Friday, June 7, 2013

Website with Wix.com

I've been working on my jewelry website for a while now and it's been live for a few months. I'm extremely proud of it but business is not good. It's partially my fault. I haven't been promoting it at all. After giving up on Etsy, because of the fee and the competition I just got lazy. Part of me wish it would just do it's thing and find me business lol.. if only that's all it takes.
 
 
This is my logo and I'm keeping it. Check out the site www.VoonNYC.com and let me know what you think.


 
On a side note, I've had this stone for a long time. I purchased a whole string of this because I love this stone and thought others will like it. It's a high quality gold rutilated quartz.
 The only person that had the chance to enjoy this stone is my mom. I remember when I was young my mom went through a crystal phase. She still wears her nicer citrine bracelets. I remembered we would go to the store and when we looked at gold rutilated quartz it usually cost a lot because of how precious the stones are... I won't get into the metaphysical properties, you can do a quick google search and find out more.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Lunch date at Tony’s DiNapoli ( NYC ) - mini review

 
We headed to Tony’s DiNapoli this afternoon for lunch. The food was not bad. I've been craving Italian food for a few days now and was totally saving my stomach for this lunch since one of our vendors was taking us out. F R E E. Those are the best =D
 
If you haven't been here before you can stop by if you are visiting Time Square. The menu and the way it works is the same as Carmine's. It's basically  family style Italian food. The service was good we didn't have to wait long for our food and our water was always filled.
 
A few things I did notice is that portion are definitely smaller compared to Carmine's and I'm not a cook but my coworkers was positive that the broccoli in our pasta was FROZEN and then microwaved... They were pretty disappointed at that.
 
We of course order dessert. This honestly was my favorite part! I love me some ice cream and I suggested the sundae with brownie, fudge and fresh whipped cream. I don't care for the fudge or the fresh whipped cream but the ice cream and the brownie..... oh man... it was delicious!!
My coworkers really like the Strawberry shortcake dish but I think it was $16?? crazy.
 
Bottom Line: I think if you don't have a place to eat after a show this is not a bad place to be BUT if you are visiting NYC. I think Carmine will be a better choice.
 
 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Goods from the Philippines

Hello hello, A few weeks ago my husband went on a trip to the Philippine. He went because he wanted to increase his airline mileage to keep his status? So apparently a lot of people do this. They will take a plane ride and back to rack up on mileage. So he was there for a planned 2 days but I told his to stay a day longer when Sandy reached NYC.
His trip was not all about Eddie because I received goodies from it! Woo hoo
These items were purchased at the Robinson mall. First impression? The makeup looked cheap and a little tacky. The gold trim looks like the makeup I can buy at the dollar store. It was wrapped really nicely tho and I believe it's a decent brand in the Philippines. I haven't tried it out yet but I have a feeling it will be pigments but powdery. When I finally put my brush in it. I will update you.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Little Pie Company, New York, NY

Ohh my sweet sweet pie. 
I sorta have a date every Monday with a gal pal of mine. This particular Monday we went to the Little Pie Company here is their website.
I always have an open mind to food places because I believe all it takes it ONE good experience and I'll be hooked. I'm not a person that love and crave bake goods to begin with so I appreciates bakery/cafes with nice decorations and characters. This place was not cute at all. Just table and chairs. I would never give is a second thought if I walk pass the store but you know what you can't judge a book by it's cover? 

We ordered the sour cream apple pie

and the sour cream apple walnut pie 


My friend the one with the sweet tooth really enjoyed the pie for the most part. This was her second time so she willing came back here. As for me I will never have another reason to stop by here again. I wouldn't even bring a friend here for tea or coffee. It's just not a very nice atmosphere to me and the pie do not entice me.

Oh not to mention the price tag for the 5 inch pie! $ 8 !

Hand pull noodle and dumpling house, Brooklyn NY

My husband and I came here one weekend looking for just something to fill our bellies. We did not have a craving for anything specific so we texted a friend that lives close by the area for some suggestions. 
according to Yelp they are located at :
7201 18th Ave
(between 72nd St & 73rd St) 
BrooklynNY 11204
Neighborhood: Bensonhurst

(718) 232-6191








Our friends recommended the ( I think) combo 3. House Special Combo with beef, beef tripe, beef tendon, pork chop an egg. My husband and I are very boring people soooo it's always either beef or chicken non of that other parts.


I think I order the 17. Hand pulled noodle with dumplings  I remembered it to be really yummy. You get your carbs, veggie and a kind of meaty dumpling. Nothing I can ask for more for that price.


All in all Eddie and I were not disappointed that day. Our bellies were happy and dinner was cheap. This place is not a very pretty place ( extremely not pretty ) please do not take a date here... Come to think about it they didn't serve us water! we asked for it after our meal because we were so thirsty and they gave me a bottle of water.. this was AFTER we paid and he didn't tell us it would cost us anything.. but I felt that there was an awkward moment so we left an extra dollar on the table. 

I'm hungry now... and wish this place was closer to home. =(


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Pumpkin Cupcake for Thanksgiving!

So this Monday my work had Thanksgiving lunch. It's a potluck, everyone is bringing a dish and we will all have lunch together to celebrate Thanksgiving! Now I'm not a cook, but I know how to bake ( a little ).So the first thing I did was volunteer to make the dessert. I was going to make my regular red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting but a friend suggested that I make pumpkin cupcakes instead because it's more of a "fall dessert" and so she sent me the Martha Stewart pumpkin cupcake recipe.
 
Here is are the ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin puree 
 
 
It took a lot of ingredient but turned out pretty yummy. The recipe said it yields 18 cupcakes but i was able to make 24 cupcake with that bach. Also here is the recipe I used for the cream cheese frosting. I didn't like this recipe, I felt like it was TOO cream cheese tasting but everyone said it was yummy.



It looked really lumpy and I had no idea why.. but it turned out okay.

Pretty exciting to see it go from this...

 
To this...
 
 
This was when I knew it was a success! Whoo Hoo.

 
Okay la, thank you for stopping by. The cupcake was a hit! My husband liked it too. I pretty sure I will make more.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Starbucks November 2012 Bogo deal!

Hmm.. I love it when I start seeing these red holiday cups! even better when there is a deal.
So get ready! starting tomorrow ( 11/15/12 ) I already know the lines in the city will be mad! I'll probably head there at 1:50pm and start lining up =)
 
What will you try first? I'm thinking of the Gingerbread Latte mmmMmm
 
 
The holidays are about sharing traditions with friends and family.
Rekindle your favorite memories with someone special during our Buy One, Share One event. November 15-18, 2-5pm at participating Starbucks stores, buy one holiday beverage and we'll give you a second one of equal or lesser value to share.

H&M 40% one item!

Hi all, oh poo I wish I posted this earlier. H&M is having 40% off any item!
from 11/12/12 - 11/14/12.
 
Enjoy today is the last day!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Fried Ice Cream!


If I can have this everyday I would!.. Fried ice is the best thing in the world. I usually see this in Japanese restaurants. It's deep fried ball of ice cream!. I know what you are thinking.. it's just a heart attach waiting to happen. It's a heavy item but it's not "oily" per say... It's not the consistency of a fried banana or fried chicken. Hard to explain. I would just try it at least once. =)

This picture was taken at Tenzan.