Went to my first concert last week. Yup. My first concert. I was never a concert going person growing up, but when the opportunity came to see Bruno Mars, I was all over it. I even went out on a WEEKDAY (wednesday) to go to the concert. I really love him what can I say? I also got to see a few USF friends I haven't seen in a while, so it was lovely seeing them.
Anyway, he definitely didn't disappoint. And with my other fave, Janelle Monae opening up, I was so happy, definitely worth the 3 hours of sleep I ended up getting that night. It was all worth it just to hear Bruno sing my favorite song from his album.
**Please excuse the drunk talk in the background. SOMEONE couldn't stop singing at the top of his lungs during this song... **
What was supposed to be just me and Irwin visiting family, turned into a mini family reunion/Richie's belated Graduation party. It was so much fun catching up with friends and family, especially ones I hadn't seen in a while, and seeing my cousin's baby, Kaelan. Seeing the little ones is always fun, my god daughter Mia is a crazy little girl but I love her to pieces. And of course the food. Pamela took me back to our old stomping grounds from high school, Cortina's. The BEST Italian food ever. I crave it everyday. And at the request of my cousins, I made Richie's graduation cupcakes, Strawberry Cream in either Vanilla or Chocolate. And then with my parent's Filipino breakfast every morning, I probably gained about 10 pounds that weekend. But I ended the vacation with a small bout of food poisoning.. and went back to normal.
Can't wait to go back! I miss the kiddies already.
Little Doofus graduated from college!!! I can't believe it. He's all growed up and graduating and working.. But he'll always be the Doofus I know and love. I was so happy to be home too, seeing the fam, the dogs, and of course, my date to the grad, my Tweedle Kat. LOVE seeing this girl, and I loved that my shoes enabled me to be at eye level with her. It was so good to catch up with her while the boring speakers were up at the podium. The only interesting speaker was Tommy Lasorda - his speech was truly inspirational (video below), and he was the only one to wake up our whole sleeping row.
And what started as a gloomy Saturday, turned into a fairly warm afternoon. The sun managed to be present when Richie finally walked to his seat. I had to resist the tears welling up as I saw him walk in his cap and gown... flashback of the times I'd play mean tricks on him when we were kids... his teenage years.. and here he is. All grown up. ::sniff::
My friend Kat recently decided to start "dressing up" for work. Over the past week or so, I've seen her transformation (and her shopping lists lol) and it's amazing! Not to say that she looked terrible in the beginning, but I love how stylish she's been looking lately, and yesterday I was so impressed (and in love with her shoes) that I had to take a picture. Especially since I've been too lazy to put up any of my own outfit posts.
It's amazing what some heels - or in this case wedges - and a blazer can do. Blazers have already been my go-to article of clothing lately, because I like the way they make any outfit look a little more polished, and scarves.. well, I ALWAYS have a scarf with me. They can always add a bit of color to any outfit and its just practical to have one especially in the Bay Area (where the weather is completely unpredictable). But I love how Kat dressed down what could have been a potentially boring, semi-suit outfit with cuffed, stone wash semi-ripped jeans. Love love LOVE.
One of the many things Ai and I agreed to do while she was here, was to get a sandwich from AK Meats, dessert at Creations (best Sago spot), and see the Warriors play (mainly to see Steph Curry and Monta Ellis). Nothing beats great conversations with her and Irwin, and their endless bickering, over delicious sandwiches and dessert. Fast forward to the Warriors game and the fun continued. Warriors won by about 30 points - pretty ridiculous. Naturally, we took loads of pictures and stuffed our faces. It's a good thing Irwin can tune out our stupidity while we giggle over a cute baby sitting next to us, and photos galore. A typical night out with the bff.