Author: Albert Rayuela Mount

Trying Out New Food in Restaurants: A New Adventure

I can be a picky eater sometimes. Usually I just ask for their recommendation or “best seller“, but lately i’m trying to broaden my horizon by trying out new things.

Amazing Meal From a Latin Restaurant

Went out earlier with the wife to check out this new restaurant in my block. It’s a latin restaurant. It’s different from the other restaurants I tried since the names of the food are something i’m not familiar with and it didn’t include what the ingredients are in the menu.

So on begins my attempt to being more worldly by ordering whatever I thought sounded good.

I must admit, though, I was really impressed.

It was a gastronomical experience!

Next time I eat out, i’ll order something I haven’t tried before again.

Use a Rain Poncho to Avoid Getting Drenched

I previously told you about my experience with the dermatologist and how as my sister and I went out of the clinic, we were greeted by a downpour of heavy rain. Well, here’s how we’re able to get through that… are you ready for it?? A rain poncho!

We didn’t have an umbrella during that time, but luckily we got ourselves a nice rain poncho which prevented us from getting soaked.

Voila! Secret’s out! Lol.

Why get a rain poncho?

I use rain ponchos more than umbrellas. Why? I just find that it’s better to be able to use both hands even when it’s raining. An umbrella would render one hand useless (and the other maybe trying to assist to avoid the umbrella from being flown away by a strong gust of wind).

I got a good one by scouring lists and recommendations online on which rain ponchos to buy.

A good rain poncho can save the day!

A good rain poncho can save the day!

I got this nifty trick back when I was in my college-state-of-mind. I was huge on concerts. I always attended the major ones with my buddies. Most of these concerts were in an open fields and since the weather is very unpredictable, I usually bring my rain poncho along specially on cloudy days where a rain or storm is just looming around the corner.

I always keep one inside my car even if it’s sunny outside, just incase. Also helpful when I have to walk the dog even when it’s drizzling. Oh, my dog owns one too! Isn’t that cute? We have the same color of rain ponchos so we’d be all matchy-matchy. People seem to be amused by it, and so am I.

Sometimes when i’m alone, I pretend like i’m wearing a superhero costume. Talk about maturity, right? Emily caught me once and laughed her a** off. Honestly, I think she’s just jealous cause she’d want to be a pretend-superhero like me as well! (Yes Emily, i’m talking to you. I know how you think) Yes? No?

Another good use is when i’m on my bike on a bike trail. Who would want to hold an umbrella while using a bike? That’s just an accident waiting to happen!

I got one with a hood that can be tightened around the head or face area so the drops wouldn’t seep in and get to my clothes. There’s nothing more intolerable than feeling wet inside a rain poncho! Just imagine wearing wet socks and a shoe at the same time. Nope!

I’m telling you, get yourself one now! Who needs an umbrella? That thing is such a hassle to bring along, most specially the long and pointed ones. When it stops raining, then what? You’ll end up having to lug that thing around all day.

If you’re planning to get one, make sure that it easily dries off, fits nicely and go for a more bright color. Yes, I said bright. Why? For safety. When it’s raining, it’s usually dark. And when it’s dark, it’s hard to see you, specially for incoming traffic. It can be a little “hello, look at me”, but at the end of the day, your safety is more important than some people staring.

Most definitely a great buy if you ask me!

Money Clip Wallets: Why I Prefer them Over Bulky Wallets

So I just got my first money clip wallet a few weeks ago. I didn’t really see much point in having with since I already had a tri fold wallet which was big enough to house my (meager amount of) money, identification cards, credit cards and all those receipts I use for tax day.

I initially thought that having a money clip was a bit redundant. But after buying one, i’m officially making a change. I don’t have to bring that bulky wallet anymore. Since I only really use the money itself, one credit card, and 1 or maybe 2 ids (licenses), it’s more convenient to fit all of them in the money clip wallet.

No need to bring that bulging thing! Finally! – Me

My skepticism is gone! I’d like to thank Emily for recommending it to me. She doesn’t use it personally since she always has her purse around with her, but she saw some of her friends who own it and swore by it.

I got mine using a discount card, so hey, that’s a deal right there! More *monies to store in the money clip!

I love it! I’m really happy with the purchase. It’s simple, sophisticated and classy. What I like about the one I bought is I can just adjust it so it can accommodate more stuff.

The price is definitely reasonable and worth it for the function it provides.

I can’t think of anything negative to say about it right now since i’m probably in the honeymoon stage when it comes to it.

Not getting rid of the previous wallet I owned just yet since I still think that one’s great for travels, specially when I have to bring a lot of things with me.

I’m gonna use it for many years to come. Or until it gets overused to the point of exhaustion. But so far so good!!!

If you’re planning to get a money clip wallet for yourself or for someone you know, first make sure that it’s a good quality. Check the reviews. That’s a must! See what people are saying about it… and finally, always make sure to get your money’s worth!

My Handheld Spotlight Saved Me… Really!

Have you ever been outside too long that it started getting pitch black and you don’t have any way to illuminate the way back? Well, that happened to me earlier. And I was so thankful that I packed a handheld spotlight with me before heading out on another one of my hikes.

I got a Stanley LED Handheld Spotlight which was rated as the best seller and top rated in Guatemala Times. Not sure of the exact model but it’s a yellow and black spotlight.

Stanley Waterproof LED Rechargeable Handheld Spotlight

Stanley Waterproof LED Rechargeable Handheld Spotlight

It’s extremely bright and I can see extremely well for miles away. A great investment if you ask me!

I was thinking that i’d use my phone spotlight or flashlight but I had a low battery and I didn’t wanna get stuck in the middle of nowhere with no light and no phone to use in case of an emergency.


I also got one for my uncle who’s big on boat rides. You’re welcome uncle Jack! He’s been using some low quality LED flashlight which he paid around $10 for. I mean, if it’s a matter of life and death and considering that he’s in the middle of the ocean, i wouldn’t really want to skimp on it. I’d get the best bang for the buck.

The handheld spotlight i’m using is around $50 and is considered as one of the best in the market. Kinda expensive but I don’t really mind since it’s amazing. Just make sure not to get the light on your eyes if you don’t wanna get temporarily blinded.

Had this baby for a few months now and so far it hasn’t bailed out on me. It’s as good as the first time I used it. It’s great for the price. Even if I use it on low setting to save battery I still find it very powerful.

Overall I highly recommend everyone who goes around at night (sounds sketchy) to get a hand held spotlight.

It’s Pamper Day with the Sib!

Earlier my sister asked me to accompany her to a dermatologist for a few beauty treatments. She encouraged me to join her and get some things done as a way to pamper myself. Why not, right? I’m already there and I could use some time to relax. Would be a better option rather than to wait outside browsing through my phone.

Vitamin infusion injection, yay or nay?

She got herself some type of vitamin injection, which she convinced me to do as well (or more like I was so curious that I had to try it myself). I really didn’t feel anything at all except maybe during the part where some butterfly needle thing was being injected on my arm. No biggy. Used to getting my blood drawn anyway.