Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Ready for Roma!

We leave for Europe tonight! :D First stop: ROMA! 

How excited am I? 
A family vacation is long overdue and I'm thrilled to head back to the city of Roman Holiday. What a chic movie that was! I love Audrey Hepburn movies. Will be blogging weekend updates from Europe! Stay tuned! xo

Monday, May 24, 2010

They're here!

My weekend went by too quickly! As do most weekends in my life. My Dad & brother arrived late on a Friday night after J & I gorged ourselves on $2 burger sliders and beer on St Mark's. He promptly passed out on my couch while watching a hockey game.

Saturday - was bright & early for a walk about town through and around, EV, LES, Soho, Nolita & Chinatown and a visit to J in his pimpin' pad in Midtown West - we ended the day with Robin Hood & Korean BBQ.

Sunday - was brunch at Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles, apartment viewing & an early dinner at Per Se that left all of us extremely full and in food coma for the rest of the night.

I hope your weekend was as full of food & walking as mine was!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Cavalia's in town next month

I saw their show schedule and just about died. Cavalia is coming to NJ next month and I have been waiting and waiting for this show to come to town! Months have gone by and they have been in Miami and Charlotte and now finally, they are in NJ! Close enough for me to venture!!! YAY!!! I just sent Jordan an email in ALL CAPS if we can go. I AM SO GOING!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Rockin' the rollercoasters

This weekend was eventful and productive! We kicked it off by heading to Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari with some friends. We had told them that we had never been to a Six Flags before and they organized a trip out to Jackson, NJ for a day of rollercoaster fun! So bright & early on Saturday morning, we loaded up in a rental and headed out!

We rode a grand total of 7 rollercoasters - including the world's tallest & fastest one, Kingda Ka. IT WAS AMAZING!!! Incredible crazy but fun at the same time. We bit the bullet and decided to do the craziest one first - and I was sweating like a pig! Clammy palms and butterflies in my tummy - I was so anxious and excited at the same time. I'm so glad I did not chicken out and survived the most insane ride EVER. For those of you not familiar with Kingda Ka - check this out! Other rides of note included: Nitro (which we rode twice!), El Toro (3rd fastest and steepest wooden rollercoaster in the world), Bizarro, Superman: Ultimate Flight.

We hopped on rollercoaster after rollercoaster and slotted in some boardwalk games & lunch. Jordan lucked out on the milk can game and won a HUGE prize and so did our friends! We also did the drive thru Safari which was quite fun, because the animals come right up to your car to say hello. Like this giraffe:
It was such a fun day. We ended it off with Japanese yummies from Mitsuwa and passing out from sheer exhaustion and excitement. Sunday was spent sleeping & eating in large amounts :) 
I hope your weekend was as thrilling & fun as mine.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Does your man look at you like this?

"Every woman deserves a man who will look at her each day like she is the most amazing woman he's ever laid eyes on."

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Summer Reads & Anticipation


I just purchased my reads for my upcoming Summer trip to Europe with the family, along with a travel guide for my solo trip to Frankfurt :) VERY EXCITED!!!! :D Wheee!!! Barnes & Noble, please send them along quickly! Thank you!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Faux Glow

I booked my very first full-body airbrush tan 2 weeks from now, which will essentially be 2 days before I'm off to Europe for Summer vacay with the family! I'm kinda apprehensive and psyched at the same time, I've never had a spray tan in my life & have no idea what I look like tan! I have been blessed with very pale, milky white skin thanks to my Shanghainese roots, which results in freckles and burns when exposed to the sun and sneers from friends & family commenting my thighs are too bright for their eyes in my shorts! :P Hence, I thought I'd give this airbrush organic tan thing a go, since Lifebooker Loot was offering it on special for a great price!

So wish me luck & pray I don't come out orange but rather, sunkissed & glowing and ready to rock the streets of Rome!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Where did the weekend go: Double Dates

We spent this weekend with friends & cheering on J's favourite hockey team, The Canucks during the playoffs. It's nice to spend time with other couples - to see how other duos interact & the dynamics that make their relationships awesome. So the weekend can be summarized by:

  • Hockey night in NYC via Versus HD
  • Iron Man 2 (don't forget to stay till the end, after the credits!!)
  • Playing with Kelsey the Schnauzer & Mario Bros on Wii
  • Tapas & Wine
  • Saturday naps
  • Drinks @ Pegu
  • Driving around in Manhattan (for those of you who do live in the city, you'll know this is a rarity!)
  • Sunday naps
  • Hockey night in NYC & a taste of home: Bak Kut Teh!
I love how my weekends mainly consist of eating & sleeping. I hope yours was too.

Notice of change

For those of you who've been following me & blog, you'll notice that as of today - its been renamed " where did the weekend go?" - I've realised I've used this blog to note my weekends and most of my posts have been summaries of what I've done over the weekend which ends up being short for my liking anyway. Hence, I've renamed my blog to a more appropriate title and corresponding URL.

Weekends are too short anyway and this is my attempt at chronicling them and making them last :)

Friday, May 7, 2010

Lessons from my Mother

Mother's Day is fast approaching and during this time, I've been thinking of my mum more so than usual. I miss her, her anecdotes & her little nuggets of wisdom. I'd thought I'd share what I remember and love about my mum's funny, witty & delightful life and the invaluable pieces of advice I will cherish forever:

  • Take good care of skin, you only have ONE face and prevention is always much better than cure.
  • Your shoes & handbag must always match! (That was dispensed to me in the 80s & early 90s & since then she learnt that's it was ok to mismatch and I've since followed suit)
  • Never leave home uncoordinated
  • Dress/Look your age
  • ALWAYS wear nice underwear, you'll never know when you might get hit by a bus or get into an accident and the ambulance people/hospital staff will have to see your ugly underwear
  • Every woman should wear a little bit of makeup
  • Treat yourself to facials REGULARLY - its worth every penny
  • Always use eye cream
  • ALWAYS keep your expensive bags in its dust bag
  • BITE your shoes before they BITE you!
  • One can never have enough shoes, handbags or jewelry
  • Men MUST buy women Jewelry
  • Men with sloping shoulders cannot be trusted (as told to her by her mother & grandmother)
  • Don't marry a man with too square a jaw - that means he's cruel (once again, as told to her by her mother & grandmother)
  • How he treats his mother is indicative of how he'll treat you in the future
  • The man should love you more than you love him
  • Good boys do not kiss & tell
  • Always plan your wardrobe before you pack for travelling
  • Always carry an clean set of underwear & a t shirt in your carry-on bag, just in case
  • Never be afraid to use an umbrella in the sun! :) 
  • Always use sunscreen
  • NEVER wear white on a plane (in case of spills and stains)
  • Every woman needs to learn how to keep house
  • Always make your bed
  • Always put things back from where you took them - that's how you stay organized
  • Plan where to put your furniture 
  • You can't choose your family, so you better all get along
  • Marry the boy/girl, marry the family
  • Family comes First
  • It's mind over matter: if you don't mind, then it doesn't matter
What valuable pearls of wisdom have your mums dispensed to you? :) Happy Mother's Day!

Monday, May 3, 2010


Last night, I relived my childhood and watch The Dark Crystal on Netflix. Delighted with excitement I don't think J fully understood my passion for this movie and how incredibly excited I was when I found this on the Netflix database. As a child, I saw this countless of times since I had it on VHS tape. Noted that this movie was done in 1982 - looking back, its kind of amazing to see how realistic these puppets were and how groundbreaking animatronics was at that time.
My all-time favourite character of the movie? Fizzgig - the little furball who in my opinion is the bravest of all the characters. And how could you say no to a face like that??? If you haven't seen it already, do check it out!