My workload at the office has increased substantially. My trips to Vegas has decreased immensely. I started spinning after work to avoid traffic and hoping that this is the year I really get to produce some sort of abs.
Basically, I just want to spend more me time right now than spend time going out and eating and drinking.
Spinning has always been a love of mine, so much that after one class I bought shoes, many many years ago. I started at the Newport location, my home gym and then went to South Bay.
Now with the new classes and bikes, the visual stimulation is really addicting.
I’m still working on winning that bet with Bear so if I go to the gym twice a day, it still counts as two so I’m working on my 175 times a year much quicker. Since I tend to teeter off towards the end of the year…
I didn’t realize this years ago because my love for Vegas was nonexistent but now, I love spinning because it’s just like a Vegas nightclub. It’s dark and the music is bumping. Expect, I’m not dancing and drinking alcohol, I’m doing cardio and chugging water which is the best for me anyway! If I can’t be in Vegas, I’d rather be in spin… omg I think I made a new quote.
Also, I just discovered this #soulcycle teacher who freakin has confetti and sparklers in her class. I’m signing up stat!
I got a bunch of masks from Bear when he went to Korea. He’s been begging me to try this one and finally after a year I did. I did like that it was a 2-piece set. Easier to put on. I do like masks but I feel like my skin feels great for the evening… This however comes with a cream you apply on your face before you put on the gold creepy thing.
After 20 minutes, you discard the mask and apply the rest of the cream. The cream is what’s amazing. I’m not sure if the mask is used to keep the moisture from evaporating… however my skin never felt better. Even throughout the night, into the morning until I took a shower and washed my face. However my skin feels much better days after this mask than any other.
I remember when Penta first came out. It supposed to hydrate you like no other. I got it for free at Equinox when they had their spring promotion thingy…
And you know my ghost pepper salsa, I can’t live without it.
New find, the coconut sparkling water. Tastes like creme soda.
I’m not a sneakerhead but I do love me some cool shoes. Bear got me these Violet suede/satin Jordans or at least I think they are and I’m obsessed.
They came in a variety of colors but I obviously wanted the purple. 😛
The napkin display doesn’t compare to the NY location, however I still love everything about the washroom at The NoMad. 😛
IDK why I have this obsession about bathrooms in restaurants and bars that I visit. I guess if I were in operations, I’d want everything to be perfect including the bathrooms. Especially the bathrooms.
Anyway, I’ve probably visited The NoMad in DTLA once or twice every week. Twice if I’m lucky.
I can’t get enough. I love the service, ambiance, cocktails, food, all of it. I want to move into the hotel just so I can hang out in the lobby all day.
I want to frequent it so much that everyone knows my name. Is that asking too much?
I may even want a job there. #deadserious
We had to recreate Vegas for our friend GT so we rented out a space and threw him the best Vegas like birthday. Though it did not include any champagne.
We got a taco lady, full bar (no bartenders, but it worked out really well), ramen bar, photo booth, some decorations, DJ and dessert station.
I ordered a beverage dispenser that we filled with alcohol and it ended up being a better option than hiring staff. I got a photo printed cake from Ralphs which was the best tasting cake I’ve ever had. It was a marble cake with whipped frosting, bananas and strawberry filling. Everything turned out super well, GT got caked in the face and I didn’t get a photo with the birthday boy.
Usually that’s what happens when I’m having too much fun. I forget about taking photos and posting on social media.
I was flying out to Chicago (almost 4 hour flight) for the weekend so I decided to DL the new docuseries from David Chang. Lucky me, it was released the day I was departing.
First of all, I’ve never been to any of his establishments except Milkbar in NY. I don’t consider myself a foodie but I do love to eat and IDK why I never had the inclination to visit them. I mean, I visited NY and Vegas so many times in the past two years, I had every chance! I guess maybe I’m not into the hype thing. If something is so popular, I tend to stay away. Maybe because I don’t want to be disappointed from the expectations that I create in my head from the hype. 😛
Anyway, first episode was about pizza. About 1/2 way into the episode I got bored and moved onto episode 2, Tacos. I enjoyed the Tacos episode but wasn’t feeling satisfied. I watched home cooking and was surprised to see that he was married to a Korean girl. Damn, my chance of snatching him up was out. For some reason I tried to pay close attention to their dynamic on the show, like it would explain or answer something for me. I noticed she didn’t talk much on the show, wondered if maybe it was the direction he gave her or if she was just not the talking type. I then also noticed the interaction when he came over in Copenhagen to the house, their greeting wasn’t as warm as I expected it to be.
I skipped the Crawfish, went to BBQ, then straight to Fried Rice. Before the last episode, I watched Crawfish.
I had seen the preview with Ali Wong, whom I adore, and was waiting patiently throughout all the episodes… hoping when they started to talk about the Viet food she would appear. It wasn’t until the Stuffed episode where I got to hear her behave completely ridiculous. #soupjizz
I had no expectations of the show, or David. Honestly, I just recently found out he was Korean. He didn’t even exist in my world until I heard about Majordomo opening in LA and the sneak preview on Ali Wong’s IG post.
I mean, I don’t exist in his life either so we’re even.
It took a couple of episodes for me to really get into it but once I was in, I was hooked. It was like binge watching a 12 season series like Grey’s Anatomy, you just wanted to see the next one even though I knew there wasn’t a correlation from the previous. I mean, kind of but not really.
What I liked most about the docuseries was that it was very informative. David knew so much about a lot of things and the things he didn’t, he admitted. I think the pizza episode started slow for me because there was a lot of talking which I didn’t know was coming, but now knowing the premise of the show, I understood the need for all the dialogue.
I also saw an old crush I forgot about, #DavidChoe, and found a new one, #MarioCarbone. There were moments I teared up because of the deep emotions that were shared by business owners, the hardships that were had and the bond of people who were shown. Every time something Korean came up, I felt proud, I felt honored to be a part of something that I wasn’t really a part of, if that makes sense.
I think if you have the platform to have your voice be heard, you need to be as informative as possible and David did just that. I saw newspaper clippings from back in the days regarding black and Vietnamese people who I never knew existed. I was exposed to things I probably would never have known about.
I believe in what David wants to do. Bringing people together with food is probably the most accurate. There are no lines/colors when people are feasting. I’ll drive to the not so metropolitan areas to get yummy food/drinks. People will go colorblind for something tasty. David has the right idea.
I resonated with a lot of the things that he shared, whether it had to do with food or not. There are very few things in life where after you experience you realize you need to evaluate your life and make sure you are doing exactly what you want to do.
My favorite part of the series was that he visited a world known chef in Italy who provided a class to make tortellinis to young adults with autism and it was so heartwarming to see that. People are unaware of autistic kids and to provide that opportunity for them is commendable. I have a cousin with an autistic child and I worry about his future. There should be something like that in the states for them.
This is what it did to me. I closed the app after the last episode and I pondered about what I was doing with my life. The next step is the action.
So I got sent these organice menstural items and was excited to use it. Having that it was sent right after my period, I had to wait almost a month.
(find the products here)
I use overnight pads when I’m most heavy when I sleep. I also use pantyliners during the first couple of days and the last couple of days. I have this weird thing where I stop bleeding for a day and it appears again. And every time, it tricks me. Pantyliners come in handy.
I didn’t know what to expect, I never thought of going organic but after the first use, I’m a bit obsessed.
For me, I don’t know the difference other than to describe how it feels. It felt cleaner if that makes sense. The material was comfortable, I didn’t feel like I was sweating or smelly. The feeling of wearing Rael was a much better experience than Playtex or whatever other brand I’d pick up at the store.
And I’m not just saying this because I was sent this stuff. If you know me, I’m going to be candid about my opinions even if it was for free… it’s typically with food so this is a bit different.
I’ll use it again on my next cycle and see if my opinion stays the same…
Thank you Rael for sending!
Probably the most progressive and interactive ballet ever. This was such an amazing show, I recommend everyone to go at the end of this year… hoping they’ll have it again. I loved the engagement between the dancers and the audience.
2017 Holiday dinner with the girls. LT had to leave early so she’s not in the pic. 🙁
Bear’s new company’s holiday party of 2017. We felt honored to have been invited before he even started his position.
The gambling part was fun. We didn’t win anything but gambling with play money was winning. I stuck to my game of roulette. Favorite, always.
New holder and we got face wash! Yes… I carried my phone to the shower so I can take a photo.
Kiehl’s Since 1851 Jumbo Amino Acid Shampoo, Size 33.8 oz
Kiehl’s Since 1851 Jumbo Amino Acid Conditioner, Size 33.8 oz
Kiehl’s Since 1851 Grapefruit Bath & Shower Liquid Body Cleanser, Size 16.9 oz
Kiehl’s Since 1851 Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash For Normal-To-Oily Skin, Size 16.9 oz
Took my mom and Tyler to The Broad museum for a day out. My mom’s bday is on the 20th and since she had plans to celebrate it with her friends, we decided to celebrate a week earlier. And also because I’ll be in Vegas. 😛
They enjoyed the museum and all the cool installations. As for Bear and I, we had visited initially in December of 2015. For the art to be mostly the same, we didn’t really enjoy it the second time around. Well, maybe the Infinity Room. That’s always a treat.