winter 2012

Just got my grades for my two classes this quarter. I got an A- in 231A and a B+ in 250A. I kind of expected the opposite, but that’s okay! Still not disappointed in this quarter, since I was feeling really overwhelmed in the middle of the quarter and wasn’t sure about it for awhile. This winter quarter was so much more difficult that fall… maybe like a big wake up call to graduate school. So now I’m much better prepared for the next two quarters. I’m still planning on graduating in December, but my future plans are still TOTALLY UP IN THE AIR

This weekend I went to Norcal for Heather’s birthday :) Stan took me to the airport during/after his lunch break, and I arrived at SJC on Friday afternoon. We picked up tickets for Hunger Games for Saturday, got our tea on, and went to Whole Foods and Target before dinner at Fatima with Sophie. I remembered how easy Cupertino was to get around, and how everything is so close. Maybe it’s because it’s where I grew up, and the only places I know and need are close by. After dinner we went to Sophie’s house and played Dance Central on her Kinect. It was awesome and fun and now my arms are sore. Fun! Too bad I won’t have space in my home for that type of thing for many years.

On Saturday, we woke up around 10, ate breakfast and went to visit Kitchen-sensei at Lynbrook. He was in class, and we didn’t have much time to chat, but it was good to catch up. We sat behind these two juniors, who asked us if we were in college. I was like, “Um, yeah, I mean no… graduate school.” And then we realized they were class of 2013 – that’s next year! So crazy, how time passes. We left to line up for Hunger Games, but there was no line at all. The movie was okay, wouldn’t really recommend it. After the movie, we picked up Stephanie in Sunnyvale and went to (downtown?) Mountain View (Castro St) for happy hour at Xanh Restaurant. I got a virgin mojito which was so delicious and I loved it – I think my next plant will be mint. :) Their popcorn chicken was also tasty.

Rose got off at work at 6, so around then we decided to go to Shabuway for dinner; Japanese hotpot. Note to self: mild spicy is too spicy for hot pot. But I was totally okay with the plain seaweed broth/water. We ate the deliciousness and used Yelp to find a bar to go to. We went to Mervyn’s Lounge down the street and it was basically the best place we could’ve gone. It was a super chill, tiny dive bar which served cheap, good drinks. I LOVED IT and plan on acquiring regular status on my Yelp account pronto.

After the bar, we headed back to Heather’s house for ice cream (which we forgot to eat) and watch VAMPIRE DIARIES! The original plan was for me to continue where I left off in December, but I didn’t have any more downloaded episodes so we just started from the beginning. We watched just three and then decided it was bed time.

A really fun weekend, I’m glad to get to catch up with some of my favorite people :)