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i didn’t do anything this weekend

friday..

today i woke up and i was super tired. last night I had club practice and I’m pretty sore. I got out of bed and made breakfast and then went to school.

We’ve been coding a lot and it is pretty stressful.

I went home after school and just sat around for a while. I was pretty exhausted so I decided to take a nap. When I woke up I decided to read for a little bit. Currently I am reading The Stranger and The Catcher in the Rye. They are both pretty good. The Stranger is for school and it’s a little weird but I like it.

After reading I decided to draw for a little bit.

Heres what I drew.

I was pretty tired so I decided to just watch some Netflix then go to bed.

Saturday..

I don’t feel like doing anything today either. School has been pretty tiring recently and I am just going to relax for a little bit. So I decided to make some breakfast then walk the dog. I was pretty out of it so I went home and watched some netflix. Since i didn’t watch the new Prison Break episode that came out last Wednesday, I decided to watch that. It was pretty intense. After that I decided to eat some more food and watch some Dexter. Dexter has been kinda boring but I still want to finish it so I am still watching it.

I am currently on season 7 and  I have one more season to go.

Later that day, I decided to sit outside and read some more. I finished  The Stranger in about 30 min and decided to read some of The Catcher in the Rye. I read for about 3 hours and then decided to go back inside.

I am pretty relaxed now.

Sunday..

I still don’t feel like doing anything today so I just decided to get into some comfortable clothes and read some more. I finished The Catcher in the Rye then decided to start the book Life of Pi. My friend Charlie said it was a pretty good book so he let me borrow his book and now im reading it. So far it is kinda slow and boring. I hope it gets a little better.

This was my whole weekend, it was pretty boring.

Comment below if you thought this was boring too.

into the mountains

friday..

today i went to school like usual and then went straight home. I made no plans today since i have an AP World History final tomorrow morning. ugh.

I got home and made myself a smoothie and sat down for a while. I was pretty tired. After about an hour of relaxing and sitting around, I started to study.

Studying for this test is pretty hard. There is wayyyyy too much to memorize and way too much stuff going on. At a certain point, you start losing track of what you are learning about. This definition from Urban Dictionary pretty much sums it up.

I watched many John Green videos and reviewed my notes. I usually watch John Green on double speed. Therefore, I can watch 2 videos in 1 0 minutes.

Anyways I did that for about 3-4 hours then by the time I was finished it was pretty late. So I decided to get some sleep early since tomorrow morning was the test.

Saturday..

I woke up feeling pretty nervous. I was pretty sore too, I don’t know why.. Maybe from studying? I’m not sure.

Anyways I grabbed a banana and got in the car. When I got there I heard everyone complaining about how screwed they are and how much they want to cry.

I walked into an open class and sat next to my buds Chad and Luke. The teachers passed out the tests and told us “Have fun.” :/

I finished around 12:30 then walked over to my friend Tanner’s house. We planned on picking up Jorge then going to Axel’s ranch.

When we got there I met Axel and we all hung out in his room for a while. We got pretty bored so we walked down a trail to where there is a creek. We walked back and decided to eat some food. We made some waffles then walked outside. We got a dirt bike and rode it around for a while up and down the hill. Since it was a pretty small bike, it didn’t go too fast. We got bored of it so walked back and Axel brought out his 2 bigger bikes.

So we all rode together.

Tanner and I went pretty far up the hill and went down double seated. We went a good 40 and I was pretty sketched out when he almost shot off the edge.

It was pretty fun.

We also pet some cows then went home.

I slept over at tanners that day.

overall a pretty cool day.

sunday..

we woke up really sore.

we walked down to eller’s and got some donuts then I got picked up after.

this was pretty much my weekend.

I also did some drawings for my english project.

Comment below if you like this drawing.

i strongly dislike scooters

This weekend kinda sucked. I also really don’t like scooters.

On saturday I was having a pretty good day. I woke up and had a nice breakfast, walked my dog and hung out for a while. The weather was nice and it was also Earth Day. So overall a great morning.

I packed up my filming stuff and got ready to go to the skatepark to film some videos. Last year I made a skate video on Earth day with all my friends. It’s on youtube so you can go check it out if you want. Comment below if you liked it.

Anyways I get a ride to the skatepark and meet up with my friends Kai and Ben. I saw a poster outside the skatepark. I was curious on what it was so I walked over and read it and saw that there was going to be a signing and demo next week on Tuesday. I looked at who was going to the signing, and saw that it was mostly all of my favorite skaters. Eric Koston, Andrew Reynolds, AVE, Guy Mariano, etc. Those guys are at the top of skateboarding and are technically legends in the skateboarding community. I can’t believe they are coming to Santa Barbara.

Anyways that made my day better, and I started skating with my friends. I landed a new trick called a Varial Flip Sex Change which took a couple tries but it was cool. It was pretty hot so we sat in the shade and enjoyed our Saturday afternoon.

So far I’m having a great day. But this is when everything goes down hill.

I was just riding my skateboard around when out of nowhere, a scooter kid flies out of the bowl and spins his scooter around over his head. And then he smashed my shoulder with his scooter. I turned around and was like Wata heck but he didn’t seem to care much.

I was pretty annoyed but also my shoulder was hurting pretty bad. Scooters are so annoying. They are always cutting skaters off and cause chaos in the skateparks.

Anyways, I went home and saw that my shoulder was pretty swollen and I couldn’t fully rotate it anymore. I put on an arm sling to make it feel better and sat on the couch and watched some tv. I was pretty angry and annoyed that I got injured from something that was not my fault.

This was pretty much the end of my weekend and I just spent the rest drawing and icing my shoulder. 

Ugh

Happy Earth Day!

and if you scooter, you should definitely quit

Spring Break Part 2

Thursday..

I woke up and made a smoothie. We didn’t have any more orange juice so I squeezed some fresh ones. Fresh squeezed orange juice is a lot sweeter in my opinion. I also put in some strawberries, banana, pinneaple, yogurt, honey, kale and some spinach.

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I drank the smoothie, did some drivers ed and wacthed some Netflix. I started a new show called Dexter, it’s pretty good. I’m already on season 3 but season 3 is kinda boring. Comment below if you like Dexter, don’t spoil anything though.

Charlie texed me to skate so we met up at the skatepark. We filmed a couple tricks. It was way too hot to skate so I decided to go home. I did some more drivers ed and watched some more of Dexter then went to bed.

Friday..

Another skate day. I woke up, made another smoothie and did a little more of drivers ed.

I made a sandwhich with avocados, turkey, tomatoes, lettuce and cheese. It was pretty good.

I went to the skatepark around 1 and met up with my friends Colin and Tanner.

I tried a trick for about an hour but never landed it. Around 6, Colin and I left the skatepark and biked over to Tanner’s house. My bike broke half way there so I had to walk my bike.

We had some pasta at Tanner’s and watched Superbad. I’ve seen this movie many times but it never gets old.

We went to some party around 9 and got home around 11.

We were all exhausted and we hung out in Tanner’s room and played some video games. We went to bed.

Saturday..

We woke up around 9. I got picked up around 9:30 and walked the dog with my dad.

We then went to Hendry’s beach to wash our dog. It’s a pretty good deal because you get 10 minutes to wash and they have all kinds of shampoo and stuff. Comment below if you’ve ever washed you dog there.

I was pretty tired so I didn’t make any other plans and just went home instead. I showered and stuff and got into my pj’s and did some more drivers ed. Drivers ed is so boring.

I watched some more of Dexter and Louie.

Jorge texted me around 5 and asked if I wanted to skate tomorrow. I said sure and went to bed.

Pretty normal day.

Sunday..

I slept in today.

I went to the skatepark. Jorge ended up not coming but I met up with some other friends.

I skated mostly all day and did some filming.

Did some drawings later that day..

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face

Monday..

Last day of spring break 😦

I went to swim practice. It was my first time swimming in like 2 weeks and it was terrible.

I went home and just watched some netflix and enjoyed the last bit of spring break with my dog.

 

spring break in santa barbara

Spring break is pretty good, except I’ve been pretty sick the whole time

Saturday..

First day of spring break.

Today I woke around 6:30 and made some breakfast and walked the dog. Then I got dropped off at the beach to play some beach volley ball with Charlie, Christian and some other friends.

I’ve never really played volleyball before so it was a little nerve racking but everyone was friendly so everything was cool. I kinda got the hang of it after a while and played a couple matches.

It was really hot and I got sunburnt pretty bad.

volleyball

After volleyball Chase, Charlie, Christian, Jack and I all went to the Habit and got some food. We were all pretty tired.

Jack got picked up and the rest of us drove over to the skatepark. The skatepark got boring really quick so we all decided to just walk around on the beach.

daquan vs gap

Charlie and Chase decided to go to Sam’s house but I was pretty tired so I decided to take the bus home.

Sunday..

I am sore.

I went to the skatepark. For some reason I skate really well when I’m sore. I don’t know why.

I met up with my friends Tiger and Christian.

Tiger is really good at transition skating. He is also really nice.

We tried airing over this gap called the channel gap witch is a gap that goes from the bowl to the quarter pipe. But it is hard because we have to clear a 5 ft gap.

We tried for about 30 minutes but never landed it.

I got picked up around 5:00 by my dad and went home.

Monday..

I don’t feel like skating today.

My dad and I went to go walk our dog. We took our dog the a park near by and hung out there for a while.

We spent about an hour there then walked back home. Then went to In n Out to get some lunch. I was hungrier than usual so I got a double double.

After that we went to Carp to go pick up some of our stuff from our family friend’s house. They have an extra storage area so we keep some of our stuff in there.

We found some old records and some cool vintage clothes.

some of the records

Overall a pretty good day.

Tuesday-Thursday

Mostly skateboarding and hanging out with some friends.

Did some drawings, heres one.

just another drawing

My spring break is not too exciting but it is very relaxing.

Comment below what you guys are doing for spring break.

I suck at snowboarding

Snow.

Wednesday..

Today I’m going to Kings Canyon!

I woke up at 6:30, ate a banana, got in the car, and drove to school.

We got into the bus at 7:20ish and left the school around 8:00.

kai

It was a pretty long drive and we stopped to get some lunch around noon.

We got to Kings Canyon around 2.

Tobias, Lamont and Sharp

We all hung out in the parking lot for a while and then went to get out rooms. I roomed with Cody, Matt and Josh. We all settled in and then went for a little walk around the lake. During this walk, we all had a small snowball fight halfway through the walk.

I got nailed in the face 2 times by Cody.

josh a few seconds before getting hit in the head

The first day was pretty mellow. After the walk we all had a little bit of freetime so my friends and I went to inner tube at a hill nearby.

We had fun and came back and drank some hot chocolate and played ping pong. Around 7:00 I got a super bad headache so I took a little nap in my room while everyone else was in the jacuzzi. Around 8 we all met up on the first floor to do some team building activities.

At this point, my head was  a little bit better but still hurt.

We all went upstairs to sleep around 9:30. Surprisingly it was’t cold at all.

Overall the first day was a really good day.

Thursday..

Day 2 of Kings Canyon!

I woke up at around 7:00 and took a shower. It looked sunny outside and I was excited for my day.

I walked down stairs around 8:00 and saw that everyone was already eating breakfast. So I got some eggs and pancakes and sat down next to Lamont, Jack, Nico and Bram.  Later, Josh, Cody and Matt joined us.

Dan had a little talk in the beginning and told us that we were going for another walk.

This walk was a little longer than yesterday’s but was more fun. Everyone started sliding on their stomachs down hills like penguins.

Most of us all went off the trail and explored a little bit around the trail. We found a spot to do some jumps off of and my friend Carter did a front flip off of it.

We all stopped walking after about a mile and decided to hangout there for a while. We had another snow ball fight but this time more serious. It was all fun and games until my friend Charlie threw a huge clump of ice on my back. It hurt pretty bad so I just sat down and talked with other people.

Charlie… Daquan?

We all walked back and had some lunch. After lunch, everybody decided to go snowboarding so I went with them. I’ve never been snowboarding.

We all borrowed some gear and walked around to find some cool spots. Charlie, Christian, Sharp, Kai and I found a pretty decent hill. Charlie started building a ramp while we all strapped our feet in.

Josh, Sharp, London

I first went down the hill and fell many times. It was a lot harder than I expected and I thought that it would be similar tp skateboarding and surfing. Guess not.

After about an hour I was kinda over it so decided to go change my socks and grab my GoPro.

On the first day, I did’nt get many cool videos.

My friend Solomon fell pretty hard.

We finsihed snowboarding around 4:30 and decided to put our feet in the jacuzzi.

We hungout in there until dinner. I got out a little early so that I can shower and change before dinner.

For dinner we had pasta and I hangout with some of my friends. After dinner everyone went to the jacuzzi but I decided to stay inside and hangout with Lamont, Brianna and Walker. Walker and Lamont taught me a little bit about guitar.

Later around 8:30 we all gathered up and had another group activity. But this time a lot more serious that last nights.

I learned a lot about my classmates through these activities and I thought that it was a good experience.

We all got cereal after and went to bed.

Another good day

Friday..

I woke up extremely sore. ugh

I took a ghetto shower and brushed my teeth and got into warm clothes. For those of you who are not familiar with “ghetto showers”, it means to dunk your head under the sink and get your hair wet. Comment below if you have ever taken a ghetto shower.

I went downstairs and had some breakfast. There was green eggs and I was really confused for a while but later realized that it was St. Patricks day. Dan had a little talk and told us that we had free time until 11 so my friends and I decided to go snowboarding again. I decided not to snowboard today and instead just bring a sled up and film.

daquan

I hit the jump a couple times on the sled but it started hurting more and more so I decided to stop. The jump from yesterday was a lot icier today so we decided not to use it today. So we all walked a little bit up hill to another nice area and built another jump there. This new jump was a little more scarier because there was a tree right next to the landing.

snowboard squad

Everyone was very encouraging and supportive of each other, and it was a good time.

We all finished snowboarding around 10:30 and headed back to the lodge to pack up. I put my feet under the heater for about 10 minutes.

Around 12 we made sandwiches and got into the bus.

It was sad to leave and the trip felt really short, but I was also looking forward to the warmer weather.

The bus ride back was a lot more quiet than the bus ride up since everyone was either asleep or too tired to talk.

We got back to SB around 6 and I got picked up.

It was a really nice trip and gave me some time to set my mind off school work and other things. I got to bond closer with friends and also got to meet many new ones. Overall I thought it was a really good trip and I’m glad that I got the opportunity to go on it.

Saturday..

I woke up and couldn’t feel my legs.

I went to the skatepark later and just hangout with my friends and talked about the trip.

I didn’t skate much and instead just took some pictures on my phone.

gabe-frontside ollie
jackson-backside wallride

I slept over at Tanner’s house with Jorge.

We didn’t do much, just played some video games and talked about conspiracy theories.

Pretty normal sleepover.

Sunday..

Woke up around 7 and rode our bikes down to Eller’s donuts to get some breakfast. Eller’s is my favorite donut shop in Santa Barbara.

donuts

I went home and didn’t do anything for the rest of the day.

I just read some books and watched some netflix.

Overall was a pretty mellow day.

 

I posted a video with the footage I got in Kings Canyon on my instagram @ryo_nish

If you want, you can go check out. Leave a comment below if you liked it. Thanks

Rainy Day Daydream

not much skating this week because of the rain..

thursday..

I went to school like usual, today was the last day of school because of the 4 day weekend. I had plans for the weekend but now they’re all canceled because of the rain.

After school, I went home and ate some food. Around 5, I left my house to go to water polo practice.

After practice, a few friends and I decided to go get some food.

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dinner

We went to CPK and hung out there for a while.

I got picked up around 10 and went home. I got some ice cream and watched Louie till I got tired..

friday..

First day of the 4 day weekend! I woke up excited to go outside and skate. But then looked out the window and saw that it was pouring.

bummed..

I sat around for an hour trying to see what my friends were doing but they all decided to stay home.

I made some lunch, sat down, watched some Adventure Time and started drawing. Usually when it is raining, I watch the episode “Rainy Day Daydream.”

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pen

After a few hours, I was really bored. I decided to stop drawing and just watch a movie. I watched Super Bad. It was my 3rd time watching this movie.

pretty mellow and boring day..¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Saturday..

Pretty much the same deal as Friday.

More drawings and more movies, no skateboarding.

Sunday..

The rain finally cleared up, so I decided to go skate with some friends. I met up with Colin, Jakob and Christian at the skatepark and skated for a while.

Around 3, I got picked up and went to my mom’s birthday dinner. We went to Lure Fish House. It was pretty good.

We got home around 6 and I decided to start editing a new video. Recently I started a skate video series called “Sweeties” with a couple of my friends. So far we only have one video out but I am planning on making more in the future. I post all my videos on YouTube so go check them out if you want.  Comment below if you do..

Monday..

Woke up today and saw that it rained over night. So i guess no skateboarding today…

My friend Ben texted me to come over so I went to his house around 11. My friend Tanner was at Ben’s house when I got their.

We decided to walk over to the Daily Grind on De La Vina street to get something to eat.

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walking to Daily Grind

I got hot chocolate, tanner got a bagel, and ben got coffee.

We walked back to Ben’s and decided to invite Colin over. When Colin came over, Ben and Colin started to play the guitar.

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colin on left, ben on right
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ben

Later that day, we decided to go to the thrift shop to see if their was anything cool. Didn’t find much..

I got picked up around 5 and went home. I started on my AP World notes and went to bed.

Tuesday..

My friend Francesca asked me to draw a picture of her..

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the picture francesca asked me to draw
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outcome