Sunday, February 28, 2010

Dreamgirls in LA

Watched DREAMGIRLS last Saturday at the Ahmanson Theatre. This is by far the best production I've seen. Their performances were superb! The costumes and the high tech set are breathtakingly beautiful! I was in awe watching them sing and dance. Watching it live is so much better! My fave parts were when they sang "Steppin to the Bad Side," "And I Am Tellin You (I almost cried) and their own version of "Listen."

Sneak Peaks from youtube:


Patrice Covington
as Effie White She was only the sub-Effie but boy was I glad she performed that day instead the other girl! She was amazing. I became an instant fan! Syesha Mercado as Deena Jones You'll remember her as the 2nd runner-up on American Idol Season 7. Chaz Lamar Shepherd as Curtis Taylor, Jr. I didn't know he can sing. He co-starred in many TV shows such as 7th Heaven, The Parkers, and The Game). He also played Harpo in Broadways' Color Purple. Chester Gregory as James "Thunder" Early He made the show super fun! Award-winning actor/performer/singer/songwriter.

More pics:

Outside while waiting for the show to start The stage The Cast Dreamgirl Wannabe Look what I've found! Korean Dreamgirls! Coool!

Friday, February 19, 2010

My Vday Recap

I hope everybody's Valentine's Day went well. I spent mine with my bf a day in advance. Do you remember last year was a disaster when his car got stolen on Vday so we had to cancel our couple's massage appointment? We didn't really have anything special planned this year. We just went shopping @ Nordies and I got him a pair of Rock & Republic Jeans and a Studded Shirt as gifts, got my hair done, and had All You Can Eat meat at our fave Korean BBQ joint in LA. What he got me...

1) Red Roses and ) Magic Straight Perm aka Japanese Hair Straightening/Thermal Reconstruction/Hair Rebonding You might be thinking Magic Straight what??? Magic Straight Perm is a hairstyle treatment originated from Japan which uses heat to restructure the bonds in your hair to create a permanent straight hairstyle that will last from 6-8 months. Below is the sample process which usually lasts 3-4 hours depending on the length and texture of your hair:

I was contemplating on getting it done because I'm scared of damaging my hair and losing all the volume but this salon in Koreatown that I went to gave me a really great deal. Jinah Chae's video also encouraged me to finally do it.

Here's my before and after photo: The hair color is the same just no flash on the before pic. My natural hair is very thin and wavy. To be honest, I wasn't extremely happy with the results. Maybe I get what I paid for? I'm not sure if going to a more expensive salon will yield to better results. I lost a lot of volume on my hair especially on my bangs. I loved my full bangs before ;( The only thing that I liked about it is that I don't have to blow dry and/or flat iron my hair everyday. Just wash and air dry and I still get the "just flat ironed hair" look. Thus, less time consuming and damage to your hair. I can still curl my hair and it will hold but it's best to wait for maybe few more weeks before doing so. RANDOM Here's an old school photo of my childhood playmate and me. I'm on the right ;) THEN I saw her over the weekend after so many years and we tried to re-create the photo by sitting on one chair... NOW How cool that we have almost the same hairstyle and nail polish color! Till my next post! Ciao for now! ***

Friday, February 5, 2010

Taste the Rainbow!

I'm in a baking mood again so I made these colorful cupcakes! Check out for the recipe.
"Ming Ming" - My cupcake model For super easy recipe, check out this youtube vid using instant white cake mix.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

New Fringe + Random Photos

No more side bangs. I finally caved in and chopped off 4 inches of my hair to get full bangs again. I love it!
Hopefully it grows back just in time for my friend's wedding. We had our trial hair and makeup 2 weeks ago and the hairstyle we agreed on looks so much better with side bangs. My friend didn't hire a wedding planner but since she's very detail-oriented, she's handling the preparations extremely well. Last Saturday, we finished shopping for the sponsors' gifts and selected the groom/groomsmen's attire. I'm also hosting a bridal shower for her. We already booked the restaurant but I still need to send out the invitations and finalize the games. I'm dreading the upcoming events i.e. wedding party shower and the rehearsal dinner. It's going to be craaazeee! When it's my turn to get married, I want it to be really simple and small. Last weekend, we went to my other friend's bday bash @ Heat Ultra Lounge in Orange County. I had a blast! It's been a long time since I have gone clubbing. Below are some pics... with the bday girl Ms. K me looking @ another cam hehe! bf checking out the go go dancer me blowing a kiss! Ciao for now! ***