My friend Val and I were talking about jazz/music the other night, and today she sent me a link of this Japanese jazz band from Kyoto called Jabberloop, which consists of 6 members that play trumpet, sax, keyboard, drums, bass and turntable. They have definitely given me a great impression with their lounge/club like jazz and their strong performances, not something you see in everyday jazz bands. I am really feeling Makoto, the trumpeter, he plays with so much strength yet very fresh and clear. Thanks Val! Keep 'em coming.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Finally, a Legacy in the JGTC series. This one is in the GT300 class. The last Subaru that was in the GT series was Cusco's GDB STi, and that was by far one of the best circuit Imprezas I have seen. Hope this one does well, it definitely looks like it will get the job done.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
I found this car a couple of months ago on Rimtuck.com and automatically fell in love. This is the type of style I look for when tuning a Impreza, simple, clean yet good performance. I just love the 18x10.5 white TE37's all around with the wide quarter panel and wide front fenders, all blends in well. Later on as I was looking through old car features on Speedhunters.com, I came across this car, and I was suprised that it was on here and I dont remember it all, I completely missed it. Then...the author of that article left the car owner's blog, now I am super juiced! His blog is full of pictures of his car, the progress of it, where he goes with it, everything. Then after browsing around his blog, I found his Youtube user profile, subscribed to him, then messaged him about what a damn good looking car he has...and the best part was, he replied in English, and pretty good too. Especially when it comes to car talk, it is all very clear, haha! I am now officially a big fan of Mr. Itakichi and his white Bugeye Impreza WRX Spec C. #1!!! I must say he definitely seems like a cool guy, I would love to meet him one day, and just talk about Subaru's, drinking Asahi. Itakichi Minkara http://minkara.carview.co.jp/userid/148527/profile/
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Today I watched Julie and Julia with my Mom earlier in the afternoon. It was just as I expected it to be, pleasant and funny. Meryl Streep plays a very good Julia Childs, full of love and humor when it comes to cooking and life, and Amy Adams has a very cute character in her role as a fan of Julia Childs. I would definitely recommend this movie if you are looking for a pleasant laugh, I enjoyed it very much. I give it 10/10...it was just right.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
I cannot seem to stop looking at this picture. It is just so perfect. C's Garage...these fools know whats up when it comes to S13's. Pictures like these makes me wish to have an S13 again. With a Kouki body, all you need is to slap on a Koguchi Power hood, and you are set for action. Just too damn beautiful.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Today my Mom and I went to see G.I. Joe. I've heard both good and bad opinions about this movie, but we mainly went to see this because of the famous Korean actor Lee Byung Hun, who plays Storm Shadow (White Ninja), who my Mom has liked for sometime. The story of the movie was pretty weak, and most of the acting was very mediocre and there were a handful of corny scenes/lines. But the action was definitely good, especially between Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes, they were booth smooth ass Ninjas. And out of all the actors, Lee Byung Hun was pretty much the best one, definitely played a cold hearted bad guy, and his English was well spoken. Very suprised! And I dont see the big fuss about Chattum Tanning, not so great of an actor, and not even that good looking. Anyways. I think after this movie, more producers and writers might want to cast him in more major U.S. films, after all he is one of the biggest Actors in Asia, pretty much one of the top 5. In the end, I give it a 7/10. No joke, I feel that the only good parts were the ones he and Snake Eyes were in, everyone else....lame.