Sunday, December 21

Books and Manga - The Growing Collection

The more the merrier! ^_^

  • More AOT mangas - Before the Fall, Before the Fall (novel), and No Regrets 
  • One more book to read to finish the - Beautiful Redemption
  • Super happy to get a copy of Dan Coglan's (Samurai Dan) first ever published book - Fenris Ferar. Bought it last Anime Fusion (Oct. 2014) from Jillian herself and had Dan sign on it. (^_^)

Tuesday, December 16

The White Squirrel

Oh Winter blues.. How I miss the greenery and this little fellow. Unlike other squirrels, this one is not afraid of people approaching his way. Pictures were taken last summer.


Monday, December 15

Secret Santa at Work

Thank you to my Secret Santa. I feel like a Master Builder in Training.


Everything is Awesome

Sunday, November 30

Saturday, November 1

Khaleesi is my friend

Awesome Halloween Costume Marie!! And yes, she made it herself. (^_^)

Friday, October 31

Thursday, September 25


Last September 20, 2014, UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador, Emma Watson, delivered a phenomenal speech promoting the HeForShe campaign - emphasizing on Feminism and gender equality . If you haven't seen the video for it yet, I recommend that you do, watch it below.

Tuesday, September 23

First Day of Autumn

It's that time of the year again where the trees shows off its majestic colors and starry nights are spent with the warmth of bonfires with company of friends and s'mores! V(^_^)V

Quoting one of the GoT's famous line: "Winter is coming...."

Sunday, August 31

August Foodtrip

Red Lobster's meal
I can't remember the name of the dish. All I remember is that this dish was too salty for my palate.

Japanese style home made pudding ^_^

Omelete anyone?

This post is long overdue.. thank goodness for the scheduling feature to post back in time. :)

Saturday, August 2

Dove Sayings....mhmmmm

I don't really like getting into the dance floor #don'tlikedancinng... coz I prefer the stage instead #lovetosing, so moving on to the next dove chocolate then... :p

#failedhashtag? :p

Thursday, July 31

June/July Foodtrip! - HomeMade Dishes

Eating healthy and delicious food with family and friends in the comfort of our home. Who needs to go out when you have this delectable dishes served on your own dining table. ^_^
Filipino style siomai and a flute of margarita (wine cooler)
A great way to relax after a long work week with one of my favorite comfort foods and a sip of relaxation.
With perfect ambiance of a cozy home and watch movies all night in my ever comfy jammies.  

Saturday, July 26

Movie Night!

Movie nights are the best. A great way to just chill, relax and be lazy in the couch after a long day at work or just because its Friday Night!!! Rather than going to the bars/clubs, I prefer to be inside the house and be on my jammies with a drink and snack on hand with or without company.

This is my guilty pleasure ( ˘▽˘)っ♨

Just recently replaced Redbox rentals to Netflix subscription and "Everything is awesome".... ♪♪(o*゜∇゜)o~♪♪ .... "EVERYDAY is awesome"

Saturday, July 12

Random Rabbits

Hanging out in my friends house up north for a cosplay meet and anime marathon. Enjoying good company with friends while munching on our shared snacks taking a short break from stitching when we decided to look outside and just take in the view of "greenery" surroundings before the cold winter comes in and cover everything in its whiteness. Then there we saw just by the lawn a what looks like a vibrating brown furry ball slightly smaller than a grapefruit (a heck of a way to describe it but yeah), then its head came up with its long ears pointing up, nose sniffing the air and eyes looking from left to right searching for something. If you haven't guessed by now or missed the title of this post then yes it was a Rabbit..

Rabbits are commonly known to eat carrots. Remember Bugs Bunny? What's up doc? But here in Minnesota, wild rabbits are kinda considered as an annoyance to a home owner as it eats your beautiful flowers that you worked so hard for to bloom on the midst of Spring.

The picture above was taken by my friends place who told us that there are lots of rabbits roaming around his lawn.

Saturday, June 28

TFTFZx - The Ballad of Arvin and Inez

Part 1
Uploaded by Ra Rivera
Published on June 10, 2014

Part 2
Uploaded by Ra Rivera
Published on June 17, 2014

Part 3
Uploaded by Ra Rivera
Published on June 24, 2014

Sunday, June 1

Anime Detour 2014: Cosplays, Panels and more (April 2014)

After my first anime convention - Anime Fusion last year (click here to check my previous post about it), I made it to the point to go to another one because it was so much fun - So many panels to attend, so much stuff to buy in the Dealers's room, so many cosplayers, sleepless nights, and karaoke!

Together with my friends, I attended the Anime Detour 2014 held at Double Tree by Hilton hotel. It was also my birthday week so going to the convention and splurging money (not really :p) on the Dealer's room was my birthday gift to myself.

Rain or snow, there's no stopping us lol! Here is the view outside our hotel room before everything was covered by snow. It was snowing nonstop until the next day and all you can see was white and people getting stuck in ditches ,shoveling their way out and pushing their cars.


Got more pictures of cosplayers this time! :) Can you guess who they are?

Saturday, May 31

May Foodtrip: Out and About ^_^

What I eat when stress at work...Chocolates!!!!! hahahahaha

More often than not I've been going down to the cafeteria at work for lunch ever since they switch the chef . The new chef has been cooking dishes that is not posted on the cafeteria's website.  I was told by one of my co-workers that the new chef cooks a special dish everyday whatever he likes cooking for that day. So far all his special dishes are really delicious and is something to look forward to every lunch time. ^_^

Wednesday, May 28

Sunday, May 25

Draw Something 2: Simba!!!

So this is what happened, I failed myself miserably in the game "Draw Something 2" trying to draw Simba, I gave up trying to draw it on my Android phone and just drew it instead on a Post It. Took a picture of it then text it to my boyfriend. Then on the game I just wrote, "I gave up just look at what I texted you."  V(^_^)V

Thursday, May 1

Las Vegas Trip ~ Bellagio Hotel, Conservatory and Botanical Garden Feb 2014

For our first breakfast meal in Vegas, me and my roommate were brought to Bellagio Hotel by our gracious hosts for a surprise fancy meal. The hotel in its grandeur is decorated with theme for the Year of the Horse with the extravagant display of their Botanical Garden.

The way to the cafe was simply beautiful. After passing the huge silver horse statue, we followed the trails of colorful flower decors on the ceiling leading us towards the Botanical Garden.

The Cafe Bellagio is located at the other side of the Botanical Garden. The entrance of the cafe was filled with hotel guests and visitors waiting to be seated. The inside was grand and spectacular with courteous and well-mannered servers.

Wednesday, April 30

April Foodtrip: Birthday Random~ness

Neoguri Spicy Seafood Ramen with added mixed vegetables, eggs, and fish tofu.
Yummier and Healthier Ramen

Saturday, April 12

Books and Manga

Blog posts (updates with my recent trips and randomness) are piling up so I'm trying to catch up with it all...
Here's one of the late posts :p

Finally, after "x" days I get to finish these books.

Beautiful Darkness - a bit gloomier book compare to its predecessor. It entails suppress feelings of guilt for Lena and confusion for Ethan. Got bored half way because it was getting really "dark" and sappy. Once I pass that part of the story, I found myself enjoying it again as I flip to each page and get curious with more revelations that is posing more questions than answers for the mystified world of Casters and Humans.

Thursday, April 3

Birthday post!!!

A wonderful pleasant surprise from my roommate, cousin and my cousin's family. ^_^ Thanks guys!! Love the beautiful flowers and delicious monster birthday ice cream cake!!!!

Also, a special shout out to my baby for the most heartfelt gift ever! muaahhh! (◍•ᴗ•◍)❤
Thank you so much for the awesome birthday greeting message and a recording of a beautiful song.

Monday, March 31

March Foodtrip: Food at work and home

Hardwood Smoked Ham with cheesy baked potatoes and steamed vegetables
Lately, I've been too busy to prepare food at home for lunch at work so I've been going to the cafeteria for the past few days to grab lunch.

Saturday, March 29

Las Vegas Trip ~ Hoover Dam Feb 2014

Part 2 of the Las Vegas trip! Visited the Hoover Dam twice first with my high school friend and second with my roommate and her friends. The architectural design of the place is impressive and massive. The view is

Saturday, March 22

Cat Grass Plant Challenge!! ~Update 3

3rd week of March....

Hmm it sure is slowly looking worse and worse everyday.. but as long as there are still some green to it I will not give up!!!!

Saturday, March 15

Las Vegas Trip ~ The Strip at Night Feb 2014

Visited Las Vegas last month with my roommate and walk around the Strip a LOT. Making up for all the times that we were locked up inside our rooms because of the negative temps here in MN. It was nice to take a break from the long winter and just wander around the Strip until our legs hurt and we cannot walk anymore.

Thursday, March 13

Surprises comes in small packages...

Kissing Star Necklace <3 <3 <3
Kdrama anyone?? :p

Got a wonderful package that came to mail today. Thanks babe! ☆*✲゚*。(((´♡‿♡`+)))。*゚✲*☆

Friday, February 28

February Foodtrip: Here and There (NV and MN)

 Las Vegas, NV Foodtrip!!

Breakfast at Cafe Bellagio: Maryland Crab Cake Egg Benedict
Canadian Bacon, Poached Eggs, Hollandaise Sauce, Hash Browns

Sunday, February 23

Friday, January 31

January Foodtrip: Starting the year right with Home Cooked dishes ^_^

Me and my roommate's New Year supper!! ~ Italian Spaghetti and Garlic French style sliced bread

Saturday, January 25

Being Independent Life Lesson no. 4

Very well said.

Found this posted at a middle school along the corridor where the students can see them as soon as they come in.

credits to TAGA-DON