Oh man, this past weekend has been the best ever!
We left around 8:30 and arrived at Motel 6 (30 minutes away from our destination) at 2 in the morning.
We woke up around 8, got ready and left around 9. We arrived at Universal Studios and got to park in the Frankenstein Parking Garage.
Once we parked, we immediately went straight to City Walk. A band was getting ready to perform and I was instantly in love. We didn't stay long enough to find out who they were though, but honestly, they sounded amazing! Lol. Music = love.
When the gates open, we headed in, got our super awesome Gate A passes and went straight to our first destination: The House of Horrors. It was really scary! Kjn kept laughing at up because Kim and Jen screamed the loudest. I hid behind Kim who hid behind Jen who hid behind Kjn. After that was over, we went to a bunch of other attractions such as The Mummy Ride (times 2), Jurrassic Park ride (which I got SOAKED on. I love the theme song by the way), The Simpsons Ride (times 2 plus is my favorite!), Terminator 2: 3D (Reallyy good), Shrek 4D (ehh, okay attraction), Universal's Animal Actors (pretty awesome), and Water World (which was pretty cool, especially seeing all of those tv show actors).
The last thing we went on was the Studio Tour. That was hecka cool! Pretty fun too. Oh yea, we got the all you can eat pass also. I ate so much food... I feel so bloated and stuff. Bleh! I think that I'll be good with food for a few more days now...
After Universals, we went back to City Walk and did some shopping. I got to buy a Sharks Pennant! Yes! I also got to see The Quiet perform. They're really good! I ended up buying their 2 CDs. After all that excitement, Kjn took us to the Hollywood stars place. It was cool. We got to see all the stars, plus the Chinese theater thing where movie stars watch movie premiers at and have their hand prints cemented to the ground. Pretty awesome! We also stopped by High Voltage Tattoo where LA Ink is located at. Kat Von D wasn't there, but KJn got pictures with Khoi and Aubrey. We also went to the back parking lot and took a pic of the mural of the crew in the back.
We were pretty much exhausted by then so Kjn decided to drive to a hotel to rest up. We ended up going to the Marriott or something. The room was hecka nice!
The next morning, we woke up around 9, went down for some complementary breakfast and went back up, got ready and headed out. The ride home was 5 or so straight hours. We had some sunflower seeds to occupy our time. We also played the alphabet game and some scenario games. Those were really fun. It passed the time by hecka quickly.
When we got to Gilroy, we stopped by Sonics for lunch and headed home. We got home around 3:30, we stopped by Jen's Parent's house first, then I drove my mom's car (with Kim) back home. It's not that bad! lol.
So Kim just chilled at my house for about an hour, then her dad picked her up. After she left, I did some homework, then took a nap for 2 hours. Now, I'm "finished" with my part of homework. Time to sleep!!!
*It seems as though uploading pics aren't working right now. I'll try again tomorrow if anything.
I've had a pretty eventful day yesterday.
I went to Veggielution and harvested 2 buckets of favah beans. My favorite! Lol. Then, I got to work the wash station with Will again. It seems as if everyone had left that morning. There were about 4 workers, but in the end, it was just Will and I left. So him and I worked the wash station and got talking again. I find out new things about him everyday! i love talking to Will, we tend to get into some pretty intellectual conversations also.
After Veggielution, I was about to hang out with Marissa, but she got called into work last minute. Darn! We were gonna go to Carmel by the Sea also! Instead, I just went home and cleaned my car and my mom's car. I just chilled at home after that, picked up my brothers and attempted to do some reading for polisci.
Around 4, I left to go meet up with the juniors at school. We went to St. John's for supper. Yum!!! That place never fails. We were all pretty rushed so we scarfed down our burgers and fries and bolted home. I got a little lost, but thanks to Allyson's droid, we made it to Cotillion practice just in time. This practice was pretty much a fail. Not everyone was there, plus the people who were there were part of the jazz band and they had a concert that same night. So basically, we were left with 3 pairs plus I. We went over the basic steps and reviewed what we learned, then we also learned the Sandwhich contrere (the other sandwhich) and the half sweep (?). Practice ended early since there was no point in furthering on.
Instead of going home, we all ended up going to watch the Jazz performance. The jazz band is realllyyy good. Let's see, after that, we just chilled, then Jen, Chris, Ferly, Dee, Axell, Kevin, Edward and I went to Nobhill. We hung out for a bit, but then I was starting to get real sleepy so I took Dee and Edward to school, and dropped off Kevin, Chris and Jen.
When I got home, I did a few last minute things, showered, then went to bed.
Today, I woke up and immediately began on homework. I think I got to about 3 articles/readings. I'm definitely bringing my laptop with me, hopefully I can get some homework done in solcal.
I'm so excited for today! This is what I'm gonna do...
-Put away laundry
-Pick up SBN Jen from work
-Possibly switch cars with father
-Probably hang out with SBN Jen or something
-Pick up Kim around 5ish
-Wait for KJN
-GO TO UNIVERSAL STUDIOS!
Yeaaaaa. Haha. Anyways, I gotta go and pack now!
p.s. refreshing my page will not magically produce more blogs, it only gives me more pageviews.. In less than 24 hours, my page views went up by 5 times! Amazing! Lolol
My Weebly won’t let me Blog on my Macbook for some reason. I finally get to blog when I use my brother's PC...
School, School, School… After, I went home and watched a bunch of Big Bang Theory. After a few hours, Chris Vu calls and asks if he can come over, so I let him. It was nice seeing him. He really likes to hug though… We just chilled and talked, and played some guitar. After about an hour, he had to leave and that was basically it. Nothing really eventful on Monday… Not that I remember of course. Oh Wait! Will gave me a “purple flying hawaaiian fish” Sticker for my longboard. Yay! Oh, I also baked some coffee cupcakes and formed doughnuts. The cupcakes turned out awful…
Veggielution, like always. I helped them reorganize a bit, then put about 20 sprouted tomatoe plants into pots, fill it with soil, worm castings, and also this bark like thing to protect the castings from turning to clay. Then Mark came around a fertilized everything. There were only 4 of us: Mark, Will, Khanh, and I.
After that, I go home and Immediately started baking a new batch of NEW cupcakes. It’s definitely better, but not perfect yet… I got to bake my cupcakes, fry my doughnuts, and also assemble the cupcake and doughnuts together with chocolate ganauche. De-Lish! Lol.
I brought about 8 to Brent and got my session. Then went home to watch more Big Bang Theory. After a while, I got sleepy and took a 30 minute nap. When I woke up, I dropped my brother off at karate, and I went to Pizza Night. There were a bunch of people this time; Darren, Alan, Vince, David, Thomas, Arnold, Bob, Sharon, Elizabeth, and I. Hecka people! Oh! I gave Thomas 9 cupcake doughnut things. He loved them so much! Lol. I’m really surprised. Pizza night was so much fun! Afterwards, we all decided to go play pool at the Santa Clara Billiards place. I got to ride with Bob on the way there. His ride is so awesome! I really like talk to Bob! When we got there, we got about 3 tables and just started playing. Fun Stuff. I went against Bob, and I lost every. single. time. By the time it was 12, I had to go home so Bob drove Darren, Sharon and I home.
Bob is so funny! After dropping off Sharon, we took the 85 to go home and it was literally empty and super dark. So Bob was like, “OMG! I can do doughnuts!” So he basically he did 2 doughnuts in the middle of the freeway then kept going and hit 110MPH. Hecka crazy!!! It was so much fun though, no lie.
When I got home, I seriously thought that I left my phone in Bob’s car so I ran upstairs, went on FB and found his number, then called him. Long story short, my phone was in my car the whole time and I saved Bob a trip to my house… Lol, fail on my part. I slept around 1.
School. Not much happened. Nothing very eventful… Although, my math teach knows my name… so not creepy… Haha. jk. After school, I went home, ate, then went to Cotillion Practice, which ended HELLA early. Oh well, we just chilled outside for a bit, then all decided to go to Nob Hill. I had to smuggle Edward in my trunk… Lol! So, I hung out with the group for an hour or so, got to talk to Kim on the phone, and then went to hang with Amanda.
When I got to Santana Row, Marissa called me and was like “Where’s Amanda?” So basically Amanda went MIA, but actually was sleeping in her room. FAIL! Lol. So yea, I just went to The Container Store, waited till they come and chilled there. We took these really nice comfy chairs and started rolling ourselves around the place. Eventually, we felt like we were gonna get into trouble so we put the chairs back. It was fun while it lasted. I want to invest in those chairs now…
We had nowhere else to go, so we ended up going to Amanda’s new place. It’s actually really nice. Pretty clean to, which I’m surprised. At the same time I was there, I was making arrangements to hang out with Will. I didn’t expect him to agree to chill tonight but he did. I didn’t get to hang with the ladies for long because I ended up going to the same Billiards place yesterday to meet up with him. Will is really good! He was giving me tips and pointers and stuff. He basically beat me all 10 times we played! Lol. But he’s a good teacher, I’m getting the hang of it. I seriously couldn’t stop smiling though. I was smiling ear-to-ear. Now my jaws hurt.
I had such a great night though. We talked a lot and he was being a gent and paid for the game. I definitely owe him some pastries. Surprisingly, he’s allergic to strawberries! Omg! Howww? It’s the best thing in the world! Lol.
So yea, after that, I went home, showered, and now I’m here blogging. I’m starving though! Midnight snack? Good night!
Veggielution!!! Hehe, I look forward to going there every other day now. I feel as if this experience has been very empowering to me. Not only does it keep me occupied in the morning, it allows me to make a small difference by contributing about 2 hours of my morning to grow, plant, weed the vegetables and feed the worms. Today though, I helped reorganize the farm a bit so it's all in order... somewhat. Then I helped feed the worms by ripping up scraps of newspapers with Hailey. There were so many roaches, spiders and rollie pollies in that ditch... It was like a friken grave, but more shallow. I was frightened that I would have fallen in. Good thing I didn't! Afterwards, I helped this guy fertalize the plants. After that, I just headed home. I didn't get to work with Will today! Sadness.
When I went home, I was planning to make some Macarons, but Carlos randomly texted me asking to hang out. It was around 12ish so I said that as long as we finish my 2, I'm totally fine with it. It took him till 1:30 to finally come over. We didn't have much time to do anything, so we just chilled in my room instead. We talked, watched TV, plays guitar hero, and (I) learned the guitar. Kim was supposed to show up at 2, but she ended up showing up around 3 or 4.
I helped Kim out by being a "check point" for the Amazing Race (Kim style). So basically, all of her friends (5 groups) run around all of Milpitas to certain checkpoints, then do a task at the checkpoint and go to the next place, etc. My task was, "Sing Jessica a song, she loves Taylor Swift, Wicked, Journey and Grease." The first 3 teams all sang me Taylor Swift. The 4th team was awesome and sang me a mix up of Journey and Wicked. The last team sang Taylor Swift. Lol! It was really funny.
After all the teams came and went, Carlos finally went home. I felt bad for having him stay for an extra hour while I was running up and down the stairs... So after he left, I had some downtime before Pizza, so I practiced This Modern Love - Bloc Party on guitar. I'm getting better! Lol.
Pizza night was fun. We played Telephone and got some REALLY random results...It was fun nonetheless. After that, we headed to Darren's played some smash and talked about random days where we're gonna wear fanny packs, carry pokemon cards, and do what we would've done when we kids. We're gonna bring back the 90's! Haha. And maybe throw in a random TOGA day or something. This'll definitely be interesting.
I shaved my legs this morning! So smooth! Lol. Business was alright. I was really focusing on trying to stay awake that I didn't pay attention to her at all. I'm scared that maybe business isn't my thing. Ahh! I'm just so lazy! Bleh.
Break! I went to Starbucks @ Target with the oh-so-lovely ikevyftw. I ordered a double chocolately chip. Craving: Satisfied. We then walked to Whole Foods and splurged on some derrrrisious mac n cheese, veggie potstickers, chowmein, and pulled pork (which I obviously didn't eat). We're such fatties. <3. We also bumped into An and Nazhat.
I was getting serious blisters from my flats that I was breaking in, so I was basically limping everywhere because it was extremely painful. The things you do to look nice nowadays... Ouch. So, I went to class and I was going to ask Will for a bandaid. But then I got nervous so I chickened out! I just sat there! Blah.
Class was fun today. The prof got 2 guys who just became friends in class to be an example today. He made them hold hands and asked them how they felt. They said fine at first, but then he said "if you guys saw each other outside of class and held hands, how would you feel?" Then they said uncomfortable. Proven point. We are conditioned to be homophobic in the slightest way. There's nothing wrong with holding hands, but we automatically associate hand holding with the term Gay. So, the prof showed us a sunday comic and it was about "Jeremiah's Last Song" and basically there's these 2 cowboys sitting around a campfire. Jeremiah is holding a guitar singing something like this, "I haven't seem a woman in weeks and yer startin to look pretty good". Next to the guy he is singing to is a prelit dynamite and a shotgun. The point is, the society laughs at this but is this really something you should laugh at because this cowboy is bisexual or gay? It also throws in violence meaning that if you're gay or bisexual, you are unaccepted in society.
He also showed us a Bacardi news ad. The scene is basically the night life with city lights behind. In the middle, there is a circle with 3 men and 1 woman who is being carried at an uncomfortable situation by those men. In the background is a couple which symbolizes love. There is a huge Bacardi bottle in a phallic like state that is basically shoved up the girl's crotch area (because her legs are sorta open) and there is literally, white foam coming out. What this ad is basically saying is "If you drink this, you can get laid or gangbang a girl, or eventually fall in love". The power of ads. I feel as though we see ads like this everyday, but the message is so subliminal that it just passes through our minds, yet, we are conditioned to think about sex and romance and stuff. I don't know.. There was so much more we learned in class though. Definitely love this section in class though.
After class, I packed my things and went up to Will and asked him if he had a bandaid. He was kinda like "uhh, wtf?" but he didn't have one. Darn, oh well. I did it right? I gave him a hug and then limped my way to class all joyful like and everything.
I got a 15/20 on my quiz. Ehh, C..? I could've done better. Class was boring, Darren got me a bandaid, and we left early.
Cotillion Practice today! Pretty successful. I hate that I keep forgetting the basics! Grr... My feet were definitely in pain though. After practice, Kristen, Jen, Jojo, Allyson and I went to Sendai for some supper. Yum! We had some money confusion but we got it all sorted out. So, I dropped everyone off at home and went home myself. I got done with 1 math homework and I practiced some guitar. Painful fingers! Ouchie! Maybe I'll do more math or something....
A highly uneventful day... Business was boring. Had a midterm in Polisci, hopefully I did well. Almost fell asleep in math.
I went to Jen's cotillion practice today. It didn't go as well because of the lack of focus. Too many people were talking and it was disappointing. But we did get some progress. I'm hoping for more participation next practice, and more focus and commitment.
I didn't do much when I got home. My sister bought me new clothes so I got to try it on. So much!! <3 I have a new wardrobe! Sorta... It's all tops anyways, tanks to be exact. I gotta get ready for this weather! Anyways, I got to talk to my love, Jen, on the phone tonight. It was nice helping her out and everything. Satisfaction. Anyways, I can't wait till it's Kim's birthday!!!
You don't want to know what I did today. Why? Because all I did was homework. And daydream. But mainly homework... Yea, boring huh?
I did watch the Sharks game though! Sharks won again! 2-0 in this series. Bitchin`! I can't say that it was a fair game though. Too many bad calls, but you know what? A win is a win, take it or leave it. I'm happy though.
The funniest thing happened tonight. I was talking to Patty and she reminded me about hair straightening. She told me that Danyelle had some questions about location and stuff. So I went on Yelp.com to look up the hair place (HK Hair and Beauty) and I got distracted and started reading the ratings and comments (mainly the bad ones, which there wasn't much of) and I came across one that was pretty bad. 2 stars I must say. I was like "DANG! Who wrote this one?" So I look at the person and it was my sister. LMAO! Small world. It was funny because a few minutes later, she called me and I told her this incidedent. She was like "DANNGIT! I should take it off because I want to go back there! They probably hate me now!" Haha. Too funny.
So Kim, Danyelle and I might go and get our hair done together. Yay! Hopefully Patty will come with. This will definitely be fun. I hope they don't charge a lot! With Kim scheduling, it definitely should be fine.
2 midterms tomorrow! I'm probably going to fail business, no doubt... FML. I wonder how Polisci is gonna be like. Interesting...
I woke up and did homework. Yay for me! I got distracted, but at least I got SOME done... right? Around 3:30PM, I hungout with Hieu. He picked me up and we visited the band kids at MIP. Around 4, we left and went to the theaters. KICK ASS! Omg, that movie is good! I totally did not expect it to be this great... and bloody. Lol.
After, he dropped me home, I was going to hang out with Geoff, but he rescheduled to Tuesday so I just tried to do more homework.
I woke up early and got ready to go to MHS for the very first meeting with Cosmo. I was super early when I got there so I wandered around for a bit, then I decided to just sit down. Next came Cosmo and his dance partner. I don't remember her name... lol. Then Jen, Allyson, and Kevin came. Axell came too but he had to leave early. So anyways, we had a small discussion with Cosmo, then we headed off to the L buildings so he could teach us a few moves. Kikay, Junette and Kirsten came later on and that was it. We started off with the salsa. We did the basic steps and eventually added in our hips. The salsa is supposed to be a nice flirty type dance. Next was the tango, which is a more seductive and serious dance. We did a few steps of that and just kept practicing. It was pretty fun. We got to partner with each other and practice our moves. All in all, it was really fun. Pretty dissappointing on how many people came though. There better not be that many next time or imma kick some ass.
After practice, I called up Kim and we ended up going to the Blackbelt test really early. I didn't expect to be there at all! But we went anyways. We said HI to a bunch of people. I actually got to have a sit down convo with Danyelle. She's pretty cool to talk to.
When testing was over and it was time to leave, I helped the Creamers set up a bit, then met up with Kim and Jen. We waited for a really long time before KJN could come out, but once he did, we immediately left. We went to Mongolian BBQ for lunch. Delish! I love how it is an all you can eat buffet. This is definitely a MUST GO TO place! You'd love it.
After lunch, we went back to SCU and got out seats. VIP BABY! Lol. I felt so special! The show was alright. Demo team finally had a new routine! Its definitely better. The show ended around 9ish. I had to leave though, no conditioning unfortunately, but I'm sure they did great
CONGRATS YOU GUYS! YOU DID IT! Many many red tops are coming in the future. I wish I was a part of them through the trainings though, C'est la vie.
Ate pho with my dad and 2 brothers, no mama today... I basically just did some homework and met up with my teammates at De Anza to discuss what to do with our team and stuff. Not much happened, really.
When I got home, I was just basically stressing out on hw. I have wayy too much! I gave up around 11 and headed off to sleep.
Bus10: Our team is #1 in our planet! Yay! But it doesn't mean we're #1 in our class.. which we aren't.
Poli01: I went to the extra credit help session. The TA's are so cool! We stayed for about 20 minutes, but they gave us an hour worth of points. They also answered our questions and stuff. Class was pretty good. I was dozing off towards the end though...
Math51: Midterm! I'm pretty sure I did really well on it. I mean, I HAVE to right? I already took that friken class. Lol
When I got home, I decided to watch RENT. It's actually really good the second time! I liked it. I also decided to go take Karate today. Just did pad work and conditioning, argg I'm so out of shape. Bleh. I just watched some tv when I got home and slept.
Today, I was going to go to Veggielution, but I set my mindset that it was going to rain, so when I woke up, it wasn't raining... I ended up not going anyways.. I feel bad now. But I need rain boots! maybe I'll buy some when I go hang out with Geoff. Session with Brent today!
I did almost nothing. I did glaze the cake though... I also went to Veggielution, but no one was there! After, I rushed over to De Anza to get my papers signed, but they didn't have it ready! So then, I rushed home (because it was already 2), quickly decorated my cake for Brent, then headed over for the session.
He loved the cake, of course. Lol. Brent just did a body/muscle massage thing. It felt really nice, sorta painful though. It was really nice talking to him and getting to know him more. I don't think there was a spark or anything. Mainly because he's about 10 years older than me! I don't know though, we will see. Apparently, my cake covers 2 sessions, so I have one more chiropractic session next Tuesday, around 2.
After the session, I went home, watched Definitely, Maybe, Picked up Jen, visited Kevin Luong, got my sunglasses from Frank, then went to pick up 2 large pizzas. After, we all went to Darren's house, turned on the Sharks game and enjoyed Pizza Night. We were placing bets, in the middle of that we somehow got to the topic of Angry Gorilla and Tunneling... LOL! You gotta love my friends.. In the end, SHARKS WON! YEA BITCHES! Lol.
So Jen and I stayed there till 10 I believe? I took her home. Went home, and finished watching Definitely, Maybe.
Didn't really do much when I got home... Around 6:30, Darren picked me up and we headed over to the Sushi Factory for Alex's birthday! I usually don't like sushi, but I had one of everything anyways. I think the sauce for certain ones made it taste a lot better.
After, we went to Alex's and had some cake. They were playing Brawl and eventually, it led to watching a movie. Darren, Alan and I couldn't stay long, so we just went home instead.
I woke up early and went straight to Veggielution. I missed the friken exit because people wouldn't let me in! Eff jerks! Oh wells. There were only 6 people there. When I got there, I began weeding stuff, then moving plants and putting cardboard down. Eventually, I got to cut lettuce and wash them. Then I was put on the wash station for a while...
Note to self: Seriously invest in rainboots! My shoes were pretty muddy and soaked. But yea, I washed a lot of veggies, helped weigh out some of them, and then went home. I got free fava beans! It tastes pretty good actually!
When I got home, I ate, took my grandma to my cousin's watched He's Not That Into You, bought Panda EX for my sister, then watched YES MAN. After that, Kim picked me up and we headed over to Campbell for the 3rd Degree testing. We got kinda lost and somehow ended up at the airport.... Don't ask. But eventually, we made our way to WC Campbell. Omg, the test was so friken long! We left around 9:50. The candidates did well though. I can't say much since I'm not a 3rd degree. But they did pretty good. Kim and I got into an actual convo with Danyelle and we also met Patrick's gf, Jennifer. She's so tall! She's really nice though. I'm happy for him!
We finally got home around 10, then, I decided to go to eat Mogo with Kevin and Perry. It's pretty good stuff! I like! Sharks WON! 5-0 YEA BITCHES. Lol.
Now that I am home, I stuffed myself with hot tea and honey as I blogged. I'm thinking about doing some homework, but I'm getting tired now... Crap... I NEED TO DO HW TOMORROW! No EXCEPTIONS... unless I'm taking a break. GOOD NIGHT
Yesterday, Kim and I went to visit KJN and Jen. We made them picture magnets of past memories. When we arrived, we were automatically driven to Sacramento for Lunch/Dinner. We went to this place called Joe's Crab Shack. It was really nice! A very entertaining place I must say. The workers all sang and dance, they were really kind to us and all had pretty funny shirts. This is definitely an experience you guys have to go through. If you love seafood, I definitely recommend this place.
A few pictures and pieces of candy later, we ended up driving back to Lathrop. Once we arrived, Kim and I had to leave so we said our good byes and headed home to Milmont. Not much happened afterwards. Just visited family, then went home. Watched Psych. Then Slept.
It was a gray gloomy day today as I awoken at 10AM. I didn't really do much, except clean, rewrite some PCI notes, watch some Psych and play some Rockband. I need to be more productive within my days...
Around 4:30, Kim picked me up and we headed to random places to decide on what to get KJN and Jen as a gift. We ended up planning to make them random magnets of us on them. As a spur of the moment, Kim and I made our way to WC Campbell for the 3rd degree tryouts. Semi-empowering I must say, I honestly felt like they could have done better. We left around 6:30 and made it back in time to Cosmo's movie night at 7.
We had tons of food, which helps with the 1 meal a day things. We watched The Rocky Horror Picture Film. Very confusing movie. I was lost. Bad directing, but I think if I watched it again with people who know the audience participation part, I might enjoy it some more... But other than that, I probably won't watch. I'll definitely need subtitles next time too. After the movie, we played a failed game of Cranium; Kim & I vs. Brandon & Kat vs. Jonathan & Fiancee vs. Cosmo and Mrs. Hom. Fun night! Kim and I were winning, but then we began to lose... We didn't finish the game but Brandon's team came in first, Jonathan's was 2nd. Kim and Me were 3rd and miraculously, Cosmo was last! Instead of finishing the game, we all ended up going home.
Tomorrow will be a fun day. Kim and I are going to have a BBQ with KJN and Jen. I'm excited!