New House, Who Dis? Pt 7

After a very long Saturday, we finally get to work on my house. My brother and arrived at the house early in the morning since the drive to Julian was cut short due to snow, and worked on it all day. Some got injured in the process, ahem Dook. Sliced his skin off on the hand by the mirror, he’s fine. It wasn’t life threaten but it was a nasty cut and will be a bitch to heal. There was a handful of people who came to visit, some to hang, some to help. With that many people around and lots of work to do, it stressed me out a little. Too much going on, I just wanted to work and not talk so damn much. I talk, i socialized, just not constantly, or maybe it was the tone and the subject that I didn’t care for, therefore annoyed me a bit. Yes, that’s is. Did I just typed out my thoughts in this blog? I guess I did haha. But overall, I appreciate everyone who came to visit and helped though.

Robert, Aka Bob, Aka, Bobert, came in and went straight to the bathroom. I didn’t even have to ask or tell him what I was going to work on today. Bob just went in there and stripped everything out. I helped by cleaning and ripping the walls out, lol. Dook installd my new blinds. Got my vanity sink with the help of Mike Kevin, and I put up my new black hangers on my closet.

Dook and Vivi got drunk, while working on the house haha. They got the wood trims done on the garage doors. I finally got the Hue set up where I can control all the lights from my phone, exciting!!

No filter because I wanted to show ya’ll just how ugly it is. Found roaches too, YUCK! without the mirrors on the wall made the bathroom looked alot smaller.

No filter because I wanted to show ya’ll just how ugly it is. Found roaches too, YUCK! without the mirrors on the wall made the bathroom looked alot smaller.

It was alot worst. Damn it was a bitch cleaning this up but we did it!

It was alot worst. Damn it was a bitch cleaning this up but we did it!

Right after ripping the walls out of the bathroom we went to Home Depot to get more wood and drywalls.

Right after ripping the walls out of the bathroom we went to Home Depot to get more wood and drywalls.

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They is where Dook cut his hand. Also it was raining. They worked on the house in the rain lol.

They is where Dook cut his hand. Also it was raining. They worked on the house in the rain lol.

I got the chance to work on this portion of the garage too.

I got the chance to work on this portion of the garage too.

New blinds, they are big! Perfect fit!!

New blinds, they are big! Perfect fit!!

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A Couple of s2000, Rain, Then Snow?

I juggled between car stuff, remodeling the house, and Rossi’s music video shoot featuring Rob Stone and TC Doe over the weekend.

I finally picked a day out of my busy schedule for my car. I packed the stuff I need to work on the house into the Lexus and headed to my new/old house. My s2000 is parked at that pad. Oh! I forgot to mention, I got my blinds and my Jongbloed racing wheels and the objectives for the weekend was to get those installed. I brought my car to Fox Tires in Spring Valley, next door to my cousin’s smog shop, RCR. Fox tires was recommended by my brother and other car guys, beside it was close to my new home as well.

Sunday my brother and I took our cars up to Mt. Julian. We knew it was going rain but we didn’t know it was going to rain in the morning. That was a bit scary because my brother has on performance tires that is only good in dry condition. I was fine, since I had all season tires-but! We ran into an issue, it started snowing once we reached Julian. My windshield was fogging up cuz the heater doesn’t work well. We made it to the town safely and had breakfast and watch the snow fall the windows of Miner’s Diner. It cleared up a bit and stopped snowing/raining so we headed back instead of going into the mountains since the condition was too dangerous for us to continue.

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My brother next door installing new wheel studs for the new wheels.

My brother next door installing new wheel studs for the new wheels.

Got my Jongbloed back on.

Got my Jongbloed back on.

Momo wheels on my brother’s car.

Momo wheels on my brother’s car.

Snow.

Snow.

The reason why we ate here is simply because we haven’t. Cool place though! Food is good, it’s like museum in there, and an underground candy shop.

The reason why we ate here is simply because we haven’t. Cool place though! Food is good, it’s like museum in there, and an underground candy shop.

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We both ordered the Chicken Fried Steak.

We both ordered the Chicken Fried Steak.

New House, Who Dis? Pt 6

I spent the weekend cleaning the garage and kitchen and it was not an easy task. The garage had alot of debris and trash to toss out. Still not finished with cleaning the garage because some of the items are too large for the trash cans. The kitchen was a tough bitch to clean, 30 years of grease build up on the walls, cleaned most of it, I think I might have to take down one of the wall and replace it with new drywalls. I finally got to paint the kitchen Monday evening though. So to be exact, this house is actually tiring and killing me now lol. Oh yeah, the kitchen drainage sucks, it leaks like a motherfucker. Definitely gonna have to replace the pipes and might as well toss out the whole fucking kitchen counter top, cabinets, and sink.

Going to need an oil change on this one.

Going to need an oil change on this one.

I hate this orange wall. I plan on putting new drywalls in the garage as well, make it a white garage.

I hate this orange wall. I plan on putting new drywalls in the garage as well, make it a white garage.

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Gross!

Gross!

It was not easy, scrubbed it, sand it down, and painted.

It was not easy, scrubbed it, sand it down, and painted.

Oh yeah, I added this photo late cuz I forgot about it. Leakage, fucking gross and annoying .

Oh yeah, I added this photo late cuz I forgot about it. Leakage, fucking gross and annoying .

Kitchen Ceiling.

Kitchen Ceiling.

Fixed.

Fixed.

RIP old door. Shout out to Dook, Vivi and Robert for working on the door. Looked like a bitch to complete.

RIP old door. Shout out to Dook, Vivi and Robert for working on the door. Looked like a bitch to complete.

I picked out the new door.

I picked out the new door.

It fits.

It fits.

Even Robert helped out degreasing the kitchen.

Even Robert helped out degreasing the kitchen.

This was from Monday night. Flow and Vivi.

This was from Monday night. Flow and Vivi.

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Got some new doorknobs!

Got some new doorknobs!

Click Click: Ashley Pt. 2

Shot these of Ashley for Food Porn Vol. 3 but we never finished and decided to reshoot something much sexier! So I released these photos for ya’ll to see. Enjoy!

Shot with a Canon Ae1 35mm Film in a cold pool on a cold day in San Diego.

New House, Who Dis? Pt 5

I feel like as this story goes on to the next chapter, my energy and excitement runs low and low haha. Right now I feel like complaining about all the shit we had to deal with recently, and I meant that literally. Rat shit B! FUCK! I hate shit in the first place, I don’t even like that we have to poop, and I found a grip of rat shit hidden in the kitchen ceiling. I just want to burn the whole house down and rebuild to be honest.

So it’s officially a month since the renovation started. I got some help from my boy Mikey over the weekend to replace the kitchen ceiling. Originally I thought there was a leakage. You can see the water damaged on the east portion of the kitchen. But we were in for some shitty surprised. The damage was probably rat piss and shit. The shit came raining down and ugh, I wanted to shower in fire. It was the most disgusting thing we had to do so far. It was very fun when I first started and now, shit just got real. A lot of shit puns in this post lol. Anyways, big shout out to Mikey for helping out with the ceiling, my cousin Devin and Sysay for the assist. Still lots of work to do this weekend so I’ll take some more photos. Stay tuned!

I must admit, it was fun shopping at Home Depot, every damn weekend lol. It’s all new to me, and it’s crazy. Crazy that my childhood of riding in this cart as my dad pushes it felt like yesterday. Time flies.

I must admit, it was fun shopping at Home Depot, every damn weekend lol. It’s all new to me, and it’s crazy. Crazy that my childhood of riding in this cart as my dad pushes it felt like yesterday. Time flies.

We had to cut it in half to make it fit in my car.

We had to cut it in half to make it fit in my car.

He was breathing like he was Darth Vader.

He was breathing like he was Darth Vader.

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It wasn’t fun painting the cabinets. Had to do some sanding and lots of layers! They don’t look this good in person though.

It wasn’t fun painting the cabinets. Had to do some sanding and lots of layers! They don’t look this good in person though.

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New House, Who Dis? Pt 4

It’s been exactly 31 days since the renovation and this is where I’m at so far. It’s more like I inherit a problem, the more I get into the house and the deeper I get into it, the more problems I find. Found mold, cracks, broken parts, layers of grease! The house have been neglected and mistreated for way too long, now I have to rip some part of the kitchen out to replace the damaged ceiling.

I didn’t get much done this past week because I was low on supplies. I had a gallon of Black paint which is why I painted parts of the kitchen Black. I bought a gallon of Pure White Gloss earlier this week and just started painting parts of the kitchen White. Big shout out to my cousin Souta for copping me a 5 Gallon of Pure White Eggshell paint so I can do the rest of the house. I’m forever grateful for that support! As a matter of fact, big shout out to Lil Devin, Dook, Vivi, Edi, Jasmine, Adrienne, Flo, Jay, and Mikey for helping me out. A lot of this is coming out of my pocket and I don’t have the money to hire anyone so I’m doing all this myself with the help from friends and family. THANK YOU.

Anyways, today is the firs time I paid my electric bill! Woohoo!

Check this out! I put more photos up!

Check this out! I put more photos up!

I’m loving how the house is looking! I can’t wait to do more work!

I’m loving how the house is looking! I can’t wait to do more work!

Before: The Kitchen.

Before: The Kitchen.

Still work in progress. I love how the Black and White look in the kitchen ya’ll.

Still work in progress. I love how the Black and White look in the kitchen ya’ll.

Old cabinets are ugly AF! Dirty too! FUCK!

Old cabinets are ugly AF! Dirty too! FUCK!

Painted that shit black!

Painted that shit black!

Before: The Dining room. Still deciding on what wall paper to go with.

Before: The Dining room. Still deciding on what wall paper to go with.

Still work in progress. The Dining room in black and white. Sorry for the shitty iPhone photo, they suck under low light.

Still work in progress. The Dining room in black and white. Sorry for the shitty iPhone photo, they suck under low light.

New House, Who Dis? Pt. 3

Okay, I mentioned in the earlier post that I had no updates cuz it’s still work in progress but I have a few photos I just wanted to share and a few things to say.

I’m currently waiting to get paid to buy more paint to finish the dining room and kitchen. I’m currently working on the kitchen with the black paint I have and I’ll post some updates on that later this week. Sanding down the kitchen, cleaning the kitchen, painting the kitchen, is hella tiring lol. I also need a dump truck parked on my yard to dump all the shit I want to get rid of, and there’s a lot of that.

Anyways, here are a few photos of what’s new.

As you can see I have some photos up. Mikey gave me this old school chair that he longer wants. It look like its worth some money so if I find out its worth alot, I won’t tell him lol.

As you can see I have some photos up. Mikey gave me this old school chair that he longer wants. It look like its worth some money so if I find out its worth alot, I won’t tell him lol.

My nephews Buju and Baluga came to visit.

My nephews Buju and Baluga came to visit.

New House, Who Dis? Part 2

I pretty much painted alot of things black for the black accent in the house. The house will be completely Black and White with wood floor. I finally put some photos up on the wall last night since the house will serve as a photo studio and photo gallery.

Shout out to Donald for this ceiling fan. I painted the blades black, vents black, and ceiling speaker covers black as well.

Shout out to Donald for this ceiling fan. I painted the blades black, vents black, and ceiling speaker covers black as well.

Light fixture and Key holders black.

Light fixture and Key holders black.

Ceiling speakers.

Ceiling speakers.

Before.

Before.

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After: Also put up the first and most important photo of them all, my Grandma.

After: Also put up the first and most important photo of them all, my Grandma.

Since this is the north/south position I’m going to set up a photo studio here. So I can room to move up close to step back for a great shot. This wall is done but I forgot to take a picture. 

Since this is the north/south position I’m going to set up a photo studio here. So I can room to move up close to step back for a great shot. This wall is done but I forgot to take a picture. 

This is located on the east, the entrance is there on the left of the entrance and this is where I’ll build the magazine rack. Underneath Rossi’s photo. 

This is located on the east, the entrance is there on the left of the entrance and this is where I’ll build the magazine rack. Underneath Rossi’s photo. 

Before: North end of the living room.

Before: North end of the living room.

the north of the living room. Where I’ll set up some photos and the couch area, like a lobby. 

the north of the living room. Where I’ll set up some photos and the couch area, like a lobby. 

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New House, Who Dis? Pt. 1

There’s a back story to why this is happening, but I feel I’ve mentioned too many times already and it has become old news to me, maybe to you too, and I think it’s no longer important anymore. Left that in 2018, so now 2019, I’m finally moving out on my own into my old house that I grew up in. I love this house! I was raised in this house, so many great memories, I lost my virginity in this house haha. I’m hoping to raise a family in this house one day, but for now, It’ll be my ultimate bachelor pad with a photo studio.

The house was built in the 70’s, we changed the floor maybe once, painted the house maybe three times before. Some of the poor condition of house remained the same for over two decades. That’s a record!! I’m going to change all that and fix this house up myself, to my style, upgrade some things, though my parent will NOT agree to some of the things I’m doing to it, I’m going to do it anyways. My ideas and my parents idea clash very hard, that’s another story I don’t need to get into. So with the help from my brother and some close family members, we’re gonna fix this house up!!

It’ll be a slow process since I can only get some work done pay check to pay check. When I run out of paint or supplies, I would have to wait to get paid to buy more to continue the renovation. So I spent alot of time removing the popcorn off the ceiling, which cost no money at all, well maybe a little. We sanded the walls and ceiling down, we painted inside of the house and we’re about 55% done. Still need a new bathroom and kitchen. Dining room is just waiting on paint. My first big purchase for the house was a garage door. I didn’t take a photo of how it look cuz I’m planning to paint the exterior as well and I rather show the perfect after photo to follow up with how the house look like now and you’ll see it in this post.

It’s been exactly 28 days of remodeling, and this is the result so far.

This photo was taken December 29th, 18 (My 35th birthday). After a trail driving with Dook we ended up here to clean up the house.

This photo was taken December 29th, 18 (My 35th birthday). After a trail driving with Dook we ended up here to clean up the house.

Old heavy garage door in poor condition. Got it replaced a few days later.

Old heavy garage door in poor condition. Got it replaced a few days later.

This was cleaned up, don’t have a photo of what it look like now since I’m waiting to paint the house, then I’ll show you the after.

This was cleaned up, don’t have a photo of what it look like now since I’m waiting to paint the house, then I’ll show you the after.

The gate is all fucked up too.

The gate is all fucked up too.

Good size backyard.

Good size backyard.

First house warming gift from my good friend Jay.

First house warming gift from my good friend Jay.

Popcorn removal in the living room.

Popcorn removal in the living room.

Damaged floor in the master bedroom.

Damaged floor in the master bedroom.

Before: It’s pretty dirty.

Before: It’s pretty dirty.

After: Painted the walls Ultra Pure White.

After: Painted the walls Ultra Pure White.

Master bedroom.

Master bedroom.

Second bedroom.

Second bedroom.

Before: Front entrance.

Before: Front entrance.

Still a work in progress.

Still a work in progress.

Before: Master bedroom.

Before: Master bedroom.

After: Master bedroom.

After: Master bedroom.

Ripped the floors out.

Ripped the floors out.

Stay tuned for part 2.

Beshock Ramen

Some of you may remember the first time I went to Beshock Ramen. It’s been a long time since I’ve been back and I totally forgot how good they are. So some of you may know I’ll be moving into my own house all alone and I’ve been spending a lot of time renovating it since January 1st. I’ve mentioned it on Facebook and Instagram, I even started a new account dedicated to the renovation progress. I don’t recall writing about it.

I took some days off to get some work done this past weekend. Spent 12 hours a day painting and sanding down the house. It’s coming along well, but I’m beginning to get really tired!

Woke up early on Monday, I couldn’t sleep in. I’ve been dreaming of the house every single night, it’s like that’s all I think about. I don’t feel like I am, but seriously, every night I dream I’m inside that house. I took a break around noon to meet up with Chef Tony of Underbelly North Park. Surprisingly Tony have not been to Beshock Ramen so that’s where we went.

It was a beautiful day for Ramen, cold and rainy. I was reminded how good it taste and left me wondering how come there’s no hype around this. Beshock Ramen won so many ramen rewards, every year or something like that. They do get busy during dinner but I guess I shouldn’t complain. They are busy enough to stay open and they are not too busy to seat you down quickly. And I’m telling y’all, their food is amazing!!! I went twice in one day! Okay, I went back cuz Erika didn’t want to come with Tony and I and saw how good they looked on my IG and all of a sudden she wanted that for dinner. So I went back with Erika but got the calamari and pork buns, bomb!

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I ordered the Spicy Miso.

I ordered the Spicy Miso.

Chef Tony ordered the black garlic.

Chef Tony ordered the black garlic.

When you want more spicy used this.

When you want more spicy used this.

It was so good I murdered it!

It was so good I murdered it!

This guy sat outside with his dog, it was cold and rainy.

This guy sat outside with his dog, it was cold and rainy.

Here’s a picture of my fire place with the walls painted white. I’ll do a full blog post when the house is done with Before and after photos.

Here’s a picture of my fire place with the walls painted white. I’ll do a full blog post when the house is done with Before and after photos.

And this is what my fireplace look like now.

And this is what my fireplace look like now.

Here I am, back at Beshock with Erika.

Here I am, back at Beshock with Erika.

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Pork Bun, delicious!

Pork Bun, delicious!

Fried calamari. Any place that serves great Calamari I’ll forever fucks with them.

Fried calamari. Any place that serves great Calamari I’ll forever fucks with them.

Birthday Weekend Drive....To The New Pad??

I’m a little late on this post, I’ve been pretty busy and soon you’ll understand what I’ve been busy with. I wasn’t sure if I had the money, energy, or time to do a morning drive on my birthday. Then I realized I do have the time, money, and energy to do so. I was more worried about gas but I had money for it, and the food, my brother Dook treated me out for my bday. We left the house at 7 AM and took a drive south this time, to Campo. It was really relaxing and beautiful out there, everything was green! The road was not as difficult as Mt. Julian so we can speed up to 80 MPH in some area and it was super fucking fun! I genuinely enjoy these drives and I can’t wait to do more!

So, I’m officially 12,775 days old, that’s 35 years! I officially changed the lock to my new house! Well it’s not new, I grew up in this house and the original plan was to move in with my EXGF and start a family. But that plan has changed and now, I’m moving in alone and build a photo studio! I’ve been renovating the house since Dec 29th. So after the drive we ended up at the house to clean up. My cousin Vivi, and little cousin Devin came to help with the clean up.

Stopped by a place called Barrett Cafe. Old and full of history!!

Stopped by a place called Barrett Cafe. Old and full of history!!

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It was like a museum in there! Some of the stuff were for sale.

It was like a museum in there! Some of the stuff were for sale.

We were the only one there, it was still too early.

We were the only one there, it was still too early.

All the history on the wall, shit was crazy to see. A lot of car clubs and motorcycle clubs stop and hold events here.

All the history on the wall, shit was crazy to see. A lot of car clubs and motorcycle clubs stop and hold events here.

And they used to have Rodeos here.

And they used to have Rodeos here.

The stool was welded so the cowboys won’t use it to throw at rivals lol.

The stool was welded so the cowboys won’t use it to throw at rivals lol.

The breakfast was nothing special, but it was good.

The breakfast was nothing special, but it was good.

Finally visit Project Reo once we arrived South East Dago.

Finally visit Project Reo once we arrived South East Dago.

Stray dog, he was super nice. I really wanted to take him home.

Stray dog, he was super nice. I really wanted to take him home.

Here it is ya’ll! My house, it’s going to look different in a month.

Here it is ya’ll! My house, it’s going to look different in a month.

Eddie Zuko - Tamales (Reprise)

Since December I’ve been searching for Tamales and not one of my Mexican homies helped me out with that. Thought ya’ll were my homies! I have to blame Eddie Zuko for my unexpected craving for Tamales since he’s been promoting his new video “Tamales.” Well after searching for 25 days one homie came through and delivered 24 Tamales to my house, I can finally end my rant and enjoy this dope version to Tamales by Eddie Zuko.

Click Click: Chef Phil

Chef Phil recently did a live podcast at Whisky Locker with Coffee & Convo so I tagged along with the chef, took a nice walk for coffee and snapped a few photos of Phil chilling with friends and fans.

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