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    I don't even remember sleeping that morning. I just layed down on the couch and closed my eyes. Lol. The next thing I knew, I was awake and it was around 10 AM. About 10:30 was when everyone was awake and I began making pancakes for breakfast. We watched 'How I Met Your Mother' in the mean time. It's hecka funny. We ate brunch about 11:30 I think. Yum pancakes. Basically the whole day, we watched the rest of 'How I Met Your Mother'.

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OMG I look like I have a double chin..
     When that was finished, we pulled out the board games and played one game of Cranium (guys vs. girls; girls won of course) and a few rounds of Scattergories. Hecka fun. Lol. Dinh didn't know the Kung Fu Fighting song! LMAO. We finished by 6 or 7, packed up our belongings and cleaned up our mess. I think we left around 7 or 8, I'm not really sure. The car was pretty packed when we left and we headed off to International Cuisine to visit Fadi and Kristen but the weren't working today. Instead, we just wrote them a thank you note and signed it. Afterwards, we were back on the road to finish our trip with some Sonic. It was about a 45 minute drive until we reached there, but before, the navigator got us lost and we were driving in the ghetto residential area. I was seriously scared that someone was going to drive up next to us and shoot us. I have a phobia of that. Eventually (thanks to Darren's GPS on his phone) we found our way to Sonic, which was kinda in the middle of nowhere. We ended our day with a delicious dinner. Totally filling and fun, it was the first time I've been there.
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     It was a 45 minute drive home and Darren dropped off Dinh and Angela first, then Albert, Wilson, then finally me. I told Darren that I was glad that we didn't have ANY drama at all whatsoever and he said, "Of course, we're like family. Plus we don't stoop that low." I'm glad that I went on this trip. This was a trip of the summer. I'm glad I went with these people because we're easily persuaded and entertained. No one had anything against what each of us wanted such as going somewhere or eating or anything, we all just agreed, no arguments. Even though I wasn't as close to Dinh or Angela, it was just like we were friends to begin with. I'm thankful that Albert planned this trip while his parents agreed to it. I'm glad that Darren volunteered to drive. We all cracked jokes to each other, calling each other fat, making fun of the random things Dinh did at night, Angela's sleep talking, my snoring, Wilson going "MORNING WOOD", etc. It was just an enjoyable time. If there ever was another trip like this, I'd definately take it and for those of you who didn't go, next go! Seriously!
     -Banhzaii
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     Yay! I get to blog about my day before the next day starts.
     We all woke up around 9 because Albert wanted to take us jogging and out for brunch. We kinda were still tired from the day before and Angela convinced him to not jog. Yes! We ended up leaving the house around 10 or 10:30 and walked to The First Awakening which is a brunch place. We saw so many dogs, poor Dinh, she's terribly frightened by dogs. As we were walking we played a lot of games to pass the time. It felt so fast! When we got there, we just told them how many people and they told us to come back in 15 minutes. We didn't really have anything to do so we just ended up looking around the shopping area where it was located at. We ended up going to this candy store. OMG candy galore. We spent about 10 minutes there. Darren, Wilson and I ended up buying sour candy together. Yay! When we went back to the restaurant, we had to wait a few more minutes so I just kinda sat on this truck toy thingy...
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     Anyways, after we got seated and comfortable we ordered our food and enjoyed brunch. It seriously was really good. I didn't have any money left, well enough to pay for my brunch so Albert spotted me, good thing I got something hecka cheap! (Two Eggs; 2 sunny side up eggs + extra crispy potatoe cubes + english muffins = $7)

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    After brunch, we walked around Canary Row to look for more candy shops. We went into about 3 and then we went to the beach to walk on the sand. It was really nice, the guys started to skip rocks. Dorks. LOL. After about 5 minutes on the beach, we went back to the dock and watched this guy spray paint. It was seriously Amazing! He used raw materials to use as stencils. Wow, I really wanted to get something for Allan Dale but I didn't have enough cash. Next time, right guys? They said that we should do a day trip next time. Yay! So anyways, we decided to head back to make dinner. It took a little bit longer because most of us were in pain (our feet) or we were tired.

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     When we reached home, we rested for a bit and then started making dinner. Albert grilled the patties while Dinh made fried rice. I cut all the fruits for the fruit salad and also attempted to make nacho cheese. It totally did not come out correctly. Bleh. After everything was made we packed the car and headed out to Carmel-By-The-Sea. I sat in the back and slept for a little. Bad idea, I got hecka carsick. Ughh. 

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     When we arrived, we walked around the city for a little bit. It reminds me of a Santana Row. Seriously nice houses! After a while of walking, we got everything out of the car and went to the beach to find a spot. Albert and Angela went off to see if there were any bonfire spots but the came back and told us that it was on the other side of the beach so we had to pack the car and drive to the other side of the beach. Nice houses once again. I want to move to Monterey to get a beach house! So yea, we got out and found a spot on the beach. We set up everything and Wilson started to dig a hole for the bonfire. Dinner was really good. I also lit my first match today! Successfully too! Darren recorded it. Lol. Since we didn't have much fire wood, we immediately began the s'more making when the fire was at a good level. S'more making was so fun and delicious. It made us bond even more. We took so many pics. After a while, we minus Dinh decided to go to the water to walk around and take pics. We played the 'How deep can you go' game. First we let the waves hit our feet for a little bit, then we go in 5 steps deeper and we keep doing it until someone backs out. It's seriously hard because the water was FREEZING cold! I lost first of course in the end they all agreed to get out. Lol. When we went back to our site, we packed up everything because the fire was dying out. At the last minute, Albert pulled out his sparklers and we played for it for a while. Lol. Fun. After those died out, we killed the fire and packed up the car.

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     We got kinda lost on the way home but we made it. After we got home, we just relaxed a bit and then went into the jacuzzi. Dinh didn't go because she already showered but yea. The Jacuzzi was nice and relaxing. We talked about Sleep walking/talking and dreams in general. It was kinda creepy. After we showered off, we watched 'How I Met Your Mother' and had hot cocoa. It's pretty funny. But yea. Byee!
     -Banhzaii


Angela: It's too long.
Darren: Haha, what did she say? :]
 
 
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     We slept pretty late today, like around 2 AM. I slept pretty soundly but Dinh had her really funny moments. Someone prank called Dinh and she kept saying "hello?" and then all of a sudden she said "Fucking Bitch!" and hung up. It was pretty funny I might admit. Another thing she did was get out of bed to use the bathroom and once she jumped off she totally lost her balance for a little bit and retained balance back. When she came back from the bathroom, she totally hit her head on the headboard. It was hecka funny. So I woke up around 10; Darren and Albert were already awake. It wasn't long before everyone woke up.

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     After everyone woke up, we immediately began to make breakfast. Darren cooked omlette for us while Dinh and I chopped up the filling for everyone else. It was funny because when we were making Wilson's omlette, Dinh cracked the egg and the egg still had blood IN it! Haha. It had it's period. We tried to get out as much blood as possible but there was still one speck of blood left. Darren tried to cook it as long as possible. Breakfast was really good though. Yay!

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     After breakfast, we all god ready and headed out to walk on the scenic route near the beach. It was fun. Saw a lot of flies and some hermit crabs. We accidentally saw a couple making out. Gross... So we walked for a hecka long time, but we finally made it to the Aquarium.
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     At the Monterey Bay Aquarium we saw every exhibit. My favorite I must say are the Jellyfish. Jellyfish is my now favorite sea creature. It's so beautiful and it was also featured in Seven Pounds. I think I want a pet jellyfish too. So after the aquarium, we headed back to the lodge, but Albert got a call from Kristen! LMAO. She just got out of work and we were heading that way so we met up with her. Right when we arrived, she was in her car leaving. It was funny because she hecka ran over a curb but she didn't see us so she totally left. I had to call her and she came back for Albert. She also made an illegal U-turn that we all saw. Haha. Dork. So yea, we left her and Albert together so she can drive Albert back. We just walked and played games on the way back. It passed the time really quickly.

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     When we got back, Albert was already starting on the dinner. Kristen stayed to join us but she didn't eat anything. We had hotdog and chicken with rice. Very tasty, Kudos to Albert! After our super filling dinner, we got ready and headed out for our tour that Kristen said she'd take us. Albert went in her car and everyone else went into Darren's. We went to Canary Row which is like a Santana Row for us. It was nice, we had some frozen yogurt from Myo and ice cream from Ghiradelli. Yum, she just showed us around for a little bit more and then we went out seperate ways. We stopped by Nob Hill before we left to buy logs and stuff for the fire pit/bonfire (banhfire). We came back home and immediately jumped into the jacuzzi. It felt so good yet so hot and suffocating. Really relaxing though. After a while of chilling in the hot tub we started to leave one by one to shower. When we all finished showering, we went back into the living room and began the games. We had chips, salsa and popcorn with tea to end the night hunger. Our first game was Hoopla. It's pretty fun if you know what you're doing and you're moving fast. Lol. Our second game was Battle of the Sexes. I think that game was from centuries ago because there were a lot of people named and most of us didn't know them. But the girls were victorious in the end! Yes! Our last and final game of the night was Life. Wow, Wilson seriously got lucky because he got the entertainer job and got the highest paying salary. In the end though, Angela made the most money, friken accountant. Lol. I just made a million too, perfect.

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     After the games, it was time to sleep so we pushed back the couches in the living room and put blankets on the ground as padding. Angela and Dinh took the couches while the rest of us slept tetris style on the floor. It was a good sleep I must say, although we slept pretty late.
     Thank you Albert for planning this get together for us. It was really considerate and nice. Yay! No drama! Pictures up later.
     -Banhzaii

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     So today, Darren came over to pick me up around 9:30 but my sister took my car so we had to wait for her to come home so I could get my stuff from my car. We waited hecka long so we decided to go to Wilson's to pick him up then we came back home. My sister finally showed up though. Finally. Lol. So yea we showed up about an hour late. SORRY ALBERT don't kill me. I felt so bad, I brought him a cantaloupe! So we left a couple minutes later and we were on our way to Monterey.

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     So at Monterey we immediately got comfortable in our lodge. It's small but it's nice and cozy. Like a mini home. So after we got settled in, we got ready to head out for some lunch. We had to choose between Thai Paradise or International Cuisine but since Albert met a girl from Drum Major camp who works at International Cuisine, we chose to go there instead. So we decided to walk there and everything. Once we got to the restaurant area, Albert was like "Let's go in there guys, I've been there before". But we were like "Noo we need to find International Cuisine".

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     Ironically enough, the restaurant Albert chose WAS International Cuisine. We stayed there for about an hour and a half. The service was great. We were immediately greeted with friendliness. We ordered a family New Yorker pizza, Lasagna and 4 cheese ravioli. Yum. After the pizza arrive, Albert's friend, Kristen, arrived. She's really nice and funny. Go Albert! Haha. So after lunch, we decided to go grocery shopping. We took a scenic route to Nob Hill. After we bought all our ingredients and stuff, I got free matches from the cashier because I was 18. Yeayuhh! Haha. So we left for about a minute and we came back because our bag ripped and it cracked the salsa container. Bleh. We got a brand new salsa free of charge though. Yay!

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     After Nob Hill, we walked back home. Lunch was really enjoyable. When we got back to the lodge, we chilled and watched some youtube. Haha. We're such dorks. We then decided to watch Apocalypto. Omg. That movie is so random and so gory... After the movie it was dinner time so Dinh and Angela made spaghetti for us to eat.

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     I pre popped popcorn and seasoned it while setting up the fruit salad. Yum watermelons and cantaloupe. We all pitched in with dinner all together, but Dinh and Angela did the most. Thank you! It tasted so good! After our wonderful dinner, we just watched Chronicals of Narnia and now I'm here. Not much to do at this time.. Its 1:47 AM and we're all half awake plus watching CSI plus doing random stuff. Haha. Maybe I'll upload pics later.
     -Banhzaii

 
 

     I'm so excited for this Monterey Trip! I don't know what to expect. I'm gonna leave Milpitas with yet another mindset of Fun. I'm really hoping to enjoy myself out there, away from all the stress and drama and just have a good time. I am speechless for this trip, I just hope I don't forget anything. Monterey Here We Come!
     -Banhzaii


jessicaamendez: you have this glow around you
jessicaamendez: THE GLOW OF BEAUTY!!!
She's the half to my whole
my < to the 3
I love KIKAY!
 
 

     Today was a semi-not-so-really productive day. I began by finally starting on the New Moon book my auntie let me borrow. Not bad I must say. I spent the day going to TK Noodles, Lions, and Lowes with the family to buy some flowers for that garden I never started on but I said I would've. My dad beat me to it. After I got home from Lowes, I just chilled for a bit, then around 2, my sister wanted to go get our eyebrows threaded so I drove to this place on mainstreet. Omg, my eyebrows look so pretty! I think I look different now. After I came home from eyebrow threading, I decided to clean my room while watching Grey's Anatomy. My sister found the CD! Yes! I watched about 2 episodes. I clean part of my room, but I ended up packing for the trip tomarrow. I want to be extra sure that I have everything. After Grey's I went and ate some steak. Omg, so delicious, I swear that I'm getting fatter. Bleh.
     So I talked to Allyson today. We got everything cleared and now everything is fine. But what I don't understand is that you say you like me, you want to be with me, you'd rather get hurt than to give up. But how can you say that with a straight face when you know that you're lying. You know you went up to me and said, "I want to spend a whole day with you doing whatever" and I replied, "You know, if this happens, I can't guarantee anything". You know you asked me first, you initiated it, but why would you go tell someone that I was the one who asked you to hang out. Is it so you can make yourself seem like a better person? Give someone a "better impression" of you? You know, if you never lied, you wouldn't need to make an impression on anyone. You should know that your friends love you for who are, not who you want to be. I told you this before and I'll say it again. If you keep lying, I don't know if I can be your friend anymore. I want to be friends with someone who I can trust, and if I can't trust you then I don't know what to say. I want to trust you, but when I do, I find out that your lying once again. You should know that your friends are a close bunch and when you lie, people find out the truth. Word spreads fast. I'm not angry, I'm just disappointed. Remember, your friends love you for who you are, that's why they are your friends. If my message isn't any clearer to you then remember what I warned you about. I want to have friends who I can trust. And if this help you get over me and actually go look for someone ten times better than I am, then so be it.

 
 

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Subway
OMG That concert was absolutely AMAZING! We started off by going to Subway. I think it'll be our own tradition. Yum. There was a lot of traffic by the time we hit the Shoreline exit but we made it just in time for The Sounds to begin. While they were performing, we were waiting in line to buy shirts. Omg $35 per shirt. Bleh, Oh well, I bought a No Doubt and a Paramore shirt. $70!! Woot. Haha. Jk. So yea, we didn't get a good spot on the lawn but it was sort of in the middle. Good thing I brought super awesome camera! It was just as if we were RIGHT there.

The Sounds
     So yea, The Sounds wasn't that bad. Pretty good, maybe I'll check them out eventually. So yea, after The Sounds, we just enjoyed our meal of Subway and some cookies + Fruit by the foot. I was so excited when Paramore came on. I started screaming like crazy! I'm so glad I did my research on Paramore! She sang the new song Ignorance! YEA! I felt so powerful because I felt like I was the only one who knew it... Around my area. Anyways, Paramore was absolutely amazing. I love Hayley's Voice! It's beautiful. Haha. I knew all of the songs except for one, I'm pretty sure it's on her new album. But yea. Pretty good pics huh? Lol. Anyways, Paramore is Hecka Good Live! They're friken Crazy! During the intermission, they have those screens up and you can text it and stuff so Kristine texted "Hayley! Impregnate me!" or something like that, I forgot. Funny.

No Doubt

     So when No Doubt went on, it was crazy! Gwen is hecka good live! They seriously know how to pump up the crowd and rock the stage. I do wish I researched more No Doubt though, I only knew the chorus to some of the more popular songs. But it's alright. I had an enjoyable time with Kristine, Her sister Karen, and her cousin Abby. Plus her older cousin Markie who was our chauffeur and body guard. Lol. Good Times. The concert ended around 11:10 and we left by 12. So yea, I'm here now telling my awesome story of the concert. I'm totally excited for The Fray and Jack's Mannequin Concert. Major Research to do! Click on Pictures for more!
     -Banhzaii

 
 

     I had work this morning. Not bad. I got stuck with all the beginner white dragons though. GG. I also yelled at Vishal today. Finally. For adults class, we had CARDIO! All staff had to do it, it was fun though. Very enjoyable. I'm glad we had cardio, I havn't worked out in such a long time! Today was also star of the month party so I went out and bought pizzas and drinks and stuff. Yum. I spent about $30 though. Bleh. The party was ok, nothing really special. Good thing it was a group of small kids though and not a giant group.
     Now I'm here waiting for time to pass by. I can't wait for the concert! I wish it was 5 PM already but it's only 4:12 PM. Darn. Oh wells. What should I bring? Blanket, fruit by the foot, camera, money, chicken katsu leftovers... I can't think of anything else to bring! Bleh.
     No I'm not mad at you. I just hate it when people do that to me. There's no point in bringing up a subject like that if you refuse to let me see it. I also hate it when people say "I have something to tell you, but I don't want to tell you." It's annoying right? Same as this one. Whatever, there's no point now, all you can do is just burn it and let the ashes fly through the air...
     -Banhzaii

 
 

     I'm at Darren's house right now. (12 AM) Wilson and Darren are having a Drum Battle. LOL. Omg That movie was good! Go watch it. Wilson seemed to enjoy it a lot, not because of the girl but because it had so many back to back sexual inuendos! LMAO.
     So after the movie, Wilson and I went to Ohana's in Pacific Commons to meet up with Kenny, Darren, and his family. Yum Chicken Katsu. After, we went back to Darren's place and played rockband. Funny. When Kenny was about to leave, Auntie pulled out FONDUE! Haha. What fatasses. Darren, Kenny AND Wilson had fondue covered cookies. Wilson also tried a cheese ball in fondue. Yum? Lol. When Kenny was walking out the door, Darren pointed out that there was a frog and Kenny tried getting it, but since it was dark, he couldn't tell if it was a frog or not until he tried catching it. It was so funny because it was actually a Cockaroach! LMAO. But yea, there really was a frog which was in the flower pot. Kenny caught it and it kept trying to run away. He eventually let it go though. It was a sad moment, not because of the frog but because that was probably the last time that Kenny would see Wilson. Actually, it wasn't that sad just really funny. They did a random group hug thing. Haha. So yea, Darren and Wilson are battling it out. Their first game, The both got 96% and Darren got a bigger note streak, but Wilson won with the points because of all of the star power he used. Now they're playing I'm Gone, I'm Going by Leslie Roy. Let's see who wins. Lol. It seems as if Darren is in the league right now. Haha, Darren won of course. Now they want to play Prequel To the Sequel. This will be interesting. I'll post up pics when I get home. Paramore Concert Tomarrow!!!
     -Banhzaii