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This is such an inspiring video. Sreyas Krishnan, aka Hollidayrain, makes an electro house track from scratch in 2.5 hours and then gets signed for it, all in real-time. Truly epic.
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Almost 20,000 hits on the Chill Electro House Mix, dope!

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Here's my newest uplifting mix of 10 dope tracks you'll probably never hear about. I finished off with two classic tracks remixed electro style.

If you want a copy of this month's J. Ashar mix, download link's here: http://soundcloud.com/jashar/refreshingelectrohouse/download
VIDEO MIX: coming soon to YouTube - http://youtube.com/djashar TRACKLIST: 01. Jaybee and Slin Project - I Know (Refined Brothers Remix) 0...
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I have another mix coming soon, just working on the video. Here's some new music you probably never heard before from my last one:
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haha thanks bro
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I just broke 950,000 total views on my YouTube channel, can't wait to break that million mark soon!
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I am the reason for atleast 100 of those views. Cos I played this atleast a hundred times -> New Electro House Music Mix September 2011. "Whaddup youtube! It's J Ashar" goes so well with that first track :)
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Almost 3000 hits on the newest Refreshing Electro House Mix!

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HAHA Planking is out, STREAMING is IN! Share this video folks!
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Wow in Boulder even hahahahahaha
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Yes, this spider took away my manhood. +Kristina Nguyen
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I laffed pretty hard when i saw this. Harder then 70% of my last 10 previous erections.
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I took this video of the homie Paul Anthony (Chicago house music legend) droppin 'Mary had a Little Lamb' in the middle of his set. I love DJs that have fun with it and have a good time!
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Feeding my pet giraffe w/ +Kristina Nguyen.

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"Uhhh... should we eat here?!" I went to Alma Latina Mexican Restaurant on a late night and almost left right away. How was this place rated #8 by the Houston Press for the "Best Budget Restaurants in the Greater Heights?" It was almost empty except for a few tables, and it had metal bars all over the windows and doors as if it were a pawn shop. It was a bit cold, and the place was eerily dark. We met our waiter, Jerry, near the bar, and he let us pick our table. He instantly plopped down a basket of chips and salsa. The chips were warm, and they had an amazing texture to them. They crisped just right. They remind me of Chuy's chips, but just a bit thicker. The salsa was also on point. It was spicy, but not overbearing. As I looked around, although initially feeling like, "WTF," the place began to grow on me! It seemed like a cool, low-key place for the local crowd. There were televisions scattered across the restaurant, and I started to feel more comfortable. I really liked the wooden bar and the traditional wooden chairs. It was time to order a drink. I went with the Blood Orange Rita as a suggestion from Jerry. He told me this was one of the most ordered drinks from their bar. It was made with blood orange and lime juice blended into a margarita and topped with Grand Marnier. I ordered the small for $8, but it also came in a bigger size for $10. It was a frozen margarita mix topped with alcohol that you had to mix up to drink. I enjoyed it, but it didn't blow me away. However, it was strong. :) As for the food, I ordered the Mini Tacos which was composed of 5 mini Al Pastor tacos topped with grilled onions, cilantro, queso fresco, and avocado for $8.50. The tacos came in a corn tortilla (2 thin ones per taco) and were also served with charro beans. I devoured those tacos. They were really good! I declared from that moment I would come back to this awesome place. Don't let the pawn shop setting scare you; this place rocks! Pros: -Friendly service -Quality food for the price -Private parking surrounding the restaurant Cons: -Looks sketchy as if it was in a bad neighborhood with the metal bars over the windows and doors, but don't let that deter you from coming here!
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I have had a few crazy incidents happen to me while living in Houston from having a knife pulled on me all the way to being a victim of theft. I purchased a home here and did not want to take any chances, so I was in the market to buy a security camera system. My needs were very specific, as I wanted full HD cameras powered by ethernet (IP Cameras) with an NVR box. From the systems I saw online and through Costco, the specifications never truly met my needs. After stumbling across a little store in the Dun Huang Plaza, I saw a sign stating they do security systems (CCTV). I went inside and met with Grant Lin. I asked him if they do home security and had what I was in the market for. He claimed they did in deed have what I was looking for and set me up with an appointment to set it all up. Grant showed up with his colleague, Alex, and they installed my security cameras, the NVR box, and even did all of the computer networking that would've been a pain in the butt for a techie, let alone an average joe like me. He even installed an app on my phone so I could monitor the cameras through there. They have really good customer service, and he told me if I had any issues, I could contact him right away. It was a fantastic experience working with Express Computer Solutions!
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I went to Petit Café Mediterranean Grill to meet with a couple friends around lunchtime on a weekday. Their private parking lot was quite full from the lunch rush of the neighboring businesses in the area. I had to park in the hotel parking nearby. I noticed there was an outdoor patio seating area which was quite nice. Since it was a bit chilly, we opted to sit indoors. The restaurant was pretty busy, but luckily we were seated right away. They instantly placed a basket of crispy pita chips along with olive oil and herbs. As I looked over the menu, I was a little lost. They didn't have a lunch menu, and when I was looking at the entrées, the choices of sides were on a completely different page. I feel they can simplify this menu by putting in a lunch menu and organizing the rest in an easier format. We had to flag down a waiter to order our food because we were forgotten about. I ordered the Chicken Shawarma Platter which came with chicken, garlic sauce, rice, and a choice of a side for $12.49. For my side, I went with the steamed vegetables. The meal was good, but the steamed vegetables were pretty bland. I wish they added some herbs and/or spices to it to give it a little flavor. As we finished lunch, the restaurant was beginning to empty, but again, our waiter was nowhere to be found. We had to flag down somebody again to pay for our meal. Overall, the food is good here, but the service is a little slow. Pros: -Private parking lot -Patio seating Cons: -Service lacking -No lunch menu
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I was in the mood for some sushi, so I checked out a The Blue Fish Japanese Restaurant with Kristina N. I've been to the one in the Museum District downtown before, but it was my first time at the Washington Avenue location. When we arrived on a Thursday night, there was only valet parking available. The inside had an interesting vibe, kind of dark with glowing lights. We were seated instantly without any reservations. I ordered the Chu Cucumber cocktail to start off. This was composed of Tyku Soju, Tyku Superfruit Citrus Liqueur, Licor 43, fresh cucumbers, and Club Soda for $12. This was a decent cocktail, but not worth the price tag. We then ordered some appetizers including the Miso Soup for $2 and the Agadashi Tofu for $6.50. This Miso Soup was typical, but the Agadashi Tofu was pretty good. The tofu part was fried perfectly, not too crispy or soft. The bonito flakes were a nice touch. After looking over their Signature Rolls menu, we noticed there weren't any prices listed! We found the prices listed on the paper portion with the names of their signature rolls. This was a bit confusing; why not just list the prices on the main menu as well? We saw an interesting roll listed at a whopping $25.95! This was the Mega Lobster Roll which included 7 ounces of Maine Lobster Tail panko encrusted, asparagus, cucumber, avocado, Masago, spicy and lobster mayo, and eel sauce. This is a ginormous roll, and they even add extra pieces of fried lobster on the side! It was a good one-time try, but I probably wouldn't order it again. We also ordered the typical nigiri sushi including the Yellowtail (Hamachi) for $6.95, Salmon (Sake) for $5.95, Tuna (Maguro) for $6.95, and the Fresh Water Eel (Unagi) for $6.50. These came with two piece of fish each. They were cut a bit longer than I'm used to and were a bit awkward to eat, but the fish was definitely fresh. We were very stuffed by this point. If you check-in on Yelp, they will give you a coupon for a free Tempura Ice Cream. We couldn't possibly fit another bite, so we decided to use this offer at a different time. Overall, I enjoyed the dinner at The Blue Fish. The fish was fresh, although cut awkwardly, and the atmosphere was cool. It's not a traditional Japanese restaurant, so don't expect that. We would come again if we wanted good-quality sushi in the Washington Avenue area.
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I went to Kim Tai Restaurant on a Sunday afternoon with a friend. We were on the hunt for a beef noodle soup (pho) in the Midtown area without having to travel all the way to Chinatown. It's located in a beat up location on the corner of McGowen and Fannin St. beside Leon's Lounge. There are not big signs to find it, and the place looks totally run down from the outside. They are currently doing repairs on the roof (March 2016), so hopefully it will start to look better in the future. They do have a few spaces out front to park, but these are usually full. You can find some street parking nearby. The inside is quite small and stuffy. We were seated at our table and started with the Banh Bot Chien (Fried Rice Cake with Egg) for $4.95. This is very similar to Tan Tan Restaurant's House Special Rice Cake, but the rice cake was much more crispy here. It was still good though. Overlooking the menu, Kim Tai serves much more than Vietnamese food, including burgers and fries at very cheap prices if you're into eat American food at Asian restaurants... I went with the Pho Tai, Chin Nam (Noodle Soup with Steak and Brisket) for $6.95. What I noticed right away was the meat was cut quite thick and tough. They only had one size, and I do have to say there was a lot of clumpy meat. It was okay, but I wouldn't come back here for their beef noodle soup. Pros: -Friendly Service Cons: -Meat in their pho was quite thick and clumpy -Location is very rundown, but they are repairing their roof currently (March 2016) -Private parking lot is limited, may need to find street parking
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After Chef Aquiles Chavez moved one of our favorite ceviche places, La Fisheria, from the Heights to his Downtown location in November 2015, we all wondered what was going to take its place. After being vacant for about 3 months, Mary Li opened up Ginger & Fork, a fine dining Chinese restaurant inspired by Hong Kong and Cantonese cuisine. I went to Ginger & Fork with my girlfriend on a Tuesday evening on recommendation from a friend. I have an obsession with ginger, and I was told I absolutely had to try their cocktails. When we arrived, we noticed there was only valet parking available. We felt a bit underdressed, as when my friend said it was a Chinese restaurant, I didn't expect Chinese fine dining! I ordered the Ginger Margarita (El Tesoro Platinum Tequila, Cointreau, Canton Ginger Liqueur, fresh lime juice, ginger) for $14. This definitely had a kick to it, and I loved how spicy it was. We also ordered the Spicy Tofu Cubes (lightly fried tofu tossed in salt and peppers) for $8 as an appetizer. The tofu cubes were perfectly fried, not squishy or too soft. Mary Li introduced herself to us, and she brought out a bowl of their spicy chili oil in which she claimed they made it in house. This was nice to dip with the tofu. We then ordered our entrees including the Cantonese Spicy Squid (lightly fried squid tossed in salt and peppers) for $20 and the Squid Ink Fried Rice (squid, shrimp, Chinese sausage, and scallions) for $18. The plates came out quite large, like classic Chinese family-style. The spicy squid was really good, and one of the servers brought out a few more sauces we could sample it with. I liked that the squid was not too chewy as I've experienced that at other places. As for the squid ink fried rice, this was also an enjoyable plate. My girlfriend has never experienced anything squid ink related, so she was freaked out to see that the rice was black! The ink is more for the color and didn't really have a distinct taste. What I loved about Ginger & Fork's food the most; it wasn't oily at all! Overall, I really enjoyed the entire experience. Mary Li was incredibly friendly, and she even memorized our names and said goodbye as we left. She is awesome for bringing top-notch Chinese cuisine matched with wine and crafty cocktails inside the inner loop. You cannot even find that in Chinatown! She was a bartender since 1991 and also has over 32-years of industry experience, and this places really shows that. We will definitely be coming back. Thanks Mary! Pros: -Valet parking -Incredible service -Unique place in Houston to get amazing Chinese food paired with top-quality drinks Cons: -Pricey, but you get what you pay for
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