Let's see... Today, I woke up at 8:30AM, I was pretty much bored so I started to read my book. It's getting really interesting and I'm almost finished with it! Around 10:30AM, I left to go to Darren's house.
     The most randomest thing happened. When I got there, Tim, Tim's GF, and Ami were all there. We all just talked, Ami didn't stay long though, and a little after Kenny arrived, Tim left also. It's nice seeing him, even though I don't know him too well.
     After, Kenny, Darren and I just began to rockband. We bought about 6 new songs and began getting more stars. Wilson arrived LATE, stupid Wilson! This was all for you and you arrived at 12ish! Lol. So yea, we basically just continued to play rockband till we got 900 stars, enough to begin the endless setlist 2! So excited! After that, we all went out to eat Pho. Well... I didn't really eat it, except for the bean sprouts, I wasn't really hungry... plus I didn't have any cash on me. When we got back to Darren's, we just played a few rounds of CoD until I got motion sickness, then I really wasn't much help afterwards... By then it was 8:30PM ish and I had to leave.
     When I got to my cousin's house, I began to watch The Office, but I found Shian and we just chilled in one of the rooms. We went channel surfing and talked for a bit. Nothing much happened afterwards. Geoff called me and wanted to come by to play Katamari, my parents gave me the okay so I drove Shian, Chen and my brothers all home.
     Now Geoff is over playing the Katamari game with my brother, LOL! Friken Losers... While he was doing that, I downloaded a crapload of macbook games for my laptop. Woot! I'm excited to play them all when I get bored... If I even remember to. Geoff is silently dancing to the Japanese music from the game.
     Anyways, Blake is coming home tomorrow! I can't wait to see him, I'm so excited. I might do a Davis trip, hopefully my parents are okay with it. Cross my fingers! Geoff is still over... Friken loser.
     -Banhzaii
 
 
     So when Geoff came over, he brought over his game, which was actually called Beautiful Katamari. Go Figure. It's a pretty fun game. I literally felt like I was on drugs because it was just so corny. You basically have a super sticky ball and you just keep rolling it around to collect random things; first you start small and collect candy and coins and whatever small things there are, then you proceed to collecting larger items like food, irons, birds, then eventually you'll be able to collect people, cars, animals, and buildings and stuff. There are various goals for each level, but Geoff said that eventually, you'll have to get the whole earth and universe. Lol. It's addicting and not as easy as you may think it is.
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     I love how Geoff came into my house and got all my cousins and brothers to like him. He was just so talkative with them and he let them play a few rounds of this game.
     After Geoff left, I was so bored. I put on 500 Days of Summer for my cousins to watch. I'm so scared of over watching that movie. But I'll watch it at least one more time on Sunday with Blake. During that movie, Shian came and we went back to my room. We talked for a little and decided to play Monopoly. It was SO boring! It was just Shian, Calvin and I playing. I usually love to play Monopoly, but I was just bored the whole time. We eventually gave up and decided to watch a movie.
     We ended up choosing to watch Flightplane. I'm not going to lie, pretty good movie. During the middle of the movie, I paused it and Shian and I Skyped with Blake for a little. Shian really liked him. She's like, "Damn, I'm so jealous. You guys look cute together."
     We didn't count down together, I told him that I was going to count down with my family and then I'll Skype with him after the movie.
     After the countdown and the movie, Shian wanted to watch another movie. So as she was looking, I was looking up trailers for her. She just kept flipping the pages back and forth. I got bored so I Skyped with Blake some more till 1 something. A few minutes after I Skyped with Blake, Shian and Calvin went home. Then I went to bed.
     My plans for today... Pho with Family; hang out with the guys; hopefully Skype with Blake again.
     - 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
 
 
     Pretend this is yesterday, 12/24/09...
     It's Christmas Eve. As I am about to go clean my room, Geoff calls me and reminds me that I have to go over to his house to help him bake. I arrive there around 11 and we commence... sorta. His family friends are over so they took over the kitchen for a bit. In the meantime, we went to Togo's for lunch and we bought some ingredients. As we go home, Brent and Geoff's mom was standing outside. Fucking Geoff, he HAD to yell, "Hey Brent! I got you an asian girl!" I was like, "WOW!" but also laughing at the same time. When we got closer to them, Brent looked at me, then he was like, "Is she really for me?" LOl!!!
     Anyways, most of the people in the kitchen had left so we finally began... after eating lunch of course. We just made a crapload of sugar cookies. It was interesting, Geoff subbed Vani-ex to Almond-ex. The taste is far more superior, I'm going to do that to my cookies now! So I made sugarcookie sandwhiched together with Chocolate ganauche and drizzled with caramel sauce. I also made some regular chocochip cookies. YUM! Geoff premade meringue nests and butterscotch ice cream. It took a long while until we finished. I think we left around 7 PM.
     Jeff lives about 5 minutes away from Geoff. Oh. My. God. His house is absolutely AMAZING! It's 10 times bigger than Geoff's house. I was about to have a friken heart-attack. His house is beautiful! Anyways, we get there and set up, meet people and help serve food. It was such an experience. The food was amazing! Jeff's Auntie also made drinks for everyone, she's like a bartender! She made me a drink too!
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     Don't worry, it's non-alcoholic. Lol. Anyways, plates came in and out, washed, dried, then plated for another round of food. Super fun! I got to learn some plating techniques. I HAVE to say that everyone loved our dessert plate the best... Ahem. Lol. They came back for the ice cream, which was uber AMAZING! I'm so inspired to start making ice cream now. Anyways, Geoff was buzzed, actually, everyone was buzzed or drunk. OMG! This girl who got friken wasted passed out on the ground, I tried to help her but she was so friken heavy! Then Paul, a PCI graduate who came to help, came to help carry her to the couch. Man! It was crazy, no one knew what to do. But yea, I was DD for Geoff and I drove him home. We chatted for a bit then I went home.
     I talked to Blake on the phone until i kept dozing off and forgetting what we were talking about. Lol. Sorry babe!
     I just want to say that I have a lot of respect towards Jeff. Yes, he maybe that smoking, beer drinking, party boy, but when you get to know him and the things he went through, you'll understand. Tonight was basically meant for his entire family. Everytime his mom came in to help, he would shoo her away, he would tell her to go and enjoy her self, or when his dad came in to make coffee, he got the servers to clear the table and to make coffee for his dad. You could tell from his eyes that he truly cares for his family. Jeff is a very fortunate person. Although his family is rich and lives in a beautiful house, he doesn't take advantage of that, he uses his own earned cash. I look up to Jeff because he has gone through so much life-changing experiences. Although he lives life on the edge, you know you could always trust him for whatever you want to. He'll be straight up with you but also caring when the time calls for it. I'm glad I've met Jeff, I hope him and his girlfriend gets married and lives happily ever after.
      -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
 
 
     I missed a day of blogging so this might be a super long blog. We'll just have to see. I've had 2 busyful days though, not gonna lie.
     So yesterday, I woke up around 5:30 AM and got ready to leave for class. It was freezing cold! My car was all icy and everything so I had to blast the defroster and spray down my car with the hose. I think it took me a good 7 minutes. I layered like crazy too! I literally looked like the Abominable Snowman. Lol. So yea, I got to school a little early so I just sat in my car and reviewed stuff for French.
     The French exam wasn't so bad. If I did slightly bad on this, I'd probably still get an A or something. I've done pretty well overall in this class. I'm satisfied. I'm kinda nervous about French 2, I don't know what to expect! It took me about an hour to finish, right when I finished, I went straight home and slept. Lol.
     I had a bad dream though... It's hard to explain but the main point was that my parents didn't like Blake for some reason and my mom was trying to ruin my life. Iono, weird. What is that supposed to mean?
     So, I woke up around 11 AM and got ready for PCI. We made Quiche Lorraine and Sour Cream Peach Pie. Yum! The Quiche had pork in it so Chef got me some turkey instead. He's so sweet! Lol. I didn't ask for it or anything, I was just going to put up with the bacon, but I guess not.
     After class, I met up with Amanda and we went to the mall and walked around for a bit. Then we went to Geoff's house. OMG! He lives in the hills on Alum Rock. His house is AMAZING! His house also over looks the city light, it's beautiful and breathtaking. He has a home theater which has a massive bathroom, his kitchen is super nice, and his room is HUGE! Also with his own bathroom. If only he was straight... But then again, he lives with his family. His house is 3 stories! AMAZING!
     Anyways, we made some Pate a Choux, went out to target, then to Burger King, and then back to his place and watched some Rosanne. Lol. It was pretty fun. I got home pretty late, so when I got home, I went straight to bed. Lol.
     This morning, I woke up at 6:50 AM and immediately started working on my cheat sheet for Trig. Lol. I left around 8:30 AM and got to school pretty early so I just chilled in my car like always. Omg... My fucking teacher was late, first off, then she didn't have the key so we had to wait until security came. Luckily though, she gave us the test while we were waiting, so a bunch of us started cheating. LOL! Hehe. I'm not gonna lie, the first few pages are easy. I know for a fact that I got more than 50% correct. If I didn't, there's something wrong with me. I was running out of time PLUS I didn't know the rest of the stuff so I just winged it. Hopefully I did slightly well on it.
     I got to PCI super early! It was Amanda's final so I met up with her and helped her carry all of the remainder of her food down to the car. We made Pumpkin Chiffon Pie and (Key) Lime Pie today. We also started on a Buche De Noel.
     After class, I met up with Amanda, Geoff and Amanda's mom. Then Amanda's mom drove us to Geoff's house and we all chilled there, yes with Amanda's mom too. She's so cool. Lol. Geoff made fresh pasta for us. It was so delicious! Lol. Geoff's parents came home eventually so we all just mingled in the kitchen. After a while, we eventually left, Geoff, Amanda and I went to Savemart while Amanda's mom just went home. We didn't really do much after so Geoff just drove us back to Amanda's place. Then, I just went home.
     So now I'm here, kinda tired. It's 11:19 PM. I think I'm going to sleep soon. Woo! No final/De Anza tomorrow! Yesh! Lol. Hopefully tomorrow is an extrodinary day!
     -Banhzaii
 
 
     I didn't have to go to school until 9 today! Woot! Instead, I went to Nob Hill, the gas station and to Walgreens to buy Necowafers and Chocolate covered pretzels. Then, I went to school.
     I hung out with Tiffany today! We went to Le Boulanger. Honestly, I could make all of the things they had there! Lol. After, I went to PCI. I got there pretty early and Blake, Geoffrey, Amanda and Kira all came into my class room and hung out around my table. I gave Blake a hug today! He was mad that Kira left him for a short period of time to go home because he had work and he needed a ride. Lol. We had our final today. I had to make a Basque Cake and Pumpkin bread. I'm pretty satisfied overall with everything. I got 45/50 (because my Basque cake was a little underbaked!!).
    After PCI, I went over to Lynn's and we worked more on the gingerbread. It's coming together very nicely. All we need to do is just to assemble it together! EEK! I hope It'll last for a month! After, I went to Kira's and met Amanda's friend Cody. He's pretty cool, kinda quiet though, but funny. Lol. He better be good to her!
     Then, I went home and waited for Kim to come over. We went to Sweethearts for drinks and calamari. Yum! It was nice. We stayed there till 9 something, then my sister called asking me to get her some KFC so I had to go get KFC. Woo! 40 Hot wings! Lol. They actually gave me 20. Motherfuckers, oh well, we'll get 20 more tomorrow when my parents go and pick up the rest. Alright, gotta shower. BYE!
     -Banhzaii