Tuesday, June 30, 2009

In the Night.

So since so many people were in town last weekend and they all said they were going to XS at Encore on Saturday night. We decided to make a cameo! You know we hardly ever go out, but we felt like we deserved a night out, I KNOW I DID! Benny isn't really a "clubbing" kind of guy, but he knows I like to go to socialize with my friends, have a few drinks, and shake my tail feather! :) He's more of a gambling guy, but sometimes you gotta do something I wanna do!! lol Normally it sucks, because unless you are a group of girls in Vegas, you get stuck in the stupid VEGAS club lines!! Where you see all these people passing you up, because they have a table or they are a bunch of females. We live in vegas, so we don't do it hella major with bottle service every time we go out, or else we would be freakin' broke! So by the time we even get remotely close to the door Benny wants to go home. But i warned him before, that we are having fun tonight, so you better leave your attitude at home! hahahaha.

XS was pretty nice, it's like a bigger version of TRYST. The pool area was ridiculous and there were even black jack tables! Perfect for you girls with a man that needs to gamble! A little bit of both worlds! Unless you had a table, trying to get a drink at the bar took freakin' centuries! so that was definitely a negative, but please believe we didn't let that ruin our night!

We ended up staying out later than we planned to because we had so much fun. yup, can't wait for the next adult night out. Cause we just need it sometimes! :) My first drinking experience with Carlen, oh how I've missed her.

Happy 21st Birthday Rowena!! The "Union City" sure came out of me that night, bitches trying to fuck with me and my alcohol, aye they should know better!

Wrapped around my finger.

There's no feeling that compares to when you have little tiny fingers wrapped around one of yours. Grasping on to you so tight, just wanting you to be there and guide them in the right direction.

I'm telling you, there has been no greater challenge I've witnessed that comes remotely close to raising a child. There is no greater reward to me than a smile on one of my children's faces. Some people are rich with money, but I'm filthy rich in other ways. And you know what...I wouldn't have it any other way.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

The late and great...

He didn't just make moves; he made history. His legend will live on through his music. We should all be grateful we got to witness his talent. RIP Michael Jackson at the age of 50.

"In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe."--MJ

Sunday, June 21, 2009

speak on it.

...thank you boss bizness...

If you're ever in Vegas...

Go see the show "HUMAN NATURE" at Imperial Palace! I am so serious, I was dancing and singing to every song. They were so good...If you love Motown it's a must see! Benny and I were so impressed, we can't wait to watch it again. And the next time I go, I'm going all out dressed in Motown attire! I am so glad I got these show tickets for Benny for Father's Day, we had such a great time. We bought all 3 of their CD's and listened to them on the way home, but we still think they sounded 100 times better live! Our favorite part was probably when they sang their version of "Ooo Baby Baby", a remake of Smokey Robinson's original song, and man...they blew me away! I am a hardcore fan of theirs and that was the 1st time I saw them!

"The members of Human Nature are the first to admit that it’s a little strange to hear four white Australian guys singing Motown, but once they take the stage and start performing at the Imperial Palace, you’ll think these guys were born to sing the legendary songs made famous by artists like The Temptations and The Four Tops.

Smokey Robinson Presents Australia's Human Nature – The Ultimate Celebration of Motown features the vocal harmonies of Toby Allen, Phil Burton, Andrew Tierney and Michael Tierney.
In 2005 Human Nature recorded a tribute album to Motown called “Reach Out” and it caught Robinson’s attention. He invited the group to visit him at a recording session and they impressed him so much that he recorded some remakes for their album “Get Ready.” Robinson now introduces them via video screen six nights a week at the Imperial Palace.
The quartet, backed by a six-piece band, starts out with high-energy songs like “Baby I Need Your Lovin’” by The Four Tops and “The Way You Do the Things You Do” by The Temptations and the pace never slows from there.

Human Nature tries to channel the feeling and style of the Motown era in every way, even dressing impeccably in a variety of matching suits and tuxes throughout the show.
All good Motown groups had synchronized dance moves to go along with their songs and Human Nature is no exception. “Stop in the Name of Love” by The Supremes presents the perfect opportunity to teach some simple steps to the audience and everyone gets up out of their seats to participate. Audience participation does end there. Later in the show, the group chooses a woman in the audience to go on stage and sing along with Human Nature's on The Tempations’ “My Girl.”

The members of Human Nature interact well together on stage and their voices blend flawlessly. It’s evident that they’ve been together for a long time and have perfected their craft.
The group formed in 1989 as a doo-wop band in Sydney. In 1994 they signed with Sony Music and released their debut album “Telling Everybody” in 1995. The album was an instant hit, selling four times platinum and in the process becoming the most successful debut album ever released in Australia.

The group has performed as the opening act for Celine Dion and Michael Jackson and in 2000 they had the honor of performing the Australian National Anthem at the Sydney Olympics.
For a group that has spent years playing in huge stadiums, it’s a treat to see them in the intimate 653-seat theater at the Imperial Palace.
While every song Human Nature performs has the audience singing and clapping along, it’s the group’s a cappella songs that bring the house down. Their rendition of “People Get Ready” by The Impressions is stunning and the a cappella version of Smokey Robinson & The Miracles’ “Ooh Baby Baby” is what originally caught Robinson’s attention.

By the end of the show, the entire audience is on its feet and the performers are dancing in the aisles and even on table tops.

This show isn’t about fancy sets or special effects, it’s about the raw singing talent of Human Nature and the uplifting music of an era that will leave you nostalgic for the days of Motown."

Sunday, June 14, 2009


Congratulations to Kyle & AJ!!

YOU DID IT!! So happy and proud of you guys. I still can't believe you guys are done with High School, makes me feel ridiculously old. Love you guys!! Time to conquer the world...

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


So I know guys are into sports, I happen to really like basketball and football. Those are the only two sports games I can really get into. Straight up off the couch, screaming, chanting actually knowing the game enough to know what calls are being made, etc. I'm sure you get the picture.

I'm a loyal fan to my teams and if my teams aren't playing I go for whatever team I like best. I'm a bay girl so obviously its the warriors and niners.

Right now, I'm rooting for orlando instead of LA, for this simple fact, I can't stand Kobe! And I feel like everyone is entitled to a championship, not just the lakers.

Yea, go for the team you want, but what's up with the side gallery of haters? Its a game people, you win some, you lose some. That's just the way the cookie crumbles. If my team loses, damn it sucks. But its there own fault they lost. They decide they're own fate. I'm just glad I got to witness a good game. Who wants to watch a boring one?

These ladies at my work were talking and said, "I don't know if its the teams I can't stand, or just the fans!"--referring to Laker & Raider fans.

Makes you wonder.

Be a fan, but be a good sport as well. Them die hard fans probably take the game waaaay more seriously than the players do! Where's the fun in that? After all, its just a game!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Born June 6, 2009

Now introducing...
Kalia Raye Dejos. (aka Kali Raye)
7lbs, 8oz and 20" long

Congrats to the "born again" parental units Alvin & Jenn on the newest member to their growing family!! The favoritest people in my life are geminis, so her and I are going to be the best of friends!! Can't wait to meet her!

Damn. :(

So I decided to watch the news tonight and the story about the 41 babies/toddlers killed in a daycare fire down in Mexico really hit me. I don't like watching the news because every time I do, its like it instills a little bit of fear in me, some worry, just a little bit of every unpleasant feeling there is! Why would you want to start your day off with hearing about the twin towers being demolished by planes or babies being found in dumpsters. Falling asleep to hearing about kids being kidnapped, shootings at schools. Fuck, enough to give you nightmares!

Even though I'm a mom that clearly has fears about what kind of things can happen to her kids, I'd rather avoid it by not watching the news, to confirm those fears! Don't get me wrong, we still live a grand life by living, but there's definitely nothing wrong with being overly cautious, or over protective!

As for me, I think educating your kids to be aware of the things that could happen is your best bet. Helping them understand that we set rules to be followed because there are "crazies" out there. Rules aren't there to make there lives hell, but to prevent any bad things from happening. We can only hope they follow them.

My heart goes out to anyone that was affected by the tragedy. Here's the link to the full article on ABC if you're interested. Reading it hurt my heart, I can only imagine what those parents are going through right now. :(


O God, whose beloved Son did take little children into his arms and bless them: Give us grace, we beseech thee, to entrust these children to thy never-failing care and love, and bring us all to thy heavenly kingdom; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


Looking at this picture just makes me laugh!

This movie was freakin' "awesome"!

Don't ask me why I use that word a lot, I just like it right now I suppose. But seriously, I haven't laughed so hard during a movie at a theatre in forever! And trust me, all the funny parts weren't already shown in the trailer, the entire thing was "laugh out loud" funny! There was probably a total of 5 minutes through out the entire thing that I was NOT laughing. It's like my asthma started kicking in because I wasn't breathing right.

Alan was definitely my favorite character, even though they all pretty much had there time to shine, the cast complimented each other very well. I can't wait for this movie to come out on DVD, because I can totally see myself watching it over and over again! It will be definite laughs...

Shit, I might just watch it again in the theatre!! But definitely too graphic for kids, so don't bring them! Don't ever watch it with them around.! For sure, adult ONLY film. So save it for when your kids are asleep or sleeping over the grandparents house.

There are those "stupid funny" films like Pineapple express, Dude where's my car..etc. Where it's funny, but its like "who does that?". Like you know, the straight stoner movies. I'm not even sure if I'm going to make sense saying this, but this movie, was "stupid funny", but so realistic at the same time. Like it could really happen to people, especially in VEGAS!! Just go watch it, you'll see what the hype is about.

I know I was hearing people weren't as excited about it and didn't like it, but I can't see how you WOULD NOT like it. I was going through the reviews and out of all the good ones, there was one bad review.

by Hannah Palindrome

Hannah Palindrome
I had high hopes for this movie after reading all the reviews. Am I just a boring person with absolutely no "funny bone."The best parts of the movie: Mike Tyson & Phil Collins, The Asian guy rolling up the window scene, The guy yelling at his girlfriend, and the end with all the photos. The rest of the movie was...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzThe guy sitting next to me was laughing at everything. I don't know what he was "smoking", but it was really not that funny. I guess it will tickle your funny bone if your a teen or in your twenties. I'm in my early thirties. BORINGIf you want to see a funny/good movie...rent The Wackness! Ben Kingsley is GREAT!"

Okay really lady?? I think she pretty much bagged herself in this review, saying she has no funny bone, and that she's 30. So what if your 30?? You have no sense of humor or desire to laugh? That was the only bad review I found and that even made me laugh!

Favorite Quotes from the movie:

"Remember what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Except for herpes. That s***'ll come back with you."

Stu: "She is wearing my grandmother's Holocaust ring."Alan: "I didn't know they gave out rings at the Holocaust."

Stu: "Why can't we remember a godd*** thing from last night?"Phil: "Because we obviously had a great f***ing time."

Dr. Valsh (Matt Walsh): "It's on the corner of 'get a map' and 'f*** off.'"

Alan: "Next week's no good for me. The Jonas Brothers are in town."

Alan: "Tigers love pepper. They hate cinnamon."

I don't want to burn too much of the movie, so I won't get carried away with the quotes, just go watch it!

His 1 before 3O.

So today marks Benny's 29th birthday! Craaazy. Happy birthday oldie! (But goodie) :)

cute "do" of the day, Aly saying: "its not daddys birthday, its alys birthday!"

Friday, June 5, 2009

Back in the day...

"...when I was young I'm not a kid anymore, but some days I sit and wish I was a kid again."

I really don't recall life EVER being so complicated when I was a kid. Now there's so much responsibility it makes my head spin, but I guess that's what happens when you have as many kids as I do, a full time job and a relationship.

Just for kicks I'm taking a trip down memory lane:

I'm not so sure I want to be a kid again, but I want to take myself back to a place where I feel like a kid again! Sometimes I do, when I let myself go and just forget about the stresses of life. Just because we have responsibilities doesn't mean we can't have fun. Just remember to set aside "me time" to let loose!
"Don't worry, be happy!"
Remember to smile today, you never know who's day that smile may brighten! (super cheesy I know)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

a better half

Only in my dreams can I experience what I deserve. For now anyways.

Why do people feel like they can say outrageous things to you in the line of anger, then expect you to forget it once they finally run it back in their head. Once they see the "cruelness" spoken off their tongue.

You can only take so much of the same thing before you start to think, "why am I here again?"

Dear god...where is my better half? One that can embrace differences and put selfishness aside. A support system I can turn to whenever I need it. I won't go out and look, because I know with patience and the love I have for myself.

...My better half will come my way when I least expect it.

I promise you this. Each day I will say I love you
- regardless of how sad, disappointed or angry  I become.
 Each day I will commit to you as if for the first time.
 An each day I will be thankful that you are with me.
Each day I will remember how imperfect I am.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

yummy in the tummy.

So I tried a new food creation:


Sandwich. It was delicious!! The flavors complimented each other so well, so definitely try it! I'll take a picture next time I make it, I took a bite to taste it and couldn't stop. :9

Lei maker.

So those of you that know me, know that I learn fast and just heart doing anything crafty/artsy. For papa's memorial (CELEBRATION OF LIFE) we had to make lei's, I really didn't think I was going to do it, but instead of being scared like (you know I tend to be sometimes). I had the "can't hurt to try" attitude.

In the past, I missed out on a lot of things, because I was too scared to try out or not get picked for this or that. But as I got older, I've learned to just do things, because you can't come to your own conclusions that are normally driven by fear, but to just do it, to know you did it!! If you're good at it great, if not, then even better! but hey, at least you get to say you've tried it before. Kind of like food, you won't know what it tastes like until you stuff it in your mouth and let your taste buds decide for themselves.

Well...I was assigned to the lei committee, and after de-boning all the tea leaves and ironing them, it was time to make some.

yup, Filipino toe lock is the only way to go! :)

by the end, I was the last one standing! I made most of the leis and had a fun time doing it!! Maybe I should do this on the side, graduations are coming up!! hahahaha

I also conquered another fear, singing in public, yup, sang at the Memorial "The Prayer"-by Ho'okena. Now I can't seem to stop. So who cares if I hid behind a bouquet of flowers and talked Morella into singing with me? at least I did it!
And who knows, I may be able to do it alone next time!

Cry me a river.

Don't you hate when you haven't talked to someone in a while and then all of a sudden out of nowhere you hear from them?? You're hearing from them because they need something?? That just makes my blood boil under my skin. Why? Because 1st of all, I should be the last person this fool would even think to call for help, because we only have one think to speak on, and that's our son. All the other shit, you're trying to put on me, is NOT my problem.! I feel bad, because I'm only human, but your problems are not mine! Don't you think I have enough on my plate as it is?? Maybe if you were a trustworthy person I would consider helping just because I'm nice like that, and don't like seeing people run a muck, but you ain't, so that's all I have to say about that.

...be a man, handle your shit!

...the ones that CRY WOLF.

So I've finally returned from a tough 2 weeks in the bay. It was a very emotional trip, but also a very memorable one. But I've come back to training for a new job, an over flowing mail box, and a rough time adjusting back to reality!

Last night something was brought to my attention and I thought I would speak on it today, since its obviously been bothering me since it was brought up.

Why are woman blinded by a man?

I mean I've heard of love making you do crazy things, but love should not make your world go 'round! You should be that driving force in your own life to make things shine, make it worth living. For you first, before anyone else. I know in a previous post I stated how you need to love yourself, before someone else can. And it's the truth people! If you think your world revolves around a man, I think its about time you re-evaluate.

1st of all you shouldn't be burning bridges with people that love, care and are genuinely trying to help you. And for what? A man, that claims he loves you, but doesn't show it. If you think that sometimes a man just can't express himself, you are full of it, because if a man loves you, you'll know it! You don't need to play mind reader and assume deep down he loves you, even though on the outside he treats you like shit! It really ticks me off to think that you are willing to lie to people that are you blood, to get something that really don't mean shit! How are you going to say that you need money for this, but then you're going off trying to make things happen with a guy, that its obviously not working out with!! Like i said, I can't stand liars. People who cry wolf are the fucking worst! At least be honest, stop trying to paint a picture that isn't even close to the truth.

2nd of all, how do you expect to get a job if you're all over the place every weekend, chasing men, and trying to keep up with a crowd, you obviously can't hang with right now, because you're still trying to get yourself settled. You have to make money before you can spend it. It's pretty fucked up that you are leaching off other people, for things of ZERO importance!! Not even needs, but wants.

3rd of all, please stop trying to play the victim card. That shit is just cold, like nobody is trying to help you get back on your feet, and you're in this shit alone. Okay, you don't have money for food?? but you have money to go to LA every weekend or buy a new LV purse?? I don't care if you're blood or not, that is some shady, grimey, shit, and I don't need to associate myself with a manipulative liar such as yourself. so suck my fat toe, go to therapy, you need serious help.

I hate when you try to give advice to people, and they just brush it off. You want to help them, but they don't want to help themselves. Oh well, I've done my part and I'm done with it.

...get your shit together, or get out!