Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Strip Mall Thai Gourmet

Last Sunday, I was hanging out with my pals. Around 8 pm, we decided that we were going to dine-in. On Yelp, we found a Thai restaurant with favorable reviews, located at a strip mall. So we took a frantic drive over to Huntington Beach before it closed.

I don't have Thai food very often. And when I do, I usually feel cheated. But this place managed to exceed my expectations.

You can read my full review here. Enjoy the photos.

19072 Beach Blvd. Suite F
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Signal Hill, CA

Anyone ever watch that oil tycoon movie There Will Be Blood with Daniel Day Lewis? If you don't remember, the story was based on the Signal Hill oil strike of the 1920's. Here's some friendly reminders of how this country was built...

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Dan Lam x Remi February

Remi February is the "handsome" assistant of Comedian Ken Tanaka. Over the past few years, they have been sharing educational tidbits about Japanese culture on Youtube such as 'How to speak fluent Japanese without saying a word". Check them out!

Last week, I drew a series of portraits of Remi-chan; and she returned the favor in appreciation. Cool, huh?

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Moonshine Recap

Man, I'm pooped. We had a great showing tonight. The Dreamworks artists definitely delivered the goods. Here are some of my favorite images from the night.

If you're interested in purchasing the book, you can order it here.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

How Nike outclasses the competition

It's not about your product, but your vision. Quality is already expected, so there's no need to go on-and-on about your product's newest lightweight, durable, and comfortable materials. What matters most is that your vision embodies personality and sexiness.

Nike opened its newest flagship store in the heart of Santa Monica's 3rd St. Promenade. It's a nostalgic, bleacher-emblazoned maze of high school sporting past times, but (dare I use the word) FRESH.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Old Town Pasadena

Meet Allyson. She is a sweetheart and a local resident of Pasadena, CA.

After work, I stopped by Allyson's hood for a Peruvian dinner and a quick tour. I feel so hip.

96 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91105

36 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91105

Moonshine Preview

Setting up an art exhibit is tough work. Since I've been working at Nucleus, I've been learning the in's-and-out's of art gallery operations. It can be overwhelming - sales, inventory, packaging, shipping, photographing merchandise, website maintenance, event promotion, customer service, etc. But it's really rewarding when your event comes together.

This Saturday, we're opening a new art exhibit called Moonshine. It will feature the personal work of Dreamworks artists. And my buddy - Roy will be playing the banjo for your enjoyment as well. Don't miss it! http://gallerynucleus.com/gallery/exhibition/251

Moonshine. Opening Reception on Saturday, August 14th. 7pm-11pm.
Nucleus. 210 E. Main St. Alhambra, CA 91801

This is how it goes down at Nucleus.

Shawty shooting photographs of the Moonshine artwork with reckless abandonment.

Ben and Alexis valuing the price of artwork with great prejudice.

Kevin showing off a large art print for final approval.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Late night ramen

Make no mistake. SGV has some good Japanese restaurants, too. A few pictures from last weekend's late night ramen run.

Daikokuya Ramen
111 N. Altantic Blvd. #241
Monterey Park, CA 91754

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Big trucks on the freeway

When I first got my license, I used to get nervous driving by these massive chunks of metal. I'd avoid trying to share the road with them by either speeding up or switching lanes. I've had a few near misses in my day. There's nothing like an 18-wheeler honking at you in malice. But now... I just can't get enough of them.

Every truck has a particular function. And following that function, a particular form. In short, they're really cool to look at.

(One of these days, I'm gonna kill myself taking these pictures.)