L.A. Eats: Porto’s Bakery & Cafe

Porto’s is a very popular Cuban bakery chain in California. Being the tourist that I am, I had to see for myself what the rave was all about. We went to the branch in Buena Park, California.

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The storefront is quite spacious as it has both a bakery and a cafe.  The first struggle was the long line, and took us about 15 minutes before our turn. The second struggle was having to choose from the myriad of pastries, breads, cookies, and muffins and cakes. Most of them under USD 2 (AED 7.34) only!

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L.A. Eats: In-N-Out

Fast food. I am not a big fan but as I am frugal, this is a good alternative if I am tight on the budget. I need all the carbs I can get so I can survive all the walking and sight-seeing. My heart wants steak & potatoes… but at times, I can only afford patty and fries.

In-N-Out is a massively popular California-based fast food burger chain. I have tried Five Guys and Shake Shack in Dubai but as I am not a burger person, both were just ok-ish. While in LA, I had to try In-N-Out to satisfy my burger curiosity.

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L.A. Eats: Bludso’s Bar & Que

It was a week after I booked my flight when my friend asked me the one question that I always love to hear. “Where do you want to eat?” 

As there is nothing more American than BBQ, besides apple pies & burgers, this was the first that came to mind. She told me to check out Bludso’s and, oh my, I drooled! The brisket, ribs, sides and beer looked mouth-watering.

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A Kuripot’s Guide to a L.A. Holiday

I just returned from my solo holiday to meet with family & friends in the United States. I booked it last January and started to save up and make my budget at the beginning of the year. I had four months to financially prepare myself for a trip to Los Angeles, California. How do I write about kuripot tips on a trip to this expensive city?

It sounded impossible – just the thought of spending US dollars made me nervous! My ticket (taken from my Travel Fund) cost me AED 3,200 which for me is expensive on its own and I still had to set aside enough money to eat and go around for a week’s stay.

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Why join IMG (International Marketing Group)?

The first time I went to an IMG (International Marketing Group) Seminar in the Philippines was around 2012. The speaker at that time was Benj Santiago. Unlike the other attendees and members who were very enthusiastic and receptive, I was rather- indifferent. After the orientation was the Financial Check-up with one of the IMG associates. Again, I was not really interested and gave the usual canned reply- “I’ll think about it and get back to you.” I left the IMG office thinking that I just went to “another MLM group” that doest not serve my needs. Fast forward to the last quarter of 2017, and I realized how wrong I was and somehow regretted not signing up sooner.

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