NEW YORK CITY 2017 WINTER: WINTER STORM STELLA

Anyone here whose name is STELLA?

Going once? Going twice?

LOL.

Anyway, yeah on 3/14/17 Stella paid a visit to the Northeast and she dumped a huge pile of snow for us here in NYC. Actually it was not as bad as Jonas last year — Jonas forced me to stay local that day 😛

So I decided to go out anyway since the R was actually working (yea yea some above grounds train were not working) even tho it was a pain to walk here and there with the rain boots. Some businesses were open, some were like ‘screw this, we are closed’, some decided to open after 4 or 5 pm.

And you know what? The storm itself was not that bad. I actually enjoyed it! HAHA! seriously people, if you are afraid of a mere 6-10 inches of snow then I guess those New York Upstate weather will break your bones. And don’t even speak of Canadian snow 😀

Anyway, hope you guys enjoy this last round of winter storm video 😉

Yours Truly 🙂

 

 

WINTER 2017: JANUARY SNOW STORM

Lemme share this while I am patiently editing the videos from Winter Storm Stella that just happened couple of days ago.

And Spring is 2.5 days away but the temperature is still between 30-45. Wonder if mother nature is having too much Guinness for St. Patrick’s this year (she must have been lol).

See you later!

Yours Truly 🙂

 

 

THE FOODIE DUOS: 2017 VALENTINE’S SPECIAL

Hello everyone, how you doin?

Sorry for the uber late post and update. I have sent the gifts to all the Christmas giveaway winners so if anyone of you have receive them, let me know in the comment box below. I hope you guys enjoy the gifts!

Speaking of gifts, how’s your Valentine’s day this year? For me, this year’s Valentine was a semi special. Why? because at one point BB had already prepare a special night out at this nice Southern place but we were stuck in a horrific traffic so we had to cancel it. And what sucks is that it was on a Sunday afternoon! We were swearing like crazy in the car consider how packed up the highway that day!

But of course there was a sweet ending to that! BB gave me the best Valentine’s gift ever. Nope, not a diamond, not a car, but something that we would cherish for the rest of our lives.

Those were lovely but not those. LOL.

Curious enough?

Ok. Ok.

A night with Michael Bolton.

Yeap, there ya go! Michael Bolton’s concert on February 19th 2017.

For those of you who do not know me that well, I am gonna spill a secret. I have been a fan of Bolton since I was in elementary school. Yea yea, I am an old school persona and I still think he’s hot even at the ripe age of 64! Ok, don’t tell BB that LOL but seriously he still has the voice, the charm, and the… (ok enough :P). And that Sunday night concert prove it.

The interior of the newly renovated St. George Theatre in Staten Island, NY

BB lookin dashin handsome (as always!) 😉

The same dress I wore to Il Trovatore in Oct 2015 LOL

Bolton and his back vocalist, Sam Fly (or so I have heard :P)

Ay, even at 64 he is still lookin hot! 😀

So Bolton sang most of his 80s and 90s hits including How Am I Supposed To Live Without You, When A Man Loves A Woman, Steel Bars, Said I Loved You But I Lied, How Can We Be Lovers, Sittin On A Dock OF The Bay, as well as his songs from his latest CD “Songs of Cinema”. BB and I really enjoyed the concert although I must say I was sorta bummed because he did not sing Go The Distance because I have been waiting for him to actually perform it. Another bummer was that when he performed When A Man Loves A Woman. Bolton always surprised his fans during his concert but this time around he only came from one side of the guest entrance (not from the middle part of the seating section) so I could not take a much closer picture with my camera. Unlike Singapore’s concert in 2009 which I also attended, he basically just stayed in one side then went back to the stage. This left most of the viewers on the other side (including me) blocked from seeing or taking pictures of him. I was also surprised that he did not sing songs from his 2009 album “One World One Love” but I guess it was understandable consider he needed to prioritize his latest album first.

Despite those glitches, BB and I really enjoyed our night out together and I eventually made him like Bolton now. LOL. The day did not start smooth but the evening concert really paid off. Oh and btw, don’t expect too many pictures or videos from the concert because I am not the type of person who would glue to her cell or camera from beginning till the end. When I go to a concert or Broadway play or Opera, I want to enjoy it as much as I can. Bolton did not mind the audience taking videos or photos tho but to me I’d rather take couple of mementos and hear him sings because hey, the show is not free! 😉

 

Yours Truly 🙂

P.S.: incase you are wondering, we only went to a small Bar and Grill to eat before the show. Nothing fancy really just a pierogies and Jamaican pork sandwiches with fries.

2016 CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY WINNERS! CONGRATULATIONS!

I know it is already February but without further ado…

here are the winners for my 2016 Christmas giveaway!

CONGRATULATIONS! I have sent an email to those who won so to all the winners: you better make sure you check your e-mail a.s.a.p. and reply back to me a.s.a.p cause I need to send the gifts!

See you on my next giveaway!

Yours Truly 🙂

Hello 2017

Hi guys. Long time no see.

First of all, i would like to wish you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! The past two months have been very tough for me alas the delay on the uploads and everything. Rest assured, i am okay and content and of course i would like to say THANK YOU for participating on my Giveaway last December. I enjoyed reading all your answers unfortunately some of the participants are not eligible to win because of the late submission. It would be unfair to others who already spared their time writing down answers before the due date.

I will announce the winners on my next post so stay tune.

Happy New Year 2017! May this new year brings us more prosperity, good health, and happiness! God bless xoxo!

Yours Truly 🙂

Christmas Edition: Christmas Wonderland at SAKS Fifth Avenue – NYC 2016

Christmas is just around the corner (literally only 3 days away) and seems like i am not the only one whose not so eager with Christmas shopping this year. Aside from financial issue, i also have another problem that i have to deal with. (Cough)

Anyhoo, if you just stumbled on my blog: welcome! I hope you enjoy this virtual home of TFD (the foodie duos) and make sure to follow this blog for more updates. Christmas giveaway is still going on and in case you would like to participate: https://christilautomo.com/2016/12/16/the-2016-giveaway-tis-the-season-to-be-jolly/.

Speaking of Christmas, NYC is home to some of the oldest fashion stores in the world. And it is also home to some of the most magnificent Christmas window displays. Like this one from SAKS Fifth Avenue. It’s a combination of everything you’d wish for!

I’m a sucker for Christmas window displays. What about you?

Yours Truly 🙂

THE 2016 GIVEAWAY: TIS THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY!

So here it is, CC is finally here to announce that the 2016 giveaway is officially started!

you can win these lovelies:

EOS, Hershey's, Hot Cocoa Mix, NYX beauty, Coloring Book

EOS, Hershey’s, Hot Cocoa Mix, NYX beauty, Coloring Book

And yes, this giveaway is open internationally for everybody! both male and female can participate!

HOW TO WIN:

All you have to do is answer this simple question below by replying back on the comment section no later than Saturday, December 24th, 2016 00:00 EST (New York – Eastern Standard Time):

“WHAT IS YOUR ALL TIME FAVORITE CHRISTMAS SONG AND WHY?”

I will select the winner based on how creative the answer is. all Christmas songs are okay — whether they are a classic or a recent modern one.

I will announce the winners (yes you heard it right — 3 winners!) by YouTube video and on this blog.

The 1st winner is going to get:

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The 2nd winner is going to get:

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The 3rd winner is going to get:

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So, what are you waiting for? Excited already? I hope you all have a marvelous Christmas and a wonderful New Year ahead!

Yours Truly 🙂

December Update: WILL THERE BE ANYMORE GIVEAWAY?

Hello Everyone!

Sorry for the super duper late update but yes here I am safely sound. The Foodie Duos is still there — BB and CC are still going strong as ever even though there were delays here and there on the video uploads.

“Video Uploads? Where? On Instagram? Youtube?”

Incase you are wondering, yes we do have social media:

Instagram:
http://instagram.com/ladida89
http://instagram.com/daniel.catania1

Youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/user/wannamlwithu/videos

And yes, make sure you follow and subscribe to our Social Medias!

Anyhoo, in lieu of what’s happening for the past month there are some doubts whether CC should held another giveaway. it took her almost an entire month thinking about it and it led her to this conclusion: will there be anymore giveaway?

the answer? yes there will be giveaway but she is not quite sure yet.

why not sure? because of the gifts? because of the budget? because of the last minute preparation?

the answer: all of the above. and plus another issue that she has been dealing for the past month of which unfortunately she is still refused to disclose. (only closed friends are aware)

nevertheless, there will be another post regarding giveaway but she already has ideas on what type of gifts she will give:

EOS, Hershey's, Hot Cocoa Mix, NYX beauty, Coloring Book

Are you interested in winning those lovelies? stay tune to find out how!

Yours Truly 🙂

 

The Foodie Duos: HALLOWEEN 2016

Who/what were you for this year’s Halloween?

The Foodie Duos were not in the mood to spend a lot of money yet we still wanted to look totally COOL and AWESOME during Halloween.

First idea was Frozen. then CC realized that proper Elsa costume and her accessories would costs at least $40ish. Even with just an easy Olaf costume for BB it’ll cost at least $55-60 for both costumes. and plus the weather forecast for 10/30 would be thunderstorms and rains. so much for a nice night out. NOT.

Second idea was Star Wars Force Awakens. BB as Obi Wan and CC as Ray. Found a good deal for Jedi robe (with saber) and Ray tunic costume. HOWEVER, as soon as CC wanted to purchase those costumes, the prices were increased like 50%. and they still had to pay shipping fee if they wanted the costumes to be delivered by 10/29. NOT COOL AT ALL! 😦

flipping through Amazon, CC found a good deal on Jedi robes with less heavy materials. and also a good deal on Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber. 2 costumes and 2 sabers, it’ll cost her around $45ish. plus, they could do photos indoor without having to worry about the theme. and another plus, 2 day shipping is FREE!

Without any further ado, she ordered the costumes!

And how’s the result you may ask?

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we LOVED it! seriously the minute we put on the robe we did not even take it off until like an hour later. LOL. yes it may not be the fanciest Jedi costume like the one they sell for ComicCon or Cosplay but it was worth the money! Jedi normally dresses very light behind the robe so we just went casual with the inner outfit. BB with his tshirt and jeans while I put on the light marigold orange sweater and jeans.

gotta be the best HALLOWEEN we’ve ever had! 🙂

so how’s your Halloween this year, fellas?

Yours Truly 🙂