Columbia River and I-90 Vantage crossing

I went to Spokane,WA last weekend to play a USAV Volleyball tournament together with the West Side or should I say Team Fish. We had such a great weekend together starting of with a late start leaving Seattle but the drive was a lot of fun.

On our way back Momma Fish asked us if we wanted to see the Columbia River Vantage crossing look out. Of course we didn't say no since we all wanted to stretch our legs and massage our bums after thru half way thru drive.

When we got there I was just mesmerized with the view. If you happen to don't know, I love this kind of places. I love overlooking views like this and it relaxes me.

My son Nemo and I decided to walk further down just to take more pictures. While the Momma Fish, Grimace, Popeyes and Bratwurst decided to stay up right by where we parked.

Of course I have to have a picture of me with the view of the Vantage bridge/crossing

This is how far down we went and imagine the hike back up. I was dying!!!

Hopefully I get yo stop by again the next time I visit the east side. Apparently there's statue horses up the hill and it would be fun to take pictures there.

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Mommy is sick


I got a text around lunch time from a number that I am not familiar with. Little did i know that it was my lil brother texting me using a free messaging app. He told me that he checked mom in to an Emergency room close by where I work. According to his text, my mom was having some chest pains and heart palpitations.
The last time she was in an ER or was admitted to the hospital was for the same thing about two years ago. This is nothing new to us/me since mom has occasional episodes like this ever since I was younger. I asked my brother to stay with her until I got done with work. BOO me coz I was late for work that day and couldn't leave early.

Once I got there I immediately asked my mom if she was stressing about something. Knowing her, I knew that something was bugging her since she was all over the place the previous day/night and went to bed pretty early than normal. I wouldn't say what it is but I have my suspicions. She confirmed my instincts but not fully. BINGO! I knew that it was the only reason that she would be stressing about something and I feel for her.
She was a little weak when I got there and had really low blood pressure. Her normal BP is 130/90 but she fluctuated from 120/70's down to 112/63's which was really scary. I asked my brother what exactly was she doing before leaving home for the ER. He said that they were eating breakfast and then she decided to lay down for a lil but while my brother took a shower to get ready for work. My brother said that as soon as he  out of the shower my mom asked him to accompany her to the ER. My mom added that she did a lil gardening earlier that morning and she thinks that she got tired fast.

After about 2 hours of being there, I haven't heard anything from the medical staff. I've seen them in and out of this one room and just keeps giving us little glares since our door was wide open. A nurse came in a lil later and informed us that the doctor decided to keep her for observation. The nurse asked if the doctor has checked with us and I immediately responded a huge "NO!". He said he will check with the doctor and apologized to be the one who told us first about her status. Couple of minutes later there was still no doctor and surprise, surprise, there was a shift change of  ER docs. This is very typical in the ER since this happens in the hospital I work at. The doc finally came in and informed us about the admit and explained that they just want to monitor her overnight and see what was causing her chest pains and palpitations. I immediately agreed to the doctor because I'd rather have her stay there and be monitored than go home and self diagnose.


I got a call from her around 5:10am just like any other weekday. I would normally ask her to wake me up in the morning since I always have a hard time waking up from my alarm (i know, I'm too old for this but I love it when mom wakes me up. Reminds me of my childhood days. haha!). I immediately picked up the phone since I've bn waking up every hour to check on my phone if my brother called or the hospital called. I asked her what was she doing up early and she said that the nurse was in her just to check on her and wanted to give me my wake up call. She sounds way better than yesterday and was able to converse with me stronger. She said that she feels a lot better today and was not as dizzy and weak as yesterday. We are both hoping that she gets to go home today and rest in own bed. The last thing she wants to happen is for her to stay ithe hospital longer coz that doesn't normally work for her and would rather be home. But then again, we shall see.

Later today...

I called my mom at lunch time and found out that she is discharged from the hospital. She is just waiting for discharge instructions and according to the doctor, her heart meds will be switched back to the one that works for her better. Mom was waiting for my brother to go back to the hospital as well since he had to go home and get our furnace appointment done, our house feels like a huge freezer already with the weather change.

I got home and Mom looks like nothing happened. She looks really strong and a lil bit stress free. Lola (Grandma) Emma was at home together with a friend to visit her and I bet she was happy to see her mom. I'm just so relived that mom is OK now. Hopefully she won't have another episode like this anytime soon. I'm working on getting her a better Primary Care Physician and hopefully a heart specialist where i work at so she can move forward and have better care for her condition. 

I would like to take this opportunity to Thank all my family and friends who replied to my status on fb asking for prayers for my mom. 


Adam Levine & Anne V in Russian Vogue


My heartbeat stop for a second as soon as I saw these pictures online. It is no lie that I am in love with Adam Levine and his sexiness and adding to his hotness is girlfriend Anne Vyalitsyna aka Anne V in the modeling industry.

The duo posed for Vogue Russia almost naked or maybe they are. They compliment each other well but I can't stop staring at Adam specifically.  I mean, if the whole music thing doesn't work for him anymore he can definitely do some modeling.

Adam's band Maroon 5 is rumored to be performing to Victoria Secret's Fashion show to be aired on November 29 while Anne V struts her stuff on the runway for the 2nd time.

Enjoy the pictures...

Vogue Russia November 2011 cover

And as a bonus, I found this video clip of their shoot.

photo credits to Maroon 5 fb page


Grandma Love

I barely get to see my Grandma even when we lived in the same apartment building. She came to visit last night since my Uncle was coming in for Florida.

  I miss her so much and I'm glad I got to see her. Ever since I was a kid I've been really close to her and all cuddly with her whenever I see her.

It definitely woke me up that I have to spend more time with her and visit her more.
Love you Grandma!


Shirtless: Harry Shum Jr.

One of the HOTTEST Asian actors of today. He does it GOOD for me. Haha!

Harry Shum Jr. of Glee posed shirtless for Da Man Magazine. Check out Just Jared for more pics and a lil interview.

♥'s it!!!!


Free Flexor Infomercial

They can't be serious... First it was the Shake Weight and now its the Free Flexor. The marketing teams of these products needs to get some or something. This is hilarity at its best!

Wait until you hear the comments of the "real people" they found to try on their product.


Miss Delta Portland

I was down in Portland over the weekend for couple of events. First it was a fundraising event (ill make another entry for it) for the Roosevelt Lady Riders Women's Volleyball team and second, a good friend of ours who we call Choot-it (meaning "shoot it", a term used in volleyball where you ask for a fast set outside) is having a small get together after working for a year in China (well he is just visiting/working) mixed in with a surprise party for our friend Raspy Geisha.

On Sunday, the Lady Riders had a volleyball camp lead by Kuya (big brother) Allan and coaches and of course before driving back to Seattle we had to stop by for some good good. We all then craved some Southern food and Auntie D was on it and Yelp a good place right away.

Auntie D found this place called Miss Delta and it was the best choice!!! The place was so relaxed and cozy with minimal interiors. Brick walls, interesting painting, a bar right when you get in, it has a downstairs which I'm assuming has more sitting space and the server we had was so nice. The place definitely brings some amazing Southern food to the Pacific Northwest.

For starters (not pictured, was so hungry and forgot to take pics and we just dove in like hungry monsters)...

Hush Puppies - deep fried cornmeal batter with diced Jalapenos
Fried Okra - I don't like Okra that much but damn they were good!
Sweet Yam Fries served with Creole Mustard - OMG! It was AMAZING!!!

And then the real good stuff...

I ordered Jambalaya knowing that it has shrimp in it. I'm allergic to some seafood and shrimps are definitely one (don't worry, I only have two small pieces out of probably 10 shrimps which i shared to the rest of the group). Jambalaya is one of my favorites ever and couldn't resist to order one wherever and whenever. It was so good and definitely has that flavor that I'm looking for.

Aunty D and KK ordered some good ole fried food, Chicken and Waffles served with some maple syrup and  and Pecan butter. Of course I wouldn't say NO to Chicken so i had a bite of it and the waffles and it was just HEAVEN!!!

Kuya Allan had some Gumbo. I say, what is Southern food without any of this? And yet again I had to try it and soon as my spoon touched my lips it definitely brought me back when i visited New Orleans back in January 2010 and 2011 for a NAGVA tournament. I probably had Gumbo every night of my 5 night stay both years. LOL!

Joshie is not a big fan of seafood so he had minimal choices than the rest of us. But these Tacos was so GOOD! It's packed with everything you wish a Taco would have and soon as I had a bite I was just in a mmmmmm moment! HAHA! I even broke the deep fried taco shell too. LOL! Sorry Joshie!

And of course, what is Southern food without ordering some Beignets to finish of our meal. Quick Tip: the more powdered sugar you smolder with it, the better it taste!

I totally recommend this place if you are craving for some Southern grub and I would definitely go back when I get a chance on my next visit!

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Derek Ramsey on Men's Health Magazine

Couldn't ask for any other cover boy of Men's Health Magazine Philippines October 2011 issue.

Derek Ramsay has one of the most amazing bodies Philippine show business can ever have. Tall, Moreno and sculptured abs and chest, whatelse can you ask for!