It was a complete pain in the @$$ switching servers and meticulously re-uploading ALL my blog pics. GRRRRRRS. but alas - i am done
I have soooooooooo many entries/new pics to update yall with. Until then, let me crack my kunckles and give myself a break for the night ^__^
On November 26th, “Show on Stage” made its way to Mohegan Sun Casino with a dazzling bang. Donned in Michael Jackson inspired outfits with the glittery military look, Show (aka Alan Luo/羅志祥) kicked off the concert with a mesmerizing dance number. Within minutes, he managed to bring the house down – followed by a number of fast-paced songs (King’s Game/國王遊戲, Chance Chance/嗆司嗆司) to complement his dance moves. Although empty sections made it visibly apparent that the concert was unfortunately not sold out, it did not stop Show from charming the ladies in the audience.
Aside from his appealing smile and cute attempts to speak Cantonese/English, he definitely had his way with the ladies. During the middle of the concert, a lucky fan was chosen to be serenaded during his performance of 幾分. This fortunate gal wasted no time with him from the moment she got on stage. Holding his hand, hugging him and taking multiple self-portraits with him – it was entertaining for all to watch her go gaga over this Taiwanese pop idol. Show was definitely relieved when the song ended, but being the gentleman that he was – he allowed her to give him a kiss on the cheeks towards the end of the song! Brownie points for handling this situation with such poise!
As the concert went on, Show continued to woo the girls in the audience with his soothing ballads, including Clown Fish/小丑魚, Gray Dimension /灰色空間 and Self-Hypnosis/ 自我催眠. Dressed in a cute bubble skirt, Rainy Yang eventually made her way to the stage to perform 戀愛達人 in a duet with Show.
Show on Stage Concert Tour kicked off on June 9, 2007 in Shanghai and traveled to other cities including Beijing, Taipei, Singapore, Jiangsu and Hong Kong. Recently, he was the one to win the most awards at the first Singapore Entertainment Awards, including Most Popular Male Singer, Most Stylish Hunk and Best Artiste Of The Year (All-Round).
Show expressed interest in music at the tender age of 3. He eventually entered the entertainment industry as a teenager, participating in pop groups Four Heavenly Kings and Romeo before going solo and collaborating with stars like Jolin Tsai, Jay Chou, and Joey Yung.
When Show is not busy singing and dancing, he can be found acting in movies/tv dramas, endorsing multiple products and even playing the role as the "Love Ambassador" for McDonald’s World Children’s Day. From the looks of it all, it looks like show time is far from over.
PS - check the video i took of Show's tribute to Michael Jackson!
75 Ninth Avenue
NY, NY 10011
I really tried to avoid this sample sale because the last thing I really need is more goods in my closet - which is currently in overflowing status. It's seriously starting to make me look like a hoarder - so NOT sexy. Anyways, since I was in the hood, I decided to stop by to check the discounted goodies. There were a minimal amount of toys, but tons of rockable shirts, sweaters, and hoodies for men and women. Did yall think I could really resist? Sighs. I'm such a weaksause for good deals! I ended up copping two cute items. For those in the NYC area interested in checking this sample sale, be sure to go today as it's the last day!
Retail Price: $295 / Nana Price: $35 - Pic doesn't do justice! Looks so much cuter in person
Retail Price: $50 / Nana Price: $15 - The backside of the shirt was the selling point for me!
Pier 54 in Hudson River Park
Entrance at 10th Avenue and 15th Street
"The Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite offers an around-the-world gastronomic adventure unlike any other. Building upon the variety, innovation, global influences and availability of high-quality ingredients that make New York City a culinary showplace, the Grand Tasting features flavors to stimulate your palate and set your taste buds soaring. Experience all this when some of the city’s greatest restaurants alongside world-renowned makers of wines and spirits of the Southern Wine & Spirits of New York portfolio turn out to treat you to their very best. Enjoy signature recipes, specially created dishes and tempting treats in portions that will allow you to stroll, eat and drink for hours. Every guest will receive a complimentary Nachtmann Toscana glass. Savor delicious samples of award-winning ShopRite brand culinary treats from the area’s leading supermarket. And invite your friends along! Comparing notes and discussing what you eat and drink makes the experience even more pleasurable. It’s the best of the New York City wine and food scene all in one place." (description via nycwff)
You can never go wrong with attending the Grand Tasting because there's something for everyone. Unless the food is still moving or contains spicy-@$$ chilies, I tend to be open to eat everything and anything - so this was the perfect event to get a taste of what the city has to offer to a foodie like moi Since I didn't get to try every vendor at the Burger Bash, I thought this this would be a good time to make up for what I missed out on. Although the food/freebies were better - yet again - last year, I still had a swell ol' time getting my grub on. What better way to pre-game to Thanksgiving
this fish was beyond fresh!
love that lotus asian touch
much needed food break (aka photo op)
my typical serving size of guac
Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park under the Brooklyn Bridge
"Party down in style! The Manhattan skyline serves as the backdrop for this one-of-a-kind gathering under the Brooklyn Bridge. With music blasting, the grills fired up, and plenty of Blue Moon beer to go around, where else on Earth would you rather be? Rachael Ray invites you to join her for an evening that will feature some of the baddest burgers in town. With so many burgers for you to try-including the entries of last year's champ, Katie Lee Joel, and the victor of the South Beach Wine and Food Festival's version of the friendly competition, Spike Mendelsohn-choosing your favorite won’t be easy. But that’s just what you’ll have to do as the night wears on toward the crowning of a king. No matter who takes home the coveted People's Choice award, however, the real winners will be the lucky folks who snag tickets to this tantalizingly delicious, annually sold-out event." (description via nycwff)
To this day - I still wonder how I made it out alive from last year's Burger Bash. The humanitarianism part of me felt uber guilty for eating that much red meat in one night, but I just... could... not... help... it (please no hate mail from vegetarians - thanks). Luckily for the second session of the Burger Bash, the burgers were not as fab as the ones in 2008. Guess the recession is really hitting the food industry hard... Anyhoots, I still made the attempt to try each burger avail to me. Being the person that could not waste food, I finished every burger I took - so of course my attempt to try all the burgers failed after the eighth one. Taking food breaks can only go so far. Ugh. Thank the lord for my leggings. Ultimate foodies, like yours truly, will always dress appropriate for occassions such as this. Skinny jeans never recommended. :P Until next year...
Old Homestead Steakhouse - best burger of the night!
smokey just the way i like it
so fresh, so good
this burger was tot uncooked. it was still moo-ing. horrible!
kimchi burger? raincheck.
coke ice cream float
grilled cheese burger :P
what a view..
rollin' on out...
75 Ninth Avenue
NY NY 10011
"Colorful and bountiful, Chelsea Market by day offers specialty shops such as Amy’s Bread, Fat Witch Bakery, The Lobster Place, Chelsea Wine Vault and Sarabeth’s, among many others, each promising something special and delicious. And the historic building that houses them all – the one-time Nabisco cookie factory – is also home to the Food Network. What a perfect backdrop, then, for a cozy night of feasting on small plates and from big glasses. The long Festival weekend kicks off with this strut through inviting brick-lined hallways filled with live music toward the scent of sizzling appetizers, fresh-baked bites and luxe desserts beckoning alongside wine tasting stations featuring wines from Georges Duboeuf. Taking the fun to a whole new level: host Guy Fieri, the lively and enthusiastic everyman whose off-the-hook personality and signature spiked hairdo practically ensure a solid good time. Join Guy at Guy’s Big Bite and Bar where he’ll be serving up signature dishes and specialty cocktails for your enjoyment. Joining him: the witty and vivacious Sandra Lee, no slouch when it comes to partying. With some of the city’s finest eateries, caterers, food purveyors and wineries offering their best, going to market has never been more exhilarating." (description via nycwff)
In October, I decided to check out the kick-off party to the second annual New York City Wine & Food Festival. As much as I love the presence of celeb chefs, I must say that I was a bit disappointed this time around. The food/drinks were nothing compared to last year and tasted mediocre at most. There was more al-al-al-alcohol floating around than grub - perhaps it was a recession special? Ahhh, of course I still found some way to stuff my face with food. Oink oink. Why am I such a weaksauce when it comes to satisfying my taste buds? Sighs...
does this sweater make me look like i'm a jail-mate? i'll still rock it anyway :P
best things come in small packages
watermelon gazpacho - effing AMAZING!
one aint enough!
i miss france
where's the effiel tower view when you need it?
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to cavity or not to cavity?
using the pillow to cover my belly
It may not be obvious on Iron Chef America, but Morimoto is a man with a sense of humor. I get a good laugh every time I'm around him. Luckily he's married and out of my age range, because I tend to have a weakness for funny man friends I was a bit tempted to ask him to do a peace sign for me in the photo, but I think that would have been too asian for us all to handle. HEHE. Got tons of food porn to share for my second year at the New York City Wine & Food Festival, but in the mean time... guess who else stopped by?
This pic did no justice! We were literally rocking the same outfit - purple v-neck sweaters and dark blue jeans. Sighs... guess that is what happens when bobbylicious and I share the same stylist
Am I the only one that can't stop playing this song? Taeyang's dance moves are sick! I shamelessy tried to mimic his skills in front of my mirror and completely FAILED. He's come such a long way since the last time I saw him at the MTV K special.
And how sad can this video be? Koreans are the masters of creating tearjerkers. I never cry watching MVs, but I was THIS close with Wedding Dress. Mad props Taeyang. So proud of you once again. Now teach me how not to make a fool myself and spazz in front of my reflection.
My Halloween costume from HK didn't arrive in time, so I was stuck with the madness of shoppers that were all looking for last minute outfits. HORRIBLE PLAN. Luckily, I was able to cop some latex leggings and a sequined top for this makeshift pop star outfit. Honestly, I was planning on being catwoman or gothic pirate, but the cost of the one-time use accessories was totally not worth it. Raincheck on wasting my moola! Ultimately, no one rocked the same costume as yours truly and it def felt good
As for what my next Halloween costume will be...
568 Broadway 2nd Fl (at Prince Street)
New York, NY 10022
"This 11,000-square-foot brainchild of master facialist Marcia Kilgore probably comes close to most people's utopian vision of a spa. After passing the sign reading, "This Way to Bliss," and opening a blue porthole door, enter a product-laden reception area boasting the first of many celestial trompe l'oeil ceilings; here the receptionists-gatekeepers are busy, yet personable and professional. Move on to the well-stocked locker room, change into a robe and settle into the comfy lounge area for some fruit, sweets and wine while awaiting your therapist.
The menu is an impressive mix of classic spa offerings and unusual treatments, including numerous kinds of facials, a decadent Cleopatra-like rose-petal wrap, a lemon body peel, the lower-body blaster, customized "blissages" (massages), reflexology, full-body waxing and luxurious pedicures. The well-sized treatment rooms are serenity-inducing, and the staff well trained." (description via citysearch)
For those of you that follow my twitter, you all knew that I decided to treat myself to a quick getaway at Bliss Soho. It was my first time pampering myself at this spa chain, and I was soooooooooo excited. I got the most popular service that they offered - Blissage 75.
Overall, the massage was good, but not great - partly due to the fact that my "Dana" masseuse turned into a "Harris" masseur. I never had a dude massage me, so my conservative-self said in my head, "His hands better not be all up in my booty." Haha. I mentioned this mix-up to the receptionist, and she claimed that they may make changes last minute. I shrugged it off, because I really did not want to open a can of whoop @$$.
Was it worth $150? Not really, but I was definitely feeling the facility offered to guests. The pre-post lounge area was fab with the little complimentary snacks and gossip mags, shower with unlimited bliss shampoo/soap was awesome and the joint was not crowded a bit. I literally spent 3 hrs at Bliss and milked every dollar spent. Haha. Check it out if you have the extra cash, but if you need a real massage - the ones in Chinatown may just do!