Friday, April 11, 2014

Friday, April 4, 2014


Bruddah Nos scored me some shirts at the Aloha Swap Meet. Fucking stoked. 

Check'um out!

Friday, March 28, 2014


First of all, I love using Yelp. 

There are some flaws, sure, but every other data base of reviews pales in comparison. Yelp's a good site and app to use if you know how to use it. You can NOT rely on it completely for two main things though, across the board: 
  • Reviews
  • Search Results

The first being, when it comes to food, most people don't have a good palette for it. For example, I'm not going to listen to someone who tells me where their "most faaaaavorite" taco stand is while they are also doing reviews of McDonalds. In fact, if you regularly eat at McDonalds its very unlikely that I'm going to take your culinary advice. 

So read between the lines. Lotsa complainers on there too, who are just always having a bad day and want to voice their opinion because they probably never got past getting their shit printed in the high school newspaper. 

Secondly, search results. If you put "Chinese food" in the search bar, you'll never find this $7 gem of CRISPY FRIED CHICKEN. So really localize your searches or really be thorough here. Can't let those hole in the walls be a secret forever. 

Near the corner of Atlantic and Anaheim is where New Panda Chinese Fast Food sits, in a run down old strip mall. You'd think (so would I) that its just another cafeteria style point-and-choose Chinese food spot. Well, it kinda is but the difference is that they have a freshly cooked menu as well. 

On this menu is the above delight, Crispy Fried Chicken. In about 15 minutes, you get this amazing fried chicken over rice. It's got a hint of charsiu flavor of course and for $7.15, it's kaboooom.

Not sure what else is good there but if you dare to venture, don't come back to me saying you tried blah blah blah but it wasn't that good. Just go there and order the Crispy Fried Chicken and thank me.

New Panda Chinese Fast Food
  • 711 E Anaheim St
    Long BeachCA 90813

Friday, March 21, 2014


Got invited for a roll at Black House yesterday, courtesy of Mike Lee. Was super stoked of course, got invited before but just couldn't make it. Made sure I did yesterday though.
I was all like, what? I wore the friendliest t-shirt I had!
Large mat, same area all those photos and lots of video footage was shot that I'd seen on TV.  Mike Lee (pictured, black gi), their all around media guy, is here on a daily basis. 
I wanted to get in the boxing ring and mess around and act like I know how to box, kinda like how you'd "play kung fu" with friends as a little kid. 
Keeping it mellow, worked some positional sparring, some regular rolls. And while nobody was looking, I went and kung fu kicked everything and did eagle talon eye-gouges on that one rubber mannequin guy. 
The Spider, Anderson Silva's gear from his second fight against Chael Sonnen when he completely and undoubtedly demolished him with a knee to the solar plexus and there was no way Chael was going to get back up and it was over and finished. Did I mention that Chael lost on that fight? 
My half Japanese brother from another mother, you know I totally dig Lyoto Machida. How could I not? Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and now contender for middleweight. One of the very few karate guys that makes it work in the octagon. And if you're thinking to yourself, "nooo - he doesn't REALLY make it work, dawg!" you should read this paragraph all over again. 

Thursday, March 20, 2014


...I can tell Potagee Jokes to The Hater on the phone while picking kale into a basket, triple wash it, bag it, then into the freezer. All in my back yard courtesy of Sasha.

Frozen kale for smoothies, fried noodle/rice/stir fry/omelets/whatevz.

Monday, March 17, 2014


One documentary on the man. Watch it while you can. It might get taken down or some shit soon, you never know.

Is he all hype? Maybe he's only fought lower level fighters, making him look incredible... for now. Maybe. Regardless, I like watching him fight. One of my new fav's, right next to Gunnar Nelson.

Sunday, March 16, 2014


...does it take to re-string up a piƱata? Two, maybe three. Skinny Jeff & Jimmy Shine on the job. Think they had it covered.