Welcome to the Family STi

By on Feb 8, 2014 in MOTOR WORK | 0 comments

Back in 2006, I fell in love with the Subaru Impreza WRX STi. It was my dream car, but it was also out of my price range especially since I just started college that year at UC Davis. Though I didn’t have the money at that time, I promised myself that one day I would purchase an STi when I finally had the budget for one. Of course, I couldn’t let that promise go unfulfilled. Last month I came across this solid deal on Craigslist for a 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STi, the exact model I fell in love with back in 2006. It was an opportune time since I was looking for a more reliable car than the project E30 that I had. As most car enthusiast know, old cars come with great and extensive responsibility so the STi was a perfect daily driver replacement for the E30. Within one week I made a deal with the seller and just like that I bought a new car. The Subaru Impreza WRX STi was also...

Track Thursday >> Rudimental feat. Emeli Sand̩ РFree (Zwette Edit)

By on Jan 9, 2014 in MUSIC | 0 comments

This Track Thursday we bring you a smooth dance edit by Zwette featuring Rudimental’s track “Free.” The track’s solid beat brings back great memories of the 90’s dance music era. It’s definitely a great jam to listen to. Check out this fresh track below!

Keeping It Fresh With Military Series G-Shock GA-100-1A1

By on Jan 8, 2014 in SOCIAL | 0 comments

Casio’s G-Shock brand is a juggernaut when it comes to style from all directions. Their useful design has led me to purchase my first G-Shock watch. After scanning Casio’s extensive inventory of G-Shocks, I came across their military series which included the GA-100-1A1 that I received today. The G-Shock GA-100-1A1 is a very durable watch with an extended amount of features and functions. It’s pretty much like a Swiss Army knife with its extra features such as a built-in stop watch and a world time clock. Similar to other G-Shocks, this watch is waterproof and this particular model can handle a water resistant depth of 200 meters. My favorite aspect of this watch is how high-tech it is compared to anything that I’ve ever owned. I think it was cool that when I adjusted the digital clock, the hands of the clock automatically spinned and corrected themselves. I...

Disney’s Frozen Piano Fantasie Suite By Lara

By on Jan 7, 2014 in MUSIC | 0 comments

It’s been close to a week since I’ve seen Disney’s Frozen and the songs and memories are definitely stuck in my head. I just can’t get enough of Frozen and its musical score is definitely one of my favorites. I’ve been humming “Do You Want To Build A Snowman” since this morning and I just can’t quit! It’s highly addicting! I have to thank and applaud the songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez for doing an excellent job on Frozen. Also a huge shout out to Christophe Beck for composing the wonderful musical scores that truly capture what Frozen is all about. For those of you craving Frozen treats, YouTube pianist Lara shares her icy cool Disney side by playing songs from Frozen’s soundtrack. Check out this beautiful medley featuring songs from Disney’s hit movie...

Motorhead Presents Car Maniacs: Life With Le Mans’

By on Jan 6, 2014 in MOTOR WORK | 0 comments

“The reason for us to play around with racing cars? Because it’s exciting. It doesn’t matter however style you want to use it. From racing on tracks to streets, as long as it’s fun. The most important thing is to have fun in our everyday lives.” – Car Maniacs

A Quick But Awesome Stop At Neptune Aquatics

By on Jan 5, 2014 in SOCIAL | 0 comments

While I was down in the Bay Area today running some errands, my family and I decided to make a quick stop at Neptune Aquatics in Milpitas, CA. Recently, my dad has reignited his interest in reef/saltwater aquariums, so checking out this bay area saltwater tank specialist shop was a must. My dad heard great reviews of this small local shop, so we were confident that we would stumble upon a pretty cool spot. At the front door we were greeted by this massive reef/fish tank illuminated by L.E.D.s The tank was inspiring and it was loaded with beautiful fish and a variety of coral. As a saltwater veteran myself who entered the hobby before the introduction of L.E.D. tank lighting, this was a really cool sight to see. It was pretty amazing to see this energy-saving technology compare to the power hungry lights that we’ve used in the past. My dad was impressed as well and I’m sure...

Saving Mr. Banks and Styling Disney In the 60’s

By on Jan 4, 2014 in SOCIAL | 0 comments

I just left the theaters with bloodshot eyes and tears running down my face after watching Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks.” My friends, those aren’t tears of sadness, but more like tears of emotional greatness and connection. I’ve watched the film Mary Poppins many times as a child, but to watch Disney’s adaptation of how the film came together was inspiring, fascinating and quite heartwarming. Saving Mr. Banks catered to avid Disney followers by giving us a glimpse of Disney during the 60’s and how it was like with Walt around. There’s plenty of neat and period correct details and it even challenged me to find “out of time” pieces, which I sure could not find! Aside from the beautiful details, the story showed a better side of P.L. Travers and how her background shaped the course of Disney’s adaptation of Mary Poppins....

Daniel Gonzales Shares Art From the World of Frozen

By on Jan 3, 2014 in ART & DESIGN | 0 comments

Call me crazy, but right after watching Disney’s latest animated film “Frozen,” I was highly contemplating purchasing flight tickets to Norway. I was literally blown away and inspired by the magnificence of “Frozen.” From the picturesque storybook village of Arendelle to the wintery beauty of the North Mountain, Frozen’s Norway inspired landscape was a feast for the eyes. I also was very touched by the beauty and personality of all the main characters and how animated they all felt. I literally fell in love with all of the main characters especially Anna and Elsa who were so beautifully drawn. With the perfection of Frozen, I sure do hope that Disney animation retains this type of momentum with their future flicks. To cure my Frozen craving, I stumbled upon some artwork from the world of Frozen shared on Walt Disney animator Daniel Gonzales’...