Celebrity Chef, Valerie Bertinelli


October 13, 2017

If you believe in superstitions, that there’s something bad going to happen every Friday 13th you’re not alone so welcome to the club just kidding! But today, isn’t a bad day after all as I saw celebrity chef, Valerie Bertinelli from Food Network at Walmart. I am not a huge fan of her cooking shows to be honest but I was curious how she looks like in person. My husband told me, she’s the girl next door, cute etc. Well, I wasn’t too thrilled when I saw her personally knowing I was too eager to head out the door and my heart was beating faster than I anticipated as I drove my car. I thought I’ll be awestruck but I wasn’t after all. 

Valerie Bertinelli

Unlike seeing Anderson Cooper, of AC360 on CNN, Ree Drummond, of Pioneer Woman, on Food Network as I was too excited just to catch a glimpse on them and took their pictures during book signings as well.

Manila Bay Ihaw-Ihaw


July 14, 2017

When you’re in a rush to get back home finding fast-food can be daunting in the city when you are really hungry. Just the other day, we were looking for Popeyes so we could just get our food and eat in the car while driving and not have a sit-down meal as we have time to get home before the vet closes. While looking for signs on the road still no Popeyes so what about Manila Bay Ihaw-Ihaw, I suggested as we‘re getting closer to Bannister. Well, Doug was kind of ummm I really want to get home and we have to wait for our food but we ended up at Manila Bay anyhow. What a coincidence, the restaurant started a buffet Wednesday so we did not have to wait for our food what a win win situation for all of us. As always, the dishes on the buffet tasted very delicious and I am still thinking about their Pakbet. My Pakbet tasted really good when I cook it but theirs was the best hands down. The Chicken Curry was a hit with my hubby as he likes spicy foods. Mac N’ Cheese was Charles’ favorite and so was their Pork Adobo paired with rice as always. Dang, I felt miserable in the car after eating those foods but I am not complaining when the foods tastes really delicious. 

Pancit, Chicken Curry and Pork BBQ

Dinuguan, Mac N Cheese, and Fried Chicken

Pakbet (Vegetable Medley) and Grilled Fish

Pork Adobo

Chocolate Chips and Oatmeal Cookies

Banana Bread and Spring Rolls

Anyway, we got back home before the vet closes at 5:30 pm to pick up Chase. While I was waiting in the car I saw an old woman carrying a crate of her pet inside. Geez, having a pet is just like having a child. Dropping and picking up your pet at vet and day care center for you child before you go to work. I am still not a big fan of having a pet around the house and I don’t think my perception will change as days go by. Even when my hubby always asked me; how could you not loved Chase, he’s adorable, everybody likes dogs. Not me, pets like dogs are cute though I don’t want to have them around the house. I don’t mind giving Chase his bath or trimming his nails. Does it makes me feel I’m a bad person for not liking or wanting dogs around absolutely! I just don’t want a pet that’s my pet peeve. 

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I Had My Anxiety


June 6, 2017

It will be three years this July since I got my driver license. As far as myself driving the car I think I am doing a pretty good job behind the wheel. I haven’t driven the car trough a red light and most of all, I obey traffic signs and speed limits on the road. Being a driver can be annoying when the driver will cut in front of you only a few feet away and will drive slower than the speed limit. Also, it could be scary when the other driver is not paying attention to where they are going. 

Just recently, I was on my way home, first car on the stop light (one lane across) and the flatbed truck beside me was on the left turn lane only. When the lights turned green I drove across the other lane (straight & right turn only) when I noticed the flatbed truck just passed me by. It was too close when I realized I almost got in a wrecked if I haven’t stepped on the brake and honked at the other driver. Since he was also driving towards my lane even when he was on the left turn lane only and blinkers on. 

With this incident I had my anxiety, I was hardly able to sleep the night the day it happened thinking I might be in the wrong lane so I drove back the next day to checked it out. But anyway, I’m doing just fine since that nearly accident. I have been enjoying the warm weather despite muggy temperatures these past few days. My son Charles’ got to go to World’s of Fun when his dad took some of his wrestlers to a fun-filled day trip for the team but I didn’t go and stayed home instead. 

Well, I am glad Charles went to World’s of Fun as he kept on talking about his rides like The Mamba and the tallest roller coaster non-stop since they got back home. Looks like Charles really had fun this time around with a Fidget Spinner after the tallest ride on the roller coaster was such a delightful toy for him to have.

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Honor Roll and an Outstanding Citizenship Award


May 25, 2017

What a great way to end Charles’ school year. Being on the Honor Roll in his class and an Outstanding Citizenship Award are everything parents always dream of for their children. I may not post on social media every accomplishments he has or sports he has played in the past but it doesn’t mean I am not very proud of him. Of course, Doug and I are so very proud of this little bugger. Just recently, Charles’ has been referred through the Talent Pool process for possible placement in the Gifted & Talented Program from his teacher. Not many kids gets this kind of opportunity and we are very grateful. 

Oh well, tomorrow is the last day of school so Charles is looking forward to this day so he could stay home watching YouTube videos or play on his X-Box and some Minecraft on the phone. Looks like Charles’ summer is pretty much doing the same stuff above aside from our trip to Texas to watch Indy Car race and the Iron Maiden concert in July. We could add World’s of Fun trip but I think Charles and I are just going to stay home while Doug takes his wrestling team for the fun-filled day with the kids. Honestly, I don’t like roller coaster or the thought of Charles riding one scares the hell out of me so I only prefer the Carousel ride.

IndyCar Race Tickets


May 1, 2017

With my son getting older I thought traveling would be a lot easier but it’s not what I thought it would be. While on our way to Little Rock, Charles’ asked his famous questions: How long until we get there? Are we there yet? Even if we’re still in Rogers he kept on asking these questions. Well, going to Little Rock was on our lists to do this summer as we watched the Red Hot Chili Peppers concert featuring Babymetal. 

Wow! I have never been to a concert in my life until I attended this one and I would say it won’t be my last concert to go to. I am really ecstatic to be a concertgoer who enjoys the music while the band was playing. I don’t mind the loud music blaring the Verizon Arena at all in fact I loved it! The sound of guitars and drums are just perfect specially when its playing live music and the crowd is going nuts. 

Too bad, I only knew one Red Hot Chili Peppers song which is Californication but they never sang it during the concert I could have sung-along with it haha. We all loved the concert the Babymetal was a huge hit with Charles. In fact he recorded some Babymetal performances on his phone. How much more when we attend the concert of Iron Maiden this July in Kansas City at Sprint Center, he’s a huge Maiden fan now and so am I. While in Little Rock, we ate at Flying Fish. I ordered Veracruz Snapper it tasted good as it looked on the menu plus it was a huge one. 

IndyCar Race Tickets

Veracruz Snapper

Well, next month we have another trip down to Fort Worth, Texas to watch an IndyCar Race. We already got our tickets back from the one that was rained-out as we didn’t go back when it was been re-scheduled last August. I am just amazed how the ticketing office was very accommodating to send us more tickets for this race. I can’t wait to visit Texas and eat at Rooster’s Roadhouse.

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My Shopping Trips in the Past :)


March 24, 2017

While searching for body wash in my husband’s bathroom I realized I got stuff under the sink that has not been used. Mostly, I bought these items during annual sales from Victoria’s Secret, Bath and Body Works, and Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW) to name a few of my favorite stores to shop. As I looked through inside the paper bag I was overwhelmed of how much I accumulated in my shopping trips in the past. I know I didn’t spend a fortune for all of these items as I like to buy them on clearance or after the season. My leg warmers are 80% off from DSW and the shoes are 70% off as well. 

Lotions, Perfumes and Body Wash

Lotions and Shower Gel


The other day when I shopped at Forever 21, there was a dress on the rack with 50% off discount but when I checked the receipt when I got back home there was no discount. So I went back the next day and returned the dress and bought different ones that are marked discounts so I end up buying more clothes for myself alone. With all the items from Victoria’s Secret shall be kept for awhile as I have not been using perfume in a very long time. Any fragrances makes me sneezes without even knowing I can get an allergic reaction from it. 



Leg Warmer from DSW

Before, I used to have severe headaches, watery eyes, runny nose until I went to see a doctor and stopped using any fragrances that’s when I began feeling so much better. 

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Charles' New Balance Shoes


March 18, 2017

Charles’ hardly goes with me when I go to the store to get our groceries even more when I go shopping at Pinnacle Hills. But today, he had no choice but to go with me since his dad wasn’t around. Besides, it was such a lovely weather today, why not go outside the house and shop around and see what we might end up getting. I hardly bought for myself as I don’t want to end up paying full price so I’ll wait when the season is over. Though, Charles found New Balance shoes from DSW. It’s a Seattle Seahawks colors his favorite NFL Team by the way, but the orange is his dad’s school color. When Charles’ saw the shoes he was so excited so I got it for him and not break his heart. I also got him a new basketball though I think its too expensive and would have rather bought him a Kevin Durant shirt. While we’re walking around he kept on saying you’re taking care of me of course as I spent more money paying for your stuff, haha. 

Charles' New Balance shoes

Chips and Salsa from Mojitos

Beef Burrito with Beans & Rice from Mojitos

Shrimp Kabobs from Mojitos

We also ate at Mojitos since it was after 3 and we haven’t had any lunch. When Charles’ food came (Beef Burrito, Beans & Rice) he told me he needs 2 more forks for his food one for each food. Only Charles’ could use tons of silverware for each food when he’s eating, just like when he had 2 hotdogs. As for my food, I had Shrimp Kabobs. Still tastes good as I remember as I always order the same food over and over again. As you noticed these photos are not that great since Mojitos has neon lights which I am not a huge fan of but this place looks fancy.

BBQ Chicken Breast


March 9, 2017

Have you ever been to a restaurant and the food that you ordered doesn’t taste as good as it looks? If you haven’t had a bad meal while eating at any restaurants good for you. Unlike what we had experienced while eating at Chilis a couple of days ago. The foods that we ordered was the same food that my husband ate when he took his wrestling team after the State tournament. Despite how my husband bragged that the food tasted great it was a huge disappointment to say the least. Not only was the food bad, Doug got screwed on his rewards points which showed zero in his account even though he had plenty of points when he took the team to eat at Chilis. Having a bad meal while eating at the restaurant I felt like I can cook better than the food that I just had. 

BBQ Chicken Breast

So the next day, I fired up the grill and had barbecue chicken breast. It tasted delicious even with just two seasonings on mine salt and pepper. 

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Laws Kept Changing


February 15, 2017

I used to watched CNN during the presidential primary and presidential election. But now, I realized why even bother watching any of the shows regarding politics when all of the guests are on each others throat bickering their opinions even when it is not true at all? Every political party has their views on policy whether its on immigration, healthcare, education and national security so its hard to get along when you’re in the Senate as an elected official. Just recently, immigration is always on the news as the newly elected President is going to deport illegal immigrants living in the United States especially to those individuals with criminal records. 

Aside from that, visa holders from foreign countries that are ban due to terrorists are not allowed to enter the country even when traveling on vacation. Its fearful even if I’m not planning to visit the Philippines anytime soon, laws kept changing every day with the new administration.

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Michael Kors, Ginny Medium Messenger Bag


February 5, 2017

I hardly purchase handbags but when I do its always on sale like my newest one from Michael Kors, Ginny Medium Messenger bag. It was on sale at Dillard’s for 60% off so I thought I should buy it for myself. Kind of like late birthday present even though I already had my gift on my birthday. With tons of great discounts at the store I wasn’t lucky enough to take home a pair of shoes even with 65% off as I couldn’t find it in my size. I already have quite a few pairs of shoes to last a lifetime just kidding, but when you find something that has great discounts there’s no harm to look around, no telling what I might end up getting. 

Michael Kors Studio Ginny Medium Messenger

Anyway, Valentine’s Day is just a couple days away, what do you always do on Valentine’s Day aside from flowers and chocolates? For me, it’s just an ordinary day, we only eat at Abuelo’s every Valentine’s Day nothing else. Also, on that day, my son’s school has a party and parents can come which I will be going. Then here comes summer, my husband bought us tickets to watch an Iron Maiden concert at Sprint Center, in Kansas City this July. I have never been to a concert in my whole life so I am a little apprehensive myself. 

Charles’ likes Iron Maiden and so do I, I kind of like some of their songs when my husband plays them in the car. The only metal band I know of are; Guns n’ Roses, Metallica, The Eagles and Nirvana. I still listens to their songs, In fact, I had a printout lyrics of November Rain from Guns n’ Roses so I could sing along in the car when I play the song over and over again. I’m not a good singer by any means I just love the song that’s it! There’s also a concert of Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Babymetal in Little Rock, Arkansas. 

Even though I said; we can’t but my husband says: you only lived once, so he bought our tickets anyway. Boy! If you haven’t heard Babymetal, this band is from Japan and they are all over the world right now, you should look them up on YouTube. It’s my husband’s newest obsession watching Babymetal concerts on YouTube, and this group is really, really good according to my husband. 

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I Am Thinking of Buying UGG Bailey Bow Tall Boots


January 30, 2017

I am so grateful I am feeling so much better after I got sick last week and so was Charles. Celebrating my birthday was more enjoyable with none of us feeling sick anymoreand most of all I got to shop the freebies that I got for my birthday. Freebies, yup! You read it right, you get free stuff like coupons when you’re celebrating your birthday mostly from the stores where you shop or through your phone application like Krispy Kreme when you have it and so is McDonald’s. Ibotta, Checkout 51 are apps where you could earn cash back by purchasing some of the products featured on their apps. Mostly on groceries which you use on a daily basis. 

Aside from these apps, I do loved Viggle and Perk combined. You get rewarded by watching television shows featured on their app in exchange of gift cards or cash through debit card or Paypal. Shopkick, you get points for walk-ins into certain stores featured on their app and kickbate for scanning barcodes on products featured on their app as well. You could also get double points when you buy the products that was featured on the app. Isn’t it wonderful you earn points and once it adds up you could be buying shoes or handbags whatever you prefer with your savings. 

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Michael Kors Women's Elena Rose Gold-Tone Stainless Steel Chain Bracelet Watch

As for my savings with Viggle and other apps I have I am thinking of buying UGG Bailey Bow Tall Boots. We all know UGG brand is ungodly expensive so this would be my biggest purchase if I can, aside from Michael Kors handbags and watches on sale.