A Small town Guy with Big Dreams in a Big World

Small Town Dreamer

Chef in the Making, Bookworm, Amateur Photographer, Newbie Blogger . A small town Guy living for a Big Dream in a very big World. Watch me Make it Happen

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Nightmares After Christmas 2012

Hi Guys

Can anyone still hear me. sorry for missing out another month of posting ughhh i hate this i can’t find the time to write anymore between busy days in the morning and the intense nightmares at night i can’t seem to think of a great time to write things ughhhhh 😦 well since i was able to write something to day i’ll be posting some photos of my christmas2012 celebration i had with my family I cooked everything so it was a success <3. Thank you everyone for your continued support, I will Post more soon

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Thank You

Aaron 🙂

 

Way Behind

Darn the past 2 months were Hectic… Way behind on my posts thinking of starting my posts again  from Events in September 2012 and coming back to some earlier events in my life 😀 eyeyeyeah well hope all of you look forward to it! Well MERRY CHRISTMAS and A Happy New Year Everyone!

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Restaurant Week Cafe Boulud and Centro Vinoteca 2011

Restaurant Week: Cafe Boulud and Centro Vinoteca -2011-

First time enjoying Restaurant week with Cha cha and Karen even though it was still freezing outside braved through it to enjoy some good food at Cafe Boulud and Centro vinoteca

Ready to Brave the Freezing Weather!

Starved with all the Walking time for some Lunch!

20 E 76th St
(between 5th Ave & Madison Ave)
New York, NY 10021
Neighborhood: Upper East Side

for Starters

Baby Spinach with Poached Pears and Crispy Lardons

Freshly made Madeleines and Hot Coffee for Dessert

Me and Cha Cha

All full! Time for a Break to walk around to digest the food 😀

 walked around for a few hours to sight see and to find the next restaurant that we’ll be eating in Next!

74 7th Ave S
(between Commerce St & Bleecker St)
New York, NY 10014
Neighborhood: West Village

some Warm Baguette w/ Balsamic Vinegar and Olive Oil

for Starters

Parmesan Cheese Risotto Ball with Marinara Sauce Yummy

for the Salad

Dandelion Greens with Sliced Apples, Shaved Parmesan and Toasted Walnuts

Grilled Porkchop with Sauteed Spinach

Seared Sea Bass with Sauteed Greens and Puree of  Asparagus

and for Dessert:

Pistachio Gelato

and

Cannoli Siciliani with Toasted Pistachios

All right that’s all for Our Day of Food Extravaganza around New York’s Great restaurants. when staying in NY Restaurant Week is a Must do! Loved everything.Hope everyone Got some useful Information about these restaurants. 🙂 will try this again!

Thanks Guys

Thanksgiving 2011

Thanksgiving isn’t really a tradition that we usually celebrate in the philippines like in the U.S. , so I really don’t have a single idea about the traditions, what to do, where to go the only thing about it I really know is TURKEY I know its pathetic soooo I’m gonna tell you about my first time to ever celebrate Thanksgiving.


in my previous post:

https://smalltowndreamers.wordpress.com/2012/11/03/macys-thanksgiving-parade-2011

I talked about the earlier events that happened during the day.

now I’m gonna tell you the later part. since our line of work isn’t in the office type they don’t usually take breaks even if its the holidays even more they are usually more busy during holidays.so you’ll imagine how it feels like, don’t get me wrong its not really that bad I somehow like it. but since its my first time celebrating Thanksgiving and I really wanted to experience the whole shindig, so you can say that I was pretty lucky that I landed a shift lining with the holiday. 😀 ❤

but some of my housemates weren’t so lucky but at least I had a great time with Leigh, Karen and Carlos attending the parade earlier in the day after the parade was finished we walked around for a bit and went straight home coz one of my housemate’s planned to celebrate thanksgiving dinner with her aunt and invited us to join in their house but unfortunately they weren’t able to pick us up.

but FORTUNATELY ate Chacha’s Aunt and Uncle decided to celebrate their T.G. Dinner at our House so everyone was excited. they spent the whole afternoon preparing the spread while we were waiting upstairs (completely USELESS) wish I could’ve helped more. since most of us were off work at night so there was a lot of us.

Even though I wasn’t able to Celebrate this with my family was a bit disappointing, but my friends being there by my side, with people that missed their families too we were in the same boat and eating together with them I can say that I wouldn’t celebrate it any other way.

look who’s eyeing the

Yummy Strawberry Cheesecake with White Chocolate Shavings

Roasted Potatoes and Grilled Veggiess

gotta have some Greens

Pumpkin Bread Pudding!

Instead of the Traditional Pumpkin Pie!

Some freshly Baked Cornbread Stuffing

 and Last but not the Least

TURKEYYYYY!!!!! straight from the Oven

Now that’s a SPREAD! Ready.. Get set…. EAT!

My Home away from Home. 🙂 ❤

Thank You Tito and Tita Doris – Chacha’s Family  for the Best thanksgiving!

.With all the Depressing things that Happened in N.J and NYC I really want to think of happy thoughts so.

I Recalled A Happy Memory While I Was There. to Give thanks for all the blessings that I received and to remind everyone to Always be thankful for everything that God gave us may it be big or small.

Thank you Everyone for reading My Post Hope you Liked it. 🙂

#thingsimthankfulforthisyear (2011)  I’m Thankful for My Family and Friends coz without them i won’t be Where I am now, all the Good and Bad stuff that happened to me coz without those I won’t be the kind of person I am today, for my Role models and Dreams for helping me stand up everyday and strive for More,I am thankful for all the people who were mean and those that looked down on me coz they taught me to be stronger coz the world is not fair and sometimes you have to fightback. and Thank You God for giving me a lot of things to be thankful for 🙂

All photos are taken by Me 🙂

More Updates Coming Soon.

Ozine Fest 2011

I’m an Anime and Cosplay fan, I Read manga and watch the series for hours with no end, till my siblings tell me to change the channel. what do they know they call them CARTOONS uh! Cartoons are Mickey Mouse and Bugs Bunny oh NO WAY!,  I don’t have anything against cartoons they’re a big part of my childhood too but Anime is a whole different world from Cartoons.

Anime: “Distinct facial expressions. Wide variation in physical characteristics.Physical features of characters are, on the whole, closer to reality than cartoons.Anime concentrates mostly on life issues or things tied closer to human emotion. while cartoons are more comical.”

aside from the Detail of each character and the depth of story, able to relate to most of the young adults that watch them. is a different other level from Bananas and Pajamas and Spongebob (well I have to admit spongebob is Very Funny).  I sound like a geek already Anyways lets get back to the topic.

I really admire those people who have such passion for anime to be able to make costumes for them to where and even though I’m a big fan I never had the courage to where costumes especially the big, detailed, heavy, over the top costumes, but I still have  a great time taking pictures of them. its like I’m in a whole new world where I can see the characters I love soo much in real life.

Well I atended an Anime fest last year and these are some of the photos I was able to get. Hope you Enjoy.

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Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade 2011

We left the House a bit early, hoping to get a good spot for the parade, it was a bit of a hassle coz some of the roads were closed and  a lot of people were already roaming the streets. I can’t believe the number of people already this early. the Macy’s parade was really an anticipated event here.

I was lucky that we were able to attend the Macy’s Thanks Giving Parade last year it was really beautiful all the dancers, marching bands, mascots, Floats, and especially the Balloons all the colors and the sound of people cheering. it was Great. Hope you enjoy the pictures.

.These are some of the Balloons that I was able to get.

Sonic the Hedgehog

Philsbury

Spongebob

Watched the whole parade for almost 2 hrs my neck hurts because of all the people around and my feet hurt because coz of all the feet that stepped on it. hungry and a bit cranky. Time to EAt!

Chicken Parm over Creamy Carbonara Pasta and Garlic Bread

 Shrimp and Parmesan Sirloin with Steamed Vegetables and Roasted Potatoes

Enjoyed The whole Day 😀

Trick or Treat 2011

HAllowweeeeeeeeen

Even if there was a Snow storm 3 days ago, there was still Mounds of Snow all around, and to add to that the temperature was still dropping, and Kids at Heart didn’t let those things to stop them from the candy!. 🙂

Me as Me, Cha Cha as Sexy Lady Pirate and Ninay as Undead Teen

I know I’m bit old to do Trick or Treating with kids half my size. It Really wasn’t in my plan to roam around but decided to do it anyway. but with the shortage of materials and last minute decisions decided to do an Old School Blanket Ghost.

The night was a success even if I think we were starting to get Hypothermia.

Leigh as a Greek goddess and Karen as an Army Brat

Carlos as Gentleman meets Joker Rochelle as Zombie soccer/photographer person

Success all the loot. Yum Yum. will do this again someday.