If I’m being honest, my #1 dilemma whenever I travel is what sneakers I’m going to take with me. It legit stresses me out. My friend laughed at me when I told her that my carry-on was just all sneakers. Six pairs is not a lot for two weeks, is it??? I would’ve taken two, maybe three more pairs if i could fit them. Don’t judge me. Aaaanyways, first stop, and always, ALWAYS the first stop: In-N-Out. Whether it’s my parents or one of my friends picking me up from the airport, no one ever has to ask me where to go next. They know the drill.
My happy place.
I did as much as I could, I ate as much as I could, and I spent as much time w/ my family and friends as I could during my two week visit. Here, lemme show you some cool pictures:
The night I arrived, I DJ’ed the official afterparty of Identity LA, a concert held in DTLA earlier that evening in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. As you can tell from this photo, I had a rather miserable time. So many friends and familiar faces came through, including some of my oldest friends Far East Movement whom I hadn’t seen in literally years! Kev, Proh…if you’re reading this, missed you guys!
from my Instastories
I also went to go see my favorite gal Kim over at Shannon Hair to get my hair done. She’s been my angel for several years now, and even though I now live over 3,000 miles away I still continue to come back to see her for all my hair needs because she is THAT good.
I stuffed my face some more…
There’s so much more food that I didn’t document – I hit up all my favorite spots that I missed so much, but as always, nothing ever compares to my mom’s homecooking. Totally unbiased statement: my mom’s cooking is the best. Thank you, Mommy, for always feeding me and spoiling me (I know you’re reading this!).
Caught a few of these sunsets:
Did a little shopping:
Supreme Los Angeles
“Am I even doing this pose right???”
Our mixtape is dropping soon…stay tuned! HAHA
Thank you Brian for these amazing shots!
During my trip, I received some rather devastating news regarding a close friend’s family member. It broke my heart. The pain, the agony and the heartache that my friend and his family must be feeling…I can’t even begin to imagine. Friends, do not take your life for granted. Do not take your loved ones for granted. Do me a huge favor and and hug them and tell them that you love them because today may be the last day you’ll ever get to do so.
R, sending you and your family strength, prayers, positive thoughts and all my love during this difficult time. <3