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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Polite As Fuck!

Yooo! It’s December! My favorite month! Holiday seasons, its cold and colorful, I love Winter! This season can be very lovely and lonely at the same time. For some it’s a sad month, and I’ve experienced both. It can be a sad month for me depending on my mood, and I just got to appreciate what I have instead of being sad about what I don’t have. This year has been very very good to me despite the break up I went through earlier this year, I still cherish the memories I made with that person, I hope you’re doing well Love. Life ain’t ever easy and this year wasn’t all easy at all, but I pray for the best for my family who are going through a tough time, I hope we all make it out on top of our situation. I pray for a brighter day for everyone I know going through it, one love!

I did my first Food Porn shoot yesterday with Ashley, new face. My first shoot in a couple of months. I took a break due to burning myself out and personal problems. It was a quick and fun shoot, Ashley was no stranger to the camera.

I met up with Adrienne for dinner after the shoot, took her to The Friendly for her first time and I think I got her hooked (“Another one” - DJ Khaled). We grabbed a drink after dinner at Polite Provision and this was my first time there during Christmas season. They had it all decorated with lights and Christmas theme! It was so fucking sick!

Snowball Old Fashioned

Snowball Old Fashioned

Jingle Balls Nog

Jingle Balls Nog

The Busiest Saturday

I had the busiest Saturday and I didn’t think I could check off everything on the list. I met up with friend at Ironside Oysters for brunch. They are still delicious as I remembered. So good! Left Ironside to get coffee at a new Coffee shop I just heard about. Genteel, a warehouse turned into a coffee shop. It was huge!! A lot of space and I don’t know how long they’ll last in a place that size with just coffee. Although I did noticed some merchandise such as clothing, so who knows!

After that I went to Jaxxon’s first birthday in Spring Valley, spent about 3 hours there. Then I headed back to Mira Mesa for the annual Autofashion Family Christmas party. I managed not to get drunk because I had to head back downtown to El Dorado. The Christmas party had to be the funniest one so far! We laughed so hard we cried and had facial and abdominal pain. Auto Fashion always host a themed Christmas party and this time it was a Marvel theme to pay homage to the great Stan Lee.

I finally made it to downtown around midnight and the party was poppin! The music they played that night had everyone turn’t up. The homie Mike was celebrating his birthday, Erika was also celebrating her birthday, and Blends SD had their Christmas party. I had three tables to drink from hahaha. I didn’t stay too long, it was too hot and crowded inside I ghosted about an hour and a half in.

This was the last thing we ordered actually. Ceviche.

This was the last thing we ordered actually. Ceviche.

Something with Tequila in it, cuz we both love Tequila.

Something with Tequila in it, cuz we both love Tequila.

We split the lobster roll. We didn’t want to be too full.

We split the lobster roll. We didn’t want to be too full.

Genteel Coffee shop.

Genteel Coffee shop.

My birthday month ya’ll!! December is a big deal to me! BIG DEAL.

My birthday month ya’ll!! December is a big deal to me! BIG DEAL.

Coke and Espresso is my shit.

Coke and Espresso is my shit.

Birthday Pic

Okay, I have an interesting story about this shoot. Before I get into it, some of you may or may not know that I have a bit of the 6th sense. In other words, I see ghost! It’s not something I like to admit on social media or in general (publicly) but fuck it! I’ve been doing a lot of that lately because why? I’m content with who I am and comfortable sharing certain information with ya’ll and you can choose to believe me or not, that’s on you.

Back to the story, It was raining heavily in San Diego last week. It took me 2 hours to get to City Heights which would normally be 20 minutes without traffic and 30-45 minutes with traffic. I finally get to Erika’s house to shoot this Birthday photos for her. We were unprepared, no props, no flash on the camera (it’s evening time now) so we had to improvised. We left to a near by Walgreens to pick up a disposable camera because it has a built in flash. Erika wasn’t feeling the disposable camera but I told her i’ve shot with it before for Food Porn, she had doubts that these will turn out great. I did too to be honest.

In the middle of the shoot, after we lit the candles we heard a woman’s voice shouting at us. It was distorted and couldn’t make out the words. I thought it was the music, an ad lib in the song. She looked at me crazy and I asked her “what” and she asked me “what was there?” I honestly thought it was from the speaker but she said it wasn’t. We played the song again to see if it was the song but it wasn’t, it was definitely a woman’s voice inside the living room with us. I actually have the photo of Erika the moment we heard the voice as she looked to see where the voice was coming from.

This is the shot where Erika looked over the moment we heard the voice.

This is the shot where Erika looked over the moment we heard the voice.

MNGO With Erika With A K

I can’t title this post “Click Click” cuz that’s for film photos only. These photos were taken with my iPhone at MNGO Cafe on Convoy. We went there for dessert after a nice dinner at Min Sok Chon.

On The PCH Road Trip Pt. 3

The purpose of this trip was the drive on the PCH to Monterey Bay. The rest was just some what boring stuff and Family stuff that I did not take photos of. So they will not be in the blog, not even the dogs/puppy we played it, they were so cute too!! If you were following my IG story you would’ve seen what I’m talking about. By the way, the videos of the trip are still on my IG highlight titled “s2ktrip" so hit that up if you wanna see.

We had a little Thanksgiving feast and just watched Christmas movies on Netflix. Woke up Friday morning my brother and I went to San Francisco for some exploring and shopping. It was raining all day! Wind picked up and broke my damn umbrella and for some reason I wasn’t wearing my water resistant jacket. First stop in SF is always Brenda’s. We always hit up Brenda’s when we’re in town, it’s that good. It must’ve been our day because there was no wait and we had front row parking.

We walked around Union Square in the rain and looked around the shops. At this point it was getting repetitive. We’ve done this many times before and I was getting bored. There weren’t much to do that day anyways. I had friends I could’ve hit up and catch up with, but I didn’t wanna stay in SF much longer. We spent 8 hours in SF anyways. I bought some new shoes cuz the one I was wearing was wet and very old, left it in SF for who ever need it. After long walks in the rain we ended the evening with a fancy dinner at House Of Prime Ribs. Never been, always heard about it. I didn’t know there was only one and its in SF. We got lucky again! We couldn’t make reservation because it was all booked. We were told we can go early and sit at the bar and you can order food from there. So we did just that, normally there would be a list for the bar as well but we got the last two available seats, took our orders, and had a couple of drinks. We got our food before they even open (5:30 PM). LUCKY!!

Crawfish Beignet, so good!

Crawfish Beignet, so good!

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Still the best Grits I’ve ever had, STILL!

Still the best Grits I’ve ever had, STILL!

We had a snack in the meantime then we had dinner at House Of Prime Ribs. We weren’t too hungry so we ordered the biggest cut for $50 and shared plates. It’s a $10 extra for shared plates so you can the additional sides, which was cool.

House filled up quickly.

House filled up quickly.

This is how it came out, then we cut it in half to share.

This is how it came out, then we cut it in half to share.

It was so damn fucking good!!!

It was so damn fucking good!!!

We had this cake for Thanksgiving from Peter’s, it was an Almond cake I think. It was soo good I had to bring one home, especially for my dad. We could’ve stayed another day but I got pretty bored. So we left Saturday morning, stopped by Peters on our way out.

Unfortunately that’s the only photo  I took of the cake lol.

Unfortunately that’s the only photo I took of the cake lol.

On The PCH Road Trip Pt. 2

Woke up Thursday morning in Monterey Bay, to be exact, in Pacific Grove. Thanksgiving morning, I couldn’t sleep, I can never sleep well when I’m not sleeping in my own bed. I travel often but I still get home sick. I picked up a new habit by the way, and that's waking up early. We went out for a run Thursday morning, the rain had stopped and the sun was out. It was a beautiful morning in Monterey Bay, the air smelled lovely too.

We ran about 2.5 miles in a loop back to our hotel. Showered and went for a short cruise on the coast before getting breakfast/lunch.

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Elephant Seal sighting lol.

Elephant Seal sighting lol.

Checked out some houses while I was at it.

Checked out some houses while I was at it.

We went back to Cannery Row and searched for a place to eat. We didn’t have any plans exactly on where or what to eat, we just wanted to check it out and see whats good out there. We decided to eat at a place called Louie Linguini’s. It was super super good ya’ll. We’ve been lucky, all the random stops we made to eat were all very tasty.

Dungeness Crab Fries, Fried Mozzarella, and Blackened fish (forgot what kind).

Dungeness Crab Fries, Fried Mozzarella, and Blackened fish (forgot what kind).

That view.

That view.

On The PCH Road Trip Pt. 1

I’ve been wanting to do this drive for such a long time ya’ll. I’ve always wanted to take my Honda s2000 on the PCH to Monterey Bay. All those times I thought about making this trip life happens. Or the car breaks down for long period of time. The car loves to break down every time I mention about a road trip, and it did break time again this year. I had to install a new clutch, new valve cover gasket, new rubber nipple to keep it from leaking coolant, new coolant lines, new spark plugs, andddd, hmm, what else? Well I need new wheel bearings but I took it on this trip without fixing it and it was annoying as fuck, and not to mention, very dangerous. I relied on my luck on that one.

With a lot of drama surrounding the family, I didn’t care too much about Thanksgiving so my brother and I decided to take a road trip during the holiday. With a lot on my mind as well I could definitely use this drive. For some of us car guys a long drive on a scenic route is very therapeutic and can really help balance your mind and heart, and it did. I feel refreshed and ready to tackle any new obstacles.

The new racing fan switch and racing thermostat kept the engine cooler than I expected. It goes from 2 bars to 3 bars, stock car stays on 3 bars. Not sure if thats normal but I like it!

The new racing fan switch and racing thermostat kept the engine cooler than I expected. It goes from 2 bars to 3 bars, stock car stays on 3 bars. Not sure if thats normal but I like it!

First official stop was Santa Barbara.

First official stop was Santa Barbara.

Popped the hood to release some heat while we had breakfast.

Popped the hood to release some heat while we had breakfast.

This place is pretty damn good. I love their portion too, it was just perfect, could be too little for some people.

This place is pretty damn good. I love their portion too, it was just perfect, could be too little for some people.

Dook’s dish.

Dook’s dish.

I always get the Eggs Benedict everywhere I go.

I always get the Eggs Benedict everywhere I go.

I had Asian snacks on me, this kept me busy the first 3 hours lol. I love this snack by the way, if you ever wanna buy me snacks, this is it.

I had Asian snacks on me, this kept me busy the first 3 hours lol. I love this snack by the way, if you ever wanna buy me snacks, this is it.

Before we hit the mountains after SB, we stopped for coffee and pee break.

Before we hit the mountains after SB, we stopped for coffee and pee break.

Stopped somewhere on the Highway 1 for this view. Took an awkward selfie for the fuck of it.

Stopped somewhere on the Highway 1 for this view. Took an awkward selfie for the fuck of it.

Always checking on my car to see if she’s still doing okay. No issues so far, this was about 4 or 5 hours in the drive.

Always checking on my car to see if she’s still doing okay. No issues so far, this was about 4 or 5 hours in the drive.

Finally arrived at the Elephant Seals viewing area, I fucking love this part!

Finally arrived at the Elephant Seals viewing area, I fucking love this part!

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It’s kinda scary driving on the 1 in the rain cuz of the cliff and rock slides! Had to dodged a couple of small rocks on the road. My car is low enough for the rocks to make some damage on and under the car so I had to be extra careful.

It’s kinda scary driving on the 1 in the rain cuz of the cliff and rock slides! Had to dodged a couple of small rocks on the road. My car is low enough for the rocks to make some damage on and under the car so I had to be extra careful.

I was running out of gas, I should’ve pumped more than I did in Santa Barbara.

I was running out of gas, I should’ve pumped more than I did in Santa Barbara.

The most I spent on gas, some where in Big Sur.

The most I spent on gas, some where in Big Sur.

It was almost 4 PM and we got hungry and stopped at a random spot, Big Sur River Inn. They did not disappoint, food was on point!

It was almost 4 PM and we got hungry and stopped at a random spot, Big Sur River Inn. They did not disappoint, food was on point!

It was really coming down. I was so worried about the leak, the hard top was not meant for daily use obviously, water leak through into the car. It wasn’t too bad, we ate pretty fast and got back on the road.

It was really coming down. I was so worried about the leak, the hard top was not meant for daily use obviously, water leak through into the car. It wasn’t too bad, we ate pretty fast and got back on the road.

Their Calamari was fireeeee!!

Their Calamari was fireeeee!!

These are steak bites, deep fried steak. FIREEEE!!!!!!!!!!!! Each dish except for the fries was about $17-$20. Shit I can’t remember, it was in the double digits for sure but it was all worth it.

These are steak bites, deep fried steak. FIREEEE!!!!!!!!!!!! Each dish except for the fries was about $17-$20. Shit I can’t remember, it was in the double digits for sure but it was all worth it.

Finally drove over this bridge!! It was getting dark from this point, and we didn’t make it to Carmel Valley in time for the photo gallery we wanted to stop by. They closed around 5 PM.

Finally drove over this bridge!! It was getting dark from this point, and we didn’t make it to Carmel Valley in time for the photo gallery we wanted to stop by. They closed around 5 PM.

Made it to Monterey Bay around 5:30 PM. Checked in the hotel we stayed at once before, Sea Breeze. We got the room next to our old room, it was close enough!

Made it to Monterey Bay around 5:30 PM. Checked in the hotel we stayed at once before, Sea Breeze. We got the room next to our old room, it was close enough!

Walked around and ended up having Sushi for dinner. It was aight, reason why it’s not on this blog lol.

Walked around and ended up having Sushi for dinner. It was aight, reason why it’s not on this blog lol.