Slaying Roaches, UK Garage mix, and a Meme Shirt

Slaying Roaches, UK Garage mix, and a Meme Shirt

Hope everyone had a meaningful weekend…



Good things about living in Brooklyn (Bushwick):

1) tons of random things to do – party at raves with hipsters, watch local bums fighting in the park, rent studio time to screenprint a shirt, etc.

2) lots of good food options

3) Away from the NPC Manhattan crowd and Williamsburg tech/finance/marketing+sales crowd

Some not so great things…

1) Rats

2) Roaches

3) Limited nature beyond that (Industrial warehouses everywhere)

My rent is $3.3k/month and I still have the occassional cockroach scare every other week. I wake up sometimes eyes wide open when I hear scratching on the floors. 

The main solutions I’ve found are to:

1) buy Roach spray

2) sprinkle Boric Acid around the walls

3) keep kitchen gloves and a shoe to slay roaches manually

So far my Kill to Death ratio is 3:1 so I’d say I’m doing well so far… if things don’t improve I might have myself a tactical nuke situation.

UK Garage mix:

What is UK Garage? It’s basically EDM with a lot of cool womps and rap from the UK.

I’ll put you on to a bomb artist and his mix: Barry can’t swim

I watched his set at Elsewhere and it was unreal.

Put this on next time you’re at the gym or just chilling:

Meme Shirt:

Ok. Reading the news every morning, I found an article about the senator of Jersey Bob Menendez.

The interesting thing about him was that law enforcement discovered bricks of gold and heaps of cash in his home.

Apparently Senator Bob was thugging and fixing meat prices for the great state of Jersey in exchange for $.

So in honor of his thug life antics, I created a shirt to commemorate his honorable deed:

The punchline of the joke is that Bob is absolutely unaffected by these findings and continues to serve as the senator of Jersey, maybe even considering running for re-election. You have my vote Bob, thanks for being Tremendez.

China’s ‘King of the Pool’, a perfect fall fit, and new music

China’s ‘King of the Pool’, a perfect fall fit, and new music

Sports Roundup – Qin Haiyang smashes world record in the 200m breaststroke in Japan

24 year old (gigachang) Qin Haiyang (China’s King of the Pool) sets the 200m world record at 2 minutes, 5.48 seconds. As a former swimmer, it was refreshing to see 2 asian men finish in the top 5 places (#breaking barriers)

More details here.+ watch it here

The perfect jacket for summer nights:

I came across a jacket from an up-and-coming boutique shop in Seoul. Fresh off a flight from the motherland, I feel proud of the incredible craftsmanship of the threads I came across while shopping.

I’m used to seeing Alo or Lululemon as good, casual fits in the mid-range price; Zegna for the top tier $$$ and miscellaneous streetwear I catch off of for casual stylish fits.
But this brand called Thisisneverthat surprised me with the quality of the fabric, the stitching, and the styling – it’s a streetwear jacket that feels like it’s off the rack from a designer’s rack (contrast that with Supreme jackets).

Anyways, here’s the jacket I saw that was really unique… enjoy

Floral Embroidered Jacket

A banging set of technical athleisure pants

I walked into the Alo store in Soho today and picked up a pair of athleisure cargo pants… and it’s fire.

The Espresso color is perfect for anyone with some melanin (I’d like to say I’m olive toned, but blacc’er). A South Asian homie in line said he had three of the same, so it was a done deal – that’s all the persuasion I needed to pull trig on these.

How to rock: You can match these with any basic set of shirts with solid colors and a basic pair of sneakers, namely black for a moody asian guy like me.

Espresso Pants with Pockets

Song of the weekend (PAWSA throws down in Bushwick):

Bushwick has an unreal number of amazing DJ’s come through, if you didn’t know; this weekend VNSSA and PAWSA were throwing down into the early hours of the Brooklyn rave scene. 

The AsianMasculinity song pick of the weekend is:


A little bit more about PAWSA:

PAWSA is a name that has consistently emerged from the burgeoning house and techno scene in recent times. The London-based producer kickstarted his remarkable rise with a bonafide EP on the renowned Lost Records in 2014. The appropriately named ‘Pilot’ – RA