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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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.