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Jing’s 30th @ The Entrance

Matt and Alissa picked me up from Zen at around lunch time and we set off for The Entrance. We got to the holiday house first, did some food shopping and started smashing beers before everyone else got in.

We freaked the shit out of Jing with party poppers on entry. He didn’t know we were all going to be there! Eddy’s got a hilarious video of his reaction recordered on a go-pro. I’ll see if he can get it up on youtube (it’s sooo good!).

Jing scored these Y3 boots, and some rad snowboarding gear (he doesn’t snowboard lol) and also a Justin Beiber watch, which was presented in a genuine Bell & Ross watch packaging (lol).

The boys got pretty rowdy and smashed beers, then shots of Sambucca and Hennessy, we then picked up our rods and did a bit of night fishing.

We saw the people next to us pick up a 40cm catfish, weed was all we managed to get though (and we lost quite a few beers which dropped into the ocean, accidentally of-course!).

What’s going on here?!

Dizzy walk back home, empty handed.

When Jing jumped in the shower before bed we ran outside and fucked up his new Audi with eyelashes.

A bonnet scoop.

Front and rear batman badges.

Flashing LED lights and rainbow gay family stickers.

Next morning I was pretty hung over despite dunking a berocca before bed. The bacon ($20 worth of it!) helped though.

Little Ethan, he’s the calmest baby I’ve ever met. Such a rad kid!

A sign on our gate at the house.

Brandon’s EVO. Love the Thule storage box!

Kevin’s Golf GTI Edition 35, Eddie’s new Murano and Jing’s A4 Allroad.

We then went for a fish in a different location.

The boys managed to catch a few baby brims (all of which were let go). Me? I nursed my hangover by sunbathing and burnt the fuck out of my chest (the only place I forgot to put lotion on!).

Jody and Ethan.

Fishing brought on a craving for eating fish and chips so we headed back to the main beach for lunch.

Spotted on the side of the road, what a monster!

Spotted this lovely Hillman in the carpark and gave the owner a thumbs up.

Ethan chilling out in the shade. After lunch we tried a different fishing spot which again saw us catching baby brim.

As expected, everyone had rad cameras!

Sunset out on the deck.

Chilling out before dinner.

BBQ feast!

Later that night we did another spot of night fishing. Eddie pulled up this Mono (quite a popular brackish water aquarium fish).

Brim caught was bigger, but still not legal size.

Oh shit!

Jing and Shirley – The next morning we finished off all our food, cleaned up the house then headed to the driving range for a hit.

Matt – Happy Gilmore!

My first 2 hits were awesome, then I lost it (thinking too much!). PS: The T-Shirt I’m wearing was a $10 impulse buy at the local mall. It reads “Grump Old Man!”. Haha.

Shane’s Supra! We headed back in to town for lunch and spotted at least 30 or so Supras, amongst them Shane’s Gorilla Supra (couldn’t find him anywhere unfortunately).

Seafood platter was delicious.

Got back earlier this afternoon from a great weekend away at The Entrance with the BMU boys (and their partners… I was the 3rd wheel!). Great times, heaps of laughs and many feasts too. I’m super burnt, and I’m starving right now as I’ve got a completely empty fridge! More photos on instagram @justinfoxau

PS: Jing’s pics and the entire trip from his perspective are up on his great blog now. Visit:

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Happy B’day Jing!

The boys (lol @ Matt Mead – KKK!) – instagram shot by Jing.

instagram shot by Jing.

Happy B’day boy. Ladies take note – Jing’s wonderful wife Shirley let’s him put his bikes in their lounge room, yes she does. :) – instagram shot by Shirley.

Wasn’t exactly Jing’s B’day as his B’day is 10 days away from today. Chinese B’day maybe? Or pre-Valentines Day? In any case the BMU guys got together and hit the Karts, we then (only just) pulled off a surprise party by all being there to spook him as he got out of the shower at his new apartment. Together we bought him a new Next Level Racing GT5 set-up. You’d think we had enough driving with the Karts?!

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Shirley & Jing get married

Photo by Matthew Mead.

I attended Shirley and Jing’s Wedding last Sunday. I’m so happy for these guys. I had a great time, it was an awesome celebration! I’m sure you’ll find new entries on Jing’s Blog and Shirley’s Blog soon.

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Jing’s Bucks P2

Karting action.

It’s the me!

My GTI (love this shot!).

Clifton and Timmy sleeping together (lol).

Hotel sweets.


Felix and I.

Jing took waaaaay better shots than I did, more on his flickr.

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Jing’s Bucks

Kartatak indoor karts at Villawood.

Clifton wearing the Angry Bird outfit that Jing had to wear all night.

Jing’s Bucks party was on last Saturday. We hit the Karts earlier in the day and just before we got on the track one guy flipped his kart in the tunnel (the black thing in the picture above) and almost knocked himself out (not to mention losing a lot of skin). That kinda freaked everyone out but once we were on, it was on! The track was tight. Crazy hard to overtake which made for some good contact. I was sure to T-Bone Jing out of a corner, Cliffy got the fastest lap of the day (looks like I’m always destined to be mr 2nd on kart days!). Later that afternoon we all smashed pre-dinner shots in a swanky hotel room in the city, hit Churrasco for dinner (was perfect) then I can’t talk about what we did after, but holy shit it was full of laughs!

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Saturday hangs at CCACHE

My ENVE 65 wheels are in!

Trying on a 100m -12 degree stem (PS: Sam is the man!).

No turning back now. Chop chop!

Spent the morning at CCACHE. Got to meet Sam the mechanic (he’s such a rad dude!) and holy shit small world stuff, my mate Sean who I met through my ex-fiance Christina when she worked at Saatchi works at CCACHE! Good vibes. Jing has done so well with the shop.

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My first visit to CCACHE. Jing has done SO well with the shop (2 in Sydney and one in Melbourne and a GREAT online store). Put an order in for a new wheelset for the Allez!

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Domino’s vs Pizza Hut

It was raining hard last night and we were starving. It was 7pm so we decided to order something to eat. We loaded up Uber Eats and it was a blackout. There wasn’t one single restaurant open for delivery. WOW… so Uber doesn’t deliver food when it’s pissing down rain? Good to know! We then loaded up Deliveroo. There were only around 12 restaurants to choose from and all of them suggested long waits of 45min+.

It’s times like this, when you’re starving and there’s no good food delivery available, that you think of ordering a pizza.

Domino’s or Pizza Hut?

Anyone who’s been to Italy and had a real pizza KNOWS that Domino’s and Pizza Hut pizzas DO NOT look anything like the OG; thin crust, minimum topping of only a little bit of cheese and a veggie or two, sometimes a meat. It was the Americans who made the pizza what it is today; bigger, thicker and overloaded with cheese and toppings.

Pizza Hut opened up in Australia in 1970, Domino’s a fair bit later in 1983. I was born in 1975, Sydney Australia and never heard of Domino’s until my teenage years. McDonalds in Kingsford today was once where Pizza Hut was, in fact both McDonalds and Pizza Hut shared the same location for many years. For my family it was mostly McDonalds by day and Pizza Hut at night. McDonalds already felt like fast food chain with it’s slippery plastic booths and hard tiled floor. Pizza Hut felt much more like a restaurant with mood lighting, carpet and table cloths.

We debated for a minute. We knew Domino’s would be fast. 20 minutes flat and it would be at our door, piping hot. We then reminisced about how Pizza Hut was more about restaurants than fast delivery. We remembered having good times in Pizza Hut restaurants as children, the salad bar, the gingerbread men, and we also remembered the extremely deep-dish pan they brought out to the table when ordering a deep pan pizza.

We decided to go old school and order Pizza Hut. In a new browser window we google searched “Pizza Hut” and this is what came up:


Surely this shouldn’t be allowed? We searched for ‘Pizza Hut’ and the first result, a paid advertisement, is Domino’s and the 2nd advert underneath it is Pizza Hut. How on earth is this acceptable? There’s just something SO wrong about this that it hurts to think about it.

We accidentally clicked on a Domino’s link 3 times when we were trying to find discount coupons for Pizza Hut (we only found Domino’s coupons but failed to easily find any Pizza Hut coupons), in the end we decided to leave the coupons out of it and just go check out the Pizza Hut website.

What a mess. The Pizza Hut website has been optimised for your phone, problem is we were viewing it on a browser, on a large monitor with browser set to full screen. Content loaded in a thin strip in the centre (obviously designed for phones), but adding things to the cart and confirming steps forced us to hunt for the “next” buttons, which loaded all the way in the extremities of the screen.

We then realised there was no pizza tracking, and that it would take 45 minutes or more. Is Pizza Hut trying to NOT be competitive?!

Domino’s dominance now made total sense. Choosing between Pizza Hut and Domino’s seems to be more about the ease of ordering and speed of delivery vs actual quality of the pizza itself.

On checkout we noticed an option to pay by cash! Hey! The galloping ‘481 11 11’ jingle came to mind! We figure that opting to pay cash might suggest we were going to tip, and maybe that would get the pizza to us faster?

The 481 11 11 jingle in the video above killed it pre-internet, when phones were how you ordered pizzas.

Pizza Hut delivered in around 45 minutes. We still gave the driver a $5 tip (that Chinese red packet money came in handy!) and for that the driver was extremely grateful.

The pizzas were as expected. One bite of the Supreme and that capsicum just took us back. The deep pan wasn’t anywhere near as deep as it was back in the 90’s, but it still had that oily olive oil base that had been fried on the pan for that crunchy crust. If a pizza is all about the crust, then we think Pizza Hut wins, hands down.

In the end we tried to weigh up the difference between going for something more from the heart (in this case Pizza Hut), or going for convenience (Domino’s). But in reality it cost us more to go old school, and it took way longer to arrive.

It’s obvious that Domino’s success is based on tech and delivery. Where Pizza Hut invested in eat-in restaurants, Domino’s invested into a killer, easy to use online ordering and tracking system which gathered a lot more franchisees, which in turn allowed them to radically expand their network, thus allowing them to offer ultra-quick delivery of 20-minutes.

So in conclusion, There’s no doubt that Domino’s Pizza would have been cheaper, gotten to us faster and it would have been hotter too. There’s something to be said about how both Pizza Hut and Domino’s pizza base and crust, when not so hot, tastes like cardboard. We’d argue that Pizza Hut wins on the crust, but it’s not by a large margin.

After filling our bellies we came to a somewhat sad conclusion that the ‘feels’ didn’t quite outweigh the logic. We went old school for the romance, but the ordering system was a little clunky, not knowing exactly how long the delivery was going to take made us a little nervous, and in the end, the long wait and not so hot pizzas kinda tarnished the whole experience of wanting to support the alternative.

In conclusion, we’re on the fence and we’ll most likely be on the fence for quite some time when it comes to choosing between these 2 giants of fast food pizza delivery.

We’re sure though that most of you guys already have a preference between the 2 giants. We assume more of you would be ordering Domino’s due to their superior online ordering system and fast delivery, but what if Pizza Hut was to catch up and also implement a great ordering system and fast delivery? Would Pizza Hut once again reign supreme?

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Wakefield Private Track day in RB26

Cat and Mouse. Jing and Matt on the track.

Mead 3 wheelin’ in his Anal (Ford) Fiesta.

Jing’s 86 is not exactly stock anymore!

I let young Clifton drive the GT-R, Jing as passenger.

Leaving the garage.

As close as one can get to the action on the wall at Wakefield.

Honda fanboy.

Ha! Love it!

1.08! Got my PB on the 8th lap of the 3rd session!

Then I saw this… it’s not a GT-R unless it leaks, right?!

RB26 back at IS Motor Racing, the beasts second home.

I got to test out my fresh new Toyo R888 semi’s on the track yesterday. It was a Private Track day held by JDMyard, the best kind as you get as much track time as you want (open pitt lane) and there’s very few people and even less spectators.

I had a horrible night’s sleep, nothing new there as I always get excited before track days! The long drive to Goulburn was painful as always, even worse in the GT-R due to it’s shoe melting hot floorpan, no stereo or air-con. The trip was made more bearable though that I had Matt, Jing and Cliffy in convoy.

The first session out is always a nothing session, especially as you have to come back in an adjust hot pressures of your tyres. Having said that, the car felt good and on a cruisy lap I was already seeing 1.14, then 1.11, then 1.10 and all of this in traffic too. I came back in to find my tyre pressures were at 40 hot. Most would suggest much lower hot pressure for semis so I reduced them to 34 hot and went out for another session.

Second session the GT-R transformed into a drift car. Turn 2 and the last corner on the straight had the car completely sideways and full oppy lock! It’s amazing what a small difference in tyre pressures did to the GT-R. I only managed a 1.11, no traffic but just so much sideways action it wasn’t possible for me to clock a good time.

I came back into the garages quite frustrated, a little rattled that the car was so taily too. I decided to pump the tyres back up to 40 hot and I went out again.

Third session out I hit a 1.08! The car wasn’t crazy tail happy like the previous session with tyre pressures set to 34 hot. Job done! R888, 8th lap, 1.08. I love 8’s!

After a lunch break I notice a lot of fluid under my car, turns out it was oil. Yet another track day ended early in the GT-R! I had to call it a day, a shame as I usually get my best lap time on the last session of the day when the weather is cooler and confidence is up. I know I could have gone much faster, but ultimately I’m happy I got a PB.

I drove the car straight to Indy at IS Motor Racing to check out the oil leak. It turns out the leak came from some braided lines near the oil filter/cooler set-up. Nothing major, as expected.

I ended up having a billion beers and ciggies with Indy, just like old days. We reminisced about the past, and spoke a little about the future too. He’s a constant, so am I. Just head down, do what you do best. I’ve got a lot of respect for the man and always will.

On a final note; I’ve still not tamed the beast and it’s why I love my GT-R so much! I’ve owned over 20 cars and can’t say I’ve ever respected any car more than this one. Seeing it back at Indy’s last night, drunk, in love… it was an awesome thing. I’m back, or well, that’s what it feels like. Home.

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Panasonic Lumix LF1

That Leica feeing.

So thin, definitely fit nicely in my pocket.

DSPTCH camera straps are awesome!

I’ve been wanting a tiny pocket cameras for a while now. It was going to be between the LF1, or the LX7 (which has way better depth of field but is a fair bit larger than the LF1). It’s been a year now of um and erring about which one to get, but the other day Jing bought a Ricoh GR and that pushed me over the edge to make a purchase (lol). I ended up going with the Panasonic Lumix LF1, it’s TINY, shoots in raw, has an electronic viewfinder and Wi-Fi too.

I also bought a DSPTCH wrist sling for it too. Love DSPTCH products as they’re all interchangable via quick release buckles. I often unclip my straps when shooting indoors and these DSPTCH straps make it a breeze to do so.

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