W.I.A.: Top Dog

PLACE: Top Dog
Address: 3272 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland, Ca 94610

Phone: (510) 419-0333

Hours: 10:00am to 9:00pm
TIME: 12:32PM

FOR WHAT: After Running Lake Merritt Chow

WHO WENT: Husband and I

Hot Link (lousiana Style) 

Yeah I'm that girl that piles that Ish on! #sorrynotsorry

Kielbasa (polish)

 After the husband and I ran the Lake Merritt (Street Path/Sidewalk), we had to do some grocery shopping at Trader Joes on Lakeshore Ave.  We knew before we did our shopping, we had to fuel our tanks  bodies. After all, we ran (at least I did...hubs couldn't hang with me...teehee.) and felt like we worked for anything we ate after.  Anyways, been going to Top Dogs for years, but this was my first time in this location.  They relocated from CVS not too long ago. 

You come, you eat and you go. Simple. Quick. Delicious.  I would eat here a lot more if I wouldn't gain weight. But my body is getting old, it doesn't let me eat as much as it used to. le sigh.  I'm not going to say too much about this place. It is a locals favorite and Ill come back when I need a sausage fix. ;). 

 More Candids 

Look at that tall drink of water, holding that water bottle. Mine.
Across from retail therapy.
Sauerkraut  *le yum. 
Vegetarians Welcome.
Recycle. Reduce. Reuse. Keep Oakland Green.


W.I.A.: Timeless Coffee

PLACE: Timeless Coffee Roasters
Address: 4252 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611
Phone: (510) 985-1360
Hours: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
TIME: 8:40AM
FOR WHAT: Coffee Run Sprint
WHO WENT: Keri (BFF) and I

(2) Cappuccino (w/almond milk) 3.75

Crumb Cake 3.95 // Gluten Free Coffee Cake 3.95 // Twinkie 3.95
Service was quick and friendly with small talk with our barista. Cappuccino was on point! I rarely get cappuccinos because I always want to add more sugar and creamer in it. At Timeless I do not need to, because they make it with almond milk. When I need more than just a coffee, I like to go here and get a quick fix!


YT VIDEO #4 My Go To Makeup

HellO HellO!!

So I filmed this video in July...right after I came back from my fourth of July week in the Stanislaus National Forest. I had long hair then but for those who follow me on instagram, ya know I cut off some inches. Happy Face. Sad FAce. Bittersweet.

Its taken me forever to edit and post this video but it is up now. This is my EVERYDAY whenever I want to look more put together and had more than 10 minutes to get ready, look. Wow, that was a mouth full. This is probably the makeup that I have on, whenever I post a selfie. Hope you like it, and if you didn't...maybe next video?

I have been trying to get rid of all the makeup that I have. In the last 2 years, my main want and goals was to have a white vanity table with a huge makeup collection, all because of watching YouTube beauty gurus. MY Makeup collection did not get too ridiculous but it got pretty big for someone who does not wear makeup everyday. Goals somewhat have met because it looked glamorous. But the truth is, its a nightmare! At least to me. All that makeup gets unused and started to collect dust. There's always gonna be "THE next best thing".

Don't get me wrong, I still love makeup, but I dont want a butt load of it. It truly clutters drawers no matter how much you organize it. There are some days and weeks that its just sits on top of the vanity table. And those plastic Ikea drawer organizers just get stained by eyeliners and lipsticks. And don't forget those little paws (the LEESTERS) that gets into your makeup when you are not around looking. So Month of July, I cleaned out my vanity drawers. I threw out the makeup I knew that it was older than 2 years old. I also asked myself, Is worth the drawer space? Well I use it in within the next 2 months? If it was a no, in the trash it goes.  I save the ones that I dont use but I think people with hooded/mono-lid eyes should not get. But that's another video in the future.

 I gave myself a reality check and started a collection of sunglasses instead lol.

More post laters!



YT Video #3 How I Curl my hair.

Hey Hey!!

So I have decided to cut my hair soon. Probably tonight, haha. I am not going to cut it too short, just a much needed trim of 4-5 inches.  A month ago, I cut blunt bangs to stop the impulse of chopping my hair off like the last time my hair was really short (short for me). I regretted it so much but bleaching causes serious damage. And feeling the dead ends and split ins made me a little cray cray and took the first scissors I saw and cut the heck out of it. Even though I miss my blonde mane, I do not miss the maintenance. Anyways, Here is a video of me curling my hair. Whenever I post a selfie, people tend to comment of my curled hair. Video is also a visual reminder for myself...for future hair decisions. Most likely I will grow out my hair again. I visioned myself with long healthy black hair in my 3 sisters wedding pictures...:). If you know me, I'm a planner! :-P.


W.I.A. (WHAT I ATE) : SuShi HouSe

PLACE: Sushi House 

Address: 2375 Shoreline Dr, Alameda, CA 94501
Hours: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
TIME: 2:30PM
FOR WHAT: Family Outing
WHO WENT: Andma (MIL), Warren, Me, Quinn and Aubree


Tempura Udon - 10.95
noodle cooked in broth with tempura & vegetables

Oshinko Roll - 4.50
pickled radish //

Sake - Salmon - 4.50 //  Lambada Roll - 12.95
Tuna, Salmon, Tobiko & avocado topped with spicy house sauce

Sashimi Lunch - 18.95
assortment of Sashimi (SERVED WITH SOUP SALAD AND RICE)

NoT PICTURED: side soup and salad. Service was really good once the food came but they forgot to give us additional salad. Everything tasted great! BUT sashimi could of been fresher and lemon looked old and dirty tho.



Hi All!

{me taking a selfie in the middle of highway 4}

I went to the mountains to celebrate the nation's birthday (Fourth of July). I went to my Uncle's Cabin in Arnold, CA. It was one of the best time spent with my family. I was away from the husband for a whole week and at times it was hard, because I had to cater to my children without his help. He is generally the cook of the household, so I had to take the reins for the week we were away.

There is no cell reception up there in Arnold. So if you didn't have WiFi, you would be stranding with your thoughts and/or the company that you came up with.  We used the land-line quite often. My Uncle's cabin is like blast from the past, 70's-80's decor and all. (I'm not going to post any pictures of the inside for their privacy.) It was refreshing to be outside of the hectic city and spend some much needed R&R here.

{Fun Homemade Pizza using Biscuit Crust}

Well I took advantage of my moms specialty, to create quick and fun recipes...so it wasn't all that bad.  My mom loved every minute of it. Like all awesome grandmas out there, Yaya (my mom) spoiled us. Yaya spoiled us with gifts and most importantly LOVE. My mom is one of the rarest beauties that anyone could ever know or meet. I have stated this before, and I will say this again. I didn't have the best relationship with my mom growing up. We don't see eye to eye on some things, but I love how our relationship has blossomed and bloomed ever since I have became a mom, myself.

{mom and her favorite daughter}

On 4th of July, Arnold had a parade in the middle of the Highway 4. The highway was closed off for 2 hours. I got to walk in the middle of it.

Fourth of July week consisted with 4 things:  family, food, fun and face painting.

{the day we created a face painting diva}

{me sporting  my favorite wolf top, being in the mountains, i thought it was appropriate}

{BBQ at my Aunt's House after parade and street faire}
If you want to get out of a funk and get away from the technological crave life, go rent a cabin in the mountains. Live life before the cell phone blew up. It will definitely make you realize how blessed we are with the things we have and enjoy the littlest things in life.

We did so much while in Arnold. We also visited nearby towns, like Murphys and Columbia.  Ill post more later in other posts about it, I took tons of pictures! Stay Tuned for more Posts on what I did in the month of July!

Hope you had a great month of July! Post ya laters!



  As you can see below, I have tried all the hair color you can think of. I am writing this post because I posted a selfie of myself with the new Miu Miu Glasses I got from Lenscrafters this years annual eye check up. One of my friends always says Someone always seem to let me know that, the picture I post up..."It doesn't look like you". Im not writing to post this to bash the commenter, no, thats not it.  It just gave me an idea or topic to write about today.

 First off, every selfie, profile picture or any image of me that I post myself, is me. If it doesn't look like me, well I'll take it as a compliment on how well I did my hair and make up that day.  Trust me, depends on how long it took to do my makeup that day, my appears will vary.  It also depends on what brand of makeup and how much I cake on too.

  I also like to change up my look every 6months to 2 years. So dont get used to the way I look. My last response to a comment about not looking like myself...I told them that I'm a chameleon. I change up my look depend on how I feel and to be honest, to surprise my husband with a new look so hes not tired of me. lol. Seriously. I told him once that, I do it because I want you to feel like you are dating other people. So within 14 years of being with me, he has dated a blonde, brunette and a redhead. He has also dated someone with short hair, permed hair, long hair and someone who has bangs/fringe. Majority of the time, all the hair styles are done by me, to save money. Being a  woman is not cheap. And the last main reason is because it is fun!

  Anyways. Hope you had a great weekend!



  Before I started this new blog, My older sister and I had a heartfelt conversation. Our talk were full of gossips, tips and tricks. Within the conversation, i opened up to her and told her that I still lack on my self conscience. Nothing to do with appearance what so ever, because unless i have 1 million dollars (insert Dr. Evil's trademark million dollar pose here) I cant do a damn thing about it but work on my makeup application techniques and eat well and exercise. I digress. I have no self confidence on the way I talk. With that, I am not giving myself enough credit on how smart I am. Because I have pretty good street smarts. BUT I have been in this country (U. S. of A) for little over 25 years and I still have problems communicating and letting my words flow out of my mouth well enough that I dont look like an idiot. Or at least feel like an idiot.

  For example, I went to my grandparents 65th Anniversary last week. I don't mind seeing 100+ relatives and friends...but I was not looking forward to talking to a lot of people. Not because I have nothing to say, its because I struggle in having a conversation with someone and looking at them in the eyes. My self doubt to communicate is on full level in big gatherings...but I try to carry out my words effectively. I even tried to add little big words I learned and remembered in my SAT studies 15 years ago. Not gonna lie, the words didn't freely flow out of my mouth as good as it sounded in my head.

  My sister told me that Im unique. She also apologized to me. She said that she was talking a lot for me while we were first learning how to speak English at the age 6 and 8 years old. I was shy and she wasn't, when I was trying to communicate, she happily spoke for me to others. She was only trying to help me, but seems like she helped too much. We laughed at each other because we know that, that wasn't the case. It definitely not her fault. I was just wired differently. It worked out a lot differently for her, because she graduated college majoring in ENGLISH.

  Anyway, She told me to Read more and maybe write more as well. I should Google sentences if I'm not too sure, look on my phone. Once she said that, I remembered how much I missed blogging. I remembered that reading other people's blog, made me look at the words and learned new content. And it was not boring to reading others views and reviews. So this is the jest of the reason why I'm back at it again.

I hope you guys have a wonderful weekend!



Hey There Hey!

Are you surprised that I'm lagging once again? I'm not. TeeHee. I have been out for Summer Break and loving every minute of it. No, I am not a teacher...a sensei for my two children, yes. Watching other peoples kids...no spank you. I wanted to start my YouTube Channel with a bang, but as life goes...things went expectantly unexpected.

I got myself a little treat from Kate Spade. I was excited to review and show you how great it is, especially for people with sensitive ears like Moi.  I really thought I got this one in the bag, but with fumbling  words as usual for me and time was not on my side. (You try to plan these things out but yeah, I digress. I got issues. ) This video is a mash-up with all emotions. Really. There's probably more coming your way, because this is me and this blog is my outlet and I do as I please. Nasty grammar errors included.

But as I am growing up and not really giving a care what people think of me. Please enjoy this video and get to know me a little better. Sorry for the Chipmunk Voice...but not bad for a newbie. :).



Everywhere I look, its Pineapples and Birkenstock. My limited funds does not allow me to be able to purchase sandals that cost more than my entire outfit that you see below!! So that's what I did with Ebates, during the week of the company's 16th Birthday. Ebates is every online shoppers dream. You get paid to shop!  You earn percentage of your subtotal price.  I personally have received about $520 via Big CHecks since I sign up!  My go to shops are Nordstrom, Walmart, Overstock.com,  American Eagle and Charlotte Russe. Check out Ebates , if you havent already

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

CHARLOTTE RUSSE Sunnies, Sandals & Top  // AMERICAN EAGLE  High Waisted Shorts  //  JUST FAB Quilted Jacket



I just noticed that I started this blog on 6.9.15. My left eye is slightly twitching because I started on a Odd number day. But if you put the date like this ----> 6+9=15. IT totally makes sense:).

To start my blog up, I just came up with an idea to have a Photo of the Day or #POTD!!

My Filter Game is On Fleek!


Those of you who stumble upon this Blog, and never heard or seen me... Hi!
For those of you who already know me but see a different Name, just go with it. Wanting to come back to blogging again. So I am restarting all over again...with a new name. I just woke up today and missed the Ish out of my BBFFs and wanted to say hello. Ive been super busy as of late but wanted to keep in touch with those who Ive made such a great connection a long time ago.  I got no idea where I'm going with this. But we will see what this will lead to, because your guess is good as mine:).

my old and currently unused blog is leemuse.blogspot.com
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