After being locked up at home aka having no car, I finally went out and got a good dose of happiness! I spent the whole afternoon with Marco, a very close friend of mine. We had lunch at AjiSen Ramen – a little Japanese restaurant in Tamuning. I had the Karaage Curry Ramen and man, it was really good
We drove to Westin to check up on our other friend Nathan. He took us up to the top floor and we hung out inside the Presidential Suite (wow!). It was nice having the trio together for a bit. Laughs everywhere, man!
Helped Marco picked out his very first pair of Janoskis at Kicks/HI. Then we sauntered over to Stussy Guam and I bought this Tiger Camo S-Carabiner!
Tumon Tourist life
Ended the day with Mt. Lam Lam! A must to get the Shave Ice Surprise – Two/Three syrup flavours with Vanilla ice cream inside! I got Peach and Blue Raspberry syrup on mine.
Also, here is a new track from Little Dragon. A good summer tune!
No one can deny the pleasant mix between skateboarding and style. Sam Ashley, who happens to be one of my favourite photographers, has an eye for this particular blend. A month ago, he created The Skartorialist to document the unique personal styles of skateboarders across Europe. Though only three posts in, one can tell his eagerness of sharing athletes’ take on fabrics, patterns, color coordination, and cuts.
Rory Milanes of Malmo
Vaughan Baker of Dalston
Sylvain Tognelli of Berlin
All images courtesy of The Skartorialist
(Click through images for source; Some photos do not have sources as they were found with no click-through links on Tumblr!)
Popular Demand — Clipse feat. Cam’ron and Pharrell
I went over to the Mitsuwa Marketplace in San Diego with my family last night and though it was my first time there, I was hit with nostalgia. I’ve always been interested in Japanese culture since I was a little kid on Guam. From geographic location, historical events (i.e. World War II), and the importance of tourism for the island’s economy, a Guamanian is easily exposed to the great East Asian culture from topics such as food and art.
I was happy to see the Sanseido Bookstore full of fashion magazines! I stumbled upon this men’s street style and skateboarding magazine called Ollie. You may have heard about it last March when they featured the Spring/Summer 2011 Lookbook for Supreme where Tyler, the Creator, Alex Olson, and Kevin “Spanky” Long modeled for the brand.
I honestly regret dropping 10 bones for the magazine. It was thick and included a comic book inside. Though it is not written in English, it really is a gem for visual inspiration! Here are some scans of the November 2011 issue.
Awesome to see only a few of the greatest skateboarders out there – John Cardiel and my favourite Brian Anderson!
A snippet of the comic – Tokyo Tribe. If you have an Asian market around your area, I suggest you’d pick an issue up! Or you can head on over to jmagazinescans and download a few older issues and other Japanese magazines!
Speaking of skateboarding, anyone else excited for the Girl & Chocolate video?
How about King of the Road 2011?