Friday, January 14, 2011

May GOD.......

Remember U like Noah, Favor U like Moses, Fight 4 U like Israelites, Prosper U like Isaac, Promote U like Joseph, Intervene 4 U like Esther, Protect U like Daniel, Use U like Paul, Heal U like Naaman, Answer U like Elijah, Anoint U like David, Keep U safe like Shadrach, Meshach 'n Abednego, & bless U with salvation according to HIS will and not mans will. This is my prayer 4 U for this New Year 2011!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Go Bulls (Aleah's Team)

4 Wins & 0 Loses Next week is going to be tough. Playing the Lakers who are 4 & 0 too. Took a peak at them today & they look good.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Basketball Season - Aleah

Aleah starts basketball season again. Playing against a very good team today. Let's see what happens. Actually we were suppose to go universal studios but too cold for Nishi. I'm actually glad - I'd rather see Aleah game. We will go later this week. Go Bulls! (Aleahs team)

update: Aleah's team won by 3 pts. Love the way Aleah played (AGGRESSIVE!)

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Korean BBQ

I love Korean BBQ. Most everything Korean I have tried is so good. My favorite is Kalbi, Bulkoki, Jaeyook Bokeum & all their stews & soups are absolutely delicious. The sides they serve the dishes with are great - they give like 6-7 different sides. I especially like the soups that come in the clay bowls because it keeps it nice & hot. I usually go to Shin's BBQ in Hollywood. I also like Seoul Korea BBQ in Glendale. I use to go there all the time when I use to work for Disney. Korean is so delicious but can be very expensive especially for dinner. Doreen cooks the Korean spicy pork at home sometimes & serves it with pickled radish & kimchee (mmmmmm!).

Sunday, December 27, 2009

El Tepeyac on Evergreen (Manuel's)

I forget how humongous the burritos are. We ordered the Hollenbeck burrito - enough for the next day & the next day & the day after!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Los Angeles Traffc

My daily commute. The 101 can be a parking lot sometimes.


After several attempts - I can officially now say "I know how to make adobo!" One of my favorite dishes my mom makes. I almost can make it as good my mom & my aunt Noime. The kids go crazy over it. I finally have enough nerve to try to cook a Filipino dish. You can either make chicken, pork or beef adobo, My favorite of course is chicken.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

iPod Touch for Nishi (Christmas Gift)

Am I insane? - I bought Nishi a iPod Touch last thursday online for one of her Christmas gifts. She is constantly on my iphone & believe or not she knows her way around. I am hoping after getting her this she won't ask for the iPhone. A 4 year old with a iPod Touch. Actually she will be sharing with Doreen

November Babies Rock

The Andrion household celebrates 3 birthdays in the month of November. Nishi, Doreen & myself all were born in the month of November. We ate 4 different birthdays cakes in the span of 1 week. Thanks to all of you for the presents, delicious foods, gift cards & love! I really did feel like I was 10 years old again this year.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Lee's Vietnamese Sandwiches

Co-workers were telling me about Lee's Vietnamese Sandwiches. We checked out the one in Alhambra. Got to say they were pretty good & very cheap for $2.45 a sandwich. We all got the grilled pork - they kind of remind of spring rolls but in a french bread roll. Inside the sandwich is meat, carrots, radish, cilantro & jalapenos. Yeah - they have a kick to them. We decided we like it & would go back.
Check out their website at

Go Dodgers!

Ouch! They lost tonight. Let's rally tomorrow!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Aleah's 2009 Summer Baskeball Team - Cavs

Congrats to the Cavs who were undefeated this season with a record of 11 wins & 0 loses. Aleah was fortunate this season again to be on a great team. I even think she was even on a team with the most girls. Everyone played great!

Kabuki's - Sushi

Enjoying lunch with Doreen @ one of our favorite places to eat - Kabuki's in Pasadena. We ordered so much. We had calamari rings for appetizers, philadephia roll, spicy tuna, crunch roll, lotus on fire roll & salmon skin roll.

New Mexico Hatch Chile

Doreen is from New Mexico & every so often has a taste for the old fashion Southwest spices & Hatch Chile is one of them. Hatch Chile is named after Hatch - a small little city in New Mexico. In all of New Mexico, no other chile is prized more than the Hatch Chile. The hot days and cool nights in this area give this chile a unique flavor. In fact, the Anaheim Chile is the great grandson of the Hatch chile & they look very similar. We bought $35 worth from Bristol Farms in Pasadena which had thier annual Hatch Chile festival. They are only in season July & August. Doreen's hands were burning after peeling the roasted chiles fresh from the roaster. Oh - the smell of roasted chiles. Below are some clips I took.

Speakeasy Broadband Speed Test

Sorry - I have not been posting lately. Been busy but have time tonight. A lot of catching up.

Speakeasy Speed Test
Check out website. Just click on the above title. Speakeasy determines how fast your internet connection speed is. With Time Warner Cable on a Sunday afternoon I hit 19 mbps. I hit 11 mbps tonight. Ingredibly fast! I thought this website was pretty cool. The guy that installed our cable internet showed me the site. Way faster & more stable than DSL. So glad I dumped our previous ISP. They were horrible.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Louis Vuitton Hooptie

OMG - I woke up this morning to this hideous looking Louis Vuitton car parked right in front of my house. How dare they!

What a crack-up. I needed a good laugh this morning. All I need to do - is get the matching hat & sunglasses for me & the purse & wallet for Doreen. Talk about a hooptie!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Nishi Singing

Nishi Dancing

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sparks Game update pic

Oh - just hanging out at the Staples Center with former NBA 3 point specialist & UCLA star Tracey Murray at the Sparks game.

We had great seats 4 rows from the floor. The row right behind us were the women's UCLA basketball team. They went on the floor at half time. I was able to conversate with Christina Nzekwe (Forward) for a while. She was really nice & gave Aleah high five for playing basketball & encourage her to work hard. She invited us to watch her at a UCLA game.
Halle Berry was in the house & was sitting to the right of us.
The Sparks pretty much dominated & the final score was 76-63 win over the Minnesota Lynx

Monday, August 17, 2009

Harvest Crusade - Sunday Night 8/16/09

Never been but OMG - it was awesome. We brought some youth from our church. Just getting in you have to go through a multitude of people. I think we waited about 1/2 hour till they opened another line. It was worth the wait.

They had an excellent line up:

  • The Katinas
  • Crystal Lewis
  • Chris Tomlin (One of my favorites - we do a lot of his songs in our church)
  • Greg Laurie
  • Altar Call
  • Firework show while Chris Tomlin sang

They all got down. the Katinas opened up, Crytal Lewis sang both in English & Spanish - unbelievable. Chris Tomlin did all his popular songs. He also sang in Spanish, Russian & Jacarata. The worship was so heavy. Greg Laurie preached a message on Heaven

The best part was there were over 4,500 salvations for Christ. The field was flooded with souls. I have never seen anything like this before. I was blown away. The only charge was parking for $10.00. Can't wait till next year.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Mom in the house of the Lord!

Mom reading the Word. C'mon somebody!
Acts 16:31 "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved--you and your household."

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Portillos - Buena Park

I am so glad Portillo's has expanded to the West Coast. The first time we tried Portillo's was in Chi-town (Chicago). The food in Chigago is amazing. Just to name a few we have been to: Ebe's (Puerto Rican - unbelievable!), Roditis (Greek), Giordano's (deep dish pizza -about 3 inches thick, awesome), Jew town for some Jew dogs , White Castle, Connie's Pizza, Home Run Inn - every spot you go to is so delicious. I can't even remember all the restaurants we been to. Chicago is known for their deep dish pizzas & 100% real beef hot dogs. Portillo's have great dogs & italian beef. Every time I go to Chicago - I have to go to Portillo's at least 2x before coming home. Now I can go to Portillo's anytime because they have a chain in Buena Park. I always order Italian Beef with hot & sweet peppers doubled dipped. This is very filling. An order of fries is so huge your whole family can share. Each restaurant has their own theme from the 1920's to 1960's. This place is kid friendly and very affordable prices. Doreen is hooked on the Italian beef. & the kids love the dogs. This place is the spot. Pinks doesn't even come close. We are there this coming weekend after Disneyland/California Adventure!

Purple Reign - Hats off to the Lakers! 15th Championship

Monday, June 8, 2009

Let's Go LAKERS Let's Go!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Happiest Place on Earth! Disneyland

Some pics of our visit to Disneyland last week.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Hanging out at the Long Beach Marina

Took the family to The Crab Pot in the Long Beach Marina. Doreen was craving seafood & OMG this hit the spot. It has been a while since we've been here, probably about 6 months but I am glad we visited again. The food is awesome. They dump a huge pile of assorted seafoods on your table. We ordered the Westport which comes with dungeness crab, snow crab, mussels, clams, shrimps, Andouille sausages, corn on the cob & red potatoes seasoned I think with cajun seasonings. They provide bibs because it can get real messy. They also give you a wooden mallet and wood board so you can smash open your crab (Aleah was going to town). I love the warm sourdough bread & butter. The atmosphere & scenery are absolutely relaxing & peaceful. Our waiter Rob was on it - he did a very good job. This place is kid friendly & the kids really enjoyed it. They are kinda pricey though but overall we had a great experience.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Aleah's Field Trip To Monterey

Aleah recently took a 3 day field trip to Monterey, CA - she had a blast! They went to the Hearst Castle, Monterey Bay Aquarium, 17 Mile Drive, Point Lobos State Reserve, Carmel Mission Basilica, Steinbeck Museum & House, Canary Row and Fisherman's Wharf. She loved Bubba Gump. This was her first trip away by herself & did very good. Below are some nice pics she took.