Had an AMAZING date with my son tonight. Thanks for the hospitality, @1201kitchen! We had the lump crab sushi, the seared kobe, scallops, and salmon (not pictured). We took very little home! The attention to the details and plating technique were more impressive than anything I've had in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
PS, I haven't been able to get him to eat rice in three years!!! It's okay to love Erie!
•CHINESE CUBANS AT BATTLE• After ending up in Cuba as sugar cane slaves during the British colonization of China & after the Exclusion Acts in the USA, I think it’s safe to say that the Chinese were sick of anti-Asian, racist regimes.
So when the Cuban Revolution & Wars of Independence began to give everyone equal footing, there were hundreds of thousands of Chinese. And the Chinese took up arms and joined the fight. Every. Single. One. There’s even a famous phrase in Cuba: “There was no Chinese Cuban traitor. There was no Chinese Cuban deserter,” giving the connotation of loyalty and fidelity.
Turns out the Chinese were excellent at guerilla warfare.
They had a way with machetes because they had their own sword practices in China.
They were great healers and were able to help soldiers on the battle field using the plants of the fields and traditional herb medicines.
The few who had money owned grocery stores and fed entire units, transmitting messages through their restaurants.
Here is Pedro Eng, Cuban general who organized his own unit of Chinese militia during the Revolution, standing next to his backyard plant called “Dragon Tongue”, which he said was used by the Chinese in battle to cure illnesses. He now drinks it as tea.
It made me think about how our society emasculates the Asian male. Asian papis have the same history of strength and valor as every other race. So #HonorThyAsianPapi , you warriors, you.
68 2,32212 October, 2019
Tracking the amount of countries visited is like tracking the amount of money you have. It's not good or bad. I've just found it useless unless these have altered your life perspective and understanding even a tiny bit, made you see the world differently, or made you grow into a better human being.
Recording artist, actress, and model Cassie Ventura, known simply as Cassie, met wellness consultant Alex Fine, unsurprisingly, at the gym. Right from the beginning, they talked about marriage, but soon after they started dating, they discovered the happy news that she was pregnant with a baby girl. “We decided to plan a wedding for this past summer after debating between getting married before or after the baby came,” Cassie, who is due in December, explains. Ultimately, they decided on before. And when it came to the official engagement, she adds, “I knew that Alex was designing a ring, but I honestly wasn’t expecting a super elaborate proposal because we already had the wedding date set, but he planned such a beautiful experience for me. I was so surprised!” There were 14 guests total—all close family. “We wanted a simple venue with a beautiful view that felt warm and romantic,” Cassie says. “We wanted the aesthetic to reflect how comfortable and content we feel with each other.” They worked with event planner Melissa Andre to coordinate everything in just two weeks!
The bride carried a bouquet with both of her grandmother’s rings tied into it, and walked down the aisle to Kina Grannis, “Can’t Help Falling in Love.” The couple wrote their own vows, and recited them while standing in a lush floral semi-circle lined with candles, as the sun set on Malibu in the background. “I felt really relaxed during the ceremony,” Cassie says. “As soon as I saw Alex, any nerves that I did have went away, and I just couldn’t stop smiling.” The newlyweds did their first dance to “Tennessee Whiskey” and after an evening of celebrating with family and friends, they ordered a heart-shaped pizza to top it all off. Congrats to Mr. and Mrs. Fine! How fitting! 👰🏻💍🍕 via @voguemagazine#interraciallove#interracialwedding#mixedgirls
I just wanna say... I appreciate you.
And sorry my hair parece un loca right now lol 😛
58 1,35014 October, 2019
spring break vibes (almost). ive been so used to the cold weather, the heat has been really gettin to me guys 😩 do u prefer cold or warm weather ? and what's ur fav season ? mine's definitely winter ❄☺ lmk pleaseeee ! ⬇️