Dec 30

Oooh what a weekend. Spent this past weekend at Vegas to check out City Center and to eat some good food and I even made a video!

We stayed at the Aria Hotel & Casino and unfortunately they still have plenty of bugs to work out. I guess that’s expected from a hotel that opened 2 weeks ago but I was willing to take my chances. Let’s see, the first room had the fire alarm chirrping and after two hours of reporting the problem no one came to fix it. So I moved to another room and this time the air conditioner wasn’t working properly. Unfortunately I had to go down both times to the front desk to complain because no one was answering their phone lines. And let me tell you, expect to wait a long time to talk to someone in front desk. Anyway I finally got a room that was working fine and all was well… sort of. Housekeeping took 2 hours to arrive when I requested for slippers and by then I was already asleep. They had the audacity to wake me up at 2.30am just to open the door for them, when they told me they’d leave it outside if no one answered the door.

But aside from the hotel there was the food. Mmmmmm mmm good! Spent the first night at MGM Grand’s Shibuya and we ordered the omakase, which included some yellow tail, wagyu beef (amazing!), and tuna tartare among other things. The second night was spent at Aria’s Sage restaurant and we got some escargot, more yellowtail, and some oysters. I can’t remember some of the other dishes that we got but most of it was great. My mom wasn’t a big fan of the escargot. haha

shibuya yellowtail

Now since it’s Vegas I had to do some gambling. Spent the first night playing roulette and craps and managed to win money in both. And honestly I figure it’d be best to quit while I was ahead so I spent the next 2 days gambling free. 😀 Anyway, craps is definitely fun but I still need to figure out all the bets and stuff.

Anyway, I’m back home and hoping for a relaxing and happy new year. Hope you guys have the same!

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