BBMIJs in Japan, -1.

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There was one there. About 1 months ago. (interesting note, I have actually been to the place in this picture… Would have preferred just looking at the picture)

That one is now in the USA.

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the adventure has ended (for now… more on that later, and judging by my posting frequency, maybe next year), and we’re all left to deal with the consequences.

Well, not really. I’m sure some of you weren’t even phased by my overly dramatic statements of the facts. Well, here are are some more facts:

1. I am in the US, and probably the busiest I have ever been in my life so far (second probably to potty training), balancing work, school, and pretending to have a social life.

2. I am NOWHERE near done posting the content for this blog. I have over 2,000 pictures (closer to 3, but I don’t want to over state), that I have yet to look through, edit, post, etc. This blog is far from over. (Remember the Travel series? I thought I would get that done on time. Past me isn’t very smart).

3. I’ve grown a terrible addiction to powerful computers with dual monitors after using them for many years, and don’t feel like I can be productive without those two things. This is partly (you can make up the size of that part) why I have not been posting. Some of you will understand. The vast majority (you can also make up this part) will understand. The rest will still hate me for being so late with updates.

4. I’ve been back for maybe close to 3 weeks/1 month now, and I am posting this blog post from a lab at the university, when I should be doing a programming project that is due later tonight. You are my downfall (see: Matchbox Twenty)

5. This blog might take a turn (only a little, I promise) in the mechanic/automotively-inclined direction, as I am back in America… where I own vehicles (I wanted one bad in Japan, but it didn’t happen, as I was ridiculously poor in comparison to everyone else).

So, Until I have the free time to post again…


PS – I really need a cool catchphrase.


Car Snaps: Delayed Sightings


Been a little while since I put up some content, but that’s because I’ve been far too lazy to edit all my shots, and work them in. I’m actually going to join the motorsports club at my university here, so I’m sure I’ll be able to get even better pictures from now on.

But, I’ve finally done the batch that I’ve been meaning to get around to, so enjoy.

This mix is pretty varied, hope you like some of them. I do happen to run into a bunch of nicely modded Subaru Legacies though…

Heres a blue legacy that's usually parked close to where I live... It's a nice legacy, and I thought the shot came out pretty good.

Though it's no Legacy Day, heres another legacy that was parked in my neighborhood-around.

Return of the VIP? No, not really, but I did see this, and it struck me, so I shot it (yeah, there are puns).

Though this Merc isn't new to the Car Snaps section (it's been sideview shot before), I saw it again (the owner must work at or own the store it is close to), and it looks even better from behind. I guess I am a butt guy.

Another Subaru! This wagon, I thought was awesomely styled. Though I am not realy into wagons, I know this one is very well done. Picture came out alright, also.

One of my favorites pictures of the batch, this R32 I actually spotted out of the corner of my eye and had to go get a shot of. The rims are sick, low offset of course, and the car just has a great stance. Nothing too crazy, but definitely turned my head.

Not a car, but this is the kind of motorcycle I want to ride, if I ever get a license. I think theres something to that american freedom type of feeling bike. Dunno how to put in words, though.

Another motorcycle in the same area, also the kind I like (though there is nothing wrong with crotch rockets, I like them too)

I was really dissapointed with myself for not being able to get a good picture of this mini, but it was actually lowered, and had some other tidbits on the outside to oogle at. Unfortunately, by the time I decided it was worth shooting (it is getting harder to tell), and got my camera out, the light had turned green already, so I could only get this out of focus, garbage shot. Sorry...

I really cannot tell if Mercedes are rare in Japan anymore, because I just see so many, but I thought this one was worth shooting. Still an expensive, luxurious car. I tend to see less of these with low offset wheels added or anything. I guess it's better not to mess with the best?

Probably my favorite shot of the bunch (because I think the perspective is good, the car is nice, etc). I despise golf/rabbits because of how easy they are to make look nice (a slight drop and some meshes or any other nice rims), so I will not say much more...

A little random, but I thought this car might have been a drift victim. I guessed this because of how I could see the subframe at the back was dropped, and it looked like someone was working on it right before it started to rain.... Usually, people who own nice looking cars like that do not really drop subfames... Though I guess that is kind of a stereotype, I think it is true. So, as far as I know, this is a drift victim.

Ran into this Chaser (right?) on my way back home... Thought it was nicely done.

And I also ran into a stretched scooter. Yes, you have read correctly, a stretched scooter. If you can’t even imagine it, that is the sort of place Japan is. I wasn’t able to snap a picture, because I was coming back from the supermarket, but my eyes just about dropped out of my head.