Last week was the beginning of what I had figured to be the best eventful week of summer, this is why:
On Tuesday, I stayed at a friends’ house because I had assumed we’d be watching some dramas or reading some mangas, or simply catching up on our to-do list for the summer; instead we watched “Rio” and “Burlesque.”
Rio had its cute moments and “er wtf” moments xD but their soundtrack and dancing really pulled me into the movie. I loved it!
Burlesque also. Soundtrack and singing. But hey, I love musicals. xD
Wednesday, the 5 of us went to the Huntington botanical garden. Haha oh the “couples brought” was amusing. Of course my friend brought her boyfriend. I was asked to come along since I also had a free ticket and she wanted to use it.
I didn’t really have anyone I wanted to go with so I asked a classmate from chemistry in spring to come with - he said yes, on one condition: feed him lunch. (I did. We went to Panda xD; )
I asked the 3rd person to bring someone since he also had a free ticket.
Last minute, I know, but I found someone =]
In the end he brought our most infamous inseparable male couple in our group to join us. It was.. rather amusing.
The actual couple took a lot of breaks so we stopped waiting for them after their 2nd break. The set of 3 went to places that we (classmate and i) went to.
Our group entered the garden and stopped in the middle of the road just to figure out where to go. One took the map and directed us downhill towards the cacti. Amusing in the sense that they were phallic symbols and even their names directed towards it. We went off course and saw huge trees and a koi pond with floating lotus pads and ninja turtles (they hid themselves more often than showing themselves to us.)
We split up at the strawberry tree. I didn’t know the set of three had made their way towards the japanese garden, but knowing me and love for the japanese, we ventured in.
I must admit I had a pretty horrible partner. One such that I’m not even able to tell my friends what he says otherwise they’d take it as “i’m lying, he’s nice” or “he’s flirting,” and whatever else you can think of.
But I have to admit, I have trouble with observing “love” or “like love” - basically anything in association with “love,” I don’t realise any of it =/
Anyhow. I liked how he played along with my friends’ jokes. Even if I tended to be at the butt of the joke most of the time. But he said that I’m weird for taking pictures D: Then he doesn’t look back often when he walks, which usually means I tend to trail behind and get lost if I don’t see anyone ^^;
After the garden we went to the conservatory and walked through the different types of environments that certain plants were built for. Its too bad the couple weren’t here. They could’ve “learnt” something.
The garden was closing~ Its a good thing we were leaving cause I was sweaaating a lot =(
And then no comment on cooking day.
Nothing happened on thursday.
Friday was california science centre day~! Friends’ boyfriend circled around the centre twice before he was able to get into the parking lot.
Apparently this was supposed to be organised by me and her boyfriend.. but to be honest, I had no idea I was. All I knew was that I was to choose the time and see if there was anything to do around the area, which was “12” and “no.” But the point is, I just thought I was assisting in decisions or giving them my two cents. Sigh.
Anyways, we ended up making lunch and not leaving till around 2/3. When we arrived, we went straight to the rose garden to eat.. He had planned to eat on the grass.. but I would think most people would think of bringing a blanket before doing so - guess I was wrong. Afterwards, we went to the hurricane booth and took pictures, it was kinda fun. Then the visit of the ecosystem, we went through some of it and sped through the others when we found out it was going to close soon. The aquarium caught our attention.
Black sea bass and white sea bass, jellyfish, starfish~ oh the sea galore~ <3
I was a bit angry when we “lost” them. they ran off to the next attraction without us. Which to be honest, if they were gonna decide on doing that.. why have us come with.
Ah. I almost forgot what happened that night.
We went out to eat cambodian food. I wasn’t hungry so I didn’t eat much, and just sampled everything. We went back to her house and played Raving Rabbids TV Party. I thought it was okay if we continuously played all dancing, but it drained me like mad! It didn’t help that I kept losing xD
We stopped when the 2 days were over, I was happy. I was hoping that would be the end of it. But nope. They wanted to play more raving rabbids. I didn’t care for it much, but I ended up in 2nd place until the final game, the boyfriend caught up and again, I went back to becoming toilet paper.
I didn’t wanna play anymore. Really. I quit. I shouldn’t have said what I said, I know, but I’m done with it. He kept telling me to play or something along the lines of asking why i’m not playing.
Simple answer “Why can’t I not play?” I’m tired. I called quits. I have every right to just call quits.
I went straight home after that. Just something bothered me and I didn’t want to deal with it.
Saturday~ was a long day
I woke up around 9 to shower and waited till 10 for our ride to come.
We went to Long Beach to watch the Dragon Boat Racing. It was rather unorganised. My aunt said there was supposed to be a parking lot available to those watching, but when we talked to the neon coloured jackets, they said it was only street parking. Long story short we only watched a few events before we decided to explore the beach and the booths. We became hungry and my mom ordered chicken and my aunt thai food. My awesome old, school friend from back in the days, her boyfriend, and i had italian ice.
She ordered Orange vanilla and mango, he ordered rainbow and mango, and i tie dye and strawberry.
After that we kinda drove around for theatres, ended up in west covina and HP7 2nd part.
Don’t hate me PLEASE, but I really wasn’t a big fan of the movie, and any HP movies.
I don’t understand the craze, nor do I plan on following it after I do.
Soon after that we went to Pasadena to celebrate my mom’s birthday. Stonefire grill, I think it was called? Goodness, when we arrived, the food was already there. Yes, we were late, but I mean lol ITS ALL THERE. It felt like a buffet!
I was invited to attend a japanese conference/chat with with the visiting japanese students, but I didn’t officially decline. I regret that.
I was also invited to play cranium at a friends’ house after dinner, but I was too exhausted for the day and collapsed when I got home xD
Went to another friends house to watch Sucker Punch. I had a pretty high expectation for it, cause I saw it as a movie similar to a game when I was told the summary of the movie. But after I watched it, it was worse than I had thought, or I could say was the first opinion of the movie before being told the summary - “not a movie I’d watch.”
Well i guess thats it xD
Good night ^^