Toyo View

May 21st – Messy room and still decompressing from work travel. I can’t even remember what I did other than some laundry and working on more developing.


May 22nd – Paint projects, got the Evo 7 wing all cleaned and scuffed, ready to drop that off with my car at the body shop as soon as it’s back from getting the transmission done. The valve cover is coming along slowly, even after a few rounds of aircraft stripper some of the original paint really doesn’t want to come off. I need to figure out a better way to prep this for its new paint.


May 23rd – The new building next to mine is almost up to my floor. Kind of bummed how fast it’s coming up. Looks like I also didn’t expose this shot long enough, guess I metered too much where the construction lights were.


May 24th – Some of my other cameras, just getting ready to expand my 365 to using any of my cameras rather than only the 4×5.


May 25th – Actually spending some time to work on music again, I feel like I don’t put a lot of time into it since I get overly picky and frustrated easy and end up going back to working on visual arts.


May 26th – Mugi, chilling with me on her favorite chair. I guess most things around here might be her favorite places to sit though.


May 27th – Packed up and ready to go, I was suppose to go shoot at a drift event, but my buddy wasn’t able to make it due to a friend of his crashing before we even made it to the track for the day.


May 7th – My valve cover is ready to be tapped for a new 5/8″ vent, I got to drill it out at Raul’s with his drill press.


May 8th – Found a set of good condition clear side markers though the SoCal Evo group. Makes the overall car lines look cleaner in my opinion. Can’t wait to get the rest of the Evo 7 body work done.


May 9th – Cabbage and onions frying and softening up for yaki soba


May 10th – My 1/2″ NPT to 5/8″ barbs for my valve cover vent project showed up. Not sure how I’m going to fit these as they’re bigger than I had expected.


May 11th – Starting to prep the valve cover for a new coat of paint, letting some aircraft stripper do its magic. Trying to stay busy since I was worried that Zab wouldn’t make it back to LA because she accidentally missed her first flight.


May 12th – Relieved and super happy, Zab was able to get a later flight in and we were both starving by the time we got back to downtown so almost nothing better than getting more LA Cafe food to quench that hunger.


May 13th – Mugi… in heat again. I can’t decide if I will find her a partner or just get her fixed finally. It’s sad for me to think that if I don’t later I won’t have any other legacy from her.


April 30th – The lights are finally all painted and the lenses polished and UV sealed. Took much longer than I would have thought, but along the way I ran into a few snags, plus the perfectionist side of me made me redo parts of the painting and polishing a few times until I got it right.


May 1st – Lights installed and looking good. Couldn’t get the clear side markers installed though since my old pair had really discolored while in storage.


May 2nd – Long day of presentation preparations, just watching the daylight fade again after work.


May 3rd – One of my favorite Japanese snacks, just something to help me get through the last of the presentation preparations, though they’re always better with beer.


May 4th – Now that I have a little more time I can get back to trying to finish up more of the Evo projects. Now on to color sanding and polishing the clear coat on my old lights to get them ready to sell.


May 5th – Out at Raul’s watching and sort of helping him with the new livery install.


May 6th – Old lights are all sanded and polished up.