Sneaker enthusiast, breaks and beats growing up with SL1200s, huge graffiti head in the 90's,
shoots the most random subjects and blogs as therapy.
Also your favorite #NT Mod. :)

Welcome to my world.

MIRACLE ON 35TH NORTH

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| Posted in | Posted on Sunday, December 27, 2020

117 days. That's how long since my last W and yesterday's @copdate @35thnorth hit. Please tell me there is an easier way! 

#ChristmasMiracle #NikeSB #NT



It was my first time to land the W on Copdate. I had no clue what to do after paying the reservation fee through the app. I thought I was going to receive a separate email from the skateshop confirming the pick up date. Good thing I kept checking 35th North's IG stories. That's when I saw other winners' Ws being reposted. Headed to Capitol Hill with the quickness to pick up my pair!

WE ARE LEGENDS

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| Posted in | Posted on Saturday, December 26, 2020

This is how it ends. What we had hoped for all year came earlier than expected. Don't be fucking dumb. Get vaccinated as soon as it is made available to you. You can't honestly believe that your God and right to personal freedom are enough to beat the Covid-19 virus. This ain't a movie and you are not Matt Damon. This is a world war we can all win together. #boxingday #covidchronicles


CHRISMASK 2020

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| Posted in | Posted on Friday, December 25, 2020

Christmas 2020 may not have been what we imagined it to be early this year but hey, at least we made it this far. I know a lot of people are in dire need of a Christmas miracle right now but you know what? You are your own Christmas miracle and you are the best gift to people you love. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ 

Missing all the merry celebrations back in the Philippines and opening our home for Nochebuena but my heart is full from seeing your lovely social media posts. I truly appreciate you all.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ 

Maligayang pasko sa lahat! ⁣ πŸ’“⁣⁣ 

#CovidChristmas 


TACO TIME

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| Posted in | Posted on Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Received the cutest Christmas card in the mail today. 


BUCKY BARNES

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| Posted in | Posted on Monday, December 21, 2020

My tropical ass doesn't really fancy freezing temperatures but the first Seattle snow just happen to fall on winter solstice and nobody saw it coming so it was a surprisingly pleasant experience even for me. Not my first snow experience but definitely my first snowfall! 


1 EMAIL 100 CUPS

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| Posted in | Posted on Saturday, December 19, 2020

I mostly drink cheap coffee pods now. It's fast and all I gotta do is toss the used cartridge out after every cup. No messy cleanups after. As much as I'd love to use a French press often, coffee gets cold here quickly and reheating it is out of the question as it affects the taste. 

Our go-to brand lately is SF Bay Coffee but then this happened. 


HOW SWAY

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| Posted in | Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2020

 It took 5 weeks to complete everything but it was worth the wait. I can't believe we are finally done!

EMERALD CITY GLOW

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| Posted in | Posted on Monday, December 14, 2020

 First time visiting downtown since we moved from Lynnwood to Seattle last month. Look how pretty Pike Place is during this time of the year!

2020 has been a shitshow but that will never stop me from enjoying the holiday season even though I am far away from the motherland. Wishing you all a very merry Christmas! πŸ’—

LIBATION NATION

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| Posted in | Posted on Saturday, December 12, 2020

Finally decided to document my liver's decline. Join my journey to beer heaven and follow me on Untappd

Here's my first entry. Please don't expect detailed reviews from me of each beer I try. I always keep it simple. It's either I like it or not!


* BURPS *

21 JUMPMAN STREET

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| Posted in | Posted on Thursday, December 10, 2020


Can't spell SNKRS without the letters N and T. Where is the T you ask? It's somewhere between all our Ls and Ws. Happy 21st birthday @niketalk_com! Still the best damn website in the universe after (insert your favorite pornsite here)⁣. ⁣ * TAP TAP PULL *⁣ ⁣ #NT #NikeTalk

LARRY DAVID

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| Posted in | Posted on Wednesday, December 09, 2020

Got to join this year's #NTSecretSanta and it was such a funny and fun experience. I wonder who Mecks got as an elf!


NINER GANG

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| Posted in | Posted on Wednesday, December 02, 2020

I have been on the hunt for a new (not vintage) gold Starter San Francisco 49ers when I saw this on Karmaloop after doing a quick Google search. I ordered a size M but it was too small for me so I sent it back for a size L. The process took almost a month but Karmaloop/Shiek's customer service surprisingly came through right before it sold out. 


When was the last time you bought something from Karmaloop? LOL.

I'MA DO WHAT IT TAKES

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| Posted in | Posted on Thursday, November 19, 2020

This photo from 2007 with my eldest son will forever be a top 5 moment for me of us. Greeting him from the past since it's already the future in the Philippines. Happy 22nd birthday, Jay! πŸ’“


 
♪ Distance between us is not like a store, this isn't a closeable gap, ayyy ♪

CORNERSTONE

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| Posted in | Posted on Wednesday, November 11, 2020

 New digs, who dis?

I can't wait to see what we can do with this space!

πŸ’—

TRUMP DUMPED

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| Posted in | Posted on Saturday, November 07, 2020

Woke up to news today that Joe Biden has been declared president elect. I can't even tell you how relieved I was. I thought the recurring nightmare of Trump at the helm was never gonna end. I swear it felt like a non-stop marathon of The Twilight Zone!

The promise of a better tomorrow starts today.

Let's go, Joe and Kamala!

THE STRANGERS

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| Posted in | Posted on Saturday, October 31, 2020

It's Halloween and the crew is out tonight to celebrate in advance Mitra's birthday.

 Bloody greetings from Mr. Hacker and Mrs. Pin-Up Girl. :)

BETWEEN SUMMER AND WINTER

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| Posted in | Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2020

 Autumn/fall ain't official until you post that one pic. Well, here's mine. 

Hey, if you come across a pair of the exact same Converse CTAS Hiker 132380C from 2012 in a size US10, please let me know. My pair is starting to fall apart!

STALE GRAIL

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| Posted in | Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Not sure how I feel about these. During the 00's, wheat kicks were my thing and the Nike Air Force 1 B "Mocha" were my holy grails. I never consider myself as a sneaker expert but my 4 eyes tell me these ain't it. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 

Nike dropped the ball and whoever was responsible needs to be slapped silly. On their own the shoes are not bad at all. Just don't call them a retro version of the 2001 classic. Maybe they'll get it right next year? ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 

For now, I'll just go with the Flax lows that Nike re-released in 2017/2018/2019. At least they don't disappoint. #NT


VERZUZ

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| Posted in | Posted on Sunday, October 18, 2020

Don't get it twisted. I may live in the Pacific Northwest/Seattle area now but it will be forever FUCK THE SEAHAWKS, lol. 


THE GOOD BOOK

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| Posted in | Posted on Thursday, October 15, 2020

I feel more at home in Portland than Seattle even though I've only spent a total of 10 days here the last 3 months. Moving across the Pacific Ocean has brought some unforseen obstacles that are holding my goals (with the wifey) hostage. We might just decide to forever keep it weird and some day call Stumptown our town. Maybe open our own business selling lechon and call it "Porklandia." Please don't block me. 😊


MIRACLE NIGHTS

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| Posted in | Posted on Monday, October 12, 2020

 A mini-tribute to Hana Kimura. Rest easy in heaven!


πŸ’“

BOISE 97217

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| Posted in | Posted on Sunday, October 11, 2020

 We back in Portland, baby! 


Who's down to hang? (From at least 6 feet away, of course.)

CHARLIE BROWN

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| Posted in | Posted on Sunday, October 04, 2020

My old ass first pumpkin patch experience!

VICTORY LAP

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| Posted in , , | Posted on Friday, September 18, 2020

"Yeah, look I'm finna take it there
This time around I'ma make it clear 
Spoke some things into the universe and they appeared
I say it's worth it, I won't say it's fair 
Find your purpose or you wastin' air" 
- Nipsey Hussle 


THERMOCHROMATIC

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| Posted in , | Posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2020

@premierskate unknowingly gave me a nice birthday surprise last week. Joined the raffle 8/31 10 am, got the W 3:56 pm same day, shipped next day, and finally delivered today. Sharing my so-so photos with you snapped in a warm room to give you a break from all the @mcdonalds x @travisscott craziness on your feed. #NT #NikeSB #PremierSkate

BIBLE CLUB

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| Posted in | Posted on Monday, August 31, 2020

Restoration of force, validity, or effect. This is 42. Always thankful, never resentful. Even when some folks out there act like I was never helpful. I am alive, of sound mind and loved. Can't ask for anything more for myself. Maybe Jeff Bazos money? Lol, j/k. I love you all. I can't wait until this year is over so we can all get together, grab a drink and share stories of how we survived 2020. #STACKHOUSE


HATTORI HANZO

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| Posted in | Posted on Saturday, August 29, 2020

Some of the coolest people I know the last 20 years I met through @niketalk_com and tonight was no different. Finally got to kick it with @jawn_price in person after finding out that he's also just recently moved to the PNW. With all the dumb shit that has been going on this year, it's always refreshing to meet a new face after being "connected" online for years. Wrestling is still real to us, damn it! #NT #TapTapPull


Pardon the awkward hands. It was windy and I was trying to pin my jacket to my body. 

πŸ˜…

DIRECT LINK

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| Posted in | Posted on Saturday, August 29, 2020

Sending some positive vibes your way. May your weekend be full of love, peace and happiness! @unionlosangeles (I'll be od'ing on coke tbh lol jk) #NT


SUMMER OF COVID-19

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| Posted in | Posted on Saturday, August 15, 2020

Thanks for having us, Arianna and Zach!

CHOPSTICKS PROLIFIC

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| Posted in | Posted on Friday, August 14, 2020


Hi, haters!

SLIP 'N SLIDE

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| Posted in , | Posted on Monday, August 03, 2020

I was surprised to see that these StΓΌssy  Benassi were still available on The Darkside Initiative so I immediately added a size 10 to my cart and checked out. 

RELIVE THE SPLENDOR

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| Posted in | Posted on Saturday, July 04, 2020

 Can I beam up @ericaparedes and @margauxsue to Seattle so we can do Sundazed once again? I found the perfect spot! 

SOUPER DUPER

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| Posted in | Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2020

This noodle soup joint has been our go to whenever it's cold/wet. It's in Edmonds, WA which is a short drive from Lynnwood. 

Welcome to Wonton Noodle House!


CHIKIN KONBO

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| Posted in | Posted on Saturday, June 27, 2020

They weren't kidding when they named this place "Best..." Drove past it maybe over a dozen times and finally decided to give it a try yesterday. Service was fast and the food was really good. Ordered the chicken/katsu combo which was enough for 2 people. The chicken teriyaki was tasty and the katsu was fried perfectly. 

Welcome to Best Sushi & Teriyaki Lynwood, WA!


15 HOUR DAYS

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| Posted in | Posted on Sunday, June 07, 2020

What a beautiful day out. Hello, Green Lake!


PRIMO PIECE

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| Posted in | Posted on Tuesday, June 02, 2020

Ever since moving to Washington state, supporting local businesses have been our M.O. and today was no different. We were feenin' for some really good fried chicken so we made our way to the one and only, Seattle's best, Ezell's Famous Chicken.


MEETING ANGELA

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| Posted in | Posted on Friday, May 15, 2020

The new normal but the same old journal (of how e-people with the same interests meet in real life, albeit almost 2 decades late, face masks and all, amid a pandemic) #NT @ellaesco 


MAKE IT REIGN

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| Posted in | Posted on Friday, May 15, 2020

Picked up this $20 Reign Man Rookie Dunk hoodie from Simply Seattle. I lowkey wanted the Sonics to beat Jordan and the Bulls in the 1996 NBA Finals. They were so fun to watch! 


Now all I need is a pair of matching Reebok Kamikaze.

MEATZILLA

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| Posted in | Posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2020

 First time here at Katsu Burger in Lynnwood, WA. Let's see what the burger hype is all about!


ENDGAME

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| Posted in | Posted on Monday, May 11, 2020

Exactly 8 years today from the day we met and now we're here. 

#beenhere #surprise #thenewnormal #burneverything #foblyf #90dayaybaybay


BETH EMHOFF

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| Posted in | Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2020

Funny how the world is about to end because some of you idiots decided to feast on flying foxes instead of just eating asses. Wash your hands, avoid people and we shall beat this thing. See you all in 2021! #ncovenience


MOUNTAIN HIGH

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| Posted in | Posted on Monday, March 09, 2020

Back in Baguio City, one of my favorite places outside Metro Manila, to spend some QT with a cutie.

Austrianne Residences was closed because of the Covid-19 scare so we stayed at one of Maan's AirBnb listings. It's tucked in a quiet neighborhood not far away from all the tourist action in downtown Baguio. The space is super clean with a minimalist vibe. Perfect for single/couples! 

The view from our living space.

FROM CHINA WITH LOVE

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| Posted in | Posted on Tuesday, March 03, 2020

Been looking for a pair of work boots and a new pair of selvedge denim jeans but stuff that's available in Manila are usually overpriced. Since I've been on a tear on Lazada lately, I checked if some overseas vendors had some for sale. A quick search showed me a brand that I have never heard before, Maden Style. It's a Chinese brand supposedly owned/run by Russians. Most of its pieces are copies of other established fashion brands (i.e. Rogue Territory, Nigel Cabourn, etc.) but for the fraction of the price. 

I ordered a pair of 15 oz selvedge denim jeans and lace-up work boots. Delivery took 11 days from China to Quezon City. The total damage? Only 4,050 pesos total or around $80. 


BEEN OVER IT

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| Posted in | Posted on Sunday, March 01, 2020

Finally letting go of my 1985s that I've had since 1998. It's about time I move on to better things than being burdened of taking care of shoes that are 35 years old. I got a feeling that these will move quicker than I expect even with the high price that I am asking for.  


NO MATTER WHAT

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| Posted in | Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2020

 One of the best days of my life!


πŸ’—

PERFECT VISION

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| Posted in | Posted on Wednesday, January 01, 2020

 Hello, 2020!!!!