Funner, CA (San Diego): Harrahs Resort

Belated Merry Christmas!!  We spent the Eve with Stephen’s family, and on Christmas Day, we drove down to Funner, California (near Temecula) for a free, 2-night’s stay at Harrah’s Resort, Southern California.  Our room was located in the 21st floor of the North Tower.  While there’s not really a […]

Las Vegas: Bellagio Conservatory

The Bellagio Hotel has a conservatory, where they have the most amazing seasonal display made from flowers and plants.  You just have to stop by when they have the exhibit, and its free. The rotation schedule is: Holiday Glamour: December 2 – January 1 Chinese New Year: January […]

Las Vegas: Viet Noodle Bar

Las Vegas has plenty of food to offer. You can find almost anything you want, on and off the Strip.  We try to get away from the Strip and eat where the locals eat.  About 10 minutes from the Strip, off Spring Mountain Road is their Asia town.  […]

Las Vegas: Caesar’s Palace

December is probably the best time of the year to visit Las Vegas. For one thing, it’s not scorching hot!  The weather is actually quite cool, even as low as 47 degrees, and the high is a nice comfortable 67 degrees.  For Californians, that’s winter! So every year […]

Vista, CA: Iron Fist Brewery

Southern California has a ton of micro-breweries, and San Diego seems to have the lion’s share and we decided to visit one called Iron Fist Brewery.  About a year ago, Stephen tried a beer at Disney California Adventure called “Velvet Glove” by Iron Fist, and he fell in […]

Las Vegas: Gritz Café (@gritzcafe)

I’ve had this place bookmarked for the longest time.  They serve fried chicken, waffles and grits… sinful, comfort food.  The reviews on yelp said the place is tiny, a bit slow (as they cook to order) and terribly busy on weekends. For my visit, I came on a […]

Anaheim Ducks Face-off Fest 2017

On Wednesday, October 18, the Anaheim Ducks hosted their annual “Face-off Fest” for their season ticket holders.  The event has evolved over the years, but the main highlight of the event is allowing the fans to meet the players, coaches, broadcast team and getting a photo and/or autographs with […]

Artesia: Gerry’s Grill

I was shopping at MadPoppin and spied Gerry’s Grill across the parking lot. The logo is a swordfish holding 2 beers. Is it a bar and grill? a burger place? a fish place? Uhhh actually its a Filipino restaurant. The only other Filipino place I’ve been to is […]

Whittier: Original Pancake House 

Back from vacation, and it’s good to be back home.  For the most part, the UK has plenty of American comfort food, but there’s just some things I missed and American breakfast food is one of them. Being a bit jet-lagged, I was up early enough to beat […]