Welcome to my personal website

If you're looking for my professional website,
click here.

This site is my testing ground for marketing experiments, Photoshop tests, and some ramblings about travel, food, and gay life in California.

NOTE: I started this website in 1998 and much of the content was written around that time. Be kind about the ramblings of a 30 year old..


Wes is short for Wesley, which comes from my Japanese United Methodist upbringing.

Kashiwagi is Japanese and translates as "oak tree," although I'm a terminal branch on the family tree.

I know this site's design is starting to show its age since it was last updated in 1999.


Restaurant reviews
San Jose, San Francisco, Hyderabad, Barcelona, etc. Bringing you my unbridled, biased, and typo-ridden opinions since 1997.

Vietnamese Beef 7 Ways Dinner
Yes, we ate it all...just between the two of us. Read about all beef seven way courses. (FYI: I repeated this in January, 2009 just as good.)

Kaiseki Dinner at Hatcho Restaurant in Santa Clara
So authentic, I have no idea what it is or how to eat it. See what happens to two sanseis who finally splurge on a kaiseki dinner


I don't update this site like I used to, because I'm a slave to my house now.

For you youngsters, 9pt type was completely acceptable on a website in 1998.

Sacramento Delta King Hotel
Notes and photos from of our weekend on a Sacramento landmark. We normally stay at the Sheraton Grand, which is dependable, not overly expensive (usually), and has a nice view. It's also about 8 minutes from The Bolt, which is where we usually go when we're in town.



My resume

What I Do
I'm a Director of Digital Marketing, usually. I've also been doing mobile application and widget UI/UE design which harkens back to my salad days at Warner Bros and Sony.

Spartan-Keyes Neighborhood
I moved into the Spartan-Keyes neighborhood in San Jose in 2004. Spartan-Keyes is home to some of the best Vietnamese, Salvadorian, and Mexican restaurants, pho joints, sandwich shops, pupusarias, taquerias, and grocery stores in town.

Webguild Design Contest
Long ago...before XHTML, I won, and the good people who run the Webguild in San Jose chose my design. Sadly, it is no more, but I still like to brag about it.

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