Pho Saigon

IMG_20171025_150136This Vietnamese restaurant is located on West Airport Blvd in Sugar Land, TX.

I sat down and they gave me time to read the menu and decide what I wanted to eat, which was really nice. Last time I was there I was really rushed and I was aggravated.

Feeling venturous, I ordered pho with some beef; normally I’d order chicken (Had my gallbladder removed & cannot process fatty foods very well). The broth was clean, the beef looked good, but it wasn’t tender, it was very chewy. Brisket tasted like it had been grilled but it was a bit tough to chew through. I still enjoyed it. Although it didn’t hurt my stomach I probably wouldn’t order it again.

Also, I was starving and ended up ordering 2 fresh spring rolls. The shrimp was good, it was firm and soft, veggies were crisp.

A bit off topic, I have friend who now lives in Vietnam. On one of his first days there he had tried coffee with egg and I have been searching for it since I had watched the video: Feed The Cory: Egg Coffee .It has been proven hard to find. I even tried making it and because of the metal in my arm I ended up aggravating a nerve in my arm and I haven’t tried since. Always on the look out for something with condensed milk and egg.

IMG_20171025_150434Back to the blog. I had seen this drink with soda, condensed milk and egg yolk. My heart jumped and knew I had to try it! When it was served I almost lost hope. It was club soda and they served two glasses. One with just the egg and milk and the other was just filled with ice. I had no idea what to do, but figured to pour the soda into the milk and egg and mix, then pour it into the iced glass. I absolutely hate club soda. To me it’s a bitter soda with no flavor. But for the price it was I had better try it anyway.  It was silky smooth with a hint of the egg. Got no taste of the club soda. I really enjoyed this drink.

Overall I like the vibe of the restaurant and will continue to try different items on the menu, as long as they don’t rush me!

#1 Beef Noodle Soup w/Eye Round Steak & Lean Brisket – Large $6.95
#2 Fresh Spring Roll – 2 $2.60
#3 Soda Whipped w/ condensed Milk & Egg Yolk – $3.50
Total = $14.13

Sour Pickle Balls

sourpickleballs1 Not sure where to begin with this candy without adult like descriptions. It’s definitely different. It wasn’t a soft type candy. It was a little hard and chewy.

It also warns you it was made in a factory that makes peanuts, treenuts, milk, soy, eggs and wheat products. I have been gluten free for almost 5 years but, I bought it there was no turning back.

The smell was that of opening a new box of crayons with a spicy chili smell. That crayon smell was a big turn off.

It was sweet but as you continued chewing you got the spicy taste, then after a few more chews came the sour. That sour taste was nothing I’ve ever tasted before. It was not that of pickles. You got the punch of a lemon powder and chili powder that had sitting around for a while and it turns your tongue green for a bit. Me being a weirdo I tried it a second time and it was worse! I don’t think I could eat this stuff again. It never made my stomach hurt, just my taste buds and sense of smell.

Don’t mind the empty plate in the video. I had just gotten done eating and my fiance reminded me that I had the pickle balls that I had been meaning to try. Also, the creepy hand in the other picture that’s my fiances.

P.S Here’s is the link if you’re ever brave enough to try them . My friend said she found some on ebay, and it seems a lot cheaper there.






Sakura-con April 14 – April 16


Photo by Faye

Back around April 14 – April 16 I attended Sakura Con. It was an experience I will not soon forget. Unfortunately, I didn’t get any videos. It was just so overwhelming that I forgot. Every time I wanted a video something crazy was happening. So many people and with 6 floors to explore it was an adventure all its own!

It was just taking pictures of people doing autographs, question and answer panels, artists drawing, ceremonies, trying to run up to cos-players and asking if I could take their photos. It was amazing, I am very lucky I had gotten to experience everything.

By the time it was all said and done it was mentally tiring and physically exhausting. I just wanted to sleep when I finished all my panels and still trying to catch up on sleep.

Hope you enjoy the photos on the post. They were taken by me.

P.S. Thank you JB for suggesting as an event photographer and to Aleeza for giving me the opportunity to take some pictures.

View more Sakuracon photos here

Back from being gone

Sorry, I haven’t posted anything in a long while. Between working, finding a new apartment, packing, and moving, everything just got a little bit crazy. I am back, and hopefully I can start my weekly blogs again.


Photo by Faye

Recently went on a trip to visit Enchanted Rock near Fredricksburg, TX. Had to try and conquer my fear of snakes. The first time we tried hiking I saw a snake a few minutes into the  hike and that was game over for the hike. Luckily, my fiance and I did not see any this time around.

We stayed in a hotel called Hotel Kitsmiller on main. It was a nice quite little room. Everything was clean. Taylor & Matt went above and beyond to make the stay awesome.

When Hiking we took the least taken path. I lost my footing on some rocks and I slid. My right leg ended up underneath me while my body kept sliding. I was scared I had broken my leg. Everything ended up fine as soon as I got my senses back and realized my leg wasn’t broken.

I needed to soak my leg in the bath, but the hotel did not have a tub stopper. My fiance had asked Matt & Taylor if they had one. They said they didn’t but would get one. Fiance said don’t worry about it. I believe he said Matt said they needed to get one anyway.

We ate at a restaurant (blog post to come on that) and when we got back to our room the stopper was on the table. Thank you so much to Taylor & Matt. They are amazing and a very sweet couple. I would stay there again.