Sunday Craving Fix

It was definitely a Sunday Craving Fix kind of day yesterday as I was able to indulge myself with some of my favorites that I haven't had in awhile.

Beef Brisket, Squid Ball and Wonton Noodle soup.

I used to eat this a lot when I lived a block away from Chinatown. But since we moved a lil further south last year, I barely get a chance to stop by for some yummy noodles. This reminds me of the noodle soups back home. Same taste... same craving fix. Funny how the lady server still works there after 10 years of living here in Seattle and 10 years of eating there.

Now this is major yum yum in my tummy. We went to our friends place right after having noodles at Chinatown and this tray of macaroons was basically waiting on us while being baked. It was so delicious!!!
When I used  to work at the airport, I remember buying some of these but the only difference is the half chocolate dipped accent to it.
Well there goes my Sunday Craving Fix. And there goes tons of extra pounds on me again. Oh well, it was so good.

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Boo's 2nd Surprise

Yes, it's another surprise for Boo on his 21st birthday.
This guy deserves all the love that he is getting from his friends and family members.

I've met Boo's mom parents before. First was on his freshman year when the UW Men's Volleyball club team had a fundraiser event. It was very casual and short. I don't even remember what conversation we had at that time. And the second time was quite a surprise when I showed up to recent tournament here in Seattle and his mom was there together with his cousin. We had a longer chat this time and they even watched my match.

A week later she emailed me to inform me that she was planning on a surprise trip for Boo on his 21'st birthday. And of course, I instantlyagreed to participate. Easy task, all she asked was for some help to pack some of favorite clothes together with what she had "stolen" (in her own term) while Boo was on summer break at home.

The day came and Boo is 21. YAY!!! I had to work that day and had PT/Rehab session and rushed to his place to start packing his stuff while the family was out for dinner. . At first I had no clue what to pack but i definitely knew what his favotires was. Why? Because I like those favorites too and I probably had previews of those items before he purchased it. My numero uno Cambodian was contacted by his mom as well to take pictures of the precious event. So we tagged along from his house to the airport.

Boo was clueless of the whole thing. He thought that after dinner, his cousin Megan and his brother GF will follow so we can party that night and celebrate.Little did he know he will be flying to Malibu,CA at Pepperdine.

I'll let the pictures explain how the whole surprise went...

Here's me packing his favorite clothes.

Boo and family arrived at the airport. Eyes blind folded and car blasting with music
so he won't hear as much overhead announcements at the airport..

His cousin Megan guiding him off the car...

Meanwhile, his mom is trying to organize the signs they made.

Signs still not up. Everybody was too excited.
The look on his dad's face is too precious. Haha!

We are ready!!!

Clueless and obviously nervous.


Time for hugs for everyone!

Group pic with everyone.

Such a precious moment captured with Boo and his mom.

I packed tons of his favorite shoes and clothes and tried to fit it on two
Lululemon bags so gets to choose what to bring. I was specifically looking
for that yellow striped tank that I got him from RVCA while I was in San Francisco
but his mom already got it. Phew!

More packing decisions.

His mom also had an idea for some reading materials while he is on the plane.
I've asked couple of people close to Boo to write a card for his birthday.
This one was from Kane, a homemade birthday card craftly done and I'm pretty
sure the content was just as special.

Couple of laugs before he goes.

I love hugs coming from this guy. So sincere and meaning ful and
definitely deserves the same.

His brothers girlfriend Emma gets her huge hug!

Sharing hugs with his brother.
Thanks Jacob and Emma for keeping me posted of the updates that night.

Cousin Megan who is always put together and so gorgeous.

Hugs with the Dad.

Ok, promise this is the last group picture of us. Haha!

I've asked Camby to follow him on the security line to get a paparazzi shot before
he leaves.

Check on Boo's 1st Birthday suprise with the the UW girls and close friends when he had a scavenger hunt and dinner with close friends.

Mahal na Mahal Kita Boo!!!

photo credits to Nack Athens Photography


Boo's Birthday Blanket

Boo's birthday was Sept. 22nd and I was getting really mad that my gift was back ordered so bad. I even paid $15 for a 2-day air shipping x-(.

Yesterday, my gift for him finally came in, just in time for us to see each other from his surprise birthday trip to Malibu,CA. I'll make a separate entry about it when I gather the pics from a friend who took pictures that night. I kinda wish it came in on time though so that I could have laid it out on his bed for him to see right when he comes back.

Anyways, I've heard of this website that makes a woven picture blanket and thought it would be a perfect gift for Boo. I looked into details and it was affordable and was something that he can use. I thought a blanket was a perfect gift coz I remember him talking about me having lack of "couch blankets/throws" at home. So maybe he would bring this whenever he comes over. Haha! When it came in, I immediately opened the package and laid it out on the pull out couch and it was a perfect size (60x50). I am thinking of ordering one for me, granted this is both our favorite pic together... Well at least one of them for me.

I got the woven blanket at Shutterfly. I'm definitely ordering another one :).

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