The Foodie Duos: Valentine’s Day 2016

Hello!

How’s your Valentine’s Day y’all?

This year, BB and CC decided to celebrate V-Day a little bit different. Because of the frigid cold weather, they stayed home on February 14th but they went to dinner and show on the 13th. πŸ™‚

TFD was in the mood for Cuban food so they went to Guantanamera on 56th and 8th for some delicious Cuban feast. They had chicken croquettes for appetizer, Seafood paella for entrΓ©e, and also ordered a nice Mojito! After dinner, they went to Marquis Theatre to watched On Your Feet the Broadway musical!Β Talked about going Cuban all night long!

Then on V-Day, they stayed home with the folks and enjoyed nice cupcakes, mille crepes, tea, and also a bottle of Dolcetto wine!

Enjoy the videos and Happy Valentine’s Day!

Yours Truly πŸ™‚

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My Song Selections For Valentine’s Day 2015

It’s 2/4/2015

10 more days into Valentine’s Day.

Anybody feeling the romance already?

Are you excited or is it just blah for you?

If you are excited then good for you! Well, i am also excited and looking forward for it! If you are not excited for it then well just enjoy this post! πŸ˜‰

FYI, Valentine’s Day does not have to be associated with just couples activity. It could be a day when you can celebrate it with your family, your friends, your co-workers, your teachers, your neighbors, or even a stranger you meet on the street. Hey, who knows what?! That stranger you meet on the street could be the love of your life in the future (for those singles out there).

Anyway, talking about ideas and stuff for Valentine’s Day will take hours to compile it into one single short post. This time I am going to share my song selections for Valentine’s Day. Alert, some of these songs might seem a bit outdated because they were literally made way before we even associated ourselves with Facebook, Skype, Twitter, Foursquare, Instagram, etc. But don’t worry, I also add some of the recent ones. Mind you that this post solely based on my opinion and I am not paid by certain artist or record company to market the songs so please, if you have any critics or what, feel free! I welcome criticism πŸ™‚

P.S.: this list is random so there’s no rank.

1. Carole King – Anyone At All (from You’ve Got Mail soundtrack)

Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan on Valentine’s Day movie marathon with your bf/gf/spouse? Depend on how you rate your romantic level, this movie will always be my ultimate favorite! This movie was also the one that triggered me more than 10 years ago to put New York City as my permanent home in the future. Well, guess what?! Here i am in NYC been surviving and living for the past 4 years. πŸ™‚ The song itself, sang by Carole King, could not be more than perfect. The melody, the lyric, the story — perfection. And yes, this song is dedicated to my boo. πŸ™‚

2. Barbra Streisand and Bryan Adams – I Finally Found Someone (from The Mirror Has Two Faces soundtrack)

When I heard this song for the first time, I was like ‘Holy Crap, Babs and Bryan are just to good to be true’. As a fan of Babs (short for Barbra), I always play this song whenever I feel like needing a mood booster or something. Romantic and calming at the same time, it went very well with the movie theme. If you are curious, just listen to the music and examine the lyric. I am not going to spoil what the movie is about (you can always google it i know) but if you can, please watch Mirror Has Two Faces. It is funny and sad at the same time. Hint: about two person who think they would be just casual in partnership but turns out to be even more than casual. πŸ˜‰

and again, boo, this is for you πŸ™‚

3. Melissa Manchester – Through The Eyes of Love (theme from Ice Castles)

This theme got stuck in my head thanks to a local oldies radio that played it again and again when i was a kid. I liked the song but unfortunately, when you are a kid, you just like a song without even bother of figuring out the meaning of it. Not until like when I watched Ice Castle on local TV and listened to the song again, I immediately realized that the song was more than just romance but about coping with hurts and dreams. The movie itself was not the best but if you can, watch it.

4. Lifehouse – You and Me

I actually cannot comment much on this song but I do think this is a good song for Valentine’s Day. I do not have any particular reason or story why I put this one but after couple of times hearing it, it is just pure romantic especially if you want to dedicate this to your loved ones (or as they said, expressing how you like and love that special one). I loved the song when i first heard it on the radio and what’s funny is that boo actually sent the song to me. Ha! πŸ˜‰

5. Clean Bandit – Rather Be feat Jess Glynne

Ok, you might think I am nuts by putting this one but please listen to the song couple of times and read the lyric. It may be not a ‘romantic’ per se but it can be romantic if you (back again to number 4) are trying to express your feeling to your beloved ones without being too too romantic. I know a lot of people who are having a hard time expressing their feeling and might think ‘ah it’s too cheesy’ so the only way to do it is sometimes yes, by song that is considered safe but actually has a deep meaning inside it.

So, what do you guys think?

Yours Truly πŸ™‚