Dear Carlos Valdes, CW/Warner Bros

 

Ever since I saw the article of Carlos Valdes being mentioned of  him co-staring in The Flash and Arrow, I noticed something..He looks a lot like Robinson, my cute ass boyfriend. I did a double take while scrolling through the article, I thought it was Rob! and Yes, darling I opened my eyes. ♥  I was like oh my goodness, Hubby this looks like you!! He laughed and said yes, it does embarrassingly. (He gets embarrassed easily sometimes) Especially when I get excited when I see something that reminds me of him, He usually laughs and kisses my forehead saying “I love you, silly ass” With that being said….

Dear Cw/Warner Brothers and Carlos Valdes,

Carlos, if you ever need a body double, or a possible brother-relative role in the series, I GOT YOU.  I know, you have Dante already…but Rob…Rob can easily pass as your long lost cousin, or possibly…long lost brother. You both look somewhat alike and can easily being identified or mistaken for siblings in real life. If you don’t believe me…Just look for yourself!

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They’re both of Hispanic descent. His goofiness, mannerisms and how he gets excited and uses his hands while speaking..I’ve seen some of his interviews for the show, it’s so funny how they’re somewhat alike! But of course when I said that to Rob, he was like “It’s a Puerto Rican thing” lol

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This side by side picture, really does it for me. The eyes, lips, the nose is a little different. but my goodness!

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Whenever, we first started talking as friends-possible lovers, He looked just like this, short hair and everything. My cutie!

The only thing is, Rob has a undercut. But it’s long enough to disguise it as a regular cut. Earth 2? Earth 2 Cisco/Vibe? 😛

What do you think, could they pass as relatives? I think so. I hope you enjoyed this silly post, I could not help myself!

Disclaimer: I do not own the above photos or gifs  of Carlos Valdes. Rob’s, on the other hand…I own them 😛 Images were found on google search-tumblr.

♥AmeexMomo

 

Two Ten Jack , Nashville TN.

Tucked away in a neighborhood hides, Two Ten Jack. A Nashville ramen house. located on 1900 Eastland Avenue. On the venture out there you would think you were going the wrong way. Don’t worry you’re not. Upon arriving there, you are greeted with a number of businesses including Jeni’s, Ugly Mug’s Coffee and Tea, etc.  Once you pull up you wouldn’t need to search for the place, the red lantern will instantly gravitate you towards the door.

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When my boyfriend and I first entered, we went straight to the host, standing at the podium. We stood there for quite some time, He didn’t even flinch with us standing there. The host was a complete Dickwad, no really he was a a huge Dick! (Sorry for the language but he was, moving on…) So, we stepped back and sat down thinking we would just have to wait for seating. Wrong! The host asked us what we were doing, “Are you trying to make the list?” ha. with another couple, just one couple, yes…just one other couple waiting as well. “Yes, we are. table for two, Robinson.” I said. He gave me this look, “Uhh, you know…you can come up here and talk to me.” This other lady, not sure if she was a host or waitress, chuckled. RUDE. extremely rude, considering when we first entered we stood in front of you, even trying to talk to you, but you would not attend us. He asked for our number and we would receive a text message when the table was ready. We chose the first available option, which was not a long wait at all. He said “You two, come with me” two meaning, two people right? No. He meant both parties…He didn’t even mention names….Goodness gracious. and another thing, don’t even bother giving them your number, we did not receive a text at all. Anyways,  both parties ended up sharing a long bench style table. We sat down and the host had hot towels waiting for us. As, my boyfriend was trying to get situated, The host asked us, “Would you like a hot towel?” and I answered yes and held my hands up, He completely ignored me and while Rob was taking off his jacket, he raised his voice at him “WOULD YOU LIKE A HOT TOWEL OR NOT?” That was the last straw with this guy, He didn’t even explain what the hot towels were for. RANT OVER.

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The waitress on the other hand, was so sweet. She asked us if it was our first time there, and yes, it was. She had no problem explaining the menu and attending us. When you first sit down, there is two different menus, one a drink list which keep in mind, this is a ramen house so no soda, sweet tea present. Available is a nice cold jug of self serve water and glasses. Honestly, I’m glad there isn’t any soda, I think it would kill the flavors of the food. The drink list includes, different wines, beers, sake, and so forth. We looked over it and the list would completely compliment the food. The other menu included a nice selection of different foods such as small plates that you can choose from pork gyoza, j.f.c. (japanese fried chicken), takoyaki, and many more. They even have sashimi and nigiri, if ramen isn’t your thing. salads and noodles, and so much more. The menu isn’t overwhelming at all.

DSC05282-01.We came here with a empty stomach so we ordered a couple of appetizers:

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The first one was Takoyaki, a hush puppy with octopus inside catered with miso butter. The octopus isn’t overwhelming, it’s like a hidden gem inside a warm fried-well seasoned hush puppy, This isn’t like those hush puppies you order at those seafood fast food chains, this is like no other hush puppy I’ve ever eaten in my life. Topped with some flakes, and forgive me I can’t pin point what they were but they tasted familiar. and green onions. Don’t forget about that miso butter…oh my goodness. Once dipped into that butter, it was like a whole nother dimension of flavor! I truly had a food gasm with this appetizer, it was so good I had to share it! but my boyfriend is allergic to seafood and I was too shy to ask the neighboring couple that sat next to us, so I asked for a box for them to share with my parents. Believe me, not sharing is a complete sin. But what I thought was impressive was-They kept the rhythm and feel of the place even with the plates. The Japanese newspaper sat under the takoyaki catching the little grease. For this appetizer, you would spend $8, not too expensive and it’s well worth it.

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Pork Gyoza, a pan fried pork dumpling with country ponzu. Rob was a complete fan of this. It was seasoned with ginger, green onions and other seasonings. Simple and delicate. Gyoza is a usual appetizer when we eat out at a Japanese restaurant, so it was a familiar taste but you can tell it was their pork gyoza. You can order this small plate at $7.

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Skirt steak perfection…Skirt Steak Yakitori. served with a sweet and savory sauce and with a side of Shichimi Togarashi, the Japanese chili flakes. is the perfect but yet small appetizer, don’t let the size fool you, This is packed with flavor making you want more. Crispy on the outside but tender and pink in the inside, is considerably the best…The BEST steak or yakitori, I have ever had. This won both of our hearts and wanted more. Once, dipped into the chili flakes, it once again made it more powerful. This was a definite win for us. This sells at $7 a skewer. Our next stop is Ramen, they do not offer taking left overs home, which most ramen houses don’t allow.

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Tonkotsu,  A thick, creamy pork broth with chashu, menma fermented bamboo, and kikurage. A wood ear mushroom which is a favorite of mine, burnt garlic oil and a soft egg. The bowls are quite small. smaller than the other ramen house I’ve been to, but the flavor is there but not enough to keep me coming back, just for the ramen at least.

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Tori Paitan,  a chicken broth flavored ramen with rayu , a sauce infused with hot chilies and sesame oil. A nice sized tsukune which is the chicken meatballs, collards,  kinoko mushrooms,  and lastly a soft egg. It’s slightly spicy but not enough to send you diving for water or milk, but just enough to keep you warm under the icy weather. The added collards weren’t a favorite of mine, but I didn’t mind it too much. Robinson liked this one more, which I favored the other ramen, tonkotsu.

 To be completely honest the ramen was so-so for Robinson and I. Even though it is tasty, it didn’t please our stomachs, The real crowd pleaser was the appetizers.

My last part of this review will be the atmosphere.

DSC05286-01This ramen house has a urban feel to it, From the time we walked in, to the passing of the beautiful bar, and to the back of where we sat. Which had a movie projector to the back of me. You can somewhat see it in this dope art piece of the Seven Samurais. (playing is studio ghibli’s Ponyo, a favorite film of mine) Not to worry, the movie is actually muted which doesn’t interfere with your surroundings or music they play. They have a hip hop, electro relaxation playlist to keep you entertained. The dim lighting creates a lighten and somewhat romantic feel to you and whomever accompanies you. Besides the awful host we had, The waiters and waitresses make you feel welcomed. Here is my final score of this tucked away, hidden taste-bud adventure:

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If you’re interested in going, don’t worry reservations aren’t necessary unless you have a bigger group of 5+. Thank you for reading.

♥AmeexMomo

My Funny Valentine…

 

 

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Sweet comic valentine,
You make me smile with my heart.

I hope everyone had a splendid Valentine’s Day weekend. I had a lovely weekend with my boyfriend, Robinson. Such a handsome lad, isn’t he?  So, this passed Saturday, He surprised me with tickets to the planetarium. We attended two different showings, the first one leading up to “Skies over Nashville” and  The Beatles laser show which included a nice play list of songs! The music show was a favorite of ours. Even though it did feel a bit rushed. For dinner, we ate at Two Ten Jack, a Nashville ramen house. The food was great and so was the atmosphere minus the rude host. I’ve noticed how much of a foodie and critic Robinson and I have grown to be. It’s another activity that we bond over. Enjoying different foods and trying new things. When I first met this handsome man, He never had Thai tea or pho and most of Laotian and Thai cuisine. I slowly introduced him by bringing him to Oriental Express which is great by the way, if you’re ever in Murfreesboro, TN. The moment he laid eyes on that silver bowl of pho, he fell in love. and immediately dove into it. Even though he didn’t add one single condiment to the soup. The Thai tea he held back a little, and it was due to the color. That bright orangeish-creamy delight. But once I assured him of the taste, he’s never been able to not order it. After dinner, we snuck over to Jeni’s. 10 minutes before closing, I’m sorry forgive us! But there was quite the crowd in the seating area, so we didn’t feel as bad, plus we bought pints so they wouldn’t have to clean up. This ice cream  parlor was beautiful inside, It was refreshing to see such a beautiful shop. The interior made me feel all gitty inside, and as I inched closer to the counter my eyes slowly widen with the array of different flavors with beautifully handwritten signs.  We ended leaving with Churro and Green Mint Chip ice cream.

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They give out free pencils and postcards and mail them for free if you want to fill one out!

Sunday’s date:

Sunday morning started off with breakfast, Flash, cuddling, and folding laundry. Perfect morning. I’ve never felt so relaxed as I did today. Later on in the evening, It was my turn to take out my hunny. We both wore Deadpool attire and laughed endlessly at the movies. He’s been dying to watch this movie for such a long time and it didn’t disappoint. We were supposed to go and eat dinner but being as it is Sunday, we would have to return to work tomorrow, boo! This concludes my Valentine’s Day weekend. I hope you all had a wonderful day.

vday weekend

♥AmeexMomo

Beauty Sales this weekend!

Just sharing some beauty sales I’ve recently ran into and wanted to share it with you all.

 

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OCC lip tars both gloss and lip are on sale for $5!

Besos!

 

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Melt Cosmetics is having a site-wide sale for 30% off this weekend! I say it’s worth it since I’ve been wanting to try their eyeshadow stacks and lipsticks. (review and look soon)

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Hope you have time to grab some while supplies last!

Momo