Friday, December 19, 2014

Making the Transition

It's been a wonderful year and a half with this blog, but I think I'm more than ready for the next step. I will never stop writing, that's for sure, but I believe in a different (not better) method to treasure my memories, and that's vlogging. I'm going to start vlogging, not every day, but the memorable ones. Hopefully I'll start vlogging every single day sometime. 

It's been a blast blogging, and I'll dearly miss it. I'll try to pop up once in a while, but until then you can find me in my Youtube channel: Stacy Kam. 

Here's my first vlog btw. 


Thursday, December 11, 2014

THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS GIFTS!

That time of the year is coming and here are some of the coolest gifts you can get :)


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Week #84: Mother's Day Dinner (12.01.14 - 12.07.14)

Monday was a chilled day. I did not much during the day, specially because I woke up late because I came back home after 2 am from the friends-giving dinner. For dinner I went to the Ramada Hotel to have dinner with all my family. The restaurant at the hotel was packed with what looked like a group of teenagers traveling through Panama and they were so loud! We ended up eating at the lobby in the floor because it was giving us all a headache. After dinner we went up to the hotel room and we booked all of the stuff that needed to be booked for our Amsterdam/London trip. 

Tuesday was another chilled day thank goodness, this is just what I needed. I filmed a video and then went to dinner with the grandparents and Cristy. We ate at Jimmy's, but getting to Jimmy's was a headache because of all the traffic! Plus, Cristy wanted me to pick her up, ugh and when we got to the parking lot she left me alone while I was putting my stuff away... What a cousin aye.

On Wednesday we went to dinner at Athen's Pizza. I feel like me whole week's been just going out for dinner lol. After dinner though, Patty and Tia Marilu came to my house to practice a bit we're gonna do on the Agrupa's Mother's Day dinner. Tio Lancho and Enrique came later too and we kinda learned our bit. We have to practice though, a lot.

On Thursday I picked up Patty from school and went to my grandma's because Eli called me the day before telling me she was going to make yiyi if I wanted to drop by and grub :D So I did. Patty came to my house after lunch and she did a bit of studying while I chilled. We made some microwaveable cheesecake and then practiced our bit for Friday's Mother's Day Dinner. Enrique and Brandon came over a bit later and practiced with us and later at night Tia Marilu came over. We had Papa John's for dinner you guys! It wasn't as good as I expected though, I've had better pizzas for sure (I went to Italy for God's sake, lol).

On Friday I woke up late and got ready for Agrupa's dinner. I got to Lung Fung around 4:30 and helped out with the preparations. This year the dinner was a lot smaller than I'd have expected, only filling half of the big room. They had a lot of sweets though, and (God bless them) they had a popsicle cart! I was in heaven! I had three popsicles :) We showed a video of tribute to my mom ( :'( ) and then we went ahead with our presentation.





On Saturday I spent my day as usual and then went to dinner at Athen's again because my grandpa was craving it. 

On Sunday we had arranged to meet at my mom's crypt since the next day was Mother's day. I got there early and lay a flower arrangement and then waited for the rest of the tribe to show up. I waited and waited for like half an hour until I decided to call them. Apparently... they canceled the whole thing because my grandpa didn't feel well and forgot to call me! It's the second time it's happened and I was SO PISSED. Like... What do I need for them to remember me? My mom? Now that she's gone am I gone too? Geez... so pissed. And as to compensate the whole thing they said to go dine at La Mexicanita (my favorite restaurant), but it wasn't even pleasant because Yoyi kept complaining the food at Orale was better and Patty didn't like what she ordered... and it just made me feel worst because we were all there for me and I didn't even choose the place.... 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

BEST APPS!

Here's a list about the best apps for when you travel! From games to utilities :)


Monday, December 1, 2014

Week #83: MY FIRST FRIENDS-GIVING (11.24.14 - 11.30.14)

On Monday I had a date with Dorianne :3 our initial plan was to go to Casco and have some ice cream but it looked like it might rain so we changed plans and headed to the mall. I had a shopping spree long coming. I bought two pairs of jeans, one sweater and one beanie. I really love all that I bought and I also bought a late birthday present for Rod :) I had lunch at Crepes & Waffles and walked through the mall from a little after noon until around 6 or 7. After our little-beautiful-needed date I went to the hospital to be with my grandpa as always.

On Tuesday I woke up earlier than usual to take my grandma's cleaning and cooking lady to the super makert, it's been a long time since I've spent some quality time with Eli and I think it's nice that she remembers I call fish yiyi and she knows it's my favorite. After grocery shopping I went to the hospital to take care of my grandpa because my grandma had to go to an event so I spent around 5 or 6 hours alone with my grandpa at the hospital and we spent a great deal playing hangman. I took him for a stroll around the floor, we watched the parking lot from the window and watched how people drove or how they were badly parked. It wasn't until 8 pm that my grandma return, way after she was supposed to because of the rain.

On Wednesday I had to go grocery shopping because I had absolutely no food in my house and I brought Rod along to accompany me. Then we came back and I cooked us some lunch while my cleaning lady cleaned away. Then we watched a movie together -Grown Ups, hilarious- and then Rod left so I could go to the hospital once again. It looks this time that my grandpa is staying until Monday, so hopefully he won't have to return. At night I tried out a LUSH bath thingy that was super cool. It was a glittery star that smell citrusy and made the tub turn blue and it's so relaxing to just smell the citrus while in a blue tub reading Harry Potter :)

On Thursday I woke up around noon and it was glorious, I filmed two videos during the day: how to pull an effective all nighter and microwaveable cheesecake. After that I went to the hospital as usual and started editing over there. Happy Thanksgivings by the way!



On Friday, Black Friday ya'll, I went to my grandma's at around 3:30 and then we all headed to the mall, that is Patty, some friend of Patty and my aunt. We ended up splitting and I went on my own through the crowds. It wasn't as crowded as the first Black Friday the mall held and the parking situation was pretty tolerable. We got a parking spot right after entering the mall and just after we saw a police officer handcuffing a guy and looking through his car, the police ended up taking the guy! I shopped at American Eagle (I'm obsessed with AEO), Bershka, and Zara. I didn't get much but I liked what I got. My grandparents were staying at the Marriot Courtyard (the hotel linked to the mall) because they are still working on taking the rugs out of the house, which was convenient for us because we could leave our shopping in the hotel and stuff. I stayed at the hotel that night which I regret. I always regret sleeping at a hotel with my grandparents because they keep the temperature super high and I can't sleep in the heat. And then add the snoring of my aunt and grandma together D: We had dinner at Benihana's which was nice. We joked about having a birthday in our table and the staff sang Happy Birthday to Yoyi, lol. We got free ice cream though!




On Saturday we woke up early and headed to my grandma's to start painting her room. It was a really slow process but we made it and afterwards we had dinner at P.F. Chang's, which is new for me, I wanted to go ages ago with my mom but decided not to last minute because I change my mind due to the price of the restaurant (I highly regret that because now I don't have memories with her at that place). The food was amazingly delicious an the desserts left me speechless. 

On Sunday I was supposed to wake up early and drive all the way to the hotel to babysit my grandpa along with my cousin. I got there and there was nobody in the hotel room but a slump in the single bed snoring in the dark, I assumed that was Patty. I closed the door and called my grandpa to find out where he was and turns out I didn't have to go and babysit him since he had a meeting... I had breakfast and then drove to my grandma's to complain about how they didn't even bother on calling me to tell me I didn't have to wake up at 8:30 in the morning. Then, since I was there and the construction guys where moving my grandma's stuff to her room I decided to stay and just help in what I could help with. We had KFC for lunch and then I had a second lunch with Patty - I know... I'm such a fatty, I had sanconcho though and it was good. We ran into Beto at the mall since he has his Ron Ponche stand and talked for a while. I bought my aunt's x-mas gift and then left. I got home, chilled and then went out again because I had a friends-giving dinner at Lio's! Rod and I were the first ones there since Lio, Kat, Tommy and Oro were picking up the food. They returned and then Vivianne came and we had a not so good meal but still a fun time. Normally the boys game during the whole night but this night was different. Although they played for a while they also talked with us and stuff and we had such a fun night!