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.




| Posted in | Posted on Thursday, November 09, 2023

 Visited the Seattle Art Museum again for a special exhibit. 



| Posted in | Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2023

 "Next time someone honks at you, maybe let it go." 



| Posted in | Posted on Saturday, October 28, 2023

 Did you know that there's a place in Seattle with lots of books and lots of cats?! (Actually, two.)



| Posted in | Posted on Sunday, October 08, 2023

 "Avoid Pioneer Square in Seattle at all costs." 

Nah, SHUT UP. It's actually one of my favorite areas in the city. So much history and culture, it's hard not to fall in love with it. From art galleries to unique shops and historic buildings, I'll never get tired of visiting this place and supporting the locally-owned businesses. 



| Posted in | Posted on Thursday, September 21, 2023

 Hey guys, I'm finally on Tiktok! 

@kingcrux31 What's in your camera bag? @Peak Design @FUJIFILM X/GFX USA @SamsungUS @Marcel the Shell #peakdesign #fujifilm #samsunggalaxy #fyp #photography ♬ Take My Breath Away - EZI

Alright I think I'm done for a while, lol. 



| Posted in | Posted on Monday, August 14, 2023

It's rare to see Fujifilm lenses go on sale, especially from official retailers, so I pulled the trigger as soon as I saw the XF 56mm f1.2 R lens go for half off on It's the older version and not the weather-sealed one but this deal was just too good to pass up on. 



| Posted in | Posted on Sunday, August 13, 2023

Swung by the old Cinerama in Seattle for a quick snapshot before SIFF renovates and renames it to SIFF Cinema Downtown. I can't wait to see this place once it's done! 

Click HERE for more info and updates.



| Posted in | Posted on Friday, August 11, 2023

Had to send out a S.O.S. for this pair since they were only released outside the USA. Shout out to @d0ub1e0 for the alley-oop all the way from Canada!



| Posted in | Posted on Monday, August 07, 2023

 Got this text message from 35th North a few days ago.



| Posted in | Posted on Sunday, July 30, 2023

Celebrate whenever you get a chance, for whatever reason you may have. 



| Posted in | Posted on Friday, June 02, 2023

Ever since I picked up my camera several months ago, I've been itching to pull the trigger on a wide angle prime lens. I saw an eBay listing from Japan for a NOS (new old stock) Fujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8 R lens and the seller only wanted $480 shipped for it. It's one of Fujifilm's oldest lenses so it's not as popular with a lot of photographers, hence the low price. I submitted an offer and after a few counteroffers, the seller accepted my best offer of $399.95. (Less than half of retail for a brand new one.) 

Quick FedEx shipping that must have cost the seller at least $60 to send. Then partially refunded me $50 because there was a "delay due to incomplete documentation." Japanese people are the best!



| Posted in | Posted on Monday, May 22, 2023

Although never guaranteed, sometimes it helps using a second or even a third device/account in securing an elusive SNKRS dub. 



| Posted in | Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2023

What do you do when you see a deadstock pair of your favorite runners on eBay going for way less than what they originally retailed for? You hit the "buy it now" button, of course! All 3 pairs total cost less than the original MSRP. Gotta love a good bargain!

Nike Air Zoom Talaria '16 "Volt" (volt/black-mtllc silver-white) 844695-700

eBay (4/23), eBay (12/22) and Hong Kong (2017)

I wonder if Neek still wears his pair!



| Posted in | Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2023

If the LASA Lynnwood location doesn't do it for you like it does for me (the kawali roll and sisig fries are to die for), then LASA Street Food in Tulalip, WA should easily satisfy your Filipino food cravings. 



| Posted in | Posted on Sunday, March 26, 2023

 Celebrating ze bro-in-law's birthday aka Air Max Day!



| Posted in | Posted on Monday, March 20, 2023

Believe it or not, that's how long it took for me to finally acquire a pair of the Air Jordan III Retro white/cement with the Nike Air on the back. 
My journey of searching first started in 1998 when I scoured the anal ends of Metro Manila and raided the stockroom of old-school sneaker shops for decaying and forgotten Air Jordans. I found some white/red VIIIs and a few carolin IXs, but unfortunately, no IIIs. 

Then I remembered a store called Save-A-Lot inside Robinsons Galleria had a whole pallet of them just sitting right when you walked in the store in the mid-90's. I spent an entire afternoon making phone calls, asking whoever I could get a hold of where the unsold pairs went. 

My efforts were all for naught since the store no longer existed and the parent company couldn't be bothered tracing where the stocks went. 

When the shoes were retroed again in 2003, I didn't bother picking up a pair when they came out because the Jumpman on the heel tab made me upset. I heard it was because Nike didn't allow Jordan Brand to use the Nike Air logo on the same shoes that they originally sold. Like, whut?! 🥴 I did end up buying a pair months later when I randomly came across a pair in my size at Cash & Carry. (Before the stores there started selling fakes.) 

With how much I hated all the excuses Nike/JB was giving its loyal customers for not bringing back the Nike Air logo, it was a no-brainer for me to totally skip the 2011 retro altogether. 

When the brand finally came to its senses in 2013 with a proper retro, I totally missed my opportunity to grab a pair because I honestly thought I was going to be seeded one. 🫠 This was when I got free pairs left and right from stores that I supported/promoted. Instead, a fuckface working for a retailer was tagged an "influencer" and given a pair. 💩 

2018's "Free Throw Line" with the icey outsoles never really appealed to me. It was cool when a photo of the sample was posted online years prior, but it was not what I wanted for myself. 

Five retroes later and 35 years since they first came out, I can at last cross them off my list. And it's definitely a raffle dub worth blabbing about. @sneakersnstuff



| Posted in | Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Been dying to pick up a new camera since my Fujifilm XF10's dial has been acting up the last few years. Debated on getting a Nikon Zfc before the San Francisco trip but ended up getting lucky and copping this one from B&H. Crazy because people have backordered the same camera for the last 3 months or so but a few units popped up on the webstore so I jumped on it quickly before they sold out again. Had to order some accessories right away to protect and get the most out of my new toy.



| Posted in | Posted on Saturday, February 11, 2023

 Home for the next several days in San Francisco.