I’ve been dreading this month, it’s the month where Ryo will be returning to Japan after living in the United States for two years. We decided to throw a beach bonfire for Ryo’s going away party at Corona Del Mar beach.
I’m going to miss seeing Ryo’s Q45 rolling slammed in the streets of OC. I’ve seen it go from demon camber to the lowest of lows and seen this car go to crazy places. This thing has been a trooper.
The first group to arrive. Shout out to Sparkle and Ann for coming early to get us a pit.
The center of attention.
Going to miss these awkward poses.
Everyone getting their last photos with Ryo. Jeff and Ryo.
John and Ryo.
Tanya and Ryo.
Wonderful Black STI SOCAL Vinh and Ryo.
Ryo and I.
Sparkle Dreamer and Ryo.
Ryo and Shavi approved.
Marq and Ryo.
Rocky and Tina sandwich.
Only Ryo looks happy in this photo with Kevin and Leslie.
Pyro maniacs. Weird how you can only use coal in this pit, it doesn’t last as long as wood and coal is much more expensive.
Rock the fire tender.
Ryo enjoying his last bonfire and Shavi enjoying Ryo.
Becky and Ryo.
Ryo and Regina.
Ryo and Phat.
Your panties are suppose to drop when they give you this look.
Ryo and Nimo.
Brendan and Ryo.
Brendan, Ryo and Tim.
Thao, Ryo and Matt.
Keith, Ryo and Regina.
The good times fade.
Had to take some feels photos since so much feels was happening.
Double prison gang group photo.
Afterwards we cruised on over to Cauldon Ice Cream for dessert even though we ate a shit load of s’mores at the beach.
Keith’s EVO which is now on sale.
Marq’s 7 series.
The Choi brothers with a special appearance.
Ice cream so good, you can see it in Shavi’s expression.
Hayle met up to swoop on the left overs.
Ice cream seduction.
Hayle was sad she couldn’t make it to the bonfire, so we did a small set up in the parking lot for her.
Straight outta Santa Ana.
I’m going to miss you Ryo. The two years you were here, you turned from friend to family to Royal Origin. I’m going to miss all the times where you experienced something crazy here and would always go “this is Amuurica” or the time you knocked out in the back of my CRV for five hours. Now my CRV is going to feel lighter and my heart emptier when you leave. I wish you success in Japan and hope all of the gay stuff you learned from us you can use in Japan. Thanks for always helping us get parts from Japan, providing us the latest Stance magazine issues, being our Japanese model, face timing with us at 2 AM when we got lost in Japan, connecting us with visitors from Japan and teaching us Japanese culture. Thank you for everything Ryo. No good byes here, it’s always going to be see you later.