Let's start with yesterday;

  • Venture Crew meeting with Blake; The "leaders" are so Immature. I think I'm going to quit...
  • Tomatina's with Blake, Sky and Em; Super fun and chill
  • Chili's with Blake, Sky and Em; Had some molten lava cake, YUM!

Today;

  • Driving to school was scary; My car literally shifted half a lane as I was on my way to De Anza.
  • According to my Astro Teach; "Tomorrow is going to be one of the biggest storms since '89!"
  • No French Test!; It got postponed to tomorrow due to some guy accidentally pulling the fire alarm next door (LOL!)
  • No ServSafe test!; Chef didn't order enough tests, I have to retake on Thursday now... More study time!!!
  • I bumped into the "she devil"; `nuff said
  • Spent time with my babe; He makes me smile
  • Our class was super empty; M.I.A Nancy et Jasmine
  • Pizza Night!; Avec Darren, Perry, Alan, Vince, Alex, Kenny, and Elizabeth plus deux Pizzas
  • Rockband at Darren's house; Hadn't had this much fun with them in a while.
     -Banhzaii
 
 
     After a day of doing almost nothing, besides watching The Office and cleaning my sister's car, I went over to my cousins house for dinner. By the time I arrived, my cousins and brothers already left to go to another cousin's house... So I stuck around for a bit and had dinner, then ventured my way over to Blake's pad.
     When I got there, it was just him and me... and of course Kira. We ended up watching Robin Hood, Men In Tights. Super funny movie. Then Kira put in another movie; The Princess Bride, I must say it's one of the best, but not a favorite. Then, she put in ANOTHER movie, a movie that Blake didn't like, it doesn't matter what the title is because we then decided to not watch that movie and we relocated ourselves. Let's just say that in the middle, Kira just starts bursting out in song and her voice is not something you'd like to hear. Eventually though, Sky and Em came home and we just locked ourselves in the room, talking, laughing, and sharing stories. 
     Today was an unexpected day for me. I didn't expect to go see Blake, but I went anyways. Fun day.
     -Banhzaii
 
 
     ServSafe was the same 'ol, same 'ol. In class we made caramel paste and after we baked it off, we shaped it into any shape or design we wanted. I like using caramel rather than tuile because it's easier to form and to reheat. I really want to practice my tuiles though, forsure, I want to get really good at these 2. We also made some pretty cool Hazelnut caramel drips. I don't know the name of it, but basically, you carameliza sugar, take a hazelnut and put it on a skewer, then dip it in the caramel several times. Then, you hang it off the side of the table, using tape to secure it down. Pretty cool! It starts to drip, then leaves a really nice carmelized sugar strand, which eventually you'll cut to the desired length. I saved a bunch of mines so I can use it to plate tomorrow. It adds height and color to the plate.
     After class, I was about to go home to practice Tuiles and Caramel, but then Blake and Em texted/called me asking if I wanted to go to Chipotle's with them. Of course I said yes, who doesn't like Chipotle's?! (Ahem... Wilson...) Anyways, I met up with them and we stayed there for HOURS! Lol. We just talked and talked, mainly about the 2 pests in our lives... After a few hours, we went to Jamba Juice and stayed there for another good hour or two just talking again. then we went back to the appartment so I could get the sheetpan, then I went home.
     What a fun, interesting, yet tiring night... Bed time!
     -Banhzaii
 
 
     Thanks again Allyson, without your tweet, I would have never woken up! lol. I woke up at 6:45AM and left the house around 6:55AM and PCI started at 7AM... Oh how fun it was in the morning. I was totally freaking out and everything. In the end, I was late for class. Not much of a surprise there, I just have to blame it on Blake because he kept me up till 12 last night! Jerk! Lol! jkjk, I love you babe!
     So, for the ServeSafe class, we basically just learned a lot on bacteria and virus' and parasites. Oh, the joy... It was so boring! I was trying not to fall asleep. I met a few new morning culinary kids. Pretty cool. This new group pretty much consists of adults, with the few teens of course. I met a guy that was going to be in the midday b&p. I told him that I'd see him around then. Lol! I don't remember how he looks like...
     Anyways, after class was finished, I went to get my stuff from the car, change, then prepped for my final. Blake came in and gave me a turkey sandwhich; prepared just the way I like it. Love! Lol.
     For our final, we had to put together and decorate a small strawberry shortcake. I kinda messed up a bit, but I know for sure that I did ten times better than when I first started. We also made a bunch of other doughs for tomorrow. Next section: Plated Desserts; I can't wait!
     After class, I changed and got dinner with Blake; Taco Bell! Best dinner ever! I brought it back to his Apartment and enjoyed my dinner. I hung out with Blake, Sky and Em till almost 10. I learned how to play a game called Farkle, it's pretty fun, sorta confusing, but reminds you of Yahtzee.
     Now I'm at home, talking to my babe, of course. 1111! Time for bed, good night! Serve Safe tomorrow... Yay...!
     -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
 
 
     AH! I've been super laggy on my post. I apologize! I'm pretty sure my views would be higher if I blogged on time. But ANYWAYS! Recap on yesterday:
     I cleaned the house, Eugene came over, I dropped him off somewhere, I cleaned some more. Then, I went out with Em to get some Chipotle's. So we had some Chipotle's, then we went to the mall and shopped for bit. Then I took her to Guitar Center so I could by my brother's a guitar stand for their Rockband guitars. Yes, I'm a badass sister like that! Haha.
     Darren, Wilson, Perry, and Sam came over. We chilled and watched The Grudge. LOL! I was laughing throughout the whole movie! Mainly because I already watched it. It was funny anyways. Plus Darren and Perry got hecka scared! They left when the cake was about to be cut up and stuff. Fun stuff. Kim and I hecka bonded! Jonathan even came! After a while, Jonathan left so Kim and I chilled. We ended up longboarding to the park and talking at the swings. Then Jonathan came back and chilled with us. It was nice to sit at the monkey bars and just talk. We then decided to go to Tapx. We saw Tien! (My cousin). We just chilled and talked some more. Then at 12, we went back to my place and started to listen to music. Jonathan popped out the guitar and we all did a trio to Simple, Starving to be Safe-Daphne Loves Derby. It was the first time listening to that song. Not bad, we did a recording of ourselves. Jonathan is PRO at guitar! Lol. It was a pretty good recording I must say. At 2 AM, Jonathan went home so Kim and I stayed in my room and talked till 4 AM. Then she went home. Lol. It was nice just bonding with her again.
      After talking to Kim and Jonathan, they really encouraged me to be closer with my family. They gave me ideas and things to do to to be closer with my family. It's gonna be a rocky start but I hope in the end, I'll be comfortable enough to talk to them. 
      Talking to Kim and Jonathan and just chilling with them makes me realize what kinda friends I have. I wish that I realized that in highschool so I could've reevaluated the friends I hung out with. I'm not saying that the group that I hung out with was terrible or anything, they didn't really have the same personality as I did. I also knew from the start that we weren't going to be friends in the long run. Hanging out and talking to them also made me cherish all the friendships that I have right now. My group of friends have shrunken drastically in number although I have a bunch of new friends, I know who my close friends are.
     I want to thank the guys (including Eugene) for visiting me, no matter how random it is. I love that you guys visit me whenever you're bored. I miss being random and spontaneous with you guys. I promise that I'll put best friends before boyfriend. All day, anytime of the day.
     Well... Almost time for brunch. I'm friken starving!!!
     -Banhzaii
 
 
     Okay, I'm going to finish my blog by talking about my day yesterday, which is Saturday.
     So I woke up early and got ready to go to PCI to help the hobby class. The class was on plating. It was pretty fun! Serena and I did the baking part of it, we made coffee ice cream and tuile. Yum! The ice cream was amazing I must say. I had trouble with the tuile so the hot foods team came in and helped/taught us. There's a special way to make tuile and how to shape it and stuff. Hecka cool. They're super nice. I kinda want to be a part of that one day, but I'm going to have to sacrifice a lot of my time, I might also have to stop going to De Anza or something.
     After PCI, I waited out in the student lounge for Blake. Then we went to Rasputins. I think that's how you spell it. It's a gigantic record store. It's AMAZING! I bought 3 new CD's. I know one forsure is 30 Seconds to Mars (thanks eugene!!!) lol. I don't remember the other 2. Anyways, after, we went back to Blake's place and watched a movie. I don't remember what it's called, but it's a pretty good movie. Then Emily came home and we watched some Gabriel Iglesias. Hecka funny!
     After, we went out to Taco Bell for dinner, and looked for a movie to rent. We couldn't find anything so we just went back to the pad. Kira was there, smoking. I guess she got mad at me for giving her a hard time about her money issues. Whateverrr. Instead, Blake, Em, Carlos (who came later on) and I ended up just watching a few episodes of Psych. After that, I went home.
    Blake walked me to my car and was like, "Don't get into an accident or else I'll have no reason to live!" Aww! Lol. He said, he'd either kill himself or just go back down to Bakersfield because he'd have no more reason to stay in San Jose. I thought that was sweet of him to say, he makes me feel important. I couldn't stop smiling after that. We hugged about a million times before I left.
     So today, I have date with him. So many ideas are running through my  head. Quicklys, Color Me Mine or Tech Museum, BJ's or The Old Spaghetti Factory. Man! I really don't know what to do. For sure Quickly's. If I go to Color Me Mine, I'll go to BJ's for dinner, if I go to the Tech Museum, we'll go to the Old Spaghetti Factory. Hmm... What to do. Lol. I'll let him choose then. I wish it wasn't raining because I wanted to take him out and around SF. Dang... I gotta go back to cleaning now, I took an hour break from cleaning!
     -Banhzaii
 
 
     Especially since you've written so much, and it's so late at night. UGHH! Sorry that I haven't been blogging much, I've just been so busy and I get home late at night and I end up going to bed instead. But ANYWAYS...
     On Friday (no more De Anza!!!) we made Pecan Pie, Pumpkin Chiffon Pie and Apple Galette. We didn't do much, but I was hecka exhausted!
     After, I hung out with Anthony and Amanda. We went to the mall, ate at Johnny Rockets, rent THE UGLY TRUTH and went back to Anthony's place to watch it. It's still funny the second time around! Then, we went to get some In and Out and headed over to Blake's place.
     The funniest thing happened that night. As we were walking down the hall (we already got in because some car opened the gates for us), I texted Blake telling him to open the door. So we're cruising the halls until I see their door open and all I could think of was, Yes! I'm so going to scare him so badly!!! So, I run, jump in front of the door and yell, "BOO!" but instead of seeing Blake, I see Sky's girlfriend, Emily, who screamed so loud! It was HILARIOUS! I freaked her out yet I couldn't stop laughing. Priceless. The even better part, she was visiting Sky and this was the girl time meeting her. Best. First. Impression... EVER!
     I ended up only staying for a good 30 minutes until I left. There was a guy that I invited that Blake didn't like so there was some tension. I drove Amanda home and I went home myself, talked to Blake and went to sleep.
     I'll blog about tomorrow in the morning. It's 1:22 AM right now and I'm getting super tired!!! I have to wake up early to clean and stuff too. Date with Blake today! Yay!
     -Banhzaii