torrance

Rendezvous,

in 15minute.

got here 3minutes early.

3分前に到着。

it rained for about 10minutes as soon as i started driving. rain man, me?

運転しだして10分程度の雨が降った。雨男、俺?

Video Japan, Torrance.

居酒屋友禅・寛

オーナーにお久しぶりですと言われちょっと上機嫌。

覚えててくれるのは本当に嬉しい。

何気にオープン当初からの常連だった俺です。

最近ハッピーアワーを午後8時からやってるよ!!

hello Sunny.

Birthday Dining,

with the wife and my mom.

嫁とウチのオカンと。

went to Kagura for the first time.

神楽に初めて行った。

the potato demi-sauce thingy.

ポテトデミソースなんちゃら。

cream croquette. also for got to take a pic but had oyster fry too.

クリームコロッケ。写真撮り忘れたけどカキフライもあった。

my main. fillet-katsu with demi sauce.

俺のメイン。ヒレカツデミソースなんちゃら御膳。

damn cell phone the pictures are all blurred… 😦

クソったれの携帯め。写真が全部ブレとる… 😦

Kana-chan got the layered katsu with shiso and cheese.

カナちゃんはミルフィーユカツしそチーズ入り。

and our desserts.

そしてデザートも。

Kagura was a nice place to be!! it was nice that all the tables had partitions.

神楽良かったわぁ。テーブルもなんか小さい個室みたいになってて好きだった。

thank you Kana-chan and Mom!!

カナちゃん、オカン、ご馳走様です!!

Crabs so Good,

last night we had a little crab pot party going on at Isogen in Torrance, next to Bayside on Artesia and Van Ness.15 of us were there for the crab 🙂

昨夜は忘年会のため皆でカニパーチーのためベイサイドの横にあるいそげんへ行ったさ。総勢15名の賑やかな食卓で蟹さんを堪能、みたいな。

キエがウィッシュ。あんまり、ウケなかったね…ww

hohhoooo crabs!!

おっほぉーカニじゃん!!

lol

最近思うんだよね。ユミコが原幹恵に何気似てる。

mmm yum.

いやぁ美味かった。

皆今年もお疲れ様。

Happy Birthday K-chan and Yukkey,

we were at Musha last night for K-chan and Yukkey’s birthday.

昨夜は夢舎にてケイちゃんとユッキーの誕生日パーリー。

forgot my camera today…

カメラ忘れちゃった…

happy birthday guys!!

二人とも誕生日オメデトウ!!

この写真だとミツクニの誕生日みたいw

hooooo oooobies 🙂

おっほぉぉぉーオー乳ぃぃぃ 🙂

 

Christmas Nail,

its not for me to do lol

俺がするわけじゃないんだけど(笑

Kae’s workof art over at Glamorous Nail.

グラマラスネイルのカエちゃんの作品。

Kae’s work of art over at Glamorous Nail.

グラマラスネイルのレオちゃんの作品。

http://ameblo.jp/glamorousnail/

 

Red Fort,

went to Red Fort the other day.

この間レッドフォートに行って来た。

was my first time there. the place is located in the corner of the plaza on Sepulveda and Palos Verdes Blvd. its an Indian Culture Cuisine place.

今回が初めて。場所はセプルベーダとパロスバーデスの角にプラザ内の奥。インド料理店です。内装が赤いから、入った瞬間チャチャかと思ったよw

whatever that crispy thingy ma-jiggy is called, thats good.

あれなんって言うのかまったく知らんけど、とにかく美味い。

hohhooooo lamb kabab 🙂

おぉぉぉラム肉のケバブ(カバブ?) 🙂

i ordered the spicy vindaloo (spicy level 7) and Kana-chan ordered the goat curry (spicy level 7). i heard if you finish the whole dish of spicy vindloo with level 13, you get a free plate. but mang 7 was pretty spicy… i will continue my challenge…

俺はスパイシービンダルー(辛さレベル7)と、カナちゃんはヤギカレー(辛さレベル7)をオーダー。なんか聞いた話では俺が頼んだスパイシービンダルーの辛さレベル13ってのを完食したら無料らしい。でも7でなかなかな辛さだった…しかし、俺の挑戦は続く(と思う)。

also ordered the plain yogurt. i guess all the people do order, and not for dessert.

そしてプレーンヨーグルトもオーダー。皆普通に頼むみたい。デザートとしてじゃなくて。

and their rice pudding thingy was great!! love it.

あとここのライスプリン的なのがチョー美味かった!!ホレてまうやろぉーッツテね。

Red Fort Cuisine

22231 Palos Verdes Blvd

Torrance, CA 90505

310.316.8500

www.redfortcuisine.com

Driver’s High,

last Friday, went to Iccho in Torrance with the Boso Garage crew, Hiro-kun, Koji-san and his friend, Taka-san, Takatori-san, and me.

先週の金曜日はBOSO Garageの面々、ヒロ君、コウジさんとそのお友達にタカさんと高取さんと俺とでトーランスのICCHOへ行って来ました。ミーハーにはたまらないであろうドリフト業界の面々。

mang Frank… lol our table finished off lots of pitchers. like how real man drinks!! hahaha

くっそ~フランクめ…笑。ウチらのテーブルは無駄にピッチャーを飲んだね。真の漢の様に!!www

Takatori-san looking way too happy 🙂

高取さん、嬉しすぎですよw 🙂

the BOSO crew left to some birthday party or something and Koji-san left too. so the 4 of us went to BAYSIDE for another drink.

BOSOの面々は誕生日パーティーかなんかで帰ってしまい、コウジさんも帰りました。残った4人でBAYSIDEへハシゴ。

drifters are crazy lol

ドリフトの人達は、変態だ(笑

Designer’s Exhibition,

i am planning to have a designer’s exhibition next year. probably around March of 2010. or earlier if i get enough people to exhibit together and things are squared off upon planning. all freelance, students, and others are welcome to exhibit in the show. from paintings to photography, visual effects, sculpture, copy writers, fashion, etc.

来年個展を開く予定です。2010年の3月ころを考えています。人がそれなりに集まって企画も進んでいれば早める可能性もあります。フリーランス、学生、独立希望者、誰でも参加可能です。絵画から写真、映像、彫刻、コピーライターやファッションなど。

this exhibition is for the designers to be exposed out to the world. and to enjoy the night with a glass of drink surrounded by those fascinating craftsmanship of art.

この個展は、デザイナーによるデザイナーのための個展です。そして、そのデザイナー達が作った空間の中でお酒を楽しむ。そんな夜にしたいと思っています。

please contact me if any of you are interested. currently gathering people to exhibit with us. at the same time, i am getting a hold of a bar in Torrance. if the venue is too far for you, or if you are out of state, please send me your work and i will display it at the venue.

興味がある方は連絡下さい。現在、この個展のために人を集めています。同時に、トーランスにてバーの確保も色々と模索中ですので。もし、場所が遠いと言う方、海外から参加希望の方は作品を送って頂ければこちらでディスプレイ致します。

i will keep posting updates.

色々と情報を更新していきますので。

Shoppin’goo,

after making a stop at NISEI WEEK on Saturday, we made another stop at Beverly Hills Center to look around stuff. i was just amazed how expensive theREPLAY jeans were. $600 + for a jeans? naw mang.

NISEI WEEKに行った土曜日は、その足でビバセンまで行きました。ブラブラしに。っつーかREPLAYのジーパンがどんだけ高いかって驚愕した。ジーパン一本に$600+てあんた。無理x2。

at Forever XXI, with Kana-chan 🙂 didnt know they had men’s wear now.

フォーエバーXXIにて、カナちゃんと 🙂 メンズも今あるんだね。知らなかった。

we went back to Torrance for dinner at Chinese Bufet. its the one on Hawthrone nad Lomita (i think) in the same plaza as Sushi Ken and Yakitori Shin. $12.99 and they got good foods unlike the other Chinese buffet.

買い物の後はトーランスに戻ってチャイニーズ・バフェへ。場所はホーソンとロミタ(だったと思う)のSushi Kenとか焼き鳥SHINがあるプラザ内。$12.99で食べ放題。しかもここ他と違っておいしいのよ飯が。

Round 1.

Round 2.

Round… ugh no more. i got too much greasy stuff and soooo fuuulllll.

ラウンド…っつーかもう無理。油っこいもんばっか食ったからお腹が超ぉぉぉぉ満杯。

by the way, heres what i got from today’s shopping spree.

ちなみに下の写真が今回買ったモノ。

2 T-shirt and a hat from H&M. and shoes from ALDO.

ハットとTシャツ2枚をH&Mから。クツはALDO。

Guys Cock Out Frank’s Farewell Night,

last night, since our buddy Frank is moving to Taiwan for work, we had Guys Cock Out just like girls night out. went to Musha in Torrance first.

昨日の夜はフランクが台湾に仕事のため引っ越してしまうので、ガールズナイトならぬ、ティンコポナイトを開催。まずはトーランスの夢舎へ行ったよん。

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and went on to Bayside for some drinks.

そしてベイサイドで軽く飲みに。

 

 

good luck in Taiwan buddy!! we will miss you!!

Warning, New Car Jack Thiefs

FYI, bandit is from the Torrance area.

Warning..!!!!                Warning..!!!!                Warning..!!!!

Just last weekend on Friday night we parked in a public

parking area..  As we drove away I noticed a sticker on the

rear window of the car.  When I took it off after I got home,

it was a receipt for gas.  Luckily my friend told me not to

stop as it could be someone waiting for me to get out of

 

 the car.  Then we received this email yesterday:

‘WARNING FROM POLICE

THIS APPLIES TO BOTH WOMEN AND MEN

BEWARE OF PAPER ON THE BACK WINDOW OF YOUR VEHICLE–

NEW WAY TO DO CARJACKINGS (NOT A JOKE)

Heads up everyone! Please, keep this circulating…

 

You walk across the parking lot, unlock your car and get inside.

 

You start the engine and shift into Reverse.

When you look into the rearview mirror to back out of your

parking space, you notice a piece of paper stuck to the middle

of the rear window.  So, you shift into Park, unlock your 

doors, and jump out of your car to remove that paper (or

whatever it is) that is obstructing your view.  When you reach

the back of your car, that is when the carjackers appear out

of nowhere, jump into your car and take off. They practically

mow you down as they speed off in your car.

And guess what, ladies? I bet your purse is still in the car.  

So now the carjacker has your car, your home address, your

money, and your keys. Your home and your whole identity are

now compromised!

BEWARE OF THIS NEW SCHEME THAT IS NOW BEING USED.

If you see a piece of paper stuck to your back window, just

drive away.  Remove the paper later…  And be thankful that you

read this e-mail.  I hope you will forward this to friends and

family, especially to women. A purse contains all kinds of

personal information and identification documents, and you

certainly do NOT want this to fall into the wrong hands.

Please keep this going
and tell all your friends