Being in LA has truly been a experience. Waking up to the shocking news that Michael Jackson had been rushed to the hospital in Bel Air, myself and my house mates rushed straight down to be with fans at this tragic time. It was crazy!! The news wasn’t giving a final verdict and it really didn’t seem real! I’m still in shock as I write this now…
Anyway I have been privileged to be in LA at this time. I was able to take some footage and some photos outside UCLA.
Everyone stay blessed.
R.I.P Michael Jackson ‘King of Pop’
This trailer for the game looks too sick!! If only I had a games console I would definatley buy it… huff. Might get something for my birthday.. who knows lol
What up yo!
Had to fill you guys in with the spontaneous trip that I decided to take to San Diego from LA!
Seriously it was last minute.com! My friends and I decided that we wanted to go and see a dance competition in San Diego on the day that it was actually on, but it was in San Diego which is like 2- 5 hours drive depending on traffic.
So… we decided to quickly rent a car from Enterprise and off we went to San Diego with our trusty Sat Nav. I have to show off and say that the car we rented was a 7 seater Chrysler!! GEEEZZZZZEEEE! Please believe I was scared though, driving on the other side of the road in a different country is a bit daunting. My friend drove to San Diego, and I drove back to LA in the dark EEEEEEEKKK!! But you know what, it wasn’t that bad at all, it’s quite simple to be honest..
It was a great experience, one that I will never forget. And I can officially say that I have driven in America. WHOOOP! Sorry for the sound effects lol, its 3 am out here in LA and I’m on a tired hype lol.
Here’s a video of the winners of BodyRock 2009! Choreo Cookies, y’all smashed it! Well done to everyone who competed, you were all amazing!
Goodtimes continuing in LA!
Lunch at the one and only IHOP (International House Of Pancakes)!! A must whilst in most parts of America! 24 hours of delicious, mouth watering pancakes and breakfast!
Some things are just so different here in LA…. I know I see them on the movies but I never understood why they looked like this…. The eggs… Why are they white lol??? I never understood that, but I am sure I will soon find out whilst I am here.
I’m here! 11 hours flight, and a 2 hours delay due to the fuel not operating properly with the plane, but I am here safe and sound! The fuel was not balanced properly on the plane, due to the computer malfunctioning, SCARY!! So we had to wait in the plane for about 2 hours while the fireman sorted out the issues!
Anyways I have been here for 5 days, and every day has been awesome so far. I have been so busy with dance training whilst trying to adjust to the crazy 8 hour time difference! Major jet lag! Let me fill you all know with what’s been happening so far.
Since I have been here I have been ridiculously inspired by everyone, LA is amazing especially in terms of dance and entertainment. On the 1st day whilst shopping at the Ralph’s store around the corner from my apartment I saw Holly Valance! It was weird, everyone here has moved to LA for a specific reason, not many people have actually been raised in LA…. well where I’m staying anyway. I am staying with a few other friends from London who also dance, and we live quite near ‘The Valley.’ So those of you that watch ‘The Hills’ will know what I am talking about lol.
I have been taking about 3/4 classes a day so far, but I am still adjusting to a few things. In my free time so far I have been to Melrose where I was able to check out one of the brands that heavily inspires me, ‘Johnny Cupcakes.’ Visiting his shop was a must whilst in LA!! The store is amazing!! But it was just my luck that as soon as I come to LA, Johnny Cupcakes decides to go to London.. arghhhh!!
I will be purchasing some exclusive in store tees before I leave!
I also checked out Kid Robot, I think I am a fan! There stuff is awesome! Probably going to get a few things if I have enough money left over!
Since I have been here I have realised that the whole vibe is different to London. Everyone here is so laid back and chilled. Although it’s a different country and a different culture, it is so funny that although we speak the same language sometimes when I speak I am not understood! Words like ‘water’ and ‘dance’ I have to repeat to some people in an ‘American accent’ for them to understand lol.
It’s been so much fun out here, I don’t want to leave! Oh and any guy that comes to LA go to Hooters!! Baring in mind I was with 3 girls and 1 other guy, going to eat in this place, I was kinda shocked lol. But it was awesome. I will say no more, just find it!
So that is what has been happening so far in LA. I will upload some pics and keep everyone updated as much as possible with the goings on over here, even though I get home mad late from a tiring day of dance!
An update on Youneek…. I phoned home this week, and my Dad said that I had received a letter from the IPO Office…. And yes…. Youneek is officially trademarked!!!!!! I can now add that little ‘R’ in a circle when using the logo, whooopieeee!!
It has been such a long time since I have blogged.. WOW!
Anyway I’m here now lol! So… what has been happening in the Wonderful World of Youneek??
Well….. It’s been a busy couple of months with exams at uni, which are now finally finished!! I am just waiting patiently for my grades!! Summer holidays are now here and in approximately 18 hours I will be on a plane to LA!! As some of you may know, I am also a dancer, so I will be going to LA to train for a month at Millenium Dance Complex and Debbie Reynolds plus some other studios out there. I actually can’t wait, it’s going to be awesome!!
In preparation I have been running around like a mad man sorting out last bits and pieces, finances, shopping and of course the business side of things. Today I picked up the new batch of Summer Youneek Tees!! They are Yellow tees with Orange print! I must say I am really pleased with how they have turned out. This is the 3rd printers I have used and I think I might just stay with these ones! The Summer Tees will launch when I come back from LA, sometime near the beginning of July. So all you followers, keep your eyes peeled, this is one is a must for your wardrobe!
To tickle your tastebuds, below are some preview pictures of the new tee. I have changed a few things, behind the scenes ie. custom tags, front print, bagging etc. For me every step is a stepping stone, and I am glad that every step I am progressing up a level with my line. I have learnt so much in this short space of time whilst running Youneek, and one major thing I have learnt is PATIENCE! You really can’t walk before you can crawl!
Let’s hope that the weather stays nice in England, so far so good! Even though the hayfever is trying to take over my life. Until we meet again my fellow Youneek citizens. Enjoy the summer and keep posted for the Adventures of Youneek in LA!
Just Be… Youneek