Seattle transplant, sneaker enthusiast, breaks + beats growing up with SL1200s, huge graffiti head in the 90's,
shoots the most random subjects and blogs as therapy.
Also your favorite #NT Mod. :)

Welcome to my world.


NKETLK

DOC PROC

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| Posted in | Posted on Tuesday, December 07, 2021

 Got my #NTsecretSanta2021 gift. Thank you to whoever sent this. You're the best!

TIPPED BALL

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| Posted in | Posted on Sunday, December 05, 2021

I stay winning even when my team loses.

HEY KYRIE

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| Posted in | Posted on Wednesday, December 01, 2021

True story. Ze wife (Moderna vaccinated) caught Covid-19 early last month and was sick as a dog for at least a week. Fever + easily fatigued + cough + colds + loss of taste/smell. The last time I saw her like that was when she caught dengue fever in the Philippines 7 years ago. ⁣ ⁣

I've been tested twice since and both results came out negative for the virus. Today I got my booster shot. Hopefully, it'll help me miss every new variant release of Covid-19. Same way I missed every release through @copdate this year even after Triple Boosting every entry.⁣ ⁣ 

Get vaccinated, get boosted. It's the only way we're going to beat and end this pandemic. Save your beliefs/cries/freedom/research for something else. I swear to your God this shit ain't no joke.⁣

FOUR FOOTER

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| Posted in | Posted on Friday, November 26, 2021

 Second Christmas here, second Christmas tree from Fred Meyer.

CHANNEL 5

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| Posted in | Posted on Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Back to back to back weeks with a SNKRS W?! Call me NBA Jam because I must be ON FIRE! πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

DESERT DREAMING

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| Posted in | Posted on Monday, November 15, 2021

Fremont Street neon lights, Market Street Cafe oxtail soup, hitting a +2145 five game NCAAF parlay, surviving the 3-day Day N Vegas music festival and getting pregnant by @dojacat. Thank you and until next time, Sin City!

HOAGIE BOYS

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| Posted in | Posted on Wednesday, November 10, 2021

I eat more sandwiches than I eat rice, which is unusual for a Filipino, so I never hesitate to try out new ones especially if I'm already in the area. I didn't know about this spot Ballard until ze wife asked me to pick up an oyster po'boy sandwich for her.  

WIND-GENERATED

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| Posted in | Posted on Tuesday, November 09, 2021

Back to back weeks with a SNKRS W. I can get used to this!!!

CLOSING IN

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| Posted in | Posted on Sunday, November 07, 2021

We're 2 years into this pandemic and no matter how careful you are, there will still be irresponsible and selfish idiots out there who will get you or your loved one/s sick. So, yeah. This was me yesterday, sticking a swab in my nostrils and twirling it 10 times. Thank God they don't shove it high anymore like how they do in many places still. 

Got to the drive-thru testing site 5 minutes away from the apartment just in time for the last 4:40pm appointment. 

COUGH COUGH PASS

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| Posted in | Posted on Tuesday, November 02, 2021

Wildest hit on SNKRS to date. I napped right before 9 am not thinking anything would drop on the morning of October 28. Woke up not long after that and didn't check my phone until past 11 am, more than 2 hours after this crazy and surprising Exclusive Access release on the app. I shook my head in disappointment when I saw the notification knowing I had missed maybe the biggest Nike SB shoe of the year. To my surprise, there were sizes available still so I checked out as fast as I could. 

I got the confirmation within minutes and for the next several days, I had to play the waiting game and prayed that FedEx wouldn't test me. There have been numerous reports of the Off-White Dunks missing while in transit so I was kinda nervous about not getting my pair especially after my package went through 2 different "delays."

X THE X

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| Posted in | Posted on Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Can't let Filipino American History Month pass without supporting a Filipino-owned local establishment. Meow meow, Musang!

BRUNSWICK BOY

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| Posted in | Posted on Tuesday, October 19, 2021

I first saw these on END and SNS early this year but with a price tag of $160, I had to pass and wait for them to go on sale. Fast forward to last week, an adidas.com ad popped up on my social media feed featuring the same shoes and to my surprise, they only retailed for $120. I pulled the trigger right away when I saw not many sizes were available and only 1 size US10.5 was left. (They run small, hence the size bump.)

I was able to use a 30% discount that I've had since June and paired it with a Rakuten 10% cashback. Patience does truly pay off, eh? 

MAKE IT MITCH

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| Posted in | Posted on Sunday, October 17, 2021

Former Philippine actress turned fitness guru and @wendellvans' homegirl Michelle Madrigal is in town for the weekend.  As soon as I saw her post a bowl of wonton soup yesterday lunch time, I hit up Wendell to ask Michelle where the spot was. I tried asking her myself but she doesn't follow me on IG and she probably doesn't remember me even though we all partied together in Manila many moons ago, lol. Thankfully, she replied with the quickness so off to International District/Chinatown we go!

FLOOR 16

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| Posted in | Posted on Saturday, October 16, 2021

Public transportation + night out = πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ (No need for a designated driver!)

CRISPY

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| Posted in | Posted on Friday, October 15, 2021

Such an odd way to hit. I didn't even want them at first but I for some odd reason I was up at 3 am so I was like alright I might as well stay up until 4 am and try for a pair. When it was go time I was able to quickly add my size to my cart but everything kept freezing and timing out during the checkout process. Weird but I never got the queue window like how most of you did. Shop Pay was tripping so I checked out as guest but then made the mistake of auto-filling my shipping details. I used my card but with ze wife's billing address. Surprisingly, after a 20 minutes of trying, the transaction went through!

The shipping label was created the next day but 4 days had lapsed before my order was shipped out. Surprisingly, it only took 2 days to go from the Netherlands to Germany to Seattle to my doorstep!

NOT WOOL

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| Posted in | Posted on Sunday, October 10, 2021

This came in the mail yesterday just in time for game of 2 of the NLDS between my San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers (BOOOOO!). It was part of HatClub.com's exclusive New Era 59FIFTY All-Star Game Decades Collection that dropped on October 5. 

I just had to pick up this hat because I was there outside AT&T Park for the All-Star Game in 2007, the same year when I became a fan after taking my eldest son to see his first MLB game a few months prior. It was also the same season when Barry Bonds set the record for most career home runs. 

I'm just not sure if I'll ever be okay with paying $50 for a fitted hat, though.

FOOLS AND CACKLINGS

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| Posted in | Posted on Saturday, October 09, 2021

What's SPOOKYSZN without a trip to a horror/haunted house for a proper scare? Listen to this 9 minute audio recording of 4 scaredy cats (Me, ze wife, Adrian and Alex) human-centepeding our way thru Seattle's Georgetown Morgue Haunted House. It was so worth the 2.5 hour wait!


SAM AT LARGE

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| Posted in | Posted on Thursday, October 07, 2021

You know it's free to visit the Seattle Art Museum every first Thursday of the month?

DADDIES ISSUED

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| Posted in | Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2021

SNKRS, Confirmed, Copdate and countless other sneaker raffles. How many apps do we really need just to buy a pair? Well, you can add paid memberships to that list because I finally hit on CCS+ 3 months after signing up!

BANZAI BROS

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| Posted in | Posted on Thursday, September 23, 2021

Y'all really thought weLegendary was done, huh? LOL. Although it was heartwarming reading through the messages after Mark tricked you all into watching his IG live entitled "The End," I couldn't help but snicker as I watched you all say your goodbyes until he dropped the bomb and whipped this out.  

So, yeah, wL is back with a vengeance. Click HERE for more info on the Nike Dunk High SB x Gundam "Banshee" drop.

UNBRAINWASHED

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| Posted in | Posted on Wednesday, September 22, 2021

September 10, 8:00 am

Added a size US10 to cart and was directed to a 4 minute wait. Come check out time my size was sold out so I ended up with ze wifey's size. All good but $25 for shipping and it took 12 days for them to be delivered? C'mon, son!

EVEN FOGGIER

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| Posted in | Posted on Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Guess who finally hit on SNKRS PASS?

TECH DECK

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| Posted in | Posted on Thursday, September 16, 2021

When all else fails trying to score a SNKRS W using your smartphones, try utilizing your laptop or desktop. Hey, it worked for me. Second chance, hello! Just don't expect the full satisfaction of hitting because you won't be getting a Got 'Em window. I didn't even know I got the W until I received the order confirmation in my email. 😬

JOE STRIDER

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| Posted in | Posted on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Shoes with the fur (with the fur)⁣⁣⁣ 
The whole herd was looking at hair 
Mane hit the floor (mane hit the floor)⁣⁣⁣ 
Next thing you know⁣⁣⁣ 
Bovine not faux, faux, faux, faux, faux, faux, faux, faux 
(Please don't block me)

CHUCK A SHELL

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| Posted in | Posted on Tuesday, September 07, 2021

Who goes out of town and drives 2 hours for fresh oysters? Us, of course!

99 TASTE

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| Posted in | Posted on Sunday, August 15, 2021

Finally made it to LASA Sandwiches & Pearls after more than a month after its grand opening. Heard their sandwiches always sold out so it was just wise to wait it out. 

INTIMATE NOTES

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| Posted in | Posted on Tuesday, August 10, 2021

I'm always down for some good jazz music so I was hella stoked when ze wifey told me about where we were going Tuesday night.

First live musical experience since the start of the pandemic! Yikes? Nah, the people behind Candlelight Seattle did a great job at setting up Block 41 and making sure every single person inside the venue had a mask on. 

HEELS OF A CHAMPION

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| Posted in | Posted on Monday, August 09, 2021

If you follow me on social media then most likely you saw my posts about these a week and a half ago - The Margielyn Didal New Balance Numeric 379 "Pilipinas." They came out last year and sold out quickly but I found them below retail on The-House.com. Only $50 each shipped + tax with the code XMAS15. I also used Rakuten to get 4.5% cashback and got another $15 discount when I paid using PayPal in buying 2 pairs. (Or any purchase over $100)

I asked if anyone was interested in them and shared the link to every single person who asked for it. With the amount of replies I got, I can safely say that I'm not the only one who's totally digging the first Philippine pro skate shoes by a big sports brand like New Balance.

Go half a size up!

OUR STORY TOLD

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| Posted in | Posted on Sunday, August 08, 2021

I've been living in the Pacific Northwest for over a year now and it was only today that I found out about this museum in Seattle's International District/Chinatown. 

THE MCQUEENS

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| Posted in | Posted on Friday, August 06, 2021

 Congratulations, Travis! Best wishes, Josie! 

πŸ’—

THE CROSSOVER

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| Posted in | Posted on Thursday, August 05, 2021

Yeah, sex is cool but have you ever passed through Portland from Seattle going to Camas, posted an IG story asking, "Who's in the area?" and got a reply from an old friend from Nike saying, "The Darkside Initiative is open on East Burnside."

Never? I figured.

I checked their website/blog/social media and there was no mention of the store opening today. I guess I was the first one to break the news on instagram/facebook? They must have wanted a really low key first day. 

Well, folks, Portland just got more interesting. Congratulations to Colin and the entire @thedarksideinitiative crew!

ROUND AND ROUND

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| Posted in | Posted on Wednesday, July 28, 2021


GANG GREEN GANG

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| Posted in | Posted on Monday, July 26, 2021

Got new recruits to give us more oxygen!

Starting with this arrowhead plant. (Syngonium podophyllum)

BIRTHDAY QUEEN

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| Posted in | Posted on Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Out and about in Belltown to celebrate ze wifey's natal day.

SIX BOXES

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| Posted in | Posted on Saturday, July 17, 2021

Got an unexpected FedEx delivery today and totally forgot they rang the doorbell until I saw this box in the "mail room." 

UNITED PSEUDONYM SERVICE

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| Posted in | Posted on Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Me: Hi. Dropping off a return package. 

UPS: What's your last name?

Me: Munsayac 

The receipt:


NO CUOMO

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| Posted in | Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2021

 How do I remove scuffs from calf skin leather? These made in Italy navy Johnston & Murphy Casteel Plain Toe Derby were delivered like this "brand new." They were 73% off HERE but still, though. 


I already got a feeling my feet will hurt but I can't wait until they are broken in properly!

DELTA SUMMER

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| Posted in | Posted on Sunday, July 04, 2021

It's the Fourth of July and what better way to celebrate it than to spend it with fellow vaccinated peeps, lol. 

14 MONTH PASSAGE

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| Posted in | Posted on Thursday, July 01, 2021

Believe it or not, my first SNKRS hit using my own account. Took a about hundred Ls before I got a W. πŸ˜‚

SAFETY ORANGE LACES

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| Posted in | Posted on Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Shipping sometimes takes longer than expected but nothing beats UNDFTD releases. It's hard to not hit!

ODD YEAR MAGIC

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| Posted in | Posted on Thursday, June 24, 2021

New decade, new winning pattern for my San Francisco Giants? I hope I don't jinx it but they have been playing really great baseball. Not a lot of people including myself expected a season like this. I guess a year off did Buster Posey's mind and body good plus Brandon Crawford is surprisingly batting well. Let's not forget the resurgence of Brandon Belt and Evan Longoria!


It's gonna be a tight race for the NL West crown but I got a feeling the *2020 World Series Champs won't go far this year. #BeatLA

MAPLE LEAF JEWEL

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| Posted in | Posted on Wednesday, June 23, 2021

North Seattle has a lot of restaurants worth checking out. You just gotta know where to look. One of them is Don Lucho's Restaurant & Pisco Bar, a short 10 minute drive from downtown Seattle. Definitely worth the trip if you love Peruvian food!

DUO DUEL

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| Posted in | Posted on Sunday, June 20, 2021

 Back here again at Citizen Cafe because where else can you spend a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon in Seattle with a nice set up like this? They got hiphop/R&B DJs, cold drinks and you can bring your own food!

NAKED IS MILD

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| Posted in | Posted on Saturday, June 19, 2021

Still recovering from my surgery less than 2 weeks ago, we made our way to Queen Anne to try this chicken joint called Sisters and Brothers. They serve Southern-inspired friend chicken and sides with al fresco dining. 

EXIT 164

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| Posted in | Posted on Monday, June 14, 2021

After not hitting anything for 141 days, I got an email from BAIT congratulating me on winning the raffle for the Nike Dunk High "FRAGMENT," my 3rd hit in 16 days. I was behind the wheel in Portland driving back up to Seattle when I got the notification. I was so surprised and bewildered by my new found sneaker luck that I failed to test it by turning around and buying a lotto ticket, lol.

BAPTIZED

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| Posted in | Posted on Monday, June 07, 2021

Wifey and I were in Astoria, OR last Wednesday when she randomly started talking about the Air Jordan 3 A Ma ManiΓ©re 5 minutes away from our destination. I didn't know she was granted Early Access to the shoes on SNKRS up until I pulled my phone out when we got to Astoria Coffee House & Bistro. (I use both our accounts every time to raise my batting average of .000) To my surprise, there were still good sizes available and got the shock of my sneaker life when I saw "Got 'Em" within seconds of checking out. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 

So yeah, it was my first SNKRS hit EVER and it was an Early Access! I'd be surprised if I get lucky again this year. πŸ˜‚ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #AMaManiere #NikeTalk ⁣⁣

MERCY PAIR

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| Posted in | Posted on Thursday, May 27, 2021

141 days since my last hit. It's crazy how difficult it has been to buy something I am willing to pay for at retail. How did it get to this point? Are old school sneakerheads partly to blame? Am I? Nevertheless, I'm glad stores like UNDFTD are out there making it a tad bit easier for you and me to secure some highly coveted pairs.

DENNIS THE SICKNESS

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| Posted in | Posted on Wednesday, May 19, 2021

 Picked up the adidas Busenitz Vulc II (left) for only $31.74 HERE then I saw the much nicer adidas Busenitz Vintage (right) for only $55.09 HERE. Definitely keeping the one on the right. Might sell the one on the left or give them as a gift.


I'm getting really good at finding deals!

SEAGER SPECIAL

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| Posted in | Posted on Tuesday, May 04, 2021

Back here at T-Mobile Park for the second time in 3 days. Why? Because $10 tickets + free hats! 

MAGIC MUSHROOM

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| Posted in | Posted on Monday, May 03, 2021


THE SAFE WAY

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| Posted in | Posted on Friday, April 30, 2021

5G activated/Microchipped. DM me for my SSN and bank account/routing numbers. 

It's gonna be a Brown Boy Summer!