Learn a new language for FREE

On Iphone I downloaded an ap to learn Japanese and Portuguese for free.  To my amazement, my 5 year old daughter plays on my phone and started picking up Japanese.  It’s a game to her.  There’s an upgrade for a few dollars, and you can even buy the entire computer program for only $50.  Programs like Rosetta Stone cost HUNDREDS of dollars.  They have 70 languages.  Check it out!

Learn a new language.  It’s sexy!


Kristie Manning

I Want to Eat @ Morimoto.

World renowned, Iron Chef Morimoto’s restaurants located in Philadelphia, Napa, New York, Tokyo, Mumbai, and Boca Raton, are now hitting Waikiki.  He has also been the head chef, of one of my favorite restaurants here in Waikiki and world wide, Nobu.    Can’t wait to eat there.  They are open for dinner, lunch and breakfast as well as having a seperate lounge menu.  Perhaps I will swing by for a light lunch one day soon.  Friends have told me that the restaurant is very bright, and that takes from the atmosphere, and that they prefer Nobu.  I love the bright lime green decor, beautiful lacquered wooden tables, vibrant violet  orchid pictures, and panoramic glass, with views of who know’s what?  Perhaps this would be a more enjoyable lunch spot, than a dark romantic dinner.

Some of the menu items

lamb carpaccio 17.
ginger-scallion sauce

yellowtail ‘pastrami’ 18.
togarashi, gin crème fraîche, candied olive 

crispy rock shrimp tempura 16.
spicy kochujan sauce, wasabi aïoli, coconut ranch 

 seafood ‘toban yaki’ 43.
kona lobster, king crab, mussel, clam,
diver scallop, spicy red miso-sake broths

Morimoto  12
Morimoto ginjo sake, square one organic cucumber vodka, and japanese cucumber slices.

 White Lily  12
Shochu, Calpico, Yuzu Juice, and Fresh Lemon


1775 Ala Moana Blvd.

@ the Edition





Menu for “Munch” at Apartment 3, Thursday, 01/27/11

Sorry guys I must’ve posted the wrong menu.  Even the best make mistakes sometimes! 😉

1st – Korea, soju
Oxtail mandoo, with leeks and long rice, accompanied by house made Kimchee
TY KU Soju <> Kim Chee <> Sriracha <> Clamato <> Fresh Ginger <> Martini


2nd – Japan, Shochu
Steamed Seabass with enringi mushrooms, red bell peppers over brussell sprouts sauteed in a sweet sake soy sauce and rice.
Tiger’s Claw
Komasa Migaki Shochu <> Yuzu <> Palm Sugar <> Hibiscus <> Tiger’s Claw Tincture


Intermesso: Shitake miso soup & house made pickles
I wanted to maintain tradition. this is usually a dish served at the end of a Japanese meal but it is almost universal in asian cuisine.


3rd – China, Shaoju
Lai Yut – “Beautiful Moon” tarts. These will be both sweet and savory, one style contaning lychee and the other containing nuts.
Orient Express

Han Soju <> Vanilla <> Roasted Chili Peppers

Can’t wait to try it all!



Ode to Local Kine Junk Food

I”m surrounded by junk food!  It’s so hard not to buy it all!

Ginger Senbei

Ling Hi Miu Seed, Pickled Mango, Crystalized Ginger.

Strawberry Azkuki Daifuku Mochi

My favorite Senbei! The perct amount of salty and sweet in every bite.

Bubble Drinks.  I use to go to the Ranch Market in Salt Lake.

Sugared Portuguese Doughtnuts, Malasadas, sometimes filled with haupia (coconut pudding)

Azuki bean, mochi shave ice.  The best is at Rainbow Garden @ Aiea Shopping Center!They also have fresh toppings like my favorite chocolate tapioca, homemade pudding, and fresh taro!  They have  a variety of snacks such as lemon peel, ling hi mui, and fresh manapuas as well.

Lemon Crunch Cake from Aiea Bowl!  The best cake ever!

Manapua’s.  I like the char sui (bbq pork) and chicken curry filled.

As you can see Pocky comes in a variety of flavors such as chocolate, strawberry and almond.  They even come in “giant” sized.  I remember I even tried sesame, green tea, and apricot flavor.  I am sure they have a huge variety of flavors in Japan.  These are little kids favorites as they’re soft to chew on.

Kaya Sushi: Marina Del Ray, Japanese and Korean Cuisine

My sister’s boyfriend, Olcun treated us to sushi and Korean food last night at Kaya, in Marina Del Rey.  They had a great atmosphere with fish tanks and nice waterfalls everywhere.  The sushi menu was elaborate.  I even saw a waiter bring out to another table a ‘flambe’d’ sushi.  I had the spicy tuna crispy rice.  And a kim chee dolsot bim bim bap (beef, vegetables, egg, rice in a hot stone pot, so the rice gets crispy), along with a mug of Kirin.  They ordered hot sake which we all shared.  It was great! I loved the fusion of the Korean AND sushi.  I got my fav, bim bim bap, and Kai could have sushi, her favorite.

#102, 13400 washington blvd.
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 577-1143

more at kayasushi.com


Kristie Manning

Shuseki: Izakaya

Price Range: $$

Alcohol/Sake: Yes

Atmosphere: Casual

5115 W Spring Mountain Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89146
Neighborhood: Chinatown

(702) 222-2321

If you’re looking for traditional late night  Izakaya (Japanese bar food) and sake or Japanese beer,  Shuseki is the spot.  It’s delicious, and portions are large, and affordable.  My daughter’s favorite things to order are the tamago omelet (sweet egg), karaage chicken (fried chicken), and a large musubi with ume.  I like to order the japanese oshinko (pickles).  They are really traditional style, and the grilled rice ball which has a katsuo flavor and is really large like the musubi.  The sushi is pretty good, but I like larger appetizers like tofu agedashi.  They also have yakitori, (meat and veggies on a stick).  My fav is the bacon wrapped asparagus. I haven’t tried their gyoza’s but they look fresh, not like those frozen cheap kind they serve everywhere.  Their menu is big with pictures and they have variety from traditional sushi and elaborate specialty rolls and sashimi, to yakitori, to appetizers, and bentos, and bbq or noodles, or katsu curry rice plates and other unique dishes.   And for desert, try some mango mochi ice cream, or honey toast (with ice cream.)

There’s lots of parking, and with the casual atmosphere, it’s good for kids and big groups.  They serve beer and wine and sake for 21+.  In this economy, it’s cheap and large portions match their flavor.  It’s value exceeds it’s cost. Shuseki is hands down one of my favorite spots in Las Vegas, and they are open late.  Try Shuseki with a group of friends, or for a first date spot.o

Gyoza (I haven’t tried them but they look good)

Tsukemono/Oshinko (traditional pickles: cucumber, eggplant and cabbage) $2.99

Grilled onigiri (rice ball) available in different flavors. $1.50

Yakitori starts at $1.50 a stick

Asparagus bacon is my favorite. $1.50

The sushi selection is big and delicious

I haven’t tried the Katsu Curry yet, but how can you go wrong with that?

Try the Honey Toast for dessert.


Kristie Manning

Melodie Gore – model, makeup, hair, styling, and creative concepts, in Los Angeles, CA

Faith, and Tiny Dragon Productions

I am a visual artist and model based in the Los Angeles area. My professional work focuses on creating erotic fantasy characters mainly through costume and makeup. I am heavily influenced by Japanese traditional and pop culture, especially Anime and J-Rock. I have the most fun shooting as an Anime character or doing gruesome effects makeup. I have a Journeyman’s degree from the Make-Up Designory in Burbank, CA and I’ve attended school at the Art Institute of Philadelphia and Savannah College of Art and Design. I’m currently living in Los Angeles but my experience and network spans LA, New York, Japan, Mexico and Canada.  I am also a full time EMT in Los Angeles. My portfolio consists of collaborations  with many close friends. I prepare most of the shoots myself, and provide all hair, make-up and clothing unless otherwise noted.

Jamais Vu

Manning: How did you get started in modeling?

MG: Well, I started modeling mostly by accident….I just always had a creative visual art side and somehow started using that on myself and people wanted to shoot it.

Manning: Where did you study?

MG: I started makeup back in 03 after graduating from the makeup designory of LA.  I chose to get a degree in makeup because Iwanted to work as a sculpter in an FX lab.  It was sort of a deviation of my passion for medical science combined with my fine art background.

Manning: Where do you get your styling concepts?

MG: Styling came about because I always do my own costumes and makeup so it again was an accident

Manning: Where do you get your inspiration?

MG: My anime shoots are inspired from anime and video games.  I like to watch and play.  I research all my chracters and base them on who I would want to be if given the chance.

Manning: What have you studied?

MG: I studied graphic design but come from a painting background.

Manning: What else do you do?

MG: I currently still am an EMT and am trying to progess into a paramedic. I love my job.

Manning: How is LA?

MG: LA is a love hate relationship lol…its beautiful and I love the mix of culture here, but you have to beaware because most the people are are quick to use you to get ahead…its a snake pit and you have to watch your back.

Manning: Where would you like to travel?

MG: I would love to see Thailand or more of Japan. I love asian culture and would like to experience more of it.  Also from studying art so long, I woud love to go to France..

Manning: Where would you like to live?

MG: I would def live in Tokyo if I could I love Tokyo so much!

Manning: Me too!

Manning: What has been your fav gig?

MG: my fav gig…. I’m not sure.  I love so many of them…..but my fav people to collaborate with are Adam Chilson, Tiny Dragon or Dan Santoni..they are also nerds that get what I’m trying to do…..and my close friend Anthony Canney from the House of Canney is my #1 for costumes.

Manning: Do you do your photoshop?

MG: I can use photoshop but I dont use it extensively…I’d rather try and get my images through the lens and not in post….now the digital graphics stuff i can not do….like the cg on green screen the photographers I work with do that if need be.

Manning: Any Upcoming gigs?

MG: I’m constantly working…I have a cool new fire series I just shot and as always my continuing work on godsgirls.com

Adam Chilson “Psyloche”


Age: 27
Height: 5’6
Weight: 105
Size: 0
Waist: 24
Hips: 32
Shoe: 6.5
Cup: B
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown

Dan Santoni


Print Publications
Heavy Metal Magazine June 2009
Bizarre Magazine 2009 (UK)
Fetish Bitch Clothing UK
Zanthrax Clothing
Lip Service Summer 2008 Catalouge
OCC Cosmetics Spokesmodel 2007-2008
Femmefatales August Issue
Toni & Guy (hair by Lisa)
Imagozine #4 (Canada)
West Coast Choppers 2008 Calender
Rebel Rodz
New Look (France)
Lip Service Fall 2007 Catalouge
Imagozine #3 (Canada)
Tattoo Burst Magazine, May (Japan)
CosMODE Magazine #14 (Japan)
Penthouse, January
Make-up Artist Magazine: Advertisement for OCC Make-up
Air Brush Magazine for Battle Dress
J. Corsentino’s Time of the Faeries
Drop Dead Magazine
Hardcore Ink Magazine
CosMODE Magazine #9 (Japan)
San Diego Music Matters Magazine
Syren Laytex flyer
Apparel News
Apparel News
Dsport Magazine
Most Beautiful Tattooed Women Magazine
Skin Art Magazine

Adam Hendershott for RYDER make-up labs LLC

Web Publications
Calehoribe.com (hair modeling)
Adam Hendershott for RYDER make-up labs LLC
FleshBot Crush Object
Burning Angel
Lip Service Clothing
Tofu Girls Clothing
Interview on MichalBay.com
Bitch Ritual
Character Designs
Chopper Dogs
West Coast Choppers
Head Sick Pin-ups
Metal Sirens
Perverse Fixation
Syren Latex

Film Appearances

Legendary (Video Game) 2008
People music video K&R productions 2008
G4 TV #2 adult DVD 2008

TONI & GUY/  hair: Lisa Bryant, makeup: Anthony H. Nguyen, photo: David Evans’

For collaboration email me @ Melodiexgorex@yahoo.com
View my blog @ Melodiegore.tumblr.com
More pictures @ http://www.modelmayhem.com/4332
Video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBivGl7xCNA