Tuesday, March 31, 2009

No time...Make time!

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Yea man, it's hard enough tryin to "do what it do", but how do you do...when it don't? Like, nike and JUST DO IT! Took a five day trip out to vegas, two days back in diego, five days in texas, then had to move out in two days!!! Can it be done? The Lord made a way! Now, I'm havin technical difficulties tryin to upload my pix...but is that gonna stop me? Nah!
What tripped me out was whenever I go to vegas...things are nonstop, things are just so fast i can't keep up. Didn't even get a chance to catch my breath and we were off to texas, where I was able to catch my breath, take a few naps here and there, and even got a chance to throw down in the kitchen,(which is my passion)...because, it's a blessing to see others enjoy my labor. Spent some goodtimes with family and friends...then back home to diego!
That was a whole 'nother can of worms, but it was a blessing to see my wife just stress free in a stressful situation. So we're done movin, dealin with the aftermath...will post pix! Laters.

IF YOU'RE FIGHTING THE RUCKUS BUG...

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don't watch this video..You will want one..=) Fellow Fatlace\TotalRuckus\ATR FATPHOSxMINKUS represent..

Episode 1: Minkus from FATPHOS x MINKUS on Vimeo.

GRUB EDUCATION. "BOBA TEA"(bubble tea)

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The distinctive characteristic of bubble tea is the presence of chewy translucent balls of pearl gelatin (that sit at the bottom of the glass). Usually the pearls are "large pearl," larger than the "small pearl" that is customary in tapioca pudding. Cooked, large pearls have a diameter of at least 6 millimeters. Occasionally, "small pearl" tapioca is used. Both sizes of pearls are available in a variety of colors. The pearls boiled in water for 25 minutes, until they are cooked thoroughly but have not lost pliancy, then cooled for 25 minutes. After cooking they last about 7 hours. The pearls have little taste, and are usually soaked in sugar or honey solutions.
Bubble teas are generally of two distinct types: fruit-flavored teas, and milk teas. However, some shops offer a hybrid "fruit milk tea." Milk teas may use dairy or non-dairy creamers.
The original bubble tea consisted of a hot mixture Taiwanese black tea, brown large pearl tapioca, condensed milk, and honey. As this drink became more popular, variations were created. Iced versions appeared soon, and came along green bubble tea which uses jasmine green tea instead of black tea. Peach or plum flavoring began to appear, then more fruit flavors were added until, in some variations, the tea was removed entirely in favor of real fruits. These fruit versions usually contain colored pearls (and/or "jelly cubes" as in the related drink taho), the color chosen to match whatever fruit juice is used. Flavors may be added in the form of powder, fruit juice, pulp, or syrup to hot black or green tea, which is shaken in a cocktail shaker or mixed in a blender with ice until chilled. Cooked tapioca pearls and other mix-ins are added at the end.
Today one can find shops entirely devoted to bubble tea, similar to juice bars of the early 1990s. Bubble tea bars often serve bubble tea using a machine to seal the top of the cup with plastic cellophane. This allows the tea to be shaken in the serving cup. The cellophane is then pierced with a straw. The straw may be brightly colored, and is oversize, large enough for sucking up the pearls. Other caf├ęs use plastic dome-shaped lids.
Boba, are also commonly refered to as Bobo.

One spot we always go to is PEARL BERRY off of O'conner

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Monday, March 30, 2009

I wish I was a kid again.....

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If you grew up in my era feel this vid with me...

Saturday, March 28, 2009

DURANGO, MEXICO MISSION TRIP

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I joined 10 men on a brief missionary trip down to Durango, Mexico. It was overwhelming on every sensory level, even to the heart. We had no idea what to expect, since none of us have ever been here. We heard the stories of the Mexican drug cartels, the gun fights, and how the main trafficking routes run through Durango because of it's central location in Mexico. None of that mattered, we were safe the entire time. All we wanted to do was share the love of Jesus with those less fortunate. In the end, we were the ones who were blessed. What a great way to put things in perspective...


Thursday, March 26, 2009

CRISONE LOVE.

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The Homie CRISONE from the BAY AREA SF that is ,showed love for SAN ANTONIO SNEAKS UP CREW! Every one from the 1901(SA) appreciates it big homie!

Monday, March 23, 2009

HMG Spring Series 1 Collection

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Spring Series 1 Collection is out! It's a two design set honoring the roots of Hip-Hop culture. A simple tribute for all who lived the days of grassroots street culture, and the impact on our upbringing. Very limited stock, so get yours now! (Shirt prices are now $28.00 + $2.00 shipping). Send $30 to shop@hmgapparel.com via PayPal.

HMDMC Design:
An obvious tribute to RUN-DMC, a key influence in our Hip-Hop upbringing. The back (not pictured) says 'create it, relate it, and often demonstrate it..." Designed by J.NICHOLS

FOUNDATION Design:
A tribute to the roots of turntablism, with Grandmaster Flash embedded in the silhouette of an African elephant symbolizing the strong foundation of Hip-Hop.

SCOTT'S RUCK PART 2 - SA.TX.

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Scott's Brembo kit and Dio wheels came in...clean.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

man it's been a while.....

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Well, only about a week and a half but who's counting right.... right...
Anyway just wanted to post up some photos of the work hanging right now in Austin..... My friend Fahad asked me to put some work up for the week of "sxsw"..... And here they are....
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DROP IT LOW...

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Old vid but I cant get tired of it...

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

MICROSOFT SECONDLIGHT

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My work is dominated by open source development and all of it's biases (read: Anti-Microsoft). My specific area (Data Warehousing) is predominantly made up of the Microsoft BI toolset. Me personally, I don't really have a preference. I will say this though..Microsoft's surface technology is craazy! I'm sure Google Maps is upping their game as you read this..

SCOTT'S RUCK - SA.TX.

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My co-worker Scott has been wrenchin! So today he parked his Ruck next to our office window..and made me do a double-take when I passed by! (Hence the camera phone clarity). He's got some big time mods in the works..I'll post the ride when it's ready! C'mon SA pick up a Ruck and let's ride!!

Laptop in shop.

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Wow... it has been a crazy past couple of weeks... not counting that my laptop has been in and out of apple getting repaired... I am now blogging from work doing some Night Audit stuff... but anyways just for the update... Our worship team (XI) has been working on some recordings of some worship songs and we finished 8 songs in two weeks! Thank God! haha... but yah check it out on www.myspace.com/xiworshipteam. We've been preparing for a Youth Convention in Arizona that we lead worship for every year for the past 4 years I think...

And starting in May I will be going back on tour with The Godkins... check them out as well...
www.myspace.com/thegodkins & http://www.thegodkinz.com/ . They are some awesome bros that take worship to another level and it's also fun on the road with them!

But sooner or later I'll be posting pics of the past events I've been doing lately... really fun stuff... anyways blogging from another computer sucks... especially if it's my works computer... haha...

Well right now I'm just watching The Roots live DVD... they got a really dope band! Anyways... you can also check me out on:
www.myspace.com/joeycasora
www.twitter.com/joeyciii
and facebook... somewhere...haha..

Good Night!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Gangster Skaters Vs Punk Skaters

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If you have some time check out this video. Vote to see which skaters are better. I think the gangster skater got this. What about you?

CRAYONE (yes, the Original)...

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If you remember the book Spraycan Art, then you know the name. Crayone is a graffiti pioneer of the grassroots Hip-Hop scene in the Bay Area. Kids, like us, used to bring these books to school and show our friends what real graffiti looked like (not the paper kings who made flyers for the next garage party. haha.) Some wanted to get up like 'Taki 183' and have their tags everywhere. Others aspired to burn murals like Crayone. Serious artists know the respect that comes with his name. That was back in the day..the homie Crayone & TWS are STILL holding things down. He remains an advocate for the graffiti scene (He was even mentoring up and coming graf artists online!!), but his portfolio now covers the entire range of graphics across all medium. He still brings the dopest technique with old school flair. Check out his official site.

His resume says it best:
Crayone is considered to be a Bay Area Graffiti Art Pioneer. He has been filmed and published many times, but his seminal exposure was a book called "SprayCan Art", "Frieght Train Graffiti", "Graffito" and in a recent video documentary called "Piece By Piece". To his peers he is known as a person who brought the use of intricate colors and skillful technique to his graffiti pieces. His legendary crew called TWS (Together With Style) has brought world wide recognition and was known as the crew who invented New Wave. New Wave was an attempt at coining certain individuals who were trying to take graffiti to the next level of technique, color and style. Go.




Stay tuned for some major collab work. HMGxCRAYONE.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Cali Skate Trip

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Leavin' for california tonight for a nine day skate venture.
I'll be jammin to the smooth tunes of

Back in 9 days

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

LT Stays in SD!

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Even though we're in Texas now, we're still diehard Charger fans. Good news outta the Charger HQ this evening. LT agrees to contract restructure that keeps him in SD! YEYAH!

Monday, March 9, 2009

SAN ANTO RUCKUS.

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The Homie Steve Photographer/RUCK rider has been building this ruck for a good minute, he is one of the very few RUCK riders here in SA. His tedious build will inspire you to go get a ruck. Also, he had some custom mid-night purple paint to accent the battle scooter. At the bottom of the pics is his parts list just incase you want to model yours to his...JUST DONT BITE.
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Daytona 8 hole rims - 10x2.75 front, 12x4 rear
Hurricane Z bars
OEM Honda Dio fork/disc brake setup
RPM Exhaust w/ baffle
NCY Extension
NCY Gas Tank Cover
NCY Lower Seat Frame
Tank Front Fender
LED Taillight
Bowls No Rev Limiter CDI
Kijima Kick Stand
Sanjuro Underseat Taillight Bracket
Kijima Front Turn Signals
Stage 6 Non-Offset Kick Starter
Kitaco Super Throttle Set

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Keeping my word

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I said Id be back with some photos I shot, so I figured what could be a better time to post them then after mknight schools us all. All shot with film. No camera newer that 1968







Saturday, March 7, 2009

"Everybody's working on the weekend"..... wait that's just me..

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So I have to work today.... and it's not fun.......
Here are some images that are fun.... All made during my studies in Italy...
"protest in rome"
"cosomo and palazzo vecchio"
"old lady on the street"
"Statue"
"No pictures of david"

Friday, March 6, 2009

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this is date number two with girl number two. If you read anything i say youll know first one took me to see hes just not blah blah blah. this one wants to watch the watchmen. off to a good start. tmrw i plan on posting up some of my photos and to totally destroy mknight shamalans dreams. Just kidding matt knight, with all of your whimsical greatness

Thursday, March 5, 2009

HMG Gettin Ready...

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Guess what?! We're keeping our wheels turning because we're almost ready to drop! It's HMG keeping it homemade...



We're ecstatic!!!



Too early to peep this one...but stay tuned, it's coming soon!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

DMGGMASD!!!!

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What is DMGGMASD? It was probably one of the best drift events I've been to in four years of drifting. The guys from http://www.driftmechaniks.com/ put this private event together and it was held on Nov.1, 2008 at Nashville Super Speedway. I was lucky enough to be invited to this event along with a few other Memphis/Traction Optional drivers. Check out this vid put together by Will Roegge. I'm in the orange s14 in a couple of the clips of it. Big thanks again to everybody that had a part in putting this event together.


Drift Mechanik's Don't Stop from Will Roegge on Vimeo.

CALLIN ALL B-GIRLS!!!!

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A new independent film about a female breakdancer in the HIPHOP scene. If you have been watching ABDC on MTV, the lead star is Lady Jules from the BEAT FREAKS. So stay tuned for this film and Girls get your shuffles, wind mills, crabs and all the freezes ready for battle!

Reminder: SNEAKS UP 3

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Let the Flyer speak!
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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

my first post......really, that's all i have to do.....oh wait i messed up..

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All of this was posted this morning on the wrong site.... so much for my flawless entry into the HMG world.....

hello everyone....
i had a blog....
i was too lazy.....
no one came by to look....
so i stopped....

Good morning.... after a restful night (thank you Nyquil sp?)
I am up and ready to begin this blogging thing again.....

For those of you that don't know me my name is Matthew Knight, or MKnight....
(it's not pronounced McKnight!!!)
I am a Father/Husband/photographer/artist/skateboarder/sneaker pack rat....
to keep this thing short (for my first post).... here are some photos made when life was giving me lemons so I made lemonade....
enjoy
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fakie 360 flip forrest
chris filming
power lines....

Want Thai?

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We decided to test out this Thai Restaurant called "Tong's Thai" for lunch since we heard good things about it. Found out that it was reasonable fare and we'd definitely go back, especially for their boba drinks. Like many other asian restaurants here in SA, they had other ethnic dishes available too, such as Japanese and Chinese. I'd say that overall the place was good, from the tantalizing food, the garden patio seating with ponds, down to the details in the bathrooms (they had a cool sink!). A lasting impression for sure...which compensated for the overabundance of tofu versus chicken and shrimp in the Pad Thai. Gotta try Tong's Thai!