Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Rasterize a Photo

link doesn't seem to work at the moment but thats where I got the program to rasterize images. prolly other places you can get, just google it.

original photo
The Rasterbator creates huge, rasterized images from any picture. Upload an image, print the resulting multi-page pdf file and assemble the pages into extremely cool looking poster up to 20 meters in size. The Rasterbator is easy to use. You can either upload a file from your computer or use any file that is publicly available in the Internet.

I call her...The One Who Got Away. j/k lower left tile was upside down but i fixed it ha.

A view from where I usually sit.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Funny how title is Thanksgiving but I show a Christmas tree.

I was at Rodave's parents' place for Thanksgiving this year. Yummy turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, pancit canton and some cake. I hope you guys had a great Thanksgiving too... Took a pic of their Christmas tree and the pic came out really nice as you can see. no effects added. 

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Jason's Restaurant


yummy poke
We ate at my buddy's restaurant for his b-day. So much food. I had the rattlesnake and I was surprised I had enough room to finish it with all the appetizers we had prior. It was great seeing a lot of old faces and hope we get to do it again soon! Here are a few more pix. ya i know i should have taken more...

G with Choi's little ball of energy
A quick pick wid da crew before leaving

Working hard or hardly working? You tell me lol. wattup BK haha.

Friday, November 19, 2010


Yeah I bought a new supplement today. I rarely buy supplements other than Vitamin C, Multi-Vitamin and Fish Oils but I've heard some good things about this particular supplement and I figured it's worth a shot and experiment just for now and forgo the reliable BCAA supplements I've used in the past.  I don't really need to change my eating or my workout habits, I just need to take this supplement before each meal in order for it to be effective.

R-ALA is a supplement which is similar to ALA (Alpha Lipoic Acid), a natural antioxidant that turns glucose into energy. R-ALA is just a purer and more potent form of ALA. Since it increases muscle glycogen, it will increase your muscle cell volume (bigger muscles) and also contributes to the pump you feel when lifting. 

People also report fat loss with this product. Since this product turns glucose into energy(the carbs you eat turn into energy rather than turn into stored fat, eg nutrient partitioning) which means you will get leaner without using a thermogenic(creates heat to burn fat ie fat burners with ephedrine, caffeine, etc). 

I figured since it is safe, on sale and will allow me to eat carbs with no guilt, I'll try this supplement out. 30 dollars for a 30 day supply but I'll lessen the dose at first to assess my tolerance. I'll prolly start it this weekend if not this coming Monday. If anything it will have a psychosomatic/placebo effect and produce results that way since I don't like wasting money! Results are results nonetheless.

Monday, November 15, 2010



Say hello to açaí (ah-sigh-ee), the fruit that’s making believers out of world-class athletes 

and health-conscious people everywhere. Found atop 50 foot palm trees along the banks

 of the the Amazon, açaí is truly a gift from Mother Nature. It’s packed with powerful antioxidants, healthy 

omegas and delicious powers.

Laboratory tests show that açaí is a rich source of antioxidants called anthocyanins, which
are the same phytochemicals that provide the healthy benefits of red wine. Analysis also
shows that açaí is packed with unsaturated healthy fats that have a fatty acid ratio similar
to olive oil, which is considered to be a contributing factor to the low incidence of heart
disease in Mediterranean populations.

Anthocyanins are part of a group of phytochemicals in red wine thought to contribute
to the French paradox, i.e. France has one of the lowest incidences of heart disease
of any westernized society despite a prevalence of smoking and a diet high in saturated
fat and cholesterol.

So simply put, açaí combines the best of the Mediterranean and French diets by
having more antioxidants than red wine and an essential fatty acid profile similar
to olive oil!

I first got introduced to this by my brother and by going to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments that serve this. It has double the antioxidants than blueberries(more antioxidants give more energy), has tons of fiber (helps digest food, prevents constipation), vitamins and minerals, lots of omega fatty acids (promotes brain function, maintains blood circulation and pressure and cholesterol) now I can stop taking my fish oils lol.  Top acai off with granola and bananas and it makes for a good breakfast son.  Also I forgot to mention it is a natural appetite suppressant, for those who want to lose weight. 
The Sambazon brand is the better brand to get if you were to get Acai. It's at a Whole Foods near you. 
Sambazon Acai - Acai Powder, 90 g powder

Black Friday

Well Black Friday is almost here. There will be some good deals out there this Thanksgiving . Check out http://bfads.net/ for deals for each store. Some cool items that peaked my interest:

GPS Navi - The Garmin 255WT is $99 at Best Buy for this Black Friday. Not bad at all. 4.3 inch screen with free Traffic Updates.

Best Buy is also carrying the camera I currently use, the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS for $179.99 or $199 for the bundle.

Office Max and Staples have cheap USB flash drives. I'm particularly looking at the 8GB ones for $10.99.  4GB ones are $5.99.

For sure I'll be picking up the Western Digital 2 TB External Drive at Target for a mind blowing $69. I think other stores like Best Buy will have it for $89, still a great price for a 2 TB drive.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


“Bruce had me up to three miles a day, really at a good pace. We’d run the three miles in twenty-one or twenty-two minutes. Just under eight minutes a mile [Note: when running on his own in 1968, Lee would get his time down to six-and-a half minutes per mile]. So this morning he said to me “We’re going to go five.” I said, “Bruce, I can’t go five. I’m a helluva lot older than you are, and I can’t do five.” He said, “When we get to three, we’ll shift gears and it’s only two more and you’ll do it.” I said “Okay, hell, I’ll go for it.” So we get to three, we go into the fourth mile and I’m okay for three or four minutes, and then I really begin to give out. I’m tired, my heart’s pounding, I can’t go any more and so I say to him, “Bruce if I run any more,” —and we’re still running-“if I run any more I’m liable to have a heart attack and die.” He said, “Then die.” It made me so mad that I went the full five miles. Afterward I went to the shower and then I wanted to talk to him about it. I said, you know, “Why did you say that?” He said, “Because you might as well be dead. Seriously, if you always put limits on what you can do, physical or anything else, it’ll spread over into the rest of your life. It’ll spread into your work, into your morality, into your entire being. There are no limits. There are plateaus, but you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. If it kills you, it kills you. A man must constantly exceed his level.

By Bruce Lee, John Little

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Photog Wedding Pix

All pics are from Tuan's Photography. 

damn crow's feet. I'm not no spring chicken anymore lol.

I really like this pic

This pic is also awesome

Just made it more awesome...Oh the wonders of photoshop!

lol @Vador

i'm partial to walking pictures lol

us popping a squat 

da old school crew

a lil too much remy on my side

E gettin low like he does lol and where the hell was I at this moment.