Thursday, May 5, 2011

CINCO DE MAYO

I had to hit up the bacon mania truck again!!  Before my daily trip to the gym, I noticed that they set up their trucks on Imperial again!!! I was about to get their Jack Back grilled cheese sammie but I got their taco special for Cinco De Mayo! The carnitas were really good and I enjoyed them!! I met another foodie there and he totally reminded me of a writer for Bethanny Frankel!  He told me about the SGV food trucks that meet every first Friday of every month! Tomorrow I have plans with the BF at Manpuku!!! I will def. hit it up next month though.  I'm super excited!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

LAKERS

HELLO LAKERS?!!?!?!  IT'S CALLED HCA FOR A REASON!!!! HCA- home court advantage.


I DON'T WANT TO SEE ANY OF THIS BS ANYMORE. STOP SLACKING OFF WHEN YOU'RE PWNING THEM.  UGHHHHHH.

other than that.... GO LAKERS! MUAH! ;)

JAPAN

I know a lot of you guys helped in some way for the travesty in Japan...but the damage will last for several years.  Please continue to pray for Japan and try to donate to the Red Cross.  So many other conflicts erupted after the tsunami in Japan, such as Libya, the royal wedding (yes, it was annoying!!) and the death of Osama.  BUT PLEASE still continue to PRAY and help Japan!!!  I heard that it will take them 20 years to buy a house! They fit 30 people in one room and most of them would rather have died in the tsunami than live in these conditions.  :(

Fav. nail polish

MILANI: 531 GOLD $3.99


















BEST FALSE LASHES DEALS

 I bought these lashes for 15 CENTS for 10 pairs of lashes. YES 15 CENTS! I was the only bidder on these lashes on EBAY.com.  The shipping was only $2.85.  They were shipped from Hong Kong and I received them in 8 days.  The quality of these lashes are really nice and I love the Lushness of the lashes.  I will try these on the next night out and take some pictures of them. 


 E.L.F. (eyes lips face)
These are $1 at Target. They also include eyelash adhesive.  I don't recommend reusing these because they're very fragile and the glue may damage them after use.  But very cost efficient since Ardell is getting a little more expensive.

Best nem nuong cuon

Inside of the nem nuong cuon

outside 
 If you have never tried a Nem Nuong Cuon (Vietnamese Pork Spring Roll), then you are missing out.  But did you try Brodard's Nem Nuong Cuon? THEN you're really missing out.
It comes with either 3 or 4 orders and an amazing dipping sauce. 
I used to eat these every weekend before this place got so damn popular! Now the wait is freaking crazy.  It's better to order on the phone and pick it up.  These are nothing like the rest, the crunchiness and the tenderness of this succulent treat will get you hooked!!! This is something you should try before you die. :)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

macarons VS. macaroons

MACARONS:













"A macaron specifically refers to a meringue-based cookie made with almond flour, egg whites, and granulated and powdered sugar, then filled with buttercream or fruit spread. The delicate treat has a crunchy exterior, and a weightless interior with a soft ending that's almost nougatlike in its chewiness. To add to the confusion, it's often called a French macaroon."

MACAROONS:


















"In contrast, the word macaroon is a generic phrase that is applied to a number of small, sweet confections. Mostly, the term is equated with the the moist and dense coconut macaroon, which is composed of egg whites, sugar, and dried coconut, piped with a star-shaped tip, and often dipped in chocolate. The coconut macaroon, or congolais, as it's known in France, is frequently served during Passover because it contains no flour." - YUMSUGAR.COM

I've had my share of Macarons, but I would NOT eat a Macaroon. Why? Well, because I hate coconuts! One of the best places to get a Macaron is at Bouchon Bakery in Las Vegas and Pacific Bakery in Westminster, CA.  Bouchon's  is more expensive but a lot bigger.  Pacific Bakery's is smaller and cheaper but with a lot of flavor and the textures are to DIE FOR. 

I always have to order a Pistachio Macaron or Earl Grey.  The Raspberry at PB was legit!
Raspberry Macaron

Pistachio Macaron                                                                                                                                     









Monday, May 2, 2011

Hangover cures

So after a night of  heavy drinking- the inevitable happened: Yes, a hangover.
In my experience, my hangovers last until 8pm!!! No matter how much water I drink or the countless amount of shut eye, NOTHING CAN SPEED UP THIS HORRIBLE FEELING OF: "JENNIFER, I'M NEVER DRINKING AGAIN! (until next weekend)"
So, I heard that a Bloody Mary can do the trick.  I had to test it out! I went to my neighborhood Chili's, sat at the bar and tried this tomatoey concoction.  Ugh, maybe I shouldn't have gotten the well drink, but man.... it tasted terrible! Nonetheless,  I started feeling a little better... I was feigning for a big bowl of Pho. I then, drank a beer(Stella Artois on tap! yay!) because everyone says "You need to drink more to feel better." 
I went into my car and drove my ass to Pho Hoang and ordered a Pho Tai Chin with a Thai Iced Tea, ya baby.
The Brisket was SO DELICIOUS and the broth was so soothing, ahhh~!  Nothing like a hot bowl of pho to ease the headache.  Other options you may ask? Ramen or menudo, Ok maybe a hamburger, too!

Does a Bloody Mary cure a hang over?
IT SURE DOES.

Drink massive amounts of water, get shut eye, bloody mary, dense meal, ibuprofen if needed, and your other home remedies!

Tip: DON'T MIX YOUR ALCOHOL, EAT A HEARTY MEAL BEFORE YOU DRINK, AND ALTERNATE BETWEEN ALCOHOL & WATER.

You're welcome. :) Cheers!

Sally Hansen Nails

I finally decided to give these bad boys a try and I love the results!
I bought these at Walmart for about $8.50.  There are so many different styles and colors i.e. Leopard, glitter, neon colors, butterflies, etc. I applied these last Friday and it's been 3 days and there's barely any chipping! It's just that the process takes forever. 
  •  Push back cuticles.
  • File and Shape your nails
  • Wipe off your nails with acetone
  • For each sticker I held each one in between in my thumb and index finger to warm them up
  • Find the right size and carefully press down in the center then stretch it out and file it down with the included nail file
It took roughly 30 minutes to complete but it was WORTH every minute.  I'm excited to snag some more different styles! These are perfect for the night out or VEGAS!  My BF loves them. :)

Bin Laden: DECEASED

Yesterday, my bf and I went to Cha Cha's in Brea for dinner.  This was probably my 5th visit and the most recent visit wasn't a good one.  They gave us a lot of problems when we tried to use this GC (gift card) I received in the mail.  The fine print was not clear but in the end our server let us use the GC.  Last night, we ordered off of the Happy Hour menu- $24 bottle of Sangria, Shrimp Ceviche, Chicken Flautas, and 2 tacos for $10.  The bottle of Sangria is a MUST, the cups are filled with ice and different varieties of chopped up fruits and then the Sangria is then brought in a wine bottle.   Our server was really sweet, he even brought out a bottle chiller and checked up on us countless times.  While I was eating the ceviche, my bf pointed at the TV and said "Osama died!"  What a total shock but definitely a relief.  BUT! We should not put our guard down! This will probably last forever......................... and ever.
Tonights Laker and Dodger game will be heavily secured tonight.

GO LAKERS!! BEAT THE MAVS!
DODGERS!!! BEAT THE CUBS! Yesterdays game against the padres was SAD.

Ok back to the ceviche, Bf and I ate almost all of it until I noticed that the shrimp was not CLEAN!! UGH. That was a turn off!  I probably would have noticed it a lot sooner if the damn place wasn't so dimly lit.

Last Saturday, I went to Nucleus in Alhambra to watch my Bestie, Jumi's dance performance.  There was a lingerie fashion show and many dance routines on the pole and chairs.  Jumi is in a dance group called Street tease.  The place itself is very trendy and chic, it is an art gallery.  After the show, we headed to my BF's friend's Club which they're promoting at called Spot5750 in Hollywood.
It was quite dead, but I see it's potential.  The place is HUGE.  No one was on the dance floor.... except for 2 girls.  After an hour I looked at the dance floor and they were still dancing! No one bothered going up to them, sad.