Last weekend was my… BERKELEY ADVENTURE!
Maggie and I woke up (relatively) early on Sunday morning and took the BART to Berkeley. We arrived a little before 11 and headed to Sophie’s apartment to drop of our stuff before going to lunch.
The view from the roof of Sophie’s apartment was AWESOME. You can see the bay in this picture! The UC Berkeley campus was on the opposite side of where this photo was taken, but it wasn’t exciting.
But this was exciting! There was a cool building with a shiny reflective facade, so I took a picture of the fence and flower in front of it instead.
We walked through campus to get to the little restaurant that I don’t remember the name of. We met up with Peter, Heather and Daniel there. The food was tasty, portions large, and I got this cute little arancia soda.
It was not as carbonated as Orangina, so I liked it better. And it had a strange foil covering on the top. Maybe to keep the dust out? I don’t know, but it was anticlimactic when we took it off…
Coincidentally enough, I ran into my ex-boyfriend Montague mid-meal. I hadn’t seen him in a long time, so it was nice to have a short chat. Is it weird to blatantly call someone your ex on a public blog? Because I don’t mean it offensively. Just factually.
After lunch, Daniel, Heather, Maggie, Sophie, and I went to see Heather’s dorm/apartment. Pretty chill, we just hung out and watched youtube videos (Gee :D) until Peter finished church so we could all head over to a random mall in Richmond. Heather dressed up cutely hehe. But that was pretty much it. After the mall, I purchased something from Walmart for the first time ever. My reasoning was that I was really really thirsty, so I just bought some juice. And gummy bears, to satisfy a sudden craving. Nomnom.
On the way back from the mall, we dropped by this awesome concrete slide! It kind of reminded me of Taiwan, but better, since kids were smart enough to use cardboard to slide more comfortably/faster.
I made some friends (ages 6 and 7), Vincent and Pierre. HOW COOL IS THE NAME PIERRE, BY THE WAY. Cute little white boys awwwwww I love kids. I want some. Someday. After the park, we ditched Peter (jk, he had people to see, places to go) and went to dinner at La Mediteranne. Or something, I might be missing an n or e. To me, greek/mediterranean food is always a hit or miss, so Heather and I shared a sampler and had some hits and misses. The most delicious thing by far was that thing (it started with a C, Heather help me out!) and it was garnished with CINNAMON and POWDERED SUGAR. The cinnamon added the most delicious twist in the world. Seriously. Anyway, after dinner we got desert at a gourmet ice cream place called Ici. I bought some chocolate chip meringues, too, nomnom.
After getting sugar high from cookies and candy and ice cream, Daniel, Heather, Sophie, Maggie and I played a game of Fish Bowl! It was the first time I had ever played the game (TBH, I was intimidated by the intense expectations when I first heard of it) and it was stupendous!
Daniel LOL. Was this “irk”?
This was Daniel making sound effects for Heather. Haha I liked watching them, such a funny couple.
Sorry Heather, I had to. This picture is proof that Daniel is not very good at games, albiet very competitive. Heather was trying to get him to say beaver, with no luck. Seriously, man… Heather slept over at Sophie’s apartment with Maggie and me so we had a bit of girl talk before knocking out at around 3AM.
The next day, I didn’t get a chance to bust out my camera. This was taken in the morning when Maggie asked me for a piggy-back ride but then got too scared to actually…do it right, hahah. We got up early to attempt to get cupcakes and lunch before catching a 1:00 showing of Adam, but the cupcakes were a no-go (Labor Day…). We met up with Daniel at a burger restaurant called Barney’s. I got yam fries, a bacon cheeseburger (I haven’t had bacon in a long time) and a mocha-coffee shake. The fries were delicious, the burger pretty good, but the shake was too sweet imo. I ate half my burger and then made a bento with the other half and the rest of my fries…and ate it the next day for lunch back in San Jose, haha.
After lunch, Heather, Maggie, and I went to watch Adam! I’m really glad I was able to catch the movie playing in a theater not totally out of the way. I liked it, although the ending really confused me. For anyone interested, I won’t spoil, but the trailer is here. After finishing the movie, Maggie and I picked up our stuff from Heather’s place and then caught the next BART back to Fremont. We got back to San Jose around 5:40, exhausted. IT WAS AN AWESOME WEEKEND. I decided that Berkeley has a much better restaurant/food selection than Westwood…I’m jealous. But oh well, I’ll bask in my southern california sun, happily. (Actually, the weather this Labor Day weekend in Berkeley was fantastic.)
In other news, please please check out my newly designed portfolio website! I haven’t checked it with all browsers/operating systems yet, but hopefully there aren’t any horrible ugly gross things that show up with IE. Who still uses IE, anyway? It’s all about Chrome.
I’m heading back to LA early tomorrow morning! Looking forward to home
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