illest Taiwan X Garage Revolver meet

On March 4th, 2017 Illest Taiwan held a little meet in Taipei with our Japanese friends Garage Revolver. It was a good turn out. The police did show up but were generally understanding. Some nice people stayed after to help pickup trash. For more pics you can check out illest Taiwan on facebook. here’s a…

Japanese Ramen Run.

Alabang. A week before the Stance Pilipinas / Manila Fitted South Meet.  Last February 25, a small group of friends decided to take their cars out for a drive. The destination? Alabang. A 30-kilometer drive to the Southern part of Metro Manila transcends a different setting within the nation’s capital. Known for the most exclusive subdivisions…

A Night with Flushstyle Thailand

The Rest Area Prachachuen; Bangkok, Thailand. Founded in 2011, Flushstyle Thailand (FS) is the movement that is responsible for elevating the country’s fitment scene. Back in 2013, after joining FS’ Second Year Anniversary, my commitment into digging deeper towards the different branches of car culture strengthened. An era unexplored on a global scale, Southeast Asian countries such as…

2016: WHAT A YEAR

4 annual year ender posts after, 2016 marked my 3rd year with Fatlace – a group which I consider more than just being “car friends”. As the curtains close for this year, memories that solidified the “local car scene” into the map resonates in the back of my head. Comparing 2016 with 2015 in terms…

OSAKA BY FIRE

Since 2013, before my annual year-ender, I make it a practice to publish a Hellaflush feature that moved me during that year. Last year, our adventures in Daikoku PA/Tatsumi PA took the cake for being a memorable night for numerous reasons. For 2016, as I planned my trip to Osaka, Japan, I was puzzled on how to match that…

YEAR SEVEN

December 11, 2016 marked Stance Pilipinas / Manila Fitted‘s (SPMF) 7th Year Anniversary meet. The group, which was originally meant to gather vehicles/owners who are inclined towards the “aggressive fitment movement” has embraced different types of car customization. Here are several photos from yesterday’s meet. QUICK BACKGROUND: Before the group page was established on the eve of…

BUILT FROM SCRATCH: DAT Z FROM JAPAN

The way how Japanese dedicate a lifetime to their craft is extraordinary. An incomparable process, achieving a certain level of “experty” begins with each goal being instilled from the start as they perfect their craft. Each day, each challenge, numerous techniques are developed in their quest for perfection. For example, before reaching “itamae status” or…

JAPANESE SOUL

Everyone may agree that in today’s modern times, building a car can be easy with the right parts with the use of digital platforms. But here’s my question, how does your car establish its own persona? At the end of the day, the best feeling is creating your own masterpiece that suits every inch of…