The Sunday Currently || 051

CURRENTLY…

I just partially finished clearing my stuff for selling and donating. I have a lot more to clear though but at least I’ve already started it. Before giving birth to Kulinggit, I cleared out some make-up and skincare products that I haven’t used or opened. Turns out, I still haven’t used many of what is left. I also need to give up some bags that I have because I got new ones. Then now, I have to look for the box that I specifically collected for delivery of all the stuff I don’t need. So I think the lesson learned here is don’t buy stuff I don’t need, says the person typing this who just purchased “semi-necessities” again 🙄.

The Sunday Currently || 050

CURRENTLY…

Soooooo anone? 😅

It was a busy start of the year for me. I was tired most of the time because of the covid surge and I’m also studying for a test. I was able to remove the ornaments of the Christmas tree. I was seriously thinking of just keeping it throughout the year. Para di na ako mahirapan 😂! Si Kulinggit lumalaki na ng husto! Inaantok na ako. Tapusin ko na ito!

Vegas After Sunset

A night in Las Vegas is a delightful treat to your senses. We didn\’t came here for gambling and partying, we just enjoyed the sights. I just hope the next time I\’m here I\’ll be seeing Britney Spears, Jabbawockeez and Cirque du Soleil.

The Champs replica with Gordon Ramsay\’s imagery. I tell you, his presence in Vegas is everywhere.

This Eiffel Tower replica almost looks like the real thing (in picture).

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It\’s Britney! B*tch!

  

  

I can see my Prada somewhere out there…
Dinner courtesy of Jaina
I\’m not a big fan of steak. Although if I\’m given one, I will eat it. 

Jaina\’s plate. This one looks more delicious.
We are supposed to try Gordon Ramsay\’s steak place, but it\’s too expensive! Maybe with a Registered Nurse\’s salary grade I can afford it the next time hehehehe. I also want to try his burger place that has quite a queue.
My SIL Marilou and I decided to explore more of the The Strip. She discouraged me of exploring alone and insisted of coming with me. Turns out, there are more lurking photo-bombers.
I was ready for my beauty shot when this two guys came. I asked them to join me. They gladly obliged. 
Ooops my ride (from the left of the pic) is waiting for me…Chos!
Nevada Patrolman.
The famous Bellagio watershow. A-must-see at The Strip. Guess what?! It\’s free. Just make sure you get a nice place for a good view.
At this time, the streets are crowded as ever! We contributed to the congestion hehehe
There\’s this group of ladies and gents who suddenly came out of nowhere while where taking photos. Everything happened so fast! Next thing we know Kuya Joel was sandwiched by chika-babes.  Just see the look in face, he likes it! Turns out they are staff/crew from a local channel. In one way or another our faces appeared on TV.
Weeeeeeeee!!!!!

As we approached Palazzo and Wynn, we were \”mobbed\” again by partially intoxicated photo-bombers.

Alright!
Parang matagal na kaming magkakakilala!
I blend well…tsk tsk tsk Lakas maka-adjust at adapt. Wooohoooo!
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Kainez! kung kelan mas madami ang barkada malabo ang kuha! Hahahahaha F na F!
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Ang masasabi ko lang…I\’m freakin\’ cool!

To continue…we\’re on our way to Palazzo.                  
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The crowd in this area is tamer, everyone seems business-like especially at Wynn.

                          

                          

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Move over Kris Aquino, we now have a mandatory picture in the Palazzo waterfalls.

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I love the decorations!

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I was initially rooting for Caesar\’s Palace for \”The Hangover\” experience. I\’m hoping to stay at Wynn the next time around. I found out from Travel Channel\’s Best Buffet in Las Vegas that Wynn buffet has an upscale ambiance and seafood menu that is to die for! 

The Venetian at night…
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Caught a glimpse of Palazzo.
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Whew! I should say we had one helluva night! After all the eating, photo-taking and walking, I declared myself a Pagoda Cold Wave Lotion.

XOXO

Las Vegas Newbie

We had this trip last year, a day after Halloween. My sister-in-law Jaina and her husband came for a visit. My other sis-in-law Marilou planned a short getaway to Las Vegas to make their stay worthwhile. As for me, this was my first out-of-state trip.

It was a smooth 6 hours drive from Chula Vista. With mandatory stops for snacks, restroom use and coffee break. We arrived around 2 AM at The Strip. We checked-in at The Quad. Here\’s the view from our window. 




                            

The Quad is in the middle of everything! It\’s just a matter of choice to go from left or right. We opted to sleep through the night so we could conserve our energy for tomorrow\’s walk.

The next day…

The weather was conducive for walking and I love it!                    


Missed a Cirque show…Maybe next time.

This place is an architectural delight! I can\’t help but admire the structures.                                 

The ceiling of The Venetian. 


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Breakfast time! Opted for a Chinese meal. Thanks Jaina!
             


The restrooms are so clean! I love the mirrors.



With my in-laws 
I love the \”sky\” ceiling. It looks real.
After frolicking inside The Venetian, time to go out.


If you want to have your pics taken with them, you have to give a tip. It\’s a must. Same thing with the other costumed people along the road. 
I forgot the name of this mall. It feels like you\’re inside an ancient city.
                               

Check-out the spiral/curved escalator.
  

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3 floors of H&M goodies
                             

In Vegas, photobombers are everywhere. Seriously! But for me, every time someone does that I simply ask them to join me. They will oblige of course. Especially if they had a few glasses of \”spirits.\”                         
My husband thinks this guy is in the military. Look at the haircut. And there\’s a military base near Las Vegas. 
         
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Only one thing comes to my mind about Caesar\’s Palace…THE HANGOVER!


I find each hotel has their unique gimmicks to attract people. Nowadays, Instagram-worthy interior and decorations are a must. People flock in to take pictures. You don\’t have to pay a dime for it. Just remember: No photo-taking at the casino area. 
                         

I forgot the name of this hotel. I love spacious lobbies.

They have a Halloween-themed garden.
                           


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The strip at daytime.



To be continued…


Christmas In My New Home

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I\’m in shock when I found out that Seff doesn\’t have ANY decors for Christmas! To think that my mother-in-law is staying with him made it more shocking. An I-don\’t-bother-to-put-up-any-decorations-because-I-will-be-putting-it-down-anyway-after-the-holidays attitude is unacceptable especially now that I\’m here.
I may be the \”boss\” but I don\’t want to pressure my husband into buying a Christmas Tree. I told him to save his money for next Christmas. I came up with a wreath out of old magazines and flyers from junk mail.
To emulate Christmas spirit from the outside, I decorated the plants with star origami using magazine pages. I got the patterns online. We added  lights to brighten up our place during night time. My nephew Joelo gave some of his fanboy comments and praised my efforts. Too bad I wasn\’t able to take pictures of it during the night time. Nothing too complicated since I did everything in a rush. All I want is to feel the Christmas spirit in our house.

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It was my first time to celebrate Christmas morning time, not the strike of midnight thing. We have to adjust because Nanay have to sleep early and she\’s can\’t keep awake til midnight. Ate Marilou is still recovering from her surgery. Thus the brunch schedule. We kept the celebration simple. 

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I cooked turkey spaghetti and prepared the fruit salad con sago. Seff glazed and baked the  ham from Costco. Nanay cooked her steamed fish and vegetables. Jon and Kuya Joel brought some seafood pansit palabok and made-to-order puto.

Aside from the food, we are not to forget the opening of gifts!
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To make the day  interesting I came up with a make-shift photo booth!
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I used post-its, washi tape and some invisible tape for our backdrop. It\’s bitin horizontally because not everybody can fit without squeezing in. Good thing we have a big wall good enough for photo taking. It\’s also strategically adjacent to a window giving a natural light.

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The props that we used are those that we already have at home like the Santa Claus hats, flower necklaces, and party hats from the dollar store. I also did some mustache and glass cut-outs I got from the web.

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I hope you had a nice Christmas celebration. To tell you frankly, nothing beats Christmas back in the Philippines. But I have to compensate and make it fun on my standards. It\’s not that bad and it\’ll be better year after year. I promise…
XOXO

Panulce Delicacies

While watching Trip na Trip, I saw Kian and Kat2 carrying the Panulce box. I just want to correct my previous post for this. Panulce is owned by my dad\’s cousin. We are not directly related. Though it won\’t stop me with shameless plugging. 
It has been a staple pasalubong from lola and relatives if they come to visit. And I have yet to try the Biscottini.