Friday, September 14, 2018

#FangirlModeOn | Deng Lun for Heavy Sweetness, Ash-Like Frost ๐Ÿ˜

Ni hao! ๐Ÿค—Omo, my heart is full with watching Heavy Sweetness, Ash-Like Frost aka Ashes of Love. ❤️So anyhow, this is not entirely a post about the drama, it's just my mundane, crazy ravings for Deng Lun, who I first watched in Sweet Dreams with Dilraba Dilmurat, who I saw first in my forever favorite Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms (this drama is a winner, must watch). You ought to know I'm as crazy about Chinese dramas. In fact, there's a certain higher level of devotion to it because the dramas tend to go over 40 episodes. One needs to be truly, madly, hopelessly in love with them to go through all the dramas, then to do a re-run all over again. I mean, I don't have a life who needs real life, when you have them, right?! Hah. ๐Ÿ˜…


Anyhow, this is a post dedicated to Deng Lun. He is the first dongsaeng or literally millenial (that can already be my nephew) that I've decided big time that my wish is for another lifetime to be reincarnated as Chinese or to time travel to China. ๐Ÿ˜‚Yup, you read it right, not Korean or Seoul. ๐ŸคซBut wait, it seems I'm pretty much consistent with my oppa, he reminds me so much of Lee Joon Gi, who of all the boys I've loved before, will always be my one true oppa.




Oh how I love thee, Deng Lun. Let me count the ways...so he's handsome, but more so I love him more because he's so versatile.  I love him both in period drama and modern drama (Because of Meeting You and Sweet Dreams). He can sing and dance. He has so much range. He's just amazing!!!


I suggest you start with Because of Meeting You (Chinese version of Korean drama Jang Bori is here). My heart is full. ❤️ That's all. Okay, thanks, bye! ✌๐Ÿป

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Monday, September 10, 2018

#KDramaInspired | Noreabang in San Francisco ๐ŸŽค

Omo! If only I can sing, I'll be a happy fangirl to discover a noreabang in San Francisco. Not entirely close to Fremont, but drivable. First off, it's your authentic Korean sing room a la karaoke or videoke, which is owned and operated by true Korean ahjumma and ahjussi, with lights, tambourine and Korean menu to boot. Daebak! ๐Ÿ˜…

Annyeong, ahjumma! The place is so reminiscent of Korean Dramas. Noraebang. Sing rooms. You can bring food, which is nice. But you cannot bring drinks. Sounds good. 
No Soju. Maekju is it. Oh, spot the tambourine.
So I'm back to the rat race corporate world again. Werk, werk, werk. I'm feeling a little old, oh well, I'm literally older working with mostly millennials. And my, they do love to sing. So this is like our welcoming party for the new hires, like how they do it in KDramas ๐Ÿ˜‰, except my goodness, they can sing. One colleague has a music record, one is an opera singer, and others, well, they're professionals. They can navigate the complicated Korean machine and they know their songs by heart. ๐Ÿ˜… I thought I could sing yearssss ago, I'm wrong. I like to do it for fun, but that night was not it. I need to practice. Hah. Aja! Aja! Fighting! ✌๐Ÿป

Milbrae Karaoke House
1366 El Camino Real Millbrae, CA 94030
6:00 pm - 2:00 am

We've moved! ๐Ÿก| #ChicSassyMomxUSA Part 1

Annyeong, cinggu! ๐Ÿค—Oh my, so for the nth time, we've moved again. New home. New adventures. New memories. No wifi for a while. But, I'm back! Oh, life! My, I swear this one was toxic epic, because we had no movers to help us, it's just the three of us. For days, I thought, I broke my back.  ๐Ÿ™ŠBut, we've settled. Yay!


It's a newly renovated apartment unit. I love the floors. It's easier to clean, well, I initially thought so.  


We found a spot for my tea sets. Yay! That's it for now. Oh well, you ought to know that Niles is just few miles away, and I can never get enough tea cups
Pineapples, Alexa, Sunbursts, and Scentsy #FewofmyFavoriteThings ✨

Hummel and stuff. I'll save it for another post, but we had so much unique finds from the Fremont Niles Antique Fair 2018 (see my IG post @chicsassymom). We're pleasantly surprised that this apartment have so much light fixtures. Unlike the last one, where we only have one for the living and dining room, and we had to furnish the room with lamps. Oh well, now, it's sooo bright and sunny. Hello, California living! Cheers! ✨

To be continued...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

(Tacos El Chavo) Favorite Mexican Food Truck for First Timer |#ChicSassyMomEats ๐ŸŒฎ

Hola! I'm so easy to feed, you ought to know that. Though, it just gets tricky when I'm with my boys (son and hubby), and it gets extra challenging with hubby being a very picky eater. ๐ŸคซSo I'm super delighted that he's finally warming up to authentic Mexican (not fusion, all-cheesy kind) tacos and quesadilla.Olรฉ! ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป


With my Crazy Rich Hungry Asian Son. ✌๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜‰Tacos El Chavo Mexican Food Truck #FavoritePlacesandSpaces #WheninFremont
Imagine our delight that he actually offered to buy food, tacos, burritos and quesadilla. Celebrate!



We love combination of Asada and Chorizo for my son's burrito, my tacos and hubby's quesadilla. 


Yum ๐Ÿ˜‹
I was so hungry and I ate right away. I owe you a better food pix. But promise, the Tacos El Chavo is your gateway for enjoying Mexican Food. It's how to get someone to just at least try...then voila, they'll be fanboys and fangirls too. The quesadilla is one of the best we've ever had. For the tacos, it's one of the best I've had so far for the authentic Mexican tacos. 

It's awesome that we have access to food trucks here, though there are hits and misses, but the Tacos El Chavo is a winner! It's cooked to perfection, so it takes a while...best to order it right away while getting our car wash at the adjacent Autopia Car Wash place. Vamos a comer! Let's eat! Cheers!✌๐Ÿป

Tacos El Chavo
37531 Dusterberry Way, Fremont, CA 94536

License to Drive in California ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป | ChicSassyMomxUSA

Annyeong, cinggu! ๐Ÿค—Hmmmm... as always, I've been super busy lately, from one needless stressing on to the next...so yes, I failed the first time, but yassss, I finally made it!!!


I've been driving like forever in the Philippines. I don't remember being ever so stressed out in getting the license for an exam. Though the long wait makes everything toxic. Imagine here, to get a driving permit, there's the written test, which you really, truly need to prepare for. And then there is the ever so coveted passing the behind the wheel test. I failed the first try. I was so confident that I'm ready for Fremont, though many of my friends shared the same ill-fate of not making it. I was wrong. I committed a critical error...it's still so vivid, because for a second I deliberated. I chose the wrong lane. Failed.๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿป‍♀️

So for my second try, I went to Vacaville. The roads there are more familiar, so relatively safer...no railroad tracks, no school zones. I came in early because I had to familiarize myself with the roads, turns, speed limit, etc. It helped that the examiner exuded a mentoring feel vs. tormenting me outright. I was already super stressed out. I made 3 mistakes. I was called for those mistakes, what helped me was despite doing those, I had still the presence of mind to change lanes safely and correctly. So he said right, I thought I heard left. ๐Ÿ™ŠFor a moment, I feared failing again. Thank goodness, for just three mistakes! God is great! I prayed, and prayed and prayed for this.

Chic & Sassy Mom Tip 1: Prayer moves mountain. It is important that you're calm during the test. Presence of mind, Ms. Lourdes! (I thought I heard him say). I needed to calm down and to focus.

Chic & Sassy Mom Tip 2: Watch You Tube videos. DMV has videos about the critical errors and driving guidelines.

Chic & Sassy Mom Tip 3: They really mean it, scanning is key. Check your rear-view mirror, side mirror, and physically (with strict emphasis on this action) turn your head and shoulder to check for your blind spot. Either left or right. Repeat.

I swear, it was so toxic going through it all, and I finally made it. It feels like Christmas. It's the same feeling of elation when I first got my Korean Visa, and attended a fan meeting. Hello, California living! To driving to infinity and beyond... Cheers! ๐Ÿค—



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