Wednesday, July 20, 2016

#Concert: #ADELELive in Chicago 2016

photo from www.adele.com / photograph by A. Waespi

Hello.... It's me...

I know for sure you are wondering if I'm still alive... Unfortunately I'm still alive... Gloriously!

This would be my first post after almost two years in hiatus of blogging and I'm so excited to tell you about the best day of my life... and that was meeting the one and only ADELE in flesh with hugs and duet and selfie... Most of my friends especially in the office knows that I'm a big ADELY fan... there was a moment they were annoyed because I sung like the first five words from the song every freaking minute... Sorry...

Lets go back to "THE DAY"...

All Adele enthusiasts knew that it was hard to find her concert ticket except resellers which cost like a kidney or a heart. Two weeks before her concert while checking Ticketmaster website... BOOM! There it was... $174 main floor seat... 5 rows away from the stage ticket. A few minutes later I received confirmation via email that the seat was mine. It's expensive... I know that but for Adele? Why not shell out a hundred bucks... I even considered buying the too far from the stage $300 ticket from Vividseats.

I went to the venue 3 and half hours early...


 Then it started... Those gorgeous eyes... and the voice...

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I thought she's done calling fans to come on the stage...

Then she asked if someone from the audience can sing... then I freak out! I jumped... shouted ME!!! like I don't know how many times but... she pointed her finger at me! and asked myself... wait seriously ME? and then I started walking... but I felt like I don't hear anything... I even don't remember some moments at all...

When I step on the stage... I said loud... ZOMG... can't believe this is happening.... and then hug #1 happened... and she started to asked me where I'm from... of course from the Philippines... and then asked me what I'm doing in the US... she asked me to walk to front and wave to everyone... and then she asked me what song I will sing... then it just came out from my mouth... and started singing... the chorus part of Send My Love Your New Lover... I enjoyed it... but the most memorable was... she was singing too!


Then I asked her for selfie! and hug #2 happened and we shake hands...
 


I went out from the venue after the concert... and people shouting... great job... I'm jealous... which all I think about...


I am just one damn f***king lucky fan and I was on cloud 9 for a week!


And even my face ended up on Adele's website (shown first pic above)!

screenshot from www.adele.com


 


Monday, June 8, 2015

#Grooming - Harry's #FathersDay Shave Set

I'm in love with #Harrys razor #ownyouram... I think if Harry could be a real person (let me know if he is) he could be that perfect handsome father, hubby, or sperm donor kind of guy... with the right amount of bushy facial hair, gorgeous mouth watering hair and hot tantalizing eyes!... because the brand name itself sounds like YUM YUM what more if he's real right?

What if those qualities can be provided by one special limited edition gift set  from Harry's for your incredibly good looking husband and father of your children (or dog... lol) on Father's day.

Don't we all want our daddy or hubby look dapperly gorgeous or deliciously hot on Father's Day? So Harry's have this special shave set for you to give to your best daddy in the whole world....




so what's inside the beautifully packaged gift box?



  • A Winston Razor which is engraveable
  • Two count of blade pack for refills
  • A choice of either foaming shave gel or shave cream (but I preferred the shave gel)
  • One travel blade cover
  • One silver razor stand which is also engraveable

And how much the cost of this gift box?

  • $40 without engraving
  • $50 with engraving (which I preferred for a more personalized touch or in case you'll get lazy and it get lost..)
This gift box from Harry's is available all year round through their website (click here to check it out) if you are having problem what to give on Christmas Day or Birthday or even on St. Patrick's Day for your special guy in life...

And if you are fond of the razor stand (like me), you can purchase it separately via their website for $15.

To visit Harry's Corner Shop in SOHO, check out my post here

Saturday, June 6, 2015

#Lifestyle: Priceless Moments with #PRINTIC



If one thing can show us how moments and memories so incredibly priceless... it is positively and 100% sure its the photos... and to make it more memorable... there's #PRINTIC to print it.






It doesn't matter what platform you use to take that masterpiece shot (Instagram, VSCO, etc.) and get those best pictures of yours from online cloud storage (Dropbox, Facebook, etc.) or Android/iPhone  devices... there's only one name pop up... its PRINTIC! (hahaha feels like commercial tag line noh while typing this LOL).




I found out Printic more than a year ago... and got to try it while I'm in the US (because shipping in US is much cheaper than Philippines... blame it to high tax and corrupt government) it is possibly one of the best smartphone app to print your photos... 




With Printic... not only they will print your photos ala Polaroid-ish style and you can add caption on every photos you want to print... you can also put it either booklet, poster or calendar style... as most people are melodramatic when it comes to gifts... why not put it in a fancy orange box? (with minimum purchase)




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So if you having problem what to give to your special someone... why not print those memories with PRINTIC!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Talk #Cafe - Chill @happybonesnyc in SOHO, NYC


I guess the tag line which #NewYorkCity is famous for is absolutely spot-on... "The City That Never Sleep... and it probably all because of cafes are everywhere in the city and Americans' addicted to coffee.




I recently discovered a coffee shop during my summer visit in New York after my hair cut at Harry's Corner Shop (which you can check it out here) ... one of the coolest and hippest coffee spot in SOHO district... Happy Bones.




 The coffee shop is hidden along the street of Broome in SOHO near Little Italy...

I went and walked to Happy Bones via Chinatown from Brooklyn Bridge... I was incredibly exhausted from long walkathon and badly needed iced latte.





I like the ambiance and menu of the shop... simple, modern... but they make sure that their products especially the coffee is really really good...







HAPPY BONES
394 Broome Street
New York, NY 10013
Mon-Fri 7AM-7PM
Sat-Sun 8AM-7PM

Direction:
- if you ride the Metro (subway)  line R and N, off at Canal and Prince Station, but the best line to take is the 6 then off at Spring or Bowery station.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Talk #Food - A Different Kind of Tteokbokki in Seoul, South Korea

If you would like to talk about best city for #foodporn then #Seoul in #SouthKorea is one of the contenders for a #foodie to visit.

A few months ago (November 2014 to be exactly), I went to Seoul with friends and food is one of the reasons... and it happened I like rice cake too... with the help of Google I found tteokbokki.




Tteokbokki is one of the iconic South Korean food which you can find in every street food vendor in Seoul... it has rice cake (tteok), fish cake (odeng) and sweet red chili paste (gochujang)... but in Seoul there's a street named after the dish where it originated... a street with restaurants lined up offers tteokbokki but unlike most establishments, only in Sindang-dong they/you will cook it in-front of you with noodles and other add-on in your tteokbokki (e.g. dumplings, seafood, egg, etc).

Most restaurants in Tteokbokki Street open as early as 8 AM... so better start your day here for a hearties breakfast.






The cool part in the restaurant... You browse their menu via iPad... as I've said... there are lots of add-on or set to choose for your Tteokbokki..





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 The price start at 11,000 won up to 30,000 won, depends how many person and add-on... but the serving size for two persons is good enough to fill the stomach of three...



Once your order is serve... start cooking... or you can kindly ask the server to cook it for you





I love the combination of rice cake and two kinds of noodles with sweet chili red paste... The dish was resemblance with Thailand's Pad Thai.



If ever I visit Seoul again in the near future... I'll probably go back and eat tteokbokki in Sindang-dong...

Direction:

Take the subway line 5 or 6 and exit at Cheonggu, choose the Exit 1. Exit to the left and walk straight... At the first street, turn right and you'll see a playground... then turn right again and walk straight for 200m

Monday, December 29, 2014

Talk #WellTravelled: Places to Visit in #Boston

 
If you already read my post about shopping in #SouthEnd District in Boston, Massachusetts (if you haven't... read it here)... then time to take you to other areas in Boston...

If not for ABC's The Chasing Life TV series... I wouldn't have known North End area in Boston. The district is known as the Little Italy of the city...

Old North Church...





At the back of the church was the statue of Paul Revere


Food and shops are everywhere.... so no problem once you get tired and exhausted while walking during summer




You can also find in the area the best place in New England to buy cannoli and other mouth watering pastry products at this joint...





Direction: If you want to ride the T (subway) then take the Orange Line to Oak Grove and exit at Haymarket station. Find the Hanover Street.

Boylston |Newbury Street... if you want to avoid the craziness of Downtown Crossing and Chinatown area... head to the famous Newbury and Boylston Streets in Back Bay district for some "ME" time to shop for your favorite brands from fast-fashion like H&M, ZARA and American Apparel to luxury goods like Chanel.




And if you like upscale but not too posh in Boston area and you don't like to mingle with pedestrians (I'm just joking hehehe)... then there are several restaurants and cafes in Newbury streets which perfectly suits you... But as for commoners like me... I preferred cafe or bakeshop like The Thinking Cup and Pavement Coffee Shops or get fat while eating cupcake at Georgetown... for guys... there's a store named Ball & Buck for everything menswear (see here)


Pavement Coffee Shop's Sandwich + Macchiato



All Saint's Shopping

The Thinking Cup Interior




Boston's famous tour bus/boat

If you happen to drop by Back Bay area as early as 9AM where most shops still close... worth to visit is the Boston Public Library in Boylston Street...









Direction to Boylston and Newbury Streets:
Take the T (subway) Green line then off at Copley Station

If you like nature then Boston's Public Garden might be your place... especially summer (hehehe)




Direction to Public Garden:
if via T (subway) off at Park Street station

Boston has a lot to offer for people who like to jog or walk during Spring and Summer seasons (while eating something from Sullivan's Castle hehehe) like Harbor Walk in South of Boston...









Do I still need an introduction with Harvard University? Aside from buildings and statues in Harvard...





I recommended to visit Harvard Square every weekends of Spring and Summer because of pop up booths of food and novelty items for sale... 



But if you want good burger... head to Shake Shack.










Direction to Harvard:

if opt to take the T (subway) then off at Harvard Square Station
 
PS:

If you have extra 4 to 5 hours or a day... you can visit Newport in Rhode Island since it's an hour drive or less than 2 from Boston because the ice cream from Newport Creamery is worth to try!... Unless they sell products in Boston? (let me know).