Monday, May 30, 2011

TRD Tacoma 4X4 - Supercharged

My boy Chris took home a weekend eval truck from work.  He works at TRD in Torrance and gets to play with goodies all day...this was the beast he got to have for the weekend.

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But then you pop that hood...and see this:

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dayaaaam....

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Just in case you dont know what you are looking at....

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 nice touches on the wheels and exhaust....

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it's all in the finishing details....

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nice...TRD Wheels
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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Pippen sucks

Hawt



I am a little bit turned on...except for the Asian mohawk one that looks like she can body slam me....but the rest...<3 <3 <3  =)

Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Bike - Mega Millions

I went to play the Bicycle Club's Mega Millions tourney this afternoon. It was a $100+25 buy in and a add on of $100 would give you double chips. Total investment $225.

I got knocked out at the end of level 7 and end of level 8 would of been break. Before this hand I won a double up and had slightly less than average stack.

The blinds are 400/200 with a 50 ante. I am in late position with KK.  1 limper, rest fold to me. I raise it to 1500. Folds to SB who calls. Folds...it is now heads up to the flop.  Flop comes: 2 7 4 and I do not recall the suits. I seem to remember 1 red card and 2 black cards. Again, not too sure. Anyways...the SB raises to 3000, I shove and he insta-calls me and flips over J7 of clubs. I pretty much have him dominated. He has the top pair with a J kicker vs my kings. The turn is a blank....then.

the....river...


wait...


wait for it....


wait....


river is a 7.

Bye Bye me when the trips 7 beats my pocket Kings.  So is the game of poker.  I am not sad or disappointed. I played correctly and did everything right, getting my money in there at the right time.  If I had won that hand it would of given me chips to get much farther.  Oh wells...what are you going to do?  That's poker. I would take those odds anytime....crazy loss.

WOD 5/28

Every Saturday I take this class at my gym. We fondly call it a "bootleg crossfit" class.  As it is not 100% real crossfit, it had crossfit and HIIT type workouts.  I have a great time in class and it is definitely a killer workout.  I am going to post up the best Saturday AM workouts.  I also keep a journal but wanted to blog about it too.

WARM UP
light walk/jog around room
squat side walks across room

5x burpees
10x squat jumps
15x push ups

WORKING SET

20x KB swings (44lb)
15x boxjumps/step ups
1 min plank on step
x 5 (I only completed 4)

Over head spilt squats 5x each side
5x shoulder presses off step board (butt in air)
x5

burpee jump on board x 5
10x straight leg sit ups
x2

DONE!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Nike Air Presto - SUMMER COMFORT

Nike recently retroed the AIR PRESTO. I used to have these back in the day...and I am happy they retroed them.

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I got these grey ones.

I figure they are going to be PERFECT for the summer.  Super light, breathable, with or without socks. love it!

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If I see another pair on disco say at the Nike outlet, I will pick up another pair. I plan on wearing these like slippers or flip flops. Perfect for traveling, easy on and off for the airport, comfy yet offers protection unlike flip flops. So yeah..win win in my book!

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BOOM! - coming 2012

LOL - Crossfit vs Zumba

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

BUR--->SFO---->BUR

Just got back from a client meeting in SF.  I am tired.  My flight there was 7am, so I had to catch a cab at 530AM to get to the airport. My flight was delayed 1 hour but got the clients in time.  All day meetings....but was able to get out 330PM. Tried to get on earlier flight home...NOPE.  Overbooked...so had to take my original flight...7:05. Sat on the floor at the airport falling asleep waiting to eat dinner before flying home.  Got back around 815.  Cab ride, shower etc..and now it is time to sleep.

oh yeah night before...no workout nothing...sucks.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Personal Best - Bench Press Reps

This Saturday at the gym was pretty typical. Had a nice workout...what we call the "bootleg crossfit" because it is not the real deal.  But it is in a crossfit style.  Anyways...we had a good go.  1 hour 830AM-930AM of just killing it.  I think our working set went something like this:

5 burpees
10 squat thrusts
15 sit ups - straight leg touch your toes...plus a bunch more.  But the highlight for me was the after.  I walked out and a couple friends were at the bench.

I walked over...chatted it up. Figured I would give it a go. I was pretty warmed up so no danger of pulling anything...

Ever heard of the NFL COMBINE?  Check here...
http://www.nfl.com/combine/workouts

Click to see the work out videos as they explain why and what they are looking for.  The test for the bench press.  225lbs as many reps as possible.  Average is low to mid 20s. This year at the 2011..a new record was set:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/auto/09000d5d81e843bc/Paea-sets-bench-press-record


Forty friggin nine reps...wtf?  BEAST.

Well...at the gym this morning I got 15 reps.  I think with a spot I could of got 20. Who knows...my goal is 21 which I think is the bare minimum for the combine. 21...reps.  I got 15.

Congrats to Chris and Nan! Engagement GTG.

Saturday, I went to an engagement party for my friends Chris and Nan.  It was a gorgeous day and it was just too perfect.

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We were at Nan's mom's house and it was a gorgeous home. Beautiful and huge. This backyard is just huge and awesome.

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This was the main course....shrimp boil! Yummy!

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The happy couple!  The wedding is scheduled for April 28, 2012. I am even more HONORED to say I was asked to be a groomsmen.  I cannot wait to be part of this wonderful occasion for my friends. LOVE IT.

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

FAST FIVE "GT3RS" Porsche - FAIL



I just saw Fast Five...and I don't know crap from crap..but I KNOW MY CAR.  In the film for those that have seen it....they race and win a Mexico Blue "GT3RS" Porsche. As soon as I saw it I was like THAT IS NOT A GTSRS!  The video reveals it was a 2001 996 Carrera...just a "regular" Porsche painted with a GT3 body kit and whiles and a big ass fake sticker.  Such a FAIL....I was practically screaming in the movie theater.  How dare they do that....ugh.

and my 2001 cab looked hundred times better than that fake GT3RS. Sad indeed....

I LOVE GAL GADOT

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Wall Walks - A Turning Point

This morning I went to my usual workout at the gym.  We like to call it a "bootleg crossfit" class as we definitely employ CF exercises but to be technical it is not a true CF class.  In any event, it is a killer workout and you feel great after....here is what we did:

WOD = Work Out of the Day 5/14
15 Burpees
10 Goblet Squats (using a 35lb dumbell)
5 wall walks
5 rounds of the above. I have to scale it down and did only 3. No way I can do 5...in the amount of time to not slow down the whole class.

next

3 push ups, explode into squat jumps across the room, back and forth. 3 rounds of this.

So where was this awesome turning point? WALL WALKS.

I have been learning/practicing/performing wall walks for maybe the past 2 months. TODAY...was the day. I did my wall walks with such explosiveness and clean that the instructor noticed and even a fellow classmate noticed too.  I FELT IT. I actually FELT the difference.  I don't know how to explain it...and I guess only people that work out will know what I mean.  When your body surprises it self.  When you do a seemingly HARD exercise that you have been struggling with suddenly is "easy."  Now WW are not easy for me by any stretch...but today I did them with explosive quickness and clean. I was able to do about 3 unbroken.  But those were a clean 3 with quickness.

It just felt great.

So...what does this all mean? This is a TANGIBLE difference in my physical ability. It is a super big improvement.  An improvement that NO ONE else will see or notice.  When I walk down the street and see friends will anyone know that I have improved?  No I look the same, I talk the same, I may even look "fatter."  What am I supposed to do?  Tell everyone I know to see me do a wall walk?  I guess in the end you just have to keep doing what YOU can.  Not care what anyone else thinks right?  It is a personal achievement.  Something for me.

Side note...this last week I also surprised myself with my bench. 225lbs (2 plates) I repped it 10xs then did it again for 8. I probably could do the 10 with a spot.  REPPING 225 for 10? Come on..that is good! That is great!

I guess no more blowing my own horn...I am just very proud. I am very happy. I feel good today.

17-40 F4 L lens



Digital rev finally did a review of my lens! WOOT!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

No More Questions!



My mom is not even close to 87 but she would be the exact same way. LOL...Chinese moms are the same I guess.

The Hundreds = FAIL?

Say it isn't so.....
http://hypebeast.com/2011/05/the-hundreds-2011-summer-lookbook/

really?  Since when did Hundreds = Pac Sun/Tilly's? 


ok one more...


I think I am more disappointed than anything else....I like Hundreds, have a few shirts and I love to support a local DIVERSE brand of street wear that I THOUGHT kept it real.  This is kinda crappy IMO.

what do you all think?

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Attorney General Does Not Play Poker



Great video with Attorney General Eric Holder answering questions about online poker.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Lovely...

Pervshots of the day....

Fellas, this chick was KILLING IT...nuff said.  <3 <3 <3

Temecula - Wine and Pechanga

This weekend I went out to Temecula to celebrate my friend Dom's upcoming wedding.  A small bachelor GTG with some Wine, food and cards.  Good times...and I am looking forward to the wedding in 2 weeks!


1st stop...
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2nd stop....
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DINNER TIME!  We had dinner at Pehanga at their Italian spot.  Not too bad...maybe a 1step above Olive Garden.

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Shrimp wrapped with prosciutto....
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Spaghetti with Bolognese
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Dessert...

Tiramisu
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Fresh berries and cream
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