Andrew's New Work

There’s something so cool about what Andrew does. I love the type of paint he uses on his pieces and the shape and colors he chooses to put on the walls. He allows the space and shape of the building dictate how he wants to paint them. The fact that he wants to paint shapes and nothing else is also fascinating. That’s what I like about art shows, you get to see what’s inside the artist’s mind and yet it’s still a mystery. It’s that dream some people have to read people’s mind.

I also like Andrew’s work cuz it’s not painted on canvas. He actually turns the building into an art gallery. That’s something you can see done to a house, turn a basic room into an attraction. And the paint he uses and color plays with your eyes, got yourself asking “Is it popping out? Is it sinking in?” He had a piece with a very very black color that made it look like a part of the room was sucked into a black hole and disappeared. It’s like a magic trick haha. Andrew can make the room feel so much smaller and also make it look so much bigger.

Andrew is doing another show on March 30th and 31st at Helmuth Projects. That will be the last show since the city decided to rebuild that block and probably turn it into luxury homes. Andrew will paint new pieces and also do a live performance (paint) during the show. So don’t miss out!

Helmuth Projects

1827 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

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Alejandra In Black & White

I was messing around with the edit on Alejandra’s photo shot with my iPhone and she look so great in B&W that I edit more to post on social media.

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Black & White

“Nitty On The Beat” at hanuit.com

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New House, Who Dis Pt 8

I honestly didn’t think I’d blog about the house again because the progress was slow. Now that I got a little update I had the motivation to share it.

Money was running low and I had to wait to get paid to buy supplies to work on the house and this is what we have so far. I spent the 3-4 days cutting the grass on the yard since I didn’t have anything to do inside of the house. There was a lot of grass to cut, I had help from my dad and my friend from work Jorge came through to help. They actually tackled the bigger plants that couldn’t be cut by the weed wacker, they cut it with a knife and pulled it out. That’s all the tools we had, kitchen knife and two weed wackers haha.

I was also getting tired of pausing to take pics. You can tell I was already cutting and then decided to take a picture lol.

I was also getting tired of pausing to take pics. You can tell I was already cutting and then decided to take a picture lol.

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It was a great father and son bonding time that we rarely get, and I mean very rare.

It was a great father and son bonding time that we rarely get, and I mean very rare.

The back splash.

The back splash.

Happy to finally start on the bathroom floor! The tiles were sitting at the house for about a week before we started working on it.

Happy to finally start on the bathroom floor! The tiles were sitting at the house for about a week before we started working on it.

My dad helped me with the bathroom and I continued it on my own, and my brother Dook and Bobert came to help too. Vivi just stood around talking non sense lol.

My dad helped me with the bathroom and I continued it on my own, and my brother Dook and Bobert came to help too. Vivi just stood around talking non sense lol.

Dook came up with the idea to have the tiles run out of the bathroom and I thought that was an amazing idea! Shit we would see on Design Bloom’s site.

Dook came up with the idea to have the tiles run out of the bathroom and I thought that was an amazing idea! Shit we would see on Design Bloom’s site.

It wasn’t easy so it was his idea, so he worked on it.

It wasn’t easy so it was his idea, so he worked on it.

I put some more photos up on the wall. All Food Porn related photos goes into the kitchen and dining room.

I put some more photos up on the wall. All Food Porn related photos goes into the kitchen and dining room.

I just like the shadows on this one.

I just like the shadows on this one.

Jasmine in the heart of the kitchen.

Jasmine in the heart of the kitchen.

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Food Porn At The Friendly

After finishing my drive to Julian I went straight to The Friendly for a photo shoot with Megan. Huge thanks to Brandon of The Friendly for letting us shoot there before business was open. It was so much fun! I just hope I got some really good photos.

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VTEC Club

Went for our weekend drive to Mt Julian and we had a special guests joining us, Archie and Roman. Roman a young car enthusiast who I can argue all day with about cars. It was really fun cruising with the family.

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I think you’re supposed to solve the maze but a car was drawn lol.

I think you’re supposed to solve the maze but a car was drawn lol.

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I didn’t know what kind of muffins my dad wanted so I got him muffins from a couple spots.

I didn’t know what kind of muffins my dad wanted so I got him muffins from a couple spots.

Click Click: Ale For FoodPorn Vol. 3

Spent a couple of hours with Alejandra shooting some pictures for my next Food Porn show. My shoots normally take 30 minutes to an hour but we had so many ideas and outfit that we shot 3 rolls of film. After that we spent some time shooting some withbmt iPhone for our social media.

Ale is so gorgeous! 

Ale is so gorgeous! 

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Otter Stop: Appointments Only

A barber shop and aroma therapy. A friend of mine runs a small barber shop in his garage and only cuts by appointment only. A place where men and young men can go to for a fresh cut and deep conversation. Real grown men shit over there, all talks about respect, spiritual world, growth, communication and art.

We started off with a breathing exercise with some of the scented oil Carlos has on deck. Cuts your hair, a quick massage while he rest a minty hot towel around your fresh haircut. It’s such a soothing experience and so uplifting to get a haircut from Carlos. A very very rare experience for me, very different from the typical barber shop where it’s guys locker room talk and clowning each other. Don’t get me wrong, You can have that at Otter Stop barber shop but my conversation with Carlos are usually very deep. Thank you Carlos for being one of a kind in SD.

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Tocaya Organica

UTC mall have become my favorite mall to kick it at. I was never the one to like going to the mall, but UTC is growing and looking better than before and I’ve been going there to try the new restaurants. Besides, I work down the street so I like going for walks and eat after the gym, great place for a date too.

A couple of friends from work invited me to dinner at the new organic Mexican joint called Tocaya Organica. Pricey but fresh and very tasty.

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Love the decor. 

Love the decor. 

Erica and Rosein. 

Erica and Rosein. 

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It was a beautiful day so we sat outside. But it ended up being really cold lol. 

It was a beautiful day so we sat outside. But it ended up being really cold lol. 

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Watermelon  drink. 

Watermelon  drink. 

Keri bowl, honestly their bowls look like the chef chewed the food and served it lol. But! It taste good though! I just have a strange way to describe food haha. 

Keri bowl, honestly their bowls look like the chef chewed the food and served it lol. But! It taste good though! I just have a strange way to describe food haha. 

Chefs special. 

Chefs special. 

I ordered 3 tacos, you customized your order. I got the carne asada, fish(it was fishy), and chicken diablo. All were super good but I won’t order the fish again though. 

I ordered 3 tacos, you customized your order. I got the carne asada, fish(it was fishy), and chicken diablo. All were super good but I won’t order the fish again though. 

Red Room

The red backdrop is nothing new now since I’ve been posting it on Instagram. But these photos were shot on film! The ones you’ve seen were shot with my iPhone.

I still don’t have a working flash because the light set up David gave me are for digital cameras. So I used the lights as a steady light source to shoot with my Canon Ae-1. These were test shots with Erika to see how they’ll come out without a flash. The light source made the skin a little redish. I can make those adjustments by playing with the apperature/shutter speed.

Since it was low light inside the house I had a lot of blurry pics too. Some of them were really cool and I’d love to post them but I don’t have them at the moment. I’ll have to upload them again and repost later.

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First shot on film, half way rounded up always comes out like this. I like it. 

First shot on film, half way rounded up always comes out like this. I like it. 

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Send A Bon

Had a quick and easy photo shoot with Shantelle for Food Porn Vol. 3. She came to the studio with two boxes of Cinnabon, something I haven’t had in years and boy was I excited to taste it!

Took the table and lamp from my room and set this up for a shoot. Feels great to have my own space to do all this. 

Took the table and lamp from my room and set this up for a shoot. Feels great to have my own space to do all this. 

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Lady In Red

Also shot these with my iPhone. Erika was the first person I shot on the red backdrop. I wanted to see how it would look.

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Suavawockeez

Shot Rossi with the red backdrop earlier this week. If you follow us in on IG you would understand why the title is Suavawockeez. lol.

Shot these with my iPhone just for his social media. 

Shot these with my iPhone just for his social media. 

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Spoonit

Got my Jongbloed Racing Wheels back on. Old news to some cuz they probably seen it already. I don’t recall posting a photo of it here, if I did I’m dumb for not checking myself lol.

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Who Are They?

I’ve been sharing my experience with the paranormal on Facebook quite often lately. I never like to share those experience in fear of judgement. I didn’t want people to judge me, make fun of me, make jokes, call me crazy, as I see some of y’all crack jokes on the comments so I just pressed the “laughing” emoji to play it off, but the truth is, I’m STRUGGLING.

This has been a real struggle for me, since I was a little boy. Living in fear is not fucking fun at all. Especially in fear of something not everyone experience or believe in, and I lack support by a lot of people for a very long time.

Ill start from the beginning. I was born with a gift/curse. I see dead people, I’ve seen friend’s family (deceased) members, I’ve been seeing ghost since I was in diapers and had no idea they were ghost. For a long time I’ve been yelled at by my dad every time ive cried, my mom just keep telling me “it’s not real, it’s fake, there’s nothing there,” while she believed me. She just wanted to tell me sweet lies but I never liked lies since the beginning. It doesn’t help, I just wanted support and comfort.

The only person who supported me then and helped me cope with this was my grandma. If you’ve paid close attention youve seen me post up my grandmas photo on my social media. She was my guide through this, sadly she passed away, and I’ve been left with a lot of question while I still experience the paranormal. She was gifted and understood the whole thing, she even had names of certain ghost and described to me how they looked before I told her how they looked, I’m NOT crazy!

I grew up at the house I’m currently renovating to move in and raise a family. I was excited about this whole thing, thought I’ve gained control of my fear till I started sleeping in my new/old home. I am facing my childhood fear all over again, that struggle is back again. I’ve had a lot of experience in this home, I’ve seen them alllll so clearly. There’s two entities I’ve seen. An older white male, tall, looks human, transparent, and grey. Others have seen him too. Now there’s another one, the dark shadow, who love to prank or mess with you. That one has been messing with me still huh? I do not appreciate that.

So fast forward to 2019, my parents gave me the green light to move back in and remodel it. I was extremely excited but now I see the struggle of being a home owner that most of my friends can relate to, is nothing compared to the other things I’m currently dealing with. I started the renovation in the beginnign to 2019. It’s now March and the bedrooms are clean enough to sleep in. The rest of the house still need a lot of work. I slept alone in my new home last Friday. And already I had three sleep paralysis in one night. The third one I woke up to someone walking on my bed (bought a new bed and currently resting on the floor with no frames). I opened my eyes in disbelief, I can feel it walking towards me and my blanket was being pulled. I reached to grab it back but I couldn’t move. That’s when I knew I was having sleep paralysis and could be having a “dream visions.”

So the next day I had my cousin sleep over to see if anything will happen. And let me remind you, I’m still scared so fear was always there. People were trying to tell me that my fear is playing tricks on me. Nothing happened when my cousin slept over. I slept over another weekend (this weekend). With my cousin again, and nothing happened. Fourth night with my cousin, nothing, till he left at 4:36 AM to snowboard, I had three sleep paralysis between 5-5:52 AM. I heard frantic grunts next to me as I was experiencing it. I tried to speak out, but I could only whisper, “Who are you? What do you want? Calm down, stop what you’re doing and tell me what you want?” All questions went unanswered.

So there you have it, for a long time I wanted a normal life. While my friends got freaky behind adults supervision in high school trying not to get caught. I had to look out for humans and they’re passed ones. Yes, I’ve seen my exgf family member before who’s been dead for over two decades and this was not in high school, it was last year. I’ve seen my family members, strangers, friends family members too that I’ve never met when they were alive.

Fun Filled Saturday

My brother came over Saturday morning to finish installing the new axles and spacers on my car. Ive been doing a lot of maintenance on my car ever since my brother bought an s2000. I guess the drivability of his car finally motivated me to get my car fixed lol! Shame on me.

Rick also came over to detail my car as a thank you for showing at his charity event. I even tried to tip him but he wouldn’t take it! That’s great people. Rick and his son does these YouTube videos of his 8 year son going to car events and races at k1 Speed. His son Andres dream to be a Professional race car driver in the future. I got some work done on the house while my brother worked on my car and when Rick detailed my car.

After everything got done we went for a cruise to Archie’s smog shop, RCR. We borrowed some tools to get the job done and had to return it. Some how we ended up at The Korean Rose in Kearny Mesa. My friends Annie and Grace opened up a boba tea place right next door to their family owned business Taegukgi KBBQ. And from there we ended up in Mt Julian for some spirit driving lol.

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New axles and spacers . This will relieve the stress on the axles and wheel bearings in case y’all wanna know why.

New axles and spacers . This will relieve the stress on the axles and wheel bearings in case y’all wanna know why.

RCR smog.

RCR smog.

Always front row parking.

Always front row parking.

They did a really great job turning this old MI Tea place into something much cuter, cleaner, and tastier.

They did a really great job turning this old MI Tea place into something much cuter, cleaner, and tastier.

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The Korean Rose and Rose Blossom. I recommend both.

The Korean Rose and Rose Blossom. I recommend both.

The Korean Rose.

The Korean Rose.

Truffle fries! So damn good!

Truffle fries! So damn good!

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Warning Shots

Why did I decide to call this post “Warning Shots?” Could be subliminal or it just sounds a lot better than “Test Shots.” Maybe I meant both. Took some test shots with Erika in my studio last night. I will be doing more shoot with her testing out the studio to get it ready to open for anyone who need some head shots, model shots, buck shots (JK), whatever. Hire me for your cover art or something.

These were taken with an iPhone though, edited by me and some were edit by Erika (the grainy ones). The Grainy ones look like a high ISO film with lots of Grain, doesn’t it? Anyways, buying a red back drop this week for shoot this weekend.

Warning Shots

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