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Hit up Shannon’s Bar after dinner. Shuffleboard is a lot more difficult than it seems.

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Happy Birthday Brothas!

Now then, it’s about time I recap on my Big Bear Trip this past weekend. After weeks of painstaking planning and dealing with people committing and flaking, everyone met up on Friday night at Liyang’s house so we could load up the cars with all the groceries, beer, luggage, snowboards, and gear.


Waiting for a couple more people.

I had to start rolling out a little earlier before everyone else did, as I had to roll down to Riverside first to pick up Charleen and Spencer. It wasn’t long of a drive at all, taking just under an hour to arrive at Spencer’s house. Mary and Remington helped load up their gear into my SUV, and then we began our journey up the mountains to our cabin up in Big Bear. The drive was relatively painless since it wasn’t that far away from Riverside, but since I was driving an SUV it definitely wasn’t as fun as it could have been driving those canyon roads hahah. Just imagine if I had my C63, 370Z, or my R6 up there… mad trouble for sure LOL. Anyway, we finally got to our cabin and started unloading the luggage so we could start getting settled in.


Our homely little cabin.


Setting up our boards.

Alvin and I first set up our air mattresses so we could start figuring out where everyone would be sleeping. I was in the master bedroom along with six other people: Tina and Liyang got the bed, Charleen and Mary would sleep on my mattress, Rem would sleep in his own sleeping bag, and Spencer and I would share the larger mattress.


Get a room you two.

Afterward, all of us started just lounging around waiting for everyone else to get settled in so we could start having some fun for the first night! And by fun, what else could I mean besides hookah, beer pong, and good company?


Waiting for everyone to finish setting up.


Jason and Peter setting up the hookah! Nothing but TANGIERS all weekend!


Girls making some jello shots!


Beer Pong.

The night went on with more drinking, more hookah’ing, and many more intense games of BP. Around 4AM, everyone decided it was time to knock out, as we would have a long day of boarding the next day and should get as much sleep as we can. However, since I was in charge of cooking for the weekend I would be getting the least amount of sleep as I’d have to wake up at around 7AM in order to begin preparing breakfast for everyone. Lucky for me, NO ONE woke up in time and slept until around 9ish. Unlucky for me, I woke up at 7 and couldn’t go back to sleep, so I just ended up lounging around chilling with the few people who actually were awake. Around 9AM, I started cooking up breakfast. On the menu: breakfast potatoes, thick-cut bacon, bagels and cream cheese, and waffles.


Doing what I love: cooking!

Everyone got their fill of food, and after showering and getting dressed, we began loading up the cars so we could start heading to the slopes!


Loading up the cars conveyor style. Efficiency is key!


Of course, can’t start the morning off without a JELLO SHOT hahah.


Driving the mommy mobile for the weekend. AWD, comfortable, and safe, but SLOWWWWWWW hahah.


Almost there!

It took only about 15 minutes to get to the parking lot, where we unloaded all our gear and headed towards the shuttles.


Mary and Char excited to start boarding!

Once we got there, we decided to wait the 20 minutes until noon so we could buy half-day passes. Since I had some time to kill, I dropped off my board for some detuning and waxing, as my edges were SHARP as all hell and my board had absolutely no wax left on it. For $15 bucks, they did a damn good job. Changed some settings on my bindings, picked up my pass, then we headed to the lifts to figure out which run we’d hit first!


Ton of people waiting until noon.


Lift number 5 will be first up!

Overall, it was a great couple hours of boarding. Snow was somewhat packed, but did soften up as the day went on. However, right after the first run I realized it was TOO HOT to rock a jacket, so I dropped off my jacket in a rental bin and went up in my tshirt and a thin thermal. Perfect amount of insulation for the weather that day. I’d say I did about a good 8-9 runs, biffing it only a couple of times, and one time pretty hard going down run 5, where I attempted the “S” tubes and ended up launching over the edge of the second turn, giving my right arm some ice burn. Besides that, everything else was going well. Sadly, we didn’t realize until our very last run that the best run on the mountain was actually chair 9, which took you all the way up the mountain and where all the fun stuff was. It’s all good though! Always end the day with a bang right?


Done for the day! Waiting for everyone else to come down the mountain.

After everyone met up again, we headed back to the cars and loaded up the gear. A few people had to return some rentals, so we headed back to the board shop first, then over to Starbucks because some of the girls wanted some drinks. Rem, Spencer, and I had our eyes focused on something else though once we got there…


Alllllriiiiiiiiiighhhhhhhh.

Yep. We had that craving for some PIZZA, and even though I was cooking up some Spaghetti and Meatballs for dinner for everyone, I figured why not? We went in, ordered a pizza, and 20 minutes later we had a pretty damn good pizza in our hands.


Pretty good, though of course LA has way better pizza spots hahah.

We scarfed down the pizza quick style, and while Rem and Spencer went to chill, I headed to the kitchen where I began preparing dinner for everyone: Spaghetti with Marinara sauce, Meatballs fried in Bacon Fat, and freshly baked buttermilk biscuits.


You know you want some.

Everyone enjoyed the spaghetti and meatballs, so that made me happy hahah. It’s hard to cook with such limited supplies like spices, seasonings, and tools. After dinner, we all had some relaxation time to rest from boarding, so some of us went into the master room to play some Taboo, while the rest of the group headed out into the living room to play some BP “Baseball,” a game I was just introduced to that night. All I can say is this: it’s definitely one of the most intense games I’ve ever seen hahahah.


Taboo! “Unspeakable” fun =P hahahah.


Baseball. Too lazy to explain the rules, so you’ll just have to come out with us one of these nights to experience it for yourself!

Since we got back around 6:30ish and played games and drank for a couple hours after dinner, everyone started getting tired early on around midnight. Some of us, me included, passed out early around 12:30 while the rest of them continued on with some more BP and Taboo until around 3-4AM.

The next morning, I woke up a little later around 8AM in order to shower and get ready before everyone else woke up since I didn’t want to wait in line and risk having to take a cold shower again LOL. I started cooking up some breakfast for a couple people who were awake already. For breakfast: breakfast potatoes with onions and peppers, rosemary garlic potatoes, hash browns, hand-formed sausage patties, more biscuits and waffles. Sounds like quite a bit, and indeed it was! Had to finish off all the food before leaving alright?? hahah


Eating breakfast and watching Ratatouille on TV.

For the people who were lazy and didn’t want to wake up yet *coughLIYANGcough* I sent in Alvin to do some wakey wakey.


LOL. DO DA DUUUHHHTY. Video is up on my facebook hahah.

After everyone was full and dressed, we began cleaning up the cabin in order to avoid any penalties or fees for leaving trash behind or leaving the counter tops and stove messy. We also began loading up the cars again with everyone’s gear and luggage. At around 2PM, we finished loading and cleaning, and said our goodbyes to the cabin and to each other before heading back home.


The ladies of the trip, though two of them didn’t make it in the picture in time.


The dudes. Doing Brian’s “copyrighted” two-hander of course hahah.


Good times guys. Let’s definitely do this again soon! Maybe Vegas? Ahahahah.

Definitely an incredibly chill weekend with some of the chillest people ever. But of course after every weekend, it’s time to get back down to the grind.

Looking forward to this weekend as well. Snowboarding at Mt. High on Saturday!

– Chaz

My bad. I haven’t posted up pics and all that good stuff from my recent China trip like I promised. =( I’ve once again been really busy with work and other stuff going on in my life, and I kind of forgot about updating hahah. Fear not! I’ll FOR SURE post up tomorrow, since I don’t really have an excuse not to, as I’m currently posting from Taipei. Yep. That’s right. TAIPEI. I flew out yesterday from LAX at 2PM, and just arrived here not too long ago, roughly three hours ago at 8:30PM Taiwan time. Flight wasn’t bad at all, since I flew business class as usual (1st class is just too overkill IMO). The only thing that sucked was that I was pretty cracked out throughout the flight, since I purposely didn’t sleep the entire flight in preparation for the time difference here in Taiwan (+14 hours). Other than that, I had my macbook out the entire time, and finished watching seasons 1 and 2 of How I Met Your Mother LOL. Such an awesome show.

Anyway, here are a few pics from today to hold you all over till I post up China pics tomorrow.

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The homie Jack dropping me off at LAX.

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LAX mad empty. Checked in my baggage and all that in less than 5 minutes. No joke.

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Hitting up the VIP lounge to pass some time before boarding.

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Free food and booze!

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Got leg room? I sure do LOL. Business class like usual. First class is overkill to me.

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This made the flight super painless hahah.

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Dinner time. Appetizer first!

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Main course. I wanted chicken, but they ran out. Beef still mad good though!

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Dessert time! Chocolate Mousse Cake and Fruit. Cake was awesomeTOWN.

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10 hours in.. cracked out LOL.

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Breakfast. Amazing as always.

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I have arrived! Hooray!

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Sister was throwing a get-together at her new place, so I had to scrape some food. Taiwanese bamboo shoots cooked in a special meat broth. SO GOOD.

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Of course, 1st night in Taiwan.. just had to LOL. Lounging it up with some friends. Mad chill place. Ended up throwing down two bottles of macallan 12, and a bunch of other drinks. Also, guy to girl ratio of the entire lounge was like 1/3 LOL. Where in Cali do you ever see that? Yea that’s right NEVER.

Overall, great first night in Taiwan. Tomorrow is going to be LEGENDARY.

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LOL. Classic.

Till tomorrow!

– Chaaalz

Alrighty! So after a quick trip to Famima for some late night food and drinks, I’m feeling a bit more energized and hopefully can actually stay up now hahah. As promised, I will now finish up what I started.

December 6: Saturday.

Woke up early on during the day and grabbed breakfast with Tony, Jerome, and Dorothy at Mimi’s Cafe. Had a fair amount to do that day, so it’s always good to start the day off right with a nice filling breakfast!

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Love coming here for breakfast.

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Packed as always on Saturdays.

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I ordered a large OJ, not knowing exactly how large it was going to be. Tony’s cig pack shown for scale LOL.

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Eggs Florentine Benedict. Really really good.

December 6th: Sunday.

In preparation for the track, Tony and I headed out to Val’s pad so he could help me swap my tires from my stock Dunlop Qualifiers to some sticky icky Bridgestone Battlax BT002 RS tires. Took quite a bit of time, but hey for the price he charged me, definitely can’t complain!

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About to get started.

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Someone stole my rear wheel!

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No power tools here.. all manual! Gangster!

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Also finally threw the pipe on. A bit more difficult than it may seem LOL.

From then on, had to head back to the office to take care of a few things, then around 9 we loaded up the bikes, made sure we had everything good to go, then headed off to Buttonwillow for the rest of the weekend.

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My baby loaded and ready to roll!

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Jerome’s GSXR and Tony’s R6.

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All prepped up.

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Filling up the bikes now so we wouldn’t have to in the morning.

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Only Tony would buy a Titan so we can all go tracking. LOL.

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Arrived at Red Roof Inn around 1:30AM.

December 7th and 8th – BUTTONWILLOW.

Day 1 of track… not off to a good start LOL. It was FREEZING. Temperatures were at the mid 40s, with temperatures even lower on the track. It didn’t help that it was incredibly foggy and began raining shortly after the rider’s meeting.

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Can’t even see past the pit area onto the track because of the fog.

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Rider’s meeting to explain flags, course layout, and passing rules. Same as all track days pretty much.

The sun did end up coming out around 3ish, and that’s when things got REALLY fun =)

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Biffed it from having cold tires and hitting the wet tarmac patch after Lost Hills =( All cosmetic though, so all good!

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Yay sunlight and warmth!

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Quick energy boost before my next session LOL.

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Chyea!

Around 5, it started getting dark, so everyone packed up and began heading out to eat and head back to their hotels. We luckily got to park our bikes with the track organizers in their rented garage, so we didn’t have to load everything back up on the trailers. Saved quite a bit of time hahah. Afterwards, we were all STARVING, so we hit up Willow Ranch BBQ for some good BBQ. Now at this point, my phone decided to die, so I couldn’t take any shots of what I ordered =( But if it helps, I ordered a half rack of ribs which totally hit the spot after a long day of nonstop riding.

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We got back to our hotel room around 7, then everyone pretty much passed out around 8:30-9 LOL.

Now for day 2, we woke up at 6, got ready, and headed to Denny’s for some breakfast before rolling back to the track.

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Can’t go to Buttonwillow without hittin up the Denny’s!

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French Toast Platter w/ Strawberries. I had about half of it, and couldn’t handle any more LOL.

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Can you tell I’m not a morning person? ahahahah.

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On the way to the track, we saw a dude heading over as well with his MV Agusta in tow with his Range Rover. 80K SUV + 30K Bike = BAAAALLIINNNNN.

Overall, Day 2 was a good bit better than day 1, although instead of getting warmer as the day went on, it started getting way COLDER. At least the track was dry hahah. However, quite a lot of people still ate it sick, simply from not waiting for their tires to warm up.

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Albert, Tony, and Jerome ready to roll out to their session.

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Around like 11:30 or so.

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Still need to work on getting my body off the bike =P

That was pretty much it for day 2. Long tiring day, but definitely mad good fun. We started driving back to LA around 5:30, and got back home around 7:30. We first dropped my bike off at my LA house, then went over to J-town to Daikokuya for some hot ramen!

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Always be prepared for a wait, no matter what day or time.

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I prefer the Tsukemen to the actual ramen, since the chashu comes seared with the Tsukemen. Whichever you get, make sure you get the soup “Kotteri!”

We then drove back to Arcadia so I could pick up my FX from his house, then I drove back to LA so I could shower, then CRASH. However, instead of crashing, ended up at Mr Coffee LOL. What else is new right?

Throughout the rest of the week, nothing else really happened till Friday, where Juhee and I went to my favorite Breakfast joint for some breakfast hahah.

December 12th: Blu Jam Cafe.

I absolutely love this place. The food is amazing, healthy, and very reasonably priced. Not only that, but the atmosphere you get while eating there is awesome as well. The owner is almost always there, and greets you warmly and takes your drink order. He also checks in with you periodically, making sure your food is prepared how you like, and that there’s nothing wrong with anything. Awesome place for breakfast. Quite a few actors and celebrities roll there as well. Last time I went, Sandra Oh was sitting at the table right next to me LOL. Right on Melrose as well, so you can do some shopping while you’re there!

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Love this place.

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I ordered the Gourmet Benedict, which is a croissant topped with smoked salmon, poached eggs, and a dill hollandaise sauce.

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Juhee ordered the Wraps on Fire. Really good as well. Spicy, but super satisfying hahah.

Afterwards, we walked around Melrose for a bit, digesting food and shopping around. Dropped her back off at Oxy so she could finish packing and go back home. I headed back home in LA, then just worked all day.

December 13th: Saturday.

Decided that I would be productive that day, and change the bike’s oil and clean up everything, including the chain. So early on, I waited for Allen to show up at my pad, then we drove down in my FX to Del Amo Motorsports, where we met up with Justin. Picked up a jug of Motul 300V 15W50, some Plexus, some Moto Wash, and an oil filter. I only trust Motul with my fluids, and SO SHOULD YOU LOL. Grabbed some lunch at Five Guys’ Burgers and Fries down in South Bay, then headed back up to my house where all of us got started on the bikes.

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Ducati Desmonsedici RR on display at Del Amo. So beautiful =(

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Great burgers and fries! Really big name on the east coast.

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Time to get down and duuuuurty.

After we got everything done, we rolled back down to Gardena to King’s Hawaiian for some BREAD PUDDING.

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Then after that, we all got hungry, so after Justin’s wife got off work, we hit up Old Time Noodle House.

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Awesome joint.

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Amaaaaazingly good! Spicy Dough Flake Soup!

After food, we all pretty much peaced out. Went back home, then crashed.

December 14th: Sunday.

My roomies woke me up around 10 so I could join them to go to the Larchmont Farmer’s Market. Good thing too, since I really didn’t want to keep sleeping in late hahah. We went around the marketplace for a while, then ended up at Cafe Du Village for some breakfast!

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Got myself a veggie samosa at the market to hold me over till breakfast hahah.

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Great place for french breakfast.

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I ordered a Mushroom and Muenster Omelet. Soooooo gooooood.

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Two of my roomies and Ivy!

Afterwards, I just kind of chilled at home till later on that night, where a simple trip to Mr Coffee turned out to be a collective gathering of almost everyone from the BROG LOL. We all kicked it, then got hungry, so we drove up to Pho 4000 up the street. Logan, Btune, Franco, and I weren’t hungry, and the lady probably would’ve stabbed us had we gone in to sit down with everyone and not ordered, so we chilled outside for a while until it got way too cold, then we peaced back to my house.

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Outside for moral support LOL.

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From Tree’s POV ahahahah.

We played some Wii for a while, watched some TV, then when it got sick late around 5AM, we decided it was probably time for everyone to peace and go home to knock out. Sure enough, I got in bed and passed out.

Monday: Nothing.

Tuesday: Got a REALLY nice surprise in the mail from my cousin, then hit up dinner at Fred 62 with Francis, Allen, Yoshi, Hiro, and Tuan.

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You are amazing. Thank you so much! =)

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Always good, though this is the earliest I’ve ever been here ahahah.

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Tofu Chilaquile. Really good and satisfying.

Afterwards, it was way too cold to go out and do anything else, so once again.. peace and KO LOL.

December 17th: Wednesday.
GALVATRON WEDNESDAYS.

NOTHING strikes more fear into the hearts of men than the word GALVATRON. For those of you not informed, Galvatron Wednesdays is a night every other wednesday at Bar C where the creators of the Galvatron go and take down records of people and how many they’ve drank. And if you don’t know.. a Galvatron is basically 6 shots, consisting of a double shot each of Bacardi 151, Maker’s Mark, and Patron. That night, Justin, Allen, and I had three each, Roy had 5, and Tuan had 1. I also used a cranberry vodka as a chaser for my second Galvatron LOL. Overall, it was a fun night… maybe not for Allen though LOL.

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Bar C in the Honda Plaza.

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So it begins.

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#1 w/ a coke chaser.

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#3 and still solid as a rock LOL.

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#1 stop for btune LOL

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#2

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Hit up the Pantry afterwards. Would’ve much preferred something like korean soup or pho, but whatever =P

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#3 LOLOL.

After we ate, Justin drove me back to Bar C to my car, made sure I was straight to drive, then I headed back home. Got back with no problems of course, took a shower, ate a bowl of cereal, then went to sleep.

December 18th: Thursday.

Chilled all day, then Justin and Tree came over for dinner, where we headed out to Hodori for grub. No pictures because I got lazy hahah. Later on throughout the night though, met up with Btune and Francis and Tuan at Mr Coffee, then they got hungry so we went to BCD for some Soon Dul Bul.

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Wilshire location. I believe I like the Western location better hahah.

I did have pictures of my food, but I ended up deleting them before uploading them hahah. Too bad!

December 19th: Friday.

Finished up a few things, then later on at night rolled out to Savoy for some Hainan Chicken!

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MUST come here for the Hainan Chicken Rice.

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SO AMAZINGLY GOOD.

Afterwards, went out to Ten Ren for a bit, then over to Btune’s house. Left around midnight, and headed back home to LA.

(can you tell I’m starting to get really lazy? LOL. It’s 5 in the morning and I need to be up for another 6-7 hours. CUT ME SOME SLAAAACK!)

December 20th: Saturday.

Was supposed to go snowboarding with Tuan and Justin, but had to stay home and be a good brother and wait for my sister to get home. Hit up REI to pick up a few things for China, then pretty much waited at home in Arcadia till my sister got home. Did end up taking a short nap while my parents went out to eat, and woke up with my pups sleeping next to me =)

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awwwww.

Now Sunday, the 21st.

Logan, Justin, and I decided to roll down and meet up in Westminster aka WET MIN TA at Brodard for some lunch. Best spring rolls… EVER.

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PACKED for lunch.

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Grilled Pork Rolls!

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Fresh Shrimp Rolls

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Lotus Stem Salad w/ pork and shrimp. Really good stuff.

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Chicken and potato curry.

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And for dessert.. three more grilled shrimp paste rolls LOL.

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Three dude throwdown. SICK food hahah.

Afterwards, Justin decided that a Bikini bar was in order, so we got in his car and he led the way LOL.

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Oh noes?

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Iced Coffee. SUPER strong. I had the shakes and my heart started hurting from drinking it LOL.

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Photo Hunt.

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“My ex” LOL.

We then headed back to Brodard to drop off Logan at his car, then Justin and I headed back to his house in Torrance. He finished changing out the clutch springs and weights on his Yamaha C3, and I rode it around. I’m so getting one next month now LOL.

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Forget Ruckuses, C3s are the JAM.

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Can’t beat that storage compartment.

Also before I left, he asked me if I knew anyone who wanted to buy a 30″ Apple Cinema HD monitor, knowing FULL WELL that I:

1) own a mac
2) love big monitors
3) can’t say no to great deals

Soooo long story short, I ended up with the monitor in my trunk, and in my room, then on my desk LOL.

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Can’t say I don’t like how my setup is now though LOL.

Later on, Logan called and told me that Al was almost back down in the OC, and wanted to hit up Gyukaku, so around 8 I headed out for Huntington Beach. Sick RED ZONE twice in one day, but if you know me, you know how short drives like that are no problem for me hahahah.

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Mmmmmm.

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Kept things simple and easy with an order of Bistro steak and Gyutan. Ate everything at a really slow pace, and it turned out to be just the right amount of food. Way good.

Headed back to LA afterwards, and my roomies and I were supposed to watch The Dark Knight when I got back, but they were already asleep on the couch, so I just let them sleep hahah.

Alright. I think that about gets everything back on pace and in line now. Keeping everything saved for almost a month, then posting everything in the period of a day is rather exhausting, so I’ll definitely try and keep everything up to date. Next time you hear from me, I’ll be at LAX in the morning, waiting to board the plane to China. I’ll be gone from the 23rd to the 1st, but I’ll be posting from China so no worries =)

Anyway, just 3 1/2 more hours until my shuttle comes. I can definitely stay awake till I get on the plane.

Hope you all have a great Christmas! Be merry, drink lots of eggnog, and spend time with your family!

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LOL had to keep with the theme.

– Chaaalz.

Yes yes.. I’m horrible with keeping this thing updated like I used to. I swear it’s not my fault LOL. I’ve had a LOT going on this month, and haven’t really had a break till well… winter break hahah. So then, let’s see if I can recap some of what’s happened this month and from the end of November, starting from Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Day.

Parents gone, sisters gone, none of my family in town. I had planned to just chill at my house, and maybe cook up a few dishes later that night so I’d have a gang of leftovers for the week, but as I was about to hop in the shower my homie Justin hits me up and tells me to come over to their pad since they were having Thanksgiving lunch. Sure, why not?

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Pumpkin Cheesecake. So amazing!

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Enjoying a nice glass of Yellowtail Reserve while watching movies with the friends.

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Angie the dog. So hyper around people hahah.

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Justin and his bacon. Insane how he can still eat after all that food.

After that, I totally don’t remember what I did besides go home. Coffee probably? LOL.

The next day, Allen came over and we just kicked it for a bit until Tuan came over later on for dinner, where we decided to Gui Rim it up.

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Can’t go wrong with Brisket!

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Mmmmm… so good.

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I seriously eat almost four bowls worth of salad alone. No joke.

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Yep. That’s Btune’s finger.

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Cold Noodle to end the meal.

Afterwards, we went back to my pad to Wii it up a bit, till around 10 when we headed out to The Grove to watch Quantum of Solace. However, once we got in the theater, it was PACKED, so we ended up watching Transporter 3, which was actually pretty good. The chick was pretty annoying, but that’s about it LOL. Hit up Mr Coffee afterwards as usual, then went home and crashed.

On Saturday, we finally all woke up early and decided it was the perfect day for a nice cruise up Angeles Crest. Justin met me up at my house first so we could lube up my chain, then we rolled down to Lucky Boy in Pasadena to meet up with Allen. Got some gas, then headed up Angeles. Nice easy cruise, saw a gang of bikes rolling up and down with us. Nice thing is that if there’s a cop in front of you, bikers will always warn you beforehand. Pretty awesome. We got to the fork, then chilled and waited for Francis to roll up in his Elise. Once he got there, we continued up Angeles so we could hit up lunch at Newcomb’s Ranch.

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Quick break at the fork.

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Parked waiting for Francis to roll up. From left to right: Allen’s CBR, Justin’s R1, and my R6.

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Francis’ Elise up at Newcomb’s Ranch.

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Chillin.

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Newcomb’s!

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Don’t know how riders can drink then ride back down LOL.

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Bad choice getting the Enchilada Plate. Really good, but way too much food. Not good when you still need to ride down the mountain LOL.

After eating, we rolled back down, then stopped at the bottom so Francis and Btune could smoke real quick, then we each peaced back home. Took a REALLY long nap till around 8, then woke up super hungry, so I whipped up a quick meal.

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Ribeye, some asparagus and mushrooms, and homemade mac n cheese. SCRAPES.

Now for Sunday, or as Logan appropriately named it.. the Last Day for a Fun Day (last day before the end of Thanksgiving Break), I decided to have a little BBQ throwdown with some friends. I woke up early around 9, then drove back to Arcadia to meet up with Allen at my pad. We hit up Costco to pick up a ton of meat and appetizers and whatnot. Came out to be around $250 worth of food LOL. I always end up buying way too much food for my BBQ’s. Oh well. A fair amount of people came, say about 15-20 people. Nice chill Sunday for everyone to just eat, drink, and kick it.

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Just some of the stuff I bought at Costco.

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Throwin on some Hot Links. BOMMMMBBBB.

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Yeeeeaaaaaa.

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Lathering up the pork loins with some teriyaki sauce.

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My marinated pork loins. Came out great. Super tender!

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Beer and lime shrimp! Bought the wrong bag of shrimp and bought peeled instead of in-shell =( still came out good though.

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BBQ chicken drums. They looked burned, but it’s just the sauce hahah. Always a favorite among everyone =)

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Waiting for someone to get thrown in.. LOL.

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Beer supplied by Rogansan hahah. Good lookin out!

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Surprisingly good. Super refreshing.

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Good stufffffff.

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Beckie swung by too! =)

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Chillin after cleaning up.

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I have no idea. LOL.

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Food Coma-ing it up.

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Gotta have the Wii Tennis setup for BBQs!

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Your rides are safe at my house LOL.

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Another “I have no idea” moment LOL.

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Such a nice chill day.

Now we’re finally getting into DECEMBER territory! LOL.

December 2nd:

Nothing really went on throughout the day. Went to work, schooled it up, studied, that’s about it. Later on that night though, we were planning to go to Coffee, but we ended up getting really hungry, and decided to hit up Bossa Nova in Hollywood. Great place to roll for some gourmet pizza and pasta and entrees late night, since they’re open till 4AM!

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So dope for late night eats.

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Cheese Balls. SO BOMB. If you come here, you MUST order these.

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Even the free foccacia is amazing.

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Half Margherita, half custom. Both amazing, but I’m still super partial to Margherita, just for it’s delicious simplicity hahah.

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Shrimp, chicken, and italian sausage pasta. Really really good.

And of course, had to hit up Mr Coffee anyway ahahah.

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Getting in the Christmas Spirit much? LOL.

Later on in the day, my friend brought my pups back home so I could play with him, since he’s been staying with her while I’m busy throughout the week.

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Awwww.

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He looks like he’s tired, but he’s actually super happy to see me. He always gets into this position and wags his tail when he wants to play LOL.

Then later on that night, picked up Juhee and we went to Mr Coffee because she was craving Green Tea Ice Cream. What else is new right? LOL. Also swung by Hodori so she could get Duk Bok Gi for her and her friends. She also gave me another goodie bag, this time filled with my favorite chips EVER.

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Yay! Thank you! =)

December 3rd: Pretty much did the same thing, but ended up rolling out to Canter’s for dinner with the Btune.

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Roll here for awesome late night sandwiches and other deli food!

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Bar always has live music too.

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Huge place. Another section in the back too.

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Half Downtowner, Half Reuben w/ a side of Potato Salad. Bommmbdiggity.

December 4th: Got bored studying, so picked up Juhee and her friends from Oxy, and we rolled down to Westwood for some Diddy Riese LOL. I bought an ice cream sandwich and two dozen cookies. A little overkill, but whatever hahah. Also stopped by UCLA so the girls could say hi to some of their friends. Dropped them back off, then went home. Ate a bag of chips, and opened up my new exhaust pipe for the R6 =)

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Oatmeal Raisin w/ Walnuts w/ Vanilla ice cream. MMMmmmm.

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Two Dozen cookies!

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Never ceases to satisfy =P hahah

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Akrapovic Titanium pipe. Bike sounds sick good now. Wooooooooooo!

December 5th: BBQ round 2. Used up the leftover meat from round 1 LOL. Just a small thing among like 7 people. Chilllllll.

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Two racks of ribs, some carne asada, and some more hot links.

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Sick meat! LOL. Way too much food hahah.
Forgot to take pictures of the carne asada and hot links, but rest assured they came out delicious as well hahah.

Anyway, this will be Part 1 for the time being. Part two will come later on tonight, as I need to stay awake till I get on the plane tomorrow morning in order to sleep well all the way to China LOL.

Check back in a few hours! =)

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