Congratulations to the Xoloitzcuintles de Tijuana on taking the Liga MX Cup last night in Toluca, MX. A while back I posted about the time I played against the Third division Xolos team, I saw first hand how dedicated these guys are even in the younger teams. I still have not been to an actual game, maybe this coming season.
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Posts tagged: Tijuana
Never really been here but I have heard a lot about it. Now I’m informed on where to really go, and to think that the only place I thought you could have fun in was La Coahuila, hehe. If you have a YouTube channel subscribe to this one it’s got pretty cool videos. Miralo Pues..
A while back one of my good friends Jonathan Salazar aka Workz decided to start a new life in the homeland, he sold all his stuff packed his bags, rounded up his family and headed down south to Tijuana B.C.
We headed down south on a friday night, drove to John’s house to pick up some stuff and for him to say goodbye to his mother. It was sad seeing them say their goodbye’s to each other since John was taking a big step in starting a new journey. We got some Jugitos that his mom gave us and headed over to the gas station to buy some Papitas and some Beef Jerky.
We had to pick up our good friend Tony Moroni before we got to our destination so we got off the freeway once we reached Lake Perris. The car had a full tank and we were packed inside, started bumping some old Hip Hop from a small CD Collection John had and started talking about art, hip hop, making it in the USA, Mexico, Kanye West and the respect we have for each other’s art style. Once reaching the border we asked John once more are you sure you want to do this? This was it, there was no coming back, we remembered that one time when we were in college and decided to go to TJ just to get some Street Tacos, how we risked it all for that treat, we knew we couldn’t get back into the States legally and we still did it. Had some tacos and then headed back to the states, with the help of a simple College ID and with the help of a group of drunken San Diego College students). John said yes and we crossed the line it had been 6 years ever since that crazy adventure, now we were back.
We finally reached our destination in downtown Tijuana where John’s Great Grandma lives, she was asleep but some cousins received us with some cold Tecate Light’s. We were staying the weekend so we unloaded our stuff and chilled for a bit before we got ready to hit the town.
Tita woke up and greated all of us she’s the type of lady that treats me like family so she gave a hug and a kiss and asked about my mom, I told her she was fine. She is 101 Years old. She started telling her stories about growing up in TJ, how she built her home from scratch while working “En el otro lado” and how she was one of the very first residents in that area of Tijuana. Her stories were wonderful and had my complete attention, I love history and she is part of it.
We finally headed out and were on our way, it was going to be a long night. The cousins took us every where, honestly I got to drunk to remember so we will skip that part.
The following day with a minor cruda we decided to cruise around the entire city and we did.
I was snapping pictures from behind the car so they came out a little blurry but it did the job. I was already getting hungry but couldn’t stop yet because they had a special treat for us back on Revolucion.
We also got to hang out at a very cool university or college I forget the name but it was right next to the Airport and we could see how the airplanes were landing constantly. We watched a soccer game and then headed back home.
Before finally calling it a night we decided to hit up Tortas Los Andobitas.
While the cook was creating his masterpiece I was admiring the rotulo they had hand drawn on their window as well as their delicious menu in their wall, man by now everything looked freakin’ good but we came for a reason and that’s to try their famous tortas. The cook grabbed a slab of meet and threw it into the grill, this whole time I was thinking that’s probably for all of our tortas, hell nah, that was my torta.
The master piece finished topped off with a salsita de chipotle and dug right in. Honestly this picture doesn’t give it justice to what it really looks like, one of the sickest tortas ever made, I smashed it in 10 minutes.
Once we were done we headed back home and decided to put some stickers up in the parking lot.
We headed to a Billiard spot in downtown where we had some caguamas and played the game a bunch of times. Once we got drunk we hit the Karaoke where I sang “El Triste”, “La Nave Del Olvido” Amongst others, it was really fun. The rest of the night we chilled until the billiards closed down and then headed home. Slept like a baby and was ready to come home the following day. Saying good bye to a good friend is really hard, I have known John since I was 11 we met in Junior High and been homies ever since. I hope every turns out great with him and his family and hope to see my buddy soon. That weekend was one to remember. Good luck Y pues “Que El Santo Niño De Atocha Los Proteja” Jeje. Sales compa.
When I started my graphic design journey back in 03′ while doing research on inspirational imagery to put together on of my school projects and I stumbled upon one of my favorite artist/entrepreneurs to date, Edoardo Chavarin. Finding these design online gave that spark I was looking for and inspired me to put together some designs of my own and eventually became it’s own brand. Check out this cool talk about how his brand came to be and where his inspiration comes from. Enjoy.
Last Saturday we took our kid for his first trip to Tijuana, my mom and suegra had to visit the Destist so went ahead and planned a mini trip to TJ with them. Before leaving we had the usual burrito de huevo and a coffee and headed out to pick up my mom’s and suegra. My kid was stocked and wanted to get there already.
The first thing my kid asked for was Papitas so I got him some Adobada Sabritas, hehe. Some of the stuff on the buildings are pretty interesting. The building decorations are art on it’s own.
This was on somebodies wall, don’t know what it means, it’s probably just for decoration, but it’s a full on painting on tile ebbed ed into the wall.
Hand drawn signs have always been my favorite, here’s a Taxi sign in the street. I wish I could make this into a font.
Churros with Cinnamon are the best. Have you seen how these things are made? Awesome.
Julian was tired of eating Papitas, Tacos, Nieve and candy he finally was about to give in and call it a day. Before he fell asleep he told me that “Me gusta Mexico” then I had to carry him for an hour before we crossed the border. I took some time to post some DIMEX stickers before leaving town. Going back pretty soon. Maybe Ensenada this time. Nos vemos.
I get very excited when I release new T-Shirts and can’t wait until I do. I love to see and hear what type of reactions I get from our followers on the designs that once roamed my mind then got sketched up to the point of it being designed and printed on quality T-Shirts. Our brand has come along way to this day and point, we have been through many hurdles I bet many brands have passed and been through in their history. Our new collection has more to the point designs and less explanation to them. Elotes Con Chile, Just Add Water, Air DIMEX, Los Narcos De Sinaloa, Los Burros De Tijuana and Taco Life are the six new additions to the DIMEX Collection available now on our Online Shop, get them before they run out. Enjoy.
Who doesn’t love the movie “La Bamba” Ritchie’s brother reminds me of my uncle that lives in Mexicali the way he is, the hair cut and everything. I used to watch this movie all the time and came upon it the other day on Netflix and had to play it. My favorite part is when they take a trip down to Tijuana to get Ritchie laid supposedly but instead of that he finds that connection with his roots “Mexicanos” and decides to have “La Bamba” as one of his singles. “Yo no soy marinero, soy capitan, soy capitan”. I think I might do a Limited Edition “La Bamba” T-Shirt, que dicen?