Manila Bay Ihaw-Ihaw

November 29, 2016

I was browsing photos from my phone when I realized the photos I took are mostly for my blogs. Though, I have not updated any of my blogs in a long time so these photos are just perfect to share with you. While visiting in Kansas City for Thanksgiving, I made sure to stopped by at the Asian store, Chinatown Food Market. This is the biggest Asian store that I’ve ever been to; but I noticed it is pricier compared the ones we have here in Rogers and Springdale. Buying few groceries from the store like Nata de Coco, Rice Noodles (Pancit Bihon) vegetables are the ones I am looking forward to get like White Long Beans (Sitaw) and Bok Choy (Pechay) as I am going to make Pakbet as soon as we got back home. While on our way back home, we also stopped by at Manila Bay Ihaw-Ihaw, a Filipino Restaurant in Bannister Road, in Kansas City. It was our first time visiting the restaurant so we don’t know how it looks like until we got inside. Well, its nothing fancy to say the least. Few decors hanging on the wall and the ambiance was kind of boring even with open space inside. 

Adobo, Pakbet and Sisig


But anyhow, the food was good. We ordered Adodo, Pakbet and Sisig serve with rice on a bamboo platter. And for dessert, I had Halo-Halo to quenched my cravings as I have not eaten Halo-Halo in so many years.

Arturia Beatstep Controller

So you like having sick beats and are in the market for a controller and sequencer, then you really need to check out the arturia beatstep. A true wonder of functionality that can handle step sequence, percussion controller duties and act as an overall general purpose control center. All this functionality is available at a great price and from a well respected provider of great musicianship instruments and accessories.

Copeland's of New Orleans

September 22, 2016

If there’s a restaurant that I could go back to eat in day after day, it  is no doubt Copeland’s of New Orleans. Yup! We just ate at this restaurant for Sunday buffet when my sister’s-in-law, and their cousin Linda, visited for my son’s birthday. Copeland’s of New Orleans has great buffet selections of dishes every Sunday for your family or friends to eat at, while the live band is playing jazz music. 

Artichoke and Spinach Dip

Crabcakes and Shrimp Alfredo

Crawfish Fettuccini

Aside from delicious meals, great staff will provide you with excellent service throughout your meal. If you are looking to broaden up your horizon when it comes to different cuisines, cajun spices that you may never have eaten before why not try a taste from Copeland’s of New Orleans?

Meinl Byzance

So you are a drummer and want your own unique and different sound? The meinl byzance hi hat is just one way for you to achieve your own sound. Made by hand in Turkey these hi hats have a unique almost earthy sound. Being unfinished they provide a more natural sound. These are made of pure brass as well and provide just that sound that you will love.

No Christmas Tree This Time

September 13, 2016

With Christmas just around the corner have you ever thought about decorating your house anytime soon? Well, I’ve been thinking about it but with a dog we have around the house who has plenty of energy I don’t think I can put up our Christmas tree this time and for years to come. Just the thought of Christmas tree skirt and ornaments hanging around, Chase (dog) would be ecstatic which one to chew on first. Having a dog running around can be chaos when he keeps on jumping up and down off the couch and my son playing as well. Feels like I need a headset so I can not hear any noise that they are making and the television in the background. 

Anyway, I don’t feel like typing this post too long as I have some other chores to finish before I go to bed tonight. My son’s birthday is coming and my sister’s-in-law, are visiting this weekend for his birthday. 

Mandolin Guide

If you are interested in getting a mandolin you need to make sure you are well informed. A buyers guide that answers the question, what is a mandolin? Is just what you need. Whether you like country, bluegrass or progressive rock the mandolin is a great addition to your sound and a truly unique instrument. Be sure to check this guide out to learn more.

What I've Beem Up To

July 19, 2016

It has been a long time since I posted my last blog. It is not that I was too busy but sometimes I’d rather not post to all of my websites or social media like Facebook or Twitter. Though I love to share with you what I’ve been up to over the last couple of weeks with my family. Well, we took a trip to Forth Worth, Texas with my sister-in-law, to watch an Indy Car race though it rained out so they cancelled the race and moved it to August. I felt bad though because it was my sister-in-law’s first time to watch an Indy Car race with us but I’m sure she had fun spending time with her nephew. 

China Town Cafe in Denton, Texas

China Town Cafe in Denton, Texas

China Town Cafe in Denton, Texas

Going to other places I get to try different foods but we still decided to eat at Rooster’s Roadhouse. This place was totally packed as soon as we entered the door. With delicious foods and servers who had smiles on their faces is a good start to a great meal. We also ate at China Town CafĂ© in Denton, Texas. This restaurant is on our lists to eat at every time we visit in Texas to watch car racing. We also went to Iowa Speedway to watch the Iowa Corn 300 last week. 

Rooster's Roadhouse, Single Meat BBQ Plate, Brisket 

Rooster's Roadhouse, Double Meat BBQ Plate, Brisket and Sausage

Rooster's Roadhouse, Double Meat BBQ Plate, Brisket and Ham

Rooster's Roadhouse, Queso, Salsa and Chips

It was a fun trip, my sister-in-law came with us to watched the race. The weather was perfect but me growing up in the tropics can not stand the heat, just kidding. We also got to do other fun stuff activities since we got back home like playing putt-putt golf at Golf Mountain. I got a whole-in-one so the guy gave me a free pass that could use when we play again sometime soon. Yesterday, we went to Fast Lane to play bowling. Out of luck, I was outscored by my son who played very well who had a huge smile on his face.