No on Snow

I was complaining to my brother about how Seattle is going to get about 6 inches of snow by Thursday. I am not happy about that.  I have a lot of friends that love the mountains, the snow, and of course snowboarding but that is soooo not me.  This tropical lady needs to get out of Seattle ASAP!

As I was venting to my brother he says to me,  “At least you can make halo halo fresh from Heaven.”  I don’t have to shave the ice.  Haha!  Shaved ice from Heaven is a good way to look at it.



All you need is Love


Nick and I don’t usually celebrate Valentine’s day with fancy gifts or eating  at fancy restaurants.  Sometimes we do go to a fancy place but not that often.  It usually depends on how we’re feeling that day.

I know that a lot of people despise Valentine’s day especially if they’re single.  They rant about how couples are too mushy and annoyingly flaunting their love to single people.  Like saying, “Eat that! I’m married and you’re not.”  No it’s not like that.

What they don’t understand is that it’s a great excuse for married couples to have a reason to go out on a date.  Especially if you have kids.  I know we should go on dates despite whatever day it is.  But it’s still a good excuse just to be out with your spouse.

It helps build and strengthen the marriage.  I’m not saying that couples should just go out and leave the kids at home.  Families can celebrate Valentine’s together as well.  It helps the kids show their love for their siblings.

I remember when I was single, I truly enjoyed Valentine’s day.  I enjoyed seeing other couples because it gave me hope of how wonderful it would be when I can finally spend it with the man that I will love forever and ever.

Samurai Noodle

Samurai Noodle

When Nick was asking me what I wanted to do on Valentine’s day I told him that I don’t really care what we did, as long as I had Filipino food that night.

Well that didn’t exactly happen.  On our way to the Filipino restaurant I changed my mind and said,  “I want ramen!!!” Nick quickly made a U-turn and we were on our way to my favorite place in Seattle.  Samurai Noodle.

Soy & Pork Broth Ramen

Soy & Pork Broth Ramen

Ramen is comfort food for me. And Samurai Noodle is the only place I go to in Seattle for that. Nick being the loving husband that he is, took me to Samurai Noodle because I was craving for it so bad. I was the happiest girl in the world! I mean come on, look at how delicious looking that ramen is. How can one resist that?

Soooo Happy!

Soooo Happy!

He loves the soup!

He loves the soup!



I thank my husband for a great Valentine’s date. Simple yet my heart was filled with love.

*that was a very mushy post




Maybe you were in a hurry. You were changing your socks and forgot you wore shoes. Maybe you thought a homeless person would find it and use it because they’ve been using their tattered hole-filled shoes for years.

The shoes are waiting nonetheless. Waiting to be owned by someone. Waiting for the weight of every step. A step that will take them on the adventures of life, of work of family. Maybe it will set foot in hot sandy Africa. Maybe it will be stuck in an office for 12 hours a day, only experiencing the feel of a sad carpet that will not see sunshine at all. Maybe it will not know another person and will find itself in a landfill to rot away. Maybe it will sit on the foot of a bed while its person loves on his wife.

Maybe. Maybes are possibilities. Possibilities of a new step in a new direction.

These black shoes are waiting nonetheless.

He Didn’t Forget


For me???

Nick was right on time with the roses. Actually, he was early. He says it’s to make sure that I have the best roses and not the leftovers that you usually get during Valentines day.

He came home Friday night with a dozen roses and a card for me. Soooo sweet! It’s Sunday night now and the roses are still as gorgeous as the photo. I’m excited to open the card tomorrow.

Good job on planning love. Thank you!