17 September 2012

Spontaneous California Trip!

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My trip to California was, for the most part, very spontaneous. My mom asked me Monday the 3rd (I think) if I wanted to go to California because my uncle's 50th birthday was on the 8th. After excitedly chatting with a bunch of my friends about it, I made plans to stay for a week in Cali so I could hang out and have one last vacation before I started school.
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Before my trip, my mom and I went out to eat kbbq. ♥ I ordered my favorite (as always) ahahaha. The bulgogi here is really good, and they give a lot of food. hnnnn.
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SATURDAY

Flight was at 7AM, so I had to wake up at 4:30 hahaha. I played Animal Crossing, but I took a small nap because no one was awake yet to do stuff (wow I live a sad lifestyle). Played Harvest Moon too, my eggplants were ready for harvest EHEHEHEHEHHH. Arrived around 9:45AM and was picked up by my auntie~~ relaxed for awhile, ate lunch at Aaron's workplace, M&H! Their popcorn chicken was soooo goood ahudfhdgdfg. Lots of the family was over that night to celebrate my uncle and grandpa's birthday, so it was nice seeing my cousins and aunties and uncles again. c: ahahaha. No photos the first day, because it was pretty hectic and I was readjusting to my relative's pace. I move pretty slowly and my house is always quiet, so it's always sort of an awkward transition whenever I go to California.

SUNDAY

On Sunday, however!!! I was in full-swing and excited to hang out with Ava and Tiff and Ginooo (grummaaa). Ava picked me up and we headed over to Tiff's house, talking about.... everything. Especially about how........ she didn't know........ I didn't live in LA............ Also formulated our embarrassing plan (that we did not carry out) of trying to convince one of the Round 1 workers to win some Rilakkumas for us with our SWEET SUBURBAN GIRL CHARM.

Made it to Tiff's house safely and she gave us a private tour. *___* Ava and I ended up exploring everything, even the... washer and dryer machine.... like mother like daughter....

Gino drove us all to Round 1 and we bolted for the crane machines ahahahaha. The only arcade in Seattle that's even close to Round 1 is Gamestop, so this was such an awesome experience!
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SWEET SWEET PARADISE.
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Unfortunately, after 3 unsuccessful tries, Ava and I had to go home Korilakkumaless............ it was basically the drive home of shame. . .
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We mostly played rhythm games, even though Ava and I were equally terrible at them. But they were cute and fun.
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TIFF THEN TOOK US TO MJ CAFE WHICH WAS SERIOUSLY BOMB except room temperature water........

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BUT THIS TARO SMOOTHIE WAS SERIOUSLY THE BEST. And the black tea with lychee was amazing too *___* ajhgadfhfgh

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Ava and I shared chicken katsu curry ahhh!!!! It was the perfect amount. PERFECTLY SHARED WITH A PERFECT MAMA-SAN.

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Tiff's steak which was also delicious *___* hnnnnnnnnnn.

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Sunset driving down to see Paranorman at the movie theaters (ahh I forgot which one we went to...)!!!! :DDD The animation was sooooo good and the scene composition dlfkjghadklfjghadjklfghakldjfg. After the movies we headed to Gino's and ate chocolate truffles and played some P4 arena ahhhhh.

So ended a wonderful, fun-filled day ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

MONDAY

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uhh this is the only photo I had of Monday. But basically I was on the computer all day.. drawing... chatting.... watching anime hahahaha.


WEDNESDAY

Almost ended up like M & T, except my auntie took me to 2nd St where they had a lot of cool shops and places. :D I wish we had something like it in Seattle close to where I live, but it felt a lot like Broadway or the U district. There were a few really adorable shops!
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Terrariums for sale!!! Ahhhh, I'm still..... gonna do this.... eventually... once I get a place where I can put them hahahaha.

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happy sighs. I wanted to buy them all.... how the light is reflected and multiplied in the curve of the glass.... ♥ ♥ ♥

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Here was another shop that had very earthy designs.

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Looooooooveeeeeeeeeed the dressforms the most. *___* super inspirational...

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Wooden hangers are my weakness aahahaha.

THURSDAY

Thursday was Family Dinner Night with my uncle, aunt, and first cousins on my mom and uncle's side. We drove down to Burbank to meet up with my older cousin, where we ate at a Peruvian restaurant.
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I forgot my contacts at home :( bluhh.

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fresh bread hnnn.

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Calamariii~~~~

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Fried rice. c:

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Ahhhh I forgot what this one was called, but the fried plantains were crazy good.. like turon without the breading.

After dinner we headed over to Americana to check it out for a short while. Soooo beautiful and elegant ahahaha. I wouldn't mind living in one of the condos ahhhh. We went to Barnes & Nobles and I drooled over their art section (wow how predictable ahaha) ended up buying a book for school. :)

The whole place was lit up with lanterns and stringed lights -- soo gorgeous ♥ ♥ ♥ reminded me of the Shake Shack with Kayla in NY. c:

FRIDAY

My aunt took me to get my nails and hair did. ahaha. When she said haircut I thought... isn't it short enough already.... but the back was really messed up so I agreed to it anyways. Though I wish the sides hadn't been cut so much ahhh
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hehehehehehehehe.

WAS PICKED UP BY HANA @kaientai AND REN @rentama AND WE WENT TO THE PIER/PIKE/IDK. c:

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we mostly just

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took pictures

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of ourselves

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Hana and I ♥ ♥ !!!!

After that we went downstairs to eat at Bubba Gump. cccc:

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hnggg all of our drinks were so good, especially Ren's... dlfjghdfgsfghg I WANT THESE DRINKS AGAIN AHHH.

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Hana's dinner!! WHICH WAS TILAPIA WHICH I COULD NOT EAT.... cries.....

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Ren's dinner!!! 

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My dinner!!! :DDD adklfadfjkg crab and shrimp with jasmine rice heavennnnnnnn.

Oh and before our food came, our waitress quizzed us on the movie AND COLLECTIVELY WE ANSWERED THEM ALL CORRECTLY YAYYY. Hana was a beast though, she answered most of them...

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Sat by the water waiting for Ren's dad to pick us up. :) It was really just... ahh so nice just talking with friends, but really bittersweet because I won't see them until AX.... OR ALA...

Packed up my stuff and got dropped off at Koku @calamaris' dorm!!! It's so close to where my family lives w ooo wwwww hehehe. I've only stayed in a dorm once, so I was really excited and really felt the ~DORM LYFE~ vibe aaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahaha. We basically... stayed up late group skype-chatting with Kris ahhhh but we ended up not being able to meet up with Kris :(!

SUNDAY

Koku, my cousins and I all went to Frank & Son's and it was really awesome seeing everything *__* BUT IT WAS HOT AND SWEATY AND SMELLY AND NOT ENOUGH MONEY FOR THE THINGS I WANTED (the gundams ahhHHHHHHHHHHH). If I didn't cosplay, I'd be buying gundam kits...........

In the end we sat and drew Inazuma characters! haha
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Koku's beautiful drawings in my sketchbook ahhh keeps it foreverrr. Ichinose, Hakuryuu, and chibi sakka ehehehe.

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my poop sketches Whinel (♥ ♥ ♥!!!), Shu, and my OTP FOREVERRRR AHHHHH.

Eventually we scuttled back to Koku's dorm and streamed Slender, Inazuma Strikers, and derped around until ahhh I had to go back home ;o; Thank you for having me!!!

PACKED UP ONE LAST TIME and spent the rest of the night painting a poster for my lil cousin's anime club (so cute weh).
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I ended up only being able to draw kyaputen, a moogle, and k-on cuties ahhhh so tired sorry!

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