flight itinerary gate and time... 2 hrs before the scheduled flight... yeah... not intentional lol.  BUT, it worked out because a friend let me crash at his place for a night.  I also had time to explore a little before flying back home to Houston... I was actually flying from The Arnold Classic d[...]

Stuck in Narita Airport and Los Angeles - 2017 Travels

What happens when one of the craziest tropical cyclone hits your hometown and you're away on vacation?  You get delayed, stuck, and not really knowing when you'll be able to get back.  Read more of our 'stuck overseas' experiences when traveling during hurricane season after our Thailand Budget Travel Trip in 2017... Ok... while we were traveling, we watched the news[...]

3 Days in Da Nang, Vietnam 2017

A continuation of Vietnam travels from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) to 3 days in Da Nang, Vietnam 2017.  The post covers where we stayed, what we ate, how much we spent, etc.  Photos were taken with the Fujifilm X100F and maybe some iPhone 6 photos... Early flight to Da Nang... restaurants in the domestic terminal in HCMC... Instead of staying in HCMC the full 7 days[...]