I currently volunteer as a conversation partner. Fancy title huh? I basically converse and do activities with ESL students in the hopes of helping them acclimate to American culture and learn the language. I have two partners, one from Taiwan the other from South Korea. Both are very nice young ladies who I look forward to learning more about. We went to brunch at Masa on Sunday. I’ve been to Masa numerous times for tapas, but I’d never been there for brunch. They have a prixe fixe menu and that’s what we ordered from. Our starters included cornbread and another kind of bread with an assortment of spreads, jellies and jams. One even had jalapenos, quite tasty. Continue reading
I am back in town and being the social butterfly that I am, I couldn’t wait to hang out with my friends. I met up with a friend to chit-chat and catch up during my lunch break. We went to T.G.I.Fridays. Am I the only one that imbibes in a little adult juice during my lunch hour?
I’m not a huge fan of restaurant chains, but I love Fridays for their super-duper cheap eats. They have lots of options and the portions are a good size.
I’ve never had Korean bbq and I decided to try it. I should have taken the waitress’ advice and gone with another item. Whenever the wait staff tells you something isn’t popular, you should probably heed their warning. Such an underwhelming dish. Barely any beef and there wasn’t much flavor either.
Are you a fan of chain restaurants, if so what are your favorite items on their menu?
Back home and it feels so good. We (my sissy, cousin and his friends) headed to the beach today. It was a much needed reprieve from the heat, and the brutal car ride to Jacmel. I’m not sure what it is but the way that Jacmel is positioned causes it to be extremely hot. Hotter than lots of other areas in Haiti. Luckily there are several beaches to cool down on. This beach is a favorite of mine. It’s Bain Raymond (Raymond Beach for folks unfamiliar with context clues). There were lots of tourists on the beach today. The majority of them seemed to hail from Canada.
Love how these candids came out. I usually don’t like candids, but my sissy did good this time around.
Have y’all noticed my tan? Whoa Nelly. I basically lived in the sun for the duration of this trip.
I was looking for some souvenirs for my girlies back home, but I didn’t like anything I saw.
You have not had grilled fish until you have eaten red snapper on Bain Raymond. I have a vendor that I go to, but I don’t know her name yet. This is manna from the gods I tell you.
Here’s a closer look.
I don’t have any words to describe the slight salty flavor that is the plantain. Nor do I have any descriptors that would do justice to the citrusy, aromatic, tender, melt in your mouth with just a slight kick of spice that this fish exudes. Seriously folks this is a food orgasm. So stunning that you’re afraid to touch but once you do, you have to fight the urge to devour it. The punch from the crunchy cabbage, pungent onions and fiery essence of the scotch bonnet pepper rudely awakened me from my journey of ecstasy. I wiped my mouth, looked around nervously and waited for the flush to leave my cheeks.
Bikini top: Wet Seal; Bikini bottom: Aeropostale; Sarong: Banana Republic; Necklace: The Limited
Hope you’re well!
Today we headed out to Cap Haitien. Our destination is La Citadelle. This monument should be the 8th wonder of the world. Enjoy some of the sights on the road to the North!
Loved seeing all of the rice fields in Artibonite (largest area in Haiti).
I’m such a nerd, so I was excited at seeing such various plant life in Haiti.
After our long and arduous journey, food was needed. I ordered fried goat, rice and beans with fried plantain. The people in Au Cap are known for the love of cashews and their sing songy accent.
Even far away from home, we represent. Jacmel baby!!
Is there a monument from your hometown that speaks to you?
T: Target; Shorts: Urban Outfitters; Sandals: Marshalls; Hat; Family Dollar
So, I don’t know if you folks know this, but I work two full-time jobs. One during the week and the other on the weekend. This basically translates as “I have NO life”. Well that all changed this weekend. I am officially on vacation from my weekend job. Today is my friend Cassandra’s birthday, and since she’s such an awesome person and a great friend to me, I thought that we (her friends & boo) should celebrate her by taking her out to dinner and party
I’m a cool friend like that. Her boo and I plotted and schemed contacted her other friends and made reservations for dinner at Osaka. It is a hibachi/sushi Japanese restaurant. Basically they cook the food in front of you. Good times!
My friend Kim and I were the first to arrive.
Whenever I am the first to arrive anywhere, I’m shocked. I have no concept of time and am always running late. We ordered drinks, because what better way to wait for the rest of your party then to drink? Chaya and her boo joined us, and of course we had to ham it up for the camera.
I’ve been told that Asian restaurants serve really strong drinks, and I never believed it until that night. Whoa! Those drinks were worth writing home, school and work about.
Then our bartender offered us a free shot of a concoction there were thinking of adding to the menu.
Who am I to turn down a drink, I mean we were doing a public service by acting as guinea pigs, non?
I love a lot of different Asian cuisine; Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese and sometimes Indian. However, in a guise to not be labelled that picky girl who doesn’t eat this or that (I really don’t care for most shellfish or pork dishes), and also because Kim and I were sharing plates, I okayed this dish below. No questions please,
because I don’t have a coherent answer.
All I know is that the warm sake, sake bomb and vodka squirts washed it all down.
Aww to be young and in love 🙂
If you’ve never had a sake bomb, you are missing out.
Note to self: Instruct hostess to put ice cream cake in the freezer, so that it doesn’t melt when your party is ready for dessert. In my defense, I’m pretty sure they left it out on the counter, because it wouldn’t have melted that quickly in the refrigerator.
Come back for the 2nd part, that’s when we really get the party started.
After work I met up with some friends to celebrate my new teeth. Yes I did. Listen, I will meet up with friends to celebrate Wednesday ok! Any reason to get together catch up, pig out and drink copious amounts of alcohol is my kind of time. I’ve found that it’s more difficult and expensive to meet with a bunch of people individually, so I bring together friends that I think will get along
and make sure they don’t get too close to compare secrets. Continue reading
So, I had a date today. (imagine this said to me dancing a jig). We’ll call him LC. This is our 2nd date. The task of planning the date was placed firmly on my dainty shoulders. And boy was it a difficult task, which made no sense because I am always finding mischief to get into with my girls. I think it was hard because LC is still a stranger and I’m still learning what he likes to do and trying to make sure it’s something that I’m into as well. Hence why we’re on a date right
there are other nefarious reasons but good girls don’t kiss and tell right?
Happy Mother’s Day to all of the beautiful, dedicated and hardworking moms. I am often left in awe at some of the awesome moms that I have met in my lifetime. They are an inspiration to everyone that they meet.
I technically am not a fan of most holidays, but I did send flowers to my stepmom and I took my good friend out for lunch. I am her son’s godmother. She and I have been friends for quite some time and we share a very similar story, which has helped bond us over the years. My friend didn’t want to be photographed, because she didn’t know that she should look nice for our lunch date. This is the part where I roll my eyes, Hello!! How long has she known me? I wouldn’t take her to McDonald’s for lunch, and she knows that I am almost always “overdressed”. So enjoy the pictures of yours truly and our lunch picks.
I took her to Ledge, a casual dining restaurant in Dorchester. Their menu is a bit small, but I can usually find something I like.
I settled on a turkey burger
She had a strawberry puree martini, and I had the mango mint mojito.
My meal wasn’t quite to my liking, but I was hungry so of course I ate to my heart’s content.
I can’t believe people still stare when I pose for pictures in random places, lol.
I love my new wedges, this is my first pair of black wedges and these babies are snazzy.
These bangles are proving to be my new faves. I love how they look like some traditional Indian bangles.
I was not particularly sold on the mullet dress/skirt, also known as the hi low dress/skirt. That was until my eyes fell upon this little beauty. I love the vibrant blue and the pleated skirt.
Blazer: H&M, Dress: Marshalls, Wedges: Aldos, Bangles: F21
My friend wanted to get some action shots of me strutting/skipping then I noticed we had an audience. I’m still not used to the audience factor of blogging.