Tag Archives: friendship

Celebrate Good Times, Come On!

30 May

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Don’t we just love being able to spend time with friends to celebrate good times together? In one week span, I was able to be with the best friends a person can have. We’ve all gotten together to celebrate a pregnancy, a birthday, and life! As the years go by, we celebrate more and more milestones together, and continue to learn about and learn from one another, and also learn about ourselves. In addition to savoring the fun times we share together, we are also able to truly appreciate the people in our lives and savor our friendships with them. Initially, I thought that this blog was going to be more centered around style and fashion. As we’ve all probably noticed, so many of the things I crave and savor are actually centered around the people in my life and all the amazing meals I share with them. So I have to give my thanks to all of you who style and accessories my world. You are all like the shoes to my outfits! (And you all know how much I love shoes).

Savoring The Life Of The (Birthday) Party

28 May

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Isn’t it easy to fall in love with the life of the party? I’ve known Jax for the past 15 years, but it was definitely love at first laugh. It doesn’t have to be her birthday (which it so happens to be today) nor does it have to be a party in order for her to bring life to any situation, no matter how crazy or how mundane. There are some very rare and very special people in this world that never fail to entertain, and if there was a reality show that I would actually watch, it would have to star this birthday girl. In addition to Jax being one of the most fun persons to be around, she is also an amazing friend, and an amazing person. She is a person that I look up to and look forward to being around and if you ever have the pleasure of meeting her, she will surely and easily sweep you off your feet too. I can honestly say that throughout the years, she has made countless and (already) unforgettable experiences that much more memorable. I can’t help but savor and be appreciative for the flavor and color she brings to my life, so I have to say Happy Happy Birthday to the beautiful, stylish, and irreplaceable Jax, the Life of the Party.

Shoe’ve Got A Friend

15 May

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What do we do in times when we’re down and it seems like nothing is going right? Lately, I have been hearing such terrible news from some friends and family members, all going through rough patches, and I could’t help but feel helpless. I was wearing my black velvet dog face slippers during the day and I wasn’t feeling my best; so, they took me out for a walk, along with Simba (golden retriever), Beau Paddington (maltese) and Cocoa Bean (yorkie). Looking down at my doggy’s sweet faces, I started to feel better. The simple joy I felt from being with three of what I consider a girl’s best friend, I was able to, for a split second, forget about the stories of pain, loss, deception, corruption, and heartbreak. I had to thank my slippers for the walk and for the best piece of advice I heard all day, which was “despite everything that we, or any one we care about may be going trough, sometimes, all we can do is offer our love, support, and friendship.” I took the lead of my doggies, who are always there for me, and I let my loved ones know that they’ve got a friend in me. As the lyrics go to James Taylor’s “You’ve Got a Friend:”

When you’re down and troubled and you need a helping hand
and nothing, whoa, nothing is going right.
Close your eyes and think of me and soon I will be there to brighten up even your darkest nights.

You just call out my name, and you know where ever I am
I’ll come running to see you again.
Winter, spring, summer, or fall, all you have to do is call and I’ll be there, yeah, yeah, you’ve got a friend.

If the sky above you should turn dark and full of clouds
and that old north wind should begin to blow,
keep your head together and call my name out loud.
Soon I will be knocking upon your door.
You just call out my name, and you know where ever I am
I’ll come running to see you again.
Winter, spring, summer, or fall, all you have to do is call and I’ll be there.

Hey, ain’t it good to know that you’ve got a friend? People can be so cold.
They’ll hurt you and desert you. Well, they’ll take your soul if you let them,
oh yeah, but don’t you let them.

You just call out my name, and you know where ever I am
I’ll come running to see you again.
Winter, spring, summer, or fall, all you have to do is call, Lord, I’ll be there, yeah, yeah,
you’ve got a friend. You’ve got a friend.
Ain’t it good to know you’ve got a friend. Ain’t it good to know you’ve got a friend.
Oh, yeah, yeah, you’ve got a friend.

Craving & Savoring My Dinner Date With Rache

23 Mar

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Isn’t it counterproductive for a server stop us from ordering food? I can never understand when placing an order, servers always say “Ok, I think that’s just too much food.” It happens way too often… I had a dinner date with one of my favorite persons in the whole world, Rache, and made reservations to The House. I tried to look up Asia de Cuba’s phone number on my iPhone, but discovered that it was closed; however, the search engine took me to The House, an Asian Fusion restaurant with really great reviews. I was late to our reservation (damn Aritzia, bad time management, and difficulty getting a cab in Union Square San Francisco; note to self, gotta work on the first two pronto!), but luckily Rache is very forgiving and there was already a small plate of sweet pickled cucumbers on the table. To share, we ordered three of the specials that weren’t on the menu, the yellow tail sashimi with salsa, the seared scallops, and clams in curry sauce. From the Menu, we also ordered the white shrimp and chinese chive dumplings, and two entrees: the mushroom rice with grilled prawns topped with shaved bonito and the grilled sea bass with garlic ginger soy that comes with green beans and garlic noodles. We had to convince the server that we were going to finish what we ordered and her response was “Well, all I’ll have to do is pack everything up when you can’t eat any more.” The food was delicious! To the server’s surprise, there was nothing to pack. Never judge a girl’s appetite by the size of her stomach. Looks can be deceiving.

Dinner didn’t give us enough time to catch up and hang out, so we walked down Columbus and passed by all of the busy Italian eateries and friendly shop owners and keepers trying to promote some patronage to their establishments. We ended up at Caffe Greco for some Black Tea and I had an Italian dessert, a Strawberry Bambino.

The night was awesome, I was able to savor a great night with all that I was craving – good food, and more importantly, time with Rache. What I treat!

Savoring My Sisters From Another Mother (And Father)

28 Feb

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Doesn’t it seem like there certain people in this world who we are destined to meet and then can’t live without? There are people who touch our lives and who add so much meaning and positivity to it that we cant help but feel humbled and appreciative of their kindness and friendship. Today, February 28th, just so happens to be the birthdays of two of those special people who are so so dear to me, Dreams and Rache. Growing up, I always wished I had a sister, and in my life I have been blessed to have girlfriends who have become like the sisters I never had and who I consider part of my family. Coincidentally, two of the most wonderful, beautiful, and fun-loving girls I know were born on the same day, but it can’t be a coincidence that they’re both in my life.

Dreams is the most determined, hard working, considerate and easy going girl I know. She is one of the few persons who would accompany me to concerts without knowing the performers or hearing any of their music. She is also the only person I know who, in spite of her fears, is down to participate in life adventures with me (even if the consequence meant throwing up after each activity). From para-sailing, sky diving, scuba diving with sharks, night diving, and the list goes on, we’ve shared so many experiences together that in themselves are unforgettable, but are more memorable because I was able to do them with one of my most favorite persons in the whole entire world. My life wouldn’t be the same without her.

Rache is the most resilient, sweet, honest, and thoughtful girl any one can ever meet. She knows adversity like no one’s business, but despite what life throws her way, she remains strong and positive. I can always go to her for truthful advice and whether it’s going to a show, eating together, or playing with the babies (doggies), she is a joy to be around.

It isn’t ever day that we meet people that we want to get to know. It’s even more rare when friendships are maintained and worked on, and it’s pretty extraordinary when friendships grow deeper as time passes by. These extraordinary relationships should forever be savored and cherished. I have become a better person because of my sisters from another mother (and father) who are such motivational and inspirational factors in my life and who have brought me so much happiness knowing that our friendships are mutually cared for and appreciated.

To my gorgeous sisters Dreams and Rache, from the bottom of my heart, I wish you both the happiest birthdays ever and anything and everything your hearts desire today and always. I love you girls more than words can say.

Savoring My Birthday

12 Jan

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What’s the sweetest thing to wake up to on your birthday? The amazing birthday wishes from your friends and loved ones. In addition to spending time with my family, my boyfriend, and my friends who live in San Francisco, and being able to savor our time together, I also feel the love from my friends who aren’t in town. Being really new to the social media, I’m now dialed in to all of the events and communication that happens on Instagram. I woke up to texts and messages via Instagram from my besties of pics from awesome moments with them. There have been countless wonderful memories with my girls, and I am so blessed to have them in my life. I am looking forward to eating dim sum this morning with a dozen of my close friends, including my brother and nephew. I am also super excited to be rooting for my 49ers at Candlestick Park tonight, with tickets gifted from my best friend Dreams and her husband Ray. I have the loveliest people in my life, it wouldn’t be the same without them. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world.