The Halloween Tree is Eternal

What happens to the kids that saved Pip in The Halloween Tree? What happens when they grow up? Let’s not forget how they owe a year at the end of their lives to Carapace Clavicle Moundshroud. When they’re all grown up, do they carry on tradition? If they’re all moved away from each other, do they stay in touch? Do they celebrate Halloween as adults? In my opinion, the answer is a profound yes.

Maybe one of the friends settled down with Jenny? God I hope there’s no feuds. See what I think about? Lol! If you base these questions off of the book, there’s a total of 9 friends. I personally like the movie version (total of five kids). I remember watching it as a kid and recalling a lot of it growing up. Now as an adult, I still remember a lot of it, and here I am thinking of these questions. Why? Because I feel I am in their place. You damn right I celebrate Halloween as an adult. And I don’t mean dressing up in a cheap costume and going to a house party and all that. That’s not what the characters of The Halloween Tree would do.

The history and life lessons those kids learned at that young age will have them looking at the holiday as a day they witnessed the power behind Samhain, and all the supernatural forces we don’t see with the naked eye. They will never forget what happened on that night they saved their friend Pipkin. This is how they observe Halloween for the rest of their lives; they go out at night to celebrate LIFE. The origins of Halloween and its association with death, is a lesson to teach you not to fear it. Once you overcome that fear, death no longer controls you. Perhaps Moundshroud will see that on the last year of their lives and give them a pass as “you have learned and served well children.”

The let children of today and generations forward know about the true history of Halloween. Have them recognize it as Samhain if they wanna get down to the true roots of it all. For that the roots of the Halloween Tree are strong and deep. Uneducated adults look at the holiday as an excuse to party and dress skimpy. That’s not the essence at all. The portal to the other realms open on Halloween, don’t look like a treat to the beings of that realm… you will not like it. You need to trick them before they trick you… have fun tonight y’all. Stay safe.

Roots run deep…

Inside the temple

There’s two reasons why there’s rear “oh shit!” Handles in the back of the Running░Temple

Here they are:

Reason 1
(many PVT Runners know this already).

Kei Miura, Nakai-San, Kazuhiro all have their man caves. Including me, but I also have the ≋R≋u≋n≋n≋i≋n≋g≋ ≋T≋e≋m≋p≋l≋e≋ which also serves as a mobile man cave. 🙏🏾✌🏾

Ward Off

When it comes to the ancient roots of Halloween, masks and costumes were worn to ward off evil spirits on the night of Samhain. People believed that during the transition of October to November, the walls between the physical world and the spirit world open, allowing the beings from the other realm to enter, bringing with them all the spirits that can cause chaos, mayhem and mischief.

In India, people wear masks behind their heads when going into the forest. The Bengal Tiger sneaks up on its prey. By the time the prey realizes it’s there, it’s too late. The people of India believe that if you wear a mask on the back of your head, it portrays a face looking back at them when they’re trying to sneak up and prowl on you. The logic is if the tiger sees a face staring back, they will keep their distance because they are exposed from being sneaky.

The k’zokus have their hockey masks on the back of their seats for easy access. It’s an easy way to grab it to put it on. In a sense, it is used to ward off the law because it hides their identity.

Sometimes a mask is used to show that it’s not about the face of the individual. They are the medium of life. The existence of life, is the art form. They wanna show you what they do with life in their hands, controlled by creativity. Therefore the mask is to ward off the ignorant.✌️🙏

Oh fuck it. Who am I kidding?! 👺👹💀

Didn’t Realize

With this last stretch of summer heat left, it made me consider the following topic (sidenote, I remember by this time of the year as a kid, it was already cooler… Even cold. But anyway…). I didn’t realize how much this intake set up is slept on. Honda engineers of that era designed it to comply with the economy and at peak performance, as if they knew they were going to drive the Civic chassis in N1.

But outside of N1 regulations, some still rock the oem air box simply because it works, some even remove the filter completely.

I spoke to Brush Up Osaka and I was told that when their EG6 still had a B swap, they were using the OEM Honda filters in the air box 🤯

At various track events drivers will opt for the this setup. It’s as if it’s a homage to the N1 days, showing that “yeah I have the OEM air box and I’m passing you on the track” mentality. People will even put their own twist to it by adding a metal intake arm and/or wrapping the air box in heat reflective tape. You’ll even see it on cars that run the kanjo.

Joe’s EF (@carmakeacross) has a built B18C with Jun camshafts making 230hp. While utilizing the OEM intake arm and box.

Mugen and Comptech/CT Engineering iceboxes are essentially fancier air boxes.

At one point, the Real Time Racing DC2 ran a NSX air box.

Don’t knock it if it works. This set up isn’t for everyone, especially if your motor is built for high horsepower. But at the end of the day, give the car what it wants, not what you want. ✌️🙏

TRA KYOTO EF Civic
Top Gun ‘GOD HANDS’ EG6

When the Rockies turn blue, this Coors is for you 🥴
Fun fact, the couplers are arranged as a homage to Mugen Power
🟥🟨⬛

Reflections: Run what you got

Back then (2012), living on an instant ramen noodle diet, I had to run what I got as is.

Ever heard of the tire brand Negotiator? No? Neither have I!

VX wheels are 13×5, I was running 185/70/13 tires on them. Talk about balloon tires. The tires were rated at 110 mph max, I took it past 120mph many times while on a run…

Waiting for the call…
Gas up our cars and minds.
The run
The cool down.
205+WHP + 185/70/13 tires = A setup only P. Runner could master.

It wasn’t an ideal tire set up, but again I had to run what I got. Those days of driving at that speed are over however, I don’t go over 85mph nowadays. It’s all about maintaining now. Living to tell your story.

VX wheels will always have a fond place in my heart.

“I had to pray before going into corners” said Shunei Kawasaki who drove the SS Works CRX on Best Motoring’s Roaring VTEC: Battle at 10,000 RPM. I felt the same way on my tire set up back then. LOL

P.S., I drove by this bar today, and there were people outside enjoying their drinks

It made me think of this

Peace. Stay safe y’all.