(Really really) early on Saturday morning, Stanley and I went to a weekly car show in Irvine, Cars & Coffee. I’ll openly admit that I know next to nothing about cars, but it was still pretty cool to see a lot of extremely old and rare cars. Stanley pointed out a handful of models and explained a lot of different specs and such to me, which was realy cool. I love knowing things, but am not always in the mood to research on my own. So having him explain things kept me interested in the cars. I think next time I’m surrounded by a lot of extreme car enthusiasts, I’ll just ask someone random to explain how things work to me, too. I brought my camera to Irvine; It was interesting for me to shoot a subject I never encountered before – automobiles. Of course I didn’t have any special equipment with me, but I was mostly just composing and taking quick shots of whatever was happening/seen around me.
We stayed the entire two hours to watch the cars leave at around 9. I sat with Stanley at the entrance and played with these three pit bulls that were really cute. I also saw a six-month old blenheim CKCS that was so adorable. I chatted with the owner for a little bit about what my dog, Monty, was like with a few years under his belt, and then really missed my puppy… After we left, we eventually found our way to Rose’s apartment. We relaxed for a little while before deciding on eating lunch at Diamond Plaza, a decently-sized Asian plaza with a handful of restaurants. We met up with Maggie and ate at Ajisen Ramen, which was deliciously tasty! After lunch, Rose, Maggie, and I took purikura (photo booth sticker pictures). Seriously, taking those pictures is one of the most fun things ever. I guess that bit of Asian in me will never cease to exist, haha.
We left and went to Maggie’s house. She had this awesome karaoke set, so we sang a few rounds of Chinese pop songs before heading back out to Yogurtland. I still like tart yogurt better than sweetened froyo, so I wish they had a mango tart yogurt. We got kiwi and mochi and mangos on top of regular tart, strawberry tart, and mango. Strawberry tart was lame, but probably just because I’ve been spoiled by the Pom froyos at Pinkberry and Redmango. After Yogurtland, Maggie drove us all to South Coast, one of the malls in Irvine. I looked for sunglasses (I swear, no sunglasses look good on me) and Birkenstocks (didn’t find my style, but did discover my size). I also found the bracelet I wanted at Tiffany’s, in my size and color. I got a call from Tako in the afternoon who told me she wouldn’t be able to make it to dinner, so Maggie, Rose, Stanley, and I just went to dinner at Islands. Rosie and I shared a burger with mushrooms which was really good. After dinner we went back to Maggie’s to continue karaoke-ing and take a break before getting shaved ice at Guppy’s. Stanley fell asleep at Maggie’s, though, so instead, the three of us just karaoke-ed for a few hours with really old American songs and lots of Chinese songs. It was really fun, so by the time I woke Stanley up it was already pretty late. We headed home to get back to school around 11. I was so tired that I just fell straight asleep right after climbing into bed.
Overall it was an extremely long day, but I’m glad I went. It was a lot of fun, to see Maggie and Rose (and lots of cars). Lots of thanks to my boyfriend for driving me around and tagging along!