Behind the wheel exam- Driving

Of course, as expected, I passed.

No way would I letmyself fail because

1. It’s so tedious to go back and fall in line at DMV

2. I’m an amazing driver

3. I don’t wanna go back to DMV again and fall in line for three hours, godammit.

 

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Weekend warrior, my love

Literally we went down and dirtayy

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Vegas in bullets

  1. That old saying is true about what happens in vegas stays in Vegas— foodwise that is! All the stuff that I ate should stay in Vegas. I made a log and I was  shocked at the amount of food I ate! It’s all good. Fasting mode is on
  2. A more than 8 hour drive for my hubby equates to my non-stop propensity to sleep. If i were to do it again,  I’d choose to fly over the drive. It’s just too much (yes, all I did was sleep and I’m bitchin)
  3. I even fell harder for my husband for his patience in the long drive. I married an amazing man.
  4. Alcohol was aplenty and my liver is doing good so far.
  5. Hoover Dam was breathtaking. Photos would never do justice. I took it all in and didn’t really shoot a lot of pictures.
  6. All my television production years never prepared me to the amount of cleavage alone on our first night in Vegas—  Strolling around MGM grand, a cornucopia of beautiful people in all shapes and sizes sashayed in their best outfits. I, on the other hand, me and my hubby– strolled around hand in hand wearing sneakers and me lugging a backpack ala Dora the explorer.
  7. No mad shopping took place. For the most part, we enjoyed great food and an amazing show.
  8. Vegas is not jus about booze and getting laid. There’s so much culture in the shows. I immensely enjoyed one of the 7 shows– I’ve always been fascinated by the dedication and training of these wonderful talented artists on stage. I chose Zumanity located in the New York New York Hotel for its “adults only” theme. I heard my pseudo prude sister in law enjoying most of the show.
  9. In a span of less than 3 days- I’ve experienced riding different Uber cars from a Pathfinder, to  an Audi SUV to a huge Suburban. Damn, Uber is really changing the game in travelling.
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The uber diaries

2 rides in one day oh wow.

11am. The first ride which amounted to about 5 dollars was jus a mile.away from work. It was a middle aged guy named Luis, and the vehicle was a Kia Sorento.

I’m so freakin delayed with this amazing innovation;  blame it on my husband’s incessant care and I wouldn’t blame him. After all, despite where we live, I guess one just have to constantly watch your back.

So Anyway, I greeted happily as I hopped on the front seat… ” it’s my first uber ride!” without knowing that there’s already a passenger at the back.

Luis responded with an “oh wow” and I surmise that he gave an awkward silence of “what am i supposed to say to you, you talky lady?”

I initiated  nonchalantly about how I could have just walk on the way there, but didn’t do so because it was too goddamn cold on this fall morning. But I wanted to find out how it would work because I need to get a ride later and I haven’t figured out this whole ride sharing convenience in the first world.

My first uber ride took about  2-3 minutes.

5:30pm My second ride was after getting off from work, me and my hubby were figuring out a way  to alleviate the hassle of parting ways– him on his way to school, while me, having to go to the gym . While I already have a DMV permit, I’m still not allowed to drive without anyone accompanying me.

So enter the $10.73 dollar  UBER ride for about 10 miles.This time it was a  white Toyota Corolla and it was a driver named Mohammad.

It was funny the scene before I rode the Toyota, my hubby commanded me to kiss him, I just found that adorable.

The ride was pleasant, the Afghan guy was amazing and courteous, and I’m always Ms Small talk, so I found out that he’s driving Uber for 5 years now, and like me, he is an immigrant in the U.S. now for ten years.

I am pleased, gave the guy a 5 star review for being a safe and courteous driver and now very excited about our routine until my hubby finishes his schooling this fall

 

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9 Months after….

Nope! I’m not pregnant!

This is the month that took for me to convince myself (actually, my hubby)  that it’s alright to visit a hair salon.

Because compared to my beloved Pilipinas, a salon trip there is a fraction of how astronomical it costs here in the U.S.
That is the reason it took me almost 9 months and have my hair colored!
I try to live below our means and my husband just laughs at my antics because in all seriousness, it’s not a huge deal to him,  but to me… a freakin 120 DOLLARS of Hair color + Haircut is HUGGGEEE Deal!

Case in point:
A full blown hair color, mani and pedicure would cost me about 1500 PESOS- thats around 32 US Dollars!

But then again seeing the results, and the work that my stylist did, I’m quite amazed. I really got my money’s worth
Anyway, the result was nothing short of amazing and I’m glad my hubby encouraged me because daymm I look like a huge mess prior to this!

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the 21 day sugarless lifestyle

After almost 4 weeks of freeing myself from sugar, save the one last sunday when i had a berry smoothie and brownie, here are the immense changes Ive experienced
– Clothes are way loose now
– No afternoon sluggish feeling
– Faster run with stronger endurance

Is giving up sugar worth it?
You betcha.
It’s so worth the battle that not only does it saved us money, it helped me to improve my life in general.

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Achievement unlocked

More like claimed at the Philippine consulate!

Finally I got my beautiful name changed!! 

Yay!!

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