Sunday, May 29, 2011

Ramen Girl...well the cheater Ramen Girl

Maybe a month or so ago I went to an Asian restaurant for the sole purpose of getting some real ramen. I got my bowl of ramen and it definitely wasn't the packaged kind that I was used to which was a major plus , but it wasn't the ramen I thought it would be either. :/ so I went home a made up my own version! and it's pretty darn tasty so I thought I'd share it.
Ramen soup package
1 egg
soy & szechuan sauces
thai chili paste
veggies ( i like) broccoli, green pepper, zucchini, corn
lemon at the end to taste
1. Boil your 2 cups water
2. chop veggies
3. add veggies to water until cooked
4. add package of ramen cook until tender
5. add egg and stir rapidly
6. add soy, szechuan, chili paste
7. bowl and add lemon
Pictures for your viewing pleasure

Bisous Bisous, The Rockin GerRoccan: Arkia

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Mama's Day

Ok ok it's been a while..I know this! ANd i'm also super duper late on this blog, but oh well. It has to do with mothers day. Yes, of course I have to have a mother obviously she birthed me, and took care of me and loved me unconditionally for 13 years. I will cherish those years forever plus a day. My mom was my world and i was hers. We were on our own so we had to be each others cheerleaders in life. My world came crashing down on me in Oct. 2000 when my mom passed away. She was diagnosed with leukemia in July of 2000 was in remission by August 2000 and passed away in Oct. WOW! is right. my mom was a fighter all the way till the end. My mom was in remission from the leukemia so her oncologist (cancer doc) let her come home for 2 weeks to get me ready to begin my 8th grade year, but when she went back to the hospital things made a drastic turn around and tore my life upside down. Her doc still wanted her to get the bone marrow transplant just to be on the safe side, so my mom went through with it. Thats where things went down hill my mom was feeling great in the beginning she was walking, talking, laughing just how she always had. Side note: she was the most happy optimistic person i knew thats probably why i'm like that and don't take life for granted. Back to the regular scheduled program :) she suddenly started not being able to walk or talk anymore bc she developed blood blisters and the docs ordered a biopsy and the results didn't arrive until 2 weeks after my mom sudden death..little had anyone known my mom had gotten a staph infection during the transplant. :( the infection started attacking her body systems until her heart just wouldn't beat anymore. it was oct 3rd 2000 and i will forever remember the day for the rest of my life. it was the worst day. i felt it in my body that something wasn't right, but i did my thing at school and went to the yearbook staff meeting took the pictures i needed to take, took the after school activity bus home then was sitting down watching ZOOM lol i loved that show! then I saw my aunt and uncle (moms sis n bro) pull into my drive way and at that moment i knew my life was forever changed. My best friend, my mom, my hero, had passed away. and i was left in the world alone. well not alone, but alone. I have 7 brothers and sisters (combined) and i still have my dad around, but i had never lived with or grew up with them. All i had ever known was my mom and besides the majority of them live in morocco i have 1 older brother and 1 younger sister who live here in chicago. so my aunt took me under her wing and we've lived together ever since. but yea mothers day is such a day for me bc i no longer have my mom. maybe one day when i have my own kids it will be a happy day again, but until then  it will be just another day.

Sorry for bringing you down with my blog, but it's my life it's 100% real. My life is good I have just about everything I could ever want. I'm just missing the reason why I was created :) but I know she loves me and is watching out for me and always will. I know she knows I love her too. And that's whats really important she will forever be with me in my heart and mind. :) I love you mom!!

Bisous Bisous, The Rockin GerRoccan: Arkia

Saturday, May 7, 2011

flat curls..oh joy!

Old Navy Black tank top

Borrowed shirt from my aunt's closet, Forever 21 jeans, forever 21 beanie

Ok, here goes naturally I have flat straight hair which I usually don't mind, but everyone once in a while i love to switch it up a bit! today being one of those days, but sadly i DO NOT know how to use a curling iron after watching hours of Youtube how to's. i wish i knew was wrong with me. well i attempted to curl my own hair this afternoon and instead of looking like long luxurious curls i ended up with a messy looking fro, how you wonder?!? well i was a hair model at the hair a few months ago and the stylist chopped my hair to hell to give me layers to add volume, did i get more volume? not so much. but none the less i still love my hair. i'm 24 and had to have my aunt curl my hair...i have no shame in my game! haha..well my hair is still flat, but at least it has a bit of a curl compared to usual. ohh yea and if your wondering why in the heck i have a head in the background it's because i DID attend beauty school, but for aesthetics NOT cosmetology and that head was used to practice the technique of a european facial.
The fluffy hair pix are my today hair..the teddy bear one is my everyday flat straight hair

Bisous Bisous, The Rockin GerRoccan: Arkia

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Nails galore & Lush

So a few weeks ago I stumbled upon this gem of a store Hong Kong Beauty Supply! I love nail polish, nail art, nail gems, heck I love anything to do with nails. I change mine just about every other day. Well onto the store they sell everything to do with nails in professional sizes & SUPER CHEAP!! Just the way I like it :) I've made two trips there so far, I may make more. I've spent $50 bucks there so far. They sell Essie, OPI, Seche Vite, ORly, China Glaze and a bunch of brands. They also have nail tips with prints and different colors. Then have some Ardell lashes and a bunch of other random stuff.
I seriously love this store. I've stopped in numerous times, but the other day I definitely over did it. I spent the most I've ever spent..eeekkk, but it's worth it!! What I bought:
Bon Bon Lip Scrub
None of your beeswax lip balm
Aqua Mirablis
Mini Ultrabalm--their version of vaseline
Emotibombs in Up you gets
3 solid soaps: peppermint, ultimate shine, and squeaky green
and last, but certainly not least my forever favorite BIG shampoo

Next time around I want to try:
Ocean Salt
Dark Angels
Glitter Bar

On a side note, if you're into Bath Bombs which I'm not I highly recommend putting it into an OLD stocking or trouser sock THEN tossing it into the tub. Less mess that way ;)

Bisous Bisous, The Rockin GerRoccan: Arkia

Monday, May 2, 2011

Photo Of The Day | Go, See, Write - tales of overland adventure travel

Photo Of The Day | Go, See, Write - tales of overland adventure travel

I love to travel and i just happend to stumble onto this gem of a site and wanted to share. Happy reading :)


What I wore..Silver Jeans, Reebok easy tone shoes, Gap t-shirt, Payless Purse, Tiffany Bracelet & Ring, Hamsa braclet from Morocco, Local Vegas glasses
What I wore...Forever 21 dress, Old Navy flip-flops, Torrid short cardigan, Coach Wristlet, Tiffany Bracelet & Ring, Hamsa Moroccan bracelet
Old Navy swim suit & local Vegas Glasses
Forever 21 dress, local Vegas glasses, and same jewelry

Forever 21 Romper, Torrid Belt, Old Navy flip flops, Vegas glasses, same jewelry

Akira Chicago Dress, A'gaci shoes, Same jewlery
Same as above just changed shoes into Payless gold shoes

OMG!! I have never been there with a friend until my last trip a week or two ago. The last few times I've gone was with my family and lemme tell ya FRIENDS is the way to gooooooo!! We spent our time sight seeing..Downtown, Freemont St., Casino hopping, Poolside, lil Gambling, lil Drinkin, Club hoppin.

Secret Millionaire ...water works anyone?!?

Seriously addicted! I love this show. Whenever I watch it cry the entire episode and then feel guilty about being happy with my life. I'm not lucky i'm blessed, yes! At least sort of...I'm blessed in the sense as to I have the freedom to do as I please, I can do what I want without having a job for short periods of time. I can travel as I's barely the start of April and I've been on 3 vacations this year. Vegas, LA, back to Vegas. Whenever I watch this show I feel the NEED to get out there in my city and find a way to help. I've been wanting to volunteer at a food center/homeless shelter for months now, but have I really gone searching for one?! Not really, shame on me!! For Christmas last year I was all gung-ho with this GREAT idea, but never followed thru it..MY great idea, you ask? To find an abused women's/children's shelter and find someone to DRESS as Mr. Claus himself with a bag full of Goodies for the kiddies and hair dressers/make-up artists for the mamas! ANd then then they could have a family photo with santa w/the mamas lookin fresh and the kiddies lookin extra happy during their rough patch. I promise my heart is always in the right place it's just a matter of having the motivation to get it together.