the adventures of yoshi

Uniqlo Flagship Store Opening NYC Recap

Posted in Events by yoshi on October 15, 2011

Last Thursday evening we celebrated the opening of Uniqlo‘s flagship store right here in NYC on 5th Ave. I was amazed at how HUGE the new store was! Over 89,000 square feet, it is the largest Uniqlo in the world! Upon arrival, we were ushered into the store and up the escalators where we took in a view of multiple floors of product. Japanese guests gave their respects to Uniqlo staff, bowing and shaking hands – an awesome sight.

We walked around the store and I was just in awe of how much product Uniqlo has, the fall/winter collection is definitely very affordable – their Japanese selvedge denim was marked at $9.90?!?!?! (Just for one day however lol!). I saw a few peacoats that I’m going to get my hands on when I go back!

There were large containers full of sake for the ceremonial sake blessing as the owner of Uniqlo, alongside Susan Sarandon, made a toast to the new store and all its guests. We drank the smooth sake from wooden “glasses” – the aroma was beautiful! Bumped into a lot of friends and also made some new ones!

Aside from the fire alarm that went off, the celebration went off perfectly and all the guests left with smiles on their faces and a few souvenirs =)

CONGRATULATIONS UNIQLO AND THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME BE A PART OF THE FAMILY!

SAKE FILLED!

HEAT TECH "STATION"

TEEEEHEHEHE

SAKE SAKE SAKE!

CHRISTIAN WOLFE (UNIQLO) - THE MAN BEHIND "VOICES OF NEW YORK" - LOVE HIM!

COATS GALOOOOORE

I COULDN'T FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET TO OTHER FLOORS HAHAHA!

SANTIGOLD PERFORMED... I MISSED IT =X

JEFF!!! (SELECTISM/HIGH SNOB) HAVEN'T SEEN HIM IN YEAAARRRSS - LOVE HIM TOO =) AND HIS BUDDY T

!!!!!

MR. WILLIAM YAN LOOKING ALL SNAZZY! ❤

THE CREW ❤ WILL, DANIEL AND HIS FIANCE!

THE LEGENDARY SHAIL UPADHYA

WENDY (NITROLICIOUS.COM)!!!! AND MY RED FACE

ORION!!! (NO BEANIE!)

FINALLYYYYY SAKE TIME! KOMPEII!

JOHN AND PHIL (W+K)

PO (FRESHNESS MAG)

JEFF LOVES SAKE

JEFF WITH THE LOVELY MEN OF COOLHUNTING.COM: EVAN AND JOSH ❤ ❤ ❤

JOSE (JO-SAY) OF COOLHUNTING <3"

THANK YOU UNIQLO!!!

Oh yea! This is what I wore – in true Uniqlo support! =)

Uniqlo Flannel | Uniqlo Denim | Doc Martens

Vans DQM Party with Suicidal Tendencies @ House of Vans

Posted in Uncategorized by yoshi on September 17, 2011

Last night Vans yet again threw an amazing party at the House of Vans to celebrate their new store with DQM – The General Store.

So many people came out to enjoy free drinks thanks to Vita Coco and the Brooklyn Brewery, free food by Korilla BBQ (yes, we all know they cheated womp womp woommmp) and the Meatball Shop (nom nom nom).

Louise and Deana rolled with me  and we held our ground once Suicidal Tendencies took the stage and the mosh pit began – lmaoooo! So fun! “Elbows out!”

**By the way, I’m LOVING my new Canon Powershot S95 – all these shots were taken WITHOUT flash!!!**

Hanna and Lou

the "Groupies" lmaoooo ❤ these girls! xoxo

Deana, Friend, Louise

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES!!!

mooooooshhhhh

DC OG's: Igei and Rodent

Luh you Mel

THANK YOU VANS AND DQM!!!

(more photos HERE from VANS)

Adidas 10th Annual Fanatic/X @ Chelsea Piers Recap!

Posted in Events, Friends & Familia by yoshi on July 22, 2011

Again, apologies for the late recap on this hehehe! I’ve been pretty busy at work =X

After our brunch with TK (previous post), Rich and I hopped in a cab and rolled out toward the soccer fields by Chelsea Piers to watch the tournament. Some of the teams that were playing were Supreme, The Smile, Miss Lily’s, and Opening Ceremony – to name a few.

Brent and Neil spun pretty much all day so all of us enjoyed the sun and danced the day away. So fun! =)

MORE PHOTOS FROM LOUISE!

look at rich's muscles!!!

Emily!

Bumped into Mr. William Yan =)

Neil doin his thang:

Brent!

Brent also had some water guns on hand to cool off – oooh yea!

Cheeks!

Deana and Vern!

Drea and Mike

Louise!

Leia and Jill =)

Awwww the cute couple lol

Ran into my buddy Mr. Tim Barber =) we met at a shoot… can’t share the deets yet, but will soon!

CLAE 10 Year Anniversary with LTD Event!

Posted in Events by yoshi on July 22, 2011

A few nights ago friends and fam celebrated the 10 year anniversary of Clae Footwear. I can’t believe its already been 10 years! Congrats!!! We came together with LTD (thanks Mike!) at the Hotel Rivington’s Penthouse, with Modelo serving up the beverages. From the roof, we had a perfect view of the sunset. The heat wasn’t soooo bad, but after a few drinks, I was definitely feeling the dog days of summer bark at me.

I ran into so many friends I hadn’t seen in years – mini reunion!

Louise!

Sandy and Mike:

Yuri, John, Jahoon:

Sarah, Banj and Nix came through as well! There’s Hawaii – thanks for the invite!

Sarah and Shadi:

Cool Calm Pete on the turns:

Mike, Eric (look at them jawbones!), and shit… I forgot your name! =X

There were tacos!

Shadi and Leanne!

Ms. Hana May

Orion!

GAH! I can’t WAIT til I see these faces again in the Philippines! Such a great bunch ❤ ❤ ❤

Jessica and Jahoon =)

Cheeks, moi, Sandy!

GIAN!!! Haven’t seen him in years! We go waaaay back too

Rex and Vernpie!

Mr. K of Deadly Dragons, Johnny, moi, Keith =)

The boys: Igei, Hernie, Ray Mate

Chris!!!!

“Old New York” crew: Mike Hernandez, Ray Mate, Keith Hufnagel – go ‘head. google them!

VIEW MORE IMAGES HERE ON LTD!

Johnny Osbourne and Jason (Deadly Dragon):

THANK YOU AND CONGRATS CLAE!

Frank151 Chapter 45: Philippines Event Recap!

Posted in Events by yoshi on July 17, 2011

Last night a bunch of us went to Brooklyn’s “The Jungle” venue to celebrate the release of Frank151’s Chapter 45: Philippines issue. Friends, including Willy Santos, Sarah Meier, Crooks & Castles and more were featured in the book. The Frank team also travelled to the Philippines to experience first-hand our culture and our people.

We enjoyed Filipino food served buffet style, along with lechon, catered by Victory Restaurant from NJ! There was an abundance of chicken adobo, pancit, and some other dishes that i don’t remember the names of lol. They also served turon and halo halo for dessert! *Every time they turned on the ice shaver, the lights would go dim bahahahhaa – lights went dim and we screamed “halo halo time!* bahahahaha

So many people showed up to support, including the entire Crooks fam, friends from LA, and even the Philippines =)

DJ’s Geng GrizzlyJasmine Solano, and Neil killed it as usual =P

Enjoy the photos!

They were also serving up the classic alcoholic beverages including the Pacquiao Punch (my fav), along with these cute little Sailor Jerry rum shots topped with whatever cream stuff that was lol.

Alfred and Sweets

Allen showing off his halo halo

Timmy! @13thwitness

Christina, Mink, friend

The beautiful Amy (KCDC) and friend

@JasmineSolano get it gurrrrl

I also met a long-time reader of my blog ::blush::

Lady! Leave me a comment because I totally forgot your name eeeeep! And rather than making up a name, I’m just gonna let you tell me lmaoooo!

Ray! (Mighty Healthy)

HALO HALO TIIIIME!

L-R: Louise, Sandy, moi, MichellexMills, Deana

Ladiessssss!

Neil and his big ass baon!

Instagrammars

Neil chowing down on his halo halo during his set lmao

Vern and Mare!!! ❤

L-R: Omar in his sando, Borgy, Neil with his damn baon again hahaha

AN AMAZING NIGHT – THANKS FRANK151 (and thank you Shadi for giving me bug spray!!!!)

L-R: Mike, Sandy, Moi, Omar, Borgy, Neil, friend!

Photos from DJ Synapse! hehehehee

@ShadiNYC and Neil

Synapse, Nix, Neil, @Banjbillions

impromptu mermaid parade and coney island visit…

Posted in Because I'm Fat, Bicycles, Events by yoshi on June 21, 2011

This past weekend the bf and I decided to head out to Coney Island. It was my first time. Yes, I’ve been here for almost 6 years and I’ve never been. Shush. Anyway, we rode over and found ourselves barricaded on the street. John kept going and I got off the street because I found it strange that we were the only ones on the street as spectators were behind the fence… hm.

All of a sudden I see boobies with pasties and bare ass cheeks. Oh duh. Mermaid Parade bahahahaha! Very similar to gay pride parades nowadays.

We stayed a bit before heading to the beach to catch some sun…

The following photos came from my friend Kano’s Flickr….

After a nap on the beach, we hopped right back on our bikes and hopped on the train – BAHAHAHAHA, too lazy to ride home. We got off and ended up at Purple Yam where we stuffed our faces with tocino sliders and chicken adobo – nom nom nom nom nom….

bye bye coney island, i'll be back to ride the rides!

 

 

Beauty & the Beats Recap…

Posted in Events, Hair by yoshi on June 13, 2011

My girl Ness invited me over to Rare Salon to have a beauty filled day full of great music, hair and nail services, and drinks aplenty. Paper Doll Boutique out of Brooklyn partnered up with Rawthentix to throw the shindig, as well as providing their latest trends from their lovely boutique.

Paper Doll Boutique (Owner Victoria rockin YoursTruly)

The lovely Ness

Fresh out of my first ever acupuncture appointment, I decided to munch on cupcakes and sip on orange juice – I figure I’d TRY to not drink any alcohol, but sugar should be ok ahahahahaha!

Ashley Spedale provided the cupcakes AND make-up for the day =) she’s too adorable!

so perrrty

Legit eyebrow threading by Fatima

Nereida, one of Rare’s hairstylists, hooked me up with a proper “fringe,” aka bangs! I love her! PS. She’s touched the hairs of celebrity’s like Elizabeth Taylor, Ben Affleck, been on tour with Britney, just to name a few… uhm… even won a few Emmy’s for her work!!!

Thanks Ness and Fatima and the rest of the Rawthentix and Rare crew!!!

Oh yea! My fringe!

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WOOHOO! Hello Kitty x Vans!

Posted in Product Review, Shoes Shoes Shoes by yoshi on June 10, 2011

thank you thank you thank you Vans! <3!!!

i received the Sk8 Hi D-Lo’s in the mail the other day =) I’m in love! I can’t wait til the weather calms down enough for me to wear these out (i’m living in open toe anything at the moment lol). all the little illustrations are adorable!

you can purchase your pair HEREOR… you have  2 more days to enter the VANS x HELLO KITTY GIVEAWAY for your chance to WIN a FREE pair =)

Vans,a Division of VF Outdoor, Inc.

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