Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day (2011)!

Today my daughter and I headed to the Navy Exchange and Pearlridge Mall to do some shopping.  This picture shows her first time sitting in a shopping cart.  I know it's nothing big, but I was a proud parent.  Haha.  I only wished my husband was here to share on all the "firsts" our daughter has been doing since he's been gone.  I understand it comes with the territory of being active duty but it does get depressing at times...

Anyways, I really wish I was able to celebrate today with my husband, but right now he's out there serving his country.  I just wanted to thank everyone who made blog posts for those in the military.  =)  I hope you all had a good Memorial Day. 

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Back to Shokudo!

Tonight my cousin, Lerma, and I had a date night.  It's been over a year since we hung out together so it was nice catching up.  I obviously love Shokudo and she's never been there so I had to bring her.  Lol.

I had their spicy miso ramein.

She got the veggie soy ramein.

And for dessert was the delicious honey toast!  Yum.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Thanks again to my sister-in-law!

Even though I've been on blogger for about two months or so, I am still new to figuring out how to make my page better/prettier/etc.  But thanks to my sister-in-law, JC (<-- you should definitely check out how beauty blog!) she's been a lot of help with showing me how to fix up my page.  <333


Does anyone here have a wordpress account?  I was talking to my cousin, Lerma about other places on the net that I could blog on and she mentioned this site.  So I decided to create an account, but for some reason it seems very confusing to me.  (Am I just slow?!  Lol)  But I'm just wondering if any of you gave wordpress a try?  How do you like it?  I wanted to use it to make another (or my main beauty blog instead of my D.G.S.Beauty blog).  The only thing that really intrigued me is being able to create my own domain and choosing between .com, .net. or .org.  It's $17 a year ($7 more than blogger).  I do love blogger though.  I can't decide...

Friday, May 27, 2011

I love Zippys!

On today's menu is Zippy's mini korean chicken plate and an ensemada!  Some of my faves.  I wish the mainland had a Zippy's.  *sigh*  But I'm happy I finally got to eat an ensemada.  The past few times I had gone they were already sold out of it!  Yummy.  

Be careful who you trust!

The only person I can completely trust is my husband.  Everyone else seems to have turned on me one time or another.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Target and Mail Drop

Tonight my friend and I headed to Target so I could get a few pictures developed.  To kill some time we walked around and I and I found these cute sandals for my daughter.  They were also having a BOGO sale!  I got a size 2 and 3 since my daughter will most likely get bigger pretty quick.  They're so cute and I love that they're pink!  

Anywho, the pictures I got developed at Target took less than an hour.  Now that I got the pictures I'm all set to get my husband's envelope ready.  Sometimes when they are underway us wives/girlfriends have a "mail drop."  That's basically getting to send our husband's an 8x11" envelope filled with letters, pictures, etc.  My husband requested a fitness and money magazine along with new pictures of his daughter and I.  Since Father's day is coming up and he'll still be gone I decided to throw in his first Father's day card.  I'll also include a letter.  I'm so excited to get this done and send it to our Ombudsman back in SD so she can sent it off to the boat.  I'm glad that he'll get to see pictures of his daughter standing, eating new foods, etc.  He misses out on so many things being in the Navy.  But I'm gonna do my best to keep him up to date on everything going on in our life.  

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Fun day at the dentist

Today I had a cleaning at my dentist.  I love how my teeth feels after a cleaning.  Haha.  But I always dread going to the dentist because I'm afraid they'd tell me I have cavities again.  But today was different.  I have none!  I couldn't believe it.  Lol.  I love sweets and eat it every single day.  Anywho, usually when I go to the dentist they have a movie playing.  Today was G.I. Joe.  Woot!  I like that movie only for one reason...Byung-Hun Lee.  

I've always had a thing for Koreans.  I'm not sure why.  But isn't he yummy?!  I haven't been keeping up with the newer Korean Dramas so I don't know any new actors, but this guy will always be one of my favorites.  I loved him in Beautiful Days and All In (especially because his opposite was my favorite actress Hye-Kyo Song)

All I can say is DAMN!  ;)

Seven pounds goal!

Originally my goal weight was to be 110 lbs after I gave birth to my daughter.  I was determined to get back to that weight, especially after being at my highest weight of 150 lbs when I was pregnant.  But now I changed that target weight to 105 lbs!  My husband didn't want me to get too thin, but it seems to be okay with him as long as I "keep my curves."  So silly.  Anyways, with my "lent" just starting, I'm positive I'll be able to reach my goal in no time.  I've had cravings to have starbucks, soda, chocolate and ice cream today but I resisted.  It'll be hard to just stop cold turkey, but not impossible.

Today I went shopping with one of my friends and found a pair of jeans on sale.  It was a size 0.  I haven't been able to fit into those since high school/college years.  I was a bit hesitant to even bother trying them on, but I gave it a try.  I couldn't believe that I could fit into those again!  Even though I loved it I didn't buy the jeans.  I told myself once I reach my 105 goal, then I'll allow myself to buy a few new outfits.

Aside from no longer eating my favorite foods, I'll try to be more strict with my diet.  From now on (unless I'm out for dinner or something) I'll no longer eat after 7pm, try to exercise more, etc.  I just need to stay focus and keep my eye on the prize!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Let the "lent" begin!

A few of my girl friends and I have decided to do our own version of "lent."  However, instead of it lasting just 40 days, it'll be until the new year!  I believe we can all do it especially considering what the consequences are if we fail.  (LOL!)  Anyways, starting at 12am tomorrow until 12am Jan 1, 2012 we will not have any starbucks (water is the only exception) and sodas.  Also, each of us gave up other food items (but we'll be able to eat those items just once a week because let's face it, it'd be too hard giving it up for the remainder of this year).  For me, I'm giving up chocolate and ice cream.  I consume those almost every single day so it'll be quite a change just being able to have it once a week, but I know it'll be for the better.  Also, this should definitely help me get to my goal weight much faster.  My husband told me my limit is 110 lbs, but I think I'm gonna change it to 105 lbs.  Let's do this!

Keeping Daddy Close

For some reason my hubby was nicknamed Eeyore by his family.  So before Alyssa was born we started to collect the Winnie The Pooh character dolls from the Disney stores.  So far she only has Tigger and Piglet.  We figured we'd buy the rest when she's older and knows who they are.  But since daddy is far away now I decided to buy her a mini Eeyore blanket to symbolize keeping daddy close and knowing that he loves and misses her vey much. <333

Happy 7 months!

Baby girl spent almost the entire day with Uncle.  =)  

She's still learning how to hold her bottle and drink from it properly.

Such a happy girl eating green beans.

Yeah...Uncle did her hair..  LOL.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Tiffany's, Snow Factory, and Sushi Company (05/22/11)

Today I finally hanged out with one of my good guy friends.  It's been a while since we got to hang out so it was nice.  (Sorry for the lack of pictures).  First we decided to go to Ala Moana and check out Tiffany's.  While walking through the food court I bumped into my in-laws so we sat down with them for a bit to talk.  I wish I brought my daughter so they could have saw her but she was at home since my brother offered to babysit.  

Anyways, it was my second time ever visiting Tiffany's.  We wanted to see their selection of wedding rings since he's planning to propose to his girl friend soon.  I couldn't believe how expensive their rings cost.  With all of my rings combined (promise ring, engagement ring and wedding band) it was still less compared to one of their cheapest engagement rings.  Gosh!  So crazy.  He didn't buy any of the rings but did get some quotes so he could think more about it.

Next stop was Snow Factory (they don't have an actual site so the link is to their reviews on Yelp).  This place is unique compared to other shave ice places on Hawaii.  They make the ice paper thin so it just melts in your mouth.  The prices are fair and they also provide free dry/crumbled toppings (oreos, chocolate chip cookies, ritz crackers, gummi bears, etc).  

My first time at Snow Factory I shared a lycee shave ice with my girl friends.  This time I got their number one regular selling shave ice, Strawberry and Vanilla.  I also added homemade mochi, oreos and chocolate chip cookies.  It was delicious! 

On our way home I was still hungry considering the shave ice was all I ate so far.  So we stopped by Sushi Company because their garlic chicken is amazing.  I ordered my usual, the garlic chicken bento.  Both places are located in McCully so if you're ever in the area I suggest trying them out.   

Stunnah Shades!

My baby girl modeling aunty Cristine's stunnah shades.  I think we have a future model in the making.  ;)

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Just Tacos and Walmart

So Cristine and I had another spontaneous girl's night out again.  She took me to Just Tacos located in Pearl city.  I don't eat Mexican food that much but I enjoyed it.

Cristine's margarita

Me enjoying my water

My two tacos w/ carne asada and shrimp

Cristine's two tacos with chicken and shrimp


Fried ice cream

After dinner we decided to walk off our full tummies at Walmart.  While walking around I stumbled onto this turnable.  I really wanted it, but don't have any room/use for it at the moment.  If I hadn't bought my makeup organizer I would've used it for that or even for my nail polishes but my collection is back in SD.  Oh wells.

I didn't realize how light I am.  LOL

Friday, May 20, 2011

Money in the bank = Happiness!

Woohoo!  My husband gave me a goal of saving $600 while he's out to sea.  I'm half way there and I still have a lot of time left.  So I will try to up the amount to $1000 instead.  I hope I can do it.  Eating out seems to be where most of my money goes, so I'll just need to cut down on that.  On Monday will be the beginning of my personal "lent" so that should help me save money and lose more weight.  Hopefully I can do this and make my hubby proud.

Gosh, I miss him...

Happy 1 year and 3 months, baby!

One of my favorite pictures of us from our first (small) wedding.  <333

Thursday, May 19, 2011

MacBook Pro Speck Cases

Lately I've been noticing that my Pro has been feeling hotter than usual.  I figured maybe something is wrong with the battery/laptop?  So my friend and I went to Apple and of course they just offered various reasons as to why it might be heating up faster.  My friend suggested that I take out the bottom of my case instead.  After doing so, there was a huge difference.  But it just sucks because I paid almost $50 for my case and now I can only use half of it!  For my old Pro I originally used the Speck SeeThru case, which I also liked and didn't notice any problems with it.  But for my new Pro, I decided to go with the Speck Satin case because it looked much better..  *sigh*  Oh wells.  Lesson learned.

Speck SeeThru Pink Case

Speck Satin Pink Case

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

California Rock 'N Sushi, Forever 21 & Shokudo!

Today my girl friend and I went out to hang out and have fun.  First I took her to dinner in Wards at California Rock 'N Sushi since she's never gone there before.  

We ordered the catepillar roll and some spicy tuna type of roll.

We also got edamame (soy beans) and "kickin chicken"  It was just like buffalo wings, but not really.

Our next stop was Ala Moana.  At Forever 21 we wanted to play w/ the hair accessories.  You can really seen mine but it was a hairband w/ some brown feathers attached to it while Cristine wore a headband w/ a bow.  

Next was another headband on me and a hat on Cristine.

After making room in our tummies for dessert, we walked to Shokudo.

Nom nom!  We got the cookies n cream honey toast.  It was so good.  

This was all that was left.  LOL.  We couldn't finish it all.

Just our chopsticks from both restaurants.  =)

Monday, May 16, 2011

My little baby standing!

This past week she has been trying to use the couch to stand but never could until today!  I'm so happy I caught it on video especially since her daddy is underway right now working so hard.  


I love getting an email from my husband almost every single day.  A lot of the other wives rarely get emails  so I feel very lucky and blessed to have such a loving husband.  I know he doesn't have much free time so it means a lot that he tries to sneak an email or two to me each day.  I can't wait to see the love of my life again.  <333

Sunday, May 15, 2011


I think I have a cavity!  =(  I guess I'll call my dentist tomorrow...  *sigh*

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Gotta get serious!

After learning that my mom is 4 lbs (2 lbs lighter than my goal weight) lighter than me, it's my goal to get motivated again and focus on getting to my target weight.  Starting today I'll stop drinking starbucks and soda.  Thank goodness SB's happy hour ends tomorrow so it'll gradually stop me from wanting my Java Chip frap.  Once I manage to go cold turkey from those, I'll try to give up my beloved ice cream.  Haha.  I would say I'd work out, but knowing how I am, I doubt I would.  Usually when I decide to work out it'll be a spur of the moment kind of thing.  Oh wells.  Wish me luck!

I'm done, son!

It wasn't until I was laying in bed trying to go to sleep that I realized it was my graduation day.  I can't believe I finally graduated with my Master's degree.  It took me four years and two schools.  Since I was taking an online graduate program at KSU, I didn't have to go to the commencement ceremony.  It would have been nice to participate, but I wasn't about to dish out hundreds of dollars just to fly to Kansas to walk in a graduation robe.  I'm happy I'm done with school though.  I highly doubt I'll go for my Doctorate, but it's still nice to have come this far.  Now I can fully focus on attaining my makeup certificate.

Mommy and Baby being camera whores