I live by:
“A woman should always be complimented for her scent”
I live by:
“A woman should always be complimented for her scent”
After my final I drove down to LA to meet Bear for a quick bite before Star Trek. (I thought it was Star Wars).
We sat by the fountain with jazz music in the background and shared a burger and fries. Well, I had two bites because the patty was extremely salty.
As a replacement, I had two glasses of my favorite wine there.
Jo and her hubby came soon after and we all watched the movie.
I fell asleep soon after. It could’ve been my uninterested mind or my intoxicated self. Either or, I wasn’t into it.
I may have to watch the first one but lets see if that happens.
I had the honor of being a part of Chef Eric Greenspan’s new webseries on the #Tasted Youtube channel. His new show #MeltMaster helps promote his new restaurant in the works.
The Chef is owner to the Foundry, which is in renovation and also to the chic restaurant at the Roof in the boutique hotel The Wilshire.
His show consists of creative grilled cheese sandwiches that he creates after visiting an eatery.
Of course my involvement means he was in my neck of the woods. KTOWN!
It was such a pleasure to work with his whole crew and seriously thankful for the opportunity to work in front of camera again. Especially with someone with such accomplishments.
Don’t forget to subscribe to the Tasted channel and follow Chef Greenspan on his adventures.
Because of church we always celebrate Mother’s Day on a Saturday.
Granted my mom’s accident, we decided to keep our Mother’s Day plans with the family.
Everyone assumed my mother would stay home but she’s such a strong person, I knew she wouldn’t let a twisted ankle keep her from canceling any prior plans.
She’s like that, doesn’t want to burden or inconvenience anyone because of a handicap. I think that’s where I get it from.
I called to see if they had wheelchairs to use and they did. So it worked out perfectly!
I picked up Tyler early am and took my mom, aunt and hubby’s mom and Tyler in my car to the Getty.
I also stopped by the florist to get all the moms a boutonniere. Which they loved!
Bear, hubby, Lee family and Chong family met us at the museum.
My cousin helped me roll my mom around all day.
The funny thing I noticed is that people stare and look at you differently when you have a handicap person with you.
We were in an elevator and there was plenty of room, but when the door opened for people to get in, they just stood there staring at my mom. Like as if they were scared or her handicap was contagious.
I felt bad for them because of the judgement they burdened themselves with.
Overall it was a beautiful day and an amazing time with my loved ones.
We all went to Chynna after to eat.
Bear contributed to the Mother’s Day gift by getting a gift card from J. Crew, and I will be getting her a spa gift card to Wi spa for her to use when her ankle gets better.
My mother is the biggest reason for my drive and ambition. I hope to turn out as strong and business savvy like her when I grow up.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the mommies out there. You are a rock and your child/children are all lucky to have you in their lives!
I love you all!
Tyler passed out… Lol
And this is now my new family.
The Great Gatsby, opening night, reserved seating at Century City.
Three couples. Outside snacks. A good time.
I didn’t remember the story at all from when I had to read it in high school.
I was mesmerized by the costumes and the extravagant lifestyles. I wish I lived in the 1920′s.
My favorite period by far, maybe.
My silver Giuseppe Swarovski flats were beat to shit and I never threw them away because I couldn’t find a replacement.
I came across the new design and color and I HAD to get it!
A little upset that the sizing isn’t consistent. I’m a 6 1/2 and got a 6 1/2 but it’s a little big. Luckily not too big where I have to return it! Lol
Iron Man 3 at Century City with Tylerboy and Bear. I don’t do opening weekend films but I know how much Tyler wanted to watch it. Luckily the theater had reserved seating so we caught the matinee.
To my surprise the film was actually enjoyable.
Had a wonderful day with my two favorite boys. Looking forward to spending forever as a trio and possibly more others in the future.
We had dinner after at Chynna, while visiting Janice 이모. Loren came too to join the family time.
In celebration of Taco Tuesday & Jo’s anniversary, we feasted on some Mexican eats and a bottle of white.
The place isn’t BYOB, but they’re not strict on allowing patrons to enjoy some alcohol as long as we’re discreet. And just for that, I love this place more!
Plastic cups and bottle opener was prepared.
Our eyes were definitely bigger than our tummies. Two for one taco Tuesday deal… we couldn’t pass up so we got one of each. Plus nachos and a shrimp taco. We had one and a half taco each. That’s all.
Close ups of food
A reunion with my hubby and wifey!
Although her back was in pain, it was a night off for all of us so we headed to our playground in weho.
I arrived late because I got out of work at 11pm but there was plenty of time for fun still. I parked my car at bear’s and took Uber out to the Abbey.
We went to truck stop at Here and then fantasy Fridays at the Robertson.
Drank, danced and met Bear in KTOWN after to eat.
It was a very very good night.
Bear’s youngest brother was receiving an award so we spent most of the day there. Eating, talking and being a part of the ceremony.
We ate and had some cake, I had two pcs.
I really gave up on my diet this trip.
We fell asleep on the couch after getting home and when we woke up, it was time for dinner.
For dinner we went to the country club and had another amazing meal.
I ate another one of the sugar coated donut and we watched a little bit of TV before we went upstairs to pack and get ready to leave.
Our flight was at 6:45am and his father took us at 5am.
His mother and little brother were all up to say goodbye.
I had a wonderful time getting to know his family. I didn’t know what to expect prior to arriving but to my surprise everything was more than I could have imagined. Everyone was was super sweet and welcoming, now I know why/how my Bear is the person he is.
The apple sure doesn’t fall far from the tree. I felt truly blessed to have been welcomed to their home and I look forward to many more visits to Kansas.
Thank you Bear, the trip couldn’t have been any more pleasant.
I didn’t want to leave…
I get extra credit from my history class for going to an American history museum so I thought I’d impress the professor by showing proof of going to one in Kansas.
We visited the Liberty Memorial and the National WWI museum.
The entrance was gorgeous. There was a planter full of poppies that we walked over…
The place overlooked union square.
The inside had so many weapons and artifacts from the war. It was amazing to see it in the condition it was in.
My bear listening to some recording
After we went to HH at the Plaza!
On the way home I saw the most expensive car in KS…
We came back home, I took a nap and went to dinner at Oklahoma Joe’s.
For foodporn go to PigletVentures
Then we met Bear’s friend for a drink.
Tomorrow is the reason why we’re here in Kansas, so I’m excited for another new day!
I didn’t think I’d like Kansas do much, but I do and I don’t want to leave.
Of course I didn’t go to the gym.
We woke up, watched TV and I decided to go back to sleep.
Wasn’t feeling any better this morning and couldn’t sleep because of my sore throat last night.
By the time everyone came home from their day, I woke up to get ready for lunch.
We went to a local sushi place, Kaiyo. To my surprise their fish was buttery and fresh. Who would’ve thought, great sashimi in Kansas. I don’t mean to sound ignorant but most people from big cities assume the same. As long as the town has money, they will have great fish. Even with no ocean near them.
We stopped by CVS after to get more meds and came back to the house to grab all the toys for the shooting range.
I’ve been looking forward to go shooting again after the last time in Riverside.
We shot A LOT today. I couldn’t hit the target as well as last time but nonetheless, still fun! It was in the high 40′s so it was cold. I wish I would’ve brought warmer clothes.
We came back to the house after and Bear’s mom made us a delicious meal. I had a beer. We talked, watched a movie, ate some more and now in bed.
Tomorrow we get to have some BBQ!
I’ve been eating a lot of chocolates. I should really stop before I get back home and realize I’ve gained 10 pounds.
See you tomorrow!
Our first “trip” together and my first trip to KS!
I’ve been excited since we first talked about it.
I never imagined myself to be visiting Kansas unless it was a layover while going across the country. But even then, cause I NEVER take flights that have stops.
I never thought I’d be excited about either.
I left sunny LA for a 30 degree weather. I wouldn’t have missed this for anything.
The plane was half empty so we had the row to ourselves. I couldn’t nap nor did I drink.
I started to feel a sore throat so I tried to drink water and not worry about getting sick. Unfortunately there was a man on the plane (whom I noticed at the airport as well) who was coughing every second. When I heard him at the airport, I told Bear I didn’t want to sit next to him. We didn’t but I could hear him coughing during the entire 3 hour flight. And it doesn’t help that Bear too has been sick for the past 4 days.
Looking forward to the rest of the weekend and eating some amazing bbq!