^^ I don't regret spending $33 on macaroons, my tastebuds never felt more alive^^
^^ yeah we just got out of a visit with our dentist lol^^

^^these kiddos were brave^^
^^ that face doe!^^

So where do kids run away to? Coney Island ofcourse! On our last day there we decided to enjoy the ghetto and exciting perks of Coney Island haha. It's seriously the perfect place to run away to cause I guess it reminds me of that movie Uptown Girls with Brittany Murphy and Dakota Fanning.

Our expectations were just to ride maybe one ride and get some bit to eat at Nathans, but ofcourse we did more than just that. Now that Astroland is now called "Luna Park" (an actually really cute ring to it, but they should've kept Astroland) they added a few more thrilling rides. We first rode this one suspended roller coaster called The Soaring Eagle. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, although I did not feel secure at all. 

Afterwards at first I was pressured in riding the Wonder Wheel (the cart that moves while the wheel spins), but I happily declined cause of my fear of heights and I was just scared of the  swaying cart. Poor Daniel, he wanted to go on but I dragged him down with me. But I did end up riding that thing with Daniel and was crying the whole time the cart swayed back and forth. It only swayed like 4 times, but that ferris wheel is nearly a hundred years old man! Jess and Jamie was also had the chance to ride the Cyclone too and loved it. It was a very brave day indeed. 

Afterwards we had a good bite to eat at the original Nathans! Those cheese fries were delish! After getting off on the Q to Ave. U we ran, literally ran to Mr. Softy for some ice cream. Gosh I miss running to that truck in the summer. 

After that we ate some more! My parents invited us for some Filipino food at Krystals in Queens. Filipino food is seriously the best comfort food. Especially if it's filipino BBQ. 


I remember the first day I was introduced to my Ate's husband. It was my birthday party I believe. The first thing he did was give me my present and I was already like "I like this guy" lol. Almost 10 years later and they're now married! 
There was so much love that day. And you can just read it in everyones face, that everyone really came for and celebrated the love that these two human beings shared for each other. Now that's a celebration. Everything at the wedding didn't need to be perfected because everything about it was already perfect. Celebrating a couples love and marriage is one of the most beautiful things to witness, and I'm honored to be a part of it!



^^underneath the whales belly^^

^^even though it's a blurry picture, this little family are just the cutest people ever^^
^^i'm a lucky person to know these amazing people right here^^

Plans never go according to what they're originated for. But we tend to do a good job at plan B's! This day we headed to the Museum of Natural History. This whole time, even after going here the third time (first one was with family friends, the second with Daniel for our first date) I kept calling it Museum of "National" History... That was till Joyce corrected me when they handed us our ticket in lol. And if your'e ever exploring NY and wanting to go to see a museum, they accept donations for your ticket! So we really just paid $1 haha. 

We did this outing to really celebrate Sethy's 2nd birthday. It was his first time in the museum and gosh his face just glowed the entire time! He was pointing at the displays, making the sounds they make, and just couldn't stop staring at them. We coulda skipped the entire museum (except for the fossil parts cause those were really rad) just for the Whale room. That room makes up the entire museum I must say! 

Afterwards we headed to Shake Shack, then to Jamba Juice at Columbus Circle, then for some Halal! Not just any Halal that you can find in any street stand, THE Halal guys. Yup. It was full of greasy goodness, and you can't get enough of their white sauce. I don't even know whats in that sauce, but it was good! We had like an hour to chill after we chowed down the halal cause the itis hit us bad. 

From there we walked to Times Square! And ofcourse everyone and their aunts and uncles was there. I'm sure if Manhattan didn't have Times Square, half of the cities population would be gone. The lighting did make for some pretty pictures if I don't say so myself. 

Twas a good day with good company!


It's become tradition for us that when we go to New York for vacation we must put time in our schedule for a "Family Dinner". We come together at someones house, cook, and bake, and eat, and watch or play music, and just spend time with our childhood friends. I think it started out when that little buddy up there ^^ who's not so little anymore came to this world!

Our good friend, Dawn, was so thoughtful and sweet enough to make a Spa night for us girls who were Bridesmaids for the wedding. We soaked our toes into one of those machines that bubbles up and relaxes your feet, did a manicure, and a pedicure. And they even coked for us! Mark made us some juicy chicken that we heard about and been dying to eat, and some yellow rice and beans! Their mom even put together some pancit for us too! Tin made a confetti pie that was so creamy and evenly sweet! And we brought some canollis! So many exclamation points I can't even handle it.  

Family dinners are always so sweet. We don't even plan a movie, or schedule some type of program of what we're gonna do during our get together. We just go with the flow and we all have a good time. 



^^I get tons of food that contains lemon in it. this had lemon so yeah... It was mouthwatering^^
^^these CREPES! let me just say... they were BANGIN. Thankyou Viva La Crepe at Union Square^^
^^I dunno what it is about crossing the streets of Manhattan, but it's always a sight to see^^
^^zayumm who's that cutie?!^^
^^it was like we were floating on top of Central Park^^

At first this was supposed to be a group thing, but things got all out of whack and it ended up just being the three of us, but that was A-okay! All that mattered to me by the end of the day was trying to make sure Jess didn't feel like she was a third-wheel and she told me she felt so comfortable and didn't feel like that at all! So yay! Cause I mean seriously, who wants to feel like a third-wheel?

This day was so much fun and relaxing! I really wanted to see what all the hype was about the Metropolitan Museum so we took the Q all the way from Ave. U, transfered to I think it was the 6, and got off at 86th in Lexington? I forget, but near Central Park! It was sure beautiful that day! The breeze in the city was perfect. Earlier that day it was mucky and cloudy, but by the time we got to the city it was all sunshine! Oh, happy day! 

First we starvingly went to Union Square for some lunch. We ate at PopPub and came out with happy stomachs! Our stomachs were even happier after it we fed it some crepes! Let me tell you guys, crepes from Viva LA Crepe are delish! I filled my crepe with nutella, strawberries, and blackberries. Although it was hard to slurp it all up, my white pants were safe from my known clumsiness when I eat.  

The museum did a really fantastic job at dividing different times in history through their interior design. We skimmed through almost all the rooms of the entire museum. Not looking at every little detail, but still got to see as much as we wanted. Our favorite rooms we'd have to say was the French Victorian section of the museum. They displayed the era as if you were really walking into a mansion of that time. It was beautifully romantic. 

I found out about the MET's roof top garden on this blogger that I follow that I absolutely adore! (I'll put her link on the bottom). We asked about it on the front desk when we bought our tickets and the lady said it was closed due to the rain that morning. But because the sun dried up all the rain on the rooftops floor, they opened it up in the afternoon! Good thing we thought about the possibility of the rooftop reopening before we were deciding to leave the museum because we would have missed out an incredible sight. 

I didn't notice how tall the museum was until we got to the roof top and could spot the tree tops of Central Park. That view was breathtaking. It was so open and thank goodness it wasn't too packed up there, we were able to squeeze in between groups of people for a few decent shots against the scenery. It's like the roof top was an exhibit on its own! 

Afterwards we had one more thing to do before hopping on the train back to Brooklyn for some Family dinner and Spa night. We grabbed a very much needed Jamba Juice. Very refreshing after a long free-spirited afternoon. Very disappointing that Florida has not yet opened a Jamba Juice except for this ghetto one that uses their famous flavors, turns them into an artificial syrup, and pours it into a slushy machine. So sad. 

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