On Saturday, I took Jen to Chowder Fest in Santa Cruz on the boardwalk! We made it alive! Lol. We first looked for Chef Tomm's booth. When we found it we decided to go looking around for things to do. We ended up going into this haunted house thing. HECKA SCARYY! Jen kept screaming! It was so dark though, I couldn't see anything.
     After that, we went to a deserted part of the beach and layed there, took some pics and talked. When it was time to eat chowder, Jen and I ventured off and went to booths that we thought was good. Jen thinks that Chef Tomm's Chowder was the best. Of course. Lol.
     After that, we crossed this old bridge thing. It was so scary! I was scared I was going to fall, unfortunately, I didn't know there was a newer walkway on the side. FML. After crossing that, Jen and I decided to go explore the neighborhoods. We found an abandoned house and got into it's storage spot. This person had really nice antique furniture! I'm so jealous!
     Around 3, we made our way home, I dropped off Jen and got ready to go to Sacramento.
     My uncle drives so slow! It's friken nerve racking! I ended up falling asleep though. When we arrived in Sacramento, I wasn't feeling well. We didn't really do much over the weekend. I helped my dad out on Sunday fixing up the house and stuff.
     When we got home, I talked to  Blake on the phone for a while, then went to bed around 9ish.
     I woke up at 5 in the morning, hecka randomly and I couldn't fall back asleep! It was torture. But I ended up sleeping. Now I'm all sore and whatnot. I skipped out on De Anza and I'm probably going to stop by PCI for a little bit, just for the demo. I think that if I leave school early, I'm gonna go talk to Amanda about everything, like how no one likes her and the whole Bryce thing. Ughh. Does being sick make me do irrational things? Whatever, she needs to hear it. I'm not gonna "sugar coat" anything and I'm gonna tell her straight up. It's for the best and I'm tired of seeing her depressing status updates on facebook. C'est la vie.
     -Banhzaii
 
 
     At PCI, Serena talked to me about typing up recipes for Lynn and putting them all together in a binder for her so she'll be more organized and stuff. I'm working on section 102 right now. FML!
     In class, we made chocolate Bombe, chocolate charlotte russe cake and baba. The chocolate mousse that we used is delicious! It's so rich and flavorful. "miyam miyam!"
     After class, Serena and I talked to Chef Stephany about the issue. She said that she knew it was going to happen and that we'll all go talk to Chef Alex about it. After that, Serena and I stayed after class and made croissants. I hope they turn out well! It was so peaceful after class, no wonder she likes it so much! I really look up to Serena, she's so knowledgable and wise. It was funny because she was like, "Something I think the things that Nancy say are funny" and I'm like, "What do you mean?" and she told me about today when Nancy was basically bragging about how everybody should know her in Redwood city because of her ex. I was like, "OMG! Forreals!" We talked about how we feel like she's a self-centered person. I can't believe she agreed with me! Lol! We are too much alike.
     This is how I fail at life. After making croissants, Amanda texted me asking me to play softball with her. When I got out I texted her and she didn't respond back so I was just about to head home until she responded. For some reason, I don't know why, I met her, her mom and her sister at Safeway and chilled with them till 8. I drove Amanda home while she was talking only about herself. It's so ironic because she was talking about how Kira never shuts up about herself and how she's so disgusted and how she doesn't care, yet she does the exact same thing... Whatever. So yea, I dropped her off and went straight home.
     After typing up the first recipe on Classic Puff Pastry and all the things you can do with it, I accidentally deleted it! FML! It took me over 2 hours to write it! So I had to speed type it. Ughh. I hate retyping!!! Anyways, I should go to bed now... I hope I don't fall asleep in class!
     -Banhzaii
 
 
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     Not much happened today. I aced my french test... again. Visited my babe while Amanda was over. $1 Oatmeal Wednesdays at Jamba. Mmm!
     We had Chef Sam today. We thought that he was going to be all mean and yell at us and stuff... But surprisingly, he didn't! He was super nice, he cleaned his own messes, cleaned his own table, and helped put away food that needed to go back to the store room! I was so surprised! He's definately different than Chef Alex. I kinda like having Chef Sam. I had my doubts, but I was wrong.
      My cake looks better the more you stare at it. I wonder what Chef Alex thinks of it...
     After class, I immediately left to go to the Great Mall to watch Dear John with Jen and Allyson. Unfortunately, Allyson couldn't stay so Jen's sister drove her home. It ended up being Jen, Rochelle, Junette, Kirsten and I. They came HECKA late! But our seats weren't that bad. We sat in the front though.
     What can I say about Dear John... Channing Tatum is definately gorgeous, although I personally think that he is okay as an actor. At the beginning, I was skeptical, but knowing the novels that Nicholas Sparks have written kept me hopeful. In the middle of the movie, that's when things got good. Towards the end, it got better, but unfortunately, the ending made me go "Wtf?!" Everything was predictable, but it was still cute, funny and sad. I couldn't help told in those few tears. All in all, the movie was Okay. You'll have to watch it to make a judgement yourself of course.
     After the movie, we hung around a bit for a few minutes, then made our way home. I seriously need to upload those pics on my sister's camera. There's no more memory for me! Why did my camera have to break? Why?
     -Banhzaii
 
 
     It's interesting on how a second could change everything. Because I left the house at that exact time, and because I decided to go in the carpool lane in that exact moment, I got that exact parking spot. What's so great about the parking spot? It was right next to Patty's car. A second too late means that someone could've taken that spot. A second too early means that Patty might not have been there. But it was timed just perfectly. Look at it this way, if I didn't park next to Patty, she wouldn't have called me and I wouldn't have switched cars to sit in hers. Therefore, I would've walked alone to class, waited outside of Patty's class, which she didn't go to, and assumed she didn't make it to school today. Which also means that I would've sat alone in Astro today. But good thing none of that happened!
     After De Anza, I went straight to school, bumped into Amanda, and was ABOUT to take my ServSafe test when... What do you know? It hasn't been mailed yet! FML! Lol. Oh well. One more day to "study"! As I left, Amanda asked to borrow money (approximately $200) so she can help out that douchebag that's using her. In my head, I was like "FUCK NO! I'm not gonna help out that asshole. I'll never get my money back!" But I told her that I didn't have any cash on me. Who carries $200 on them?
     Long story short, as I get back to the apartment, Blake wasn't there, so I ended up making food and watching I Am Legend. He came back, we watched some more I Am Legend. Went to school.
     We made Souffle today! I had to do it twice since I messed up the first time. Not much happened...
     Blake picked my up after class and I chilled at the appartment with Em and Blake for a little, then I left to run some errands. Now, I'm at home and craving some eggs, specifically the yolk. Yum!!
     -Banhzaii
 
 
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     Yay! We just barely made it! We placed 5th. I think it's dinner or lunch or something at the Marriot. So Amanda randomly calls me and was like, "Did you hear about the competition?" and I was like, "No, I didn't hear anything." And she was like, "You got 5th!" and I was like "Sweet!" I wish I got placed higher but something is better than nothing! And plus, I wanted to go into this competition just for the experience. Although I wanted to place, I didn't expect to. Anyways, Geoff is coming over later to play this game on the xBox that he bought. It's jap and starts with a T. Tandum or something? iono...
     -Banhzaii
 
 
     I don't want to be ranting on Christmas Day but I'm getting really annoyed by her. I'm glad she's off in Arizona because I seriously need a break from her. Here goes the rant...
     Even though you're my close friend, you're nowhere near being my best friend. Best friends understand each other, we give each other advice and support one another through hardships. Friendships are a 2-way thing and so far you have yet to play your part. Everytime I talk to you, it's always about you and your problems, you and the countless guys you have friken dated, you and your bad decisions. Honestly though, out of that 99% time you're talking about yourself, only 1% of that attention is towards me. And whenever I DO tell my stories, you're response is always, "Yea. Oh. Okay. Mhmm. Nice" You say you respect and listen to the things that I tell you, but honestly, you don't. If you don't like the truth, then don't talk to me about it. Seriously, when you hear something you don't like, like the truth, you totally zone out and just say, "yea. oh, ohay, mhmm" and it fucking PISSES the SHIT out of me!
     I HATE it when you talk crap about Kira. The only reason why I hate it is because you complain the shit about her and then you go and hang out with her the next day. HONESTLY?! if you fucking hate her as much as you say you do, then stop hanging out with her, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that one out. Let's look at the math here. Amanda + Kira = ANGRY AMANDA. Amanda - Kira = HAPPY Amanda.
     I feel like you jump from guy to guy way to quickly. Seriously, right after your break up with your ex, you went for Blake, then when I got with Blake, you went for Cody, now that he's out of the picture, you're into Anthony AND Bryce. Seriously WTF. This is like a 3 month time period too, there's no friken rest for you is there? I'm gonna say this straight up. I don't like Bryce. I think he's using you and you're obviously too blind to see it. Who the fuck gives away $800 to a guy she just met days ago. He "claims" he'll pay you back, but so far, he hasn't. He only says the things he does to make you believe in something that isn't there. I don't trust that guy and I don't approve. With the Anthony thing, if you don't like what he does to you, then stop hanging out with him too! FUCK!
     So today, you randomly texted me your story about your ex. Then, when I text you a long story about my day yesterday, you response was, "Oh wow. Lol" Like seriously? I was comforting you through all the hell you've gone through, and my simple story just gets a ,"oh wow. Lol"? That just made me mad. That made me decide to write up this stupid rant in the first place.
     I hate complaining to Blake about you. One, because I'm TRYING my best to stop talking about people. and Two, I'm pretty sure he's tired of me talking about you. So I refrain myself.
     Honestly though, I love you, but you drive me fucking insane. I just need a break from you. That's all I need. A Break. In a few days, maybe weeks, I'll be perfectly okay. Maybe.
     -Banhzaii
 
 
     Today [Yesterday] was fast pace at school. We made a bunch of yule logs; we frosted them, and made it look like a log, we also made a bunch of decorations for it. After the yule log excitement, we just put together our black forest cake. Yum! Chef told us to freeze it so we had to complete it tomorrow. Chef Udo was so mad! He was like, "YOU DON'T FREEZE BLACK FOREST CAKES! IF YOU WERE IN GERMANY, THEY'D SHOOT YOU!" (He's German, obviousy). But no, they don't hate each other, Chef Udo was just complaining.
     After class, Amanda came over and helped me with my PJ's. Then I went to pick up the mushroom from Kim and headed over to Geoff's house. Jeremy and Paul were both there. OMG! They keep making fun of me about Brent. Jeeze! Yes, Brent, Geoff's roommate. But yea, they made some delicious mushroom risotto. After a while, the guys left so it was just Geoff and I. We ended up watching Salon Takeover. HECKA GOOD! That fat lady is such a prick! She has the ugliest hairstyle also!
     Around 11ish I think, I took Amanda over to Blake's pad so she can get her stuff. We stayed there for a bit then us 3 went downstairs and talked for HOURS outside. It was cold but I'm glad I got to cuddle with Blake! He's so warm. Hehe. After I dropped Amanda home, I went home and waited for Wilson to come.
     Wilson and Kenny came to borrow an angled screwdriver to fix Darren's car. Then they went home. Anyways, I got to stay up and finish Blake's gift now. Night!
     -Banhzaii
 

Party?!

12/22/2009

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     12:30AM- (Yesterday)So we ended up not going to iHop because it was too crowded. Instead, we went to Marie Calander's. It was SUPER empty, but I had a good time. We talked and everything. After, we drove around, then Ben showed me the inside of his house. It's... AMAZING! He has his own back doorway to his place so he never needs to go through the front or anything. His house is just really nice. He lives up in the hills that why...
     After that, I went to PCI. We finished our Princess Cake and made Chocolate Sponge cake. We finished pretty quickly so we made a bunch of chocolate sponges for our buche de noel. This girl came in to audit a class. I let her help me out as much as possible. She even made her own princess cake, we had a bunch of leftovers for her to use.
     So after class, Amanda came and we talked for a bit. I was super tired and I just wanted to go home, but we talked for a bit. She wanted to hang, but I told her I had a venturing meeting to go to. Finds out that it was cancelled... But, I had a good phone convo with Kim on the way home. I went to Michael's and found her there! I bought a few things and then we went to go to karate to drop off the cake.
     Then, Kim and I went home and I had dinner. We talked and we somehow got on the convo of having Blake over. Blake agreed to come over so we invited Darren and Wilson, who brought over a shitload of people; Tomy, Arnold, Perry, Hieu, Alex Tu, Alex Nguyen, Eugene,Emily, and Jesse. We all chilled, then Blake came, with Kira and we just did intros and talked and stuff. Then we started playing Mafia. Pretty fun. I wish I was better with stories. I had good ideas though, I just didn't say them. Lol.
     After, we all starting doing our own thing. Some water pong players, some poker players and some who watched TV. Lol. I hope they enjoyed themselves. I enjoyed myself. I hope they liked Blake! Lol. Do you guys approve?!
     Around 12ish, everyone was basically gone. Fun night! Lol. I'm pretty tired right now. I'm not sure if I can fall asleep, but yea... It FITS! Yes! Haha
     -Banhzaii
 
 
     Yesterday, I picked up Allyson and Jen and we went to Verde. Hecka fun! We talked and caught up so well. It's nice to hear about how well the group is doing. I only miss a selected few from that group of "sophomores" by the way.
     After Verde, I went home to drop off a pearl drink for my momma. Then I took them to where Geoff lives. When we got to Alum Rock, they needed to pee so I had to make a detour. We somehow ended up in a mexican church... Their bathrooms were HECKA nice!!! We went in, used the latrine, and went out. Like friken NINJAS!
     So, the most embarassing thing happened to me... As I was driving to show the ladies the view and where Geoff lived, I turned the corner, pointed to the house, and as I did, Brent, the 29 year old roomie, popped out of nowhere and was looking at my car. I was hecka freaking out and tried to do a quick smooth U-ie, it didn't work but I got out of there as fast as possible. He probably thinks I'm weird now... I should've played it off and got out of the car and asked for Geoff... So embarassing...
     We had time to kill so I took the ladies to meet Blake. They LOVED him! That night was almost ruined though, Kira and Amanda were there and Amanda was depressed as hell... Enough about them. But yea, us 4 had a pretty good convo going. I'm glad that they like him! They APPROVE! Lol. They also really like Sky and Em. It was nice just talking with Sky, Em, Blake, Jen and Allyson. I felt like they really connected with this group. I can't wait till the rest of you guys meet them! Lol.
     We left around 7ish and I took Allyson home, then Jen and I decided to be random so we went to Eugene's house. He later came out and we chilled in my car and just talked some more. Then I took Jen home.
     Game night! Hecka fun! We played 3 rounds of Payday, then we played Mario Party 2. OLD SCHOOL! We popped out the N64 and battled it out. In the end, I won! Hehe. I got super lucky though.
     I love hanging out with those ladies. I know that these are the people I can instantly connect with no matter the distance. We're a bunch of spontaneous girls with big dreams and we do the most randomest things ever. We go out and explore the world! I love you guys!
     Anyways, It's 12:20 AM right now. I'm going to bed now. Good Night!!! Plans for tomorrow: do laundry, reorganize tool kit, PCI, and venture meeting. Things I need to work on: spending time with family & spending less time with Amanda. I just need a break from her right now...
     -Banhzaii
 
 
     It's 9 in the morning right now. I'll blog about my day yesterday then... since I basically was out all night.
     At school, we made carrot cake and we finished off our Devil's Food Cake. OMG! So Much CHOCOLATE. Chef made us do a ganuche to go with it. So we made ganauche, chilled it, took our cake and frosted the inside with ganuche, put the top layer on, then frost it with more gaunache all around. freeze the cake, take the gaunache and turn it into glaze (by heating it and adding some honey and a splash of milk), then glaze the cake so it's all shiny, then take the tempered chocolte shapes from yesterday and decorated the cake with it, take some ganauche and pipe rosettes on a sheet pan, freeze it, take it out,  dust it with cocoa powder, put it on the cake and VOILA! C'est Fini. Lol. It's a lot huh? Omg, I was runing on sugar that whole time doing it. I messed up on my glaze! I didn't work fast enough... But I covered it up with the tempered chocolate. Lol. Hehe...
      After class, Amanda came with me to karate to drop off my super chocolatey cake. Everyone was amazed! Lol. After, we went to Geoff's place. Apparently his roomate, Brent, thinks I'm "gorgeous". LoL! It's funny because when I met him the other day I just said HI and BYE. That was it. According to Geoff, "he left all awkwardly and everything". Haha. It's only because I'm asian.
     Anyways, at Geoff's we watched TV and tried some of his Consumee. Yum! Even though it's only broth, it tasted pretty good. We watched this show, I think it was called Salon Takeover or something like that. Basically, these people have salons that suck balls and this european lady comes and whips them into shape. Hecka interesting!
     Around 11ish, I dropped off Amanda and headed home. I stayed up till 1ish cleaning the house. Lol, I wasn't tired so I was talking Blake and cleaning at the same time. My grandma's work table is now clean(er).
     So I woke up at 8:30 and finished cleaning my grandma's table. Then I sorta re-organized her bathroom. What to do... my mom's bathroom? My room? My brother's room? Too much to clean! It's almost 10! Lol, BYE!
     -Banhzaii