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Selena + Chef.
Thursday, November 30, 2023

selena gomez gravy boat gif

selena gomez gravy boat gif

She was, in fact, that girl. Stars—they’re just like us!

I used to watch Selena Gomez on Wizards of Waverly Place on the Disney Channel, and now I’m watching her cook with Chef Alex Guarneschelli on the Food Network. How fast they grow up 🥹

I usually have Food Network on in the background while I’m working, and I’ve never heard so many people mispronounce espresso (ex-pres-so), mascarpone (mars-car-pown), chipotle (chee-poll-tay) and jalapeño (ha-la-pee-no). I don’t expect a Green Bay fan white dude in the midwest to be able to roll their R’s and say birria, but how about you learn how to pronounce it first if you’re gonna make it on national television? I was plugging away at my catalog, and I was like, “If this guy says ‘beer-ya’ one more time…” 🤪

dwight screaming gif

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

At the end of this life are you happy?
Are you good with the choices you made?
Are you being yourself or just acting?
Do you wish you could start again?
When you’re on your last legs, on your death bed
When your life flashes before your eyes
Do you like who you’re with in that movie?
Or do you belong in mine?

Blake Rose songs on this cold ass day 🥶 (Yes, 60° is cold af to this San Diegan).

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

melissa o'neil

I sent Melissa O’Neil (my favorite actress from The Rookie) a birthday gift last July. I mailed it to the studio they film at (Paramount) right before SAG went on strike. They started filming again this week, and they held onto my package all these months and left it in her trailer! She posted this to her stories and called me TREASURE, y’all. I can die now.

gwen winter

You guys, Eric Winter‘s mom liked my post about Melissa 💀

Cherry Wine.
Monday, November 27, 2023

And it’s worth it, it’s divineI have this some of the time

Kevin Garrett covering my favorite Hozier song ♥️

The Hunger Games.
Sunday, November 26, 2023

the hunger games

let's watch horror movies shirt

…or let’s watch a dystopian action-adventure movie together (@ The Lot)

I thought the new Hunger Games was a love story, but it’s more President Snow’s villain origin story 😅 We drove up to La Jolla because The Lot was the nearest theater showing the movie with recliner seats where we didn’t have to sit right in front of the screen. We did, however, have to sit next to these obnoxious kids who kept loudly commenting stupid shit during the movie. Like, isn’t this movie rated R? Are you even old enough to watch this shit? Where are your parents??? 🙄 Anyway, I loved the movie. Even better than the original Hunger Games movies. I didn’t read the book, so I had no expectations and nothing to compare it to. It was pretty amazing.

How I Holiday.
Saturday, November 25, 2023

spiked hot chocolate in mason jar with baileys

BRB making spirits bright around here 🎄

spiked hot chocolate with baileys

What, you don’t like Irish whiskey and a massive amount of mini marshmallows in your hocho? Or do you not call hot chocolate ‘hocho’??? 😆

Holla Days.
Friday, November 24, 2023

Only 30 more days till Christmas!

hidden money candy mason jars

Spoiler alert, I’m the fun aunt 💰🎄🎅🏻✨

Friday, November 24, 2023

Some of my family use the Life360 app to track their spouses and kids. It tells you entirely too much information (including their location history and even when their phone battery is low so you can nag them let them know to charge it). I have too many secrets, so I don’t like people knowing my whereabouts at all times 😅 Plus, I’m a firm believer that if a man is gonna cheat on you, he’ll find a way, Life360 or not. Keeping him on a short leash and following him on some app isn’t gonna stop him. My mom’s baby sister was telling us last night that her husband said he’d be home from Viejas at 7am and didn’t come home till 7pm. He didn’t answer her phone calls, so she was super mad worried he was dead in a ditch somewhere. So my sister suggested the Life360 app that she and her husband use, and my aunt requested my uncle on it. He wouldn’t accept her request in front of the entire family last night, but she just texted this screenshot so I guess he accepted that shit LOL. Why is my family so crazy???

Feast Mode.
Thursday, November 23, 2023

It’s leg day, y’all! 🍗

I had to get this tiny cornucopia, partly because it’s Thanksgiving, but mostly because it reminded me of The Hunger Games.

My mom’s deep fryer decided to stop working after we already dry rubbed four cornish game hens, so my uncle just deep fried them on the stove in a big ass pot of peanut oil. They turned out great! They were so small, they looked like baby birds, but I was assured these weren’t babies LOL. One time, I was watching an episode of Chopped, and one of the secret basket ingredients was a suckling goat and I burst into tears and changed the channel when I saw it. As a rule, I don’t eat any baby animals. Only fully grown animals that have had a good life 😆

Update 11/24/2023: Pammie told me that cornish game hens are slaughtered when they reach 4 WEEKS of age, so I won’t be eating them anymore 😅

king crab legs

King crab legs were on sale for $199 for 10 pounds at Costco! I’ve seen it upwards of $400, so this was a steal. Plus, we were near the Costco Business Center, so we went to that one and there were no lines on a Saturday!

Pumpkin pie hack: I bought a big ass pumpkin pie from Costco, used a biscuit cutter to cut out individual servings, and topped them with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice. Adorable!

The Costco Business Center doesn’t have a bakery (or food court), so we went to the Grossmont Costco and it was CRAZY. There is a hell, and it’s the Costco in La Mesa the weekend before Thanksgiving.

banana bread

My banana bread fixes things in the universe.


If your family doesn’t gamble at holiday parties, are you even Asian???

Wednesday, November 22, 2023


I hate baking in someone else’s house 😅

Sad Boi.
Tuesday, November 21, 2023


My parents are dogsitting while my aunt and uncle are in Paris for Thanksgiving, so this sad boi is my roommate for the next week (he misses his pawrents).

Big Chazz.
Monday, November 20, 2023
good time gif

I love BBQ dick chips.

Sunday, November 19, 2023

hoobastank instagram like

I hardly ever post on my personal instagram account (one time, I went to do one of those “top 9 posts of the year,” but I couldn’t because I didn’t have 9 posts LOL). I post on my chenford account pretty often, though! Today, this video I edited to The Reason hit 10,000 likes, one of them being from HOOBASTANK! IDK if I’m more stoked Hoobastank liked my video or more embarrassed that they know (and now you know) I’m such a fan girl 😅

You’ve Got Mail.
Saturday, November 18, 2023


My super (yes, his name is Michael Douglas) left me a message saying I’ve had packages outside my apartment door for months (he lives across the hall from me), and the postman left a note on my door that my mailbox is full. He knows that I’ve been in SD (I mail him my rent check every month), so I gave him permission to use my spare key that he has to put my packages in my apartment since I won’t be in LA till probably next month. He doesn’t have a spare mail key, though. Does anyone in LA want to empty my mailbox and water my (probably dead) plants? 😅 I’ll mail you my keys and give you my building code! You can even rifle through my underwear drawer. Just kidding (I don’t wear underwear).

I Got.
Friday, November 17, 2023

This is my favorite Young the Giant song, and I love that they included it on their live album that came out today. I can’t wait to see them again at Innings Fest, even though I’ve seen them at least ten times in the past decade (including at the inaugural Innings Fest!).

Rainy Day Shit.
Wednesday, November 15, 2023

rain gif

chicken sotanghon

Novo Amor and homemade chicken sotanghon on this rainy Wednesday 🌧️

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

bathroom sign

I hate that this bathroom sign at my parents’ house is in three different styles of fonts. Sans-serif, serif and brush?! Like, pick one! 😵‍💫

Also, why am I like this? 😅

Lettuce Wraps.
Sunday, November 12, 2023

lettuce wraps

My mom loves the lettuce wraps at P.F. Chang’s and wants me to make them for Thanksgiving LOL. We hardly ever have traditional Thanksgiving food. I think we’re deep frying some cornish game hens this year because no one ever eats the turkey. I also accidentally bought 5 bags of turkey bone broth instead of chicken when I was doing a cleanse once, and the smell of turkey elicits my gag reflex now.

Since I’ve never made the lettuce wraps before, I found this copycat recipe and did a trial run, so I wouldn’t embarrass myself in front of all my relatives 😅 I omitted the ginger (because I hate ginger) and the sriracha (because not all of my relatives have my spice tolerance).They also serve them with iceberg at the restaurant, but I got butter lettuce instead because it was less watery and messy.

Remember that episode of Punky Brewster where the girls all wanted Butter Lettuce Babies? I think Cabbage Patch Kids was copyrighted LOL. If you don’t know who Punky Brewster is, then you are too young and I am too old. Anyway, the lettuce wraps turned out great and I’ll def be making them for Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 11, 2023

nori snack box

My work bestie is taking PTO, so I sent her a care package with her favorite popcorn from Chicago, these cookies from NYC that she showed me on instagram, and some homemade furikake chex mix to snack on, plus a USB full of illegally downloaded movies so she can fully enjoy her well-deserved staycation.

Friday, November 10, 2023


The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes and Trolls Band Together also come out on November 17. What a time to be alive.

Free Sausage.
Thursday, November 9, 2023


I instacarted 1 pack of sausage and the guy accidentally bought me 5 packs! I think he got confused because I also ordered 5 Lean Cuisines LOL. This is like the time I ordered 2 boxes of protein bars and Amazon accidentally delivered 2 cases (12 boxes!). I’m still trying to get through those protein bars 8 months later, but I’ll probably go through this free sausage pretty quickly 😆

Thursday, November 9, 2023

chenfor prayer candlee - the rookie

The actors strike is finally over! I manifested this moment with my Chenford prayer candle from my favorite TV show, The Rookie, so you’re welcome LOL (I also have one from Schitt’s Creek and Fleabag). Thank goodness our shows can start filming again.

With the exception of cooking competitions, I don’t watch reality TV. I can’t stand the Kardashians, I recorded The Bachelorette once when I was trying to catch a commercial and I must’ve said, “Is this real life???” a billion times during one episode, and whenever Nori tries to talk to me about Below Deck, I shut her down LOL.

It just all feels very scripted. No judgement if you enjoy reality TV. Just kidding (tons of judgement over here).

side eye judging you gif

Squirrel Watch.
Thursday, November 9, 2023

My sister’s in OC for work, then she has to go into the office three times next week, then she’s going to Vegas for her anniversary and F1. So I’ll just be here at my parents’ house on squirrel watch till Thanksgiving ✌🏼

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

mom 65th birthday

It’s my mama’s 65th birthday, and all she wanted was a new iPad to watch her K-dramas and some lettuce wraps (@ P.F. Chang’s)

Innings Festival.
Tuesday, November 7, 2023

innings festival 2024

Phantogram, Hozier, and Young the Giant??? Yes, please.

WastedYou tell the truth when you could’ve liedAnd troubles are on the rise ’cause you’re in disguise, ohAnd if it isn’t meThen pack your bags and leave

I couldn’t utter my love when it counted
Ah, but I’m singing like a bird ’bout it now

Oh girl, I’ve got that silvertongue
Got, got that silver, silvertongue
Drives you into delirium
Got, got, that silver, got that silvertongue like

Resurrection Sunday.
Monday, November 6, 2023

Ever since I saw a Hoobastank was having a 20th anniversary show, I’ve been listening to my playlist that I made in 2017 when I was feeling nostalgic. It contains songs from bands I liked 20 years ago (Hoobastank, Incubus and Linkin Park). If you want to take it back a few more years, you can listen to my resurrection sunday playlist and pretend it’s 2001.

Fall Back.
Monday, November 6, 2023

alt 98.7 fm daylight savings

Where my seasonal depression lamp at? 😅

broad city sad lamp gif

Babysitter for Hire.
Monday, November 6, 2023
Monday, November 6, 2023

Deane, Sarah and I haven’t vacationed together since we went to Portland nearly seven years ago! Sarah has since moved to Seattle, so Deane and I are planning to visit her and  further explore the pacific northwest. I asked Sarah if she lives by the waving bear farm, and she said we could totally go there! I think the bears might be hibernating for the winter, so we might have to visit in the spring LOL. I just google mapped the farm and it’s actually a couple hours away from Seattle. Is this like when my mom asks me to get her potato balls from Porto’s because she thinks any place in LA is close to me???

Monday, November 6, 2023

Doja Cat – Need to Know (@ Viejas Arena)

I heard from a friend of a friendThat that dick was a ten out of tenI can’t stand it, just one night meClink with the drink, gimme a sipTell me what’s your kink, gimme the dickSpank me, slap me, choke me, bite meUh, wait, I can take itGive a fuck ’bout what your wifey’s sayin’

phoebe bridgers snl

I wanted to dress up for the Doja show and her new album has pearl spiders on the cover. I once saw Phoebe Bridgers perform on SNL in a custom Gucci pearl skeleton ribcage necklace and I’ve always wanted to recreate it. It turned out better than I expected! Plus it went great with my skeleton bone nails.

skeleton bone nails

It’s all in the details 💀

skeleton pearl ribcage

Bitch, I said what I said
I’d rather be famous instead
I let all that get to my head
I don’t care, I paint the town red
Mm, she the devil
She a bad lil bitch, she a rebel
She put her foot to the pedal
It’ll take a whole lot for me to settle

Monday, November 6, 2023

cranberry bliss bar

I love living so close to the Lansangs because sometimes I wake up to Christine dropping off some Cranberry Bliss! ‘Tis the season, y’all!

Saturday, November 4, 2023

my fitness pal notification

my fitness pal notification

Just my phone making me feel like shit on this Saturday morning! Cardio is hardio 😅

The Hunger Games.
Friday, November 3, 2023

It’s the things we love most that destroy us

I’m def watching this!

The Reason.
Thursday, November 2, 2023

echo hoobastank

I’ve found a reason for me
To change who I used to be
A reason to start over new
And the reason is you

So close yet so farIt’s tearing me apartWhat I would do to be back with you
So promiseNo matter how long it takes for me to get back to youYou’ll wait for me

My first blog post ever was about a Hoobastank concert 20 years ago, and I went to a countless amount of their shows in my 20s. They’re having a 20th anniversary show in LA for The Reason album. I hate watching shows at The Echo (it’s a seedy ass venue in Echo Park), but I love Hoobastank more. Plus it’s a pretty intimate venue with a capacity of less than 400 people. Will this be like the first time I saw them at Canes, and Doug Robb (the lead singer) was standing right next to me watching the opening band and no one was bothering him? The Echo is even smaller than Canes was! Anyone feel like going and reliving their youth with me???

Thursday, November 2, 2023


You have to make concessions when you’re in your 40s. Height, marital status, etc. 😆 I won’t compromise on age, though. I’d rather be alone than be with someone who was born after I started high school 😅

Still Wet.
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

sophie turner kiss

Is the ink even dry on her divorce papers yet? Do people not sit around and pine for 20 years anymore??? 😅

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

voldemort anagram

voldemort anagram

…and here I thought my name had the best anagram (macaroni ho) 🤣

Night Cap.
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

What, you don’t like whiskey in your wine??? 😂

Christine and the kids stopped by last night, but it was after 8pm, so I was already in bed LOL. I usually last till at least 9pm, but that sangria took me out. The kids were up later than I was 😅 Pammie sent Christine home with some candy and sangria and she and Francis sent us this video.

Rise & Grind.
Wednesday, November 1, 2023


Me the month of October vs. me the rest of the year.

Food Network.
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

food network holiday shows

If you need me, I’ll be here ✌🏼

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