It's amazing how a few days could change your life. Recap:
Yesterday, I began working on my Lemon Tart for MOM. After I made the short dough, my back started hurting like crazy! Long story short, I ended up getting in contact with Brent to help me with it. I was going to have a session with him before the dinner, but I rescheduled it to next week. Anyways, around 11:30, I headed out to buy Pearl Drinks and food from Tapx so I could treat out Allyson for being there when I really needed it... And to Wilson who asked for some. Lol. I'll get you something next time Axell, I have no more money!
When I got to the high school, I was mobbed by a bunch of juniors who attacked me with their hugs. Especially from Jen. LOL! But anyways, before I left school, I went to visit MOM. We talked for a bit then I left. When I got home, Kevin picked me up and we went to Chipotle's, then to Patty's, then to AW, the sort of adventuring, then back home. After an hour or so at home, I left to go to Bucca de Beppo for dinner with former classmates; Lynn and Serena. We had such a great time... Especially sitting next to a family with a screaming baby. Oh the joy.. But we did have a great time though. We talked and talked, I think Lynn had a thing for our waiter. After, we went to the small bakery nearby and checked out their goods. Then we went to Coffee Society and chatted there till it started pouring rain.
After a few hours, Lynn went home and Serena and I went to PCI to visit our chefs. We took Chef's bench scraper and said HI to Chef Stephany. Fun times. around 9, we decided to just go home. Not much happened afterwards.
Today, I woke up and began to finish my tart. It's finally complete! I just need to chill it more so it could seize. While I was playing rockband, I got a phone call from Pebble Beach. So, they offered me a proposal, after they do background checks and drug screening, they'll offer me a job if everything goes well. Yes! I have no worries now. I'm so excited!
So yea, plans for today: Give Pie to Mom, Go have drinks with Amanda, Karate, home. Busy day! Sorta..
Day 3 of Final Finals: (Wednesday)
Pretty good day. French final, I think I did pretty well... Hopefully. The Final Final went pretty well. I got all caught up with extra time left over. Yay! Didn't do much afterward, just went home.
No more De Anza!!! Instead, I slept in and went to PCI for my FINAL FINAL! Friken Nancy! She totally messed up our baguettes. She was the last to put in her baguettes and when she did, she didn't press the button for it to rotate so basically everyone else's baguettes were all really dark and partially burnt. Serena was PISSED off. Mainly because Nancy didn't apologize at all. All she said was, "Oh.. Well, now they're "GB" (Golden Brown)" and we're just like WTF? That is NOT Golden Brown... I was pretty upset too, but if she actually apologized, then I would've been okay. But anyways, I had an Asian Themed table. Hehe. I finished really fast with tons of time to spare.
Pretty good over all. I'm pretty sure I passed. Serena and I let the Chefs know about what happened to our breads so they don't dock points off of of everyone else's. The people who came to visit me: Blake, Geoff, Brent, Shian and Family. Shian got me flowers!
I usually never get flowers, so I really enjoyed them. After everyone left and cleaned, Shian and I went to watch She's Out of My League. It's really good and funny! I would definitely recommend it. Especially to the guys because it has tons of sexual innuendos. After, we went to Sweethearts and ordered some crispy chicken. Yum! Then, I drove her home and went home myself.
Woke up early, did random stuff then got ready to go to the Field Trip. I picked up Jasmine, met up with Serena and headed over there. Jasmine is actually a genuinely nice person. She has a really good heart, but when she's around Nancy (mainly) she's a different person... But yea. On the way to Galaxy Desserts in Richmond, we missed 2 exits and ended up being late, but better late than never right? The company was huge! I learned so much, it was really nice too. The Croissants and the mousses tasted extremely good.
After that, we took a class photo, then headed home. I was going to meet up with the girls at Chipotle's, so after 10-20 mins of finding a parking spot and 10 minutes of sitting there by myself, I text June asking her where they are because I have to leave. Kristine calls me back telling me that they assumed I wasn't going to go so they went to the food court instead. I was SO pissed off after that. Honestly? You couldn't bother to text me at least letting me know that you were at another location? I could've driven there instead! I took time out of my busy schedule to meet up with you guys and you just assume that I wont go? Fuckers. At least I'd have the balls to call you guys and let you know if I wasn't going to make it. Honestly though, after this incident, I'm dead serious about not being their friends anymore. There's no point really, they do nothing but boring shit. This is why I hate hanging out with girls. But whatever, fuck them.
So, I went home, got my stuff ready and headed over to Darren's place. I got a chance to rant to Kim before I went in. At least I have Kim as a reliable best friend. So I went in, had some sloppy joe's as I waited for Darren. We started playing around 8ish and didn't finish till 4 in the morning. There was one song that was extremely impossible. Honestly, I think we tried over 50 times but kept failing. Since I had a curfew (2 AM) I told them that I'd have to leave at 4 AM (so I could get some sleep in before my interview, and so my parents wouldn't have a cow). Eventually, we all agreed to give up... we only had 3 songs left also. FML! I had a great time though. I love hanging out with the group, it's something I definitely miss doing, I can't wait till the next time we play endless set! Hopefully, this time we'll pass! Lol.
Today, I woke up bright and early... 10 AM that is. I got ready and headed to my dad's shop to get my car fixed. Since I was running a bit late, I took the beamer instead. YESH! I met up with Serena and we headed to Pebble Beach. The view is so beautiful! La-la-la-LOVE! Since we were and hour early, we decided to grab some grub at a nice casual restuarant with a breath-taking view. Already was I in heaven. When it was time to go, I went to the Golf Pro Shop to ask for directions and this guy who worked there drove me on his golf cart! SO NICE! He's about 26, I forgot his name though. When we got to the front, he asked his friends to escort me down to the lady I was visiting. I felt so special! Lol. So when I got there, I had my interview...
Basically, Vicki (the HR lady) said that I stood out the most at the career fair because of my positive attitude and my personality. I was so flattered! Afterwards, I got to meet the Chefs, had a little interview and I feel like I have a 99% chance of getting this internship! So I was later brought back to the main lobby. I didn't know how to get back, but I recognized the guy who escourted me to Vicki, he took me on a ride on his golf cart and litterally brought me to the doors of the golf pro shop. His name is Steven I believe. We talked about fixing up his baby (golf cart) so it could go ninety. He said that he could make it go 50 if he wanted to. Lol!!! Everyone here is so genuinely nice and kind! I'm going to LOVE working here!
Afterwards, I met up with Serena and we headed off to 17-mile drive. Beautiful Scenery. I'll upload pictures later. We wandered around, went sightseeing, got kinda lost, but found our way back. It was nice talking to her. I see her as a motherly figure now. The only downfall of Pebble Beach is that I can't really go shopping there... They only sell golf clothing and equipment. Fml. Lol!
Once we got back to school, I headed over to my cousin's house and stayed there for a good 2 hours. Then I drove my brother home and kinda conversed with him. Now, I watched a few eps of Psych, blogged, surfed the net and now I'm off to bed. Toodles! Super busy week! Sorry for not blogging in a while, I hope this helped.
My room is CLEAN! (Sorta). At school, the main office was filled with smoke so we all were evacuated. So basically, the fire department and police officers arrived and had to investigate. One of the firemen caught my eye. I'm not going to lie but he was really good looking. I think I have a newfound love for firemen.
Eventually we were able to go back to class. We finished our final and helped Chef prep for the Hobby class. Class ended up being super hectic! Serena and I stayed with Chef Stephany with the Baking and Pastry part while Nancy and Lynn went with Chef Alex for Savory French Cuisine. Yum!
The hobby class was fun. There were pate a choux, tarts and apple strudels everywhere. All in all, everyone had a great time.
The class ended around 8:30, I stopped by the studio, said Hi to familar faces, then left. I'm thinking about londboarding to the park to meet up with the guys. Maybe? We'll see.
A not so secret, secret
First day of CHOCOLATE and CANDY CONFECTIONS!! It was so awesome. Serena and I are pro at tempering chocolate now. We made Almond Rocher and Four Brothers today. Nom nom! I can't wait for our final final, we get to present all the chocolate we make!
More issues with Nancy... Ehh, not a shock huh? I'm gonna tell the whole class tomorrow that I think that we should do our own dishes. I'm gonna say it straight up, no sugar coating, and if I have to, I'll probably put Nancy on blast. But that's only if she's pissing me off as I'm trying to speak.
Blake cancelled on me at the last minute. Oh well... He got called to work unexpectedly. But I guess the good news is that I went with my original plan and hung out with Axell instead? We were planning to play some basket ball but the courts were full and the HS courts were dark... So we ended up just going to Allyson's place and just chatting with her. We left around 8:40 though, that when her dad came home. Axell stayed at my place till 9:30 and we just talked about random stuff. Then he left.
What a spontaneous day... sorta. Lol. Why is everyone in such a bad mood? I guess that's what happens in life.
In class, we worked as a team to finish our buffet final. Actually, let me rephrase it, we worked as a "team". Basically, Lynn and I did anything with fruits and tarts. Serena baked off Jalousies and Napoleons while Nancy and Jasmine were filling pate a choux. Lynn and I finished really quickly as Nancy and Jasmine were taking their sweet time. When Lynn and I finished, I took our tarts and anything to do with fruits to the demo kitchen and I started to plate all the tarts, buffet style. I couldn't do much at first because I didn't have anything else to plate but EVENTUALLY the profiterols and swans were brought out. Even though Serena was the last to bring out her things, she couldn't control the time; she had to bake off everything. then wait for it to cool, then assemble everything, glaze and cut. She did help out with chocolate mousse cups and the dishes. All-in-all, we missed our deadline, but had a nice big delicious buffet for the whole school. We got out quite late also, we still had tons of dishes to finish washing plus all the extra goodies needed to be taken home or given away. Long and busy day.
After class, I went to Michaels, then to karate to drop off food, then to "Pizza" night. It was super packed! We all ended up going to Chipotle's instead. So delicious. Afterwards, we just walked around the mall and eventually left back to Darren's house.
Everyone eventually left but Alan and I stayed for about half an hour. We just layed on the couches and talked about random stuff. Lol. Now I'm at home. I can't find where to buy a basket for baguettes! Rawr!