Yesterday was the Jack's Mannequin and The Fray concert! So Saturday morning, I had to wake up early to go to work around 9 AM. I got there at 9 and kinda did nothing because Allan Dale wasn't there. I kinda cleaned and reorganized stuff, but that's mainly it. When Allan Dale came, we just talked about stuff. It was a good chat. Classes weren't that bad. I don't remember much but yea. Lol. It ended around 1 PM. I felt like SOMEONE was complaining too much because she didn't have to work that day and yet the phone was ringing, so I had to pick it up. Even though you're not working, can you at least pick up the phone? It's not that hard, and plus, it's what you do anyways when you DO work. After the adults class, she was helping some people out with merchandise I think and she was cleaning up ready to go when there was a parent standing there waiting to get some help so I kinda was like, "Hey sir, do you need help with anything?" and he's like, "Yes, I want to know how much it'll cost, etc." and I was like O, Mariah? And she totally was like *sigh* -_- Pout. Kinda thing. I mean, if you're not gonna work, then don't show up, especially in your uniform. Plus you can't expect Allan Dale and I to know all this stuff especially if we're strictly on the floor.
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    Anyways, enough of that sad stuff. I went home, cleaned a little and got ready for the concert. I had so much time left so I went to sleep for a little, then Kenny showed up first and Darren came like half and hour later. So after Darren came, we took off in my car and went to Subway. After Subway, we went back to Darren's place for some refreshments and we were on our way.

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     Friken Darren scared me like a million times while I was driving. I made so many lane changes even though I didn't have to because it merged anyways. Lol. Funny. When we got there, parking was quick and fast, and then we walked to the ampitheather. When we got there and in, we immediately went to buy some shrits. The wait in line felt like forever! It was hecka slow! But we made it eventually. I bought a black "The Fray" shirt with concert dates on the back and a dark blue "Jack's Mannequin" shirt. Kenny bought this really nice "Jack's Mannequin" jacket. I'm so jealous, it looks hecka nice. After that, we walked around and found our seats. We sit pretty close!! :] The guest band was Vedera! Kenny's in love with the lead singer. Lol. It's hecka funny. She's pretty good actually. I need to look her up.

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    After Vedera, we just chilled for a bit. Kenny and I made a bet to see which band is opening next. I said Jack's Mannequin but Kenny thought that The Fray was gonna go. During that time, I was texting Jenann with Darren's phone because she was there also! She said that Jack's Mannequin was gonna go up next. Who ever lost the bet, the other person has to be their slave for a day during band camp. In the end, I of course won. Kenny's gonna be my SLAVE! YESH. Anyways, Jack's Mannequin has so much energy performing. It was pretty good! I didn't know all of the songs, but I sang along to a few of them. I took hecka pics thanks to my amazing camera.

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     When Jack's Mannequin was finished, Jenann and I met up for a little and chilled and stuff. I brought her over to our place and then she had to leave. By then, The Fray was about to begin. They had everything set up. Kenny had pretty good seats! Next to 2 girls, who looked bored the whole concert. Lol. The Fray was alright. I expected more introduction to the songs than constant singing. They kept singing and singing. But yea, not bad. I have to say that after that No Doubt concert, my expectations are pretty high now. But yea, the main focus on that concert is to just spend time with Darren and Kenny and Wilson's spirit. Every minute spent with you guys are unredeamable, I will cherish every moment of it. After the concert, Kenny wanted to buy A Fray shirt, so we waited in lines again, which took forever, but we good the goods we were waiting for. It was worth the wait.

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    We then took some last minute pics of the Ampitheater and walked to the parking lot. Getting home wasn't that bad. I'm glad Darren was there to guide me. Stupid elephant's memory... When we got back to Milpitas, we didn't want to go home just yet so Darren called Albert and asked if we could come over, which we did. We talked/messed around for 45 minutes. It was fun. We left around 12:45 AM and I took them back to my place as they left. That was a pretty fun night!
     I miss Wilson! I think we all do! Weesonaa I can't wait till you come back! Don't forget to TOKBOX with us!
     -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? :]
 
 

     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