Kass Rose Gold
My friend Kass just released this single from her LP. I’m still waiting for her to drop that album. Kass is so talented.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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 found this song on Spotify and listened to it out of boredom and ended up loving this song.
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!
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.
I don’t have any updates on the house because It’s still work in progress. I just need to finish the kitchen and post some before and after pictures.
But here is a new Rossi Rock’s video with appearances by yours truly, me.
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.
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.
Stay tuned for part 2.
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!
“They didn’t know me now they know my name” visual coming soon. Your boy has a cameo in it, hollllleerrrr. Suav!
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.
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.
I’m a little late on this, I didn’t even know it was out! Shit is dope though.
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.