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Well guess it’s about the right time to recap on July. Not really too much to say other than this month… really has had it’s fair share of solid ups and downs lol. I’ve gone from being my normal, happy, and obnoxious self to being completely depressed, stressed, and ready to break down at a moment’s notice. I am quite happy that I’m back to my usual self though, thanks to the help of many close friends =) This month, I’ve learned how to make myself much stronger mentally, thanks to the help and advice of my two big bros, and it really is helping. Small stuff that used to really irk me, now no longer even make me twitch. It’s especially helped with work, helping me keep my focus on work, and nothing else until I’m done with my agenda, ensuring that I get everything done with zero to minimal mistakes. That especially helps right now, since things are getting crazy here at the office again, and I’m beginning to pull into 24/7 mode again lol. Actually, I think that’s a good thing. Based off what my bros and big sis say, I actually crack more jokes and am looser when I don’t get enough sleep, and become pretty cracked out, but to the point where I’m more awake than not LOL. Don’t know if that makes any sense, but whatever. Guess you’ll all just have to hang around me more to notice the difference hahah.

In my separate Car Life, I guess it’s still kind of dead since I sold the Stook. Let’s see…

FX35: I did end up putting the AME Gracers on the FX, but since they’re wrapped with 30 series tires right now.. my speedometer reads approx. 10 miles faster than it should, also allowing the car to rack miles on the odometer faster.. not cool LOL. Right now, I’m still waiting on the Air Runners to come in, then I’ll be dropping the car off at M1 for some minor paint works and body touch ups on certain areas. Hopefully that’ll happen within the next two weeks.

Cayenne S: The Cayenne S is starting to grow on me more, though the mileage is still HORRIBLE, no matter how much it grows on me lol. 250-300 miles on a 24 gallon tank is NOT fun, especially when it costs a little over 100 dollars each time to fill! The Tubi exhaust is actually sounding better and better now, and the ecu chip has made the car reduce it’s drive by wire lag a fair amount. We’ll see how it goes.

C63 AMG: OH GOD I STILL CAN’T WAIT FOR THIS CAR TO COME IN. Dealer has kept me updated, and says the car should deliver mid-august, around August 15th, but very latest it’ll come at the end of August. They did say there was one showroom model ready for me to take in the same color, but it doesn’t have the options I ordered, and there’s already 200+ miles on it. PASS. I do have some plans for the car, but not many. The main reason I even splurged on this car was so I wouldn’t be able to mod the car.. not without spending mad cheddar at least hahah. I do have my friend at Mackin who said that once the car delivers, call her and they’ll test fit some new wheels on it. I love getting free parts =)

Anyhoooo, I do believe that’s about it for now. Do keep checking the Kallusive Online Store though, as I know sizes have not been available, but we WILL be restocked by the end of the weekend, so whatever you haven’t snagged yet, better SNAG FAST because you know it won’t last long!

Another random “blast from the past” picture to end the post =)

Japan: Winter 2006. Chillin with some dope people at the hostel I was staying at. A lot of Asahi-pounding that night LOL. I can’t wait to go back.

Goodbye July. It’s been a pleasant ride.

– “Charly”

I’m sure by now you’ve heard or actually felt the earthquake that just passed around 11:30 or so this morning. Luckily, even though the earthquake measured a solid 5.4 (reduced from the initial reading of 5.8), it wasn’t too bad and I haven’t heard any reports of anyone injured or anything. Whew. Right after the earthquake, I tried calling friends in all the surrounding areas to make sure everyone was good. But, as many of you probably noticed, the phone lines were pretty scrambled for a while. I did eventually get through to everyone, and looks like everyone’s fine, though some were pretty shaken up, especially in the Riverside and Chino Hills areas further east. Glad everyone’s okay though! Guess this is the time where the trusty ol’ internet comes through brilliantly, with AIM and Facebook always handy LOL. All I’ve got to say… is that if any of you were like me and happened to be taking a nice loooong relaxing shower after an incredibly long morning while an earthquake of that magnitude hits.. don’t try and stand up when the floor’s moving and all soapy. It hurts falling LOL =P

Here’s an article I found off Reuters.

“A moderate earthquake struck east of Los Angeles on Tuesday, shaking tall buildings in the city but there were no immediate reports of injuries, major damage or power outages.

The earthquake, which struck at 11:42 a.m. local time (2:42 p.m. EDT), was measured at magnitude 5.8. It was centered about 30 miles east of Los Angeles near the community of Chino Hills, where it was felt strongly.

But witnesses reported feeling the shaking strongly in neighboring Orange County, as far south as San Diego and as far east as Las Vegas. There were no reports of power outages.

Several small aftershocks were reported in the minutes after the quake.

A spokesman for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office said there were no reports of injuries in the Chino Hills area.

The Los Angeles Fire Department said there were also no injuries reported in the city, although tall buildings swayed from side to side for a few seconds and workers poured into the streets.”

Well that’s about it for now. Glad to hear everyone’s okay =)

I once again, end this post with a random picture of the past.

Summer in Taiwan: 2006 @ Luxy. Good times hahah. Manhandled a bottle of Jack and Grey.

One Love.

– The Chaz

Not too much to say this time, unlike the other two posts, so rest assured lol. I had a fabulous weekend, hanging out with friends, getting a decent amount of sleep, and getting some really awesome news that I’ll be sharing with you all very soon =) I’m feeling much more energized now that I’m BACK TO NORMAL!

I’m ready for the week. Bring it on.

I end this post with a really old picture I found digging through my old laptop hard drive. I love looking through old pictures.. makes me sad though now that I’m not the former bronze god I was a few years back LOL. WHAT HAPPENED DAMMIT?! =(

Three Years Ago. I loved that green shirt LOL.

Hope you all had a great weekend as well! Have a great week everyone!

– Chaz

Hahah hooray more than one post this week! =) Told you I’d get back into blogging more frequently again lol. Anyway, I was already looking forward to the weekend, since it meant I could just relax and not have to worry about anything, but I wasn’t expecting it to kick off so well hahah. I knocked out last night at around 3AM, and woke up at 10, but didn’t really leave my bed until 1 LOL. Just did some work in bed, watched some TV, and ate a granola bar for breakfast. Goooood stuff. Showered and got ready, then headed to the office to finish up some stuff. Was expecting to just finish work, grab some food, then go back to LA, but instead, the whole gang showed up, and we decided that today we would all just go and kick it! Been a while since we’ve done so, since we’ve all been incredibly busy with work and whatnot, so it was definitely a pleasant surprise =) We decided to go to Yardhouse (yes.. even though they failed us horribly that time lol) to grab some dinner and drinks, and then go watch Wall-E, since none of us have watched the movie yet.

Yardhouse this time was GREAT. We literally waited for about 5 minutes, which we spent at the bar of course, then our pager went off and immediatly our waiter came and ordered our drinks for us right when we sat down. By the way, our waiter was DOPE. Always made sure our drinks were full and everything was good. Started off the meal with a few beers, accompanied with a few shots of Jack, then ordered the Shiitake and Portabello Mushroom Lettuce Wraps, which I HIGHLY recommend you try if you haven’t already. Ordered a few more drinks, then our entries came! I usually get the Mac + Cheese, but I decided to try something new, so our waiter recommended that I try the Spicy Chicken Sandwich. One word: BOMBDIGGITY. LOL. Paired with their Ice Green Tea, which put a HUGE smile on my face, it was definitely a great meal. Luckily though, Gail and Msam both got the Mac and Cheese, so I still got to eat some of my favorite dish =) Finished off the meal by pounding Alex’s glass of Heff and two more shots, then we rolled over to the movie theatre to watch Wall-E!

I was totally hyped to watch Wall-E, especially after hearing all the reviews from friends and family. And I will say… it totally lived up to that hype! It really was one of the best movies I’ve ever watched. It was cute (yes.. I said cute.), the animation was incredible, and it had a GREAT underlying message that didn’t take any thinking whatsoever to understand. I’m pretty sure I’ll end up watching it again, but if I don’t.. you can be sure it’ll show up in my blu-ray collection once it comes out =)

Just walking in and asking for a table.

Still my favorite bar. =)

Soooooo good.

Lettuce Wraps. So good we couldn’t even keep em intact before taking a picture LOL. Try these!

Best Mac + Cheese EVER! If you’ve never had this, you fail at life. Just kidding. =)

Great sandwich. Definitely not the first time I’ll be getting this.

All in all, today was definitely a GREAT start to a GREAT weekend. Ready for another great day to end the weekend. =)

Weekends really need to be longer.

– Chaz!

P.S.: Jess and Dow.. I love you two LOL. Best drunk dial call I’ve gotten in a long time HAHAHAHAH. =D

Wow Charlie.. a whole NINE days without an update. Shame on you.

Once again, sorry for the lack of posting. In an attempt to explain myself, I’ll just say these past two weeks have been incredibly stressful and emotional. A lot has been on my mind, and I’ve been losing a large amount of sleep from it. I’ll try to go to sleep, only to find myself trying to process the thousands and thousands of thoughts flowing through my mind, effectively keeping my mind stressed and working overtime and therefore not allowing me to sleep in peace. I guess it’s just not the best thing being super over-analytical lol. It got to the point where it started affecting my work.. making mistakes where I normally would be aces. However, with the help of my close friends and loving Kallusive fam, I’m starting to regulate everything a bit better and am finally feeling more like myself, though not completely up to maximum efficiency yet. But enough about that.. no worries Chazzy Phizzle will be back up and running soon once again! You can’t ever stop this well-oiled machine.. only slow him down somewhat LOL. I do want to take the time right now and say Thank You to everyone who has helped me and tried to cheer me up.. you all mean the world to me =)

ANYWAY, just because I’ve had a few FAIL weeks, doesn’t mean that nothing interesting and post-worthy happened these past two weeks hahah! Mainly.. my roomies and I have FINALLY found a house for us to live in! After nearly two months of searching, we have finally succeeded in finding a property suitable for us, all while keeping rent within all our budgets! The house in in the K-town area, which is super nifty for me, since I frequently roll down to the area to eat, drink, or just kick back, relax, and wind down for the day. It WILL be a bit of longer drive to get to work and school every day, but I believe the house is totally worth it. Not to mention I’ll be living with the coolest roommates ever =) Stay tuned, for I will post up pictures of the new pad once we finalize our lease and begin moving in! Also, prepare for our HOUSEWARMING party of the century! Woooooooo =)

Alright, so now for some going-ons since I last posted. Saturday.. oh Saturday lol. That was the day we first looked at the house we’re moving in to. Who knew he would actually call us the next day and say that the house was ours?? Good stuff =) So yes, after looking at our wonderful new home, we were all feeling a bit hungry, and cold noodle/korean bbq sounded SUPER good, so of course we had to hit up The Corner. Even though their BBQ isn’t nearly comparable to GUI RIM, their cold noodle more than makes up for it lol. We all shared two bowls of cold noodle, and two large plates of Galbi/Kalbi. More than enough to split among one dude and four other chicks =) After lunch, we all wanted a little dessert, so we decided on some Shaved Ice. However, because of a little communication error (AHEM… JESS and JOAN LOL), we ended up at K-Town Galleria, when we needed to be at K-Town PLAZA. But we did eventually get our shaved ice, which was delicious =) We then proceeded to check out one last house, since we didn’t know whether or not we would get that one house, so we had to make sure we had a backup. Nice house, brand new, but not finished! Afterwards, dropped off Joan at her car, then Jess, Dow, and I rolled down to GLOW in Santa Monica. We walked around for a bit, ate and drank at Mariasol (great food and drinks by the way!), walked around some more admiring some of the art pieces, then rolled back to LA so I could drop them off at their car. After that, went back to the office real quick to grab a jacket and headed down to The Terrace in Pasadena, where we were throwing a little event =) Not much to say about that night.. other than a FAIR FAIR amount of alcohol, a ton of love for Kallusive, and Yardhouse sucks because they turn off their taps earlier than they say they do LOL.

The NEXT DAY, ohhhh baby… got that call early morning from Jess and Dow.. and we got the house! Woooooooo hahah. That was pretty much the highlight of my day =) Called my big bros, told them the news, decided to grab some lunch at Golden Deli to celebrate! Now if you’ve never heard of Golden Deli.. please just slap yourself in the forehead right now lol. I have yet to find ANYWHERE that has better Pho and fried egg rolls than Golden Deli. So yea, grabbed a great lunch, then rolled back to the house where we all just relaxed and watched TV, anxiously waiting for the ESPYS to come on! Sadly though, once the show started, everyone had to piece, so I called Allen up and we decided to grab some Korean BBQ for dinner. Didn’t want to roll to LA for Gui Rim, so we ended up going to that one joint in Arcadia next to CVS. Not the best stuff, but good enough to satisfy =P. Went back to the office afterwards to chill and finish up some work, then went back home around 2AM to try and KO. That’s pretty much it for the weekend hahah.

As for the week, nothing really too interesting went on. I did almost break down on Tuesday because of my current apartment’s stupid ass management, but after talking it out with them (read: threatening them back in person with two attorneys at my side LOL) and blowing off some steam at the range, I seriously felt like I was pretty much back to normal LOL. Other than that, I’ve just been working hard, getting our orders ready and making sure everything is good to go, and hanging out with some friends I haven’t had the chance to kick it with for a while. I am looking forward to the weekend though.. nothing really planned, but definitely nice to have a chance to relax hahah. All in all, I’m just glad that things are starting to pan out now, and I can’t wait until I move in to the new house! Hope you’re all as excited as I am =)

A few pictures:

Time Machine in the house.

Good crowd that night.

Some more people.

Yardhouse… Can’t believe you failed us. =(

I ❤ this place.

Always a full house. Be prepared to wait.

Some people lucky enough to wait inside lol. Yea that girl’s totally not trying to look LOL.

Phooooooo.

Best fried egg rolls EVER.

Too good.

Anyway, once again I’m sorry for the lag, and I’m even MORE sorry that this post was so ridiculously long! I’ll make it up to all of you some how.. just wait =)

I love you all.

Chaz.

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