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Snapshot: Last Day with the Mash
Snapshot: Last Day with the Mash

Today was a sad day, as my Cinelli Mash build came to an end. It was my first “real” track frame that I built up from scratch and it’s been around Oahu twice, served me well on century ride, and was always my go to frame to just mash out and not have to care […]

Snapshot: Hawaii
Snapshot: Hawaii

Back in Hawaii for a couple weeks. I must say that I miss this awesome weather compared to the freezing temperatures in Japan right now. More to come, for now I’m going to take it all in. Aloha.

Snapshot: All Downhill From Here
Snapshot: All Downhill From Here

By far my most favorite hill nearby my place.  Everything you could possibly ask for: smooth road, minimal traffic, S-turn chicane at the bottom, space to handle a 40+ mph sprint, and a perfect straightaway at the end with nominal grade to spin down.

Snapshot: Sakura
Snapshot: Sakura

It’s been about a week or two since all the sakura trees were in full bloom. It’s amazing how beautiful these trees are and how fast it transitions into just another ordinary-looking tree within a matter of days. It is definitely one of Japan’s gifts that hopefully everyone can witness at least once in their […]

Snapshot: Fully-Functional Business-Attire
Snapshot: Fully-Functional Business-Attire

Christian released this awesome shot on Facebook today of me doing sprints down Bishop Street on the Lo Pro from the day we were filming my segment for an incomplete project for our TNR group. I like how my old workplace is trailing in the background of this photo. This one definitely brings some good […]

Snapshot: Car of the Day
Snapshot: Car of the Day

Spotted this sick Honda Jazz (Honda Fit in the US) while looking at used cars. It wasn’t for sale, but definitely deserved a quick photo session. It’s amazing how intricate car enthusiasts are in Japan, it really takes everything up another level compared to the mods done back in Hawaii. But then again, Japan isn’t […]

Food: Mankin Gyoza House
Food: Mankin Gyoza House

Tonight we ate at Mankin Gyoza House near the Zama train station, a favorite to many of my coworkers. It’s definitely a different take on gyoza when compared to the typical thin-layered gyoza served at most ramen shops. The wrap used to make the gyoza is a lot thicker, which gives it a chewier texture. […]

Snapshot: Machida
Snapshot: Machida

Traveled out to Machida today with my orientation class to learn how to use the train. I forgot how smooth the train rides on the railway and how fast and reliable public transit is over here. It makes me a little more optimistic about Hawaii’s future rail system, but I know it won’t be anywhere […]

Snapshot: Car of the Night
Snapshot: Car of the Night

Spotted this beauty tonight during my 3-mile walk exploring outside the base. So many sick cars driving around and just parked in random places. I’ve become quite tired of Skylines; it seems like every time I turn my head, there’s R33/R34 GTR or sedan driving by… The VIP scene is definitely booming in Japan, so […]

Snapshot: Snowing in Japan
Snapshot: Snowing in Japan

It has only been two full days since I’ve been here in Japan, and I’ve experienced so many new things already…  I can’t wait to see what else I have in store.  I was told that the day before I arrived in Japan, it had snowed and that I may or may not be able […]

Snapshot: Closure
Snapshot: Closure

After 3-years of working for Bank of Hawaii, it was a real sad last day to end my career with the Bank. All the memories, whether good or bad, will stay with me forever and I couldn’t be more satisfied with what I learned from the whole experience of working for a sound financial institution. […]

It Still Hurts…
It Still Hurts...

knowing that you’re not here with us… I wish a sticker to remember you wasn’t necessary… I wish I could drop you off at your aunty’s house again… I wish I could talk to you about your healing arm and getting ready for your baseball season at HPU… I wish I could see you ride […]

Ride In Paradise Zachary Manago
Ride In Paradise Zachary Manago

Zach, no one will ever be able to fill the gap you’ve left in our group and in our hearts. Your journey was cut so short by someone so selfish, and you’ve left so much behind. We miss you so much…  Someday we’ll ride again, Rest In Peace.

Snapshot: Essentials
Snapshot: Essentials

Started putting together everything before this Friday since you can’t be too prepared before riding around the island. I’ve rode around the island once, and I remember vaguely saying that I’ll never do it again.. It’s similar to telling yourself you’ll never eat at a restaurant again because the food was so bad, and then […]

Snapshot: Rain Warriors
Snapshot: Rain Warriors

would be a good way to describe Sau and Zeek today. It’s been nothing but gloom today after a thunderstorm rolled in last night with some vog from the neighbor islands. The rain is expected to clear up by tomorrow, but it really put a drain on things today. I met up briefly with Sau […]

Snapshot: High Polished
Snapshot: High Polished

H Plus Son front wheel was finally laced up. Threw it on tonight and snapped a few shots of the new setup. The original matte black wheelset that I had on before just wasn’t doing it for me after seeing the high polish version in person. I think this is the final addition to the […]

A New Layout
A New Layout

to finish up 2010 and enter fresh into 2011. Decided to switch to WordPress after realizing how easy it is to update and manage. Goodbye notepad and iframes, hello more updates and fresher content. The old layout and past features are still viewable through colinwaki.com/archive2010. Enjoy!