Kenko-Ya

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There are some restaurants that resonate so strongly with our sense of tranquility that it allows us to savor and appreciate momentous scenes of jollity.  Allowing an individual to be insouciant in their temperaments, the grandeurs of delectable food aid in de-stressing someone and enveloping them in the warmth of comfort.  Located in the beautifully lush Kaneohe, Kenko-ya provides an atmosphere of exceptional peace with excellently crafted Japanese cuisine that has delighted many.  In the confines of a congenial atmosphere, Kenko-ya allows visitors a delightful area to have carefully crafted meals that are brilliantly presented in pleasantly adorned, traditional Japanese bento boxes.

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As soon as you enter the quaint, picturesque restaurant of cultivated Japanese culture, you are greeted with a feeling of familiarity that sets the tone of a homely atmosphere.  A petite area houses a tightly set seating area that encapsulates the feeling of snug comfort rather than spacious dissonance.  Calming music like the assonance of smooth jazz and the atmospheric, ambient Bossa nova fill the room in fluid, pianissimo ambiance that allows one to relax and relish in the calmness this place exudes.  The attention to detail is prominent as the titivated decorum on the walls enhance the ambiance of a fine, exquisite setting which provides the collective introduction to the food that will be partaken of.

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Virtuosos of Japanese cuisine, Kenko-ya provides affectionately composed, box-lunch stylized meals that reminded us of youthful comfort food.  Do not commit to the faux pas in the impropriety of misunderstanding, this is not casually constructed food and the caliber of their work is extraordinaire.  Taken to a vast menu, we were hard-pressed to pick a delectable combination from the riveting selection that included traditional favorites such as soft-shell crab, unagi (freshwater eel), chicken katsu, and sashimi (raw fish).  Upon ordering from the extensive menu, a balmy green tea with a side of marinated bean sprouts and soybeans were delivered; enough to satisfy our initial food cravings. We were pleasantly surprised at the methodically organized box that contained each item ordered in a sophisticatedly systemized manner. Edgy flavorful saba, complimented by crunchy impactful mochiko chicken, and estranged next to sharp spicy ahi provided gleeful sustenance in the form of breathtaking flavors of varying disposition.  To many, the conflicting flavors would seem disharmonious, but the simultaneous savory hints were complimented in a melodious fashion that was congruous to our palate.  With such luscious food in front of us we had to constantly battle the desire to devour more food with the fullness of our stomachs.

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Kenko-ya allows for individuals to enjoy a Japanese meal of exceptional quality with riveting ambiance.  A small eatery with huge character, this restaurant is pivotal if you are a true connoisseur of Japanese cuisine and culture.  There are few places that provide a sorrowful feeling upon completion of a meal which attests to the level of tranquility this restaurant provides in the atmosphere they exude and the magnificent food they create.  Therefore, the Minimalistic Gent recognizes Kenko-ya as an exemplary eatery, and we can not wait to hear of your wonderful experiences at this impeccable restaurant.

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Life of a Gent: The Irrepressible Twosome

Meet the renowned contemporary artists who have a knack for style

Winner of the Nobel Price in Literature, Luigi Pirandello said, “Anyone can be heroic from time to time, but a gentleman is something you have to be all the time.”  Contemporary artists well-versed in hip-hop culture, Lord Jordvn and Chris Waters of Wavy Souls exude stylish elegance in their chic aesthetics and graceful conversational tone.  In the realm of rugged, acerbic rap artists, the enriched individuals of Wavy Souls emanate sophisticated mannerisms that only those who are well-versed in the idiosyncrasies of a modern gentleman can manifest.  The preeminence of Wavy Souls is distinct, and through their sophisticated and polished mannerisms, they are able to sanction astounding success in all avenues of life.

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The coruscating lyricists of Wavy Souls embody cultivated individualists encumbered with the propriety of hip-hop culture. The imperturbable comportment of Chris Waters is a striking contrast to the genial affability of Lord Jordvn which provide a pedagogic view onto the divergent qualities a modern gentleman can truly possess.  Although dissimilar in their disposition, they have a recherché affinity that allows them to produce exceptional mellifluous lyrics that propitiate those listening.  Their edgy, avant-garde approach to gritty, telltale songs allows them the conviction to be at the forefront of remarkable performances, and the presentation of their lyrical renditions are portrayed in an effervescent fashion.  Prodigious individuals of extraordinary talents, Wavy Souls atypical approach towards music allows for them to be conspicuously revered in modern hip-hop culture.

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The topical success of Wavy Souls was not without arduous setbacks.  Dealing with an intransigent view from his parents, Lord Jordvn had to deal with feedback from the sometimes vulgar candor found within the verity of his message.  Although it was difficult at first, Lord Jordvn took a fundamental approach and eventually was able to receive the countenance of his parents when they saw his exceedingly virile commitment to his craft. In contrast, taking his roots from poetry, Chris Waters found it onerous to translate his old craft into a new one.  He indadvertedly found that it was not a blasé translation into hip-hop, and although the messages he wanted to portray were similar, the rhetoric was extravagantly different.

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Performing with an ardor of only found in those that are truly committed to their passion, Wavy Souls remembers their initial performance.  When reminiscing about their first formal show, they recall performing a song that was not entirely completed.  A testament to their bravado and the ability to work under pressure, they were still able to finish by ad libbing various lyrics; leading to a mediocre performance. A stark contrast to their first performance, Wavy Souls now conduct themselves in a much more disciplined fashion, formulating a well thought out performance that astonishes any who watch.  The extreme assertiveness of their presence coupled with bridled self-confidence has led to numerous outstanding and memorable performances that have resulted in a superlative career of high stature.

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When posed with their definition of a gentleman Wavy Souls elucidates characteristics that they exude assiduously.  Lord Jordvn explains, “It’s not just doing the average but going above and beyond with your personality; whether it be through holding doors or dressing a little bit nicer.  It is caring a little bit more than the average person.”  Extremely powerful advice, Lord Jordvn shows an importance of fastidious minuscule aspects that exude the traits of a gentleman.  A gentleman is unique in that he stands out from the status-quo by putting particularly recognized effort in the way he carries himself among others.  Chris Waters further clarifies that it is about “how you look, how you dress, and how you treat people.” The persona that you portray to others is extremely pivotal in Chris Waters’ definition of the modern gentleman, and the recollection that others have of you is vastly important.  Through their explanation of these distinct characteristics, Wavy Souls show that they are remarkably well-versed in the traits of a gentleman; exuding unbridled class in all that they do.

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Men of sophisticated elegance, Wavy Souls continues to amaze and entertain titanic crowds through their exceptionally compelling music and remarkably engaging performances.  True gentleman at heart, their unique approach to music will allow them future successes in the hip hop scene.  As purveyors of the gentleman lifestyle, the Minimalistic Gent recognizes Wavy Souls as two unforgettably well-mannered individuals who display civilized finesse in everything that they do.  Poised for prosperity, we can not wait to hear of their future endeavors!

Jade Dynasty

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Often riddled with views of similarly constructed venues derivative in flavor conformity, restaurants at your local mall aren’t always known for exploring the splendors of prodigious food.  Located in the epicenter of the capital of Hawaii’s haute culture, Jade Dynasty is positioned distinctly at the Ala Moana Shopping Center and forces an amendment to the value proposition of shopping center restaurants.  The grandeur of exceptional seafood prodigiously crafted into minuscule masterpieces is both deeply alluring and heavily captivating.  Adornments provide an air of sophisticated magnificence with decor that takes notes to the zeitgeist of Chinese culture, and the timeliness of their service enables one to enjoy superlative cuisine speedily.  With a specialty in Dim Sum,a facet of Chinese cuisine noted for steamed or fried dumplings filled with a diverse amount of ingredients, Jade Dynasty provides a much needed exceptional outlet for those seeking plentiful sustenance with luscious, palatable food.

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A pictorial menu provides a visual aid to a plethora of delicatessens with a myriad of ingredients.  Enough to spur a ravenous, covetous desire for immediate service, Jade Dynasty delivers upon the perpetual demands of guests.  Despite the unbelievable cacophony of individuals, there is a feeling of organized chaos with servers and food runners communicating seamlessly through an earpiece.  We never felt unattended, and the wait staff showed unprecedented coordination that made our experience remarkable. A true example of streamlined efficiency, the populous restaurant runs in a hasty manner that can handle the swarm of guests that come with insatiable appetites.  Placing an order is a facile experience requiring little interaction, and an elegantly placed clipboard and pencil is provided; listing over 100 items that can be ordered forthwith.  Although some may despise the lack of introductory conveyance, we found it systematically methodical and effective with our food coming posthaste upon delivery of our order.

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Arriving almost instantaneously, we were pleasantly admonished by the profusion of carefully integrated flavors reminiscent of sumptuous hors d’oeuvre.  Unlike an appetizer though, the fleeting feeling of anticipation was never dismissed as these dishes continually encouraged our minds to wander into contemplative fantasies as to which delectable concoction would arrive next.  The crumbly, crunchy taste of the hearty deep fried taro puffs were unexpectedly offset by the sharp tastes of the elegantly bundled signature shrimp dumplings.  The mochi rice with dried scallop and chicken offered a vigorous, scrumptious base to the subtly rich and signature flavors of the shrimp look fun. Often, we would be remiss in ordering multiple items containing a singular ingredient, such as shrimp, but all of the dishes had dissimilar flavors that caused us to revel in the miscellany of tastes. Ending our meal on a sugary note, we ended with a Chinese egg tart which was composed of a flaky crusty exterior lusciously filled with deep velvety custard that provided the perfect conclusion to our captivating meal.

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A delicious experience filled with fond memories, Jade Dynasty provided us with a posh meal in an expedited manner that allowed us to truly relish in the superb flavors accompanied by marvelous service.  Purveyors of Chinese cuisine, Jade Dynasty provides a paradigm shift in the beliefs associated with food located at the mall.  The exceptional dim sum at Jade Dynasty exemplifies that expeditious service does not need to be a compromise to the production of delicious food, and we look forward to our next visit.  The Minimalistic Gent recognizes Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant as an exemplary eatery and can not wait to hear of your experience at this restaurant of opulence!

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The Importance of Thoughtful Purchases

We often squander money on low-quality bargains that seem like scholarly decisions at first but are regretted upon later. If you are ready to learn the potent decision-making tool, you’ll need the Minimalistic Gent’s guide to exemplary purchases.

How many instances can you recall of making a purchasing decision that you regret at a later date?  When given the option, did you choose the item that lacked minor traits but you bought it because it was a wiser economic deal? Alas, this scenario is all too uncommon, and usually, individuals end up purchasing the more expensive option because of the inadequacies of the first decision.  In order to avoid this deplorable ordeal, we recommend investing into the item you indubitably want from the onset to discourage wasteful usage of your time and resources.

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Procuring the quintessential item that you have contemplated long hours on will inevitably allow you to conserve funds.  Often times, short-sided actions of purchasing a secondary, non-ideal item will  perpetuate you to buy another item because of its inadequacies. The constant musing on your original plan of action causes you to reminisce on the loss of quality that you held dear in your selection. Forcing you to double the original investment on the product of your choice, this type of behavior forces you to spend extraneously.  Keeping your purchases limited in number is an important aspect of being a Minimalistic Gent, and only by making an informed and effectual purchase will you exude that persona.

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Taking a precise approach to your purchases enables you to be much more informed on the item you are buying.   Although arduous, finding the item you really want requires you to truly understand what you necessitate and require for fulfillment.  Apprehending the implications of your desire allows for heavy comprehension and intense contemplation on the value it provides to your life.  By taking the approach of an enlightened erudite on the item of question, you will make a sophisticated yet practical decision.

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Purchasing the object of lesser value and quality means settling for an inferior, subordinate item that causes you to reminisce about the decision you made.  If you truly desire a specific item of opulence, it is pivotal that you make it a point to achieve that goal.  Compromising on a goal of yours is runner-up mentality, and you need to be the maximized gentleman you were destined to be.  In order to keep yourself from constantly recalling about the resolution you agreed upon, be patient in your endeavor and purchase the item you truly want.  Exceptional work ethic and supreme patience are two principal aspects of prestigious gentleman and knowledge of the key lesson of unprecedented eminence.

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As a prolific gentleman of style, you know the importance of being unconventional yet extraordinary. Although many would argue that accepting the item of lesser prominence is acceptable behavior, you are not a man of the status-quo.  Instead, you know the psychological implications of settling and the wasteful nature of unfavorable spending in the case of repurchasing.  Show the bravado and patience of a true gentleman and allow yourself to relish in the true item of opulence that you have sought out.  Only then can you be a true practitioner of the Minimalistic Gent lifestyle and maximize your essential-filled behaviors.

 

Life of a Gent: The Vigorous Ascender

Meet the contemporary fashionista with a passion for climbing.

LIFE OF A GENT

An original series exploring distinct gentleman in contemporary society.

Soft, powdery chalk envelops the entire flooring of the Arch Project Climbing Center; a place where many take on the new and exciting activity of climbing a plethora of paths carved across a 2,000 sqft climbing surface.  Inventive individuals take their physical prowess to the test in creative and fulfilling approaches to the climb.  A purveyor of his new-found passion of indoor rock climbing (bouldering), Gray Goodhue embodies a true gentleman that has set himself to succeed in a challenging atmosphere.  A former practitioner of Kajukenbo (a portmanteau of Karate, Judo, Jujutsu, Kenpo, and Boxing), Gray’s deep roots in martial arts allowed him the physical prowess that many admire and revere in him.  Clad in contemporary clothing, Gray is a master at combining wardrobes of dissimilar styles while still paying strong homage to the zeitgeist of men’s dress. A perplexing individual with a strong conviction to his beliefs, Gray exhibits an inspirational disposition of confidence that others admire.

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Credence in one’s capabilities is an extremely paramount factor in accomplishing one’s goals, but learning that your notable skills are not as relevant in a new endeavor is extremely humbling.  Facing bouldering for the first time was a grueling escapade that forced Gray to look internally for the willpower to endure the difficulties of developing an unfamiliar climbing adroitness.  Acknowledgement of his personal fortitude and his exceptional dexterity had Gray going into climbing from a predisposed place of competence.  In hindsight, Gray quickly learned the fallacy of his misunderstandings after failed attempts through the pathways that were exceedingly difficult.  “The first day I thought it was all about strength.  I was totally wrong.  There are so many techniques involved in bouldering such as smooth transitions and the ability to minimize wasted energy” Grey explains. After pensive practice, Gray eventually understood the importance of an open mind which was a turning point in understanding that the most pivotal attribute needed to succeed was a nonpartisan approach to fresh endeavors. Having an extremely fortified mindset towards accomplishing the new-found obstacles he faced in bouldering, Gray showed impeccable ascendancy to sovereignty over his limitations, and has expanded his mindset to succeed in this new craft.  The supposition he once had towards his own abilities had to be superseded by an indomitable willpower, and Gray exemplifies this trait through the accomplishments he has seen in bouldering.

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Bouldering inevitably caused Gray to become part of a community that valued equivalently powerful mindsets towards the accomplishment of their goals.  Gray stressed the importance of the community in bouldering, with various individuals often advising and mentoring others in maximizing their potential and offering tips to further their technique.  By having other individuals who were willing to share their modus operandi to finishing their routes, Gray found an expedited pathway to improving his competence at his new expertise.  Social interaction allowed Gray to feel part of a faction of individuals whom shared homogenous interests and corresponding positive mindsets that were impactful in Gray’s astute progress.

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When asked to explain his definition of a gentleman, Gray speaks from a position of authoritative experience.  “A gentleman shows maturity in the respect he has for others. He also feels good about himself and is confident in his ability to affect others in a positive way” Gray explains.  An individual who is able to elucidate clearly the traits of a gentleman, Gray is enamored with the idea of dressing for success.  Known for his stylish everyday attire, Gray is not afraid to push the bounds of men’s fashion while still keeping it appropriate for the situation at hand.  Making divergent adjustments that exude his idiosyncratic methodology to individuality, he is never faulted for being overly ostentatious in his attire.  A classy man in every sense of the word, Gray always portrays an impeccably dressed, well-mannered individual that has a deep yearning for prosperity in all that he does.

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Having the fearlessness to pursue a new endeavor utterly and without hesitation is a true mark of a gentleman that is ready to find his life’s avocation.  Making the transition from proficient martial artist to dexterous bouldering practitioner has allowed Grey a new perspective on the viability of pursuing new aspirations. The Minimalistic Gent, therefore, recognizes Gray Goodhue as a true purveyor of the gentleman lifestyle and can not wait to hear of his accomplishments in the world of bouldering.  Having a cultivated willingness to engage in unconventional activities of fulfillment are the marks of a modern gentleman, and Gray has put himself in a substantial position to eventually become a virtuoso at his new craft.

Life of a Gent: The Resolute Motorist

Meet the gregarious gentleman with an ardor for extreme speed and timeless style.

LIFE OF A GENT

An original series exploring distinct gentleman in contemporary society.

It’s 6:25PM, and I feel the rumble of an HKS single exit exhaust system that unnerves my senses and vibrates the outer reaches of my skin as it approaches.  The slowly increasing sound reverberates through the quiet neighborhood, and I can see the voluptuous luster of a sleekly designed Subaru BRZ that contains the most engaging of gentleman, John. John Datu is a newly graduated finance major who has a deep appreciation for things that roar in the night.  He is a purveyor of the tantalizing culture of car modifications while being regarded as an affable and gregarious character whom is always willing to lend an ear to another.  A gentleman in every aspect, he is not afraid to be distinguished by his love of cars while carrying himself with a strong confidence that is unshakeable in the face of risk.

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A true purveyor of tribulations, he still continues to enjoy what he loves despite serious drawbacks and dangerous difficulties.  Dealing with the loss of two cars would be detrimental to most, but John still retains his infatuation with cars while being determined to never lose the drive for his passion.  Losing his Nissan 300Z to an almost deadly accident and having to deal with constant engine failures of his following Mazda RX-8 has constantly riddled John’s life by creating barricades to his path.  “It sucked!” John commented when discussing his hardships.  It took two painstaking years of sharing his family cars until John finally achieved his goal to buy his 2017 Subaru BRZ.  The catastrophes that beset his progress, in creating a truly desirable car that he can be pleased with, were great but a true gent like John knows how to persevere.

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His current car, a metallic silver 2017 Subaru BRZ is a work in progress that is perpetually being improved.  The ebony ceramic coated wheels, offset by Japanese decals and a Nike Air Jordan tag hanging from the rear all show John’s other lighthearted pleasures.  Greatly knowledgable in the functions and capabilities of different components, John never makes someone feel obtuse.  In a world of pompous car aficionados indoctrinated on the highbrowed mastery of vehicles, John stands out through unwavering patience and fervor for his love of cars.  His passion can be seen instantaneously as a singular topic about cars provides him with enough momentum to educate someone on a plethora of car terms.  More than willing to explain and expand on trivial questions that non car experts would have, he never ridicules individuals.  Instead he provides valuable knowledge to the questioner and provides them with a thorough explanation to exemplify those interested in his craft.

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Even though John is a part of the virile, aggressive culture of altering cars, he is a true gentleman.  When asked to elucidate his definition of a refined gentleman, he emphatically said, “A gentleman should uphold his strong arguments yet understand the view points of others.  Open mindedness and an ability to adapt go hand-in-hand when talking about gentleman.” Well-spoken on the subject, John attributes Anthony Bourdain as the secular epitome of the gentleman lifestyle.  “In No Reservations he travels all around the world and learns about the cultures of other people.  He has strong opinions from his own perspective, but he is always willing to learn before making a keen judgment,” John comments.  Evident in his actions, John keeps an open mind when trying to comprehend information from others.  In such a noisy information filled age, it is important to stand behind the distinguished viewpoints you have in life.

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The Minimalistic Gent recognizes John Datu as a purveyor of the gentleman lifestyle.  Persevering through two detrimental wreckages and still retaining his passion for cars is the mark of a well built individual who continues to push forward despite the complications that life throws you.  John is such a joy to be around that he is easily designated as a cordial and personable car enthusiast that has a bright future ahead of him!

A New Perspective to Collecting Items

A true gentleman knows that clutter and disorganization are two of the key ineffectual habits that inhibits productivity.  As individuals who still enjoy the grandeurs of life, a modern approach to the acquisition of items needs to be taken in order to reduce the stress associated with a large amount of possessions.

Accumulating a plethora of goods has become a typical status quo of what it means to be a purveyor of success.  As previous curators of anything collectible, we too once felt the incessant need to purchase additional items in order to find the temporary boost of contentment from the ownership of something fresh.  Unfortunately, this feeling is fleeting and is not an interminable path to elation, so an avant-garde alternative would be to change your personal definition of collecting.

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Instead of collecting mass amounts of items, resolve to procure only the upscale, precious items that virtuosos appreciate.  Eliminating the cursory enjoyment you receive from constant purchases, delve into the realm of collecting significant, unforgettable pieces that any connoisseur would appreciate.  Whatever you are collecting and find value from, commit to downsizing the collection to fund the acquisition of the items of most magnificence in that particular sector.  Seemingly counter-intuitive, this instead enables you to relinquish items that are not as pivotal to your curation of items and enables you freedom of space to really appreciate the nonpareil items that others will admire.

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An example of the conceptualization of this divergent idea can pertain to a gentleman’s watch collection.  There is a functional limitation of only needing to wear a singular watch on one’s wrist at any given moment.  Therefore, downsizing a collection of 12 watches would potentially allow for the purchase of higher-end watches with stronger value propositions.  Having three impressively expensive, high-quality watches would instead enable one the ability to upgrade into the grandeur of a connoisseur’s collection of opulence instead of a huge collection of clutter.

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In your pursuit of an unparalleled, condensed collection you will understand that in almost all collecting habits there is always a better item that is perhaps more expensive or exclusive.  This truth enables you to still find deep enjoyment in the hobby of collecting but in a different contemporary way.  With the example of watches, you are limited to three high-end solid watches.  The pleasure derived from this collecting process is from the choices made on what items can remain and which ones must be removed.  Frequent upgrades are possible in this collecting style which will not take away the euphoria experienced from the purchase of new, fresh products. Being concise with your collection means removing items to fund or upgrade new ones; enabling you to attain items you never thought was possible.

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Frankly, being a minimalist takes discipline, and being an austere gentleman who is rigid on his accumulation of possessions requires onerous decisions that are not natural to many.  Due to factors such as the eminence of social media, many see the accumulation of large quantities as an indication of success.  In reality though, the upkeep of titanic collections leads to unnecessary stress stemmed from living a profligate lifestyle.  In your journey of cultivating your gentleman persona, you also need to cultivate your collecting habits to be concise, prestigious, and significant.  Many minimalists will advocate for the total abandonment of any type of collecting habits, but we believe that fulfillment can come from items if they are invaluable to you.  The negative term hoarder comes from the idea of uncontrollable, habitual collecting, so find the items that are most pivotal in your collection to ensure you are viewed as the prestigious gentleman that has a keen eye to the majestic splendors of the world.

 

Life of a Gent: The Impassioned Globetrotter

Meet the legendary world-traveling gentleman with a commitment to success.

LIFE OF A GENT

An original series exploring distinct gentleman in contemporary society.

There are those that find immense fulfillment in the pursuit of their passions and exude an excellence of character that we admire and endeavor to emulate.  Incredibly versed in the art of being a modern gentleman, Mario Abaya exudes the chivalries only a man well-versed in the heterogeneity of the world can extend.  A magnificent individual with an appreciation for opulence and the grandeur of traveling the world, Mario converses in an elegant fashion demonstrative of his cultivated characteristics.  Having a deep understanding of the prodigious world that we live in, the knowledge he imbues in others leaves an everlasting understanding of the altruistic, enthralling individual that he embodies.

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An erudite at pursuing his passions of world travel, Mario found his humble beginnings through his personal pursuit of refinement in the arts.  His outer gentleman appearance conceals a covert artist whom works tirelessly at his craft.   A purveyor of contemporary dance styles, Mario’s physical prowess astonishes everyone who witnesses, yet he is diffident and is not ostentatious to bloviate about his expertise.  Through vigorous labor and exceptional patience one can muster the confidence to accomplish their wildest ambitions, and Mario is the personification of the possibilities of intrepid individuals.

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With a man so enlightened on personal confidence and class, Mario attributes his beginnings from the experiential learning he received in his youth.  Looking back, Mario remembers the days of lacking his own self-confidence and dwelling on insecurities; a stark disparity from the man we know today.  Overcoming the negative personality traits of his youth eventually came about through the discovery of dance which amended his disposition to become the distinguished individual he is today.  With such a prodigious influence on his life, Mario relates any life ambitions towards the efforts and tribulations he faced on his journey through becoming a virtuoso of his craft. “If your passionate about something, you need to go all in” Mario emphatically advises; reminiscing of the tenacity he learned from being indefatigable in reaching for his goals.

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A maestro of gentleman class, Mario advises on the importance of your everyday persona.  “Being a gentleman is about the way you carry yourself.  It is not about age but is a sign of maturity level.  It is an everyday commitment that you can not fake, and it needs to be natural in all that you do,” Mario states.  Allegiance to the modern personification of a gentleman needs to be the leading principal in any man’s life.  You can not elect to choose solitary situations to be chivalrous or enthralling.  Instead, you need to exude those characteristics on a daily basis until it is engrained in your typical nature.  Inauthenticity is a facile way to be ostracized by others, and the fraud of one’s personality is easy to detect if one does not actually emanate a true gentleman’s attributes.

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The Minimalistic Gent recognizes Mario Abaya as a true practitioner of the modern characteristics of a gentleman.  A world-class traveler with a commitment to pursuing his passion, Mario is still embarking on a pursuit of personal cognition that only comes from the peripatetic nature of exploring the world.  Never settling for mediocrity, Mario is an inspiring character whom continues to galvanize and astonish others to the grandeur of pursuing one’s passions in life to their utmost capabilities.