***As an aside, I noticed that within minutes of releasing their photos, a certain unscrupulous blogger had already snatched their photos, removed the credits, and started posting the pictures as their own. Do yourself, and the latex community a favour by unfollowing these lowlifes and just sticking to the original sources. It’s much easier to reblog a designer’s picture than to copy it and remove the sources!***

latex101:

Marbled latex anyone? The future of fetish is here!
http://www.latex101.com/shop/

I know that I’ve spoken a bit disparagingly about marbled latex in the past, but Latex101’s new line of marbled latex is getting me in all the right spots! Judging by the number of notes on this post, many of you haven’t seen their gear yet, so I highly, highly recommend that you run over to their website right now. You might want to freeze your credit card in a block of ice first, just to let yourself cool down a bit before making any impulse purchases!

The boys out at Latex101 have done something really great with their marbled latex items that I can’t quite identify. Somehow, the combination of the marbled patterns, with just the right amount of plain latex segments, well cut patterns, and cute bums has led to a highly desirable product.

catalystlatex:

Let’s see if my theory is right that none cares for men in latex yet men always bitch about the lack of menswear out there. When no support is given so we don’t know what you do and don’t like what do you expect? model The Aussie Pole Boys photographer Shayne Fergussonhttp://www.catalystlatex.com/mens-tops/item/15-vest

Some time ago, the experts of rubber design and chlorination at Catalyst Latex left us with something to think about regarding mens’ latex fashion. In short, the general feeling is that there is less interest in men’s latex fashion than there is in women’s latex fashion. The result of this general feeling is that latex designers tend not to focus on creating interesting latex items for men. This, of course, leads to men complaining about the lack of designs available for them to wear.

I feel like there are a lot of different discussions to unpack from this idea. To start, if you are getting enough complaints about the lack of mens’ designs that you feel the need to write a irritated retort about the lack of interest in mens’ latex, then maybe there is actually more support and interest in mens’ latex than you realize.

Anyway, here are some questions a few of my thoughts to start off the discussion.

1) Is there a disproportionately lower number of mens’ latex designs than womens’ latex designs?

Maybe. When you look at websites of many designers, it is not unusual to see page after page of different latex garments for women, but only 4 or 5 standard pieces (i.e. vest, polo, shorts, jeans) for men. That said, just as there are many designers who only create things for women, there are also many designers (often gay related) that only create items for men. It’s hard to say whether the total number of garments made for women is much, much higher than the total number made for men. After all, I’ve been writing this men’s latex fashion blog for how many years now? and I’ve only recently been having a difficult time finding new things to post (and I can be a bit picky with my showcased items). Even if it is a little more difficult to find men’s latex, there are resources out there like my List of Designers. Maybe this all comes down to a case of men complaining because everything isn’t about them anymore!

2) Let’s imagine that there is definitely a lack of men’s designs. What is the reason for this trend?

One user suggested that it was because men like to see women in latex, and not other men. I find that this line of thinking is kind of bullshit because it is condescending to women, and completely takes away any sense of agency from women as a whole, as if they are just some helpless creatures at the whims of the decision making men. While many may act this way toward women, it is certainly not the truth. I whole-heartedly believe that latex-loving women like to see themselves, other women, and other men in latex, and their opinion should not be discounted. 

If anything, it seems most likely that men themselves are blocking the outpouring of latex designs for men. There is nothing so fragile as the masculinity of men, and it is perhaps this that is stymying progress. Because many men are afraid of appearing too “feminine”, or too “gay”, they are less likely to be adventurous with the clothes that they are willing to wear. Nothing too brightly coloured, no frills, no skirts, no fun, and just plain boring. Even in the stores that focus mostly on men’s clothing, you’ll notice that the majority of designs are heavy on the macho side. Motorcycling designs, army uniforms, dark colours, all tough and gruff. Regarding the “too gay” comment, it is possible that many straight men are so terrified of being incorrectly ID’d as gay, they they refuse to look at or acknowledge another man in awesome latex gear.

3) Should anything be done about this?

Ultimately, I’m not sure if there is actually a problem here. Certainly, men need to diversify their wardrobes and be less insecure about the things they wear. However, there are already a lot of different designs for men to wear, and it’s just a matter of finding them. If anything, us guys need to be more open minded about the things that we wear, and less stuck up on the traditional ideals of masc vs femme. It’s okay to try something new, and it’s okay to compliment another guy on his awesome latex fashion sense. 

I’m not sure if I have any more thoughts on this subject at the time, but I’m sure some of my followers do. What do you think about the state of men’s latex fashion?

It’s been awhile since I’ve shared a new rubber/latex designer, and it’s with great pleasure that I introduce Young Action. Being a bit of a comic book enthusiast, I kept reading the name as Young Justice and am still hoping that they produce some cool Impulse outfits or similar!

Young Action just launched their store this year, and their youthful exuberance is both infectious and clear to see. The first thing that I notice is that all their latex items seem to be named after people. Take for example the 3/4 Kevin Shorty pictured above. Though relatively simple in design, the suit looks well made and I am actually a fan of the 3/4 length clothing items. What really struck me is the eager and keen look on all the models’ faces. It’s not to say that they’re not attractive/sexy young men, but first and foremost, they are just really super excited to show off their goods. You can’t help but like this kind of enthusiasm.

Here’s what they have to say about themselves as a company.

Young-Action is a new, young Fashion Brand that entered the market in early 2014 with the objective to bring more life into the multi-facetted fetish-world.

The focus for Young-Action will strongly be on latex products. Beginning with a small selection, Young-Action is determined to continually expand and breath new life into the market.

The pieces on offer are already available in many different colours. Classic black with coloured stripes- or a completely different colour – it doesn’t always have to be black! It definitely pays off to keep an eye on Young-Action, and you may make some new discoveries.

Young-Action has over 10 years of experience with latex – that’s how they can even fulfill your craziest desires.

Our motto is „Geht nicht, gibt’s fast nicht“, a play on a german saying that losely translates to ‚There is nearly no such thing as ‚Can’t’“

Like us on Facebook to keep informed about the latest happenings and creations from Young-Action

You can also check them out on Facebook. Speaking of FB, I’ve got a kinky account and a personal account. What about you? Is it a click too close to grandma for your liking?

(Source: young-action.com)

Looks like I’m away for another weekend. This time, I’ll be out running across a national forest in Washington state…sometimes I wonder why I do it!
I’ll keep this post short, but I feel like this little photoset taken by twohandstochoke last year, is very much reflective of me and my personality. In sequential order the photos say:
1) I’m a bit shy, but I’m always happy to meet new people.
2) I look away because I don’t want attention focused on me.  
3) Side-eye. Did you really just say that? Cause I’m really getting tired of your bullshit. 
I think those of you who know me in person can back me up on this.
Anyway, I hope you all have a super duper weekend. I don’t know…maybe I can start a fun game where we choose three pictures (all taken at the same time?) that sum up your personality. I’ll tag a few folks here, but you don’t have to play. Sounds like a fun weekend game no?
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Looks like I’m away for another weekend. This time, I’ll be out running across a national forest in Washington state…sometimes I wonder why I do it!
I’ll keep this post short, but I feel like this little photoset taken by twohandstochoke last year, is very much reflective of me and my personality. In sequential order the photos say:
1) I’m a bit shy, but I’m always happy to meet new people.
2) I look away because I don’t want attention focused on me.  
3) Side-eye. Did you really just say that? Cause I’m really getting tired of your bullshit. 
I think those of you who know me in person can back me up on this.
Anyway, I hope you all have a super duper weekend. I don’t know…maybe I can start a fun game where we choose three pictures (all taken at the same time?) that sum up your personality. I’ll tag a few folks here, but you don’t have to play. Sounds like a fun weekend game no?
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Looks like I’m away for another weekend. This time, I’ll be out running across a national forest in Washington state…sometimes I wonder why I do it!
I’ll keep this post short, but I feel like this little photoset taken by twohandstochoke last year, is very much reflective of me and my personality. In sequential order the photos say:
1) I’m a bit shy, but I’m always happy to meet new people.
2) I look away because I don’t want attention focused on me.  
3) Side-eye. Did you really just say that? Cause I’m really getting tired of your bullshit. 
I think those of you who know me in person can back me up on this.
Anyway, I hope you all have a super duper weekend. I don’t know…maybe I can start a fun game where we choose three pictures (all taken at the same time?) that sum up your personality. I’ll tag a few folks here, but you don’t have to play. Sounds like a fun weekend game no?
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Looks like I’m away for another weekend. This time, I’ll be out running across a national forest in Washington state…sometimes I wonder why I do it!

I’ll keep this post short, but I feel like this little photoset taken by twohandstochoke last year, is very much reflective of me and my personality. In sequential order the photos say:

1) I’m a bit shy, but I’m always happy to meet new people.

2) I look away because I don’t want attention focused on me.  

3) Side-eye. Did you really just say that? Cause I’m really getting tired of your bullshit. 

I think those of you who know me in person can back me up on this.

Anyway, I hope you all have a super duper weekend. I don’t know…maybe I can start a fun game where we choose three pictures (all taken at the same time?) that sum up your personality. I’ll tag a few folks here, but you don’t have to play. Sounds like a fun weekend game no?

menthol-penguin asked:

You mentioned in a previous post the problems with, specifically, yellow latex. Have you had problems with any other colours? Do you think the colour code is redundant, or should people not just assume that colour = consent and ask anyway? Do you avoid certain colours because of it? I feel with intricate designs assuming each colour means something would be a little silly.

Hey Menthol-penguin,

    Thanks for your unwavering support! It’s really nice to hear your comments and encouragements on my posts and tweets :). 

To answer your question, I think it is overall pretty safe and okay to wear whatever colour you feel like wearing when you go out to an event. The vast majority of people are kind and normal human beings who understand the concept of asking for consent. At most, I imagine you would get asked a curious question, and all you would have to do is reply “Sorry, no thanks. I just happen to like the colour yellow.” That said, you may find yourself in a situation where you are unable to respond. Maybe you’re gagged, or your are tied to a piece of bondage equipment and there, avoiding misleading colours may be helpful. More importantly, though, is having a trusted play partner working with you. Ahead of time,  an open discussion with them is a good idea. You can discuss what you are interested in having done, how many people you would be comfortable getting involved with (i.e. if you are at a social event like at 8x6 in Vancouver), etc. In such a case, even if you are tied up, you can trust your partner to stop a random guy from pissing on you, or punching fucking you if you are not interested.

I still think that colour code is somewhat useful because it at least gives others a small indication of what one might be interested in. I imagine the stigma of asking someone if they are into pissplay is quite high, the colours will at least allow you to flag your interest to potential sex partners. At fetish events, though, people seem pretty happy to write inspiring messages such as “cum dump”, “piss pig” and “FFucker” on their rubber shirts, so maybe all this subtle flagging is all for naught? 

latexcrazy:

Latex made of Radical Rubber or 4D Supatex latex in more than 100 different colors by Latexcrazy.com with FREE made-to-measure tailoring service

I’ve been away at a work conference for the past week, and suddenly I’m back in Vancouver and the Vancouver Pride events are going full swing ahead. I don’t want to go another week without posting, so in between parties and general debauchery, I found a little time to do some writing.
From Latexcrazy, this lovely panelled longsleeve rubber top really stands out. Some would say it is a simple array of squares glued together into the form of a shirt, but I find the seam lines, and the intersection of points quite appealing and visually satisfying. Using the translucent latex over coloured latex is particularly bold, as that forces the maker to be especially careful and exact with their seams. Any slight deviation in the cutting or gluing would immediately become quite visible.
I find the colour selection to be appealing, though maybe not my first choice in selections. At the same time, I can’t help but imagine some truly hideous colour choices that some people could make. Imagine, for example, a rainbow mosaic of colours for the shirt panels!
I am also curious about the choice of a 3/4 zipper down the front. I have these often in triathlon clothes, and it’s good to help cool you down. However, it also makes it difficult to wear. Why not just a straight zipper down the front? (it’s probably an option you can select from the website). With the 3/4 zipper, usually one needs to step into the item rather than pulling it up overhead like a typical shirt. I’m not sure what that would be like in rubber though.
Questions of the day? What is the worst colour combination you can think of? Or for the Vancouver boys, what is the most hideous outfit you’ve seen at Pride so far?
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latexcrazy:

Latex made of Radical Rubber or 4D Supatex latex in more than 100 different colors by Latexcrazy.com with FREE made-to-measure tailoring service

I’ve been away at a work conference for the past week, and suddenly I’m back in Vancouver and the Vancouver Pride events are going full swing ahead. I don’t want to go another week without posting, so in between parties and general debauchery, I found a little time to do some writing.

From Latexcrazy, this lovely panelled longsleeve rubber top really stands out. Some would say it is a simple array of squares glued together into the form of a shirt, but I find the seam lines, and the intersection of points quite appealing and visually satisfying. Using the translucent latex over coloured latex is particularly bold, as that forces the maker to be especially careful and exact with their seams. Any slight deviation in the cutting or gluing would immediately become quite visible.

I find the colour selection to be appealing, though maybe not my first choice in selections. At the same time, I can’t help but imagine some truly hideous colour choices that some people could make. Imagine, for example, a rainbow mosaic of colours for the shirt panels!

I am also curious about the choice of a 3/4 zipper down the front. I have these often in triathlon clothes, and it’s good to help cool you down. However, it also makes it difficult to wear. Why not just a straight zipper down the front? (it’s probably an option you can select from the website). With the 3/4 zipper, usually one needs to step into the item rather than pulling it up overhead like a typical shirt. I’m not sure what that would be like in rubber though.

Questions of the day? What is the worst colour combination you can think of? Or for the Vancouver boys, what is the most hideous outfit you’ve seen at Pride so far?

Once again I’m off travelling the world! This time I’m only away for a week, and I’ll be going down to Idaho for work.

Before I bugger off, I wanted to properly share the poster for the Rubbout party coming (for the first time ever) to Vancouver Pride. I’m thinking that I’ll be helping with the setup at the party, so maybe I’ll see some of you out there. It’s bound to be a super fun time (especially with me around!). Depending on how much I have to help out, maybe we can get dressed up at my place ahead of time. I’m only a couple blocks away from the venue.

Anyway, I’ll try to throw up more fun latex posts while I’m away, but we’ll see how busy I get with my work trip.

Happy weekend!

CJ

(Source: rubbout.com)

Whelp, it’s been almost 2 whole weeks since my last post, which is probably the longest time that I have ever gone without posting. Part of the reason is because I came back from my work in Colombia a week ago, and the readjustment to life in Vancouver has been awkward. Additionally, I got terribly sick with something in my last day in Colombia. I was unable to eat for almost 3 days (one of which involved  17 hours in a plane or in transit), which made me super, super weak. Fortunately, I’m feeling much better now. Though, the jarring transition from life in Colombia to life in Vancouver has really been difficult for me.
I think I still need some more time to reflect and figure out what is going on in my head. I need to try to sort out my priorities and make some decisions on what I want in life and where I want to go. These kinds of questions have been on my mind and have made it a bit difficult to think about this blog. But, I felt like writing a bit today, so I thought I would just talk more about day 2 of the Rubbout weekend way back in April.
Awhile ago, I talked all about Day 1 of Rubbout 2014. I had a great time on day 1, but the 2nd day was not quite as glamourous. The events of Day 2 included a Gearswap at Pumpjack, the Puppyplay party, and the play party in the evening. In the past, I’ve had some great finds at the gearswap, but this year I was busy with volunteer duties until late in the dya and missed out on a lot of great 2nd hand gear. Sadly, I missed a lot of the Puppy Play party, but I heard that the folks at Vancouver-Pup and Handlers did a great job running the event.
What kept me busy for a good number of hours was cleaning up the party from the previous night. I can only speak for myself, but I was a bit disappointed by the lack of support from the venue where we hosted the party. Certainly, we were given some special concessions (i.e. play space in the back of the establishment), but we also paid to rent the space and I felt like nothing was done for us. I spent much of my afternoon cleaning up lube and cum from the back play area, and I recognize that kind of job was beyond the scope of any business other than a bath house. However, at one point the business owner was telling to me to go clean the bathrooms, which I thought was ridiculous. After the event, the business owner complained a bit that he didn’t make that much money in alcohol sales (fyi, their profit was more than that of our entire weekend) and I think we decided not to work with them again. Afterall, Rubbout and its volunteers put all the work organizing, advertising, setting up and cleaning up their event. 
Anyway, I’m complaining a lot..sorry. The day ended with the play party at 8x6, which is this cool new space in Vancouver. It’s classified as a sex club, which makes it different from bath houses like Steamworks. At 8X6, you are allowed to sell alcohol, so we had this great social space for people to sit and talk while having some drinks. This social space was really, really popular, and I feel like some guys appreciated the space where they could hangout in rubber gear and talk with their friends or with new people.
There was also a dance floor (not really used) and a vacuum bondage demo area. Some guys were way too rough with the vacuum coffin and it ended up  breaking, which of course is a cost that Rubbout had to absorb. This demo was also well utilized (until the vac coffin broke) and more like a fun exhibitionist show than a sex show. It was crammed full, and a nice segue into the hard core sex that was going on in the back room. Unlike a bathhouse that has little rooms for private sex, 8X6 had no such thing, and instead there was a large room with a couple of slings, bondage benches, etc. set up. This led to a really cool scene where there were 3 or 4 hardcore sex/play scenes going on at the same time, and loads of people watching and participating all around it. It really looked like something out of a porno, which I didn’t really expect to see.
At the event, i chatted with some friendly faces and met some very nice new people (who have yet to e-mail me!). It was a great event, though i’m glad that I didn’t have to stay up to help clean up that night. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a picture of my outfit for the night (I thought it would be uncool to take photos at a play party), so I’ve just shared a photo from the next day’s brunch. Polo and skinny jeans from Libidex, fingerless gloves from Twohandstochoke, and super Canadian surplus boots :).
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Whelp, it’s been almost 2 whole weeks since my last post, which is probably the longest time that I have ever gone without posting. Part of the reason is because I came back from my work in Colombia a week ago, and the readjustment to life in Vancouver has been awkward. Additionally, I got terribly sick with something in my last day in Colombia. I was unable to eat for almost 3 days (one of which involved  17 hours in a plane or in transit), which made me super, super weak. Fortunately, I’m feeling much better now. Though, the jarring transition from life in Colombia to life in Vancouver has really been difficult for me.

I think I still need some more time to reflect and figure out what is going on in my head. I need to try to sort out my priorities and make some decisions on what I want in life and where I want to go. These kinds of questions have been on my mind and have made it a bit difficult to think about this blog. But, I felt like writing a bit today, so I thought I would just talk more about day 2 of the Rubbout weekend way back in April.

Awhile ago, I talked all about Day 1 of Rubbout 2014. I had a great time on day 1, but the 2nd day was not quite as glamourous. The events of Day 2 included a Gearswap at Pumpjack, the Puppyplay party, and the play party in the evening. In the past, I’ve had some great finds at the gearswap, but this year I was busy with volunteer duties until late in the dya and missed out on a lot of great 2nd hand gear. Sadly, I missed a lot of the Puppy Play party, but I heard that the folks at Vancouver-Pup and Handlers did a great job running the event.

What kept me busy for a good number of hours was cleaning up the party from the previous night. I can only speak for myself, but I was a bit disappointed by the lack of support from the venue where we hosted the party. Certainly, we were given some special concessions (i.e. play space in the back of the establishment), but we also paid to rent the space and I felt like nothing was done for us. I spent much of my afternoon cleaning up lube and cum from the back play area, and I recognize that kind of job was beyond the scope of any business other than a bath house. However, at one point the business owner was telling to me to go clean the bathrooms, which I thought was ridiculous. After the event, the business owner complained a bit that he didn’t make that much money in alcohol sales (fyi, their profit was more than that of our entire weekend) and I think we decided not to work with them again. Afterall, Rubbout and its volunteers put all the work organizing, advertising, setting up and cleaning up their event. 

Anyway, I’m complaining a lot..sorry. The day ended with the play party at 8x6, which is this cool new space in Vancouver. It’s classified as a sex club, which makes it different from bath houses like Steamworks. At 8X6, you are allowed to sell alcohol, so we had this great social space for people to sit and talk while having some drinks. This social space was really, really popular, and I feel like some guys appreciated the space where they could hangout in rubber gear and talk with their friends or with new people.

There was also a dance floor (not really used) and a vacuum bondage demo area. Some guys were way too rough with the vacuum coffin and it ended up  breaking, which of course is a cost that Rubbout had to absorb. This demo was also well utilized (until the vac coffin broke) and more like a fun exhibitionist show than a sex show. It was crammed full, and a nice segue into the hard core sex that was going on in the back room. Unlike a bathhouse that has little rooms for private sex, 8X6 had no such thing, and instead there was a large room with a couple of slings, bondage benches, etc. set up. This led to a really cool scene where there were 3 or 4 hardcore sex/play scenes going on at the same time, and loads of people watching and participating all around it. It really looked like something out of a porno, which I didn’t really expect to see.

At the event, i chatted with some friendly faces and met some very nice new people (who have yet to e-mail me!). It was a great event, though i’m glad that I didn’t have to stay up to help clean up that night. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a picture of my outfit for the night (I thought it would be uncool to take photos at a play party), so I’ve just shared a photo from the next day’s brunch. Polo and skinny jeans from Libidex, fingerless gloves from Twohandstochoke, and super Canadian surplus boots :).

Ah, I miss my blue hair! And….after 2 months, I’ll be going back to Vancouver in less than a week. Because it’s my last week here in Colombia, I’m trying to cram in as much stuff as possible. It’s for this reason that I may be slow to reply to any message on here, recon, etc. Sorry!
Colombia has been really great to me, and I’m sad to leave. Nonetheless, it’s about time to head back to real life in Vancouver and work on my own projects again. Posting will likely continue to be slow for awhile, but please feel free to make submissions to me. 
Anyway, by this point you will all have probably realized that I have just been slowly posting pictures from 3 or 4 different photo sessions. It’s all just me standing in different silly poses, so feel free to abandon ship if it gets too boring for you. Depending on how busy I get, if you hang on, you can look forward to more of the same, but also more videos perhaps. Maybe my latest latex crafting creations. Or maybe I’ll find the time to take some new photos. In any case, I hope you all have a super swell weekend.
Cheers
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Ah, I miss my blue hair! And….after 2 months, I’ll be going back to Vancouver in less than a week. Because it’s my last week here in Colombia, I’m trying to cram in as much stuff as possible. It’s for this reason that I may be slow to reply to any message on here, recon, etc. Sorry!

Colombia has been really great to me, and I’m sad to leave. Nonetheless, it’s about time to head back to real life in Vancouver and work on my own projects again. Posting will likely continue to be slow for awhile, but please feel free to make submissions to me. 

Anyway, by this point you will all have probably realized that I have just been slowly posting pictures from 3 or 4 different photo sessions. It’s all just me standing in different silly poses, so feel free to abandon ship if it gets too boring for you. Depending on how busy I get, if you hang on, you can look forward to more of the same, but also more videos perhaps. Maybe my latest latex crafting creations. Or maybe I’ll find the time to take some new photos. In any case, I hope you all have a super swell weekend.

Cheers

Okie dokie, I’m done with moping around and being scared to go outside! Next time some half-baked thief tries to come at me, they’ll have to deal with my superhero alter-ego. Chains and crowbar, bamf!
I’m just joking of course….if I guy with a gun comes at me, I’m just going to give him all my belongings. It’s really just the safest thing to do, and my life really isn’t worth the little bit of money I carry around :). That said, looking back at these pictures taken by Twohandstochoke during my last visit, I think I look pretty badass! It was fun rooting around his garage and finding props to use for the photoshoot.
I think in post production, twohandstochoke must have used some photoshop magic to outline or highlight my abs, because I definitely do not have that kind of definition in my torso. Especially now, having done little running or cycling for almost 2 months, I am not ready for any selifies :p. I have started swimming though, so maybe my shoulders will be a bit broader? The swim coach here has been teaching me spanish while I swim. It’s very specific terminology ‘En libre - freestyle; espalda - backcrawl; etc’ but Spanish nonetheless :).
The crime here can be quite complicated. Some of my friends here went to the mall to withdraw some money. They then walked around the mall and shopped for awhile, and then they took a cab to the other side of the city back home. Thieves (or perhaps a network of thieves) followed them the whole time and were waiting just as they were about the exit the taxi, when two motorcyclists surrounded them. One of the thieves put a gun through the window and pointed it at my friend’s head and said, “We know how much money you have, give it to us now!”. She is traumatized from the experience and is now terrified to take the taxi, especially alone. She suspects the taxi driver was in on the plot as well, and now never takes taxis from the street. To be safe, you need to call for a taxi and then make sure that they know the special password. It’s really sad that people have to live with these kind of worries.
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Okie dokie, I’m done with moping around and being scared to go outside! Next time some half-baked thief tries to come at me, they’ll have to deal with my superhero alter-ego. Chains and crowbar, bamf!
I’m just joking of course….if I guy with a gun comes at me, I’m just going to give him all my belongings. It’s really just the safest thing to do, and my life really isn’t worth the little bit of money I carry around :). That said, looking back at these pictures taken by Twohandstochoke during my last visit, I think I look pretty badass! It was fun rooting around his garage and finding props to use for the photoshoot.
I think in post production, twohandstochoke must have used some photoshop magic to outline or highlight my abs, because I definitely do not have that kind of definition in my torso. Especially now, having done little running or cycling for almost 2 months, I am not ready for any selifies :p. I have started swimming though, so maybe my shoulders will be a bit broader? The swim coach here has been teaching me spanish while I swim. It’s very specific terminology ‘En libre - freestyle; espalda - backcrawl; etc’ but Spanish nonetheless :).
The crime here can be quite complicated. Some of my friends here went to the mall to withdraw some money. They then walked around the mall and shopped for awhile, and then they took a cab to the other side of the city back home. Thieves (or perhaps a network of thieves) followed them the whole time and were waiting just as they were about the exit the taxi, when two motorcyclists surrounded them. One of the thieves put a gun through the window and pointed it at my friend’s head and said, “We know how much money you have, give it to us now!”. She is traumatized from the experience and is now terrified to take the taxi, especially alone. She suspects the taxi driver was in on the plot as well, and now never takes taxis from the street. To be safe, you need to call for a taxi and then make sure that they know the special password. It’s really sad that people have to live with these kind of worries.
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Okie dokie, I’m done with moping around and being scared to go outside! Next time some half-baked thief tries to come at me, they’ll have to deal with my superhero alter-ego. Chains and crowbar, bamf!

I’m just joking of course….if I guy with a gun comes at me, I’m just going to give him all my belongings. It’s really just the safest thing to do, and my life really isn’t worth the little bit of money I carry around :). That said, looking back at these pictures taken by Twohandstochoke during my last visit, I think I look pretty badass! It was fun rooting around his garage and finding props to use for the photoshoot.

I think in post production, twohandstochoke must have used some photoshop magic to outline or highlight my abs, because I definitely do not have that kind of definition in my torso. Especially now, having done little running or cycling for almost 2 months, I am not ready for any selifies :p. I have started swimming though, so maybe my shoulders will be a bit broader? The swim coach here has been teaching me spanish while I swim. It’s very specific terminology ‘En libre - freestyle; espalda - backcrawl; etc’ but Spanish nonetheless :).

The crime here can be quite complicated. Some of my friends here went to the mall to withdraw some money. They then walked around the mall and shopped for awhile, and then they took a cab to the other side of the city back home. Thieves (or perhaps a network of thieves) followed them the whole time and were waiting just as they were about the exit the taxi, when two motorcyclists surrounded them. One of the thieves put a gun through the window and pointed it at my friend’s head and said, “We know how much money you have, give it to us now!”. She is traumatized from the experience and is now terrified to take the taxi, especially alone. She suspects the taxi driver was in on the plot as well, and now never takes taxis from the street. To be safe, you need to call for a taxi and then make sure that they know the special password. It’s really sad that people have to live with these kind of worries.

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